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  • Birthday 03/02/95

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  1. How to Design a Modular or a Non-Modular Building?

    Hey thanks for mentioning me. I don't have much to add that hasn't been said before. If you want to learn how to build a good moc I'd say just start building and then have patience. I actually don't know that much of architectural styles. I just look for real buildings that I like and let them inspire me. I never begin with the baseplate. I start with a detail of the building that inspires me the most. Often I design and calculate a lot in my head before I get to my lego. While building I decide the size of the building and how much it will divert from the original inspiration. Deciding can take long and maybe it's not me but the moc that decides. The closer I stay to the original, the more patience Is needed to find all the solutions: Teteven Hotel took me two years to complete. About color: I'm not a fan of using bright colors which is personal because I've seen some brilliant mocs here using bright colors. The reason I like to use dark colors is because I strive for a balance between detail and tranquility, so with a lot of texture I can't go wild with colors. For my next moc I'm trying to do the opposite which is harder than I thought: I'm not using difficult techniques but I'm constantly rearranging many colors. I haven't talked about techniques because you just need to look a lot at a lot of mocs which you are already doing. With experience it becomes easier to invent new techniques. If you have any specific question about techniques you can always ask. That's about it. Most importantly: Just start, have patience, and have fun.
  2. MOC, Modular Building: Cozy Pub

    Thanks for so many compliments! I also really like the Delftsblauwe tiles. They are really good quality and Atembo does have them on their webshop: They also have them in 2x2 size.
  3. MOC, Modular Building: Cozy Pub

    Thanks for your nice words! Yes that's correct. I'm not pleased with my photo skills for it was the best picture I could make of the facade.
  4. MOC, Modular Building: Cozy Pub

    Yes, they are from Atembo. I think they are only in their physical shop in Delft. I don't know if they are also available on their webshop. I also used some other custom printed tiles which are from Brickizimo like the 'Coffee' sign and the 'Opening' sign.
  5. MOC, Modular Building: Cozy Pub

  6. MOC, Modular Building: Cozy Pub

    Pub by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr I recently made an interior for a moc that I had made a few years back, and finally photographed it. The facade is inspired by a real building in Leiden. interior by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr interior by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr interior by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr cozy pub by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr The inspiration: Breestraat Leiden by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr
  7. Dwarves' Airship

    I love it!
  8. Lady McZep

    Thanks! You should try! There are not enough lego airships. The entire zeppelin is made possible thanks to the Mixel balljoints. They are really strong. I almost didn't use any technic lego. I only used support collumns in the straight middle part. No it is not. It is four times half of the Large Buzz Lightyear helmet. I agree an airship set or a steampunk theme would be awesome! Thanks! I uploaded some really large pictures on flickr so you can zoom in. About the curve: It is basicly brickbending with 1x2 plates. They are attached in the middle straight on headlights and brackets. On the ends only a few plates are attached with balljoints and headlights. Touch it and it will explode. I was really interested in BotBS but after seeing so many explanation topics it seemed to difficult to me.
  9. Lady McZep

    Lady McZep by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr The Lady McZep is the ship of the dreaded skypirates. Led by their dountless captain these pirates travel the atmosphere and plunder everything on their path. High in the stratosphere they seek fortune, fame and glory. Any unlucky airship that meets them will meet an unfortunate end. Building this thing was actually the most frustrating thing I've ever done. It took me about a year. Lady McZep by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr For the Colossal Battle contest on Flickr I made this scene. It had to show some sort of naval warfare so I crashed a zeppelin in the ocean and then blamed the pirates. Attack of the Lady McZep by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr These pirates surely are enjoying their exuberant lifes of plunder and murder and additional activities associated with piracy! Attack of the Lady McZep by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr More pictures on Flickr and Thanks for looking! Lady McZep by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr
  10. [WIP] Castle Gate and Market

    I like the use of different colours in the wall. I'm wondering if it is all lego. What did you use to make the effect?
  11. Another airplane by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr Another airplane by Thomas van Urk, on Flickr
  12. [MOC] Modular building in Russe Bulgaria

    Thanks! I'm not inspired to make an interior for this building but I will photograph another building with interior soon.
  13. Pirates of the Carribean 5 Sets Discussion

    I was really hyped for any new pirate ship but this turned out to be just a mess of parts. The blurred picture looked like a nicely curved ship, but that turned out to be the play feature. I hope this isnĀ“t the only set we get, or actually I do because that will save me a lot of money.
  14. First Set You Couldn't Buy

    5988 Faraos Forbidden Ruins Ultimate dream set. I have it twice now. The second time I bought it just because the beautiful box was included. The exact same story goes for 5986 Amazone Ancient Ruins.
  15. [MOC] Modular building in Russe Bulgaria

    Thanks everyone for your kind words! The gray tire is my favorite part too.