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  2. kirkwoodproductions

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    Seem to be the only person who likes the yule ball Hermione. The printing is very good and I love the fact that she's the correct height. Does anyone else find Ron's alternate face very jarring? He looks like a miserable middle aged man, not a 13 year old.
  3. I broke quite a few of the redish brown 1x1 clips on the UCS sandcrawler. 2 while building and about 10 dismantling. I contacted Lego and they sent out about 20 of the new clip design as a replacement. (My broken piece order was originally rejected probably because of how many broke but I spoke to customer service and they were really helpful and explained the part is redesigned to be stronger etc. I posted the broken pieces back for quality control). Other than this I don't think any other pieces have broken for me. I did have a piece arrive all disformed out of the bag (2x16 tan plate from memory - Disney castle) but still building that so haven't requasted a replacement yet until it's built in case there are others (however unlikely).
  4. Whovastron

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    Ha, I said hermione would be a printed brick but people said that was a stupid idea and they wouldn’t do that. they look alright. Love expecto, clock tower and hagrids hut. The knight bus looks a tad too blocky for me, and the horntail set just looks awful. The horntail has too small a head and too big legs, and that “tent” looks horrifically bad
  5. Agent Kallus

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    The open back make sense to me, but the lack of uniform torsos is shame, though at least this mean it won't skew the house ratio's even more. (I use the duplicate uniform torso to make extra students and they are almost all gryfindor for obvious reasons)
  6. Retro

    [MOC] T-88 X Wing Fighter Mk.II

    It's a great model. The colours and the photography really pop. Tyrrell Ford 012, Stefan Bellof, Monaco 1984?
  7. deraven

    [MOC] T-88 X Wing Fighter Mk.II

    That looks great all-around! I especially like the shaping around the main body at the droid/engine area. Very nicely integrated with an appropriate amount of greebling. My favorite element, however, may be the little HUD-type display at the front of the cockpit; such a nice subtle little detail! Great build!
  8. Tariq j

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    Overall looks like a good wave. The Clocktower looks excellent. I think it’s the second time we’ve seen this in Lego? The minifigures are everything I could expect from this. I love the stained glass window mermaid in the prefect’s bathroom . I have to appreciate that turntable dancing feature they’ve included. Looks like Ron got to dance with Fleur after all . Dumbledore’s office feels a little... shoehorned to be honest. It’s a nice inclusion but could’ve been saved for a later set where more space was available. I’m not too keen on the Knight Bus since the windows look much taller than they should. But I do really like that Stan figure! I really like what they’ve done with Hagrid’s Hut. Even if it is a facade. All the accessories hanging of the beam give it a more cluttered look. I like the Horntail set but I would’ve preferred a spectator stand like the previous version rather than the tent. Nonetheless the Horntail looks excellent.
  9. Ravenclaw

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    I think all the builds are looking pretty good, but the one thing I wish there were more of would be Hogwarts students besides Harry, Ron, and Hermione. I love that we got Seamus and Susan in the first wave plus the great CMF, but I wish they would've found a way to sneak a few more in this wave.
  10. strangely

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    Not sure why people don't like Hermione's dress. If it had been a slope piece it would have been the exact same print except the darkest pink layer would disappear on the sides, plus it's inconsistent with Hermione's height in the rest of the wave. Honestly this solution really pleases me, they actually got to portray the multiple shades of color correctly on the dress. Printing on the back would have been nice, but they barely do that even on proper slope bricks.
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  12. Raptor of Vengeance

    JurassicVerse 2019 - Rumours, Speculation and Discussion

    I’m actually glad there’s only five sets to worry about this time. It was a smart move to release a smaller, more affordable JP set among the seven other JW sets. It also gave LEGO a better idea if it would sell well, which it apparently did.
  13. spiderfan2000

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    All the sets look great! I'll definitely end up buying all of them. Definitely a great surprise to wake up to on my birthday!
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  15. I have both sets you mentioned that were purchased used and neither exhibits this issue. However, I have broken quite a few of the reddish brown 1x1 tile with clip on top from other sets, I think Lotr sets mainly.
  16. BrianGT

    Nico71's Creations

    Awesome job on the S2000, great job capturing the curves of the car!
  17. little event from the ancient age
  18. Good post. Sorry about your struggles! I would be interested to read opinions of why so few comments are posted in general. Is it considered passé now? Was posting comments on MOCs a very 2009 thing? A Premier League match report in the Guardian can get 1000s of comments despite it basically being the same topic over and over again... I think Eurobricks should put up a banner headline encouraging people to post (friendly) comments! I personally have zero interest in digital Lego designs, sorry. For me it is strictly a tinkering-with real bricks exercise. I don't like any hobby that involves using a computer. It's too much like my job. (I'm doing this on a smart phone!). I would rather see a quirky build using 20 real bricks and a minifigure than see an LDD. But don't let that stop you enjoying your branch of the Lego world.
  19. pleegwat

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    I suspect price per kilogram gives a more constant figure than price per piece, but I'm too lazy to run the number. Though 'complex' pieces like electronics, pneumetics, LAs, etc are obviously extra.
  20. Hoth Rebel

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    _Dimaks_lego_ has them. I asume they will be revealed soon as these are the pictures you see on Amazon and other retailers. The studshooter in the patronum set actually has a really nice function as a 4x4 dish shooter.
  21. @ProvenceTristram Though I think some of your sentiment is mostly correct, I feel compelled to chime in with my view. It would seem that these days, there is very little MOC activity on EuroBricks as a whole. Some people continue to build, but few comment. The most activity seems to be garnered within specific communities, such as the Guilds of Historica (in which I was once active), where builders begin to recognize one another. On that note, though I rarely log into EuroBricks and comment anymore, your name is definitely one I recognize for an LDD builder that makes models I quite enjoy. I do enjoy LDD MOCs and also make my own, but they are a different consideration in my mind than physical MOCs due to a number of differences. Renders are getting pretty realistic which helps a lot, but digital MOCs will always be missing some of the elements of a physical MOC. I personally build in LDD as a map of parts required for physical MOCs, but this is still limiting at times, since I prefer to just build with actual bricks. The digital MOCs will never have the accomplishment of the investment in acquiring parts, and I find this to be an interesting aspect of building. Considering the use of parts I have rather than always buying all parts adds a nice limitation to design that spurs creativity. This is one aspect that I do not like with LDD: unlimited parts with unlimited colors does not drive my creativity like actual limitations do. Because of this, and since I use LDD as a map for physical MOCs, I am usually pretty careful in LDD to only use parts that actually exist, especially if I already have them. One thing I think about when considering digital MOCs is that the design is only one element of a physical build. LDD only incorporates design, while physical builds incorporate the time to build, investment in parts, and playability/viewability/tangibility in addition to the design. These are valued by those who have fought with these aspects and are more likely to be appreciated when seen in the MOCs of others. There will also always be an element of added perceived value when builders use rare parts or mass quantities of parts, thus demonstrating the difficulty of completing the actual build. This is probably due to synthesized value from supply and demand, but I doubt people are apt to change their minds about the applied extrinsic value (I think my thought here runs along the comparison to why people value gold even though most people are not using it directly but rather are just enjoying the beauty and the value in having something someone else wants). This element of added value will always be missed with LDD and may instead be replaced with the opposite effect since it seems a bit like a cheat of this system since there is unlimited supply. Of course, real limitations apply to physical MOCs that do not apply in LDD, such as gravity effects. Stability is not an issue in LDD like it is in reality. Because of this, I think more value is placed on the physical build, since the photograph is evidence enough that it is physically possible (also why I do not really like MOC photos that are photoshopped for reasons other than view quality). In order to garner this same value with LDD, one must find a way to prove stability, such as building elements in reality to test concepts. Otherwise, it is unproven, which is not to say that the LDD MOC is not stable but just uproven. For me personally, I value the process of building, the touch of the bricks, the sound of rustling through bins, etc. more than just the design, so I prefer physical builds over digital builds. Because of this I will also naturally place more value on the physical builds of others over digital builds. I still really like some digital builds that show obvious time investment into building and rendering unique pieces, but I would prefer to see them in real bricks. If you do not have physical bricks and enjoy digital building, keep doing it regardless of what others think. In the end, I have learned that it is best to do what I enjoy regardless of what anyone else thinks since reliance on others to guide or determine what I like always results in disappointment at some point with someone. I doubt you will ever see me commenting to convince someone not to continue making LDD builds. ...and I did fail to mention that part of what shapes my view is that I am a working engineer with a decent salary who has made a significant investment into physical LEGO pieces. I just try to make good investments into nostalgic sets that may gain value and into MOC pieces that have more than one use for many types of MOCs.
  22. You are perfectly right, dear allanp and the problem is solved, 42070 works and moves perfectly. Many thanks, Idris Dear Yevhen, you are right, it IS complex but I simply missed to put two gears and managed to put them in place with the help of the tvizzers of one of my ex-gfs Now everything works fine, thank you for your concern and Best Regards, Idris
  23. ETELENZOS92

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    LOVE THE MERMAID! I will use this for a great MOC! For one second I think that there's no mermaid but it's on the side And the Dumbeldlore office's have nice stickers too... Hermione dress it's finally a brick.. Also like very much the interiors as well the Hagrid's Hutt, the color selection is really nice and the pumpkins path awesome
  24. Accio Lego

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    Really? Where? So far on #legoleaks and #legoleak I’ve only seen the front of the boxes and what looks to be official release pics of Hagrid’s Hut and the Clocktower.
  25. ShaydDeGrai

    I feel like Eurobricks is something of an old boys club

    First, let me confess that I am an old white guy who, spouse's permission not-withstanding, can afford to buy whatever Lego I like. This wasn't always the case. I grew up Lego-poor, always wondering why my friends' parents bought them far more Lego than my parents ever bought me. ( In later years, I realized it was because you can't eat Lego and the family budget really was _that_ tight - but enough about me and how I had to walk to school barefoot in the snow, up hill, both ways...) Suffice it to say that I understand and can still relate to the anguish of wanting to do more with Lego and simply not having the resources to realize that vision in physical bricks. Let me also confess that I never work on digital models. I've played with the tools from time to time, but there is no joy in that for me. I work with computers all the time and have been doing so since the days when people got excited about breaking the "Buck-a-Bit" boundary (that pivotal moment when chip manufacturers could finally produce one bit of memory (flip-flop) for less than a dollar - take that you terabyte thumb drive!) so, like Mylenium, I tend to shun the digital world in my off hours because tinkering with physical brick is my way to _get away_ from computers. The last thing I want to do is contaminate my hobby with artifacts of my professional life. When I build a kit, I want a physical instruction book. When I MOC, I want to surround myself with parts and tinker. But that's _MY_ hobby, that's where _I_ find joy in Lego; that doesn't make it better or more valid than how others enjoy the hobby. Some people obsess over customizing mini-figures and barely build at all. Others collect kits but never MOC. Just like digital design, these are all perfectly valid ways of embracing Lego and letting our creative juices flow. Not everyone is going to be into every aspect of the hobby (either by choice or due to external constraints) and that's fine; one person's passion for creating animations should in no way diminish another one's love for creating scale replicas of historic steam engines. Throughout it all, I think quality and creativity speaks for itself. I don't need to be a great painter, to appreciate a great painting. In fact, I think sometimes realizing that I'm not particularly well versed at a given thing makes me appreciate it even more when someone shows me something that is beyond anything I've ever personally tried to produce. Is there a bias against digital models here? I really don't know, I've certainly noticed biases over the years regarding featured builders and the types of MOCs that "make the cut" to be front page news, but I've never been close enough to the issue to really note if digital models have been singled out. I've certainly noted it on other sites with respect to contest rules, "likes," trolling comments and such. If someone with more intimate knowledge claims it happens here, I'm willing to believe the OP and hope that I wasn't contributing to it subconsciously. The lack of positive feedback on a MOC posting though, I can speak to, even if only to say that one shouldn't read that much into it. I've posed MOCs here; physical builds with tens of thousands of pieces; models that have won awards at large shows with outstanding competition; models that were featured on other sites like Rebrick, MOCPages, Gizmodo and BrickNerd; but most importantly models that I just wanted to share on-line with my fellow builders (and aspiring builders). Often I'd get a handful of responses in the first day or so, then nothing. Of the responses I did get, it was usually safe to expect at least one or two replies criticizing my photography skills while saying nothing about the MOC itself. It was also a foregone conclusion that several people would be asking for instructions and a parts list, again without so much as a "nice job" or "thanks for sharing" first. On one occasion in particular, I posted a MOC here and a week later saw my photographs show up on someone else's Cuusoo proposal, but here, the thread was largely otherwise ignored - one would think that if you're going to steal someone else's work, the least you can do is post something nice about it first. In the end, all this just encouraged me to stop posting MOCs here. So, if the OP is frustrated about the reception he's gotten, it might not be about digital vs physical designs, it may just be reflection of the audience that stumbled upon them. This is not to say that EB isn't something of an old boys club on occasion, just not necessarily a "bricks-only" old boys club. People will ignore (and occasionally troll) just about anything for any reason. Perhaps the best we can hope to do is to not personally be part of the problem. @ProvenceTristram Never let anyone else tell you how to have fun, your hobby is your own and if others can't appreciate it, it's their loss, not yours.
  26. RyanMe

    Harry Potter 2019 - Rumors and discussion

    so were the previous series...
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