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    Science Tower Building Report

    Hello everyone, a few days ago I received my test copy of the Science Tower. A bit later I also got the first version of the building instructions, which needed to be tried and tested. On this occasion I’d like to show you a short building report, maybe it’s interesting for one or another. The Science Tower is my contribution to the BrickLink AFOL Designer Program, some have probably already heard about it. More information about the set and more pictures can be found here: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/crowdfunding/designer-sets-for-adult-fans-of-lego/59446/Science-Tower Before the assembly came the dismantling of the finished test model, after which about 1200 parts lay on the table: In addition to some standard colors Pearl Gold, Dark Turquoise, Dark Tan, Dark Blue, Dark Red and Medium Dark Flesh are represented. The model is not as dark as it sounds though. :) The construction starts with the cellar embedded in a rocky landscape, including a small stream and the stair bridge leading to the entrance. A small steam engine is hidden in the cellar, which can also be moved via the axis leading outwards. Fortunately everything works well - since the building was designed completely digitally, the practical test might have brought some surprises. There is also a small astronomical model showing sun, earth and moon. On the dark red first floor there are bookshelves in a rounded SNOT wall, a microscope, a gramophone and a large hourglass. The second floor changes color to classic red and houses a chemistry laboratory, a camera, Pavlov's dog with bell and food bowl, a double-slit experiment in the corner, and Schrödinger's cat. According to the experiment the cat has to stay in the closed box. Actually, it's just a thought experiment, but that's hard to show in LEGO... On the third floor (color here: Medium Dark Flesh) there is a scale, a radio telegraph with Morse key and the mechanism for rotating the dome in the observatory. A round window makes it necessary to install a grille in overhead orientation. The walls of the observatory are again built sideways and there are also two small windows in the rounding. The final touch is made by the rotating dome with telescope, the windmill and the small apple tree next to the bridge. A little tricky is a step when attaching the dome. But once you've done that, the dome sits clean and can be turned 360° with the silver knob. For the complete rotation, a change to the chimney was necessary compared to the original design, which will also be included into the final model. A second small change to increase the stability of the model is also planned. Apart from a few little things the first version of the instructions was very well done and the test build was successful! At BrickLink they really put a lot of thought and effort into the whole program to make the resulting sets (with instructions etc.) as good as possible. I am looking forward to the finished set! Greetings, Thilo
  2. 1:3 7:1 13:1 14:1 Lots of cool models!
  3. This is a great model with many nice and realistic details! Extra thanks for sharing the car instructions!
  4. Hi, The OpenSource software BrickStock allows you to import set inventory lists from BrickLink (for official sets) and from LDraw files (which can be exported from your own design in LDD). You can then subtract the parts of another set from the ones of your model which leaves you with the missing pieces (ignoring negative numbers). Hope that helps!
  5. I'd like to present a small scale version of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City respectively of its (newer) LEGO rendition in the set 21035. My micro model is half the size and uses 228 pieces (vs. 744). Its similar in size to the old LEGO version (21004) but more detailed thanks to new parts and colors. This design is a small counterpart to its bigger and much more complex sibling I presented a few months ago, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. If you are interested in instructions for these and other models you can make a find on my web site (http://www.thilo-schoen.de/lego.html). Hope you like it!
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    [MOC] History of Apple

    Nice Job(s)! The computer models are perfect, just the big white apple could use a round piece or two maybe. Supported!
  7. I found the file here but I'm not sure if it is of much use: /Users/<USERNAME>/Library/Application Support/LEGO Company/UnplaceableBricksDump.lxfml
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    [MOC] Dashing Banshee - YT-1300 Mod

    Thank you! I used the color Nougat/Flesh because it was the best one available in LDD to represent copper.
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    [MOC] Dashing Banshee - YT-1300 Mod

    Thank you for your kind comments! There isn't that much to see in the interior. The core is a 16-sided circular polygonal frame build with locking hinges. The shell panels are clipped on (clips and plates with handles). Additionally, a technic frame connects the orthogonal sides and supports the bottom and top covers. Since I don't want to build it right now and it wasn't the focus of the competition I didn't spend a lot of time on the interior, so it's a bit rough now and probably would need some additional strengthening. Glad you like the colors, I spent some time to try out different combinations and find the best look! Also I wanted to try something different than the usual plate based construction and show less studs. So this is how the design evolved!
  10. Hello everyone, This is my design for the LEGO Rebrick Freighter Wars contest (building your own YT Corellian light freighter). Here's a link to the entry with additional pics: https://www.lego.com/en-us/rebrick/view-entry. The Dashing Banshee is named after the Corellian Banshee bird and upgraded with everything available in terms of speed and concealment. The YT-1300 light freighter was refitted to be used as a courier ship. It is equipped with technology to escape, elude and hide from any pursuer. Sporting no visible weaponry helps to keep a low profile. The model was designed from scratch in LDD and consists of 5173 parts. I went for a smooth design based on the original YT-1300 with some distinctive modifications. Hope you like it!
  11. This is probably the most complex model I've designed (and built) up to now. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is one of the most spectacular buildings of the recent decades. Its style of deconstructivism and seemingly random but also very organic curves make for a magnificent view. It was a real challenge to build this in LEGO. I decided to use white bricks for the titanium surface - metallic parts are too rare in LEGO and grey seems too dull for the highly reflective surfaces. The building is surrounded by water and some large works of art, most noticeable the tulips (represented by violet cherries in the model) and the puppy by Jeff Koons. More pictures can be found here if you are interested: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=571042
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    [MOC] Cinderella Castle

    Cool design! Looks great and the angled walls certainly didn't make it easy!
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    Prototype 02 - WOBO

    Cool design with tons of well-made details! :)
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    BOOTBLACK STREET

    Great model! Marvelous overall impression and so many nice details!
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    [MOC] Singapore Skyline

    Nice design with clever parts use!