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  1. This is a small scale (but not small) model of Diagon Alley as the street appeared in the later Harry Potter Films. I based the model off of the set that still exists at Warner Bros Leavesden Studios where they shot the films, and the model includes approximations of all the buildings as close as I could get them at this scale. Since the buildings on the set are all just facades, I added backs to the buildings, as well as two side alleys next to them, just to give the model a more finished look. I also added buildings at each end of the street, as opposed the green screens that they used in the films to make it appear as though the street kept going. In the model, I also represented Bull's Head Passage, Bull's Head Passage being a real alley in London where the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron was in the first Harry Potter film. The model can be displayed in two ways, either closed so that the two sides of the street line up, or open so that it can be viewed more easily. I originally posted this model on LEGO ideas for the Wizarding World contest that is currently happening, however, it got rejected, so I am now posting it here. This is one of my larger models part wise, with 4605 pieces, but in actual size, it is not that large since most of the pieces are quite small. Here are the images: A view down the alley, towards Gringotts bank: Diagon Alley Render 3 sky small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr A view up the alley, towards the Leaky Cauldron and Weasley's Wizard Wheezes: Diagon Alley Render 5 sky small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr A view of Bull's Head Passage, the black storefront on the right is the Leaky Cauldron: Diagon Alley Render 4 sky small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr A top view of the model closed: Diagon Alley Render 6 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr A right side view of the model showing one of the side alleys Diagon Alley Render 8 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr A left side view of the model showing the other side alley Diagon Alley Render 7 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr A front view of the model when it is opened up: Diagon Alley Render 9 crop small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr If any of you want to get a better view at the images, or download the files to view the model in a digital design program, all formats of Lego model file, as well as the full size images can be found here: The model currently uses some bricks in colors that LEGO does not make them in, but there aren't a lot, so with some slight modification, you could build the model. I will probably be creating a build-able version of it soon, and will post those files here when completed And finally, if you want to check out some of my other projects, check out my LEGO Ideas page and flickr page linked below. Currently I only have one model on LEGO Ideas (a model of Hogwarts Castle), but a few more will be going up in the next few days, so stay tuned if you want to see them. Thanks for taking a look at my work, if you have any feedback, even criticism, please share it below, but try to keep the criticism constructive!
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    [MOC] Rocketship - ADP Submission

    Very nice! reminds me of the little rockets I used to fly around in, in LEGO Universe
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    MCRN Donnager MOC from The Expanse

    The LDSS Nauvoo / OPAS Behemoth may be the largest ship ever built, and the Razorback may be one of the fastest, but in my opinion, in all three seasons of The Expanse, no ship has matched the impressiveness and awe-inspiring nature of the MCRN Donnager. This is a model of that ship from SyFy's (now Amazon's) tv show, The Expanse, which is based off of James S.A. Corey's novel series, also called The Expanse. As far as ships go in The Expanse, of course I love the trusty workhorse that is the Rocinante, but in the running for my favorite ships of the expanse, I think it would be safe to say that the Donnager comes in as a close second, despite the short amount of screen time that she got. Many ships from The Expanse have relatively simplistic designs, mostly just some polygon extrueded into a prism, and then detailed with greeblies, but the Donnager stood out to me, because although the main body is just an extruded square, it has much more added on to that than most other ships, such as that large engine pods on the rear corners, the protrusions on the front, and the bases for the rail guns which raise them off from the sides. And, while there are also other ships which have more complex shapes, such as the UNN's Truman class dreadnoughts like the Agatha King, unlike those other ships, the design of the Donnager managed to add complexity while maintaining its sleek, modern look. I designed this model over the course of a week, mainly using the concept art and diagrams of the Donnager released by the show, but also looking occasionally at stills from the beginning of season 1 where the Donnager appeared. The model is relatively large, measuring about 2 feet (~60 cm) in length or height depending on how you look at it, and about 8.5 inches (~21 cm) square. Here are the renders of the model (yes, I know the background is earth, but I couldn't find a skybox texture with high enough resolution of mars): Donnager final render 1 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr Donnager final render 2 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr Donnager final render 3 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr Donnager final render 4 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr Donnager views small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr here's my favorite image, a rendering of the Donnager battling the stealth ships as we saw in the beginning of season 1: Donnager battle 1000 samples with lense flare small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr For a 360 degree view of the model, here is an animation I created of it: If you wish to get an even closer view of the model, you can download the ldraw .ldr model file for it. I'm sorry to say I can't offer it as a .lxf file for Lego Digital Designer, as that program is missing pieces I used in the model. If you are used to LDD, I would suggest downloading the program from bricklink and importing the .ldr file into that, is the most LDD like design program I have come across, and it does have all the newer pieces. Here is that .ldr file: And finally, if you want to take a look at the full resolution renders, here they are, including a 4k render of the battle scene: If you have any feedback for me, please share it! I welcome all criticism, but try to keep it constructive!
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    never mind guys, I found it. the clause just wasn't in the section I thought it was going to be in. Darn! I was really getting hopeful there for a few minutes :)
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    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    hey everyone, I just checked the LEGO ideas content guidelines, and it has changed since the last time I looked at it. The main thing I notice is that I no longer see the ban on projects relating to current LEGO licenses, am I just glancing over wherever it is, or did they remove it?
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    71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

    ah, I haven't bought many official sets lately, so I guess I just haven't come across them
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    [MOC] Battle of Nagashino, 1575

    The images don't show up for me in Eurobricks, and when I click the links, it says the site can't be reached, is anyone else having that issue?
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    [MOC] Winterfell Castle from Game of Thrones

    Thanks for the feedback guys, I'm glad you like it! Here is an animation I made of the model using Blender, and here is another rendering of the model I made (also using blender). I'm trying to get it as photo realistic as possible, though I'm not quite there yet. 0006 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr
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    71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

    are the 1x1 round plates that make up the pumpkin leaves new? they have little indentations around the edge, and I don't think I've seen that before, though I don't pay a whole lot of attention to new pieces.
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    71043 Hogwarts™ Castle

    I'm conflicted about this set. Part of me loves it because I've been wanting a scale accurate model of Hogwarts for a long time (hence why I posted my own design on IDEAS), but another part of me wishes they hadn't included the microfigures and just made it a really detailed model of the exterior. I've never been a fan of microfigure scaled sets, for me, the scale is still to small to have a detailed interior without stickers (and I try to avoid stickers/prints as much as possible), but larger than it needs to be to make a detailed exterior. If I can scrounge together the funds, I may still buy it though, because that exterior does look awesome, just wish it was a bit more complete, like the architecture sets (same as BenderBrau just said). Aaaarrggghhh!! I don't know what to do!
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    MOCs to Move

    Hi, I recently started a thread here with a scale model of winterfell castle I made, but upon further exploration of the site, I believe it would fit better in the LEGO Historic Themes section, could you move it there?
  12. Hello Everyone, this is my first post here, so apologies if I made any mistakes! I was going to post this model on Lego Ideas, but (not surprisingly) Game of Thrones is not suitable content for them, so I decided to post it here and see what you guys think. This is a (not so small) scale model of the castle of Winterfell from George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, and more specifically, a model of the castle as it appeared in HBO's award winning tv series Game of Thrones. In the series, Winterfell acts, (most of the time) as the home of house Stark, one of the main noble families in the fictional land of Westeros. Winterfell is seen often throughout the series, and stood out to me among all the other places in Westeros, not just because of its prominent role, but because of its unique design and architecture. Many of the castles we see in movies and on tv look amazing, with their numerous gold turrets, towers, large windows, and vast balconies, but all these features make the castles relatively unrealistic in an actual medieval setting. It is because Winterfell lacks these common features on fictional castles that it stood out to me so much. In the real medieval era, most castles were not very opulent, and had pretty plain, utilitarian exteriors. If you think about this, it makes quite a bit of sense, as putting all your wealth on the outside of your castle meant it could be damaged or stolen if you are attacked. I know, I know, most fantasy tv shows and movies aren't going for historical accuracy, including Game of Thrones, (I love seeing dragons flying around as much as the next guy) but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate when the creators do make things look as though they actually might in the given time period. I based this model off of the scale desktop model of Winterfell you can buy online (just search google for: Winterfell sculpture, and you'll see a few pages with it), and it includes all the main features of the castle, including the Winterfell Godswood, with the Weirwood tree and broken tower. I am quite pleased with the way the Weirwood tree turned out, its a new design that I haven't used before, maybe some of you have, but I hadn't, and so was quite pleased when I came up with it. Despite my best efforts, this is a large model, measuring approximately 2 feet by 1 foot, and comprised of 3046 pieces. If any of you want to build the model, a link at the bottom of this description will bring you to a folder with the full size images of the model, a bricklink parts list, a .io model file for the lego design program (my personal favorite), and a .ldr model file for use with Ldraw. I do not have a .lxf file for use in Lego Digital Designer, as this model uses some newer bricks not in that program, so I apologize for not being able to offer that to those of you who use LDD. If you do build the model, please send me some pictures of it! As with my Hogwarts model, I don't have enough pieces to actually build it, so it would be awesome to see a real model if any of you are more fortunate with your LEGO collections than I am :). Also, feel free to share this with anyone you want and post images of it, as long as you remember to give credit to me as the model's creator, and provide a link back to this post. I will most likely be posting this model on Rebrickable as well, but I need to create instructions for it before I can do that, and that's the boring part of model making, so I'm procrastinating it :), A link to my Rebrickable page where you will eventually be able to find it will be posted beneath this description as well. And finally, here is the link to that folder with all the files mentioned above: and to my Rebrickable MOCs page: and here are the images! winterfell lego with logo3 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #0 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #1 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #2 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #3 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #4 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #5 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #6 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #7 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #8 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #9 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #10 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #11 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #12 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #13 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #14 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #15 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #16 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego #17 small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr winterfell lego - winter small by Ethan Brossard, on Flickr Thank you in advance for any feedback/advice! Ethan