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As a child of the 70's LEGO has changed a lot. As to treading on its still painfull. But after a dropping the Tornado. It took me a while to fix it again. I just couldn't face it.Now to the most important aspect, from the perspective of an infant legoist of the 1950's. (My Pa is Dutch so I had a head start over my UK contemporaries in supply.) Does this 'doesn't look like Lego anymore' product have the same pain inflicting qualities when incautiously trodden on by unprotected adult feet? This was a major part of the fun!
But this was the great fun with Lego as kids. Build it, demolish it, build it into something else. Good indoors and out too. (Happily we now live in a place where some long grown up chid(ren) did as we did, Lego regularly surfaces in the gardening process.)... after a dropping the Tornado. It took me a while to fix it again. I just couldn't face it.
....and here is one I made earlier.......I made considerable use of Lego on the railway for bridges, tunnels and the like, until the scale bug bit, and even then its neatly formed perpendicularity was of utility for kit assembly and reinforcement. ...
Oh yes, that's a nostalgia trip. All my ancient (surviving) Lego is far away with younger members of the family, so infrequent oppprtunities for playing with it now.....and here is one I made earlier...
Now that is very swish!Seeing SRman's post reminded me that I built the Lego Crocodile Loco a while back.
Me being me, I also motorized and illuminated it. I built a MOC goods wagon in matching colour to house the lighting supply and RC receiver unit.
For me I got back into LEGO after my youngest son saw 'Paddington 2" staring 'Tornado'. He was train mad at the time and had a cheap chinese LEGO 'Emerald Express' knockoff. After finding out about this new build steam loco I set about making it look more like 'Tornado'.But this was the great fun with Lego as kids. Build it, demolish it, build it into something else. Good indoors and out too. (Happily we now live in a place where some long grown up chid(ren) did as we did, Lego regularly surfaces in the gardening process.)
I made considerable use of Lego on the railway for bridges, tunnels and the like, until the scale bug bit, and even then its neatly formed perpendicularity was of utility for kit assembly and reinforcement. And as one of the school of 'let's go wargaming with model railway', quite a lot of the Lego construction landscape and buildings took a beating from the air pistol too, when the moving target of an H-D N2 was missed.
We did try a Lego armour piercing round to take out blockhouses, in the form of a brass rod from a rubber band crossbow arrangement, but that was altogether too potent; the limited supply of 'rounds' quickly lost in the gardens where such events were staged due to the wayward accuracy of the catapult. I can do much better now, where do L gaugers meet, do they have outdoor events?
The Jinty looks good.
I took a few photos of Lego trains at a recent exhibition held at Sandown, here in Melbourne. A couple of the models impressed me, including a rather nice container ship and terminal, with convincing containers as well. Not all railway subjects, but they related to the railway. The U.S. style hood diesels seemed reasonably realistic as well, although I'm not really into American stuff. Anyway, you can make up your own minds from these photos.
Looks good. If money was no objection I too would model a dock diaroma. Duke St in Birkenhead Uk would be ideal. It had/has various points of intrest including a wagon turntable/signal box/bascule bridge. Its possible to make structures look aged /rundown by using different colured bricks (various browns for rust). Which would make a nice change from the usual layout.