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#1 legomaniac83

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:21 PM

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Got this idea from the signs I see on the 401 that issue road warnings or Amber Alerts.
A pic of the real one is at the bottom.
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#2 Eilif

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:10 PM

Nice Job.  Achieves the look of the real one very well.  Looks just like the ones we have here in Chicago.  I wonder how a SNOT version would look with sideways oriented trans plates...
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:49 PM

Great job, that definitely looks like the ones we see on the 401. My favourite part would have to be the solar panel. Small detail, but really important.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:18 PM

This is really smart. I like your creations because they are simple, yet detailed not only in their own construction but add a great amount of detail when included in a LEGO layout. I have a suggestion for you on this one: in creating that arrow, I think you should remove the one 1 x 1 round plate that forms the apex of the cross. The one that touches every part of it. I think that will make it look more like an arrow and less like a cross...

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View PostEilif, on Mar 5 2009, 11:10 AM, said:

Looks just like the ones we have here in Chicago.
That's because he lives in Hollywood's Chicago.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:36 PM

View PostHinckley, on Mar 5 2009, 01:18 PM, said:

That's because he lives in Hollywood's Chicago.

Whatever. Next you'll be telling me that Toronto is an actual city and not just a  studio where they make movies about Chicago.  :wink:

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:01 PM

First, let me say that this is fantastic. It looks very realistic, without being overworked.

I do agree with Hinckley though, you should try removing that 1x1 round piece to make it more arrow like, and less like a cross.

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Dude, you've got a Final Fantasy sig and you're on a lego forum....arguing about elves. Try not to think you're some cool guy because you don't play D&D
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#7 legomaniac83

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 02:53 AM

Thanks for the great replies and glad you like it!
I never thought of a SNOT way to do it, and I think I can even get a better arrow that way.
I did take the "middle" 1x1 out and it does look a bit better.
If I can get a good result with SNOT I will update it.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 08:13 AM

Very nice bro! Achieve the look of the actual thing very well and works effectively!
Could maybe think of modifying it further to be lighted up with blinking lights maybe??  :thumbup:

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:58 AM

Such simplicity in design with so many play features, to boot! Good job, truly.

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 11:34 AM

Indeed, very simple but good design. Nice job!
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 03:02 PM

Excellent design!  I'd love to see it light up.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 12:47 AM

excellent i wanted to build one too but i dont have the right pieces

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 06:40 PM

Awesome! i like the arrow one the most.
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:01 AM

As a BIG fan of the construction sets, I have been wanting to make a detour sign like this.  It is a great idea.
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