LEGO Nostalgia

I have the original model of the Sopwith Camel. It's really nifty, but certainly not as well crafted as the newest iteration probably is. The stickers probably don't peel with age - unless that's common with the newer models too. But it's been built for at least ten years, I think. It and the Red Baron. Unfortunately the original model of the Millennium Falcon did not survive it's fall from our piano during an earthquake.

So, I broke down and went hunting for the Sopwith Camel. B&N didn't have it, but they DID have Falling Water. So, not only did I buy that, I ordered a Sopwith Camel when I got home. /weak

I will photograph each set extensively and share.

To start things out, here we go:

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tuffalobuffalo wrote:

To start things out, here we go:

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/QprEM0Dl.jpg)

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

So, I broke down and went hunting for the Sopwith Camel. B&N didn't have it, but they DID have Falling Water. So, not only did I buy that, I ordered a Sopwith Camel when I got home. /weak

I will photograph each set extensively and share. :)

Wait...is that the Sopwith Camel or Falling Water?

Cod wrote:

Wait...is that the Sopwith Camel or Falling Water? ;)

Well, Luke did end up in a swamp, so I guess he did Fall *in* Water. Maybe it was a typo?

Heheh... Still have to finish Falling Water.

Here we go:

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So yeah, I got this on Monday. Saving it for the weekend.

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tuffalobuffalo wrote:

So yeah, I got this on Monday. Saving it for the weekend.

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You sir, have more willpower than I!

I'm conflicted as to whether this will be hugely entertaining or entirely awful.

Morgan Freeman? Check!
Batman? Check!
Animation straight out of Robot Chicken? Check!

What's not to like?

Paying $8 a ticket plus $20 in refreshments for what turns out to be a 90-minute commercial with no discernable plot and stale, overused jokes?

Katy wrote:

Paying $8 a ticket plus $20 in refreshments for what turns out to be a 90-minute commercial with no discernable plot and stale, overused jokes?

:old:

So, just like every other major kids movie then. Gotcha.

How did I not see this thread before?

I have over 500 sets. I just ordered the MBA Level 4 http://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-Master-Builder-Academy-Invention-Designer-20215.

I guess I should take some pics...

And just for posterity, here is my drunk-ass LEGO post from earlier today.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

This photo turned out rather well.

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Try and guess which LEGO model I'm working on. :)

I will really enjoy finishing the model at some point.

PRG013 wrote:

I guess I should take some pics...

That's what this thread is all about now. Do it!

Too late for this?

One of the nice things about the newer Lego models is that they have started labeling bags by number. Instead of looking through 1000 pieces, you only need to go bag by bag. It saves a lot of time.

Aristophan wrote:

One of the nice things about the newer Lego models is that they have started labeling bags by number. Instead of looking through 1000 pieces, you only need to go bag by bag. It saves a lot of time.

I used to go crazy with the old Castle sets. Before they labeled bags and before they would highlight what pieces you needed for the current step. Sure they would highlight a complex piece, but that was it.

I used to sit and stare playing Where's Waldo? with the instructions trying to figure out what changed.

IMAGE(http://www.brickinstructions.com/06000/6080/011.jpg)

This was my very first castle set #6080. I still own it.

PRG013 wrote:

This was my very first castle set #6080. I still own it.

My brother had that one. I had the Knight's Castle #6073. Still have it too.

This just showed up at my job:
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Quintin_Stone wrote:
PRG013 wrote:

This was my very first castle set #6080. I still own it.

My brother had that one. I had the Knight's Castle #6073. Still have it too.

My brother had the Black Monarch's Castle, too! I helped him build it many times.

I finished the Sopwith Camel last night. What a wonderful set that is. LEGOs continue to blow my mind. I'll take some photos when I get a chance.

Edit: I see that isn't the Black Monarch's one. The Black Monarch one definitely took ideas from the King's Castle.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:
PRG013 wrote:

This was my very first castle set #6080. I still own it.

My brother had that one. I had the Knight's Castle #6073. Still have it too.

My brother had the Black Monarch's Castle, too! I helped him build it many times.

I finished the Sopwith Camel last night. What a wonderful set that is. LEGOs continue to blow my mind. I'll take some photos when I get a chance.

Edit: I see that isn't the Black Monarch's one. The Black Monarch one definitely took ideas from the King's Castle.

I also have the Black Monarch's Castle, Dungeon Master's Castle, Black Falcon's Fortress and 500 other sets. I can't part with them. My wife want's me to sell them so we can pay some bills. I told her that when I die, our son (PRG013B) can have them and do what he wants.

He told her he wasn't going to sell them either!

BTW: Dungeon Master's Castle #6086 was renamed to Black Knight's Castle. My box says Dungeon Master's Castle.

Ha, my memory was way off on that one.

Here are a few photos of my finished Sopwith Camel. It's a mind-blowing set.

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Just came back from watching Porco Rosso in the theatre. Keep me away from that set.

Edit: Good depth of field BTW.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Here are a few photos of my finished Sopwith Camel. It's a mind-blowing set.

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/tvipN6a.jpg)

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/jUUZiE3.jpg)

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Amazing. Where is Snoopy?

Gravey wrote:

Just came back from watching Porco Rosso in the theatre. Keep me away from that set.

Awesome. I can't wait to see Miyazaki's latest film, Kaze Tachinu, which centers around the Mitsubishi Zero. If LEGO ever did a Zero or Spitfire model, I would buy all of them. I think that the Spitfire is the most beautiful airplane ever made.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I think that the Spitfire is the most beautiful airplane ever made.

I can't argue with that.

Sounds great!