Quoting Nathanael Kuipers
I'm interested to hear what your favorite creator set is to build alternatives with.
Hi Nathanael, thanks for the invite to the group. I have always liked the idea of Single Set MOC's. As far as what my favorite alternate model creator set...well...I've done two from 4939, but I'm planning on doing more from other sets...we'll see what comes next! It might be a fun project for members of this group to agree on a current LEGO set, and all submit alternate models from that set. Permalink
Hi Dave. Thanks for sharing your cool little creations of 4939. I think it's very nice to see the potential of even the smaller sets, and 4939 is a perfect example.
My favorite set from this series has to be the 'old' 4403. With such a diverse and big amount of elments I think it's absolutely fabulous, even though it's one of the more expensive sets.
I agree that a small challenge of building an alternate from a specific set could be something for the future. Permalink
HI Nathanael: You mentioned set number 4403 as your favorite. I see that you have posted a couple models that you made from pieces of that set...the swing wing airplane (very nice) and the helicopter. I do not have that set personally...I missed out on purchasing it when it was in the stores. It looks like a great set though. According to the part inventory on peeron.com, I am 66 parts short from making a complete set number 4403 from my existing collection. Perhaps I will have to have a look at Bricklink or Ebay and see if I can find a good deal on that particular set.
Have you given any thought to a current set that we might use as a starting point for some new models? Permalink
Quoting Dave Teague
Have you given any thought to a current set that we might use as a starting point for some new models?
It has to be a model still on the market and a less expensive set would be preferred. Some suggestions that match the description are: 6743, 6745, 6747, 4994, 4995, 4996 or one of the minis...
I already happen to have 4939, 4953 which is just discontinued and 6745. Permalink
Quoting Nathanael Kuipers
I already happen to have 4939, 4953 which is just discontinued and 6745.
Sorry about the delay in my response. I already have 6745 (Propeller Power) as well. Perhaps we should both build a MOC using parts from that set only and post them here when we are finished. Let me know what you think and what you think the timeline ought to be to post the completed model(s). I'm looking forward to your response. Permalink
I already have 6745 (Propeller Power) as well. Perhaps we should both build a MOC using parts from that set only and post them here when we are finished.
Actually I recently already made an alternate with this set. It's likely that this model will be featured in the next issue of Brickjournal which should come out in August. Unfortunately however this means that I'm not supposed to publish it before release.
Maybe I could try to build another alternate, but it probably won't turn out as nice... Permalink
Interesting thread, I can't believe there aren't more replies!
My favorite set has to be either the 6743 Street Speeder, or the older 4939 Cool Cars. Street Speeder was the first LEGO set in my adult life, and I really like the lines of the main car. I built a cab-over truck from it and the 4837 Mini Trains set, though I'm not sure I can post that here. I got the 4939 set more recently, but it actually seems to be a better model. I haven't had time to MOC with it yet though.
I also have the 4993 Cool Convertible, and while it's a great model I prefer smaller models for MOCs. I have a bunch of little pod-based Creator models, but those two medium-sized cars above are my favorites. I can't wait for next year's red car, 5867 Super Speedster.
Actually, coming in just recently, it seems to be the Creator sets of one or two years ago are a bit better than this year's linup. With that said, I really wouldn't mind getting my hands on 6753 Highway Transport, as the alternate models look almost just as good as the main one, Still, it IS a bit big, but on the other hand, it contains two extra medium sized cars like the ones I like so much, so its MOC-ing potential should be almost endless! Permalink
I agree that most of the times the smaller to mid-size sets are the best to MOC with. They often provide a good parts-pack, but you still need to make strong design decisions, because of the limited amount of elements. Another benefit is that you often can build models quite fast, which fits very well in between other activities.
Bigger sets are easier to MOC with because of the higher amount of elements. But I often give myself extra challenges, so that it actually becomes harder. For example I want to use as many elements as possible, make the model look just as big and impressive as the main model, add functions, and/ or use unusual building techniques. Permalink
Quoting Aaron Blood
My favorite was one of the first creator sets: Speed Wings
I was able to build and document 40 different plane designs with that one little ten dollar box.
Hi Aaron. Welcome to the group! Yes, I noticed your 40 different planes and was very impressed. I have the set as well, but I found it not the easiest set to MOC with. You have proven me wrong! :) I'm glad you accepted my invitation, because your designs fit perfectly in this group. Permalink
Quoting Jeff (Jeffrey Saelee)
My favorite set is Fast Flyers (4953). But with the new 5892 I think I will change my favorite set to the new 5892 jet.
Yes, Jeff, I agree that this new jet looks very impressive. It could be a great set to MOC with. It reminds me a bit of 4403, which is my favorite so far. I really should get my hands on this one too. Permalink
For years my favourite Creator/designer set was 4403, but after 10 successful alternates from 5867 there is no way for me to deny that this set absolutely rocks! Therefore set 5867 has to be my new favourite, and looking at the current portfolio, I think that it will stay that way for a long while... Permalink
Thanks for the request, Nathaneal. I think that the 5764 (Rescue Robot) is a pretty fun set to work with. Especially cause there are so many functional pieces, which makes a lot of possibilites to the design. Permalink
Hi guys :). I really like the rescue robot (5764) and wild hunters (4884). 5764 has the light brick but limited pieces. Wild hunters has loads of pieces in different colours. I have tried a few other sets- roaring roadster (4896) and fast flyers (4953) but couldnt resist adding more pieces. For me it's all about inspiration - without it I can't build anything even with great sets and pieces. This is one of my favourite groups and building themes. I love seeing what others come up with Permalink
Quoting Nathanael Kuipers
For years my favourite Creator/designer set was 4403, but after 10 successful alternates from 5867 there is no way for me to deny that this set absolutely rocks! Therefore set 5867 has to be my new favourite, and looking at the current portfolio, I think that it will stay that way for a long while...
I totally agree, 5867 rocks! It has a great selection of parts for a rather small and inexpensive set. The best 20,- € I've invested in a LEGO set, so far! Permalink
My favorite creator set has to be #4096 "Micro Wheels." At the time, it was only a $10 or $15 set but it had so many parts you could build 2 or 3 vehicles at the same time! I actually got a lot more enjoyment out of it then its $20 or $25 alternative set #4100 "Maximum Wheels." I still have the manual for "Micro Wheels" and I'm trying to get all the parts again. Has directions for 13 models and pictures of 27 more, a lot more then today's normal 3. Permalink