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#1 lightningtiger

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Now if anyone read my last few posts in my other BOC topic (the Aussie designed building) I have been asked by BOC U.K. to design one of their stores of course in Lego. Before they sent images of what they wanted I started on this.....it's a w-i-p and they might also be interested in this once I have finished detailing it.
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I'll update as soon as I can.....but I will say this what they want built, you've seen nothing yet ! :wink:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:28 PM

Off to a great start lt! Congrats on them taking so much interest that they have commissioned you to build a store for them! Now if only they would foot the bill for the necessary parts  Posted Image  Looking forward to see what they want built, with your personal touch, of this U.K. style store   Posted Image
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:54 PM

View PostLego Guy Bri, on 30 April 2012 - 08:28 PM, said:

Off to a great start lt! Congrats on them taking so much interest that they have commissioned you to build a store for them! Now if only they would foot the bill for the necessary parts  Posted Image  Looking forward to see what they want built, with your personal touch, of this U.K. style store   Posted Image
Thanks, my only problem right now is the actual Tradequip sign - I can't find a logo or the right one in correct colours ! :cry_sad:
The actual mega-build is a fully decked out showroom 6 times the size of this at least plus a gas bottle bay out the front.
I'll update hopefully today.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:06 PM

Looking good so far, me and Lego guy Bri will be the judges of the finished pictures lol

Hey, is this link anygood for your logo colours and store you need?

http://www.google.co....3.0.&mvs=0#i=0
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:56 PM

View PostMiller, on 30 April 2012 - 10:06 PM, said:

Looking good so far, me and Lego guy Bri will be the judges of the finished pictures lol

Hey, is this link anygood for your logo colours and store you need?

http://www.google.co....3.0.&mvs=0#i=0
Okay, be kind ! :laugh:
Oh, that link didn't work.....only came up with the Google UK search page. :blush:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:21 PM

Ah sorry about that, I'm using my phone, ill try again when I'm on my computer later
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:32 AM

The Coventry Tradequip is about 10 miles from my home so I could take some photos of the signage if you want. I've looked on Google streetview, some is there but some is blurred - thanks Google! If you want to find it yourself put Coventry CV1 2BE into google maps and it come up right on the palce you want . Look on Streetview and you should spot it.

Good luck - I've enjoyed seeing your MOCs of everyday businesses.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:50 AM

Thank you 'Calv' if you could I would be very grateful for those photos. :sweet:

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:13 PM

As soon as we get a decent day weather wise I'll go over for you. Lashing down with rain again today though!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:27 PM

View PostCalv, on 01 May 2012 - 01:13 PM, said:

As soon as we get a decent day weather wise I'll go over for you. Lashing down with rain again today though!

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No problem, I have custom designed signage based on an actual image found on the net.....well I had to use my camera photograph the screen and work the image right. Tomorrow I'll have the signs done, I have made two gas bottle pallets minus bottles though and two angle grinders to go on display.
Updating tomorrow. :classic:

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

A picture speaks a thousand words so.....
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Just a little stickering goes a long way.
More of this one to come.....comments welcome and keep watching ! :wink:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:50 AM

Look closely at the left side in the windows......
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What does everyone think about the mig welder, have I nailed the design right.....of course no bottle on the back, for safety ! :wink:
Still more to come.....keep watching ! :wink:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:21 AM

Nice one! Love the control panel on top. + Posted Image :wink:

Just went through a lot on BL, there's tons stuff for your store; axe, crowbar, circular blade saw, chainsaw, hand truck, jack, jackhammer, big mallet, big wrench, paint brush, pickaxe, shovel, pitchfork, sledge hammer, toolbox, wheelbarrow, bucket, sextant (oldschool laser alligning).

Is the original store like a normal DIY store or is it more specialised?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:15 AM

View Post-zenn, on 03 May 2012 - 10:21 AM, said:

Nice one! Love the control panel on top. + Posted Image :wink:

Just went through a lot on BL, there's tons stuff for your store; axe, crowbar, circular blade saw, chainsaw, hand truck, jack, jackhammer, big mallet, big wrench, paint brush, pickaxe, shovel, pitchfork, sledge hammer, toolbox, wheelbarrow, bucket, sextant (oldschool laser alligning).

Is the original store like a normal DIY store or is it more specialised?
It's a trade gas depot for welders, plumbers, etc.,.
And thanks for the comments '-zenn' ! :classic:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:56 AM

View Postlightningtiger, on 03 May 2012 - 11:15 AM, said:

It's a trade gas depot for welders, plumbers, etc.,.
And thanks for the comments '-zenn' ! :classic:

Than you need lots of Posted Image + Posted Image = Plungers :tongue:

Just an idea; coils of small/large tubing as for pipes and plumbing.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:32 PM

View Post-zenn, on 03 May 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:

Than you need lots of Posted Image + Posted Image = Plungers :tongue:

Just an idea; coils of small/large tubing as for pipes and plumbing.
Ah, I guess I should have left it at welding only, no plumbing supplies except for fixing gas lines or fridges/air conditioners.
Here found a picture of an even more basic looking Tradequip.
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But thanks '-zenn' for the plunger idea ! :classic:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:24 PM

It's real hard to find images.....
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I have to make gas bottles today, updating again later on today (as long as my back doesn't cause me too much trouble.....ouch :cry_sad: :cry_sad:  ).

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:19 AM

Nice store...

Been following you building development and are wondering when you will post an overview of everything?
As far as I remember, you now have lego-towns from Austraila, Denmark, Netherlands and UK??

I'm a conformist!!!!
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:11 AM

View Postkzv, on 04 May 2012 - 07:19 AM, said:

Nice store...

Been following you building development and are wondering when you will post an overview of everything?
As far as I remember, you now have lego-towns from Austraila, Denmark, Netherlands and UK??

I'm a conformist!!!!
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Thanks 'kzv', but I haven't done any creation from the Netherlands, sadly my Danish stuff has been scrapped because of this project for BOC U.K. (this is only a prototype/test) as it should be a reasonable pay day....cost covering plus my time I hope. :blush:
Tomorrow I will go and buy the bricks to make the gas bottles.....keep watching.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:25 AM

I only bump this if I have something fresh to add......
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Various large gas bottles now added, I have to wait until Monday night to see if they meet BOC's requirements for gas bottles.
Keep on watching ! :wink:

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:15 PM

You may be wondering why I call this a prototype, here's a clue....the job I have been asked to do. (I can't give away too much but a big tease photo since it's a paying job)
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Comment if you wish, Brick On ! :classic: (last update for awhile on this MOC)

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:36 PM

Compared to the pic you provided earlier, I think the gasbottles are rather big, a suggestion would be something like this;

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Welder's Truck by Ricecracker., on Flickr.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:45 PM

Thanks '-zenn' for the feedback, actually I checked the BOC website there are at least ten different size bottles. I agree and will have the narrower bottle shapes in the main design.....dam, I thought I would be the first putting the aerial bases as tops of gas bottles ! :blush:  :laugh:
Keep those comments flowing just like gas ! :grin:

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:00 AM

I thought I might share a tease photo for you on what the prototype building is leading towards. :wink:
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It's just a progress shot, this is 80% of stage 1 of a mega-MOC ordered by the good folks at BOC Gas U.K. updates later tomorrow.



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