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Greetings, LEGO builders

I spent a few hours today building the LEGO Hulkbuster: Ultron Edition set. It has 1363 pieces, and the model stands at a pretty impressive 25 cm tall. Here's the finished build:

Some reviewers have criticised the model's proportions, and they do seem to be a bit off, compared to the movie Hulkbuster. Regardless, I really liked building this set, and I'm happy with the result.

Any other LEGO fans in the Coffee Corner? Please share what you're building :-)

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  • Apr 03, 2018 at 07:08 AM

    I only have this from my childhood on going with my kids after building this one and this other.

    If i'll still have space at homw this will be the next one.

    i prefer the old sets: less specific parts, more freedom to re-use the bricks :)

  • Apr 03, 2018 at 03:25 PM

    Strangely enough, I've had no Lego growing up. I bought my first set like 3 years ago (I think, maybe it was already 4 years ago) and that was Ecto-1 with the 4 ghostbusters (the original one). Three days later (Friday > Monday) the Millenium Falcon followed and after that I kiiind of went a bit haywire. :D

    I'm a big fan of the modular buildings, so I have quite a few of those, also Slave 1 and an AT-AT, the Cantina, the Tardis and oh yeah... the Bat Cave from that 60s show! And then a lot of small stuff, too, that I liked.
    Even if it does not sound like it, I'm quite picky when it comes to buying new sets.

    So if I would post my Lego stuff, I would flood your thread. ^^

    But I could share my current "street", when I'm back home and can get a good photo of it. *g*

  • Apr 03, 2018 at 08:35 PM

    I think we all need that at work so we don't have to wait for the end of our working day ...

    • Apr 04, 2018 at 04:44 AM

      The prices for those "business sets" are crazy.

      • Apr 05, 2018 at 06:33 PM

        Ok then the employer should buy it or every employee brings along some LEGO bricks ... :-) Could be a nice compilation and a good reason to get to know each other better.

  • Apr 04, 2018 at 06:15 AM

    Hi Morten,

    cool idea by the way.....i´am (or my son :) ) are also big Lego fans.

    The best set from my perspective was WALL-E, which we´ve created last christmas.

    And yeah we pimped it up to control WALL-E via the Lego IR RC.

    Additional we are big Star Wars fans and therefore the Millenium Falcon and the Imperial Star Destroyer still in place......and some more ;o)



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  • Apr 04, 2018 at 06:38 AM

    Oh, i just found this on Facebook

    (here more pics ).
    This is something i totally want.. ehm.. need!

  • Apr 04, 2018 at 09:27 AM

    I can't find the original link, but while working with Papyrus, I found this impressive piece of LEGO tech via their website:

    LEGO Car Factory (red car)

  • Apr 04, 2018 at 01:13 PM

    LEGOs? mean those things my sons leave strewn all over the floor, so I can a lacerate my heels when I step on the pieces.

    I'm kidding.


    LEGO contests are a common event at our SAP TechEd booth.

    And there are LEGO prizes...some of which I really, REALLY want to keep for myself. (Oh, how I didn't want to let go...)

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    • Apr 04, 2018 at 07:41 PM

      About those bricks on the floor, there's a solution for that. It was posted on April 1st, granted, but still... :-D

      • Apr 04, 2018 at 08:51 PM

        Ha! That's genius. Too bad it's a joke, they could make a fortune selling the real thing.

    • Apr 08, 2018 at 09:07 PM

      Ironic part is that in the picture you look so excited but the lucky recipient is like "meh". Honestly, if it wasn't for the post, I would've thought that you're the one receiving it. :)

      • Apr 09, 2018 at 04:09 PM

        In his defense, I'm pretty sure most community members have a "meh" expression when dealing with me. :)

        • Apr 09, 2018 at 04:51 PM

          So let's prove this wrong: I bet if you supply LEGO boxes to some of the participants of this serious discussion, you will get much better feedback!

          Can't tell whether this will or will not make you feel like "meh".

          • Apr 10, 2018 at 11:22 AM

            I need to bribe people to like me?

            I'm having high-school flashbacks...

  • Apr 04, 2018 at 08:53 PM

    I have the Yellow Submarine waiting to be built. But what I'd really love to do is something like this only more complicated - it needs to be wider, have at least 4 shafts so that it could be programmed to weave twills or huck lace, and the warp yarns need to be set closer together to make this really useful. :)

    (who is a fiber artist in her not-so-copious spare time and who has taught beginning weaving classes.)

  • Apr 08, 2018 at 09:05 PM

    I have 2 builders at home: my kid and husband who seems to be re-living his Lego-less childhood. :) We have at least 20 boxes, I think that have been opened and built (and now mostly scattered all over the place or turned into some other creations) and 7 that were initially bought for the gifts but apparently have been stored for so long by now that they're turning into "collector items". :)

    Recently, my Thing 1 and Thing 2 made what they told me was a submarine from "Subnautica" game:

    And 3 preserved builds have formed a weird "Lego centipede" on top of my husband's PC (the leftmost one is from Star Wars, the insect from some odd theme set that was on sale, and the big guy is from Bionicle series). :)

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    • Apr 09, 2018 at 08:03 AM

      In my understanding, that's the real way to deal with LEGO: You buy some boxes and then re-combine the bricks to whatever your imagination invites you... – I started to play with LEGO even before those small LEGO people were introduced, so with way less specialized parts. Later I had some Technic sets. There's still a huge barrel with all those parts...

      Compared to our boys who had their collections of LEGO City, Knights, Bionicles and the like, I always thought and still think that my childhood w.r.t. LEGO was "richer" simply because of less specialized parts and less need to "collect"and more need to use my own imagination.

      Of course that's a feeling one can have in many aspects when comparing youth in the 70s/80s and now.

      • Apr 09, 2018 at 05:41 PM

        I agree that toys in our days were better for developing imagination, skills, etc. There are more choices these days but, unfortunately, too many toys that only do 1-2 things and leave nothing for the child to explore. Yet people buy them.

    • Apr 09, 2018 at 01:16 PM

      And here I thought that was a bulky laser gun! My mistake, of course it's a submarine, duh! :D

      • Apr 09, 2018 at 05:23 PM

        LOL, I learned from personal experience to ask first instead of exclaiming "oh, what a nice Portal gun!". :)

    • Apr 14, 2018 at 12:35 PM

      On top of a desktop PC is a great spot for a LEGO set :-) At the moment I have the LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set sitting there:

      (With my apologies for the blurry picture.)

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  • Apr 19, 2018 at 08:02 AM

    I'm still waiting for a LEGO Star Trek building set :(

  • May 11, 2018 at 01:01 PM

    In the past, my son and I liked to do stop-motion videos of small LEGO builds. Here are a couple we put up on YouTube:

  • May 11, 2018 at 02:49 PM

    Yesterday I finally got around to building the Saturn V set. And what a set it is! Definitely one of the harder builds, and the result is very nice indeed. Here's the contents of the box and here's the finished build. That was the last big set, I had sitting around, but I do have my eye on that new LEGO Star Wars Y-Wing set...

  • May 28, 2018 at 10:51 AM

    Two small LEGO Ideas sets, that I built last week:

    It's the Women of NASA and TRON:Legacy sets, respectively. Both of them fun, fast builds.

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    • May 28, 2018 at 02:23 PM

      Got the NASA set, too. Sadly I missed out on the former "job sets".

      The Tron set looks cool, but I'm not a big enough fan to buy it. ^^


      Still haven't decided on Yoda's hut yet, though...

    • May 30, 2018 at 12:07 PM

      i love the Tron ones, but i'm so attached to the old Lego, with more simple pieces, almost "generic".

      Now every set has it's own subset of special pieces...

      • May 30, 2018 at 02:53 PM

        Yeah, I guess that's how they make money. If you just sell a bunch of generic pieces that can be used forever in many ways then it's not very good for your revenue numbers.

        • May 30, 2018 at 02:57 PM

          Well, according to Lego's History and philosophy it shouldn't be true :)

          And their own records and history shows it: once they started to step away from that philosophy, they started to leak money everywhere!

          (btw that serie is wonderful: i guess how many girls and women would feel guilty for having played with a copy of an e-rotic swiss doll based on a famous maitresse )

  • Jul 18, 2018 at 10:48 AM

    LEGO has just revealed the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 set. Here's the box:

    I feel it suffers a bit from too many straight lines, giving it a more square look than the real DB5. Also, it seems that there are no minifigs in the set, which is a bit disappointing. A James Bond minifig would've been cool.

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    • Jul 26, 2018 at 02:47 PM

      It looks like it's the same style like the "Racing Champions" cars and I don't really like those, because they are so slim (for the lack of a better word).

      I like the front, but the roof and tail seem a bit off.


      And I agree... no Bond? Pff!

  • Sep 04, 2018 at 04:01 PM

    What parts light up on the Hulkbuster, almost picked it up this past weekend.

  • Sep 04, 2018 at 07:48 PM

    Here's my build from yesterday!


    I bought it about a year ago and just now got around to building it.


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  • Sep 05, 2018 at 12:22 PM

    My latest builds were all the NASA ones.

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  • Sep 05, 2018 at 12:26 PM

    The architect series is great as well!

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  • Jan 08, 2019 at 06:18 PM

    Look at what Janda Claus brought his sons...

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  • Jan 10, 2019 at 02:25 PM

    Say hello to my little friend!

  • Feb 01, 2019 at 09:16 PM

    My sons seems to have the same interest in LEGO as I did when I was a kid.

    My son of 6yrs old has found a new pet in the LEGO BOOST "Frankie the Cat" ...

    Amazing to see how technology impacts these young kids, as he is sending Instructions through a Visual Programming Language on his IPad to our new pet ...

    Equally nice to see my kids still appreciate their dad's old LEGO, which allows for a lot of creativity (no Instructions needed, just a lot of Inspiration).
    And I still have some LEGO Technics boxes from back in the day, they'll enjoy that in the upcoming years I hope.

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  • Feb 15, 2019 at 01:19 AM

    really cool topic! I suggest to have a tag for it :)

    We maybe can have lego for our Labs model.

  • May 30, 2019 at 03:22 PM

    My next LEGO set for sure :-D The Apollo 11 lunar lander. Looks awesome!

    • Jun 10, 2019 at 02:51 PM

      Built with my 11-year-old grandson on Saturday. It's a pretty cool build with lots of internal detail and notes about the lander included in various parts of the build instructions.

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      • Jun 11, 2019 at 07:57 AM

        Very, very nice :-D I've got the set sitting at home now, but I haven't built it yet. Looking forward! Thanks for sharing.

  • Sep 11, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Wow, check out this Land Rover Defender LEGO Technic set :-)

    It looks super cool. There's a YouTube video as well.

  • Nov 07, 2019 at 11:42 PM

    This just in: Limited Edition 1989 Batmobile :-)

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  • Nov 08, 2019 at 06:44 AM

    The photo is not nice but this is the set we build with my child, he was 6 years old, 1 full year to build it. He builds everything

    He just decides to extend it (the black brick)

    Superstar Destroyer - 10221 - 3152 bricks

    For those who likes Lego, I have some url (legal) to buy directly bricks, find all the set instruction, find all the set you could build with your own brick ....

    For example this set has been made without the official set

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  • Jan 02, 2020 at 08:50 PM

    My latest LEGO build. When you turn the top of the tree, there are two trains that go around the bottom.

    I also did the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar, which had lots of little builds - one for each day in December leading up to Christmas.

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  • Jan 15, 2020 at 10:34 PM

    Margaret Hamilton Lego was a Christmas present to myself :)

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  • Feb 29, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    In case anyone might have missed the blog post,

  • Nov 10, 2020 at 07:44 PM

    This set arrived today :-D Really looking forward to building it come the weekend.

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  • Nov 11, 2020 at 04:06 PM

    Morten Wittrock Steffi Warnecke

    I never got into LEGOS as an adult cause I knew I would get addicted to them! I know this from many years ago when my wife would call the kids to lunch and I'd still be in the playroom putting the legos away an hour later. I figured that was an itch best not to scratch.

    But now.... I was intrigued looking back at your lego street Steffi. I have been into trains over the years and hope to get back into them now that I'm approaching retirement in a couple of years.

    Do any of the kits that lego puts out conform to a particular train scale? Is there any info on a kit to indicate the scale? I'm very interested in doing a christmas tree train table. Legos might be fun to have as part of that and having grandkids over to build the lego houses each year could be a fun thing to do at the grandparents house some day. Storage would be simpler to for the year.


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