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  1. I know it's free, but I also know myself and I would spend more time on the computer trying to make my LDD modulars "perfect" and less time actually building them with real LEGO bricks. I wasn't upset about the comments about my pictures. I warned y'all from the very beginning they would be horrible. It isn't all the device either. Part of it is my unsteady hands. But that was very chivalrous of you to come to my defense.
  2. yes I have several parts in the wrong place, but giving skirrid plenty of time to fix them before sending a list.
  3. I had put off inventorying our 30 year collection for way too long. rebrickable is such a cool place. I first bugged Nathan about what improvements it needed about a year ago. Since then he has made tremendous progress. A little patience and it will soon be transformed from "cool" to Totally Awesome! ps-Nathan, thanks for getting me going!
  4. Follow up: I just got through adding about 1000 technic parts that my son had sorted into 5 trays. The Hockey Puck Feeder has fallen to 8th place. 1st place is now 8205-1 Bungee Blaster! Now where did he put those bungees!!!
  5. Saturday night we went out to dinner with family and stopped at a Target store first to buy the set. It was on sale for 25% off, so we bought 2 of them. Paul put his together on Sunday just the way it is on the box. I'm working on an alternate build, but since I don't have LDD and y'all pooh-poohed my pictures, I won't be submitting it for the contest. I'll just post a fuzzy logic picture of it. If nobody else has built your "Transformer" yet, once I get the picture taken, I'll take mine apart and try to build yours. If I run into any problems I'll send you an email.
  6. Sorry, I don't know where my digital camera is and even if I did find it, I'd need the book to learn how to use it again. I am using an ancient flip-phone with not so good eyesight and arthritis in my hands. The train layout pictures were taken by my son which explains why they're much better. I didn't know we were going to do any others besides the ones that have actual building instructions. It would change the subset structuring. For example the picture at the top of pages 46-47 would be a subset of 250-1. Then the smaller structures and models would be subsets of that subset. Or...You would need to create an inventory for the ideabook main picture that included everything needed to build the entire scene on those pages. I vote to just do the models that have the official instructions as subsets. Any others from the pictures could be MOCs.
  7. http://bricksafe.com/files/thea/250-1%20pictures/250-1-s26-1c.jpg Could you check out the picture and see if it will work for this project? If it's not clear enough, I can try again. Before I submit the inventory for this I wanted to make a suggestion. The way biodreamer's numbering the sets is hard to work with. I'm working on a couple different subsets at the same time and I keep having to recount to see what set I'm working on. Can we make the standard subset numbering in the catalog to be the page the model build starts on? If there are 2 models that start on that page, the first is a and the second b and so on. That would make this 250-1-p46a-1.
  8. In the Winter Village Market 10235-1 available now in the LEGO store. I almost bought that set yesterday, but bought last year's winter village cottage set instead.
  9. I think all the modular minifigs have 3626 with a standard face. I have customized mine and displayed all the mods together so I can't be 100% sure of that. The difference is in the stud itself. It changed from stud hollow to stud recessed I think in 2012. I haven't built my Town Hall or Palace Cinema yet to verify that. Did you notice he said dark blue roof and "bow" pieces? That means TLG is really going after the dark blue arch's crazy prices. But they have just created a new "in demand" piece with the white croissants. I just bought a bunch of olive parts to combine with reddish brown for an MOC modular based on the Market Street design. I built a bank with a staircase on the outside leading to an apartment and studio loft a few years ago. I like this LEGO version better.
  10. Thanks for posting that! I have pretty much given up reading BL Forum so I'm relying on rebrickable for keeping me current on things like this. I will post this in return in case you haven't seen it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_VroKcBFqE LEGO Designer video about the new Parisian Cafe modular.
  11. ARRRGHHH! Why did you have to pick THIS SuperHeroes set? I just bought an Ironman and 2 Spiderman sets to include in my 30 years project, not because "I" like the SuperHeroes theme, but because kids do. I picked those sets because they each have a structure in them with pieces I will find useful, but they are larger and wouldn't have qualified for your contest. A lady's point of view: I finished with the "dark red" part of my life 4 years ago. I don't like building with dark red pieces. Possible Solution: Don't use the dark red pieces from this set in my build. Most of the time, Alternate Builds don't use ALL the pieces included anyway. Now for the positive stuff. The simple fact that you have created this site overrides anything negative I might expressPeriod!!!( and yes pun intended) "Nuff said!!
  12. OMG! this is like deja vu. I just got a message from someone at BL asking me the same thing and it wasn't Loremonger! The answer is: Any train can become a Christmas train. Build it in the traditional colors of Red, Green and White. I just uploaded a picture of ours that is a 9v. http://bricksafe.com/pages/thea The year the Holiday train was released, I bought a motorized set for the "Denver family". My son didn't like the engine, so he went to the LEGO store PAB bins(no wall back then) and brought me a cup full of red, green, and white pieces and said, Build it better Mom. That's where I got the idea for the one in the picture. The engine and tender are a combination of a large black My Own Train set, an extra green passenger car, and of course, spare parts. Being something of a stickler for recreating a set with pieces from the actual era it was released, if I were trying to faithfully recreate the Holiday Train, I would use 9v layout. The beauty of 9v track is that you can run RC, PF and 9v on it. And if you want to have a few places where you switch over to RC track, it will connect easily. But 9v is no longer available from TLG, so use what you have or can buy now for the least amount of money. One of the questions I was asked by the other person is: Will putting the motor in a tender car cause any problems with pushing and pulling at the same time? I haven't run into any problems having the motor in the middle of a train in any of the systems. What has caused me problems is newer cars with longer baseplates not taking the curves well on 12v track. Also some of the newer train cars have parts that extend out and when they pass each other on 12v tracks right next to each other, the extensions sometimes "bump" into each other. End of today's train tutorial. I have parts to inventory and dismembered minifigs begging for attention. I just checked the definition of dismember and discovered it really only applies to "living things". Guess from now on I'll use "parted-out". I also played around with some of the reply options and added in the picture after the link. It lets you put the picture where you want it. Way more cool than BL!
  13. I am starting to do some actual building for the BlackBrickFriday challenge I didn't get finished last year. A Grand Emporium at one end of our mobile home with a line of shoppers stretching all the way down the middle to the Cafe Corner 70+ ft away. Each shopper has to be unique and have a black body part. There will also be a Thanksgiving Day parade that will be next to the shopper's line. 250-1-s26-1 will be in the parade along with any of the other 250 models I build. Then there's the annual train display at Christmas time. After that the really big task of creating an educational display covering the 30 years we've been collecting LEGO sets. Followed by the monumental amount of time sharing it with kids at various schools. However, I will be here regularly so just ask for the help when you need it. I will offer advice or suggestions always with the understanding that everyone has a life outside of rebrickable and getting things done right slowly is so much better than fixing mistakes fast...over and over again. Now for some sleep. Later I hope to get some pictures transferred from my cell phone to the computer and upload them to bricksafe.
  14. this should be 3626ap01. Please see my post under BL vs rebrickable numbering.
  15. I have just run into one of the parts that I was talking about in another post with regards to keeping an inventory true to the parts available at the time the set was made. One of the big errors with BL inventories is their use of 3626bp01 with the description "stud hollow" in sets that were released before hollow stud minifig heads existed. 3626ap01 is the correct part for sets before 1989. A search for 3626ap* here brings up a number of printed heads with solid stud, but they all have 0 sets listed. Is there any plan to correct these inventories at rebrickable? I read the explanation for why it's that way at BL but it still bugs me that the inventories are wrong. When I've purchased a pre-89 set, I always asked first about the minifig head stud if it wasn't already in the description.
  16. Thanks to both of you. I've really never cared for the way BL does the minifigs in inventories.
  17. you can see the pages of 250-1 at peeron in the scans section. Do I use the individual body parts for minifigs like at peeron or find one complete minifig that is close? Can I note the difference like cas108 with blue hips?
  18. 250 subset 26 has 3 minifigs. None of the 3 matches one that has appeared in a set. How do I inventory these? The lady's cone headgear, x107, only comes in white in one set, 6023-1, and white doesn't show in the x107 list, only black. Do you have a form for inventory submission? In other words, please help. This is my first inventory submission.
  19. Those red door rails are gonna be tough. I have enough of them, but they're stored away as boxcars with my train stuff that I don't normally get out until November to work on the Christmas layout. I'll save subset 5 for last. Maybe someone else can do it before November. I found a wind-up red motor so I can do subsets 2 and 3 one at a time. I actually built a ferry in blue years ago that looked very much like subset 4. I have lots of yellow windows available, so I will do subset 4 Ferry also. Lunchtime for me. Back in a little while.
  20. I've rounded up the parts and built subset 26. I'll take pictures when I have a couple more sets built. Now I'm working on an inventory. Have you been using only parts that were available before 1987 in the inventory? It doesn't matter what we use when we build it just for a picture, but to keep it accurate in the inventory things like 4085 need to be correct to the time the book was printed. How can we show that it could be 4085a or 4085b? While doing all this research I sometimes stumble across something interesting. 6846-1 was the only set prior to 1987 with a white 4032. So if we were doing this in 1987, a white 1 x 2 round plate would have been very rare.
  21. Set Stats Summary There are a total of 9702 sets in our database, of which 634 are custom MOCs (My Own Creations). These sets consist of 1741471 parts. All of the following stats/charts exclude the accessory/supplementary and MOC sets. copied at 22:00 CDT USA Note the palindrome in number of parts. Can anybody compute the odds of that happening?
  22. The book has a 1987 date on it. The only set I can find with a yellow 3045 pre-dating the book is a Basic Building set 740-1. Fortunately, it has been used recently in the Friends Olivia's House 3315-1. I have several of this Friends set and was planning on building them soon. So that's the 250 subset I'll start on. When I get up.
  23. I started this thread in Help because it looked neglected with that big 0 sitting there. With the limited number of parts I've inventoried so far, I knew a search for a random set to build from only my parts would be low percentages. But the laugh came when my highest percentage set turned out to be Hockey Puck Feeder.
  24. How about a Technic, Steering and Pulley category Today's please rename the part nominee Technic Wishbone Suspension Arm
  25. Saying the "other" Forum was just a way to vent some frustration. :rolleyes:I'm not afraid to say BrickLink. I'm not even afraid to post '"MY Side of the Story" over there as a sort of "cease and desist" of my own. I didn't post it here as a reply to theskirrid's personal comment because so far this Forum has focused on sharing ideas for creating something new and exciting. I can build, and/or have built, most of the sets in the three ideabooks 250 6000 and 7777. What I'm not very good at is taking pictures. But if I build a set from these books, I will try to get a picture of it uploaded. I'm really excited about this project because it will be useful next year when I do my 30 Years of Building with Bricks event. Place isn't determined yet but it will probably be from Aug-Dec. 2014