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  1. adde51

    Mophet square

    In one of the many gathering-places in Mophet, Ma'Zarie is selling some of his crops as part of the Mophet city guard rush to quell some unrest...On one of the balconies, the local fortune teller/con artist Eira'fa, is smiling with her usual smug look... More Mophet, haha! Had som fun designing the window on the tower for this one, hope you guys like it!
  2. So I have (slowly) begun working on a castle, the Castle of Syndrifel. I started on the great hall and kitchen, because let's be honest, even minifigures get hungry. After building the great hall, I began to realize just how big this thing will be. I'm planning on building it in modular secutions due to the real estate it will take up. Do the colors look ok? Too much dark grey? Etc. The first two photos are the great hall and kitchen, sans furniture for the most part. A minifigure is there for scale. The white arch there is also just a place holder, as are the transparent bricks behind the royal table. Some furniture I've been working on. The far left might be counters, but I'm really not fans. The middle tan and black will probably be shelves and tables in the kitchen. Far right are 99% sure to be benches. Should I start building from the ground up? Right now I have ane idea of the walls. Ignore the white bricks, they're place holders, as are the full on dark gray. I'm thinking 12x12 for the towers, aside from the main gaates which might be 12x14 or something to give a bit more room. The center 4x4 will be filled in as well. I have six of those built, which are the amount of towers I plan on building.
  3. Ravelino

    The Big Mystery WIP

    Tall Black Tower WIP by Jip Kempers, on Flickr So yesterday I started uploading my latest WIP Project to its own Flickr Album I decided to upload every day or two depending how fast it progresses to get some feedback and tips while I build instead of having to alter a thousand things in the end. Which’ll probably still occur lol! I also decided to make a little guessing game of what it will be and to spice it up a bit I upped the ante by asking what the full title of the finalized project will be. (I have it in my head since brick one) Winner will get a nice memento once the project is finished, and the rules are in the descriptions of today’s upload and if you don’t have a Flickr account you can send me a pm here or on the LowLug forum. C&c welcome, wanted, needed!
  4. WIth buckets full of honey, Bjorr and Edd return to Bjorr's house. They pass Lokscrag tower and are greeted by Snor, the tower's gaurdian. Bjorr: "Mmmhhmmm, this stick sure is sticky, but man does this honey taste good!" Edd: "yeah, I guess I'll have a taste when we get home seeing as I got my hands full." Bjorr: "Oh hey Snor, look what we're bringing home! Two buckets full of honey! I'll ask my mom if she can spare some honeymead for you." Snor: "Oi Bjorr, that would be lovely, tell your parents they make some fine mead." TG0_0224 by R. de Rover, on Flickr TG0_0225 by R. de Rover, on Flickr TG0_0225 by R. de Rover, on Flickr TG0_0229 by R. de Rover, on Flickr TG0_0223 by R. de Rover, on Flickr TG0_0230 by R. de Rover, on Flickr Had some real fun buildign this, tried some snot rockwork, and had to support my wall as you can see. Hope you guys like it aswell, feedback is always welcome!
  5. On the northern slopes of Pikesteel Mountain, nestled among the trees that blanket its basalt crags and sandy gullies, a complex of ancient structures lay. Seemingly untouched by time, and well hidden from prying eyes, its pure white walls had sheltered generations of Great Elk clansmen when their forest homes were menaced by immeasurable threats, then sat unoccupied in times of peace. But in the wake of the devastation wrought in their lands by the Algus, the elves sought to keep a permanent presence in this haven. The Pikesteel dwarves, for their part, had never been able to find the stronghold on the borders of their domain. Thus, they regarded it as a rumor or legend, and were surprised when the elves requested it, and even more surprised when the elves showed it to them. Some among the dwarves argued that they should claim the fortress for their own, given its situation upon their own domain, yet when scouts were sent to find it without elven guides, the hapless dwarves searched the forest fruitlessly for several weeks before stumbling back through the gates of the mountain, perplexed and looking rather worse for wear. Still, the Pikesteel dwarves were eager to have an ally to shelter their northern flank, and so they ceded the land and even committed to aid the largely nomadic elves with settling into their new, well-fortified home. The expert dwarven craftsmen, guided by elven design sensibilities, seamlessly integrated the elves' improvements with the existing structures. In little time the numbers of the tribe swelled, their kinfolk flocking eagerly to the flourishing citadel, which they called Herfin Telosuren in their tongue, or the Haven of the Great Elk. Travelers pays their respects at an ancient shrine to a god whose name has long since been forgotten to these lands. Admiring the tribe's motif, newly affixed to the Great Tower. The elven chieftain thanks the leader of the dwarven craftsmen for his efforts. The fountain tower looks out over the forested slopes that descend to the great lakes and flat lands to the north.
  6. Here it is, my newest model, the Woolworth Building. The Woolworth Building is an early American skyscraper located in Manhattan, New York City. Designed by architect Cass Gilbert, it was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930, with a height of 792 feet (241 m). Located in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood, The 60-story structure consists of a 30-story tower situated atop a 30-story base. Its facade is mostly decorated with terracotta (though the lower portions are limestone) and contains thousands of windows. The skyscraper was originally conceived by F. W. Woolworth, the founder of a brand of popular five-and-ten-cent stores, as a headquarters for his company. Woolworth planned the skyscraper jointly with the Irving National Exchange Bank, which also agreed to use the structure as its headquarters. Construction started in 1910, and it was completed two years later. The Woolworth Building underwent several changes throughout its history. The top thirty floors, formerly used as office space, were sold to a developer in 2012 and subsequently converted into residences. The remainder of the building remains in use by office and commercial tenants. This model stands at 63cm tall and contains ~8,500 pieces, built at a 1:400 scale. There is a lot of techniques I had to come up with to be able to get all of the details in the façade and the roof. The details of the Woolworth Building are so intricate that it would be impossible to include everything at this scale but I tried my best to make it work. Overall, I'm really happy with the way it has turned out and I can't wait to get started on my next build.... More pictures can be found on my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/186855130@N08/albums/72157713858882581
  7. Captain Flint

    [MOC] Trothgar tower

    It's been a long time, but here it is. I really needed this and I'm very happy to be back due to lack of time. I built a tower in colors that I've done many times before. Uh, I really need bricks in new colors. Anyway, I enjoyed it and hope you like it.
  8. Hello, I'm proud to present to you my newest MOC, Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower, at a 1:400 scale. Pieces - 23,037 Height - 131 Centimetres (51.4") My take on the iconic Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower. The structure of the tower itself is relatively simple as it is just the same four patterns repeated. That said, The base more than made up for the tower's lack of complexity. Featuring sloped roads and split level entrances it took a lot of trial and error and of course, time, to get to this result. I am really quite happy with how this model turned out. It was worth all the effort. I cannot wait to try my hand at more skyscrapers in the future. The Willis Tower is a 110-story 1,450-foot (442.1 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois At completion in 1973, it surpassed the World Trade Center in New York City to become the tallest building in the world, a title that it held for nearly 25 years; it was also the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere for 41 years, until the new One World Trade Center surpassed it in 2014. While it held the title of "Tallest Office Building" until 2014, it lost the title of "Tallest Man-Made Structure" after only 3 years. The CN Tower in Toronto, which serves as a communications tower, took over the title in 1976. The Willis Tower is considered a seminal achievement for architect Fazlur Rahman Khan. It is currently the third-tallest building in the United States and the Western Hemisphere – and the 23rd tallest in the world. Each year, more than one million people visit its observation deck, the highest in the United States, making it one of Chicago's most popular tourist destinations. The structure was renamed in 2009 by the Willis Group as a term of its lease. More pictures can be found on my Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/186855130@N08/albums/72157713216189008 -TJ
  9. Hi everyone, I finished my latest build. This build is for the LowLUG collabration at Bricks am Meer in April. In the tower is the HQ of Alpha Team. After the attack of Ogel on their previous HQ, Alpha Team had to restart at a smaller location. Below the HQ is an cafe where people can buy some drinks and snack. This tower can be reached by monorail. For more pictures, please look into my Flickr album. Questions and feedback are appreciated.
  10. Alpine Builder

    [MOC] Secret of the Castle

    Hi all! I want to share my classic castle creation "Secret of the Castle". I was inspired by the 35th Anniversary of Black Falcons and Lion Knights / Crusaders (1984 - 2019), and I wanted to celebrate it by creating this MOC. I submitted it to "Lego Ideas" two days ago, so if you like it you can support it there: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/23b323b3-99c8-4427-b89a-0c6a7d3b7cda If enough Historic-themed projects get a large amount of supporters on "Lego Ideas", maybe the Lego Group will realize there is enough interest in those kind of themes and they will finaly release some new historic-themed sets. Story The prince and the princess are in love with each other. Since they come from warring factions, their love must stay secret for now. He came all the way from his castle to see her, bringing her flowers from a forest. But will castle guards notice him? And will he return safely home through the dark forest, where outlaws are preparing an ambush? Design I designed this MOC to be an interesting model as a standalone set, with excellent play value. At the same time, I made sure that it fits nicely with classic Lego Castle sets, by using styles and standards of modular castle design from the 80s. It can be connected to any Castle building from that period (by using Technic pins at the ends of the castle walls). The color palette is limited intentionally so that it reflects the style of the classic Castle sets, because my goal was to give this MOC a strong "retro feel". Minifigures The princess and the prince are new miifigures, and the other minifigures have updated torso designs based on the designs from the 80s. All minifigures have two different faces - a classic "standard grin" face, and a face with modern design. The castle guards, Princess and Prince have double-faced heads (since their hair / helmet / hood covers the back of their heads). Two heads would be provided for the Forestwoman and Forestman (since their caps do not cover the back of their heads). Parts The total number of parts is 925. All parts are current - virtually all can be found in different sets released during 2018 / 2019 (some in a different color than in this set). Therefore, molds for all those parts should be available and so Lego would not have any problems producing them. Only new prints / stickers would be needed. I integrated some of the new elements and utensils in this build (for example, new types of panels and windows, new arches, flames on the torches, sack, pot, new sword, etc), but I chose only those that hopefully don't stand out too much from the "classic style". A new variant of Black Falcon’s shield is included, with whole Falcon in black color on white background.
  11. RyszardBosiak

    [MOC] Archers Tower

    Hello, I want to present you my MOC, which I was reported to Lego Idea program. My main inspiration was Archers Tower from Heroes III. Main goal of my MOC was create set which will be playable. Other thing which was very important to me was achieve old style look with some modern details. If you like my set please visit my Lego ideas site. You can support it or share with your social media. Thank you for your help! Best Regards :)
  12. RyszardBosiak

    Lookout tower

    Hello! It was my first MOC after switching from Lego Digital Designer to Studio. That was time, when I can learned how Studio works. Brave warriors are taking a rest on their post. Part of them are watching the area. Everything looks safely and quiet, but there is something worrisome in the cave... Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Lookout Tower by Ryszard Bosiak, on Flickr Enjoy :)
  13. Hello Eurobricks again! May I introduce my new MOC set in the same gaslamp fantasy universe as Fean Walker, albeit in a different, preceding era. Behold the Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Brother and Sister! The Tower of Ernst and Isabella by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Somewhere in space, there is a far world where WW1 technology co-exists with fantasy creatures and magic. And it has been already sieged for centuries by demonic armies. The human kingdom of Katzenhausen is one of the mightiest powers that can fight them. Queen Isolda has not only well armed troops, but a superweapon against the Legions of Hell - Ernst and Isabella. Brother and Sister, the legendary demon hunters. Their powerful violet magic burns the demonic flesh, and the invisible Field gives the ability to read thoughts of each other and fight as one, Katzenhausen Castle is the majestic white-stone residence of the Queen. Few people know that one of its towers only at first glance does not differ from the other ones. After all, Isabella and Ernst live there, returning in between the fights to rest and think over the plan for upcoming battles. And no one can get inside without the permission of Sister and Brother - no demon, no human, no elf and no other creature. That's because the tower is bewitched - all of its rooms are actually located in a pocket dimension. This is made to secure Ernst and Isabella against the demons - and, possibly, against the humans of Katzenhausen who are suspicious against the violet mages... The tower reaches 75 cm in height and 18 cm in width: The Tower Size by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Its architecture is heavily based on one tower (second right, to be precise) of French Château de Chambord that was designed by great Leonardo da Vinci: Chambord is a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture combining classical and gothic elements. And I found it very fitting to represent Katzenhausen Castle, the residence of kings built near the Writers' Lake. The LEGO tower is a bit thinner and longer. It is built using the same pattern as in 4707 set (2001 Hagrid's Hut) - corner plates are placed together at the angle of 45 degrees. Isabella and Ernst near the Tower by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Here are some side views: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Side View 1 by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Side View 2 by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The round balcony stands atop three floors of the tower. The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Third Floor Balcony by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Isolda I Vuzurro, Queen of Katzenhausen, stands on the balcony of her castle: Queen Isolda on the balcony by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The chimneys of the tower look like they are separate towers on their own: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Roof with Chimneys by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The roof has two large, intricately detailed skylights: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Roof Windows by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The tall spire crowns the entire tower: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Spire by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr After the battles with demons, Brother and Sister like to spend time together - looking at serene water of Writers' Lake from the balcony, for example. Ernst and Isabella on the balcony by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Sometimes they meet Ernst's old friend, now-Queen Isolda Vuzurro. Queen Isolda, Ernst and Isabella on the balcony by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The interior of the tower contains the kitchen, the library, the bedroom and the attic. It is inaccesible for no one but Isabella and Ernst themselves and their guests because it is actually located in another dimension. But, as you can see, some demons found a way to infiltrate the tower... The Tower of Ernst and Isabella Interior by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The basement of the tower is narrow, and there are some treasures, a rat and (hopefully, demonic) bones... The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Basement by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The kitchen is on the first floor: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Kitchen (First Floor) by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The clock hangs on the wall of the kitchen. Magical gas lamps provide the light: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Kitchen Clock by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Ernst, Isabella and their friend Queen Isolda sometimes drink tea in the tower's kitchen: Isabella, Queen Isolda and Ernst in the kitchen by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The kitchen has a vintage, steampunk-looking stove with a pipe. The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Kitchen Stove by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Ernst and Isabella make different food with their stove: Isabella and Ernst are cooking in the stove by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr A mischievous imp stole chicken legs from Ernst and Isabella, but they quickly spotted the thief: Demon hunters chase a mischievous imp by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The library is located on the second floor: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Library (Second Floor) by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The bookshelves contain lots of literature about demons and anti-demon magic. The famous PANDAEMONIUM, where various species of demons are described, is located there. The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Library Bookshelves by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Isabella is reading a book about demons while Ernst is writing about their last fight against armies of Hell. Isabella and Ernst in the library by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The third floor stores the bedroom of Ernst and Isabella: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Bedroom (Third Floor) by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The bedroom has a wardrobe, a bed and a staff holder: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Bedroom by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The bed is enormous and comfortable, and demon hunters sleep there together. No Lannister-type subtext here - Ernst and Isabella cannot have children because of their not-so-really-human nature, but like to be together due to their magical bond with the Field: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Bed by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Good night, demon hunters! Isabella and Ernst peacefully sleeping by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr This holder bears two magical staves with amethyst crystals that amplify the power of Isabella and Ernst: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Staff Holder by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Brother and Sister prepare for their mission. Ernst and Isabella take their magic staves by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The chandelier lights the bedroom: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Chandelier by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The tower has a tall and massive attic: The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Attic by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr The roof inside is inhabited by spiders and bats. No one knows how they got into the pocket dimension of the tower! The tower's attic is full of magical artifacts and things that were important in Brother and Sister's lives before they manifested their powers. The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Attic by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr There is a fireplace in the attic (and a stuffed baby dragon too): The Tower of Ernst and Isabella, Attic Fireplace by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Demons invade the attic. Probably, they appeared through a portal in some book... Demons invade the attic by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Ultimately, Ernst and Isabella learned about the inursion and stopped the hellish invaders: Demon hunters fight the demons by Farseer Eldar, on Flickr Thank you for watching and reading! I hope you like this MOC and its concepts and lore. I would also like to hear some feedback and criticism to find out strong and weak sides of my works. More photos can be seen in my Flickr album!
  14. I'ts been a while since I finished this model, probably some months after getting my hands on original Saturn V. The latter seemed lonely on the shelf and it was my mission to build it a company. As an engineer I always admired these large structures but always been too lazy to do something in that direction. After seen the proposal at Lego Ideas for Umbilical Tower, I started to gather ideas, pictures and most important the - bricks. Since 20th of July marks 50 anniversary, it seemed like a good idea to present this project. Therefore I took model from the shelf, dusted of some dust and took some new pictures. The last time I didn't get the time since I was running late for our BrickFest. 1. Planing and Building As any good creations, this started as a plan, something like this: The next step was scaling. I am sorry Sariel, but I am more familiar with pen and paper than your great tool (the top should be at aprox. 140 studs). The internals of the Launch pad was made out studded technic bricks which are quite suitable for carrying a lot of load. These proved vital in the later stage when Pad is occupied with the tower and Saturn V. The outside was tiled with tiles and the building of the tower could go on. The most critical component was how to attach the tower to 4 points, while allowing beams to be at angle in both direction (from the plans and pictures it could be seen, that tower is getting narrower and thinner at the same time). A person is added at the corner to get a feeling of a scale of the tower. The solution is presented here, an angle connector at 157.5°: 2.The Big Thing The result is here: I've tried my best to show the whole thing but my dining area seems too small. It looks more beautiful with Saturn V: And picture from behind: On the top there are some knobs to conrol the support rods, the position of the white room and the top support above the capsule. Please note that crane is also fully operational. Another picture of the top with crane in lift-off position. The central column (gray) has room for an elevator, however it was not added since it would be very difficult to observe White room and the Apollo 11. I hope the astronaut on the plank is not late. And bottom up view. 3. Details Mobile transporter is simplified to the bone: just some necessary things. And of course it should be capable of having a tone of bricks on its shoulders: A functional crane is simple but I hope it adds to the character of the tower Pad is almost clear with exception of some service buildings Some more files can be found at my Bricksafe page. I hope you like it. It's always an conversation starter at home. Please feel free to comment or ask a question.
  15. I have always wanted the original 4757 Hogwarts Castle because it had a clock and a pendulum! I found its clock works to be a GREAT mystery until I could look into its instruction manual! Lego was so gracious to create the new Clock Tower and release it! I loved it very much. However, a great feature was missing: the pendulum! I decided to make minimal modifications for adding a pendulum and even motorizing it! My Clock Tower's clock work would not be a GREAT mystery because I made a video which showed how I built it!
  16. soccerkid6

    Militia Mishaps

    This was my 6the ntry for the Colossal Castle Contest XVI. As the title indicates, this one was for the Medieval Militia category. I’m quite satisfied with the sloping wall foundation, and how smoothly I got the angled portion to fit. The tower top style was inspired by Steven Erickson. The annual training of militia is always a trying time for Sir Renaud. While he no longer directly oversees the weapons drills it’s practically painful to watch some of the peasants try and use the blunted practice swords, throw javelins, or even fire a simple bow and arrow! Others are only too confident in their supposed combat skills. At least there haven’t been any injuries so far this year… More images available here. Good to be posting a free build again, plenty more to come
  17. These are typical "concrete" steam locomotive coaling and water towers of the mid-1900's for North America. Both models feature lowering chutes / spouts, for the imaginary fuel to flow down into the waiting engine below. (Which in this case is a 0-6-0ST switcher locomotive that has been built for some time. You can see it in it's own thread here.) For the coal tower, I was inspired by the website LGauge. However, unlike my more recent smaller versions of said tower, I have gone back to the larger 2014 version with it's odd-stud dimensions. This means it's a lot taller, wider and has a ton more pieces than before. It also has two chains to hold the new chute at the optimum height to clear the roof-top's of locomotives, while not being to high to look silly. The rear of the coal tower. The girders in the rear are supposed to "hold" a conveyor bucket system to get coal to the top of the tower to replenish the supply inside the structure. Of course, since it's Lego, this system is imaginary. With the brand-new water tower design, however, I was inspired by my Father's work with a smaller version of the same basic idea. I enlarged the basic dimensions dramatically and used castle wall-top pieces to boost the structural integrity of the now 14 stud-wide model. The rear of the water tower. What you see above is what you will get in the ldd file, which is available here at Bricksafe. It's a slightly older model, but all it's missing is the two 16-L chains and the two 32 x 16 base plates. Enjoy the file, and as usual: comments, questions or complaints are always welcome!
  18. Eoin Wallace

    AoM: Tower phase I

    Eoin was very exited! He had been given orders to go to some mountains close to the orc marshes to oversee a castle that had been recently built there. His own castle! He could not stop thinking about it as he gazed at all the little wooden watchtowers along the road, they really looked like the turrets on a castle...
  19. soccerkid6

    Walls of Crasonne

    This was entry number nine for the Colossal Castle Contest XVI. The Great Wall category was one I liked a lot, and I quickly thought of building some of the fortified city of Carcassonne in France. While my model isn’t an exact replica of any section of the Carcassonne, I did base it mainly off of one of the gate areas, and every tower and wall setup was influenced by sections of the real thing. It is one of my biggest builds ever, weighing in at 35 pounds. Harburg isn't far from the famous fortified city of Crasonne. As such, Karsten has often visited Crasonne on various administrative matters. Today he is accompanied by Eryl, who hasn't seen the city since he was a small child. After a brief meeting with Mikill, lord of Crasonne, the Storrars are given a tour of Crasonne's defenses by a sergeant of the guard. Eryl has a hard time focusing on the details about tower placement, multiple gates, and stone construction that his father discusses with the sergeant. He can't help but feel tiny atop the massive stone walls, and there is plenty of interesting hustle and bustle on the city road. A group of knights are leaving Carcassonne after a tournament in the city, while various guards and peasants go about their business. Someday I'll compete in a tournament, Eryl thinks to himself upon seeing their brightly colored armor and mighty warhorses. One of the Crasonne guards takes advantage of their sergeant being distracted with the guests from Harburg. See plenty more images on Brickbuilt. This was a tedious build, but 'm very pleased with the end result. Hope you all like it
  20. t-brick

    Science Tower Building Report

    Hello everyone, a few days ago I received my test copy of the Science Tower. A bit later I also got the first version of the building instructions, which needed to be tried and tested. On this occasion I’d like to show you a short building report, maybe it’s interesting for one or another. The Science Tower is my contribution to the BrickLink AFOL Designer Program, some have probably already heard about it. More information about the set and more pictures can be found here: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/crowdfunding/designer-sets-for-adult-fans-of-lego/59446/Science-Tower Before the assembly came the dismantling of the finished test model, after which about 1200 parts lay on the table: In addition to some standard colors Pearl Gold, Dark Turquoise, Dark Tan, Dark Blue, Dark Red and Medium Dark Flesh are represented. The model is not as dark as it sounds though. :) The construction starts with the cellar embedded in a rocky landscape, including a small stream and the stair bridge leading to the entrance. A small steam engine is hidden in the cellar, which can also be moved via the axis leading outwards. Fortunately everything works well - since the building was designed completely digitally, the practical test might have brought some surprises. There is also a small astronomical model showing sun, earth and moon. On the dark red first floor there are bookshelves in a rounded SNOT wall, a microscope, a gramophone and a large hourglass. The second floor changes color to classic red and houses a chemistry laboratory, a camera, Pavlov's dog with bell and food bowl, a double-slit experiment in the corner, and Schrödinger's cat. According to the experiment the cat has to stay in the closed box. Actually, it's just a thought experiment, but that's hard to show in LEGO... On the third floor (color here: Medium Dark Flesh) there is a scale, a radio telegraph with Morse key and the mechanism for rotating the dome in the observatory. A round window makes it necessary to install a grille in overhead orientation. The walls of the observatory are again built sideways and there are also two small windows in the rounding. The final touch is made by the rotating dome with telescope, the windmill and the small apple tree next to the bridge. A little tricky is a step when attaching the dome. But once you've done that, the dome sits clean and can be turned 360° with the silver knob. For the complete rotation, a change to the chimney was necessary compared to the original design, which will also be included into the final model. A second small change to increase the stability of the model is also planned. Apart from a few little things the first version of the instructions was very well done and the test build was successful! At BrickLink they really put a lot of thought and effort into the whole program to make the resulting sets (with instructions etc.) as good as possible. I am looking forward to the finished set! Greetings, Thilo
  21. Leewan

    [MOC] Fus Ro Dah !

    Hi, I've recently (well, more or less, I began working on it late September) built a MOC inspired by the video game The Elders Scrolls V : Skyrim : For those who don't know the game, the name of the scene comes from a power the main character possesses : the Voice. It allows you to use Shouts which have different effects on your character, your ennemies, or the environment. Having appeared in the the game trailer and subsequently become a meme, Fus Ro Dah is the most famous Shout of the game, which sends other characters and animals flying away. I've been wanting to build a scene from the game for a long time, and while playing it a few months ago, I realized the then-newly released Power Burst shields could be a good representation of the Shouts. To make the action visually striking, I knew couldn't place the characters on ground level, so I decided to build a small cliff where I would place the protagonist. A mere rock was a tad boring, so I've added a ruined tower on top of it, and a tree : I wanted, for each of these elements, to try something new. The cliff is made of 21 one different blocks, each attached to the main structure with Mixel joints. I started from the ground to the top, building each block as I went. I didn't have enough parts to build them from scratch, so instead of ordering a large amount of various slopes, I used Mecabricks to build the MOC digitally first. Thanks to this, I can easily show how the structure looks like without having to disassemble the MOC, and show what each block is made of precisely : The tower is built in a similar manner, except the blocks are stacked and not attached to a hidden structure. Each block is then precisely rotated to eliminate gaps between the curved slopes. Here's how the tower is designed : Only the tree wasn't made with Mecabricks, because I wanted a level of randomness that's easier to attain while building physically directly. The design is based on the large pine tree for which you can find a tutorial on brickbuilt.org, but I wanted to add my own spin to the design and used the tree trunk costume to build the trunk. Not the strongest design, to be honest. And, finally, to add an extra threat to our poor thief, I've added a smilodon. Thank you Lego City ! More pictures can be found in the flickr album : https://www.flickr.com/photos/126493865@N07/albums/72157677926071838 Hope you'll enjoy it !
  22. THE CLOCK TOWER Hi guys, finally here we have this MOC that I have been working on during months. This Diorama represents from the left to de right; The Whomping Willow, the Stone Circle entrance that connects to the Wooden Bridge that I have omitted for space reasons in this MOC, and Hagrid’s Hut. In the Back we have the section of Hogwarts that represents the Gryffindor Tower, the Clock Tower and also the North Tower, where the Divination classroom is located. After the completion of my last MOC, I decided that from then on each MOC that made the Hogwarts Castle would be based only on one or two films in order to recreate them as completely as possible. Because the clock tower is a new section in the Azkaban prisoner film, I decided to focus on this film, but when LEGO released the new Harry Potter sets I finally dedicated the castle to the first three Harry Potter films, thus recreating the final scenes of the philosopher's stone and the secret chamber. Hope you enjoy it! HOGWARTS CASTLE LEGO Moc by Etel Enzos, en Flickr HOGWARTS CASTLE LEGO Moc Interior by Etel Enzos, en Flickr LEGO Clock Tower Interior by Etel Enzos, en Flickr LEGO Hogwarts Clock Tower by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Harry and Dumbeldlore at Headmaster's Office by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Gryffindor Common Room by Etel Enzos, en Flickr North Tower by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Hagrid's Hut by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Rotating Hagrid's Hut Interior by Etel Enzos, en Flickr The Magical Chess challenge and in the back, the Flying Keys challenge by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Mirror of Erised room by Etel Enzos, en Flickr North Tower Section by Etel Enzos, en Flickr The Chamber of Secrets by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Potions Classroom by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Gryffindor Common Room by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Mad Eye Moody at Defense Against Dark Arts Classroom by Etel Enzos, en Flickr The Dungeons and Slytherin Common Room located in the back of the Main Stairs of the Entrace Hall by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Slytherin Common Room by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Dumbeldlore's Office by Etel Enzos, en Flickr Happy Halloween! by Etel Enzos, en Flickr
  23. sander1992

    [MOC] Mining Outpost

    Hi everyone, Last year someone asked me if I was planning to build a layout based on the Space miner from the Collectable minifigures. I thought that was a nice idea and during Lego World in the Netherlands previous year I received a lot of Bricklink part 30022. I had no idea what to do with that until my neighbor was creating a big triangle with three of those parts. That is where my idea started to create a tower for the outpost. To give a better image of the tower. I show you a picture from the side. More pictures of the outpost are in my Flickr album,. In the Flickr album are more Space MOCs. The last four pictures are from the outpost. Flickr album Various Space Creations Feedback and questions are welcome. Sander
  24. marcu22

    The Giap Towers

    Hi, Unsure if I'm posting this into the right category, but my build is kind of apocalyptic so it might fit the best in here. My build is highly inspired by malaysian artist Chong Fei Giap, I recommend to check out his illustrations . They are an amazing source for ideas if you plan to build some stuff which could also fit to the Ninjago City to name another inspiration. The Giap-Towers by Marcel V. I've built the towers modular, four-side-viewable and as sturdy as i could, because i'm planing to bring them to the Skaerbaek Fanweekend, which is just around the corner. Hope you enjoy.. ~Marcel
  25. Here is my XL turntable, which has 11 dead-end stall tracks and one outlet track. (though it can be reconfigured to be as many or as few tracks as needed). It is spread out over a 64 x 64 XL make-shift base plate size made up of of 4 regular (32 x 32) curved road plates with quite a bit of overhang due to the outlet tracks and tower. The re-purposed signal tower is now being used to control the turn table. This control building is modular, and has a roof and second floor that come off to reveal inside details. The studs on the sides of the building are supposed to spell out the the yard's name, but I haven't decided on a good name yet. If you have any suggestions for a name with 10 letters or less, please post a comment with it below! This table can handle a 4-track long engine (around 64 studs) with a bit of overhang at the ends, such as with my Frisco 1522 4-8-2 steam locomotive as seen above. Diesel A + B unit sets would have to be separated and moved independently, but that's okay and actually accurate for some real world locations / railroads. The basic workhorse of the turntable is this four track long framework you see here. The table's modular control tower features a lower floor that's empty except for the staircase. The upper floor features a machine to control the turn table, a wall clock, and a old-fashioned rotary telephone. The table easily glides on an raised outer ring of tiles, and turns on a central 2 x 2 pivot point. This whole thing can be mechanized, much more easily than a transfer table, but it still needs fine tuning to make it work right. The outer ring of tracks is only attached to the base plates at two certain points: every other spot is held on by gravity. (plates on tiles) This is basically a very much enlarged version of this model here. I was working on a seven-stall shed in the same style as the tower to connect to the turntable, but the angles and hinge bricks weren't working out due in LDD. I guess it will have to wait until the turn table is built in real life.... if it is ever built in the real world. Comments, questions, suggestions, and complaints are always welcome, as usual and thanks for stopping by!