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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:


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! :)
Jul
1
comment Minifigures creator?
What do you mean hard to see pieces? If you explain your question better I could probably help.
Jun
24
comment Pick A Brick delivery times
Yes, around the holidays pretty much all orders get delayed.
Jun
21
comment Duplo Activity table to Lego System Table
Marisabel, that sounds like a plan! You can get some quite large DUPLO plates on BrickLink so you don't have to work with a lot of smaller ones (4x8, 6x12, 8x8 and 8x16). It is just something to consider investing in in the future. You can find them here: bricklink.com/…
Jun
15
comment Best online community for Lego Builders?
Okay, I just checked again and this is really weird; there are pictures where I can directly comment on the photo, and there are some where I can't. So I think this is controlled by the person who uploads the photo. I haven't uploaded anything for a while, so I'm not sure, but the point is there are definitely photos I can comment on. And not just old ones, but newly uploaded ones as well.
Jun
14
comment Personal part collection on the web (Bricklink or alternative)
@PSIXO - As I'm already registered I can't go back to the registration screen, but BrickLink doesn't take any of your financial information. BrickLink is operated completely separately from PayPal or other payment methods. It is up to you, as a seller, to choose your payment options later, and even then you will have to send out invoices manually, or instruct the buyer how to pay through their chosen payment method. So the point is you don't need to give BrickLink any sensitive information.
Jun
14
comment Best online community for Lego Builders?
@Gabe - That's funny. I guess they rolled out (or more accurately; taken away) that feature greadually, because I was still able to use commenting just fine when I first responded to your question. But I just checked again and now I can't...)c:
Jun
14
comment Where do bulk LEGO sellers on eBay get their bricks?
@Farhan - It isn't necessarily true that people who own LEGO know how much it is worth. Maybe they do, maybe they don't. Just depends on who they are and how they aquired it. Also, just like with everything else, it is not always about the money. Some people just want to clean house and get rid of stuff and they don't have the time to research what they have or sell it in the most ideal way. They are happy if you help them get rid of it all. I was reading a post on reddit about someone finding an almost new LEGO set in the dumpster!