I'm going to the Jedi Temple to start my training, I hope!
Posted 12 October 2009 - 10:01 PM
Hello dear community!
With this quote (topic title) from little Anakin in Episode 1, I'd like to show you
something different from what I usually post here. It's not a mini starship or
speeder, it's a building instead!
Among the most impressive and famous buildings on Coruscant is the ancient
Jedi Temple dating back more than four millennia before the Battle of Yavin. The
shape is basically a ziggurat - a terraced step pyramid which could be found in
the ancient Mesopotamia on Earth.
One piece seems obvious to construct the Jedi Temple with bricks: The 75° 2x2x3
double convex slope (corner slope). They induce the size of the building:
The real complicated part of this building is its socket. It stands on a sloped
socket. The correct angle would be realized by 1x1 slopes, studs not on top. A
gap of a half plate height is the result. By a rather weird bracket construction
you are finally able to close that gap (see detail photo):
All images of the Jedi Temple can be seen at BrickShelf, including instructions:
Now, you know I like building small, very small. So the question occured if you
could even scale the Jedi Temple down more. It is possible!
You will say: "Hey you cheated! 2x2x2 double convex corner slopes don't exist!"
And you're right. I wish they existed. They would be such an enrichment for all
builders. However, the corners of the Jedi Micro Temple are not of this sort. And t
his not a normal 8x8 baseplate either - it's a grill plate! And now you'll most likely
know how it's been built.
All images of the Jedi Micro Temple can also be seen at BrickShelf, with instructions:
... But those nice new corner slopes we still don't have and probably never will ...
That's my story for today! Have a great week, and see you soon!
Posted 12 October 2009 - 10:18 PM
Posted 12 October 2009 - 10:35 PM
I really like it!
Well done and keep it up!
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 12:10 AM
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:00 PM
I also love your Eiffel Tower model.
You don't by any chance have a piece listing to go with the instructions, do you ?
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:28 PM
Makes me want to make a larger version.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:49 PM
and thank you for the many nice comments!
Hopefully I can show you more soon.
drdavewatford, I can do a piece list. Just drop me a line, and I will send it to you.
Best greetings and thanks again!
Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:29 PM
There's a set of instructions in an issue of BrickJournal from earlier this year. They differ slightly to yours.
I have to say I prefer the one you made :)
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:40 PM
Thank you for even more nice praises! I highly appreciate all your comments!
I made these temples in light gray, as crucial parts are missing in tan. Furthermore it is not really clear if the temple is gray or tan. All images are in the sunlight, so everything appears more yellow than normal.
LEGOscum, um well err yeah, thank you! The guy who built the temple in BrickJournal and me, well, we're the same. The little gray one presented here is an improvement, as I could use lightsabres as towers now. But that grill plate in old light gray is very expensive.
Edited by Legostein, 13 October 2009 - 09:55 PM.
Posted 13 October 2009 - 09:56 PM
I'm not too sure about the micro council tower because it looks a bit fat, but the mini version is really spot on in that scale...
the cleverness of some of your building techniques never ceases to amaze me...
Any other famous SW landmark planned next?
Edited by yellost, 13 October 2009 - 09:58 PM.
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 10:17 PM
I think it's a good thing that the Battle of Endor came with those 2x2x3 slopes in light bley - otherwise you'd be paying $5 a piece for the singular release of the part in light grey in one of the pirate sets (can't remember which offhand).
Very nice use of the 8x8 grill and that otherwise rather useless grey slopey thing
BTW, you should really consider entering the MCCV on Classic-Castle...
Posted 14 October 2009 - 11:38 AM
I have read about that castle contest. I would have some micro castles. Undortunately one is reserved for the next Brickjournal and I think it would look odd if I just registered on ClassicCastle to enter the competition. It would lead to the impression that I didn't care about the community there at all and was only keen on the prizes. I will gladly show the micro castles in our castle forum, however.
Posted 14 October 2009 - 05:14 PM
Oh, and looking forward to that castle
Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:40 AM
Well done, and keep MOCing!
Posted 18 October 2009 - 10:40 AM
and thanks again all. I will follow your advise and keep MOCing. But regarding architecture I will have to find some new object first, so I guess it's time for some miniaturized space craft from the Star Wars Universe.
Have a good time!
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