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  1. With this MOC I wanted to create the feeling of a working class area in Sweden during the 70s/80s. The car is a Volvo 242 DL from 1975. Hope you like it!
  2. Hello all! I am the General Moe, and i create stop motion films. My first taste of Lego Brickfilms came in 2007, when the Lego page featured some stop motions in the star wars section. I was hooked! An Average Death Star Day was my favourite by far, and i have a love for the Brickfilms of the past. So i decided to create a series that harkens back to the classic age of lego stop motions! I deliberately recreated the style of the old films. This involved lowering the frame rate and camera quality. A plain and consistent lighting was used, with the occasional flicker and set mistake. The parts and figures used were all kept pre-2007, and the sets were built in the simple, straight forward style of the early brick films. Most importantly, the practical effects! People were very limited back them, so i imposed those limitations on myself as well. I hope you enjoy theses films and bring back the memories of the time spent on the Lego Star Wars homepage!
  3. I was watching some old Lego Star Wars set reviews and it made me nostalgic about how I first saw Lego Star Wars sets when I was 8 or 9 years old. I've had Lego at that point, but my parents couldn't afford licensed sets since they were new and expensive. It was Naboo Starfighter, the set I wanted for months and couldn't get. I still remember how my mother told me that I will grow up, start working and get all those for myself. I'm 26 years old now and it happened just like she said. You might laugh but this made me kinda emotional as well. It is wonderful (and scary) how time flies by. Just felt like sharing my story, some of you might find it unrelatable but I hope some felt like I do. :) Have a great day. (Please move the topic if I created it on wrong forum, I wasn't sure where to put it)
  4. Recently I have been thinking about why Lego is so popular as a brand. It has so many themes and licenses underneath its belt. It lead me to wonder why is the theme so popular? Now many can say that it is because of the "nostalgia" of being a kid, and remembering of more simple times. It could also be because of the licenses that it holds, and what memories they hold for more adult fans. The simplicity could be another aspect that people enjoy, and the amount of imaginative play and experience that it holds for the people. Now these days though, it seems video games are where children attention is going to. Minecraft possibly being the largest of these, think about it though. A parent can buy their child Minecraft for around $23. This would give the child unlimited play, and best of all the parents save money. Why should a parent buy their kid a toy that they will forget about in a week, when the child can create their own world in their computers. It the begs another question. Where is the future of this beloved toy? It seems as though the adult market for these toys is increasing and could potentially dominate the market, taking kids over. Then eventually the adults will start to "go", and that leaves the company in a weird position. Do you see Lego declining in 10, 20, or even 50 years? Hopefully I can get some good responses out of this and just see, what makes the toy so great and where it will go in the future.
  5. Chilly_Productions

    What Was Your First LEGO Set?

    My first LEGO set was 7993: Service Station from the LEGO City theme. http://brickset.com/...Service-Station It is quite nostalgic for me, as I got for Christmas in 2007. I don't like LEGO City that much any more, unfortunately. What was your first LEGO set?.
  6. i remember my very first technic build, it was 9395....i remember being stunned at the amount of parts! i emptied the bags into the empty box and being shell shocked at how many parts there were and wondering how the hell i was going to put this thing together! no joke, it took me 24 hours to build that set, constantly looking at the instructions, measuring the axles and beams, checking pin placement etc. now over 2 years later i find myself building sets at lightning pace!...i can take a quick glance at the building step and can find the axle or beam no problem without checking anything, i know the parts now...i know what a 1x11 beam looks like, the position of the holes, the length of axle etc. in many ways it seems i now build TOO fast!, the build buzz does not last as long :-( in some ways i like to revert to those innocent days, how about you guys?
  7. When I was a kid in the mid-late 90s, Lego practically occupied all my thoughts and time, so I guess it was only a matter of time before it pulled me back in. As a kid, my favorite theme was by far Aquazone. I had almost all the Aquanaut and Aquashark sets, a few Hydronaut and String Ray sets, but no Aquaraiders. Luckily, times were a lot better for my family back then, so my parents were able to provide them for me. Everything about 90s Lego makes me deeply nostalgic. The deep colors, the mesh bags, the box flaps (what happened to those?), and those commercials mean so much to me. However, I hold less endearing memories of the 90s in Lego when it comes to the last years of the decade. I'm of course talking about juniorization. After a bit of lurking before finally making this account, I've gotten the idea that the community isn't too fond of that term, but bare with me here. I'm talking mostly about Town Jr. and Knight's Kingdom I here. While I did play with these sets and enjoy them well enough, I couldn't help but feel a little disappointed after looking through old Lego catalogues. For example, while I was playing with this: the slightly older generation got to play with this: Just look at the difference. The older set has garage doors and a truck with a roof! The 97 version just looks like geometric shapes stacked on top of one another in comparisson. I've since noticed Lego skyrocket in quality since then, and I regret not being there for Fantasy Era Castle and Kingdoms among other themes. Anyway, as I went through junior high and high school, my interest in Lego naturally dropped as I became interested in video games. How did I get back into Lego? It was a very slippery slope that brought me back. Just last August, I was looking at Lego at Walmart and saw a few Lord of the Rings sets on sale. I've known the theme existed for a while, but they were just out of the question for me, but this time was different since I had some disposable income. I bought one Uruk-Hai army set thinking, "Lego and Lord of the Rings, two of my all time favorite things. This is a nice treat; I deserve it." But that once nice treat quickly turned into an obsession. I soon bought Weathertop, and before I knew it, I had all the sets that provided me with all 9 Fellowship members and all 13 dwarves plus a few more. I'm now looking forward to everything Lego has in store for us in the future in the way of Castle and Lord of the Rings/Hobbit. While I do not have nearly the collection most of you have, I now consider myself a full fledged AFOL.
  8. parksroad

    AFOL but never a CFOL?

    It seems hard to imagine a childhood without LEGO, but did anybody here become an AFOL without ever being a CFOL? I've recently bought a couple of the sets that I wanted but never got as a kid and wondered how much nostalgia has to do with keeping LEGO as an adult. There's certainly enough (modular buildings, Architecture, Creator, all the big exclusive sets) to get an adult interested even if they never had LEGO as a kid. If you weren't a fan of LEGO as a kid, what brought you here?
  9. LegoJalex

    Pingu

    For those of you who do not know, Pingu is a clay-animated TV series created by Otmar Gutmann in 1986. It is about a little penguin named Pingu and his family and friends, that all work and live in igloos on the South Pole. Pingu often goes on adventure with his little sister Pinga and his seal friend Robby. As a kid Pingu was one of my favourite shows on TV, and still today I love the humour and the unique style of it. In the scene below you see Pingu's father, mother and little sister Pinga, and Pingu himself. Pingu is sitting on his fathers "mail snowscooter". I have created custom stickers for their chests and their eyes. I have also created a Cuusoo project out of it, which you can check out here. Larger image can be seen on my flickr.