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#1 Brick Miner

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 05:31 PM

ok EBers...  this is it, the "must have" of all unofficial Wild West sets...

LEGOREDO STATION #6785

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All Aboard...  Next Stop, LEGOREDO !!!
The fun and excitement of the Wild West awaits you...  only you need to get there first !!!  Cross the frontier with this Western themed 6 car train, then arrive at the most happen'n joint in all the west, LEGOREDO !!!  At the train station you will find all kinds, gamblers, gunslingers, and outlaws, so watch your step !!!

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- Buy the tickets and plan your trip in the station's lower level.
- Plan the future of the Western rails with the LEGOREDO territory map in the station's upper level...  but don't let the thieves find the hidden gold under the removable table !!!
- Burn the fuel on the open flames in the locomotive's cabin !!!
- Deal the cards to pass the time in the passenger car card-table, but don't get caught cheating !!!
- Deliver the US mail and Calvary payroll with storage crates and safe in the caboose !!!
- Chart the frontier territories with 23 pieces to build rocks and foliage for the train to pass by.
- Includes 8 minifigures, with train conductor, train engineer, sheriff, 2 gamblers, 2 cowboys, and 1 cowgirl!
- 6 car train includes engine with tender, passenger car with removable roof, livestock car, freight car, and caboose with removable roof!
- Complete train measures 42 inch long (135 studs).
- Train Station measures 6 inch high (15 2/3 bricks).
- includes 9V motor, Speed Regulator, and Oval Track for 9V trains.
- Complete track includes 16 curve and 4 straight rails.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 05:40 PM

Ahhhhhhh splendor of a Brick Miner MOC....  

If The LEGO Group were looking for a designer to design new Wild West sets you'd have to top the list - Legorado Station is almost too good not to be an official set!  Its so superb I'm rendered speechless.  I'll have to come back later when I'm not so awestruck...

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 05:55 PM

Ah, you finally got around to editing and posting these. That's the one biggest thing Lego missed out on with the Western line - a western train. *wub* I like the locomotive, but I feel there's too much space in the middle around bottom between the sets of wheels. I'm not usually a fan for custom stickers either, but I realy like how you incorporated the the town train symbols into the decorations on the side. :-P

The sides of the horse car are pefect, but the ends seem too cluttered. And tile the 'hole' in the horses. ;-)
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:13 PM

View Postoo7, on May 26 2007, 12:55 PM, said:

I'm not usually a fan for custom stickers either, but I realy like how you incorporated the the town train symbols into the decorations on the side. :-P
yes, i really like using existing LEGO inconography...  im trying everthing i know to make these MOC look like an offical LEGO set.  i even tried to "westernize" engineer max and conductor charley with a custom torso  :-D   i wasn't really happy with the result though, as the conductor charley face doesn't seem too "western" to me.

oh well, it was a neat concept that really just didn't work in the end.

however, i am currently adapting the LEGO post office symbol into a LEGOREDO post office/pony express MOC.  that, on the other hand, is working out quite well, as the symbol is a french horn/bugle thing...  and a bugle is one of the elements LEGO used for their calvary.

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...And tile the 'hole' in the horses. ;-)
now a '96 LEGO wouldn't have done that  :-P  :-D

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:19 PM

View PostBrick Miner, on May 26 2007, 01:13 PM, said:

yes, i really like using existing LEGO inconography...  im trying everthing i know to make these MOC look like an offical LEGO set.  i even tried to "westernize" engineer max and conductor charley  :-D   i wasn't really happy with the result though, as the conductor charely face doesn't seem too "western" to me.

oh well, it was a neat concept that just didn't really work.

however, i am currently adapting the LEGO post office symbol into a LEGOREDO post office/pony express MOC.  that, on the other hand, is working out quite well, as the symbol is a trumpet/bugel thing...  and a bugel is one of the elements LEGO used for their calvary.
Yeah, it's funny and very pratical. Although I'm not sure what you mean by 'charely face' (sic?)...

View PostBrick Miner, on May 26 2007, 01:13 PM, said:

now a '96 LEGO wouldn't have done that  :-P  :-D
A '96 Lego would not have used dark orange. ;-) :-D
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:23 PM

View Postoo7, on May 26 2007, 01:19 PM, said:

Yeah, it's funny and very pratical. Although I'm not sure what you mean by 'charely face' (sic?)...
you caught me in the middle of editing my post 007 !!!  i meant "conductor charley face"  ;-)


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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:24 PM

What a great MOC, what a neat artwork!   *wub*
I really would love to see such a beautiful set officially released by LEGO. Its marvelous.
The station is so nice with itīs great color scheme and that perfect amount of playable
features, itīs outstanding. And that locomotive with these fine details like the trumpet and
that cowcatcher and itīs fine variation in color is amazing. The wagonsīre of course great
too, again with beautiful colors, and the flatcars, especially that with the logs, are just
impeccable....
The only thing I miss a little is the engineer and a boilerman (I guess the soldier is doing
that job).
The coach is very good with itīs sporty red stripe, itīs easy to imagine myself a
dramatically scene where the coachman is crossing the tracks right in front of the
comming train....  8-|
That banditīs ambush is a remarkable supplement and adds a lot to the overall
very high playability of your astounding MOC set.
And the MFsīre plain perfect, especially that one with the white hair and the red skirt.
Who is he? Is there a chance for a little background information?  *sweet*
Right now I wish very strong that those Western sets werenīt released during my
dark ages - itīs simply a great theme.  :'-)
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:27 PM

BM: this is by far, your best MOC.  If it were an actual Lego set, I'd snatch it up in a minute.  I'm really impressed.

Let me make a few comments starting with the station.  When you first showed me the white arch pieces, I was not sure how they would look.  I absolutely love them.  It's an excellent addition to the WW architecture.  I've also used the design of the steps on the side of the building before and it works very nicely with WW sets.  I picked the idea up from Playmobil WW sets.  The red roof and Legorado Station sign looks just like Fort Legorado.  The roof works well.  I'm not sure about the use of the grey fence pieces under the windows, but they do add an elemt of design.  I love the custom map piece inside.  Nice touch.

In regard to the train, it's super.  I'm most impressed with the engine, esp. how you did the front end.  I've tried to capture the slanted front piece from old steam engines before, and could never make anything work.  Nice job.  My only suggestion would be to fill in the middle under-carriage of the train (between the wheels).  It looks a little empty/unfinished.  The back roof overhang is excellent.

I like the red carriage car, and the cattle wagon.  I like the caboose because it's little (like an old WW caboose should be).  The use of the yellow works well with both the red cars.  The log car looks a lot like the actual Lego MOT log car.

As always, your figs are top notch.  Great design of the torsos and choice of faces.  I esp. like the outlaw dressed in the brown suit (great face), and the girl (she'd win one of the Lego pagents ;-) ).

The wagon is my least favoriyte of the set, but not bad.

Overall, as I said above, this is your best MOC and with the addition of the wonderful WW graphics, excellent presentation.  

PS.  I love how you made the blue window decals for the station.   It looks just like something Lego would offer.  Sweet!

View PostAsuka, on May 26 2007, 11:24 AM, said:

Right now I wish very strong that those Western sets werenīt released during my
dark ages - itīs simply a great theme.  :'-)
Asuka:  you can still find them M/NISB on Ebay.  It's not too late to buy.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:29 PM

You've done an incredible job Brickminer!
The MOCs look great and the way you've added the backgrounds is so professional.
This is ready for production! Just tell me the price and I'll start ordering  :-D

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:59 PM

View PostTheBrickster, on May 26 2007, 01:27 PM, said:

BM: this is by far, your best MOC.
i agree, B.  actually i feel like i've had something of a epiphany  :-D   but seriously, i have actually gone back a reworked all my previous MOCs to match the scale and feel of this.  i realized that overall, my scale was too large, and too open.  all three of my previous MOCs fall victim to this  :-/

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I've also used the design of the steps on the side of the building before and it works very nicely with WW sets.  I picked the idea up from Playmobil WW sets.
yes.  actually, my station's design is based off a playmobil design...  i never would have been open to using them as reference, if it weren't for you.  so thanks for opening me up to the world of playmobil, B !!!

and thanks to everyone for all the feedback !!!

so far, im hearing that the underside of the train could have used some more work. noted !!!

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 07:28 PM

Beautiful. This would be a perfect set for WW if the theme ever came back! Awsome job.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 06:59 AM

BrickMiner this is beautiful! You have truly outdone yourself. It's amazing. I would buy it in a heartbeat. Go design for LEGO already!

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 10:35 AM

Wow. I would possibly stray from the Castle line to buy this set (if it were for sale). Very nice design and structure, great job.


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Posted 27 May 2007 - 01:13 PM

Absolutely stunning! I missed the entire WW series during my dark ages, and even if this was the only set I could ever get for the theme, I'd buy it in an instant. *y*

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 05:10 PM

At the risk of this being another one of those "Oh wow!" posts...



Oh Wow!

You have captured the Lego "look" perfectly.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 05:42 PM

Incredible! 8-° You've managed to take the spirit of the west  and put it into Lego.It's a shame we can't buy this. :'-)

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:05 PM

Wow, That's great X-O  :'-)  *y*  *y*  *y*

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 09:26 PM

View Postgylman, on May 27 2007, 12:10 PM, said:

At the risk of this being another one of those "Oh wow!" posts...
Oh Wow!
well, thanks for the feedback...  even an "oh wow" lets me know im in the right direction with my MOCing style.

so thanks everyone.

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View Postzouave, on May 27 2007, 12:42 PM, said:

It's a shame we can't buy this. :'-)
a couple AFOL have expressed interest in seeing a piece list and instructions...  after i make those available, buying this will be possible... via BrickLink   ;-) :-D

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 10:49 PM

Then I guess I'd better earn some money. X-D

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 10:10 PM

What can I said that have not already been said...
The artwork of your pics is just perfect, I didn't expected less from you.
I have to say that I didn't buy any of the WW sets. Not that I don't like them, but I was too young to buy all the sets I wanted. And one of my friend collected them, so I discovered the theme with him, he let me building those sets and playing with them. It was a "by proxy" theme for me. And know, I regret not having some sets of this line. This friend is always mine, but he is not decided to give me his collection to shwo me its friendship!
Back on your moc BM! This set has a really LEGO touch, so I will not be astonnished to see this set on shelves.
I really like all the details you put on this moc, with all the different parts that add a lot of playability.
In the trainstation, the white arches give a nice "metallic structure" touch. So maybe a white stair will be better, maybe...
The figs selection are really good, with nice custom torsos.
The train is nice too, maybe the space between the two bogies is too empty, like others said. And maybe some stickers on the side of the cylinder part of the train will be good (with the same style of the stickers which can be found in the My own train locos).
The other wagons are very good as well. I like how you have integrated the city train logo! And the colour sheme is really nice!
And the pony car is quite simple but it's a nice addition.
So all the elements give this moc its general LEGO feeling!
I confirm, it's a really good moc, just keep this track for your next creation!
And you are not as different as city fan, you try to make some buildings that are needed in the human society. Just the architecture and the design change...
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 10:28 PM

View Postalex54, on May 28 2007, 05:10 PM, said:

And you are not as different as city fan, you try to make some buildings that are needed in the human society. Just the architecture and the design change...
yes, it so very true alex !!!  im building LEGOREDO just as a town/city fan would build their modern town/city !!!

right now, in my layout, i have my custom train station and saloon, and the official sets: sheriff office, general store, and bank (im also finishing a post office MOC too)...  so that makes a total of 6 structures in LEGOREDO.  add the train, and various carriages and wagons, and i've got my own city/town collection !!!  just in a different time period  ;-)

i remember your "city layout growth" thread, alex...  the map really inspired me, and the progression of the city, as it was built, did too.  after seeing that, i decided i wanted to do the same with LEGOREDO, and that is what im doing !!!  consequently, though, my ghost town has been destroyed  :-D  as my main focus is LEGOREDO now.

in any case, someday i'll share my city layout and growth, very similar to your thread...  and i'd love to make a LEGOREDO map, similar to your city map.

very neat, graphic, and inspirational, alex  *y*  *y*  *y*

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 10:47 PM

This is perhaps one of the most well designed MOCs I have seen in a long time
It is beautiful  *sing*
Just the very appearence is like seeing a legend being available again  :'-)
There is only one emoticon to describe it  X-O
Truely spectacular
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View PostPiranha, on May 28 2007, 05:47 PM, said:

This is perhaps one of the most well designed MOCs I have seen in a long time
thanks P, hopefully someday, i'll have time to make all the MOCs in your "ideas for new western sets" thread  :-D  (it seems to have been pretty successful)

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(hehe I noticed you, being one of them saloon gamblers X-D )
ya, i guess i did make an appearance in this MOC  :-D

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 06:53 AM

View Postgylman, on May 27 2007, 09:10 AM, said:

You have captured the Lego "look" perfectly.

Yessir!  Very nice.
I loved the Weastern theme and I definately would have bought this one!

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 11:17 AM

Erm.. did I already comment on this? Oh well, great set, excellent design, nice selection of minifigs, 10/10! *y*  *y*


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