Mr. Shiny and New 安宇

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bio website eternalephemeron.blogspot.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 36
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Jul 28 at 3:53

I'm a software developer working on a social-networking site. I work mainly in J2EE, SQL, HTML, JavaScript and CSS. My free time is spent raising a daughter and a son.


Dec
9
comment lego ideas (with traditional bricks)
Rebrickable is a good idea, but let me say that unless your collection is seriously huge, or you are lucky and someone uploaded an "alternate model" creation based on a kit you already own, you will never find creations that fit in your collection. I have hundreds of sets totalling over 40,000 pieces and I can build almost nothing on rebrickable without making serious substitutions. Not to mention that the OP is looking for creations made primarily out of basic bricks and most creations on rebrickable are quite complex.
Dec
9
comment lego ideas (with traditional bricks)
The problem with any idea book such as this is that it will always require pieces you don't have, unless it comes with all the pieces for all the creations it has inside. Maybe you should buy a couple of the Creator sets; they have lots of generic bricks and plates as well as "specialized" pieces such as hinges, clips, etc. Plus they come with instructions for alternate models that can be built with the same kit. If you want a challenge, build the alternate models without following the instructions.
Dec
9
comment Is this skateboard piece LEGO?
@gev Yeah, it's megabloks, but I am still annoyed when I have an incomplete something. Anyway, MB isn't ALL bad. They have a few parts that Lego could do well to copy, and I'm sure I accidentally sorted some MB parts into my main collection. If they can fool me, then they must be good enough, right?
Dec
7
comment Is this skateboard piece LEGO?
That's exactly it. The sticker matches, and I recognize some of the other pieces, such as that ladder, the big green cones, and those wheels. Sadly, I threw out the wheels when I was first sorting the parts because they looked like remnants of some other toy mixed in with this lot. Oh well.
Dec
7
accepted Is this skateboard piece LEGO?
Dec
7
asked Is this skateboard piece LEGO?
Nov
20
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
19
revised Have any Lego sets been released with errors/mistakes in the build instructions? If not, why not?
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Jul
12
awarded  Editor
Jul
12
revised How can I preserve opened Lego packages?
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Jul
12
reviewed No Action Needed What is currently in the LEGO Store Pick A Brick Wall?
Jul
12
awarded  Custodian
Jul
12
reviewed No Action Needed Remote Control option NXT Mindstorms
Jul
12
reviewed Reviewed Can anyone help me identify the motor/mechanism used in this?
Jul
12
reviewed No Action Needed Alternative builds with Star Wars LEGO sets
Jul
12
suggested suggested edit on How can I preserve opened Lego packages?
Jul
10
comment What are some examples of advanced train layouts possible with the PF train sets?
So if the track elevates at 2 plates per straight piece, then in order to reach 12 bricks high I'd need about 2.3m of track in one direction. Hm, that's pretty long.
Jul
9
comment What is the true angle of a cheese slope?
does your math account for the fact that the shape isn't technically triangular?
Jul
9
answered Why are there “unique” characters in many sets?
Jul
9
asked What are some examples of advanced train layouts possible with the PF train sets?