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#26 KimT

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:33 PM

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:33 PM

Here are some interesting snot done by a new member, posted in the Other Themes section of our great forum:

SNOT studies by member Carbohydrates.

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beaten by another Dane, but down to seconds.....

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:18 AM

View PostCapt. Kirk, on Feb 15 2009, 09:41 PM, said:

Sorry didn't know that Nathan Todd = Norro... you cannot know everyone...  :pir-wink:
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 03:20 AM

What's the best way to reverse directions of studs? ie to attach bricks together  so you have studs on both sides.

What is the best way to do this so it's the smallest possible size?

and also what's the best way for strength?
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:39 AM

Use this brick, or for plates jam a bunch of lever sticks between where the studs go.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:00 AM

thats just plain HARDCORE

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:40 AM

I don't quite understand what you mean with the lever sticks jammed in the studs

If only lego would release a double sided plate :)
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Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:19 AM

This thread should be sticky

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:59 PM

This is crazy stuff.. Before this, I felt that my Lego skills were pretty decent but after viewing all this.. man.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 04:13 PM

Hello,

i just wanted to ask if one of you guys could make a tutorial on how to build those rock formations.

I mean the rocks you can see on the left on this picture:

Hill House-MOC

Always when I try to build these rocks, they look totally unrealistic.  :sceptic:

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 09:09 PM

View PostDarth Lion, on Sep 22 2009, 12:13 PM, said:

Hello,

i just wanted to ask if one of you guys could make a tutorial on how to build those rock formations.

I mean the rocks you can see on the left on this picture:

Hill House-MOC

Always when I try to build these rocks, they look totally unrealistic.  :sceptic:
I think you just put a bunch of BURPs in the right places and put 1x1 slopes on them :wink:

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:54 PM

View Postprateek, on Sep 22 2009, 10:09 PM, said:

I think you just put a bunch of BURPs in the right places and put 1x1 slopes on them :wink:
Well I think there´s more to it. You need to use slopes like 60481, 3040, 4286 and 4460   and inverted slopes like 2449, 3665 and 4287. The same ones in two stud width also. And put some 1x and 2x bricks in between sometime. 1x1 cheeseslopes can also come in handy.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 12:53 AM

View PostCopMike, on Sep 22 2009, 05:54 PM, said:

Well I think there´s more to it. You need to use slopes like 60481, 3040, 4286 and 4460   and inverted slopes like 2449, 3665 and 4287. The same ones in two stud width also. And put some 1x and 2x bricks in between sometime. 1x1 cheeseslopes can also come in handy.
Oh, okay, I see them now. It is really complicated now that you mention it :wacko:

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 01:50 AM

For the round towers, if its small enough, you can use those 4x4 round plates. They fit perfectly with the 1x2 bricks, and 1x1 round bricks.

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:28 AM

So how strong are these techniques? Still Swooshable? Application of minifigs is not a crash course in extreme dexterity? I have been using more complex techniques, but only if the end product is sturdy. How about any MOCs using the new dice element?

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 03:41 AM

And here is what I was talking about.

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Not the best solution, since it only works for small towers. For bigger ones, you would need something more creative.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 10:42 PM

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:24 PM

Hiya,

I've experimented and looked high and low for a good solution to the problem of creating a gapless disc of angled plates.
None of the pictured solutions create a complete polygon when extended radially.

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Does anyone have any solutions to creating a gapless or near-gapless disc with more than 8 sides?
Or is it the case that you have to use technic angle connecters for the frame and then wedges as far as possible but tolerate a few gaps?

Thanks for any help!

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:55 AM

Really? I used that technique with the 2x4 wedges once, and it worked fine for me. :look: The result was a 13 sided disc.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:22 AM

Great thread. Thanks for all the tips. Now off the the building zone!

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 05:36 PM

View PostDarth Lion, on Sep 22 2009, 04:13 PM, said:

i just wanted to ask if one of you guys could make a tutorial on how to build those rock formations.
I mean the rocks you can see on the left on this picture:
Hill House-MOC
Always when I try to build these rocks, they look totally unrealistic.  :sceptic:
Check out this article on Classic-Castle. DNL covers the basics of rock-scaping, and I mention a few other tips. As Copmike said, you'll need large quantities of various slope bricks (cheese slopes aren't that important, and are more expensive, so only a few are needed in reality), as well as a fair amount of filler brick (personally I use a technic frame (overlapping 1x16 bricks), with normal bricks to pad it out to join with the rockface).

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 08:53 PM

View PostOky Wan Kenobi, on Nov 4 2009, 01:55 AM, said:

Really? I used that technique with the 2x4 wedges once, and it worked fine for me. :look: The result was a 13 sided disc.

Now I'm embarrassed...I was so intent on creating a semi-circle first that I abandoned that before I'd completed the ring when it looked irregular. Thank you for sending me back to that solution!

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:45 AM

anyone have experience with using bricks wider than 1x# for make buildings and structures? I am starting to accumulate quite a bit of those wider bricks and plates, but it just feels wierd building stuff with 2 bricks width. I find the 1x# bricks much more versatile. Aside from stacking wide bricks for terrain building, I wonder what other use do they have?

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:04 AM

View Postlego40k, on Nov 4 2009, 11:45 PM, said:

anyone have experience with using bricks wider than 1x# for make buildings and structures? I am starting to accumulate quite a bit of those wider bricks and plates, but it just feels wierd building stuff with 2 bricks width. I find the 1x# bricks much more versatile. Aside from stacking wide bricks for terrain building, I wonder what other use do they have?
I find they actually are better for building buildings. As you can see in Hinckley's Auto Mechanic, the use of 2xX bricks is useful to indent windows, etc.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:39 AM

Indeed for facades of buildings it's often better to use 2 x X bricks, because you have the opportunities to easily add indented windows and ornamental pieces. Side walls can then use 1 x X bricks or you could share the wall with the neighbor's house and use 2 x X bricks for the separating side walls as well.




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