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I sooooo need new ideas....afol's input would be GREAT
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| December 27, 2009, 10:19 pm
try browsing flickr for inspiration.
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| December 27, 2009, 10:24 pm
Quoting James Hawke
Well if you do look around brady, you see that the majority of MOCs ARE based off of what the internet wants to see


And since that's what everyone else is
doing, no-one pays attention to them.


Find a random word generator, this one's good: http://watchout4snakes.com/creativitytools/
RandomWord/RandomWordPlus.aspx

Click "New Word".

Build whatever comes to mind
from the word you got.

If nothing, repeat.

ELSE, photograph.

Post.

Profit?
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| December 27, 2009, 11:47 pm
Quoting Areetsa C

And since that's what everyone else is
doing, no-one pays attention to them.


Find a random word generator, this one's good: http://watchout4snakes.com/creativitytools/
RandomWord/RandomWordPlus.aspx

Click "New Word".

Build whatever comes to mind
from the word you got.

If nothing, repeat.

ELSE, photograph.

Post.

Profit?

That was actually a COOL advice!
Too bad I tried it, and the 1st word was "SPACE"
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| December 27, 2009, 11:57 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
That was actually a COOL advice!
Too bad I tried it, and the 1st word was "SPACE"


If a word for something you'd do anyway, do it again.


For added fun, promise yourself that you'll do it twice and combine the two verbs for added fun.

Incoming: Ninja-pirates? Monkey-builders?
Doctor-oranges?

Of course, you'll cheat and end up with the words you want anyway, if you're anything like me.
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| December 28, 2009, 12:09 am
 Group admin 
A very wise man once said "you don't find inspiration, ispiration finds you." (Yes, I'm actually calling Phipson wise, and all my jokes aside, he is just that.)

With that thought in mind, my piece of advice would be to actually keep a list, a notebook, even a journal of some kind, of your interests and inspirations. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just a word document, or even just a scrap piece of paper. But when an idea comes to mind of what would be fun to build, write that #*% down pronto. Later when a dry spell hits (like now, I presume), you can go back and remind yourself of things that inspired you.

Of course, that doesn't help NOW. But then neither will a bunch of us telling someone else what to build...only YOU can decide what's right for you to create. That's partially why the act of creation is such an amazing thing; because it comes from WITHIN.



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| December 28, 2009, 7:31 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
A very wise man once said "you don't find inspiration, ispiration finds you." (Yes, I'm actually calling Phipson wise, and all my jokes aside, he is just that.)

With that thought in mind, my piece of advice would be to actually keep a list, a notebook, even a journal of some kind, of your interests and inspirations. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just a word document, or even just a scrap piece of paper. But when an idea comes to mind of what would be fun to build, write that #*% down pronto. Later when a dry spell hits (like now, I presume), you can go back and remind yourself of things that inspired you.

Of course, that doesn't help NOW. But then neither will a bunch of us telling someone else what to build...only YOU can decide what's right for you to create. That's partially why the act of creation is such an amazing thing; because it comes from WITHIN.



wow mark that is very helpful thank you all....and mark I have a question when you get a lego set do you build it...use the pieces for something else...or build it and then if you think it is not worth it then rip it? apart
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| December 28, 2009, 9:18 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
A very wise man once said "you don't find inspiration, ispiration finds you." (Yes, I'm actually calling Phipson wise, and all my jokes aside, he is just that.)

With that thought in mind, my piece of advice would be to actually keep a list, a notebook, even a journal of some kind, of your interests and inspirations. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just a word document, or even just a scrap piece of paper. But when an idea comes to mind of what would be fun to build, write that #*% down pronto. Later when a dry spell hits (like now, I presume), you can go back and remind yourself of things that inspired you.

Of course, that doesn't help NOW. But then neither will a bunch of us telling someone else what to build...only YOU can decide what's right for you to create. That's partially why the act of creation is such an amazing thing; because it comes from WITHIN.



What is this isparation, and how does it go about finding ME?
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| December 30, 2009, 4:12 pm
If you are a sports fan, make a stadium or something. Or just make a MOC based off of one of your favorite Lego themes.
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| December 30, 2009, 6:51 pm
If you are a sports fan, make a stadium or something. Or just make a MOC based off of one of your favorite Lego themes.
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| December 30, 2009, 6:51 pm
If you are a sports fan, make a stadium or something. Or just make a MOC based off of one of your favorite Lego themes.
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| December 30, 2009, 6:51 pm
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Quoting J. V
mark I have a question when you get a lego set do you build it...use the pieces for something else...or build it and then if you think it is not worth it then rip it? apart


I'll always build the set first. Sometimes there are techniques that I never considered, so it can be a learning experience. But the sets never last long! A day or two and those suckers are meat for the grinder, baby!

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| December 30, 2009, 6:59 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

I'll always build the set first. Sometimes there are techniques that I never considered, so it can be a learning experience. But the sets never last long! A day or two and those suckers are meat for the grinder, baby!

crud! I never thought about it! I usually sort them immediately!
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| December 30, 2009, 7:08 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

I'll always build the set first. Sometimes there are techniques that I never considered, so it can be a learning experience. But the sets never last long! A day or two and those suckers are meat for the grinder, baby!

AWESOME....I did the same thing with a (star wars) star destroyer
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| December 30, 2009, 7:12 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

I'll always build the set first. Sometimes there are techniques that I never considered, so it can be a learning experience. But the sets never last long! A day or two and those suckers are meat for the grinder, baby!


Ha. A day or two is a year or two for me (with a bit of reluctance.)

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| December 31, 2009, 12:21 am
Quoting Thomas Murray
What is this isparation, and how does it go about finding ME?

Isparation? That's what the big hairy guy does who always seems to sit next to me on the bus!!! All over the place!
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| December 31, 2009, 1:18 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

But the sets never last long!

That's the truth! My Indy figs are all deputy sheriffs now, in Robertsville! The Russian soldiers are infantrymen in Katherine's Brittany. I haven't bought any Star Wars yet, but I'm going to have to, for the ship parts.
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| December 31, 2009, 6:40 am
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Quoting robert ball
That's the truth! My Indy figs are all deputy sheriffs now, in Robertsville! The Russian soldiers are infantrymen in Katherine's Brittany. I haven't bought any Star Wars yet, but I'm going to have to, for the ship parts.


It's what Lego is really about, if you ask me. The sets are fine, but I wouldn't pay $500 US for a Massive Millennium Falcon alone. But if you consider the fact that you have those parts for the rest of your life (potentially, anyway), and can use them over and over again for your own creative expression and satisfaction...then they suddenly become worth MORE than the money you put down!

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| December 31, 2009, 8:21 am
Not a question, but an observation about the above convo:
The rule 'round these parts (set down by my wise and wondrous wife) is that any set I buy must be assembled and displayed for one month before it becomes fodder for the MOC cannon.
They usually only last two weeks before an idea strikes and "I need those parts."
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| December 31, 2009, 9:18 am
The last time I built with Lego, (many, many, many centuries ago,) I was able to resist temptation and leave my creations alone. I had a nice little set-up that looked too good to render asunder. But, this time, I'm not so sure. I'm going to try, but it's a big if. I keep seeing so many excellent Mocs on these pages that I get ideas and inspirations coming at Ludicrous Speed. either I'm going to go godzilla on Robertsville or I'm going to go bankrupt buying more and more. Ah, it's a rough life, but somebody's got to live it!
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| December 31, 2009, 12:45 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

It's what Lego is really about, if you ask me. The sets are fine, but I wouldn't pay $500 US for a Massive Millennium Falcon alone. But if you consider the fact that you have those parts for the rest of your life (potentially, anyway), and can use them over and over again for your own creative expression and satisfaction...then they suddenly become worth MORE than the money you put down!

Dayum straight kelso! happy new year!
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| December 31, 2009, 6:05 pm
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