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  1. This railway engine shed was mostly inspired by user @lightningtiger, who designed the basic Technic frame on his own smaller shed for his town in 2018, and I ran with the technique to create this wooden western-style steam locomotive shed. It is also slightly inspired by by the shed used to store the replica Union Pacific "119" and Central Pacific "Jupiter" 4-4-0 steam locomotive's over at the Golden Spike National Historic Park. (link is to Wikipedia article on the site) located at Promontory Summit, Utah. The shed is 3 1/2 tracks long with a total of 56 studs from back wall to the leading edge of the baseplate. (I ordered 3D printed half-track segments for the model, which aren't in LDD. The model shown uses a full length straight instead, and is thus much longer than it will actually be when finished.) The building also features a cow skull on the front between the locomotive stalls, just to give it that Wild West flair. The roof of the shed is not removable, but it can fold open a bit on clips on either side. The model neatly fits both 4-4-0's I recently made that were inspired by 7597. (These loco's also are heavily inspired by 119 and Jupiter, in case you couldn't tell!) The rear of the shed features a personnel door for workers. Up on the roof, you may have noticed those round black things: they are the vents for smoke and soot from steam engines to exit the building. Slight update to train shed as of 7/14/22: The 3D printed half-track pieces I bought didn't want to attach to the baseplate properly, so they have been removed. Also, the 8x16 bricks were hitting the side-rods of the steam locomotives, so they were replaced with a multitude of 6x8 plates to lower the platform to a height where they wouldn't collide. ...And that's all I have done for now. More real world WIP pictures will comes as soon as possible. As usual, comments, complaints, and suggestions on this model welcome!
  2. When she had first seen the mud cracks, they had immediately reminded Marie Ansberg of a Biergarten dance floor she had seen in Vienna as a child. The thought stuck in her mind and she plotted a dance party. The snowpack was melting in the mountains and the wash by her house was flowing, so she invited the entire town population out for a celebration. Joaquin sang them songs of homecoming. Terence's fiddle solos wove together with Herbert's righthand piano lines. Lucas kept them swinging to the beat with the upright bass. Though it cast shadows, Marie wasn’t going to let a singular cloud darken the festivities. They danced well into the night. ----------------------- Built for the 2022 Rocky Mountain Train Show in Denver. A fun chance to use some new inverted arch and hot dog pieces! Had fun with the paddle bridge. The building is inspired by @Ayrlego's recent southwest MOC. The vulture is built using Stefan G's tutorial technique.
  3. Ever since buying my first copy of Toy Story 3 LEGO set 7597 in May / June 2010, I've wanted to make the steam engine in the set look more realistic. The lack of tender bothered me greatly, and so did a few other things I talk about below. I created my first steam loco MOC I could call my own from it's framework, but that failed hard to even make turns at all when built in real life. (I suspect R120 wouldn't even work with that model.) So, it was scrapped in 2012 after sitting around for two years despite my best attempts to get it working. The Lone Ranger sets came out the following year, and I forgot about the odd 7597 engine as years went by and my skills increased. Then, in July / August of this year, a decade after I bought the original copy, I saw set 7597 sitting complete in a window of my local LEGO resale store. It was purchased, and I started working on a design soon thereafter. Of course, the person who purchased it for me (It cost a bit) wouldn't let me get at it physically until November, but nonetheless, here is that design all polished up and ready to roll into your collection via the free LDD file you can find at the end of this post. The locomotive as it is in LDD upon opening the file, which you will find at the bottom of this post. Almost all the needed parts for this MOD are grouped in the file. Everything else should already be on the stock loco model from the set, though it will need to be mostly taken apart to allow you to rebuild it with my changes. if you are building the MOD from set 7597, there are only two printed 1 x 4 green bricks on the tender that should be printed like so. However, if you are building the loco from scratch, use four of the above parts, (two on tender, two on the loco) and one of these 2 x 2 red printed bricks for the number on the headlight. 99.8% of the parts needed for the conversion from the set are shown above. The printed parts are unprinted as shown, and the red wheels are shown, but not available from BrickLink. You will need need one of these custom wheel parts packs in red color (plus 4x part 2878 for holding said custom wheels) for the tender wheels from BrickTracks to complete the tender. Among my changes, I lowered the loco cab floor of my copy of 7597 (Western Train Chase) loco by a brick or so to compensate for the roof being a brick fewer height-wise and to better match the floor of the tender. This still allows for the taller 2010 Toy Story figures to still fit inside the loco cab, and also making for a smoother transition from train cars to steam engine. This change also made the left-to-right swiveling driving wheel section impossible to keep, (I didn't like it anyway!) and by extension the front bogie had to change too. Thus, the connection to the leading wheels from the driving wheels was changed to a 10194-syle design to allow for you to push the train on the track without derailing. I also never liked the awkward original piston design in 7597, so I changed it to have a more stable, non-floppy connection to the engine via a double Technic pin connector. Actual working cylinders connected to the new side rods will never be a thing on this engine due to the way the pistons are attached to the new moving front bogie instead of the boiler, but I can mimic the effect pretty well with the design I have here. You can find the LDD file here at my Bricksafe page for it. I haven't quite finished taking pictures of my version of the model, but this photo of it and it's sister loco (dark blue steamer NOT Included in file!) will do for now. Please note, the model shown has color changed side-rods and "pistons" due to parts I had on hand from my collection. It isn't quite like the LDD file because the parts in said file are cheaper when colored like they are. (Thought I'd save you guys a couple dollars / yen / rubles / euros, etc.) Plus, it makes my different than everybody else's! Thoughts?
  4. Hello, Brickwest Studio, formerly submitted by BrickyBricks82 to Lego Ideas, was given a second chance in the Bricklink Designer Program Round 2 competition. Due to the tragedy on the set of Rust, this set was moved to the Round 3. It had a good chance to qualify for production in round 2 but I fear it could not in the round 3 as a lot people are chatting about the 8 other projects. Only the first five designs to reach 3,000 pre-orders will be produced. I wonder if the fans of LEGO Historic Themes plan to buy a set like this? If you do, maybe we can make it real :) I love this set because it has an Old West vibe ;) What do you think about that? If you want more details, here is the link to the Bricklink Designer Program crowdfunding and the link to the Brickwest Studio project. (I don't know BrickyBricks82 and I have no interest in this project ^^ I just love this set and would like to share it with other people who would like to get one like me ;) )
  5. Here is a Hardware store for my western town. It is Billy's Hardware Store which is run by the brothers Jeff Billy and Jack Billy BH 2.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr BH 5.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr BH 6.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr BH 10.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr BH 7.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr BH 8.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr BH 9.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr BH 4.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr
  6. Jamin Star

    Western Town Villains

    Here are some minifigs I made to be the villains in western town. They call themselves the Scorpion gang and currently are made up of seven members. Also here is a render from studio software of a saloon I designed to be there hangout. WV 1.1 by Jamin Star, on Flickr WV 1.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr WV 2.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr WV 3.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr WV 4.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr WV 5.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr WV 6.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr WV 7.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr WV 8.0 by Jamin Star, on Flickr WV Red House 3.4 by Jamin Star, on Flickr
  7. This 1870's-style modular Western railroad station was originally inspired by set the Sheriff's office in 7594 (Woody's Roundup!) which I have re-named "Gold City", after set 6765 (Gold City Junction) from the Wild West theme of the mid-1990's. If this model looks familiar, your are not suffering from Deja-Vu... this model was designed and built in early 2016 for use as my original Fort Legoredo passenger station, but in a different color scheme more reminiscent of the Toy Story set that inspired it. It lasted in it's as built condition until mid-2018 when it was dismantled. (Being built of mostly reddish-brown at that time, it sadly shattered upon attempting to take it apart. ) In June 2021, I found the old LDD file and began working on it again, adding new windows, revising the roof sections and changing the overall color scheme. The street side of the station. There is a freight ramp at either end of the platform for hauling heavy items into the station proper. The main floor features the twin waiting rooms and ticket office, with a staircase to the employee's-only top floor. Upstairs is the stationmaster's office, complete with Telegraph key, opening safe, and scale for measuring silver nuggets weight / worth. Outside on this floor are two identical station signs (one on the front and on on back) along with the standard twin station clocks. The modularity of the station means the roof, second floor, main floor, and the two platform extensions are removable from each other as shown. NOTES: Here is the original model in 2016 as seen in the only photo series ever taken of it. This is not one of the best of that series, but it IS all in the shot! Also, I don't think it's going to get the newer one built in real life anytime soon... though it is 100% buildable according to BrickLink. (too many projects to build already, and it would be my fourth RR station at this current time.) The free LDD file can be downloaded from Bricksafe here.
  8. Jamin Star

    [MOC] Steamer Fire Engine

    Here is my MOC of an old time Steamer Fire Engine to go along with my Western Town builds. Lego Old West Steamer Fire Engine by Jamin Star, on Flickr Lego Old West Steamer Fire Engine by Jamin Star, on Flickr Lego Old West Steamer Fire Engine by Jamin Star, on Flickr Lego Old West Steamer Fire Engine by Jamin Star, on Flickr Lego Old West Steamer Fire Engine by Jamin Star, on Flickr Lego Old West Steamer Fire Engine by Jamin Star, on Flickr
  9. Jamin Star

    Western Root Beer Stand

    In this MOC Belle has started a new Root Beer Stand in the WIld West. This started off as seeing if I had the parts to piece together the Sherriff's Office from the Lone Ranger. Then once I had most of the front together I decided to build something different since I already have my own Sherriff's Office. I had recently purchased the Rootbeer Belle minifig from the Lego Movie so I decided she needed her own place. In this MOC Belle has started a new Root Beer Stand in the WIld West. by Jamin Star, on Flickr In this MOC Belle has started a new Root Beer Stand in the WIld West. by Jamin Star, on Flickr In this MOC Belle has started a new Root Beer Stand in the WIld West. by Jamin Star, on Flickr In this MOC Belle has started a new Root Beer Stand in the WIld West. by Jamin Star, on Flickr In this MOC Belle has started a new Root Beer Stand in the WIld West. by Jamin Star, on Flickr In this MOC Belle has started a new Root Beer Stand in the WIld West. by Jamin Star, on Flickr In this MOC Belle has started a new Root Beer Stand in the WIld West. by Jamin Star, on Flickr
  10. Here is my mod to set 6765 Gold City Junction. I extended the two structures to be full buildings. Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr Here is my mod to Lego 6765 Gold City Junction by Jamin Star, on Flickr
  11. Hey there! My Wife and I now Updated our Ideas Submission, which is now called "Native Amerian Settlements" portraying more than one Settlement to show a broad representation of Cultures and maybe educate in the process. Our goal is to overshadow more problematic portrayals of the past and bring the Natives back in a more tastful and respectable fashion. I have actually talked to the Chairwoman of the Association representing Native Americans in my Country and she deemed the Project wonderful! She even gave some change suggestions to make Details more historically/culturally accurate, which we happily included in this Update! Right now the Set includes five dwellings with a Total of 2465 Parts and 6 Minifigures https://ideas.lego.com/projects/db438516-e1b1-49b6-bcd4-d8f6b600e744 Thanks so much for checking it out!
  12. Hey guys, BrickHammer here, I have recently created another historic themed MOC for Lego Ideas: the "Legoredo Stagecoach". I tried to combine the historic aethetics of Wild West stagecoaches with LEGO's more colourful classic Wild West look. I originally had intended to include 6 minifigs (2 employees and 4 passengers) but LEGO moderates forced me to reduce the number to 4. I hope you like the build and I appreciate both your feedback and your support :) https://ideas.lego.com/projects/e066297b-7595-4064-a4a8-344fb8abc988
  13. A little over 10 years ago, I posted a MOC here that I had built: a Western Saloon and Hotel. It has sat proudly on my display shelf all this time. This year, I got the urge to rebuild and update it. Now, instead of just being a fixed, open-backed building, it has a removable roof and second floor as well as removable back walls. A lot of details were updated, the weight of the "HOTEL" font was fixed, and a custom base was added: You can see the whole album here, but I'll highlight a couple specific things here: Back in the day, I used to display my saloon alongside the classic LEGO Western sets Sheriff's Lockup and Gold City Junction, but the scale and level of detail didn't really work, so I decided to build a couple more buildings to accompany it. So next up is a bank! Much like the saloon above, this one has modular construction: the roof lifts off and the back wall slides out. Because the interior has a dividing wall, it can still be difficult to reach inside to pose minifigs, so I also made the whole interior removable. This also has a killer feature: robbers can use TNT to blow up part of the back wall to reach the safe, just like the classic Western sets. This time, rather than sliding dynamite into the building by hand to trigger the mechanism, this one is activated by pressing the plunger on the TNT detonator! Oh yeah, and the safe itself has a simple locking mechanism so that the door cannot open until the bars are turned. Here's the link to the whole album, and here's a few more pics: And finally, one more building to round it all out. I chose to make a trading post, and I wanted to make it very different from the other buildings: more vertical, cooler colors, and more of a "lived-in" or "worn, but not run down" feel. So again you've got modular construction (the floors come apart, the roof comes off, the back walls slide out) plus some unique features. The barn door on the first floor is a functional sliding door that opens to a storage room. The windmill can rotate 360 degrees and its vane can pivot 90 degrees to act as a brake. Also, when its turbine spins, it actuates the water pump at the base! Here's the album link for this one, and here's a few more details: Let me know what you think! Some of my friends are cyber-bullying me into submitting the Bank onto LEGO IDEAS, so I'm taking some extra time to fine tune its play features and story elements to get it all polished up, but maybe expect to see that in a week or so.
  14. Hello, Over the past month or so I have been working on my newest creation, The Wild West General Store! I tried packing it will cool little details while not making it look too messy. If you have any ideas for improvements they are always welcome. I hope you like it! It is also on LEGO Ideas if you want to support it. Layer 1 by Da Mangos, on Flickr Layer 2 by Da Mangos, on Flickr Layer 3 by Da Mangos, on Flickr Layer 4 by Da Mangos, on Flickr Layer 5 by Da Mangos, on Flickr https://ideas.lego.com/projects/6833300b-3597-4bed-bb3e-f61bcb6b2630?fbclid=IwAR3-LkN4VgvLMs27FXkNOJsLYMp92wzhFwFZhJ7b_Wol_H5zsjxu2oDIBaU
  15. Jamin Star

    [MOC] Fort Iron Cactus

    Here is my latest MOC, Fort Iron Cactus. It is my interpretation of an Old Wild West Fort. Inspiration for this comes from a mix of the Lego Western theme, Ninja theme, and some Ninjago. Some details about this fort is the base is 64 x 64 studs, it is made with some of the modular techniques were different sections of the building are able to be removed. It is able to be separated into 13 different sections plus the base section. Different sections of this fort include an armory, jail cell, chow hall, bunkhouse for the enlisted, bunkhouse for the officers, and an office/living quarters for the fort commander. There are three groups of minifigs in this MOC: enlisted in the light blue uniforms, officers in the dark blue uniforms, and of course two bad guys. 1 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 2 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 3 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 4 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 5 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 6 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 7 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 8 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 9 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 10 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 11 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 12 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 13 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 14 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 15 by Jamin Star, on Flickr I have also submitted this MOC as a project on Lego Ideas website https://ideas.lego.com/content/project/link/0c31545f-c770-4ec4-961a-8f8583ba45c6
  16. Hello, this is a single action percussion revolver from 1851. I added some funktions. You can pull the hammer and the cylinder turns. The gun is cocked. Please watch the video
  17. Hello, here is a render from Bricklink Studio software of a Sheriff's Office that I designed for my Western Town. Sherriff Office 2.8 Studio Render 1 by Jamin Star, on Flickr Sherriff Office 2.8 Studio Render 2 by Jamin Star, on Flickr Sherriff Office 2.8 Studio Render 3 by Jamin Star, on Flickr Lego Western Town Sheriff Office by Jamin Star, on Flickr Sherriff Office 2.8 Studio Render 5 by Jamin Star, on Flickr Sherriff Office 2.8 Studio Render 6 by Jamin Star, on Flickr Sherriff Office 2.8 Studio Render 7 by Jamin Star, on Flickr
  18. Here are some renders from Bricklink Studio Software that I made of funeral parlor and cemetery for my western town. studio Undertaker 2.4 render 1 by Jamin Star, on Flickr studio Undertaker 2.4 render 2 by Jamin Star, on Flickr studio Undertaker 2.4 render 3 by Jamin Star, on Flickr studio Undertaker 2.4 render 4 by Jamin Star, on Flickr studio Undertaker 2.4 render 5 by Jamin Star, on Flickr studio Undertaker 2.4 render 6 by Jamin Star, on Flickr studio Undertaker 2.4 render 7 by Jamin Star, on Flickr Boothill 1 Studio Render by Jamin Star, on Flickr Boothill 1 Studio Render_2 by Jamin Star, on Flickr
  19. Here are some pics of a project I completed based off of set 6716. It is mostly the same however the wagon is slightly wider at 6 studs wide and the Wagon covering is just paper for now. ICW1 by Jamin Star, on Flickr ICW2 by Jamin Star, on Flickr ICW3 by Jamin Star, on Flickr ICW4 by Jamin Star, on Flickr ICW5 by Jamin Star, on Flickr ICW6 by Jamin Star, on Flickr
  20. The-Bard-of-Shale

    The West is not as Wild

    Has anyone else noticed that we rarely see anything regarding the old west these days? You don't see any new shows inspired by the old west, same goes for Lego sets as well. The last time in my memory that there was a line based about that time period was the Lone Ranger line, and several sets from the first Lego movie. The most resent bit of western theme I know of was that one cowboy figure wearing a fake horse. I ask why aren't there any more old west sets, and in what way could they be brought back?
  21. While cleaning an old hard drive, I found this review I never posted. Sure, the pictures are crude, I even forgot to take a shot of the entire set, but it reminded me of why I liked writing reviews so I wanted to share. Bandit's Secret Hideout (6761) - Wild West •Original Retail Price: $40.00 US •Figures Included: 1 Cavalry Soldier, 1 Calvalry Lieutenant, 3 Bandits, 3 Horses (black, white, brown), 2 grey Birds, 1 Skeleton head •Mini-fig Accessories: Playing Cards tile, 4 Golden Coins, Dynamite Tile, Golden Trumpet, Yellow Chair, Cavalry Flagpole, 2 Saber Swords, 8 Rifles, 4 Pistols, Pick-Axe, Cannon w/Cradle, 2 Saddles (brown, black), 1 extra brown Cowboy Hat for the Sketeton Head Helpful Links: Peeron / Brickset BUILD Due to the subdued color-scheme, this set looks like an unimpressive pile of bricks right out of the baggies. There aren't any flashy colors, like there are when working with neon Aquashark or Ice Planet pieces, but with some imagination, the end-result is still enjoyable. This Hideout is a mid-sized set, building it won't tax your skills, but it's still entertaining because of the neat features. It's fun to invent booby-traps, just ask Wile E. Coyote! You can test the traps as you make them, fine-tuning the way that barrel bonks the guy standing under it. Even though they're simple to use, the traps are effective, and consistent too. Most notably, the falling barrel from the roof lands in the same spot every time, so you can actually aim it. The rails, the tipping water-barrel, and the interesting way the rifles on the roof are connected give us a look at some of the more unorthodox ways of building useful tools and features. The black sloped roof is another place to grab ideas from as it shows us how we can make buildings with roofs that flip open. DESIGN It looks like the bandits found a crumbled granite hill and built around it with bits of wood and stone. A shabby, dirty, lonely place is what I picture a secret hideout in the wild west to be like, this set captures that drab essence. Isn't it funny that these bandits have a big GOLD MINE sign on the hideout but there isn't a mine anywhere in sight? Well, maybe it's not that funny, it's kind of disappointing actually! I'd love to have seen a real mine released with these Wild West sets (maybe there was one made for the Rock Raiders line?), but this set is exactly what the description on the box says it is, a bandit's hideout! There are a few areas where the minifigs can hang-out and play cards, along with a small storage area where the cannonballs are kept. I think it's about time to update the "cannonballs", they don't look like cannonballs at all. Unfortunately I can't suggest any practical designs for them. If they're little balls then there won't be any way to add a little indent so they can plug onto normal studs, because they would have to be much smaller to fit inside the cannons. The storage-room has a small ledge against the rock-wall where the bandits can put the rifle-box if they manage to steal it from the soldiers. They can't reach up there, so they'll have to bring-in the ladder from the big rock outside. There's plenty of room below for the safe and any other equipment they manage to get. I think this storage area could have been made to look like the opening to a deep mine-shaft. All it might require is a small black tile to simulate a dark hole in the floor, some fence-pieces, maybe a DANGER sign? The stairs lead to a narrow ledge behind the window where a bandit can sit and be a look-out. The fire lighting the door is dangerous though, I mean, look at it! It's just bursting out of the wall! It would definitely look more realistic with a clear yellow cone, to simulate a lantern, but I have to admit, the fire makes the whole hideout seem more wild and rugged. I'm not sure why the chair behind the window is bright yellow, it's obvious that it's in there when the window is open. Maybe subconsciously the bandits want to get caught. There's room on the roof for a bandit to sit comfortably, where he can either take a nap or talk to the birds. FUN Something I don't understand about these thieves is, that even though they're smart enough to create useful and hidden traps, they're not smart enough to make people STAY AWAY from their secret hideout. They have a big sign up top that says they're in a Gold Mine, that's a good way to ATTRACT a lot of attention! I think the skull on the "Keep Out" sign and big cannon on wheels is a step in the right direction for these bandits, but that sign on the roof needs to be changed, or taken down completely. Any suggestions? I think at some point every Lego fan covers a car or building in guns and swords and stabby bits. The 3-rifle contraption on the roof of the hideout is a goofy weapon because it looks so hard to use. How can the bandit even aim that thing? Or more importantly, how can he reach the triggers without falling off the building? It's going to take some major creativity to make it work! Is there anything more effective at stopping your enemies than collapsing stairs? They stop soldiers, wolves, salesmen, dragons, anything! The cannon rolls-out when the ramp is lowered after the trip-cord is pulled, but it doesn't fly-out like the drawings in the instruction-booklet show, it simply glides out smoothly because of how well all the pieces fit together. Legos are precision-made, and most of the time that's a good thing, but in this case the Lego pieces are limited by their own awesomeness! How many other toys can you honestly say that about? I see this set as a place for the bandits to drop-off their stolen goodies, like a big closet, and then run off to steal more stuff. It would have been nice to see a little cooking-fire included, some pots and pans, maybe even a chicken leg, to make the bandits more comfortable, but you can always buy the smaller Western sets for that. Can't say I'd pay the $40 retail price for this set, luckily it seems inexpensive nowadays. And not to toot my own horn too much, but I like the alternate model I built a lot more, it shows the kind of fun features you can create just by playing-around with the bricks a little. I also like the Cavalry Fort shown on the back of the box, it looks like a strong, solid model. ALTERNATE BUILDS The Hideout has a nice enough design, but building on a more detailed baseplate, like this desert-version, helps us think of things we normally wouldn't. For example, if you want to use the whole base, then you'll have to find a way to work around the road running through it. How about building a toll-booth? Maybe a bridge? That's all for now, folks! Something I'll try to include with every review is an alternate model that can be built using only the set's pieces, like this neat little box I made for the Golden Trumpet. Feel free to post links to the cool stuff you've made using this set! Notes: -The Skull I used for the sign-post is a modern one, the one this set is supposed to include is the "friendlier-looking" version. -The brown Horse's ear and the black Top-Hat were chewed-on by a Budgie that will remain unnamed. Thanks to my neighbor for letting me borrow this set to review.
  22. Jamin Star

    Stagecoach Outpost MOC

    Here is a MOC I created for my latest short brickfilm of a Stagecoach and Stagecoach Outpost. This MOC contains an Outpost and a Stagecoach. The Outpost has a small fruit tree, garden, and cooking stove out side. Inside the walls are a small coral, and a bunkhouse for the caretakers and travelers. 1 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 2 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 4 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 5 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 6 by Jamin Star, on Flickr 8 by Jamin Star, on Flickr I have also submitted this MOC on Lego Ideas https://ideas.lego.com/content/project/link/322103ca-62cc-46e0-9ed6-1026f19b0ff3
  23. Jamin Star

    Wild West Stagecoach

    Here is a short brick film I made of a couple bandits attacking a stagecoach.
  24. I originally got this basic model from a page on Bricksafe by user @sed6 as seen here. I revised the freight door to be movable, changed the roof color to dark red from black, building color to sand green from tan, plus I added a "cast iron" heating stove and it's chimney flue to the model for late-1800's period look. This station will go along with my western stuff on my layout as seen in this topic here. The platform side of the station. There is plenty of outside seating on both the left and right sides, yet they are still under the roof awning to be protected from rain. (three seats per side) The model features the separate entry doors to the station premises for cargo and people on the both the street and track sides. Inside we have the freight area (on the left) and the passenger area (on the right) with a connecting door between the two. The passenger section also has the heating stove which currently is keeping the coffee hot. (or is it boiling the water for tea?) This part of the station also has three inside seats for weary passengers and a cash register for ticket dispensing. The station is modular, and comes apart in four sections: - Left platform end - Right platform end - Station roof - Station building I was originally going to build the Disney station in blue, but the projected price was out of my budget, so I settled for this one. This is is just as good, if not better, because everybody's got a Disney station now, but nobody but @sed6 has one of these custom depots. (and mine is different from his to boot!) - Real life pictures to come: December 25th, 2019.- Real life pictures added, 12-16-19! Thanks for stopping by, and if anyone needs bigger versions of these pictures, they are view-able at my flickr feed. Comments, questions, and suggestions welcome!
  25. Here are all the pictures of my (and a few other members of Gateway Lego User Group) Wild West era-stuff on display at Our Lady of the Snows' Way of Lights display, in Belleville, Illinois until December 31st. (excluding Christmas and New-Years eve, they are closed those nights.) These only are some of models I have been making since 2014, more can be found in this thread here. There are a ton more tables (and themes!) at the show, so come on down to view them all, this is only a small inkling of what's there! (sorry mod's, had to do that last bit.) US army Fort Legoredo, circa mid-1885. The town of Legoredo, part 1: general store (in front, next to fort) Doc Brown's saloon, (corner lot) train station (obviously placed) The town of Legoredo, part 2. post office (in white with red flags) Sheriff Woody's lockup (next to the water tower) barber shop (with the deck on the second floor) Bank (the big impressive building) blacksmith's shop (small shack across from the bank) rear-wheel steamboat Proud Mary and the Boulder Cliff Canyon through-truss bridge. Also, Stinky Pete's house nearby. Rapid River Village, part 1. The posse is chasing down the escaping convicts on the handcar, while the train is making up for lost time and might beat both of them! (I was inspired by the 1990's LEGO Loco video game opening cinematic with the handcar being chased by the train, if you couldn't tell.) Rapid River Village - part 2, with skull butte and the village elder's tepee's on top. Also, see if you can spot the tail end of the Delorean time machine in the tunnel! NOTE: This is not all my stuff - the Indian village on the tan base-plates was designed by Gateway LUG member Chris Curtis, and the red stagecoach was brought in by a third member. My father designed the three elevated wooden box-risers next to the skull mountain, under the cubed tan felt. Any thoughts, comments, or suggestions? Please leave them below!