Monthly Archives: May 2014

Daily Internet 5/31/14

MOCs:

UCS MF-813 Flying Mule, and crew.

Modulex Castle 2

courier shuttle

Orange Space Cruiser

 

Also, check out Kwi-Chang’s latest. (click through to see it, as he doesn’t allow sharing of his Flickr images)

Reviews:

  • Trevi Review – The latest architecture set has some subtle techniques and interesting elements.

Posts:

May Cup

may_cup At the May PortLUG meeting, we drafted the Cinderella’s Carriage set. It was a big draft and I walked away with 64 medium blue curved slopes. When I got home and started trying to use these beautiful new elements, I realized that I didn’t have more than a handful of other medium blue bricks. Sigh. A lesson learned about drafting: when pulling an awesome inspiration piece, make sure to grab useful supporting bricks too. This brings me to last weekend’s trip to the Lego store. I filled a small PaB cup with handfuls of interesting bricks, including a helping of 1×2 medium blue bricks. I grabbed more travis bricks (the ones with studs on all four sides) and few other things that might come in handy. may_cup_contents In all, I fit 425 small pieces in my cup, for a price per piece of just over 2 cents. Not a bad haul.

April Cup

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I travelled a little further afield for this month’s pick-a-brick cup. I was visiting some friends in Seattle last weekend, so I took the bus out to the Bellevue store to see what treasures they had to offer. Though much of their wall was the type of thing that I’ve seen before, it was the 1×2 tan plates that stood out.

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