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Scipiotik
Mar 2, 2004

"I would have won the race but for that."


https://www.bricklink.com/v3/designer-program/introducing.page

A bunch of the sets have entered the test building phase and have images that can be used to compare the original to the new design.

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Weedle
May 31, 2006





Oxyclean posted:



I had this one growing up - I remember liking the red pillars for building a lot of taller stuff.

i had another one from this line. the shuttle was the same but you also got a cool jet

Oxyclean
Sep 23, 2007




I always saw that one in the catalogs and wished I could have it.

Its funny though, because I only looked up that set again recently - in my memory, it felt like it was bigger.

Weedle
May 31, 2006





it seemed bigger when i was 7 too

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



Sorry to come in here and lay down some harsh truth but this was actually the best set ever.



Small enough to sneak into church, lots of small pieces for cool details like rockets and "guns", had a conversion feature so it could walk around like a mech and switch into a flying mode for MAXIMUM SWOOSH.

davebo
Nov 15, 2006

Parallel lines do meet, but they do it incognito

College Slice

1000 Brown M and Ms posted:

There's this one from 1990, I don't think there's any earlier ones:


Wow I thought I remembered most of the Lego sets I had but I completely forgot about that one. Must have gotten over shadowed by the monorail and let's face it, our astronauts were ill-equipped to get caught in the middle of the struggle between the freedom-fighting blacktron and the oppressive space police.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

I would love if they made a shuttle carrier plane if only for this sticker.

Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

There's only one
Human race
Many faces
Everybody belongs here

For the 911 I built the Targa. It's the classic version and I felt it just looked a little smoother. The turbo has the plain white top and looks a bit more janky, to me.

PriorMarcus
Oct 16, 2008

ASK ME ABOUT BEING ALLERGIC TO POSITIVITY


Waltzing Along posted:

For the 911 I built the Targa. It's the classic version and I felt it just looked a little smoother. The turbo has the plain white top and looks a bit more janky, to me.

I'm not picking up the 911 until the end of the month and I will be building and displaying the Targa because an open topped car will stand out more with the rest of the Creator Expert ones.

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004




Ultra Carp

Picking a favorite set is hard. I made a lot of MOCs with my stuff

The ones that stayed together the longest were probably







Oxyclean
Sep 23, 2007




For the 911, I kind of want to make the Turbo because I have the speed champions one, and that'd be fun to display next to each other, and I also think I like the look of the back wheel arches more - but the Targa seems neat too, and I didn't realize it came with the black convertible top.

I was tempted to build one, then covert it to the other so I can at least see how both builds go, but it looks like there might be some less-then-obvious bits that would make it a touch harder to revert back to the base? (I could probably just go through the instructions in reverse.)

crazy eyes mustafa
Nov 29, 2014


Favourite set? Tough question. I think itís gotta be the Black Seas Barracuda.

I had the shuttle transporter set and both the 747 and the shuttle are only four studs wide even though theyíre both enormous irl

Flipperwaldt
Nov 11, 2011

Won't somebody think of the starving hamsters in China?



If you want something to tear down, this was my favorite set:



It's 8 pieces, I think. I'm absolutely furious my nephews broke the tailpiece by standing on it. Who even does that?

Darth TNT
Sep 20, 2013


That base looks so surprised

Fucked-Up Little Dog
Aug 26, 2008

Posting live from the nightmare future of Web 3.0





Scratchmo



I had this weird little shuttle from 1992

The escort car went through a lot of variations and was copied as a design for all my LEGO cars

Carbohydrates
Nov 22, 2006

Listen, Mr. Kansas Law Dog.
Law don't go around here.
Savvy?


hosed-Up Little Dog posted:

The escort car went through a lot of variations and was copied as a design for all my LEGO cars
I didn't know you worked for LEGO in the 90s.

Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?




I can't pick between these 2, the 3rd would be the Res-Q helicopter.

mentholmoose
Nov 4, 2009

YKNOW THERES ONLY ONE DIRECTION I KNOW AND THATS DRIVIN STRAIGHT TO THE NET


I think I still have that Black Seas Barracuda mostly assembled at my parents house. Probably one of my favorite sets too.

That and the Century Skyway set:

Carbohydrates
Nov 22, 2006

Listen, Mr. Kansas Law Dog.
Law don't go around here.
Savvy?


I get the nostalgia angle, but I'm surprised there isn't more love for more modern sets. As much as I loved my Indy Transport as a kid, it doesn't come close to overtaking something like Ninjago City or Old Fishing Store for me, personally!

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



All the sets from the past 15 years are objectively better than anything that happened before, but you can't compete with nostalgia.

Feel bad for the kids of today who get into their 30's and their nostalgia sets are millenium falcons or green grocers.

garfield hentai
Feb 29, 2004




I must've taken this thing apart and put it back together fifty times when I was little. All the other sets I had were castles or spaceships or whatever so somewhat ironically the mundane real world setting of this one was an incredibly exciting novelty. It's kind of funny looking at this set for the first time since I was seven years old and comparing what I remember it looking like (absolutely gigantic set with a piece count and complexity easily rivaling any modern modular set) to what it actually was, but even little-kid goggles aside the set still kinda rules. Multi story building with a jail and a little bridge over the parking gate, a car AND a bike AND a truck AND a freakin HELICOPTER, just so much stuff to play with.

mentholmoose posted:

I think I still have that Black Seas Barracuda mostly assembled at my parents house. Probably one of my favorite sets too.

That and the Century Skyway set:



I've never seen this one before but this would have been EXTREMELY seven year old me's poo poo in the same way that the one I just posted was. Hell, present day me too

Spookydonut
Sep 13, 2010

"Hello alien thoughtbeasts! We murder children!"
~our children?~
"Not recently, no!"
~we cool bro~

Oxyclean posted:

I always saw that one in the catalogs and wished I could have it.



So much nostalgia, I think I still have most of those classic city sets like the airport and police station.

Carbohydrates
Nov 22, 2006

Listen, Mr. Kansas Law Dog.
Law don't go around here.
Savvy?


I never had any of the big police stations, fire departments, airports, seaports, etc. But it's fine. Even the smaller sets had a lot of play value. I wouldn't go back to the format and level of detail those sets had because I'm so spoiled by modern parts and techniques, but there's a lot to be said for getting a $30 set that has, like, a building and 3 vehicles.

Also, another off-schedule stream tonight: Bun builds a set again! 7PM CST.

Carbohydrates fucked around with this message at 23:07 on Apr 8, 2021

fappenmeister
Nov 19, 2004

My hand wields the might



xzzy posted:

Sorry to come in here and lay down some harsh truth but this was actually the best set ever.



Small enough to sneak into church, lots of small pieces for cool details like rockets and "guns", had a conversion feature so it could walk around like a mech and switch into a flying mode for MAXIMUM SWOOSH.




I have a photo of me at my 4th birthday party holding a little Futuron set, and I think it may be this, but I'm not entirely sure.

To join the conversation, the Alienator was my favourite overall.

The colour scheme and the swivel movement was awesome.

This is a sentimental favourite though. This is the last set my grandfather bought me, a week or two before he passed away suddenly. The memory of shopping for it at the department store (Myer) is something I'll always cherish. My dad and I took him shopping for a new suit for a wedding, and I got a chance to look in the toy department. He surprised me by telling me to pick whatever I wanted. The irony was he ended up wearing that suit at his funeral. I kept the set intact for almost a decade afterwards, until I was an adult and needed room. I got a bit misty eyed typing this but that's life.

fappenmeister fucked around with this message at 22:03 on Apr 8, 2021

Stormangel
Sep 28, 2001
No, I'm not a girl.

This will out me as an old, but the Shell Service Station was my favorite set.

https://brickset.com/sets/6378-1/Shell-Service-Station

Not only was it the biggest single set I was ever given, but I had asked for it because my dad was a mechanic at a Shell Service station. That set came with a minifig dad (the one in overalls, even though my dad never wore them) that i still have to this day.

crazy eyes mustafa
Nov 29, 2014


Carbohydrates posted:

I get the nostalgia angle, but I'm surprised there isn't more love for more modern sets. As much as I loved my Indy Transport as a kid, it doesn't come close to overtaking something like Ninjago City or Old Fishing Store for me, personally!

Those are both better sets, but for me in particular the BSB relates to me being 3 years old, and the ship itself seeming huge. Plus, in the pre bricklink days working minimum wage i would bid for it on ebay and lose every time. Itís a twin hydra of nostalgia and catharsis.

davebo
Nov 15, 2006

Parallel lines do meet, but they do it incognito

College Slice

Stormangel posted:

This will out me as an old, but the Shell Service Station was my favorite set.

https://brickset.com/sets/6378-1/Shell-Service-Station

I had this too, which I remember because I would just link it together with the few other road baseplates I had, so the Lego world was always sort of odd in that gas stations were just smack dab in the middle of major roadways.

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004




Ultra Carp

There's an odd way in which the vague simplicity of older sets encouraged a different sort of creative play than hyper detailed modern sets

Maybe

Or it's just nostalgia. But I don't think I would have given much of a poo poo about the extra detail in the fishing shack vs sets I had when I was ten

fappenmeister
Nov 19, 2004

My hand wields the might



davebo posted:

I had this too, which I remember because I would just link it together with the few other road baseplates I had, so the Lego world was always sort of odd in that gas stations were just smack dab in the middle of major roadways.


Same. I also remember getting this as a present, too. My dad's friend was visiting and I had just gone to sleep. They gently woke me up, the friend had a wrapped box in his hand and said it was a "magic present" and then they left it in my room for the morning as I was too tired to engage.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


Stormangel posted:

This will out me as an old, but the Shell Service Station was my favorite set.

https://brickset.com/sets/6378-1/Shell-Service-Station

Not only was it the biggest single set I was ever given, but I had asked for it because my dad was a mechanic at a Shell Service station. That set came with a minifig dad (the one in overalls, even though my dad never wore them) that i still have to this day.

Thought about picking this too. Was one of the earlier Lego sets my brother and I got and it was one of the only toys we had with us when we were trapped in a hotel during a cyclone.

GlenMR
Dec 11, 2005

What is this emotion called "criminal negligence"?

Flipperwaldt posted:

If you want something to tear down, this was my favorite set:



It's 8 pieces, I think. I'm absolutely furious my nephews broke the tailpiece by standing on it. Who even does that?

Oh hell yes, this one was great too. Fabuland was a really novel theme that I wish had such around longer. Loved the characters.

Zedd
Jul 6, 2009

I mean, who would have noticed another madman around here?




Carbohydrates posted:

I never had any of the big police stations, fire departments, airports, seaports, etc. But it's fine. Even the smaller sets had a lot of play value. I wouldn't go back to the format and level of detail those sets had because I'm so spoiled by modern parts and techniques, but there's a lot to be said for getting a $30 set that has, like, a building and 3 vehicles.

Also, another off-schedule stream tonight: Bun builds a set again! 7PM CST.[/url]

The only toys I liked where Lego so I had a ton of it. I wasn't exactly spoiled but drat I had so many sets.

Obligatory Police and Fire station I owned:

1000 Brown M and Ms
Oct 22, 2008

F:\DL>quickfli 4-clowns.fli

GlenMR posted:

Oh hell yes, this one was great too. Fabuland was a really novel theme that I wish had such around longer. Loved the characters.

Funny you should say that since it was around for ten years (1979-1989) and over 100 sets. I'd say that's a pretty good run.

If we're posting favourite childhood sets, for me it's this:


As an adult, I have to admit that 6285 Black Seas Barracuda (and of course 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay) are the better ships, but I actually had 6286. I was a little young to have had 6285 while it was in shops. It was my largest set for a very long time and it got heaps and heaps of play. Not just as the original set, but also lots of extensive modifications and as a base for MOCs.

GlenMR
Dec 11, 2005

What is this emotion called "criminal negligence"?

1000 Brown M and Ms posted:

Funny you should say that since it was around for ten years (1979-1989) and over 100 sets. I'd say that's a pretty good run.


Sure, but I was only alive for 6 of those years. Maybe it's more appropriate to say I wish I'd been around for more of it.

crazy eyes mustafa
Nov 29, 2014


1000 Brown M and Ms posted:

Funny you should say that since it was around for ten years (1979-1989) and over 100 sets. I'd say that's a pretty good run.

If we're posting favourite childhood sets, for me it's this:


As an adult, I have to admit that 6285 Black Seas Barracuda (and of course 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay) are the better ships, but I actually had 6286. I was a little young to have had 6285 while it was in shops. It was my largest set for a very long time and it got heaps and heaps of play. Not just as the original set, but also lots of extensive modifications and as a base for MOCs.

Regarding the pirate ships- has anyone successfully separated the connected top and bottom hull pieces that make up a bow or stern piece?

Jehde
Apr 20, 2010



Weedle posted:

my other favorite childhood set was 6561 Hot Rod Club, which my mom bricklinked and reconstituted for my 32nd birthday



This was one of my first sets. Along with this:



Was always jealous of my friend having the full Royal Knights castle.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


If we're doing nostalgic picks I'd have trouble narrowing it down beyond these (of stuff we had)

PKMN Trainer Red
Oct 22, 2007

........




I feel like nobody's repping Ice Planet 2002 and that simply cannot stand.

Grand Fromage
Jan 30, 2006

L-l-look at you bar-bartender, a-a pa-pathetic creature of meat and bone, un-underestimating my l-l-liver's ability to metab-meTABolize t-toxins. How can you p-poison a perfect, immortal alcohOLIC?




I could pick almost anything from Blacktron, M-tron, or Ice Planet. Or one of the big pirate ships, I forget which I had.

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MaliciousOnion
Sep 23, 2009

Ignorance, the root of all evil


If we're talking about more modern favourite sets, then I can't go past these:

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