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  1. ranghaal

    Magnum Opus Fachwerkus - come with me

    Thanks for your kind comments Here's some WIPs and Sketches WIP! Bad pic :-D by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr Just studies. I uses some altered (stable) versions of the upper left one for example. Ironically I didn't use any of the windows here in the end. I was going fr a rougher look.
  2. I haven't posted for quite a time but I think this Moc has a couple of techniques some of you might be interested in and so I wanted to post it in an english forum. Magnum Opus Fachwerkus - come with me by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr
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    [MOC] Medieval tour de force

    Oh, this is some star wars minifg... I am no expert there, sorry. but I am sure the forum knows :-)
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    [MOC] Medieval tour de force

    Thanks for commenting! I just fixed the broken links. @Robin_IVYes, I'm the one who did the pic with the tudor houses .
  5. Hi, these are the builds I did in the last 4 weeks for the CCC. It was a really hard time as I'm a slow builder and I couldn't use the two month period. Lurker by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr In the last few weeks I've seen several bent interiors so it's not that spectacular anymore. The lower wall with the rhombs is really tricky and has many layers of construction beneath it. The ground looks complicated but is in fact quite easy and can be done in a short time. I think it has quite a unique look and captures the medival feeling. It might not really be consistent in architectural style as I didn't check this time. It's just fantasy. Traveling Salesman Problem by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr After doing the colourful dragon moc I wanted something more gloomy. I'm going to do another version of it to capture the initial intention: Death of a traveling salesman. This one looks much better as a modell that as a photo. It has a really nice road, that is hidden here by the cart and the wares. The bricks in the house are stable! Flood by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr I really like the coast here! Just studs but it I think it looks great! Covering up the coast with tiles, slopes and cheese parts would have worsened the shape of the coast I guess. Leonardo by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr These are all inventions/researches Leonardo has really made! Check them out :-) May favorite ones are the bike and the spine! The spine features some use of hands you might not have seen before. I would have liked to do an alternative version, showing Leonardo in a room with all the gadgets and some books. But that might be almost impossible on 8x8. Giant by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr Looks a little crowded. Not that easy doing so much stuff on 8x8. Well, I should have left out the tower, but leaving out stuff that I like is very hard for me... I used printed minecraft 1x1 plates as windows so I had to use white. Time to reflect by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr I'm really proud of this one. It looks like a painting. The clou here was the "reflection" part - which was the reason why I build this. I added some impressionistic looking reflections in the water. The building on the right side is indeed a homage to the first moc I've ever done :-) Technically it's got some use of the new triangle tile for the church roof and the houses. Another brick in the brick wall by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr The aim was to have a huge monochrome block with a gap full of colour. Well, as it got so large and grey I got weak and added a tree. I also made an excerpt which looks better - but on the other hand I really like the tree :-) I had to attach the tree to the wall to make it stand. Inside the tree are hoses so it's stable. I developed this wall technique in my earthquake moc (even more complex there) but as the earthquake moc is so full of textures it's hard to see. The buildings have some nice tricky techniques.
  6. ranghaal

    [MOC] The future is bright - part I Hybris

    Finally I managed to finish the video. You can see the ground level there in detail. The music I made was heavily inspired by JMJ Oxygene. Make sure to change to 1080p Quality if the vid is blurry by clicking on the gear wheel.
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    [MOC] The future is bright - part I Hybris

    Please give me a vote on Shiptember if you like it. https://www.flickr.com/groups/the-shipyard/discuss/72157700369505581/ Vote for others if you like them better of course :-)
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    [MOC] The future is bright - part I Hybris

    I like the view inside the rings :-) Here is a naked ring that shows you the idea how everything was build 20180929_181532 by Ralf Langer, auf Flickr Looks weird but this moc really needed special techniques :-) Here you can see how I fixed the position of the "tracks".
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    [MOC] The future is bright - part I Hybris

    This gives an overview over all the segments. They were not quite finished then. You can see that some of them are quite rough, cause you cannot see them anyway. But I will soon take part in an exhibition and then I have to rebuild the whole model. I will also do a closed half-circle (eliminating the gaps) so that you can look inside it from the front. Here you can see how large it is! For the exhibition I will lay it down. I had to photograph it this way because of reflections. Its 150 Studs high, or long...
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    [MOC] The future is bright - part I Hybris

    Na, it's far from perfection but thanks :-) I would give it 70%. There are quite a lot of things that should be changed :-) Anyone interested in more photos?
  11. Shiptember Men will conquer the stars. Live long and prosper. The future is bright. The picture shows some kind of spaceship that contains a world to live in. No glue, stickers or dirty tricks. Leave a comment or a like to help me keep up my motivation for part II: the future is dark I'm so sorry cause I had planed something much more epic but the time for the Shiptember Entries is runnning out. I will add much more photos soon. The whole tube is longer than 1,50 meters. For all the Dr. Who fans: It's kind of a reversed TARDIS - it's bigger from the outside. Space magically disappears when looking inside the tube. As you can see there are 4 support rings and three segments. While the first segment looks large the last segment is hardly visible. I will present it at the Fanworld (16-18 November) in Cologne and then disassemble it. I will do a rebuild so that you can have a look from the side. I will add many details, sky scrapers and space ships for the exhibition that I couldn't use in the picture. It's not the prettiest MOC but I had to face severe building restrictions. i) Every two studs the ground bends, so I could only build on a 2 studs wide base. In other words I couldn't build anything wider than two studs. ii) The "ground level" is the level, where the bricks perfectly align to each other. I could build higher on one of those two studs wide tracks, but I couldn't build something next to it. Building below ground level is possible, but then there are small gaps. So my building range was limited to a height of exactely 3 plates most of the times. iii) No parts availlable in the colors I used. My colour scheme is mainly medium green, bright green, green and dark green. Medium green - which is ironically a very light and damped color and not medium at all - is a rare Scala color with almost no availlable parts. There are no small plates, no tiles and I had only the 3004 bricks. Bright green has a few more parts but is still very limited. The only tile is a 1 x 4 for example. There are no plates either. iv) Because of this extremely flat angle I had to use much space so that the result would not be a total mess. v) The bends between all those two studs wide tracks is done with my beloved mixel hinges (other hinges would have worked better, since I only needed one direction the bend should be in). So I had to fix everything in a way, that adjacent tracks stay together and do not open up. This is only possible on certain hights. I have to show a photo to illustrate that. Apart from that I had to incorporate those 4 rings to hold all the segments together. Somehow I had to provide light. I couldn't just build a full circle. That was in fact something I tought about a long time before I began building. How to get light into a tube? But what would a real station like this would look like? They also would need light. Some lights in the middle of the circle? I doubt it. There has to be some kind of sky. I had - more or less - two options: building a half circle only or leaving spaces.
  12. Awesome! Thanks, mate!
  13. ranghaal

    [MOC] Don't climb on trees! Run!

    I didn't manage to do the whole ting in time. The shell would be extremely complex.
  14. Thanks again! If I ever do this I will mail them and ask!
  15. Thanks for the info! I would have liked to give the painter some credit when adopting his work to Lego.