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  • #322
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    Greg Schubert
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    I was looking for something entirely different and saw this:

    http://www.geekologie.com/2011/12/impressive-lego-tiger-plus-bonus-pokemon.php

    Like Paul’s cars, this just blows my mind.

    #323
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    Frozen water:

    http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/06/frank-lloyd-wrights-fallingwater-in-lego/

    Think this guy from Croatia will come to a Steel City LUG meeting?

    #329
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    Matt Redfield
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    Yeah, that tiger and the Fallingwater model are both pretty incredible.

    Here’s another link with more pics of Fallingwater: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/frank-lloyd-wright-lego-falling-water/

    I mean, it’s got nothing on the official LEGO Architecture Fallingwater (http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Fallingwater-21005), but not half bad… (that’s a joke. It’s definitely cooler.)

     

     

    #330
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    This is in my opinion one of the most amazing Lego models ever… The builder has other ones too, but this is the most impressive…

    http://freshome.com/2011/10/04/decaying-victorian-houses-made-of-lego-pieces-by-mike-doyle/

     

    #331
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    Those crumbling houses are incredible.  The scale of some of them have to be immense … and I think the builder takes them apart.  The details are amazing, ex. the ripped curtains inside the windows … wow.

    #337
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    Those decaying houses are so insane. I can’t imagine how he designs them. He’s working on a crazy castle – http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/62542

    This has been my favorite build ever since I saw it. It’s simple, but so amazing (to me)

    #339
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    That pop-up pagoda is really neat and the video is really well done.  Its like watching a magic trick …  you see the whole thing and still can’t tell how they do it.  🙂

    #358
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    We can all stop trying now; this guy wins both the internet and MOCs forever:

     

    Morning

    #1052
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    Josh
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    rather than a new thread, I’ll just keep adding to this one when I find something noteworthy.

    how about a minifig scale hogwarts? http://www.flickr.com/photos/88574960@N02/sets/72157632858317817/with/8508642261/

    ~400,000 pieces.

    #1059
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    Matt Redfield
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    That Hogwarts is insane.  Curious how hard it was to track down all the gray and black minifig components for Wizard Chess…

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    #4359
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    Greg Schubert
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    how about a minifig scale hogwarts? http://www.flickr.com/photos/88574960@N02/sets/72157632858317817/with/8508642261/%5B/quote%5D

    The person who built this is now the “Chief Communications Office” at bricklink.

    It seems like this is the person to ask how to build a cone out of bricks! On close inspection, it looks like her sand green conical spires were made with dark gray bricks covered by 1×1 sand green cones. That helps reduce the blocky appearance. I suppose this strategy could be credited to Egyptian pyramid builders.

    #4397
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    I’m not sure if this qualifies at “amazing” but most of these are pretty clever (a few are just bizarre): http://www.buzzfeed.com/aaronc13/all-50-states-recreated-by-legos

    #4398
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    50-states-recreated-by-legos

    These were fun to look through, but I did not understand Ohio or Iowa. 😛

    #4417
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    From the same builder of Hogwarts: http://www.flickr.com/photos/88574960@N02/11293474056/

    That’s some good stuff.

    #4597
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    #4604
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    Josh
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    wow. Maybe we need a “ridiculous ripoff” thread. Seriously.

    #4629
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    Snugburg - tower corner
    The detail packed into this 48×48 footprint is really neat. Compacting details is what I personally want to work more on this year, especially for any displays. We did a real nice job with the Trolley Museum Display in minimizing dead space, but there is room for improvement (example – around my Santa building, I should have had more details to cover more of the table space).

    #4630
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    Compacting details is what I personally want to work more on this year, especially for any displays. We did a real nice job with the Trolley Museum Display in minimizing dead space, but there is room for improvement (example – around my Santa building, I should have had more details to cover more of the table space).

    We have hit a lot of different targets in this first year including the Great Wall, DIG into reading, and the train show displays. There seems to be a trade-off between doing different displays and being able to improve on the ones we already have. As a LUG, we should consider how to balance taking on new challenges with building upon MOC’s we already have … quality vs. quantity.

    #4631
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    Well said, Greg. The initial display phase (as typified by our Kidsfest display ) is always to get quantity – i.e. get stuff on the table. The next phase is to refine the quantity into higher and higher quality while continuing to integrate more quantity (new stuff).

    #4638
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    Matt Redfield
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    As a LUG, we should consider how to balance taking on new challenges with building upon MOC’s we already have … quality vs. quantity.

    Amen and amen. This is exactly what I think we need to hash out at Q1 meeting. We proved in 2013 that we can be pretty awesome at one-off builds and filling tables for public displays; let’s make a goal in 2014 to improve upon some existing stuff to make it awesomer. (Not that we can’t still do a few one-off builds!)

    #4639
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    Greg Schubert
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    Next time you are in Hamburg, go see this:

    #4641
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    Tim
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    That would be awesome to see. Wow. I think my favorite detail is the “creation of life” at 3:56. Might be a bit risque for a Lego layout. 😀

    #4654
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    Greg Schubert
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    One of you probably has the talent and the interest to make one of these:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/221342076071?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648

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    #4657
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    Matt Redfield
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    “Also, it is not build by lego brick. I can build by lego brick but more expensive.”

    Please tell me nobody actually pays that much for a KNOCKOFF… brick alone (if real LEGO) is worth *maybe* $100 – all black and white, after all. Builder’s time, no way it’s worth $1500 for a build that fits on a 48. Especially since he clearly has already built them at least once, so it’s just repeating the same build.

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