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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:37 
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l got the Land Rover Defender set for Christmas. I'm looking forward to building it over the next few months. It isn't the size of the instruction book that daunts me, but the sheet of stickers. Anyone got any advice on how to successfully apply these first time? I'm thinking tweezers might work.

My first big build was the Lunar Lander and I found placing them very nerve-wracking. The slight angles on some of them detracts from the overall effect.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:44 
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Maybe a clear transfer tape? I've used some for vinyl stickers before and it works great for that


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I'd go for low or medium tack


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:47 
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Thanks! Will take a look.

This is likely to be the only 4WD I'll ever own, so I want it looking sharp.


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Spray the part with window cleaner, you'll be able to move it to get it in the right place then just rub it down with a dry cloth.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 13:06 
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The flat bit of the tool is great for positioning stickers.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 13:08 
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I’ve got a roll of transfer tape if you want some popping in the post, @Kern.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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KovacsC wrote:
The flat bit of the tool is great for positioning stickers.


gosh my desk is minging

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 13:11 
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I’ve got a roll of transfer tape if you want some popping in the post, @Kern.

Send some tape to KovacsC as well please, Mimi, just so he can get rid of some dust off that bloody keyboard ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 13:20 
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I’ve got a roll of transfer tape if you want some popping in the post, @Kern.

Send some tape to KovacsC as well please, Mimi, just so he can get rid of some dust off that bloody keyboard ;)


Keyboard now clean. :)


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I'm not sure i need my dust any cleaner


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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I’ve got a roll of transfer tape if you want some popping in the post, @Kern.

Send some tape to KovacsC as well please, Mimi, just so he can get rid of some dust off that bloody keyboard ;)

:D Yay for Christmas holidays and computers gathering dust, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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Mimi wrote:
I’ve got a roll of transfer tape if you want some popping in the post


That'd be super, thanks! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 14:43 
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Sure thing! I’m just getting a few bits ready for the post and will get some on its way to you today x

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 21:21 
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How does transfer tape work? I've never heard of it.

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How does transfer tape work? I've never heard of it.

It's flexible sticky backed paper or clear film but - crucially - not as sticky as the thing you're trying to stick. So you stick the sticker on with the displayed side stuck to the sticky side of the transfer tape then carefully position and stick the whole lot on to the thing you're trying to stick things to, sticky side down. Then you peel off the - not quite as sticky - transfer tape and because the sticky stuff on the thing you're trying to stick is stickier, it stays stuck and the tape comes off without it.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 21:31 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
How does transfer tape work? I've never heard of it.

It's flexible sticky backed paper or clear film but - crucially - not as sticky as the thing you're trying to stick. So you stick the sticker on with the displayed side stuck to the sticky side of the transfer tape then carefully position and stick the whole lot on to the thing you're trying to stick things to, sticky side down. Then you peel off the - not quite as sticky - transfer tape and because the sticky stuff on the thing you're trying to stick is stickier, it stays stuck and the tape comes off without it.

I use transfer tape a lot for things I make, and after reading this sticky stick stickier sticker stick schtick I think I’ve forgotten what it is. Or maybe my mind just melted :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 23:07 
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Nice, cheers. That looks useful for handling delicate stickers (lady T is thinking about buying a cricut machine to make promotional stickers and things for her photography work)

The stickers I find hardest to apply (and I'm thinking about kids toys) are the ones that go on curved surfaces, or are angled and/or have to fit into a little 'recessed' part. Have you found transfer tape helps with those?

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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They can usually help with anything on curved surfaces if it’s curved along one plane. Essentially the sticker itself is flat, so the transfer tape won’t hinder that, but it probably wouldn’t add much help with larger vinyl stickers, which you can usually handle as-is. Recessed stickers are a little more tricky, and probably better done with needle nose tweezers if small.

There’s a lot of fiddly text on these plant pots I made, placed along a curved surface, and pretty much exactly the kind of thing transfer tape works well with.

Oh, and Cricut machines are great. It’s my favourite ‘thing’. I recently upgraded from my 8-9 year old machine to a new one that cuts fabric as well as all the other materials and I love it.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:15 
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Thanks, that's helpful (Lady T may benefit from it more than me but that's still very much worthwhile knowing, so thanks). I'm still not 100% clear on exactly what she wants to use the cricut for but a. I love gadgets and b. it's coming out of payments made into her business account anyway.

Those plant pots look great labelled like that, what a lovely personalised gift - was that for kiddo's teachers?

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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:02 
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Yeah, when he was at nursery. I always make the teachers gifts; things like pencil boxes, tote bags, pencil cases, plant pots, notebooks, etc.

If you’ve ever seen Richard Oscan’s House Of Games, pretty much all of the ‘prizes’ are made with a Cricut.

https://www.realitytitbit.com/bbc/richa ... the-prizes

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Little Batmobiles


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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Cute!


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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Cute!


And the Lego. Right! :)

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And the Lego. Right! :)

That too!


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
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This is one of the first sets I had as child. This was released in 1979. Gosh I feel old.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego (picture-rich thread)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 21:10 
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They are doing an updated version of 928 soon.

https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/gala ... orer-10497


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It looks tooooo new and sleak for classic space Lego.

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That second one looks a little bit "Homer's Spaceship".


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It is funky, though - I had the original, must dig it out and put it together when I get back. The stuff of dreams, I was forever building a ship with a docking bay at the back for some smaller ship that came out, and imagining I'd build a huge version one day.


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I do like the classic space stuff, it is very unfussy.

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