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Old 23-03-2024, 03:57 PM
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The Lego Tragic

Hi Guys, well some of you may know I do big Lego builds and enjoy every moment of the build.

I have just completed the Titanic, some 9090, pieces, it turned out to be a beautiful experience.

Some time ago i also built the Millennium Falcon, then decided to pull it down and store it, however I have decided to rebuild it from scratch another time.

Wow, this is hard work, sorting through 7500 pieces, but it is a work in progress.

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Old 23-03-2024, 04:14 PM
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You lucky devil! Those are great sets, and far out of my budget / storage space.
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Old 23-03-2024, 04:29 PM
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I agree Steve they are expensive, however i enjoy them and do save up for a year or two to actually purchase one.

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Old 23-03-2024, 07:59 PM
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I did like the first season of Lego Masters, since then the Aussie host has become as narcissistic as his American counterpart (Will Arnett, sounds like some sort of cookie).
It's a time consuming event.
Some of the sets are worth a considerable sum of money and will likely never lose their value, till the aliens give us our own real Millennial Falcons to fly around in. Haha



My son has Lego NXT kits here, 2 of, new, basically unused (a few projects done with one set).
Fine motor skill problems as a child meant Lego and Meccano (100th anniversary set) weren't within his dexterity range K'Nex however, WOW, you wouldn't believe what he builds and designs with that.
I buy up old Screamin' Serpent roller coaster kits when I see them at reasonable prices to have enough rods and connectors, there's NEVER enough. The sets were $100 new, people want $400 for old, used, incomplete JUNK now.
We can also buy new bits from the UK but postage is the big killer.

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Old 24-03-2024, 01:15 AM
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We are a household full of LEGO tragics here too!

My now graduate school sons (and I) still cherish and enjoy them…our basement is reminiscent of the LEGO movie…

Well done on the builds
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Old 24-03-2024, 11:05 AM
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Wow Leon, those two kits are huge. I thought I was tragic with the bigger technic kits lol. These days the technic kits mostly look to be cars and motorbikes so I've lost interest.

Both of your kits look amazing. I'd love to build either of them, but would need to sell a telescope first lol
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Old 24-03-2024, 12:12 PM
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Wow, Leon!

And organizing the bits, too!

Lego tragic here, too, but mostly Mindstorms and space stuff

Got the Linar Lander, Saturn V and Curiosity Rover as gifts- great fun to build.

I've looked enviously at the Millenium Falcon many times...

Have fun!

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Old 24-03-2024, 02:22 PM
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Hi Neville, when completed the Millenium Falcon is a beautiful piece of work.

Building it first time from the numbered bags supplied makes it a joy.

Pulling it down and then trying to put it back together with a pile of bricks is a nightmare, but I am three quarters done.

Another week or so and I reckon it will be back to the original.

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Another LEGO tragic here.
I've never had the cash for the big, fancy kits, let alone anywhere to display them when finished. I had to pass by the Saturn V Apollo set because of that latter.
I've always been envious of the folks that had the cash for the big kits and somewhere to display their finished efforts.

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Old 24-03-2024, 07:51 PM
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Amazingly Cool Leon, That Falcon Ship looks Awesome
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Old 25-03-2024, 06:04 AM
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Thanks Bob, and Hans I never knew that even existed, thanks for sharing that.

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Old 25-03-2024, 08:36 AM
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Another LEGO tragic here.
I've never had the cash for the big, fancy kits, let alone anywhere to display them when finished. I had to pass by the Saturn V Apollo set because of that latter.
I've always been envious of the folks that had the cash for the big kits and somewhere to display their finished efforts.

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If it wasn't for benefactors I wouldn't have them either- I couldn't justify it for myself, I'd feel too guilty.

My Saturn sits in a display case opposite my desk and was the source of much comment during lockdown Zoom meetings.

There are a lot of closet Lego tragics out there...

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Old 25-03-2024, 04:34 PM
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Excellent effort Leon. I’ve been interested in the Titanic saga for decades and finally on Thursday morning was able to touch a piece of Titanic’s steel with my bare hands (fingers actually). My son recorded the moment in photos…..
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Old 26-03-2024, 06:04 AM
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Thanks Matt, are you referring to the Titanic Exhibition in Melbourne, I do hope to visit that as well before it ends on the 21st April.

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Old 26-03-2024, 09:42 AM
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The Melbourne Museum Exhibition is well worth the visit Leon. Weekday mornings at 9am is a good time to go. You need to book ahead

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Old 26-03-2024, 12:37 PM
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Thank you for the heads up Matt, keep the time in mind.

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It's amazing what you can make with Lego, and some are even functional.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMQmDrfOBsU
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Old 27-03-2024, 06:04 AM
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True David it is nearly endless, with so many builds to choose from.

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Old 27-03-2024, 08:51 AM
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Leon .. you need to think bigger.

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