legominiguy

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About legominiguy

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    DC Superheroes!
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    Just got Vintage Taxi, & The Batman Batmobile!

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    https://littleimportance.com/

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    Male
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    California
  • Interests
    Designing modular buildings, in particular DC related models. Daily Planet is about 30% done (I think), and I'm planning a LexCorp Tower, Luthor Mansion from Smallville, Justice League Watchtower, and a Wrecked Wayne Enterprises from Batman vs Superman. It's probably not too hard to guess where my LEGO interests lie :)

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  1. legominiguy

    My LEGO Daily Planet MOC

    @TheLEGODr I LOL'd at your comment, and thank you so much for the compliment! :)
  2. legominiguy

    My LEGO Daily Planet MOC

    Hi again, I've done some more work on the Daily Planet model and I'm here to socialize them to see what folks think. There have been some cleanup changes that aren't interesting to talk about here, but visually I started moving from a "sketch" as I call it, to more of a finished look and continued to lean into the buildings art deco roots. In particular, I swapped out the corner bricks for masonry profile bricks (in the same color), reworked the globe mount on top of the dome so that I can motorize it to turn, and replaced the placeholder art deco front sign with the final version. I'm sure that Superman nerds like me will get the small easter egg reference in the model, but for those folks who don't, I'll add it below the images. In the course of doing some of the (small number) of custom printed tiles I intend to use in the model, I also experienced an issue with PartDesigner that I tried to resolve using the magical oracle named Google to no avail involving Stud.io not respecting the available colors for the tiles I did custom decorations on to have printed. Eventually, after fumbling around with with it I managed to figure it out, and maybe nobody but me is so dumb, but if anyone has an issue like this I posted a detailed solution on my blog (URL in my profile). Speaking of custom print work for bricks, I'm currently talking to a few companies, but if any of you have used and were happy with any company, please take a moment to post the name for me :). Anyway, here's the images: I'm sure many folks on here, and almost all of you who geek out about all things DC, will recognize the tagline on the front of the building from the introduction that the child reads at the beginning of Superman: The Movie (1978): "In the decade of the 1930s, even the great city of Metropolis was not spared the ravages of the world-wide depression. In the times of fear and confusion, the job of informing the public was the responsibility of the Daily Planet, a great metropolitan newspaper, whose reputation for clarity and truth had become a symbol of hope for the city of Metropolis." I already have a few more nods to the movie including the large globe in the lobby that Lois and Clark walk past on his first day at the planet, and I plan to keep adding more hoping to bring other Superman nerds like me a small laugh when they find them. Do let me know what you think... I love all feedback, even when it's just to say, "It's really not my cup of tea," or even, "Wow, this sucks!" :) -Matt
  3. legominiguy

    My LEGO Daily Planet MOC

    @TheLegoDr thank you very much! I did take a bit to look at your Flickr stream and your MOCs are great. Is that a telescope on the winter chalet by chance? And is the red building an MOC you designed? It looks fantastic! I love the details in your work. I hope you'll post your Wayne Manor as you work - I'd love to see it, and with your apparent eye for detail I can imagine it's going to be fantastic. One thing that really appeals to me about all of the Gotham, and Batman building in particular is the potential for tons of easter eggs and surprises inside. Thanks again for taking the time to comment on my model, the kind word of everyone here is super inspiring and heartwarming.
  4. legominiguy

    My LEGO Daily Planet MOC

    @Murdoch17 I've been thinking a lot about your comment and how interesting it is from an architectural point of view as you pointed out. The art deco elements in the comics were (are) super beautiful and I'm thinking of doing a write up on the architectural inspiration for the comic and my version to go along with the instructions. I just wanted to drop you a note back to say thank you again for the observations and the inspiration. :) Thanks again...
  5. legominiguy

    My LEGO Daily Planet MOC

    @legodudez Thanks for the feedback. I also kicked over the idea of a smoother globe on top, but with LEGO parts there are few options especially if you want a specific size. Also complicating things is the fact that I really wanted/hoped to have the lettering. I thought about it and looked around for about 6 months while I tried variations of the rest of the building for things like having back panels that open for playability and having an elevator rather than stairs because the tapering building structure made the stairs much more complex (an idea I eventually abandoned because I worked the stair problem out). In the end I went with a modified Lowell sphere to accommodate the lettering and because I could make other similar structures in different sizes. After I'd built it out in Stud.io and looked at it without the lettering I started to warm up to it and eventually quite like it. Recently when i revisited it to work out the lettering I realized I actually loved it, and now with the lettering even more. I do realize that it's not to everyone's taste but in the end I felt that it was more important to evoke the globe at the top rather than replicate it in real world fidelity. No matter what, I do want to say thank you for taking the time to comment on the model, I value all of the opinions very much! @rome00150 Thank you very much!
  6. legominiguy

    My LEGO Daily Planet MOC

    Thank you so much @Murdoch17 I really appreciate the kind words or encouragement!
  7. legominiguy

    My LEGO Daily Planet MOC

    For the past few months I’ve been working on a LEGO modular Daily Planet in my spare time, and I wanted to share it with everyone here. This is also my first "real" post (I only recently joined) so it's highly probable I'm gonna screw this up because, well, I'm an idiot. Please be gentle, and if this is the wrong place I do apologize. I host the images on my own site because I'm given to understand that Eurobricks doesn't host images, so I hope I've done that correctly as well. Anyway, on to the model. It has 4 floors plus an accessible roof, and currently consists of 5,894 LEGO pieces. At the outset I started tracking my time and it also represents about 325 hours of work all done in Bricklink Studio. When I got the idea, I formulated a list of some things I wanted it to have: Large globe on top The “stairstep” look from the comics The lobby globe like was shown in the 1978 movie Face-to-face desks in the “bullpen” for Lois and Clark. Lois’ desk would be a big ol’ mess with a hairbrush, food, and crumpled papers next to the waste basket, while Clark’s desk is neat as a pin. Because we’re big Smallville fans and so many fun moments took place there, the model also features roof access where Lois can go to smoke or take a ride with Big Blue, and includes the roof access structure where Clark (finally) took flight in the finale of Smallville. A copy machine/room Break room Janitor closet for Clark to change in Perry White’s office Desk for Jimmy Office details like water coolers A store room with boxes of papers You can probably see that I've iterated the outside colors, and very significantly changed the uppermost floor to no longer have windows but rather a large clock. The reason was two-fold; first I thought it looked kind of cool that way, and I wanted to motorize the large globe on top to turn (and have a Superman minifigure flying around it. And just for fun, I couldn't resist photoshopping Superman into one of the renders. So there you have it. I make updates to the model fairly frequently and will make updates here if there's interest. Here's a few more images:
  8. legominiguy

    Action and Adventure Themes Discussion

    Hi there, I'm a newbie and I'm working on a modular Daily Planet (Superman) model and I'm not sure if that discussion would go here or over in the Town forums. I don't want to make a post in the wrong place, so can someone tell me if it belongs here, there or somewhere (else). Sorry, as I was typing it started to sound like a Dr. Seuss book lol. :)
  9. Mr. Incredible for the win: “Yeah, I’ve still got time…”
  10. legominiguy

    Hi, I'm Matt!

    Thanks so much, and I just started exploring LEGO trains because they came up while I was learning about Power Up motors. I saw they have a train motor that looks super interesting. I think it'd be cool to use for a metro train in a LEGO city, say Metropolis. Of course were I to conscript a room in my house for that I'd be courting divorce. I'm still deciding if it's worth it...
  11. legominiguy

    [MOC] Bookshelf Library V3

    That’s really gorgeous inside too! Great work. If I may ask how many hours work do you estimate it was to design?
  12. legominiguy

    Hi, I'm Matt!

    Thank you very much for this information, it’s super useful, and you can definitely add me 😊. I love that the site is very proactive about spam and everyone seems so friendly!
  13. legominiguy

    Help Creating a Signature?

    I totally get that and one thing I already love about this site is the anti-spam measures. Thanks for replying! :) -Matt
  14. legominiguy

    Help Creating a Signature?

    Ah, nevermind I just found a response to the same question and it said you have to be a Vassal. Makes sense now :)
  15. legominiguy

    [MOC] Bookshelf Library V3

    It's really beautiful... thanks for sharing!