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    [MOC] Modular Church

    Hi everyone, here's my modular church - dedicated to the Invisible Pink Unicorn, though architecture-wise, it could be a typical Middle European church. Several architectural ideas were inspired by St. Kilian's Church in Heilbronn, Germany. (Christianity never got many followers in my view of the Lego world because it's just too hard to believe - I mean, crucifixion? When everybody knows that people can't possibly move their arms sideways without ripping them out of their sockets??) The glass windows on the right side: From left to right: some colorful pattern; a non-believer (grey clothes) turned into a believer (pink clothes); socks being raptured; a naive rendition of a pink unicorn; a pizza (partially visible). Top of the spire: That spiral stairs look quite dangerous... Inside: I kinda messed up the lamps - made some mistake and noticed it too late to fix it, so either the lamps are just loosely connected to bars and clips, or hanging freely like here... At least the wedding couple and audience don't care. :) Full interior: An early drawing: Checking how big it could be - comparing it to typical floors (numbers), compared to my round pharmacy. » Flickr album with a total of 40 pictures, including some construction details Hope you like it...
  2. Hello everyone, my latest building - with the contents of the Central Perk, Chinese Dinner, and Cloud City sets, hence the title for which I had no better idea... Continued in the back on the left: Street café view - the little tram is from my inclined street scene: The underground hosts teh dungeons or whatever you can call these of Cloud City, i.e. the dark part: Ground floor with Central Perk café and unsuspecting owners and guests: Above the similarly unsuspecting Chinese family having dinner: Above that, back to the secret Star Wars operations: And continued under the roof - the red twin pod is split and ready to launch through the large roof hatch: The decoration on top of the round part is also from Cloud City, of course. Finally a view across the church roof next to good old Green Grocer (with an extra floor): » As usual more photos on Flickr. Hope you like this one, too. :)
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    [MOC] Modular Church

    Thanks, everyone!
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    [MOD] Bombardier Talent (using set 7938)

    Well done! You made some nice improvements. I removed my paper since then, replacing it with Lego's standard black 1-stud solution. Does your version support vertical movement, i.e. track inclines?
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    [MOC] Cobalt House

    Hi everyone, another house of mine - with two facades since it's visible from both sides, front to a street and back an inside corner at a square. Why "cobalt"? Listing all the contents - accessories store, occult bookstore, clinic (and apartment) - would have been a bit too long, so I played around with the initials A, OB, C, and the dark blue color fits the title, too. Ground floor on the back contains C. Burke Jr's Occult Books and Artefacts - very narrow, so shown here without walls: Featuring bookshelves and people from 76060 Sanctum Sanctorum - and a lot of other stuff. Accessories store is basically Friends set 41344: And the strange clinic is Hoth's Medical Chamber 75203: The family is shocked because of these visitors that nobody expects... I mean, who would really expect some kind of Spanish Praetorian Inquisition? Here it is shown in context in my city layout: » More photos in the Flickr album Hope you like it...
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    [MOC] Cobalt House

    The two in the middle are connected by this: The two on the sides are just snotted to the side walls.
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    [MOC] Cobalt House

    Thanks again! Yes, thanks to a Pick-a-Brick wall. :)
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    [MOC] Cobalt House

    Thanks! It's some azure, yes. That Assembly Square mod was an early idea but it's not final, I want to change some stuff - add a passage to the back, make it taller to match the LEGO store, and some other adjustments.
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    [MOC] SPACEship

    Hi everyone, while I usually build houses, I felt the need for a big spaceship - and I decided to use the letters S P A C E for the shape: The back is mostly open so people can look inside: And there are lights, as you can see - pulsing/blinking in the warp nacelles, blinking position lights at the top of the P. A few more views: Schematic: Since Flickr has problems today, I uploaded all 40 photos here to my blog (where you can also click to zoom and browse through them - no per-picture comments, though). Hope you like it...
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    Lego city - Where to place Apocalipseburg?

    I'd say by the water instead of the small house with the bright red roof, as close to the tracks as possible. And maybe move the medieval house to the other side of the tracks? Nice city, by the way. :)
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    MOC: The Coral Hotel

    Another amazing building indeed 👍
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Maybe. It's sometimes odd, I think, how some new stuff gets used early in just a single set before a wider use in several sets months later: The teal color returned with the Diner before being used mostly in Elves sets; Coral didn't get the same Modular treatment, but was used in the TLM2 party bus (and a CMF) before the upcoming summer Friends sets. But the Garage hat that new turntable base before any other set. Now this new 3-wide window only in the HP bus and no other set as far as I could see in the available images... so yeah, maybe it will be in wider use in early 2020.
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    [MOC] SPACEship

    Apart from the thin exterior stuff like antennas, it's quite sturdy thanks to its Technic frame.
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    [MOC] SPACEship

    Thanks, everyone! Yes, it will be at BB2019.
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    [MOC] SPACEship

    Thanks again! Yes, with the red pin fitting in the protruding hole on the small L-liftarm. Which also saves space when I'll put the modules in a box for transport. And yes, it's modular: SP, A with 8 studs of the C, top and bottom of the C, and the E are the modules.
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    [MOC] SPACEship

    Thanks again! A Flickr album is available now, too.
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    [MOC] SPACEship

    Thanks again! It's about 111cm long (including antennas), 46cm wide and 40cm tall.
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    [MOC] SPACEship

    Thanks! There should be 1001 of the blue 2x2 curved slopes (minus the one that's missing at the bottom front), but other than that, feel free to guess. :)
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    Ideas for building this sign?

    At that size, I'd use 1x4 plate & tile vertically, i.e. a 1x4 plate with a 1x4 jumper in the middle and 1x1 tiles at the end for one line of the X, and a 1x4 tile at the desired angle on top of the jumper. Doesn't provide a flat front for the full X, but may be good enough...
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    To light or not to light up your layout?

    One of our LUG members has a neat and flexible system for lighting his layout, also on shows: On the table, he puts a plastic tablecloth with adhesive copper strips at defined positions, which provide power to the baseplates with buildings he puts on top; these baseplates have that copper tape on the bottom, wrapping around to the top and into the buildings. (Luckily, LEDs don't use much power...) I myself haven't lit my full layout, and probably won't due to its size and often non-standard building placements, but I have used such a tape for lighting my Grand Palace Hotel (as well as a spaceship I'm currently building). To connect floors, put the copper tape on top of the tiled walls and on the bottom of the upper floor (maybe with a thick insulating tape between plate and copper tape so the gaps in the plate's bottom don't mess with the copper tape). Multiple layers of copper tape or insulating tape underneath may improve the contact especially when the upper floor isn't heavy. And it probably won't work with a thin, lightweight roof. The copper tape is thin enough to put between bricks or plates, and when you use a 3mm wide version, it fits between studs, so you can hide it between (base)plate and floor tiles. If you get one with conductive adhesive side (don't know if that's standard, I made sure the seller explicitly mentioned it), you can easily connect sections of it, overlapping a few centimeters. Or even connect thin cables leading to LEDs (which cou can also buy complete with wire and resistor, by the way) between two layers of copper tape - one example (even including resistors) from my spaceship:
  21. If you let Google translate the French Amazon page to German, yes, it says "Raumfahrt". But in the line listing "educational values"! A translation of that line on Google's dedicated translation site results in a better "räumliches Denken, Kreativität, Beweglichkeit" = "Spatial Reasoning, Creativity, Agility". So back to guessing without theme restrictions, then. :) I would certainly like a steam engine (even though I got Emerald Night)...
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    [MOC] Modular Clock Tower Square

    Amazing indeed, with so many nice details inside and outside!
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    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    There was a Discovery theme with space mission sets in 2003 - with a Discovery Channel branding. Would be strange to return after all those years, but since there are said to be space sets in City in the summer, why not? Doesn't have to be a Discovery Channel thing, simply called Discovery, anyway.