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. 

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.


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


5800 replies to this topic

#41 Ashley

Ashley

    The nerd formerly known as Waspinator

  • Citizen
  • 23928 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:The State of Misery
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:02 PM

I don't think so, but there was a bunch of Warcraft stuff shown at Blizzcon. Oh, and this poll implies more Starcraft ships:

http://blog.megablok...battle-cruiser/
If you can read this, you don't need glasses.

#42 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 17329 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:47 PM

Went ahead and took advantage of the Mega Blok sale. Got the MegaZord and the Blue Dragon Zord, plus a half off Dragons Universe set, for $53 and free shipping.

---Dave, moderately annoyed True Heroes aren't included in the sale.
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!

#43 (Deactivated) BB Shockwave

(Deactivated) BB Shockwave
  • Guests

Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

QUOTE(Smitty @ Nov 25 2011, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


The new Lego MInifig Robot has a big wind-up key in his back!!!! icon-fire.gif Awesome!

Also, who else is going to use one of the Snakemen's head to create Frank from Donnie Darko from Bunnysuit guy? icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by BB Shockwave, 30 November 2011 - 09:09 AM.


#44 Boss Borot

Boss Borot
  • Citizen
  • 4671 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Blaine KY
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:35 PM

I finally noticed that my local WM has the random minifigs, so I bought two packs. I got a boxer and a gladiator! Pretty neat. I like all the extra painted details.

#45 Nanite

Nanite

    Imminently Ignorable

  • Supporter
  • 5066 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Screaming Moist (Vancouver, WA)

Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:11 AM

Anyone else buying the Character Building blindpacks? I'd place them below Mega Blocks in quality, but they're cheap fun.
On them twitters

#46 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 17329 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:02 AM

Yeah, I ended up with all the astronauts in the box the first time I bought a half dozen packs.

---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!

#47 NightViper

NightViper

    Ehhhhh...

  • Retired Staff
  • 42542 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Dec 3 2011, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I ended up with all the astronauts in the box the first time I bought a half dozen packs.

---Dave


You too? I have two, gave a third to my sister, and just the other day when I was checking out the packs that I got for stocking stuffers felt the backpacks for two more astronauts.

Yikes.

Well, at least I'm pretty much set on them. I got a black ninja, two red ninjas (Jinx!), a construction worker, an army guy (Bob's gonna fight my Weeping Angel!), a special forces guy (might switch the pants with the army guy to make a Flint), a knight, and the two astronauts. I might still try for a zombie, but I haven't really come across any blind packs that have felt like him.

#48 Ashley

Ashley

    The nerd formerly known as Waspinator

  • Citizen
  • 23928 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:The State of Misery
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:13 AM

I'm not sure if the Rattlecopter is awesome, hilarious, or both:
http://www.brickset....ail/?set=9443-1
If you can read this, you don't need glasses.

#49 Nutjob R/T

Nutjob R/T

    I love this thread.

  • Citizen
  • 25528 posts
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:38 AM

Snowshoe Jetpack!
Earth is Kill because Santa.

#50 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 17329 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 05 December 2011 - 01:57 PM

I forget the name, but the bigger vehicle is actually a giant version of those "flip over to make it another car" toys. So far I've only seen that and the Rattlecopter in stores, though, none of the smaller sets yet.

---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!

#51 Boss Borot

Boss Borot
  • Citizen
  • 4671 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Blaine KY
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:17 PM

QUOTE(Waspinator @ Dec 5 2011, 04:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure if the Rattlecopter is awesome, hilarious, or both:
http://www.brickset....ail/?set=9443-1


Oh hey, it's Snaketocopter!

#52 Esser-Z

Esser-Z

    I'm never going down at the hands of the likes of you

  • Citizen
  • 32946 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Findlay, OH.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 05 December 2011 - 07:19 PM

I need the Rattlecopter. It's so awesome.

#53 DeadPigmon

DeadPigmon
  • Supporter
  • 12338 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:15 PM

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/12/05/mojang-h...inecraft-legos/

"Mojang has officially begun courting a relationship with LEGO, with the ultimate goal of creating an official Minecraft set of the popular building blocks. The company announced the initiative on Cuusoo, a site devoted to helping amateur (plastic) bricklayers make a connection with the LEGO company.

The concept is simple, builders propose an idea for a LEGO set and, should said idea gain 10,000 supporters, it will be reviewed officially by LEGO. If LEGO decides to produce the set, the project's creator will receive a royalty. Should the Minecraft set reach production, Mojang has promised to donate its royalty to charity. The project is well on its way to an official review, with nearly 1,000 supporters, though Mojang's Daniel Kaplan tweeted that the company is also "working directly with LEGO" to make the project a reality.

Far be it from us to point out the obvious, but wouldn't Minecraft LEGOs just be ... LEGOs?"

First Thought: YAY!
Second Thought: STOP SAYING LEGOs!

#54 Boss Borot

Boss Borot
  • Citizen
  • 4671 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Blaine KY
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:24 PM

So it'd be what..a set of 2x2 square bricks with different painted textures, some tools, a square-headed minifig, and maybe a creeper? I'd probably buy it icon-ironhide.gif

#55 Ashley

Ashley

    The nerd formerly known as Waspinator

  • Citizen
  • 23928 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:The State of Misery
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:57 PM

I'd assume they would include some custom parts to make "Steve" and a creeper or something.
If you can read this, you don't need glasses.

#56 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 17329 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:32 PM

Just built the Blue Dragon Folding Zord set (PRSamurai Mega Bloks). It's...okay. Pretty solid in the pieces, although the joints are a bit iffy.

There's a second model shown on the package, but A) there's no instructions for it in the box (not exactly a dealbreaker, mind you) and B) there's two dozen pieces that aren't even used in the main model, just there for the second one.

My biggest objection, though, is that they break the cardinal rule of stickers: the stickers cross many pieces, making it so that you can't disassemble the model if you put the stickers on.

---Dave, hoping the MegaZord is better.
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!

#57 wonko the sane?

wonko the sane?

    Oh dear lord I am bored...

  • Citizen
  • 43484 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada, thats why stuff costs so much!
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:46 PM

Go to the crafts store and buy a scalpel. Use that to cut the stickers. It's not a perfect solution, but short of not applying stickers... I dunno.
Per Nick Nemesis's Suggestion: I hate everything.

#58 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 17329 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

Oh, I have plenty of sharp enough blades. But designing it to put stickers on the sides of stacks of thin panels? Bad design. Better would have been to lose the second-model pieces, put on some flat panels and side-peg pieces so that you could mount the stickers on flats hanging from the sides.

---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!

#59 Dvandom

Dvandom

    Purveyor of Ponies. And Physics.

  • Supporter
  • 17329 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Amarillo, TX
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:18 PM

Okay, I built the MegaZord. Took two hours, and the stickers were just as bad. At least most of them go on flat panels, and just needed to be cut into 3-5 pieces each. The ones on the sides of the legs I left off, since they'd need to go into a dozen or so pieces each. There's enough leftover pieces to make a kibble jet, but neither of the alternative models is worth bothering (and both require removing stickers from even the flats). Oh, and there's the occasional color error in the instructions.

The final result is pretty nice, although the ball joints aren't stiff enough even with the rubber cups stuck into them. I might take them out and stick something behind each to increase the pressure. While chunky, the nine large ball joints do allow for pretty good articulation.

Worth $35? All in all, probably not. But a nice break from a day of grading.

---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!

#60 Ashley

Ashley

    The nerd formerly known as Waspinator

  • Citizen
  • 23928 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:The State of Misery
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:32 PM

Those sticker problems sound like a deal breaker. From what I've seen in-store on packaging, they're doing some smaller sets of a figure plus control console. I might just get those to get the figures and forget about the larger sets.
If you can read this, you don't need glasses.



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users