Posted 07 August 2011 - 05:46 PM
Ever since the contest that just ended went up, I've been wanting to motorize The Mill. So I did it, but realized I had no room to put the batter pack and IR reciever without rebuilding everything. That's why I included a second building,The Smokehouse.
Now Pirates and POTC characters can dry meat for their long voyages and thave a nice place to hide their LEGO Power Functions technology which does not fit their time period. ;)
Here's the link to it on Flickr.
Hope you all enjoy.
Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:10 PM
Posted 08 August 2011 - 06:42 AM
I did find that you can place blue tiles on the plastic straight sections of track without any problems with a train. It would be one way to hide the track without having to paint it. Sorry, I'm a purist, but I have an open mind.
Oh and I'm happy someone liked the smokehouse. Our LUG will have a big Western theme which will transition into pirates. Therefore, I needed certain types of buildings that worked well without offending the eyes. One of the things I really like about it is that the roof is built on a 16 x 16 green baseplate. This makes it increadibly easy to handle. It was also a perfect choice to hide stuff in since it calls for solid walls. I'm only sad that I don't have any room to detail the inside.
Normally, I'd build a completely new MOC for something like the water wheel. I'd add gears to slow down the rotation more and probably end up with a larger design. But our LUG has a lot of kids come by when we display and we like to have a variety of sets that they may recognize. The Mill was my attempt to give those who come by a little of both.
Posted 08 August 2011 - 06:09 PM
I'll just move this to the MOCs forum.
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