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What should I do with my dark tan bricks?

I recently bought a ton of dark tan bricks and plates, along with a few green plants. I had an idea to make a rice farm but then I thought it wouldnt be of any use and it'd just be wasting space. Any ideas of what to do with them?? :)

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 15,089
    Build something else with them, or sell them.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,097
    Send them to me. I love dark tan
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    I'd say keep 'em, if you sell them there's a good chance you'll need them sometime and you'll wish you hadn't sold them :o) but if you really need to get rid of them just sell them. I'm sure there are lots of people here who would love to buy some!
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    I love dark tan pieces. They're great for representing wood.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 2,755
    Everyone loves Dark Tan. If you're in the UK I'll take them off your hands :)
  • danyajaydanyajay Member Posts: 4
    Guys!! I meant what kind of a MOC should I make with it. Ideas?
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    I recommend the words of the wise brick master Benny:

    Spaceship, spaceship, SPACESHIP!
    krklint
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,330
    edited March 2014
    Ice cream cone, but the posh kind hence dark tan, not that aerated cardboard kind which would obviously be the lighter tan, tan. Perhaps a pistachio ice cream with the green plates. Probably not the right green though in retrospect so if you have some brown as well maybe a mint choc chip. That also has the benefit of not being overly posh which with the posh cone may be too much.
    GothamConstructionCo
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    I've never heard of an ice cream cone being called posh before!
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,330
    edited March 2014
    You've never been to the north west of England before then! I remember when a walls vienetta was considered exquisitely posh and a perfectly sensible desert for a Sunday roast. That said I like a vienetta as much as the next man, well I thought I did until I had one a few months ago. It was only £1 so I thought why not? Why not turned out to be because it tasted like nothing I've tasted before. Which is an achievement because it's a desert made of ice cream and chocolate yet somehow has neither the taste nor texture of either. I'm trying to think what might be the equivalent in the US, but although I've been there lots I've not spent much time in the freezer aisles of many grocery stores. However as a country that thinks frozen breakfast pizza is a good idea I'm sure there will be an equivalent I'm just not sure what it might be. There's also probably an equivalent part of the state's that think that frozen breakfast pizza is a posh treat but I won't guess in case I offend anyone.

    In reality the ice cream cone was more a comment on the futility of asking people who dont know what you like nor how much dark tan bricks you have nor what type of dark tan bricks you have, what you should moc with them. We might guess that they like rice farms and things that are useful but then we learn they think rice farms are a waste of space which frankly puts us back at knowing nothing.

    Whilst thinking about roast dinners I thought that a life size roast chicken would make a great moc but then worried that in dark tan it might look a little over done, perhaps even burnt. And who wants to look at an over cooked Lego roast chicken?
    TechnicNick
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,004
    ^ Vienetta is best left as an 80's childhood memory when it was considered very fancy. I can recommend re visiting Arctic Roll though. Perhaps adding a little more jam.
    carlqLostInTranslation
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 1,783
    ^ Or Artic Roll perhaps...
    KanohiBrickDancer
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 2,755
    I love Vienetta! I have a friend in the states who also loves it (it's not available in America), so every time I have it (not that often really) I take a photo of it, post it to facebook and tag her in it ;)
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792

    ^ Vienetta is best left as an 80's childhood memory when it was considered very fancy. I can recommend re visiting Arctic Roll though. Perhaps adding a little more jam.

    My sister-in-law makes her own Arctic Roll; you can jam it as much as you want! Yum! ;-)

    SirKevbagsLostInTranslation
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 15,089
    Back to the original question and partly back on topic, don't eat them.
    carlq
  • suprajamessuprajames UK SussexMember Posts: 366
    Well like a lot of others above, if you want to sell them on ;), I can make an extention for Jabba Palace, maybe a en suite bathroom, or a loft conversion :)
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited March 2014

    You've never been to the north west of England before then! I remember when a walls vienetta was considered exquisitely posh and a perfectly sensible desert for a Sunday roast. That said I like a vienetta as much as the next man, well I thought I did until I had one a few months ago. It was only £1 so I thought why not? Why not turned out to be because it tasted like nothing I've tasted before. Which is an achievement because it's a desert made of ice cream and chocolate yet somehow has neither the taste nor texture of either. I'm trying to think what might be the equivalent in the US, but although I've been there lots I've not spent much time in the freezer aisles of many grocery stores.

    You may be thinking of gelato, or perhaps frozen custard. Both are relatively regional, but popular nonetheless.

    Anyway, overrun (air fluff) is big business at least for US ice cream. All the major brands have it, and the masses think they are getting a good deal as a result of volume. You have to look for the specialty brands to get the true, dense deliciousness of non-fluffed ice cream, but it's worth it.

    Speaking of, Talenti has a great chocolate gelato that looks a lot like dark tan bricks. (see what I did there?)
    LostInTranslation
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,731
    So what is the appeal of Vienetta? From what info I've gathered via Wikipedia, etc., it seems to be frozen ice cream with a chocolate coating. This doesn't sound much different than ice cream cakes sold by e.g. Baskin-Robbins in the US.
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 567
    For me, as a kid growing up in a cash-poor family, Vienetta was something we had once or twice a year as a treat, usually on a birthday or something like that. We weren't so poor that we couldn't afford ice cream, but back then Vienetta was at the higher cost end of what was available so there were always cheaper products available.

    The combination of ice cream and the cispy chocolate layers was something you only got with Vienetta. It was considered 'posh' compared to the generic ice cream tubs and ice lollies we usually had.
  • cody6268cody6268 Member Posts: 223
    Build a building. Many buildings in my area are a tan color. The green plants can be used to make the outside look better.
  • flowerpotgirlflowerpotgirl ScotlandMember Posts: 147
    edited March 2014
    fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/245/a/5/vienetta_by_ellanaa-d2xtxs4.jpg Christmas Day dessert treat in our house (Northern England, Newcastle). Various flavours available. One of the earlier "luxury" ice creams.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,186
    My boyfriend's dad ran an ice cream factory in the Gloucester before he retired. To this day, my boyfriend dislikes ice cream, probably due to the overload he had in his childhood! The only ice cream he'll eat now is Vienetta. He loves the stuff.
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