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[MOC] The Pool - making of

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The pool

Not sure this is the right theme but I guess Scie-Fi would be worse.
You might have seen this on Flickr or Instagram but I wanted to show how I have build it here.
 

This is an improvised fantasy mash up. 
I wanted some different architecture this time. I was aiming for something I could use some Jugendstil ornaments.
So the first thing I build was a window and I used a thread with studs part to achieve an ornament.

I had tons of other tower designs in the beginning. But they looked like I was a building some Star Wars Tatooine city and didn't fit the Jugendstil style at all. So I concentrated on the main tower here and gave it a fragile and elegant look and skipped most of the other designs.


Let's begin with the ring, which is in fact an old Halo MOC:

 

52155269614_a09232b7e5_z.jpgh2 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

I wasn't sure how many tracks are neccessary to get it stable. Three is not enough. It wont break but it bends.

 

52155269959_3c7a91013d_z.jpgh3 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

you just can't build it and bend it in the end. You would never get a circle that way.

 

 

 

52154019302_acaa3f7629_z.jpgh4 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

52155270554_8f1a5d6a99_z.jpgh5 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

52155031351_47b0336295_z.jpgh6 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

52154020167_ca8db2333b_z.jpgh7 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

Of course when using the ring as a pool there is no need to cover the hoses :-)

 

52155521275_e7efb00aca_z.jpgh8 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

52155522130_faff105bc6_z.jpgh9 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

 

So that was the Halo part. And the I adopted the Ring for the new Moc.

 

 

 

52155530415_135888bc0e_z.jpgIMG_20220618_091804 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

I removed the upper ring and used 1x2 panels there.

 

52155280914_7f692b757f_c.jpgIMG_20220618_095438 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

52155041856_433bbbc515_c.jpgIMG_20220618_091621 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

52155281634_b4a9877678_c.jpgIMG_20220618_091052 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

52155042476_209ba95e04_c.jpgIMG_20220618_091017 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

52155048368_90f7c14491_c.jpgIMG_20220618_090932 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

You can see there are no tricks here to get the reflections. Just use a flat angle. I also used some white papers that helped to make the surface look bright and shiny.

 

 

the rest is coming soon

 

52155018651_6beb1f9c4e_c.jpgIMG_20220618_100944 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

The tree uses technique connectors and is pretty stable. Be sure to use the black technique pins so there is no unwanted motion. With the blue ones it will shake and bend.
I used a Ninjago spinner as a counterweight inside thre small ring to prevent the tree from falling over. You could just use a solid large base instead.

 

52155257859_459ff57ff1_c.jpgIMG_20220618_101329 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

The main trick is to use a half step to get a more window like pattern. The gaps at top and bottom can be made less visible by black parts in the back.

 

 

52155258154_2a462a7042_c.jpgIMG_20220618_101603 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

52155509335_5031eda1ab_c.jpgIMG_20220618_101815 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr

 

I used the legs of star wars droids here.

 

 

 

Edited by ranghaal

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This is the most fabulous build. Totally awesome. I hope you submit it to Ideas, and that they approve it.

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Already commented on your MOC on flickr but you also made a really nice build log for it. :thumbup:

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Great build.  I like the techniques you used and the base is just fantastic.  The colors used and the building itself create an amazing visual.  

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Man.. how do you do it? It´s like you see the LEGO brick as a completely different thing, that doesn't have to follow the physical rules. So creative and inspiring it just blows my mind every single time!

I personally get strong elven vibes from this (except the base rim). Like a highly advanced ancient society, of which only the splendid ruins remain. Simply beautiful and so aesthetically pleasing.

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Wow! What an amazing MOC. Super cool techniques, but the final product is just beautiful. I get Elder Scrolls Oblivion vibes from this. 

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Just awesome - nothing further to say

Maybe...thank you so much for sharing the building process as well.
You (or I) can really learn something there.

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That's just great. Love your works. They kind of manage to take my mind into some fantasy worlds.

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On 6/19/2022 at 1:18 AM, Sarophas said:

I personally get strong elven vibes from this (except the base rim). Like a highly advanced ancient society, of which only the splendid ruins remain. Simply beautiful and so aesthetically pleasing.

Supremely late to this one but like the others have said, incredible work. And I'm quoting Sarophas above me because he summed up my thoughts on the building perfectly. And of course the ring itself is a work of art unto itself. Really impressed at how well it held together for you.

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Great tutorial and awesome techniques!  Thank you for sharing.

On 6/18/2022 at 6:58 AM, ranghaal said:

Not sure this is the right theme but I guess Scie-Fi would be worse.

The base greebling is the only part that looks sci-fi to me, the rest looks very fantasy.

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On 6/18/2022 at 3:04 PM, RichardGoring said:

This is the most fabulous build. Totally awesome. I hope you submit it to Ideas, and that they approve it.

I totally agree!

You're a genius and this MOC is a masterpiece! :wub:

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Thanks to all of you for leaving a comment :wub:

 

17 hours ago, Mr Maniac said:

Really impressed at how well it held together for you.

I am pretty sure there are better and more stable techniques. The ring had to be really thin for the HALO moc. But with a solid surface I could use hinges underneath. 

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Crazy great work. The ring itself is a stunning piece. The ruined arches, with the droid legs to boot, makes it awesome.

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