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  1. Wellesley

    Mini junk

    Hey folks, I post this here mainly because the pirate subforum is the only one I'm really following and as a ship it still fits into the topic. And actually there also were pirates in Asia. I found the two "sails" from the Ewok glider and just had to build a junk with them. So I sat down and tried to build something more stereotypical than accurate, which resulted in following: Hope, you enjoy!
  2. jerryyao

    Chinese Pagodas

    It’s been a long time since the Buddhism spread from Indian to worldwide, especially in China. The 1st memory building was named “STUPA” in Indian to memory the Buddha, stored the replics and chanting, mostly it is a tomb of Buddha. When foreigners landed in South China, them were taught the 8 corner tower pronounced “Pagoda”. The word was collected in the dictionary till today, a minus change is to be “Chinese Pagoda” to mean the towers in Asian-Pacific area. Today Chinese people call Pagoda as “Ta” since the word was invented by Ge, Hong in Jin Dynasty. (around AD 300) I selected 6 typical types of Pagoda to be LEGO model, the superstructure of Pagoda can be separated by 3 parts as the picture below: Base, Body, Cha; 1. Basic Stupa The model reflects the main characters of Stupa which is the resource of all pagoda, stupa and etc. Flat base; Hemispherical body; Upside Lotus petal; The “CHA” of tower; 2. Lamaist Stupa The Lamaist stupa was heralded in hemispherical tomb in Fo-kuang Ssu in the latter part of the tenth century. The earliest Lamaist stupa was built in Xizang, China. The model reflects the main characters of Lamaist Stupa Flat and thin base; Higher base (Shu – mi - tso); Aquarius body “Belly” (The variant of hemispherical body); Truncated cone Bottle “Neck” Top “umbrella”; 3. One storied Pagoda The One storied Pagoda may be the 1st culture combined pagoda in Chinese. It mixed the different architecture elements from both Chinese and Indian. It more likes a Chinese pavilion with solid walls and stone or brick roof. The top of body adopts a building technique called “Corbelled brick courses”, they have 2 ways to be shown, positive and negitive. Using the LEGO parts to build this is a real challenge. The picture will show you how. You can also see the “Cha” part is real like the Stupa. 4. Multi-Storied Pagoda I build the 2 storied pagoda only for example. The real Multi-storied Pagoda usually looks similar with the Multi-Eaved Pagoda. The key of distinguish is to see the highest eaves, if they are real close, the pagoda shall be Muti-Eaved, others are Multi-Storied. 5. Bustling Pagoda The bustling pagoda normally use very complex decoration outside, the body sits on a very high Shu – mi – tso. Some pagoda allows people walk inside to the top. 6. Multi-Eaved Pagoda As the name shows, it has several levels of eaves, I built this model in order to show the extreme case, the eaves are very close. I also use a wheel as the “umbrella” part. Through the building progress of these 6 models, you will have a Buddhism trip in Chinese. You can con tact me via jerryyao77@msn.com for the full instructions with a little bucks. Enjoy it! Jerry
  3. pavetsukkeli

    [MOC] Eastern Dragon

    This is my first MOC here on Eurobricks. I got inspiration for it while looking at the large, orange flame pieces from set 8191. Eastern Dragon by Paavo Aro, on Flickr Eastern Dragon by Paavo Aro, on Flickr Eastern Dragon by Paavo Aro, on Flickr Eastern Dragon by Paavo Aro, on Flickr C & C appreciated!
  4. Can anyone tell me what do the Asian characters on this part mean? It is a glass piece from Ninjago sets. I am using it on a creation to give to a Japanese teacher, so I would like to confirm what it means before presenting it. Thanks.
  5. andybear@hk

    MOC : ShangHai Bun Restaurant

    Hi all, Last month I had build my First Chinese Modular House, Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant. http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=108713 also in LEGO Idea https://ideas.lego.com/projects/101899 Here come the second one, Chinese Modular House #2 ShangHai Bun Restaurant. This building is another type of Chinese style, which is selling Shanghai Bun. Same as last one, full of different details and 4 different outlook in each size. Many Thanks for watching and comments. Outlook Shanghai Bun Restaurant with Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant Different modular Kitchen and a store room at first floor Restaurant at second floor more photo in my flickr album Many thanks for watching
  6. andybear@hk

    MOC: Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant

    Hi all, lets share my new MOC, Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant. A Chinese style modular house within 4 different surface. a small garden and small temple in left size and a kitchen build by stone in the back. front door a hawker selling some snacks A garden in left size with one table, and a small temple in the corner door open, go inside the kitchen and the Chinese style chef the woman is in cashier 2/F thats the end thanks for watching, also, many photo in my flickr ablum
  7. You may have heard about Chinese lion dance which is a festive activity of the Chinese lunar new year. Indeed, kirin dance is another option, though it is less popular. The LEGO community has also proved this -- perhaps I am the first guy to build this but quite a number have built lion dance (according to google ^^). For your informaton, kirin is a mythical creature. Asian people believe it can wipe out evil spirits and bring lucks. After all, [though you may not be Asians] happy lunar new year and wish you joyful and healthy all the time! Cheer!
  8. Happy Chinese New Year everyone! The challenge here was to create the smallest possible horse with poseable legs, and the simplest way to convey the grace of the traditional Chinese character for horse. More festive creations to come! www.facebook.com/bricksbencreations www.flickr.com/photos/bricksben www.bricksben.com
  9. This is a challenging task to me -- to explain what is Chinese New Year to non-Chinese. To put it in short, the Chinese New Year in 2014 starts on January 31. It is the Year of the Horse. (For your reference, 12 animals take turn to represent a particular year.) Chinese people would like to hang red banner, with words of luck/ fortune/ etc, on walls. I am no exception but I rather make it with LEGO but not ordinary paper... The Chinese character is "LUCK" in English. Another custom is the presentation of a candy box. Chinese New Year is a big festival and it is a high time for children to take as many candies as they wish. The Chinese character on the cover of the candy box is "HORSE" in English. Before I place candies into the box, instead I put some pearl gold bricks in the middle. Chinese people would hope to make a big fortune in the coming year and so they would like to see gold elsewhere in this festival. In the meantime, I also put 4 LEGO tangerines. In the Chinese language, the word "tangerine" sounds the same as "luck". Thank you for watching. Wish everyone healthy and fruitful in the coming year!!!
  10. andybear@hk

    [MOC] Small Siheyuan in Beijing style.

    Hi all, Here bring my new work. Chinese traditional Residental area, Small Siheyuan, Beijing style. More information about Siheyuan http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siheyuan A siheyuan is a historical type of residence that was commonly found throughout China, most famously in Beijing. In English, siheyuan are sometimes referred to as Chinese quadrangles. The name literally means a courtyard surrounded by four buildings. Throughout Chinese history, the siheyuan composition was the basic pattern used for residences, palaces, temples, monasteries, family businesses and government offices. In ancient times, a spacious siheyuan would be occupied by a single, usually large and extended family, signifying wealth and prosperity. Today, many remaining siheyuan are still used as housing complexes, but many lack modern amenities.]here is a screen wall inside the gate, for privacy; superstition holds that it also protects the house from evil spirit A pair of stone lions are often placed outside the gate. .Thanks for your watching.[/font]