The Lego Madhouse and Me


Welcome to The Lego Madhouse,

My name is Christopher Pearce, perhaps better known as CapnRex101 throughout the online Lego community. I am based in the UK and recently decided that I would embark on a somewhat ambitious project, that being to create my own MOC of Arkham Asylum.

On this blog I will document my progress surrounding the MOC, from initial designs to build pictures right through to the finished article, as well as giving some of my views on more general Lego news and sets.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Parts are Amassing...

Firstly, apologies for the lack of any updates recently, as exams approach for me I have had less time to build or gather pieces for the Arkham Asylum MOC. Between the 13th of May and 4th of June I have several A-level exams (that is the equivalent of APs for US readers) in Latin, Ancient Greek, Classical Civilisation and English Literature. Anyway, without further ado, allow me to fill you in on developments this month so far...

In the first week of April I finally received my Lego cabinets. I am in the process of filling them up with sets for display and the parts I have so far are going in their respective drawers. I am very pleased with these as storage solutions, particularly the small component cabinets which are just the right size to store whatever pieces required and are ideal for Lego. An image of the drawer cabinets can be seen below, as you can see they are too large for my small photography studio and I have only just begun to fill them with parts.


I have also made my first Bricklink order for this project on the 17th of April which although small, contains some very useful parts including some rock pieces and twenty conical flask pieces containing a green liquid which will be used for medical rooms and the like, plenty of which will be found in my Arkham Asylum model. I have not even got around to unpacking those yet, so busy have I been!

Finally, and moving away from progress on my MOC, I have been able to get my hands on all three Superman: Man of Steel sets, along with the three Iron Man 3 sets as well. Expect reviews of those over the next few weeks. My intention is to put those up whenever I have little to update you on, so as to avoid too many long periods of inactivity like the last three weeks, although I will probably only be able to post one or two articles during my exam period.

It is also worth noting that as you can see it is now possible to follow my blog with a single click on the right hand side of the screen. If you have a Blogger or Google account, click on there to subscribe for updates as the actual building begins!

7 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see it all come together. Where did you get the cabinets from, by the way?

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    1. The cabinets came from IKEA, although they do not stock them within the UK. They are also available at Maplin, but I avoided purchasing them from there as they are rather more expensive.

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  2. Good luck with exams, Chris! They sound like very hard work.

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    1. Thanks Huw, I am pretty comfortable with them to be honest (but don't let word get out that Latin and Greek are not as difficult as they are cracked up to be).

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  3. redbullgivesuwind2 May 2013 20:11

    I have the same cabinet as well as a couple of other nail draws to use to store mine. The only down side I have found with them is that for items which tend to be used a lot the small draws tend to get small very quickly.

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    1. I would not disagree, the drawers are deep enough for tiles and plates I have found, but actual bricks fill up all but the larger ones at the bottom very quickly indeed.

      I am happy with them though, the larger pieces are being stored in pick-a-brick containers for the moment, although if I can find any more permanent solutions (or anyone can point me in the direction of a suitable storage solution) then I will of course be moving pieces to that. Now that the construction is beginning though, hopefully the numbers of parts I have will reduce and give me some more storage space.

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    2. redbullgivesuwind9 May 2013 20:48

      Ha ha you say that now but once you start buying parts you can't stop. I haven't found any suitable solution that doesn't involve me buying a lot of these and then making a giant pick a brick. Although i am sure there is a discussion over at Brickset about it.

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