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Re: Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi

Postby nanuck95 » Sun May 09, 2010 11:14 pm

Looks awesome Tony! I've enjoyed seeing all the pictures and progress you've been posting. The finished product is amazing, I think my favorite part is the stained glass windows, they really stand out. Thanks for sharing it with us!
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Re: Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi

Postby SavaTheAggie » Mon May 10, 2010 7:15 pm

Thanks much, all!

Bruce N H wrote:Hey Tony,

This is gorgeous! I've really enjoyed watching the progress and now to see the final is even better. Is this, or at least a segment, going to BrickWorld? If so, we simply have to arrange a CC sigfig photoshoot inside this. I'm so honored that my sf has a prominent seat inside.

Bruce


Alas, I won't be making it to Brickworld this year, after all. I just don't have the money, and I don't think I could raise enough through my Bricklink shop. However, had I been able to go, I would have brought the whole thing.

It's the only place fitting of little Bruce, I think.

Gumby wrote:It's such a treat to not only see the finished product, but to witness the planning/progress throughout the build as well. Your Castle creations have really matured over the years, Tony (and your train MOCs just started off amazing). :)


I think my time in trains has really given me a new perspective in building. Had it not been for that, I don't think I ever could have built this.

Robin Hood wrote:Considering the location of the photoshoot, I imagine you got a few compliments on it.

Solid job Sava, solid job. Complete attention to detail on all of it, and some great detail too. Love the windows and every aspect of the interior. My favorite thing about it all is that while it is a stunning build, it is also a build I can relate to. I can look at that and say "I could do something like that someday", some MOCs are great, but truly beyond my ability to comprehend, this one though rests just beautifully where I can enjoy it. Great work!

Dan :wink:


You would have thought so, but actually no one approached me. In fact, the few people that were there that friday morning kept their distance. LEGO is scary, I guess. Or I am.

I started the build with the intention of not going overboard. Sometimes builders put too much emphasis on the details, and the greater MOC gets lost in translation or the sea of detailed bits.

Elbadar wrote:Beautiful! You know maybe its just me but you seem to build best when your using real buildings as your inspiration. This has inspired me to my very core, I'm rebuilding my castle's church. Only critique is the light bley is mostly alone without any other colors being integrated, but a very minor critique none the less. Great Job :D !


It's actually a mix of old and new light grey. Most churches of this style, the two inspiration cathedrals included, have very little in the way of color variation in the stone used in their construction. Typically all contrast comes from the detail work and the textures given to the features.

Blego7 wrote:Oh gosh this is amazing. I would like to see it on MOCpages though. (understanding time restrictions) :shock:


In due time, my friend.

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Postby Robin Hood » Tue May 11, 2010 2:59 am

SavaTheAggie wrote:
Robin Hood wrote:Considering the location of the photoshoot, I imagine you got a few compliments on it.

Solid job Sava, solid job. Complete attention to detail on all of it, and some great detail too. Love the windows and every aspect of the interior. My favorite thing about it all is that while it is a stunning build, it is also a build I can relate to. I can look at that and say "I could do something like that someday", some MOCs are great, but truly beyond my ability to comprehend, this one though rests just beautifully where I can enjoy it. Great work!

Dan :wink:


You would have thought so, but actually no one approached me. In fact, the few people that were there that friday morning kept their distance. LEGO is scary, I guess. Or I am.


You are a very dark and foreboding figure. I think it's the helmet. Maybe keep the visor up more often when out on the streets of Houston.

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Postby KarenJ » Tue May 11, 2010 4:12 pm

I really like this! It's a lot like St Pats, only on steroids with the flying buttresses. I've never been to Chartres but have been to St Pats many times, and I can tell you that you've really captured its magnificence. Capture is not the right word, I know. Can't find the right word.

Robin Hood wrote:Considering the location of the photoshoot, I imagine you got a few compliments on it.
My favorite thing about it all is that while it is a stunning build, it is also a build I can relate to. I can look at that and say "I could do something like that someday", some MOCs are great, but truly beyond my ability to comprehend, this one though rests just beautifully where I can enjoy it. Great work!

Dan :wink:


SavaTheAggie wrote:I started the build with the intention of not going overboard. Sometimes builders put too much emphasis on the details, and the greater MOC gets lost in translation or the sea of detailed bits.


Well said. Sometimes I see MOCs on the net and my head feels like it's going to explode. Your cathedral is both awesome and refreshing.

Edit: I think the ultra high complexity of some MOCs may be because of excessive "Greebling"... or, the application of too much "Greeble".
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Re: Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi

Postby Elbadar » Wed May 12, 2010 1:58 am

(In reference to your reply to my earlier post) True, and it does make the architectural details stand out more, but I'm left to wonder if thats truly the norm of medieval cathedrals, what with St. Patricks being a bit more recent. On the other hand I think I like the single tone color better for this style and this size of cathedral, so consider me swayed :)
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Re: Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi

Postby Blego7 » Fri May 14, 2010 1:22 am

SavaTheAggie wrote:
Blego7 wrote:Oh gosh this is amazing. I would like to see it on MOCpages though. (understanding time restrictions) :shock:


In due time, my friend.

--Tony


Hahahaha thanks. What a build. This should be displayed every where you can! God bless,
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Re: Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Fri May 14, 2010 1:29 pm

Wow, wow, and wow!!! Tony this is amazing! The stained glass, the organ, the general look and design... it is great. Some major preparation has paid off with a great creation. I was hoping for a medieval group of residents but it was interesting those you placed in it regardless.

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Re: Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi

Postby Napoleon » Fri May 28, 2010 10:55 pm

I feel like I could kick myself for forgetting to comment! Please forgive me.

Ahem: Great job! Definately one of your best creations ever, if not THE best. It is so detailed! It is a...miracle :wink: that you managed to build it so well, even for you. How many hours did you take all together? How many bricks? AND, are you planning another project any time soon?
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