Murdoch17

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  • Birthday 11/04/94

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    Hello, and welcome to my profile page. I have a room full of LEGO town, railway, space, Doctor Who & other assorted sets / MOCs / MODs. I built my town featuring these MODs of sets: Medieval Market Village, Town Plan, Diagon Alley, World City / CITY, and Trains.
    This are all my buildings I own:

    -Old Blacksmiths, now my house with finished bottom floor and staircase.
    -The Tavern / Pub / Bar from has an inside staircase.
    -Ollivander Wand shop is used as Bob's Adventure Supplies.
    -Gringott's is now First Imperial Bank.
    -Borgin & Burkes is my fictional local Ironwood Lego Users Group (Iron-LUG) meeting spot, featuring a Micro-LEGO layout.
    -There is a custom two story Post Office.
    -Town Hall borrowed from the 2008 Town Plan remake.
    -Triple 32x32 base-plate long World City-style train shed

    This all goes along with 61 trains (rolling stock and locomotives) and 6 structures (such as the above station and shed, but with bridges, a water tower, and several other objects)

    Thanks for viewing!!

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  1. This model was originally inspired by two sets: 7498 (Police Station from 2011), and two police cars from set 71016 (Kwik-E-Mart from 2015). I modified the station to have modular floors so you can access the inside easier. (these sections are all grouped separately in LDD as well) I also combined parts of set 7744 (2007's Police Headquarters set) into this model to make it like even better. However, their are three of this part in black missing from the model for the slanted windows. The bottom floor features a waiting room with a large TV, receptionist's desk and the garages for the two patrol cars under the jail cells. The second floor is the booking office and what will be desks / evidence containers. The third floor features a water cooler and coffee machine, along with detective offices. It will eventually feature a interrogation room. The jail cells open up both at the same time via a sliding panel. Their are also two escape routes via the toilets as seen above. The car is from set 71016, and all but for two differences is stock from the set. The roof has and light-bar been modified to allow for the cars to fit in the garage, and a licence plate added to the front of the each vehicle. The car features room for two officers side-by-side and one detained criminal behind the security barrier. The roof is removable, plus the doors and trunk open. The reason for building these models as they are is my town needs a police station, but I don't like the 4 wide cars they have in the CITY theme. I found an file of a police station sitting on my hard drive from 2013, just waiting for a car to be added to it. Then I remembered the Simpson's police car that was released a couple years back and the rest kinda fell into place.You can download the LDD file for the station and two patrol cars at this link here. As usual, comments, questions and complaints are always welcome!
  2. This bank was originally designed for the Western theme as a two story open-backed model. I then decided it would look better as a regular town model and thus I added a rear half and third floor. The model opens like a dollhouse on a hinge, and locks shut on a Technic pin, just like most of my buildings. The more modern-looking truck model is a modified version of the 2014 set 76015, Doc Ock Truck Heist, with the bulk of the changes inspired by Flickr user eurotrash48903, or Eurotrash as he is known he on EurobBricks. The truck is already built in real life, but it is included in the LDD file as well. When the building is built in real life as well, I will update this thread with pictures of it in real bricks instead of in digital screenshots. The bank should feature printed 1 x 1 letter tiles in various spots: the top of the building below the clock should say "1892" while just above the front door should be the word "BANK". Inside the building on the lower floor is the three teller windows and loan officers desk. The middle floor features three counting tables and tow vaults. (those vaults are the same as the one in set 10217, Diagon Alley) The upper floor features the bank manager's office with filing cabinets and three chairs. The rear of the building. This truck was inspired by Eurotrash and his own MOD of the set to be 7 wide. I didn't change it quite as much as him, but I did follow his lead in several spot, such as shortening the frame by 2 studs and getting rid of the ridiculously over-sized original wheels. The roof and front have been strengthened and a door added to the rear, as their was none before. One mini-figure can sit in the drivers seat. The LDD file for the both bank and truck is included in this link here. As usual, comments, questions and complaints are welcome.
  3. (NOTE: Since this is a Adventurers building for my town and not situated in a jungle, desert or something like that, I thought it would be okay to post it in the town forum. If the mods don't like it here, feel free to move it to the Action and Adventure forum.) This Adventurers styled model was inspired by set 70912, (Arkham Asylum) from the LEGO Batman Movie theme. Whereas that set is only the front facade of the building, this model features two opening rear quarter sections to reveal the interior details. This building is Sam Sinister's house, but I'm not sure yet if I want to build this or not, as it would mean the destruction of the previous Victorian mansion model. The car on the other hand was inspired by this build which was in turn a modified version of set 70911, (Arctic Roller) This model is Sam Sinister's largest ride to date and lacks the spring loaded shooters of the original set. I replaced them with a proper car grille. (This car is already built in real life.) The statue out front of the house is of Lord Sam Sinister, wearing his trademark top hat.On the front of the building right above the door is space for 20 printed letter tiles (ten per row) to spell out the name of the mansion: "Ravenmoore Hall". The rear of the mansion features rows of windows and a stone fireplace flue on the left side, plus a window on the lower left for the small dungeon. The model consists of three sections: the front half, the left quarter and the right quarter. Each section is connected to the next via two hinges, or in the case of the quarter sections in reference to each other, via a small Technic pin with stud. This pin locks the building shut but allows for it to easily open up again. The front half of the building features a drawing room on the left side of the picture, a living room on the opposite side, and the bedroom on the upper floor, which also has access to the balcony above the main entrance. The spaces below the stairs are a wine cellar / kitchen on the right with the large casks, and on the left is the dungeon for any unwitting do-gooder spying on Sam Sinister. The right quarter has the other half of the ground floor dining room and part of the kitchen / wine cellar, a couch in the living room and a wardrobe in the bedroom. The left quarter features the fireplace mantle and flue (the printed number-tiles "1912" go above the fireplace mantle) , plus one half of the dining room on the ground floor. The room with the bars on the windows is the dungeon for unwelcome "guests" of Sam Sinister! The car by itself is about 8 studs wide (with a tiny 1/2 stud bit of overhang on each side due to the front wheel wells) and 28 studs long in total. As a side note, the headlights are not clipped in the same way as the original set had, and are instead sandwiched in place with 1 x 6 plates sand headlight bricks. The rear of the car features a license plate for Lord Sam Sinister and dual exhaust. Two figures (sans tall hats) can fit side-by-side in the car, and their is space in the opening trunk for a briefcase. (The gray round thing on the trunk is supposed to house a spare tire, but it doesn't.... it's really just for looks.) The LDD file for both the car and the house is in this link here. Comments, Questions and complaints are always welcome!
  4. This is the final version of the Eads bridge LEGO project. It should be built in real life by next week or the week after that. I am currently waiting on two more Brick-Link orders plus a LEGO shop-at-home (Bricks And Pieces) order to arrive in order to begin construction.
  5. off topic, slightly: What if the next Lego movie is a not a musical, but a space opera? Rough translation, speaker / user error, intentional vague to throw us off... the reasons are endless.
  6. First post updated with new LDD file and pictures, and some real life stuff added!
  7. That looks awesome! I'm glad the island hopper is getting some love too. It's a great set and one of the best seaplanes around, except for the new Creator one, which is now number one (on my list, at least).
  8. Thanks. I just received a lot of much-need help with the ends from a friend on Facebook, and have updated the pictures and LDD file as such. Does it looks better now?
  9. Thanks! That set you are referring to is number 7885: Robin's Scuba Jet - Attack of the Penguin. I had that set in 2008 and tried to make the sub into the Yellow Submarine at that time. My how things come full circle! They do don't they! I didn't realize it until you said that, but you are right. Maybe i should have named the sub "the Evil Unicorn", or maybe, to honor it's roots, "the Sinister Penguin"!
  10. This engine is modeled after the GE 44 ton switcher locomotive. Why 44 tons, you may ask? I give you the answer from the Wikipedia article on this loco type: This locomotive's specific 44-short ton weight was directly related to one of the efficiencies the new diesel locomotives offered compared to their steam counterparts: reduced labor intensity. In the 1940s, the steam to diesel transition was in its infancy in North America, and railroad unions were trying to protect the locomotive fireman jobs that were redundant with diesel units. One measure taken to this end was the 1937 so-called "90,000 Pound Rule" :[citation needed] a stipulation that locomotives weighing 90,000 pounds (41,000 kg) – 45 short tons – or more required a fireman in addition to an engineer on common carrier railroads. Industrial and military railroads had no such stipulation. The 44-ton locomotive was born to skirt this requirement. The loco is bi-directional, and doesn't have much to differentiate between the "front" or "rear" expect for the air horn and exhaust stack on one end in real life. My LEGO model lacks these, so it's only way to tell which is front is by the headlights: clear for front, red for rear. I am going to name this loco WFP number 7007. (WFP stands for Wabash Frisco & Pacific, which is the name of a 12 inch gauge ride-on railway in St. Louis, MO.) They don't have a real 44 toner there, but do have a Fairbanks Morse H10-44 (number 704) in the same color scheme, so I made this engine as a companion to the H10-44. In the spoiler tag below, you will find a real life picture of a 44-toner loco. (I got the picture from railpictures.net, It is NOT mine!) Just for comparison purposes, here is the H10-44 I was talking about. NOTE: The H10-44 is NOT included in the GE 44-ton's LDD file! The (updated) LDD file for the GE loco is available here. Build updated 3-14-17 with a better 44 ton GE unit, courtesy of Henry Durand over on Facebook's LEGO Train Fan Club. Thanks Henry! Comments, Questions, suggestions and complaints are always welcome!
  11. "Dang the torpedoes! Ramming Speed!" Help the evil Lord Sam Sinister stalk and sink his nemesis Johnny Thunder with the cutting edge submarine OGEL, by firing torpedoes and diving deep to avoid depth charges.* *Sub does not actually dive, fire torpedoes, or float on real water! This sinister vessel comes with two propellers, a rudder, seats inside for the crew plus storage space for weapons, and a periscope for seeing your enemies before they see you! Remember: Run silent and Run deep! Inspired by this bat-sub by Mike Freeman that was in turn a recolored Yellow Submarine model (set 23106). I lengthened the sub, removed all but one periscope, added three more seats and revised the color scheme to be suitably evil and dark for Lord Sam Sinister. The sub features four seats, a lift-away upper half to access the crew and a secret storage section for weapons and Sam's top hat. The side of the conning tower should say "Sinister" in printed 1 x 1 tiles on both long sides. "Down periscope, prepare to fire torpedoes on my mark!" (The tramp steam ship and large targeting scope are fictional, and not included in the submarine's LDD file!) I have made these figures to crew the submarine OGEL. On the far left we have one-eyed Captain William (AKA Bill) Slim and near the center we have two crew members helping Lord Sam Sinister search for the Wishing Staff. The golden object is known as the Wishing Staff, a mysterious relic of unknown origin that allows the wielder one wish per day but by draining their strength greatly, which would eventually kill the wielder if used too often. It was mentioned in the legend of Atlantis as the cause of it's sinking, (Whoever wished for that certainly would have perished in the process of the flood) and is rumored to be located somewhere under the Arctic sea-ice near the North Pole. The relic detector on the far right helps find and track the ethereal, otherworldly energy that powers the staff. It is usually attached to the submarine's bulkhead, but can be detached and hand held if needed. Said LDD file can be downloaded here. The mini-figures are not in LDD due to lack of prints, but the staff and relic detector (minus printed tile) are included, though. This model will be built in real life, but i'm unsure where it fits on my to-build timeline. I will update this page when it does happen with real-world pictures! Comments, Questions, Suggestions, and Complaints are always welcome!
  12. looks very good @sander1992! I really love what you've done here, it inspires me to build more adventurers things... maybe a yellow submarine in black / dark bluish gray instead of yellow, like this Bat-sub (not mine!):
  13. BUMP: Main post revised 3/9/17: The model has been updated, and the pictures retaken and uploaded. A bigger picture showing off the sections of the station has been uploaded in the spoiler below:
  14. NOTE: I have no plans on building this IRL for now, it was just for fun to pass the time. If you want the original Star wars version, see here. This model is a combination of the best parts of sets 8095 and 7565 (both of the sets mentioned are called General Grievous’ Starfighter.) but rendered in orange and white for the Neo Nexus Force. As such, this logo here goes on the nose of the craft. Background info: The ship's name in the Star Wars universe is the "Soulless One", and is General Grievous’ personal vessel in Episode 3 and both the Clone Wars cartoon and mini-series until his death at the hands of a Obi Wan Kenobi, who then "borrowed" the ship and later abandoned it. The ship was later found on a junkyard asteroid by Neo Nexus Force leader Bob, who gave a new paint job to the vessel and rechristened it "Creative One". It serves as Bob's private space vessel when on solo missions and also when the star cruisers Bright Hope and Bright Future are not needed. The ship features a slide open cockpit, which comes with a flight computer. The ship defends itself with four laser cannons mounted near the front by the wings, two per side. I heavily modified the tail, wings, and underside to attach better to the rest of the ship. Also, in case anyone is wondering, the wings and mostly from set 7565 while 98% of the body is from set 8095. The Bob figure is included with the space ship in the LDD file, which is available here. Comments, questions and complaints are always welcome!
  15. Thank you! It may look that way because normally trains don't have skirting, and this one does, making it look more chubby. Thanks for stopping by!