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#26 Serengeti

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 03:41 PM

View Postimperialshadows, on Jan 6 2008, 10:32 AM, said:

Old? When I entered my dark ages, tan didn't exist. 8-° By the time I came out, it was somewhat common. I bought 5988 on clearance almost immediately just because it had all that tan and I wasn't used to seeing it.

You are tanorexic as they say  :-D

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 03:48 PM

View PostHinckley, on Jan 16 2008, 04:26 AM, said:

A blue bucket fountain. I believe you suggested the idea in the town twinning topic. :-D
Indeed I did.  :-$  But it can't be blue as (Impartial aside) I don't have a lot of it... I'll give it some thought.  *sweet*





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Posted 17 January 2008 - 01:07 PM

View PostCalvin, on Jan 16 2008, 10:41 AM, said:

You are tanorexic as they say  :-D
It was actually closer to tan addiction. :-$

When I first joined Bricklink, I would literally buy up all the tan in a store whenever I made an order.

Eventually that progressed to dark red, dark tan, dark and medium blue, dark and medium orange, all of the sand variations and a few other colours until I had a nice amount of each.

I get that way with LEGO, I want as much of an assortment as possible, even if I don't use them regularly. You ought to see my dark purple collection... :-|

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 08:19 PM

View PostHinckley, on Jan 6 2008, 03:08 AM, said:

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Here's the first victim renovation of the TIP (Town in Progress) overhaul...my yellow house:
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It has been dismantled... :'-) we'll certainly miss her...and will soon be re-built into a modular brownstone type addition to Bazooville...stay tuned. :-)
I don't know what's so wrong with a yellow house. 8-|
Yellow isn't my first choice for colors, but i don't think it's that bad.
I'll just remember to not post any yellow buildings onto EB if i make any. :-P

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 08:33 PM

I have a question for Mr Hinckley...

Does "tip" (used as a verb, not an acronym) have mean the same in you area as it does in my area?

What meaning you may ask...  One that would make your town sound very unglamorous.  X-D

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 07:31 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Jan 17 2008, 02:33 PM, said:

I have a question for Mr Hinckley...

Does "tip" (used as a verb, not an acronym) have mean the same in you area as it does in my area?

What meaning you may ask...  One that would make your town sound very unglamorous.  X-D
No. :-D  :-D  :-D It means a couple of dirty things as a noun but that's kind of a stretch even. I think everything has a naughty connotation where you're from...the LEGO Caribbean, of course. :-P

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:38 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jan 18 2008, 06:33 AM, said:

I have a question for Mr Hinckley...
What I thought he meant was that he was going to up-end the table and "tip" it onto the floor!  8-° It was only later that I realised it was an acronym.  :-$





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Posted 18 January 2008 - 04:53 PM

View Postsalty tbone, on Jan 15 2008, 12:50 AM, said:

Personally, I would make the brewery the center of your town, because I just think that's simply an awesome MOC. Plus, well, it's a brewery.  *sweet*

Well, don't want too many drunkards ruining the city...
It'd Hurt Hinkle's reputation among the other mayors...Which is one reason my city doesn't have a brewery. We just import, though i'm thinking of trying to make a vinyard should i have the space.
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:04 AM

View Postmaiq the liar, on Jan 19 2008, 03:53 AM, said:

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:-D :-D :-D
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:47 PM

View Postiamded, on Jan 19 2008, 05:04 AM, said:

:-D :-D :-D
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I'm still really looking forward to seeing where this goes! I can't wait to see you first renovation! *sweet*
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It's getting close. I'm glad I started this topic because it's helping me stay on task. Now I just wonder if I should post all of the new MOCs here or start separate threads for them. I bet if I update the first post with new pics, that should keep the topic current...

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:55 PM

WOW!  That's a city.  These buildings would make a great Lego magazine cover.  I'm impressed!

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:02 PM

View PostSinner, on Jan 18 2008, 07:38 AM, said:

What I thought he meant was that he was going to up-end the table and "tip" it onto the floor!  8-° It was only later that I realised it was an acronym.  :-$

*wacko* :-P

View PostHinckley, on Jan 6 2008, 03:08 AM, said:

All right. So I'm finally taking a huge step in one of my main LEGO goals: to have a nice solid city layout instead of a bunch of buildings surrounded by Star Wars ships and random Train, Exo-Force and Castle sets.

Looks good so far *sweet* ! I like the buildings you've created, nicely detailed!!!
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 10:30 PM

View PostHinckley, on Jan 19 2008, 07:47 PM, said:

It's getting close. I'm glad I started this topic because it's helping me stay on task. Now I just wonder if I should post all of the new MOCs here or start separate threads for them. I bet if I update the first post with new pics, that should keep the topic current...
I understand what you feel!
I'm in a similar way. Because I have finished some buildings from the outside, but don't have made the furnitures. But I would like to post some pics from the finished version. So it's some unfinished buildings pics, but regularely, or a lot of pics from the finished versions in a same time *wacko* .
Ansd the topic question is very good too. I don't know what is the best...

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 12:49 AM

Hello all,
I'm just getting started building a town layout.  I came out of my dark ages after I saw alot of people building 6 wide fire trucks.  I still have my fire departments but now want to start a town layout.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.  A few guys mentioned things that weren't around before their dark ages.  My last set bought as a kid was from 1979.  I came out of the dark ages in 2004.  (I'll save you guys figuring it out, I'm 43).

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 01:02 AM

View PostPGoogs, on Jan 21 2008, 10:49 AM, said:

Hello all,
I'm just getting started building a town layout.  I came out of my dark ages after I saw alot of people building 6 wide fire trucks.  I still have my fire departments but now want to start a town layout.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.  A few guys mentioned things that weren't around before their dark ages.  My last set bought as a kid was from 1979.  I came out of the dark ages in 2004.  (I'll save you guys figuring it out, I'm 43).

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 02:21 AM

I require too much attention to leave my MOC in this thread so I'm starting a new one so more people will see it.

Here's an updated pic of my layout:

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:43 AM

Impressive, Fantastic, Wonderful 8-° .

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 01:05 PM

Wow, looks really like the start of a wonderful homogeneous but still very colorful town....  :'-)

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 01:18 PM

Absolutley marvelous Hinckley! The people and vehicles there add a nice touch, but what's that monkey doing there?  :-P


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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:07 PM

View PostStauder, on Feb 4 2008, 07:18 AM, said:

Absolutley marvelous Hinckley! The people and vehicles there add a nice touch, but what's that monkey doing there?  :-P
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:35 PM

View PostHinckley, on Feb 4 2008, 09:07 AM, said:

Why do you have to discriminate against Fabuland figures? :-/
That's ok, if you scroll back far enough, I "came out" in this thread and now Asuka is making a "homogeneous" crack.

Discrimination. It's all around us brother, it's all around us. They just start with the poor defenseless monkey. :'-(

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:13 PM

View PostHinckley, on Feb 4 2008, 04:07 PM, said:

Why do you have to discriminate against Fabuland figures? :-/
My bad, Forgot the No. 1 Rule Of A Lego Town - If It Is Lego Tee Shalth Letteh Beeeeth, If Noteth, Thee Shall Poketh It Witheth A Sticketh And Incineratheth It.


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Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:52 PM

So, for your attention, after posting in your Green Door Tavern topic, I add a reply here!
The more I look at your "piece of street", the more I find that CC looks "strange" compared to your two Modular Mocs (MM). I mean, there is a very big difference of architecture between CC and MM. And the contrast  seems more importante looking at your MM style.
I mean, in new towns like Chicago, there are not so many different building styles. It's not like in Europe, where the melting pot of architecture is more visible, because of its history. I don't know if you will understand... CC looks like an anachronism if you want an US looking layout. But it's not a problem if you just want to mixe all the architecture.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:18 PM

I know it's been 7 months since you wrote this Alex, but I think you're wrong about Chicago. It's not so new that it doesn't have an eclectic mix of buildings in its downtown and its neighborhoods. There's enough of a history to create a similar juxtaposition of building styles just like you would find in Europe. However, after finally visiting Scandinavia (my first time out of the country) I do see the point that the styles used for buildings on the same block differ more than they do here in Chicago, which is why Bazooville will now be as mixed up and melting pot of styles as possible :grin: ! I'm going to base it on Chicago, Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm-that list, of course, bookended by the two most beautiful cities in the world. :wub:

I'm taking this building down (or breaking it, as Sinner would say):
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...and building a new modular building based on one I saw in Copenhagen. Here is the basic color scheme I want to work with...
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It's easy for me to take this building down because I half-assed the building of it in the first place. Although I like the bay windows, I don't think their construction is as seamless as it could be. My intention in building this was to make a dark orange building with bay windows and get it done quickly and a couple years later that's exactly what it looks like to me. I was happy with it at the time because I just wanted the street to look good by being populated. Nowadays, I'm more focused on the detail of the overall building. I tend to use pictures of a real life buildings as inspiration, whereas when I built the dark orange building, I just made pieces fit together in cool ways and satisfying orientation of bricks.

In a fit of non-Fabuland building, I started two other normal system-scale Town projects as well: a new modular cinema-a project Alex54 and I started to twin our towns by recreating the Town Plan cinema in our own style of building & a modular follow-up to my brewery. Who knows when we'll be seeing all of this done, but an update is finally on it's way to Bazooville. :blush:

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 02:46 AM

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