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Post Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:51 pm
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With so many Lego fans in this forum let's share our childhood memories and grown up Lego projects here :).

For me Legos always were my favorite toy. Dolls? Barbies? Cherry Merry Muffin? No way, I wanted my Lego Set for Christmas! And I was lucky enough not only to have parents who bought me Lego, they even bought perfectly low Lego tables for my room. So I could build whole landscapes without the need to put the bricks back in the boxes at the end of the day. It was my favorite corner of the room.

My favorite themes where castle and space, but I also got some pirate and city sets. Most of the time I just played fantasy storys with the existing sets, but later I used the bricks to build things like the Jurassic Park buildings. When I grew older and moved out I told my mom not to give away my Legos.
I admire people who use Lego to build real pieces of art, and maybe I will have my own lego room in a couple of years ;). Now I don't have room for this, but I started to collect mini figures as a little compensation. That's the Lego stuff I own. Nothing special, but I still love some of those old sets. Like the black castle.

What about you?
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:53 am

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When I played with Legos, I attempted to make houses, castle walls, etc when ever I played with action figures with my brother! It was sooo much fun when I was younger.
*sigh* I feel all nostalgic now... :(
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:16 am

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lego was my favourite toy from when i was little, i still use it today with my friends to make stop-motion films.
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:40 am
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I used to know a guy who started making a webcomic with Lego but ran out of steam after ten or so comics. Which is a real shame, because it was showing all the signs of being something very special indeed.
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:55 pm
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Heh, I know a site with the Bible stories made as Lego comics.... Yes, that was my inspiration for SPS Bible.... :P

Anyway, I once collected Lego like mad, but my parents said that I have more important things, and was too old for Lego, and they packed all my collection and stored in my summer house... I had some of my favourite models and parts in Warsaw, but they went down to the basement.... :(
One day, I'd like to retrieve them, and maybe buy some new sets, but for now, I have only a couple of small models and a couple of minifigs I managed to smuggle from our summer house back to Warsaw. Also I use very nice program Called Lego Digital Designer, but playing with virtual bricks isn't quite as satisfying as building in real....... :nono:
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Post Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:05 pm

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LEGO is the basis of my creativeness and that for me is 'nuff said.
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Post Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:10 am

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Being a child I hadn' too much legos. It was, and it is now, an expensive toy... But I kept them. I also get a fine bunch of blocks abandoned as trash that helped to restore some of my old sets and have received as gifts some new stuff from Star Wars.
The minifigures bags are the 'new revolution' in lego, and as my sister likes them too and has begun to get them, I have adquired many of them... using barcodes and bump codes to get the desired ones. :D
I have 18 minifigures (from bags), 2 troopers, 8 star wars characters, 5 minifigs from older sets of legoland and 3 'primitives' when they hadn's arms, legs and even face.
I like very much the pictures taken of these minifigures in real scenarios... and I've began to take them when I have to make field-works in my job, trying to put them in the photos I have to made. Indeed, today I have put a photo with a stormtrooper that I made yesterday in a oficial document. :D :D :D (It almost can be seen, but if you are told about it you can recognize it) ... an he won't be the last.

Post Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:59 pm

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I love the new Minifig bags too :D
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Post Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:22 pm

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Legos kick ass. It's a shame though, I see so many little kids who mentally can't sit there and put something together by looking at pictures, or just being creative and making up something because of their bullshit ADD or whatever. It's like they can't do anything that doesn't involve flashing, retarted characters, or mind draining advertisments being shoved down thier throats. It feels good to use Legos, just like Trey Parker was talking about how it's relaxing to sit thier and put something together step by step...
"It's all bullshit, folks and its bad for ya."-George Carlin

Post Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:44 pm

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And it's a cracking feeling when you finish a model
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:34 am

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The two first stop-motions were awesome.
This one is digital animation but it's cool too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_WERPN8KO8&feature=fvsr

Post Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:31 pm
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Those movies are awesome :). I made one myself some years ago, but it's really bad compared to those. It only took us one day. I can see if I still find the videofile somewhere.

And I am really excited right now because I got my Easter gift! Well... it's something I paid for myself, but I won't open it till then ;). My fist Lego set in years. I love those annual releases because the houses show so much details and you can combine them to one big street.
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:00 pm
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Sigh, how i miss my own legos.... :( Maybe someday I'll get them out from my basement.... If my parents allow me....
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:46 pm

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Looks good Janina :D
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"I have a bad feeling about this..."
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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:42 am
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My "Easter present" did not survive unopened till Easter... here are some pictures :). It was a lot of fun to build such a huge set! And the many intersting details are amazing. For example the "Pets" letters built with lego bricks, which are combined in different angles.

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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:57 pm

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It even has a lightsaber rack near the stairs (3rd pic)! :D
I also like very much the detail of the painter with a flat tile on the wall representing the paint. :rofl:

Now you should change to a higher scale, like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPYcH5lzmoE ;)

Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:06 pm
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wow
this is o verry detailful set. a verrry detailful. I guess it was expensive ;)
signatures suc... wait, oh damnit!

Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:34 pm

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Wow, that's awesome Janina! :D
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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:01 pm
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Nice Modular Petshop you've got here Janina... I lately built 2 spaceships in LDD, I might put some screenshots....
And Screenshots of my Wild West Town.....
And Evil Ninja Temple.......
And Space Police Base..... :D
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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:39 pm

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Go for it dude :D
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Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:55 pm
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Wow i hate building rhings in ldd
signatures suc... wait, oh damnit!

Post Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:45 pm

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Till wrote:
Wow i hate building rhings in ldd


Me too, it's far too clunky for me.
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Post Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:05 pm
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Does this remind you of something? :P
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Post Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:46 pm

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Eggyslav wrote:
Does this remind you of something? :P

:D ... :thumbup:
Minimalist... Catches the essence...

Maybe 3x2 blocks for the 'strong' one... but there would be trouble with the hat. ;)

Post Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:50 pm

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the lego movies are awesome
especially the BIONICLE trilogy (the legend reborn doesn't count..)
metru nui is the best animated film ive every saw but the trilogy is all awesome
the films are:
BIONICLE: Mask of Light
BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui
BIONICLE 3: Web of Shadows
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Post Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:24 pm
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Here's something I worked on Lately in LDD: A Barbarique/Ottoman Pirate Galley, called Al-Zephiir.

I just wanted to build something oriental, and I decided it to be a ship. Note the brick built Latin sails, patched and stitched with colourfull "cloth"....

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Eggyslav/Ships/lddscreenshot42.png

Another shot, of the prow. Note the anchor winding Mechanism, and elaborate figurehead:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Eggyslav/Ships/lddscreenshot44.png


Yet another shot, of the Crow's nest. (I know It's simple, but it's supposed to be like that.... :P )

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Eggyslav/Ships/lddscreenshot45.png


The Captain's bridge:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Eggyslav/Ships/lddscreenshot57.png


And Captain Suleiman Ibn Azarbad, aka Suleiman One-Eyed, himself. At the helm is his First mate, Ackbar the Shady, the leader of Assassins (the Ninja-Like figures you might noiticed.... :evil: )

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=5424111

ARRR! There be Treasure here Mateys! :awesome:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Eggyslav/Ships/lddscreenshot58.png


And Finally Comparison Shot between Al-Zephiir and Sea Devil (My LDD version of 10210 Imperial Flagship)

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Eggyslav/Ships/lddscreenshot40.png


And top view:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Eggyslav/Ships/lddscreenshot41.png


You might have to wait for the Gallery to become public, to see the pics, It's just how Brickshelf works :rolleyes: ......

Hope you liked it! :D
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Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:32 am

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Eggyslav wrote:
Here's something I worked on Lately in LDD(...)

That was all made in 'Lego Digital Designer'?
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For building a tiny model I spend a lot of time just looking for the damned brick I need to use!

Post Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:29 am
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WTF... this would take hours, no, days for building someting so good in LDD. I hate it.

LDD, not your model ;)
signatures suc... wait, oh damnit!

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