(Nexus)

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  1. I started this at about 9AM and it's finished around 2PM. That's kinda nice, huh? The original set doesn't have too much to it, started off as an idea to split the 8x8 into three sections ala 2 2x8's on hinges with a 4x8 in the middle but that was idiotic and I immediately ditched the idea. The mirror does turn to reveal the stone, an inaccuracy to the film but a fun feature I decided to keep regardless. And of course, the figures.
  2. Fallout would be such a good D2C/small line, the sets could be broken down into a Vault, a Raider Settlement, and a Red Rocket station. The general idea of Fallout has a lot of potential, a good amount of villains are bugs/mutated creatures that’d make a great enemy for the sets.
  3. I ordered a lot of classic LEGO Harry Potter items on BrickLink and this was the first project I wanted to accomplish. Hopefully, I'll make more soon! I do believe a mistake was using the old hair and not including a cape, however.
  4. Here is the newest entry of my little project, this one was a pain. I think I was sold on one color scheme throughout the concept stage, which evolved into a top wall, which led to much frustration to the point where I redid the whole top half about three hours ago. Three photography sessions later, I would love to present this. The original set was fairly cut and dry, featuring a lot of flames and a glowing Snape. Was I jealous? Absolutely but I love the 2018 Snape. I added one brick to the height of the original so I could focus on detail. I wanted to keep the earthy feel but also wanted to show that this was something built. The roots and the leaves are an extension of the leaves part included in the original, I wanted these things to wrap around and seem to actually have a purpose. The middle is probably one of the nicer changes. The light bluish grey tiled ground has a Hogwarts crest in the middle and a medium lavender(?) chest in the back to add a sort of reference to Hogsmeade/Honeydukes. The set in itself is an amalgamation of the Honeydukes tunnel and a fairly tense scene in which Harry pursues Peter Pettigrew. The top of the build didn't really need additional pictures as it wasn't too obscured. The statue had to flow seamlessly for me, thankfully there was a VERY easy solution which helps de-clutter the original set and allows for a focus on the architecture. I chose such a tall build because Hogwarts is a massive building, it really swallows someone up, that scale was missing from the first remake in the name of adding character. The mainstay for me and my LEGO Hogwarts is that there will be offsets by small details. I love the drawings and adaptations of these sloped and curved buildings. It's fantastical and very aesthetically appealing to me. That imbalance was shown by the candles and the brown foundations on the bottom. Fairly subtle but I felt pure mirroring would make for a boring build. LEGO Harry Potter 4711 is next, with an addition of a character and a building. I won't be using the vignette base so I'm hoping the open space isn't too distracting! Thanks for reading! Tell me what you think!
  5. Today I am showing off my remake of 4711, Flying Lesson. It's a pretty small scene in the film so the set itself was understandably very small. What I've done is scale it up quite a bit in terms of pieces. I figured the best addition would be another fig along with some exterior of sorts. So the highlight of the remake will obviously be the wall I've made. The color scheme is on par with the Harry Potter revamp using dark bluish grey rather than sand green for the tops of Hogwarts. While it is a bit bland in comparison to sand green, I think the additional colors of nougat and reddish brown benefit much more from it. If you read my writeup for 4751, you'll also note that I tend to offset parts of the build, in this case, it's the spires up on the top. I turned the cone to not line up with the 2x2 dish for a reason, I see it's a technique used in the microscale Hogwarts to portray windows so I figured it would be fitting to offset those. The play feature is a fairly simple button that in turn launches Neville off of the statue (or wall, where there are two connection points with the 1x1 tiles). This is a very accurate play feature to the film in which his cape tears and he breaks his arm as a result of hitting the ground. Nothing too complicated I hope. The remake compared to the original set in terms of what the original looked like. Now that it's done, tell me what you think! I'd love to hear anything in relation to this. Next up might be Slytherin Common Room or the Final Confrontation
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4702 Remake

    Thanks a million!
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4702 Remake

    Thank you! And trust me, once you’re ready to make some MOCs, I know they’re gonna be good! Thank you! Maintaining it and having it feel like a dungeon was pretty hard but apparently it’s pretty good!
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4702 Remake

    Thank you so much! I thought transitioning old and new would be a bit troublesome but it’s proving itself worthwhile!
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4751 Remake

    Thanks so much! Hopefully, I stay on a hot streak! Absolutely would! I love these 8x8's!
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4701 Remake

    Thank you!
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4751 Remake

    Thank you so much! I was nervous about the height, so was my light box and lighting. It all found a way though. I think photography is the thing I talk about the least but it takes a lot to get a photo like that just right. Thanks again! I’m working on getting the Duelling Club as well, I’m really excited to show off some ideas!
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4751 Remake

    Thanks! I have a few up my sleeves ;) Update of sorts: I purchased 4702, 4726, and 4735. So take that as you will!
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4751 Remake

    Thank you! I didn’t like the original set kinda just hiding the slopes, this build in my opinion looks like a slice out of something bigger. The lower level is probably my favorite part as well. Not much made me happier than shaping and designing the lower half. The top was too frustrating for me. Now let’s see if I can do it without a vignette base.
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4751 Remake

    We probably won't, but hey, we can wish! Thanks as well!
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4751 Remake

    Thank you! I love the aesthetic of it and what a unique color to use. I’m glad this brings back the good memories!
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4751 Remake

    I made an imgur album full of WIP shots of this build so you can see what it looked like before a lot of changes. You may be as frustrated as I was making this! https://m.imgur.com/a/SaUv5qL
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4701 Remake

    There's not much filler as the actual build as I just wanted to get it finished. Spinning from the bottom is fairly easy as the back is that open just with tan tiles to smoothen it out. As you can see too, the 9x9 base is completely removable if need be.
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4701 Remake

    Thanks a ton! I had a version with an owl stand made from a life preserver piece and a spire. It was neat but I felt like it stuck out too much so it didn't make the cut.
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4701 Remake

    Unfortunately I took it apart to work on my next set, but I can do a mockup on LDD later tonight.
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    [MOC] Green Arrow Dock Heist

    There's not much about the build I really want to talk about, it was fun to work without a base though. I really pushed myself to figure out how to work around the various cheats I give myself. I must admit that it may be a bit crowded though.
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    [MOC] Green Arrow Dock Heist

    I don’t think I spend more than 2 days of 5/6 hours of building each session. I use a Discord with some friends that grew out of LEGO for some basic questions and a LEGO Discord channel for the whole process. It’s fun to post what I have made, good or not then see how feedback and ideas shape each build. I have another set remake that I started working on about 5 hours ago that’s near completion, from that completion I get feedback and ideas on how to make it better. For this Green Arrow MOC in particular I had struggles with the dock’s borders along with the back corner looking plain. The little gate/door was a last minute decision but as you may see it pays off not only for spacial reasons but for characteristics themselves. Everything in every build has a purpose, my work may not be perfection to me yet but everything is there for some reason. I think finally getting to that point as a builder where I can distinguish between filler and something with purpose is when I start taking a build up a few notches. Thanks for the follow as well, hopefully I don’t have another lengthy hiatus!
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    [MOC] Harry Potter 4701 Remake

    Wholly intentional! That was one of the things I was just dying to do since the idea of this MOC came to me! I had none of them . But on the bright side, BrickLink and other resellers exist so I've been able to slowly build up by quickly blowing paychecks! The back is completely open and the wheel is on a very nice set of hinges made for some great spinning. This set was also made with the intent of being a vignette with a border before it was a complete remake of a set. Regardless, I can work on a version without a border and something much more open. You absolutely will! Thanks so much! As someone who really only builds vignettes, I miss these styles of sets. I completely understand why they aren't as common nowadays but with functionality and a good imagination, anything was able to be played with as a kid. (Thanks as well!) Thank you! I try. me too, bro As a kid, I never really had the money (and the theme was long dead when I was really into LEGO) so I'd spend my time gawking over sets online. A few of them are pretty fairly priced if you piece them out and others are near inexcusable. I wanted to keep a lot of small details but also focus on my building skills. So while I'm aware I might never see building like that in a set, it's a pretty nice table decoration! Aw, thanks! I championed this set in particular as a kid for some reason, I reaaaaally wanted it. Looking back at it while designing, I'm glad I didn't go out of my way a year or three back and try buying it for nostalgia's sake. There's something nice about modifying a set you adore (concept or build). It's just a great means of expression if you come away feeling you made something special. Which is what everyone really has made me feel like, which is a surprising but very nice reaction. Absolutely agreed, I hope they can get something like that done. I have my doubts but luckily BrickLink has these going pretty cheap. Yep! While depth may also be deceiving as the base is 8x8 but due to the slopes, it's really 9x9. There's a good amount of the wheel exposed for topical spinning as well. I will absolutely try to make that a reality, there's not a single 2001-2005 Harry Potter set I don't admire or find redeeming qualities in. Iron sharpening iron is always something I will always stand by, give it a go! Would love to see your interpretation, Hogwarts is such a great setting because it's so up to interpretation as to what builders want it to look like. I love seeing every iteration I can find. EDIT: Can I just say, I've never, ever quoted 15 replies? This feedback is incredible and I truly appreciate it!
  23. Is this what winning the lottery feels like?
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC entry thread

    Huge thanks to CopMike for running this raffle! My ideal Santa Claus has hit a bit of a bump in the road financially, the Elves now have him pose bare-chested in oddly fitting scenarios and put these images in calendars. Sleigh bells don't grow on trees y'know!