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I've created a fresh thread, special for discussions about the MOC's. So I'd say: chat, talk or discuss!
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| July 31, 2009, 6:50 pm
Quoting Cap'n Blackmoor
I've created a fresh thread, special for discussions about the MOC's. So I'd say: chat, talk or discuss!

Great! I would some tips on how you all make those great buildings!
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| July 31, 2009, 7:15 pm
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Yup, that is true. I always look at pictures of the kind of buildings I want to build. Pick out the nice effects like stairs and wall details. Then you should think about how you will reproduce it in LEGO.
After that you have to see which bricks you need and how many by building the project in wrong colours.
After that you need to order bricks. Bricklink is a good source. Then you need some time to build it!

It is all about creativity and bricks.
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| August 2, 2009, 8:50 am
Quoting Cap'n Blackmoor
Yup, that is true. I always look at pictures of the kind of buildings I want to build. Pick out the nice effects like stairs and wall details. Then you should think about how you will reproduce it in LEGO.
After that you have to see which bricks you need and how many by building the project in wrong colours.
After that you need to order bricks. Bricklink is a good source. Then you need some time to build it!

It is all about creativity and bricks.

That is a great idea, thanks guys! Time, yes, between work and family, time is not something I have a lot of.
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| August 3, 2009, 2:42 pm
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Time is always my largest problem. Large projects cost a lot of time, that's why they take so long. Try to save time in the weekends and evenings. It should be possible to spend 1-3 hrs a day on LEGO. Just throw away the computer and television. Of course the job also takes a lot of time, it is more important then LEGO for me. Without money you can't even afford LEGO. ^^
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| August 4, 2009, 4:47 am
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I do a lot of different things to come up with inspiration for buildings. St. Elizabeth Parish Church was based on a real building. I was searching for a church from the 17th/18th century in the caribbean and searched on-line for a couple weeks before picking that one. Passage Fort is a different approach that is modifying a Lego produced set in a way that makes it fullfill your childhood imagination of what the set would have been like had you designed it. Government House was an expansion on a Lego set I thought looked perfect but needed to be bigger and more complete (I will actually make that even bigger before it is done). The Naval Storehouse was all me. I didn't even know for sure what I was building other than a piraty type building when I began. The Capstan Inn was based on a random image that Captain Blackmoor happened to post on a Classic-Pirates post from a video game. That building caught my eye and I created it. A lot of the little details in my building get added well after I have begun construction. I;ll often try several different little details before picking on I like. I don't actually build in multi-color as some do. I have an idea and If I don't have the bricks to pull it off I place a big order that I think will cover the basics and then toward the end I usually have to place a second or third order to finish off details and interiors. I also get a lot of inspiration from what others have done by checking out MOC Pages and especially Eurobricks and Classic-Pirates.com. Anyhow, a long winded explaination but those are my approaches.
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| August 4, 2009, 7:52 pm
Thanks to one and all for the great ideas! Now I just time...lots of time
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| August 4, 2009, 9:15 pm
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