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Well I also am new to MOCpages, and have many questions of my own, but I can help you with at least one of your questions. Try shopping for lego by the part at Bricklink-

http://www.bricklink.com/

This online shopping site is made up of thousands of little lego stores around the world, run by lego crazy people like us.
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| January 29, 2009, 12:29 am
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Quoting Darrin Bowers
Well I also am new to MOCpages, and have many questions of my own, but I can help you with at least one of your questions. Try shopping for lego by the part at Bricklink-

http://www.bricklink.com/

This online shopping site is made up of thousands of little lego stores around the world, run by lego crazy people like us.
Cool, thanks for the tip. That's the only way I'm going to be able to find some of the pieces I want, I think.

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| January 29, 2009, 6:02 pm
Welcome to MOCpages! What makes MOCpages different from other Lego image-hosting sites is that you can create a page to display your creation, which will appear under Google if you search for it. Also, you can use HTML code to add links, font colors and other thing to your page.
Good photography is always a plus, look to see if your camera has a Macro function (it looks like a little flower). This gives you the ability to photograph things up close while still in focus.
IIf there is anything else you'd like to know, be sure to ask!
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| January 29, 2009, 9:34 pm
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Thanks everyone for tips and feedback. I explored MOCpages and Bricklink some more and it continues to amaze and humble me. These sites are awesome! How do some people come up with thses creations? There must be more to it then sitting around with a tub of loose bricks, right? Do people use software and computers or sketch designs by hand, and then use Bricklink to get the parts?
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| January 29, 2009, 9:57 pm
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I have a question about the newer Legos that are coming out now. Are the light blue and dark blue gray replacing the regular light and dark gray pieces from the past sets? I was wondering beacause somtimes it's a hassle trying get the the colors to match when I'm building using older and newer pieces. Another thing I was wondering was why the Lego people aren't always yellow any more. What's up with that? Finally, does anybody think that the Lego themes are getting worse? Anyway, just some thoughts, feel free to comment.
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| January 30, 2009, 2:55 pm
Quoting Michael Prom
There must be more to it then sitting around with a tub of loose bricks, right? Do people use software and computers or sketch designs by hand, and then use Bricklink to get the parts?
It really depends on how you choose to do things. Me, I get an idea in my head and then go scrounging through parts trying turn the idea into reality. I typically hit Bricklink in advance for parts I have a shortage of. Some people prefer to make their creations first in Lego Digital Designer or MCLAD ( a 3D Lego program)

Quoting Michael Prom
Are the light blue and dark blue gray replacing the regular light and dark gray pieces from the past sets? Another thing I was wondering was why the Lego people aren't always yellow any more. What's up with that? Finally, does anybody think that the Lego themes are getting worse? Anyway, just some thoughts, feel free to comment.

Bluish-gray, commonly refered to as "Bley", began appearing in sets circa 2004 and hasn't shown any signs of replacement yet. I think the dye for it is cheaper than that for the old grays. The whole "Fleshie" (slang for Flesh-coloured Minifigs) deal has riled up a bunch of builders and spawned several hate-groups, but many people still use them. It's really a personal choice, I guess. Also, I agree with the decline of set quality. Back in the 1990s, we had a bunch of castles and space ships and all. Now, all those themes have been either nerfed or heavily cartoonized.
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| January 31, 2009, 11:19 am
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Thanks Mike for the information. That "bley" color is driving me crazy when I'm trying to get colors to match up. You're right about the 90's having the best themes. The early 2000's were pretty good also. I wish Lego could make cooler, more detailed sets and still keep the price reasonable. Oh well.
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| January 31, 2009, 5:27 pm
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I just finished watching the Star Wars: Clone Wars movie and I was wondering if there are any sites where I can watch the all the tv episodes. I tried Cartoon Network and Hulu but they only show the last one or two shows. If anyone knows let me know, thanks!
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| February 6, 2009, 1:33 pm
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