Beiträge von SvenFranic

    I've never heard of this page, but that bubble canopy helicopter is super cute.

    You found great uses for the glasses without doing the obvious fence thing. My favourites are the bins, the pan and the paprika. I would prefer a bit more depth for the window frame but that would probably require a completely different wall technique.

    I have to admit that the constant development of new parts is one of the most attractive features of the LEGO hobby for me. Even if AFOLs are just collateral beneficiaries of TLG's strategy for whatever is developed.

    I am in disagreement with some of the members of my LUG about the "proper" way to buy bricks. They think you should only buy what you need for the current project or just use what you already have, otherwise it becomes hoarding. This disagreement is especially tough when selecting lugbulk elements.




    Thanks steentje i thought maybe non-minifigure scale might be less competitive, but I guess not. :D

    Marcel V. hehe, yes, I learn a new word every day. I am glad you think the New Elementary standard is maintained.

    thriangle. Because I wasn't sure if the bike would fit into a scene, an alternative idea was just to hang the handlebars on the wall as decoration. :)


    Tnx Niklas, the tubes can be tricky to connect, but thankfully there are plenty of black Technic pieces to work with.

    Thx Thomas, I am sure there are more ways to do it.

    Hey Markus, you are alive. I appreciate your detailed review, I call it that because you seem to have a talent for eloquence. Thanks for the nice words. You are right to nitpick, I agree the basketball board should have been red and the idea was to put a trash can underneath as it is obviously too low for actual basketball. The notch on the skateboard didn't bother me, I thought it made a sort of transition, but I got a similar comment from mr. Kram about a half-plate gap on one of my other models, so I might have to work on my perception of acceptable tolerances. :D


    I hope to meet you in a future contest. But it has to be a topic I dislike. Something like cough!astle. :P

    Very creative execution of an idea. That can be the hardest part, especially when you create a character, how do you present them? That backdrop makes it work. It doesn't get more 80's than those guys. They basically defined a good part of american culture, including fashion. Good show sir.

    Thanks guys.


    No worries about the language, Brixe, automatic translate works ok most of the time. When you say waiting room chair, I know you must have had the same kind everywhere in the 80's. I think it was a Danish design copied by everyone.

    Those tires works really well on those speakers. I love the colour scheme for the walkman, things weren't just black back then. Very realistic looking.

    Hello Rogues.

    I didn't plan to be so last minute, but my character was a bit camera shy.

    My childhood was more in the early 90's but we had socialism, so a lot of the cool stuff from the 80's, like gaming consoles came late to this part of the world, even with the mixed Finnish /American/ Italian culture going on in my family.

    My fondest memories are riding around the neighborhood on a black BMX bike, cruising and scheming all the naughty things we could do today. It was a good time for the world of skating and alternative sports. We also had the coolest sneakers and music became mobile.

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    A closer look at some of the props from the garage.

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    It was an interesting scale to work in, it has its advantages and disadvantages. Somehow I never find minifigures challenging enough so I make my life complicated.
    Thanks for the unusual theme. :)

    How do you guys feel about watching this in the dubbed version? I believe dubbing films is standard practice in Germany. They started doing it here now and I will have to travel to Slovenia on the release day to watch the movie with the original cast. : S

    I love this, the pothole, the Golf / Rabbit, the very German phone booth, great details. Very likable creation. I think my favorite so far.
    Another car I associate with 1980's Germany is the Opel Manta B : D


    BTW, where's the cool torso from the girl with the headphones from?

    Not only is it early, there are also loads of new parts available.

    But I knew i should have waited to see what you found. I forgot about the pigeon. :( I did find a FL.Y Orange sausage and that new plant from Neville Longbottom. Als
    o metallic 1x8 tiles are finally available. Techcnic 1L pin connectors in Pearl Gold, and a bunch of other less interesting stuff.

    I think films and comics are just most relatable to people, especially for a decade they might only remember through those mediums. If I still find some time to make a small model, it will probably not be affiliated with any franchise, so you are not alone.

    I like how the Dark Orange on the Gundam has a satin glow in the photo, it reminds me of the cheap 80's battery operated toys, Very sleek and retro design style, great use of the ccbs armour.



    The cube bot's colour scheme is my favourite part, that ochre background gives me a Star Treky feel, the Flame Orange eye with the trim works so well there. Also a great symbiosis of curved elements with that half-module indentation. Not sure how useful those arms would be in that location, but that just makes it cuter and funnier which I suppose was the intention. Also plus points for variety.