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William Roberge
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Posted: 03 July 2022 at 10:47pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Not exactly toys (salt and pepper shakers )



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John Byrne

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Posted: 04 July 2022 at 1:58pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Cute.
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Paul W. Sondersted, Jr.
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Posted: 04 July 2022 at 7:36pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit mini-epics...

Anyone else collecting these? I dig the hell of them. They are made by the SPX studio from the films, Weta. Mind you, they are characterizations as opposed to realistic, but that's the charm for me.

Check a few out from my collection.

Whatcha think?




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John Byrne

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Posted: 09 July 2022 at 6:22pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I fell down the LEGO hole again.

As some of you know, these kits (or are they really 3D jigsaw puzzles?) have been very hit and miss for me. My biggest complaint is about the frequent utter illogic of the designs, with assembly often requiring parts to be pushed in against other parts that are not themselves properly supported.

Well, this new kit is Luke’s landspeeder from STAR WARS. It has the usual frustration of well over half the parts going to construction, and not being visible when the job is finished. But this time my major complaint is taken to a whole new level.

The “grill” around the front of the vehicle is created with bendable plastic rods. Clever, I thought at first. But when I got the rods (5 to each side) properly seated, there was a CLUNK and the centerpiece that holds them in place shot out of the front of the vehicle like it was spring loaded. Which essentially it was. The bendable rods, it turns out, are not bendable enough. Once in place they are constantly pushing outwards, and the centerpiece is simply not made to push back.

And even glue didn’t help.

ARGH!!!!!!!!

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Paul Wills
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Posted: 09 July 2022 at 7:17pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

there's too much force with this one?
* ducks and runs *
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John Byrne

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Posted: 10 July 2022 at 2:40pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Bent the tubes and stuck ‘em inside a used toilet paper roll overnight.

Also glued the centerpiece.

Now we’ll see!

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Paul Wills
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Posted: 10 July 2022 at 4:58pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Hopefully we'll get to see the end result!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 11 July 2022 at 12:48am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Perhaps tomorrow.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 11 July 2022 at 12:17pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I left off some of the decals. And, no, those figures are not to scale!

"You don't need to see his identification."

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Michael Penn
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Posted: 11 July 2022 at 1:12pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Ah, how much I love the subtle power of the Force in the original movie!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 11 July 2022 at 1:34pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I'll mention too, that altho I fully understand the corporate-think of wanting the finished product to LOOK like a LEGO kit, I really wish they'd included more of the smooth pieces for the top of the model. It's an odd combination of smooth and knobby.

Debating whether to "dirty it up".

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John Byrne

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Posted: 11 July 2022 at 1:52pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Not a toy, but I wandered into a shop selling crystals, and ended up buying a cool piece. A chunk of ground that had been struck by lightning, creating all kinds of channels and crannies in the surface. It's about half the size of an American football.

Tried to take a picture, but I come out mostly black and uninteresting.

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