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Christian Benito
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Shiptember 2015 Day 2

Good progress so far. The hull is mostly blocked out and I’ve started adding details. I built most of the weapon systems today (I figured out how to mount the missile pods after I took the picture). I might do a bit of rebuilding tomorrow. There is a row…
Good progress so far. The hull is mostly blocked out and I've started adding details. I built most of the weapon systems today (I figured out how to mount the missile pods after I took the picture)...
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MOCs: This Roman Holiday inspiried mini-land model by legorobo:waka just punched me right in the nostalgia. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Check out this brutish fightercraft by ska2d2! //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js This exceptional…
MOCs: This Roman Holiday inspiried mini-land model by legorobo:waka just punched me right in the nostalgia. Check out this brutish fightercraft by ska2d2! This exceptional render by Erik has be sal...
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LEGO 41099 Heartlake Skate Park: my review!

I like the Friends line a lot. They usually have broad color ranges and a generous assortment of elements that can’t be found in the other lines. I picked up the skate park because of all the fantastic orange and medium lavender elements and to see if it…
I like the Friends line a lot. They usually have broad color ranges and a generous assortment of elements that can't be found in the other lines. I picked up the skate park because of all the fanta...
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Why Micropolis? A LEGO standard.

When I came out of my dark age a couple of years ago and started wading into the LEGO hobby as an AFOL, I was intimidated by the library of models that many of my fellow builders maintained. I had a fair number of elements, but they weren’t organized and…
When I came out of my dark age a couple of years ago and started wading into the LEGO hobby as an AFOL, I was intimidated by the library of models that many of my fellow builders maintained. I had ...
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MOCs: A superb neo-classic space build by Chris Perron. I think that brick-built wheels might be a bit of a signature. I think that I spy some non-LEGO elements, but LowestFormOfWit did a lovely job on this model.
MOCs: A superb neo-classic space build by Chris Perron. I think that brick-built wheels might be a bit of a signature. I think that I spy some non-LEGO elements, but LowestFormOfWit did a lovely jo...
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MOCs: Tim Schwalfenberg knocked out another greebly microscale ship. I really like the simple modern lines of this house by Galaktek.
MOCs: Tim Schwalfenberg knocked out another greebly microscale ship. I really like the simple modern lines of this house by Galaktek.
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Reminds me of a MEKA house :)
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LEGO 75903 Haunted Lighthouse: my review!

I have to say that I was a surprised when LEGO acquired the Scooby-Doo license earlier this year. Once the set images broke, they seemed hit and miss. I figured that the minifigs would be the big selling point and resigned myself to picking up a copy of…
I have to say that I was a surprised when LEGO acquired the Scooby-Doo license earlier this year. Once the set images broke, they seemed hit and miss. I figured that the minifigs would be the big s...
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Into the LEGO Micropolis Standard: first thoughts!

Hopefully, I’ve wetted your appetite for designing little buildings. Before we begin, we have to talk about the rules. As AFOLs, we tend to sideline the instructions. If we build to them, it is often just to plunder them for techniques. Since the heart of…
Hopefully, I've wetted your appetite for designing little buildings. Before we begin, we have to talk about the rules. As AFOLs, we tend to sideline the instructions. If we build to them, it is oft...
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MOCs: Devid VII is constantly turning out great hardsuits, but the glowing orb fists on this one are excellent! //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js This support ship by Nate Rehm-Daly is great inspiration for…
MOCs: Devid VII is constantly turning out great hardsuits, but the glowing orb fists on this one are excellent! This support ship by Nate Rehm-Daly is great inspiration for Shiptember. Eero Okkonen...
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MOCs: A sweet rendition of the classic speeder by Jonas. Another outstanding mech by Aaron Williams. I love the long limbs and the color blocking. Erik really captures the look in this 70s starfighter.
MOCs: A sweet rendition of the classic speeder by Jonas. Another outstanding mech by Aaron Williams. I love the long limbs and the color blocking. Erik really captures the look in this 70s starfigh...
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MOCs: This orc war-party by Wochenender is full of lovely details and variety. Another Junk Planet build by Shannon Sproule. I’ve been enjoying all of the Mad Max inspired builds this summer like this war buggy by Calvin Sun.
MOCs: This orc war-party by Wochenender is full of lovely details and variety. Another Junk Planet build by Shannon Sproule. I've been enjoying all of the Mad Max inspired builds this summer like t...
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LEGO 70734 Master Wu Dragon: My Review!

I don’t buy many Ninjago sets. I appreciate the models, but only the large sets seem to appeal to me and I’ve yet to buy any. This new range of ghost warriors has me sitting up and taking notice though. Striking color palettes and undead dragons galore!
I don't buy many Ninjago sets. I appreciate the models, but only the large sets seem to appeal to me and I've yet to buy any. This new range of ghost warriors has me sitting up and taking notice th...
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