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#1 lego_legis_legere

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:16 PM

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Hi ! I'm new on Eurobricks (only few month) and I started to be an "active" member only since two weeks (actually, when I finished my exams).

I never made such a M.O.C. before, especially for a contest, therefore this is my first participation for "Modular Madness" in category 2.

I was inspired by a small public garden not far from Strasbourg's downtown. Any suggestions are welcome.

New Update : Thank you all for helping me : I modified my M.O.C. with a pathway and I fixed the overhang on the left and the right.
I did my best with a limited number of pieces (I don't have any 2x2 dark bley tiles nor baseplate).

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:20 PM

View Postlego_legis_legere, on 26 June 2012 - 07:16 PM, said:

I was inspired by a small public garden not far from Strasbourg's downtown. Any suggestions are welcome.
It looks great, very much 'alive'. However, there is an overhang on the left and, most notably, the right side of the baseplate. This would not allow the modular garden to be connected to a modular building. I suggest moving the bench and tree away from the edge of the baseplate or 'upgrade' it to 32 x 32. :classic:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:59 PM

So little but so perfect!
Very inspiring ...I want my own copy of this beautiful garden!  :wub:
The glass dome of the greenhouse and the dark green color are wonderful!  :thumbup:
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:43 PM

I really like it, particularly the little girl with her teddy bear and the lantern hanging off the side of the building. The Apple Tree and sign outside are nice as well.

I think you should use another brick-brick over the window, to match the one under, instead of the plain 1x2. I believe your sidewalk needs to match the other modulars with 2x2 dark bley tiles. The ramp up doesn't bother me, but it may not match the rules. Your MOC needs to be on a baseplate, rather than a plates, or it won't be able to attach to the other MOCs.

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#5 lego_legis_legere

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:16 PM

View PostRick, on 26 June 2012 - 07:20 PM, said:

However, there is an overhang on the left and, most notably, the right side of the baseplate
Nooo... I didn' notice  :cry_sad:  ! Thanks, I will fix that tomorrow !

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I think you should use another brick-brick over the window, to match the one under, instead of the plain 1x2. I believe your sidewalk needs to match the other modulars with 2x2 dark bley tiles. The ramp up doesn't bother me, but it may not match the rules. Your MOC needs to be on a baseplate, rather than a plates, or it won't be able to attach to the other MOCs.
Thanks for your help. I will do my best to improve it : unfortunately, I don't have very much pieces at all (I recycle my sets for the contest, and then I will rebuild them). The main difficulty is the lack of baseplate  :sceptic:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:44 PM

Wonderful garden and cool plus clever greenhouse.....good luck and Brick On 'lego_legis_legere' ! :classic:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:48 PM

Nice.  It almost looks like it has too much detail from the front - to me, at least.   :wink:  If you can, I think a pathway would look nice.

Just curious. . . do you know Greek?  Lego means I speak in Greek, and your name is lego. . . legis. . . legere which sounds like the Greek endings for that word (although I haven't got that far yet. . .)

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:34 AM

Nice and cozy looking garden. Good job!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:22 AM

View PostKai NRG, on 26 June 2012 - 11:48 PM, said:

Just curious. . . do you know Greek?  Lego means I speak in Greek, and your name is lego. . . legis. . . legere which sounds like the Greek endings for that word
Thanks for noticing my word play !
Actually it is Latin (legere "to speak" : lego, legis, legit, legimus, legitis, legunt) :wink:
But it is close from Greek too, (λέγειν "to speak" λέγω, λέγεις, λέγει, λέγετον, λέγετον, λέγομεν, λέγετε, λέγουσιν).
The root word is the same lego and λέγω (you can read "lego").
---> I really like Ancient civilisations, and I can't wait for a "mythology" LEGO® theme :wub:

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

The green house is great  :thumbup:
The landscaping and fig posing is also excellent, as is the lamppost.
Keep up the good work  :classic:
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:29 PM

View Postlego_legis_legere, on 27 June 2012 - 07:22 AM, said:

Thanks for noticing my word play...

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:40 PM

View Postlego_legis_legere, on 27 June 2012 - 07:22 AM, said:

Thanks for noticing my word play !
Actually it is Latin (legere "to speak" : lego, legis, legit, legimus, legitis, legunt) :wink:
But it is close from Greek too, (λέγειν "to speak" λέγω, λέγεις, λέγει, λέγετον, λέγετον, λέγομεν, λέγετε, λέγουσιν).
The root word is the same lego and λέγω (you can read "lego").
---> I really like Ancient civilisations, and I can't wait for a "mythology" LEGO® theme :wub:

Legere doesn't mean to speak in Latin but to gather, to choose or to read. It's a common mistake that my students (who take both Latin and Greek) often make. But you're right that it is from the same root as the Greek word.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:09 AM

View Postalois, on 27 June 2012 - 10:40 PM, said:

Legere doesn't mean to speak in Latin but to gather, to choose or to read. It's a common mistake that my students (who take both Latin and Greek) often make. But you're right that it is from the same root as the Greek word.
I was talking about Greek, that's what I take, not latin  :wink:  I had actually heard that it was also a word in latin, but thanks for telling me what it means  :classic:

View Postlego_legis_legere, on 27 June 2012 - 07:22 AM, said:

Thanks for noticing my word play !
Actually it is Latin (legere "to speak" : lego, legis, legit, legimus, legitis, legunt) :wink:
But it is close from Greek too, (λέγειν "to speak" λέγω, λέγεις, λέγει, λέγετον, λέγετον, λέγομεν, λέγετε, λέγουσιν).
The root word is the same lego and λέγω (you can read "lego").
---> I really like Ancient civilisations, and I can't wait for a "mythology" LEGO® theme :wub:
Yeah, in greek λέγω mreans I speak.  I didn't really reconize the endings, but I had forgoten that it was also a Latin word  :wink:
I really like Ancient civilizations as well.  :wink:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:03 AM

Let's try to stay on topic, guys, Thanks. :classic:



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