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#1 hohesC

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:08 PM

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Hello all!

On the last day of the latest Community Build I would like to present my entry to you.

Truth to be told, I was already into the process of designing in LDD when ACPin made the official call for entries. As it turned out this was my luck, since I started into a new job in 12/11, with 10 hour shifts on six days a week and all.
So this didn't turn out as big as I would have liked, but I managed at least one tree with house and platform and all, so please, enjoy!

The whole thing from top down, complete with minifigs.

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A little closer now, unfortunately not very sharp. I still need to setup a little Photo-studio to fit my needs and create the proper atmosphere.

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A shot of the top, this one without figs:

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This one with different lighting and figs, but not a good background unfortunately.

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Wait, whats going on below?

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This is what keeps the whole thing upright:

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And this is how it looks set up on a very narrow shelf right up to the wall:

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As I mentioned before I didn't have the time I wanted this month, but I won't stop now and keep building on it in future.

Hope you like it! C&C welcome!

Have a good start into 2012!

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:30 PM

This is awesome! I love the SNOT floor, and the little hut built in to the trunk is great. I would love to see this expanded :thumbup:

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:40 PM

Wow, this is awesome! I haven't seen such a large tree platform myself before, so it's great you share this with us. Just wondering; are you going to actually ''finish'' the tree by adding a top with vegetation? And will you put this build in a larger scene? I think that would be great, personally. Anyway, great job on this one, especially the technique of adding transparant green cheese slopes on the leaves is a great idea. And the little hut is sweet too. :thumbup:

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:02 PM

This is fantastic! Where is Wicket's spear from?

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:45 PM

Beautiful work!  I agree, the SNOT platform is great.  Not sure about the usage of trans-green cheese slopes, but this is still impressive. :wub:

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:56 PM

One of the best looking trees i've seen. I really like the cheese slopes on the leaves, good touch.Overall a really great MOC :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:03 PM

This is an incredibly good tree scene hohesC, I love the sideways shrubs and the trans green cheese slopes, it's fantastic :wub:.
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:01 AM

great ewok moc, luv the scale, plenty of room for figs, well done
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 01:31 AM

Nicely done. I would have thought that the surface of SNOT would turn out too uniformly smooth for a wooden platform made by Ewoks, but you've made it work. The trans-green cheese is a clever technique, though I'm not sure if it isn't too ...solid. Overall, though, this looks great, and I hope you finish the tree. :classic:

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:27 AM

Nice work, I really like the hut and it seems huge when next to the AT-ST.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:48 AM

Really, really, really cool.  Really.  Hope you get a chance to finish the whole tree.  I'd love to see a spot where Luke and Leia have their strange brother-sister chat  :blush:

#12 hohesC

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:41 AM

Thank you all for your kind compliments, I'm glad you guys like it!  :sweet:

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Where is Wicket's spear from?

It's Brickforges Tribal Spear.

I would really like to build it into a complete tree, but at the moment I'm a little scare about static.
I'm not really good in physics, but since the whole construction is hollow and the top section (albeit sturdy) is pretty heavy already, AND its only half a tree,so the weight isn't spread out equally around it, I don't really know how much more weight the bottom can take without tipping forward or crumbling into itself.

If anybody out there has experience with this kind of problem, I would be glad for any hint you could give me, I could upload a shot from the back if it helps.

The trans-green cheese-slopes were more of a coincidence, I just grabbed a handfull at the Lego Store when they didn't have any plants aside from flowerstems. And having not as many "real" plants I added them to give the leaves more substance.

I think the next thing I'll have to add is a thinner tree on the left hand side, since the platform tends to bend a little under its own weight.

Happy new year to all of you!

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:05 PM

Absolutely Genious !
I love the way you turn this scene with a special mention for the snot roof, the sideways shrubs and the trans green cheese slopes !:wub:
The use of plants is also very smart. Congrats for this MOC that stand on a very cool way on you display shelf !

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:29 PM

I like the use of the chain as a guard rail and the owl in the tree is a nice touch. Overall it’s a really well thought out design and I think it looks great! Beautifully done!
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:16 PM

WOW, what a beautiful creation!
I like this tree full of life!  :wub:
Top work!  :thumbup:
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:25 PM

This is a true piece of art! :wub:

Wonderful job, hohesC, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:36 PM

Nice! I was planning on doing something like this, but as I'm pressed for time and have already gone over the end date, I'm going to have to do just a slice of Endor. *sigh* Great work though! :thumbup:
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:07 PM

Nice work. The dark tan bushes, used as detailing on the tree, are the icing on the cake for me.  :thumbup:

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:58 AM

While the whole thing is a treat for the eyes, I think my favorite of the details has to be the use of the Artic hoods from the Collectible Minifigures for the nests.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:21 AM

View PostHuntleyfx, on 03 January 2012 - 01:58 AM, said:

While the whole thing is a treat for the eyes, I think my favorite of the details has to be the use of the Artic hoods from the Collectible Minifigures for the nests.
Agreed, that really caught my attention as well.  I always love a good Endor scene, and this is no exception.  The huge size also makes this so cool, and accurate.

Great job :thumbup:
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:23 PM

Wow it is huge!  I really like your use of the Eskimo's hood for nests. :thumbup:   I'm just not sure about the trans-green leaves. :tongue:
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:11 AM

I really like the use of trans-green cheese slopes for leaves.
Plus the logs in a SNOT design makes a really cool "floor" or "treetop base".

Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:55 AM

Great scene! What can I say that hasn't already been mentioned? Well I'm a fan, and I really like the creativety involved in you solutions - you should build the entire Ewok village with those techniques  :thumbup: Although, I'm not sure there are anough translucent green cheese slopes in the world for that  :wink:
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

I really love your MOC! It is so awesome! Perfect and creative use of parts. It remainds me Lego Star Wars II game! Maybe you should try with sth bigger? I don't know but I hope that your next MOC will be as cool as this or more!  :tongue:

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:35 AM

As a fan of Ewoks, I can't help but wish this was an official set! As others have said, the use of the Arctic Hoods was a masterstroke.

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