A few years back I startet to recreat some of the buildings in my home-town. I startet with the strange building that was a cinema "Fokus Kino":
This was fun and intresting and I went ahed with other buildings like the famous "Ishavskatedralen" (a church, "The Artic Cathedral").
But now I have a more detailed project: an old cinema and theatre from 1915 called "Verdensteatret"(worldtheathre).
I am almost finished rebuilding the front building that has a realy nice facade. Here is a picture of how the first version looked like and the original.
And I'm intresting in some help about what building techniques I should use on paintings on the walls?
More pictures in my Flickr gallery.
The front building is built on a single 48x48 baseplate. The theatre hall is probably going to be 2 or 3 of those baseplates long and 1 wide. The roof on the hall is going to be partial open to be able to look inside. As a cinema screen the plan was to use a PSP :)
I have until now found several diffrent approaches for making the paintings in LEGO:
1. Build the paintings as mosaic. Problem here is all the details will almost disapear as the size of the building is aprox minifig size.
2. Build thick walls and use minifigs to depict the people in the paintings. The hard part here is to get all the details and all those bright colors.
3. Build thick walls and use miniland (as in Legoland) size figures to depict the people in the paintings. Thus easyer to get all the details and all those bright color variations. But the size would be a problem.
4. Build normal thick walls. Build the paintings with miniland size figures and take photos of them, and print it and stick the photo to the wall. Thus I'm able to build larger to get all the details and colors. Problem is; its not LEGO-only...
(I've made the ornament on the front building this way).
Is there any other way to do this? Or does anyone any input/suggestions on the above mentioned techniques?
Edit (23.12.2008): Brickshelf moderator did not axcept non-LEGO pictures even if they are related to the LEGO model... Moved them to Flickr instead.
Edited by Phred, 31 August 2011 - 06:33 PM.