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CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby shmails » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:34 pm

This is an entry into the CCCVII Technological Advance Category:

FLYING BUTTRESS

The Crown King has just finished his legacy, a new cathedral designed and built using flying buttresses, a new technology that allows interiors to be taller and more awe inspiring.

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Lots more pictures here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31157752@N04/sets/72157622739359563/

Enjoy!
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Re: CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby Shadowviking » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:26 pm

This is fantastic. Well done.
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Re: CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby Lord Lego 436 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:55 pm

Awesome! Nice job!
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Re: CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby Garbageman13 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:31 am

:shock:

Amazing work! I'll have to check some of the pics out more closely. Great details.

God bless.

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Re: CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby Busboy489 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:38 am

This is amazing!! :shock: I love the beautiful stained glass window designs! However, My favorite detail has to be the prayer candles inside the church! Great Job!!!
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Re: CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby Sir Nelson » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:35 am

Impressive work here, Shmails! Not only is the dual cross-section a great display layout, but the execution is almost flawless. I do really like the attention to details, such as the shortened pews and the votive candles. But, the best things about this MOC is that there are no lame cliffs, no unnecessary secondary MOCs that are used as other layers (such as a catacomb), and a real appreciation for the thought going into it to match the CCC category.

Bravo! You are a Master Builder contender, to be sure.
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Re: CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby nanuck95 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:27 am

Another great MOC Shmails! I also really like all of the details you built into it. The stained glass windows are my favorite part I think and look really great. I think the mini-fig action is a great addition and really rounds it out. You obviously put a lot of thought into the architectural build part of it, but the figures really complement it well.
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Re: CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby shmails » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:30 am

Thanks everyone! This was a labor of love, I am an Architect by day, and this was the perfect melding of my two passions. I really tried to make it as authentic as I could, which led to multiple rebuilds. I wanted the wall to be taller, but ran out of bricks. Thanks again everyone! :D
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Re: CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby Griffon » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:22 am

:shock:
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Re: CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby Hound Knight » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:03 pm

I know you've been getting this a lot but... :shock:
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Re: CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby footsteps » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:52 pm

shmails wrote:This is an entry into the CCCVII Technological Advance Category:

FLYING BUTTRESS

The Crown King has just finished his legacy, a new cathedral designed and built using flying buttresses, a new technology that allows interiors to be taller and more awe inspiring.

Enjoy!

Enjoy, I did. Funnily, I had just read about the development of flying buttresses this weekend. One major result of having weight transferred to pillars via buttresses was that windows could be larger without weakening the walls -- so stain-glass windows were able to develop too.

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Re: CCCVII Technological Advance - Flying Buttress

Postby shmails » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:44 am

That is true. The other upside was the extra space under the buttress. The first buttresses were open underneath, then someone realized this was wasted space, and used that space, allowing them to get many more people into the cathedral. Thanks again everyone!
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