Pizzasemmel

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  1. Pizzasemmel

    Looking for ideas - brick build chain

    Thanks for your input so far Actually I would not mind technic. But it would turn out too big. My idea above is too big to begin with. But you are right, you could build a beautiful life size metallic chain with it! I just came up with this rigid tube core idea. It is still to big, but maybe if I find the right piece to stick to those brick modified I will get somewhere
  2. Hey guys, for a planed MOC of mine I am looking for ideas for a brick build chain. I don't know if this the correct forum for that, but hey, it say building techniques in the header :) At first I considered using regular lego chains but the scale would be too small and I could not realize the rest of the detail I wanted. Then I came up with this design. Thanks to the tolerances it is able to bend just enough for what I need. Even the chunkyness is spot on. But the scale turned out to be too big. The model would have been 80x80cm or something like that. So I was wondering if any of you have already build a chain or have a good idea just like that. My main constraints are: buildable in LBG can hold tension can bend at least a tiny bit I thought about using ingot pieces but didn't get it to work. I'm curious to hear your ideas, thanks in advance :)
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    Good / well executed (city) helicopter features

    I just had a look, and I really like spring loaded stuff. Thanks for the mention. Yes, those big shooters seem to be way more fun than the regular small projectile shooters. From the overall feel they are very close to the old technic shooters with the rubber tipped arrows, which were great! Ohhh, I did not know about that yet. And the Winch neither! That is quite the find for me, thanks a lot. 60013 is the set, if somebody wants to look it up.
  4. Hey guys, I was recently building 60004 fire station and of course, it includes a helicopter. It is a city helicopter, so the rotor spins and the canopy opens. The list of features - understandably - ends there. That got me wondering. What functions do you remember in a (City) helicopter (I'll ignore technic for now), that are properly enjoyable? Of course swooshing it around is probably the most important one for kids, but you know, for science :-) For me, I really liked 60243 Police Helicopter Chase, the one with the magnet. It works so well and can be attached and detached whilst moving. I also like 31096, the creator twin rotor with the meshing rotors, it is just so satisfying to spin one and get your finger caught in the middle I'm curious what you think.
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    [MOC] HMS Victory main top 1:45

    It is from a set of plans for a section model of the victory by the company COREL (labeled DM24) I came across them when sarching for reliable plans, over here http://www.shipmodell.com/index_files/0PLAN1A.html I then added the frame for my illustrative purpose of course
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    [MOC] HMS Victory main top 1:45

    I got mine from a specialized rope maker. In real model ship making you can get crazy specific about size, colour, turned left or right and he sells that all. And for a section model the prize isn't the issue. https://www.modellbau-takelgarn.com/ Well I had the whole mast 80% done when I realized I am getting to big. I tend to keep my MOCs around so I need to store or display it. I just don't have enought space for it. But maybe... one day... I'll build the complete section model, which would look pretty cool too in itself. The whole ship in this scale is too much for my taste.
  7. Hello flower friends, I was pleasantly surprised when I first saw images of the Lego Flower Bouquet (10280-1). My wife does not like cut flowers, since they don't last and you enjoy them longer when left outside. So, why not put some flowers on the table that don't wilt. Intrigued and inspired by the pretty simple techniques required, I decided to try and adapt them to build my wife some of her favourite flowers, sunflowers. I looked around and found no concept that I really liked. So I interated probably 10-15 versions in studio until i found the key part, Large Figure Armor Plate Small (28220) in yellow. Which has surpisingly good availability. Since sunflowers are kinda boring on their own I decided to replicate her bridal bouquet. After some crazy internal work I finished on this: I am really pleased how I managed to capture the thick, meaty appearanc of the base and the dwindly leaves around it, Biggest issue for me is the stem. There are not that many round parts in green or even dark green, and the technic components are a compromise. Here is a look inside. If you want to build them I can give you the stud.io file.
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    [MOC] HMS Victory main top 1:45

    Glad you seem to like it Let's see... The model is ~1600 parts, 75cm wide and 50cm tall. Most of the time wasn't actually for designing the model itself but getting knowledgeable in rigging and understanding the workings of it all. Because there is so much contradicting information out there that was no easy task. After some time I realized you pretty much have to choose a certain set of plans and just stick to it. The more I understood, the more I was stuned by the engineering and the amount of forsight needed to build and sail those ships, it is just that impressive. Research was probably ~50-60h, studio 20h and the rigging another 20h over the course of 3 months. For rigging most of the work was the shrouds with their ratlines. That alone was three evenings worth of time. Most used part is the Plate, Round 1 x 2 with 2 Open Studs (35480) in tan with 160 pieces, followed closely by Slope 45 2 x 1 with 2/3 Cutout (92946) used 112 times in the mast. Yeah, that would be massive. I had the complete mast finished in studio allready, when I realized it would be nearly 2m tall. I then switched to the section model
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    [MOC] HMS Victory main top 1:45

    Hello fellow ship lovers, (i know, you folk around here especially love unprotected merchant vessels, but do not fear, my section model will hunt down no pirate) here you can see my LEGO scale model of the main top of the british ship of the line HMS Victory. I don't think a history lesson is necessary here, so in short she was the THE flagship of the roayl navy during the age of sail. Still in service to this day (albeit only as a museum) ,256 years after her launch It shows the main top and main yard in 1:45 scale. The base does not represent the deck of the ship, actually only two thirds of the main mast are shown, so the deck is another 50% further down. The main top is ~30m above sealevel and the yard is 33m across, to give an reference to the scale of those things. The lower portion of the topmast is shown too, but no lines from above are routed down. Topgallant obviously not shown here. I had to omit many lines because I made it a section model. Mainly stays, backstays and all the lines from the higher sails. With some lines I had to take some creative freedom. For example the main yard brace (line going aft from the end of the yard ) should go further back way more. The rigging is done with proper scale modeler's string in 5 different varieties, ~40m of it in total. Enjoy :) Scope of the model
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    [MOC] Aachen Cathedral

    It truely is a shame LEGO does not seem to see any wiggle room with their "no religious stuff" rule when it comes to architecture. This is as much a tomb ( Charlemagne ) as the Taj Mahal...too bad it is a cathedral as well
  11. Thanks for your feedback. I like the criteria with the axle and the beam being on both sides. Well, that sounds official to me :) For me part of the fun of mocing is being restricted by the same set of rules as most of us and trying to build the most accurate represantation / model of something within these rules. And not everything that is possible with Legos irl is also agreed upon to be legal. So since these "rules" are the communities interpretation of what TLG does and does not, and I was wondering about a certain edge case, I asked the community. That was the point of this thread. Have a nice weekend everybody
  12. Hey all, in one of my mocs I need an angled connection of 2-3°. This is one of the solutions I came up with, comes out at ~2,3° stud.io does not detect a collision, it goes together very smoothly in reality. Mathematically speaking it is 10,008 studs instead of 10. How illegal do you deam this?
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    [MOC] Aachen Cathedral

    Hello all, after finally clearing the hurdle of registering here I want to present you my first big moc, allthough it has been out there for a while now. This is Aachen cathedral. It is a cathedral in Aachen, germany, originally started by Charlemagne as his imperial palace. From this period come the 16 sided base of the building as well as the 8 sided dome above. Over time, the tower, choir and numerous chapelles around its circumference were added. Especially the choir is of great architectural importance. It was the first addition from germany to the UNSECO world hertiage. Due to its abundance of relics it is, after the Dome of the Rock (Jerusalem), Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and St. Peter's Basilica (Vatikan), the fourth most important place of pilgrimage of christianity. Black patches mark buildings which have nothing to do with the cathedral itself, and were therefor left out by me. Btw, some may recognize parts of it from the game "Age of Empires II" where it heavily influenced the wonder of the brits. ~3680 pieces, 44x36 studs, 39 studs tall Enjoy :)