Hi to all,
This will be my first post to classic castle though I have been on lugnet many a time. Bear with me as I am not
sure about putting pics on this.
Carl, thanks for the note.
I did show the Hill and Ridge Modular System (HRMS) at Brickfest 2005 and was the result of putting on many a show at various locations and wanting something flexible and reusable. Modest goals were
- reusable system of modules
- fast assembly for outdoor scenes
- interesting asthetics
- compact to carry around and lightweight
Based the module on the 1/4 green baseplate which measures 16x16 studs. Decided on 4 colors which was
a brick layer of brown, 2 brick layers of tan and one brick layer of green. Note since Brickfest 2005, I am building
add-on standards in gray to make the hills so that a stack above this may include another baseplate+4 brick layers of dark/light gray.
I have used this to build nice landscape scenes to "frame" the scene and it is quite flexible. The 2 IC, 4 OC, 2 DS, 2 SS, 2 RS and 2 PS I brought to Brickfest 2005 with assorted 1/4, 1/2 and full green baseplates could be made into at least 8 different landscape scenes for the Macedonian phalanx I also brought along. And those were just the one I thought of. Phalanx on brickshelf at
There were 5 different modules all on 1/4 green baseplate which was a "starter" pack of which all others would be derivative. They are...
- single straight (SS)
- inside corner (IC)
- outside corner (OC)
- raised section (RS)
- patch section (PS)
From these 5, many other sections can be derived like ..
- double straight (DS) 16x32 green baseplate
- double raised section (DRS)
- quad raised section (QRS) 32x32 green baseplate
Section pics on brickshelf when moderated.
As mentioned earlier, been working to extend this to the next level (literally) by now adding another baseplate with 4 gray/dk gray brick layers and you can have hills built with some nice contours.
As far as a standard, this probably could be a flexible standard to allow different groups making large scale scenes to merge them together.
I have yet to incorporate river/waters into the modules though I have experimented with them. Likely possible with some more R&D or Trial and Error.
Been working on a brand new website to post this but that will take some time so I have at least uploaded the pics to Brickshelf. Hope this helps.