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Meta Thread Legoman 10/05/2019 (Sat) 16:18:53 No.1 [Reply] [Last]
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>>1115 Apologies, I removed it when I was messing around with the CSS a while back and forgot to put it back. It's been fixed now.

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MOC THREAD Legoman 10/21/2019 (Mon) 03:40:50 No.55 [Reply] [Last]
My first attempt at a mountain.
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Alt build for 7413
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I made a church for my castle town, should I add a bell tower?
>>1218 Yes, I think it's a nice touch to have a traditional little bell tower on top Anon. Nice interior on it too!
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>>1218 Very nice and I agree that a bell tower would look good. Lovely stained-glass window; much better than my aborted attempt. I should really give it another try now that I have more transparent cheese slopes and bricks in colors other than trans-clear. "Make a stained-glass window" might be a fun challenge.
>>1222 >"Make a stained-glass window" might be a fun challenge. Digits confirm. And you've gotten a good baseline in the previous work going. Just expand on it. Good luck Anon!

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Building challenges Legoman 01/07/2021 (Thu) 13:39:23 No.842 [Reply]
So you're looking for some challenges, huh. Well you've come to the right place anon 'cos I've got a whole dossier on them. And remember to check my office regularly in case I manage to dig something more up, y'hear? Good luck.
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>>1193 >illegal building techique Surprisingly, this is technically a legal build. Lego has incorporated a Technic pin / 1x1 brick with studs on 5 sides into numerous builds, because the open space inside the studs allows the pin to sit inside the brick without being stressed (this doesn't work inside a normal brick because the extended areas on the lips of the pin stick out farther than the inner space of the brick). My fishman uses the same method; the two lips of the pin rest inside the open studs (concealed by the 1x1 eye pattern tiles). To my knowledge, Lego only uses this technique with the SNOT brick that has studs on five sides; this is probably because kids can assemble it without any specific positioning and the piece can spin more or less freely and will normally settle in a position that doesn't stress the pin. As I said, mine is "technically" a legal build because I made the effort of aligning the pin lips to the gaps formed by the open studs
>>1196 I was joking, my friend, its a very nice build. Very creative use of an otherwise relatively useless part (the Batman cowl)
>>1197 Thanks! I intentionally set out to use that piece for something else, and after I flipped it around in my hands a few times I realized it looked like fishman jowls. Also for the record it's a Batgirl cowl, which is why it has the bar extension on the back to attach her ponytail.
>>1199 >it's a Batgirl cowl Fair enough, I never got any of the Batgirl figures. My last Batman set was the two-tone Twoface armoured car set.
I'm adding "Make a stained-glass window" to the list of challenges.

Posts That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread. (PTDDTOT) Legoman 06/10/2020 (Wed) 21:04:18 No.563 [Reply] [Last]
Lockdown edition
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>>1208 amazimg
>>1208 >Pop pop pop >Watchin' offbrand brickers drop
>>564 Red, blue, and yellow were probably based off the Star Trek uniform colours.
>>1206 >implying that he wasn't intending to bury the model under the actual capitol to increase the atmospheric pressure there and kill everyone
>>1212 >Red, blue, and yellow were probably based off the Star Trek uniform colours. The first two colors of astronauts were red and white, which could either have been chosen because they're the colors of the flag of Demark.

Ninjago thread Legoman 11/26/2020 (Thu) 16:15:38 No.782 [Reply]
So tell me what's the thing with ninjago and why is it still going? And what's your favourite season or set?
I've spent the latter half of 2020 watching through the series to figure out what the fuzz was all about. Ninjago's just another one of those action shows with color-coded heroes and way too much inconsistent lore. Still, the cartoon is one of its main selling points and fans went rabid every time the series seemed to end on a season. I don't think it had any real competition during its running time either, so I can figure it quickly became people's favorite childhood memory. Of course, season 14 is already available online and season 15 comes right after. I don't know why the hell this show keeps going, I actually resent it a little for eating up every other IP LEGO could've had. The lore gets changed every damned time just to fit the crappy writing, and I wish Jay would die for drama already. No character is as unfunny as him, it's even acknowledged in the show itself that a lot of people just generally hate him.
>>1046 >I don't think it had any real competition during its running time either I think this is its main draw- for the longest time maybe even to this day, I'm not too up on /co/ knowledge these days, it was basically the only action cartoon targeted at kids. Coupled with above-superficial amounts of lore and worldbuilding and an appealing theme, it seems mostly like LEGO hit an autism vein and (probably wisely) hasn't let go since it hasn't dried up yet. I don't really hate the theme, but it's not great either.
>>1046 Well I personally didn't like the mever seasons despite the updated animations. Yes the lore is inconsistent, it became after season 2. Which I would argue that was originally meant to be the ending for the show. But the biggest inconsistency started with the newer seasons post the movie. They are crap in my opinion and you won't change the opinion ever.
>>1216 I think the show really went bad when they shortened the episode length to 11 minutes, but I definitely agree that the movie didn't do it any favors.

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Legoman 05/01/2020 (Fri) 22:17:46 No.427 [Reply]
what went wrong?
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>>1168 Ever thought of joining a private tracker forum? Also is it just me or finding movies that way feels so much more enjoyable even if the movie sucks?
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Season 4 was pretty easy to get through despite some repetitive 'use your app, kids!' scenes. The powers don't even do anything in the show besides initiating a generic 'armor glows and they're suddenly better at fighting' scene. Aaron (archer dude) actually gets some proper character development without having to rely on the plot, Clay has the obvious plot twists to his story as the 'main character'. Pity the rest pretty much stay the same, the villains still feel like they have more personality. The season has a proper ending, but they left a few 'to be continued' parts and I can imagine why fans would feel robbed after the next season never got to be (despite there being a wave of sets based on it). AR apps are cursed.
>>427 I remember watching the first season when it aired on tv then nothing. But I remember seeing the lamia girl porn somewhere.
>>1213 >But I remember seeing the lamia girl porn somewhere. Gee I wonder what kind of site would have people posting that shit.
>>1214 oh yeah I found it

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How do we go back? Legoman 10/24/2020 (Sat) 14:07:47 No.677 [Reply]
Tired of seeing all of this star wars and corporate sets just slaping a label on lego and do kids these days feel the same way?
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Good new everyone, checking this year's Classic sets, Lego is slowly coming to its senses, with brick buckets that seem more solid and balanced as opposed to the ones that would have such a random combination of colours and shapes that weren't able to do much. And the two smaller ones feel like they are doing the "expansion pack" correctly, as opposed to putting a little of them in the main one, which ends up bloating the piece count of the latter and leaving out many normal bricks it could have.
>>1099 These look great, especially the transparent pieces. Nice to see a shift towards the more traditional brick buckets.
>>1099 Oh look, sets with soul.
>>1099 It's a good start. I think individual color packs could help as well.
>>697 >>698 I agree on the challenge part. I remember always trying to recreate things I saw with Lego and needing to get creative. For example I watched Monty Python's Holy Grail and tried to recreate the Black Knight. I ended up using an upside-down 2x2 barrel for the helmet because I didn't have a helmet resembling a bucket helm. If I was a kid in the same scenario nowadays, I'd probably have an accurate and highly detailed minifig already from the $200 LEGO(R) Ideas^TM Monty Python^TM Holy Grail^TM set and there would be no challenge. I used to use modeling clay to make alien heads and helmets for the Star Wars figs I didn't have. I used those dark grey clip pieces for lightsaber handles. I would use paper and string to make things I couldn't build from bricks. I made a lot of custom decals for minifigs just with some pens, tape, and scissors. I know it sounds silly, but I think experiences like that are what shaped me into the person I am today. Because I was constantly required to think outside the box to do what I wanted, I turned out good at thinking creatively. I wonder how the kids of today are going to turn out. It seems like the art of being bored died years ago.

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Favourite theme(s) Legoman 12/10/2019 (Tue) 21:26:45 No.131 [Reply]
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Old licensed sets had a touch of LEGO's own creativity in them. Models weren't perfect recreations, and that's where the soul lies, since you use your imagination - or even better - improve them yourself, and thus draw enjoyment from them. Nowadays every licensed theme has specific unique pieces made for them that are designed specifically after the original thing from the source material.
Why make a star wars blaster out existing pieces and your own imagination when you can just make a one-piece mold of a blaster, right? Why try to build anything instead of just making specific molds for everything like all other toys do?
Why stop there, why have your own pirate theme you can do anything with and make incredible shit (like Vikings) when you can just license POTC and join the mainstream? Why have a cheeky aussie explorer when you can just make Indiana Jones the only cheeky explorer in existence? No need for originality.
I excuse Star Wars '99 because LEGO Space/Tron series was long retired and there was a vacuum in space themes around that time, but doing it too much just makes it pointless. What's the point if it's just an imitation of existing media? All other licensed toys already do that. It makes me sad, but I guess you have to follow the money sometimes.
You hit the nail on the head there anon. It's a case of modern licensed themes being made by Lego while older Lego making licensed themes, if that makes sense. New licensed themes are accurate representations of their source material (hyper-detailed minifigures, heavy reliance on specialised pieces with no re-usability, and no evidence of it being a Lego set as it feels more like a scaled model) whereas the older themes had a distinct Lego feel to them. If I had to single out a specific theme that shows this, it'd be Harry Potter. Back in 2001 the sets were wildly different to the movies (I don't remember Hogwarts being that garishly coloured!) but had the Lego touch to them - the modern sets have lost this completely.

I've looked online and find that this change seems to be noticeable around 2006-08 with a slew of licensed themes each with unique pieces and less of a focus on rebuilding sets, though the first major change has to be the switch to flesh tones.
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>>287 >Harry Potter That reminds me of the old Ford Anglia build they had, at the time it was awesome and you could neatly fit it into city builds, now, because all the changes, it looks completely out of place in a city.

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Minidolls Legoman 05/18/2020 (Mon) 02:59:00 No.474 [Reply]
Minidolls! First released in 2012, they were exclusively used in the "girl" lines until The Lego Movie 2, after which time they immediately went back to being exclusively used in the girl lines. Minidolls have fewer points of articulation than minifigs and are thus more challenging to customize. Let's see your custom minidolls!
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>>1181 >a team of teenage girls from Earth who are recruited by a handsome older man >a handsome older man The gimmicks and set locations are great but that part? Let me guess, HOM has a striking resemblance to you in your mind?
>>1182 lol it was a reverse Charlie's Angels situation where Charlie is secretly the bad guy
>>1184 Oh thank god, I was worried we'd have the next Marv Wolfman on our hands.
>>1185 Nope.
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>>1187 He wrote Terry Long, which is his self-insert (a 'handsome' older man) dating one of the Teen Titans. (Emphasis on the teen part.) The Elves sets were cool, I still want to use the giant animal heads as arm cannons for a mech. Or some fucked up hydra monstrosity.

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DEEP LORE Legoman 10/03/2020 (Sat) 22:44:32 No.669 [Reply]
>After leaving Power Miners, Brains joins the Atlantis team. >In 8078 Portal of Atlantis a skeleton of an Aqua Raider can be seen >The aliens from Alien Conquest are shown to be behind the Atlantis and Pharaoh's Quest themes
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>VIDIYO actually has something resembling lore which reminds me of Trolls: World Tour with different locations with each their own music genre >Only six of the genres are elaborated upon, the other four are mentioned in the app's bandmate list. >Hidden Side has ghost characters you can unlock by playing the Ghost Mode in-game, including the bosses shown on set boxes (Playing Ghost Mode is free and doesn't require having a set btw, it's actually more fun than being a Ghost Hunter). All of them have personal little descriptions on their profiles, like how they died or what they do after their death. This includes references to the places you see in the sets and cartoon.
>>1044 Very nice analysis anon >>1050 I wonder if they will elaborate on VIDIYO lore. I've seen some of the Hidden Side character profiles and some of them are really dark for a Lego theme.
>>1044 Another kind of division exists in UFO >Main aliens appear only in the bigger UFO sets (the ones with saucer parts) >Red robots pilot smaller or detatchable aircraft >Blue robots pilot land vehicles
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>>1050 sorta related >The Vidiyo shark singer can be seen as a graffitti in the skatepark set, released befoer vidiyo was announced
>>1096 I love when LEGO puts in little easter eggs and references like that. I want Tony Stark's Sakaarian Iron Man almost purely for Tony's torso alone. (Also, mech parts.) Unrelated note, but when it comes to LEGO and lore there's two types of universes: >Non-Brick Built Shows that act like normal fiction, the only actual LEGO thing being the characters. This includes shows like Ninjago, Nexo Knights, Monkie Kid, City Adventures. >Brick-Built >Things are made out of LEGO and it's treated as normal. Objects tend to break apart into bricks & pieces, characters can detach their hairpieces (on purpose or accidentally) and the main characters have the ability to build things out of LEGO parts. (Thanks to the LEGO Movie I assume these characters are so-called 'Master Builders'.) Things like The LEGO Movie franchise (including the Ninjago Movie, hence the differences with the show) and licensed shows like Marvel/DC/Jurassic Park count under this.

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