Juppy, on 11 September 2011 - 04:33 PM, said:
Love the Kastle K and Snow Spire but I can't help but think that it looks nicer in LDD than in real life.
Now when will TLG release a UCS Castle
Kastle K and Snow Spire launched my project. When I approached my daughter about what she would like to see in a castle of her own, she gave me ideas for each room. I drew a blueprint with crayon and construction paper. When I asked her what she'd like me to design next, she said "a tower." I asked what shape; she said "pentagon," and so the rest followed. I later retrofitted her first castle to have the base of a square. I agree about a UCS Castle; I'd buy it!
Angeli, on 11 September 2011 - 08:08 PM, said:
Nope, do not scale down ;) wait if it is needed, but build this one ;)
A lot of imagination, construct cleverness and lego intelligence in your castles, my friend. I love it; it inspired me to start building with angles
Thank you! I may revisit the pentakisdodecahedron at a later time but not as a castle.
Tanma, on 13 September 2011 - 01:18 PM, said:
Wow, these are incredible. How did you get the Octblock to stand up, the cell blocks(?) are at such an odd angle, I would have thought support was impossible. Many of them put me in the mind of Myst, with their puzzling designs and their exotic feel. My personal favorite is the Tetra Pyramid, regarding which I have a question. it looks as though you can remove sections of the TP, or at least the top. Does this mean that you can separate it into four smaller pyramids?
Octblock is not yet built. I designed technic elements into the bases of the blocks to strengthen the structure. Downward weight (hopefully) will distribute between the technic elements and central platforms. And yes, the Tetra Pyramid can be separated into 4 modular pyramids. Surprisingly, you can pick it up with one hand at a bottom corner and another at the opposite joint. Its foundation is quite strong!
Edited by RoxYourBlox, 13 September 2011 - 05:49 PM.