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  1. TimBurdon

    USS OGEL @ Brick-a-laide

    It's been a while since I've been posting on here, so I thought I'd show one of my latest builds, the USS OGEL. The images are from it's latest 'patrol' at Brick-a-laide in Adelaide, South Australia. Some information about the real ship:- Based on the United States Navy Alaska Class Battlecruisers The Alaska class consisted of six large cruisers ordered before World War II for the United States Navy. They were officially classed as large cruisers (CB), but others have regarded them as battlecruisers. They were all named after territories or insular areas of the United States, signifying their intermediate status between larger battleships and smaller heavy and lighter cruisers. Of the six planned, two were completed, the third's construction was suspended on 16 April 1947, and the last three were canceled. Alaska and Guam served with the U.S. Navy for the last year of World War II as bombardment ships and fast carrier escorts. They were decommissioned in 1947 after spending only 32 and 29 months in service, respectively. The idea for a large cruiser class originated in the early 1930s when the U.S. Navy sought to counter Deutschland-class "pocket battleships" being launched by Germany. Planning for ships that eventually evolved into the Alaska class began in the late 1930s after the deployment of Germany's Scharnhorst-class battleships and rumors that Japan was constructing a new battlecruiser class. To serve as "cruiser-killers" capable of seeking out and destroying these post-Treaty heavy cruisers, the class was given large guns of a new and expensive design, limited armor protection against 12-inch shells, and machinery capable of speeds of about 31–33 knots (36–38 mph, 58–61 km/h). Class & type: Alaska-class large cruiser Displacement: Standard: 29,779 long tons (30,257 t) Full load: 34,253 long tons (34,803 t) Length: 808 ft 6 in (246.4 m) Beam: 91 ft 1 in (27.8 m) Draft: 31 ft 10 in (9.7 m) Installed power: 153,000 shaft horsepower (114,000 kW) Propulsion: General Electric steam turbines 8 Babcock & Wilcox boilers 4 shafts Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph) Range: 12,000 nautical miles (22,000 km; 14,000 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) Crew: 1,517 Armament: 9 × 12-inch/50 caliber (305 mm), 12 × 5 in (127 mm) guns, 56 × 40 mm (1.6 in) guns, 34 × 20 mm (0.79 in) guns Armor: Belt: 9 in (229 mm) Turrets: 12.8 in (325 mm) Deck: 4 in (102 mm) Aircraft carried: 4 More images available at -
  2. Here are some recent images of my miniland Town & Country display. The event was the BrickExpo LEGO Fan Event held in Canberra, Australia. Quick stats:- 4.8 metres long 1.2 metres high at highest point Over 50,000 pieces and yes the tram was powered and trundled along the tracks in front of the display. Works great at keeping small fingers off the display. Enjoy.
  3. TimBurdon

    MOC: Town & Country Miniland Display

    Thanks for passing on the information. It is a great book for ideas and I agree the bikes look great in black.
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    MOC: Maxi-Fig

    Howdy everyone, Got a bit overexcited with this one I think. I've taken the Maxi-Fig idea up to the next level with my new best friend. He is about 1.6 metres/ 5 feet tall and is made up of just over 5,500 bricks. He breaks apart just like a normal minifig and with a bit more work will have some hand held accessories. I took him out to the local adventure playground so he could have a fun day. Enjoy.
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    MOC: Maxi-Fig

    Not too sure about overall weight, but each section is a one person lift, and it fills my sedan completely when I take him around. The legs in the boot/trunk, body on the backseat and the head sits on the passenger seat beside me up front. I hoping for local police to pull me over one day when I'm transporting him just to see the reaction. Here's a pic of me moving him around.
  6. Hi all, This is a call out to any LEGO Fan in Adelaide, South Australia. In May this year we are going to be running our first major Fan Expo, BRICKtopia, and we would like to invite you to be a part of it. There is no cost to exhibit. All you have to do is fill in the registration form and it all goes form there. We are looking for builders of MOC's, Sets, historic LEGO - basically anything built from LEGO in any size. For more information head over to the BRICKtopia website. Cheers Tim Southern Bricks LEGO Users Group - South Australia
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    AFOL news item from Australia

    Sydney show is on the ANZAC Day long weekend this year and Adelaide's is May 17 & 18. Adelaide's event will actually be the largest LEGO Fan event to be held in Adelaide for over 13 years. Yes, Melbourne and Canberra have a head start on us, but Sydney only kicked off last year.
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    MOD - 60016 Tanker modified

    Nice stuff - wish my Woolies had lego on clearance :-( 44 days and counting, Lightning!
  9. Thanks Brickie, You might need more than a bus to get down for our events. No cars to drop this time, got a few large scale miniland buildings though I'll post some pics. Cheers
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    Ghostbusters HQ/Firehouse LDD File

    Thanks for sharing your work. Now to upscale it to miniland size. Hmmmmmmmmmm
  11. TimBurdon

    Hello my name is Guy

    Hi Guy (Revhead), welcome to world of Eurobricks! Searching through the pages of Eurobricks is a great way to find other peoples work to admire, also there are many other sites round the web, such as MOCPages, Flickr and Brickshelf. The best way to show off your movie making skills is to post a link and small write up about the movie here in Eurobricks. Great to see another Aussie on the forums. Keep on building
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    The Urn Returns!

    For some in the world, this MOC might seem a bit strange, but if you live in Australia or England, it means so much more. Australia today won the Ashes in cricket. We have taken the series 3-0, with two tests to play. And to my northern hemisphere LEGO lovers, my sympathies, now you know how we felt last time. What's the Ashes? Short story is a series of cricket Test matches between Australia and England, which has a huge amount of history tied to it. Long story - head over here and have a read http://www.lords.org...tory/the-ashes/ The Urn Returns!
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    The Urn Returns!

    It's as close as I could get with a standard minifig head. Actually turned out better than I thought, I didn't think anyone would guess who that was supposed to be, thanks.
  14. I have recently been working on a collection of larger scale vehicles for an upcoming LEGO show here in Adelaide, and thought I would share one of my creations. It is a 1925 Rolls Royce with coachwork by Van Vooren. The actual car this is based on has recently been donated to the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia. I came across the vehicle during a recent visit and through the wonderful world of the internet got in touch with the amazing LEGO vehicle designer Lego911, who graciously worked out how to make the vehicle come to life. He worked out a design for me to work from, but also included many working features from the real vehicle, such as pillar-less suicide doors and opening bonnets. I would like to publicly thank Lego911, for all his amazing help with this project. This model will be on display at the National Motor Museum in January next year from the 4th to the 31st, if you want to come and see it and the rest of the collection.
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    Australian 830 class diesel

    Great stuff - a nice addition to the 'Ghan'
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    Australian NR class =The Ghan=

    Agree with 'Lightning' good to see another South Aussie on EB. Nice work on the Ghan. The other two are also just as amazing.
  17. Hi all, The Adelaide based, Southern Bricks LUG, is having their first LEGO show this weekend (November 2nd & 3rd) at Toy Corner, 1007 North East Road, Ridgehaven. This is a free event, and is being held inside a store that only sells LEGO!! So come along - Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm.
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    MOCs: 100% Lego Lighting

    Nice work - as someone with absolutely no skill in soldering or wiring up lights, this is great. And using 100% lego just makes it even better. Is this design allowed to be 'borrowed' and used in my own creations?
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    MOC: Minions Couple

    all that can be said is " bee boop bee boop bee boop" nice design, really like the hair and weight stability device on the back.
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    [MOC] Huskies

    Nice work - the perfect pet for anyone.
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    Mosaics from this year

    It's been awhile since I posted anything so I thought I would share my current outlet for LEGO, which seems to be large mosaics. Nothing is smaller than 96x114 studs. I have found that working in grey-scale seems to produce some awesome results, but Batman did need to be done in colour, he is just under 5 feet tall (112x192 studs). Enjoy. The Semi-Dark Knight Iron Man 'Hope' Poster as in the movie. Collectable Minifig Series 1 Circus Clown Steve McQueen 'Thank you very much' Mr Elvis Presley
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    Rebuild of FJ Holden

    A while back I built a replica of a FJ Holden, and after destroying him just after Brickvention this year and promising myself I would not build another, I have. Mostly due to entering a Toy Building Blocks competition over on the Instructables website and also just to try out a few new ideas that when in the first build I did not know how to achieve. So here he is, 32 Stud Racing's FJ Holden. I have added a few more features to this model, such as a semi-opening door, race stripes, roll frame etc. Some of the photo's are from a recent trip the National Motor Museum, in Birdwood South Australia. He is in front of a real FJ Holden, to give you all an idea of the original car and the scale of mine. Enjoy.
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    Rebuild of FJ Holden

    The main reason I went for white was because it was the most abundant colour I had at the time. My original colour design was to actually do it in just the original LEGO colours fading back over the car. And he is a bit bigger than the Charlotte, about 80cm long and 40cm wide. I was the minifig's as hood ornaments so that people have a reference on how large the model is.
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    Mosaics from this year

    Looks a lot better finished off, still needed to scrounge up more dark blue (earth blue). Yep bring on the TC show. Toy Corner Southern Bricks LEGO Show November 2nd & 3rd
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    Mosaics from this year

    The other benefit of using grey scale colours is that fact they are easier to access than colours. The Iron Man mosaic is a good example. I wanted to do it all in plate, but trying to find that much sand green in plate was ridiculously priced, so I went for brick instead.