Ssorg

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    MOC: Titanic (CAD)

    Greeting again! This time I have only a digital MOC to present... RMS Titanic! Designed with MLCAD and then rendered. I worked hard to make it as accurate as humanly possible in this scale. Compare to the real thing: (The Titanic plan picture above is taken (with permission) from here.) Not such bad results huh? But hey, we have a chance of getting this made in real bricks, for I have submitted this on CUUSOO! Check it out, there are tons of more information and direct links to more pictures! P.S. If you really like this, please help me to spread the word!
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    76023: The Tumbler Discussion

    Quite an epic set for sure! It's just that judging from the video (and lack of mention in the written info) I'm getting the impression there's no steering! I know Tumbler's front is challenging to make in LEGO form, especially if one wants steering there, not to mention how hard it could be to make such a mechanism durable and smoothly functioning enough at the same time. Still, for a vehicle model of THIS size, lack of steering seems to me an unforgivable omission. Even worse than the non-functioning landing gears and separately rotating wings in the UCS Imperial Shuttle. I was interested in this at first sight, but if there's really no steering at all...
  3. Greetings! Thought of sharing my latest MOC. Some people might already know about this, as it's on CUUSOO and also on my Flickr page. A Douglas DC-3 airplane in Buffalo Airways colors: Some of you might remember my first DC-3 MOC, also on CUUSOO: http://lego.cuusoo.c...deas/view/17534 Well it happened that Mikey McBryan (https://twitter.com/mikeymcbryan) of the Buffalo Airways, a company operating an entire fleet of real DC-3s and other classic planes, found that project and then contacted me with his idea that we could make a Buffalo Airways DC-3 project on CUUSOO, me taking care of the model and he focusing on the promotion business. The Buffalo aviation family and their planes star in this TV show Ice Pilots NWT as well. I confess, I have never watched it myself - I don't watch anything on TV, since I don't have a TV. This DC-3 design is smaller than my first one, that is, more affordable and easier to handle, in order to have better chances in the CUUSOO Review - if this project gets that far. Maybe FOLs here on Eurobricks like to help? We've seen how IP-connected licence-requiring ideas tend to succeed at getting 10k supports on CUUSOO far more easily than all-original ideas. So I was thinking, if they gotta be licenced stuff, at least be something that makes sense as a Lego set idea, and can appeal to others too (regular kids & dedicated FOLs) and not just the particular special interest group. So I'm thinking, a cool airplane with both display & play value, can't go wrong, right? A few more pics: Some pieces are not yet available in colors used (especially green) so I had to PAINT them! Like my bigger DC-3, this too has retractable landing gears, operated from the knob: And of course some essentials for playability, like the luxury of interior accessible via detachable top sections (a pilot can sit in the cockpit, passengers and/or cargo space in the back): If you liked this project to have its chance in the final CUUSOO Review, please support - or just check out for more information like piece count and measures: http://lego.cuusoo.c...deas/view/51472 Anyway, my MOC ain't mine no more. As a part of our deal, Mikey paid for the model and I shipped it to Canada. Bye bye baby! But I'm sure she'll be loved there at her new home. And just a little note if there are some new folks here who don't know about my other projects on CUUSOO and might be interested. http://lego.cuusoo.c.../Ssorg#projects
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    Douglas DC-3 in Buffalo Airways colors

    Looks like the wings in particular are receiving praising attention here. And thank you for all the compliments!
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    Douglas DC-3 in Buffalo Airways colors

    Sure is! After completing it, I just couldn't stop swooshing it around.
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    Douglas DC-3 in Buffalo Airways colors

    Thank you everyone for your praising comments!
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    Douglas DC-3 in Buffalo Airways colors

    Well when it comes to Mikey & rest of the Buffalo Airways family, quite likely not. In normal situations THREE IPs (here the DC-3 plane itself, the Buffalo Airways company and the Ice Pilots TV show) might be problematic for TLG to negotiate through, but luckily the LEGO brand is already doing little cooperation with both Buffalo & Ice Pilots, which should make things little easier: http://www.legoland....-Pilots-School/ http://www.cbc.ca/ne...oland-1.1220650 Thanks for your early support & all the wishes!
  8. Hello there! Just completed my latest MOC and my last CUUSOO project: Lapland log cabin with both summer and winter in the same package! Of course, one doesn't have to be some fan of Lapland to like/support this, for basically it can be interpreted as a generic cabin in almost any wilderness. Here's all of it in the "summer mode": And here's the same place in winter: Changing between seasons is easy. Just remove the plants and place the large "snow" parts: The cabin roof can be detached and the fully equipped interior can be accessed: A sneak peek for all that this concept has to offer: The "links in the text" he mentions can be found on my CUUSOO project page. Maybe the pic above serves to lure many of you there. So please visit my CUUSOO project, see more of this MOC, and please consider supporting it if you wanna see a cabin set like this to hit store shelves! Comments (and supports too ) are welcome! P.S. And if some of you are not aware of my other MOCs striving to become sets, please see: - Sailboat - Douglas DC-3 a.k.a Dakota - Airship - And the CAD-Titanic
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    Thanks, but what do you mean? It is on CUUSOO already.
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    Thanks for supporting. We've had some discussion here about snow on trees, but just remember this is not supposed to be the most perfect possible MOC but a plausible idea for a Lego set, so I've been trying to keep the piece count reasonable. TLG could easily add some white branch pieces for the snow effect for the winter "mode" of the set. Currently such pieces are not available in white to my knowledge.
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    Very much thanks to Mencot, Combee and DarthNick for your great feedback and support on CUUSOO. Very much appreciated.
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    Yes it could work in terms of looks, but there's the piece count thing: it would probably go beyond 3,000. One hundred or two may not be a drastic increase in price with a set of this scale, but going past another thousand might have more of a psychological impact. In itself, snowy trees is a good idea. For TLG it'd probably be easiest just to add some white leaf pieces in addition to green ones.
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    It could pose a problem of some sort, but I wouldn't go to say this won't have "any chance". Ok, maybe they'll drop the winter aspect of this, so that it wouldn't compete with the winter village theme, and would also bring down price. Also, there's no telling how long will it take to gain 10,000 supports, and even after that it'd be a long time period before ending up as a final product for sale. Meaning, it may not overlap some upcoming set. We'll see. Anyway, this is precisely the reason why I wanted to have many projects on CUUSOO. If some of them fails, I've still got several other chances!
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    Thank you too for supporting and commenting. I too think it should be hard for TLG to reject this. For the very least a set couldn't be more family friendly.
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    Could be fitting, but in lack of white leaf parts one should add tons of small common parts, and I've tried to keep the piece count as minimum as possible to keep it as plausible as possible for a CUUSOO project - a candidate for an official set. Of course, TLG could easily include some white leaf parts in the set. You kidding me?! Like I say in the description on CUUSOO: A Finnish/Lapland cabin without sauna would be utter heresy and horrific blasphemy! Now how on Earth a foreigner could guess that so easily? As if you've been to Lapland and seen saunas! And much thanks to everyone else too for your comments! Oh and VERY MUCH thanks to CopMike for frontpaging this! Another Nordic person from Sweden helping his neighbour!
  16. Greetings! I love LEGO and I love airships, so what else could I do but to make a Lego airship! When designing this with MLCAD, I first tried to make the envelope of plates and tiles, but wasn't satisfied with the results, besides it would make the model very heavy and expensive. So I decided to make the envelope of cut paperboard: And I think non-Lego solution actually makes sense, considering how the envelope of real airships is sort of fabric. And thinking how the sails in Lego tall ships are usually made of canvas. We don't usually see them made of plates & tiles right? The airship is easy to handle and move around: Very good swoosh-factor, even though airships aren't supposed to be very speedy... Made some minifigs to match this old-style means of travel: The gondola has two doors and two opening wall sections, allowing you to access interior: UPDATE: Click this to watch the video of her flying! Would you like your minifigs to enjoy such a majestic ride? Well you can make it happen, since the airship is one of my projects on CUUSOO! See MORE pictures (direct links to my Flickr images) and more information in the actual CUUSOO project! The whole thing is easily modifiable. For example, the gondola is attached via three Technic pins and one can build almost any kind of gondola and connect it on the bottom of the envelope. The paperboard is placed between studs of 1/2 Technic pins and 1x1 round tiles. One can replace those parts with many others, like plates or long Technic pins, allowing all kinds of add-ons on the envelope (imagine observation platforms or even weapons ). In addition, the final product could come with templates of some sort making it easy for anyone to make their own envelope sheets of whatever color and with whatever decals/graphics. I think one obvious customization would be turning this into steampunk! P.S. If you really like this, please help me to spread the word!
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    You're right. Actually I say in the project description on CUUSOO: "Of course, one doesn't have to be some fan of Lapland to support this, for basically it can be interpreted as a generic cabin in almost any wilderness." Good thing you mentioned that, it made me thinking I'd better include the quoted text here as well.
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    Well it makes me glad that it manages to make an impression. Again, thank you everyone for your nice comments!
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    Thank you very much!
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    Thanks, yea it's quite pretty. I considered making the surrounding nature considerably smaller (to bring down the piece count CUUSOO in my mind) but then concluded I better keep it, as being surrounded by wild nature is sort of the very point of such a forest cabin.
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    Very much thanks for your support, and thanks to everyone else too for your comments! Very fitting comment. In terms of size, piece count and level of details it's much like the modular buildings, but the concept resembles more many Creator house sets. Yea, sort of an advanced Creator creation.
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    MOC: Lapland Cabin with Two Seasons

    Thanks for the idea, yet in Lapland conditions mostly there is a thick layer of snow on ice, so this way it's more "realistic".
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    Lovely Sailboat

    V-W-05C Greetings everyone! We haven't seen too many sailboat LEGO sets right? So I made this cutie and submitted it on CUUSOO! Here some photos! You can see MORE pictures and info in the CUUSOO project! Would you like to have a sailboat like that in your Lego City? Please consider supporting my project! P.S. If you really like this, please help me to spread the word!
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    Lovely Sailboat

    I love your interest, but unfortunately I have no instructions. But if you go to my Flickr stream (via the CUUSOO project), you can pretty well see how the thing is made by looking at all the pictures in their original sizes.
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    Lovely Sailboat

    LOL It's just for fun here. I wouldn't fly under the Jolly Roger in real life.