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#1 gads


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:05 PM

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Hello people!

Here it is. My newest MOC  X-D

This construction was based on a lighthouse named "Forte de S�o Louren�o" (aka "Bugio's tower), located at the end of Tagus river where it meets the Atlantic Ocean (Lisbon - Portugal).

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http://picasaweb.goo...os/TorreDoBugio (google photo gallery).

Here's the real one.
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It was the first time I have built "rounded walls", and I found out that it's much more complicated building such walls, than it look at first sight...
Finding the correct sizes and "roundiness" to plug all pieces together turned a simple task into a "nightmare"... but it was what gave all the fun  :-D

I hope you like it, and suggestions are welcome ;)

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#2 Hinckley


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:26 PM

Hello gads!

This is the first time I've met you so welcome at Eurobricks and thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation. It is creative and beautiful! *wub* I really like the way you utilized the three and 1 curve technique and the rest of the set is simple yet nice and detailed. Like a vintage town set! It's really good. I like it a lot. I especially like the roof of the first story, the observatory deck, I guess it would be. That is a very clever way to do that.

Thanks again for sharing. Your work is an inspiration! *sweet*  *y*

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#3 Asuka


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:34 PM

A wonderful work, very lovely and accurate! Smart building techniques all the way! *y*

#4 Sinner


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:54 PM

You should post here more; I love it!  *wub* It's one of those MOCs that look almost like a photo when viewed as a thumbnail. I'm surprised how well the BURPs work. The passing cargo ship is a nice touch too!  :-D

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#5 El Bucanero

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 04:23 PM

Welcome Gads!! That's a wonderful lighthouse!! *wub*  It looks alot like the real thing.
I think you achieved a good brick structure using this technique. Well done!

About the cargo ship, is that an official set, or a MOC?

Would love to see more MOCs of you  *sweet*


#6 Barbossa


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:03 PM

Really nice, beautiful scenery and smart design technique. I love it!  *y*

#7 gads


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:37 PM

Thank you all for the comments  :-D

By the way, I'm registered on Eurobricks for more than year!  :-D
I just don't post often...

Yeah, the cargo ship is an official set ;)

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:05 PM

Thats awesome!  *y*

I love that technique to make the structure round, great job!  *y*

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:39 PM

It looks really good *y* . It's really close to the original thing you based it on. The shape must've been a hard thing to accomplish.

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