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  1. For the last month I have been designing skylines for the three "The Lord of the Rings" movies/books! "The Fellowship of the Ring" features the Shire, Bree, Weathertop, Ford of Bruinen, Rivendell, Moria (behind Rivendell), the Doors of Durin, and the Gates of Argonath. Moria is hidden behind Rivendell :) "The Two Towers" features Edoras (with the Golden Hall), Fangorn Forest (with micro Ents), Isengard (with Orthanc), the Dead Marshes, and Helm's Deep. Helm's Deep has a play feature built it that allows you to launch part of the fortified wall into the air to reenact the explosion. Here is a view looking down over the Dead Marshes: "The Return of the King" features Minas Tirith, The Black Gate, Barad-dur, the Tower of Cirith Ungol (with hidden Shelob on the back), and Mount Doom. Mount Doom's tiny play feature allows you to drop the ring into the top and it will come out the backside. And here is a view of all three of them lined up together. Anyone interested in seeing additional views can check out my Instagram page (@BenBuildsLego). Instructions are also available for all three on Rebrickable and via the link in my Instagram bio. Let me know what you think of them!
  2. Lamborghini Waffle Sauce

    Boston - Architecture Skyline

    Now that I have your attention, I'd like to present my newest MOC: A custom build of Boston, Massachusetts in the style of LEGO Architecture Skylines series From left to right: Prudential Tower, 200 Clarendon Street (John Hancock Tower), Beacon Hill, Boston Commons and Public Gardens, Massachusetts State House, Boston Customs House, Faneuil Hall, Boston Harbor, Bunker Hill Monument I was in Boston a few weeks ago, and I was inspired to create a skyline of it. It took me three weeks of many iterations to build this skyline. The piece count is higher than the usual piece count of Skylines models (over 900) because of the large scale of the buildings. The Customs House tower was the first one I built, and I could not make it smaller in any way without losing its crucial details. Everything else followed in roughly the same scale, which meant that the Prudential Tower and 200 Clarendon Street had to be extremely tall, but not exceeding the heights of the tallest official Skylines models (~32 studs). Only the Massachusetts State House is bigger than it should be, even like this it was hard to get right. 200 Clarendon Street is angled using a Technic 3-way connector and uses all manners of SNOT techniques to get the slopes on the edge, while connecting one half to the other in the plate-wide gap in the middle. This was achieved in some pieces not available in Dark Azure, such as headlight bricks and the 1x1x2 Pieces of Resistance. The bricks from this tall structure along with all the clear plates in the Prudential Tower account for more than two-thirds of the total piece count. I also copied some of the small row-houses from the new Paris and San Francisco models for the houses on Beacon Hill, as that was too Iconic to omit from a model of Boston.
  3. thenightman89

    [MOC] Disney World Skyline

    I designed a skyline of Disney World that features the four icons of the parks: - Animal Kingdom: The Tree of Life - Epcot: Spaceship Earth (with the "Leave a Legacy" plaques) - The Magic Kingdom: Cinderella's Castle (with Walt Disney and Mickey statue) - Hollywood Studios: The Tower of Terror (with Sunset Blvd.) Instructions for anyone interested can be found here. Let me know what you think, and you can follow me on Instagram @BenBuildsLego!
  4. I received a lot of positive feedback on my "A New Hope" skyline, so here is the next installment: "The Empire Strikes Back." I'm currently working on creating a skyline with the same dimensions for each Star Wars film - you can see "Rogue One," and "Solo" on my Instagram and Flickr pages. I also made some slight modifications to the design to make the pieces more affordable. Anyone interested can find the instructions here.
  5. paupadros

    [MOC] Bilbao Skyline

    It's been a while since I posted a MOC, but I've been working behind the scenes to bring new projects. I'd been wanting to do a model of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao for quite a long time, but had never got around to doing it. A recent trip to the city of Bilbao reignited that idea, but also made me realise the diversity of Bilbao and how well-suited it would be for an Architecture Skyline set. I therefore set off, trying to make the best buildings possible in the finest layout, but making them within a piece margin (none less than 300 pieces and none more than 600), as if I were to be a real designer. The final model has 415 pieces right in between Sydney and Chicago at an estimate price of ~ $40. I've tried to make the buildings like real designers would, but I also added some smaller low-height structures like a metro entrance (a "fosterito"), and two sculptures "Maman", by Louise Bourgeois and "Tall Tree and the Eye" by Anish Kapoor. Here are all the buildings and structures included: By clicking the image, you can find an interactive image in Flickr with links to images of the real buildings. Some information of the structures chosen Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa: A must-have. Gehry is the closest we have today to an artist-architect, so his work in general is something I adore. The Guggenheim is, without a doubt, his finest work. Building this small model was rather tough, because I couldn't pull off all the angles in Gehry's building and opted for a more simplified and less realistic version. I'm particularly proud of the tallest point in the build, the one that, in the real building, gives to the atrium a flower-shaped ceiling, as I've been able to tilt it using a sausage element! This was rendered in Blender using the magnificent Mecabricks material palette. I chose the "Silver Ink" colour, which is one that is applied on other pieces that has sort of a grainy surface. I changed slightly the material of the template to give it a warmer, yellower tone. "Maman" and "Tall Tree and the Eye" are the sculptures located on the side of the Guggenheim that faces "la ría". Both Bourgeois and Kapoor's sculptures have single pieces in Lego that represent them well, one a spider, the other the ice cream cone piece. I wanted to add "Puppy" by Jeff Koons, but I had no space for it as, in real life, it sits on the opposite side of the museum, and I found no good way of representing its flowery surface. Iberdrola Dorrea: This tower is the tallest on the whole Basque Country and is quite imposing. I must admit that I think it's too close together to the Guggenheim, but the tower itself is very pretty and contrasts it nicely. Unlike in official skylines, these two buildings and Isozaki Atea are positioned exactly like in real life. The real tower has the shape of an isosceles tringle with rounded sides, which I translated with the piece 6575 (https://brickset.com/parts/design-6575). Isozaki Atea: These towers are a product of what is called the "Guggenheim effect", architects of worldwide importance building projects around the Guggenheim. I chose these two towers as they have quite an impact on Bilbao's skyline and because the unaligned buildings on the bottom part as just very interesting. Isozaki Atea is comprised of several other buildings of less interest. Carola Garabia: After so many modern buildings, I had to somehow represent Bilbao's industrial past. Bilbao was famous for the iron manufacturing that took place, especially the boatmaking industry. This red crane is located on an old shipyard (in real Bilbao, it would be right of Iberdrola Tower). The crane adds a splash of colour to an otherwise rather dull-coloured skyline. The crane gets its name from a woman named "Carola", who always walked across the bridge in front of the shipyard. She was apparently so beautiful that the workers stopped working just to admire her. "Fosterito" (Bilbao metro entrance): Sir Norman Foster, the architect and engineer is responsible for the design of the Bilbao metro. One of the most recognisable features of his design are the glass curved metro entrances that locals have nicknamed "fosteritos", honouring him. Note: The names are in Basque, the original language of the Basque Country before Spanish became official. Note 2: I promise I’m working on a new modular, it’s been a while since I posted Disco 2000. Note 3: This was built in LDD and Mecabricks and rendered in Blender. A 3D model can be found here: https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/KZvm9MeQvG6 Hope you like this model, but please, if you don't like something, just say it and be honest; it's the only way for me to become a better builder. Have a nice day!
  6. thenightman89

    [MOC] "A New Hope" Skyline

    I designed a skyline in the manner of the Architecture skyline series for "A New Hope." The design features Tatooine, the Death Star hangar / Death Star, and Yavin IV. Let me know what you think! I made instructions for this build after some clean-up and minor alterations (instructions can be accessed here). You can also follow the fun on Instagram @BenBuildsLego!
  7. This years Building Contest for the 15th Eurobricks-Event in Günzburg was: Build your own town in style of the LEGO Architecture Skyline Series. The idea behind it was to learn even more about each other. The rules were easy and as following: Use LEGO to build a skyline in style of the LEGO Architecture Skylines. Use some nice buildings or interesting sight seeing spots of the town you live in. (If it would be suuuper small and there is a bigger town near by I guess it would be fine to use that town. But e.g. don't build the skyline of Copenhagen if you would live in Billund) Keep it in roughly the same size as the models form LEGO. A nice paper print out with some informations about the skyline would be nice too. Have fun! Here are all the amazing Skylines together in one Picture and some impressions of the presentation Special thanks to CopMike for supplying us all with beautiful printed 1x8 tiles with the city names. And now here we go for all the individual entries: Ravensburg, Germany "The City of Games" (by Skalldyr) for more detailed pictures and some behind the scenes building techniques just click here!
  8. From left to right: Oldtown, King's Landing, Highgarden, Casterly Rock, Riverrun, the Eyrie, and Winterfell. I wanted to do a Lego Architecture Skyline of the seats of powers of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Unfortunately, not all of them have been seen in the show. So Oldtown subbed in for Sunspear and King's Landing subbed in for Storm's End. After reviewing the entire build, I streamlined the parts usage to be more affordable and created instructions, which can be accessed here for anyone who might be interested. You can also find me on Instagram @BenBuildsLego.
  9. This is my creation of Westeros where the epic fantasy saga “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin and the HBO show “Game Of Thrones” mainly take place. The project fits in the Architecture Skyline theme. Hope you like it, any constructive comments and suggestions are welcome. More photos and instructions I recreated six of the most important locations of the show, going from south to north: Sunspear – The seat of House Martell and the capital of Dorne King's Landing – The capital of the Seven Kingdoms Pyke – The seat of House Greyjoy The Twins – The seat of House Frey Winterfell – The seat of House Stark, is considered to be the capital of the North The Wall – The massive barrier of mostly ice stretching across the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, defending the realm from the wildlings who live beyond Total parts: 442 Measures: 44 x 8 x 10 studs 35,5 x 7 x 8 cm 14 2,8 3,2 inches p.s. hope this section of the forum is correct :)
  10. Join Harry in his journey in the Wizarding World and: • visit Hogwarts Castle and discover the underground secrets; the snowy Hogsmeade village; the shops of Ollivanders and Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley before escaping Gringott's subterranean vaults and the Dragon • meet Hagrid in his Hut and Aragog in the Forbidden Forest • play Quidditch • travel on board the Hogwarts Express with Hedwig from Platform 9¾; the Flying Anglia; The Knight Bus and Hagrid's Sidecar Total parts: 621 Measures: 44 x 12 x 16 studs 35.5 x 9.4 x 13 cm 13.9 x 3.7 x 5.1 inches more images instructions sample of the high quality and detailed 185 pages booklet
  11. This creation is ispired by the Star Wars universe and condensed in the LEGO format of a Skyline Architecture set. There are a lot of scenes, locations and vehicles recreated from the first two trilogies. If you can't spot them all there is a list in the following link. Instructions There are more than 790 pieces so it's jam packed :) Dimensions 792 pieces cm 37.5x 10 x 19 inch 15 x 4 x 7.5 studs 47 x 12.5 x 23.5 weight 388 gr / 13.7 oz The vehicles design have been inspired by advent calendars and other creations in microscale I found around the web. Most (if not all) of them needed to be reduced in size to fit the Skyline or adapted to be attached firmly and integrated in the little scenes that have been recreated. Hope you like it! Let me know what you think about it :) P.S. I know that maybe one for trilogy would be better or even one for movie You can find more images on my flickr page
  12. czbotond

    [MOC] Lothal Skyline

    Hi everybody, We built this Lothal skyline from the Rebels series, in Architecture style; hope you like it: Tried to include the recognizable buildings; Ezra's tower, the Imperial Center, the Old Senate building, the marketplace, etc. The Ghost and ATDP are our designs too. (We know that the ATDP is way larger than it should be, but wanted it to be more detailed) More images here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/152265303@N06/sets/72157706049088074
  13. This is my recreation of Middle-Earth in the format of the Skyline Architecture Series. You can follow the journey of Frodo from the Shire to Mordor. Through Rivendell; The Mines of Moria; The Argonath; Helm's Deep; Minas Tirith towards The Black Gate of Mordor with Mount Doom the Barad-dûr and the Eye of Sauron. Total parts: 730 Measures: 47 x 12 x 28 studs 37.2 x 9.5 x 22.5 cm 14.6 x 3.7 x 3.9 inches More info and images here
  14. thenightman89

    Mustafar Skyline MOC

    Hello everyone! First post on Eurobricks, though a longtime lurker. I created a Mustafar "Skyline" in Studio in the style of the Architecture skyline series. The skyline features the Klegger Corp Mining Facility, Darth Vader's castle (with a couple Easter eggs in the back), and an active volcano. My instagram page: @benbuildslego Lego Star Wars - Mustafar Skyline MOC by Jamin Ross, on Flickr Lego Star Wars - Mustafar Skyline MOC (Back) by Jamin Ross, on Flickr Lego Star Wars - Mustafar Skyline MOC (Top View) by Jamin Ross, on Flickr
  15. A worldwide cultural phenomenon and the highest-grossing film of 1985, Back to the Future launched one of the most successful franchises in Universal's history, but, most of all ... one of the most loved movie trilogies of all times. I recreated iconic scenes and the even more iconic vehicles in the format of the skyline architecture series: - 1955 - The Hill Valley Courthouse struck by lightning sends the DeLorean back to the future - 1985A - Marty Jumps off from the Biff Tannen's Pleasure Paradise Casino Hotel... onto the DeLorean - 1955 - Biff crashes into the manure truck outdside River Road Tunnel while Marty and Doc fly away - 1885 - The Locomotive 131 passes the Point of no Return, sends the DeLorean back to the future where the Clayton Ravine is the Eastwood Ravine - 1985 - The Delorean is destroyed and Doc flyes away with is family in the Time Train. more images and instructions link Total parts: 546 Measures: 47 x 9 x 11studs 38x 7 x 9 cm 15 x 2,8 x 3,7 inches
  16. Hi, I want to show you the renders of my new creation inspired by the skyline series and some creations I found online. Now the project is on Lego Ideas. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/f564dbfd-905f-461a-8f1b-cd7031b16395 Thank You Original design: Springfield Skyline_Epanded_01 by Matteo M, on Flickr LEGo Springfield Skyline 04 by Matteo M, on Flickr Springfield Skyline_Epanded_03 by Matteo M, on Flickr Springfield Skyline_Epanded_02 by Matteo M, on Flickr
  17. This is my creation of Westeros where the epic fantasy saga “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin and the HBO show “Game Of Thrones” mainly take place. The project fits in the Architecture Skyline theme. I recreated six of the most important locations of the show, going from south to north: Sunspear – The seat of House Martell and the capital of Dorne King's Landing – The capital of the Seven Kingdoms Pyke – The seat of House Greyjoy The Twins – The seat of House Frey Winterfell – The seat of House Stark, is considered to be the capital of the North The Wall – The massive barrier of mostly ice stretching across the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, defending the realm from the wildlings who live beyond Total parts: 442 Measures: 44 x 8 x 10 studs 35,5 x 7 x 8 cm 14 2,8 3,2 inches More images on Flickr Album with details on single location. Hope you like it and this is the correct forum section :) LEGO MOC - Westeros Skyline (Game Of Thrones) by Matteo M, on Flickr LEGO MOC - Westeros Skyline (Game Of Thrones) by Matteo M, on Flickr LEGO MOC - Westeros Skyline (Game Of Thrones) by Matteo M, on Flickr LEGO MOC - Westeros Skyline (Game Of Thrones) by Matteo M, on Flickr
  18. Thought I'd collect my growing series of six-wide builds into one place as my feed on Flickr is getting pretty dense. I'd struggled to get the Speed Champions cars proportioned to my liking (I ended up with slightly outrageous 10-wide P1 prototypes), meanwhile my Flickr feed has a continuous drizzle of inspiring builds done around the slightly smaller City Scale fenders and tires. Somehow this scale just works. While there are a good many builders on Flickr working at this scale and all their work inspires in some way, I would like to call out ER0L, Tom Netherton and Adrian Barbour aka BrickMonkey in particular as their approaches, shared designs and instructions went a long way to kick-starting this series of building for me. I've adopted the techniques they honed which has given me a great platform to come up with some of my own tricks. Also, there's sort of an easter-egg in all of them; rather than filling the inner spaces of the chassis with big bricks a la Speed Champions, I like to tuck in plate-built details like engines and chassis structures. These are all up on Flickr > Prototyp with plenty of photos of each if you'd like to check them out more closely. Will update here with new builds from time to time. 1972 Datsun 510 A cooler version of my college car (if I weren't so broke the and had actually hopped up my Dime); fat MiniLites tucked into some flares, front and rear skirt work, and a twin-cam engine swap under the hood. Nissan Skyline KCG10 '72 Early work on the 510 ended up developing into the even cooler, lower, sleeker, meaner Skyline GTR "Hakosuka" McLaren P1 Unrelated in every way to TLG's Speed Champions P1; very long, very low, very curvy... Even the color is opposite. Particularly proud of the trick nose build and that TT wing plate as a rear diffuser (which, interestingly enough the new 720S Speed Champions model also uses) Built up in some colorways. Ferrari 458 Italia Distantly-related to BrickMonkey's 'chibi' style Ferrari 458 caricature. Like the McLaren, this one is also quite long and low. There's a plate-built V8 tucked in the mid-rear, too. (will need to build this one in more colors, too) Honda NSX Type R Adapted from Tom Netherton's Acura NSX with a new nose, new tail, and a v6 under the rear glass. Ford Mustang GT350 Another Tom Netherton-based build. His work on the nose and side panels is fantastic stuff. I reworked chassis to move the whole roof/cockpit area back a stud in order to play up the long-hood coupe proportions. Under the hood is just enough space for a hint of plate-built V8 and the GT's strut-tower cross brace. The tail is extended and incorporates a custom exhaust and diffuser setup. Porsche 935 '77 This MOC started out as a build of a 911 street car but got sidetracked by the desire to make something a little more outrageous (and to use the Speed Champions fender/tire combo). The turbofan wheel covers and front suspension camber are small design and technique triumphs. Some good bones here for a series of stickered replicas. And yes, there's a turbocharged, air-cooled flat 6 engine under the rear hood, too.
  19. This is a quick MOC, a Lego custom build of Toronto, a city with a very fascinating skyline. All the buildings are to scale relative to each other. From left to right is the First Canadian Place, Toronto City Hall, CN Tower, Rogers Centre, and Royal Ontario Museum. It's my first microscale build.
  20. mmcclelland

    MOC Belfast Skyline [LDD]

    This is my addition to the Skyline series, a version of my home city Belfast. I have tried to design it to be as close to the official sets as possible in both its size and level of detail. Like the six official sets, it contains four major landmarks, which have been designed to be in proportion (as far as possible) with each other. This image was rendered from Digital Designer, as some of the pieces which would be needed do not exist in the required colours, there is also a space for the printed Belfast name plate. From left to right, they are; 1) Belfast City Hall The smallest building in the set, the City hall features some sand green elements which (to my knowledge) do not yet exist. There are many memorials and statues in the grounds of the building, but I have chosen to represent the most prominent one which is of Queen Victoria. 2) Samson and Goliath The two cranes which stand in the Harland and Wolff ship yard, in reality they are in fact different sizes, but I have chosen to make them the same height. In reality they would need printed "H & W" elements to complete them. 3) Titanic Belfast The museum to the RMS Titanic is the third building and would also need a printed "Titanic" sign on the brown piece. Beside it is the SS Nomadic, a vessel from the same era as Titanic which acts as a small museum. 4) The Obel Complex Obel Tower is Belfast's (and Ireland's) tallest building, so it was a natural choice for the set, the curved pieces for the windows do not exist in trans. blue. Outside is what locals call the 'Big Fish', an art installation. Thanks for looking, and all comments and constructive criticism are welcome!
  21. BEAVeR

    [MOC] Temse Skyline

    It wasn't until I went to university and only came home in the weekends, I realized how much I love the sight of my hometown of Temse in Belgium. I always try to have a seat to the left of the train, near a big window, especially near sunset. Because when my train crosses the Temse Bridge over the Schelde river, the view is just magnificent and then I know I'm home. [MOC] Temse Skyline by Bert Van Raemdonck, on Flickr You can imagine that on reading the assignment of Rebrick's "Dream Skylines" competition, "Build a Skyline of somewhere close to your heart", I didn't hesitate for a moment on what to build. But I think that choice might have been the only easy part about this contest! Since the creation has to be in the style of the existing LEGO Architecture skylines, I had to come up with several ways to add enough detail and texture at the small scale, and at the same time had to adhere to the maximum size requirements that didn't allow for any overhang. Personally, I also wanted to create something that's completely buildable in real life with solid connections and only existing part/color combinations - because who knows, maybe one day my town will be interested to have one of these for real? - which caused me a lot of headaches. All of that made for a build time of nearly a month for this seemingly small creation (that still contains close to 800 bricks). After all that building, I managed to cram in most (though not everything) of what I wanted to represent. From left to right, you have the Boelwerf Crane, the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Church, the Old Town Hall and the Temse Bridge. If you're interested in more information about those individual buildings, just keep reading! [MOC] Temse Skyline - Onze Lieve Vrouwe Church by Bert Van Raemdonck, on Flickr The Onze Lieve Vrouwe Church is the defining building of the Temse skyline, and rightfully so. The original dates back to the 770's, erected by the holy Amelberga, the patron saint of the parish. It is believed that she fled her suitor, a powerful man, because she wanted to dedicate her life to God. And when she was cut of by the Schelde river, a giant sturgeon appeared from the water to lead her safely to the other side, where she erected the church out of gratitude. To this day, we have a yearly procession to celebrate her. Of course the church was rebuilt several times, and I depicted it as it appears today,the way I know her inside and out because this is the building where I go to mass and have gotten to know a lot of wonderful people. I love this building so much that I actually tried to build it several times before this contest. However, i always got stuck on the iconic but hard to capture shape of the clocktower. However, having to work at this small scale forced a certain size of the tower on me, which enabled me to have a more focused problem. When eventually I found out that the classic medieval helmet worked perfectly to capture the bell shape of the bottom part of the roof, and that's what really kicked of this entire creation. Since I couldn't connect anything to the helmet, I had to work with an external support, but luckily it doesn't get in the way of appreciating the creation too much. I also had a lot of variations for the rest of the tower, but in the end this version with the notches nicely corresponding to features on the actual building made it, also thanks to the input of my family on this issue! From there on, it was mostly a lot of complicated SNOT work to let the windows and the buttresses work, but it gave a nicely textured result. To top it all of, I included the statue of the Blessed Priest Poppe, who is also a central figure in our community. [MOC] Temse Skyline - Old Town Hall by Bert Van Raemdonck, on Flickr Up until a couple of years ago, this was the administrative heart of Temse, but now everything apart from some ceremonies has moved to the new administrative center in a modern building for which I didn't have enough space to include... Still, it's a beautiful building from the beginning of the twentieth century that actually stands on the place where once the home of my ancestors stood. One of the ceremonies being held here, is the memorial of two of my ancestors, who became famous after allegedly dying in each other's arms during the first World War, becoming a symbol for love between brothers. This year, it was exactly 100 years ago that happened, so there was a ceremony on this very fitting location, where my sister and I also read some poems one of the two brothers wrote. Truly a special experience! Building this also was a special experience if you can call it like that, because of all of the tricky SNOT fitted into a really tiny package. I'm really happy with how the roof turned out. And while it's a pity that the spires of the main tower have to be held in place by a rubber band, at least the official LEGO rubber band with the right size had the right color as well. [MOC] Temse Skyline - Boelwerf Crane by Bert Van Raemdonck, on Flickr I was born just half a year too late... If I would have been born sooner, I would have seen the Boelwerf working with my own eyes. It was a big shipyard along the Schelde river just outside of the town which was the economic heart of Temse for quite some time, with the biggest ship of the world at that time being build there. My grandfather was one of the employees there working among the docks, the cranes, the machine shops... Whenever I see pictures of those periods, I begin drooling and dreaming about that time that I sadly never knew. Because right now, where once the Boelwerf was, now a lot of new apartment buildings, houses, shops like my hairdresser and the new administrative building stand. The only thing that remembers the glory days is a beautiful and huge crane that never actually belonged to the Boelwerf but became an essential part of our skyline, and a couple of poles in the water and a hidden dry dock. Building this one actually went surprisingly easy when compared to the previous two buildings, and I'm pretty satisfied with how I managed to maintain the spindly look of the construction and the realistic angles of the supports, realized by putting technic pints over minifig antennas. The difficult part about this build actually was keeping it within the prescribed size limits of the build without overhang. That's why I had to sacrifice one of the three wrenches in the back, but luckily it isn't as noticeable. And nice to know: the crane can actually swivel around! [MOC] Temse Skyline - Back of the Box by Bert Van Raemdonck, on Flickr I really had a lot of fun making the renders for this creation, trying to match the box art from the official skyline sets as well as possible, and I'm very happy with the results that accomplish my goal. Just ask if you want to know more about the rendering process. This is also a place to discuss the final building: the Temse Bridge on the far right. Although it doesn't look like it from the build, this was with its 365 meter for a long time the longest bridge over water in Belgium, and also one of the prettiest, in my opinion! The original actually was designed by Gustave Eiffel (yes, thát Eiffel!), but that one was deliberately blown up during the second World War. In 2009, a second bridge next to it opened to allow for more traffic to pass because it was getting a bit problematic. That bridge is actually nine meters longer than the original one, so in Temse we have just one, but the two longest bridges over water in Belgium! Giving the bridge the skeletal look was impossible to do on this scale, but the bottom of the plates actually still gives a nice texture to it. I couldn't make it as long as I wanted, and I had to place it at an angle, just to stay within the size requirements, so in reality it is of course way longer. Also, the 2009 bridge didn't fit on even though I created a model for it. But then again, that bridge pales in comparison to the older one. In the end, I'm very pleased with the result, so it was worth all of the work. It gives me the same feeling as when I see the real skyline from the train on a Friday evening, the feeling of coming home. Which is really nice that I'm on a two month internship in South-Korea! Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoy your home as much as I do! _________________ The digital file (LDD)
  22. Kai NRG

    Review: 21034 London

    Review: 21034 London Introduction "A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, "Dirty and dusty, but wide as eye "Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping "In sight, then lost admist the forestry "Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping "On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy; "A huge, dun cupola, like a foolscap crown "On a fool's head - and there is London Town." --Lord Byron London Set Number: 21034 Theme: Architecture Subtheme: Skylines Piece Count: 468 Price: USD $39.99 Source: Brickset, LEGO Shop Official Image: Box "By seeing London, I've seen as much of life as the world can show." -- Samuel Johnson I guess I've got a ways to go then! But to get as close as I can at the minute, let's see what this set has to offer! In keeping with other box art from the Architecture Skylines, the London set is shown on top of a couple of blueprints. It's a very clean, modern presentation. The back identifies the buildings shown in the model. Like other Architecture sets, the box is nicely designed with an opening flap. Instructions "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford." -- Samuel Johnson (...again) I suspect there are a few things outside of London - say, in Denmark - that might also fall under the heading of "all that life can afford" for us Fans-of-LEGO, but be the truth of the quotation what it may, it figures prominently on the inside page of the instructions booklet for this set. The front, however, repeats the same design as the front of the box. The instructions are printed on a black background, which made the first few steps - the black base of the building - slightly difficult to follow, but not too bad. On the back of the instruction booklet there's an interesting design of the skyline fading into a blue-print style outline. At the front of the booklet, before reaching the instructions, there are several pages showing large color images of the landmarks represented in this build, and including brief descriptions of each one. It was neat to see some little fun facts scattered throughout the booklet as well: Parts “A person who is tired of London is not necessarily tired of life; it might be that he just can’t find a parking place.” -- Paul Theroux Inside the box are four bags, unnumbered. Tan, greys, black, and white predominate here, though there are plenty of trans-clear pieces and a few blues and golds. A few of the parts that caught my attention were the azure flexible bits, the silver "bowl," a host of 2x1 trans-clear tiles (40, to be exact!), a light grey clip (a first for me), an azure bar joint, a few tan front-facing teeth, the olive 1x1 round tiles, light bley 1x1 curved tiles, a nanofigure in white, and an azure jumper. These were the extra pieces by the time I was done building: (note: the transparent 1x1 round tile is trans-light-blue, not trans-clear) The construction process is fairly straight forward. There were a few clever bits, but due to its nature as a skyline, there are no hidden "solutions." It would probably have taken longer, but this is the kind of set that would be pretty easy to build just by looking at the picture on the front of the box. Final Set "London, thou art the flower of cities all! Gemme of all joy, jasper of jocunditie." - William Dunbar Flower of cities or not, this is certainly a gem of a set - lovely bright colors, instantly recognizable models, and to crown it all, some really great new pieces! It's a great set to display, though I'm afraid one of these days it will succumb to my desire for 40 trans-clear 2x1 tiles... I believe this exceeds the average skyline set in length, and as you can see from the back view, it has two sections that stick out slightly. Landmarks "Nothing is certain in London but expense." --William Shenstone First stop in your lovely, because free, tour of London here - The National Gallery! Located in Trafalgar Square, this art museum sits atop the ancient location of the King's Stables. Home to a collection of twenty-three hundred paintings, the museum is broad in scope, with important works representing all the main developments of Western art! Plus, admission is free! Note the 3x2 white tile on the back. That escaped my eye as I was collecting the interesting pieces, but it's a part I'd never seen before! Next stop: Nelson's Column! "England expects every man to do his duty!" From the cement bottom to the sandstone tip of Nelson's hat, this monument measures a full 169 ft 3 in (51.6 m) - the real one, of course, not the LEGO one... Moving on, we reach what is probably one of the most iconic sights in this skyline - Big Ben. Well, officially it's named Elizabeth Tower. Not catchy! Fun fact: on top of the pendulum there's a stack of penny coins to help regulate the time. Adding one will change the clock's speed by 0.4 seconds in a day. Although I've discovered this before, and actually used it myself just recently, the geometry of the slope bricks making up the roof never ceases to amaze me! Our fourth stop dominates the skyline - appropriately, as it is, after all, the London Eye. Or, to give it its full name (as of 2015), the Coca Cola London Eye! At the time of its erection (1999) it was the world's largest Ferris Wheel, and each capsule weighs in at 10 tonnes! It's a little tricky to bend the flex tubes that make up the Eye into a perfect circle, but it breaks up the skyline very nicely. The Eye is cleverly connected to the base of the skyline with a 4L bar pushed through a couple of technic pins. And last but not least, the Tower Bridge! Another iconic symbol, the Tower Bridge opened officially on 30 June 1894, Prince of Wales (future Edward VII) and Princess of Wales (Alexandra of Denmark) officiating! It must not, however, be confused with the London Bridge, another half a mile downstream. Let the poor sailboat on through! That concludes our little tour of London! I think you'll have to agree that the designers did a good job choosing landmarks to include in this skyline. Each one of them is quickly recognizable - at least, as soon as you know what the original looks like. Plus, they go together excellently well! Conclusion What a great way to get a lot out of a little! This is one of those builds where every piece counts. The final set is solid, well-worthy of being displayed! And as a bonus, it's a great educational springboard. I learned quite a bit about London thanks to this set! Playability: 10/10 - Kidding! This set is obviously meant to be gloated over, not played with... But if I had to give it a rating for playability, it'd be 5/10. After all, you can swoosh it around. Building Experience: 6/10 - Enjoyable, but nothing too amazing and a few repetitive parts. And attaching all 40 2x1 trans-clear tiles right was confusing... Design: 10/10 - Seriously. The micros are spot on, detailed, and beautiful. And unlike my microscale creations, these are actually attached! If you've built microscale, you probably know that that's a feat in and of itself! Aesthetic: 8/10 - On the whole, this is a very pretty set, with hardly any spots for even the pickiest to find fault. I've said it before, but the variety of heights and shapes in the landmarks chosen is really pleasant to the eye. Plus, there's just the right amount of color with the bits of olive, azure blue, and gold! Price: 7/10 - Although the set is on the small side, that's just because the pieces are small, not because they are few! On the contrary, there's a lot to like about the parts selection. And then there's always the high-quality box and instruction booklet! Overall: 8.5/10 - This is definitely one of my favorite straight-out-of-the-box sets. Lots to enjoy and admire. Well designed, aesthetically beautiful, and a fun building experience. Plus, as a MOCer, I really like the idea of those 40 2x1 trans-clear tiles. - Just in case that wasn't already obvious. And so I'll leave you all with one parting quote! “London is a splendid place to live in for those who can get out of it.” --Lord Balfour of Burleigh I have a feeling that might be true in a lot of cities... Till next time!
  23. I have never visited Singapore. But the marina bay area caught my eye when LEGO launched the Marina Bay Sands Architecture set. Som many fascinating buildings and landmarks in this city! I have a personal connection to this city. My employee has an office there. Maybe I'll visit them some day :) This is my entry for Marchitecture 2017 - Categpory 2: City Skyline Reference images (from left): Gardens by the Bay ArtScience Museum Marina Bay Sands Marina Boulevard Financial Centre Singapore Flyer The Merlion Download LXF here (The new macaroni tiles are not in LDD yet so I had to leave them out. Also, the lipstick doesn't quite fit into the Merlion in LDD, but works with real bricks)
  24. 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!
  25. Cecilie

    [MOC] Tokyo Skyline

    My attempt at building a Tokyo skyline in the architecture style. Tokyo is such a city of contrasts. From skyscrapers and neon lights to old temples and shrines. From busy streets full of cars and people, to forests and serene gardens right in the middle of the city. For my build I selected the 5 most famous landmarks in Tokyo, from left to right: Meiji Jingu, Tokyo Tower, the Imperial palace, Tokyo Skytree and Senso-ji. Tokyo skyline by Cecilie Fritzvold, on Flickr I had to make some compromises on what parts of the buildings to include, to keep it within the slim format, so Meiji Jingu is represented by only a part of the shrine as well as one of the characteristic trees in the main yard. The actual Imperial Palace is hidden from public view unless on special occasions and for guided tours, and isn't that interesting of a building anyway, but it's surrounded by the imperial gardens which are open to the public, and the most iconic part of the grounds is the encircling moat with a view of the Seimon Ishibashi bridge which leads to the main gate of the palace, and Fushimi-yagura keep which can be seen behind it. So that is what I built. For Senso-ji I also added the Hozomon gate, which is quite substantial and stands at the entrance to the temple grounds.