My channel reached an amazing milestone last Friday – 1000 Subscribers! That’s more than my wildest dreams when I first started uploading videos in July 2018. And I would like to thank each and every one of my viewers for their loyalty and great feedback! I was inspired to build this new Micropolis block called Millennium Place, which has a footprint in the shape of 1000 when seen from above. Let’s have a closer look from all sides.
Meetup: London AFOLs February 2018
What happens when you give a load of London AFOLs 400 Brick Separators (630) to play with?
This was my pretty feeble attempt – a Romulan Death Fish.
However, there were some amazingly creative builds from other people – here’s a little selection:
And here’s the Spinning Death Wheel in action!
All in all it was a pretty fun evening.
GBC: Lift & ZigZag
The GBC test day in Caterham went well, and while the Big Bird was being tested, Alistair and I managed to put together another module with the Technic bits I had taken with us. The conveyor is a straight lift from the Bucket Wheel Excavator, with some pins stuck in at regular intervals. The ZigZag ramps were again built from BWE bits, the siding plates from another conveyor forming the bottom surface. I’m quite pleased how these turned out too.
When I got home I made a little video of my two modules running together:
Technic: Bucket Wheel Excavator (42055) – Part 4
Time for another final hit at the Bucket Wheel Excavator (42055) set. Bags 7 & 8 produced the final pieces to finish the model.
And after more hard work, here it is!
I wasn’t expecting the finished thing to be so huge. It barely fitted on my white photographic background foam board!
And of course, it is motorised, so here’s a quick video showing it in action. The forwards/backwards motion is VERY slow because the thing is so damned heavy, but the conveyors tip rubble into the truck quite quickly.
Star Wars: Microfighters
I recently dug several of the small LEGO Star Wars Microfighters out of the box they had been hiding in. I’m not sure what to do with them, to be honest. I don’t have enough room to display each individually and they are great for “play” but at my age, I don’t do too much of that!
I realised that I really enjoyed building the models but looking at them? Not so much. Do I decided to rebuild a couple and make a little stop-motion animation of each. First up was the TIE Striker:
Then I tried my hand at the ARC-170 Starfighter. I made the animation a little bit slower this time, which I think worked better.
They kept me quiet for a little while! Anyway, I’m rationalising my LEGO at the moment, so they may get subsumed into the general pile at some point, to be recycled into interesting parts for upcoming MOCs.