Lamborghini Waffle Sauce

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  1. Lamborghini Waffle Sauce

    [MOC] The Hungarian Parliament in 1:650 Scale

    Thanks for the praise guys, I just saw a few days ago that I won runner-up on this Rebrick contest, I'm so excited!
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    Discussion: LEGO Architecture 2018

    Transamerica Pyramid? Coit Tower? Maybe even some of the Painted Ladies...
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    [MOC] The Hungarian Parliament in 1:650 Scale

    For the Architecture Faves contest on LEGO Rebrick, I have built the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest. It is a building I have built many times at a smaller scale, but this time I decided to build it in 1:650 scale to focus on the many details that this building offers. Constructed in 1896 and finished in 1904, the Parliament building is Budapest's most visited landmark, and Hungary's most iconic building. The architecture is an indicator of Hungary's numerous artistic and aesthetic influences from all corners of Europe. The majority of the building utilizes gothic revival style influenced by the cathedrals of Western Europe, which is shown in the arches, columns, and spires. The iconic red dome and the rooftops are influenced by renaissance revival style, which is a staple of architecture in Southern Europe, which has had a large influence on Hungary's history. The building sits on the Eastern embankment of the the Danube river (or the Pest side) and can be viewed from the other side and the many hills that are on the Buda side, which make up almost half the city. Being the tallest building in the city (along with St. Stephen's cathedral, both at 96 meters tall), the red dome of the Parliament can be seen from very far away. The side of the Parliament facing away from the river is Kossúth Lajos square, with a plaza, fields with trees and flowers, and two monuments. Being in 1:650 scale, the model (with the base) is 59 studs wide, 55 studs long, and 23 studs or 20 stacked bricks tall. That's 47cm wide, 44cm long, and 19cm tall. Being a medium-sized model, it still consists of over 5000 bricks. My goal is to build Budapest's other landmarks in this scale, and also connect them by building parts of central Budapest. More pictures in the flickr album, as well as a cross-section of the building technique used to build the dome.
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    [MOC] Boston Custom House

    The small Custom House was built in 1850 in the neoclassical style right on the Boston Harbor to inspect goods on ships that were docked there. In 1915 a 32-floor tower was erected on top of it, and became Boston's first skyscraper at 151 meters tall. This model is built in 1:550 scale, the smallest scale where I could incorporate the tower's many details. I originally wanted to build this in 1:650 scale but I couldn't find a way to do the three columns of windows within a 2-studs width. Built in stud.io, rendered with Mecabricks and Blender
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    [MOC] Tie Silencer

    I think the scale really works. I have found LEGO's official one too oversized and as a result, a bit pricey. You have done a good job by making it small and compact without losing the necessary details. With that being said, is the Kylo Ren minifig able to sit inside?
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    [MOC] Lake Forest College - Young Hall 1:350

    I present to you the main academic building at Lake Forest College, in Lake Forest, IL, USA, built and rendered with stud.io Building this in 1:350 scale was tough because it's hard to capture all the shapes and details at such a small size. I used bricks in existing colors in hopes of one day physically building it, and also incorporated very complicated techniques that I never knew I could even attempt. The inside is a mess of supporting the outside, and I made sure it is stable enough but in digital form, who really knows? All things considered, I'm very proud of this, and looks just like the real thing. There are more shots in the flickr gallery and I can make more on request.
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    [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...
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    [LDD MOC] Parliament of Hungary - Architecture

    While most LEGO fans want to prevent their pieces from yellowing, I shall attempt to do the opposite!
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    [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
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    [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.
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    [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
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    [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!
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    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.
  14. Lamborghini Waffle Sauce

    (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!
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    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.