I present you with the finalization and public presentation of the MegaMOC 2012!
*Warning; This post is very heavy on photos! *
*** First test-assembly in basement, some days before the event ***
These first pictures are from a test-setup in my basement, one week before packing everything into small boxes.
A view to the busy main street;
The "Painted Ladies District";
Coca-Cola delivery guy almost having an accident because of... distraction...;
Kids going to school;
A view to the City Hall;
The Delorean almost hidden between a big tree and a billboard with Marylin Monroe advertising some perfume;
As we are close to X-mas anyway;
Some guests at the City Hotel;
Scorpions and Greasers;
Honest Al´s used cars sale;
Detail on top of the cinema roof;
The combined train-and-bus (Greyhound) station is pure Googie fantasy;
*** Photos from the HispaLUG Expo 2012 ***
Everything was taken apart and carefully put into cardboard boxes, and transported some 600km by car, to Barcelona (Granollers), where it was again put together in less than 4 hours. The last minifig was placed just as the doors opened to the public. (Many expositors were a lot worse off than me...)
At the exhibit I had the opportunity to take some photos of the "wrong" side of th display. Things the visitors normally dont see...
I dont have many photos of the train;
Disclaimer; This nice train is basically a rip-off of Aleksander Steins 7-wide NYC M-497.
Mine is 8-wide, but only a few studs longer.
This train actually existed(!) It´s slightly anachronic to the whole diorama, as it was made in 1966, but its fantastic futuristic look makes it perfect for the various Googie-style buildings I have in the diorama.
In real life it reached almost 300km/h, which is a record that still stands in the USA, for passenger transport on rails!
I finally got the opportunity to take a photo of my mini-fig scale VW camper van next to its bigger Lego set #10220 sibling;
A study of "bluish" Lego;
Top: Medium Blue
Middle: Maersk Blue
Bottom: Bright Cyan
Curious how Maersk is closer to Cyan than to medium blue...
My VERY patient wife;
Oldest daughter Patricia;
Youngest daughter Kristina controlling the train;
-And finally yours truly;
More photos from the event can be found here;
HispaLUG can be found here (spanish language only);
*** Videos ***
frxabemi´s other video;
*** Technical Data ***
The diorama is 12 baseaplates (32x32) long.
The covered corners meassure 0,5m each, covering the curved tracks for the train.
=> 408cm long.
Depth is 3 baseplates + 1/2 baseplate for the train.
The train track is a simple circle. No points used.
There are 24 cars, trucks and busses distributed on the layout. They have all been presented individually here pn EB.
There is only one train. Originally I had planned to also make a longer freight-train, drawn by an impressive Mikado class steamer. Alas, time and pieces ran out for that project. Oh well, maybe I can build one later.
There are a total of 94 minifigs distributed around the diorama.
The blue-sky background is re-used from the "Royville" MegaMOC 2011 project. There is still room for expansion, as the backdrop will span 13 baseplates total!
The project has taken 6 months to build, at a relaxed pace.
It takes 4 hours to set up and 2 hours to take down. (not relaxed ;-) )
Packed down I can fit everyhting into my Volvo V40 with the plastic-bubble on the roof and 4 persons inside! (persons inside the CAR, not the plastic-bubble...)
The whole thing is still stored intact in my basement, maybe awaiting a further opportunity next year¿?
*** End ***
Edited by Phred, 30 November 2012 - 01:29 PM.