The LEGO Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Boy who screams, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well the lot of Lego I bought is a bust. So far I've identified half a dozen sets and each one is missing parts or most of, if not all the mini figures. Don't think I'll be able to complete a single set. I may have some of these wrong though, but pretty sure its these ones going ny what parts I have.

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    Pretty much only have 10% of this set, I have half the train, the battery pack, most of the red truck, no track or any of the green structure or any other train parts though, so not 100% it sthis set unles another set has the same yellow train front end.

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    Missing 90% of the minifigures except spongebobs hat and maybe the swords

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    Missing the minifigures

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    At least one crocodile tail missing

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    Missing the asteroid field
     
  2. Toker

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    That's some really garbage luck or poor QC. I don't think I've ever had a Lego set missing pieces in the hundreds I've opened, including Ninjago City and UCS MF.
     
  3. supervir2

    supervir2 Feels like the kid in Big everyday.

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    They got a bunch of loose Lego secondhand
     
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  4. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, it was a big loose lot, sorry for the lack of explaining lol
     
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    picked up Bro Thor New Asgard set at Target
     
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  6. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    Decided to finally buy and build the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts sets! My daughter was sooooo excited. We stayed up all last night building Lego, and watching Harry Potter on Plex, it was so fun! This thing is a blast to build, so many unique pieces and design of the castle. Espeically the Astronomy Tower, we started with that one since it looked the coolest.

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    I think that was all the sets except for Hagrids hut right? And the newer 20th anniversary ones which I may buy a few of but havnt decided yet.
     
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  7. MatrixOfWumbo

    MatrixOfWumbo I see you

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  8. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    I wonder if they cherry picked the train parts. Lego Train fans are a bit obsessive, and the loose parts can be pricey.
     
  9. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    I just ended up selling the whole lot for $100 bucks on Facebook. Now some peoples grandkids will enjoy it all and I doubled my money. Everyone wins!

    And I really wanted to build some Lego. Hence the Hogwarts posted above! :p 
     
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    Ok so I did some more research on the massive amount of MOC KO Ironman builds which leads me to going one of 2 routes to create a massive as close to 50cm tall moc as possible.
    Route1:
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    take these 3 and mix together to get the desired height plus all the weapons. The big HBIM is 1450pcs

    or

    Route2:
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    I mix these 2 to get the desired height and mix the weapons. The giant War Machine is 1418pcs incase anyone's curious

    Ultimately the goal is to kinda moc up a Mechakong to go against Mechagodzilla. I spent hrs searching for a Mecha King Kong using various names and came up empty so this just seems like the easier route
     
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  11. Fleebnork

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    Just FYI, the new 20th sets aren’t the same style and aren’t modular with the Hogwarts sets you have there. They’re doing a whole different modular style with the 20th sets.
     
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    As someone who owns most the regular and 20th Hogwarts sets, I can tell you they are all compatible with each other, they just look different on the outside. The 20th sets are more modular on their own, but they have the same technic pin connection system as the older sets.
     
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    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's Lego!

    It's all compatible!
     
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  14. Geof7609

    Geof7609 Brake Pioneer

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    Got this myself yesterday and, while I'm not sure it's really a $30 value, I love how it looks assembled.

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  15. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Browsing/Not Buying

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    ^^^I had no idea that was a thing…

    …and now I too must have it.
     
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    there's a joke about them playing PS4 in 2025 bcuz the PS5 is still sold out
     
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    I did not use the word "compatible".

    The 20th Anniversary sets are built in 8xN modular chunks that can be stacked vertically. Some have doors or slides that connect through when you mix them with other sets.

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    The earlier movie-style sets are not designed to stack vertically, and are not... modular... with that system.

    I know what Lego is, and what Technic pins are, thanks.

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  18. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    The little one and I got two sets done!! Shit, this thing is already bigger than I expected lol so much for it all fitting on top of my display case there.

    Looks sick though!

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  19. Fleebnork

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    The Great Hall set is really good. I managed to get it on sale at Walmart along with the clock tower set.

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  20. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Red and black red and black

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    The Porsche 911 Turbo, or more specifically, a Porsche 930 based on the inspiration Lego used. A mid to late 70s 911 Turbo, and it can ALSO be made into a late 70s 911 Targa, a hard top convertible.

    I was excited to get this set and over the weekend I finally bit and I definitely don't regret it. Another amazing car designed by Mike Psiaki, along with the Mustang GT. Coming in at 1458 pieces, the Creator sized 911 is a Porsche fan's dream. The most immediate thing is that Lego practically NAILED the shaping. The Mustang was a great set with a great set of features, but parts of the car suffered in the shape department. Mike worked magic here however. The curves and shapes on this car is absolutely amazing. It's got less features than the Mustang, but enough to be satisfying. The hood opens, the rear hatch opens to reveal the engine, the front wheels are linked to the steering wheel, doors open, though they don't have an over-travel stop, and the seats move forward for access to the back passenger seats.

    Did I mention, no stickers? Everything's a print on this thing.

    What really gets me is that there's a lot of amazing techniques in play here. It's something you gotta build, or at least, the instructions browsed through.

    I'd show you pics of the Targa...but unlike the Mustang the difference between the Targa and the Turbo isn't something easily swappable. It does require a not-insignificant amount of disassembly and rebuilding. One really great feature is the ease of removal of the rear axle. You see, the 911 Turbo has a wider rear wheel base than the 911 Targa. Thus Lego designed the rear axle to be easily removed as an individual unit. Really cool stuff. Because of the need to rebuild, and the fact that I'm not the biggest convertible fan, I haven't done the Targa. Oh right. The Turbo comes with black rims, which is partially accurate to the real car, and the Targa comes with silver rims in it's build.

    Anyways. I fell in love with the Mustang, and the Porsche is falling in love all over again. Just love this car and this model. Time for pics!

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