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5 replies to this topic  – Started by blackpyre , Aug 07 2011 05:46 PM

#1 blackpyre

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 05:46 PM

Hey Everyone,

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.

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#2 Sebeus I

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:20 PM

Nice, I've been thinking about adding powerfunctions to a pirateship :P

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:10 PM

Very nice.  I love the smokehouse.
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#4 blackpyre

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 06:42 AM

Hey a motorized pirate ship would be awsome.  Especially if you could get it on tracks to move around.  The only problem I saw with the idea was the fact that ships are rather top heavy.  Perhaps if you connect enough wheel bases below it would be stable.

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.

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#5 Sebeus I

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 09:23 AM

A pirate ship moving around is still far away, I was thinking of using the PF for opening cannonhatches, extracting cannons and the like  :pir_laugh2:
All I need is an effective construction for the hatches, so you can't see from the outside.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 06:09 PM

Good idea! I love how fast it goes; it would be tough to stay on that version. It looks like it belongs in a POTC amusement park. :pir-grin:
I'll just move this to the MOCs forum.

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