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Palixa And The Bricks

[MOC] Superman Daily Planet Building

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Hi everyone,

a while ago I challenged myself to build something with the cylinder hemisphere parts used for the Star Wars planets. My 4th build in this challenge is the Daily Planet building from Superman.

There are a lot different references for this building. It almost seems that each series/film/comic uses its own. So I chose the one that's based on the Los Angeles City Hall (which was used in the 1950s television series Adventures of Superman, see wiki).

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When looking for reference pictures I also found this funny toy (Schylling Superman Classic Carousel. The site seems to be broken right now, so maybe just use image search instead).

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Now, this is the result of combining those two references:

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This is my very first build with power functions.


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The other builds of this challenge can be found here.

 

I hope, you like it.

 

I originally posted this in the Special Themes forum, but I guess it fits in better here.

 

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With power functions as well? This is such a cool idea, I love the use of the Star Wars planet mold. Fantastic job with the lower building as well!

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Oh, I hadn't realized there was PF involved! It looks really cute! If you're not a purist, I think it would look great if you replaced those chains with transparent nylon. :sweet:

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Thank you very much :classic:

21 hours ago, BrickHat said:

Oh, I hadn't realized there was PF involved! It looks really cute! If you're not a purist, I think it would look great if you replaced those chains with transparent nylon. :sweet:

Yes, I am a purist :sweet: I did try the transparent nylon anyway but wasn't satisfied with the results. The figs didn't stay where they were supposed to stay and I had trouble to attach the dog and the cat.

Although I'm also not fully satisfied with the chains, I chose them for the "carousel look".

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33 minutes ago, Palixa And The Bricks said:

Yes, I am a purist :sweet: I did try the transparent nylon anyway but wasn't satisfied with the results. The figs didn't stay where they were supposed to stay and I had trouble to attach the dog and the cat.

Although I'm also not fully satisfied with the chains, I chose them for the "carousel look".

Hehe, I totally see where you're coming from. Maybe you could try using some transparent pieces, sort of like this one was used with skateboarding figures, but I can't think of a simple way to incorporate that or use other transparent parts to hold the figures. The carousel look works pretty well, actually, so good solution. :classic:

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