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    LEGO: Play a while, play forever!

    I found some awesome LEGO sites and thought I'd share a few links. I even got inspired and built some stuff myself, but I need to update my bits box. There's some handy newer parts for changing direction and jointing stuff. I think they come with most of the SW mini-sets.

    Anyways, what's the best way to get new parts, buy sets or order a catalogue? I'm guessing there is a catalogue with all the parts in all the colors, but it's probably more expensive, although you save money on only getting the parts you need.


    (Just finished this one, but I'm eager to build mini mechas)



    BUILDERS

    My favourite builder so far:
    http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?m=nakany

    This guy has made some really charmy retro robots.
    http://www.kt.rim.or.jp/~minowa00/LEGO-S03.html

    Stage 1-3 is has galleries of models made by various builders. I've only looked through stage 2 but there were some real pieces of gold there:
    http://www1.linkclub.or.jp/~zizy/ROBO/

    Check out the M, O, T, G -wings here (unfortunately most of the bug models have been removed):
    http://www.zemi.net/



    STARWARS

    This guy made awesome ISD scale cruisers! I remember playing that fleet strategy game and only using lancer frigates.
    http://www.brickcommander.com/galler...s-sw-stuff.htm

    Much better version of the Millenium Falcon model, mostly detail improvement though:
    http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=86875

    IG-88's ship, pretty cool is you ask me!
    http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=87295

    StarWars ISSD:
    http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=51364

    EP2 federation army, huge guild carrier model:
    http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=22776

    A better AT TE mini?
    http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=87311



    MORE

    This guy made some neat stuff, if you have time to look through his gallery:
    http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?m=Toshiya

    A nice mixed builders gallery:
    http://pj-planet.cside.com/legoplanet/legogallery.htm

    There's a green and grey one I like almost at the bottom here:
    http://www.ne.jp/asahi/toshiya/cult/legoguest.htm



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    http://www.lugnet.com/

    http://www.brickshelf.com/

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    Jamen jag tror att han skäms, och har gömt sig. Vårt universum det är en av dom otaliga spermasatser som Herren i sin självhärliga ensamhet har runkat fram för å besudla intet.
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    Ah yes, Legos! I used to build tons of stuff as a kid, but ya know, it never did come out quite that good.

    Probably since I was trying to put them together with insufficient parts pieced together from multiple sets


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    Wouldn't it be really cool to be one of those lego artists that make the giant lego scultures? That would so rock.

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    The sad thing about LEGO is it`s sooo expensive. I mean not just the collectible stuff like STAR WARS or SPIDERMAN (Mini-STAR WARS with 8 bricks for 9 € !!) no the normal stuff as well .
    I still remember playing with that stuff back in those days ,well more building and rebuilding stuff ,a friend of mine had a box full of bricks ,would cost you some real money to get that stuff today.

    Still it is cool stuff and i buy some from time to time (trying to get the special offers

    hey maybe we could do a little LEGO DSG ^___^


    p.s. Im not sure if the have all parts but you can buy some bricks selected after colour and size ant the homepageshop
    www.lego.com

    p.p.s. thanks for the links , 2 more

    http://xcalabur.topcities.com/index.html

    and just for fun
    http://www.thebricktestament.com/

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    ARRGHHJKNA!~!!!

    Another reference to Impossible Mission!!

    Prometheus, that's great!

    Does *anyone* else know Impossible Mission?? It was an old Commodore 64 game...at the start of the game the villains voice invited the hero to 'Stay a while, Stay forever!'
    At other times he would give his machines the order to 'Destroy him my robots!'

    The game was a platformer/puzzle game where you had to get your hero to collect puzzle pieces by hacking computer terminals and avoiding little robots who would shoot little bolts of lightning, just like in that lego picture...

    It wouldn't be such a big deal but I've never known anyone else whose played it and also recently I heard that villains voice from the game sampled for some dance music track...

    what a blast from the past

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    W> This is maybe half of what I (and my family) has:

    I couldn't find the technics. Most of what I got is from late 197* to mid 198* so I'm missing a few really useful newer parts. Anyways, since I live in Sweden(and have no credit card) I don't know if I can use the lego shop. I did order a catalogue though, I hope it sells individual parts.

    On my list of stuff I want to build is, robots, mobile suits, mechas, but I'm also planning some 'fanart' like more impossible mission robots, maybe a little scenario/diorama, and last but not least, Paradroids, Daleks and Total Annihilation K-bots!


    expat>
    Impossible Mission samples at the bottom of the page:
    http://www.emuunlim.com/doteaters/play4sta3.htm



    MORE LINKS:

    Lego tabletop rules:
    http://www.brikwars.com/

    Lego Gundams:
    http://www.foundrydx.com/

    Nice mini fuchikoma:
    http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/ga...cgi?m=Kumataro

    StarWars inspired hoverbikes:
    http://home.cogeco.ca/~sshaw/Toradoc...in_swbikes.htm

    Some vehicles from the same guy:
    http://home.cogeco.ca/%7Egtoradoch/A...atfrm_home.htm

    There's a couple of lego CAD programs too (I haven't tried yet):
    http://www.lego.com/eng/create/digit...er/default.asp

    http://www.ldraw.org/

    Jamen jag tror att han skäms, och har gömt sig. Vårt universum det är en av dom otaliga spermasatser som Herren i sin självhärliga ensamhet har runkat fram för å besudla intet.
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    I was just thinking that building stuff out of lego would be a good design exercise for me. Thanks for all the rad links.

    Me and my brother used to do nothing but play with the stuff when we were younger. I sopped buying it when it started to get more and more playmobiley though...

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    Prometheus|ANJ you are lucky to have so much stuff

    i remember the mission impossible game too ,had it on the c64 but i didn't played it that much

    Lego movies
    http://www.brickfilms.com/

    p.s. thanks for the links ,if you build something please show pictures

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    I've had alot of luck finding parts at flea markets and such.
    Another option if your just looking for good old lego fun are programs like LegoCAD. While they don't quite give the same feeling of putting it together with your own two hands, you do have access to most of the parts ever designed and can make some spiffy renders if you happen to have Bryce or Max or one of those.

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    dude prom, at first i was like "he is way too into legos still" and then i saw these sites!!!!! those gundam style robots from scratch is soooo fuckin cool!! NOW WHERE ARE MY LEGOS?!!!

    BLAST ON YOU!
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    I had no idea. I wonder if Lego is making parts just for this market yet. Thanks prom. They could make great refrance for realistic lighting. :rock:

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    Sweet stuff. Just an idea to help you out... my mom gave a lot of lego bricks away to my lil' cousin today. We had about as much as a box full like you got, prom. I bet we're not the only family with unused lego. Maybe try ebay?
    Wetterschneider, a great guy who posts here sometimes, supposed in chat once to build lego ships and then draw them as an exercise. I have to do that sometimes. Sounds like perspective hell & fun.

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    http://www.nathanbrickartist.com/index.html

    i found this one because he made a lego model of a rabbit ambulance from my favorite webcomic. Some pretty tight stuff.

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    these are neat. I used to make crazy tanks/base/robots when i was a small hype kid.... i lost all my LGO's.

    Maybe i'll get back at it.... one day.... if i end up like Golum er smthing.

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    Lol. Become Gollum. Haha.
    I only have one of my lego sets left -.-. Its this one Dinosaur one. I still have it in my rooms somewhere.
    Thanks for the links man. I feel motivated to hack through my room find them an d make something.

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