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Postby MaxiVisVires » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:42 pm

I remember when Ben was having the castle building dicussion and explaining this new offset building technique he came up with. Everyone was speechless. Then someone broke the sample modle being passed around :D

I must say, very amazing.
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Postby architect » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:12 pm

Recluce wrote:Pepa Quin took another (different angle) shot of your white tower, and it has the figs on it. I like it more in this shot for showing the ocean, though I think a bit more wave like action could have been built.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1993686


Thank you for linking to this other image. I wanted to work on the waves a bit more but I need to stock up on extra medium light blue plates in small sizes. Does anyone have links to good LEGO waves?

I remember when Ben was having the castle building dicussion and explaining this new offset building technique he came up with. Everyone was speechless. Then someone broke the sample modle being passed around

I must say, very amazing.


Thanks. That was funny :lol: The example was not as sturdy as the large model. Plus it was not meant to be taken apart without some effort for reconstruction.

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Postby King_Ed » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:29 pm

That's a very cool tower, I like the windows and the crenulation. I think that tower would look great in a castle!
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Postby Bricksidge » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:21 am

Hey Ben, Lenny told me that the presentations from that Castle Technique seminar would be online somewhere. Know anything about that?

I had to miss the seminar for lunch and the improvisational Steampunk conference.
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Postby architect » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:00 pm

Bricksidge wrote:Hey Ben, Lenny told me that the presentations from that Castle Technique seminar would be online somewhere. Know anything about that?

I had to miss the seminar for lunch and the improvisational Steampunk conference.


Hi Kevin,

Lenny is correct. I converted my session to an html article on the main page. I am debating on whether to convert the others or just link to those powerpoint files. Plus, I still need to get a few of the files from Cyndi. Hopefully I will have a couple more up this weekend.

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Postby brickerik » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:05 pm

My picture of the white tower

Thank you Ben for your corbel technique presented at BrickFest. This technique is very nice.
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Postby Recluce » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:54 pm

Good angle on that picture! It really shows the corbels off well. Man, I'm still floored by the technique, and I was totally stumped on how it was done.
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Postby Sir Terrance » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:22 pm

Looks great! I love the use of the 1x2 panels. One question, was the window and door design with the offset bricks inspired by this creation of mine, here?

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Postby architect » Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:42 pm

Sir Terrance wrote:Looks great! I love the use of the 1x2 panels. One question, was the window and door design with the offset bricks inspired by this creation of mine, here?

~Chris Perron


No, they are actually inspired by the interior of my local church. Using jumpers for quoins and surrounds in castle and town buildings has been done before by a variety of AFOL's, especially in larger mocs. You can also notice that my stones are staggered at different intervals and do not repeat in the same way as your moc. If I had to give credit for the most inspiration of a LEGO moc, it would have to be the white tower on the far left of this picture from Brickfest 04 http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=876176

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Postby Bruce N H » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:53 am

Hey,

That tower is by Marc Nelson, but for some reason he doesn't have seperate pics of it in his BS gallery aside from a blurry one from Brickfest. [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=885386]Here's a clearer pic from another BF-04 gallery:
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Postby wunztwice » Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:00 am

Well, whatever the technique (which is definately very cool and of great use) this is a perdy dern good MOC. I actually like all the creations mentioned in this thread, and have been attempting to accrue enough jumpers to work some of this offset stuff, as well as now gathering my short panels to makes something of them too!

Thanks again, and it's nice to see a fellow Crusader fan around, you can help me hold off some of the BFers...er, wait NO I didn't mean...it......(running away motion)...
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