Posted 21 April 2006 - 02:49 PM
From left to right, image one of five: the station. Adventurers can park their jeeps before purchasing a ticket to see the desert by train, boat, or bi-plane.
Image two depicting the small adventure bi-plane:
Image three with the River Expedition boat, among my favorite of the adventurer ships. A green passenger car can be seen in the background:
Image four shows Mike's Swamp Boat, a cargo car of the Adventure train and a bit of the Sphinx:
And lastly, image five with the Sphinx and the Tomb of Anubis:
A mural depicting the whole scene:
I planned to make Port Adventure (aka Adventure Harbor) part of a story/contest. I've since wrecked the MOC, but it was fun building complete with dock and train depot. A nice display of some of these great Desert Adventure sets.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 03:23 PM
Thanks for sharing and God Bless,
Posted 21 April 2006 - 05:55 PM
I think my favorite part is the dock; all those brown tiles make it look very neat.
Posted 21 April 2006 - 09:53 PM
i saw a couple MOCs similar to this in concept on ebay last year... the builder had taken official LEGO release of popular (and large) pirate sets and added on to them. i remember seeing a black seas barracuda, imperial trading post, enchanted island, and others. each had been composed exactly as LEGO produced them, but they added on a significant number of pieces, expanding on the concept. in some cases adding on double or triple the amount of pieces !!!
this is an interesting way of MOC building, something i never would have thought of. and i like it !!! it gives the builder an extra chanllenge, because the additions have to blend seamlessly with the custom areas !!!
i wish i would have saved pictures of the sets the ebay seller had for sale... they were pretty good, and interesting, none the less. i even remember a black version of eldorado fortress for the pirates !!!
again, i liked seeing this brickster !!!
also, check out The LEGO Western Expansion MOC Page at MOCpages.com !!!
and Brick Miner's Extras BrickLink.com store !!!
Posted 22 April 2006 - 03:52 AM
To add some detail without the use of Lego, the Christmas Village sets sometime work. I think the blue "water" that you see in both displays works well. I recently went to order some blue base plates from LSAH and discovered that they no longer make them. So I used this blue plastic village water instead. This water also seems to photograph well.
Posted 03 May 2006 - 04:55 PM
A mural? Hmmmmm... If you got rid of the iridescence then you'd have something that resembled a nice stone etching. I recommend making the image grey scale to rid the colours because at present it looks like you've just ran a simple emboss filter over it. Am I'm nitpicking too much?
Posted 04 May 2006 - 01:23 AM
Yes, you are. This post isn't about the mural anyway. It's about the display. I just threw the mural in as a bonus.
Posted 05 May 2006 - 07:16 PM
"Port Adventure" named because its intended for Adventurer related purposes? Or is there another reason floating around there?
Posted 07 May 2006 - 03:28 PM
My single shots of the whole port didn't come out well either. My camera does better close-up shots than distant.
Were you considering plugging it in to the Pirate Avatar Workshop to make it look better? If so, don't worry about it. The image isn't that good and I've already destroyed it.
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