Minifig Lecturer

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  • Birthday 02/01/1979

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  1. Minifig Lecturer

    [MOC] Building site

    Thanks @Roadmonkeytj , good to hear you still like 4Ws! Thank you @LEGO Train 12 Volts I used it first in the below building so I didn't have to think this time! LEGO Money Laundering Launderette 02 by David D, on Flickr @Evans I used Technic half-pins. The little blue ones that are very common as spares in lots of sets. I like your design a lot and how you have incorporated the backend equipment and tank. I will look to mod my cement mixer to improve this.
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    [MOC] Building site

    Thank you for the positive comments guys, much appreciated! @LEGO Train 12 Volts Glad you like the billboard. I thought it was worth trying and for me it turned out better than expected :)
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    [MOC] Building site

    I started this a little into the new year and let me say the good thing about a building site MOC is it doesn't have to look finished to be so. Woohoo! I realised then that I had never made a building site MOC which seemed a dereliction of duty considering building buildings is what us AFOLs do right? Being firmly stuck in the past when it comes to LEGO dimensions (the mathematical measurement method, not the game console games) I like to build 4-wide vehicles and so generally build buildings to a slightly smaller height than is common these days. Way back in 2007 or thereabouts I picked up the Tower Crane set (#7905). Looked great on the box but to be kind to it it looked terrible when included into my city at the time (like the Eiffel Tower did). Size of course was the big problem, too high and too wide, detraction. Conscious that the scale needed to fit be appropriate to the style of my city and also that the road needed to connect to another road the building site area was quite restrictive at 24x34 studs. This made it a little tricky to fit in everything (actually I didn't include any external scaffolding or portable cabin as a result of having no space to put it but in the end I added a further 16x48 baseplates to accommodate the roofed hoarding and side lane) but I find the restrictions made the build overall more enjoyable as there a little challenges here and there. The tower crane is 5x5 studs which itself introduces a few problems mainly related to the attachment of the ladders and boom. Two counterweights for the boom are used, one the official weight black brick but seeing that in reality you usually see grey concrete slabs (or things that look like concrete slabs) being used I tried to replicate this look. The big problem here was the simple fact that my counterweights combined were not heavy enough to support the boom with any significant load. So off I went to raid the tool box and filled a revised hollowed counterweight with nails (see here). Speaking of booms, the builders built this in record time to cash in before the next crash. Hope you Town fans and 4-wide loyalists out there like this build. Happy to hear people's thoughts or comments on it! I will look to replace these waste shoots with a white or another colour version at some point, just to add a splash of colour, not that too much LBG is bad or anything. Would like the 1x1x2 cylinders used for the streetlights not to have cutouts. Got the calculator out and the office area is accurate. Made a little microscale version of the 'finished building' for this billboard. The construction company logo is the jumping frogs. Maybe because they jumped legal hoops to avoid being prosecuted on health and safety grounds? Finally can get that Welder to work! Also you can look down the dry riser. Someones's not happy. Fact. All tower crane operators end up with glasses due to eye strain despite in cabin cameras. Just made that up.. The view from above. Please make sure your figs are not afraid of heights before looking down.
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    MOC: The Money Laundering Launderette

    Thank you Lucarex. I would say we have a fair few similar looking buildings in inner city Dublin today. Thank you Beverly. A one-stop laundering location is a good business slogan The trash bags are official LEGO sacks I had a bunch in medium dark flesh but was very happy to see them issued in black for this purpose. The custom parts used are guns, police clothing and the 2 broken bottles on the roof and footpath.
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    MOC: The Money Laundering Launderette

    Thanks AFOLguy1970! When I first saw those Saturn V printed tiles I was hoping they might look well as a sign so I'm glad you like it.
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    MOC: The Money Laundering Launderette

    Very glad you like the general feel to the MOC LegoModularFan and thank you for your kind words! The building is modular too I should add although there are only 2 floors in the main building of course. The various roofing parts do pop off however which is useful for moving around the little people.
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    MOC: The Money Laundering Launderette

    I’ve always believed that that little minifigs can be big criminals and so I present the Money Laundering Launderette. This is a MOC I wanted to build for quite some time now and use up those spare (unfortunately LEGO) 100 dollar notes I have lying around. The scene is pretty simple, the good guys (the police) have surrounded and are about to raid the Soap n’ Suds launderette, a front company for a crime organisation involved in smuggling contraband clone brands and dangerous addictive plastic substances among other things. An accountant who works for the gang and two heavily armed gunmen are deciding whether to fight or flee (presumably through the backdoor into the boiler room and out into the adjoining yard but who knows…) Two oblivious customers are also downstairs. The launderette does also actually wash clothes with 6 large 10kg capacity washing machines and dryers. Washes from €5, wash and dry €8. Special thanks to miniBIGS, BrickArms and BrickForge for the custom parts. More pictures of the inside on Flickr
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    Ballabreek 2017

    Great to see the latest news however everytime I read these updates the tune of Balamory pops into my head
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    Winter Green Grocer [Winter Village MOC]

    Looks great. Really liking that stairs.
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    [ MOC ] Mail Box at V City

    Very nice and slick. Fine job.
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    MOC: Weekend at the Sea

    I'm looking for my sunglasses already...
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    (MOC) Constitution Bar WIP

    This is excellent and as others have said the exterior and interior colour combinations are just right. The details inside give it a great bustling atmosphere. Is this based on a real bar? My only possible recommendation is that perhaps the bar-stools should not have a back on them (ie maybe use round 2x2 plates rather than seats)? On this side of the pond barstools would tend to have no back but perhaps they do where you are or perhaps they just look better using the seats. Can I ask is that mirror pane from a current set?
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    MOC Special Oldtimer Vehicles for the Lego Town - Vol. 4!

    The white car looks excellent, especially with that spare tyre. Slick designs capped off with a firm handshake. Good job.
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    Rome - Forum of Nerva - 962 A.D.

    You have captured the evolution superbly here. The finer details such as the tile designs are top notch, well done.
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    [MOC] Amsterdam Canal Houses

    You've done a fine job with this. Particularly like the corner building's colour coordination. The cheese store's ground floor exterior is excellent and those plant techniques are clever too, I'll be using those ideas.