The LEGO Thread

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

  1. Juraash

    Juraash Well-Known Member

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    I'm like 99.9% sure the wands would fit, just not snuggly. Their thickest part fits perfectly in a minifig hand. You'd need something behind the technic pieces to hold them in place. Alternatively, something like...the same brick with an axle hole or the 1X1 headlight might work better holding the wand piece without some sort of assembly behind it.
     
  2. OCProwl

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    I redesigned the “core” module this week and I’m very happy with how it turned out.
    • The orientation is flipped 90 degrees so it’s more stable and doesn’t need brackets
    • The front and rear 3mm holes on the sides are 1 unit closer together for stability reasons
    • Instead of a single wheel in the center, there’s now one on both the far front and rear (so it can balance and roll straight with no other modules attached)
    • Added a little articulated exhaust pipe
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  4. Gen. Magnus

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  5. CyrDraconis

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    Huh. Monkey Kid has not been my thing since the start, but the big city set is intriguing - I had/have neither the space nor budget for the various Ninjago City modulars, but that looks like it might sit in that niche slightly more economically.
     
  6. Capirus

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    It's an expensive time to be a Monkie Kid collector...

    I was thinking the same thing. It's like a mini-modular with lots of cool details.
     
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    picked up the Charle Dickens A Christmas Carol set at a local collector show yesterday
     
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  8. NightCabbage

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    My main problem with the Monkie Kid sets in general is that, while many of them look pretty cool and have nice designs, they don't have enough features/functions for my taste.

    For example, the Galactic Explorer, it should do more things, transform maybe, somethign with the wings, split apart into multiple ships, etc. But it doesn't really do very much.
     
  9. OCProwl

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  10. Vector Oracle

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  11. Autoclot

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    Just landed :) 

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    I may make a start on the big guy later today :) 
     
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  12. deusxanime

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    For those who got the UCS AT-AT, there is a possible section that will not be able to be taken apart once it is together. Brickset article here. Not sure if that is by design or if Lego will address it (like Wall-E's neck was), so you may or may not want to wait on putting it together depending if that matters to you or not.

    I got mine today as well, but have no immediate plans for building so I'll wait and see. Still waiting for the other GWP though since they got shipped separately and haven't arrived yet.
     
  13. Capirus

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    Huh. Not a fan of that myself. I wonder why it's built that way. Stability or just an oversight?
     
  14. tfcrafter

    tfcrafter Customizer and LEGO MOCer

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    I think oversight. Lego tends to avoid doing this stuff in newer sets.
     
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  17. supervir2

    supervir2 Feels like the kid in Big everyday.

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    They’ve already all won the vote and have been/are being produced.
     
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    I don't think those assemblies are as permanent as the article claims. In the first instance, the assembly is hollow through the orange pin side. So a long rod piece (or flex tube), or a wooden toothpick or skewer should be able to push out the axle.

    And then for the undercarriage marriage, you should be able to disassemble enough around the "hips" that you can just pull directly on the Technic beams and loosen things up that way.
     
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    By the power invested in me, I pronounce you gear and suspension. You may now kiss the frame.
     
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  20. Autoclot

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    Thanks for that - I'm coming up on that stage myself and although I tend not to dismantle sets, it's useful to know. Looking ahead in the instructions, it does appear to solely be as the article suggested in that it prevents the orange pin from being pushed out when connecting it in step 171, which looks as if it can be just as easily achieved by holding the grey pin in while connecting the piece in that step.
     
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