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Can anyone recommend other BIG spaceships to me? zlowing@hotmail.com Thanks!
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| March 15, 2009, 11:01 am
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Quoting Zac Lowing
Can anyone recommend other BIG spaceships to me? zlowing@hotmail.com Thanks!


I'd see if Chris DeBree (Superhawk) or Daniel Jassim are still hanging here on MOCpages. Dan posted some new stuff not too long ago (although not one of his monstrocities), so he might be willing to add to the pot.

I know Stafford's still loitering about the pages here. And Goldman's earlier stuff would certainly be fitting (Ghoul).

By the way, Zac...got anything new your working on?
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| March 15, 2009, 5:28 pm
Hey thanks for letting me join your group, i posted what i feel is my best creation to date, my Atlantis Cityship.
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| March 15, 2009, 8:45 pm
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Hi Mark, and welcome to what I believe will become one of the most popular groups... I mean, who doesn't like big spaceships? Gathering them all in one place to see is going to be fun!
As for new MOC's, sadly, no. After nearly loosing the Dynonochus out of the back of my old car on the way to a Sci-Fi convention on the highway (!!!!), I started looking fr more transportable art. That, and how my knees felt after hours of being on the floor working on my ships, heh. I do, on the other hand, have a business idea for such creations, once I get the right connections to set it up.
P.S. I did show the Dynonochus last year at the Schaumburg public library ( 2nd biggest library in Illinois). They said it was the biggest draw they ever had. Right now it is in two custom made crates t keep the dust off it. It took me a whole 10 hour day once to clean it. I used 4 or 5 different brushes to get into all the nooks and crannies.
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| March 15, 2009, 8:51 pm
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Quoting Nate .
Hey thanks for letting me join your group, i posted what i feel is my best creation to date, my Atlantis Cityship.

Hi Nate, and welcome. When I saw your cityship, I was amazed to say the least! I loved the shows, SG1 and Atlantis, so to see someone even attempt to build it is cool.
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| March 15, 2009, 8:55 pm
Quoting Zac Lowing
Hi Nate, and welcome. When I saw your cityship, I was amazed to say the least! I loved the shows, SG1 and Atlantis, so to see someone even attempt to build it is cool.
As we speak i am on the floor with my laptop working on some upgrades right now.

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| March 15, 2009, 9:02 pm
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Quoting Zac Lowing
Right now it is in two custom made crates to keep the dust off it. It took me a whole 10 hour day once to clean it. I used 4 or 5 different brushes to get into all the nooks and crannies.


Yeah, I hear ya. When I started tearin' down the Invisible Hand, I couldn't believe how much dust had accumulated. I'm still in the process of dismantling it (little bits at a time), and every sorting session involves parts getting a serious bath!

Good to hear you've shown Dynonochus a few times. I thought about keeping the Hand in tact to show for a bit, but I wanted the parts for other MOC's...such is the fate of Lego.
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| March 15, 2009, 11:05 pm
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Quoting Mark Kelso

Yeah, I hear ya. When I started tearin' down the Invisible Hand, I couldn't believe how much dust had accumulated. I'm still in the process of dismantling it (little bits at a time), and every sorting session involves parts getting a serious bath!

I know well of which you speak. Matter of fact I documented the entire build of the Dynonochus, and it's now on DVD. It starts out showing the Vendetta (I'll get those pics up when I find them). Then I separate all the pieces according to color and shape, soaking them in a sink and putting them through a salad spinner to get most of the water off. I then dried them on bed sheets all over my apartment at the time. It took a month to build, while I worked a regular job during the day. When I finished it off, I set it on a cement pedestal so I could take pictures of it. I covered it with a sheet for the night. Heck, I bought 5 king sized bed sheets to tack to the ceiling for a background, and bought some bright lights for video taping it. The thing is, I woke to a loud crashing sound. Yep... one of my cats must have played with the cover sheet and pulled the whole ship down! I was devastated! I actually went into denial for a week, stepping over the mess to get from my room to my kitchen. Then one day, I looked at it and decided to rebuild it, and make it better. The original design would never had fit through the front door, so I made the engine area separate from the maincastle. I used techno parts with holes in them to pin them together. If you could lift it from the center (it's about 55 pounds) it would bend much from end to end. I made sure that the pin sites would match up with the front ships pin sites. ( the nose can separate as it's own ship). I can hook the front and the engines together as an extremely fast fighter! The whole section of the DVD on the building of the Dynon is set to the song 'Innagodivita'... a long trippy song, and it matches the build at parts so well it's scary.
I also have on the DVD many of my other spaceships and creations, including, get this, the purposeful crash of my second big ship, the Hampton! You should see the pieces flying off in all different directions! I repeated it 4 or 5 times so you can soak it in, lol.
The end of the DVD is from when I showed it at a Sci-fi convention here in Chicago and the peoples reactions to it. People kept asking me if I had an instruction guide for building it... I'd just laugh and say, 'Yeah... it's the size of a phone book', LOL.
If I get enough demand, I might sell copies of the DVD. Let me know. It shows a lot of the techniques I used to build on such a scale.
One trick I will give you right now will save you a ton of trouble. Get a king sized bed sheet and put it on the floor. This gives you a clean surface to build on, plus, you can just grab it by the edges and lift all the loose pieces up at one time to clear the room! I would take this 'bag of bricks' and drop it into a clean plastic garbage can, put it in the closet, and your room looks normal in minutes. plus you do away with the dreaded 'stepping on a brick barefoot at night' syndrome'.

Good to hear you've shown Dynonochus a few times. I thought about keeping the Hand in tact to show for a bit, but I wanted the parts for other MOC's...such is the fate of Lego.


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| March 16, 2009, 9:27 am
Hey quick question, i am running REALLY low on lego parts and bricklink has all the parts that i need. How trustworthy is bricklink when buying parts as i have only bought from lego.com.
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| March 16, 2009, 5:05 pm
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Quoting Nate .
Hey quick question, i am running REALLY low on lego parts and bricklink has all the parts that i need. How trustworthy is bricklink when buying parts as i have only bought from lego.com.


I'm not sure, I bought mine the old fashioned way back then. I probably could have saved a ton of money... dang!
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| March 16, 2009, 8:06 pm
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Quoting Nate .
Hey quick question, i am running REALLY low on lego parts and bricklink has all the parts that i need. How trustworthy is bricklink when buying parts as i have only bought from lego.com.


I can't recommend Bricklink enough. It is absolutely the best! If you're at a stage where you want specific parts, it blows Lego's Pick-A-Brick out of the water. There are some limitations...parts might be used, there might be a limit to the quantity of a certain part, etc. But, it's still just phenomenal. I've purchased from Bricklink over 200 times. Rarely am I disappointed.
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| March 17, 2009, 11:20 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

I can't recommend Bricklink enough. It is absolutely the best! If you're at a stage where you want specific parts, it blows Lego's Pick-A-Brick out of the water. There are some limitations...parts might be used, there might be a limit to the quantity of a certain part, etc. But, it's still just phenomenal. I've purchased from Bricklink over 200 times. Rarely am I disappointed.
Is it trustworthy though, becuase i am a little sceptical becasue i dont feel like getting scammed, however i do need the parts as lego has a very limited pic-a-brick. its kind of funny how the unoffical store is cheaper, and has a better selection than the accual compamy offers though.

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| March 17, 2009, 3:43 pm
Have you guys seen Thomas Benidict's Home One Starwars Crusier i would take a look.
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| March 18, 2009, 6:54 pm
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Quoting Nate .
Have you guys seen Thomas Benidict's Home One Starwars Crusier i would take a look.


You have to be a bit more specific... I couldn't find anyone on MOC pages by that name.
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| March 20, 2009, 3:48 am
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Quoting Zac Lowing

You have to be a bit more specific... I couldn't find anyone on MOC pages by that name.


It's just beautiful, Zac. Here's the link: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/105030
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| March 20, 2009, 9:07 am
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Quoting Nate .
Is it trustworthy though, becuase i am a little sceptical becasue i dont feel like getting scammed, however i do need the parts as lego has a very limited pic-a-brick. its kind of funny how the unoffical store is cheaper, and has a better selection than the accual compamy offers though.


Yeah, I keep hoping Lego will enhance their PAB selection. They'll have to do a LOT of enhancement to match what Bricklink offers, though. And yes, I've found Bricklink to be VERY realiable.

Bricklink is like ebay in that it's made up of numerous sellers, and each seller gets a rating (as do all of the buyers). It's a good checks and balances system. I've placed over two hundred orders with Bricklink, and in that time had one bad experience (very slow invoice and delivery by EbricksOnline...but I did GET the order eventually). Actually, it's more the sellers having to watch out for bad buyers than the other way around.

Of course, you can always get a bad seller, but that's EXTREMELY rare. I would certainly recommend these sellers without hesitation (and their selection is usually pretty good):

Precious Princess Palace
Grandma's Attic
Toy Brick Brigade
Brickscope
BricksLand
House of Logos
Chalet-Go-Play (my personal favorite - they don't get any nicer than this lady!!!)

Hope this helps.

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| March 20, 2009, 9:19 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Yeah, I keep hoping Lego will enhance their PAB selection. They'll have to do a LOT of enhancement to match what Bricklink offers, though. And yes, I've found Bricklink to be VERY realiable.

Bricklink is like ebay in that it's made up of numerous sellers, and each seller gets a rating (as do all of the buyers). It's a good checks and balances system. I've placed over two hundred orders with Bricklink, and in that time had one bad experience (very slow invoice and delivery by EbricksOnline...but I did GET the order eventually). Actually, it's more the sellers having to watch out for bad buyers than the other way around.

Of course, you can always get a bad seller, but that's EXTREMELY rare. I would certainly recommend these sellers without hesitation (and their selection is usually pretty good):

Precious Princess Palace
Grandma's Attic
Toy Brick Brigade
Brickscope
BricksLand
House of Logos
Chalet-Go-Play (my personal favorite - they don't get any nicer than this lady!!!)

Hope this helps.
I will check these guys out. I need very specific angular plates and bricks for finishing my Atlantis model and my Aurora SHIP, which has been put on hold for about 2 months till i have the money for it.

I was wondering how many bricks would be used for a ship to be considered a SHIP.

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| March 20, 2009, 3:25 pm
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Quoting Nate .
Quoting Mark Kelso

Yeah, I keep hoping Lego will enhance their PAB selection. They'll have to do a LOT of enhancement to match what Bricklink offers, though. And yes, I've found Bricklink to be VERY realiable.

Bricklink is like ebay in that it's made up of numerous sellers, and each seller gets a rating (as do all of the buyers). It's a good checks and balances system. I've placed over two hundred orders with Bricklink, and in that time had one bad experience (very slow invoice and delivery by EbricksOnline...but I did GET the order eventually). Actually, it's more the sellers having to watch out for bad buyers than the other way around.

Of course, you can always get a bad seller, but that's EXTREMELY rare. I would certainly recommend these sellers without hesitation (and their selection is usually pretty good):

Precious Princess Palace
Grandma's Attic
Toy Brick Brigade
Brickscope
BricksLand
House of Logos
Chalet-Go-Play (my personal favorite - they don't get any nicer than this lady!!!)

Hope this helps.
I will check these guys out. I need very specific angular plates and bricks for finishing my Atlantis model and my Aurora SHIP, which has been put on hold for about 2 months till i have the money for it.

I was wondering how many bricks would be used for a ship to be considered a SHIP.


Well, 114 studs per foot, if that is what you mean. Have a look in the vote on discussion for more of my idea of what a BIG spaceship is.
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| March 20, 2009, 7:46 pm
So anybody have any newships in the works. I am refitting my atlantis. Anyone have any new ships, and BTW, Mark have you ever considered doing Galactica as a moc from BattleStar Galactica.
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| March 23, 2009, 8:44 pm
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Lets se if this works... lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRBkqR1a3oc
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| March 24, 2009, 10:57 am
Quoting Zac Lowing
Lets se if this works... lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRBkqR1a3oc
Wow, you killed it. how could you do such a thing, it was a cool ship.

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| March 24, 2009, 3:46 pm
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Quoting Nate .
Quoting Zac Lowing
Lets se if this works... lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRBkqR1a3oc
Wow, you killed it. how could you do such a thing, it was a cool ship.


LOL, I wanted to make a bigger ship. What better way to free up the pieces than to have it die a warriors death?
By the way, I'm also showing this so it helps me sell my artwork, so spread it around, maybe it'll go viral!
Thanks.
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| March 24, 2009, 7:13 pm
Quoting Zac Lowing

LOL, I wanted to make a bigger ship. What better way to free up the pieces than to have it die a warriors death?
By the way, I'm also showing this so it helps me sell my artwork, so spread it around, maybe it'll go viral!
Thanks.
I got some people in a group of mine that might like to see it, i will post it for you there


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| March 24, 2009, 7:38 pm
Hey you guys should see Micheal Z's ships they fit this group pretty well and have some sick stargate designs.
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| March 25, 2009, 7:17 pm
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Quoting Nate .
Hey you guys should see Micheal Z's ships they fit this group pretty well and have some sick stargate designs.


Hey Nate, thanks for all the leads on new members. I tried to find Micheal z... and had no luck. Can you give me the link. It might just be the invite page of this site, but when I copied and pasted his name, it didn't find him.
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| March 25, 2009, 7:55 pm
Quoting Zac Lowing

Hey Nate, thanks for all the leads on new members. I tried to find Micheal z... and had no luck. Can you give me the link. It might just be the invite page of this site, but when I copied and pasted his name, it didn't find him.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/69866

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| March 25, 2009, 8:05 pm
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Quoting Nate .
Quoting Zac Lowing

Hey Nate, thanks for all the leads on new members. I tried to find Micheal z... and had no luck. Can you give me the link. It might just be the invite page of this site, but when I copied and pasted his name, it didn't find him.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/69866


DOH! lol, I had already invited him, but no reply yet. Maybe that's why it didn't come up in the invite page. Thanks bud!
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| March 25, 2009, 8:10 pm
I just wanted to let everyone know that I am working a superstardestoyerish type ship. It will be my largest yet, although I am just kind of throwing it together, so it wont be my best by any means.
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| March 31, 2009, 4:24 pm
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Hey guys, how is life?
I am kinda surprised at how many people want to join, yet don't have anything close to 114 studs, let alone bigger! I recently accepted one ship that is 33" long... yeah, undersized, but the detailing and design of the ship makes up for it.
Have fun now, Zac
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| September 5, 2009, 7:05 pm
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