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  1. Kai NRG

    Wither Woods Windmill

    The agricultural zone of Kaliphlin may be small compared to its massive desert, but it's one of the most populous regions due to the easy availability of food. An enterprising miller has recently constructed this large mill to harness the power of the wind for grinding the region's grain. I wanted to try something with a function and a windmill seemed to hit the sweet spot of being a little complicated, but not too much for a first attempt. There's more to this than first meets the eye though. Of course the sail spin, but the whole roof can also rotate in order to catch wind coming from any angle. Here's the back of the windmill with the sails turned to the right. I had fun adding little details like sunflowers and wheat sacks. The stone base technique is also a variant on those blocks that I used for my Fighting Pit! The real challenges of the mechanism are inside of course. Connecting the vertical shaft to the horizontal (slightly angled) sails would have been pretty difficult but fortunately I remembered this worm piece which has a unique combination of an axle hole but no friction. That way the roof can be removed and replaced easily. So the whole thing is designed to come apart into these three pieces, the base with the interior, the walls, and the roof. I did a time lapse for this build just like for my Fighting Pit--and I also put it on LEGO Ideas if you'd like to support it! And as usual there are more pictures on my blog if you'd like a closer look! Hope you've enjoyed this creation, feels good to have another large build for the guilds again. I took a pretty long hiatus before the Fighting Pit I know, but hopefully there'll be more coming this year! C&C welcome! Thanks for checking it out!
  2. Hello! I'm excited to share my nearly complete MOC of HMS Diana, a fifth-rate Artois class frigate launched in 1794. I set out to make this ship as close to true minifigure scale as I could get it, and I am pleased with the result. I also wanted to improve on the design of my previous frigate in terms of achieving greater accuracy and detail. IMG_1171 by Andrew Cardy, on Flickr The ship took me over a year to design and build, which included lots of time reading up on rigging. I'll include a list of the books I read at the end of this post in case anyone is interested. I re-designed several aspects of the ship multiple times. IMG_1168 by Andrew Cardy, on Flickr IMG_1202 by Andrew Cardy, on Flickr The ship is built with 100% LEGO elements, including all of the rigging. When I began working on it I intended to make the masts and rigging the same way I did with my first frigate, but I soon realized that I could improve on that design and make it more accurate, albeit with far more pieces and many more LEGO strings. All of the standing rigging (the lines which support the masts) is included, as well as some of the running rigging. All of the spars are supported with a series of ropes, just as they would be on a real ship. The spars can all be lowered and raised using the rigging, in these photos the spars are in the raised position, where they would be when the sails were set. IMG_1161 by Andrew Cardy, on Flickr The ship is 45 inches tall at the mainmast, and 46 inches long when measured from the beakhead to the taffrail. It is 65 inches from the tip of the bowsprit to the tip of the driver boom. IMG_1166 by Andrew Cardy, on Flickr IMG_1197 by Andrew Cardy, on Flickr Click the album for more detailed pictures, it was difficult to get some decent shots with the entire ship in frame but I did my best! Some books I read: Mondfeld, Wolfram zu. Historic Ship Models. New York: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated, 1977. Ball, Nick, and Simon Stephens. Navy Board Ship Models. Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing, 2018. Petersson, Lennarth. Rigging Period Ship Models: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Intricacies of Square-Rig. London: Chatham Publishing, 2000. Lavery, Brian. The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War: 1600-1815, n.d. Anderson, R.C. The Rigging of Ships in the Days of the Spritsail Topmast, 1600-1720. New York: Dover Publishing Inc., 1994. Lavery, Brian. The Ship of the Line: A History in Ship Models. Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing, 2014. I also used the Anatomy of the Ship series extensively, especially the one about HMS Diana of course, but also several of the other entries in that series. I hope you all enjoy the model and let me know what you think of it!
  3. Hi everyone, we had our Raptor set parts sitting around and after we built a Jeep Gladiator out of the Raptor we decided to build something packed with little features that will add extra value to this licensed set. We present to you an Offroad Truck with a crane! Please visit this blog post on our website https://www.crazykreations.com/post/42126-offroad-truck-with-crane for more info on this model and don't forget to like and follow us on Rebrickable and sign up on our website for discounts on more MOCs and alternates. Features: Clean and working V6 engine under the hood openable hood with a stand to keep it open hog steering (removable top nob) opening doors interior snorkel exhaust 2x4 drive solid axle set up throughout model new front axle that has improved steering Outriggers with an easy lock wheel chocks that are stored at the side of the model outrigger pads (recommend making custom ones**) crane arm with extendable boom Rebrickable Link https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-108236/CrazyKreations/42126-off-road-truck-with-crane/#details
  4. Almost 3 years to the day after initially sharing my BSG MOC (here), I've finally finished a fairly major refit of the design to improve visuals and proportions and include a cool engine tweak that one of the builders of my original came up with (EzraTPrice, take a bow!), and I have invested the time to produce step-by-step instructions (slightly over 600 steps) for folks who are interested in building this new version for themselves. Model Statistics 3,493 parts (with 4x4 dish only) 3,497 parts (with Seal of the 12 Colonies disc) 18.4x51.0x24.3 (cm) : 7.3x20.1x9.6 (in) : 23.1x63.8x30.4 (studs) ~2,482 (g) : ~87.5 (oz) Compared to the original, there are structural and cosmetic changes to the head, neck/body, landing bay pods, engines, and the stand. Lots more pics on my Flickr stream! The instructions are available via Rebrickable.
  5. After months of work, the Royal Navy’s newest ship set sail from Quinnsville ! The Cutter was commissioned by the Admiralty Board in order to increase patrols around Corrington shores. Frederick Chapman had worked for several private investors in the past, even some of high standing, but never had he been contacted by agents of the Crown. The day he received the commission was the happiest day of his life, the honor to have been entrusted with the task of creating a ship for the Royal Navy, was beyond measurable. He swore he would not disappoint them, in fact, he convinced himself that he would create the fastest ship the Royal Navy had ever seen ! He spent weeks in his office making dusins of drafts and sketches. He combined ship designs he had learned from both Oleon and Elsandolan designers, even a few interesting elements he had observed on a Sea Rat ship. He wished he knew more about their ships, but Sea Rats are after all not the most common visitors of Corrington… For good reasons. Once his design was done, he was ordered to Queensville where he would oversee her construction. People from around all of Quinsville gathered at the docks to celebrate her launch. The ship was so light and sleek that when the crew opened her sails, she was immediately picked up by the wind and flew right through the waves. The crowd simultaneously reacted in aw, while Frederick, overcome by joy, jumped around and celebrated right there on the docks. The representative who had taken the ship on her maiden voyage, later admitted that she was so fast he feared they would take off and join the birds in the sky. He decided then and there to christen her HMS Peregrine, the fastest ship on the Brick Seas. ------- A new class 4 Cutter for the Navy. She is armed with 12 4-pounders and 6 swivel guns. My recommendations for her stats are : R M G C $ H 3 6 4 2 0 3 The ship being the fastest in brick seas is obviously just for story purposes and can't affect any game outcome, so don't take it too seriously
  6. Today i would like to present you a steam powered machine shop like they used to exist before electric power was widespread. It includes a powered up medium motor hidden in the side building and a train hub for powering the line shaft and making everything move. But without further talking here are the pics: as you can see it is still in the wip phase but you get the idea here is a view of the inside. you can see the powered up motor + hub in the small side building. there is a steam engine, its boiler, the line shafts to transmit the rotary power throughout the entire shop,a drill press, a workbench table complete with a benchvise and a lathe. i am planning to add more tools like a vertical mill and/or a shaper to it. a closeup of the steam engine: it features a moving piston rod and crank/flywheel, a flyweight governour and the various oilers necessary to keep the engine running. a closeup of the drillpress: it also has an oiler to oil the bottom bearing and it features an arrangement of belts (not shown here) to get the power to the head of the drillpress to get the drill spinnnign a closeup of the lathe: this one was inspired by nwbricks on rebrickable but was modified to work and look like a belt driven lathe with its two pulleys for selecting different speeds for turning various diameters and the obligatory oilers that these early bearings needed to keep running smoothly. the build was heavily inspired by Dave Richards from youtube who has built himself a workshop just like back in the steam era days complete with various steam powered metal working machines. Hope you like my model(s)!
  7. I was wanting to buy a prop Assault Rifle from Halo to run around with, and then thought I could just build one out of Lego. What I ended up with is something that's a bit too heavy / fragile to run around with, but it does look pretty cool. LEGO MA40 Assault Rifle (Halo Infinite) by Marcus H, on Flickr The build is inspired by Nick Brick's MA37 build, which I used as a guide to get the proportions and sizing right. Mine isn't as complex as his, but I'm not nearly as good a builder as him. LEGO MA40 Assault Rifle (Halo Infinite) by Marcus H, on Flickr The ammo counter is Nick Brick's design, it's pretty faithful to the games. LEGO MA40 Assault Rifle (Halo Infinite) by Marcus H, on Flickr The mag is a lot smaller than it should be, but when I was building the gun I didn't have the foresight to make a hollow space to allow a larger mag. LEGO MA40 Assault Rifle (Halo Infinite) by Marcus H, on Flickr I also made a video that shows off the features and has some dramatic recreations of the 1st person view of the games. This was super satisfying to make and I definitely want to make more Halo guns, once I can find the space (and money) for them. Top of my list would be the Sniper Rifle, Commando, Sidekick and Battle Rifle.
  8. I rendered the famous sign of Pripyat city in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Check out my Flickr for more, I also built the CNPP with LEGO parts: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legoadam/ And here are some photos that I took in the Zone: https://cagriergani.com/chernobyl-exclusion-zone
  9. This is my modular take on the Beatles concert on January 30th, 1969 at No. 3 Savile Row, then known as the Apple Corps HQ and studio. (it's back to being a house and hasn't been a studio since the mid-70's) I used half of set 76108 - Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown for the front, with a back I designed myself as that set was close enough to look passable as the original London building. I also specifically made the building more grayscale, as if the Beatles are bringing light and color to the world. You can view the photo of the original building as it is now in spoiler tags below. (WARNING: it's an very large photo from Wikipedia!) It's not my photo, either: NOTE: The following LEGO modular building was constructed for my father and his modular building collection, as he bought the bricks and I built it for him according to my design. (per his request) The figures used are from set - 21306 Yellow Submarine, and I would have included Billy Preston too as he played electric keyboard that day and for several weeks before in recording sessions, but my dad sadly misplaced the figure I created and he can't find it. (also, if you can't find George, don't worry - he is behind the chimney pipes. You can't quite see him, but he is there.) The Yellow Submarine film logo printed part will be replaced with a Beatles logo from the 2021 Art set when it arrives. The eight studs out front are for the figures (not yet built) to stop and listen to the concert. I couldn't find a picture of the back, so it's improvised, same as the inside details are fictional too. Also, I didn't include stairs in the building, because I was trying to just flesh it out in basics and worry about furniture and stuff later. The first floor (or ground, as some might call it) has a fireplace, couch, grandfather clock, a dining table with four chairs, and another table lamp. On the second floor is a bedroom with bed, cabinet, writing desk, a upright piano and a floor lamp. (I was thinking about John Lennon and Yoko Ono's week-long "bed-in for peace in Vietnam" when I designed this level) However, as Yoko is reputed to have broken up the Beatles, this will suffice for her as a figure. The items up here on the third floor include a table w/ two chairs, a record player and a lamp. There are also four bookcases of vinyl records (one for each Beatle) on this floor, along with one empty one. "I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we've passed the audition." - John Lennon, 1969 (at the conclusion of the concert and as heard on the album "Let it Be") My dad designed the Ringo fig's drum-set, and I have three of this stove-top part on order for amplifiers. Any Thoughts, Comments or Questions? I'd be happy to answer them! Also, side note: if you are a Beatles fan and have several hours to kill, watch the Get Back documentary by Peter Jackson. It's split in three parts and has nine hour overall runtime, but it's awesome.
  10. BAD A$$ front engine Drag Brick dragster called “STINGER”! This dragster pulls a wheelie off the line and shoots down the drag strip super fast! Running a 6x5x3 spring powered LEGO motor, it’s hard to tame it at the start gate! Just got done filming it on the drag strip. I’ll be sure to post that video here as soon as it’s ready.
  11. Ok, so this house MOC is actually a MOD of a MOC. It was taken from a set of Shrieking Shack instructions by JL.Bricks and heavily modified into a facsimile of 1920's-style house... or, at least it's close enough to work with a de-winterized Winter Village line and / or Hogsmeade Village Visit without snow. (set 76388) See this Rebrickable link to see what I modified it from. I added a flip-open back like in Medieval Market Village. (set 10193 - It's hard to believe that set is 13 years old!) The building was originally winter (and Harry Potter) themed, but it clashed way too much with my other buildings that way, as they aren't winter themed. Basically, it's a normal, non-Christmas house now. The back of the house is a new design by me. I had to redo the roof from plates ands tiles (as it was originally shown) to slopes as it was too fragile. The lower floor features a coat rack, table w/ two chairs, and a steam heater borrowed from set 10185. (Green Grocer) Upstairs we have a bed (plus another steam radiator) with clock and framed map on the walls. More details are in the back of the house, such a kitchen stove, couch, along a with a few more living room details. There is a model railroad upstairs as well. This vehicle was originally inspired by @hachiroku's model of the staff car from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and can be found here in his photo-stream. The car can be seen above with all the furniture from the inside of the house. (This picture was taken before house construction started... I've broken enough reddish brown brick on this to just tear the innards out just for one picture!) Speaking of the car, here it is by itself. inside view of the car. Seats one in front and one behind. (if you can get your fingers in there, that is!) The rear view showcasing the spare tire as mounted on the trunk. As usual, comments, questions complaints, and suggestions welcome! EDIT 4/6/22: FINALLY, it's done! The house has been in-progress since August of 2021 and was starting to drive me crazy.
  12. longjuansilver

    Modular Pizzeria & Post Office (MOC)

    Hello everybody, This is an older modular MOC that I designed back in 2017. I recently updated some of the parts in stud.io and made some renders so I thought I'd share them. This is a combination pizzeria and post office with apartment buildings on the upper floors. The full album of pictures can be found on Imgur. The full thing is approximately 3100 pieces, and according to Bircklink, it'd cost ~$800 CAD to create so it'll most likely remain a digital model (unless some remodeling is done.)
  13. I've been working on this build since '7680 The Twilight' set came out in 2008. It started out as just modding the set to give it some interior, and slowly evolved with the continuous advances to LDD. Building this was the driving force behind designing my minifig scaled Delta-7, because I wanted to ensure that it would fit inside like in the show. I've gone through countless revisions to my design, even as far as starting from scratch at least 3 times. With every redesign came more research and I learned more and more about the design of this ship. I learned about a lot of things that never made it into the show. Things like that this ship actually has 3 levels to it, and that it uses an elevator to get between them. That they used 2 distinct 3D models of the ship and would switch between them during episodes, etc. It has been a long journey, but I'm finally happy enough with my design to share it. So into the details; Currently the ship sits at a total of 11,259pcs, measuring in at 102 studs (81.6cm) long by 132 studs (105.6cm) wide, by 37 studs (29.6cm) height (landed) or 84 studs (67.2cm) height (both outriggers extended). In other words, this thing is pretty big, still not as big as the Ghost, but it is the same length as the UCS Millenium Falcon. While I did find images and video of the majority of the interior I sacrificed a few of the unseen rooms in lieu of having more structure to hold the whole thing together. I did however keep all of the main areas, this includes the cockpit, cargo hold, connecting hallway and the boarding area. Comparing my build to the official Lego set. Here is a comparison between my Twilight, the UCS Millenium Falcon and my Ghost. As well as some comparisons with some of the official images that used to be on StarWars.com, I couldn't get the angles exactly right, but they're close enough to compare. And as a final note, I am currently in the process of building this monster, I have been slowly gathering pieces for the last few years, I have about 80% of the total pieces required, though I'm sure I'll have to make some modifications as I go. I will be posting updates as I go, but for now, here are my bins of parts, please forgive the unsorted disaster that they are currently in.
  14. _TLG_

    [MOC] Porsche 906

    Hello Porsche and Speed Champions fans, Porsche 906 aka Carrera 6 is a street-legal racing car from Porsche. It was announced in January 1966 and 50 examples were subsequently produced, thus meeting the homologation requirements of the FIA's new Group 4 Sports Car category to the number. The type would also compete in modified form in the Group 6 Sports Prototype class. For the year of the car's debut in 1966, it achieved numerous victories. The main inspiration came from a plastic toy car which I received as a child. Building instructions are available on the following links: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-106735/_TLG_/porsche-906 It is a studless build in the new, 8 studs wide Speed Champions style. I wanted to create a sleek model which is as accurate as possible in this small scale. I prefer the brick built solutions to keep the flexibility of the used parts in further builds, and therefore only a standard vehicle registration plate sticker is used. My intent was to keep the width-length-height ratio of the real car and this size makes it possible. The model contains lots of details: for example the emblematic front, the side view mirrors, the side air intakes etc. . Maybe the most challenging one was the iconic headlight, lots of solutions were tested before the final one. I tried to fill every unnecessary gaps and therefore some tricky build techniques are used. The model has space for one minifigure. I suggest to use a helmet or small hair. Thanks for visiting, _TLG_ Porsche 906 - Instructions 1 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 2 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 3 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 4 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 5 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 6 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 7 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 8 by László Torma, on Flickr
  15. Themiddlebrick

    [moc] R2-D2 & C3P0 mosaic

    Hi Everyone, I'd like to present my mosaic artwork titled "Old Friends" First off a couple of disclaimers! #1 I know mosaics are not everyone's cup of tea, so if you've made it this far thank you! #2 You may have already seen this on my Flickr or Instagram pages, if so I apologize. I'm pretty proud of the way this one turned out so I want to share it with as many people as possible! The piece consists of 3911 parts and sits on a 4x4 base of 16 x 16 technic base plates (or bricks if you prefer). I worked hard to eliminate as many rare parts as possible. I managed to source most of the pieces from used art sets and LEGO bricks and pieces. I only used BL to acquire the 4 x 4 curved macaroni tile in yellow, 3 1/2 round stadium tiles in orange and some of the frame elements which are far less expensive there. If one was so inclined it would be possible to replace the technic baseplates with flat 32 x 32 baseplates and forgo the frame for a decent savings. Like my Boba Fett mosaic, this one comprises 3 layers of plates and tiles over baseplates. This is to give more definition to the shapes, allow for some more subtle color through layering round tiles and square plates and to add a bit of dimensionality to the image. I've been enjoying trying to get better photos of my mosaics and trying to capture what they are actually like to see in person (as opposed to the original renderings, or a straight-on shot). the frame follows the typical LEGO art technique with an integrated frame using modified 1 x 2 bricks with pin to connect the frame to the technic base plates. It also includes the technic pin connectors that acts as picture hangers to hang on the wall, though I quite like the leaning look. Instructions are available on Rebrickable. I enjoy the unique challenge of creating instructions for these mosaics. The options in stud.io aren't quite flexible enough to create user-friendly instructions so I spent a long time thinking about the hurdles and designing a solution that would work within the format we are familiar with. In the end, I came up with a simple looking matrix of part/color however accurately transcribing the data (number of pieces, style of piece, and color) was incredibly time-consuming and tedious, which involved outputting a separate model of each mosaic step, creating a parts list .xls and entering that data by hand into thee page template. I have included an example below so you can get an idea. In the future, I hope to have my wife help me code a script to do this automatically. I'm always open to constructive feedback so please do let me know what you think!
  16. AlexGdD

    [MOC] Gaiking

    Hi all, here's another giant robot I've just finished planning in 3D. It's Gaiking, another great super robot design by Go Nagai. In 70's France we did not get the cartoon, so when the toy appeared, it was usually used a as villain against our beloved Goldorak (Grendizer) ! Gaiking combines three vehicles to form a formidable robot, in a very similar way to Big Dai X - another design by Go Nagai. (Check my earlier post with Big Dai X MOC). Gaiking can be equipped with more powerful arms and legs in "Power Up" mode : And of course my MOC can be displayed in Gattai (combine sequence) mode : You can see other pics in my Flickr Gallery : Enjoy !
  17. Instructions: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-88040/Isaac Yaw/lamborghini-countach-lpi-800-4-moc-by-isaac-yaw/#details Video: https://youtu.be/02IeQWBDSdU Details and description: This is a MOC of the newest Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 that was unveiled recently. This MOC was made to be modular so that its chassis can be built to fit other supercar designs onto it. The instructions for just the chassis can also be found under my profile (MOCs). Functions: 1) Steering - includes working steering wheel and 'Hand of God' steering mechanism 2) Drivetrain - working 'fake' V12 engine with 4-speed gearbox (controlled by a gear stick via stepper mechanism) 3) Independent suspensions 4) Working scissor doors mechanism - controlled via linear actuator 5) Adjustable 'active' rear wing 6) Modular design Do support me by sharing and spreading this creation out to more LEGO fanatics and like my creation! Check out my other pages too! Thank you! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isaacs_lego_technic_creations/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClKs2hHTw4g4ymL-tMJJZSA Rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/users/Isaac Yaw/mocs/ Update: Awesome high-quality pictures from Fredleg! More Pictures can be found here: https://bricksafe.com/pages/Isaacyaw/lamborghini-countach-lpi-800-4
  18. cagri

    [MOC] TLG Rapier

    For my 7th birthday, my super cool parents took me to a toy store and let me decide between the TMNT Party Wagon and 6285 Black Seas Barracuda. As a child, that was the most difficult decision I had to make in my life and honestly, even as an adult I'm having trouble choosing either. Nevertheless, there was no wrong answer and I decided to get the Party Wagon and enjoyed it for years. Ever since this challenging choice, several beautiful ships have been procuded by TLG but I never splurged on them. Fortunately, I married the coolest person ever and she gave me 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay as a new year present! After decades of drooling over LEGO ships, I had the best one ever produced :) I loved it so much that it heavily inspired me to build my own ship. And here you may see the result: TLG Rapier More photos on my Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/legoadam/
  19. About 90 years ago, in a small town called Billund, an experienced carpenter named Ole Kirk started working with his little LEGO friends in his workshop making wooden toys together including the famous wooden duck. in the model I have depicted several well-known highlights from the past 90 years of LEGO history. can you find them all. The moc is based on the workshop of Ole kirk Christiansen the founder of LEGO if you want to see even more go to LEGO ideas
  20. I dismantled almost all of my old Lego 7wide trains, And start to rebuild some in 1:45 scale, adding much more detail and shape than before. this is an 8 wide model, I don't know how many parts are in use, more than 1000 I guess, there are no instructions and there will never be. this was built almost old school style the good old fashion Trial and error. it has lights and it's motorized by Buwizz. Big shout out also to Aureliusz Fałowski / Chrome Block City who made the custom printed white stripes, he nails it! English Electric CP1401 by Sérgio Batista, no Flickr English Electric CP1401 by Sérgio Batista, no Flickr
  21. Hi all, here's another classic Go Nagai robot I had a lot of fun building (virtually for the moment, I need to order all those red parts now !). Very happy with all the rotating cannons and grilles, and the robot can actually transform / separate into 3 vehicles ! Here's how it's decomposed in 3 sub elements : And the 3 vehicles in flight mode : Here's a link to my MOC Big Dai X gallery ! Hope you like it. Enjoy !
  22. Hinckley

    Photographing LEGO

    I was asked in another thread about my photography setup, so I thought I'd start a new topic and share my techniques and give others an opportunity to comment and share theirs. Admins and Mods, if I've strayed into the wrong forum with this please move it to the correct one with my most sincere apologies. Anyway, here is what my setup looks like. I use a technique called three point lighting which you can read more about here. I've numbered where I placed my lights and where I place three more when I use my softeners in red or blue... My red and blue bulbs. Looks like there's been another walrus whacking in hinckleytown... I set up the shadowbox itself with three sheets of foamcore. I took a regular cardboard box that LEGO was shipped to me in and cut off two of the sides. Then I taped the back of the foam core inside what was left of the box and glued it down with some wood glue: So, that's it. I sharpen all my photos in Photoshop and switch the sharpen mode to screen to brighten them up and do basic color correction with the color balance tool (Ctrl + B for PC, Apple + B for MAC). Foamcore and cliplights are relatively inexpensive. I probably got my whole setup for about $30. The camera was through the roof and so is the Adobe Photoshop software...but the shadow box and light setup are easier to obtain than you think. I'm no photography expert so feel free to tell me where I may be going wrong if you know and impart more knowledge upon me and the rest of us!!! X-D better LEGO pics on! UPDATE 09.18.2007-Just wanted to update this thread with some more tips and tricks: 1. I've noticed a lot of people post pictures at 300 dpi or higher. This uses a lot of memory and bandwidth. To post a picture online, it only needs to be 72 dpi. You can't tell the difference on screen between a picture at 72 dpi and a picture at 5,000,000 dpi, trust me. If you have photo-editing software you should be able to change the dpi. Your camera settings should allow you to take pics at 72 dpi, although you want to keep your camera at 300 dpi if you like to print your pictures...Reducing the dpi will reduce the file size by a great amount! 2. When foucsing your three point lighting, focusing should be done one light at a time. So when you are focusing one lamp, make sure the others are off and that the light you are focusing is either spotlighting or filling the area you need it to... 3. If you don't have the lights or the rig to use this setup (mine is clipped on to the plumbing and gasline in my basement) you can reflect natural light from two points using posterboard or reflect light from lamps using posterboard. White poster board reflecting light from one lamp or window can be just as effective as using mutliple lamps. 4. Color correction-if you don't have photo-editing software and you need to color correct your photos, say they are coming out too yellow, you can use poster board for this as well. Using blue posterboard to reflect light into your shadowbox can reduce yellow, red balances cyan (lighter blues), and magenta balances greens...If you have access to gels which you may find in a theater or photography studio or the theater or photography dept at your school. You can balance color in your shadowbox with colored gels that cover the lights.
  23. Blackfalcon81

    [MOC] Soundwave Transformers G1

    This is my new MOC, it is the first time one of two of my passions: Lego and Transformers. the width of the torso is 50 stud and is the first of 4 phases. 100% Bricks 0% Digital. I will update the phases in my instagram I hope you like it Thanks!!!
  24. Hi all, Two years ago my girlfriend's son challenged me to build a 20cm Goldorak (Grendizer), my TV hero from 1978. I first believed it would be impossible, as I remember vividly trying to build a good-looking one with the parts available in the late 70s - fat chance ! So in 2020, I started browsing the Net for Grendizer and Mazinger MOCs, as well as other mechas for inspiration. I loved the models built by Len_d69, samsky76, Marco de Bon, Andrea Chaipella, Kaho82, Moko, but none was capturing the proportions of my hero to my satisfaction. After many, many hours of prototyping with real- and virtual- bricks (thanks MLCad, I love you), I could offer the boy his own Lego Grendizer for his Birthday. One year later, I've discovered how to make renderings with Blender so I can make clean pics of my creations... (it takes so long making real photos) so here's a selection. The figure stands 20cm tall, with a lot of articulations giving a lot of posing value. Here's a little fight to prove the point : Here are some of the baddies (Golgoths in French) he can fight with : ... and here's an ally in the form of his buddy Mazinger (I'll make a post for this one, who is much more famous than Grendizer ;-). You can see more on my Grendizer album ! Enjoy, Alexandre
  25. This is my E30 M3 moc. https://trello.com/e30-m3-moc I can't figure out how to do flicker imbeds, so I decided to use Trello to show my images. This moc is one of my favorites, I spent many days working on various solutions for each part of the model. I took inspiration from other talented builders like NardVerBong Car mocs for the front-end design. The rest, however, is entirely my work. Usually, I keep my mocs to myself and do not create instructions for them, but if there is enough interest, I would be delighted to upload some instructions to rebrickable. Please Let me know what you think!