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  • Nasty 15 Feb 2012 13:39:57 4,746 posts
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    Got my boy the hoth rebel stuff at Christmas. The snow speeder pilot minifig now ranks as one of my all time favourites.
  • morriss 15 Feb 2012 13:42:24 70,980 posts
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    I want Echo Base with R3P0. Not for my son, for me. I fact, my son ca only play with MY Star Wars LEGO under MY supervision.

    Sad. But True.

    It's all his/theirs anyway, I'll give it to them when they're old enough to look after it.
  • morriss 15 Feb 2012 13:44:12 70,980 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    My friend is taking his son to that same LEGO world thing in CPH and I'm so jealous. Can't wait for Kid A to grow old enough to appreciate something like that.

    The Slave 1 ship is really cool. Boba Fett makes for a great mini fig.

    This upcoming Jabba Palace is drool worthy.
    Yep. Been on my radar for a while.

    Insta-get!
  • Tonka 15 Feb 2012 14:01:18 20,428 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    I want Echo Base with R3P0. Not for my son, for me. I fact, my son ca only play with MY Star Wars LEGO under MY supervision.

    Sad. But True.

    It's all his/theirs anyway, I'll give it to them when they're old enough to look after it.
    I'm trying to trade my UCS Tie Interceptor for an At-At and the latest Hoth Echo Base. Will make a nice set with the Millenium Falcon and the Wampa Cave I already have.

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  • Tonka 16 Feb 2012 13:32:18 20,428 posts
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    LEGO Minecraft Kit revealed.

    I think this is spectacularly pointless. Like making a banana bender.

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  • localnotail 16 Feb 2012 13:39:17 23,093 posts
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    It's a bit old, but did you see the LEGO MakerBot making LEGO?

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • sport 16 Feb 2012 13:47:41 12,731 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    LEGO Minecraft Kit revealed.

    I think this is spectacularly pointless. Like making a banana bender.
    http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2012/01/30
  • Tonka 16 Feb 2012 13:49:27 20,428 posts
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    No, I've never seen that before. Proper awesome.

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  • sport 16 Feb 2012 13:49:49 12,731 posts
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    localnotail wrote:
    It's a bit old, but did you see the LEGO MakerBot making LEGO?
    I SOOOOOOO badly want a Lego Mindstorms kit. They're about 180 so a bit out of reach for the moment.

    But I foresee Lego Robot Wars with my boy in the near future \o/
  • localnotail 16 Feb 2012 20:14:58 23,093 posts
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    More details of how it works

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Khanivor 16 Feb 2012 20:37:17 40,759 posts
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    I'm finding it harder and harder to not buy Lego. Thank fuck the SW stuff is so overpriced.

    /hunts Amazon for sale

    /again
  • Khanivor 16 Feb 2012 20:38:48 40,759 posts
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    /finds General Greivous ship well below 10c per brick ratio

    /adds 37 to debt

    /curses thread
  • FWB 16 Feb 2012 20:44:08 44,576 posts
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    If/when I have the space and cash, I'll have a dedicated Lego room, were I construct an entire city. Ideally I'd recreate central London, but I think that's pushing it.

    Which actually gives me thought... imagine if you could somehow link such RL Lego construction to a game with Simcity style mechanics.
  • Khanivor 16 Feb 2012 20:46:57 40,759 posts
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    Lego Sim City.

    Um, fucking WINNA!
  • FWB 16 Feb 2012 20:49:23 44,576 posts
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    Pretty much. Perhaps not necessarily just as a board game, but linked to some computer program that helps keep track of a few things.

    But it has given me an idea. I might try and have a think of some basic construction/economic game mechanics I can link to Lego blocks.

    Edited by FWB at 20:51:21 16-02-2012
  • morriss 16 Feb 2012 20:53:28 70,980 posts
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    I get to make my own Minifigure on Saturday. And see some Star Wars LEGO dioramas. Seriously can't wait.
  • sport 16 Feb 2012 21:00:53 12,731 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Pretty much. Perhaps not necessarily just as a board game, but linked to some computer program that helps keep track of a few things.

    But it has given me an idea. I might try and have a think of some basic construction/economic game mechanics I can link to Lego blocks.
    Lego Mindstorms is what you want mate.

    Buy a load of different motors and sensors.
    Build them into your lego city.
    Write program to simulate various city "events" - maybe throw in an earthquake or 2.
  • FWB 16 Feb 2012 21:07:39 44,576 posts
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    Well in an ideal world, but such a setup is pretty complicated. Thinking about starting small.
  • sport 16 Feb 2012 21:11:29 12,731 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Well in an ideal world, but such a setup is pretty complicated. Thinking about starting small.
    I just plant the seeds, you have to do the growing son.
  • Tonka 17 Feb 2012 06:19:54 20,428 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    If/when I have the space and cash, I'll have a dedicated Lego room, were I construct an entire city. Ideally I'd recreate central London, but I think that's pushing it.
    Inspiration. It's a matter of scale as well. If you take it down a notch or two then it's doable

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  • morriss 17 Feb 2012 06:53:15 70,980 posts
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    I'm not creative enough, but I were going to convert the loft at one stage and the missus wants all the LEGO up there as it's cluttering up the bedroom...

    hehe

    MOAR!
  • Tonka 17 Feb 2012 07:19:38 20,428 posts
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    MOAR!!

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  • morriss 18 Feb 2012 18:36:11 70,980 posts
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    Back from Copenhagen, great trip. Loads of stuff there. Oceans of loose LEGO for kids to wade and play in. The Fan Zone Naboo Diorama was the highlight.

    However, no DC Universe, no early peeks at Summer releases. Shame.

    Although seeing LEGO Minecraft in the flesh was fun.
  • localnotail 18 Feb 2012 18:45:28 23,093 posts
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    Minifigure?

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • barchetta 18 Feb 2012 19:57:20 1,334 posts
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    So... Maybe be a sacriligeous question but with an 8yr old and a 5yr old the question is to glue or not to glue?

    Sure, the sets increase in value in mint condition but that seems irrelevant when faced with the play value some of these sets generate. Buying 2 is out of the question but I've seen too many sets scattered to the corners of the lego storage boxes and have spent hours reclaiming and piecing together landspeeders, plo-koons starship etc.

    Some sets (Star Destroyer midi comes to mind) are clearly aimed at modellors/collectors as they are simply too fragile for continued handling by 'age appropriate' kids.

    Having said that - Lego is infinitely better made than the travesties that are the Dr Who kits from Character Building. Bloody awful and gluing is mandatory.
  • kingcrowbar 18 Feb 2012 20:16:38 917 posts
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    I'd say no glue.

    Assuming normal kits and not Death Star/Star Destroyer the just keep the instructions safe once built. Gives the kids a chance to evolve them into Tie Interceptor/Combine Harvester/Beleville/NinjaGo hybrid monstrosities.

    Main thing I've found is to under no circumstances allow brick buckets to be tipped onto the floor under pain of never getting DS/Barbie/whatever back. Have a couple of these shallow trays from ikea at hand for tipping a third of a bucket in each, which makes it fairly easy to find lightsaber/Wampas drumstick etc.
  • barchetta 18 Feb 2012 20:22:50 1,334 posts
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    Yeah, found the Stanley Tools' 'single layer' multi compartment carry-cases are great for zoning brick types and slide under the sofas. They do mutate their kits but maintaining stock control and preventing vacuum cleaner disasters are a right royal pain in the arse!

    Edited by barchetta at 20:38:01 18-02-2012
  • iokthemonkey 18 Feb 2012 23:15:10 4,664 posts
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    I just started buying the Hero Factory figures. Kind of like Lego Technic but in action figure form. Kind of neat and cool, but I just wish they had back-plates on the figures, as from behind they look like stick men.

    http://that-figures.blogspot.com/

  • Tonka 19 Feb 2012 19:57:38 20,428 posts
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    Never ever glue. It ruins the whole point of LEGO. Your kids are supposed to get bored and take stuff apart and rebuild. And no serious LEGO geek would pay top money for a mint set that has been glued together.

    If you are serious about collecting then you need to keep it MiSB, mint in sealed box.

    I've notcied that the die hards buy three sets. One to build, one to keep and one as backup....

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  • jonsaan 19 Feb 2012 20:58:43 25,352 posts
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    I will sometimes glue the base of a structure to a board. Never the actual bricks. This gives it much need stability for moving around the house. They will still break it but not when moved.

    FCUTA!

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