SleeplessNight

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  1. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Lagoon Lockup Revisited (once more)

    In the sunlight... (More pics on Flickr)
  2. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Lagoon Lockup Revisited (once more)

    Some thugs decided to allocate their shady assets in real estate... Of course they built it all without construction permit!
  3. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Lagoon Lockup Revisited (once more)

    There's no justice in this world... Well, I've just made some! I should take proper pictures of the actual thing. Maybe I can do it this weekend if only someone takes the kids away
  4. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Sabre Island Anno Domini 2021

    It's just made of 1x4 tiles attached to a sigle black 1 x 1 modified brick with studs on sides (so it's fragile but it's in the interior, so it's not a problem); and the gold plate is just attached to a "headlamp" piece. And of course everything sits on a jumper plate. The cabinets are actually more interesting
  5. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Lagoon Lockup Revisited (once more)

    Well, I interpreted it as an officers' mess and placed something slightly similar on the second floor of my build And yes, 30 years is a lot of time!
  6.   Ahoy! Some time ago I thought it would be cool to have a modular pirate-era town. I also wanted to remake one of the all-time best Lego sets, namely Lagoon Lockup. And so this project came to being. I found normal Modulars too large and incompatible with a harbor setting, so I went for a 6x6 module, where each building's width is a multiplication of this module. So there are 12-stud wide and 18-stud wide buildings, with an option for 6-, 24- or 30-stud wide as well. The same building can be placed in a row or on a corner and it still works, because side walls have enough detail. Floors and back walls can be removed for better access. I also invested heavily in tiling, because I heard that studs are outdated Like with my last year's Sabre Island, I put instructions on Rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-108172/SleeplessNight/lagoon-lockup-revisited I will add real photo as soon as I get it right... if I manage before my kids unleash a proper tornado. Please share your thoughts!  
  7. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] El Puerto de Cartagena (Anno 1585)

    Super cool! I particularly like how it's full of detail and texture, while apparently not using excessively many pieces. Looks very playable too. Great job!
  8. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Sabre Island Anno Domini 2021

    Thanks again You're right about the 2x3 plates. You can generally substitute dark orange for nougat and vice versa, it will work just as well, it's only important that you do actually use both colors, not just one of them. Another particularly rare piece is dark orange 1x4 plate with two studs, I only had 4 of them and used nougat for the other 4 when I was building it and it looked ok. I could use 4 dark orange and 4 nougat in the instructions (but not 8 nougat, as it would look dull), but I assumed as a rule of thumb, that it will be easier to collect 8 items of the rarer color than two different colors. I tried to use as few color variants of each brick as possible without compromising the looks, just to keep the inventory list shorter. Maybe it was the right approach, maybe not...
  9. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Sabre Island Anno Domini 2021

    Dammit! I'm an idiot! I did upload the model, so anyone could see it from different angles, but I definitely didn't want to upload the full instructions to BL Lol! Thanks for making me aware of it!
  10. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Sabre Island Anno Domini 2021

    Thanks for your feedback. I reviewed this part of the instructions and I think it's not too bad. This exact fragment is covered in steps 199 - 202.The whole element is then attached with two additional plates, as shown in step 203 - and this may be a bit unclear, because only the two plates are shown in the part list for this step, and not the whole submodel. I hope this helps! [EDIT] There is something wrong with the tiles on top on your photo - see steps 205 - 207 for the right pattern. In this area it is especially important to exaclty follow the instruction, otherwise you won't be able to attach the slab.
  11. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Sabre Island Anno Domini 2021

    I'm gonna sue them in a Chinese court Well, congrats to anyone who buys it for $169, as you can easily have it in new Lego pieces for that price. It's 1440 pieces, mostly small and commonly available.
  12. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Sabre Island Anno Domini 2021

    Yes, I do, but these plans sometimes collide with those of my wife so we need to be patient
  13. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Sabre Island Anno Domini 2021

    Update: Usually, this small outpost on Sabre Island would not stand a chance against the mighty Barracuda. But, as we know, Redbeard and his drinking buddies forgot to take cannons on board, and so now they have just found themselves in dire straits! This build differs slightly from the design for various reasons, my kids being one of them. Well, ok, I have some... background. Unfortunately I don't have proper photo backdrop, so with the pictures above I had to improvise
  14. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Sabre Island Anno Domini 2021

    Thanks! And sorry for making trouble Very simple - it's a rendering from Bricklink Studio (a.k.a. Stud.io) with transparent background (png), so you can just add your background in any graphic program (Photoshop, Gimp, Corel, ...) - no skills required. This bakground is my photo, which was far bigger that the final image, so I could move it around and place it fittingly and crop everything that didn't exactly match (like the beach that was in the foreground).
  15. SleeplessNight

    [MOC] Sabre Island Anno Domini 2021

    Not so easy to take a photo in poor light, from a wobbly boat, with a 18th century equipment That's great! Thank You!