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  • THFourteen 25 Dec 2012 12:16:45 32,881 posts
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    I got a lego creator 3 in one dinosaur! It's currently a pterodactyl

    Raawr! Raawr!
  • elvenscroll 25 Dec 2012 15:46:24 1,375 posts
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    My other half got me Gandalf and his cart. Superb little set.

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  • the_dudefather 25 Dec 2012 15:58:01 9,204 posts
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    Little sis got me Lego batman with jet pack chasing cat woman on her catbike :3

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  • morriss 25 Dec 2012 16:07:42 70,911 posts
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    elvenscroll wrote:
    My other half got me Gandalf and his cart. Superb little set.
    My kid got that. It's very cool.
  • Khanivor 25 Dec 2012 20:28:15 40,402 posts
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    In addition to all the LEGO is bought for myself and the kid my mum sent me the Burj Khalifa from the Architecture series. Looks like a phenomenally boring build but should be a cool model when done.

    Finished the Winter Village, which is an excellent set. It's not really for playing with, imo, but has so much detail and is a very satisfying build.

    Speaking of good builds, I got myself the AT-RT from the new 2013 SW sets. It's very cool but fucking useless as a toy. Reminds me of the old SW action figures as you can pose it in only one way that actually stands up. Good value set though.

    Now time to decide which to build first from the Xmas haul. I think either the fire station to go under the tree or the X-Wing to go with the Tie Fighter, Y-Wing and Falcon.

    Oh look, the in-laws gave me a $50 Amazon voucher. There's an A-Wing with my name on it!
  • morriss 25 Dec 2012 20:31:28 70,911 posts
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    Just built LEGO 6869 Avengers Quintet Jet for my boy. Exclusive Iron Man series 7 costume and exclusive Black Widow fig. It's ok. Huge set 735pieces. We picked it up for 50 in a sale so well cuffed with the price.
  • Flying_Pig 25 Dec 2012 22:24:41 10,722 posts
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    No Lego bricks, but did get this. Awesome :D
  • freddymercurystwin 25 Dec 2012 23:58:16 408 posts
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    OK, my missus got me http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Volkswagen-T1-Camper-Van-10220 for Chrimbo, now its a while (about 26 years) since I did anything like this so bear with me! The 15 or so bags of bits have no numbers or anything on them it would appear that to build this masterpiece I have to take a piece from this bag a brick from this bag, another brick from another bag etc etc. Unless I'm missing something this is gonna be a right royal pain in the ass. Is there a technique to this other than tipping the whole lot out onto a huge table? I can't do that anyway as this is (was) supposed to be a leisurely thing to do on the coffee table maybe a night or two a week so really can't leave it out in between.

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 23:59:08 25-12-2012

    Edited by freddymercurystwin at 23:59:46 25-12-2012
  • boo 26 Dec 2012 00:05:01 11,706 posts
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    Woohoo!

    Thought I knew what I was getting from Mrs Boo, but she completely suprised me with a 8070 Technic Supercar!

    First new Lego I've had for about 30 years. Majorly excited!

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  • Tonka 26 Dec 2012 07:42:12 20,025 posts
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    @freddymercurystwin there are multiple ways of doing it. But the most common would be to do as you say and tip it all out. Half the fun is to hunt for bricks. Excellent set BTW. I'm really jealous...

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  • freddymercurystwin 26 Dec 2012 09:43:08 408 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    @freddymercurystwin there are multiple ways of doing it. But the most common would be to do as you say and tip it all out. Half the fun is to hunt for bricks. Excellent set BTW. I'm really jealous...
    Yes I would agree that is half the fun, unfortunately with a 3 year old running about the place during the day (and half the night atm) my missus's idea it would be something I can just do in the coffee table now and then while she does her crappy crafty crap may be a bit of a pipe dream! The spare room and its nice desk is beckoning!
  • sport 26 Dec 2012 09:50:01 12,583 posts
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    My boy got 4 Lego sets from various people:

    Monster Fighters Vampire Castle
    Pharaoh's Quest Rise of the Sphinx
    Spongebob Flying Dutchman

    But he jumped for joy when I gave him the one he's been waiting for ever since he got Boba Fett's Slave 1 in March:

    Jango Fett's Slave 1 (was second hand off Ebay but had all the pieces, instructions and box - great price to)
  • Tonka 26 Dec 2012 10:17:38 20,025 posts
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    @freddymercurystwin I'm in the exact same situation. Got my micro building MBA kit tempting me and nowhere to be...

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  • Khanivor 26 Dec 2012 14:33:50 40,402 posts
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    Get some trays and tip all the pieces onto them. Then you can put the trays somewhere out of reach when not building.

    A piece of rope can also be used to attach any children to the outside of the house
  • THFourteen 26 Dec 2012 15:09:24 32,881 posts
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    @freddymercurystwin if you can't tip your lego out all over the lounge floor its not worth playing with lego :-)
  • Khanivor 26 Dec 2012 15:30:11 40,402 posts
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    I'm stuck with an awesome dilemma; do I start with the 250 piece set or the 2500 piece set?
  • freddymercurystwin 26 Dec 2012 18:16:48 408 posts
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    Khanivor wrote:
    I'm stuck with an awesome dilemma; do I start with the 250 piece set or the 2500 piece set?
    As I am experiencing, it depends if you have the space etc for the 2500 set.
  • THFourteen 26 Dec 2012 18:35:56 32,881 posts
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    what makes a build boring or not boring?

    surely its all very similar
  • Short-Round 26 Dec 2012 19:10:45 1,181 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    what makes a build boring or not boring?

    surely its all very similar
    Repetition in the build, which is more an obvious problem with larger sets (eg: Tower Bridge is a bit dull to put together). Interesting builds, like the modulars, teach you new techniques .

    Edited by Short-Round at 19:12:21 26-12-2012
  • Khanivor 26 Dec 2012 21:43:39 40,402 posts
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    This is a boring build, even if the end result looks really cool:

  • Tonka 27 Dec 2012 07:36:46 20,025 posts
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    Good thing it's micro scale eh?

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  • freddymercurystwin 27 Dec 2012 08:43:27 408 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    @freddymercurystwin there are multiple ways of doing it. But the most common would be to do as you say and tip it all out. Half the fun is to hunt for bricks. Excellent set BTW. I'm really jealous...
    Problem solved (for the time being) I've started this beasty instead: http://search2.lego.com/?q=unimog&lang=2057&cc=UK which has numbered bags. Why/how people do this in 8-9 hours is a bit beyond me atm as most reviews seem to suggest? To me the pleasure comes from building it so why you would want to do it as fast as possible is a bit beyond me. Guess its cos I'm an old fart.

    No idea what I'll do with it when its built, my 3 year old will just wreck it so I'll have to keep it out of sight anyway.

    Do others build as fast as possible or savour the whole process?
  • THFourteen 27 Dec 2012 09:03:24 32,881 posts
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    Having got my first two legos recently since about 15 years, one thing that struck me is how specifically made all the pieces are. Some of them (eg the dino teeth) you can't really see any other use for than what they were built for. Surely thats not the point of lego!?

    http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=29832

    Thats the sort of thing i used to build when i was a kid, i made tonnes of transformer lego. Not quite as awesome as that though.

    Hmmm i told my mum she could give my old toys to the charity shop ten years ago, wish i still had it now.

    I remember getting this for my birthday, i was SO unbelievably happy
    http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/6392_Airport
  • boo 27 Dec 2012 15:07:09 11,706 posts
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    @freddymercurystwin

    How's the Unimog going? I am soooo tempted to get one.
    In fact, having re-read this thread, I'm tempted to get two, and put one away in the hope that it'll turn into a Millenium Falcon style investment.

    If I get it from John Lewis, I can pick it up for 116, which sounds like a bargain (though I'm not sure that Mrs Boo will see it that way).

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  • Tonka 27 Dec 2012 15:18:22 20,025 posts
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    @THFourteen have a look on flickr and you'll be surprised by what uses people find for various parts. Or browse through brothers brick .

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  • boo 27 Dec 2012 16:07:22 11,706 posts
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    Question.

    Anybody ever done a stop-motion film of a build?

    Theoretically it looks pretty straightforward. Just requires a lot of patience...

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  • THFourteen 27 Dec 2012 16:28:49 32,881 posts
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    before i die, i must own and build this

    http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Tower-Bridge-10214?CMP=KAC-SAHCSEU8&HQS=10214
  • Tonka 27 Dec 2012 17:06:17 20,025 posts
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    @boo I haven't done one myself but I love the ones that artifex do on YouTube. They use some frame blending techniques that makes it look really good.

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  • morriss 27 Dec 2012 18:29:23 70,911 posts
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    get the LEGO Superheroes iPhone app. It's a stop motion thingy.
  • freddymercurystwin 27 Dec 2012 19:06:34 408 posts
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    boo wrote:
    @freddymercurystwin

    How's the Unimog going? I am soooo tempted to get one.
    In fact, having re-read this thread, I'm tempted to get two, and put one away in the hope that it'll turn into a Millenium Falcon style investment.

    If I get it from John Lewis, I can pick it up for 116, which sounds like a bargain (though I'm not sure that Mrs Boo will see it that way).
    Just do it! All I've done so far is built some kinda gearbox thing no idea what it is yet tbh but that's what I wanted out of it, do a couple of hours now and then rather than thrash it out in a day. Never seen it for 116 before, my missus got mine for 133 from Amazon a couple of months back so 116 is a great price, its price has fluctuated in the last six months from 122-155.
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