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    1. 06-30-2009 08:16 PM #36
      My latest creation:


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      07-01-2009 11:08 AM #37
      Quote, originally posted by dr_spock »
      My latest creation:

      [img]http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l270/dr_spock_888/lego/Picture3001.jpg[img]


      LOL, that's awesome... I wish I had the buckets and buckets of Lego bricks from my childhood. I have my daughter into it, but everything we have thus far is from kits and built that way. I guess I need to find someone with a big old bucket trying to give it away...

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    3. 07-01-2009 01:16 PM #38

      I wish I had more pics, but I was having too much fun, but you can see alot more rom the event on Flickr


      My Brickworld display section:

      It is a techno concert based in a soccer stadium, the stadium lights up fully, the stage lights up, there are built in speakers and a sub, hooks up to an ipod.


      the other part of my display, every building lights up with LED! as well as the camp fire, it uses the LED and circuit board out of a flameless candle!

      I'll have pics of the stadium lit up once I unpack it and set it back up at home.


    4. 07-06-2009 11:22 PM #39
      That's amazing. How long did it take you to build?

    5. 07-07-2009 06:34 AM #40
      Man.. there are so many little details that stands out!

      I would've loved to see all of it in person... Was this whole section yours?
      That stadium is simply incredible! The Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and the road repair crew are all just what makes Lego so special.

      PS, is that the limited edition wind power generator in the background?

      Thanks for sharing!


    6. 07-07-2009 11:24 AM #41
      Quote, originally posted by Blanchemont »
      Man.. there are so many little details that stands out!

      I would've loved to see all of it in person... Was this whole section yours?
      That stadium is simply incredible! The Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and the road repair crew are all just what makes Lego so special.

      PS, is that the limited edition wind power generator in the background?

      Thanks for sharing!

      Yep! the whole section is mine, for next year I'm going to double the size.

      glad you like the details! all the kids like to point those out too!

      and about the Windmill, if you cant tell, I have a windmill in my section in the second pic, mine, I built myself, but the one in the background of the first pic, that IS the limited VESTAS Windmill!

      The guy who owns it actually came all the way from Sweden to display his stuff, he had a whole train layout that he had shipped here from Gothenburg!


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      07-09-2009 09:43 AM #42
      Quote, originally posted by dr_spock »
      That's amazing. How long did it take you to build?

      This is the #1 question that you get at a Lego display.

      "How long did it take to build this?"

      "Where do you get all your legos?"

      "Are these kits?"

      "Do you work for Lego?"

      "You sure have a lot of time on your hands"


    8. 07-09-2009 05:21 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by dr_spock »
      That's amazing. How long did it take you to build?

      about 6 months.


    9. 07-09-2009 05:33 PM #44
      Quote, originally posted by Sortafast »

      This is the #1 question that you get at a Lego display.

      "How long did it take to build this?"

      "Where do you get all your legos?"

      "Are these kits?"

      "Do you work for Lego?"

      "You sure have a lot of time on your hands"


      I get that all the time, especially at the Library shows I do where the visitors are not really big LEGO fans.


      well, this is how I answer most of these:

      "How long did it take to build this?"
      - I really dont want to know.
      "Where do you get all your legos?"
      -bricklink, ebay, stores, LEGO store.
      "Are these kits?"
      -No
      "Do you work for Lego?"
      - I wish.
      "You sure have a lot of time on your hands"
      -Not really, I only when I have free time.

      and then you get these questions:

      "how do you transport it all?"
      -Modular sections

      "Is it glued?"
      -No, glue is Blasphemy

      "how many pieces is it?"
      - I dont know, I'm not going to sit there and count every damn piece I put in a MOC

      "can I buy it?"
      No.

      I've had kids come up to me and ask if they can buy the stadium or other very large things I had built.

      here is the conversation:

      kid: "hey, I really really like your stadium."
      me: " oh, thanks"
      kid: "do you want to sell it?"
      me: "well, what is your offer?"
      kid: "50$"
      me: "sorry, unless you had 1000 dollars in your pocket, then we might make a deal, but 50$, no."
      kid: "1000$!?!?!!? really?"
      me: "yes, figure the cost of all the figures, custom made lights, bricks, special parts, German exclusive soccer field bricks, shipping for parts, speakers, etc."
      Kid: "oh, ok, what about that building?
      me: "300$"
      kid: *walks away*


      I get that at least 4 or 5 times a show.


    10. 07-11-2009 05:36 PM #45
      I haven't been to a show before. What are the proper questions to ask?


      Time for another LEGO picture. My latest Lego creation is a crawler drill. It is used to drill blast holes for underground or above ground mining. I think it took 1/2 hour or so to build.


    11. 07-24-2009 12:41 PM #46
      My latest Lego mod. I have added an additional power function M-motor and switch to my 8294 excavator and removed the clutch mechanism. Now each of the 2 linear actuators can be independently controlled.

      http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=8294-1


    12. 07-24-2009 11:11 PM #47
      I have not been building much personal stuff lately because I'm building the LEGO Store displays for the new LEGO Store opening in Orland Park. I would take pictures, but since the Store is not open yet I was told I cannot.

      anyways, here is at least one thing I finished just for fun:

      Matrix Sentinel:




      Modified by Polish Guy at 8:17 PM 7-24-2009


    13. 07-26-2009 12:34 AM #48
      Did you get the pieces from Space Skulls when Lego.com was selling them off at like 50% or more off? I ordered the Boeing Dreamliner.


    14. 07-26-2009 12:40 AM #49
      Quote, originally posted by dr_spock »
      My latest Lego mod. I have added an additional power function M-motor and switch to my 8294 excavator and removed the clutch mechanism. Now each of the 2 linear actuators can be independently controlled.

      After playing a bit I didn't like feel of the switches so I replaced them with the infrared receiver and transmitter.


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      07-26-2009 11:02 AM #50
      Just a heads up, Brickcon is coming soon. Public exhibition October 3-4 in Seattle.

      http://www.brickcon.org/


    16. 07-26-2009 12:00 PM #51
      Quote, originally posted by dr_spock »
      Did you get the pieces from Space Skulls when Lego.com was selling them off at like 50% or more off? I ordered the Boeing Dreamliner.

      nah, that was an Ugly set... I just brickiinked them for a penny a piece, I spent like two dollars total, the rest were parts I already had.


    17. 08-02-2009 01:03 AM #52
      For fun I tried a "in the bag" build. Unfortunately this set came with two pieces outside of the plastic bag. I haven't figured out how to get them into the bag without opening the bag. Ideas?



    18. 08-02-2009 02:19 PM #53
      just tightly press the piece onto the outside of the bag, lol.

    19. 08-10-2009 06:22 PM #54
      Saw an old 1950s video on differentials so I decided to build one as an experiment.



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      08-11-2009 02:58 AM #55

      parents stopped there during their vacation and it happened to be on the day they were debuting the model at the house. got one autographed by the guy who designed the set. pretty neat.

      Quote, originally posted by GT Eye »
      Whoa, I had no idea about the 'Architecture' series

      welcome to the layer cake

    21. 08-11-2009 11:59 AM #56
      Quote, originally posted by n0rdicalex. »

      parents stopped there during their vacation and it happened to be on the day they were debuting the model at the house. got one autographed by the guy who designed the set. pretty neat.

      Very cool! The designer of the set is Adam Reed Tucker, Nice guy, he's kinda local to me and I see him sometimes at the Northbrook LEGO store, and he is the Creator of Brickworld!


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      08-11-2009 10:56 PM #57
      also, i should note the cool book that has information and the directions for the set was all gaffed up in mine. at page 86 the next page was 101 until the model was finished, then it went back to page 99. i had to print the pdf directions for those missing pages.
      welcome to the layer cake

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      08-15-2009 04:32 PM #58
      Just finished this little creation. It's not much, but I like it.

      More here.


    24. 08-15-2009 06:21 PM #59
      Looks great! You made it onto Gizmodo too.

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      08-16-2009 01:50 PM #60
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      Just finished this little creation. It's not much, but I like it.

      You whore.


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      08-16-2009 08:17 PM #61
      Quote, originally posted by Sortafast »

      You whore.

      And you love it.

      Why didn't you get all Voltron up in this thread's area?


    27. 08-16-2009 08:59 PM #62
      here is my latest:

      "It's got a cop motor 440 cubic in plant, cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks, its a model built before catalytic converters so it will run good on regular gas."

      The Blues Brothers!!!

      Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues

      The car: 74' Dodge Monaco Police car





      Took about three days to build, features tons of jumper plates, headlight bricks, and cheese slopes, and built to miniland scale.

      I hope you like it, comments welcome!


    28. 08-16-2009 09:44 PM #63
      Here is my latest:

      Nothing fancy, just a big weed whacker.


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      08-17-2009 08:20 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by brickfrenzy »

      And you love it.

      Why didn't you get all Voltron up in this thread's area?

      Ok fine I'll whore too.


    30. 08-21-2009 09:40 AM #65
      I am heading to Denmark for a couple of weeks.When I go to Legoland.Are there sets they only sell at Legoland or are there sets that they only sell in europe?Just started to get back into the Lego world.

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      08-21-2009 12:10 PM #66
      Quote, originally posted by retired »
      I am heading to Denmark for a couple of weeks.When I go to Legoland.Are there sets they only sell at Legoland or are there sets that they only sell in europe?Just started to get back into the Lego world.

      There are a few Europe-only sets here and there, but I'm not aware of any off the top of my head right now.

      However, you may be able to buy sets that aren't yet available in the US, as well as certain items that are specific to that Legoland park. They also have a pick-a-brick wall with loads of colors of bricks.



    32. 08-21-2009 12:36 PM #67
      Now thats a Pick a Brick selection!!!!!!!

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      08-21-2009 01:32 PM #68
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      Now thats a Pick a Brick selection!!!!!!!

      No kidding!! Any suggestions for better pick a brick selection stateside? The local Lego store has a wall, but it doesn't have nearly the pieces that I seek...

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    34. 08-21-2009 05:06 PM #69
      Quote, originally posted by Green Hare »

      No kidding!! Any suggestions for better pick a brick selection stateside? The local Lego store has a wall, but it doesn't have nearly the pieces that I seek...

      Ask a manager what they have in the back, see if they can order parts you want. the local LEGO store to me, I know the manager well, he always shows me the order sheet on what is available for order for Pick a Brick, and he orders it!


    35. 08-25-2009 09:50 AM #70
      Cookie Cutter!

      Let's Go Jets/Mets/Nets

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