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  1. -zenn

    Redux Hoverbike

    Been a while since I posted something... But hey this is what watching the Dakar Rally, playing Wip3out while building Lego will do to you... Redux; a hoverbike remake inspired by the 'Wipe3out' series. More on my Flickr photostream.
  2. soccerkid6

    Mitgardian Lookout Post

    An entry into the Castle Goes to Space contest on classic-castle. Check it out here: link, I chose to redesign the set 6899, Nebula Outpost, into a castle watchtower. Credit for the ballista design goes to Jacob Nion Small wooden watchtowers are often found slightly outside of Mitgardian villages and towns, situated on a high point in the landscape to give early warning of any sort of threat: Set it's based off of: Thanks for looking, I plan on focusing more on GoH builds in the next few months
  3. I finished this one recently for a change! This is also my first redux MOC, which meanse It's based on LEGO set 6897 - Rebel Hunter. The prison hatch system remains and is closely reproduced. I had to settle with trans. black instead of trans. green, because of relying on what I had at the moment in my LEGO collection. I think darker windshields are a cool alternative for Space Police 2, don't you think? I also tried to get the picture as natural as possible, without too much Photoshop effort.
  4. Hello, fellow Eurobrickers! (Alert! The title says 12. For now, there's only eleven - but the remaining one will be added in the coming weeks. It's built, but not yet photographed!) It's been a while since I've stopped by this part of the EB forum, mainly because it's so popular that if you stay away for more than a week it just takes too long to page through all the new content - and then when you don't feel up for it, it just keeps on piling on. Today I was finally able to have a look through all the posts I've missed and there's still some amazing content here. You're brilliant builders! Some of you may remember my Updated Classics project (link goes to the project album on Flickr). Long story short: I grew up with the Classic Town sets of the late '70s to early '90s, and when I came back to LEGO a few years ago I discovered that the game had moved on quite a bit since then - the modern vehicles and buildings were a bit bigger, more streamlined and simply more detailed and realistic. I liked the way the new sets looked, but at the same time I felt a strong connection to the sets I grew up with, and when put side by side the scale was just completely off. So I thought: Can I take the essence of those old sets that I love so much, and update them into what I think they could have looked like today - with LEGO's current parts selection? I started off with this one: Modern 6624 1 by L@go, on Flickr ...which proved quite popular, and so I continued building modern versions of the classic sets, 16 of them, to be specific, and I even updated some of the smaller buildings, like this one: Snack Bar 21 by L@go, on Flickr ...which was also very well-received when I posted it here on EB in June - it was even frontpaged, to my utter delight! I've displayed these, along with their classic counterparts - rescued from the dark confines of the closets back at my parents' place, complete with genuine Norwegian dust - at conventions in Norway, Denmark, Germany, Portugal, and the UK, and they have generally been quite popular, undoubtedly partly because the original ones are so instantly recognisable to so many people - some of those sets must have sold in the tens of thousands. Hopefully, some people are also drawn to my builds, even though there are always somebody who will just point at the old stuff and go 'those are so much better'. Never underestimate the power of nostalgia... :) Anyway: I was invited to show my Updated Classics at BRICK 2014 in London, and I felt that to justify having Warren and Kitty and their excellent organising team cover most of our travel expenses, driving 2700 km from Bergen, Norway all the way to London, I should probably expand the project a bit. So I did: Over the past few months leading up to BRICK, the number of sets I'd updated went from 16... to 32. In this thread I'll post the 12 new vehicles I've added to the project, as soon as I get the pictures shot and edited. The other four are quite substantial buildings, and I'll be posting thosse in their own separate threads. So, on to the MOCs! 1. Town Runabout, a modern interpretation of set #6501, Sport Convertible, from 1987. Source material: A very basic design, so the updated one needed to be the same. I wanted to use the modern mudguards, while still being able to have openable doors, so it would necessarily have to grow a bit in length. I ended up with this (which really isn't particularly special, it's just a compact convertible): Town Runabout 6 by L@go, on Flickr Town Runabout 4 by L@go, on Flickr These updates are all about keeping the iconic details of the original sets. So I've kept the colours, obviously, the grey stripes below the doors and the grey grille, and I've added a roll bar, albeit a bit lower because the windscreen is lower on the modern one. I chose to omit the tile on top of the windscreen - it just wouldn't look right. And I went with an updated minifigure that still somewhat resembles the original one, although the modern minifig apparently doesn't like sharing the limelight with some old hag driving a 27-year-old classic car: Town Runabout 8 by L@go, on Flickr 2. Patrol Car, a modern interpretation of set #6506, Precinct Cruiser, from 1989. Source material: As you can see, it's very similar to the slightly older Sport Convertible. Which means my updated version also shares a lot of DNA with the Town Runabout: Patrol Car 1 by L@go, on Flickr Patrol Car 6 by L@go, on Flickr The main difference between my version and the original is, obviously, that I've added a roof. Seeing as one of the features of this project is to add realism, it felt like the right thing to do - after all, when did you last see a convertible police car? Apart from that, it's a very basic design. It has flashlights mounted in the rear window, and also features concealed flashlights behind the grille. All the stickers come from original LEGO sets, and they add a splash of blue to the design, which is practical considering most of the LEGO police sets from recent years have blue accents. Patrol Car 9 by L@go, on Flickr Here's police officer Mehmet, the cousin of a slightly more famous construction worker with a similar hairdo, checking out the classic Precinct Cruiser, while his retired colleague tells him what life on the force was like back in the day. 3. Jeep, a modern interpretation of set #6514, Trail Ranger, from 1994. Source material: Another very basic design, which I decided to try to beef up quite a bit, so I turned it into a six-wide Jeep: Jeep 7 by L@go, on Flickr Jeep 4 by L@go, on Flickr Again, I've kept the colours: Yellow body, grey bumper, and a white roll bar - I even kept the same piece for further recognition. The windscreen... ah. Yes. More on that later. But the windscreen is also the same colour, and I've kept it low, like on the original. The increased width meant I had room for a Jeep-style grille between the headlight, which makes the car look less cross-eyed and more realistic. And again, all the stickers are official LEGO stickers. Here's the mandatory comparison picture, complete with the updated driver, who has sunglasses, like his older counterpart, and a very nice torso from a SpongeBob set. He does appear to have shaved, though. 20 years separate these two builds: Jeep 10 by L@go, on Flickr So... about that windscreen... Jeep 8 by L@go, on Flickr Yes. I did. A major oversight in LEGO's current parts selection is the lack of proper six-wide windscreens - and this one seems like such a logical addition. But since it doesn't exist, I cranked out my saw and made one, from two perfectly good four-wide windscreens. I know some of you don't like that kind of thing, but hey - it's my bricks and I'll treat them as I like :) I've camouflaged the cut by using residue from a white sticker sheet. Jeep 12 by L@go, on Flickr Just for the fun of it, I added an optional hardtop for the Jeep as well, complete with a pair of (covered) searchlights. The more eagle-eyed of you may have noticed that the driver seems to be wearing a cap when driving with the top off, which is actually for two very practical reasons: a) driving a convertible without a hat does mean things to your hair - trust me, I speak from experience - and b) that cap is actually too tall for the driver to fit underneath the hardtop when he's wearing it... So, there you have it: Three of the 16 new additions to my Updated Classics project. More pictures in (the bottom of) this folder on Flickr - and even more pictures and, not least, my trademark excessive amount of words, will soon follow, with more updates. Thanks for watching (and maybe even reading?) - hope you like it! L@go
  5. Hello, fellow Eurobrickers! You may or may not have seen some builds from my Updated Classics project that I've been working on, on and off, for a couple of years now: Modern 6624 1 by L@go, on Flickr Modern 6651 11 by L@go, on Flickr Modern 6653 8 by L@go, on Flickr Modern 6661 1 by L@go, on Flickr Hot Rod Clubhouse 16 on Flickr Modern 6694 15 by L@go, on Flickr As you can see, I've only had a go at one building so far, the Hot Rod clubhouse (which wasn't really much of a building in the first place). But my intention is to eventually develop this project into a layout of sorts, and then I need something more substantial than cars. So I decided to have a go at the classic set #675, the Snack Bar, which I owned as a kid. The white and blue colours of the original set have always appealed to me, and during the Eurobricks Event in Billund I got a chance to relive the feeling of holding the brand new, unopened box in my hands when we were allowed to visit the Vault :) I set myself a few goals with this build: I wanted to make it compatible with a modular street layout; I wanted it to fit in, architecturally, with my gas station; I obviously wanted it to be bigger, more modern and more detailed, while still keeping the iconic details of the original... and I wanted to replace that old-fashioned moulded pine tree with something more realistic, so I gave my friend and fellow Eurobricks member Marco('Ecclesiastes) the challenge of shrinking his fantastic tree design down to fit within a 9x9 footprint. He came through - more about that later :) So this is what I ended up with - built on a 16x32 base, it will go nicely with a modular layout if you add another 16x32 plate behind it, with, say, a few picnic tables and some more of those lovely trees, or something like that. I'm quite happy with how it turned out: Snack Bar 1 by L@go, on Flickr Snack Bar 4 by L@go, on Flickr On to the details - and let's start with that wonderful tree. Marco's pine trees are the best trees I've ever seen anybody build out of LEGO, so he was the obvious person to turn to for this. He applied his fantastic building skills to the task of shrinking the mammoth trees down into something that wouldn't dwarf my snack bar, and then brought a few different trees to the Eurobricks Event in Billund for me to choose from. This one was his own favourite, and who am I to argue? Snack Bar 7 by L@go, on Flickr If I'm not too badly mistaken, Marco will post some detail shots of his own soon - probably over in the Historic Themes section, where he normally resides. Snack Bar 8 by L@go, on Flickr I wanted to have a small round window on this wall to match the rounded edges of the roof and the arched opening on the facade, and it ended up like this. The upside-down arch that makes up the bottom part of the window frame is connected to the rest of the wall using those bars and clips that double as a downspout. I was originally planning on solving the SNOT challenge with some old-fashioned finger hinges, but the ones I had were yellowed, and they would have been much more visible in the wall than a couple of tiles. This design is less obvious and just as sturdy. Snack Bar 9 by L@go, on Flickr During the Updated Classics project, I've had to acquire unused stickers from very old sets, which can be a bit difficult. This is the oldest set I've revisited, and while it doesn't have stickers, it has what could potentially be an even bigger challenge: White, printed bricks. I knew I needed an original 1x8 "SNACK BAR" brick, and I assumed finding one that wasn't yellowed and still looked fresh would be a big problem - but I bought the most expensive one I could find on BrickLink, at a whopping 4€ (...) and quite simply hit the jackpot. It doesn't appear used at all - it's still sparkling white, has absolutely no nicks and the print doesn't have a single scratch. Quite incredible for a 35-year-old brick, if you ask me... Snack Bar 12 by L@go, on Flickr The snack bar's owner has an unwelcome tenant underneath the wooden decking... Snack Bar 16 by L@go, on Flickr Snack Bar 19 by L@go, on Flickr The interior is a bit more detailed than the original set's. There's a small table fixed to the rear wall; a sink with a soap dispenser and a towel; a fridge with... well, food; a microwave oven in the corner; a second fridge for fizzy drinks and fruit juice; an oven and a cash register underneath the counter; and ketchup, mustard and other condiments on the rotating plate on the counter edge. On the counter itself, waiting for hungry customers: An ice cream cone, a hot dog, and, not least: The World's Biggest Hamburger. The price? 100, of course. Everything's 100. Snack Bar 20 by L@go, on Flickr The owner and customer are updated versions of the ones in the original set. As you can see, they've 'aged' gracefully. And the customer comes armed with... 100! Snack Bar 21 by L@go, on Flickr And, finally, a comparison shot to show the 'evolution'. This is the original set from my childhood, that I've dug out from the bin underneath my bed at my parents' place... More pictures, showing the assembly of the sign on the roof and some more interior details, in the Flickr folder. I hope you've enjoyed it - I've got another car in this series to follow soon, I just have to edit the photos. Thanks for watching!
  6. 74louloute

    6248 Volcano Island Redux

    [pid][/pid]227D Hi there Pirates Fan, Soon after my earlier MOC redux made for the CCC (see here), here is another one, made for the L13 Contest on French Forum Brickpirate.net : Set 6248 Volcano Island Redux The whole set include 1 pirate, 1 skeleton, a raft, an hidden treasure and a working volcano ! 6248 Volcano Island Redux by 74louloute, on Flickr More views : (pictures are links to HD versions) For those who didn't know, here is the original set, released in 1996 : I hope you will like it. Comments and constructives criticisms are welcome.
  7. Mark of Falworth

    CCCX Knight's Challenge Redux

    My first entry to the Classic set Re-imagined Category of the CCCX. __________________ So, I was searching around for a good set to remake, and I came across "Knight's Challenge 6060" I knew I had found it. Though I have never got my hands on a copy, I consider this set a Classic among Classics. :) Reference photo via bricklink.com