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LEGO continues to recycle rejected creations as part of the Bricklink Designer Program by inventing the MOC Pop-up Store, a virtual store which allows you to purchase some of these constructions obviously by prioritizing the stock of the platform's parts sellers.

On the program for this test phase, 41 creations selected from among the entries which had not been selected during the first two phases of the reboot of the Bricklink Designer Program and which are therefore now available for purchase, instructions in PDF format included, with a mix of Bricklink stores and parts supplied directly by LEGO through its Pick a Brick service.

The ordering process is necessarily a little laborious, it begins with the automatic selection of Bricklink stores having the parts necessary for the assembly of the construction in question depending on your geographical location and the system then possibly combines the purchase in certain of these stores with an additional order of parts from the LEGO Shop via the Pick a Brick service.

You then have the choice of the least expensive combination or the one that requires placing fewer separate orders to bring together the entire inventory of the product. In all cases, the bill is rather steep from the start with big price fluctuations depending on your choice of stores and that's without taking into account the shipping costs invoiced by the different sellers which will be estimated before ordering and adjusted After validation. These creations are obviously delivered in bulk, without box or paper instruction booklet.

LEGO specifies that the selected creations have been checked to ensure that the entire inventory necessary for their assembly is available via Bricklink or the Pick a Brick service but specifies that these constructions have not been controlled by the designers of the brand to adapt them to LEGO quality standards as is the case for the products of the Bricklink Designer Program.

This temporary offer, which has a test value, will be available until mid-November 2023.


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07/08/2017 - 16:37 Lego news MOCs

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If you Fire Mech from the LEGO Ninjago 70615 set seems a little rigid to you, know that it did not take long for a MOCeur, in this case chubbybots, offers a solution to make it more mobile. Knees, waist, arms, everything goes and your robot-firefighter-arsonist will finally be able to take new poses on his shelf.

While you might not necessarily plan to jump into these mods, just knowing that they are possible and quite successful will probably be enough to convince a few that this set has potential.

If you don't like modifying official sets because that's the way it is and needs to stay the way LEGO imagined it to be, that's fine too. Take the opportunity to learn more with the photo gallery and video below which detail all the changes made to the set.

01/03/2017 - 19:34 Lego news MOCs

lego micro scale scuttler

If you want to expand your collection of Batmachins with micro sauce, here is something to occupy you five minutes with this micro-Scuttler (BatBooster in French) offered by Wayne deBeer.

It will take up less space on your shelves than the set version 70908 The Scuttler and it will look great alongside the Batmobile of the 30521 polybag and the Batwing of the 30524 poybag.

The instruction file (very well designed) which will allow you to reproduce this 61-piece machine is available in PDF format at this address.

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21/02/2017 - 15:34 Lego news MOCs

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The fashion is on, and while LEGO fans are going with their BrickHeadz customs, others are trying to find an alternative to the latest LEGO range that is far from unanimous.

This is the case of Jimmy Fortel aka JBF who tries his hand at an alternative format with this pretty series of characters that he nicknamed the CHIBZs.

Everyone will have an opinion on this interpretation of the various Marvel and DC Comics super heroes, but personally, I prefer this vision more "cartoon" and more respectful of the proportions of the human body to that of LEGO. The faces of these CHIBZs are much more expressive than those of the official cubic figurines and each figurine is here equipped with real arms and real legs ...

Rather than flooding us with a few more BrickHeadz, Jimmy will have had the good idea to come up with an interesting alternative. And that is the real power of LEGO fans. Well done to him.

You can find these CHIBZ and many other creations of the artist on his flickr gallery or his website.

07/02/2017 - 09:34 Lego news LEGO Star Wars MOCs

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Fortunately, there are still a few creators left to bring to life what we could have called the "UCS scale" (Ultimate Collector Series) before LEGO casually applies this label to the (play) set box 75098 Assault on Hoth.

Mirko Soppelsa is one of those and his version of the U-Wing Starfighter, a ship seen in Rogue One: Star Wars Story, has nothing to envy to the mythical vessels of the range Ultimate Collector Series like the Rebel Snowspeeder from set 10129, the X-Wings from sets 7191 and 10240, the Y-Wing from set 10134 or the Imperial Shuttle from set 10212.

In 2017, LEGO should also offer under the reference 75144 a new version of the Snowspeeder seen in the set 10129 released in 2003, which will probably delight all collectors who do not have this box and who today refuse to pay for it. 10 times its original price ($ 130).

In the meantime, take a look at Mirko Soppelsa's flickr gallery, his UCS U-Wing Starfighter is well worth a few minutes of your precious time.

Note: Any impression of my obsessive behavior towards the 75098 Assault on Hoth set is your imagination (or not).

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