professor flitwick, on 14 September 2010 - 09:08 PM, said:
Considering you have one set, you did well to recreate it with the limited amount of bricks available, and I like how you've managed to substitute for certain things, like the Parrot as Fawkes, and the sheet ghost as a HP ghost.
Great effort, but I suggest investing in a few more sets.
Thank you, the parrot acually works pretty good since the Fawkes mold is an exclusive piece to the Dumbledore's Office set.I only got into the LEGO Harry Potter theme around 2008, and I used most of my LEGO money on BIONICLE. But now that BIONICLE is over
that frees up my money for Harry Potter.
Sandy, on 14 September 2010 - 09:15 PM, said:
Hmm, a valiant effort if your collection of bricks is really that limited, but I would highly suggest that you look at how others build to really learn the ropes. I don't know how old you are, but if you're in this forum, you should be old enough to stop building like a child (throwing bricks together no matter what color or shape they are) and step into the world of AFOLs (actually thinking what you're building).
It's obvious you chose practicality over looks, but remember that those two aren't mutually exclusive. You can
have both great design and great playability in one creation.
I do have a lot of bricks, not many new ones though, but I like to have many different creations built at one time, so my brick selection becomes very limited very quickly. Another contributing factor to the look is that this is more of a side project, designed to keep me entertained until I can get the new 2010 Hogwarts. Usually I do think about what I build, but as I said, I didn't put too much thought into this build.
Peppermint_M, on 14 September 2010 - 09:33 PM, said:
is a handy tutorial on re-sizing images. It helps our members with slower connections and graphics drivers!
A clever effort, and with less colours it could even look like one of the "classic" set designs of the past. If gathering parts in the right colour is an issur, take a look at bricklink
to collect exactly what you need.
I didn't know how big the pictures really were, I have a pretty fast computer, but thank you for telling me that because I never would have thought of that on my own.
I wasn't aware until now that there was a website for just LEGO elements, I will have to keep that website in mind next time I need specific colors.
Edited by Legomaster34, 15 September 2010 - 01:30 AM.