Bill and Mary Go to the Airport!
Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:57 PM
Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:30 PM
Great story, great photos, great architecture, great everything.
It's so intricate, the way the roads and monorail sweep in and under and around, and there are great details with all the different shops (well great details with everything, but - shops!).
It'd be ace if there were more "Bill and Mary" stories, too!
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:00 PM
I was touched to see the return of Bill and Mary (though I never knew those were their names ) - you inspired me to dig out my treasured 6000 ideas book again.... ah, the nostalgia! That was the best of the 80s.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:17 PM
Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:57 PM
*picks jaw off ground*
That is amazing, I'm gobsmacked, there's so much awesomeness in this moc. I really like how you haven't got any of the new chunky planes in there, they're far too big IMO. I love the monorail and train track, I love all the detail and effort put into this, I've seen alot of cool MOCs but this has to be the best
If you don't mind me asking, roughly how much did this cost? I'm guessing there was quite a few bricklink orders. I'm just wondering to give me an idea and to see if I have enough money to attempt anything like this.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:48 AM
Heh, I have absolutely no idea how much it cost. If the actual part count is indeed 20,000, and parts are worth on average $.10 each (typical of modern sets), then if you knew exactly the part list to buy ahead of time, it might be $2,000.
But then what I actually spent -- There's just no telling. So many sets got parted out. At least $1000 worth of things like Police Stations, Home Ones, and Hoth sets... Sell off the figs, keep the parts. Then buy what I couldn't get in sets, online. Also doesn't help that the first year of this project, I was still working on the last of the I Heart U tower, so there was tons of crossover.
And then I also sold off a lot of Classic Castle from my youth to pay for some of the orders. What a tear-jerking experience that is selling off your precious childhood sets! All in the name of modernization I guess...
I went to look for some photos of the original skyscraper I tore down to start this... and I can't find any! Just an MLCAD image... this was a MOC of the new San Jose City Hall that I never got quite right enough to want to complete it.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:57 PM
Loosely, yes! Both San Jose Intl and Orange County Intl have a similar layout, a circle-ish drive with departures on the right, arrivals on the left, and overpass across the road to go from one to the other. I've spent a lot of time at these two airports, so every business trip provided new ideas. :)
Posted 05 March 2011 - 07:09 AM
Seeing the overhead shots of the entire airport its hard to believe how you have managed to include all those fabulous interior details.
The large investment of elements truly paid off!
And as mentioned previously, the storyline really takes it to another level!
Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:57 PM
Now then - what airline do you fly for?
Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:24 PM
Overhead part. You know architecture overhead that roofing over the drive though airport like you built? Like this, http://www.mocpages....449/1298474405m
Edited by LegoFan03, 05 March 2011 - 05:27 PM.
Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:52 PM
Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:36 PM
I know repeated emoticons are generally frowned upon in the EB community, but I believe this occasion warrants an exception. There can hardly be too many s to adequately express my response to this.
Beautifully done, Michael S, and welcome to Eurobricks. Please stick around.
Posted 13 March 2011 - 03:55 AM
Any model layout or diorama wins or loses for me not necessarily on the technical accomplishments of the model itself, but on the sense in which the viewer can 'invest' in a sense of 'being there'- too many well crafted models seem to lack the sense of 'life'- they seem quite sterile.
This MOC is full of human interest despite being centred on an airport and hotel (actually not the cosiest of possible things to model), yet, with clever model-making which invites you to take a 'virtual stroll' around the facilities, and a humorous and all-too-realistic storyboard, you have really excelled. You seem to have an artist's sense of being able to make a relatively compact model seem much larger than it actually is, without using false perspective.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:29 PM
You have given me the inspiration to modernize my own LEGO Airport (Currently Century Skyway).
Keep up the good work...I would LOVE to see what you would do with a Rail Station (or TERMINAL!)
Thanks and BRICK ON!
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