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    [MOC] The (in)famous Kowloon Walled City as a modular building

    Now that you say it... It certainly wouldn't look out of place next to Ninjago City: But I don't really want to use brighter colors or Ninjago elements. I'd describe the Kowloon Walled City as "so ugly it's beautiful", and that's what I wanted the model to look like as well.
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I hope all future year 3 student minifigures will use medium legs. Both the hairstyles and the legs of the minifigs in the Hogwarts Express set just don't look right, and I hope they only chose to use those parts because they wanted the new legs to first debut in the CMF series.
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    Lego Licensed Parts available from Bricks & Pieces

    Do you think the new hair pieces from the Harry Potter sets (Dumbledore, young Hermione, Filch...) will be available on BnP?
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Is it permitted to use images in an Ideas project that show both your own proposed model and an official Lego set? I've submitted a modular building and I'd really like to add an image that shows it next to one or more of the existing modulars.
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    [MOC] The (in)famous Kowloon Walled City as a modular building

    It's not even been two weeks and I've already felt like building an add-on today. Phew, the overall piece count is exactly 2999 now, with the piece limit on Lego Ideas being 3000... This expansion adds a shop that sells beverage cans and bottles, a nursery, a staircase, more advertising signs, another dwelling, a roof section, and the room of a pigeon breeder! New details include electrical wiring, some rust, two babies on blankets, a bed, cans, a potted plant, and a birdcage. Here's the update that includes some more pictures.
  6. So Dumbledore does not have an alternate face without the spectacles?
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    [MOC] The (in)famous Kowloon Walled City as a modular building

    Ah, thank you! Since this is my first Ideas project I wonder where else I could promote it though - I guess cities that don't even exist anymore don't really have a "fanbase" I can appeal to.
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    [MOC] The (in)famous Kowloon Walled City as a modular building

    The Ideas entry has some images of the interior as well (first floor, second floor, third floor, fourth floor for example). Most of these rooms are to some degree modeled after those seen in an Austrian documentary about the Walled City that can be found on Youtube.
  9. Hi everyone, I recently built my first modular MOC and I'd like to present it here as well... With as many as 50000 residents on a footprint of just 126 x 213 meters, Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City once was the most densely populated settlement in the world. While this model depicts only four of its levels, the actual building complex reached a height of up to 14 stories as new structures were frequently built on top of older ones. Streets were overbuilt, turning into corridors full of water pipes and exposed electrical wiring. The city housed numerous low-cost production facilities such as small workshops and food factories. Living space was scarce inside the labyrinth-like city, but residents could enjoy fresh air and sunlight on the rooftops. The complex of intertwined buildings was finally demolished in the early nineties, but its unique construction style and dense urban aesthetic have served as an inspiration for a number of fictional settings, possibly even for Lego's Ninjago City set with its stacked architecture. The model features advertising signs as well as a grocery store at the outer face of the city, a noodle factory, a metal workshop, one of the dark alleyways at ground level, a fish gutter's shop, a stairwell, two very cramped apartments, caged balconies, a weaving and sewing shop, a dentist's office, a light well obstructed by lattices and clothes, a cookshop, a dough sheet bakery, and rooftops packed with TV antennas. Details include a carrying pole, neon tubes, a noodle machine, a fan, food items, beds, a hearth, clothes lines, a loom, and a sewing machine. This has 2385 pieces, by the way. Well, I'm a big fan of the modulars Lego has released so far, but they all look colorful and clean and sort of European/American. I decided to submit this on Lego Ideas (there's also some pictures of the interior) because I'd love it if a more densely built, dark, "ugly" or even cyberpunk-y model were released for once (though of course Ninjago City already went in the right direction). What do you think?
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    Harry Potter 2018 - Rumors & Discussion

    I love the architecture of Hogwarts, but I think the extremely inaccurate Great Hall set doesn't do it any justice. Building it at a smaller scale would make it possible to depict the entire castle for the first time - including some beautiful but relatively unknown buildings like the bell towers - and place a bigger emphasis on architectural accuracy. I'm currently trying to build a 70x80 cm full Hogwarts castle in LDD and I estimate it's going to take just under 5000 pieces - which seems consistent with the reported price of the UCS set. And even though this means most of the buildings look like microscale, it is still easily possible to put some minifigure-scale rooms into the towers and the rear of the bigger buildings at this scale.