Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:52 PM
I share this concept of a modular version of the imperial place for your blue or red coats :)
I have modified the bell tower to fit with this "theme".
Each module is on a 16x16 blue plate, or 8x16.
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(Link to the first image : http://www.flickr.co...157636624212515)
Actually, there're 7 modules :
• The bell tower
• The gun tower
• The stock of weapon
• The jail with a room over it
• The small fort
• 2x intermediate dock
Hope you'll like it.
About 1600 pieces.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:58 PM
Hmmm... A larger image is not helping. You'd do well to lose some of the white-space to make the MOC appear larger and thus be seen in more detail.
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Posted 17 October 2013 - 12:00 AM
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Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:08 AM
Tchuck-Norst --> I'll publish the lxf file soon. Stay tune :)
Mister Phes --> Ok, it's actually the default screenshot of LDD, but I'll publish better views, and individual views of the modules.
Warspite03 + Kermit --> Thanks :)
Dr_Spock --> I've just finished my pirate ship moc, so I have to wait to buy bricks to do this moc :)
Posted 17 October 2013 - 08:04 PM
Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:07 PM
Edited by absolutelylez, 17 October 2013 - 11:08 PM.
Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:36 AM
Thank you Pavel and AbsoluteLylez.
Do you think I have to publish this on lego.cuusoo.com ?
Posted 18 October 2013 - 10:59 AM
Should you be considering it I'd suggest some minors revisions...
- More minifigures! A set this size needs at least 8.
- Interesting accessories to go with the minifigures. Maybe come up with something new.
- Incorporate an opposing faction. Pirates is the most obvious choice but maybe you could get creative and invent your own.
- Incorporate more plant life into the design. It's a bit barren! A palm tree is a staple of every large pirate set so at the very least you should have one of those, but some smaller plants growing off the rocks could work nicely.
- Where are the animals? Is that a gull perched atop the dock post? It looks brick-build which is redundant now there's a LEGO seagull. Consider finding some LEGO animals that will work well with theme of this design.
- Incorporate some nifty features. You've got a swivel cannon and a crane but that's not really enough so you'll need to brainstorm something original.
But guess what! People don't care! Unless you can deliver a fully featured LEGO Pirates sets you can't expect them to vote for it.
Would you pay good money for a Pirate Set lacking minifigures, animals, accessories, plant life and nifty features? Well, I wouldn't and I suspect others wouldn't either.
A good design is one thing but playability and value are other important factors.
Posted 18 October 2013 - 01:20 PM
As you say, most of the points are limited by LDD (seagull, minfigures...). There are a monkey, a crab and a parrot, but tha'ts not enough.
I'll try to build the complete project and add everything you mention (more animals, opposing faction...).
Not sure about the palmtree :) If user imagines that it's a fort built on a rock, it's probably better to add small plants.
Thank you for all your good advices ;)
Edited by montoumes, 18 October 2013 - 01:24 PM.
Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:55 PM
You know how some sets like Lagoon Lockup incorporated one? They just put a 2 x 3 yellow brick for a sandbar and placed the palm tree on top.
Eldorado Fortress didn't even bother with that...
Posted 18 October 2013 - 07:44 PM
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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:31 AM
It's a great concept and there are some nice designs in the individual modules but the engineering around the modularity needs just a little bit more refinement before it's perfect.
Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:50 AM
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