Micro space base from only 10 pieces (I built some time ago).
Haha, count the huge baseplate as only one piece, very clever :P
Did you win?
Pretty decent minimalism.
Yes, nice space hills for a cost of only one piece ;P
It's not entirely done yet. Basically I hid the battery pack in the trunk where the Porsche bag normally goes and ran the wires for one set of lights through the cabin to the rear.
I'm going to try to get the other line running through the front to illuminate the fog lights. I'd do the main headlights, but they're backed by a solid black strut I'd need to remove to get the LED behind the transparent disc and I don't want to do that because it will probably expose the wiring too much.
OK, I'll say it — it's a nice story but that tattoo is really terrible. Look at those crooked, poorly drawn lines.
I don't come to /sub/lego for this much feels. That's beautiful man. Stay strong.
That is a poorly executed tattoo
I was thinking that too at first, but then I was wondering if maybe it was just a style choice? The shading doesn't look that bad, surely someone who can manage that can do cleaner lines if that's what they intended.
What's with the downvotes?
Thanks OP for posting the info. Especially nice since I live here. I'm not picking one up, but if I was, I'd appreciate the info.
Just hoping to help out fellow collectors.. the other store in SD had people lined up since 6am and when I called at 730 line was full... this one is still pretty empty. Hopefully someone sees it and it makes their weekend better ..
Thank You! Thank you! Drove an hour and a half and picked one up at this store!!!
...and yet you remain unmurdered and with a house that isn't covered in white plates & tiles (ie, LEGO goose crap :). Bloody miracle that is. :P
I'm scared to go into the LEGO room now.
I love how this is so far off the usual AFOL stuff. It has a very "traditional Lego" feel, if that makes sense.
the LEGO room...
I knew there is something missing in my house...just didn’t know what until now.
I've always been a fan of LEGO from a rather young age. But once I turned 15, my parents decided to give away ALL my LEGO to their godson for his 6th birthday. I was pretty bummed at the time, but it the end I realised he really enjoyed playing with my old collection. So I chalked it up being a good thing in the end.
Fast forward 20 years and having only bought a single set during that time (VW Campervan), I somehow stumbled across LEGO Ideas and saw the Old Fishing Store. I was completely blown away by its detail, and after ordering that set, I had to know if LEGO had other building sets of similar calibre.
That's when I discovered the Modular Building series and that I'm 10 years behind the game! Looking through the catalogue, from the Cafe Corner to Assembly Square, it was like reconnecting with a long lost friend in LEGO, and I wanted to catch up on old time!
I've now made it my mission to play catch up and complete the series, acknowledging that this is a monumental task (let alone an expensive one).
Recently, I discovered a collector was downsizing his collection and had a storage unit full of LEGO sealed sets. I managed to pick out all the Modulars he had available and parted with my hard earned money. And now, these are the fruits of my labour.
Overall, I'm really happy with this haul and ready to get stuck into something, especially after missing out on the MF UCS pre-orders.
The hardest part now is figuring out which one to build first!
Out of interest, what did you pay?
I'm jealous of that shopping emporium.
Fellow modular-bitten here. Obvious suggestion, I know, but you could build in set order. Two thoughts on this...
I found that doing this helped me appreciate the evolution in the design technique and depth in detail. Earlier sets weren't completely furnished internally, for example. I think, though, they started awesome and just got more awesome. I believe I'll be receiving Assembly Square for Christmas. ;)
You're missing the Green Grocer and Fire Brigade? Here is a complete list. I had to get them all, even the somewhat controversial Market Street. (I'll also confess that, to save money, I might not have bought genuine LEGO for the retired sets.)
I am so happy for you, and would suggest you savor every step. It's way too easy to rush (I still do, on occasion). Very happy building!
Spaceship! Spaceship! SPACESHIP!
Nope... too huge to build spaceship for them.
Seemed like a few people liked my previous post, so I thought I'd build the whole collection and show it off.
EDIT: whoops, missed my Spy Trak! I'll add tomorrow!
Such a great theme and really good sets. The base is the weakest one in my opinion, but still not bad. Love the proportions on the ships, they are somehow just so...perfect.
Didn't have the Blacktron baddies in with these...in another box elsewhere.
So many good memories with these, I had fun remembering all the little details during the build too. Moving parts everywhere on each set and the black/blue/red accent combo is still looking good after all these years. Classic Lego at its best.
man, these are some awesome sets!
Those were my absolute FAVORITES! I need to rescue my old legos from Mom & Pops and rebuild some of that stuff...
Haha! Good lateral thinking.
He's really using his head.
Credit to /u/pumpkinsunrise for the awesome koi pond idea, I hope you don't mind me using that in this build! Original post for that is here
Ninjago city is the biggest set I own, but it wasn't big enough! I wanted to expand so as to create that modular feeling without using actual modulars. I'm hoping to build another section since I enjoyed this so much.
Wow it looks like a genuine expansion. Well done
Wow, that is fantastic.
I bet if someone hadn't seen the original set before they couldn't pick the real one.