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Welcome to Plastic Building Block General. previously: >>8086278
posting my gun collection from last thread
The fire rises
>>8286684I keep finding morestill just one suppressor they pass around, that's a nice mental picture.
>>8286684>>8286712Just need to level up a bit.
>>8287220I have this set, sure hope the clutch is better in yours.
well shit i lost my snips
>>8292708Not him but i assume its this set:https://de.aliexpress.com/item/4000547959358.htmlA cobi clone from the looks of it.
A few new things popped up on the Qman website. Some sets are being made for the Miniworld theme. I guess it's a Minecraft clone?
>>8296342They're also rolling out a Technic thene. The cars look okay.
>>8296346These guns are more interesting. Apparently, they fire foam darts.
Can someone help me. I´m looking for 60204 City Hospital compatible on Ali and having a hard time locating one. All I seem to find is the lighting kits for them. Lepin or whatever they have become is making this set I´m sure because I keep seeing the lighting kit for it. Anyone? Please?
>>8296372I found this one, anon. Though it won't be Lepin. Lepin went under before this set came out, so it'll be a bootleg from someone else.https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001255725954.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.2e895f72qSi9pL&algo_pvid=1247b063-b762-4c19-ae22-88a6e8a32482&algo_expid=1247b063-b762-4c19-ae22-88a6e8a32482-57&btsid=0ab50a5715952561668323217ef527&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_
For those of you who wanted the original Pirate Bay Lego Ideas submission, a new Chinese brand has stepped up to the plate.https://customizeminifiguresintelligence.wordpress.com/2020/07/11/reviews-of-jijia-block-49016-clone-of-original-lego-ideas-the-pirate-bay/They've remained mostly faithful to the submitted design.
>>8297211Much appreciated but there is something so odd about this store. The name for one. ¨Shop900254145 Store¨Also 0% feedback and 0 followers and they have a quantity of 997 of this set? I really want this set but not from this vendor. They never responded to my email either.I also find it odd because about a month ago there were a dozen reputable well established stores on Ali with preorder listings. Now they are all mysteriously gone. Could this set be an oddity in the clone world and not been made?? Anyone?? Comment? / Thoughts?
>>8299356It's possible, while I'm more risky with my Ali purchases, I've never had a bad experience before, doesn't matter what I ordered it always showed up as described.
>>8299406Yea after almost two days and no responses from this store I won be ordering from them. Not with 0% feedback and hardy any sales and the bogus store name. I'have ordered from many sellers and only had an issue with one never sending me anything but I did get my money back. It was just a pain to reorder from another seller.
>>8302923Understandable. Ali is pretty good with customer protections, but if you don't wanna have to go through the worry....I suppose just wait until you can find the set by another seller or until someone buys from this store.
>>8286672Does someone know a place that sells some bootleg goats? I can find pigs, cows etc easily on ali, but goats are nowhere to be found.
I probably overdid it a bit.
>>8313709Just finished the Quan Guan Tiger 131 and was quite surprised to find that it wasn't a straight across KO of Cobi's Tiger 131. For one thing the QG has a much larger hull, I mean look at this beast.
>>8313715It's hard to see from photos but QG is the bigger tank, while retaining a lot of the Cobi aesthetics and the same-sized turret.
>>8313719It's slightly taller as well, and I love how much longer the 88 is; Cobi's always felt a bit short and the muzzle brake piece on the QG is the icing on the cake.
>>8313724The QG also has about twice as many parts to it, though they use some nifty build techniques within the hull to save on parts and weight. That poor Sherman, with yet another Tiger and a couple Panzer IVs still to build... Should get him a Russian friend so he at least won't die alone.
>>8313730how is the quality of the QG tank compared with Cobi?
>>8314692Pretty much the same really. Cobi gets a slight edge as the QG set had one slightly mismolded piece that I had to fix so it would fit, but otherwise they're very comparable.
>>8315918Nice, been thinking of what to get next from the GQ line and the StuG is definitely up there. You have the muzzle brake sideways.
>>8315918>>8315961i'm thinking about getting Stug too, but i probably will end up buying a single-color tank again. My autism does not allow camo patterns whose edges are supposed to be round to be formed by block. My next purchase will probably be the King Tiger from link related:https://de.aliexpress.com/item/4000308172307.html
Is Kre-O ever coming back?
Last year I bought a bunch of these offbrand lego sets because I was immediately attracted to them by their supposedly retro design, until I saw the copyright stamp on the box saying 1988 which was pretty surprising because I wasn't expecting to find 32 year old toys outside ebay.I went to the same store again and found they were still there so I bought some dupes and this time I finally managed to find some info about the brand:https://philbricksters.blogspot.com/search/label/ATCO%20ToysApparently Lego sued them and they disappeared from the shelves in the early 90s? So these really ARE that old.
>>8321059tell me right the fuck now where can I get soapfuck itall of these
>>8322311only 1500 pcs though
Bit of a dump incoming, had some stuff arrive and got around to building a few things. First up, various sci-fi armaments, many of which seem slightly larger than they should be for minifigs...
>>8328456In fact they probably were meant for action figures and were retooled to fit lego hands, they're hilarious.
>>8328461From the same store I also got these. Wasn't sure what to expect from the listing photos, which didn't show a minifig per se but mostly the armor piece, implying you were getting the gear for a fig rather than a full fig. They're quite nice figs I'd say, plenty of detail and the new armor pieces are great.
>>8328470That other Predator set I alluded to earlier was a fun build, forgot to include the scenery builds here but they're window dressing. If there's one thing annoying about the set is the "soft" clutch that isn't very fitting (heh) for some of the design techniques, particularly for the side panels. Still, very much enjoying this pseudo-Stryker.
>>8328482Up next we got Kazi's Tiger offering. It occurs to me only now that I should've snapped a couple more pics showing the insides, since the model, unlike the other Tigers built to date, is designed much like a Lego set with removable sections. The turret sits on a "platform" that comes right off, revealing where a driver and another crewmember can sit, alongside a surprisingly detailed fake engine setup. The build process itself differed from the others in that a lot of the assembly was done in a similar component fashion. Despite being a 995 piece set the instruction booklet is relatively slim, using the old-school simple Lego format where there's no showing what pieces are needed per step; all is inferred from the step itself. Everything is crammed together to maximize space usage which got a little confusing at times, especially when they had you assembling multiple mini-components that wouldn't come into play until the next page turnover. It took me longer to build it than the others (save perhaps for the Sembo Tiger) but I was also watching the return of the NHL with all-day exhibition games, that may have been too distracting heh.Challenging building conditions aside it's another great take on a great tank; unfortunately the sticker sheet wasn't cut very well, thus the off-set iron crosses. No weapons for the crew either but I've been spoiled by those other sets that drown you in small-arms.
>>8328513Last one for now, a quartet of minibuilds from Enlighten. Thanks to the local liquidation centre getting in regular stocks of such sets for super cheap I've been able to resist the countless offerings on Ali, with a few notable exceptions. This is one of them; that awesome AWACS was what sold me but they're all really nice. I mean, who wouldn't d'awww at that chibi aircraft carrier eh.
>>8322379I gathered all the parts myself from various vendors and put them togetherThe minifigs are genuine Lego, the only non-lego things are Price's hat/vests/gunsSoap and Price's heads are Poe from SW & some dude from the Lone Ranger lineGhost's head is Citizen Brick (can't be found anymore)Ghost and Price's torso/legs are from the EclipseGrafx Spectre minifig (Ghost)Soap's hair is found in various Lego sets from ~2018 onwards, it's a mohawk hairpieceHis torso is from the Lego Dimensions Ethan Hunt minifig (Mission Impossible levels pack) with the hands swapped from light bley to dark bley, his legs are from the Jurassic World security guardHope that helps anon
>>8328519Here's the listing, same store I used to get the Guan Quan and Kazi tanks, and the Sluban Predator set.https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32805640846.html
>>8317275Perfect timing to build this bad boy on a sunday afternoon.I think this is my biggest set since my childhood.
What is up with brickbunch.com? It's all "not made by a major manufacturer of plastic toys" or whatever, some are clearly replicas of Lego parts, others look identical to Brickarms weapons. The Lego-like ones are clearly not the real deal, but are the Brickarms-like ones actual Brickarms, or is a third party making replicas of Brickarms stuff?
Did BrickArms once make a prototype, or even a concept/rendering of a Halo plasma grenade? It seems to me I saw one on their forum about a decade ago but I don't remember>>8286692Who makes the bigguy mask?
>>8334719If I were to hazard a guess I'd say they're a reseller of Chinese KOs and OCs. Skimming through their accessories section I'm seeing lots of stuff I've bought from AliExpress over the years, including the metal weapons that came with pic related figs. BrickArms, Brick Warriors, BrickForge, MinifigCat and others have all had stuff KO'ed by the Chinese.
>>8334770By "OC" you mean original concepts made by the chinks?I just ordered a few of what looks identical to the BrickArms XSR since the XSR is only available in the weapon pack and I don't want to buy the whole thing. If it's a chink knockoff of BA I guess that's fine, I hope it's good quality.Btw, is that Clone Army Customs MJOLNIR? Are they good quality? I just ordered one set, I think BrickForge is probably nicer but wanted one of the Clone Army ones.>tfw used to have every single color that exists of BrickForge Spartans (24 colors I think; this was before sand blue existed) but sold a bunch and have about half of the colors still
>>8334723Don't remember seeing anything like that myself; closest I can think of is you could get their frag grenade in trans-blue, which could pass for a plasma grenade in a pinch.Regarding the Bane mask, they came with the figs and I could never find if they'd been copied from someone or if they were OC. I got them back in 2017 and unfortunately most minifigs seem to have vanished from Ali.
>>8334786Yeah, for example a lot of the pop culture minifigs they were churning out before the apparent crackdown. Nearly all weapons on Ali are KOs of the manufacturers listed above but there's OC ones starting to appear as well.The Spartans do appear to be KOs of the CAC stuff, I was impressed enough with the copies so I'd say the originals should be even better. Pretty sure I have a CAC suit somewhere actually, if I find it I'll post. Wasn't as big a fan of the BrickForge Spartan but I love me some of their ODSTs, heh. Their Blacktron version was pretty awesome.
>>8334786Oh yeah regarding Chinese quality of BrickArms KOs, generally they're passable except at close side-by-side inspection, but even then they're still pretty good. Pic is a comparison between a CombatBrick sniper rifle and its Chinese copy (the latter is the bottom one). There are noticeable differences but this shouldn't be as much of an issue with BrickArms copies as their weapons aren't as intricately detailed and they'll look good regardless. You may have to trim sprue marks and (if buying in bulk) get the occasional mismold but that last is pretty rare; got in two bags of assorted weapons and there was one mismold between them.
>>8334787Nah I definitely wasn't thinking of trans blue frag grenade. Maybe I was just thinking of the frag grenade in and of itself, or the plasma pistol, idk, but I kinda thought there was going to be a plasma grenade.Interesting on the masks>>8334800Very cool Blacktron ODSTs. Don't worry about getting a pic of the CAC Spartan, I'll have my own in a few days, just was curious what to expect.>>8334834Cool, thanks. I got 5 (pretty sure it's all they had in stock), even if only one looks perfect I'll be happy. Now the only Halo BrickArms stuff I'm missing are the rocket launcher and Spartan laser. Both are available online (splaer from eclipse graphix, rocket launcher from some other store I forgot which) but I'm not paying 25 dollars per weapon kek.Do you think BA will ever put either or both into full production?What I really fucking want is sangheili. Meca One (Exo Force minifig) looks pretty good as a zealot though.
Oh the BA rocket launcher is on ministry of arms if anyone wants to shell out the shekels for it.
>>8334852Yeah I can't justify the cost for those either. I'd be surprised if they ever made a mass-produced version of either, unless they thought they could capitalize on the upcoming release of Halo Infinite. Doubt they would though, Infinite hype isn't all that great and BA has been rather lethargic in putting new stuff out.
>>8286692You're a big guy
Do any of you guys have collections of BrickForge Spartans?
>>8338333Only a couple. My Spartan interests lie elsewhere.
>>8338389What colors BF Spartans do you have?
>>8338411Black for sure, can't remember what else.
Guys, what do you think?
When I was a kid our dad was too cheap to buy the Rego brand knockoffs from China. We had to play with the Mega Broks brand instead.
Can somebody tell me what I ordered here and which magazine goes with which gun?I know that the lower line of guns are Type 100 SMGs from Brickarms and are sold with the curved magazine. And I assume the other gun goes with the drum magazine but then I wonder what to do with the straight block magazine or if it might be historically accurate to switch between straight and curved styles on the Type 100.
>>8341043Type 100 - curvedMP-18 - DrumMP-28 - straight (alternatively MP-35)
>>8286672WTF happened to lego general?
>>8346108A perfect storm of pandemic, protests, pop culture and weapons grade autism. It is advisable to hunker down and wait it out, hopefully some cleansing flame will sweep it all away.
I've made a couple of pictures of my german ww2 vehicles.starting with the weakest set so far. this is a dual set to build either a panzer 4 or a wespe spg. It came with not enough track links (solved by now due to other sets with spares) for both tracks and overall the clutch of the blocks was mediocre. I didn't even finish it. I think one of the barrel-blocks also was missing.
>>8346309Next is the Sembo Sdkfz 251. I showed this before. Its a nice set and the stickers add a lot to the overall appearance. Comes with a funny swastika traffic sign.Minifigs from that set were superb
>>8346311Again an Sdfkz from Sembo. Also nice looking due to the stickers but the overall model is somewhat lacking. I know that its supposed to be an 234/3 but it could be better. Also came with great minifigs (true for almost all my sets so far)
>>8346313Cobi Panther (Pudel with the polish stickers left away to have a proper dunkelgelb German vehicle) next to Quan Guan panzer 3 (which is a very Cobi inspired set, not sure if its a direct copy though).Quan Guan Panzer came with great minifigs whereas the Cobi tank only had one, and its of course one of the ugly Cobi figures. They just are disgusting.Both tanks have the big tracks, so they drive around perfectly even on flat ground. (the sdkfz and the wespe above do drive too, but only on a surface like the bed here). The big tracks are way better.Funnily enough, the Panzer 3 is a better set, simply for the reason that the Cobi gun barrel is to heavy, so it never stays in an "errect" angle, and it will always go down until it rests on the top of the hull. The clutch on the bricks responsible for holding it is just to weak there. A shame, because besides that this Panther looks excellent. (It did cost 40€ compared to the 18€ of the Panzer III though)
>>8346316Then we have my recently finished Quan Guan Leopard recon tank.A good set, with a small weak area: the hatches on top of the hull are in the way of the gun barrel, so it can't rotate properly in an even angle. Came with 3 minifigs The tracks are medium sized and run properly on all surfaces. Not as good as the big ones, especially since they have finer detail, so there have been some track links with mold errors.
>>8346317I'm not sure if i showed this one before in here. Its an Italian P15/42 tank by Enlighten.Good set, tracks are small, so they are the weakest part of it.Interesting minifigs. Not the Lego type, but also not the disgusting Cobi figures.
>>8346320And last but not least my last finished tank, the big Quan Guan King Tiger.A really nice set. Tracks are good, it came with 6 minifigs and a ton of extra sprues for weapons and equipment (sadly one of those is the one with they really oversized machine guns.. )The front part of the tank could look better i think, but the turret is good and its looks like a Tiger 2 to me.Its a really big set and it took me way longer to build than i thought.
>>8346322And finally the collection of minifigs which came for the most part with those sets above.From all the available dunkelgelb german vehicles i'm only missing the Quan Guan Marder. That will be my next purchase, and then i'll see whats next.
>>8346327Thanks for sharing your latest acquisitions anon, nice to see the King Tiger especially as I was still on the fence about it. You're right about the front but I'll probably still get one at some point. A pity about the Panzer IV/Wespe set, the build looks good but can't make up for inferior and missing pieces. The Cobi Panther looks better than the Quan Guan version that I've also been undecided on, their turret just isn't quite right I feel. Using the same barrel with the inaccurate muzzle brake as the one on Tiger 131 is also disappointing eh.Just finished building the two 6-packs of artillery (from Quan Guan as it turned out), will try and have some pics up soon. Realized last night there's a third set out there; I got the German and Russian ones, there's a US one as well that has been ordered.
>>8346828Cobi has released a couple of Panthers, i think the Pudel/WoT version is one of the later releases and it looks better because of that.That QG Panther (its grey, thats the worst thing about it) might be a copy of one of Cobis earlier Panthers. The KT is actually not a Cobi copy (i saw a YT video about it). It takes elements from the two Cobi versions and tries to improve upon them, but does some of the same errors as Cobi.