Ulrik Hansen

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  • Birthday 05/02/1973

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  1. MOC City of Copenhagen

    Hey kciR. Thanks a lot for your honest considerations. I'm of course a diligent student of other people's creations myself. This model design must have a will of its own ? I hope you can find some of my improvements, and also notice that there are even less cracks in the snot slope mosaic than before ?
  2. MOC City of Copenhagen

    Thanks. A very big honor indeed. The worst was the first two years (2012-2014) when I hadn't proven my vision yet. I'm glad I kept at it
  3. MOC City of Copenhagen

    Finally, I present to you a new version of my City of Copenhagen model. This time it's done in a simplified color scheme to resemble a typical scale model of architectural projects. More importantly it needed to be elegant since it has been build for the LEGO House and will be exhibited in the Blue Zone. I continue to evolve my techniques so you may be able to notice some differences here and there. Also, a city is in constant change and thus some details in the model attest to that fact. Here is a link to the gallery. Below are a few samples.
  4. Really really nice
  5. MOC City of Copenhagen

    Another great LEGO World in Bella Center, Copenhagen is behind us, and I thank all the people who were there, and those who came by to visit me and my model.
  6. For some time I couldn't get the beta to work in my os x Yosemite instalation but a week ago it finally did show the parts that was missing on startup. I've been using both LDD, LDraw (Bricksmith) and Mecabricks prior to Stud.oi, and also Autodesk Maya. When I started using Stud.io I was soon missing a pan fuction when set origin does not make the right render focus. I finally found out that as you orbit around your build, you can pan by holding down the shift-key :D Edit: After finding the Stud/Manual/keyboard-shortcuts.html, fumbling time is pretty much over I think it looks promissing. I love the render part as I never really got started on that with my builds. I'll be back with more observations.
  7. MOC City of Copenhagen

    Thanks for the compliment :) I just dug your different builds on Flickr :D very nice! I have more cities with different landscapes in the pipeline, but given the time for planning and creation (and most annoyingly its fragile nature), it's hard to keep the high output rate that is common with many popular builders. Right now I'm looking to upgrade my shelving system to be able to work on many different areas without running out of table space :)
  8. MOC City of Copenhagen

    Finally I can show you the extension of Copenhagen Microscale that I have been working on for some months. There is a square (Kongens Nytorv) and a canal (Nyhavn) that is popular with both turists and citizens in general. Anyway, I hope you like it. I have lots of close ups in my Flickr gallery. This image is the first one of the extension range of the album:
  9. [MOC] Modular Palm House

    The balance between tan outside and the green house inside, the colors in general, just beautiful. Also there is something about the combination of the pillars, the grille bricks and the 45° nature of the curved sides, it just goes so well together. Those hinged walls, I can imagine they easily go out of shape. Just currous: Have you put something at the bottom to secure them in some way? Maybe you could have a view where one of the curved sides were removed for interior shots. Anyway, thanks for building and sharing :)
  10. Life in Nordheim

    Amazing. Too much to mention the snow details are stunning. Back to watching the pictures.
  11. Can you call this LEGO?

    You and us – I love the polarization. Are you so sure everyone agrees with you? Try reading again. I rest my case and the multiple points I did not comment on. I wonder how I even thought anything good would come of this.
  12. Can you call this LEGO?

    I think it does make sense to bring about whether you like it or not. I did not want to start a shit storm. I needed to illustrate my point by linking to an example and I wanted to know if anyone else like myself would prefer a clearer label for non-physical builds with custom part liberties taken. If people have nothing but good intentions they wouldn't mind a clear label. Any third party company or magazine can do fine without LEGO in their name/title, like "brick-something". Don't you ever have discussions about such things? I have no problem understanding that there is endless amounts of fun in having limitless bricks (I was a big fan of the LEGO Creator in the late 90's and then LDraw and LDD) and I am working my way into different 3D software titles which of course offers nearly unlimitless amounts of creative shaping. I started my post by admitting I couldn't find previous discussions about the subject, so I started a new one. I take that you have either not touched upon the subject or find it somehow unpleasant. I'd like to thank those who shared with me how they feel about the subject, one way or the other.
  13. Can you call this LEGO?

    It's quite simple. The concept I'm putting foreward, is synonymous with the rules of building competitions in LUGs, which is a way to create equal conditions for all participants. According to some of you a MOC can be anything build from anything. Great, add some clay in there too. It's gonna look really good and hey... it's a MOC. To critizice me for starting this topic, is quite laughable. The outcome was not meant to change the way I build. I was asking your opinion and I appreciate the honesty, but I am a bit surprised by the rhetoric. Then again, it's the internet. Keep them coming, almighty guardians of eurobricks.
  14. I could not find a discussion on this already so here goes: I am a professional freelance LEGO artist. My fondness for the LEGO System developed partly because of the challenge and restraint of the system. When ever something is called LEGO, that is what I relate it to. I sometimes see some pretty renderings of so-called digital LEGO builds on places like Flickr, and they are promoted as LEGO builds via LEGO groups. The problem is that these builds are often rendered with parts in colors that those parts have not been released in, and thus the build might as well have clone parts in it. That's when it does not belong in a group sharing things build with the LEGO System anymore. People doing this, could just as easily call it something else (Brick Art or something) and everything will be totally ok with me, but calling it LEGO is just misleading, frankly cheating. What do you guys think? Here is the latest example using a Slope 45 2 x 1 with 2/3 Cutout in Trans-Black for the windshield. I have nothing against the guy, but calling it LEGO just because LDD was used... Perhaps the problem only really lays with the groups accepting these contributions.
  15. MOC: Tiny Cargo Ship

    Thanks for the nice words. I have a few more on the way.