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[MOC] Legoland Movie Theater

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A Lego model based on a real movie theater in Ashland, Virginia.  This is my first minifigure-scale building.  Second building overall.  I build Model Team (now Creator) vehicles mostly.

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Movie poster designs are by Paul Lee (polywen on flickr)

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(used with permission)
 

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Stuff:

  • About 10,000 pieces total
  • Fully tiled facade
  • 1,080 trans-clear 1x1 tiles
  • 2,000+ tiles total
  • 260 lights with 13 AA batteries
  • 69 studs tall
  • Weighs 19.4 pounds
  • Six months to build

 Will be shown in public for the first time at Brickfair Virginia in one month.

 

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Actual theater:

cinematreasures.org/theaters/5658/photos/126083

 

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That is excellent! You recreated it perfectly. I really like the tiled facade like that as well. 

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An excellent replica, I love the lighting under the canopy. Has it got an interior?
Also, you missed the bikes off the top of the canopy! :wink:

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Looks amazing, especially with the added light effects!

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I like the idea with the tiles covering the wall. They give a nice clean look.

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Looks like you've captured the look of the real life building very well, I like very much the lighting under the canopy.

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O, My!!! it looks Amazing!!!

Great Great Work!!!

Greetings

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Thank you all for the kind words. 

 

On 7/4/2017 at 4:21 AM, ColletArrow said:

An excellent replica, I love the lighting under the canopy. Has it got an interior?
Also, you missed the bikes off the top of the canopy! :wink:


Thanks.  It has a simple interior, yes.  Just a foyer leading up to four more doors with large Lego Movie posters on each side, all lit up.  It looks a lot blue-er than I expected it to.  I thought it looked not-so-great in the pictures, but one of them above includes one.  Here's a better view though:

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The majority of the interior is a web of wiring, batteries, and a strong internal structural Technic frame.

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There are also two compartments, one on each side like so:

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This is also where I keep a couple bicycles, for when this gets displayed in Ashland later this year.  For Brickfair, they will not be included.

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WOW, great work - congrats! :wub:

I was about to ask how you dealt with the wiring but then you uploaded more pics. Thank you for sharing!

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Mind blowing build! Well done, a very faithful recreation. Are the lights on a cycle or can you control what they do and when?

I love how the lighting on the front of the canopy looks like the old school neon signs.

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13 hours ago, sunhuntin said:

Are the lights on a cycle or can you control what they do and when?


There are on a cycle of different patterns in the video.  I can also show just one of the patterns, or leave them all on continuously, as well as adjust the brightness, with a remote control.  These are ordinary, cheap Christmas lights.  I was going to have some custom lighting made with better patterns.  But it would have cost twenty, thirty, who-knows-how-much more than what I have here.

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Okay, wow! That look's totally amazing! I love everything about it, great work!

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Looks great!  The lighting really adds to it.  Wish I was a little closer to Virginia to see it in person.  

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Looks really impressive. You captured the look of the original perfectly. I like the entrance section with the large billboards above most. They just are perfect urban art deco. Wonderful colour choice as well. :classic:

A bit a pity that the interior is so basic, but regarding the sheer size of the build, I can understand why. Personally I would have chosen to make it less tall but use the material for one or two actual auditoriums.

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