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  1. Microscale Discovery One from "2001, A Space Odyssey" displayed on a monolith with the correct 1/4/9 aspect ratio Discovery on monolith by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr Enjoy.
  2. The Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans ( https://www.salineroyale.com/home/ ) are located in France and are included on the UNESCO world heritage list since 1982. They have been designed by french utopist architect Claude-Nicolas Ledoux ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Nicolas_Ledoux ) during the 18-th century. Ledoux aimed to build a perfect city around the saltworks activity ( http://socks-studio.com/2016/11/09/the-ideal-city-of-chaux-by-claude-nicolas-ledoux-1773-1806/ ) but only half of the circular saltworks have been built. My MOC is a microscale version of the present saltworks : Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr Enjoy and have also a look to my microscale version of Neuf-Brisach :
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    [MOC] Easter Rabbit

    Thanks, carebear. Well, this morning, this rabbit get caught hiding some eggs Easter rabbit hiding eggs by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr Easter is coming ;).
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    [MOC] Easter Rabbit

    Brick built easter rabbit (a little bit too early). Easter Rabbit by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr The rabbit of Felix Jaensch was a source of inspiration.
  5. It looks similar but it is 50% larger than mine. So it is OK because it is a completely new build. Thanks for your interest ;)
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    [MOC] BB8 mid-size (and friends)

    Just seen on Instagram into a redesign of the Sisyphus by JK Brickworks.
  7. Neuf-Brisach is a fortified town in France built from scratch by Vauban (his last work) around years 1700. The outside pattern is based on two octogonal fortifications. The inside pattern has an octogonal perimeter and most of the street are perpendicular to each others. The center of the city is a large squared "Place d'Armes" for military parades. In 2008, the "ville neuve" of Neuf-Brisach was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the Fortifications of Vauban group. See : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuf-Brisach This model is made with approx. 4000 parts. Enjoy ;) Neuf-Brisach_center_1 by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr Neuf-Brisach_complete by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr The complete Filckr Album :
  8. The scale in architecture-like model is not relevant if you consider the Savoy house and the Burj Khalifah tower, for example, and has nothing to do with the parts count which is more related to the details included into the model. IMHO, lego would not use 1x4 bricks because the final model would be awfull. In my model, each block is approx. 12 x 3 studs : so the scale is approx. 3 times larger than what you suggest. But with this scale, my model allows to include some details like the 6 levels of each block with the windows, the various terraces, the step and lift section, the various roofs, ... : this details give the residential character to the building -which is essential for me - which would absolutely not be the case with single 1x4 bricks (it could be a factory, a bunker, ...)
  9. Architecture style version of the Interlace Condominium in Singapore ( https://www.archdaily.com/627887/the-interlace-oma-2 ) which won World Building of the Year 2015 at World Architecture Festival. The scale is around 1:800 and approximately 3800 parts have been used. Interlace_AVG by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr Interlace_AV by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr All pictures : https://www.flickr.com/photos/77709542@N06/albums/72157673455650747 Enjoy
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    Effective High Speed

    At such speeds, crashes occur often and these videos are essential because we need clearly to improve (i) the security of the visitors by using higher plexiglas protection and (ii) the braking ability of our trains. As said, I hope that videos of these trains running of the LGV will be available soon and I will post them. Some recent videos by Denis H. : Fana'briques 2015 : Briqu'Expo Rhone-Alpes 2017 :
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    Effective High Speed

    You are right : I meant braking and I corrected it. Many thanks. The trains breaks or explode into parts because it does not brake enough
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    Effective High Speed

    After this long break, I give you some news. After Fana'briques 2012, the LGV has been installed in 2013 and 2014 without my participation. The main improvement concerns the power supply which allows now to reach 60 V with a fine control. The other improvement is a 40 cm higher final loop connected by a bridge to the lower tracks; the 40 cm denivellation helping to break the trains. During Briqu'Expo 2013, taking advantage of the new power supply, the 4511 official set train of Denis H. reached the speed of 25.07 km/h being the first official 5 cars train running at a real speed larger than 25 km/h since the runs of 2009 in Saint Rambert where the best run reached 25.59 km/h. There are no videos of these runs but there is this one displaying a long Horizon Express running on the new LGV. Next year, during Rail'expo 2014, the same train reached 24.98 km/h showing that the 25 km/h speed can be now regularly reached but seems to be a limit if you do not want to burn the LEGO motors. Again, a video with the Horizon Express on the LGV In 2015, during Fana'briques 2015, my AGV Italo 5 cars train MOC was particularly efficient reaching 27.47 km/h with an applied voltage of 44 V after having overcome 4 times the old record of 25.59 km/h during the weekend. This shows that MOCs are definitively more efficient than official sets. I hope that some video of these runs will become available soon. It was also the first time my new train, a white AGV, could run on the LGV but it needs some braking improvement as you can see into this video (from 25 seconds) The most recent installation of the LGV was last september during Briqu'Expo Rhone-Alpes 2017 in Lyon and, after some secret improvements, my AGV Italo reached a high speed of 30.67 km/h, being he first train ovecoming officialy the 30 km/h. No video up to now but, again, my white AGV had some braking problems Definitively, I have to improve this train
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    NY Hearst Tower

    Thanks. A view of the inside exhibiting the 1x1 bricks with handle and the 1x2 plates with handle for the main sides, the 4L bars around the corners and the way the triangles are fixed in the corners. NY Hearst Tower (nude) by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr
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    NY Hearst Tower

    The Hearst Tower in New York is a very nice combination of an Art Deco stone building and a modern tower built on it base on a triangular structure ( http://www.fosterandpartners.com/projects/hearst-tower/ ). In this MOC, the triangular structure is suggested using the equilateral Road Sign triangular part but, because the triangles of the real tower are not equilateral, I have introduced more levels. NY Hearst Tower (AVD) by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr NY Hearst Tower (ARG) by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr NY Hearst Tower (base) by Daniel Stoeffler, on Flickr Enjoy