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Murdoch17 posted a topic in LEGO Historic ThemesLeft a good job in the city Workin' for the man ev'ry night and day And I never lost one minute of sleepin' Worryin' 'bout the way things might have been Big wheel keep on turnin' Proud Mary keep on burnin' Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river First off: I saw a similar steamboat on LEGO Ideas several years ago and just finally got around to recreating it from the pictures provided. (the project sadly never made it past several hundred votes, it my memory is correct.) I modified it heavily into the version you see here with my own tweaks and twists in the design installed, such as I added a second funnel, revised the placement of said funnels to the front of the ship, and removed the roof off most of the second deck. Oh, and I added three whistles to the top of the pilot's cab like those in set 21317. (Steamboat Willie). Also, my version does NOT have a swing-open right side like the original Ideas model that was my inspiration... thus you cannot get at the inside, and why would you want to? Their is nothing inside at all anyway on my version, save for the blue deck chairs on the top level. The name of the ship is the Proud Mary, after the Creedence Clearwater Revival song of the same name (as quoted above), as I figured it would be appropriate. This model will go with the rest of my Western models, on my Wild West layout. The captain of the Proud Mary is Thaddeus Sweeney, better known as "Old Man Sweet-tooth", for his habit of chewing saltwater taffy when the going gets tough and and giving candy out to the little children whenever he lands at small towns and native american villages such as Lone Tree, Nebraska, or Fort Legoredo, Colorado. He usually plies his brand-new-for-1872 stern-wheel steamboat up and down the Rapid River, with the Missouri River in Iowa at one end, and the the mighty cliff face of Showdown Canyon Springs at the other end in the middle of Colorado. Thaddeus is the only one he trusts to handle his ship, as he says the Rapid River is too treacherous for many newer pilots, as the wrecks that litter the shoreline prove. However, even Captain Sweeney admits from time to time that age is catching up to him, and he has been looking for a suitable first mate for the Proud Mary for some time.
Murdoch17 posted a topic in LEGO LicensedTo start off this topic, I will say this: this is a WIP, and as such digital screenshots and real pictures will not match 100% as some part have not been ordered yet, and some parts are not in LDD anyway so i used the best parts I could. I was inspired to do 10's (played by David Tennant) console by this build by LEGOGallifrey as seen here: link to his Flickr As you can see, I modified the outside to be shorter in order to better fit with my figures. Here we see the folded open TARDIS exterior walls. The walls have been changed from the grays of the original LEGO model to reflect 10's TARDIS. Here we see the console as it was in 10's time as the Doctor. This is still a WIP, as the tan parts that go between the console sections haven't been ordered yet. I used as many parts from different eras and themes as possible, such as adding the Lone Ranger pocket-watch to one area as a stand-in for 10's watch, while using a Alpha Team print in another spot representing the hatch to the time vortex "heart of the TARDIS". I even added the TV remote from the Simpsons Dimensions set to a third spot as a part of the telephone. Of course, the big lever that makes the ship move is included as well. Here is the other side of the console with the heart of the TARDIS and big lever. The outside of the TARDIS has been shortened from the original model from set 21304 (on the right) to make it more to scale with mini-figures. (My smaller version is on the left.) The inside of the TARDIS still hook into the the exterior in the same way, so you can rotate them out for different era Doctors.(my version of 10's console is on the right, while the left version is the original from set 21304. I got the original 21304 model from Eurobricks user KamalYmafi at the "Official LEGO sets in LDD topic".) Here is the LDD file for ONLY 10's version of the TARDIS (both inside and out): 10's TARDIS As usual comments, questions, and complaints are always welcome. Thank you for reading! (sorry about the lack of pictures, they aren't working right now... the forum keeps having issues with the up-loader) How wierd: the pictures work after you post the topic, but not before!
Murdoch17 posted a topic in LEGO TownThis is my brother's MOD / MOC of the 1993 LEGO set number 6398 (Central Precinct HQ) I took the pictures, he made the building, and we collaborated on the text. Once again, this is NOT my moc, and you can see it at his MOCpage here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/417074 This building is one heavily modified set. It features a new printed 1x1 sign, along with new computer terminals and a modern swing open design for the back stairwell. Here is close up of the main sign of the precinct. This part of the model lacks a back half because it would make it harder to access the opening jail cell (which you can escape from by way of a loose wall), break room, and equipment storage locker. The top floor is an unused office room. This portion of the station features the 911 call center (top floor), digital record storage room and detective office. (second floor) The main reception area is on the ground floor. The swing-open back stairs makes it easier for fig to access their desks, and for play value because if you can't reach the figures, what's the point? The stairs only open 90 degrees, and lock shut on a Technic pin. The police station features a heli port for the copter that provides an eye in the sky during high speed car chases or foot pursuits. Here we see some of the cars of the precinct. These police interceptor's are used in everything from street patrol duty to high speed chases. (when used with the helicopter, of course.) The stations front side features two balconies overlooking the street, with one having a walkway to the helipad, and the other being just a rest area when you are on coffee break. This is is my brother new favorite picture. Please leave comments, complaints, and questions below. I will forward them to my brother. Thanks for stoping by!