Murdoch17

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  • Birthday 11/04/1994

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    Hello, and welcome to my profile page. I have a room full of LEGO town, railway, space, Doctor Who & other assorted sets / MOCs / MODs. I built my town featuring these MODs of sets: Medieval Market Village, Town Plan, Diagon Alley, World City / CITY, and Trains.
    This are all my buildings I own:

    -Old Blacksmiths, now my house with finished bottom floor and staircase.
    -The Tavern / Pub / Bar from has an inside staircase.
    -Ollivander Wand shop is used as Bob's Adventure Supplies.
    -Gringott's is now First Imperial Bank.
    -Borgin & Burkes is my fictional local Ironwood Lego Users Group (Iron-LUG) meeting spot, featuring a Micro-LEGO layout.
    -There is a custom two story Post Office.
    -Town Hall borrowed from the 2008 Town Plan remake.
    -Triple 32x32 base-plate long World City-style train shed

    This all goes along with 61 trains (rolling stock and locomotives) and 6 structures (such as the above station and shed, but with bridges, a water tower, and several other objects)

    Thanks for viewing!!

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  1. I finally got around to taking pictures of the revised Astro-Bot 33 (inspired by Hachiroku24's Iron Giant model ) without knees and with the new ankles. It really helped with model stability, which is good because of my upcoming Gateway LUG Christmas display. This will entail the robot to stand for about quite a while without supports or human intervention... I just hope my tinkering is good enough. (If not, I'll just have him sit down.) These two new pictures are in the first post.
  2. Security jeeps added to the main post.... a little extra cash came my way, so these two cars were built.
  3. The August 17th command center was actually my first choice, but it's cost overruns kept me from ordering it.... $220 dollars was the original price, and it only kept going up from there according to my daily Bricklink custom list-checking, so I did not order it. Also, the final parts on the orange base were supposed to be a stopgap project in case costs kept creeping up on the Classic Space base, but I took a gamble and did not order the orange parts. Instead I ordered the modular Classic space walls using two Bricklink stores' 20% off coupons I had in storage that I'd forgotten about. (I can always come back to the arctic base models later) Anyway, I might use your story idea, as it sounds awesome.
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    Heartlake Express... My Lego Friends Train

    Love what you've done with the 103 model, and I think the backstory is top-notch awesome! Keep up the good work, and I can't wait to see what you do next!
  5. This building is just a flight of fancy for the future. I was basically curious to see if 2012's Haunted House (set 10228) would look good with Benny and his space base as his house / command center. I've already got the majority of the parts in other models that would be torn apart anyway to make this, so it's really not that big of a deal to make in real bricks. I took out all the 'ruined' bricks and changed the colors to blue, white, trans-yellow, and light-bluish gray. The model also has a sign on the second floor advertising it's classic space heritage, which means it should have two of this print. As you may have noticed, there are sections of the fortress walls attached to the front of the house. They seems unevenly spaced, but this is because the house is not "in system" with the rigid grid-like wall sections. I made a 6/8 wall section and attached it to one side of the house, and 2/8 connector on the other side. This allowed the house to become "in system" and actually centers it very neatly on the side wall of the fort. Inside the house on the lower floor is TV with VCR player, couch, lamp, table and stove, along with stairs to the second floor. The second level features Benny's bed, curio cabinet, Classic space supercomputer (seen here ) and a model rocket. The attic floor features a model city with monorail and a vintage '80's video-game arcade cabinet. You get to the attic by pulling the outside pin which causes the attic ladder to fold down automatically. The house opens and closes on four hinges, and locks shut on a single Technic pin. Here we see the house connected to the already-ordered modular base walls. Model backstory up to 1988: In 1903, the successful banking tycoon Randolph Keystone died, leaving his business, stately Victorian mansion, and fortune to his only daughter, the budding mathematical genius Sylvia. She and her husband, George Star, would take her father's business to new heights, but also take her education to the forefront of mathematics and science, with a fixation on astronomy and rocketry. Her great grandson, Benjamin (Benny) Star, would sell the family banking business to much of the community's dismay in the mid 1970's, and then began to fill the Victorian mansion with many electronic gadgets, a huge Radar Array, and a large mainframe computer. He also became a college-educated astronomy major, astrophysicist and NASA test pilot dropout (too radical in rocket design for their tastes) before leveling the grounds in what used to be the Victorian hedge maze and gardens just in time for the newly-formed Classic Space force to come knocking at his door in 1978 while looking for a home base. They built tall security walls and a gate around where he had leveled the ground, plus adding noise deadening technology to the house to keep the home's windows from shattering every time a ship took off. Several years later, a bigger spaceport was completed nearby, and by 1986, Benny's rather small base was considered too tiny for use by the newest capital ships and is now used only by commander Benny's personal fleet, with the house has also been converted back to Benny's own usage instead of office space as well. What do you think of this potential model? (backstory idea by @icm)
  6. BUMP: (Sorry!) First post revised, and new pictures added of both the base and submarine. Here is the story so far: Twenty-seven years after the end of the roaring 1920's, and the demise of Lord Sam Sinister and his friends at the hands of Johnny Thunder & Co. plus the betrayal of Ogel by Sinister, Lord Ogel is ready to exact his revenge! (This event cost Sinister + his evil friends their lives, Ogel his hand, and submerged Ogel's highly advanced country beneath the waves of the North Atlantic in 1929 by way of a mysterious ancient super weapon, by the way.) Now, in 1956, the presumed-dead Ogel is back: his cloaked underwater bases are finally ready to exact his final plan on the surface world: his skeleton drone armies and mutant sea animals are exacting heavy loses on trans-oceanic shipping, bringing down many, many tons of ships for the last six months. The surface nations are clueless, and are pointing fingers at each other as to who is responsible, escalating tension in a Cold War to the boiling point. Meanwhile, the now aged and retired Johnny Thunder is on all-expense-paid luxury cruise of the Caribbean, having just left Miami for the Bahamas. Little does he know an old enemy is waiting there to put a hole right through his plans... and the cruise ship! Unbeknownst to either Lord Ogel or Johnny, a team of super-spies known as Alpha Team are also on board the cruise liner to keep tabs on Thunder, as he still carries a portion of the broken super weapon that sank Ogel's country on his person as a reminder of his guilt. Alpha Team want to procure the shard for the US Government to research it for a potential power source, but the sinking of the cruise ship by Ogel by his submarine's drill prevents that. Thunder ends up in the same boat as team leader Dash, while the rest of Alpha team end up in a separate life boat. Ogel pulls the two into his sub, taking the shard from Thunder after a brief struggle. Ogel reveals his master plan on the way to his sunken capital base. Lord Ogel plans on causing WWIII between the superpowers by sinking enough ships to destabilize the countries enough that a large explosion (caused by the ancient staff on a coastal city or port on an allied city of either side) could result in a nuclear war. Then, Ogel will use his skeleton drones to rise from the seas to take over what's left of the surface world using the military weapons and supplies plucked from the ships they sank earlier. It is at this point that the sub docks with the submerged base and Ogel beckons the two (now handcuffed) figures out of the ship and into the base proper, where a platoon of skeleton drones take the two deeper into the bowels of the base and far from Ogel....
  7. This is Classic Space forces' top-secret backup command space station, LL-002 (named Cosmic Command Station Upsilon or CCSU for short) that was built in case the home planet of the Classic Space astronauts was destroyed in battle or otherwise made inhabitable to provide a base of operations for a counter-attack and to keep the CS forces from falling into chaos from the the lack of a command structure. This vessel was designed as a cross between a small space station and a a very large space dreadnought, though don't be fooled into thinking it doesn't move: CCSU (or Upsilon Base as it is known in the higher reaches of Classic Space ranks), has two very powerful ion engines to keep the ship mobile in real space. The ship also is light-speed capable and features two wings of 6 fighters each tucked in two sections of the ship near the front and rear of the vessel. The ship without the space background, but with the micro Benny's spaceship(!) still in view. The black A-frame parts are supposed to hold the ship up while it's sitting on a shelf, (as a built-in stand) and a lengthy Technic axle spine helps it keep it's rigidity. (I hope!) The rear of the ship. I was inspired to create the engine pods on the space station after seeing a older post by Flickr user Karf Oohlu. (see it here) The side view as requested on Flickr for use in the eventual SHIPtember 2018 poster. Also, all 168 of those trans-black 1 x 2 tiles are supposed to have this print, as they are solar panels to supplement the ship's power supply. The four 4 x 2 slopes are going to have this Classic Space logo print on them. The red and the black strip is exactly 100 stud's long.. my ship is just barely over that at 103 studs long. Micro Benny's spaceship(!)... not much else to say. It is not technically "in scale" with the space station, but it's close enough. NOTES: I would have put this SHIP (which stands for "Serious Huge Investment in Parts", in case you didn't know!) in with my other Classic Space stuff, but I think it's best to keep mini-figure scale and micro-scale things separate. Anyway, this is my first SHIP and should be built in real life by next SHIPtember (2019) for sure. Comments, questions, suggestions, complaints and such are always welcome.
  8. First post remade, story added, and a real picture put in place. More to come soon!
  9. After going to my local LUG meeting today to display my Classic Space stuff and having the robot fall over and apart (again), I have come to the decision that the knees were too fragile for it to work with the upcoming LUG Christmas display. (This will entail the robot to stand for about a month-and-a-half without supports or human intervention, unless it falls apart again!) Thus, I replaced the knee joints using the method shown in the picture above. The lower leg does rotate freely now, but that's the price I'm willing to pay for having the robot not topple over at the slightest breeze or bump of the table. Any thoughts?
  10. In this picture you will find handy pointer arrows to each updated building and words describing what it's function is supposed to be. The only building missing from this picture is the town's train station, but that was a bit obvious looking with the tracks, platforms, etc. The bank and the train station are the only two buildings already built in real life... and the bank still needs work to be 100% finished. Each building is open back for play-ability and almost all of them have inside details except for the town hall. (as I was not sure what to put in there) I eventually want to put signs on all the buildings designating each business, either using printed 1 x 1 tiles or carefully placed stickers. The Sheriff's Office with exploding jail cell is mostly from Colby City Showdown (set 79109) while the bank is heavily modified Gringotts Bank from Diagon Alley (set 10217). The rest of the buildings are designed from my imagination. To be built in early 2019, hopefully by March!
  11. Murdoch17

    LEGO Creator 2019 - Rumors, Discussion, and Speculation

    I'm personally hoping the riverside boathouse either turns out to be side-wheel or stern-wheel steam boat, or even a keel boat... I really don't care, as long as it's looks loosely Western. No matter how small, I hope it will be a boost to me and my slumbering Wild Western layout!
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    Space Repair Garage: The Comic

    That last panel and the look on Chief Tex's face makes me think the future does not bode well for my favorite alien Admiral. (so sorry Ackbar.... Thrawn not so much! )
  13. This model was heavily inspired by set 75916: Dilophosaurus Ambush from the first series of Jurassic World sets. I'm thinking about adding two of these jeeps (and a bunch more astronauts) to the base at some point in 2019. The rear of the vehicle has a spare tire, license plate and tail-pipe, plus the roll-cage folds back to allow for you to place the driver in the seat.
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    Union Pacific Rotary Snowplow 900081

    You can find the LDD file here at Bricksafe @supertruper1988. Thanks for the video @dr_spock, it's a shame you don't have it together anymore. Oh well, maybe someday a version 2.0 will be built?
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    Union Pacific Rotary Snowplow 900081

    MEGA BUMP: (sorry for this!) The plow's main body was slimmed down from eight wide to six wide, and roof line was heavily revised. The doors are now open-able, and the wheels are now light-bluish gray, but I sadly still haven't figured out how to motorize the rotating blades. The rotary snowplow model is supposed to be built in early 2019 to join the rest of my Museum of Transport models as seen above. Any thoughts?