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  • Lego WANT of the Day
  • Premier Icon Northwind
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    Some chinese moc stuff… First I ordered this- really like the little buildmoc kits, they’re cheap and cheerful and i have about 50 in my wishlist and… eh, not even sure which ones are still in jffy bags waiting to be built, for sure a little BTTF delorean and a battlestar galactica.

    https://sc01.alicdn.com/kf/Hb8a528045fbe48ff88ea69c183405ea9y.jpg_640x640.jpgLittle

    But that planted a seed so this just arrived:

    https://lepinworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-New-Black-Interceptor-RC-Muscle-Car-Supercar-MOC-35846-Technic-Model-blocks-Building-Blocks-Bricks-2.jpgBig

    (as ever, people have opinions about knockoffs but I’d have bought these from lego, if they existed)

    Premier Icon northernmatt
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    The thing with those Lepin knockoff MOCs is that someone somewhere has put a huge amount of time and effort into creating that design only for Lepin to come along and rip it off without so much as a thank you.

    If you want to build it in Lego buy the instructions off the designer and buy the parts off Bricklink. Even if you just bought the instructions then get the Lepin kit at least the money goes back to the person that put in the effort in the first place not some shady Chinese business.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    northernmatt
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    If you want to build it in Lego buy the instructions off the designer and buy the parts off Bricklink.

    I tried that, and it was ridiculously expensive. I’m sure it can work if you already have a lot of the parts or can work around scarce parts, but doing it from scratch wasn’t viable at all.

    What I have done, is contacted people selling the designs though a couple of times. Most didn’t answer. One dude actually had an agreement with buildmoc for his designs. Another did not have any agreement but was still happy that they were being made. One guy happily admitted he didn’t design it at all and was just reselling it too, and I don’t think there’s any real way to avoid that if you go the “buy the design” route? The results were so variable that I just moved on from that.

    But I was happy to buy the design of my little warhammer dreadnought and to use the chinese kit just for the parts, because it’s so cool.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Oooops. Wandered down the wrong aisle in Tesco.

    Premier Icon twonks
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    Hers and his Lego 😀

    Premier Icon bullandbladder
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    Free Speed Champions McLaren on the cover of this months’ Top Gear mag (only in Tesco and Sainsbury’s).
    https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/special-offer-free-lego-mclaren-elva-new-top-gear-magazine

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Finished my shuttle build on Saturday, and I really like it. Goes together very nicely, some great features and looks brilliant. Also given me some great techniques to use on my own builds. Sits proudly with my Saturn V and Eagle Lunar Module. Not sure if the ISS would work with it…?

    I would really love to see more in this area/theme – Vostok and Soyuz would be amazing, as they have a hugely different appearance to NASA’s craft.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Which would you say was your favourite of the three? Most satisfying build etc?

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Probably the shuttle… I really enjoyed the Eagle Lunar Module though too.

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    I saw this lego based maths question on another forum:

    you are collecting Lego mini figures. There are 12 unique figures to collect. They come in sealed mystery bags of 1, and let’s say there is an equal probability of any of them being in that bag.

    what is the probability of getting a full set of 12 unique figures if you buy 20 bags.

    Hoping the Venn diagram of lego/stw/mathematician is full overlap!

    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    I have found the easy way to get the lego figure you want is to ask the lego shop staff as they can tell them by feel

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Might be of interest, just popped up on my faceache feed:

    https://lelightgo.com/collections/new-arrivals-1/products/light-kit-for-10283

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Premier Icon Daffy
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    If anyone might be interested, I’m about to list my UCS Millennium Falcon for sale.

    Premier Icon Freester
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    It was my lad’s 10th birthday on Sat. He’s been lusting over the Mandalorian Razer Crest for over a year. I think one got released, then ended and were going for stupid money on Ebay/ Amazon etc, then a new one got released recently.

    Not cheap. And it’s gotta be said I found it hard to justify that sort of expense on Lego. But the whole family chipped in.

    He’s built it and loves it. It seems really neat. Lots of little details, cubby holes, features. And a Grogu mini figure. Pics later…

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I think I need that airwolf.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    CoolAF isn’t it. I think I’d want same-scale Blue Thunder as the other bookend.

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    I think I need that airwolf.

    Yep!

    CoolAF isn’t it. I think I’d want same-scale Blue Thunder as the other bookend.

    Yep again!

    Premier Icon jamj1974
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    Might be of interest, just popped up on my faceache feed:

    That’s very cool!

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Premier Icon peterno51
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    That’s proper Star Wars / Lego, niche that is.

    Premier Icon creakingdoor
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    That Cantina set will undoubtedly prove popular, but it’s not for me.
    I’m out…

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    The Cantina has been around for a while, quite like it but not in the want list, prefer the vehicles and ships. Just finishing my train from Solo but got to knock two inches off the length, space on the shelf is only 47 inches.

    I keep watching the Liebherr on Smith’s toys go up and down, at £275 @ the moment, rrp is £399. Also watching a 10 Kg bag of Lego on Ebay, starting bid is £100, it’s in it’s 3rd realist, £10 per Kg is pretty good for lego just wondering whether to put in a cheeky offee.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    I keep watching the Liebherr on Smith’s toys go up and down

    was £257 last month on Zavvi, cheapest ever was just before Christmas £228 at CostCo! Almost bit at that price but, after spending ages building in, what are you actually gonna do with it 🤣. But then I have no real interest in Technic these days.

    The Cantina set is amazing, but a real odd one from Lego IMO. It’s a playset not a display set, even as much as I love Lego I’m not going to sit there recreating scenes from ANH 😂 Still I’m sure there are a few lucky kids who’ve been bought it.

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    Just finished the x-wing to go with my star wars collection. Not the most exciting build (bit repetitive on wings) but looks great. Opening wings action is nice.

    Just need to sort out a display. And decide what’s next – any suggestions?

    Premier Icon turboferret
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    DHL have just delivered 🙂

    Look forward to building it into something fun

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Gunship
    Gonna need a bigger shelf, 74cm wing to wing.

    Premier Icon spacemonkey
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    Hmm, £330 for that gunship is a lot of moolah. It’s big but it sure looks rather dull IMO. Reckon it’ll look better in the flesh.

    Premier Icon holdsteady
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    I collect classic Space Lego from when I was a kid in late 1970s/early 1980s, my kids like Harry Potter and Star Wars lego and it’s not often I see many new lego releases that I really want for myself until I saw the Seinfeld Lego, hopefully they will sell the minifigures separately.

    https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/seinfeld-21328?ef_id=EAIaIQobChMIov-m4Y758QIVj77tCh0j6gGeEAAYASAAEgLWe_D_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!933!3!534674155678!p!!g!!lego%20seinfeld&cmp=KAC-INI-GOOGEU-GO-GB-EN-RE-PS-BUY-CREATE-IDEAS-SHOP-BP-BM-RN-SEINFELD

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Well, I always wanted a Porsche, but Jnr got their before me with a 911 collectors edition:

    He gets “achievement” points at school, with 200 resulting in a golden tie. Of an entire Secondary there’s about 5 per school year (180 kids per year group). Anyway he got 196 so actually a miss. But, he got a glowing school report and an honours badge in music, so we decided on what has obviously been a tricky year 7 to reward him with the Porsche anyway.

    Floor pan is done, I’ll post a pic once he’s finished.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Well, if this doesn’t just scream STW then I’ve got nothing.

    https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/volkswagen-t2-camper-van-10279

    Premier Icon beamers
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    Well, if this doesn’t just scream STW then I’ve got nothing.

    https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/volkswagen-t2-camper-van-10279

    That looks fantastic!

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Does look quite good in the flesh, saw it when in went in on Sunday to buy the LAAT.

    Premier Icon labsey
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    The LAAT is amazing, just don’t have the shelf space for it.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Yeah I am wondering where it’s going to go.

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    Sadly the Gunship does nothing for me. In many respects it reminds me of the Star Destroyer…too symmetrical, full of thin plates, too big to really keep anywhere.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    That T2 is in the bag. It’ll go nicely next to my T1.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Is it just me or is that Bay just not good? I mean, fair enough, it’s a hard shape to do with lego but they just seem to have gone “it’s impossible to do the curves right so we’ll just half-ass everything”. Why are the a-pillars vertical? Why are the lights and spare tyre so low down? (it looks almost like they designed the front then had to add an extra row of bricks above it). And the forehead!

    I really like the functionality and the rear’s pretty good but it’s basically not got any of the iconic shape that makes a bay.

    It does on the other hand look like the entire cast of Bob’s Burgers.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    One thousand?

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