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#1 Legonardo

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:32 AM

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Hey guys! This is my entry for MOCathlon 2013 Category 8: Redesign a classic LEGO set
I remade the much loved 6277 "Imperial Trading Post" from 1992. this has all the original play features (- the opening roof) and is fully modular!
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#2 Captain Blackmoor

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:59 AM

What a fantastic overhaul. :wub: It actually looks like a set LEGO would produce! I love the attention to detail. Especially the cliff is very nice.

Awesome job here! :thumbup:

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

brilliant Legonardo (as always) if this was for sale, I'd buy it the very instant!
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

Very nice, I remade this set for a contest a while ago but this looks much better, I particulary like how you replicated the raised baseplate typical to the original set :thumbup: .
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:06 PM

Wow, this looks fantastic. Great colour scheme!

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:46 PM

Great LD! The colours on the cliffs is so nice! You can really feel where the sea is reaching up when it´s flood!

Even in pirate mocs and with this "official" set it´s so much you LD! You have a special colour scheme that is so you! Well done my friend!

Now redo all the castle sets for Avalonia!!! :wink:

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:08 PM

Awesome job!

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:23 PM

This looks great! :thumbup:  I like how you haven't changed the structure of the set too much (like some past remakes have), you've just made it subtler and more MOC-ish. Like others have said, the cliffs are especially great, and I like the addition of the chain to the bridge section.

Edit: nice tag on the topic, by the way. :tongue:

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:55 AM

Very nice! I like it a lot! Everything I was going to say already has, so yeah, good job! :thumbup:

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:59 AM

Congrats! This is a really awesome recreation. The set is instantly recognizable. Although the classic sets were very nice and had the LEGO spirit, I prefer this more realistic color scheme to the older red, yellow, black and white. The minifigures are also very well made and fleshy tones are also a big plus for my taste since they work better with these colrs.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:46 PM

Wow, you have improved a lot the last year or so! This is marvelous! The rockwork really stands out, though I heavily doubt TLG would ever release something so part(=cost)-intensive. Maybe the use of cb4's hull technique on such a small boat is not optimal; but otherwise it's really a pleasure to look at!

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:16 PM

This looks very slick Legonardo.  I especially like the brick build base-plate.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:56 AM

I still can't believe how great this turned out! Almost didn't notice that sneaky rat. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:41 AM

what a great re-design! amazing! love the little details!.... the palm tree, the gray rat, the water effect in the base of each pillar! great improvement to this classic
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:49 PM

Thanks everyone!
Perfectionist: the idea is not too make something lego could produce, but to better something they have produced :)

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:25 PM

A shame I did'nt notice this MOC before. I really like your rendition of the original trading post, with all those details and not too bright colour schemes. The Rebeltrooper heads for the soldiers is a great detail.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

The trade post has been one of my all time favorite sets. Yours looks even better that the original one. Awesome job.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:35 AM

Great remake, the colors you used and that way you built up the bases are fantastic.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

Very nice remake! I like those cliffs and the combination of colours.
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:38 AM

Awesome remake, Legonardo! The set looks much more sophisticated yet is still recognizable. I remember playing with the set when me and my brother were younger, this was one of our favourite sets back then. :sweet:

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

Such a nice redo of a classic set. A truly great job! :thumbup:

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

Great work on the remake! This set looks good and great design as well :thumbup:

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:54 PM

I'm out of words.

It. Looks. AWESOME!

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:33 PM

One of the best pirate MOC's I've ever seen! (And I've seen a lot.) I love the sleekness of it and how you recreated the baseplate.

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