Sunday, December 31, 2017

Lego 10179 Millennium Falcon - circa 2007 - clone build - Christmas 2017 / Phase Two complete

Phase two is complete. It attaches to Phase one (the base frame). When it's time for the two to go together, it "gets real." All bricks need to be in their rightful place and aligned for the two to merge. I had one brick in the wrong place is how I know. As you can see from the pictures, parts inventory management is essential. More than once I believed I was missing a part only to eventually find the recalcitrant part hiding in a bag somewhere. At least half assembly time is hunting for the right brick. The other is staring at pictures and engaging your brain's visual cortex to understand what things are and where things go. Never done anything so essentially visual before. No written instructions. All pictures.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Lego 10179 Millennium Falcon - circa 2007 - clone build - Christmas 2017 / Phase One complete

Phase one, infrastructure, is complete. Superstructure plates (2nd phase) come next. The original Lego 10179, produced in 2007, goes for over $1,000 (cough) in collectible form, used. Individual pieces collectively cost more than that. Lego introduced the 75192 model earlier this year. If you were a Lego VIP and got on the waiting list, you could get one for around $800. The 2007 model had over 5,000 pieces, the 2017 over 8,000 (actually the Lego model has under 8,000 but the Lepin clone is over 8,000). I procured the Lepin clone models of each a couple weeks ago. The Lepin 05033 Star Plan model came first and that's where we (Jacob, my son helped) started Christmas weekend. Now doing a couple of steps each day. Biggest challenge is fishing through 5,000 pieces in over 100 individual bags to find discrete pieces to assemble. Back when Phase Two is complete.

Cozumel Line Up / Panasonic LF1 / photo merge / Topaz

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Trinidad, Colorado

Sears Catalog House circa 1900, or so.

Ghost Woman.

Trinidad Lake State Park Campground. Fisher's Peak in the background