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...y'all can start adding your creations to the group if you want. They don't need to follow any particular theme, as long as they're purist.
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| November 14, 2010, 10:29 am
"Nur Für"? (I guess I could look it up, but I'm running a bit low on human interaction of late, so...)
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| November 14, 2010, 5:45 pm
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Quoting Chuke Lapman
"Nur Für"? (I guess I could look it up, but I'm running a bit low on human interaction of late, so...)

German for "only for." The group logo is bilingual.
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| November 14, 2010, 5:53 pm
I don't mind non-purists, but I am one because I'm paranoid about breaking my Lego...
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| November 21, 2010, 7:12 pm
I'm also learning German at school, if anyone cares...
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| November 21, 2010, 7:15 pm
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Quoting Bonald 1101
I don't mind non-purists, but I am one because I'm paranoid about breaking my Lego...

That's perfectly fine. We don't even require that members be complete purists as long as they don't put non-purist stuff in the group. Whatever your motives for purism may be, you're more than welcome to the group.
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| November 21, 2010, 9:08 pm
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Notice: as of November 11, 2010, a group limit of three creations per day has been added. This is to ensure a variety of creations on the group page, and isn't meant personally against any members.
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| November 22, 2010, 8:02 pm
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Hey everyone, get the word out about the group! Tell your purist friends and get them involved. Thanks.
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| November 23, 2010, 10:36 pm
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90% probability of a resurgence in starwars kiddie activity at some point in the next year.

New Star Wars game coming out, you see.
An MMO this time.
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| December 10, 2010, 6:17 am
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Quoting Areetsa C
90% probability of a resurgence in starwars kiddie activity at some point in the next year.

New Star Wars game coming out, you see.
An MMO this time.

That's a shame... I was actually starting to see some interesting, creative, well-built Star Wars MOCs too.
Do keep in mind that this group is just for purism, though, so I guess we'd have to accept purist Star Wars MOCs. At least we're safe from custom clones.
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| December 10, 2010, 10:41 am
Hey, new member to the group here. I'm kinda wondering why I invited in the first place though... was it my outstanding creations or sparkling personality? I'm also confused on the point of this group too... Yeah, I'm familiar with the whole purist non purist thing. I know its to get away from the custom clones and stuff, but I havent noticed them that much...
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| December 21, 2010, 9:41 pm
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Quoting A Monkey
Hey, new member to the group here. I'm kinda wondering why I invited in the first place though... was it my outstanding creations or sparkling personality? I'm also confused on the point of this group too... Yeah, I'm familiar with the whole purist non purist thing. I know its to get away from the custom clones and stuff, but I havent noticed them that much...

I invited you because I noticed you didn't have much of a tendency for using custom stickers, clonebrands, or that sort of thing... the group isn't really about condemning non-purists or feuling rivalry so much as a place for people that build using LEGOs and only LEGOs to hang out.

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| December 21, 2010, 10:46 pm
Quoting W. Mark
I invited you because I noticed you didn't have much of a tendency for using custom stickers, clonebrands, or that sort of thing... the group isn't really about condemning non-purists or feuling rivalry so much as a place for people that build using LEGOs and only LEGOs to hang out.

That works. Hey, thanks though. I guess it'd be cool to be in a group.
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| December 23, 2010, 8:27 pm
Hey a bit of a purist question here. In regards to sails on a pirate ship or something like that, would it be considered non-purist to make your own? Sails on bricklink are expensive, and I really wanted to create my own design. What would be your (or anyone in this group) opinion on "custom sails" (as much as I hate to use that word)?
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| December 27, 2010, 10:06 am
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Quoting A Monkey
Hey a bit of a purist question here. In regards to sails on a pirate ship or something like that, would it be considered non-purist to make your own? Sails on bricklink are expensive, and I really wanted to create my own design. What would be your (or anyone in this group) opinion on "custom sails" (as much as I hate to use that word)?

Hmm... probably a no to that one, although it is annoying that LEGO doesn't really have any good substitutes. I personally would call that non-purist, but I suppose I should figure out what the rest of the group thinks (everyone else, that's your cue. What's your opinion?).
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| December 27, 2010, 10:43 am
Quoting W. Mark
Hmm... probably a no to that one, although it is annoying that LEGO doesn't really have any good substitutes. I personally would call that non-purist, but I suppose I should figure out what the rest of the group thinks (everyone else, that's your cue. What's your opinion?).

I want to disagree, as I would like to make my own, but logically, you are right. It isn't Lego. However, it doesn't seem like making your own sail out of posterboard is as blasphemous as painting a clone, or cutting a brick. I was just curious, and would also like to know the rest of the groups opinion.
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| December 27, 2010, 10:50 am
Quoting Ali Cooper-Williams
Well I'm purist and all but a sail or 2 wouldn't hurt as long as you dont put it in the group!

That wasn't the question. I wanted to know whether a custom sail was purist or not.
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| December 27, 2010, 10:52 am
Quoting Ali Cooper-Williams
Sorry it was supposed to be a reply to W.Marks comment

Ok, sorry bout that. I was never going to post them in the group. Heck, I haven't even made them yet. Another think though, a custom sail is usually on a ship, whereas a custom clone is usually just a blurry picture of a fig. Probably the most popular pirate ships around MOCpages have custom sails. Some have custom rigging. I haven't heard anything about custom sails in the purist/ non purist debate, and I'll say it again, just interested in what other people thought.
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| December 27, 2010, 10:59 am
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Quoting A Monkey
I want to disagree, as I would like to make my own, but logically, you are right. It isn't Lego. However, it doesn't seem like making your own sail out of posterboard is as blasphemous as painting a clone, or cutting a brick. I was just curious, and would also like to know the rest of the groups opinion.

I definitely agree on it not being quite as horrific as cutting bricks and painting minifigures, although another solution has come to mind. What if you made brick-built furled sails?
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| December 27, 2010, 11:01 am
Quoting W. Mark
I definitely agree on it not being quite as horrific as cutting bricks and painting minifigures, although another solution has come to mind. What if you made brick-built furled sails?

I did consider that, but it became evident to me that it was never going to work. A, My white pieces aren't exactly white. They have a slight yellowish tinge, as I've gotten many of them at yard sales. Also, I wanted to make a design on them, and I was never good at mosaic type things. I still haven't decided what to do; I'm leaning towards custom sails, I just wont post them in the group...
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| December 27, 2010, 11:04 am
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Quoting A Monkey
I did consider that, but it became evident to me that it was never going to work. A, My white pieces aren't exactly white. They have a slight yellowish tinge, as I've gotten many of them at yard sales. Also, I wanted to make a design on them, and I was never good at mosaic type things. I still haven't decided what to do; I'm leaning towards custom sails, I just wont post them in the group...

That works too. You can also bleach your white bricks with Hydrogen Peroxide. Putting them in a glass dish of hydrogen peroxide and leaving the dish in the sunlight will reverse the fading and turn them back to their original color. It can take a day or more, but it's worth the wait.
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| December 27, 2010, 11:08 am
Quoting Ali Cooper-Williams
That does not always work i had to make a pirate ship for a school project once and knew about this method so i tried it but did not work I was using sail from a lego set of course though But just a tip for you A monkey if you try this method I would wait 2 days

Thanks guys.
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| December 27, 2010, 11:17 am
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Quoting Ali Cooper-Williams
That does not always work i had to make a pirate ship for a school project once and knew about this method so i tried it but did not work I was using sail from a lego set of course though But just a tip for you A monkey if you try this method I would wait 2 days

Actually, I meant the solid plastic bricks, not fabric elements...
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| December 27, 2010, 11:22 am
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I am not a total purist but I am very close. the only reason for not being total purist is because i use some BR for show.
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| December 27, 2010, 3:50 pm
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Quoting 3 and a half foot Sniper (formerly Jswish)
I am not a total purist but I am very close. the only reason for not being total purist is because i use some BR for show.

What do you mean by BR? I'm afraid I'm acronym-deficient in that respect.
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| December 27, 2010, 4:16 pm
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Quoting W. Mark
What do you mean by BR? I'm afraid I'm acronym-deficient in that respect.

did I say BR I mean BA for brick arms
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| December 27, 2010, 4:24 pm
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hey could you seriously check QUARRY.
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| December 27, 2010, 4:28 pm
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Quoting 3 and a half foot Sniper (formerly Jswish)
did I say BR I mean BA for brick arms

Ah. Yep, creations containing BA can't be added to the group, I'm afraid. I'm willing to pardon the non-LEGO rubber bands on your sniper rifle though... I've used them myself, occasionally, and I understand their use.
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| December 27, 2010, 5:16 pm
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Welcome to Paul M, our twentieth member. This makes our group the 928th most popular on MOCpages (out of nearly 5,500).
Well, we're certainly starting small. Hopefully this group will continue to grow into the new year, my personal goal for the group is at least a hundred members (which will make us 162nd by current standards, if anyone was curious). Keep spreading the word about the group, guys.
Thanks.
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| December 28, 2010, 3:56 pm
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Oh, and welcome to our two even newer members, Mister Bones and Sebeus I.
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| December 28, 2010, 6:08 pm
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Well... now we're up to 29 members, which makes us the 643rd most popular group on the 'pages (number courtesy of the ministry of useless numbers).
As the group grows I have started considering appointing a new moderator. Areetsa, do you have any recommendations?
Of course, as always, I'm pushing to expand the group. Invite your purist friends, and your partially purist friends, and your friends that aren't purists but would like to see some purist creations.
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| December 31, 2010, 11:28 am
maybe it's because of the title a lot of people refuse to join the group,
the step from "Lego purist" to "Lego purist only" is a small one (in words)
so I think some people think they're not welcome because they aren't purists.
I know the description sais it right but not everyone reads the description, the first impression of the Title does a lot
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| December 31, 2010, 11:35 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
maybe it's because of the title a lot of people refuse to join the group,
the step from "Lego purist" to "Lego purist only" is a small one (in words)
so I think some people think they're not welcome because they aren't purists.
I know the description sais it right but not everyone reads the description, the first impression of the Title does a lot

That's true.
However, I'm also pretty certain that there are more than 29 purists out there. Hopefully we can get the word out to them.
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| December 31, 2010, 11:45 am
Quoting W. Mark
That's true.
However, I'm also pretty certain that there are more than 29 purists out there. Hopefully we can get the word out to them.

Perhaps. But I know that when I first joined MOCpages, I was apprehensive about joining any groups, because I didn't want to attach myself to a group of people who didn't nessasarily represent my views. I think that there is a misconception that purist's think that anyone who uses non lego is silly (for want of a better word) or something like that, which isn't the case, at least most of the time. I think most of us here respect the opinion's of others, and respect their right to use lego off brands on this site. Its my opinion that there is really nothing we can do but respectfully pointing out WHY we don't like brickarms and megablocks. "Purist" is a general term, as was pointed out in another thread by someone, so that might be the issue too. To paraphrase many on here, thats just my 2 cents.
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| December 31, 2010, 1:02 pm
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Happy New Year everyone!
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| January 1, 2011, 10:40 am
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Since we are talking about group standings, I am an Admin of the most popular Group on MocPages, The Spanish Trampoline.
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| January 2, 2011, 12:07 pm
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Hmm...
Is anyone else seeing this group as becoming a bit of a "purist kiddie" group? While I'm happy to have members of all ages, I do have to wonder why this group is so predominantly KFOLs and TFOLs. Does anyone see anything I can do for this group to appeal to a wider variety of ages?
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| January 3, 2011, 1:46 pm
Quoting W. Mark
Hmm...
Is anyone else seeing this group as becoming a bit of a "purist kiddie" group? While I'm happy to have members of all ages, I do have to wonder why this group is so predominantly KFOLs and TFOLs. Does anyone see anything I can do for this group to appeal to a wider variety of ages?

I am an Awful, I mean an AFOL. I will be happy to mention the group to some of my chums if you wish.
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| January 3, 2011, 2:32 pm
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Quoting Mister Bones
I am an Awful, I mean an AFOL. I will be happy to mention the group to some of my chums if you wish.

That would be fantastic. Thanks a lot.
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| January 3, 2011, 2:39 pm
Quoting W. Mark
That would be fantastic. Thanks a lot.

I sent a large group of AFOLs that I chat with daily an e-mail. We will see if any join.
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| January 3, 2011, 2:44 pm
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Quoting Mister Bones
I sent a large group of AFOLs that I chat with daily an e-mail. We will see if any join.

Again, thanks. I owe you one. Let me know if you need any MOCpages-related favors.
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| January 3, 2011, 2:46 pm
Quoting W. Mark
Again, thanks. I owe you one. Let me know if you need any MOCpages-related favors.

No worries, anything that helps the pages remain active.
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| January 3, 2011, 2:49 pm
Quoting W. Mark
Hmm...
Is anyone else seeing this group as becoming a bit of a "purist kiddie" group? While I'm happy to have members of all ages, I do have to wonder why this group is so predominantly KFOLs and TFOLs. Does anyone see anything I can do for this group to appeal to a wider variety of ages?

I don't think you have to worry about that. For one, MOST non-purists are TFOLs or YFOLs. They're the ones who like to use brickarms. This group, and the idea behind it, seems like an AFOL type group, because it represents many views most AFOLS have. I think most AFOLs would consider their builds.
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| January 3, 2011, 3:17 pm
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Quoting A Monkey
I think most AFOLs would consider their builds (purist).

That's probably because as time goes on, AFOLs get rather retentive about "a place for everything, and everything in its place". Modified bits kind of mess up that sort of tidily sorted collection.
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| January 3, 2011, 10:18 pm
Quoting Areetsa C
Modified bits kind of mess up that sort of tidily sorted collection.



No kidding. I am still trying to sort out all the mega blocks from my many tubs of lego.
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| January 3, 2011, 11:18 pm
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Well... R. H. is the 47th member, meaning that the group has grown by ten members since I started this latest drive to get new members. Special thanks to Mr. Bones, I would have thanked you by making you a moderator, but I decided that would be a bit like the Queen of England knighting someone and then making them go on quests.
Hopefully this group will continue to grow... anyone want to put five down on getting to fifty people before the end of the week?
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| January 4, 2011, 10:41 pm
Thanks for the invite whoever invited me, great to be a part of the purist movement :D
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| January 4, 2011, 11:05 pm
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Quoting Thoy Bradley
Thanks for the invite whoever invited me, great to be a part of the purist movement :D

Cool! We try to keep things moderate, tolerant, etc, and not demonize non-purists, but yes, I suppose we are part of a movement to promote purism. Welcome to the group. I invited you myself, feel free to invite more of your friends.
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| January 4, 2011, 11:12 pm
Quoting W. Mark
Cool! We try to keep things moderate, tolerant, etc, and not demonize non-purists, but yes, I suppose we are part of a movement to promote purism. Welcome to the group. I invited you myself, feel free to invite more of your friends.

You rain on my parade as I was planning my non-purist hate MOC... Jokes lol, sounds fair and thanks :) I have one person in mind, as far as I'm aware Leda is a purist too. Bones would prob enjoy her here too.
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| January 4, 2011, 11:36 pm
Quoting W. Mark
Well... R. H. is the 47th member, meaning that the group has grown by ten members since I started this latest drive to get new members. Special thanks to Mr. Bones, I would have thanked you by making you a moderator, but I decided that would be a bit like the Queen of England knighting someone and then making them go on quests.
Hopefully this group will continue to grow... anyone want to put five down on getting to fifty people before the end of the week?

No need to make me a mod, I am an admin or mod in too many groups as it is. Anything I can do to help, just ask. Cheers.
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| January 5, 2011, 9:44 am
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Quoting Mister Bones
No need to make me a mod, I am an admin or mod in too many groups as it is. Anything I can do to help, just ask. Cheers.

That's why I thought I wouldn't. As for help, I think you've done quite a bit for the group already, for which I thank you. I'll let you enjoy this group without having to work for it.
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| January 5, 2011, 10:21 am
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Quoting Thoy Bradley
You rain on my parade as I was planning my non-purist hate MOC... Jokes lol, sounds fair and thanks :) I have one person in mind, as far as I'm aware Leda is a purist too. Bones would prob enjoy her here too.

I have already invited her, so please don't invite her again... I know I find it irritating when I get invited to a group more than once, and I don't want this group to become irritating to other people.
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| January 5, 2011, 10:24 am
Leda is part of the AFOL folks who e-mail on a regular basis, when I informed them of this group she said she was just in too many groups right now, so did a couple of others.
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| January 5, 2011, 11:51 am
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We've reached fifty members! This makes us the 415th biggest group on MOCpages, in the unlikely scenario that anyone was wondering. Welcome to all our new members, we hope you enjoy this group.
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| January 5, 2011, 2:19 pm
Thanks for the invite. As an AFOL and a casual purist (in as much as I would much prefer a creation to be entirely unmodified Lego but do occasionally compromise) I'm sure this group could be right up my alley.
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| January 5, 2011, 7:42 pm
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Quoting Nick Barrett
Thanks for the invite. As an AFOL and a casual purist (in as much as I would much prefer a creation to be entirely unmodified Lego but do occasionally compromise) I'm sure this group could be right up my alley.

Welcome! I hope you enjoy the group.
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| January 5, 2011, 9:38 pm
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Quoting Flare .

Well, the TFOL Private Club is more popular so haha on you :P

So the TFOL Private club has an upwards of 1000 members? I think not. :P
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| January 9, 2011, 5:26 pm
Hello all!
To those of you who do not know, (namely everybody except W. Mark) I am planning on posting another community collaboration on Purism like my previous glossary. I consider these as ways I can give back to the community. I plan on using this group to check on your feedback and other smaller collaborations to aid me in my task. Continue as norm just know that your feedback is appreciated and we'll hopefully get this whipped up by the Summer. Thanks for the invite Mark.
~Blake
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| January 9, 2011, 7:24 pm
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Quoting Blake Baer
Hello all!
To those of you who do not know, (namely everybody except W. Mark) I am planning on posting another community collaboration on Purism like my previous glossary. I consider these as ways I can give back to the community. I plan on using this group to check on your feedback and other smaller collaborations to aid me in my task. Continue as norm just know that your feedback is appreciated and we'll hopefully get this whipped up by the Summer. Thanks for the invite Mark.
~Blake

Glad to help out. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I am aware that you aren't a complete purist yourself, but if you have anything that is purist feel free to add it.
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| January 9, 2011, 8:18 pm
Quoting Flare .

You may have 1,700 more members than us, but how many of them are active? :P And how come we have 8,300 comments more than you if we have some many less peepz!? :P

an amount of comments is not representative for the activity of a group
the quality of those comments is more relevant.

... what ? we're talking about the spanish trampoline ?
XD
then I have nothing to report, except for this, what is a popularity discussion involving two different groups doing in the LEGO Purists ?
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| January 10, 2011, 7:29 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
spanish trampoline

Only one thing to say about that group: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o
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| January 10, 2011, 7:41 am
Quoting Areetsa C
Quoting Sebeus I
spanish trampoline

Only one thing to say about that group: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o

:P
you got to admit, he did manage to get a LOT of members, eventhough they aren't active in the group, just like me, when I was invited I joined because of the funny name XD

I think a good group doesn't need to have a lot of members,
the less members, the more personal the discussion however, less people will read what you say,
the key to a good group is to find balance between members and discussion...
not easy to translate in practice though :P
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| January 10, 2011, 7:54 am
Quoting Sebeus I
:P
you got to admit, he did manage to get a LOT of members, eventhough they aren't active in the group, just like me, when I was invited I joined because of the funny name XD

I think a good group doesn't need to have a lot of members,
the less members, the more personal the discussion however, less people will read what you say,
the key to a good group is to find balance between members and discussion...
not easy to translate in practice though :P


Ask Areetsa which group has less spam and more meaningful comments... and why are we talking about this, eh? :P
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| January 10, 2011, 9:25 am
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I don't really think that talking about group popularity is relevant to this group in any way. Any practical purpose is now gone, because Matthew is now a moderator, and I'm already decided on who the next moderator will be.
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| January 10, 2011, 10:08 am
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Quoting W. Mark
I don't really think that talking about group popularity is relevant to this group in any way. Any practical purpose is now gone, because Matthew is now a moderator, and I'm already decided on who the next moderator will be.

Cool, I'm the new mod.
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| January 10, 2011, 9:51 pm
Oddly, I'm having the reverse happen. I'm becoming more purist. Just stay part of the group and try to find replacement constructions for Brickarms/forge items.
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| January 18, 2011, 5:48 pm
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Quoting Ali Cooper-Williams
I think i like many other KFOL's im starting to drift away from purism after seeing my friend wills collection of brickforge could anyone help me stop the drift?

Don't worry about it. Use some Brickforge in a few MOCs, but still have purist MOCs.
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| January 18, 2011, 6:00 pm
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Quoting Ali Cooper-Williams
Yes but when I found out about purism i made a promise to myself to be purist in all my MOCs and i do not break promises

Hmm... a lot of Brickforge elements are actually becoming obsolete... the only products they make that I haven't seen good TLG substitutes for are the HALO space marine armor pieces, so unless you're planning on making HALO MOCs (I wouldn't recommend it), I'd just go after the newest LEGO pieces. The custom minifigure line, in particular, has been introducing a lot of Brickforge look-alikes and substitutes.
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| January 23, 2011, 2:16 pm
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Quoting Ali Cooper-Williams
Yes but when I found out about purism i made a promise to myself to be purist in all my MOCs and i do not break promises

It's not as much of a promise as a resolution. Most people break their New Year's resolutions anyway ;D. Lol. Plus, in some situations, it would be better to use BA or BF. Like with helmets. Can't brickbuild those.
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| January 23, 2011, 2:49 pm
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Quoting Matthew Novosad
It's not as much of a promise as a resolution. Most people break their New Year's resolutions anyway ;D. Lol. Plus, in some situations, it would be better to use BA or BF. Like with helmets. Can't brickbuild those.

Areetsa can... seen MOCIA II lately? Now LEGO has a bunch of castle helmets - and a cool spartan helmet - that look a lot like some Brickforge parts, and the Space Police III line had a cool spiky helmet as well. I've seen some leaked pictures showing that the next line of custom minifigures will have an electric guitar element as well (although frankly it's not hard to brickbuild a guitar).
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| January 23, 2011, 3:14 pm
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The trouble with the collectable minifigures is that they're made of inferior plastic and have looser moulding; if you've got one of the Hunter figs, compare the pistols it came with to some of your older ones: new ones have different colouring and wider sights and hammer.

So yeah; you'll want to keep the collectable parts in a box seperate from the rest of your minifig stuff, to minimize the risk of contamination.
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| January 23, 2011, 3:41 pm
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Quoting W. Mark
Areetsa can... seen MOCIA II lately? Now LEGO has a bunch of castle helmets - and a cool spartan helmet - that look a lot like some Brickforge parts, and the Space Police III line had a cool spiky helmet as well. I've seen some leaked pictures showing that the next line of custom minifigures will have an electric guitar element as well (although frankly it's not hard to brickbuild a guitar).

I was talking more about Brodies and Stahlhelms and the like. For the WWI, WWII, and what not builders.
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| January 25, 2011, 5:24 pm
Quoting Areetsa C
The trouble with the collectable minifigures is that they're made of inferior plastic and have looser moulding; if you've got one of the Hunter figs, compare the pistols it came with to some of your older ones: new ones have different colouring and wider sights and hammer.

So yeah; you'll want to keep the collectable parts in a box seperate from the rest of your minifig stuff, to minimize the risk of contamination.

I've noticed that on some of them, but you've got to admit: They do have some pretty cool parts. I recently got the elven (or whatever they're called) archer guy, and the bow is really cool. Same with the Indian chief, the spear and the headdress are great.
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| January 25, 2011, 5:52 pm
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Quoting Matthew Novosad
I was talking more about Brodies and Stahlhelms and the like. For the WWI, WWII, and what not builders.

Yeah, that's a little harder to do. There are a few good elements (the old adventurers hats, the more recent green army men with their helmets, and the long-running aviation helmets), but as for Stahlhelms I must confess that I have no idea how a purist is to make one.
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| January 25, 2011, 6:12 pm
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Quoting W. Mark
Yeah, that's a little harder to do. There are a few good elements (the old adventurers hats, the more recent green army men with their helmets, and the long-running aviation helmets), but as for Stahlhelms I must confess that I have no idea how a purist is to make one.

Yeah, that's what I mean. They are actually the reason I bought Brickarms in the first place. Great for WWI stuff.
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| January 25, 2011, 6:42 pm
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Quoting Matthew Novosad
Yeah, that's what I mean. They are actually the reason I bought Brickarms in the first place. Great for WWI stuff.

Yeah... still, to me at least using Brickarms cuts down on the overall appeal of a creation. If my gun show MOC had been a display of Brickarms it would have been a lot more accurate to the real weapons... and only have two or three likes at the most.
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| January 25, 2011, 7:45 pm
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Quoting A Monkey
I've noticed that on some of them, but you've got to admit: They do have some pretty cool parts. I recently got the elven (or whatever they're called) archer guy, and the bow is really cool. Same with the Indian chief, the spear and the headdress are great.

Both the bow and the headress are resurrections of pre-existing parts, so those, at least, can be found on bricklink in the higher-quality form they should come in in the first place. I'm actually pretty dissapointed in the new minifigure line, because of the skimping on quality... it's a really big dissapointment from a company that's traditionally known for quality.
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| January 26, 2011, 3:52 pm
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Quoting W. Mark
Yeah... still, to me at least using Brickarms cuts down on the overall appeal of a creation. If my gun show MOC had been a display of Brickarms it would have been a lot more accurate to the real weapons... and only have two or three likes at the most.

I was talking more about helmets . :P A display of Brickbuilt guns, to using Brickarms in a WWI creation isn't really a good comparison, in my eyes, because one it is just implemented and the other it is the entire thing. See what I am saying?
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| January 26, 2011, 4:15 pm
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Quoting Matthew Novosad
I was talking more about helmets . :P A display of Brickbuilt guns, to using Brickarms in a WWI creation isn't really a good comparison, in my eyes, because one it is just implemented and the other it is the entire thing. See what I am saying?

Yeah. I'll be implimenting future gun designs... the 'gun show' was just a one-time creation, I probably won't be displaying my guns outside of a complete creation again. I don't think I'll be making a WWI or WWII creation though... it's not really quite the sort of build I'm into.
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| January 26, 2011, 4:31 pm
Quoting W. Mark
Both the bow and the headress are resurrections of pre-existing parts, so those, at least, can be found on bricklink in the higher-quality form they should come in in the first place. I'm actually pretty dissapointed in the new minifigure line, because of the skimping on quality... it's a really big dissapointment from a company that's traditionally known for quality.


Really? The bow is bigger than the normal ones, I haven't seen it elsewhere. My point is that the minifigs have good parts. I did notice the plastic quality though. I got a series 3 figure; the hands were discolored and looked like they came out of a megablock set so I see what you mean. However, I haven't noticed it on other parts. There might've been a dip in quality in LEGO products altogether.
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| January 26, 2011, 5:40 pm
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Quoting W. Mark
Yeah, that's a little harder to do. There are a few good elements (the old adventurers hats, the more recent green army men with their helmets, and the long-running aviation helmets), but as for Stahlhelms I must confess that I have no idea how a purist is to make one.

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/107363
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| January 26, 2011, 9:44 pm
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Interesting... the only problem there are the holes in the tops of the helmets. Still, it's a nice possibility for all us purists out there... especially considering the low probability of TLG ever making a Stahlhelm element...
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| January 26, 2011, 10:57 pm
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Quoting W. Mark
Interesting... the only problem there are the holes in the tops of the helmets. Still, it's a nice possibility for all us purists out there... especially considering the low probability of TLG ever making a Stahlhelm element...

I've also got a Panzerbuchse sitting around; think a really big machinegun cartridge (Ex. .50, 14mm) necked down to take a .30/7.62 calibre armour piercing bullet, fired out of a really really long rifle (as in Kentucky Long Rifle long): the result is a rifle that can punch holes in armour plating and possibly (unlikely, but possibly) injure or kill crew members. Needless to say, it's the 1930s equivelant of those anti-materiel rifles that get used to destroy plane engines and snipe enemies from a kilometre away.
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| January 26, 2011, 11:22 pm
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My only issue to using that is that it lacks the historical accurateness I try to portray with my Historical MOCs. It lacks that signature curve at the back of the neck, the gentle curve in the front. I don't mind if people use them for that purpose, but if someone is trying to make something really accurate, say with that. I would recommend them getting the helmets, just for accurateness. Just my .05
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| January 28, 2011, 5:11 pm
Thanks for the invite. I'm not a hard core purist, but I looked at the front page and it said that was ok.
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| January 29, 2011, 2:24 pm
Soooo...Is anyone else just waiting for someone to say something? Has W. Mark forgotten about the group?
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| August 17, 2011, 6:09 am
Quoting Areetsa C
I'm sure I have no idea what you're talking about.


Who?
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| August 17, 2011, 10:00 am
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Quoting Legofreak2444 ~
Who?

I appear to have posted in the wrong group by accident.
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| September 7, 2011, 9:48 am
Happy Thanksgiving all you Americans! Gain Ten Pounds! :D
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| November 24, 2011, 3:43 pm
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