Lamborghini Waffle Sauce

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  • Birthday 05/27/94

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  1. [MOC] Architecture Skylines - Budapest, Hungary

    A few months ago, I built an LDD MOC of the Hungarian Parliament building. That was originally part of a Budapest Skylines MOC I was working on for a long time, but the sizes of the buildings was too big. Since then I abandoned the project until the announcement of the Dream Skylines contest at Rebrick. Since then I have been working at this, and I am quite proud of it. So without further ado... Being the city I grew up in, Budapest is very close to my heart, which is the point of the Rebrick contest. As a child, I traveled to so many parts of the city, and being great with maps, I learned to know the city better than most people. Even when I went to live in Chicago and London for extended periods of time, I can recall a mental map of Budapest and its notable places so well that I can draw and build places from memory. The most iconic buildings and monuments of Budapest were so tough to put in a 8x36 stud Skylines model for several reasons. One, there are simply too many wonderful buildings that are of worldwide renown. I had to leave out several places, such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church, the Hungarian State Opera, and Heroes' Square. The other reason is that whereas the skylines of many cities are made up of tall, towering structures such as skyscrapers, the buildings of Budapest are on the low, horizontal side. There can not be any building taller than the Parliament and St. Stephen's Cathedral, both being 96 meters. That number signifies 896, the year in which Magyars settled down into the area which then became the Hungarian Kingdom. These two buildings being the tallest in the entire city represents church and state at equal levels, both figuratively and literally. The only way other buildings can be taller is by being situated on top of hills, which are common on the western, or the Buda side of the city. The Citadel on Gellért Hill and the Buda Castle are examples of this, both looking over the Danube and being a prominent part of Budapest's vista. The Parliament may seem to share similar elements to my previous MOC, but in fact is a completely new build with different building techniques. This is the part of the whole model with which I struggled with the most. I redesigned it at least 20 times to get the version which finally satisfied my perfectionism. I had to make this structure small enough to not lose all the detail that its real life counterpart is decorated with. The Széchényi Chain Bridge, while I admit is a bit oversized, is something which I just could not leave out of this model. It is probably the most iconic structure in perhaps all of Budapest. Here is the entry on the Rebrick contest. Unfortunately the moderators would not let me use these pics that you see here. The blueprint papers may be acceptable, but perhaps the black and white brick outline is doing too much. So instead I had to use raw LDD screenshots, which I now admit, are a bit underwhelming. If you are curious about building techniques and details, don't be scared to ask! But I will not share instructions, since it would be hard to build this model, since many pieces are not available in these colors. Unless you want to upset the purists and paint a BB-8 head sand green...
  2. [LDD MOC] Parliament of Hungary - Architecture

    While most LEGO fans want to prevent their pieces from yellowing, I shall attempt to do the opposite!
  3. [LDD MOC] Parliament of Hungary - Architecture

    Since they renovated the exterior about four years ago, the building is more white than tan. So white bricks it is. Recently I have been inspired by Rocco Butliere to work in 1:650 scale, which would make this building about 52 studs wide, 24 studs deep, and about 15 bricks high. I assume even at this larger scale it would be difficult to create the details. Curse you gothic style!!! Thank you! Clip plates and dinosaur teeth came by complete accident from a tablescrap
  4. [LDD MOC] Parliament of Hungary - Architecture

    The building is more white than tan. And with LEGO there doesn't seem to be a color that's in between.
  5. [LDD MOC] Parliament of Hungary - Architecture

    I present to you the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest in the style of LEGO Architecture! I have always been a fan of LEGO Architecture and recently its Skylines series has sparked my inspiration. I began messing around on LDD, trying to create a Skylines MOC of my hometown Budapest. It is very difficult because of the city's architectural landmarks (the Parliament, Buda Castle, the Chain Bridge), and also the small scale. This MOC of the Parliament was originally a part of that, which is why only the "front" has been built. (just pretend the 2x3 plates are 2x3 tiles, which are not available in LDD yet) I plan on finishing this build properly - to have it include the "backside" as well. So far it consists of 341 bricks, which is reasonable for a LEGO Architecture set. There are some complicated SNOT techniques hidden inside the building. I am not fully satisfied with this MOC. It was really complicated to get this many details into such a small scale, and I'm not an expert builder. I'm still not happy with the dome. I'll be improving on this MOC, just wanted to get some reactions first. If any of you have suggestions, let me know! I'd be more than happy to take your advice! More pictures of the MOC here
  6. [MOC] Willis Tower 1:410

    Very impressive! And about the base, not many people have attempted it because of the 'slope' reasons, but you absolutely nailed it! Love the little details like the globe, the trees and the SkyDeck!
  7. 42054 - Claas Xerion 5000 Trac VC

    I guess because it would have been a bit complicated to implement that and the complex steering system. It's already compact as is. Though someone will mod pendular suspension, I guarantee it.
  8. (WIP LDD) Building a larger StarScavenger

    I love this idea! So far, so good. Keep it up, I can't wait to see the rest!
  9. What's up from Chicago!

    Remind me what was displayed at the WisLUG table? It seems that you stayed at home during college, which does make staying with the LEGO hobby easier. If that was the case with me I'd still be building like crazy But that hasn't been the option for me even though I go to a college close to Chicago (Lake Forest.) My family has been traveling, so having a permanent residence in town hasn't been easy. All my LEGO are in storage. Until then, Digital Designer is always an option As for joining a LUG, I've decided I'll join ChiLUG if I stay in the city after college and get my own place.
  10. LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Discussion

    So has anyone else here seen the first episode? I just finished watching it, and I loved it! More so than previous LEGO Star Wars TV specials. I liked how this is a completely original story and is putting on a more serious tone than previous series. The story is surprisingly intriguing and the characters are well done. I think people who are skeptical of these TV specials due to childish humor, this one deserves a chance since it isn't overly filled with typical LEGO humor and they would find it manageable. Hopefully someone over at the Star Wars forum will make a large scale Star Scavenger, as the actual set is tiny.
  11. Eurobricks Collaborative wins 2016 Best Group Display

    I had no idea Eurobricks had such a huge presence at Brickworld! I must have spent at least 15 minutes at this display admiring every detail of this build. Simply amazing! Congratulations to everyone who contributed! You're creations were all outstanding!
  12. [LDD] [MOC] Bespin Cloud Car

    Amazing design! The cloud car looks spot on! You said you had trouble with the cockpit. Might I suggest the 2x5x2 curved windscreen introduced in the Alien Conquest sets? I think that would work well with the curved look.
  13. Creator Expert 10252 Volkswagen Beetle

    Am I the only one who thinks that the wheels are too big? Can someone test how it looks with the Surfer Van wheels? (Might have to shorten the wheel arches to make it look good) But I believe it would look more in scale with the previously released Surfer Van.
  14. What's up from Chicago!

    Hello people!!! Long time lurker first time poster. No really. I've been lurking these boards for 5 years now. I went to Brickworld this past weekend and met some AFOLs from this board. The conversations with them inspired me to finally get active here. So here I am. With a new account. I'm a student living in Chicago, and I'm an AFOL in a semi-dark ages. Time, money and college hasn't allowed me to build LEGO like I used to back in the day, but my interest is still the same if not more. That's why I've been lurking on this forum, checking on various blogs, brickshelf, and even flickr for everything LEGO. I have one year left of college. I have no idea what will happen after, and whether or not I will fully be able to get back into LEGO right away. But I sure plan to. Quick question: Anyone here familiar with the sort of semi-dark ages that I'm talking about? Am I the only one? And if no one has come up with a good name for that, I would like to coin the phrase 'twilight ages.' Copyrighted by me lol
  15. T-34/85 "Rudy" Tank

    This is an amazing model! I can't believe how fast you made it! How much does it weigh? Also, I feel like your video was too short. I wanted to see more