F0NIX, on 07 September 2011 - 05:07 PM, said:
Nicly done. I like the way you made the roof. And the big round window too. And the arch...
I too love to make models of real buildings.
Can you tell us a bit about your method to do this work?
Where do you start? Did you decide on the scale before you start, or do you look at some special features and build around them?
The brown background in the photos make it hard to see exact what color the church is made of. But it seems like DBG and Tan mostly?
Thanks very much
Yeah, They're a lot of fun to build aren't they
I've mostly only MOCed Buildings, as I haven't been piticularly intrested in ships or such.. may give them a go later as I get more into MOCing
To be honest, this was really only my secound 'proper' MOC, and am still learning about how to start and such. I just started with a bunch of bricks and a couple of pictures, then carried on doing that, going to bricklink for specific parts, back to pictures and bricks.. Pritty much just played it by sight.
In Heinsight, I would have done it differently, in a few ways (Which I plan to do for my next MOC). I would have looked for specific parts that would be difficult to design from Lego and build them first to find out a good scale, and I then would find accurate dimentions for a base and then go from there to other pictures and buying parts
That was/is one of the problems with this model - I really didn't check some parts well enough as I was building, then had severe things wrong in the final product as they were just 'built into it' - Which I really regret. The majority of them are quite small and you'd have to really study the MOC to find them, but still. I guess tose are the reasons practice makes perfect, as you can see what you'd like to change for future MOCs
Yeah, Sorry about the bad pictures.. The Pictures in the Flickr account are a bit better, But it was just so hard to get good pictures with a decent white backround, I just had to settle for brown in this case. Sorry about that. But yes, DBG and tan are the two base colours
Larrynautik, on 08 September 2011 - 10:33 AM, said:
I like the colors you used as they highlight the front decorations and basement details. As a lot of people I saw the news about the earthquake, and felt really sorry about this. I hope your city will soon be fully reconstructed. Do not hesitate to share with us other buildings you MOCed in New Zealand, as you have an obvious talent to recreate them in Lego bricks
Thanks for the support. I'm actually considering building another large Christchurch building that I've just found out is going to be taken down due to earthquake damage, But it's quite an expensive thing to do.. I'd need to scale it down a lot more than the Cathedral for it to be 'do-able' - and it would still probably be bigger than the Cathedral. But considering this one cost me around $700 in parts (plus what I had), It may be a while.. I need sponsorship
Logbo, on 09 September 2011 - 05:20 AM, said:
linked to my facebook for awesomes.
Its good to see my cathedral rebuilt. now if I could only use lego to fix my House.
As you said that, I looked it up on facebook, and found nearly 90 people have shared this topic on Facebook! Wow! Thanks for the support everyone!
How was your house? I hope you weren't too badly affected! We only have a few cracks really, compared to most places
Edited by Legoman, 19 October 2011 - 08:02 AM.