Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.


Photo
* * * * * 3 votes

Lego Thread 3.0 - and off-brand bricks too


Best Answer Wheelimus, 31 July 2018 - 05:59 PM

Hey everyone we've got something exciting to announce - now when you're going to buy LEGO anyway you can simultaneously support The Allspark! Here's some links for ya!

 

General link (note the free shipping on orders over $35)

 

Sale items link

 

Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting the community!

 

Travis

Go to the full post


5699 replies to this topic

#5641 PlutoniumBoss

PlutoniumBoss

    In whatever heinous realm that it squats...

  • Citizen
  • 6613 posts
  • Faction::Unicron's Spawn

Posted 01 November 2018 - 06:58 PM


Edited by PlutoniumBoss, 01 November 2018 - 06:59 PM.

In need of Movie Arcee's missile, PM me if you have a spare.

#5642 Betty Nor

Betty Nor
  • Citizen
  • 7673 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas

Posted 02 November 2018 - 06:43 AM

Okay - I've officially been working too much lately.

This morning, I found the measuring cup that I use to scoop my dog's food in the kitchen dust bin.  I apparently threw it away after scooping out his dinner when I got home late last night.

...and I found bag 11 mixed in with all of the empty bags that had contained bags 1-10.

 

To Mattel/Mega's credit, they did offer to have me return the entire set and receive another one.  Not crazy about mailing back the whole set, especially after sinking a couple of hours into building it so I'm glad to have found the "missing" bag.

 

It's been a long week.  hug.


Edited by Betty Nor, 02 November 2018 - 06:43 AM.


#5643 PlutoniumBoss

PlutoniumBoss

    In whatever heinous realm that it squats...

  • Citizen
  • 6613 posts
  • Faction::Unicron's Spawn

Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:36 PM

And it's done.


Edited by PlutoniumBoss, 08 November 2018 - 02:45 PM.

In need of Movie Arcee's missile, PM me if you have a spare.

#5644 Nutjob R/T

Nutjob R/T

    I love this thread.

  • Citizen
  • 25065 posts
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:52 PM

Well, this is kind of sad, but I think I'm skipping this year's holiday set.

I mean... Santa's House, absolutely. The workshop? Down for that. Christmas train! Well, okay, cash in on the Tom Hanks Is Everything And Everyone On This Train movie. Train Station! Okay, well, it hooks into the rail loop, I guess-

Fire Station!

Waibuhwha?
Earth is Kill because Santa.

#5645 Superomegaprime

Superomegaprime
  • Citizen
  • 2983 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere, not sure where
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 08 November 2018 - 03:10 PM

I picked up the Ninjgo Throne Room kit, nice little build, I rather liked it, just got to find a character I think more suited to sitting on the throne, also got a lego city air show plane, much smaller than the kit with the hanger but still a desent build, I'm pleased with that one!


36428543702_ff3b1fc457_m.jpg

#5646 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 16796 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:49 AM

Got a few MyBuild mech suit sets from Amazon this week, built one tonight.

 

MyBuildBaseDefender.JPG

 

Brick quality is okay, but some of them hold more loosely than I'd like (and more loosely than some of the single stud connections can withstand).  Comes with a couple sprues of extra weapons that the minifig can't carry while in the mech.  The core skeleton frame manages to get by with only six unique new pieces (the torso, shoulder/foot pieces, thigh pieces, elbow/knee pieces, and pieces that work as upper arms, lower arms, and shins).  $18-21 per set with free shipping is definitely worth picking up at least a few.  (The other two I got turn out to be inspired by "All You Need Is Kill," the Japanese light novel/manga that was used as the basis for that Tom Cruise time loop warfare movie.)

 

---Dave


DAVE'S WEBPAGES
-- www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW --
NEWS, REVIEWS and SIGHTINGS
-- www.dvandom.com --
ARTWORK and IMAGES

Pssst...if you
can't see my images,
try my deviantArt!

#5647 Superomegaprime

Superomegaprime
  • Citizen
  • 2983 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere, not sure where
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:15 PM

I made some changes to the Lance mech suit, mainly the arm that holds the lance, I turn the arm into the lance, replacing the hand, it looks so much better and more fitting for a guy who uses lances as a weapon, other wise, he might as well be Clay with a long thin sword!


36428543702_ff3b1fc457_m.jpg

#5648 Betty Nor

Betty Nor
  • Citizen
  • 7673 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas

Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:39 PM

I picked up the Ninjgo Throne Room kit, nice little build, I rather liked it, just got to find a character I think more suited to sitting on the throne, also got a lego city air show plane, much smaller than the kit with the hanger but still a desent build, I'm pleased with that one!

 

I just bought the throne room set.  Ultimately, I decided on Garmadon in his pyjamas, bowl, and spoon because it just seemed appropriate.

For $16, it was a great way to get a very nice complement of minifigures.



#5649 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 16796 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:04 AM

Both the Rita and Keiji armors from MyBuild are higher quality than the Base Defender.  I think they may have cut some corners on the Base Defender to offer a minifigure and accessories while holding the price down.

 

---Dave


DAVE'S WEBPAGES
-- www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW --
NEWS, REVIEWS and SIGHTINGS
-- www.dvandom.com --
ARTWORK and IMAGES

Pssst...if you
can't see my images,
try my deviantArt!

#5650 Nutjob R/T

Nutjob R/T

    I love this thread.

  • Citizen
  • 25065 posts
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:45 PM

Gonna ruin it for everyone, but

Day 13 of the City Advent calendar

'Young girl with ice cream'

You cannot convince me that is not a Young Sarah Palin
Earth is Kill because Santa.

#5651 Betty Nor

Betty Nor
  • Citizen
  • 7673 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Texas

Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:23 PM

I've been working on the Ninjago City Docks for almost a month now, and I still cannot find the motivation to finish it.

It's not to say that it's a bad model per se or the construction techniques are boring.  There have been some serious "ah-ha" moments when I thought a build was not going in the right direction.  It also combines with the Ninjago City set from last year - I hope they continue this trend like the Creator Modular line.

 

...but yeah.  I've got three bags' worth of steps to do, and I find myself putting it off indefinitely.

It almost feels like studying in college - I keep finding reasons not to do it, and at some point, I'm going to have to make myself get it done.

 

Pretty sure that's not how a (super-pricey) LEGO set should make you feel.

 

I think part of the problem is that I have the partially completed model ($230) adjoined to the Ninjago City set ($299), and I am not seeing a $70 gap in value between them.  Ninjago City is infinitely more interesting and impressive.  Heck, the old $150 Creator Modular City components have more presence and splendour.

 

Maybe if the designer had kept the build confined to a single baseplate, this would have given the build more height?

 

And of course, the amount of space devoted to the water-way, while aesthetically pleasing, does hamper the extent of the actual builds.  This was a detracting point of Ninjago City as well, which is, effectively, 3/4ths of an actual building.

 

The docks feel like 1/2 of a building and then stretched across the additional 1/2 baseplate.


Edited by Betty Nor, 17 December 2018 - 06:24 PM.


#5652 Superomegaprime

Superomegaprime
  • Citizen
  • 2983 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere, not sure where
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:46 PM

A while ago, I got Vader's Castle but I've not been motivated to carry on building after I done the tie fighter, it might because of work but there is the added pressure of Christmas shopping (driving me insane, AGAIN!!), so I just not really been motivated to work on it, I've been doing my Lego city Advent calander for this year but not Vader's castle, I'll get to it, evenly!


36428543702_ff3b1fc457_m.jpg

#5653 K Gatzby

K Gatzby

    Mew.

  • Supporter
  • 4711 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
  • Faction::Vehicon

Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:25 PM

Is anyone else disappointed with this year's Star Wars Advent Calendar thus far?


Signatures are overrated.

#5654 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 16829 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:59 PM


I love that i had Freemaker characters in it. And it's nice to see cool newer characters like Rose and the Guavan Deathgang guy, but I'm a bit underwhelmed by most of the mini-kit builds. Cloud city was a neat idea though.

-ZacWilliam, I wish it had included Rowan's R0g3r rather than a generic Droid trooper.
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#5655 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 16796 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 18 December 2018 - 06:46 PM

I'm a bit disappointed in the scattershot feel.  I liked how the previous ones would have reliable 2-4 day runs of a single setting/movie/etc.  The closest we've gotten so far this year is that the Rathtar and one of its meals appear back to back.

 

---Dave


DAVE'S WEBPAGES
-- www.eyrie.org/~dvandom/BW --
NEWS, REVIEWS and SIGHTINGS
-- www.dvandom.com --
ARTWORK and IMAGES

Pssst...if you
can't see my images,
try my deviantArt!

#5656 PlutoniumBoss

PlutoniumBoss

    In whatever heinous realm that it squats...

  • Citizen
  • 6613 posts
  • Faction::Unicron's Spawn

Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:30 PM

MEGA Construx Heroes figures are $2.50 each on clearance at my local Wal-Marts. Also, with the stark white faces these guys are tough to photograph. Either I use the flash and it washes out their faces or I turn it off and they blur a little. But with the parts they've given these guys, they knew army building was going to happen. They come with two different guns, two different eyepieces that can be worn on either eye, three different greeble-boxes that can be attached on four different hardpoints, and an arm-hose that can likewise go from either arm to any hardpoint.

futile.jpg


Edited by PlutoniumBoss, 13 January 2019 - 09:34 PM.

In need of Movie Arcee's missile, PM me if you have a spare.

#5657 grifter

grifter

    ninja squirrel attack!

  • Citizen
  • 769 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:atlanta

Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:25 PM

31092_brickset.jpg

green/yellow/grey helicopter
3 modes
Springer? is that you?


[insert witty, philosophical, controversial, and/or deep quote here]

#5658 Superomegaprime

Superomegaprime
  • Citizen
  • 2983 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere, not sure where
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:32 PM

31092_brickset.jpg

green/yellow/grey helicopter
3 modes
Springer? is that you?

 

Minus a robot mode, so yeah, kind of!


36428543702_ff3b1fc457_m.jpg

#5659 Boss Borot

Boss Borot
  • Citizen
  • 4523 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Blaine KY
  • Faction::Dinobot

Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

Kinda like this guy I bought a few years back.

b903ff48-41b8-4490-8779-65dbd65797ff_1.bd2762ed28589aa3f139f11341291ee3.jpeg

Sort of a Springer-Bulkhead fusion.



#5660 Creature SH

Creature SH

    Condimented

  • Supporter
  • 6043 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Some trashpile in Germany
  • Faction::Dinobot

Posted 15 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

That this combination of vehicles and colors keeps coming up by chance seems like an unlikely coincidence.


Edited by Creature SH, 15 January 2019 - 08:19 PM.

j1GI7Gi.gif




Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users