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#1 BasOne

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:46 AM

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Hi all,

With the new CMF S7 Bagpiper i wanted to combine it with the CMF S5 Royal guard and make a pipes and drums marching band / scottisch regiment on parade...

The meager beginnings are there...  :tongue:

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But i can't for the life of me figure out how to make drums, the big ones, the small ones, the middle ones, the double ones.....

If anyone has a bright idea, please, please let me know  :laugh:

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#2 Rufus

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:59 AM

A larger drum could be made from a 2x2 round brick with a 2x2 round tile on top, and perhaps a 2x2 round plate with rounded bottom on the underside.  Alternatively, use two 2x2 round plates and two 2x2 round tiles connected bottom to bottom - you'd need to cut a small length of flex-tube to do this.  Attaching them to the figs would need string, or elastic bands.  You could use the Hula Girl's maracas for the strikers.

For the smaller side-mounted snare drums, the best solution I can think of off-hand is to use a 1x1 bucket (I think you can fit a 1x1 round plate in the top, but I haven't tried) with its handle hooked over the hilt of a sword worn in a scabbard.  I imagine it would be a bit flimsy but worth a try!

Let us know how you get on.

Edit: I tried the sword thingy and the sword hilt is too big.  But it does work with a lever handle fed through the scabbard.

#3 BasOne

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

View PostRufus, on 27 May 2012 - 08:59 AM, said:

A larger drum could be made from a 2x2 round brick with a 2x2 round tile on top, and perhaps a 2x2 round plate with rounded bottom on the underside.  Alternatively, use two 2x2 round plates and two 2x2 round tiles connected bottom to bottom - you'd need to cut a small length of flex-tube to do this.  Attaching them to the figs would need string, or elastic bands.  You could use the Hula Girl's maracas for the strikers.

For the smaller side-mounted snare drums, the best solution I can think of off-hand is to use a 1x1 bucket (I think you can fit a 1x1 round plate in the top, but I haven't tried) with its handle hooked over the hilt of a sword worn in a scabbard.  I imagine it would be a bit flimsy but worth a try!

Let us know how you get on.

Edit: I tried the sword thingy and the sword hilt is too big.  But it does work with a lever handle fed through the scabbard.

So stupid of me.
I've been so focused on doing everything with standard lego bricks i didn't think of rubber bands and the like.

What do you think of this, a thin strip op plastic (or paper) square with rounded corners, with 4 stud sized holes.
Just like the CMF kilt and dresses, single big drum 2x2 round plate and flat plate, dual drum 2x2 round flat plate and 2x2 with rounded bottom.

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Still need to think of how to make this type of drum,

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Let us know how you get on.

I will, i will  :classic:

This is basicly what i want to build:

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I'ts going to be extended with a crowd on the sidewalk.

Still ordering the pieces and trying out some other ways to make the 'street'.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 12:49 PM

I built a crude version of the big drum. It's not as round as I would like, but I think that it's clear of what it is:

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I used one of those bricks with studs on all sides save one, two 1x2 plates with middle stud. The two circles are connected to two of the studs on the bricks, a 2x1 tile is on the front, and a 1x1 tile goes on the top and bottom.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

JackJonespaw, that is a great way of doing that drum. Thanks for the idea.

BasOne, incidentally I was also thinking of ways to do a drum a few days ago. Thanks for starting this thread!
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 01:48 PM

A marching band drummer with a big drum on his belly would actually make a pretty awesome CMF. It wouldn't really be hard for LEGO to do either since they'd just have to make a piece that hangs around the neck (not unlike what JackJonespaw made above, but as a solid piece).

The only issue with it is that it most likely wouldn't be able to stand up without being put on some studs.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:27 PM

I don't know if this helps in any way but Brickforge actually make Drumsticks-

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http://www.brickforg...ome.php?cat=410


I think they look much better than the Lego screwdrivers in the LDD pic :wink:

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

View Postcharlieboy, on 27 May 2012 - 02:27 PM, said:

I don't know if this helps in any way but Brickforge actually make Drumsticks-

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http://www.brickforg...ome.php?cat=410


I think they look much better than the Lego screwdrivers in the LDD pic :wink:

I might order some of those  :laugh:

View PostJackJonespaw, on 27 May 2012 - 12:49 PM, said:

I built a crude version of the big drum. It's not as round as I would like, but I think that it's clear of what it is:

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I used one of those bricks with studs on all sides save one, two 1x2 plates with middle stud. The two circles are connected to two of the studs on the bricks, a 2x1 tile is on the front, and a 1x1 tile goes on the top and bottom.

That's basicly what i came up with, but i don't like it, i want it rounder  :tongue:

I also came up with this.
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But it's a bit too big

Or this  :laugh:

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I just love this...


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:52 PM

Here's my stab at it:

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Exploded view of the drum:

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

A picture of my regimental band:

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I really should get some detail pics but I think you can see I used string woven into the drums. The side drums are easy but the bass drum was done using a 2-long technic pin to reverse the stud directions so both sides are flat.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

View PostGraysmith, on 28 May 2012 - 02:52 PM, said:

Here's my stab at it:

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Exploded view of the drum:

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I love the above way, which is also well suited for colour matching. It has my vote!

#12 BasOne

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:03 PM

View PostGraysmith, on 28 May 2012 - 02:52 PM, said:

Here's my stab at it:


Exploded view of the drum:



I like it  :thumbup:

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:19 PM

Wow... i love that the community helped figure this one out... awesome! Multiple people took a stab at different ways to build something and i learned alot from all the multiple different ways

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:04 PM

Great work everyone you have all inspired me to attempt my own marching band. Thanks :classic:
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:27 AM

Took another picture for detail:

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:56 AM

Anyone got any ideas on how to build drums for a marching band?
I have 5 CMF bagpipers and I want to build a matching band with 2 pipers, 2 drummers and a leader (or maybe 3 pipes and 2 drums). Anyone got any ideas on how to build the drums?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:30 AM

This might be what you are looking for.

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View PostEmperor Krulos, on 05 August 2012 - 07:30 AM, said:

...and so it's been merged. Thanks.  :sweet:





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