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#1 soccerkid6

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

Here's my entry to the Varlyrio challenge. Inspired by de Gothia, MikeyB, and everyone else who has built in Varlyrio.
This was a ton of fun to build and I hope you like it  :classic:
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

Wow! Those buildings are perfect! Some great details! The only thing I don't like is the water. It looks plain compared to the rest of the MOC. Maybe loose round 1x1s would look better? :thumbup:
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

Great job!  (As usual though, I had to go to your Flickr... )  I especially like the slopes down to the waters edge! :thumbup:  Like the expressions on the pair up on top of the blue house :laugh: , nice interior as well! :thumbup:

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

Nice job! I really like the ramp and the small gondola! The bridges are a nice touch as they are of different design than the other entries! Nice job! :thumbup:

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

Looks great :classic: . Everybody in your build looks so fancy! :laugh:
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

These buildings are beautiful. :wub:  The detailing on the blue and grey one is just superb, particularly how you have framed the windows and the arches for the walkway. I also like how you have done the bridge and the way the base is cut out to show the water.  

The wedding proposal is also a nice touch!

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

Oooh. I really like the stone supports on each of the buildings. It looks very realistic. It was a wonderful MOC. Great Job SK.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

View PostInfernum, on 01 December 2012 - 05:18 PM, said:

Wow! Those buildings are perfect! Some great details! The only thing I don't like is the water. It looks plain compared to the rest of the MOC. Maybe loose round 1x1s would look better? :thumbup:
Thanks, it took a little experimentation to get the buildings to have the Varlyrio feel, as to the water most canals are still water so I didn't think looses 1x1s would work well :classic:

View PostKai NRG, on 01 December 2012 - 05:20 PM, said:

Great job!  (As usual though, I had to go to your Flickr... )  I especially like the slopes down to the waters edge! :thumbup:  Like the expressions on the pair up on top of the blue house :laugh: , nice interior as well! :thumbup:
Thanks, I thought those faces worked perfectly for the situation :laugh: I'm looking into getting a different web host so hopefully you and the few others who can't now will be able to see the pics :classic:

View PostMasa of Kaliphlin, on 01 December 2012 - 07:47 PM, said:

Nice job! I really like the ramp and the small gondola! The bridges are a nice touch as they are of different design than the other entries! Nice job! :thumbup:
Thanks! I wanted to make the gondola as small as possible and still be recognizable and I wanted the bridge to be peaked high so boats could slide underneath :classic:

View PostEric Su, on 01 December 2012 - 07:58 PM, said:

Looks great :classic: . Everybody in your build looks so fancy! :laugh:
Thanks, take a look at the other Varlyrio builds, my figs aren't even near the fanciest :laugh:

View PostKristel, on 01 December 2012 - 09:37 PM, said:

These buildings are beautiful. :wub:  The detailing on the blue and grey one is just superb, particularly how you have framed the windows and the arches for the walkway. I also like how you have done the bridge and the way the base is cut out to show the water.  

The wedding proposal is also a nice touch!
Thanks, I was really happy with the buildings, and I was digging through my minifig accesory box when I saw the ring and thought that would be a nice detail :classic:

View PostPenkid11, on 01 December 2012 - 10:01 PM, said:

Oooh. I really like the stone supports on each of the buildings. It looks very realistic. It was a wonderful MOC. Great Job SK.
Thanks!
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:00 PM

A proposal, big win! :wub:  And indeed great job on using the slopes to the water.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:14 AM

Looks great! I realy get a feel of Venice! The canal is really narrow which is like alot! Well done!!

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:39 AM

View PostEcclesiastes, on 04 December 2012 - 10:00 PM, said:

A proposal, big win! :wub:  And indeed great job on using the slopes to the water.
Thanks Ecclesiastes, I thought it was a fun touch :classic:

View Postde Gothia, on 05 December 2012 - 12:14 AM, said:

Looks great! I realy get a feel of Venice! The canal is really narrow which is like alot! Well done!!
Thanks! Guess I'll have to look at some pictures of Venice, I got a similar comment on another forum :laugh:
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:55 AM

Can't say I've ever seen a proposal with the guy doing the splits... :oh: that man gets points for originality! :tongue:

The tile sidewalk and the little boat are the winners here for me.  For some reason the powder blue on light bley isn't working to my eye though; it might be one of those "better in real life" things.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:30 PM

View Postmrcp6d, on 05 December 2012 - 01:55 AM, said:

Can't say I've ever seen a proposal with the guy doing the splits... :oh: that man gets points for originality! :tongue:

The tile sidewalk and the little boat are the winners here for me.  For some reason the powder blue on light bley isn't working to my eye though; it might be one of those "better in real life" things.
:laugh: Thanks :laugh:
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:22 AM

I like how Valyrio mocs looks, this one is not the exception.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

View PostNiku, on 06 December 2012 - 03:22 AM, said:

I like how Valyrio mocs looks, this one is not the exception.
Good job. Soccerkid6.
Thanks! I've been enjoying all the Varlyrio builds too :classic:
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

Nice one soccerkid, really like your interiors and the minifig posing! It's fun to see how this fifth guild is evolving!!
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

View Postkabel, on 07 December 2012 - 02:07 PM, said:

Nice one soccerkid, really like your interiors and the minifig posing! It's fun to see how this fifth guild is evolving!!
Thanks kabel, looking forward to seeing your next Varlyrio build completed :classic:
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