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Anyone build Lego type construction sets?

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Anyone build Lego type construction sets?
Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:34 AM

I picked up this Construx Viking Longboat at Toys R Us just before they closed for 8 bucks!I made Legos when I was a kid in the 70s but this type is a whole different animal!995 pieces of various sorts and it was a bit overwhelming at first.I found that a medium sized fishing tackle box ideal for sorting and organizing parts.Progress thus far.,,

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:35 AM

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:54 AM

That's cool philo! I built this P40 a while back and had a lot of fun with it...

 

-Andy

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 11:05 AM

Wow!Where did you get that?I want one!

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 11:23 AM

It's made by a company called Cobi. My wife got it for me off ebay I think. You can get them from this website too.

https://bricktanks.co.uk/collections/planes/products/curtiss-p40-warhawk-265-bricks

-Andy

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 11:30 AM

Thanks I will check it out!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:32 PM

Wow!Cobi has a full line!Might check out the HE-111!

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:00 PM

This is when I have to add Cobi is a Polish company!

Have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:19 PM
Those are pretty cool,but also expensive.I always wanted a Lego Whitehouse,but too expensive for me.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 5:59 PM

Yes Legos are not cheap!

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Posted by tankboy51 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 6:24 PM

I had a few for my Daughter about 30 years ago when she 8 rears old.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 7:09 PM

As a bonus,I got all of these loose Lego pieces and clear bins for free !  

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 7:39 PM

I have 7 LEGO sets totaling ~15,000 bricks. Six are built as a street block, and the other is a bridge that I currently do not have the space for.

   

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:11 PM

Wow!any pics?

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:19 PM

I am taking pictures now, but it will take a while as the is a lot of detail.

   

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:26 PM

Cool!

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Friday, July 13, 2018 9:13 PM

I have taken the pictures, but there are too many to post so they can be found here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/163977384@N04/albums/72157669107791267

Sorry for the bad quality, but my lighting is bad.

   

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:04 AM

Hi ! Philo426 ! ! 

  You hit a Nerve ! I not only build LEGOS , but I Build Mega - Blox , Cobi and Brick - Tech models . I am the Standing Ambassador for life between the Local LEGO folks and My Rail-Road museum .

  We even have LEGO build Tables on Kids Fun day on the first and third saturdays of every month  , Weather permitting .We do for the little folks Duplo , which is another LEGO product ! 

 I use the LEGOS for fine builds and the rest for regular stuff .One of the things is the " Clutch " power of the bricks . All are measured to the LEGO standard . Some come up short .

 LEGO bricks , because of their very tight fit are great for making Mold boxes and other tool type stuff . I specifically use " Brick - Tech " for ship and model stands during construction . I use " Hot " glue ( one dot in four places and put the hull on the cradle shaped stand  ). A craft knife breaks the bond when necessary !

 I have used modified LEGO parts such as extendable hydraulic cranes on ship models to great success ! Other LEGO parts form bases for 1/96 Radars and other Mast components ! They make great engine and car stands in 1/25 too !

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:39 AM

Most impressive Dutch!Yeah Tank I find that Lego building is a whole other challenge!Different discipline for sure!

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:03 PM

I have built several of the Star Wars space craft kits, and two World War 1 planes, a Sopwith Camel and a Fokker Dr 1 (Red Baron colors).  I find that I do not have any pictures of the models unfortunately, otherwise I would share them.  Maybe this weekend...

I did some math and it works out the planes were about 1/12 scale, and surprisingly detailed.  The rotary engines actually rotate with the props.  

John

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:33 PM

Cool!How long did the  Camel take to build?

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Friday, July 20, 2018 10:44 PM

A few hours, I do not remember exactly how long.  The instructions with the kits are quite easy to follow and detailed.

John

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:34 AM

Hi Philo ! 

 Listen , this is for you and Wolfhammer . Did you know you can go to different sites online and get instructions for Non-LEGO creations AKA  ,Tanks, Warships and Planes ? I don't know the sites by name , But , I have been assured they are out there . T.B.

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