eurotrash

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  1. MOC: Cove Market, fish and vegetable harbor market

    I'm a huge fan of the old and discoloured bricks! Great job!
  2. MOC: A 1930's Stud-baker I found an old faded sepia photograph of a 1930's Stud-baker. I think it'd be perfect for Lester! More stuff and nonsense on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/eurotrash48903/
  3. [LESTER] Adventure Jeep

    Nice looking vehicle. I particularly like the technique you’ve used for the windscreen.
  4. Night Outing in NINJAGO City

    Excellent work! Very atmospheric.
  5. I had been on the fence about this set. Even today I had it in my shopping basket but replaced it with something else at the last minute. Your review has convinced me to buy it tomorrow - maybe even two sets ?
  6. {MOC} Small city diorama

    Beautifully executed, plenty of detail and I love the color palette you've used.
  7. LEGO dissertation survey

    Done! Good luck with the survey and your dissertation. One thought though; the color palette of bricks has changed substantially since the early days. We've gone from bold primary colors to a more subtle, highly extensive color range (e.g. the humble 1x1 brick now comes in 50+ colors). It might be interesting to explore the actual distribution of color used in sets through the ages. You could rank or score the available colors based on perceived gender, grab all the inventories of the sets under consideration (perhaps limiting it to sets within a specific price range through the years), develop a set gender score (some weighted algorithm that calculates the proportion of perceived-masculine colors to perceived-feminine colors) and see how that has drifted through the years. It'd would be number crunch, but it's easy enough. (Disclosure: I'm a data analyst)
  8. How to Design a Modular or a Non-Modular Building?

    I'm not entirely sure I belong in such illustrious company, but thanks for including me. As far as my build process is concerned it's very much based on handling raw bricks. I find LDD and the other tools kind of cumbersome and slow to work out details and to me there's nothing quite as satisfying as thinking of an architectural feature and then replicating it with real bricks. I always start with the facade being built flat on its back with no side walls and I tend to position the features in the above ground floors first. That way I can get the windows and 'stuff' aligned before I commence work on the ground floor. I build using EPIC (Existing Pieces Ignore Color) and only swap out the temporary colors when I've got to a point where I want to solidify the design. There's sometimes a far amount of rework involved but that's never a problem - it just means that I've got a better idea I want to explore. Once the facade is finished I'll mesh it up to a pre-built three-walled structure (two side walls and the rear) and start work on the roof and greebling (the waterpipes, the a/c units, the duct work, any signage, etc.). As for any interiors they will be built separately and lowered into place for any photographs. If I'm just freebuilding the design will come together quickly, but if it's based on a real building (or TV show like Bob's Burgers) then the research part can take months. For my three Bob's Burgers builds I scoured the interweb for images, hints, and details, reached out to the production crew and the animators for obscure views (getting a clear shot of the rear of Morty's Funeral Home was a real pain in the megablocks). It's fair to say I became obsessive and couldn't watch an episode without my finger on the pause button waiting for a specific detail to be resolved. That's the build process and to be honest it's probably not too different from the other AFOLs methods. What's more interesting to me, at least, is the inspiration for the builds and that can come from anywhere and everywhere. I've just spent an hour or so scrolling through the forty-odd Modulars I've got on my Flickr account and as I was doing that I was trying to recall some of the thought process behind each build. So, in no particular order my most satisfying builds have come from: a challenge or a bet. One of my favorite sentences to hear is "I bet you couldn't do that in Lego". They may well be correct, but it doesn't mean I'm not going to try my hardest. bad jokes and terrible puns. a specific architectural detail I know I can replicate in Lego (and the more NPU the better). an exhibition deadline. Nothing concentrates the mind quite as much as committing to build five distinctive Toontown modulars for Kansas City Bricklab's "Who framed Roger Rabbit?" display at Brickworld 2017 peer suggestions. The LUG I belong to has an active Facebook group and the other modular builders there are a great source of ideas and inspiration. We'll use Facebook to show WIPs, share details, seek suggestions and that way the builds become more collaborative and effective. bulk lego. What am I going to do with six Car hoods in medium blue? or eight others in sand green and 12 puppies? or 24 left handed wedge pieces? If I stare at my inventory pile long enough then an answer will emerge. I wrote earlier that inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere and that's it. You've just got to keep clicking them bricks together..... "Bet you can't do it.... "
  9. Thanks Cop Mike for organizing this again. Here's my contribution. Jack Sparrow and his crew decorating the Palm Tree. Selfie: Decorating the Pirate Palm tree by Chris Goddard, on Flickr
  10. MOC: Pop Up Restaurant

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions. Yes, I was debating whether to include a front window for serving purposes, but my original intention was to mechanise it so that the toast rose and fell. It was geared down and used a large cam to control the movement, but sadly it only worked for a few cycles before it destroyed itself. The insides of the MOC still include the gearing, the motor and structure and I tied the support for that to the walls and so I don't have any room for an interior. Last night an alternative method of driving the toast occurred to me. I'll try that over the next few days and see if that's more robust.
  11. MOC: Pop Up Restaurant

    MOC: Pop Up Restaurant I had a vacant city block in my run down Lego town and I decided that a temporary restaurant would fit in the space nicely. And because I can resist a bad pun I thought that a good theme for a pop up restaurant would be one shaped like a toaster. So here's my Restaurant MOC. I hope you enjoy it! Criticism, ridicule and comments most welcome!
  12. MOC: Toontown Modulars

    MOC: Toontown Modulars I belong to Kansas City BrickLab and as part of our Who Framed Roger Rabbit display at Brickworld I contributed a couple of modulars. I wanted to build a series of cartoon-ey buildings for the Toontown area of the build. So, these are all sloping, non-parallel buildings that used Technic pins and bricks to hold the facade on at 'interesting' angles. I hope you like them. This one was based on a heavily modded Palace Theatre (that had already been morphed into a Discount Carpet warehouse http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/96512-mod-palace-carpets-for-all-your-flooring-needs/) And finally here's an image of Roger in the Kitchen If you'd like to see more images of the entire display then please head on over to https://www.flickr.com/groups/kcbricklab/pool/ More of my stuff and nonsense on https://www.flickr.com/photos/eurotrash48903/ Comments, criticism and ridicule most welcome!
  13. HA(ppy) (mo)UNT(ain) Abandoned Theme Park

    I was at Brickworld in Chicago with KC Bricklab's Who framed Roger Rabbit display. Your display was fantastic and you guys were worthy winners. Congratulations
  14. EB Xmas Raffle 2016 - Your ideal Snow entry thread

    Manatee A made good time swimming across the Atlantic and up the Missouri River. Thanks CopMike for organizing this!
  15. MOC: Foosball Table

    MOC: "Don't worry Lads. I'll get the ball" The Black Pearl was gathering dust so I decided to mod it into a MOC of a Clyde Puffer, but that wasn't much of a challenge and the end result looked underwhelming so I started looking at what else I could turn the Hull pieces into. Fifteen minutes later and we have a Foosball Table.