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  1. As I begin to write this review, I am enjoying the warm days of mid-September; Summery enough for kids to want ice lollies and for there to be fruit and green leaves on the trees. It still plays on my mind, however, that the local supermarket has Christmas goods already in stock, and I know of a fair few people who start their Winter celebration preparations as early as now (for a variety of reasons I shall not go into - I am not one of them.) With that in mind, LEGO are about to release this set which very strongly looks like it is meant to be a Winter Decoration, especially with the greenery and Saturnalian colours. The name "Christmas Wreath" is a dead giveaway, though. So, is it a decorative decoration? Is it a fun build? Is it worth buying? Read on to find out more. Number – 40426 Name – Christmas Wreath 2-in-1 Theme – Merchandise Year – 2020 Pieces – 510 Price – GB £30.99. EUR €34.11 (according to German Shop@Home), US $34.99 Links: Brickset, Peeron - not listed yet, BrickLink - not yet listed, Shop@Home - available from October 1st Information from LEGO shop@home: The Box The box is one of those nice flippy-top boxes that feels a bit sturdier than the usual set boxes, and this probably represents the fact that you’re meant to build this set, display it, break it down and put it back in the box ready to be rebuilt again next Winter, or even just put it back in the box still built. It strikes me as a wise choice, and it reinforces that this isn’t just a gimmick item; a novelty for one year, but rather something to be treasured for multiple years. The front has no-nonsense artwork; it shows the primary build against an ashen tongue and groove wooden background, presumably (but not certainly) a door. Very Scandi. The colour stripe down the side is green, a colour not often seen, which offsets the LEGO logo and the insert picture of the secondary build quite nicely. This is advertised as a 2-in-1, but as we’ll see there’s even more to it than that! The back of the box shows the secondary build on a mahogany-like table, in what looks like a real room with a window in the background and other ‘real’ items like the candle snuffer (as an aside, I couldn’t remember what that was called, so I googled “candle putter outer” and discovered that that’s quite a common thing to google as nobody else can remember it’s called a candle snuffer either.) Anyway, it all looks rather grown-up and serious. This is not a child’s toy, it is not for playing with, it is for display amongst antique furniture and items people can’t remember the names of. You must put it in a room with a window through which you can see proper (preferably well-tended) grass. The box sides are beige and inoffensive where they host the usual warnings and parts size indicator, and they are brightened up considerably by the green and bright green tile and plate tessellation pattern on the remaining sides. Again the red of the small picture of the primary build and of the LEGO logo really pop against this background. Once you get the box open, there’s a potentially confusing assortment of bags. Two bags are labelled “1”, three bags are labelled “2” and one bag is labelled “3”. If you’re getting this as a gift for someone who isn’t all that LEGO-savvy, they might wonder what on Earth is going on. Instruction Booklets Underneath the bags of parts, there are two instruction booklets, one each for the two main builds. These are labelled “1” and “2” and it’s pretty obvious what they’re for, especially as they have very nice pictures of the respective builds on the front of the booklets, just as they were on the box. The backs of the first instruction booklet has a very grown up and sensible LEGO man with a cup of coffee suggesting “win” in a slightly above normal speaking volume voice, as opposed to a Firefighter or a Police Officer shouting it as you'd find on the more child-oriented sets. I say that, but actually I spotted an instruction booklet for one of my kids' LEGO Movie 2 sets who also had genteel coffee dude, so maybe I'm reading too much into this. The back of the second booklet has the ever-useful inventory page. I really do find this useful, so here's a clearer picture. If you want to get a handle on what’s in this set, this will tell you, however don’t go anywhere because I’ll show you the actual bricks themselves too. Parts So I’ve done this bag by bag, because for some of these items the actual quantity seems somewhat astonishing. There’s not a massive array of colours, and anything that doesn’t fit into the Saturnalian theme, like the blue and yellow, you know will be destined to a supporting role somewhere deep within the model. I did think a few times, “ooh, there’s lots of those, that’s good.” There aren't really any parts that made me jump for joy, and nothing especially stands out to me aside from being present in a larger quantity. The pearl gold flower 1x1 plate was new as of 2019, and has been found in a few sets but only one in each, not 14. The bright green plant stem with 3 leaves was also new in 2019, and again has been found in a few sets but only in a similar quantity in three other sets. There are an astonishing 36 of the 4x3 plant leaves! The closest previously was16 each in 4209: Fire Plane from 2012, and 10173: Holiday Train from 2006. As for the plant plate with three leaves - there are 40 here, with the past closest being this year’s 80105: Chinese New Year Temple Fair. The Build So, if we go back to the instructions and compare the first steps of each build, we can see they are extremely similar. In fact, the difference comes only because one model is hanging and one will sit flat, and the chunk of the basic ring structure that holds the string with end studs to allow the hanging one to hang obviously isn’t present when built as a flat candle display. For the flat model (Build 2) that chunk is just built like all the others, but still has the red brick base as it’s useful for orientation when building. Regardless of which model you’re building, making 16 of these nuggets is pretty tedious. You can see why it’s necessary, there’s no other way of doing it, but it is still really quite dull. I could have stopped part of the way through to show you some build pictures, but there wasn’t really a sensible place to stop and I probably would have lost where I got up to. Putting the greenery on is like foliage greebling - is there a word for that? I am reliably told there isn’t, so maybe it should be “foliabling”? Or “greenbling”? Anyway this foliage greebling involves the most intense game of spot-the-difference I have ever played. Due to the lack of variety in colours (I’m not saying they should be different and I can see why it’s necessary, it would look a lot less Saturnalian with orange, magenta and aqua) it can be very hard to see where and how a piece of foliage has been added sometimes. It makes it a challenging build, but not necessarily a fun-challenging, I’m sorry to say. There are some nice techniques used, and a whole lot of SNOT-work, which is pleasing. Building the curved, rounded, bright red bow was actually my favourite part of the build, and it was a satisfying moment to attach it to model and complete the first build. It’s a really nice model once it’s built. I thought parts of it might look a little bare, but really any more foliage would have just looked messy. I particularly like that it isn’t symmetrical; the downside (or maybe an upside) is that the build is less predictable, but it makes the model look a little more organic, in as much as LEGO can. There’s a nice variety of plant parts used, but I have to admit I’m not completely convinced with the 6x5 swordleaf plant leaves in this. It was the best part that could be used, I can appreciate that, but it doesn’t feel (and I’ve been trying to avoid using this word) Christmassy. I know that December holidays happen in summer for half the world, but it is heavily implied that they’re trying for a particular mid-winter look when they’re using red and white berries, and styling palm fronds to look like holly. It looks really nice as long as you don’t look too closely at it and think about palm trees, and the bow is definitely the best bit. I successfully hung the build up for a while and nothing fell off (quite a lot of the 4x3 plant leaves are secured with the 2x1 curved slopes), and the string with studs was able to take the strain just fine. It doesn’t take too much to knock stuff off though, so don’t put it on the back of a door that might slam, for instance, or where kids can get to it and fiddle with it. Moving on to build two, which is slightly different. You’ll find yourself being quietly relieved you don’t have to rebuild all 16 chunks of the circular base, just fiddling with one chunk to take the string with studs out and make it more like its siblings. On the second build you put the bows on first, and then do all the fiddly stuff. It doesn’t make it better or worse, just different. There’s still plenty of greenery greebling. There is symmetry with this model, which makes the build slightly less headachey, but it can be tricky occasionally to see exactly where the right bits are meant to go. This is heavily implied to be a sort of Advent ring, with the four candles (to my fellow Brits I would love to make a reference to the joke here, but I can’t!) Following the instructions has the candles at different heights, but there are enough pieces provided to make all the candles tall if that’s what you’d prefer. I can see this on a table as a decoration; it looks much better from slightly above rather than straight down. It looks very pretty and festive, but it is very easy to knock bits off. It’s also going to be in an easier position to repair, but if people reach across it, it’s quite easy to knock the candles off. On the plus side they won’t burn your house down, so there’s that. I do like this model, but you’d have to have the right place to put it. Alternate Builds Imagine my unbridled joy at discovering four more suggestions for ways to build this wreath! Obviously building these foliage-festooned rings had been just too simple with instructions, so now it’s time to build them without! I am sure that when this set is available there will be links to instructions online, however no mention is made of that in the instruction booklet. This does helpfully illustrate that actually, you can make this wreath anything you want, and there are plenty of parts to be rearranged to your aesthetic whims. Having cut my teeth building the alternate crazy builds in FABULAND sets, I wasn’t going to let the opportunity to do so with this set pass me by. I did only build A and C though because, you know, I’m not insane. Alternate build A is probably my favourite configuration. It was fiddly to build it just from one picture, but it didn’t take that long and I like the way it ended up. The smaller red bows are super cute, and super easy if you’ve just built build 2 as they are the same! A lot of the pieces are there to help stabilise the foliage parts and anchor them down, but again there are still areas (particularly the swordleaf plant leaves) that are vulnerable to being knocked off. I do think this looks the best. As an alternative to build 1 I thought I would make build C as another hanging wreath. I was drawn to this over build D because of the removal of red. I like that the designer here has managed to be just as creative, and Saturnalian, without using any of the red detailing (the red index chunk of the wreath notwithstanding.) Again, I am pleased that it looks as good in the brick as it does in the instruction booklet. I had no doubt it would hang, as I knew the string with studs would hold, but I was also very much reassured that no bits fell off on hanging it up. Again, I would think very carefully where I’d put this, but it is very attractive as a decoration. Having built four of six possible models, I shall introduce you to the hero of the set. With a whole family crazily devoted to LEGO, we have an insane number of brick separators, but I was super glad to have this one to hand with this set. I have built and rebuilt all manner of things, but this is so fiddly, and there are so many small things attached to other small things that I have never been so incredibly grateful for a brick separator. I don’t even care that it’s orange. If you decide you’ve built this enough times already now and you’d just like to put it away for next year without breaking it down again, and that also you’d prefer not to have to rebuild it all over again next year, then you can just shove the whole thing as is in the box it came in. Hooray! for whoever made that decision, to make the box big enough to accommodate the built model. Somebody at TLC should buy that person a beer. So you might have to take the candles off, but chances are you’ll have spent a fair amount of time over the festive period reattaching the candles after they’ve been knocked off anyway, so you’ll be an expert. It's a very tight squeeze, as you can see, and there's a fair-to-middling chance that bits will come off. Even if they don't, you'll have to keep the box perfectly flat at all times, as those clippy swordleaf parts will just ping right off with any pressure. Assume some rebuilding will be necessary next year and put the instructions at the bottom and remember the bag of unused parts! Conclusion Design: 7/10 It's advertised as 2-in-1 but in reality there are six builds to try out, all of which are very pretty decorations in their own different ways. The design is really very Christmassy, or Saturnalian if you prefer, and there are many efforts to stabilise and anchor parts, but it remains fragile by its very nature. It's great that there are so many alternate examples, but I'm not sure how many people would be willing to try so many out after just building any configuration once. Parts: 7/10 Nothing here is hugely exciting, unless you love getting tons of greenery, in which case you'll be very excited! Using the swordleaf leaves with clips gives the wreath a slightly odd tropical feel, and although there's a lot of greenery here, I feel they could have mixed it up a bit. Minifigs: N/A Build: 5/10 I feel bad for saying this but I didn't enjoy the build all that much at all. There's a lot of moving on to the next 'nugget' and then going back to the 'nugget' before. You have to look very carefully at what you're putting down, how many and where. Trying to put new parts down can make you knock previously placed parts off, which can be very frustrating. My kids love building anything, but I think they would give up in exasperation and boredom if tasked with building this. Playability: N/A Price: 6/10 It's an odd price in Europe - £30.99 or €34.11, and it's probably been price-pointed (I don't know if that's a verb, but it is now) based on the US market. I think under £30 would have been reasonable, and before the price was released I was expecting it to be approximately £25 or so. I know it's designed to be used again and again, but isn't all LEGO? Overall 63% This is a very grown up LEGO model, designed for a very specific purpose. As a set you have a wide variety of ways to build in order to create some really quite lovely Saturnalian decorations. The builds aren’t necessarily fun, and occasionally are repetitive or fiddly, but the built models are attractive and would not look odd as decorations. There are some caveats in how they might be displayed, due to some fragility, and this is not a set for a LEGO novice. If you were to get this for someone, I would strongly suggest that you gift it well in advance of any celebration so there is time for it to be built and enjoyed over the holiday, and so that person is not spending a day of celebration getting frustrated with a fiddly LEGO build. I am very glad to have this, however, and I might well have bought this for myself although I find the price a little steep. Additionally, this is a remarkable leaf parts pack too, albeit an expensive one. I wonder if it might have worked better as an actual parts pack - by which I mean include a variety of parts to make your own wreath, with a few suggestions on how to in the booklet. Some ideas on how to build different bows and having more variety in the parts to truly individualise it would have been much more exciting and desirable. Nonetheless it is likely I will have this built and displayed over the festive season, although whether it returns next year remains to be seen. I made my own and used bamboo!
  2. Huigberts Builds

    Lego a Christmas Carol

    It appears we're getting a Lego Christmas Carol set with set number 40410. An image has been leaked on Instagram by a very reliable source. The set is shaped like a closed book, with the spine having a sticker saying "***A Christmas Carol*** -Charles Dickens-" and some decorative stickers as well. With on top a small build of Bob Cratchet's home. With an open fire, stickered painting and stickered brick detailing on the sand green walls and wooden floor to give the impression of the state of the house being somewhat old. There's also a small window for Scrooge to look through from the snowy street. The figures included are: Scrooge in his suit with top hat and a new face print with side burns and glasses. He also has a black umbrella. Bob Cratchet with what I think is a new torso print and the Peter Venkman hair piece. Tiny Tim with a red scarf who appears to be reusing the brown Ron Weasley sweater torso. All figures are flesh coloured, so no yellow figures. The set looks like a very fun little christmas themed set. It's a very iconic scène from the end of the story. However the lack of Christmas ghosts is noticeable so is the choice to put Scrooge in his suit rather than the pyjamas he weirs for most of the story (the scene could've been based around the ghost of Christmas present instead, but that would've required new molds). What are your thoughts on all of this?
  3. Based on "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis. Enter the brick-built world of Narnia! If you like it, please support this project at Lego Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/fcdce334-4222-403a-bf6d-60586e4041ee WATCH THE MOVIE: More pictures on my flickr Let the imagination (and Aslan) win!
  4. “The sweetshop’s rather good, and Zonko’s Joke Shop's frankly dangerous.” This MOC is of Zonko’s joke shop from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! The joke shop is located in the non-Muggle village of Hogsmeade, and, to Filch’s dismay, keeps Hogwarts students stocked with the most mischievous tricks Fred and George can get their hands on! Zonko's with Logo by Scarlet Patronus, on Flickr The model is based off the recreation of Zonko’s joke shop in Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, with inspiration drawn from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban book and film. Snow covers the roof of the build to capture the small village’s wintry appearance and stickers above the large red windows recreate the playful shop signage. Zonko's 5 with Logo by Scarlet Patronus, on Flickr Inside the joke shop, the recognisable red and black flooring has been recreated using various shapes of tiles. The red shelves and window displays are adorned with fireworks, Fanged Frizbees, and stacks of joke boxes. Zonko's 2 with Logo by Scarlet Patronus, on Flickr The shop continues on the upper floor, with fake magic wands and more boxes displayed in the windows. A large circular table with ice cream pieces takes pride of place. A trolley filled with tricks can be pushed along the cobbled streets of Hogsmeade. Zonko's 3 with Logo by Scarlet Patronus, on Flickr Zonko's 4 with Logo by Scarlet Patronus, on Flickr Here’s how it looks in real life! Zonko's Real Life by Scarlet Patronus, on Flickr The journey of getting from “render to real life” began with a build on Bricklink Studio. From there, pieces were picked from our existing collection of LEGO. Any others were sourced on LEGO’s Bricks & Pieces service and Bricklink, or substituted for alternatives we already owned. The model was finally assembled when all pieces had been gathered. Any thoughts or feedback would be welcomed! If you’d like to keep up to date with our other MOCs and creations, please follow us on Instagram – instagram.com/scarlet_patronus_ . If you’re interested in trying the build yourself, instructions are now available via the following: https://ebay.co.uk/usr/scarletpatronus https://store.bricklink.com/ScarletPatronus?p=ScarletPatronus#/shop https://rebrickable.com/users/ScarletPatronus/mocs/ Thanks for taking the time to read this post!
  5. I've been doing a lot of custom Winter Village MOCs over the past year, and this is my ninth! I wanted to try something a bit different, so I took my inspiration from a Christmas classic - How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The model includes the Grinch's DIY sleigh with overstuffed sack of presents (with credit to Peter Aoun for the method of attaching the 'antler'!), a Whoville House (with wiggly wavy architecture and crazy colourscheme that gave me a lot of headaches trying to get it to look right, haha - square bricks can certainly make the shapes needed tricky!), and a late addition that I have to thank the Eurobricks Xmas Raffle for (that thread gave me the idea to add this extra!) - a crooked 'Grinchmas Tree'. More photos (and photos of all my Winter Village sets) can be found on my Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/146006635@N03/albums LEGO Winter Village Whoville & The Grinch by mouseketeer 111, on Flickr LEGO Winter Village Whoville & The Grinch by mouseketeer 111, on Flickr
  6. jantjeuh

    Technic Pub

    Edit: Split by Jim into a separate topic. Sometimes I feel the need to have a chit chat topic for Technic members. What's a better place than a pub! ---- You guys should all get some money together and buy Ted a case of Hertog Jan
  7. Here is a Brickfilm that I made back in December, it is a Christmas Play that takes place in a western town.
  8. Two Christmases ago, I designed my first six custom cars for the Winter Holiday Train, and this year I doubled it in size with six brand new Christmas cars PLUS a rebuild of the locomotive itself to better fit the scale of the expanded train! My initial six cars were: - A Passenger Car - A Christmas Tree Car - A Hot Cocoa Tanker - A Gingerbread Car - A Present Car - A Reindeer Car Now I've added: - A Snow Globe Car with sugar plum fairy, that rotates as the train moves along! - A Christmas Dinner Dining Car with a full spread of food, hanging chandelier, and kitchen! - A Toy Machine Car with working conveyor belt that moves doohickeys from the machine to the packing crate as the train moves along! - A Sleigh Flatbed to transport Santa's sleigh when he's riding aboard his locomotive! - A Christmas Lights Car with reels of Christmas lights ready to decorate any station Santa pulls into! - A Mail Car to transport all of the letters to the North Pole! A full album for the first six cars can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/146006635@N03/albums/72157674354338110 And a full album for the six new cars (including a VIDEO of the full train in motion) can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/146006635@N03/sets/72157703037145161
  9. This shows an office in the early 80s where the traditional Christmas party has just started! You can see more of my MOCs on my Instagram - http://instagram.com/legobyjalex
  10. bricksboy

    [MOC] Santa Express Delivery Van

    When deers are in vacation, Santa needs the alternative way to delivery gifts to children. So this van is prefect for him Instruction and part list are available on Rebrickable.com link: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-33174/bricksboy/santa-express-delivery-van/#comments My other MOC models: [MOC] Manchester United Football Club (MUFC) Open Top Double Decker Bus [MOC] Reliant Regal Supervan III in TV Comedy Mr. Bean [MOC]Santa Express Delivery Van [MOC] Vintage Taxi [MOC] Vintage Police Car [MOC] Vintage Gull-Wing Sport Car [MOC] Vintage Stylish Convertible [MOC] Vintage Bus [MOC] Halloween Pumpkin Horse Carriage [MOC] ISUZU NPR Light Duty Truck [MOC] Karsan Jest Mini-Bus [MOC] Ford F150 XLT [MOC] London Double Decker Bus Dennis Enviro 400 [MOC] Lada VAZ-2105 [MOC] Subaru WRX [MOC] Classic Cadillac Convertible [MOC] Toyota 6th Gen. HiAce Van [MOC] James Bond Aston Martin DB5 [MOC] Toytoa HiAce van [MOC] Toyota GT86 [MOC] Office Desk [MOC] Ferrari F355 [MOC] Toyota AE86 Coupe (2018 version) in Initial D Animation [MOC] Police Motorcycle #2 [MOC] Sport Bike Stop Motion Speed Build [MOC] New York City Police (NYPD) Car [MOC] Lego Mini Cooper [MOC] Japan Tokyo Taxi vol.1 東京無線タクシー [MOC] Ice Cream Truck [MOC] LEGO California Highway Patrol [MOC] LEGO Police Car [MOC] Police Motorcycle [MOC] New York City Taxi / Cab [MOC] LEGO NYC News Stand [MOC] New York City Transit Bus [MOC] Newspaper Rack [MOC] Coke/Beverage Cooler Initial D AE86 Racer AC Transit Bus AC Transit Bus Short Version Ice Cream Van
  11. BrickChampsCOM

    [MOC] Christmas Ornaments

    I made these three Christmas ornaments for my nephews and nieces as a small gift. Use a little rope or a hook to hang them in your Christmas tree. Maybe you can use these instructions to surprise someone next year! Please let me know if you like them.
  12. this is a quick christmas/winter winter diorama I built this past weekend to go beneath the Christmas tree. My sister with family is coming over, and my niece's favorite color is bright yellow, so it was obvious what had to be the main color of the house . Total building time: ~12h Built with parts I had on hand. Some are VERY old - can you spot the 4x8 plate with rounded corner and waffle bottom? Someone's having trouble getting in... Also, lights : Merry Christmas, everyone!
  13. alanboar HK

    [MOC] The Birth of Jesus

    LEGO The Birth of Jesus 耶穌降生 Merry Christmas!! I build the story book about Jesus Birth for children whom like Christmas. :D "Once upon a time, about 2000 years, a young woman from Nazareth named Mary was visited by an angel named Gabriel. Angel told her that she would have a son named Jesus and that he would be the Son of God. Angel visited her husband Jospeh and told him that Mary would be pregnant from the Lord. Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem but there were no places to stay. They settled down on the hay in a stable with animals sleeping. Mary gave birth to Jesus, the Son of God. The angel told shepherds the good news of the birth of the Savior and Messiah, Jesus Christ. The shepherds immediately went to find baby Jesus lying in a manger. When Jesus was born, a brand new bright star appeared in sky. Three Wise Men from a far far away countries saw the star to find the new king. Herod the king of Judah met with the wise men and told them to come back and let him know where the baby king was so that he could go worship him as well. Acutally he had an evil plan to kill the baby. The wise men followed the star towards Bethlehem and found baby Jesus with Mary. They knelt and worshipped the Savior and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. They then returned home to their countries by a different way." Builder : Alanboar Cheung Size : 25cm(L) x 10cm(W) x 25cm(H) Pieces : 1500 pcs Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanboar Creator : Alanboar http://lego.alanstudio.hk http://facebook.com/alanboar.creation
  14. Hi everyone! Just wanted to share with you my creation. Me and my wife were watching Home Alone this Christmas and we got inspired to build McCallister's house with Lego :) Hope you guys like it and for sure I will appreciate if you support it on Lego Ideas website (signature) or maybe share it. Have fun, filthy animals :)
  15. Things go awry in the department store when Santa doesn't show up as promised. Youtube Link An Entry into the 2019 Christmas Brickfilm Collaboration!https://www.bricksinmotion.com/forums/t … llab-2019/ Story Prompt by Plastic Point Productions: "Santa replaced after incident with a fake in elaborate coverup!"
  16. skcheung

    Snowy Christmas

    As a resident of Hong Kong, I have dreamed of a snowy place for a long time. IMG_4766 by skcheung730, 於 Flickr The snowy effect comes from the blend of trans-clear, trans-light blue, trans-blue, trans-purple and trans-black bricks. IMG_4768 by skcheung730, 於 Flickr IMG_4769 by skcheung730, 於 Flickr Merry Christmas!!!!
  17. parsom

    [MOC] House Lantern

    Gingerbread style house stuffed with three lightbricks: And when the lightbricks are off:
  18. Norton74

    [MOC] Santa's Home

    It's time for Santa Claus to go! Like every year at this time Santa Claus has to get to work, children all over the world are waiting for him. In my latest diorama you can see Santa Claus leaving his red cabin at the North Pole to get on his sleigh pulled by two Huskys. He has a long way to go... I inserted in the diorama a big animal. Can you spot it? This is probably my last MOC for this year and I wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! More info and pictures here. Thanks for stopping by!
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgRO7-v7Kt0&t=3s Let me know if there's place that you'd like me to visit :)
  20. leafan

    Christmas Gifts

    Hi everyone, The festive season is here and Christmas is fast approaching. For those with children, it's an expensive time of year. Luckily, I have made all of my Lego purchases for my 6 year old boy already, but he's still after some cool Bakugan toys. I've been searching around and had hoped that some Bakugan were in the sale, but they seem very expensive still. £20 for a starter set with 3 tiny Pokemon like things in it is too much in my own perceived value. The smallest one's are £6.99 each in B&M! Any ideas where these might be on sale before Christmas? Also, if you have anything that you're trying to find for your kids, you're welcome to add them here too. Thanks!
  21. Alex B Sign

    [MOC] The Station of Memories

    Hi all, This is my first post so I'll quickly introduce myself : Alex B. Sign, dad x2, judo practiser and AFOL. Thank you for accepting me in your creative community ! I'd like to share with you my MOC I've uploaded on Lego Idea website : The Station of Memories. The Station of Memories is a metaphor of past memories, when the family was gathering for special family events. It is a place out of time, another space-time in which everyone can connect and remember part of his/her life, out of the current everyday life. This is a simple and small family train station located in a pretty countryside little town. Please see samples below (very low quality). You'll find more details and more pics (better quality) about the concept on the Lego Ideas website here I hope you'll enjoy this concept ! If you like it you can support on Lego Ideas Website. Alex B. Sign
  22. Bricked1980

    [MOC] CHRISTMAS AT BRICK SQUARE

    Hi everybody This is my latest creation, a special Christmas edition of my MOC modular building, "Brick Square Post Office". Hope you like it. Twas the night before Christmas... ... and all the kids at Brick Square were getting excited, building snowmen and putting up the Christmas tree. The children had been busy writing their lists for Santa. They handed their letters to the postman, who was loading up his van ready for the last mail run of the day. He set off in to the snowy night with his precious cargo, but by now the snow was falling thickly. Then there was trouble! The post van hit a snow drift much bigger than usual. Stranded in the snow, the quick thinking Postman grabbed his phone and telephoned ahead. Meanwhile back at Brick Square everything was silent and the children were feeling anxious. It was getting late and the Postman should have returned by now. Just then a friendly whistle sounded in the distance and the air was suddenly filled with the sweet smell of steam It was Santa. He had ditched his reindeer and sleigh and instead opted for good old fashioned steam power, courtesy of The Old Workhorse Traction Engine. Don’t forget The Old Workhorse is on LEGO Ideas. https://lego.build/2vRfVGL Please spare a couple of minutes to give it your support if you’d like to see it made as a real LEGO set. Anyway, shameless self-promotion out of the way, lets continue the story ... The Old Workhorse arrived at Brick Square carrying Santa himself and all the presents for the children. And just in case you wondered what happened to the Postman. Don’t worry, he made it back home in time for Christmas Day! THE END! I hope that you've enjoyed reading this and looking at the pictures. I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone on Eurobricks a very happy Christmas, and all the best for 2019.
  23. Christmas might be over, but the next one is just around the corner,isn´t it? Are there any Doctor Who fans here?This moc was inspired by the 2010 episode "A Christmas Carol" which takes a lot of inspiration from the Dickins original but not without adding a good chunk of Whovian scifi elements. Notable scenes include a flying shark that is later put in front of a rickshaw to pull it through the air with ease. The MOC contains said giant shark with the rickshaw tied to it and the Doctor piloting while young Kazran and Abigail are having the time of their lives. IMG_20181227_125800 IMG_20181227_125815 IMG_20181227_125854 IMG_20181227_125901 IMG_20181227_125916 IMG_20181227_125932 IMG_20181227_125940 IMG_20181227_125954 Hope you guys like it, comments are welcome.
  24. Please remember - sugar is bad for your health. Sugar kills, so beware of the gingerbread houses. This is also my small tribute to Coen brothers' Fargo, the spooky girl minifigure and Grimm brothers: And I built this as a counterpoint to my Baba Yaga's garden (sisters keep the businesses side by side): More: my flickr
  25. Hello guys! This is my first thread on this forum and I'm very excited to share with you our 2019 version of Lego Winter Village! I really hope to hear some thoughts and suggestions :) Not sure if I can add a video here, but it's all on my flickr page, so welcome )) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/155653610@N02/with/45713102655/ Sorry for average picture quality, but this is what I was able to get with my phone and trembling hands :) Next year we're going expand dramatically adding custom train, mountains and lots of sweet details :) But for now this is what we have, and yes, there's no fire house, WV Train and station since we simply decided to pass on them :) Also, I would really appreciate if you could take a second and support my Ideas project (in signature) :)