The Hanging Tower
Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:29 AM
It was my hope to convey a small section of a larger bridge, while I feel I failed somewhat in that respect (the MOC seems fairly self contained) - I'm still happy with the overall look.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:42 AM
It's a solid display as is, but if it ever bothers you enough I think simply extending the bridge a little more would get the point across better that it's a bridge not a stone treehouse.
Edited by DrNightmare, 14 December 2011 - 10:44 AM.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:15 PM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:45 PM
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:06 PM
I agree with your concern that it is may be a little too self contained as I am not sure without the back story I would have known this was a section of mountain bridge. I may have understood that better had at least one side been mountain or something. I think this is more an issue with the 32 x 32 restriction than with your building skills though. I also think it is too narrow to be a major trade bridge. I suppose in the mountains everyone is on foot so it might not need to be large enough for a cart or something, but I would hate to squeeze through this bridge with a large pack or a pack animal of some sort... especially with all the trolls and dwarves about!
I do love the shapes and details though, it is just so unique. I think you are right that the look is so eye-catching the other stuff is far less important. Great MOC overall and sure to be a challenge contender!
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:53 AM
The tower is actually hanging - no trans-clear or other trickery. I built this piece into the tower on the right http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=73090b and made it as solid as possible. The hanging tower is as hollow as possible, with only a single technic axle inside the round section. The actual bridge between the two sections is full of long overlapping plates. Even still the right side of the baseplate rises about a millimeter off the table from the weight of the tower.
Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:52 PM
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:22 PM
Great Work! I don't know this Tower before.
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Edited by Hersbrucker, 24 January 2012 - 10:23 PM.
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