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32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:13 am
by Busboy489
As the first step in the kings plan to expand his kingdom this forest outpost was built. Lets just say the locals are not too thrilled.

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I hope you enjoy. Any comments/suggestions are greatly appreciated! :D

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Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:36 am
by Tycho McKorley
Wow, nice tower! I recognize the method you used to make the top, gray portion, but I've never seen anything like the building you did for the red part. What parts did you use, exactly?

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:00 am
by Busboy489
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Heres a picture of the tower interior. Also the three pieces used to create the curve. this is not my technique, no idea who used it first.

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:56 am
by Bruce N H
Hey,

This is a gorgeous tower. The transition from the gray part to the red part is really cool. I think that technique was developed by Deb Higdon. Jordan Schwartz also used it in his Rapunzel's Tower that was on our front page a couple of months back.

Bruce

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:55 pm
by Rick-Ricks
I love the contrast between the forest and the "invading" outpost. The posing of the forestmen is a great touch.

My only nitpick however, is the tan path leading to the tower. I would suggest making that a plate lower so it looks like it's been trampled into the ground, or I'd add a teeny bit more color.

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:33 pm
by babyjawa
Amazing. I love the interior, regardless of where the technique originated. It would be interesting to see that kind of texture used as the outside of a building, though it might not be possible by looking at it. All the little details really make the tower.

Though I do happen to agree with Rick-Ricks about the tan path. However, it isn't as important as the tower itself.

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:44 pm
by eilonwy77
The tower is very elegant. The transition from the grey to the red is my favorite part. That tower technique is awesome. I've seen it before, but your application here really makes me want to go invest in those pieces. ;-)

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:26 pm
by Peter de Yeule
Really nice tower. Can you give me an estimation of how many bricks were used to make the red part of the tower ( interior/exterior ) ?

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:46 pm
by Busboy489
Here are the numbers:

Red Tile - 496 pieces (Bricklink)
White Bracket - 496 pieces (Bricklink)
White Plate - 496 pieces (Bricklink)
Red 2x8 Plate - 21 pieces (Bricklink)

Hope this helps! :D

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:06 am
by jediknight219
Is there a reason you used a 1x2 plate with a bar on it instead of just a 1x2 plate?

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:29 am
by Griffon
Very nice tower you got there! you're quite busy lately :)
Keep up the good work!

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:46 pm
by Busboy489
jediknight219 wrote:Is there a reason you used a 1x2 plate with a bar on it instead of just a 1x2 plate?


No reason except for it was on the PAB wall at the LEGO store and I built the tower in the store. basic 1x2 plates will work just fine.

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:17 pm
by nanuck95
Great technique, the tower looks really good. The spacing gives the red tiles a "brick and mortar" feel, which breaks up the solid red of the tiles. The transitions to the other features such as the windows and the door is really smooth, and really works well. I enjoyed looking through your pictures, and thanks for the pictures of the insides to show how you did it as well.

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:55 am
by Ye Olde Republic
I was going to come on here and yell and scream, "You wildman! It looks like you're putting so much stress on those 1x2s that you'll NEVER be able to use them again! Are you crazy??", but then I kind of noticed that they were square. Further inspection reveals that you have access to a PAB wall. It's a brilliant technique and I don't care who came up with it; it needs to be used more often.

I have a question for you. The window. Seeing the way you used 2x2 tiles, I was wondering how you attached it. Is it just hanging off a jumper plate with the stud connected to the hole in that 1x2 technic brick or did you manage to hide a more complicated mechanism behind the window?

Re: 32x32 challenge "Forest Outpost"

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:20 pm
by elondisc
It looks amazing. The parapet(sp?) at the top looks a little tall for the tower. Seems like the guys wouldn't be able to see the forest guys sneaking up, maybe thats how they got so close to the tower. Anyway, it looks amazing and is much better than I could do. I really love your lego sorting method and how it is organized. I recently started sorting my old legos and realized I now have to many to fix in my old sorting system so I will have t figure something else out.