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  1. [MOC] Umbauwagen 3yg

    Greetings, Train Tech! About a year ago, I posted my Umbauwagen 4yg. Here is the 3-axle variant, the 3yg: The name Umbauwagen means "rebuilt coach" -- these coaches were built after World War 2 by modernizing prewar compartment coaches. More accurately, this is an AB3yg (first/second class) + B3yg (second class) pair -- these cars were nearly always found in close-coupled pairs. A few survive as single units in work trains, painted yellow. The body of the model is essentially constructed the same way as my 4yg model: studs-up construction for the main body (leveraging the train window and the 2x8x2 curved slope), SNOT construction for the doors, the details around the buffer, steps, and corridor bellows. Of course I designed new side frames, and there are a few minor details that are different such as the lights above the end doors of the pair. These cars were painted green in DB service, but as the train window does not come in green I elected to build the 3yg in a different color scheme. I believe that this livery corresponds to 3yg cars used as trailers for the ET 85 electric units -- someone with more knowledge of German railways may be able to shed more light on this. At the time I built the 4yg I also built some test models to research how feasible it would be to build the three-axle variant. However, I ran into difficulties designing the chassis and moved on building the 4-axle variant instead (which had none of these challenges). Earlier this year I circled back and spent some time looking into the problem. The first attempt was to articulate the chassis as 4+2, pivoting the body to reduce the overhang -- a technique I previously used on the tender for my model of the Gr670. However, the Umbauwagen 3yg not only has a long 3-axle wheelbase, but also has a long distance between the outer axles and the buffers: Articulating the chassis as 4+2 would allow the car to negotiate turns, however it would also derail any vehicle attached to it as the buffers swung out widely. Further iteration yielded the general outline of my eventual solution: The center and end axles are connected together with a 6-bar linkage, rather than a rigid frame, allowing the chassis to change shape when traveling through curves. It's important to note that the center axle is actually what actuates the system. As the car enters a curve, the center axle is pushed sideways to follow the curve, which in turn angles the outer axles to follow the curve as well. The track cannot apply rotational forces through a single pair of wheels on one axle, and so a similar design to this one without the center axle would not work. You can see the mechanism here: The outer axles are mounted on 2x2 round bricks riding in a 2-stud-wide channel, allowing them to turn and slide slightly towards the center of the car in turns. I experimented a bit to find the best places for the pivots and a construction that would be light and reliable. In the final model I removed the blue tiles shown in the screenshot, to avoid additional friction and binding in the mechanism. Thanks for following along! As usual, I've uploaded some additional images to a Brickshelf gallery, including some notes on and prototypes of the linkage mechanism. Thanks for reading, and let me know if you have any questions!
  2. Greetings, Train Tech! Here's a model of the BR24 steam locomotive from Germany, built at my usual 15 inches / stud scale: The BR24 (or "DRG Class 24") were a standard class of German locomotives built in the 1920s and 1930s. As was the case with most standard German designs, plans were drawn up and orders were placed from various manufacturers. They served through World War 2, and continued to serve into the 70s in West Germany, East Germany, and in Poland (as the Oi2 class) Most photos of the locomotives show them fitted with the larger Wagner smoke deflectors (the "elephant ears") -- I've chosen to model the locomotive with the smaller Witte deflectors, which were fitted on a few examples later in their life. I was motivated to build this locomotive for two reasons. First, I wanted a suitable locomotive to go with the Umbauwagen I had built. Secondly, I hadn't seen many new takes on this model since Ben Beneke's version from the early 2000s! There are many builders who have modified Ben's design, often substituting BBB medium wheels for the rare large wheels from the set 7750. However, my typical scale is larger than the scale of Ben's model, and I also wanted to leverage some new parts that have come out since. Like most of my locomotives, this model features Power Functions. A single M-motor beneath the cab powers the drivers at a 5:3 reduction ratio. The locomotive is fairly light but pulls adequately, and there's room in the boiler for additional weight if needed. In a way, this model helps to understand and demonstrate how little weight and torque you can get away with; I see a lot of builders cram extra motors into their locomotive, when the torque can't be transmitted due to a lack of weight. The tender houses the Power Functions receiver and battery box. The 3-axle tender has a rigid frame, with the center axle sliding to negotiate curves (I used a similar geometry on the TP56 locomotive). The body of the tender lifts off for access. The battery box is mounted sideways to better take advantage of the shape of the tender. Coupled together, the locomotive has decent reception from all angles except the front, where the cab blocks the receiver. Incidentally, my model of the 2MT, which exhibited similar reception characteristics, happened to fall off the table during prototyping of this model. About 60% of the 2MT's parts wound up in the BR24, which is actually a pretty good recycling rate! I took the model to Bricks By The Bay 2017, where it spent many hours pulling the Umbauwagen around BayLUG's display. It also won "Best Machine" in the "Scale Models" category: Thanks to anyone who came by to see it, and the rest of the display! Here's the full Brickshelf gallery, along with some Work-In-Progress pictures. I've also brought you some footage of the locomotive in action: Thank you for reading! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One final note: Ben was one of the builders who had been active around the time I first started buidling Lego train MOCs -- so in a way, this model is an homage to him. A few of the design techniques used in this model are based on techniques in his models -- the hinges angling the sides of the cab, the 11-plate-diameter boiler, and the way the smoke deflectors are attached. If you're still out there in the hobby, Ben, thank you for inspiring me and a whole generation of builders.
  3. my new moc, messerschmitt kr200, inspired by ww2 planes, after ww2, micro german car, very good build, with leather interior and working steering, hope u like it! thanks again! Pics: messerschmitt25-400x400 by Omar Dib, no Flickr P5034329 by Omar Dib, no Flickr P5034330 by Omar Dib, no Flickr P5034331 by Omar Dib, no Flickr P5034332 by Omar Dib, no Flickr P5034336 by Omar Dib, no Flickr P5034335 by Omar Dib, no Flickr P5034337 by Omar Dib, no Flickr P5034333 by Omar Dib, no Flickr 18238613_1900620770178358_7729695536926582759_o by Omar Dib, no Flickr 18193191_1900620560178379_8390149700024148954_o by Omar Dib, no Flickr 18278210_1900620696845032_5705826139779140905_o by Omar Dib, no Flickr 18238807_1900620540178381_1570241456434262040_o by Omar Dib, no Flickr 18237888_1900620223511746_1628894292825636869_o by Omar Dib, no Flickr schmitt-rack00 by Omar Dib, no Flickr
  4. The completion of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg was celebrated with a big opening concert and light show just a few days ago on January 11. Reason enough for me to design a small architecture style LEGO model (262 parts)! The building by Herzog & de Meuron is 108m high and unifies old and new architecture with a modern construction on top of an old warehouse brick building. It includes a concert hall, apartments and a hotel. It is build on a small peninsula of the Elbe River and is considered to be one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world. You can download the PDF instructions (for free) to build this model on my website http://www.thilo-schoen.de/lego.html. Hope you like it!
  5. This is the Eurobricks event 2017 sign up topic. You may have noticed about the event here. Now please sign up here officially as I would like to book accomodations at Kirchenbauerhof, a nice and cosy place where we stayed 2007 and 2013. Please let us know the following: - Need reservation at Kirchenbauerhof: yes/no -> the alternative is that you take care of your own accomodation - Apartment sharing: yes/no -> typically 4-5 persons share one apartment, but there are a few 2 bed rooms as well. - Number of persons and length of stay? - Are you member of a registered LUG? Only those will be eligible to receive a discount of 15% on Saturday - Anything else we need to know? (help needed in flying/transport ...) The dates of the event are Wednesday 26th - Sunday 30th of April. Wednesday and Sunday are travel dates only, program will be held Thursday til Saturday. . You don't know what I am writing about at all? Check this topic for further information. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- So I'll start: I'm in for the complete event. It's just me, no relatives this time. I need accomodation at Kirchenbauerhof for all of the days and I love to share my room with other eventees. I am RLUG member and I will travel with Bonaparte and Aredhel, just like we used to do. Edit: Not Aredhel this time, as she will be travelling on her own. Update: This topic closes at the end of February. So the last day to sign up will be be Tuesday, 28th.
  6. LEGO FanWorld 2016 Koelnmesse Hall 2, Koln, Germany Date: Friday 18th of November - Sunday the 20th of November. Time: 9.00 - 18.00 Friday and Saturday,9:00 - 17:00 Sunday More info/tickets @ http://www.lego-und-modellbahn.de/index.html Will there be any Eurobrick members attending other than myself?
  7. The official LEGO Architecture skyline sets are really nice but there are so few of them and so many cities! So I designed my own skyline set for the city of Munich. It features several landmark buildings of the town, namely (from left to right) the Gothic Frauenkirche (Cathedral), the neo-Gothic New Town Hall (with the Marian column and the Fish Fountain in front of it), St. Peter's Church, Siegestor (Victory Gate), the 291m high Olympic Tower and the BMW Headquarters. You can download the PDF instructions (for free) to build this model on my website http://www.thilo-schoen.de/lego.html. Hope you like it!
  8. Hello from Germany!

    Hallo everyone! After lurking for a while (mainly in threads about "Lego Batman") I decided to create an account! I'm a wannabe writer from Germany and although I don't own that many sets, I have never stopped to be interested in Lego. These days it's mainly the "Lego Dimensions" game, CMF and some of the licensed properties (like "Batman" and "Star Wars") I'm into, but seeing what's new in the catalogue is always a treat! I can't afford much, but someday I want to own the big "Arkham Asylum" set, also I'm always on the lookout for pieces to build some characters from my stories. When I was a kid I always wished for the old pizzeria set, but never got it. I'm an adult now and could probably just buy it myself, but somehow I never got around to it. If it is even available anymore. I'm looking forward to be part of this forum! (A sidenote: I tried for several days to sign up with another mail adress and just didn't get any confirmation/validation mails. Has that happened to anybody else? I had to use a gmail adress that I normally don't use now. If that still can be changed I would appreciate it!)
  9. The father of a family is angry about the refugees. However, in a dream he becomes himself such a refugee. He experiences the problems of a refugee. When the dream is finally over, he has to make a decision.... The film is the second one of a team of students on our school. They are between 12 and 14 years old. The film was made for a German audience.
  10. [MOC] Umbauwagen 4yg

    Greetings, Train Tech! I build a lot of locomotives, but I hadn't really built any models of rolling stock with the same effort as I put into my locomotives. Until now. This is a model of a German Umbauwagen, or "rebuilt coach". They were constructed in the post-WW2 period by modernizing prewar compartment coaches, as the Deutsche Bundesbahn was strapped for cash at the time. They came in two main "flavors": the three-axle 3yg, and the four-axle 4yg I've modeled here. I initially learned about Umbauwagen while doing research for this passenger car (which itself was found while doing research for the glaskasten...). Inspecting an engineering diagram convinced me that it would be possible to build the 4-axle variant at my usual scale of 15 inches / stud (~1/48) and have it go around standard Lego curves. The main compromise I made was to reduce the length of the body from 51 to 50 studs. An even length made it possible to use the 2x8 double curved slope for the roof and the 1x4x3 train window. Since the window only comes in a limited palette of colors I wound up building in blue. My understanding is that Umbauwagen ran most of their lives in green livery, but I found photos of models in a variety of colors. I'd appreciate it if someone more familiar with these cars could shed some light on this subject. Of course, it's not much of a train with only one car... ... so I built two. I'm pleased with how closely the cars couple to each other while still being able to make it around turns. While doing background research for this model I came across Duq's rendition. Duq's model features an excellent rendition of the Minden-Deutz MD 36 bogie. Rather than just steal those, I decided to model the my cars with the Schwanenhals ("swan neck") bogies. These bogies have a somewhat American appearance with their arched outside frame. The buffers and stairs are attached to the trucks and rotate with them in curves. The trucks use Big Ben Bricks wheels. This may mark the first time I've completed cars without a locomotive to go with them. Full Brickshelf gallery here (pending moderation). Thanks for reading!
  11. Deutsche Bahn Regio Express!

    Hello all, As you all have seen I have completed on LDD a German BR 112 E Lok as well as 3 Passenger N wagen cars. I put them all together as one build on LDD 3,402 pieces total. I am pleased with how they turned out so all i need to do is order the pieces. Easier said then done, for some reason on all my builds LDD is not listing parts number for the pieces just a quantity. Between Bricklink and pick a brick I have not found one seller where I can buy all the parts at once. Does anyone recommend how I go about this? Also if anyone knows were I can find a diagram of all lego pieces with their parts number, makes looking for all these alot easier. I also would like to apologize for starting three different topics/threads, which are all wrapped into one. DB RE Zug by Sebastian Rupp, on Flickr [url=https://flic.kr/p/Kgkosd][img=https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8010/28396871120_41866e0002_m.jpg][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/Kgkosd]DB RE Zug[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/144244961@N05/]Sebastian Rupp[/url], on Flickr
  12. Hey guys and girls, fellow Lego fans. My name is Vincent and I am currently 21. Lego has been a part of my life since I was a child and I think the most sets I had were Lego Star Wars but I had a variety. One thing I realized now after growing up and buying my own Lego is how lucky I was in my childhood to get the amounts of Lego I did as it can be quite costly. Lego was always part of my life but only recently I decided to start a collection again so that was about 3 years ago. My favorite sets or themes are Star Wars and Ninjago (as of last week) but I enjoy all themes mostly. It all depends on the look for me. I am currently looking for an apprenticeship to get my future going (to buy more Lego) BUT I also have a Lego Blog where I do reviews and share my passion with people. It would be a dream to actually live off of that or do that as a big time hobby. I am honestly did not join this forum to advertise t but If you'd like to check my blog out here is the link: http://legovincent.blogspot.de/ I think the set I am most proud of owning is my Collection of the Slave 1 which includes the first slave 1 all up to the UCS slave 1 Finally I guess I will share my collection with you guys. Lego Collection 2 by Vincent ST, auf Flickr[/img] https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1539/24436348901_38f375f46b_k.jpg' alt='24436348901_38f375f46b_k.jpg'>Lego Collection 3 by Vincent ST, auf Flickr[/img] Thank you guys for reading this and I hope to be a good member to this great community.
  13. Hi all, Few months ago, I realised this MOC for the TechLUG forum. I enjoyed very much to reproduced this building, so I decided to promote it and create it in lego IDEAS website (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/115929). I Hope you like it as much as I liked create it. The German Federal Chancellery is a recent building with many interesting details. You can find much details on the history of the building on the wikipedia page here : https://fr.wikipedia...dérale_(Berlin) unfortunately it seems to be unavailable in english... It as in the same line that the Paul Loebe Haus, the Federal Parliament which I made previously (http://www.techlug.f...it=chancellerie), but it is another story... I tried to enumerate all the particularity of the building and reproduce with accuracy on my model, I will show you them in the end of the topics... My model, main entrance : River side : Birds eye view : Archs : ---- MORE DETAILS / COMPARISONS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Size, scale from birds eye view : Each side building is made with "glass cubes" : 3 cubes placed side by side / 1 empty space / 1 cube / 1 empty space / 3 new cubes It is the left side construction. The right aisle is cut by the Spree river. The left side is finished by a thin piece of concrete with a hole on the side. I tried to reproduce that. It is not as round as expected. The main problem is in the fact that I made a ground with 2 plates height max to respect the architecture standards. Each side aisle has on its face a groove in the concrete. I made them with the brick 2x1 with groove http://cache.lego.co...5/2/4264360.jpg Each side aisle start with a gable end In the interior side of the aisle, there are large windows In the middle of the main entrance, there are 3 flags. I used the same trick that in the 21018 UN HQ set. The main entrance has many artistic concrete parts. I tried to be accurate, but it is not easy because of the dimensions. Behind these parts, the entrance with round concrete on the first floor The main building is higher than the side aisles and has two big windows archs These archs are just under the roof. the roof is round with 2 triangles of thin concrete On the rear of the building, a nice garden with trees on the sides Here is details of some constructs ideas : the first floor : The rear aisle windows : trees : I hope you liked it, I read all until here ! Your C&C are most welcome... and maybe your support on Lego ideas website https://ideas.lego.com/projects/115929 ;)
  14. Hello ! I always loved the Bavarian castle of Neuschwanstein, since I was a child. So, when a few years ago I saw it made of LEGO, I said to me that one day, I will made it too… (When I look back, I think it was probably at this time I came out of my dark age) This is the work of the LEGO castle's specialist : Bob Carney (http://www.carneycastle.com/index.htm) It was its 127th castle, in 2010. It was exposed at Brickworld 2010 and 2014. I used reverse engineering from pictures of the LEGO castle to draw my own plans of a part, to begin. When I found correct dimensions, I used a Lego CAD program (MLCAD) to build it virtually. I only used the pictures that are on the castle's page of Bob's website (http://www.carneycas...stein/index.htm) After several months of work (it's hard to have much free time when you have a job and a family…), in January 2015 I was ready and ordered the first parts. In April, I made a second part. For now, I have build the whole entry, the lower courtyard and the watchtower. Instead of leading to the upper courtyard, the stairs leads to a wall walk and to the foot of the watchtower. Sorry, at the time the photo was taken, it wasn't quite finished... Its builder himself said that it is technically a palace, not a castle… I hope you will be accept me anyway in the Castle theme ;-)
  15. Hi guys and girls. Here I will show you a diorama built in autumn 2014: a scrapyard. User Taz35 asked me in the thread of my "level crossing - 33 degrees", if I could show my other modules. So I will do this. But this place isn't built in my modular train standard, call LEN, because it was designed months before the standard grow up. In model train communities there is the opinion, that railroads shouldn't drive exaktly parallel to the table edge. So I decide to build a diagonally train track and so the whole place developed also diagonally. In the pick-a-brick wall in lego store leipzig I found a lot of wedge plates. So the idea to build this was born: The scrapyard is designed so, that all side are front sides. There's no back. So observers can take a look at all side into the yard. At the first side, you can see a sidewalk and the huge metal fence (it's in old dark gray). Also you can see a little family with a dog. (and this dog made a doggy do :). At the second side you can see a wall and a lot of plants. Also you can see the sign of the german forum 1000steine.de. There I showed this scrapyard in octobre last year and it gaves me the third place of best mocs in this month. At the third side you can see old tires and containers with a lot of scrap, mostly bionicle and other things inmetallic colors . Also you can see at the left side the biggest tree at this diorama and the huge crane. It's the first version of it and nearly closed to the crane in set 6541, but this one is a little bigger. And at the last side you can see the little bureau and the entrance for cars and buyers. There are a lot of details you can found, like the scrap collectors and the scathing watchdog. But I think, it's better, if I show you some pictures without any comments: A very important part is the track-ending sign (called "Schutzhaltesignal sh_2" in german) at the gate. It's really a original lego part, but it's very very rarely. It's included in set 4306 produced in 1980. Normally it's a part of human girls rings and certainly the most uninteressting part in this set. Today you can't buy it at bricklink. I don't know, why it is so rarely. I hope you're enjoyed about this weird moc. MTM
  16. Hi, this is my first post to show a moc in this forum. (Please scroll down to read this post in german.) I'm proud to present my new train engine - a czech T478. It's a diesel power cargo train engine and this model (in different colors) is very famous in czech and sometimes you can see it in eastern germany / saxony. I build it only with original lego parts. There are no custom parts or custom stickers. Also I doesn't like stickers. If I can't find a decorated part with pattern (not sticker), I build without any pattern. In August 2013 I built the first version of this train - in blue-white with a yellow ribbon around it. But I should see, the locomotive in this color is not used for freight. So I decide to built another one of this train. But this time I would build it with round porthole windows, and I would used the 1x2x2 panels with porthole. The brick builded portholes are too big for this train. But the 1x2x2 panels with porthole are only in three colors: orange, red and light gray. To buy twelfe parts of the light gray version - this was too expensive for me. The first idea was, to use the orange one, because there is a nice color version of this train in orange and white. But in this case I also need one tan colored panel with porthole at each side. And it's also a train, mostly used with passenger cars. So I decide, to build the T478-3283 version. Here you can see it with her blue-white sister. This version is used in cargo trains. The model of this train is the T478 3283 of the czech train company (ČD). Here the Original and a Kühne-model train. It's very closed between the top of the rail and the bottom of the train case. But between this, it's place for the window pane - it's the ladder. Not nice is the color different between the panels with porthole and the other bricks. The panels are not really red, but rather dark red. But it's also not really like the dark red bricks. It was very difficult to find some special parts, like paneels with porthole, the window panes in light gray, or a thin red technic liftarm at the top of the roof: rar parts or parts hard to find - 12 pieces - 4 pieces in light gray (old color) - 4 pieces - used only one time, but hard to find, I think - 2x - I decide to used this parts in light gray, not light bluish gray - also 2x - but it should be the same color - light gray! - 2x - and also in light gray (not so good idea with this color ;) ) Now, boths engines are ready to drive around at my little landscape, called "Kleinplastitzsch" - or "Małe rzeźby". It sounds polish, but I think, it's not really a polish word. But the village "Kleinplasitzsch" could exist at the german border to Poland and Czech. Thanks for reading. I'm happy about criticism and praise comments. You can also find the original post (in german) at the 1000steine-forum, at my blog or here: MTM Hallo liebe geneigte Leser, nachdem ich im August 2013 (so lang ist das schon wieder her), die erste Taucherbrille / Brejlovec der tschechischen Eisenbahn vorstellte, merkte ich sehr schnell, dass ich da zwar eine schön hässliche Lok hatte, die zudem in LEGO bisher kaum gebaut wurde (und auch bis heute nicht), aber: Es war eine Personenzuglok. Ich googelte viel, fand aber in dieser Lackierung (blau-weiß, mit gelbem Streifen) kein einziges Bild mit Güterwaggons hinten dran. Da ich aber vor allem Güterverkehr haben wollte, gab es nur eine Lösung: Ich musste noch eine Güterzuglok bauen. Zum Glück gibt es die tschechischen Lokomotiven in allerlei Farben: Diesmal wollte ich die "Fehler" der ersten Version ändern und deswegen beschloss ich, richtige Bullaugenfenster haben zu wollen. Damit blieben bloß drei Farbvarianten übrig: rot, grau oder orange, weil es dieses Paneel eben nur in diesen Farben gibt. Zuerst wollte ich eine orangene bauen, weil es eine sehr schöne Güterzuglackierung mit orangenem Oberteil gibt. Aber auch hiermit wird überwiegend Personenverkehr betrieben, außerdem bräuchte man noch ein tan-farbenes Bullaugenpaneel... Grau fiel ob des Paneel-Preises und dessen Verfügbarkeit aus (ich brauch immerhin 12 davon) und so wurde es eine rote. Das Vorbild dazu ist eine Version vom Modelleisenbahnhersteller Kühne, bzw. hier in Original. Wieder mit gelber Bauchbinde, diesmal aber nur an der Front. Also weniger Bauchbinde als Zierstreifen. Der Rest sollte eigentlich Routine sein, dachte ich. Die Bautechnik an der Seite ist wohl einfacher als die mit der Zickzackbinde und ich könnte das Modell zeitnah vorstellen, die Bullaugenpaneele hatte ich ja schon vor Jahren mehrfach in Südkorea bestellt, also: Kein Problem - dachte ich mir. Aber dann wurde es wieder schwierig: Die grauen Teile des Fahrgestells waren gar nicht so einfach - und preiswert - zu besorgen. Aber man kennt ja Leute, die ab und an zum Stammtisch kommen und nach und nach wurde es. Dann kamen noch zwei Friends-Sterne für die typische Front dazu und jetzt ist sie endlich fertig und bereit für ihre Einsätze. Nicht so schön sind zwei Sachen: (1) Erstens sind die Bullaugenfenster nicht farbecht, sondern viel dunkelroter als die normalen Steine. Richtig dunkelrot sind sie aber auch nicht. (2) Zweitens: Gibt es die Dreiecksfahnen noch immer nicht in hellgrau. Auf Vorabbildern der 2015er-StarWars-Collection sah es zwar so aus, als würde es hellgraue geben, aber letztlich hat man sich im Set 70166 dann für sandblau ?! entschieden. Ärgerlich! Ironie des Schicksals war, dass ich, als ich mit der roten fertig war, dann doch ein Bild gefunden hab, wo die blaue im Güterverkehr eingesetzt wurde Das war allerdings dann erstmal die letzte Taucherbrille, die ich gebaut hab, glaube ich. Beide werden, die eine als Personenzuglok, die andere im Güterverkehr demnächst in Kleinplastitzsch zum Einsatz kommen. Über Kritik und Freudenschreie bin ich sehr dankbar. Gruß Micha
  17. Brickfilm - The appointment

    He wakes up, but it's to late. The appointment was set at 8 o'clock. Will he make it in time? In autumn 2013 we founded at our school a team for the production of brickfilms. This is our first result. The students developed the idea. They are between 10 and 14 years old. We shot the movie with 8fps. The final editing was made with the MovieMaker from Windows - which was quite annoying. The film was made for a German audience. However, it can be understood by English-Speakers as well. Enjoy the film and please leave some comments!
  18. Hi everybody! I'm new to this forum and I want to show you my first Lego Idea: the Brandenburg Gate!! It comes with over 9000 pieces and it' really really detailed!! Here's a render of my project I need your support to transform this in a real Lego set!! Support me at https://ideas.lego.com/projects/87619 Thank you!!
  19. Hi guys I'm travelling to Berlin tomorrow, and I would like to know if there's any particular shops for LEGO that I should make a visit while i'm there? i mean besides the official LEGO store, of course. I went to a small toy store in Hamburg last week and I love their range of second-hand sets and minifigures! would be cool if there's some similar places in Berlin. Any suggestion? Thank you!
  20. Hi guys! I'm an exchange student from Thailand. I'll be living in Germany till year end, and I'm super excited that there are two LEGO stores not too far from where I live; LEGO Store Wiesbaden and Frankfurt! The point is, as a non-EU resident, I know I can get some tax refunds for my lego purchases when I leave the EU. However, when I ask for more details about this, the two LEGO stores had different answers for me. So I would like to ask you guys on here instead. Here are my questions: 1. How many months do I have, from the time of purchase, till I have to take my lego out of EU and still get a tax refund? -- the guy in LEGO Wiesbaden told me I have to export the goods within 3 months, but the people at Frankfurt store told me 6 months. I'm lost! 2. I've been told that I also have to show the items to customs officers at airport in order to get the customs stamp on my tax refund form. However, the store clerk told me that the lego also has to be in its unopened, unused, original packaging. Is this true?? Can I open and build it first, then repack? Thanks in advance!
  21. So ... It has been awfully quiet around FanWelt 2014. The only information I can find so far is at the official page for the Model Train Fair (IMA), which has some up to date information and a countdown counter. The Model Train Fair is 20th - 23rd November 2014, and Lego FanWelt should be 21st - 23rd November, along with Lego KidsFest. However, when you click through to the FanWelt page, you arrive here and as you might already know, this page still has all the information concerning FanWelt 2012. So, my question is simple: how can we subscribe to this event to participate ? I've been to FanWelt 2 years ago and it is a really wonderful place; I'd like to go again, and maybe even exhibit something, but there is no information to be found anywhere. If there's nobody from the German LEGO AFOL community here who knows something, I'm inclined to contact the IMA people directly and see if they can shine a light on this for me ?
  22. Just a small historical representation of German troopers equipped with early and late-war weapons: MP40, MG34, MP44, Luger pistol, Stielhandgranade 24. Custom parts have been made by BrickArms.
  23. Hi , i have built again useful for the housholt. 1 egg pelling machine ! Here is the link to the clip : More clip´s from me you can found here : https://www.youtube...._vRgqe8rjudsI3A by . üfchen
  24. Hello The famous Castle Neuschwanstein by King Ludwig II. Next to the experiment of some new hairy trees and stairways, this is my second entry to the MocOlympics 2013. More pictures on flickr and MOCpages. (You can find my entry to the first MO round here. ) I hope you like it. Jonas
  25. I've uploaded all my pictures (without moderation, so there will be some unfocused ones) on Brickshelf; after about five days (never had to wait that long :() the folder has just been made public. All pictures are in the range of 1600x1200 so I'm not going to link any of them here directly. The gallery is up here: http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=518203 If you want to have the original file of a photo you like, please shoot me a private message with an email address and I'll send it to you ASAP. The original photos are 18 megapixel, the ones in the "More-Pictures" submap are 8 megapixel because my battery went dead by the end of the show and I had to change over to my cellphone camera. A few of my personal favourites: LABOR 21 by Jörg Kempe - there are no words to describe this. Really, I'm not kidding. Check the 15 or so pictures that I took of this, this guy made something incredible; I talked to him, he hadn't shown it anywhere on the net yet but I feel like he really should; he has made something exceptional ! Just look at those waterfalls ! The human base inside the mountain can be lit in different colours by turning knobs and the kids were having a blast (making it difficult for me to take pictures as well but I managed anyway :)) This diorama deserves it's own topic. Der Kölner Dom - this is a real piece of art Segway parade - the amount of plates on this diorama is unbelievable Red brick building - somebody went all out with the 1x2 plates :) Europe relief map - can you find all the little MOCs ? maydayartist his big medieval landscape - one of the main reasons for me to go. Too bad I haven't seen madayartist himself there, but your stuff rocks man ! (link to his thread with build progress) the massive LOTR diorama - was already shown on this forum but can not remember the link - it's huge Star Wars (ep1?) pod race stadium - awesome and giant !! There was lots and lots more cool stuff; I absolutely loved the change to see the models from Barman, Jurgen Krooshoop and Dennis Bosman and the models from Bricksonwheels are even more impressive in real life, as I expected :-) Very nice to meet everyone that I met, all the builders were very approachable and were happy to answer questions or go in-depth into their used techniques; I'll definitely be back ! :-)