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Came out of my LEGO Dark Ages in 2016.  Trying to catch up with the rest of the world when it comes to designing a MOC.  Currently downloading small MOCs and dissecting the Instructions.

To speed up my learning process, I make a lot of what I call "Rat Rods" - all the correct shapes (or reasonable substitutes) and don't worry about the colors for now.

I attend a weekly LEGO gathering in my community.  Usually working with Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Grandparents, or Great Grandparents.  Therefore, when I make Instructions in LDD my #1 priority is to keep the build flat on the table for as long as possible so they don't have to fight that "Gravity Guy".  I also like to have the 3D view capability that LDD allows.

Takes a lot of time to build LDD instructions, but to me it's worth it because of all the extra learning I do when I try to make the file.

I am "VERY" grateful for all the great MOCs created by the designers I am following.


Recent Comments

  • 3 days, 15 hours ago TurboRatRods (73100) MOC Designer PRO
    Does make the T-Rex look rather tame, doesn't it?  Don't recommend trying to "noodle" one of these out of the river bank.  ;-)
  • 4 days, 20 hours ago TurboRatRods (73100) MOC Designer PRO
    I haven't checked the parts lists, but I am assuming that all 5 can be built at the same time - which is awesome.  All very nice builds.  Very seldom I would disagree with perbonde, but I think the Hot Rod is one very nice Rat Rod!  After all, "least coherent color scheme", does equal a Rat Rod.

    Thanks for sharing and including the lxf.
  • 5 days, 22 hours ago TurboRatRods (73100) MOC Designer PRO
    Dark Bluish Gray on Rebrickable is the same thing as Dark Stone Grey in LDD.  Everyone likes their own color names.  Just adds to the fun of LEGO.  ;-)  If you are like me and have some color blindness, I have to use a LED desk lamp and place the pieces side by side to see the differences between the old Dark Grey and the newer Dark Stone Grey.  Even more fun. ;-)
  • 1 week ago TurboRatRods (73100) MOC Designer PRO
    Just tell the world Bo Jackson connected with this one!   ;-)  Keep swinging, you'll get there.