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  • Dirt3 6 Jan 2020 17:35:06 836 posts
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    Flying pig did you ever get the bugatti ?
  • Flying_Pig 6 Jan 2020 17:58:58 16,489 posts
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    @Dirt3 not yet... Maybe if I get a bonus come March :)
  • Flying_Pig 9 Jan 2020 19:01:17 16,489 posts
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    A genuinely interesting presentation from senior Lego designer Jamie Berard held at Brickcon 2006 that discusses the 'legality' of some brick to brick connections

    https://www.hellobricks.com/pdf/jamieberard-brickstress-bf06.pdf

    Well, I liked it anyway...
  • freddymercurystwin 10 Jan 2020 03:01:23 1,918 posts
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    Hmm, not sure it's genuinely interesting or not, think I would agree with all of them though. I think if you're a Lego freebuilder you would know all that anyway.
  • up_the_ante 13 Jan 2020 03:04:39 1,241 posts
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    Flying_Pig wrote:
    A genuinely interesting presentation from senior Lego designer Jamie Berard held at Brickcon 2006 that discusses the 'legality' of some brick to brick connections

    https://www.hellobricks.com/pdf/jamieberard-brickstress-bf06.pdf

    Well, I liked it anyway...
    I'll pass that document on to all the children I know! :D

    Jamie Berard is my favourite Lego designer BTW. He's behind most of the original Lego modulars.

    The story towards the bottom of the document is very interesting.

    This model was released as a promotional set for the opening of
    Legoland Germany. It is suppose to be an Audi TT. In addition to its
    unorthodox and difficult build, it forces elements into unnatural
    connections causing them to be permanently damaged. It was
    packaged with only a single picture and no building instructions.
    As a direct result of this set, all models now produced by the LEGO
    Group must go through the Design Department. This ensures that
    nothing gets released without first being approved by a Model
    Committee. Sometimes lasting up to 2 or 3 days, this review allows
    representatives from building instructions, senior designers, engineers
    and the designer sit down together and build the model. The goal is
    to maintain an ‘only the best is good enough’ approach to our design
    process. A final heat test then highlights further weaknesses that
    must be changed before the set can be launched out onto the market.
    Edited by up_the_ante at 03:04:58 13-01-2020
  • ZuluHero 13 Jan 2020 08:57:11 8,286 posts
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    Flying_Pig wrote:
    A genuinely interesting presentation from senior Lego designer Jamie Berard held at Brickcon 2006 that discusses the 'legality' of some brick to brick connections

    https://www.hellobricks.com/pdf/jamieberard-brickstress-bf06.pdf

    Well, I liked it anyway...
    As a free builder I thought it was interesting :)
  • Singularity 13 Jan 2020 10:04:36 3,235 posts
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    Built the '89 Batmobile over the weekend. It's genuinely stunning. Great build, it's huge, and it looks fantastic. Highly recommended.
  • up_the_ante 13 Jan 2020 16:41:00 1,241 posts
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    I'd love that Batmobile. Have you got the Tumbler too by any chance?
  • Singularity 13 Jan 2020 16:48:09 3,235 posts
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    @up_the_ante I do!
  • up_the_ante 14 Jan 2020 00:30:34 1,241 posts
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    Any Man U fans here?
  • Flying_Pig 16 Jan 2020 21:10:06 16,489 posts
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    Lego finally shipped the batch of replacements parts I've ordered for the UCS Millennium Falcon (I don't know why it took them 2 weeks to do so..?), so once that arrives I can crack on with the remainder of the build!

    Can't wait :)
  • IronGiant 18 Jan 2020 08:44:42 6,027 posts
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    Needs a team of micro figures to go with the stadium! Can’t say I’m interested in football related Lego..

    Half way through the Saturn V rocket, very cool, will look nice next to the Lunar Lander.

    Edited by IronGiant at 08:44:54 18-01-2020
  • its-H1ggyLTD 25 Jan 2020 10:53:16 1,357 posts
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    https://www.argos.co.uk/clearance/toys/lego-and-construction-toys/c:30304/?tag=ar:clearance:m002:toys:legoconstruction
  • Nexus_6 27 Jan 2020 16:50:34 4,622 posts
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    Vote for next UCS Star Wars set

    Has to be the Nebulon B for me - I hated the TIE UCS set so not to fussed about the bomber and the prequel thing is shit.
  • Derblington 27 Jan 2020 17:18:41 32,706 posts
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    My choice would be the bomber.
  • kentmonkey 27 Jan 2020 18:17:00 23,407 posts
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    That is...... An underwhelming list of options.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 27 Jan 2020 19:13:00 3,787 posts
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    The Nebulon B would be cool, not that I would ever be able to actually afford it both in terms of price and space.
  • Flying_Pig 30 Jan 2020 17:54:58 16,489 posts
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    https://www.motor1.com/news/395774/lamborghini-lego-technic-teaser/amp/

    Lamborghini to be Lego's next Technic super car
  • Derblington 30 Jan 2020 18:04:18 32,706 posts
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    Saw that earlier. I’ll grab that.

    They’re licensing Fast & Furious too, for a new range. I guess based on the new animated show considering the 10+ age they’re using.
  • boo 30 Jan 2020 23:48:07 13,562 posts
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    I've had a self imposed Lego hiatus for about 7 months in terms of buying, but I fell off the wagon in a bad way last week. In the course of four days I picked up the Apollo Lunat Lander, Central Perk and the Stranger Things set.

    Was fascinated and horrified in equal measure to see what a shambles Lego have made of the VIP programme. Goodbye impulse purchases, hello having to 'purchase' vouchers that expire after 30 days if unused.
  • boo 30 Jan 2020 23:49:40 13,562 posts
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    Re: the Fast & Furious licence. I know it'll be a vehicle that will feature in the film that's released later in the year, but damn I want it to be Paul Walker's Skyline R34 from 2 Fast 2 Furious.
  • ZuluHero 31 Jan 2020 00:35:09 8,286 posts
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    @boo good sets!

    The vip stuff is terrible, why did they go and change it, and to that of all things! Someone at Lego is missing a brick or two...
  • ZuluHero 3 Feb 2020 01:50:25 8,286 posts
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    Any interest in this:

    https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/international-space-station-21321

    Looks pretty good for £65
  • up_the_ante 3 Feb 2020 05:32:09 1,241 posts
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    @ZuluHero I would get the Lunar Lander before it, but yeah it’s pretty nice.
  • up_the_ante 3 Feb 2020 05:32:10 1,241 posts
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  • freddymercurystwin 3 Feb 2020 09:47:36 1,918 posts
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    Can't say as that captures anything like the beauty or delicate finesse of the actual space station which is the essence of its charm (if a such an object can actually have charm). The Lego kit just looks chunky and clumsy. It would need to be about 4 times the size as now and then it might capture the essence but for me it doesn't work. At least they've gone for printed bricks for the solar panels rather than stickers.
  • Nexus_6 3 Feb 2020 12:28:03 4,622 posts
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    I agree with getting the lander first - it will be away before this.
    I have the rocket and want all the space sets as they are all pretty cool in their own ways
  • IronGiant 3 Feb 2020 14:56:32 6,027 posts
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    Dont like the space station I have to say, scale looks all over the place and it's just not very appealing to look at. I've got the Lunar Lander and the Saturn V rocket which I'm very happy with.

    Was hoping to get the Space Shuttle set but prices are ridiculous for that.

    A new Lamborghini set will be unveiled soon..
  • boo 9 Feb 2020 22:28:08 13,562 posts
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    Halfway through building the Ford Mustang. I've just completed the doors and the hinges are a work of art!

    I'm in awe of the designer, and even more aware that I'm destined to just build sets - I could sit there with an infinite number of bricks and never be able to come up with stuff like this.
  • ZuluHero 9 Feb 2020 22:31:13 8,286 posts
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    I free build mostly, and know some neat tricks, but I have such respect for designers.

    Look at where we have come over the past 20 years, they keep on pushing the fold in terms of new techniques and complexity of builds.
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