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#1 Skrytsson


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:21 PM

In about a little more than a month I, together with Stockholm's Tramway-museum, will be proud to present an exhibition: LEGO-creation's about Stockholm's Tramway-history

The exhibition will consist of four LEGO-creations, created by me for the Museum for this exhibition.

However, I will let you have a sneak peak on one of the models already today.

1940s - Trams in Stureplan (Stockholm, Sweden) - takes place at the rush hour an ordinary business day in the middle of the 1940s in Stureplan - the heart of Stockholm at that time.

Reference pictures at the end of this post. Will you come at the exhibition?  :tongue:

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Will you come to the exhibition?  :tongue:
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

:wub_drool: Trams! In 6-wide, no less!

By the way, I was working on a Duewag tram some time ago (unfortunately, it disappeared in the boxes in its unfinished state :/) and I've noticed a few resemblances in our approach. Either way - trams rule; and this MOC is definitely a very nice recreation of the original.

Yes, yes, I would love to come to your exhibition! Can you get me a plane ticket to Stockholm please? :grin_wub:
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:09 PM

Great work it really creates the apmosphere of a busy station back then. :thumbup:
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

Wonderful creation 'Skrytsson', I :wub: the trams and that round roof tram stop/shelter - a huge  :thumbup: .
Excellent work...now you are going to make me start work again on my tram....oh, well.....Brick On 'Skrytsson' ! :sweet:

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:00 PM

Fantastic models. Unfortunately I will have to decline your invitation as I am still in university and won't be finished for at least another month. However otherwise I would love to see it. I presume that both models are trams, as one section does not have any rails. Your photos remind me of trams of the Dublin United Tram Company (DUTC) which operated from 1897 until 1949. Nelson's Pillar was the hub of the Dublin tram system. The Spire is there now.

One thing which I find interesting about Sweden is Dagen-H, when Sweden switched to driving on the right. These photos were taken I reckon twenty years before this.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:15 AM

Great work, Skrytsson.

Beautiful model trams in a nice realistic scene. The choice of predominantly brown, grey and black tones for the passengers really helps capture the time period shown in the reference pics.

Very well done.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:29 AM

Simply fab!  I love the styling and color.  Front-paged! :thumbup:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:50 AM

Wonderful... and the pictures are really great as well...professional quality, i guess??

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

Excellent work, that looks really good  :thumbup:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

This is a great model. The colours chosen for the minifigs really create the atmosphere of the 40s. The trams are wonderfuls models and the pictures quality is outstanding.

Really great!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

WOW truly stunning !!! im in awe, thanks for sharing, now if only i had a few grand and could afford a trip on a plane and a week off work, i could come see this and the rest in the flesh!!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:37 AM

Excellent piece of stunning work! You have certainly grasp well based on the reference images. Well done.  :wub:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:16 AM

Wow, fantastic! Especially the Nils Poppe poster.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

View PostSkrytsson, on 04 April 2012 - 09:21 PM, said:

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Very cool creation, very realistic. You have gotten the real feel over it and those trams look so good. Well done diodrama.
Btw Stockholm has changed alot in 60+ years (odcourse :tongue:) fun to see some old images of the city. Is there somewhere still any trams used in sthlm, I have been there many times but don´t recall right now seing any ?  :laugh:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:49 PM

The fig combos are excellent. All round great work.  :thumbup:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:59 PM

Wish I could see it in person :)

Nice job with the angled tiles!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:28 PM

is this exhibition open 21/4? mycket snyggt :)

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

Fantastic MOC! Beautiful colors and great building technique!  :wub:
Lovely atmosphere all around!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:22 PM

I have to agree with the others - the trams are great and look so good in that shade of blue. My favourite details, though, are the poster, the giant umbrella in between the trams, and the minifig combos. Great job - and, yes, mycket, mycket snyggt!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:22 PM

that's some very nice SNOT work  :classic: great job i love it :thumbup:
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:19 AM

I love full-scale (real) trams, and I also love to see them in Lego, both old and modern. Great job with the MOC.
I'm hoping that we get a tram here in Vancouver, where I live.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

Picking up from my earlier comments - I was wondering whether you're planning on actually running these afterwards?

I'd have loved to have seen a complete street-integrated (i.e. 'hidden' rails within the streets, etc.) tram layout with these beauties running on it... Obviously, as it is now, my guess would be it is meant to remain as a static display scene considering the lack of rails on the diagonal track and the lack of motorisation, but I still feel you could take it one step further! Or at least that's what I'd really love to see. :sweet:

Hopefully, that will also be included in the things you're yet to reveal as part of that exhibition. :wink:
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

An excellent job  Skrytsson the detailing on you MOC is first class! :thumbup:

There is also a place in Munich which looks a lot like your MOC as well called "Münchener Freiheit"

and the old streetcar colors are the same.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:56 AM

Now that is superb creation. Not too big not too small, fantastic colours, trams. Just perfect  :thumbup:

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

This is absolutely wonderful work.   :thumbup:

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