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This is basicly a topic to disscus helpful building techniques that can be used on starships, star cruisers, or whatever you want to call them.

My peice of advice (heck, thats what this group is about, right?) is instead of using about 8,000,000 bricks, which would turn a ship into a SHIP (if you don't know what that means don't ask it here, but in another topic) but use technic bricks, technic pins, hinges, and plates to create your ship, therefore using less peices and lowering the total cost of your ship.

(Mark Kelso, I belive that you have a few peices of information that we might want to know, so speak up!)
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| December 14, 2009, 6:49 pm
To build a cruiser, i know you need actual bricks, but i dont know where to get them. What do i do now?
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| December 14, 2009, 8:29 pm
Bricklink and ebay for starters. But this topic is for giving advice on how two actully BUILD the ship, not where to ask how to get bricks.
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| December 14, 2009, 8:43 pm
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Quoting J.C. Stewart [5700]
This is basicly a topic to disscus helpful building techniques that can be used on starships, star cruisers, or whatever you want to call them.

My peice of advice (heck, thats what this group is about, right?) is instead of using about 8,000,000 bricks, which would turn a ship into a SHIP (if you don't know what that means, don't ask it here, but in another topic) but use technic bricks, technic pins, hinges, and plates to create your ship, therefore using less peices and lowering the total cost of your ship.


Good tip, JC...lower your cost, AND the total weight, which can get to be another major issue! Remember, the larger the SHIP, the more weight, and therefore, the more stress that gets put on the clutch power of the parts. This is where a lot of big ship builders can get into trouble. Technic parts, if used well, can create a skeletal sub-structure that can take the stresses created by the larger scale. They also make for a hollow core, which lightens the creation's total weight considerably. As an example of how large one can go with technic parts, just look at this bad boy that was recently posted:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/172172

Lee Jones is working on a monstrocity as well (which is going to be INSANELY EPIC!), and if you check out his first WIP post (http://mocpages.com/moc.php/162280) you can see he's saving a ton of weight with the technic approach. And it's looking VERY strong.


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| December 15, 2009, 8:03 am
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Quoting J.C. Stewart [5700]
Bricklink and ebay for starters. But this topic is for giving advice on how two actully BUILD the ship, not where to ask how to get bricks.


That's okay, JC. This is an easy one. Brick freak, check this out when you've got some time:

http://www.bricklink.com/catalog.asp

My drug of choice. PAB at the LEGO site is also a great way to go.


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| December 15, 2009, 8:07 am
This is my page on that sort of stuff:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/127666
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| December 16, 2009, 8:42 pm
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