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.
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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.