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Nils O. - Year One
A little collage celebrating my first year on MOCpages :-))
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Hello my fellow brickaddicts,

time flies and there has already passed a whole year since I joined MOCpages. It has been a wonderful year and I hope there are many to follow :-)).

I've made a little collage with some of the MOCs I've built during the last year to celebrate this event:


To be exact, I'm two days late with this posting, but I wanted to have enough time to get this shot right. So I waited until Sunday afternoon to take it. I was lucky, even the sun was shining for the photos :-))

So, let's see more details of what we've got on the main photo, starting with the letters formed by my 4-wide car models:

The letter Y: Three Shelby Cobras (including a customized one) and a small version of the 8845 Dune Buggy.

The letter E: 007 Lotus in car and sub mode, 1992 Batmobile including a Batmissile, 1989 Batmobile will pullback motor and K.I.T.T..

The letter A: Ferrari F40, Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini Countach LP400, BMW 2002 turbo and Porsche 914.

The letter R: Audi TT MkI; two Bugatti Veyron, BTTF DeLorean with hover mode, Tumbler and Porsche 911 (Model 964).

The number 1: Three Volkswagen T1 (a camper van with opening doors and interior, a double cab and a panel van with sliding door) plus an Audi Sport quattro S1.

What else is on the photo?
The Countach in a Bottle, my most tricky model and still one of my favourites.

The modular minifig display boxes. I like them a lot more than the official LEGO ones.

And my LEGO puzzles: A sliding puzzle and a Soma Cube.

And these are some special models of the collection:

The Veyron was the first model I posted on MOCpages. As I didn't have all the bricks I needed to build it, I started with some Lego Digital Designer (LDD) screenshots.

The Veyron was also one of the first models I built with bricks. It was one of four models of a DESIGNbyME (DbM) set I ordered at the LEGO shop.

The Countach was my first 4-wide car I built with LDD and it was the first "brick" model I posted. I was also one of the four DbM models. Since then I've only changed the wheels on it, the design is still the same. It was also my first choice when I had to decide which model I would build inside a bottle.

Then there is the TT. For me it was one of the most difficult models to build. It was one of the first four DbM models, too (number four was the Testarossa), and it was the one with the most changes during the year. As I've mentioned on earlier occasions, it's also my dream car come true in real life. So I really HAD to build it. I'm finally satisfied with it, but who knows... ;-))

The T1 camper van has been one of the most satisfying models. I already was very satisfied with my first version, I just found more and more details I could build even better. I got a lot of ideas from other people who had also built 4-wide T1s, mixed them with my own ones and kept on building... I just love the result :-)).

The 911 was another of the diffcult ones. I tried so many designs in LDD, but just wasn't satisfied with the result. The first version on MOCpages alredy looked good, but I wasn't really satisfied until last week when I found a new shape for the upper part.

Another long time project was the BTTF DeLorean. It has gullwing doors and flipping wheels for the hover mode. I started with the doors which were easier to build than I had thought. Then I needed some months to find the right shape for the exterior, some more weeks to find a way to build a hover mode for a 5-wide model and finally some more months until I got the idea how to modify the hover mode axles for a 4-wide model.

And one more of the challenging projects, the 1992 Batmobile. When I finished the design of the 1989 Batmobile I already had the idea to include the Batmissile function, but I didn't know how. I worked on the function for months until I found the mechanism for the transformation of the axles. As a nice side effect it also works great as a 4-wheel steering ;-))

I wanted to build a Tumbler for a long time, but I wanted to build it with four rear wheels. George G's Tumbler was a great inspiration and when I had an idea for the rear axle the rest of the building process wasn't very difficult. Nevertheless I didn't like the side view 100% and rebuilt most of the model some months later. Both times when I posted this model I had bad luck with the ratings. I posted the first one when the counter was offline, so it still has 13 smileys instead of about 40 it should have. When I posted the second one the comment function was offline for some days. Anyway, for me it's one of my Top 3, even if the home page doesn't show that...

And last but not least: The model I had most fun with: It's a 4-wide version of the classic Technic 8845 Dune Buggy, one of my all-time favourite models.

What's not on the photo? I also like to build Creator set alternatives which I usually dismount right after taking the photos. I've also build some space stuff, especially some Vic Vipers. They are all posted in the Vip Viper Owners Club, one of the groups I've started. There will be more of those in NoVVember, the Vic Viper month...

You can find all this stuff in the different folders on my home page.

That's it for now!
It was a great year, I had a lot of fun and I got to know a lot of great people here.
I hope there are many years like this to come :-))



Comments

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  December 5, 2012
your collection is beautiful, and the car in a bottle is commendable and unique!
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  December 1, 2012
Your cars are all good, but I built another Vic-Viper...
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  October 10, 2012
David, Sven, Gabor, Halhi, Starscream, Joe, Chris, George, Marcus, Luke, Nick, Larry, Loek, Allen, Elk Guard, Cars Lover, Nick, Xeno and Malte: Thanks for your kind comments, I hope year two will be as much fun as year one! :-))
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  September 15, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  September 8, 2012
Congratulations on year one, Nils. There's a lot of interesting and cool stuff here already. Looking forward to your year two.
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  September 5, 2012
A very productive year. Here's to many more! :-)
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  September 3, 2012
Congrats, there are many cars they should be sets in real because they look all so great, best wishes for the next year.
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  September 3, 2012
Congrats!
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  September 3, 2012
Congratulation on your first year here :-) Those are some really nice builds!
  September 3, 2012
Congrats Nils! You are a great inspiration for me and a nice person! I hope we see you another year! Keep building! :-)
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  September 3, 2012
You really have established yourself as one of the best 4 wide builders one this site! My top three favorites of yours are the camper van, the delorean, and of course, the countach in a bottle! This also reminds me...my 2 year anniversary is coming up soon 0.o
Nils O.
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Chris Melby
  September 2, 2012
Good for you Nils!
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  September 2, 2012
Happy Mociversary! nice mocs
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  September 2, 2012
Happy Mociversary! You've made some great models in one year.
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  September 2, 2012
Congrats buddy, happy MOCaversary! Hard to believe you did all this within only one year. Hard to choose some favorites, too, since your creations all have a very high standard. I love the Cobra, the Lotus Esprit, the Countach of course (bottled and unbottled), Tumbler and Batmobile and, last not least, the DeLorean with its amazing functions. Looking forward to many awesome MOCs in your second year. Hope to see you again soon, pal!
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  September 2, 2012
Happy year Nils! A great collection of MOCs, I'm surprised you have enough specific parts to keep all your cars intact! My favourite of yours has to be the Delorian, the functions are so cool. And just to let you know, my Tumbler had two rear wheels but 4 tyres on those 2 to symbolise the 4 wheels :) Good luck with year 2!
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  September 2, 2012
An excellent way to celebrate a wonderful year of fantastic mocs . Each as good as the next but my favs are the camper, bond's lotus and the hilarious lambo in a bottle. Oh and the batmobiles, the delorians and that black and white box, the classic space tile puzzle ...- I think you get the picture. I can't wait for your year two post ;)
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  September 2, 2012
A great idea for your 'pages anniversary! Cool stuff :)
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  September 2, 2012
It's only been a year? Wow! I agree with you, the VW T1 Camper Van was probably my favorite of your MOCs :)
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  September 2, 2012
Hi Nils! Yeah, it was a great year! I remember almost all small cars! My favourites were the newest camper and the car in the bottle! Hope we will see a lot of great and fantastic creation in the next years from you! :)
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  September 2, 2012
Wow Nils, this is a wonderful collage about your first year on mocpages! Congrats my friend!! Wish you all the best for your second year and hope that you'll never run dry of great building ideas. Btw, i have my first year in December. Planning something really cool for it ;)
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  September 2, 2012
Great post. I've enjoyed following your movie car series, which are all wonderful. I must get on with another viper soon to add to your group. Best wishes for your next busy building year!
 
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