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Hi everyone! I designed an extension for my model in the BrickLink AFOL Designer Program. The Science Tower City Site extension gives the tower a nice square plot to sit on and the possibility to integrate it into a LEGO city. It has a small garden and the pavement is plastered with a reference to the Pythagorean theorem. The tower model can be put on it and taken away easily without modifications. Instructions and parts list for the extension can be downloaded here for free: https://www.thilo-schoen.de/sciencetower.html The Science Tower itself is available as a complete set until July 1 here: https://www.bricklink.com/v3/crowdfunding/designer-sets-for-adult-fans-of-lego/59446/Science-Tower (It includes a nice box with included background image, all necessary parts plus an exclusive part and printed instructions.) Hope you like the extension and maybe it helps you to find a place for the tower.
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
I was initially hesitant to share this model since LEGO discourages sharing ADP entries, but I had to post a video to YouTube for my submission so I may as well share it here as well. Stud.io's renders look better than any photo I could get at the moment, so this is what I have: Rocketship - ADP Submission by jwarner1718, on Flickr The initial idea for this creation was something along the lines of "what if we made, like, a missile, but it was supposed to be flown?" Obviously this has seen quite a bit of refinement but I'm glad it could all come together it time for ADP. The rocketship itself can be removed from the stand and swooshed around quite nicely, and the stand doesn't use any rubber bands or dampers to hold the model in place (the ADP palette doesn't have rubber bands). Rocketship - ADP Submission by jwarner1718, on Flickr The ADP palette also has very strict limits on minifigures, so the submission version gets a simple astronaut. My personal model has a green Classic Space minifig at the helm, and I think he suits it much better. Rocketship - ADP Submission by jwarner1718, on Flickr Finally, a video demonstrating the stand's removable function.