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#1 Hobbes

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 09:37 PM

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V-LP-10A to V-LP-10C
V-LF-09C to V-LF-09E
V-LB-02A to V-LB-02D
V-LC-04F to V-LC-08E
V-LI-02C to V-LI-05D
V-LV-01D, V-LV-01F, V-LV-02A, V-LV-02C, V-LV-04A, V-LV-04C & V-LV-04D, V-LV-05B & V-LV-05C, V-LV-05E

I just stumbled upon brickshelf user pnorm's gallery and am at a loss of words - so beautiful  8-�  *wub*

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Does anybody know what kind of pieces he could have used for the front wheels of this fire truck? The only part for steerable wheels I know is 4261 (I missed a lot of Technic, I know) which looks too big for this model:

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This is one of the most beautiful fire trucks I've seen for a long time  *wub*

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#2 gylman

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 10:06 PM

I remember I posted up his gallery about 6 months ago for people to see.

http://eurobricks.ho...?showtopic=3779


The fire truck is new, as are a few others.  

I tried to replicate some of his vehicles, and although I could get mine to look almost like his, they were always very flimsy.  I wonder how solid his vehicles are. But they sure are beautiful.  THIS is someone that TLC should use as a master builder, and license his vehicles.

I am always more impressed by small MOCs that show amazing details than by big huge MOCs that are a testimonial more to the builder's stamina than their ingenuity.  This guy may be in the top 3 of all the MOCs I've ever seen (assuming his MOCs are less flimsy than my attempts at copying his vehicles have been).

#3 xenologer

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 10:55 PM

I cant tell from looking what part he used, but based on his other mocs, and the general focus on display rather than functionality I wouldn't be surprised if those wheels are just sitting on a loose hinge and posed at an angle (not actually controllable).
That and I dont see any visible Hand of God steering mechanism anyplace.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 11:24 PM

they are quite nice, and yep we do need city sets of this type, however, i can't really imagine seeing those fairly large vehicles on our roads...

#5 Hobbes

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 07:14 AM

View Postgylman, on Jul 17 2006, 11:06 PM, said:

I remember I posted up his gallery about 6 months ago for people to see.

http://eurobricks.ho...?showtopic=3779
Whoops, sorry, didn't see it. Now I remember the thread, though (since I posted in it, too)... :-$

View Postxenologer, on Jul 17 2006, 11:55 PM, said:

[...] and I dont see any visible Hand of God steering mechanism anyplace.
I couldn't make out any steering mechanism, either, but I thought maybe you have to "turn" the wheels themselves by hand. That wouldn't pose much playability, though...

#6 Dino_Bot

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 11:49 AM

Wow that firefighting helicopter is pretty sweet. nice pieces to make...Anything!

#7 natelite

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 03:57 PM

http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1902495

isn't this the "steering" mechanism?

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 04:35 PM

View Postnatelite, on Jul 18 2006, 03:57 PM, said:

isn't this the "steering" mechanism?

LOL
I suspected as much
ohwell, as pretty as they are, I simply cannot live without my HoG steering and playability. vrroom vrooom...

#9 Hobbes

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 07:33 PM

View PostDino_Bot, on Jul 18 2006, 12:49 PM, said:

Wow that firefighting helicopter is pretty sweet. nice pieces to make...Anything!
Umm... helicopter?

View Postnatelite, on Jul 18 2006, 04:57 PM, said:

http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1902495

isn't this the "steering" mechanism?
:-D

Thanks, that wasn't there yesterday  :'-)

#10 gylman

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 08:54 PM

View PostHobbes, on Jul 18 2006, 07:33 PM, said:

View PostDino_Bot, on Jul 18 2006, 12:49 PM, said:

Wow that firefighting helicopter is pretty sweet. nice pieces to make...Anything!
Umm... helicopter?

View Postnatelite, on Jul 18 2006, 04:57 PM, said:

http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1902495

isn't this the "steering" mechanism?
:-D

Thanks, that wasn't there yesterday  :'-)
Maybe he was monitoring the discussion on EB.

#11 xenologer

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 09:14 PM

I think his Landfill Compactor is the best
http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1899692

really clever use for those otherwise useless fence pieces (i dont make buildings)
anyone recognize how the wheels work?
it looks like some kinda chain or caterpillar track piece around a gear, but I havent ever had any of those... whats the part?

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 11:04 PM

View Postxenologer, on Jul 18 2006, 09:14 PM, said:

I think his Landfill Compactor is the best
http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1899692

i think it is safe to say his models are for display only. i cannot feasibly see how those "wheels" can rotate, seeing how they are made of bricks.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

While indexing old (really old) topics with posted images that still work.  I came across this gem of a brickshelf find topic.  These brickshelf MOCs are awesome in many different ways.   :wub:
I really like Pnorm's use of access to engine compartments and storage like in the Intercity Charter Bus.
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There are a lot of great 4-wide MOCs.  
I think Pnorm's BS folder would be a good source of inspiration for different types of vehicles to build. :thumbup:

When (if :blush: ) I start building city vehicles, I'll definetely be checking out this thread for inspiration for bricks that I have along with vehicles I'd like to make.

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#14 Jay Sathe

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:29 AM

If I am not mistaking, this is Pierre Normandin's brickshelf. He now works for LEGO, and was the designer of many great sets, including the Red Cargo Train and the Maersk train. It also looks like he had a pretty big influence in the design of the Yellow Cargo train, which he has a red version of almost 5 years before the Yellow one came out.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:55 AM

This year's 4434 and 4435 City sets also have "PN" license plates. :wink:

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:06 AM

Even a moderator makes mistakes....
The correct link for the 4435 Car & Caravan :wink:

Looking at the earlier creations of his, one get see them shining in both 4434 and 4435. :classic:

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

View Postlightningtiger, on 04 April 2012 - 07:06 AM, said:

Even a moderator makes mistakes....
I see no mistakes.  :innocent:

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View Postlightningtiger, on 04 April 2012 - 07:06 AM, said:

Even a moderator makes mistakes....
But raccoons are impeccable! :grin:
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:54 AM

View PostMetroiD, on 04 April 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:

But raccoons are impeccable! :grin:
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

View PostJay Sathe, on 04 April 2012 - 03:29 AM, said:

If I am not mistaking, this is Pierre Normandin's brickshelf. He now works for LEGO, and was the designer of many great sets, including the Red Cargo Train and the Maersk train. It also looks like he had a pretty big influence in the design of the Yellow Cargo train, which he has a red version of almost 5 years before the Yellow one came out.
It appears that you are correct Jay. :thumbup:

(an image from one of the Pickup Truck MOCs)

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