Modulex Guy

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  1. I have 5 very large mosaics built and not one requires glue. I have full trust in the parts to not lose any clutch over time. I still have sets built from the late 90's and they are completely fine and haven't lost any clutch power. You should be fine with not gluing.
  2. Thanks everyone! This was a fun build! I actually tried to make the hood studless, but I liked the look of the studs more, that's why I left them. Still makes the truck look like LEGO, versus a Matchbox car.
  3. This is my attempt at trying a different scale of MOCing. I wanted to test myself in how much detail I can cram into the smallest scale vehicle. I chose to do a semi truck because I figure it was the smallest vehicle I could make while still having lots of detail. The inspiration for this scale comes from a fellow NILTC member, Karl Paulsen, A.K.A. [b]Eilif[/b] here on Eurorbricks, and his layout of mini scale town. His town linked here: [url="http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=131115&st=0"]http://www.eurobrick...pic=131115&st=0[/url] .I talked with him and I wanted to contribute to his layout with a vehicle or two. Here is my first try: [url="https://flic.kr/p/KDuHc9"][img]https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8175/28647653082_50e9f17f86_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/KDuHc9"]LEGO Semi truck[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/KKZ1wG"][img]https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8016/28721073516_001bdb6576_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/KKZ1wG"]LEGO Semi truck[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/KNMX2P"][img]https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8762/28752865005_fe4898373b_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/KNMX2P"]LEGO Semi truck[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/KDuRr5"][img]https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8368/28647680802_dfe99cffa1_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/KDuRr5"]LEGO Semi truck Size Comparison[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr Thanks for looking! Comments welcome!
  4. [quote name='J4ck' timestamp='1468098460' post='2607501'] This is awesome, I didn't know you cloud turn something sweet and innocent into a violent scene but great building though! I love it, great idea! [/quote] [quote name='bananaworld' timestamp='1468101982' post='2607554'] Well that's a whole new take on the 'Friends' idea! You've instilled in me a new-found respect for the theme. Well done for showing us what's possible with mini-dolls; it seems that when they're not tucking into cupcakes and auditioning for talent shows, they're undergoing military training. Incidentally, that battle-bus is truly epic. Perfect all the way from the hubcaps to the RPG-toting roof-rider. Excellent work! [/quote] This layout was kind of the goal to see how far I can push the boundary of the Friend's/Elves themes! Turns out they can be quite a violent crowd!
  5. [quote name='3D LEGO' timestamp='1468459976' post='2611440'] [b]Modulex Guy,[/b] Shrink wrap, I would not have thought of that but clever idea none the less. I was about to ask what Nendoroid but then I remembered that there are a lot of them, so yeah, nevermind. From your reply, it sounds like you gave it some serious thought. I agree, cost tends to be the deciding factor more often than not. And yeah, we all have at least one of those parts just waiting to be made useful. One thing that did cross my mind while composing my reply, there is at least one design that I know of that would benefit from a hairpiece design like the one used and that is the one for [i]Sweet Devil. [/i](The pink trimmed black outfit that features a shorter pony tail version of Miku.) The... 2013? Magical Mirai featured that and the 3D model they used had hair that reminds me of how the piece you used is styled. Lots of hair strands for more coverage in comparison to the more typical blocky approach. (The MikuExpo that I attended only featured the more common designs.) By the way, congratulations on making it onto the [i]Brother's Brick[/i] blog! [i][b]3D LEGO[/b][/i] [/quote] There are a couple variants of hair that I used from the Project Diva games that I felt that the hair piece was a good one to use. And thanks, it took me by surprise that I got my figure on TBB! Also, I went to a MikuEXPO as well! Best concert I have ever been to!
  6. [quote name='3D LEGO' timestamp='1468382313' post='2610566'] [b]Modulex Guy,[/b] My apologies in advance but no sooner had I opened this, then all I could do was stare. I think it is the stock friends face that is causing that problem for me. On to a proper critique: As a rare custom, I commend you for a fairly decent rendition of one physics greatest defying characters, [i][u]I mean the world's greatest DIVA![/u][/i] For the most part, everything works. For one, you have bragging rights to having a minidoll Miku. An added bonus is the painted eyebrows. How did you do the sleeve parts? Another custom carved part or is it something else? I feel like the issue I am having with the face is exaggerated by the base hairpiece used. If not for it, the face may very well work. The one you used, though it has ample bangs is a side part. Also the high detail of the hairpiece clashes with the minimalistic pony tails. To improve the overall aesthetics, a center part hairpiece would be a better choice. A perfect example would be the [url="http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=20596pb01&idColor=69#T=C&C=69"]female pig tails hair piece 20596pb01[/url]: [img]http://img.bricklink.com/ItemImage/PN/69/20596pb01.png[/img] used on the zombie cheerleader and Harley Quinn (Red and Blue). Using that piece would give you a result similar to what I depicted here in this minifigure drawing - Note: This drawing predates that hairpiece by a few years: [url="http://www.deviantart.com/art/Megurine-Luka-Hatsune-Miku-deviantART-Meet-G-446964696"]http://www.deviantar...eet-G-446964696[/url] You could then straighten the tips and extend them downward like you have done. (It might be very easy to re-purpose your existing extensions for this.) Also adding a center bang clump with this piece would help fill in the broad gap. Utilizing the existing tie points on said hairpiece as locators for the red and black iconic box ribbon ties? would give you the same result as what you currently have. (I have no idea what you would call those.) I would also recommend hand sanding with a ultra fine grit sand paper to smooth out the carving if at all possible. (Think smooth surfaces meets faces.) Instead of the layered skirt with legs, use one of the pleated skit with legs part instead. [img]http://img.bricklink.com/ItemImage/PL/92252c00pb001.png[/img] When painting on the stocking/boots, bring the top much closer to the bottom of the skirt. My critique aside, you have a Miku that you can be proud of. I, as of yet, do not even have one . The bold colors of the Vocaloids make them inherently hard to recreate in LEGO. Looking over the hairpiece compilation does not help much either. But we try anyway. [i][b]3D LEGO[/b][/i] [/quote] Hey Thank you for the critique! Helpful advice! The Sleeve parts are actually electrical heat shrink wrap! I would have probably used that hair piece, but I didn't have one and I kinda didn't want to pay that much for a hair piece or two just to cut them up. The one I have on the figure, I have tons of them. Also, I was looking at using that skirt design, but I didn't like the final outcome of it. Plus the Nendoroid figure I was working off of had a more multi layer type skirt.
  7. Hi Customizers! I rarely do custom figures, but Miku was one that I had on my mind for quite a while that I needed to do. It was actually my first attempt at sculpting a custom hair piece, and of course, it was an incredibly tough one to make. Here is the completed figure: [url="https://flic.kr/p/JVPDMg"][img]https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8759/28176055901_79a65aa646_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/JVPDMg"]LEGO Custom Miku Hatsune![/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/JVPJ5z"][img]https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7425/28176070361_0d1c0af0a3_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/JVPJ5z"]LEGO Custom Miku Hatsune![/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/JBTdEw"][img]https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8725/27973054930_cbb01ffaa0_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/JBTdEw"]LEGO Custom Miku Hatsune![/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/J7k29M"][img]https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7468/27638594233_0cdd4ee2b1_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/J7k29M"]LEGO Custom Miku Hatsune![/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/J7kag8"][img]https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8612/27638621513_f1afe87a26_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/J7kag8"]LEGO Custom Miku Hatsune![/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/JVPFNv"][img]https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8849/28176062701_6d8b64a567_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/JVPFNv"]LEGO Miku Hatsune Before and After[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr Comments welcome! Thanks for looking!
  8. Tyco Phone? [img]https://ebth-com-production.imgix.net/2015/08/27/16/19/26/480/AMR_6196.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.0.0&w=600&h=900&fit=max&crop=[/img] EDIT: Saw it in the first post. oops.
  9. Thanks everyone! Yea, I had a blast building this display!
  10. Hi EB, Figure I might share my Friends MOC on here. It was my main layout for the Brickworld Chicago 2k16 show! [url="https://flic.kr/p/JjSnWs"][img]https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7250/27780510586_f23c0ac8f0_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/JjSnWs"]Battle of Heartlake BW16[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/HXkhDL"][img]https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7429/27536797910_840c119f49_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/HXkhDL"]Battle of Heartlake BW16[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/JnVVKn"][img]https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7434/27815152415_fcf963e182_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/JnVVKn"]Battle of Heartlake BW16[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/Jgf6zV"][img]https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7478/27739482051_ab187e0c1b_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/Jgf6zV"]Battle of Heartlake BW16[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/JgfadX"][img]https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7133/27739494291_2784ac1ec6_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/JgfadX"]Battle of Heartlake BW16[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/JdZbY3"][img]https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7565/27713940482_606e695876_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/JdZbY3"]Battle of Heartlake BW16[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/HrU8Sp"][img]https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7217/27203712183_37ffbffcaf_z.jpg[/img][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/HrU8Sp"]Battle of Heartlake BW16[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr Comments Welcome! Hope you enjoy my MOC!
  11. If I were to build a figure like that, I would have built a wooden base and have two wood posts going up the legs of the model, and just build around the wood. There would be no need for glue, and the model would still have a solid inner support and prevent it from tipping over.
  12. I'll be at Brickworld as usual. I'll be at the Minifigure trading session as well as hanging around my display with my LUG, NILTC. Going to bring a big box of minifigures and accessories. Always looking to trade for Friends figs! Or other figs that I like. See all of you at Brickworld!!
  13. You could name these areas the same way you name boats! The Cafe: Bricky McBrickface The Family restaurant: LEGO McLEGOFace The Mezzanine: Blocky McBlockface
  14. Hi EB! Haven't been building MOCs in a while but here is one I just finished this afternoon! The centerpiece of this MOC is an original LEGO Wooden toy from the 1950s! [url="https://flic.kr/p/FKecBm"][img]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1477/26087098790_35751d1d5c_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/FKecBm"]50's LEGO Wooden Train. MOC "End of the Line"[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/G2bf2o"][img]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1539/26267585512_d1caab3465_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/G2bf2o"]50's LEGO Wooden Train. MOC "End of the Line"[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/G4uaLR"][img]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1447/26293716221_6ccb7c60a5_z.jpg[/img][/url] [url="https://flic.kr/p/G4uaLR"]50's LEGO Wooden Train. MOC "End of the Line"[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/51480565@N03/"]Chris Rozek[/url], on Flickr Thanks for looking!
  15. [quote name='Iria' timestamp='1451946285' post='2429002'] This may be one of the dorkiest Lego threads I've ever seen. Well done everyone. I think I'll skip the challenge though. [/quote] Why is it dorky? Think of it like its just a Rubik Cube, just Lego! ... And much louder!