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#26 Rufus

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:38 AM

View PostOky, on 25 February 2012 - 10:53 PM, said:

and it seems to me that this idea came from TLG rather than from our admins, but maybe it's just me.
No.  We are extremely grateful to TLG for allowing us an early look at the new set, but the idea of Architecture month is all EB.

View PostOky, on 25 February 2012 - 10:53 PM, said:

So, does this mean that the CMF Series 6 contest will be put off for another month because of this? :sceptic:
Wait and see :wink:

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:52 PM

I like most of the architecture sets with only a few looking silly. The cost has always stopped me from buying them, but I am looking forward to seeing what people make in the contest as I know there are some very talented builders here who can make more intricate designs than LEGO has. :thumbup:

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:53 AM

View PostOky, on 25 February 2012 - 10:53 PM, said:

So, does this mean that the CMF Series 6 contest will be put off for another month because of this? :sceptic:
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:08 AM

View PostFugazi, on 26 February 2012 - 11:22 AM, said:

I think no one mentioned it yet, the buiding contest picture is just wow! :sweet: I don't even understand what the light source is!
Looks like an LED inserted into a 1x1 cone piece. Judging by the fantastic lighting employed in IMHOTEP Mafia, I'm guessing that that's Rufus' (Pandufus'?) work. :drool:

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:30 AM

I think the architecture series has merit.  I do look forward to what Adam Tucker will come up with.

That said, the outcome is uneven. All are overpriced, which tends to make me restrained with my purchases.
I thought Fallingwater was a masterpiece (the original as well as the LEGO building) , and I am enjoying building the Robie House now to join Fallingwater on my desk at work.

Some of the others are nice (The Farnsworth House, the White House).

Others range from OK but not good enough to overspend on  with some that are just silly (the Burj Dubai, what the heck, who would buy that when they can just built it out of spare parts?). In general, the towers/very tall buildings don't do well - they are either boring, or don't look realistic or nice.

The pattern is clear - the greater the horizontal to vertical ratio of the actual building, the more likely the LEGO rendering is to be faithful as well as attractive. Obviously less curves makes for easier rendering as well.

I don't think LEGO expects to make money on these, but it's done for publicity and visibility.  

I hope LEGO continues this series as long as they are not losing big bucks on it. There are hits and misses, but I can ignore the misses and enjoy the hits.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:55 PM

I have to agree.

There are definitely some misses with the series.  I personally wrote it off despite the few sets I did like.  Strangely, the Mini Modulars set actually got me to give a second look at the series.  Not sure I'll go back and buy older Architecture sets, but I'm definitely in the challenge of building these microscaled pieces of art.

I am glad this series is getting more attention since it fills a very interesting niche for LEGO fans.  I'm surprised that I find myself getting on board with it.

Look forward to see what comes next. :)

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#32 Rufus

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

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Architecture Month Building Contest is now live!



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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:59 AM

Really wish I could participate! Too bad I just joined today...

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

View PostLuap31, on 10 March 2012 - 05:59 AM, said:

Really wish I could participate! Too bad I just joined today...

I think, you can! Rules were adjusted yesterday:

"New registrants are allowed to enter."  :thumbup:

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

Not sure if anyone has seen this, but apparently LEGO has been having people vote for Architecture sets. The first round is over and we're getting Habitat 67, but the next round is open and you can find it here: http://architecture....-us/inspire-us/

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:01 AM

St. Basil’s Cathedral?!! I am really curious how TLG would create that thing?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

View PostArtizan, on 18 March 2012 - 08:01 AM, said:

St. Basil’s Cathedral?!! I am really curious how TLG would create that thing?
Hope we'll see this model some day... Though it may be not very recognizable in LEGO form (about the coloured domes...), I'd definetly buy it...
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:14 PM



Architecture Month may be over, but the Architecture fun keeps coming!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:25 PM


The first Eurobricks LEGO Architecture Contest results are in, and the winners announced!

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It's been an exciting contest - thank you to everyone who took part! :wub:

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:26 PM

I recently enjoyed the LEGO Architecture exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.  Check it out if you're in the area.

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