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I love the beach, biking, martial arts, rock climping, camping, travel, playing, and anything else that's fun. And I occasionally work too when I run out of money to play with...(c:

My all-time favorite LEGO themes are castle, anchient history and fantasy. I also love the now retired DUPLO Castle line.

I'm a purist in general, however for my minifigs I also use custom pieces from amazing customizers like Brickforge, BrickArms, Little Armory, Arealight, BrickTW, etc. Life is short, customize it!..(c;

I also run a LEGO-related blog, http://TheBrickBlogger.com/ where I share pictures, tutorials, news, and all things I learn and discover about the LEGO hobby. Updated frequently, so come by for a visit!...(c:


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comment What are the very tiny, single-peg, miniature figures from the SHIELD Helicarrier called?
LEGO fans call them nanofigs, whereas LEGO refers to them as micro-figs. They are about 3/4th of the height of microfigs, and very-very tiny.
Jan
20
comment Does someone know where i can find this lego brick?
I guess that could work, although as a collector myself, I would never part from a brick like that. It is ultra-rare! :)
Jan
20
comment Does someone know where i can find this lego brick?
I have thought of that, but the OP's photo definitely looks more neon color than yellow. Especially at the edges. It could be just picture quality though. Trans-yellow is definitely easier to find. You linked to the one with frosted interior, and there is also the regular one listed here: bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=3001&colorID=19
Jan
13
comment Building a 45 degree brace
Yours look like a reasonable solution. I would approach the problem the same way as you did. Perhaps also trying out hinge plates besides just hinge bricks. That way you could smooth down the top with tiles, and also you have more room for adjustments for the angles and connections.
Jan
12
comment Building a 45 degree brace
It's a good idea to have at least one or two of most pieces around so you can experiment with them in real life. LDD is not the best to figure out if two pieces would fit. The pieces you are using here are not expensive, so it may be worth to get some to play around with the angles.
Jan
12
comment Building a 45 degree brace
Have you checked if you elevate or lower the bottom connection by one plate will that allow you to connect the horizontal plate at the top. It may adjust the angle a bit, but at some point the two should connect.
Dec
30
comment Representing pregnancy on LEGO minifigs without a dome
This is the absolute strangest question I have seen here. I don't even know what to start. Fetal carrier, pen, jail-cell, pieces coming off violently during birth, pregnancy dome???!!! This makes me scared! :(
Oct
5
comment where can I find simple Lego ideas
You might consider checking out the LEGO Adventure Book. There are two volumes available now, and they are full of interesting ideas (I wrote a review on the first one here: thebrickblogger.com/2012/12/…) They are not only City related, but many of them are. Also, if you like LEGO's own designs, you can download instruction books on LEGO's website and use those for inspiration. They are available here: service.lego.com/en-us/buildinginstructions.
Aug
19
comment Identify minifigure torso - yellow with blue “N” on front
The BrickLink search bar is quite dated and doesn't work too well. In the case of this particular torso what I would have done is to go to the Catalog Tab, than right under it click the Colors Tab, then scroll down to Yellow, click on the first number (which is the number of parts in that color). Then click on Minifig Torso, and sort the results by Thumbnail Gallery. There are only 52 minifig torsos ever made in yellow, so it is really easy to scroll through them. In most cases searching by color like this is a great option.
Aug
14
comment Why are Lego products so expensive in Europe?
That is correct. In addition consider the market; LEGO's number one and largest marketplace is the USA. They can afford to keep their prices low because they sell huge volumes. Also there is competition; LEGO is considered an expensive toy here as well, compared to other brands. If they would go any higher they would loose their customers.
Aug
13
comment What's the best way to glue/adhese the street baseplates to a plywood table?
I have used velcro on baseplates and it wasn't lumpy or uneven. Velcro comes in different shapes, sizes and thickness. There are some that are very thin but still have enough grip. If you add enough it is fine. I used the small dot kind that is very thin on 32x32 baseplates; at the corners, few on the sides sides and few in the middle. If you do full strips of the thicker Velcro on all sides and a larger piece in the middle it should even be more stable and should still be fine (not lumpy). If you're interested I would suggest to check with your local craft/hobby store and see their selection.
Aug
2
comment MOC planning and design
Also, I might suggest that you may want to make that furniture modular. In otherwords, instead of making one large table, make i.e. 4 smaller ones that can be configured in different ways. This way you can always expand our layout, or make it smaller, or configure it differenently, depending on your needs.
Aug
2
comment MOC planning and design
Since your project is going to be very large, I would suggest that you work with contstruction paper. You can draw out the outlines of the castles and other various buildings, and you can also plan out the baseplates. This should help you build the furniture that will hold it all.
Aug
1
comment MOC planning and design
Here is a link to an article I wrote some time back about building a Medieval Village, including landscaping. You might find it helpful: thebrickblogger.com/2012/08/…
Aug
1
comment MOC planning and design
As far as your question in regards to each of those sets, you should be able to figure out the size by looking at the picture of each set and counting the studs of the foundation.
Aug
1
comment MOC planning and design
I looked at your updates to the question. Yes, that is going to be a challenge because unless you virtually build all those sets it is going to be hard to work around them in LDD. May I ask why you want to create this project virtually? Usually for very large projects like this people just build them in real life. Landscaping is not that difficult to tie buildings together; some grass, some trees, a river, a couple of roads... you don't really need LDD for any of that.
Jul
4
comment Is there a way to buy LEGO houses without minifigs?
Please note that LEGO Answers is not affiliated with The LEGO Group. I have edited the question to reflect that.
Jul
3
comment Where to order custom mini-figs in Europe
In regard to your second question, there are many-many stores in Europe. On this page you can see all of them categorized by country: bricklink.com/browse.asp
Jul
3
comment Where to order custom mini-figs in Europe
To answer your first question, my preferred method of searching on BrickLink is to use Catalog Items, instead of Items for Sale search. For example in the case of Amidala, I would type Amidala in the search box at the top of the BrickLink front page, but switch the drop-down menu next to it from Items for Sale to Catalog Items. The search will give me the results. Then I click on the one I want (in this case the Amidala Minifigure). Under the item details there will be a link to the rigth titled Price Guide info. If you click on that, you will get the sceen you were looking for.
Jul
2
comment Tips on shipping large sets (super star destroyer, 2001 Discovery ship)
Yes, that is a good idea. Buyers like to see a neatly arranged set of parts in zip-lock baggies. It indicates that you have taken good care of the set and will likely get a higher sale-price too. Good luck with the sale! :)