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>>9182724>9182724are those ikea vitrines?didnt know you could expand them side too side
>>9182809This isn't mine, but the guy on >reddit said that he made it himselfhttps://www.reddit.com/r/lepin/comments/ombeir/finished_building_my_own_display_cabinet/
Finished the Fennekin. 2 hours total.The brick quality is meh, they don't fit all that well. It's from some brand called LNO, guess I'll avoid them from now on.Also got a ton of leftover bricks.
Where tf do I put this?There isn't enough space on my desk.
>>9183071What is this? The arcade model from the old thread?
>>9183141YeahStatus update, got half of it done
>>9183400Remember to post the sticker once applied. I want to see the quality!Also, big brother König arrived yesterday. I decided to assemble it after dinner, thinking it would take an hour or two. I was done 00.30, and had to get up at 05.00. What a fucking beast!
>>9183545He's Tiger I brother also arrived, but only took like an hour to assemble.
>>9183550And here's Tiger I's twin brother from another mother
>>9183554Three big brothers to watch over little sister Panzer IV
>>9183558Der Führer even showed up to congratulate on the happy family union.
>>9183576One big happy family!
>>9183545I don't think I'll apply the sticker. Rather, I'll just slide the thing in.These figures were quite difficult to assemble, they feel like could collapse any time. It's also here when I realized how bad the 90 degrees connector pieces are, they barely hold on.
>>9183400this is the cbt of legosouls
>>9183875That's a shame. I only try out small models/figures from brands I'm unsure off. Especially if they are cheap.BlueBrixx and Cobi was a pleasant surprise in terms of quality so I've ended buying plenty of models/bricks from both.
>>9184165I thought about buying the vending machine kit (actually prefer that one over the arcade cabinet), but I don't think nanobricks quality is quite there yet.Maybe I'll still try LOZ though.
>>9184215https://www.joom.com/da/products/5d577ca08b45130101e8e2c3I think I'll nab the McDicks and Starcucks sets.Judging from the reviews the bricks seems to be of good quality.
>>9184324Those look decent.I've bought 2 mini kits from Sembo and I think those should be the baseline for block toys. Not bad, but not especially good either. Blocks fit well and are fairly consistent, with no major cosmetic defects (except the silver pieces). Pieces aren't printed but the stickers are good quality.
>>9182724>that awesome gustav>in cheapass fuck ikea display cabinets with the sides removed leaving huge gaping holes betweenwhy would you do this
>>9186500At least it's not fluorescent lit.
>>9183071>>9183400>>9183875>>9184215OK it's finished. Took somewhere around 4 and a half hours.Quick review:>ProsCheap, $6 for a 1060 pieces set + the light accessory.The big glass piece came in its own bag and is more or less pristine. Very clear.>ConsBricks are inconsistent. some too loose some too tight. The health bar on top for example could fall any time since it's held very loosely by just two 90 degrees pieces.The background is just a sticker, not the good type either, it's like something you'd print at home on adhesive-backed paper.The light. No idea what they were going for with this. It's blue, it's a single small bead LED with no diffuser, so it shines straight into your eyes, while barely lighting up the scene below. But really the worst part is it's blue for some reason.
>>9186579Plenty of empty space. This could be modded into a tabletop mini arcade, with space for 2 mini controllers.>>9186567Forgot to mention the thing would've been much easier to build early on had they used a large baseplate for a platform. Or even several smaller plates. But I guess those pieces are expensive.
>>9186600Shortly before the final steps
>>9186618yea that light is weird. I would probably change the bulb to a different color or just natural light
>>9186629The LED bead can be slid out of the brick holding it. So swapping it for another bead would be easy.However this design just doesn't work. The way it's designed, most of the light just shoot straight out front. Could make for some interesting setups with figures or other models (the blue light gives a feeling of being inside an arcade). But it just doesn't work for lighting the scene below.
>>9184165Cobi is honestly better quality than Lego
>>9186680yes but their minifigs are shite
>>9186680One day I'll raid Bricks and Pieces and try assemble a tank 1:1 to see the difference. But yes, Cobi is based. I missed a couple pieces for one of the model (but had plenty in excess of others), and practically within 10 minutes of writing them they had already prepared a shipment for me.
>>9186643I don't suppose you could fit the LED into the fireball?
>>9188731Nah too small
>>9187096>One day I'll raid Bricks and Pieces and try assemble a tank 1:1 to see the difference.You will fail because Cobi uses so many of their own special pieces.
Anyone tried modding lights onto sets that don't come with them? How does it look?
>>9184215I have this LOZ takoyaki shop, brick quality is fine but the build was pretty fiddly, same moulds as lego just resized.
A curious person from /lg/ here, do any of you make mocs with your clone bricks?
>>9191477I just mix mine in with lego.
>>9186683Yeah they sorta do. I put Mega Bloks figures or Lego Minidolls in mine. Their height goes better with Cobi.
>>9190221It looks cool though.What’s the inside look like?
>>9190112Also I have an idea involving resin-casting LEDs in the shape of a brick. This would allow it to function like a normal brick.
>>9191477The main reason I bought so much PBBG was for their military sets.I used to make lego scaled apcs, tanks and helicopters but have since switched to Cobis larger scale for my Mega Bloks figures to crew. Most my sets and mocs are in storage but i am coming out of my covid dark age and will probably build again in future.I would love to do more wholesome things like build a city but I just dont have the time, resources and most importantly space to do so.
>>9191477Heres a brummbär i build since i wasnt too happy with the base sembo pz iv
>>9192769I like the chonkers
>>9192688You should check out the Xingbao/BlueBrixx Bundeswehr sets they look so much better than Cobi's
>>9192817BlueBrixx? Their non-tank models are very nice, but I prefer Cobi when it comes to tanks.
>>9192827Here’s my LARS-2 I have a tank I haven’t finished yet as well
>>9192817I wish Cobi was more affordable but they and Xingbao/Bluebrixx are my two favorite military model makers.I would get the trucks and the spg but I am short on space.
>>9190112>>9192718These maybe of interest to youhttps://downtheblocks.blogspot.com/2021/07/aliexpress-finds-lego-compatible-2x2.html
>>9192969Yeah I saw those when looking for "lego light" on a local marketplace site. They're tall blocks though, I'm thinking thin blocks. Also the light is undiffused, and I'm not sure if the white option uses a WLED or RGB.
>>9182835Looks kinda wonky, does it fall apart?>>9183071>>9183400>>9183875I don't understand the point of buying huge thinks like this... but made of bricks. Reminds me of the fucking Lego Typewriter>>9183545>>9183578The fact Cobi increased their prices hurts my heart, those german figures are excellent though. Aliexpress?>>9192739>no spaceI know that feeling, sucks to suck. And damn Mega figs really do look great with those tanks
>>9191477Sure do! I posted a few custom builds in the last thread. I actually have another one I've been meaning to post, but I'm lazy and don't want deal with my ghetto lighting rig.
>>9193459Well, I bought my first Cobi models a month ago, so I haven't experienced cheaper prices. And ze germans are from Joom:https://www.joom.com/en/products/5d4d2c0e28fc71010125637aCan't find the other two sets, as Joom is bloody impossible to navigate. They have so many wacky sets there. The chinks truely don't give a fuck.
>>9193459>>9193787Nevermind I found them here.Chinkler and friends: https://www.joom.com/en/products/5befaff56ecda801016f2e74https://www.joom.com/en/products/5e7060a536b54d010199e18eThe print quality is really nice, though the arms and legs feel a bit flimsy. Perfect for modelling, though.
Officially licensed Naruto Ichiraku ramen shop coming from Qman/Keeppley.DadiTwins on suicide watch.
>>9194448They're making some smaller sets/scenes as well.
>>9194471I have no interest in the IP, but the figures look okay
>>9194439>>9194443>>9194448>>9194453>>9194455>>9194458>>9194460>>9194466>>9194466>>9194471>>9194479It doesn't look half bad.
>>9193808they are a lot cheaper on ali https://de.aliexpress.com/item/4000764544922.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.147251feFzI2RQ&algo_pvid=580e8685-d4b1-4ee5-8048-2bbac4339c75&algo_exp_id=580e8685-d4b1-4ee5-8048-2bbac4339c75-39
>>9194439can someone post the link to the post from them malding about the chink off ?
Nigrigged lighting for a very small set.This is pain. Would not recommend.
>>9195703Fuck me it's hideous. At least it lights up
>>9195617https://ideas.lego.com/projects/3886aaa4-f118-424e-b641-7e8834b050e8/comments_tab?comment_uuid=b5afd35a-d67c-40fc-8ebf-cd3af688ef67>say they're discouraged from using Lego Ideas for future projects>start ANOTHER Naruto project with a "redesigned" ramen shop a few months laterfuck these guys
Anyone ever heard of these guys? I found this while exploring Amazon.
>>9196633Looks like it's just a rebrand of COGO:https://cogotoys.com/
Are there any good WW2 Japanese tanks? I found a type 89 on ali and some trucks and armored cars, but there doesn't seem to be much else.
>>9197765The Japanese had such bad tanks I haven't seen anyone making sets of them really. Just get a Panzer I or II and mod it to be even worse lol
>>9197765>>9197787There is not much more besides that Type 89 sadly.Japanese tanks were quite good for their time (i.e. the 30s). I think the Ha-Go or Chi-ha was one of the most advanced tanks in the world when it was originally introduced. Certainly a match for both Pz 1 and 2 and lots of other european tanks of that era.Besides that, Japanese tanks are super cute.
>>9186567Modded the light with >>9195703
>>9201372That looks way better than the blue light.
Why tf is it so hard to find LOZ sets?If I hadn't seen the build pics from people I'd have assumed they only have like 20 sets.
Has anyone in the US ever ordered from Bluebrixx or any other foreign company that ships with DHL? I am sure there are other toy threads to ask this but I am not sure which ones. How long does it take for a package to get processed by US customs? It arrived on Friday July 23 and USPS updated the DHL tracking with an expected delivery date of 07/26 but it is still there. I emailed BlueBrixx and they said they contacted DHL and DHL said due to covid faggotry customs in the US can take up to two months. Does anyone know if that is accurate?
>>9203465>Does anyone know if that is accurate?You could ask the customs office directly, but why would Bluebrixx make this shit up? If the parcel is at the airport in the US, its out of their hands and influence anyway.
>>9203654Its not that I think Bluebrixx is making shit up, I am just questioning if DHL knows what they are talking about if they say customs is a 2 month wait time. I've ordered small bricklink orders of Lego before from overseas and it never got stuck in customs. I did order a complete new Lego set on bricklink from a seller in Singapore and running the tracking through the USPS website shows it got routed to the "USPS Regional Facility JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER" and "ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)".ISC is International Sorting Center which is part of the USPS, but it didn't have to go through customs.
>>9203465is that why my order from bbts 2 weeks ago still not out of america, are they really that incompetent?
Finished this one tonight. Lots of fake brand stickers which I guess was slightly disappointing, other than that it looks alright
>>9203465I ordered from Amazon JP earlier in the year, and they ship internationally with DHL. It shipped crazy fast, but I think Amazon also does something to expedite the customs process. DHL also delivered a Target order that I made with no trouble, but that was domestic. Meanwhile, my AliExpress orders have been all over the place. Some have sat in customs for a few day, while other have languished in customs for a month or more. I will say that NY is one of the slower sorting/distro centers in my experience.
Do the nips make block toys?Never seen anything from them
>>9205198Probably because nothing from Japan is cheap. There's a bunch of Japanese building toys that I can think of off the top of my head:>Diablock>Nanoblock/Nanoblock+>Asoblock>LaQ/PAX>Artec>Bikku*None of these brands are compatible with Lego, with the exception of the last one. That's probably the reason why you never hear anybody talk about them.
>>9205267Do they have any cool designs though
>Order a bunch of shit from China>Forget about the new EU IOSS import tax laws>Parcels already sent>Check store to see if they are compliant with the new laws>They claim to beAnd now I just have to wait and see if my sets are four times as expensive as I anticipated...
>>9205198the nips are pioneers of overcharging people for plastic toys, they dont need Lego
Modbrix is releasing another Haunebu set soon. I am tempted, even if the first set they released was a complete mess in terms of build quality.
>>9205145Thanks for the info. I opened a case with the USPS and my local post office called me the same day and told me that it can sit in customs for a month. Retarded.
>>9205616I will not support this company any longer due to their shady copyright stunt with the "Gobricks" name, but their warning at the bottom is based.I don't want to know how many enraged liberals did write them messages after the release of the first set. And looking at the set it looks like an improvement, not only optically.The solid stand they use this time looks not only better, it also will be more stable than the ball joint construction they used on version 1.
Is there some kind of CAD program to build MOCs? Preferably not too complicated.
>>9207874stud.io comes to mind
>>9206146Was it the tumor in his chin that finally died him?
>>9207909 studio is great only working with flex parts is super aids
>>9207909Does lego own this, and related sites?Feels enterprise-y
>>9207972Yeah, TLG owns Bricklink since some time. Which is a shame, because it means no chance for them to ever sell non-Lego bricks.
bruh what year is this
>>9207983as far as i remember they did allow custom parts and instruction before l*go took over
>>9209689I'm sad and disappointed this site doesn't exist.