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Postby coyote » Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:23 pm

Hi!

Well, not sure if this is the right forum (or "castle"?), but I browsed through the brickshelf scans and asked myself, what do you think of the idea books (200, 697, ...) and the castles presented there?

http://guide.lugnet.com/set/?qc=lego/books/ideabooks

Idea book 697 was purchased by me the days back then and I tried to reacreate some of the pictured castles ... tried as good as possible but most depicted buildings weren't complete shown.

Ok, here's my question:
Did the ideas ever inspired you for own MOCs?

697 was btw the only hint for the existence of 6071 Forestmen's Crossing here in Germany.

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Postby Dusty » Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:11 am

I have 260 and I love that book. I sometimes try to recreate the pics but I dont have an abundance of some of the pieces so I go and try to build my ideas and sometimes that book will influence a build.
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Postby Linus » Wed Feb 04, 2004 2:16 am

Did the ideas ever inspired you for own MOCs?

Yes, but I have taken most of them apart. :cry:
I sometimes try to recreate the pics but I dont have an abundance of some of the pieces so I go and try to build my ideas and sometimes that book will influence a build.

I do that too!

I think that the most inspirational Idea Book is 260. I think this because it's the only Idea Book that I own and it has some of the coolest ideas in it.
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260 & 679,

Postby J1A3L5 » Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:02 am

I have the idea books 260 and 697...I don't really like 697 that much, but I love 260. And the forestman smithy instructions they have there...I love that little model, unfortunately I don't have the correct baseplate for it. I don't have any pics, but I remember once making that and then making it larger and that...I loved it. I too have wished I could exactly recreate some of the scenes shown but of course pieces don't allow that...
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Postby Jojo » Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:59 am

Hi Co!


The only idea book I ever had as a child was 6000:

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A true legend, BTW. TLC should re-release it. They don't even need appropriate grey for it...

However, naturally I was never able to build any of the models shown in this book though I tried to. Only in 2003 I could recreate the great castle scenes:

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=53649


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Postby David Girard » Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:00 pm

I had 250 and 260 as a child. I seen 200 on brickshelf and it's a great one too.

Like Jojo, I was unable to build the things on it, except small things. I din't have all the pieces or the good colors. :cry:

One day I'd like to build them...
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