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Man, I loved me some LEGO growing up.
Forestmen were my favorite range, particularly this set:
But my favorite single set was this one:
What were your favorite sets?
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Pro is five years old. Karmajay has won it thrice, including back-to-back as of today. Does that qualify as a dynasty? -- Grumpicus
2012, 2015, 2016
Do want! But... $700? Not possible... Sigh. And where would I display it?
The two sides to every story are true and false, not yours and theirs. Facts are not political; lies are. - Deven Green (Mrs. Betty Bowers)
It was Father's Day last Sunday here in Australia. I finished putting together my gift tonight. Pretty happy with this one!
My feeble attempts at game development.
So much grey!
My favourite part of the Star Wars universe has always been the military aspect (unlike most people who love the Jedi/the Force), and I've always wanted to get into tabletop wargaming (although I've never had the time/money to do so).
Over the past couple of years I've been building up my collection to make my own Lego Rebel Alliance tabletop army.
It's about an company sized unit consisting of a mix of infantry and fast-attack vehicles.
(from left to right)
-Company Commander (centre)
Each 4 man fireteam is made up of 3 rifleman and 1 specialist. Each rifleman is armed with a A280 semi-automatic blaster rifle and the specialist is armed with either a E-17d sniper rifle (designated marksman) or PLX-1 missile launcher (anti-armour)
Specialist team meant for scouting and covert operations consisting a wookie-crossbow stealth operator, a long range sniper, a re-programmed Separatist BX-series commando droid, and a close combat specialist.
Heavy Weapons team
The heavy weapons team utilizes some of the most advanced prototype technology the Alliance has to offer. Consisting of 3 heavy weapons specialists armed with 2 PLX-1 missile launcher's and a heavy repeating blaster rifle to lay down suppressing fire. Each heavy weapons specialist has heavy body armour and early-prototype blast helmets that would later be worn by Resistance infantryman over 30 years later.
Along with the specialists the team also consists of an spotter and an early prototype BB droid used for acquiring targets and triangulating trajectories.
An oversized team of 9 close-combat specialists armed with jump-packs and dual wielding EC-17 hold-out blaster pistols.
Heavy Swoop bike quad
A team of 3 heavy swoop bikes. Two of them are twin-seaters with a rare facing heavy blaster cannon while another is a single seater with twin forward facing canons
Speeder bike squad
A team of 3 armed speeder bikes. Each are armed with a single blaster to take on enemy infantry
The Rebel Alliance is always pressed to find armoured support, so the technical is the perfect stop-gap. It can't take on an AT-AT but it is cheap & speedy which is perfect for Alliance hit-and-fade tactics. A civilian speeder with a rear mounted repeating blaster.
Security troopers attached to the Alliance Navy meant for security duties when the company is in transit and to act as MP's as the need arises. They are all armed with standard DH-17 blaster pistols
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Very, very cool! Love the differentiated roles.
That's awesome! Are they all actual Lego parts? There are some helmets in there I feel like I haven't seen before, but I haven't seen everything Lego has released.
How did I live before digital distribution of old, cheap games?
You did live before digital distribution of old, cheap games. Now you just play games.
Does Mega Construx replace missing parts for free like lego does?
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I found the request page. Unfortunately the part I need isn't listed. I guess they aren't as good with getting missing parts as lego is.
I always use Lego minifigs in tabletop RPG games also!
Random thing I learned tonight. LEGO redesigned the Las Vegas skyline set because it originally contained the Mandalay Bay hotel. They redesigned it following the gun massacre there.
I love this set, actually. I like the Architecture skyline sets in general and I think this one in particular has a beautiful characterization of the Bellagio.
On a slightly D&D note it also highlights a random way we accept gun violence as normal and move on.
Review of the Bellagio set here.
EDIT: Nothing to see here. Just a desperate race to finish the Saturn V after it has been mangled.
Mangled? OMG nooooooo!!!!
I was up to bag 6 of 13 when a deep inside piece fell inside the rocket, and I had to pull off quite a bit of exterior while trying to extract it.
I don't know where the errant piece came from or where it is supposed to go, but it was rattling around in there and I just couldn't have that.
I thought I could keep track of the exterior pieces, but it got weird, fast.
A little mangled, but we can rebuild.
I had a problem with a piece that was oriented wrong, in the first stage. It did not show itself until I was assembling the engine sections, so I had to kind of tear a hole in the side panels and pinch and pull to get it out and reorient it. Scary moment after when I realized I still had a handful of parts and no instructions as such, but I was able to get everything back into place by looking at the other armatures nearby.
Glad you got it sorted.
It is an amazing build, and with a few modifications, it would be a super technical Technic.
I don't know how to strip out the gif and post it directly. But it's about a guy creating audio and braille Lego instructions for blind kids. Super cool.
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^ That is fantastic!
I picked up instructions for the Alien Xenomorph from BuildBetterBricks.com and the results were great. It's the first time I've tried non-Lego-made instructions. It worked out pretty well - there were a couple confusing parts in there but mostly it was as easy as regular Lego instructions. The worst part of the whole thing was actually using Bricklink to purchase the parts I didn't already have. I had to go through four different sellers, all in wildly different locations (one in Switzerland!), and the site itself is really confusing. In the end though it's an awesome model!
Wow, $12 for the instructions? How much did the parts cost you?
Rainsmercy you are my hero.
Rainsmercy is my hero.
Rainsmercy, if I say you're my hero do I get to be in your sig?
I like the acid hole in the floor. It’s a nice touch.
Certis: Quintin is both smart and attractive.
Fedaykin98: Good lord, I wouldn't have expected brilliance like that from that nemeslut Quintin Stone!
Yonder: It's weird to say this, but Quintin Stone may be the wisest person here.
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Daaaang! That's beautiful. I want it.