Swan Dutchman

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  • Birthday 06/20/87

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  1. Barad-dûr [MOC]

    Thank you very much for all the nice comments!
  2. Barad-dûr [MOC]

    For some time I have been thinking about building something with rocks and lava. I started designing Darth Vader’s Castle for a Star Wars event back in August, but soon realized I wouldn’t be able to build it within 2 months. Thus, I abandoned the idea. As it happens I also wanted to build something from Lord of the Rings. It’s one of my favourite stories and surprisingly I haven’t build anything of that theme before. Combine rocks, lava and Lord of the Rings and this is what you get: Barad-dûr, Sauron’s stronghold in Mordor. I really enjoyed building my Cinderella Castle on 1 baseplate of 48 x 48 studs and decided that Sauron’s fortress had to fit on 1 baseplate as well. Somehow it was easier to design this digitally starting at the top and ending with the bottom. The model took about 4 months to design and build, contains about 6300 parts and is about 67cm in height. For the lava I used Light STAX layered with transparent orange plates and tiles. I think this is working really well and it gives a nice glow to the black walls and turrets of the fortress. And now a couple of pictures. You'll find many more pictures on Flickr.
  3. [MOC] Cinderella Castle

    Thank you very much!
  4. [MOC] Cinderella Castle

    Thank you very much! I am looking forward to see your large version of the castle!
  5. LDD Cannot Access the Internet

    I just noticed today I don't have internet access for LDD anymore. I tried reinstalling it and it didnt work. Such a relief however that I am not the only one having issues with LDD! This means I am not the one who did anything wrong
  6. [MOC] Cinderella Castle

    Thank you very much for all the nice comments!
  7. [MOC] Cinderella Castle

    Back in 2016 LEGO revealed a beautiful Disney Castle (set 71040). As many of you know this set only contains the front half of the castle with the backside showing rooms and interior. Part of me wished to build the other half with a bit of environment to make a complete castle. Unfortunately it would take up too much space, parts and money. To make my wish come true I set out to design a miniature version of the Cinderella Castle (including the scenery) located in both the Magic Kingdom in Florida and Tokyo Disneyland. The result is what you see in the pictures. This ‘slice of Disneyland’ is build on 1 baseplate of 48 x 48 studs, contains about 3000 parts and took about 3 months to design and build. The plaza in front of the castle contains a small mosaic of a star. This mosaic is a design by the admirable LEGO mosaic builder Katie Walker.
  8. [MOC] [LDD] Star Wars Rebels Interdictor Class Cruiser

    Ah, good to see you are making a brick build hull as well! I am looking forward to see the progress you are making. Yes indeed. Building a strong frame was one of the most important things for my Harrower Dreadnought with a brick hull. You can use panels like these to make the hull less heavy.
  9. EB Xmas Raffle 2016 - Your ideal Snow entry thread

    Manatee F has crossed the sea and found it's way to my doorstep Thanks a lot CopMike for organizing the raffle and sending such a cool prize! For those who want to know prize F click on the spolier below:
  10. [PRESS RELEASE] 75144 Snowspeeder

    I think it's a nice model and looks quite movie accurate to me. However, this set is not for me. Why not?... price, minifigures and stickers. In the Netherlands this set will cost 220 Euros which I personally find very high for a set of 1700 parts. Besides that the minifigs are not special to me (despite the arm printing) and there are too many stickers (I would rather see brick build solutions or printed parts or at least print the window).
  11. [MOC] Mickey Mouse

    Thank you for all the comments! Haha, maybe it's the angle of the shot In reality he looks quite cute. The eyes ought to be more oval shaped, but for this scale this was the best solution for now.
  12. EB Xmas Raffle 2016 - Your ideal Snow entry thread

    I was wondering what to build until the idea of snow sculptures suddenly popped up. Snow sculpturing is after all a bit like LEGO building. Thank you for organizing the raffle CopMike, it's always a fun event!
  13. [MOC] Mickey Mouse

    While searching for parts I came across a new part which is the 6x6 black dish with handle. A pair of these dishes instantly reminded me of Mickey Mouse ears. I just had to try and build Mickey and after about a month of leisurely building the design was finished. More pictures can be found on my Flickr. Mickey Mouse was build with 313 parts and is about 21cm high. As you can see from the pictures he is quite posable. Since Mickey is loved by many I decided to submit the design to LEGO Ideas. Do you want to build Mickey as well? Go to LEGO Ideas and support!
  14. [WIP] [MOC] Harrower-class Dreadnought

    Thank you for all the nice comments! Thanks! I had two reasons for using clips on the edges: 1) The edges appear to be thinner this way. I guess using just bricks would look good on a larger scale... with this scale however it looks a bit bulky. Only on the inner sides of the wings I used bricks because I didn't have a choice really, but it still looks good because the greeble section is higher here. 2) The greeble section would be thinner which wouldn't look as good.
  15. [MOC] The EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Rebel Fleet

    Incredibly cool! Looks like you managed to keep all the ships in the same scale, brilliant!