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Postby Jacklax100 » Tue May 29, 2012 1:30 pm

Hi i'm just starting out a Brikwars and I need some help with getting an army going. Is their any links for a cheap ship/minifig store. Thx

by the way i was hoping to go for a covenant( from halo) theme

but anything's fine
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Re: Help

Postby Zahru II » Tue May 29, 2012 1:46 pm

If you wanna go Halo, megabloks is your best bet. Otherwise, I think checking bricklink/your local lego store for parts might be a good idea.
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Re: Help

Postby Jacklax100 » Tue May 29, 2012 1:49 pm

well auctally mabe not halo but where can i get frigates for my army
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Re: Help

Postby kiemaster » Tue May 29, 2012 2:10 pm

I suggest just buy lego sets and mix and match them to make an army.
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Re: Help

Postby Jacklax100 » Tue May 29, 2012 2:17 pm

that seems to hard but where can i get cheap ships
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Re: Help

Postby kiemaster » Tue May 29, 2012 2:20 pm

Too hard? I don't understand ?
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Re: Help

Postby Jacklax100 » Tue May 29, 2012 2:26 pm

i mean spaceships

wait mabey ldd. i have 1 question how do you make the doors like this viewtopic.php?t=2685&highlight=revenge on ldd
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Re: Help

Postby feuer_faust » Tue May 29, 2012 7:19 pm

Stop, think, and if you have something to add simply edit it into your post. Rapid-firing one-sentence posts asking wildly disparate things is not the way to go.

The best way to get bricks on the cheap is to check yard sales, flea markets, eBay, and Craigslist for bulk LEGO lots. Be wary, as you may often find the collection full of clone bricks: cheaper LEGO look-a-likes such as MegaBlox or Best Lock. From there, it's a matter of putting pieces together to build the ships you want. Research SNOT (studs not on top) to make your creations look very good with very little effort.

If you want Halo-specific pieces, MegaBlox has a line of fairly cheap unit and weaponry packs, as well as vehicles from the games. Unfortunately, they are MegaBlox, so the vehicles rarely stay together without tape while under constant play, and the minifig have a habit of breaking at the joints. Still, there's that option.

You can buy specific bricks off of LEGO's Pick-A-Brick system, but you can potentially spend a lot of money for little gain (except for the fact that you get precisely what you want if it's available).

EDIT: I totally spaced out Brick Link. Prices and customer service experiences vary, but it's more-or-less the eBay or Amazon of LEGO pieces. Need three black dragons from the Dragon Knights set or twenty clear 1x1 bricks? Check'em out.
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Re: Help

Postby IVhorseman » Wed May 30, 2012 1:25 pm

You build them. Out of Bricks. It takes a little creativity and work; you can't just buy cheap MOCs.
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Re: Help

Postby Alex » Wed May 30, 2012 4:49 pm

Sometimes the lego website has cheap sets under the sales and deals tab. Around Saturnalia my brother and I bought 5 mummy battle packs, which are normally $15, for $3.50 each. Whatever sets they are trying to get rid of tend to be significantly cheaper.
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Re: Help

Postby Natalya » Wed May 30, 2012 11:20 pm

Jacklax100 wrote:i mean spaceships

wait mabey ldd. i have 1 question how do you make the doors like this viewtopic.php?t=2685&highlight=revenge on ldd


I used technic pins and bricks:


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Re: Help

Postby mr.duckie » Thu May 31, 2012 10:47 pm


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Jacklax100 wrote:that seems to hard but where can i get cheap ships


There is the door. Get out, and come back when your age hits double digits. Or, not. Whatever blows your skirt up.
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Re: Help

Postby dilanski » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:37 pm

mr.duckie wrote:
Jacklax100 wrote:that seems to hard but where can i get cheap ships


There is the door. Get out, and come back when your age hits double digits. Or, not. Whatever blows your skirt up.


Seriously? I know this place is survival of the fittest but don't go for the poor bloke's neck. Unless you're going to help him go piss off up you're own ass.

Back to the point in hand, you could start with an existing set like the Tantavine IV, (Bricklink), Look on eBay for it cheap, or on sale in a clearance. Then you can modify the ship yourself, add some chrome, velvet seats, shag-pile carpeting, death-rays. It'll work out expensive, but unless you have a large collection of bricks already, it may be your best choice. In all honesty you should probably just start building a ground force first, leave the fleets until later.
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Re: Help

Postby Natalya » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:54 am

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Jacklax100 wrote:that seems to hard but where can i get cheap ships


There is the door. Get out, and come back when your age hits double digits. Or, not. Whatever blows your skirt up.


I don't tolerate elitist shit like that here or anywhere else. Everyone else can consider themselves warned.
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Re: Help

Postby muffinman42 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:55 am

If you want a space centered army but don't have the money or time then try mini scale! (not to be confused with micro-space which is much smaller)
My two armies from last year:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7633
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(Please don't post in these threads as the front page should be reserved for new content and questions!)

If you still want to go Minifigure scale then a couple of years ago(maybe a bit earlier) there was a massive SHIP crazy, look at old armory and brick posts and you may find some good inspiration for your Frigate.
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