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#1 Venunder

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

Having seen several ways to build Trees, I thought I would gather a few links together.
If you want to help, just post a link or suggest new methods.

If a new method is posted I will try to update the list as soon as possible : -

https://www.flickr.c...lego_arboretum/ Lego Arboretum. a Flikr Stream created by : Many people
Christmas Tree with santa and his helpers. created by :
Apple Tree. created by : dugmence.
The White Tree. created by : Disco 86.
Making a Tree Vid created by : paultox
Twisted Trunk created by : Marco den Besten
Flat Top Tree created by :
Weaving Leaves created by : Katie Walker

In reality a lot of trees have main trunks that appear dark grey, pale grey or tan, rather than dark brown or reddish brown used in most lego trees.


Black Tree created by : Patrick Massey
Grey Tree. created by : Luke Watkins Hutchinson
Grey Trunk Tree created by : blueaandwhite
A Silver Birch. created by : Sir Nadroj
Three Trees created by : Paul Tuxopeus
Alien Plant created by : Karf oohlu

PINE TREES

created by : mayday artist
Small Pine Sapling  created by : konze (Tommy M)
Pine Tree with Cones created by : Subix

I seem to have lost the links for a lot of these while editing the post, so please have patience while I try to find them. :)

More Pine Trees. created by : Ru Corder
Conifer Tree. created by : Ru Corder
Cyprus Tree created by : gedren_y
Palm leaf Pine Tree created by : Subix
Snowy Tree created by : tbaixinho
Cyprus Tree  created by : Thoy Bradley

SEASONAL TREES

Cherry Blossom created by :  片岡 ひろし
Blossom Tree created by : lostcarpark
Blossom Tree created by: baptisterium
Autumnal Tree created by : Brother Steven
Multi colour Autumnal Tree created by : Regenerate builder

SWAMP TREES

Weeping Swamp Tree created by : AC Pin
Swamp Tree created by : JackJonespaw


JUNGLE TREES
Jungle Tree created by : Ecclesiastes.
Jungle Plants created by : Jareth.
Jungle Plant created by : Angeli

TROPICAL PALM TREES
Standard Palm Trees created by : aredhel
Complex Palm Tree created by : Carson Hart

Palm Tree Group created by : many people.
Palm Like Tree created by : Ryclen.

Palm trees created by : Mark of Falworth.
A MASA PALM created by : Masa of Kaliphlin

BONSAI TREES
Bonsai by Taz-Maniac, on Flickr
Blossom Tree created by : tikitikitembo
Bonsai Group created by : many people

? Bonsai created by : Toma S

GIANT TREES

[url="http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/ZCerberus/EBGuild/PrinceoftheForest/img_0154.jpg"]House in the Trees created by : ZCerberus
Tree house created by : blufiji
Giant Tree House created by : I Scream Clone
Tree Tower House created by : Legonardo
Cherry Tree with Treehousecreatedby : Cale
Elven Tree House created by : Elander
Endor Trees created by : mutley777
Xmas Tree at St Pancras. created by : Duncan Titmarsh and Children from Edith Neville Primay School in Camden and Copenhagen Primary School in Islington helped put the tree together, along with the Harpenden Explorer Scouts.

GIANT SENTIENT TREES
UCS Ent created by : touthomme

GIANT TREES in miniature.
Living City Tree  created by : tbaixinho

Other Miniature Trees
Small Trees in a Landscape  created by : Ru Corder

FORESTS
created by : brickplumber
Pine Forest created by : Sava TheAggie


Thanks for these extra links I Scream Clone. Hersbrucker, tedbeard

Thanks to Tazmaniac for moving this topic to the main Forum.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:15 PM

Whilst it's a good idea to have a tree resource, perhaps you could research up more than two techniques when starting a thread? Maybe even post some tutorial pictures yourself  :classic:

The Flickr group, LEGO Arboretum is a one stop shop for cool trees and shrubbery. I will add it to your post.

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#3 Venunder

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:20 PM

^ Sorry I'm a bit slow gathering my links. Next time I will gather my info before posting a topic.
At some point I will contribute my own method if I discover one that seems worthy.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:21 PM

I have got you started with a few pics and links, see what cool things you can find. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

Here is a link to a gallery from builder Michael.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

I don't really get why this topic is in the GoH Forum.  :angry:  It would be much better to have it in the LEGO Historic Themes Forum.  :thumbup:
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

View Postmephistopheles, on 17 April 2012 - 10:41 PM, said:

I don't really get why this topic is in the GoH Forum.  :angry:  It would be much better to have it in the LEGO Historic Themes Forum.  :thumbup:

I thought the same, as I looked at this thread the first time.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

As usual many people all do the same thing:

LEGO LandScape group on Flickr

LEGO Palm Trees group on Flickr

Brick Bonsai group on Flickr

In addition to the LEGO Arboretum above.

And that was just 30-40 seconds of searching on Flickr.

Hopefully this thread can help bring sanity but might I suggest it is in the wrong place. Buried in Eurobricks Forums > Themes > LEGO Historic Themes > Guilds of Historica rather than something a little more general may not be the best place for it unless you are only interested in trees built for the GoH project.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:33 PM

Heres another tree technique made by myself
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

This looks promising but should probably not be guild specific...I'll move it to the main forum.

And add this:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:49 PM

well... I;ve used up a half of hour writing this post for thread: "A guide to tree building", but now it seems it disapeared... I will post it here, and if it was moved, this post could be to, I suppose... if not, there are few links to the "building how to" :)

here's an article from Antony Sava: link, named: "Creating trees and foliage"

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here's an instruction from Monteur: link, named: "Trees"

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and, talking about articles that could help you while building, here you can find all of these:

Buildings
- Advanced Tudor Style Instructions by Lenny Hoffman
- Model Castle Openings by Lenny Hoffman
- Avoiding the "Big Gray Wall" Syndrome by Bruce N H
- Castle Wall Offsets by Ben E.
- Medieval interiors by ? - pdf file
- Stained glass windows by Bruce N H
- Stained glass - using slopes by Jim
- Towers 101 by Eggy (Eggplant Wizard) - on MOCpages
- Round Tower Techniques by John Boozer (jediknight219) - on MOCpages
- Curved Amphitheater's Walls by Krazy Kastle Krak Guy (K3G) - on MOCpages
Environment
- Creating trees and foliage, not just for deities any more by Anthony Sava
- Building a landscape by DNL and SlyOwl
- Building a landscape - Grass-scaping by SlyOwl
- Waves by Bruce N H
- Waterfalls 101 by Eggy (Eggplant Wizard) - on MOCpages
- Rocks 101 by Eggy (Eggplant Wizard) - on MOCpages
- Palm tree by Eggy (Eggplant Wizard) - on MOCpages
- Trees by Monteur - on Brickshelf
Creatures
- Brick Built Beasts 1 - Mundane animals by Bruce N. H.
- Brick Built Beasts 2 - Fantastic animals by Bruce N. H.
- Custom Centaurs by Jim Darlack
Etc.
- Fire Strands by Forestboy
- Making Medieval Instruments by Nathan Wells
- Microscale castle building techniques by Ed Kohl - pdf file

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:22 AM

I do like this big tree design by Paultox a lot. It has shamefully few votes in Cuusoo. There's also very through building instructions in Youtube.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:39 AM

View PostHaltiamieli, on 18 April 2012 - 12:22 AM, said:

I do like this big tree design by Paultox a lot. It has shamefully few votes in Cuusoo. There's also very through building instructions in Youtube.


I liked his tree so much that I have spent all afternoon building one; it is brilliant.

The tree is really well designed; it has great durability for a display.

It is so good that I went to Cuusoo and voted for it.  :thumbup:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

Hello,

today I've built an evergreen. I was inspired by this one on flickr.

I've created an instruction which you can find over here: http://konze.org/lego

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

Thanks for the inspiration!

Heres a link to my jungle plants

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=495683

and to other trees

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=501650

I may add instructions at some point

And a very large tree trunk.

http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=5380650
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

What about these trees?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

have you added mayday's cool trees yet?
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:41 AM

Here is an awesome tree!

http://www.flickr.co...57626662390978/

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

@ Jareth if you can get a better shot of your Giant tree I can list it.  :thumbup:

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:15 AM

Great list of techniques!

Shouldn't this be in the LEGO General Discussion & News forum?  Seems to me that it applies to a lot more than just Historic Themes, such as Pirates, Town, etc.

And maybe it should be linked to from the first post of the Advanced Building Techniques thread in that forum.  Although that post hasn't been edited in a while.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:29 AM

View PostVenunder, on 20 April 2012 - 11:55 PM, said:

@ Jareth if you can get a better shot of your Giant tree I can list it.  :thumbup:
Sorry...It's been broken down.  To be honest, the top of the tree wasn't that great.  I don't own enough branch pieces.  Allthough, maybe I could do a brick based crown instead of a branch based one.....hmmm....
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:17 PM

I would like to see more trees with grey trunks so that is shame Jareth.
I would also like to see some more tan coloured round bricks used to help expand the tree designs.  :sweet:

Edit: Oops bad spelling.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:39 PM

View Postbrickie, on 19 April 2012 - 08:39 AM, said:

I liked his tree so much that I have spent all afternoon building one; it is brilliant.

The tree is really well designed; it has great durability for a display.

It is so good that I went to Cuusoo and voted for it.  :thumbup:

Thanks for the support!
I really hope the video also helps others to build my trees!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:09 AM

I have found a few interesting Trees to add to the first post.

If anyone finds any new Trees please post a link here.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:27 PM

I built a new tree today. It's an autumn birch!
For all the LEGO purists out there; close your eyes! It has non-LEGO yellow leave parts:

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