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Over the past few months I have seen several creations that are not according to this group's rules. Even though some of those creations are very nice, I felt I had to remove them to avoid 'contamination'.
Again I like to stress that this group is exclusively for alternates (= different models, that are not based on 1 of the official models) made from 1 single set of the Creator/ Designer series (so no other themes).

Also when I notice that extra/other elements are used than what a specific set contains, the model in question will be removed. As reference I use the inventories on:
www.peeron.com.
The main reason for this strict rule is that if other people want to recreate a model, they can get frustrated when they find out they can't build it, due to elements that didn't come with the set.
So please respect the rules so we can show what LEGO is all about: endless possibilities (with a limited amount of elements.)

Edit: MBA alternatives will now be accepted as well!
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| January 3, 2010, 7:11 am
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... And don't forget to mention which Creator set you used so other people who are interested could try to replicate your model. ;)
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| February 12, 2010, 3:58 am
Quoting Nathanael Kuipers
... And don't forget to mention which Creator set you used so other people who are interested could try to replicate your model. ;)


I agree! Trying to replicate someone else's model using only the information supplied by the original builder is great fun!
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| February 14, 2010, 9:27 pm
Quoting Nathanael Kuipers
Over the past few months I have seen several creations that are not according to this group's rules. Even though some of those creations are very nice, I felt I had to remove them to avoid 'contamination'.
Again I like to stress that this group is exclusively for alternates (= different models, that are not based on 1 of the official models) made from 1 single set of the Creator/ Designer series (so no other themes).

Also when I notice that extra/other elements are used than what a specific set contains, the model in question will be removed. As reference I use the inventories on:
www.peeron.com.
The main reason for this strict rule is that if other people want to recreate a model, they can get frustrated when they find out they can't build it, due to elements that didn't come with the set.
So please respect the rules so we can show what LEGO is all about: endless possibilities (with a limited amount of elements.)

OK I added a Rutan Long EZ made out of a single Mini Jet Creator set. I got two Mini Jets and made a 727 out of 2 sets....but I guess I can't add it?
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| May 21, 2010, 11:46 am
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Quoting Jeff (Jeffrey Saelee)
OK I added a Rutan Long EZ made out of a single Mini Jet Creator set. I got two Mini Jets and made a 727 out of 2 sets....but I guess I can't add it?

I noticed that plane too, but no, unfortunately it doesn't fit the group's rules. The reason why I didn't include combi models is that there is a bigger chance that others don't have the same 2 models than when we only use 1. That's why we decided to keep the focus on alternates of 1 Creator set only.
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| May 21, 2010, 2:13 pm
Quoting Nathanael Kuipers
I noticed that plane too, but no, unfortunately it doesn't fit the group's rules. The reason why I didn't include combi models is that there is a bigger chance that others don't have the same 2 models than when we only use 1. That's why we decided to keep the focus on alternates of 1 Creator set only.

That's OK
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| May 21, 2010, 3:05 pm
Can we use like 3 or 4 pieces that are not from the set?
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| February 19, 2011, 4:00 pm
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Quoting Crazy Lego Brick
Can we use like 3 or 4 pieces that are not from the set?

Extra parts can not be used on the model itself. If you want to add some things to present your model in a better way, like minifig or a special stand, then an exception can be made. But again, the model itself should not contain extra parts. I know these are strict rules, but it is explained why.
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| February 21, 2011, 1:07 pm
I discovered that my 5763 Dune Hopper kit contains 6 tiny grey wedge pieces although the parts list only says there should be 5 of them. I have read that Lego usually intentionally includes a few extra tiny pieces to account for accidental losses by the builder. But does Lego always include the exact same extra pieces in every kit or might different kits contain different bonus pieces? Yesterday, before completing and submitting my first MOC (which has not yet been approved for public viewing), I came across a situation where I wanted to use all 6 of these grey wedges included in my box, but then came up with a solution that allowed me to use only the 5 shown on the parts list. I can imagine a situation where a single extra flat 1x1 used as an invisible structural piece could actually make a significant difference to a creation. So my question is this: should I go through the parts lists of my kits and remove any extra bonus pieces so that I am not tempted to use them even though they actually did come in the box as part of the kit?
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| September 14, 2011, 7:33 am
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Quoting Andrew Mobley
I discovered that my 5763 Dune Hopper kit contains 6 tiny grey wedge pieces although the parts list only says there should be 5 of them. I have read that Lego usually intentionally includes a few extra tiny pieces to account for accidental losses by the builder. But does Lego always include the exact same extra pieces in every kit or might different kits contain different bonus pieces? .... So my question is this: should I go through the parts lists of my kits and remove any extra bonus pieces so that I am not tempted to use them even though they actually did come in the box as part of the kit?

Good questions Andrew! Luckily a site like www.peeron.com exists, where we're able to check most inventories thanks to devoted fans. As you can see over there, even the extra pieces are mentioned which, generally speaking, are always the same ones. Therefore it's not a problem to use the extra parts in an alternate, and it's up to the individual to decide whether or not they want to do so.
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| September 14, 2011, 10:38 am
That is a great reference site. And I am happy to know that I can go ahead and use all of the parts that came in the kit.
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| September 14, 2011, 2:29 pm
Just a quick question as I don't know where else to ask it. Does MOCpages have a way that one can send a private/personal message to another builder or must everything be done as public comments on MOC's? I was guessing that perhaps such a feature is disabled since the crash last month so that's why I can't find it.
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| September 19, 2011, 7:50 pm
Quoting Andrew Mobley
Just a quick question as I don't know where else to ask it. Does MOCpages have a way that one can send a private/personal message to another builder or must everything be done as public comments on MOC's?

I would make a private group (some people have already done it),"This is a private group. Only members of the group can see this page.", and I would invite the person, so only the another member and I can see the conversations.
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| September 20, 2011, 10:14 am
Quoting Andrew Mobley
Just a quick question...
Hi :). I wish there was a way to send messages too but the only way is as Gabor says (or on mocs) By the way if you join the group 'Mocpages Help' you can ask any question regarding the site and the site designers (and other members) will be happy to answer your questions. There is also a creation which is worth looking at - how to make a popular moc (or something like that). Not that you need to but it is a good starting point. Hope you are well.
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| September 20, 2011, 6:04 pm
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From now on alternative models from the Master Builder Academy (MBA) program, will be accepted as well, because this is promoting pretty much the same values as the Creator line.
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| November 14, 2011, 3:59 am
I used both mini, and micro-figs in my MOCpage to demonstrate and display the models. Would it be accepted into the group?
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| August 1, 2012, 3:21 pm
Quoting Dave Teague

(...)the information supplied by the original builder...

Are we strong enough to not download the LDD instructions, if there are any, or should we upload just the photos and a short description?
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| June 7, 2013, 5:03 pm
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Quoting J Cooper
I used both mini, and micro-figs in my MOCpage to demonstrate and display the models. Would it be accepted into the group?

Sorry for such a late reply, but the answer is already given earlier in this topic.
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| June 11, 2013, 4:52 am
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Quoting EUOfficer 0
Are we strong enough to not download the LDD instructions, if there are any, or should we upload just the photos and a short description?

It's up to you to decide how much information you're willing to share on your creations. Likely the more you share, the more people will use it to their advantage.
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| June 11, 2013, 4:55 am
Quoting Jeff (Jeffrey Saelee)
OK I added a Rutan Long EZ made out of a single Mini Jet Creator set. I got two Mini Jets and made a 727 out of 2 sets....but I guess I can't add it?


Maybe we need another group for thant like "Combining Sets" or "Mixings Set". I personnaly enjoy theses combo a lot. And I own so many Creator set that this is not a problem in most cases.

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| June 11, 2013, 7:16 am
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