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  1. I've finished my latest 1/650th scale skyscraper model, the famous Seagram Building in New York City Seagram Building, New York by Spencer_R, on Flickr
  2. LEGO Architecture New York City: Super Sized by Spencer_R, on Flickr Since I had already built The Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and One World Trade Center… I thought: Why Not? Here is my version of the LEGO Architecture 21028 NYC set, supersized to 1/650th scale.
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    [MOC] Architecture 21028 NYC: Super Sized

    Yes it is modular, all five of the bases are connected by technic pins.
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    [MOC] Architecture 21028 NYC: Super Sized

    Check my Flickr albums or Brickshelf gallery There are some shots of the individual models in the album folders.
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    Architecture 2017

    Sears and Marina City are a given for Chicago. Technic gears will probably be used for the latter. John Hancock Center is likely, but not the stepped design found in the original version. Somebody built a nice architecture set sized version that tapered in one direction a few years ago. I don't know if TLG would want to touch the Trump name, or pay out licensing royalties to their organization. I'm excited to be getting a "Chicago" printed tile that I can add to my custom landmark mocs.
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    [Local Landmark] HVB TowerMunich

    Love the way those 1x2 rail plates stick above the roof line.
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    Architecture 2016

    Certainly possible... Taipeh101 by Harald P., on Flickr
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    [MOC] Seagram Building, New York

    Glass for Window 4 x 4 x 3 Roof I'm using tan colored parts underneath to give it a little greenish tint.
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    [MOC architecture] The Colosseum

    Fantastically original!
  10. Hmm, just noticed the crew ingress/egress hatch appears to be on the wrong side of the model.
  11. Here's my latest: I.M. Pei's Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong. Roughly 1/650th scale. The tower footprint is only ~10x10 studs. As a bonus, I built a second model as a structural demonstrator to illustrate with color the different internal structural systems used in the MOC.
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    MOC: Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong

    Yes. Small cut pieces of flex tube fed into headlight bricks.
  13. Are there any pictures of the overall skyline display at TRU or the other two models mentioned?
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    [HELP] Large scale suspension

    Personally, I'd avoid the dual lower pivot type design that's shown on the Model S. Those tend to require high steering forces as they approach lock.
  15. Here's my latest model: Lake Point Tower in Chicago. Roughly 1/650th scale. This curving building is one of my personal favorites from the Windy City. The model is about 33cm in height and uses over 1300 trans-black elements for the windows. For reference here is a picture I took of the tower a few years ago.
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    MOC: Lake Point Tower, Chicago

    I'm certainly open to suggestions. I think I need a disk that is about 5 studs in diameter.
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    MOC: Lake Point Tower, Chicago

    Flex Tubes Are Our Friends
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    MOC: Lake Point Tower, Chicago

    I have no idea how to make that work. My Flickr settings say sharing is enabled, but all my pics are on the all rights reserved copyright level. Maybe that's the issue. The same content is available on http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=545188 or http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/391512. Maybe those would work.
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    21005 Fallingwater Mod

    This is kind of Adam Reed Tucker's approach. In his own words: Overall, I usually build using a minimalist approach to both color and element selection, that said in this case there was not much of a choice as the structure in real life was entirely beige when construction began in 1936. Many modelers use light gray for the stone work, but actually this is not accurate. The stucco and native sandstone were originally a match, but over time the stone has weathered giving a darker color, but not gray as sandstone is a sandy/beige color. Anyway, I wanted the texture of the stone to be seen by the subtle effects of natural shadows. Using a different color to replicate the texture could have been done, but that approach was not as authentic. Hope that helps explain my choice of all beige. I've done some similar type mods to mine to enhance it. I used the profile bricks for the stonework. Fallingwater ReBrick'd by Spencer_R, on Flickr
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    MOC: Petronas Towers

    Here's my latest: the twin Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Roughly 1/650th scale. My favorite feature is the model's skybridge connecting the two towers. I built it as a simply supported slip joint - and it works much like it does on the real building. I can gently push the towers around in different directions and bridge will not come apart.
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    MOC: Petronas Towers

    Close. 60x60
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    MOC: Petronas Towers

    I build everything to same 1/650th scale.