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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #615 on: 19 November, 2019, 11:49:47 am »
Norton - I messaged Ming and he sent me some files.

I downloaded Stud.io and set up an account. That enabled me to upload Mings plans for Johnny alpha and that generated the shopping baskets required.

I managed to get all the parts I needed from 2 different suppliers and was able to complete the purchases through Stud.io as well.

Johnny cost about £10.00 inc postage.

The process takes a bit of thought and care, but I managed it so it can't be 'that' bad.

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #616 on: 19 November, 2019, 11:53:17 am »
Note that there are different ways to order through Bricklink. In short, the more effort you put in, the less you’ll pay. So if you take Ming’s files, hurl them at Bricklink as a wanted list, and then prod ‘Easy Buy’, you’re going to potentially end up with stores from all over the world – and high shipping costs. But if you import a Want list and manage the stores (keeping them only to the UK and/or EU; possibly shifting pieces about, to minimise store numbers), you can keep costs relatively low.

Right now, my ‘Alpha and Wulf’ wants list comes in at £19.85+shipping. So that’d probably work out around 30 quid for two Brickheadz when postage is taken into account – not too bad for custom figures, given that standard Brickheadz have been on sale for £10–15.

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #617 on: 19 November, 2019, 12:00:59 pm »
Ah, right, didn't realise these were based on an existing range. Shame!

Lego brought out a range of 'Brickheadz' characters (Batman, Hulk, Iron Man, etc. plus some other movie tie-in stuff like Jack Sparrow / Salazar) and at some point (two years ago!  p27) I thought I'd use some bits that we had lying around to attempt something like this for some characters from 2000AD*.  A lot of people have done something similar with other themes (and done it better than me, I'm sure).

* Mainly as a bit of fun / technical exercise / indoctrination of our younglings.


OK, another question (to which I'm sure I could get the answer by reading the thread :)) - do you publish the plans anywhere? And is it easy/cheap to order the right bricks?

Read the thread  :lol:

I don't publish plans anywhere but can stick digital files and rudimentary build instructions on Dropbox or similar for anyone wanting them (use of these may involve some trial and error / reverse engineering but I don't have time / need to do high-end instructions since, for the most part, only I'm making these).  The software I use to put these together (alongside physical bricks for test-builds of some elements) is free and well worth getting: Stud.io.  Using digital files for any characters I've done in Stud.io, it's easy to create a parts list and purchase the necessary bricks through Bricklink, from a huge range of sellers worldwide...  Read the last few pages; there's probably some more information about this side of things there.  Bricks (especially used) are relatively cheap; postage costs can be more of a factor.


EDIT: what Bolt & IP said.

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #618 on: 19 November, 2019, 01:14:34 pm »
Thanks everyone for your prompt and informative replies!

I have messed around with stud.io in the past, as well as having a go at some 'advanced' (and I use the word very cautiously!) constructions with the kids' Lego, so I'll see what I can do... when I get some time  :o

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #619 on: 08 December, 2019, 04:09:31 pm »
Someone did a Landraider!

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #620 on: 09 December, 2019, 03:11:30 pm »
Someone did a Landraider!

Yeah, we saw that back in 2015 (page 20); impressive stuff.  Would go well with the Laz-saw thing at Mutie Rushmore!

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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #621 on: 16 December, 2019, 12:50:08 pm »
Anyone know of MOCHUB (https://www.mochub.com/index.php/)?

I've just been approached by them about picking out some designs to put out in the wider world (basically I provide the design and instructions and then people can buy the parts online and build the things).  Might be worth a go, but then these are all Rebellion IP so I wouldn't want to tread on any toes...  I'm not that likely to follow up on this but maybe it's worth pondering?

While I'm here I'll add in the latest forum advent effort, just to keep everything in one place (well, two):







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Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« Reply #622 on: 10 January, 2020, 07:13:05 pm »
Frank would know.