Ulrik Hansen

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  • Birthday 05/02/1973

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  1. 'Dannebrog falling from the sky'. According to legend that's what finally happened after the Danes had long been praying for victory during the Battle of Lyndanisse, Estonia in 1219. It also holds the record as the oldest continuously used national flag. Religion and nationalism aside it's my birthday tomorrow and since we Danes fancy to display our flag on such occasions I thought I'd give one of my older LEGO building techniques another run with a bit more context. As most of you already have gathered, it mainly consists of the piece 'Technic, Axle 2 Notched' in red and white, framed by SNOTed slopes, both inverted and not.
  2. As I was sorting and replanning my brick stash (again) I got the idea to create a small Ludo game. The thought occured when I talked to friends about the fun of playing this childhood favourite again, but non of us had the game itself anymore. First I went online to check out TLGs official version and then what other people might have come up with. I knew I didn't want to built it to include minifigs. I thought I'd rather use the Brick, Round 1 x 1 for the pieces, but instead ended up using the Cone 1 x 1. I did of course consider TLGs own cute microfigs, but chosing the right ones kept dragging and their size seemed a little too dominant compared to the size of the game/the scale of the board. It would of course have greater appeal if it were to be an official LEGO game via LEGO Ideas. This version includes the addition of stars and globes, which are very common in the Danish version of the game.
  3. Ulrik Hansen

    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 ?
  4. Ulrik Hansen

    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
  5. Ulrik Hansen

    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.
  6. Really really nice
  7. Ulrik Hansen

    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.
  8. 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.
  9. Ulrik Hansen

    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 :)
  10. Ulrik Hansen

    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:
  11. Ulrik Hansen

    [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 :)
  12. Ulrik Hansen

    Life in Nordheim

    Amazing. Too much to mention the snow details are stunning. Back to watching the pictures.
  13. Ulrik Hansen

    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.
  14. Ulrik Hansen

    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.