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  • ptericpteric Member Posts: 156
    Aquapolis said:

    mrtonytj said:

    thornie said:

    The lack of minifigs is also disappointing and somewhat puzzling.

    A few of the UCS sets don't come with minifigs now.. First that comes to mind is #10215 then #10143, #10030, #10018, #10019, #10129, #10175, #10186, #10174 and more...
    10225 is one huge "minifig"

    Yeah but it comes with a minifig

  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Getting ready to start MMV now that Winter Village is put away until next season.
  • TripleXTripleX Member Posts: 1
    edited January 2013
    Just finished building the #7893 with a few tweaksjocuri impuscaturi Now I wait to get a new suply for 2013.
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    Over the last 2 days I've put together #9462 The Mummy, #9463 The WereWolf and #9464 The Vampyr Hearse. I really wished I picked up these sooner even though I got them over 1/3 off and sort of miffed you can't get the Zombies without paying 3x the price.

    Surprisingly good sets all in all.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,162
    Just finished building my MOC Train switch track station powered with a PF motor. Gotta decide how I want to create a control box out of lego so I can wire up my train table for adding more switch stations at some point.
  • AquapolisAquapolis Member Posts: 31
    I'm sourcing parts for Market Street now. So technically I'm not building anything at the moment :D
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 178
    Built Anakin's & Sebulba's podracers from Mos Espa Podrace, plus a pit droid & tool rack. Then the Flash Speeder. Also received a batch of various Star Wars minifig parts. Our clone army is growing. We have more SW sets than I thought. It's all Star Wars around here lately!

    My kids & I watched some of Ep. III last night, specifically when Order 66 was issued & the clones turn on the Jedi. One son said "that's really a sad part, Dad"- which is EXACTLY how I felt about it when I saw it in the theater 10 yrs back.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    I went to start building my Campervan last night, but I was quite annoyed that the bags are not numbered. Meaning I will have to open all the bags before I can start. I dont have much build space and I cant leave lego lying around because of young children.

    Think I will open all the packets and put them into some sort of box and start to build that way.

  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,505
    Thought i'd chime in having just built Bag End and felt it worth mentioning.

    Bag End looks absolutely wonderful. (ok i'm biased, as I love the Gandalf and Bilbo characters, and Bag End represents everything that is lovely about the simple life of central rural england, sorry, i mean middle earth. *cough cough*).

    But even on a technical building level, there's not a lot to it, and the tricks are so simple, yet the effect of the windows and door front is perfect. (just a shame they didn't do more with the internal structure, and ceiling decor, for Gandalf to bump his head, etc).

    cheers.

    Yodalicious
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    All this talk of a Red Leader has gotten #7191 bumped up in the build pile. A cup of coffee steaming, Ep. IV opening credits scrolling and its a great Friday afternoon!
    Phonebooth
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    Just built 75003 a-wing which didn't take long (applying the stickers took as long as the build) also working on a moc of vader landing on hoth with the ucs IS as a centre piece with elements of the 75014 hoth set incorporated into it aswell. Been collecting white plates, slopes and bricks for about 6 months to help me complete it but got a few days to go before its done.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 990
    Got all of my old stuff out of storage last week. Just built 6973 again and it reminded me how much I loved the Ice Planet stuff. But the real treat was finding an original blue space man among the extra parts in the bag. I know I have dozens of them in all the colors, but I didn't think any were in good condition. This one, though, is perfect. Helmet isn't broken, printing on torso looks brand new. He's definitely going on display in my house.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 178
    Discovered some odd long brown pieces are part of Droid Fighter, so I built that. Also completed #7660 Naboo Starfighter. Had to sub in several pieces from other sets & told my boys the color scheme may not look too impressive, but it turned out pretty well.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 1,754
    edited January 2013
    Finished building and testing my #726 after finally finding one at a reasonable price and even in the U.S..
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 2,269
    9747 The Battle of Helm's Deep
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 2,269
    Now building 10214 Tower Bridge :D

    The amount of pieces is absolutely insane!
    SiE
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,053
    I just bought a huge collection of lego's from the early 90's....So I's in the process of rebuilding the major sets and started with The Royal Knights Castle #6090 ...Its been a while since i have built a 20 year old set and wow am I spoiled by newer sets. The numbered bags,clearer instructions and modular builds makes it sooo much easier. But on the other side its actually enjoyable having a challenge building a set. I can knock out a new set in no time but building this castle is really taking alot of time.
  • CommanderRaabCommanderRaab Edinburgh, ScotlandMember Posts: 486
    I have been building my entire Star Wars collection since before xmas. UCS Imperial Shuttle is done (2nd ever build) and currently on UCS Falcon (1st build) - the thing is enormous. After this Death Star and then I am done thank heavens - running out of space :D
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 325
    I'm just about to crack open #79003 Unexpected Gathering. Just a little excited.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 178
    Whipped up #6240 Kraken Attackin' & #6253 Shipwreck Hideout. Apparently the Star Wars theme is on its way out at our house, now back to Pirates.
  • PicopiratePicopirate Member Posts: 312
    Started helping my 4yr old build #3677 red cargo train that his grandma got him for his birthday. He got through bag one placing all the pieces himself. All I did was walk him through the instructions and place stickers. After he went to bed i placed all the stickers for bag 2, added batteries to power functions, and tested the power functions so he is ready to go tomorrow. I suspect that once bag two is built then we will build the track before all future building is put on hold so he can play with the engine for a week or so.
  • DeckerDecker Member Posts: 65
    Got together with my childhood friend this past week end. He was the guy I used to build Lego with when I was a kid. We worked together and built a Fire Brigade for him and a Pet Shop for me. It was the last of the currently available modulars for me but Fire Brigade was his first and he is now hooked. It was a fun weekend full of childhood memories.
    Penkid11
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Building AT-AT #10178 with Episode V ready to start.
    YodaliciousZacherano
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 990
    ^I like your style. I built Jabba's Palace and the Rancor Pit while watching Episode VI.
    Zacherano
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Thanks Master Yoda! The movie is never long enough to finish the build though. I have the Death Star II waiting for Ep. VI =)
    Zacherano
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 990
    ^I still have to find a good moment for the DS. Might have to watch all 6 to get it done. Maybe twice.
    Zacherano
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    edited January 2013
    I agree on that one. Since the AT-AT just took me about 4.5 hours. I'm guessing DS II will take around 15 hours.

    You should give it a swing with LotR also. Should be able to get Gandalf Arrives and Weathertop finished within time of Fellowship.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 990
    Definitely have that planned. I still have all my LotR sets in their boxes (first ones I bought out of my dark age...they're "technically" for my son). One day, I'll get the urge to watch the movies again and open them up.
  • roc4legoroc4lego Member Posts: 2
    My son and I just finished 70703, Galaxy Squad's Star Slicer. It was fun and creative build. The size, shape and stability are impressive.

  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 2,269
    7345 Transport Chopper
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    Just finished with my girlfriend the Fire Brigade. Must say some interesting items to build in this set. Took us two evenings :)
  • iancam33iancam33 Member Posts: 407
    I also just put together the fire brigade last night.
  • mrtonytjmrtonytj Guest Posts: 214

    Building AT-AT #10178 with Episode V ready to start.


    Just did this one today myself! I also got an imperial landing and a darkside development kit but for some unknown reason (and for the first time) i put them neatly in my lego room for tomorrow. Every time a set/sets come in the mail they have to get done, no matter the size and time required! I just can't stop usually.. Also have a UCS Grievous and UCS IS on the way in the mail! Happy days!!

    Zacherano
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^We got the same taste in SW. It walks funny doesn't it? But its still better looking than #8129 that I also have next to it. Its the printed dishes that make this one as closest to UCS.

    Nice batch, I've always wondered about the Darkside kit. Do let me know how that one works out for you. But don't rush to the IS, it deserves a special moment to fully enjoy. I had a random itch last night to build the IS again, thinking about how awesome it was finished. But alas, it must be a new one I haven't gotten to. Tough choices, but leaning towards Y-Wing over DS II & ISD. Hmm =T
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 178
    Built #6075 Wolfpack Tower yesterday. Checked out the existing later castle sets, hoping to break down Vampyre Castle & use it for a Medieval castle build. Didnt find anything so I settled on 6075. It's being used as a pirate hideout.

    My boys are all over the LEGO map! Refuse to let me dismantle Monster Fighters sets, but want Pirate sets built, & after watching Clutch Powers (again) want the Troll Warship built, so I placed a couple Bricklink orders for the few pieces I need. They're also trying to build #7632 Crawler Crane by themselves.
  • SapmiSatanSapmiSatan Member Posts: 104
    I'm building various scenery from Tolkien's universe: Bits of Emyn Muil, The Dead Marshes, Ithilien, Cirith Ungol, and Moria. Just built a small exterior hobbit hole as well.
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 651
    edited January 2013
    ^ That sounds cool; any pictures?
  • kempo81kempo81 Wiltshire, UKMember Posts: 955
    building my #9496 Skiff from christmas

    :o)
    Legoboy
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 7,779
    kempo81 said:

    building my #9496 Skiff from christmas

    That's half an hour of your evening. What's next?
  • SupersympaSupersympa SwedenMember Posts: 534
    build #9468-1 Vampyre Castle tonight
    I want to mention it as we were going along with my 6 years old, wife came on the table and started to build!! first time ever! She was the one who wanted to finish it! LOL
    Legoboy
  • kempo81kempo81 Wiltshire, UKMember Posts: 955
    Legoboy said:

    kempo81 said:

    building my #9496 Skiff from christmas

    That's half an hour of your evening. What's next?
    half an hour is a about all i get free time wise of an evening! so a set like that will do nicely. maybe i should do the UCS MF next, i'd be done by xmas....
  • mrtonytjmrtonytj Guest Posts: 214
    ^Wow thats awesome Cupis!! So is the urak hai i sent you going into that as well?? :-)
    CupIsHalfEmpty
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,205
    Minimods for a second time.
  • ZacheranoZacherano Member Posts: 59
    @Yodalicious and @BrickDancer -

    You said you were both building SW sets while watching the films. I do the exact same thing with a lot of my Lego set building! Especially with the larger sets. It can be difficult to match things up, but it makes the experience feel so much more appropriate for me. I suppose that's a palpable sign of OCD....
    Yodalicious
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 990
    ^Agree completely. I'm a little kid at heart as it is; why not maximize the enjoyment of the movie with LEGO.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    It adds an extra tangible dimension to the experience. Making both the movie and build more memorable.
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,053
    edited January 2013
    I am building an oldie but a goodie.... #8480 ..its my first Technic set and i'm having a blast. I'm really just bulding it to make sure all the parts are there because I intended to sell it but after all this work i'm having second thoughts...might be a keeper.
  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 993
    Finished the #10174 UCS Imperial AT-ST last night, it was a fantastic build (especially the legs), highly detailed and a lot larger than I expected :) (I also got this set off Craigslist for $70 and it was 100% complete with instructions). Then today I finished building #8129 AT-AT Walker and I absolutely love it, it reminds me of when I was younger and I had the motorized AT-AT, I spent days playing with that thing :)
  • bogeymanukbogeymanuk Member Posts: 30
    edited January 2013
    a pre birthday splurge for myself and a good spoiling on my actual birthday and i've been doing nowt but building and shopping for lego in my spare time!
    Started with #9496 Desert Skiff, just had to get this one the minifigs are awesome and the skiff itself is very good a nice little build and looks very authentic. #9462 The Mummy & #9463 The Werewolf next, I love the Monster Fighters theme they have an awesome Scooby Doo/ Saturday morning cartoons vibe. The vehicles and minifigs are excellent but the werewolf tree and mummy cart are just ok the monsters had the short end of this stick on these two sets i think!
    Next up was #9498 Saesee Tins Starfighter, I like this one a lot a fun build lots of movable parts and play features and it looks good without having to put the stickers on which is a bonus pig ugly but interesting minifigs to go with it. Onwards again with Star Wars and #9497 Republic Striker Starfighter, the only reason I got this one was because it was going for just over half price if I'd have paid £40 for it I'd have felt ripped off even for a Star Wars set. I doubt the characters will resonate much unless you play Bioware Star Wars games (which I have!) and the ship is swooshable but just a little bit too dull compared to the sleeker looking jedi ships imo.
    That was the end of spoiling myself now onto the birthday stuff! #9464 Vampyre Hearse, I love this one the look of the hearse is absolutely spot on a fun build and shooting a vampire out of a hearse would never get old! And on to the star of the show #10228 The Haunted House. An intimidatingly heavy box full of bags of legoey goodness. Three shiny instruction manuals a couple of thousand bricks and ten hours later and the clock from #30201 added just inside the front door struck twelve, the witching hour, and I went to bed very satisfied. A great looking set full of character and detail, and I can see it merging with the Vampyre Castle set to make an awesome MOC.
    Now I just need to find somewhere to put everything!
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