Saturday, March 17, 2018

A previous cargo ship MOC, made better

Sometimes the outcome of the imposition of a set of rules fails to match the original intent.  In these cases, either changing or making exceptions to those rules is the most constructive path forward.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Nope, not a good LEGO cargo ship MOC

Alright I am definitely tying my hands a bit too much now.  The collection of non-negotiable requirements I placed on this build forced it into a fairly specific shape & layout that unfortunately could not look good.  Looking at it with the almighty hindsight I actually feel most of it was done right at a high level, with fine details always being debatable.  The problem was all in the constraints.  Without those constraints, though, I'd have a ship in official LEGO style, with the deck level area of the superstructure being 1/2 the height of a minifig, and absolutely no consideration for how figures could potentially get up to the bridge.  I have, in fact, begun to find some of the limits of what can be accomplished with LEGO, with consideration for minifigs, at a reasonable size.  Making everything much bigger would solve all of these issue, but also completely break New Jang City as I'd end up with only 4-6 buildings and 1 ship taking up the entire room! Things that make ya go "Hmm."

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The vehicle MOC streak continues!

Still three more official LEGO City/Town vehicles got kicked out of my city for good in an abbreviated building session.  One of the replacements this time is indeed a as much of a duplicate as it appears above, but it still does its job!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

LEGO Rollback / Flatbed Car Carrier Truck MOC

As promised just a day ago, here's a new vehicle recovery build to kick yet another official LEGO set out of New Jang City for good!

Mega Construx Destiny DO Hunter & FWC Titan Armory sets at last

You'd think these two small single-figure sets were made of pure, concentrated unobtanium the way they've sold for $70+ US on eBay.  They were just another pair of victims of the most exceptional of limited distribution from Mega that seems to strike every 20th product or so.  I held off making an aftermarket purchase for a long time, and thankfully many other potential buyers did too, prompting prices to start to slip down to the outer limits of reasonability.

Monday, March 12, 2018

One more official LEGO build heads to the scrapyard

I've had the tow truck from set 60132 sitting in my MOC ideas bin for over a year now, waiting to be replaced by a custom build.  Finally I've gotten around to it, and soon I'll follow up with a MOC to take the place of the flatbed carrier from the even older set 60097.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

You Told Me What To Build again

There was a clear winner in this most recent round of suggestion gathering, so I ran with it.  It was a bit more of a struggle than last time, but I don't think the result is as bad as I made it out to be.

I'll be doing another of these builds soon, but this time I won't yet need another round of comments as there was a very strong second-place finisher this most recent time and I'm ready to try that challenge straight away.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Avengers: Infinity War wave 1 minifig collection

Many of you asked for a single video focusing on just the figures from all six of the IW sets and I'm happy to be able to oblige and appreciate the suggestions.  It's a larger volume of mostly good figures than I had realized and it's nice to take a step back at another valuable collection you can amass while going for all of the Infinity Stones.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

LEGO Mini Ultimate Batmobile 30526 review & combination model

Pictured above is not the build from the polybag I'm reviewing today.  Rather, it's the combination of all three official build options, made possible when you buy three of the same polybag, or if you just have the spare parts already at your disposal.  The video does cover the single-set main build, plus each of the alternates, plus the super-combo.

Tell Me What To Build #02!

The first attempt at this concept went pretty swimmingly, and now that I've completed most of the recently-mentioned cleanup & maintenance tasks (yes! yay!), I'm ready to give this another shot.