Paperballpark

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  1. There's some professional photos now on my Flickr stream, and these have also appeared on a few Lego fan sites as well. Here's a few:
  2. There's some professional photos now on my Flickr stream, and these have also appeared on a few Lego fan sites as well. Here's a few:
  3. I originally posted this in the Scale Models forum, where it was promptly ignored - it seems that wasn't the correct forum, despite this being pretty much a scale model... Anyway. this is what I've been working on for the past 5 months. Almost as soon as the Big Ben set was released, I knew that the full Palace of Westminster needed to be done to the same scale. So I decided to do it. As it's now finished, I wanted to show it off. It will be on public display for the first time at Bricktastic in Manchester, UK, on Sat 1 - Sun 2 July. It took me a total of 234 hours to build (yes, I kept track), and about 20-30 hours beforehand to plan it out. In total, it uses approximately 50,000 pieces. I opened a total of 10 Big Ben sets to build it (not including the set used for the Big Ben part of it), and I also placed 70 Bricklink orders to get extra pieces - over 11,000 extra pieces! That's in addition to using an estimated 6000 pieces from my own collection. I did have a lot of spare pieces left over from the Big Ben sets though. The model itself splits into 6 main sections for transport, and you'll probably be able to spot the joins if you look closely, as my kitchen floor is not very level. It measures 177.6cm (70in) wide, by 100cm (39in) deep, by 70cm (27.5in) high. More photos are available on my Flickr. If you want to see it 'in the brick', as it were, it will be at Bricktastic in Manchester, UK, on Sat 1 - Sun 2 July. As the show is organised by the charity Fairy Bricks, all proceeds from the show will go to them. I'd also like to say a big thank you to Kev from Fairy Bricks for his encouragement and support during the planning and building of this project. If you have any questions I haven't covered above, just ask.
  4. I might post it in there instead. It confuses things somewhat with this being the 'scale models' sub-forum...
  5. What do you mean, 'functions'? It's not a playset...
  6. First of all, apologies for the quality of the photos below, but this is what I've been working on for the past 5 months. I'm also not sure this is the right forum to post it in (I'm sure it'll get moved if it isn't), but it's the closest I could find. Almost as soon as the Big Ben set was released, I knew that the full Palace of Westminster needed to be done to the same scale. So I decided to do it. As it's now finished, I wanted to show it off. It will be on public display for the first time at Bricktastic in Manchester, UK, on Sat 1 - Sun 2 July. It took me a total of 234 hours to build (yes, I kept track), and about 20-30 hours beforehand to plan it out. In total, it uses approximately 50,000 pieces. I opened a total of 10 Big Ben sets to build it (not including the set used for the Big Ben part of it), and I also placed 70 Bricklink orders to get extra pieces - over 11,000 extra pieces! That's in addition to using an estimated 6000 pieces from my own collection. I did have a lot of spare pieces left over from the Big Ben sets though. The model itself splits into 6 main sections for transport, and you'll probably be able to spot the joins if you look closely, as my kitchen floor is not very level. It measures 177.6cm (70in) wide, by 100cm (39in) deep, by 70cm (27.5in) high. More photos are available on my Flickr. If you want to see it 'in the brick', as it were, it will be at Bricktastic in Manchester, UK, on Sat 1 - Sun 2 July. As the show is organised by the charity Fairy Bricks, all proceeds from the show will go to them. I'd also like to say a big thank you to Kev from Fairy Bricks for his encouragement and support during the planning and building of this project. If you have any questions I haven't covered above, just ask.
  7. Ooh Matron!
  8. Twelve modulars, including Market Street. Eleven if you don't count Market Street. Cafe Corner Market Street Green Grocer Fire Brigade Grand Emporium Pet Shop Town Hall Palace Cinema Parisian Restaurant Detectives Office Brick Bank Assembly Square
  9. Only Lego can confirm it. Until they do, anything else is just rumours. They may be strong rumours or weak rumours, but until it's officially confirmed, that's all they are.
  10. The explosion moves, the other shadow shapes move. They're all individual graphic elements for illustrating the background, and they can all therefore be moved around depending on the space available.
  11. Yes, but the image in the catalogue is taken from the Death Star box.
  12. But that's just the Death Star box image...
  13. It'll have two radar dishes, one round, one rectangular, so that you can show it as in Ep 4-6, or in Ep 7. Source: Sources. Don't be nosy.
  14. As someone who has (PF) half-straight track, trust me when I say that once you have some, you'll want more. In all honesty, I don't know what I'd have done at my last few displays if I hadn't had them. Oh yes I do, I've have had to use flexi-track... ugh!
  15. Ambition? Wanting to try? There's nothing wrong with that, is there? Not everything we try to do succeeds. Sometimes we have to do something differently because how we originally wanted to do it turned out not to be possible. I don't think they can be blamed for having that ambition, nor for perservering and making something, even when it obviously became clear to them that their original plans weren't going to work.