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Which Themes Deserve a Reboot?
Lancethecat posted a topic in General LEGO DiscussionLEGO has introduced a lot of great themes over the years, only to cancel them after one or two waves. Are there any themes that you would like to see reintroduced, but this time with updated minifigures and building techniques? Personally, I'd take Alien Conquest and Monster Fighters over permanent themes like Legends of Chima any day.
ETX 0937 space ship UFO Envoy MOC with Alien Puppycorn pilot figures
Murdoch17 posted a topic in LEGO Sci-FiThis model was heavily inspired by A Plastic Infinity / Arcane Sweetie Belle's old (2012-ish) build, as seen here on Flickr. I took the basic design of the ship seen there and added newer parts and an updated color-scheme. This Unidentified Flying Object is meant to be the space ship of two of the Unikitty! CMF Alien Puppycorn figures' species. The ship without the figures. The trans yellow cones are simple forward-fixed laser weapons, but don't be deceived: they are only part of the defense grid on this ship! The rear of the ship features two engines, while the lime green 2 x 2 round tiles on the hinged tail are supposed to have this print here for a national symbol. The cockpit can seat two pilot figures and the roof is quite tall, so their unicorn horns can fit. The cockpit hinges to allow access to the inside to place the figures at the controls. The pilots of the ship, as best I could recreated in LDD. They are supposed to be two of these figures here. As usual, any comments, questions, suggestions and / or complaints are welcome. I plan on building the ship in real life after getting my final Classic Space models in order later this year / early 2019, but the alien figures are already on the way right now.
ADU Heavy Jetpack
Tim_AZ posted a topic in LEGO Sci-FiI've been daydreaming ("researching" when I'm at work) lately about a military equivalent of the Yves Rossy jetpack. I remembered the meager offering from the Alien Conquest line and decided my Space Marines could make use of an improved version. I'm not 100% set on the color scheme yet so I'll probably order parts for a couple variations on the theme. From this: To this:
Bring back Alien Conquest!
ritzcrackerman posted a topic in LEGO Sci-FiI got a little wistful just now looking at some of the prototype drawings and interviews / Flickr comments from Mark Stafford. I miss this theme so much. There was so much potential. With Agents being reborn for the summer 2014 wave - is there any possibility that Alien Conquest could make a comeback?
Cheers and greetings from USA
ritzcrackerman posted a topic in Hello! My name is...Greetings to all! I'm fairly new to this site and these forums, and only started commenting in earnest about 4 months or so ago, after a period of more than a year lurking. First off, Eurobricks is my "go-to" site for LEGO news and information - what a fantastic resource! I admire and appreciate all who take their time to post thoughts, instructions, solutions, creations, etc. It is all enormously inspiring. A couple of things about me... 1) I got out of my "Dark Ages" around the time of the birth of my daughter in 2009. My first exposure to nouveau-LEGO was the release of the Emerald Night, which I saw in the windows of my local LEGO store. That train just caught my eye, and I couldn't stop thinking about it, I couldn't get that damned thing out of my head. A gracious mother-in-law, who assumed I had gone temporarily insane with the prospect of being a first-time dad, bought it jointly with my wife for my Christmas gift. The Emerald Night has a solid hold on my #2 spot for "Best LEGO set ever" (#1 remains, and always will remain, the Black Seas Barracuda which I got for Christmas when I was 6). 2) I received the Black Seas Barracuda for Christmas in 1989. I got my Emerald Night in 2009, 20 years later. 3) In no particular order - my favorite themes are/have been: Town, Train, Pirates, Creator "Expert" (modulars) and the Collectible Minifigure series. 4) I've also made recent room for Alien Conquest (RIP), The LEGO Movie, and Friends for my daughter. 5) I am 30 yrs old and live in Portland, OR - USA. 6) In addition to LEGO, my hobbies include: cooking, illustration, all things comics and graphic novels, and movies. I'm a budding audiophile and woodworking enthusiast. A couple of things I love about the LEGO hobby: -It gives me time to bond with my kids. It's fun to share something we can all relate to and for different reasons/motives. -The quality of the higher-end sets just boggles my mind. -The increased color pallet over the past few years -It may seem odd to say so, but I really like the direction of graphics team - the minifigures have so much personality and quality of printing has just gotten better and better -Correlations to my own job. Substitute "plastic injected molds" for "sand-casted steel," and the companies I've worked for professionally are very similar to LEGO (down to the manufacturing processes, supply chains, etc.) In fact, we use LEGO Adult education products for some of our internal training courses. Things I don't like about the LEGO hobby and wish would change: -Stickers. Boo. -Poorer quality manufacturing from overseas sources -Designs that got pumped into market way too fast. I almost feel like LEGO is overheating a bit these days and almost needs to scale back number of themes or new products to market. Too many are half-baked (and don't give me the "target market" argument - a poorly-thought out set design is a poorly-thought out set design, be it geared to the 5-12 age group or the 12-16 age group) -Pricing - especially for 2014. -Recent changes to exclusives discount policies (booo!)
[WIP LDD] Alien Conquest 2013
Bob De Quatre posted a topic in LEGO Sci-FiI'm currently working on some models inspired by the Alien Conquest theme. What I like about the original AC is the alien heads, the "classic" alien's representation (like the flying saucer, the abduction, etc...) and I tried to keep these elements while building with my style which is so better. The sets I've already built: 99001 Alien pod and ADU attack jetpack Alien invader F51"Lotus" fighter Flying squid saucer B51 "Watchbird" bomber / assist aircraft The harvester All terrain DCA unit 99008 ADU command center All of these, except the ADU command center, are in the "quality and improvement" phase Here is a preview of the Alien invader and the Lotus fighter, and a render of the Flying squid saucer I put on flicker a few days ago. The chase preview par BobDeQuatre, sur Flickr Flying squid saucer par BobDeQuatre, sur Flickr Hope you'll like them
Alien Conquest sticker sheet scans?
Banjo posted a topic in LEGO Sci-FiApologies if this is in the wrong forum section... since I'm pretty "new" to current Lego fandom online, is there any place one can find scanned sticker sheets for Lego sets? As in, good enough quality to print and use? In particular, I'm after the sheets from the Alien Conquest series (now discontinued). I was thinking of scanning my own "spares", but didn't want to spend the time if someone had already done the work. I've been wanting to make new stickers for some of the ADU vehicles (Interceptor, Jet-Copter, etc), changing the numbers and markings on some of them, but need the images to edit before printing. Is there somewhere obvious I need to go look, or are sticker scans not very common? I could only find very old set scans in my brief searches online.
MOC: Emperor Dxoneroxx 1-675
A Plastic Infinity posted a topic in LEGO Sci-FiJust a fun little build for me to try out some new building techniques. I hope you like it. Grand Emperor of the X-2 1/2 Dynasty! Conqueror of a million worlds! The alien with the biggest head in 457 galaxies! Bow, those of you belonging to the lower orders, to his unfathomable might! So... I was trying some facial features and was going to try to make the Creature from the Black Lagoon, (hence the flippers) but it didn't work out so I made...this. It's terribly fiddly, and only looks good from this angle, but I am actually quite fond of it. A lot of new things being tried out here, please tell me what you think.
[MOC] ADU Fighter Jet
Big Sal posted a topic in LEGO Sci-FiKnocked this up last night. Fortunately I had a suitable trans black piece for the cockpit, though I have no idea where it's from. Anyone know? Comments and criticism welcome! Plenty more pics on Brickshelf once they're moderated.
Bobkov posted a topic in LEGO Sci-FiSt. Nick figured he had taken a wrong turn, but he was in such a hurry! As he materialized at the bottom of the chimney, he discovered just how wrong things had become... Set
[MOC] ADU Mini HQ ( 7066 parts only )
gerkenz posted a topic in LEGO Sci-FiHi, as 7066 is one of my favorite LEGO space sets I wanted to create a headquater without using any other brick than the bricks from 7066. - HQ - Fuel tank - Mini AWD rover - WIP ( interior, stickers, minifigs and small parts are is still missing ) Hope you like it. More pictures: PC201547 von gerkenz auf Flickr