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Hey there,
I need help from expert builders that make great spaceships. Im planning to do a médium sized spaceship but i dont know What pieces i should use for the base. Like every floor think pieces or not im confused And If theres a website where i Could ordem them that would be great.
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| February 21, 2012, 4:45 am
Quoting clonecfr bords
Hey there,
I need help from expert builders that make great spaceships. Im planning to do a médium sized spaceship but i dont know What pieces i should use for the base. Like every floor think pieces or not im confused And If theres a website where i Could ordem them that would be great.



A great spot to order parts would be Bricklink. The prices are rock bottom (if you live in the US, Which BTW I don't =P) and you can find any part you want!

Here is a link to the site:
http://www.bricklink.com/
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| February 21, 2012, 4:57 am
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Quoting clonecfr bords
Hey there,
I need help from expert builders that make great spaceships. Im planning to do a médium sized spaceship but i dont know What pieces i should use for the base. Like every floor think pieces or not im confused And If theres a website where i Could ordem them that would be great.


"...Like every floor think pieces or not im confused"

...so am I after that phrase. LOL

But I think I get the basic idea of what you're asking. The problem in recommending something specific is that bases can differ considerably depending on the design of the ship.

I've found that technic parts can be excellent for creating unobtrusive bases while still having a lot of structural integrity. The combination of pins and technic bricks can allow you to create angles for support. Also, the pin joints are much stronger than the clutch power of just brick-to-brick joints.

As mentioned above, Bricklink would also be my first choice for parts. Price varies, but the selection is unbeatable.


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| February 21, 2012, 8:24 am
Hi EBTABABTM (Experienced Builders That Are Better At Building Than Me.)

I am trying to attempt a waterfall, but I can't seem to find the right technique. I looked at Kelso's apocolypse (Probably spelled that wrong. Sorry.) mocs (Naughty Kelso. Always have to put it something about.... frolicking....)but I can't find out what you people do to make waterfalls!
I tried stacking them up gradually but it takes a h*ll lot of studs. Help?

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| March 7, 2012, 1:33 am
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Quoting Jeff Lee
Hi EBTABABTM (Experienced Builders That Are Better At Building Than Me.)

I am trying to attempt a waterfall...


Try this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/81591

I don't have a lot of time (at work) but this guy was really good at showing how to do techniques. Hope it helps and good luck!
~Chris.
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| March 7, 2012, 2:15 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Try this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/81591

I don't have a lot of time (at work) but this guy was really good at showing how to do techniques. Hope it helps and good luck!
~Chris.


Thanks! This really helped. I appreciate your helping even though you are very busy.
JL



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| March 7, 2012, 7:20 pm
Quoting Jeff Lee
Hi EBTABABTM (Experienced Builders That Are Better At Building Than Me.)

I am trying to attempt a waterfall, but I can't seem to find the right technique. I looked at Kelso's apocolypse (Probably spelled that wrong. Sorry.) mocs (Naughty Kelso. Always have to put it something about.... frolicking....)but I can't find out what you people do to make waterfalls!
I tried stacking them up gradually but it takes a h*ll lot of studs. Help?


If you have this piece, you could build a waterfall out of it: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/310858

I just recently came up with this technique and I think it worked out fine. Feel free to use it! Hope it helps.
-LB Senior
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| March 7, 2012, 7:33 pm
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Quoting Jeff Lee
Hi EBTABABTM (Experienced Builders That Are Better At Building Than Me.)

I am trying to attempt a waterfall, but I can't seem to find the right technique. I looked at Kelso's apocolypse (Probably spelled that wrong. Sorry.) mocs (Naughty Kelso. Always have to put it something about.... frolicking....)but I can't find out what you people do to make waterfalls!
I tried stacking them up gradually but it takes a h*ll lot of studs. Help?


Not sure if this helps or not, but this was my approach:

I started with a white plate turned vertically with studs out to serve as the core of the falling funnel of water. I placed clear plates on top of the white, and also extended the clears out past the sides in an intermittent pattern. These clear extensions acted as segments of water that were splashing out from the main flow. This gave it a fairly natural appearance, as larger waterfalls usually look somewhat rough.

At the base of the falls, I then stacked clears over more white to function as the splash zone.


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| March 7, 2012, 7:35 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Not sure if this helps or not, but this was my approach:

I started with a white plate turned vertically with studs out to serve as the core of the falling funnel of water. I placed clear plates on top of the white, and also extended the clears out past the sides in an intermittent pattern. These clear extensions acted as segments of water that were splashing out from the main flow. This gave it a fairly natural appearance, as larger waterfalls usually look somewhat rough.

At the base of the falls, I then stacked clears over more white to function as the splash zone.


<<< Quoting Lego Builders

If you have this piece, you could build a waterfall out of it: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/310858

I just recently came up with this technique and I think it worked out fine. Feel free to use it! Hope it helps.
-LB Senior

Thank you LB senior! Love the smoothness of it!
JL

Thanks to Mr. Kelso too for giving me another great say over this. I will try some techniques. See yall!
JL
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| March 7, 2012, 8:14 pm
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