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    Quote Originally Posted by Yw-slayer View Post
    Just went to Legoland Malaysia. Much preferred it to Legoland Windsor, although the latter wasn't too bad.
    Oh. Windsor Resort, in England, just west of London. Not far outside the M25, sort of near Slough.

    I think the Flintstones set is pretty neat, even though the house walls are a little too flat. The best feature, I think, is the Brontosaurus ribs which can keep the car on its side, like in the old intro. I think the car wheel cylinders were a standard piece before. My non-Samsonite Leaning Tower of Pisa has one (i.e. a pair of half cylinders) as its central core. (LEGO sure was right to withdraw the Leaning Tower model soon after introduction, however; it's terrible--distinctively five-sided instead of circular; having only 10 columns per storey instead of the real 24 or so; it seems the LEGO design was mostly an exercise in producing a leaning tower).

    Anyway I wonder if the Flintstones set got started when a designer picked up a pair of those cylinders, and realized they could make the Flintstone car around them.
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    Yes, that Windsor... I mean come on, is there another random Windsor somewhere that anyone should care about?

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    Windsor, Ontario (across a bridge from Detroit). Lots of strip clubs that bare all.

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    Good enough reason. See you there tomorrow night.

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    One even has a glass shower booth right past the entry door next to a bar with two (or more) soapy bints having a go at each other. Well, this was 20 years ago, it may not be that now, but then, total class is timeless. Recommendation: go.

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    Jeni and Krystal say "Hi", btw.

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    Perhaps Random could approximate an AEC London bus by buying the Harry Potter bus and leaving the middle storey out. Unfortunately it would be purple.

    https://www.lego.com/en-ca/product/the-knight-bus-75957


    (Americans drop the "e" from "storey"?)


    (The engine cover isn't quite realistic enough, though).

    Extensive edit:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AEC_Regent_III_RT
    actually says that the Knight bus was built from three AEC Regent III RT.

    In fact, the hood line was a lot closer to straight back from the radiator than I remember. Compared to the real-life Knight bus, the LEGO model actually has a lot more window area compared to its solid side area.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magica...n_Harry_Potter has a write-up and picture of the real-life bus. wikipedia commons seems to have other pictures of it too, but they're harder to find than they used to be.

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/inde...rch=knight+bus
    seemed to work.

    The alleged Knight Bus in New York City looks obviously fake. The real vehicle probably needs special approval to violate standards in most places.
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    Looking more closely, I think the Harry Potter Knight bus does not model the staircases. It looks like maybe the real bus has an elevator, but I'm not sure.

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