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#51 bricknation.com

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:16 PM

@Aanchir if you like the official set look at this:

Opera House in Sydney by Matija Grguric from Flickr looks much better than Reed's set - if its still him doing architecture
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:19 PM

Looks pretty neat to me, Seems like it might end up being a smaller set as it doesnt look as complicated, but wth these sets you never know how many little bits will get crammed in

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 01:36 AM

View PostAanchir, on 14 January 2012 - 02:26 PM, said:

I don't like comments like this; they seem to ignore the effort and experience that goes into even sloppy-looking designs.

I'm not particularly fussed on comments like that though I'm glad that you do acknowledge it is a "sloppy-looking design.."

it is noted that you 'praise' the main building of this model but gloss over the obvious flaws in the sails.

it is the sails that make this building unique; it is the sails that give you a tingling feeling as you sail past them on Sydney Harbour.
Surely a Danish company could put a better effort into a model of a wonderful creation by Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

Bricknation, I agree that 'Opera House in Sydney by Matija Grguric' has much more realistic sails; even if they are not perfect.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:26 PM

View Postbrickie, on 15 January 2012 - 01:36 AM, said:

I'm not particularly fussed on comments like that though I'm glad that you do acknowledge it is a "sloppy-looking design.."

it is noted that you 'praise' the main building of this model but gloss over the obvious flaws in the sails.

it is the sails that make this building unique; it is the sails that give you a tingling feeling as you sail past them on Sydney Harbour.
Surely a Danish company could put a better effort into a model of a wonderful creation by Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

Bricknation, I agree that 'Opera House in Sydney by Matija Grguric' has much more realistic sails; even if they are not perfect.

At this scale, getting the sails better would be difficult, although I acknowledge that Matija Grguric's is better in some ways. In others, though, it strikes me as less impressive-- for instance, the sails of the set are smoother-looking. Also there are just as many gaps in the MOC's design as in the set's, and no windows.

I'm not "glossing over" the problems with the set; I think they've been stated enough times that to repeat them would be redundant. If you insist, the set has lots of gaps. The sails are terribly imprecise. That's about the limit of the major flaws to the set. To some people, these disadvantages outweigh the advantages; for me they don't necessarily. It's at least as good as many of the other Architecture sets in that it's a recognizable stylistic depiction of the building in question.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:38 AM

I'm excited about an Architecture set for Australia. Have there been any other similar sets for Australia?
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:31 AM

View PostMattTheLegoman, on 16 January 2012 - 05:38 AM, said:

I'm excited about an Architecture set for Australia. Have there been any other similar sets for Australia?

Nope, this is the first Lego Australia building and probably the last...
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:28 PM

The sails on the LEGO model compared to the original is awkward. If I may put my two cents in, this set doesn't do TLG any favors. :sceptic:

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:35 AM

I have become a fan, and have become quite inspired by, the Architecture series. I truly enjoy... the simple and the complex... elegance at work with this scale to evoke recognition and showcase the essence of design. I will buy the official LEGO® Sydney Opera House. I appreciate the use of the slopes, hinge-bricks, and 1x1 slopes which combine simultaneously to create both sails and the angles for the window/awnings at the base of the sails.

I also enjoy working within the limits of the Design byME and S@H Pick-a-Brick palette. Note: a quick survey of LDD/PAB elements shows that only one type of white complex slope, such as the three or four types used in the official LEGO Sydney Opera House, are available in LDD/PAB.

In the meantime, inspiration was found in a simple "plate 1x1  w/tooth" (LDD part # 49668).
Could this one element begin a one-stud wide opera hall and a Sydney Opera House?
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Every observer sees with different eyes. Some will see the sail? Some will see round/circle profiles of the hinge-plates w/bars? More unsightly gaps?
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

Lego updated its Architecture website yesterday!

I wander what it will be? :tongue:

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:45 PM

View Postgrogall, on 31 January 2012 - 09:33 PM, said:

Lego updated its Architecture website yesterday!

I wander what it will be? :tongue:

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It's the Sydney Opera House. The shape suggests this and you can see the "S" on its name plate.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:47 PM

View Postub40, on 03 February 2012 - 04:45 PM, said:

It's the Sydney Opera House. The shape suggests this and you can see the "S" on its name plate.
He was being sarcastic.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:36 AM

I dont know if this has been discussed before but DAC (Danish Architecture Center) is claiming that a new LEGO Architecture set is coming out on the 21st of February.
http://www.dac.dk/vi...?artikelID=7644

The article says that you have to guess which set is released and then you can win it.
Might be the Sidney Opera House ;)

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:51 AM

Thanks for the info.  I'll merge this shortly with the 2012 Architecture Rumours thread.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 04:00 PM

Just thought I'd let you guys know that the Sydney Opera House is now available at my local LEGO Store (Fairview Mall, Toronto, ON, Canada), for $49.99 CAD.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:05 AM

On FBTB's Flickr page, there are two new sets scheduled for June. Big Ben and the Namademun Gate.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:39 AM

The Big Ben set looks quiet interesting, and is very recognizable. :classic:

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:40 AM

The Namdaemun gate! What a surprise to have Korean architecture introduced to this them :wub:
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:21 AM

View Postjust2good, on 13 February 2012 - 02:39 AM, said:

The Big Ben set looks quiet interesting, and is very recognizable. Posted Image
Seconded. This is the third Architecture set I would like to call my own (after White House and Brandenburg Gate).

The entire set screams: Make me the complete House of Parliaments!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:48 PM

Loving that Big Ben set - will quite possibly be my next Architecture purchase. And if I'm not mistaken, this is the first in the line not designed by Adam Reed Tucker. I certainly like his work, but it'll be nice to see work by other architects in this line.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:50 PM

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#71 Brickmamba

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:30 PM

Big Ben is definitely a lot better than the Opera House but still unlikely to get it
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 02:23 PM

View PostBrickmamba, on 15 February 2012 - 01:30 PM, said:

Big Ben is definitely a lot better than the Opera House but still unlikely to get it

I'm definitely buying this one. I'm on my way to buying all the Architecture sets and no one will stop me.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:34 AM

View Postxenmate, on 18 February 2012 - 02:23 PM, said:

I'm definitely buying this one. I'm on my way to buying all the Architecture sets and no one will stop me.
Good one mate, it is a poor looking line for me and I got other more important Lego sets to spend my doh on this year
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:50 AM

BN.com has listed the upcoming Architecture sets. But no pictures, anyone got pics for following?
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:59 AM

View PostBrickmamba, on 20 February 2012 - 07:34 AM, said:

Good one mate, it is a poor looking line for me and I got other more important Lego sets to spend my doh on this year
Yeah, I'm not really a fan either. I mean, they're neat little builds with stands and all, but there's much more things on my list to get. Plus, nothing in the line really impresses me enough to buy. That Big Ben is fairly tempting though.

On a different note, "nano blocks" makes some cool Architecture type sets, castles, to be exact. I'd love to see some castle sets to come out of this line. I don't know if castles really fit with the line, though.
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