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Post by someidiot on Thu 08 Sep 2011, 4:31 am

Hey all, I'm a relatively new AFOL now that my 4yo son is old enough for me to force LEGO on him legohappy My first set was the 8258 crane truck which we built together and he now loves it too! I mostly like Technic, but am starting to get into Star Wars sets. Um... I am also the creator of Rebrickable (not sure if I'm allowed to put this here?) legohappy

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Post by peterab on Fri 09 Sep 2011, 3:53 am

Hi someidiot,

Welcome along to ANZFOL, I hope you find it a useful forum.

It's fine to mention sites such as Rebrickable, especially in your introduction (after all it is all about you). It's been pointed out to me before, and I've had a look, and it seems a great idea. It does seem a little limited at the moment due to the limited number of sets to work with. Do you plan to allow others to add sets? Perhaps you could approach Bricklink to see if they would allow you to use their set inventories (seems like a good idea to avoid redoing all that work if you can).

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Post by someidiot on Fri 09 Sep 2011, 4:23 am

Thanks Peter. Yes I am still adding sets, the site is brand new and word got out before I finished it :D I am already getting data from Bricklink (with permission) but need to do some heavy processing before I can make it accessible and hope to have them all ready in a few weeks. At the moment only I can add sets/mocs - later on I hope to be able to allow for user submitted mocs but there will have to be an approval process as I only allow ones that have some form of building instructions... and appeal legowink

There are lots of big things planned so check back in a month or so :D

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Post by peterab on Sat 10 Sep 2011, 5:17 am

I'd guess the processing needed grows as more sets are released too. I've been thinking about how I'd go about it and the algorithm would want careful thought since a naive approach would get you into a mess pretty quickly.

Good luck with it, I'm sure it will be a useful utility. I'll be sure to take another look in the future.

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Post by someidiot on Sun 11 Sep 2011, 8:49 am

peterab wrote:I'd guess the processing needed grows as more sets are released too. I've been thinking about how I'd go about it and the algorithm would want careful thought since a naive approach would get you into a mess pretty quickly.

Exactly, I'm on my third major rewrite. This one is pretty damn good though! The last few days have given it an unexpected load test via a bunch of blogs/news sites finding it and it has stayed up and healthy legohappy

peterab wrote:Good luck with it, I'm sure it will be a useful utility. I'll be sure to take another look in the future.

Thanks legohappy


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Post by Brickton on Sun 11 Sep 2011, 2:28 pm

Hey someidiot

I see yopu are a new lego nutter in the Brisbane area...have you made contact with the Brisbane Lego Train Group we would love to hear from you. We have a thread in the forum just look out for "BLTG" and we would love to hear from you.

I have also only recently discovered Rebrickable and it looks extra-ordinary...would love to talk to you about it. Come say helloo and meet some other nutters who are short of few pices in the polybag.

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Post by someidiot on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 12:14 am

Hey Brickton, I have taken a look at the BLTG site, but I don't really have any interest in trains legohappy If you guys do any exhibits though, I'd probably take my son along for a gander.

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Post by Captain Zuloo on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 1:09 am

G'day someidiot. Welcome aboard to ANZFOL. Although you may not have any interest in trains, BLTG will certainly need someone to help out with all the scenery etc.

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Post by peterab on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 8:13 am

someidiot wrote:Hey Brickton, I have taken a look at the BLTG site, but I don't really have any interest in trains legohappy If you guys do any exhibits though, I'd probably take my son along for a gander.

If BLTG is anything like MLTC, they'll always welcome well built bridges. Our technic fan also builds other technic structures like ferris wheels and stuff too.

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Post by someidiot on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 11:07 am

Well I am extremely uncreative with my lego.. happy to follow instructions for anything legohappy

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Post by Brickton on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 12:19 pm

Hello Someidiot

We do not just build trains...if it can be built we have probably had a go at building it at some point. The trains have certainly been a major theme for us for some time...particlalrly as we have been running displays in a number of big model train shows in the Brisbane region for the last few years. Not surprisingly the train shows kinda like to see trains...and must admit the crowds do love em.

Feel free to come and say hello in the BLTG forum...as it happens we are having a group meeting very soon and I will ask the lads if they would like some more company if you would be interested in coming along.

Regards

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Post by brickie on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 1:33 pm

Hello someidiot

For 10 years now, BLTG has been displaying Lego at model train shows around South East Queensland.

A number of our members who display at these shows do not own any trains but help us to create a wonderful display of buildings, landscaping and other objects.

Each year we come up with a theme and members develop modules to suit. The common feature for the display is that we need a train track running around the outside of the tables.

This year we have been fortunate to have members place a small, well built creation on the layout to combine with others to fill up a table.

We would love to have you join us at a future meeting.

We are hoping that from next month we will be having a monthly meeting at BnF on a Saturday night.

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Post by someidiot on Mon 12 Sep 2011, 3:52 pm

Thanks for the info guys, I'll keep it in mind legohappy

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