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  1. Probably you need to add a number to the end of the constrain local height line. Or just delete it. Use a text editor if you can't open the file in LPub. Hope that helps!
  2. Hi everyone! I designed an extension for my model in the BrickLink AFOL Designer Program. The Science Tower City Site extension gives the tower a nice square plot to sit on and the possibility to integrate it into a LEGO city. It has a small garden and the pavement is plastered with a reference to the Pythagorean theorem. The tower model can be put on it and taken away easily without modifications. Instructions and parts list for the extension can be downloaded here for free: https://www.thilo-schoen.de/sciencetower.html The Science Tower itself is available as a complete set until July 1 here: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/crowdfunding/designer-sets-for-adult-fans-of-lego/59446/Science-Tower (It includes a nice box with included background image, all necessary parts plus an exclusive part and printed instructions.) Hope you like the extension and maybe it helps you to find a place for the tower.
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    [MOC] Modular Baker Street of London

    Very nicely done with great interior and exterior details!
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    MOC: T4a Lambda-Class Imperial Shuttle

    Great model of a cool ship and also a very professional presentation! Furthermore I agree that we need a 1x1 grille tile.
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    [MOC] Bilbao Skyline

    Great skyline model! I made a bigger version of the Guggenheim Museum some time ago but this small model is really cute. Wish there were more metallic parts available. :)
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    10265 - Ford Mustang Creator Expert: MODS

    I made a small modification to get a smooth flat hood. The problem is that more printed white tiles with blue stripes seem to be needed. It's possible to get around that by stacking plates and a tile, rotate them through 90 degrees and attach them with a bracket 1x2. The width of the stripe matches exactly the height of a plate. I had to replace the black 2x2 round tile and dish in the engine with a 1x1 round tile to make room, though. So if you are into detailed engines this one probably isn't for you.
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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
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  9. This is a great model with many nice and realistic details! Extra thanks for sharing the car instructions!
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  13. 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
  14. 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] 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.
  16. 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!
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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!
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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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    Great model! Marvelous overall impression and so many nice details!
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    [MOC] Singapore Skyline

    Nice design with clever parts use!
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    REVIEW: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Well-done review for a very interesting set! The many curves and subtle details really make this model stand out. The "big change" seems to be that the base is formed by black plates directly at the bottom and not with dark grey plates one level above? That's probably because now there is also a light grey sidewalk level.
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    MOC: Astrid and Associates Architecture firm

    Great design and colors! The ground floor windows are especially awesome.
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    MOC: Tow truck Volkswagen Crafter

    Looks great and has a lot of functionality packed in a small model!
  25. The completion of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg was celebrated with a big opening concert and light show just a few days ago on January 11. Reason enough for me to design a small architecture style LEGO model (262 parts)! The building by Herzog & de Meuron is 108m high and unifies old and new architecture with a modern construction on top of an old warehouse brick building. It includes a concert hall, apartments and a hotel. It is build on a small peninsula of the Elbe River and is considered to be one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world. You can download the PDF instructions (for free) to build this model on my website http://www.thilo-schoen.de/lego.html. Hope you like it!