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Hey everyone, I thought this would belong here, please move this thread if it’s wrong. I could find only one similar thread which had its last comment in 2014 so I preferred creating a new one than reviving a four year old topic. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if there’s a similar alive thread Just thought it would be interesting to create a topic where people can share how and when they got back into Lego/came out of their Dark Ages. Here’s how I got back into Lego: In August 2017, I started to want to get some bricks for making a remote control car and I discovered the great PAB service at S@H but I didn’t know which bricks in which quantities I needed to buy. Then, I looked at the Classic sets for getting big amounts of bricks for a reasonable price at S@H and saw that the price per piece ratio was much lower than that of the bricks in the PAB service. But I was wrapped up in something that includes cute smiley faces and has an incredible amount of details packed in its interior: the Parisian Restaurant! I was absolutely blown with the possibilities Lego had! I really wanted to get it but it was way too expensive for my budget- I ended up buying two Classic sets even if I wasn’t totally convinced. I tried to MOC a modular as my interest came to them but I didn’t have the skills and the bricks variety. After a while, I discovered other modulars available (the Palace Cinema, Detective’s Office, Brick Bank and Assembly Square) and I started to really like the AS as it has a European Architecture. The AS became a modular that I started to want to get too but the other modulars didn’t interest me, I didn’t like their architecture. They of course did grow on me and I don’t remember anymore how and which one: I discovered one of the retired modulars, following by all the other retired ones of the series! I became very familiar with all and then discovered Ideas, a couple of weeks later, discovered MOCs and the AFOL community... So how did you guys got back into Lego?
Just curious what I should be expecting with Bricklink orders in terms of processing time. My first few orders that I made on Bricklink had invoices sent out almost immediately, and then packed that day and shipped the next after I paid, but now I'm starting to run into orders that take longer - much, much longer - to have invoices sent out and whatnot. I'm wondering now if I just had a lucky string of prompt sellers, or if it's normal for orders to be sent out almost immediately?
I created a little game called "The Bricksperience". In this casual game you can build sets virtually from the point of view of a minifig, earn Bricksperience points and spend them on new features. It uses LDR files to arrange the bricks and calculate the steps. Later on the game will have a challenge and you build against the time to earn different amounts of money which you need to unlock the sets and advance in the LEGO timeline. Since it's a game, low poly models with simple textures are required to keep the performance steady. Therefore I have to recreate each brick individually. That means you can only use the bricks that are available in the game in custom models. To see which bricks are available there are two options in the options menu to export an LDD palette as well as an LDR file (more reliable) with all the parts. Currently there are only four sets from 1980 - 1982 and 60 parts but there will be way more. I spent the most of the time creating the foundation for this game and now it's time to fill it with content. DOWNLOAD Known issues: - The menus are ugly - Some menu buttons have no sound effects - Only windowed mode - Requires good hardware Please give it a try and let me know what you think! Thank you! DasMatze