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LEGO castle missing pieces (never realized)

Postby albero78 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:44 am

Hi all,

I am almost sure that some of the things I'm gonna write down have already been touched in the past. Anyway I'm gonna post this post.

In my building experience with LEGO I've always found the way to build, somehow, what I had in mind. Sometimes the result was not satisfactory because I'm not good enough, sometimes I don't have enough of the parts I need.

BUT, in my opinion, there are some pieces that are missing, in the sense that LEGO has never realized them and they are very very common in medieval architecture.

I was in Italy (my homeland) during the holidays and I had the opportunity to travel a bit in some very nice and very well conserved medieval villages and cities (Gubbio, Assisi, Perugia, Spello) and of course travelling is also a source of inspiration for building.

So, among the pieces that are missing, there are for sure the lancet arch (in Italian "arco a sesto acuto") and the window called in Italian "bifora" (I don't know why but I cannot find the english translation of this word).

So the lancet arch:
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And the bifora:
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I personally think that for the lancet arch we would need a dedicated piece and I would be really pleased if LEGO is lessening at me, even if I'm convinced that this request has been done in the past.

About the "bifora" I don't think we need a dedicated part. What we are missing is just the double arch that could be done from the ones that are widely produced:
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The fact is that the double arch should have only one stud in the middle, which has already been done in this rare piece.
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If it has been done for slopes, why not for arch? If they will start to produce both pieces our MOCs could be enriched very very much!
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Re: LEGO castle missing pieces (never realized)

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:15 pm

You should be able to make the window using the first piece on this page, in combination with the arch. It'll at least be close.
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Re: LEGO castle missing pieces (never realized)

Postby albero78 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:31 pm

If you mean this:

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it is not exactly what I meant because it doesn't have a double arch.
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Re: LEGO castle missing pieces (never realized)

Postby Ye Olde Republic » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:34 pm

Looks to me like you need to stand up to be counted in this thread.
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Re: LEGO castle missing pieces (never realized)

Postby Bruce N H » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:21 pm

Hey,

Very much agreed on both. In the upcoming Prince of Persia sets, there is a half-arch that will come to a little point, but it looks more mid-eastern. In this thread Fred cut some arches to allow for a one-stud gap between windows. The Brick wishlist Flickr group has a lot of these greatly desired pieces, including variations on the two you mention, as hypothetical pieces designed by Jason Spears:
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Re: LEGO castle missing pieces (never realized)

Postby Blue Moon Knight » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:21 pm

albero78 wrote:If you mean this:

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it is not exactly what I meant because it doesn't have a double arch.

Very true...maybe if you threw a couple 1x1 tiles in with the rod piece? There has to be a solution somewhere.
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Re: LEGO castle missing pieces (never realized)

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:39 pm

Wow the second and third link are very nice in those pictures El. The last one, while destructive does indeed have a very nice gothic look to it. Lego should certainly have a thought about making that one, I know I'd by a few.

While I enjoy a few of the arrow loop designs I am now of the opinion that I'd be better off if TLC just made a piece like the window but instead of a grate window have a look in it, that or a simple panel with a loop in it. None of the loops have the dead on look to me.

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