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I got this Sluban jeep thing a while ago, it's pretty nice.
does any of you know a store in Ali Express or in other sites who sell lego compatible animals? i want to make a MOC farm and pet shop.
>>9018568That looks really good, but the figures heads look way oversized?Does anyone know of a brand that makes vehicles like pic related? The color doesn’t matter, just that it’s minifig scaled.
>>9019373do a search for "lego moc animal." it should net you a bunch of results>>9019383Qman sells a set in their creator theme with an alternate build similar to the vehicle you posted. the set number is 4803otherwise there's tons of military sets with similar vehicles in olive green
>>9019383one of these maybe?https://de.aliexpress.com/item/1005001498802615.html
Pic related just arrived. While i'm not a fan of "technic" constructions in general, i love bullpup rifles.. so yeah, i just had to buy this.Will start building it this evening. I'm curious how it s going to compare with the Panlos QBZ-97 rifle.And especially curious about the "firepower" thanks to the electrical components.
>>9020449how do the motors come into play ? flywheels or are they pulling back a spring?
>>9020456if i get the instructions right, it should be responsible to make the gun fire in semi-auto mode. i did not see a spring inside, so the motor will move the mechanism alone.But if/how well this works.. no idea yet.
>>9020468ignore it, there is a big spring in bag1
>>9019652>>9020038Thanks anons. That helps.
You guys know any good bootlegs that make the tiny turbo sized sets Lego used to do in the mid-late 2000's? I miss them and would like to see more sets I could use for parts.
>>9021882Sluban makes a series of mini-scale car sets. They're not exactly in Tiny Turbos style, more like a Choro Q aesthetic?https://aliexpress.com/item/4001208967064.html
>>9022022I recognize some of those from a Decool package, like the green mini and the blue Emmet's car.Decool also had those tiny turbo-sized Ferraris.
Anybody own one of these crazy over-engineered brick separators? The hammer is particularly overkill, but it looks cool.
>>9022022Aside from that, does a store like Dollar Tree carry any good "Lego" sets that have the types of parts for making either styles? (The wheels/tires, plates, etc.)
>>9024908Personally, I don't think Dollar Tree is an economical way to go about building a catalog of parts. I mean, they do sell an assortment of micro builds, but they average about 25 pieces a set. That would be a great price-to-parts ratio if we were talking Lego. The trouble is the builds really suffer from lack of parts and look barebones. You're not building anything remotely substantial like a Tiny Turbos car for a dollar.This Block Tech set from Five Below on the other hand fits the bill pretty well. The price-to-parts ratio breaks down to 33 parts per dollar. You get two mini vehicle builds and a bunch of robot-making parts. Also, there's two different sets for a total of four vehicle builds. Is it more expensive than a dollar? Sure, but you're getting something closer to what you're seeking for the money.
Is there anywhere to buy individual minifigs from companies like Enlighten? I've got some custom figs I'm working on and I'd kill for the two ladies from High Tech Era and the two elf molds from War of Glory.
>>9025289I don't think so, unless somebody sells you theirs (and no, you can't have mine). The sets the High Tech Era ones are in can be pretty cheap though, and you get the set too. Hanna (the blonde one) is in 2702 and 2709, for example. Clara (the red-head) is in 2715 and 2721, which are more expensive, granted. No idea about which elves you mean, but there's one in 2304, and that's pretty cheap too.
This looks really cool.
took a month to get here and about 2 hours to build, it's pretty cool looking 2bh. I was pleasantly surprised that it has a 2-speed transmission.cons-no instructions (they probably would've been shitty anyways)-bagging seemed haphazard, had to open 5 bags for the first few steps-usual fitment issues but bike still holds itself together-red of stickers didn't match red of parts-one part was missing (not bad for a knockoff set), enough leftover parts to make something work-rubberband "belt" between motor and transmission slips a lot so you can't see the cylinders moving-transmission kinda finnicky to lock into gear sometimes-track stand doesn't hold rear tire off ground like I expectedpros-sticker numbers were accurate to official lego instructions-stickers looked very legit, typeface was accurate-tire rubber was high quality-plastic in general felt high quality (close to or matching real lego feel)-included brick separatoralso, the pictures in the manual showed the chain really slack and I was worried I would have the same problem, but mine was nice and taut.
>>9026060Someone should 100% rip that off and post it as a Lego Idea or whatever.
>>9027089yeahh... about that...
>>9027562>back when lego sets weren't glorified dust collectorsNeat.
>>9026060Looks good, but i doubt it will be fun to play.
>>9033076vast improvement over the original, really
3 of 6 building steps completed. Not an easy build, but part quality is good and so far, nothing has been missing.
>>9033166this thing is build like a brick
>>9033166>>9033425Looks like you can kill someone with it. Not by shooting, but by smashing it over their head.
>>9033076Thing on the right isn't lepin. Irrelevant anyway considering lepin is dead and replaced with even better quality bootleg brands. I've got LARI stuff and it's nearly identical minus some really tight technic pieces and lack of unique figures like grievous.
>>9033425>>9033880indeed it is.No flex at all.Only the magazine left to build now (5 of 6 steps complete)
>>9018568Just found these sets on Aliexpress:https://de.aliexpress.com/item/1005002494782249.html
I wanna buy something that is motorized and I've got $100 to spend. what should I buy/ is there anything?
>>9037055Give this a look.https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002676831480.html
>>9037055A bit more specific infos would be nice.A train? A technic model? A brick build model? Both combined?In general i'd say you can't go wrong with Mould King or Cada.
I did not apply the stickers and i noticed that i have not enough batteries.. but besides that it is finished. I'm totally satisfied with it so far. It even came with a sling. It also included an optional piece of rail to install on top of the handle to apply a red dot or scope (not included). At this point, the biggest difference between this and the Panlos Type 97 is that the barrel that sticks out in the front here is shorter, and it is also supported by a technic axle for the full length, whereas in the Panlos rifle the barrel is longer and without an support inside it, so it falls off easier if you are careless.
>>9037788I kinda want some kind of machinery like a tractor, crane, or car; something I can drive around for a little bit of fun and annoy my cats. Trains are interesting but I'd want it on a track and I don't have anywhere to put one.
>>9038444This one looks like a fun little car to just race around for a bit:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33018686727.htmlI recommend just looking around Aliexpress until you see something that sparks your interest, then ask here if you are unsure (or look on youtube for reviews).
>>9037117>>9038529 thanks anons.
you what fucking pisses me off. all these chink rip offs and not a single one is making a cool original castle theme I want something like fantasy era except with more stuff. instead its all tacticool shit or cape shit rip offs.
>>9042058That's because kids aren't into fantasy shit like that anymore anon. You forget we're living in the future! The age where we throw away offensive nonsense like the Wild Wes... who am I kidding? Woke fuckbois ruin fun shit like medieval fantasy or cowboys. I just want cool cyberpunk flavored gunslinger type shit not Iron Man going through his alcohol problems.
>>9042111what are you talking about? kids like knights and shit
>>9042115Did you not see the thread from the other month that was literally based on why there aren't any knights or cowboys in sets anymore?Anon you forget in this day and age shitty executives think kids prefer superheroes and Johnny Silverhands because of that being the hip. Look around you, that cool shit we used to like died years ago thanks to trannies and parents who can't handle any vague implications these themes might entail. If you want vaguely medieval fantasy, all I can think of is either Lego Nexo Knights or Minecraft and those aren't chink brands so I can't honestly help ya Anon.
>>9042128what vague implication would knights entail? why do trannies care about kids toys?
>>9042182>Knights>White people oppressing minorities to gain land>Kings rule over the land and nobles also share a bit of that slave owning pie>Cowboys>White people also taking over minorities to use them for whatever things they aren't willing to doYou're obliviousness to the type of shit they fucktards say makes me think you're either Patrick Star living in his house since Corona started or you're a newfag, either way come on man how do you not see these degenerates taking away what we enjoy like that and not get repercussions? >Before this ends up off topic I'll ask if you guys know of any good discount house builds worth getting
>>9042286ok fair point but legos are yellow and not white. but these people are retards who will place thier shit leftist schizo fuckery on everything.I dont know. I just hope things will get better. maybe your just cynical. but so am I. I just want try to look on the bright sight I dont know
Without going into the politic discussion, there are still some of the older Enlighten Medieval sets to be found.There is also their "The War of Glory" series which is more or less World of Warcraft inspired. Some sets are pretty much shit (they took too much inspiration from Nexo Knights for them), but others (Zeppelin, Griffin vs Hippogrypt Glaive Thrower and a couple others) are pretty good WoW sets. And some even (Smithy, Dwarfen mine) are just good medieval sets. Most of this range is available at Ali and Yourwobb.
>>9042444that is one sexy alleria
>>9042444The german Youtuber "Johnnys World" who works with Enlighten/Qman reviewed this series a while ago (because he also complained about the lack of medieval sets for children). Enlighten told him that it did not sell this well, so they canceled the series.Apparently they are working behind the scene to release some medieval sets again. His biggest critique about the "War of Glory" in particular was that it lacked an evil faction. Its "good" Humans (+Dwarfs) vs "good" Elves. He also disliked some of the bigger vehicles.
>>9042058>classic castle fags still seethingthere are a bunch of castle mocs on ali or wait till they chink the blacksmithshop and buy a bunch of them then
>>9042780Some of the Mocs are pretty good, thats true.There is a nice castle on Vonado as well.Minifigures should not be an issue.Pic related are some Enlighten knights and a few random ones i had on my desk right now.>the blacksmithshop and buy a bunch of them thenEven twenty of those shop won't make a proper castle though.
>>9042780I want new castle stuff. I want new peice. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO USE CAD TO MAKE STUFF
>>9043336Check this castle out:https://de.aliexpress.com/item/1005001935814912.html
A couple of years ago, I built an off-road vehicle for my girl gang out two Brictek sets I got for cheap on Amazon. It was kind of a building exercise, and I limited myself to using only the parts in both sets. I was mostly satisfied with the truck at the time. There were things about the vehicle that I didn't like. There were gaps so large that you could see through the truck at certain angles. There were multiple places where the build was held together by a single stud or were highly unstable. I didn't like how the gun was just clipped to the rail and didn't rotate.I thought I did okay in spite of the limitations I put on myself. Still, it bugged me a little knowing that it could be better. I recently found myself with a boatload of spare pieces from another build that I completed, so I thought I would try correcting some of the issues that I had with the truck...
>>9043446I present to you: the Muther Trucker MK. 2.
>>9043456The Mk. 2 corrects all the problems of the Mk. 1. Weak points in the build have either been reinforced or rebuilt. The gun has the capability to rotate without impediment, and a gunner can either sit or stand in the turret. The biggest drawback of the new design is that it reduces passenger capacity from 4 to 3. Moving the hand rails from the top to the sides of the truck means that additional gang member can hang off the sides, and it doubles as weapon storage.
>>9043336YES I DO KNOW it is satisfying doe
>>9042311It's 4chan, you need some cynicism.
>>9043446>>9043456>>9043503looks great! Also that cobi girl makes me kek
>>9042444>yellow humans>fleshy elvesWeird, is it because they couldn't recolor the ears from the Friend Elves?
>>9043984Thanks! The Cobi figure, the sabre, and the unnerving human skull all came from an old Pirates set I had lying around. I was expecting her to be a minidoll based on the packaging, so I was a little shocked when I discovered just how tiny she is. She also came with a rubbery skirt piece, but I opted to leave her in leggings for full range of articulation.
>>9045067cobi figures are so horrible that they are almost good again, at least the headpieces and most of the accessories fit normal minifigs
>>9045542Isn't that a friends-like clone?Cobi figures look different, at least the male soldiers i have.
>>9045067same. I've bought 2 small cobi pirate sets when they were at a discount too, cobi has some pretty cool plant pieces
>>9044454i think its kinda based
>>9042444Wish I could get the green hood girl separately. She is hot.
So first time buying sembo, got pic related.It is pretty good but some connections are a bit weird, like having a single stud to connect a 1x2 piece on the side of the cannon, the cannon itself also can't do full 360 rotation because the headlights are in the way.The figures are nice and with good prints. Also came with a lot of guns and stuff (there are more than pic but I already tossed them in my parts bin).Stickers were mostly snug fits on the pieces but some were a bit bigger but it isn't that big of a deal, the only issue is the front panel which has 2 stickers that are across 2 pieces each while everything else is contained to its piece. Also the cover of the cannon was black with a black sticker which made it essentially invisible so I replaced it with a light gray one instead.It came missing a black 1x2 grill but I had a spare so I replaced it.Threads don't move as smooth as I wanted but it works well enough.
>>9047279Actually now that I think about it the fast food stores I had before were sembo but not labeled as such, either way sembo has good quality bricks so I will be buying more in the future.
>>9045659>Isn't that a friends-like clone?The Lego Friends minidoll is taller than tee average minifigure, while the Cobi counterpart is the same height as a minifigure. The Cobi female minifigure also has independently articulated legs. Lego minidolls only have the single joint at the hips.
>>9047144I would say to buy the smallest set with your desired elf slut and think of the rest of it as parts for use in a future custom build. The chances of finding somebody willing to sell you the single figure is remote, and the sets are no longer in production. It's not going to get any easier to find them.
>>9047279That was my first tank off AliExpress last year and you nailed it, though I can't seem to get the treads on mine to cooperate at all, on any surface. Not a big deal really but yeah, Sembo is a good brand for it.
Quan Guan are the best military sets right?
>>9047844They've only done WW2 but their stuff tends to be top notch, got some of their tanks and nearly every artillery piece they've produced.>left to right: Sembo, Quan Guan, Cobi
>>9047818I've actually noticed the threads only work if that front plate part is facing the most downwards it can, because it pulls the front gears
>>9047144>>9047676Luckily for you, she is included in a couple of sets.Sadly not in the small ones.Pic related is one of my favorites that includes her, the one with the double-headed green dragon is probably cheaper though.
>>9047279>Threads don't move as smooth as I wanted but it works well enough.Sadly this is true for all the tracks of this (and smaller) size. Only the really big ones run smoothly.
>>9047818i ordere this one too, tough it lost since 2 weeks in belgium.i still find it extremely funny that you get 4 fully printed figures in a 9 euro set, while lego cant be bothered to include arm printing in their most expensive sets
>>9049177Maybe Jurgen has it.
Which one of these is better quality?https://www.amazon.com/Perseverance-Helicopter-Instructions-Educational-Building/dp/B08KZN1B4J/ref=sr_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=mars+rover&qid=1622073119&sr=8-12https://www.amazon.com/Perseverance-Building-Explorers-Educational-Creative/dp/B092HKN2BP/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=mars+rover&qid=1622073119&sr=8-6
Does anyone have any experience with Zhe gao blocks? I heard they have inconsistencies in their quality but this set and 3 others just appeared on Aliexpress and they just look so good.
>>9056059 Here’s all four of themhttps://a.aliexpress.com/_v3YNkNhttps://a.aliexpress.com/_uI8IXnhttps://a.aliexpress.com/_uzRmwlhttps://a.aliexpress.com/_uiMUbP
>>9056133Thanks these look so cool especially the last one
>>9056321I know right? I’m just not sure about buying them, I don’t want bricks that have poor clutch because it would probably ruin these models
>>9056409either risk it or wait and keep looking for youtube reviews.
>>9059229Y u bumping a general?
Damn, looks like brick4.com ist down. Anybody knows what the hell the error message is talking about?
>>9056133>https://a.aliexpress.com/_uiMUbP>2021 World War 2 WW2 Army Military Soldier City Police SWAT Space Fighter Model Building Blocks Bricks Kids Toys GiftMy fucking sides!
>>9060906If you like the band.. go for it i guess. The quality of the parts are Cobi-like very good anyway.
>>9060676Oi, you got a loicense to make a webpage on the internet?https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICP_license
Something aint right here
>>9063617Henry Perrot and friends!
>>9048719Do you have a picture of her IRL?
>>9048719https://www.ebay.com/itm/284284763865?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D84015d3f0fcd4c78ac579efbfa8658a0%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D284284763865%26itm%3D284284763865%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Abe5d3b52-c42f-11eb-8c10-764f091a5dfa%7Cparentrq%3Ad06d3b201790a4d7c90de565fffdceb0%7Ciid%3A1Well I just copped this on ebay. Its a big set but it was the only one I could find with her and I jumped on it since they're out of production. One left if anyone else wants it. Hopefully its legit.
>>9066415based plastic brick coomer
I want to get one of these things for my nazi dudes from CoD mega line. What do you guys think?
>>9067802The Maus is a great set. Part quality is great.No stickers, the scratches and battle damage is all printsfull interior (might be a bit small for your Mega figures though)The tracks run perfectly.I got it for below 50€, and i still think this is one of the best valued sets i got. Just beware of its size. I had trouble to fit it into my usual boxes.Pic related (crew is included), Leopard tank just for scale and fun.
>>9067815and a pic of the interior There are many prints inside the drivers compartment, the gun breach and the engine area too, but not visible after its fully assembled and closed.
>>9067815Holy fuck dude. Yea that thing is huge. I might be able to custom little parts of it here and there to make it work out. Maybe that will work. I will buy it on the 7th.
>>9067830I really recommend the set.I bought it on yourwobb dot com, maybe its worth to compare prices between that Site and Aliexpress. (Its a set by Panlos in case you are looking for it there).
>>9067848I can definetly fit a mega dude in there. I will check out other places to compare the prices. Thank you so much for the info.
Anybody selling those cursed Sluban minifigs? Need them for a cursed project.
>>9068402There's some stores on AE that sell Sluban figure packs.https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32720220290.html
>>9068402What are you planning to do with them?
>>9068402>>9068428>cursedI'd say they're unironically great, they shit on L*go thanks to the neck, wrist and waist articulation
>>9070300they are basically what cobi traded to do but, they made it work
>>9070300>>9070539Sluban minifigs are great, as is their cheeky croc brick separator.
>>9070575>>9070300>>9068428The only sluban set I bought came without figurines or stickers, is that a common occurrence? All other bricks and manual came fine.It was pic related on the box.
>>9070575I wonder how they stand up to playtime. The construction is more flimsy than Lego, and those get cracked arms and sides constantly.
>>9070933Sounds like a problem with the seller. I've noticed that some of them leave out "bonus" accessories to save on postage. I once ordered a Sluban set that was supposed to include a printed foamcore diorama base and brick separator, but I didn't realize it until seeing some video reviews of the set years later. I was annoyed, but the omission of both didn't prevent me from building the set so I let it go. Leaving out figures and decals probably would irk me even more.
>>9071415It was a sealed box I bought from a local store though.
>>9071426Ah. Then maybe it was a factory error. It happens on occasion with even the major brands.
>>9070575The virgin xingbao giraffe vs the chad sluban crocodile, the only bad thing about it that it got no surface for seperating tiles
>>9067815>>9049899>>9047818>>9047279Where are those "LEGO" figures from?The figures included in Sembo sets seems to be square headed instead?
>>9070575>>9070300I really like how they look too.Often the legs and waist is a bit loose though.
>>9072253Maybe newer Sembo sets have the "square" heads?I have a couple of older ones (like purchased around 1 year ago) and it was 100% lego clone figures with the tanks.The figures on top of the Maus tank are Panlos figures, they were included in that set.
>>9072312Yeah I managed to find some sets with "normal" heads. Plus some figurines from Bricks and Pieces for the diorama I'm going to make.Now I just have to wait for the sets to arrive.
K anons any pbbg brand sell minidoll type figures that are actually good?
I'm sure many of you asked yourself what the difference between Gobricks colours 090 (= "Lego white") and 091 (= "cream") was. And by "many of you", I mean "me". Anyway, I got some and made a comparison photo. The ones which look like somebody pissed on them on the left side are new bricks from Lego, though Gobricks 090 looks the same.
>>9049899It finally arrived, only took one mounth (so much for 10 day delivery)I used it and some leftover parts to build a Brumbär
>>9066206 Hermione needs an Onlyfans.
>>9063617The guy playing Ron is pretty hot though.
Local misc toy/hobby shop had these Chinese knockoff nanoblocks. Chose this one over videogame character (totally not yoshi) and pokemoo
>>9074716There sure was a ton of these nice ww2 tank sets whilst covid was beginning to intensify. Whats the pbbg offerings like now?
>>9079369>6611pcs>building only involves stacking bricksNot only is that a lot of faith to put in the clutch power of knockoff bricks, it looks super dull to put together.
>>9079867You call it boring, I find the process quite cathartic. Also they have these little jigs on the side so the pieces snap together quite securely
>Feel brain fogged and depressed the last ten years despite exercising several times a week, have physical hobbies (hunting, army reserve), good job>This thread made me buy a Cobi Panzer IV and VI and a couple Sembo sets with figurinesMy tanks came yesterday, and I started building them as soon as I got home from work. When I was done nearly six hours had passed, and I had forgot to cook dinner. I haven't had this much fun in years.
>>9081825Awesome anon, welcome to club! It's great how therapeutic these can be, has made these extended Covid layoffs more bearable.
>>9081838Thanks. Yeah I was surprised how much different I felt after just assembling bricks.I'm going to collect my lego collection from my parents attic so I can put my hands on those sets again.I'm going to put together a little diorama once the rest of sets arrive.
>>9081855Nice, be sure to share when you do. Been meaning to get a King Tiger to round out my late-war Waffen-SS armored platoon but expenses keep coming up; a Panther would be nice too but I don't like Quan Guan's take and finding Cobi sets at a reasonable price here is spotty at best.Definitely set for artillery, have nearly every gun Quan Guan has made and a few by other brands.
>>9081901I'm planning to get the big König Tiger and Panther models later for my shelves. Cobis nano sets seems to have just the right size for lego figures, so I think I'll add a couple of those too.It's a shame they only have tanks in that line. I could use a couple of lorries.
The sluban panther is great if you care about minifig scale
>>9081922That looks great!They even have the halftrack I was looking for. No lorries though...
>>9081929Have this one, great set. I think there's a WW2 Japanese set that has a truck, trying to remember where I saw it... ah yes this one:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000883354197.htmlSaw this in passing while looking for the Japanese set:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001613472053.html>>9081922Forgot about the Sluban Panther, will probably get that and their StuG at some point.
>>9081929if you want a literal lorry you could revers engineer the brickmania onehttps://www.brickmania.com/type-j-lorry-with-qf-13-pounder-aa-cannon/#bluebrixx also has 2 opel blitz models https://www.bluebrixx.com/de/military-models/101041/LKW-Blitz-BlueBrixx-Special
>>9081945Damn that second truck look sweet.>>9081985And this one is even sweeter, and only half the price!
Where do you guys buy your bricks?I want bricks to build trees, flowers and bushes, and while bluebrixx has most of what I want they're missing the large version of the tree limbs.
Vonado has a good amount of them here: https://www.vonado.com/limb-element-2417.html . Else via a reseller (YourWOBB, Hitian, Project-MOC) from Gobricks: https://gobricks.cn/#/details/GDS-1437-011I'm sure you'll find some more shops on Aliexpress when you search for "2417", too.
>>9082182Beautiful. I'll have my forest soon.
Can't wait for the rest of my sets to come.And damn that Tiger is a beast both model and build-wise. It took me nearly five hours to complete (mostly due to me missing a critical point on the third fucking step, and not realizing it until I was halfway done...)
>>9082182>>9082189100 small dark green limbs100 small bright green limbs100 large dark green limbs100 large bright green limbs100 round brown 1x1 bricks100 square brown 2x2 bricks100 round brown 1x1 dots100 green stalks30 brown arches30 brown 4x4 platesAll made from the healthiest chinese plastic.
>>9081825Damn bro why you feeling down when your life is going fine all things considered?Glad the tonk could help. Modern lifestyle is hectic and disorienting and indulging in the simple things is the best counter to crazy post modern life.
>>9082938>implying 99% of the toys posted on this board isnt made of Chinese plastic
>>9083843Not all chinese plastic is healthy, just ask /lg/
>>9083834No clue. There is something missing in my life, and I haven't figured out what yet. I never really felt like I fit in with my peers and society in general, and being extremely introvert doesn't help me deal with peoples daily bullshit. I've always felt most at peace with myself when alone, out in nature or just working with my hands. I may be on the spectrum, but I don't know, lol. So for now I'm going to buy a fuckton of bricks and BUILD!>>9083843Lego didn't use to be made in China. In fact EU forced them to lower the standard, because the quality of the plastic was deemed too high compared to the rest of Europe.
>>9083872Yeah most of /lg/ has an unhealthy addiction to plastic crack
>>9083880Sounds like a textbook case of nonsensical west European "socialism"
>>9083880>>9083930Sounds like TLG propaganda, honestly. Is there a source on the EU compelling the change? Don't mean to imply anything, just that TLG has been doing a lot of greasy stuff (from stealing the original plastic brick design from KiddieCraft to waging legal warfare on a German non-Lego legoes distributor) and I wouldn't put it past them to misrepresent why their product quality is in decline.
>>9083930>>9083943It's been some years since I was told about it. Google gives me nothing but complaints about the quality or articles about Lego planning to go green(er)
>>9083930>>9083943>>9083956All I can find is the EU safe toy directive: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/toys/safety_enSo it may just have been used by Lego as an excuse to why their quality has been lowered.
>>9083956>>9083962Thanks for the replies, guess we'll never know for sure eh.
just got and built the qman rocket jeep from their newest Thunder Mission range.Its a nice vehicle, but i will probably remove the rocket launcher on the back, or modify it somehow.>It comes with two soldiers, with different faces, but identical body/leg print.>Lots of stickers (which i did not apply yet)>it has a working suspension in which the technic parts are connected with rubber bands Sadly i'm a retard and managed to sling one of the rubber bands through my room while building it and the cat got and destroyed it. No spare rubber band was included sadly but i should have some spares from other setsOne of the parts is damaged pretty noticeable, you can see that spot on my picture right next to the open door in the front. Overall a nice litte set with good play features (adjustable rockets, doors/roof can be opened, suspension). On the back of the instruction there are 4 more sets (numbers 22011-1 to 22011-4) than visible on the OP picture. Its small 150-170 pieces sets, but in comparison to their previous small "-1 to -4" sets, this time they all include only one minifigure whereas the police, swat, wildlife and UN sets previously always had 2-3 figures included (which was a good way to get 3 figures for 3-4€). If anyone is interested:Tank transport: 22015 - 5 figures - 829 pcFighter jet: 22013 - 3 figures - 375 pcMRAP vehicle 22014 - 3 figures - 603 pcs
>>9082938I would consider your warning if i were (or had) a 3yo chewing on my toys..
>>9084136I don't have a separator.
>>9084130>It's the kind of tired sleep won't fix
Stumbled across a couple of interesting things while checking the Dollar Tree website. First is this 100-piece assortment of bricks. Looks to be just bricks. No slopes, plates, tiles, or specialized parts. Also no bricks larger than 2x4. Minecraft-y colors. Still, 100 bricks for a dollar. Depending on the assortment of bricks, it might be worthwhile.
>>9086171The other thing that caught my eye was this assortment of mini sets. You get one mini build and one minifigure for one dollar. And the builds look to be not too bad. I'm not crazy aboul the way the figures look, but it looks to be a pretty good deal.
>>9086182Cool, hope to see those show up sometime. The zombie figs have appeared before in packs of three, their torso "prints" are actually stickers and the fig design can be finicky but they're neat.
>>9086182All of those are silly>rescue ladder on a go-cartOkay, that one is pathetic.
>>9086182>>9086279Where do you get your minifigs in general?I'm basically looking for a place that makes copies of older Lego figures as close to the original as possible. I want that god damn yellow castle and some classic 90's castle figures, and I'll be pooped if I'm going to the second hand market to get them.
>>9086452Aliexpress has a couple of sellers that sell classic medieval knight figures.Quality is not high end, but its ok. Especially considering that they are out of production for decades and second hand prices are insane.Pic related as an example.There are sets of 1, 8, 10 or 20. With or without horses. Sets of different knights or x times the same. Just look around.
Been home sick all week so uhh.. yeah
>>9086333I, too, demand only the finest of builds for one dollar.>>9086966To each his/her own, but I probably would lose my mind from doing all that stacking.
>>9088070Don't worry I'll be having nightmares about that thing for a while
Hasbro's farming out their building block sets to Forever Clever now. These were found at a Tuesday Morning, reportedly.
>>9090325More sets pictured on the back of the boxes.
>>9090329Not bad for 3,99. Did you get any?
>>9090325>>9090329got excited for a second look like dollar store stuff though
>>9090720Not my pics>>9091127That's what you're getting, and you'll like it
Opinions on Kings Mould? Thinking about buying their 12000 piece star destroyer but I dont want to do stuff like glueing pieces or DIY adjustments
>>9093601sorry, I meant Mould King
>>9093604They are supposed to use the best quality bricks on the market, better than Lego.Since most of their sets are (sometimes stolen) MOCs, brick quality alone won't help if the original design is flawed for whatever reasons. No idea if thats the case with your Star Destroyer though.
>>9093719best quality bricks? that's impressiveI saw a few videos on it, most people spoke very highly of it but in a few videos there's pieces that have fallen off or mentions of having used bluetack in some finnicky tiny pieceshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08QilvJanmghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6p-TBrL_aw (in this video a few pieces just straight up fall off, but the builder seems to be retarded anyways so im not really sure)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y90aF97y9Ik
>>9093743Probably something to do with the fact that the set was released 5 years ago, is no longer in production, and old new stock is shrinking. There's at least one listing on Aliexpress selling for ~$40.
>>9093764thank you anon
What are some good places to buy knockoff star wars stuff from? (sets and MOCs)I know for minifigures WorldMinifigures is the go-to.
>>9094275already knew about these 3 so I guess that's all there is, thank you anyways anon
>>9094666there are plenty of other asian sellers that you can find by googling around, but those 3 are big and trustworthy.
>>9093601there are probably enough leftover bricks to fix any issues
>>9095582>there are probably enough leftover bricksSilly anon. There are never enough bricks.