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  1. This model was heavily inspired by the Toy Shop in set 10308 - Holiday Main Street from the Winter Village collection. I added a back to it, changed the color scheme around, fixed some areas, added an awning above the front door. I also replaced the original toys with clothing items for sale to make it into a shop for fashion designer Edna Mode from the Incredibles film franchise. (Apparently she has branched off from superhero costumes into the regular fashion market.) Some printed parts are missing, such as the 1x2 "mode" tiles for the sign above the front door, and the billboard from the Incredibles II set line on the roof. The four triangular tiles above the upper floor's windows are also missing, along with a proper Edna Mode mini-figure. On the inside, the lower floor has the shop full of items for sale - from tiaras to top hats, pants to suits. (The technic pin holes off to the side will be used to lock the walls shut, as in the 2009 set 10193 - Medieval Market Village.) Upstairs is the tailor's workshop, complete with sewing machine and long folds of different-colored cloth. The vintage sewing machine was from free instructions seen on Rebrickable by user @Scarlet_Patronus. (The lower floor's display cases were also based on items from this talented builder.) The rear has a delivery entrance and a simple porch light. This building costs about $30 less than the post office (also inspired by 10308), so this shop will probably be purchased first. Thoughts? EDIT 10/6/22: Revised the model a whole bunch, and the post too. Here is the original model to compare the updated one to.
  2. Poor ship. I have to say, I am not a huge fan of its looks. It is like an UPS truck, or a beat-down cab in poorer part of the city. Gets the job done and offers just minimal creature comforts. On top of that this particular ship had no easy life either. If I had to write all the accidents it had I'd basically describe half or more of the story of the Mandalorian show, so to avoid spoilers - go watch it yourself. For now just believe me: Millennium Falcon had really easy and nice life compared to the Razor Crest. I did not plan to build it initially, but Brickvault guys asked me one time if I would and I agreed. After all this is quite a small ship, right? And boxy, easy shape, right? So I'll just do a month or maybe month-and-half detour from my plan, riiight? Oh boy. This aged like milk. We talked in May and, uh, I am not done yet, but more on that later :D This one-and-half month detour took half of the year, almost 5k pieces and was far harder than I expected it would be. Once again, an angular thing proves to be far more difficult in LEGO than a curved one. Got a tiny angle wrong and everything falls apart. And the size? Just about 70 studs. Yeah. There goes "quite a small ship". Btw, would you consider it an UCS or minifig scale, considering it is... kinda... both? So what do we have here? 5k pieces, a bit over 3 kilos of mass, plenty of features, internal frame strong enough to do this: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipP6ZbI-UJ09F5vPPMEbTkF1L9q2EZkMnegT8EbEC4fFMUba0WqZii3KR3Pcg_Waag/photo/AF1QipOPONHBr-6ATUGQnvs1n3uJr-Gy7C0HCNvY79DY?key=MmRXMFNjTFVIU3Rmekg3UTZqOUhvTEY1MzB3TUxB I had some fun at, uh, "temporary local beach" (on quite a high floor!) ...and on the Levitating Plate: All the hatches open: there are also additional hatches to access interior details. Truth to be told, access is not great. This is not really a play model because it is so heavy, but you can adjust stuff inside. The cockpit seats three, front seat folds for easy access to the back row: ...and of course there's plenty of space for Mando's quarries: So, why is it not done yet? I probably got the roof angle wrong. Actually, I definitely got it wrong. But is it a big deal? What do you think? Should I just proceed with instructions "as-is" or would like to see this updated? Or maybe you actually like this slightly slanted roof section? Instructions will be available on brickvault when complete, and there's a nice preorder for reduced price for now: https://www.brickvault.toys/products/razorcrest ------------------------------------------------------------ Razor Crest Update #1! I believe that's final design. Roof is now properly flattened, while still retaining minscule but noticeable wing angle, section behind the cockpit has been changed for better shape, and engines were updated thanks to ScottishDave's input on Eurobricks. Now I need to update the studio model (not too hard, should be few hours at worst) and I can get to making instructions. In the meantime, Brickvault will commence their internal review to ensure there are no flaws in the model, parts lists or instructions. I'd like to thank everyone who preordered, commented and liked - fantastic support from you all! Stay tuned for future updates! Thanks for viewing! EDIT: The instructions are released - to be found on brickvault.toys !
  3. Hi,I'm making a topic to combine my WIP stuff, any questions and worries while building stuff. I've been making B-C-models since I was 6th /now 31/, playing with ATCO bricks, as in Bulgaria LEGO was stupidly expensive. 20 years later I was given 42046 as a gift and here we are... I've got 43 MOCs on rebrickable now - you can see them HERE My Bricksafe hoarding place for renders and real-life shots is HERE Some of you may have already seen some of my work posted on the forum here /42106 Big Rig/. C models followed - a truck trailer from 42103 visible above, revised 42039's B model /below, both manual and RC/ and a whole bunch of stuff from 42101 and 42102 /also below/. 42101 alt-builds - up left - a mini-cyber-truck-thing, up-right - trial truck from mini-Claas and Buggy - two steered axles, some interior, lots of color barf. Down left - touring bike - front suspension, steering. Bottom right again Claas and Buggy Combo - Soviet Big Rig - opening doors, HoG steering, fifth wheel that accepts big trailers. Up left - plane out of 42101 - propeller spins, VERY SOLID and hard to take apart. Up right - a bit ugly ATV, has steering and rear solid axle, that's suspended. Does wheelies. Down left - helicopter - has inverted HoG to spin the propeller, rear one is manual too. Down right - Rat Rod - has Beam of God steering and a low stance. If you push it hard it'll even scrape the floor :D 42106 VW Camper - build log is below in the topic. It has pullback, wheelie bar, wheelie stand and a cute face. Same parts can build the 42098B funny car. It has a V6, by-passable pullback, /un/lockable steering and HoG on the roof. Modified it quite a bit as you can see. Corvette's Hot rod also made from 42106's parts - featuring V8, linked steering wheel, lockable steering, HoG in the back, by-passable pullback motor, removable roof, exhausts and supercharger. ================================ GTS is my old forum name and my nickname in Bulgarian is Kostq /pronounced Kost-ya/. So you don't get confused by the profiles.
  4. KMPMOCS

    [MOC] KMP's Vehicle MOCS

    Decided to take inspiration from fellow builders and put all my past & future builds into one thread, so I wouldn't feel bad about having to create new threads everytime I had something new to upload. The first pictures are the builds that got me started back in 2017, and ones at the bottom are the more recent mocs that I've made. Jaguar XJR-12 Completed in January 2021 McLaren Senna Completed in January 2021 Lexus LFA Modification of an earlier version that I built back in 2019 Bentley Mulliner Bacalar Completed in February 2021 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut Completed in February 2021
  5. 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.
  6. Darkkostas25

    [MOC] PRR GG1 and PRR R1

    It all started as a challenge to make PRR GG1. One of my favourite engines from PRR(and they got lots of Beautes) While making GG1 and making some modules and references I choose to make an R1 too coz it's similar by design (maybe P5a...) https://www.bricklink.com/v3/studio/design.page?idModel=366514 PRR Class GG1 Original: PRR Class DD2 Original: PRR Class P5a Original: PRR Class R1 Original: ========================================
  7. Middle Eastern Palace MOC - with MILS Plate I originally built this quite some time ago, straight onto three 16 x 32 baseplates, and needless to say it was very flimsy. I have given it a revamp by building a MILS Plate style base, using the tan masonry bricks. The model is now a lot sturdier and easier to move around. Middle Eastern Palace - MILS Plate by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Middle Eastern Palace - MILS Plate by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Thanks for looking! Sheps
  8. Hello to the community. Here my (digital) redesign of the LEGO Star Wars Sets 7754 Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser from 2009. It was my first Design / MOC in 2020 (January). You'll find some pictures below. The holographic briefing room can be simply detached from the hangar, similar to the original (they're connected with pins). The A-Wing is a mix from the Sets 75175 (main structure), 75003 (the front) und 7754 (detachable engine). There're are however no flickrcanons or springshooters anymore. ;-) A friendly user draw attention to a huge bug I completly forgot to consider and to test: the A-Wing is probably too long (or large) to rotate completely 360 degrees. Shame on me. :-( The choice and design of the minifigures is very basic, I had to work with the parts that exist actually in Bricklink Studio. As usual I tried to avoid rare / expensive parts as much as possible, the old printed AT-AT Dish and (maybe) the long 32 Axle should be the only ones. This will avoid frustration for users when I change mind and decide however to create building instructions. I hope you like the MOC. Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser 7754 Revisited by legolux1973, on Flickr Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser 7754 Revisited by legolux1973, on Flickr Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser 7754 Revisited by legolux1973, on Flickr Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser 7754 Revisited by legolux1973, on Flickr Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser 7754 Revisited by legolux1973, on Flickr Regards, legolux1973
  9. Description After over a year of prototyping, building and rebuilding, I'm finally done and want to take this opportunity to present my "magnus opus" properly. The idea for this project came when I finally got my hands on a copy of 5571 Black Cat/Giant Truck. This set came out when I was in high school and I always regretted it a bit that I didn't get it. However, when I finally did get it a few years ago, I realised that LEGO has come a long way in the intervening 25 years, and resolved to build one myself: inspired by the 5571, but pack with features enabled by modern LEGO pieces. It took a while, but it's finally done. The model features: 6x4 drive to a fake 3-cylinder engine with idling function powered by a PF M-motor. Solid axle suspension on all axles Steering front axle with Ackermann geometry, connected to steering wheel in cab Built-in pneumatic pump (powered by the same PF M-motor) with connection points for future trailer Motorised fifth-wheel decoupling (powered by the same PF M-motor) Cab interior Openable doors and hood Many details HOG ready (requires two tiles to be removed from the sleeper roof) Exterior Interior and engine Obligatory underbelly shot High-resolution and additional photo's can be found on my Bricksafe page. I'm super proud of this model, so I hope you like it too Some additional background information and progress photo's can be found in the WIP topic.
  10. This build is a Krysto Defence Force 7th Battalion Frost Giant Mech inspired by Ice Planet 2002 but using the range of pieces and building techniques now available. The colour scheme and styling of this build will hopefully be recognisable to any fan of the original LEGO Ice Planet 2002 sets (1993-1994), though I have broadened the colour scheme ever so slightly for my post-apocalyptic Ice Planet setting. This Ice Planet mech was created as part of my as-yet-unnamed Ice Planet Badlands build, find out more here.
  11. Hello all, I found the latest iteration of the material handler a bit flimsy, and esthetically not so nice and I also didn't like the wheel base. So I decided to mod the 42053 material handler to beast mode. It has the latest control+ XL-motor with the dumb battery box and one small pump. The cabin of the 42053 is reused without modifications, the grabber is reused with a bit of modifications, and the design of the aft section is also reused. For the booms I used the 42144 design. The crane uses ballast in the track section and in de crane body. The ballast are small metal bearing balls in the LBG-boxes, which are easily removable It's an 'electrical' excavator with external power supply, the cable is reeled in and out together with the movement of the tracks In total there are 6 cylinders and 1 small pump (should have been 2, but there was no room in the body) a few openable hatches I hope you like it, due to time restraints I couldn't eleborate the design more, I will make I claw grabber in due time
  12. Hello everyone and thank you for accepting me in the site! After being away from the hobby for nearly 20 years, as if by chance I ended up rekindling the flame for LEGO once again. Over the past year and a half I have been working from home and I have been looking for new way to entertain myself. Accidentally I saw that the Harry Potter line had been revived over the last couple of years, so I decided to collect it as I was a huge HP fan as a child and building stuff after work seemed like a good way to relax while listening to some jazz. One thing let to another and as of a month or so now I have been building a full Hogwarts Castle MOC in quite an ambitious scale too, as it turns out. Like I said, I have been away from the hobby for quite some time, but it is great to see that unlike the 90s, nowadays it is quite easy to share with people and find like-minded souls for any passion you might have. Being an AFOL now and easily being considered somewhat of a boomer (lol), being out there is somewhat new to me, but nevertheless to make this process easier, I have made a YouTube channel and an Instagram where I am documenting my progress and various difficulties I happen to encounter while building and designing. So for anyone who might be interested, any kind of opinions, comments and feedback are more than welcome! Looking forward to delving into the LEGO hobby once again and finding new friends within the community! Thank you _______________
  13. Scorpion Palace MOC Pieces: Approx. 1,650 Inspirations: Scorpion Palace 7418 Scorpion Palace MOC by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Scorpion Palace MOC by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Scorpion Palace MOC by Samuel Sheppard, on Flickr Thanks for looking! Sheps
  14. Hello to the community. Below you see a render of a digital MOC I've realized beginning of the year. The MOC shows the former Luxembourg Airport Findel as it locked in the 50s, late 60s. Reference Images: The final MOC: Lego MOC Luxembourg Airport Findel by legolux1973, on Flickr Credits go to De Marco Bricks and Wheels, building instructions for the tractor and the tank truck I found on his Youtube Chanel. Maybe you like the MOC. Regards, legolux1973
  15. For my entry into the Eurobricks Create a Theme Contest , I've decided to create a new theme centered around cryptozoology, entitled Cryptid Hunters. This theme features a team of super-secret agents, scientists, and researchers sent out on missions to find, document, and analyze various legendary cryptids! The team has to avoid the dangers of the cryptozoology world while documenting the sightings and interviewing witnesses. This theme would function as a spiritual successor to Monster Fighters and Hidden Side; two beloved spooky themes from TLG. I've outlined two sets from the theme below, both built digitally using Bricklink's Studio: Flatwoods Monster: Encounter in the Forest [78 pieces, 3 minifigures, $10 USD] The legendary Flatwoods Monster has been spotted in the forest! Enter the forest, investigate the crashed meteor, and attempt to document the elusive monster. Includes tree, crashed meteor with a crystal inside, and a light brick! Includes three minifigures: Secret Agent, Scientist, and the Flatwoods Monster! Mothman: Encounter at the Old Lighthouse [913 pieces, 4 minifigures, $100 USD] Mothman has been drawn to the light at the old lighthouse! Hurry to the lighthouse using the stealthy speedboat, draw Mothman away using the searchlight, and save the lighthouse keeper! Includes speedboat, old dinghy, and lighthouse with detailed interior and working light! Includes 4 minifigures: 2 secret agents, lighthouse keeper, and Mothman! [Author's note: the lighthouse would work similarly to the one seen in set 5770, even using the same mirrored sticker] In theory, this theme would also feature 3 other sets: a small set with the Loveland Frog in a swamp, a medium set with Bigfoot and a log cabin, and a medium-large set with the Loch Ness Monster. I would absolutely love to see a theme like this from TLG one day; I feel like it would work well and be in line with their previous spooky themes. Thank you for checking out my contest entry, I hope you all enjoy it!
  16. Here we see a typical oil well and "nodding donkey" pumpjack rendered in LEGO form. (link to Wikipedia for more on pumpjacks, in case you don't know what they are.) The extra technic parts are for use with two of this part, which is what the pumpjack and oil well will sit on. The oil well design was heavily modified in design and usage, as it was originally designed as the lower half of a water tower for steam trains! (four of this part are missing from this model on the support legs) The oil pumpjack features a crank as a play feature, which could easily be motorized. ...and yes, the pump jack does go around and round like the actual prototype, though it doesn't actually pump anything. (My video from Flickr is being stupid and won't embed, so here's a link to it instead.) Thoughts?
  17. Through the Streets of Mos Eisley, Tatooine 0 BBY Shoutout to Brick.Sheepa (Instagram) for the amazing Eopie Design Through the Streets of Mos Eisley, Tatooine 0 BBY by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Through the Streets of Mos Eisley, Tatooine 0 BBY by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Through the Streets of Mos Eisley, Tatooine 0 BBY by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Through the Streets of Mos Eisley, Tatooine 0 BBY by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Through the Streets of Mos Eisley, Tatooine 0 BBY by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr Through the Streets of Mos Eisley, Tatooine 0 BBY by Nicholas Goodman, on Flickr
  18. Hello to the forum, below a small (digital) project I designed in November 2020: Princess June's Medieval House. Similar to the carriage and the siege tower, I designed this MOC in the context of my Lego Ideas project Princess June's Castle. I also create some building instructions, you can download them (PDF File, 87 pages, for free, no registration) under the below URL: http://afol.lu/afol52/filebase/index.php?file/60-princess-june-s-medieval-house/ Princess June's Medieval House by legolux1973, on Flickr Princess June's Medieval House by legolux1973, on Flickr Princess June's Medieval House by legolux1973, on Flickr If you like the MOC and/or the Instructions I would be really happy if you would vote for my LEGO Ideas Project Queen Elizabeth II at the LEGO Ideas Website: https://bit.ly/legoqueenelizabeth I would really appreciate. Happy Building, stay safe and keep healthy. :-) #legolux1973 #junescastle
  19. Here is a project that I have been maturing for 4 years and which finally takes shape from this year, inspired by a french comic strip from Arthur De Pins.. Throughout this topic, you can follow the progress of the project and the WIP. This first post will bring together only the completed games and winks to the universe. For those who do not know Zombillenium, visit Dupuis, the editor of Arthur de Pins (link in french): https://www.dupuis.com/seriebd/zombillenium/3204 Park map: 1. Gretchen and his Mini Cooper S : 2. Carousel with skulls : Great inspiration from those found in the comic strip park, but which I found a bit repetitive, especially this one. 3. "At work !" : Zombillenium - "At work !" by Stephle59, sur Flickr 4. "Cheeeeers..." Zombillenium - "Cheeers... Creepy family photo !" by Stephle59, sur Flickr The family photo, with from left to right: - Sirius Jefferson the skeleton - Aton Noudjemet the mummy - A demon worker like Aurelien Zahner - Francis Von Bloodt the vampire and director of the park - Blaise Canilhac the werewolf and director of human resources - Gretchen Webb the witch 5. Candy shop : Zombillénium - Main Street, Candy shop by Stephle59, sur Flickr To be continued...
  20. I've remade the rest of set 10308 - Holiday Man Street, so I tried my hand at the cable car. I turned it into a more common streetcar - specifically a Birney safety Car. (link to wiki article on the streetcar type) I have recolored a second copy blue in addition to red, as there is trolley line in St. Louis, Missouri that uses replica Birney's in blue and red for a modern trolley line in an historic area called the Delmar Loop as a line called the "Loop Trolley". (Granted, the new replicas used by the Loop Trolley use a single modern pantograph and not trolley poles, and have two two-axle trucks and not two fixed axles alone. But I digress!) My model of a classic Birney Safety Car has a different, more accurate roof, complete with two trolley poles along with full-length sides. Sadly, this means most of the interior was scrapped as it was too cramped for figures to sit. The blue one features a 9v train motor, while the red one is unpowered. NOTE: The four (per trolley) black lattice window panes used in the door spaces as gates are missing in the LDD file. You can find this part on Bricklink under part number 38320. The free LDD file for both models together can be found at this Bricksafe page. Thoughts?
  21. I missed out on the 5571 Black Cat as a high school kid (other priorities...), but ever since I got my hands on it a few years ago, and inspired by Andrea Grazi's truck and Ingmar Spijkhoven's trucks, I wanted to build a "Black Cat v2". An upgraded version with modern parts and more functions, such as full suspension, working engine, pneumatic pump for trailer attachments and a working fifth wheel coupling. This is turning into a "Magnum Opus" for me, since I've been working so long on it, rebuilding again and again various parts. Now that I have a rolling chassis, I felt it was time to share. I'm building digitally also, mostly to assess what parts I need to purchase and try out things: The differential that's peeking through the chassis is intended to have an idling engine by the PF motor (while e.g. the pneumatic pump is running) and that is "added" to the motion of the rear wheels. I posted the rear and front axles before. The fifth wheel coupling is adapted from @functionalTechnic Scania-inspired truck. Since I now got a rolling chassis that I'm happy with, I hope to make progress a bit faster and provide updates. Feel free to comment in the mean time; advice is always welcome too.
  22. bricksboy

    [MOC] #90 Rolls Royce Phantom

    MOC #90 Rolls Royce Phantom MOC#90 Rolls Royce Phantom When the King visits Lego city, we need a luxury car for him . So I design a Rolls Royce Phantom. The hood, doors, and trunk are openable. I also created a stop-motion animation for this MOC: More MOC on my homepage: https://www.bricksboy.com/moc
  23. bricksboy

    [MOC] Bus Terminal Modular Building

    [MOC]Bus Terminal Modular Building I have finally completed the build. I am very satisfied with the outcome The building comes with two buses, one in countryside style and the other one in metro style. The building's first floor is a waiting lobby and ticket booth. The second floor is a coffee shop for minifigures having a cup of coffee and cake. The third floor(roof) is a little garden for minifigures to relax. I also created a review video. Welcome to take a look: More MOC on my homepage: https://www.bricksboy.com/moc
  24. paupadros

    [MOC] Florentine Palazzo

    Fine dine and get some pictures taken at the Florentine Palazzo! How am I so bad at keeping myself promises. Last time out, with the release of Octan Avenue, I thought that a full year between modulars was long enough. Well... this one took two years . Anyway, I think it was worth the wait. The Florentine Palazzo is my twelfth modular building and my fourth corner modular. Free Instructions for this model available at Rebrickable! This model went through a gigantic number of changes. It started as two separate projects that I joined into one. On one side, I had project code name "Worcester" (yes, I give my projects code names ), a new modular building on two 16x32 baseplates (à la Pet Shop or Bookshop) with a distinctly English architecture. Base inspiration was this pair of building in the town of (you guessed it) Worcester. I still might pick up this idea sometime, but it wasn't quite working out then. The other project was a redesign of my second modular, the Italian Villa (my first EB topic I believe) to make instructions. My techniques then were not the most elaborate and the builds weren't exactly designed for stability. Upgrading the Italian Villa would have meant a whole lot of changes probably, so I scrapped that too. But then I thought about doing a brand new modular in a similar vein, which is the Florentine Palazzo! Since it was going to get instructions, I thought about what I really would like to have in modular town. A companion to the Parisian Restaurant came to mind immediately. None of the subsequent buildings match its elegance in shapes and overall refined look. In terms of overall size and details, I tried to get close to the restaurant's greatness. As of late, I prefer looking at drawings rather than real buildings for inspiration. They leave more to the imagination and make me feel less like a plageriser. Anyway, the main inspiration for the palazzo was a building in the Alsatian town of Colmar (drawing · real building). It is not really a building that through one of my usual Google Maps trips I would pick out as inspiration, but the drawing made the creative juices start flowing. Initially, I tried to recreate the building faithfully, but I soon found that joining the upper "towers" closer together made for a more cohesive and interesting façade, so I went down that route. These days I rarely do a full 32x32 baseplate as a single building and the space next to the staircase led perfectly to a completely different kind of architecture next door. One of the styles of architecture that I had been wanting to put in modular form for a while is the architecture of Malta. To me it just feels like the architecture one would find in Sicily but with delightfully colourful timber balconies dotted about to give it interest. As some of you may know, restrain in colour choices really isn't my thing ( *cough *cough Baseplate Alley anyone? ) so this was an interesting exercise in exactly that. Anyway, I had so much fun "carving" details in the plain tan façade to the point that I might prefer this bit over the entire model. I particularly like how the façade keeps sloping back as it goes up. The buuilding was inspired by the Palazzo Ferreria in Valetta. ================== Interiors: Interiors have never been my biggest strength and probably will never be at this rate. Still, I've tried my best to make them quite interesting. Have I succeeded? Hopefully 1. Ground floor: Initially, I wanted to build a post office, but before doing any of the interiors, I showed the building to a friend of mine and he told me something along the lines of "Are you crazy? You should definitely be building a restaurant there!". To be fair, it does look like a prime spot for a restaurant, plus it matches the Parisian Restaurant, so restaurant it was. On top of that, the alleyway I had built under the Maltese house could theoretically be used for bringing stock to the restaurant, so that too makes sense. I think it turned out rather nice honestly. 2. Middle floor: Part of the problem of doing the exterior before the interior is that sometimes one has to mould the interior concept to what is already there. Ideally, the restaurant would have taken up two floors, but the exterior stairs with the fountain underneath was way too cute to remove. And having waiters go up and down exterior stairs didn't quite feel right. That's when the idea of a photography studio came, mostly because there was a dark room on the attic which would be pretty much be perfect for a developing room. The middle floor includes the cameras on sale plus a studio for studio portraiture. 3. Attic: The developing room was fun to build. An enlarger, three trays for developer, stop and fixer mixtures, a cupboard full of chemicals and a sink. I also had a photo drying string, but, honestly, Studio (where I make the instructions) is so crap at dealing with flexible parts that I deleted it after much frustration ================== To see everything that I haven’t been able to explain in words, feel free to take a look at the model yourselves, many of the “how was this/that made” are visible! 3D MODEL And, of course, the free instructions that you can use to build this model for yourselves! FREE INSTRUCTIONS =================== Thanks for reading through and hope you like the model!
  25. Well, i'm a small creator, but I want to make my creations public here, and like other creators I find it uneffective to create a new topic for every MOC, so, from now on, I will use only this topic to publish new creations. Here comes a new MOC: This is an alternative model for the set 42099 "4x4 X-Treme Off-roader". It's an off-road pickup, i call it "Turbo Pickup". I wanted to create a vehicle that didn't use the geared down wheel hubs available on the set, so that i could achieve higher speeds with less gears involved and consequently less friction, while at the same time designing something different from what is already available and this is what i came up with: an off-road racing pickup. It is RWD and the two rear wheels don't use the hubs, they're connected to a differential which has both XL-motors driving it one on each side. This uncommon setup surprised me with its strength and speed, the motors won't stall easily on this one, the picture below shows the motors setup, but watch the video at the bottom of the page to get a clearer idea. Physical characteristics: Length: 42cm / 53 studs Width: 23cm / 29 studs Heigth: 18cm / 22 studs Weight: 1,2Kg (with batteries) Functions: - Independent suspension on all wheels - Remote-controlled steering - Remote-controlled drive on the rear wheels: RWD Miscelanious aspects: - The final gear ratio from the XL motors into the rear wheels is 1,4:1 (my fastest alt model so far for this set). - The front axle ground clearance are 4 studs, and 6 studs on the rear axle. - Batteries can be easily swapped from below on this one. - The green button to turn on the PU hub is easily accessible on the driver's cabin. Check some real pictures below and the video at the bottom of the page: Feel free to share your thoughts. As usual, for anyone who fancys building this MOC, the instructions are available on my rebrickable.