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Leaning Tower of Pisa by Arthur Gugick

Postby Bruce N H » Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:01 pm

Hey all,

Arthur Gugick (Torgugick on Brickshelf) has a lot of great MOCs recreating architectural landmarks. Here is his [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=157981]Leaning Tower of Pisa:

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Postby Maedhros » Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:16 pm

Looks good. I really like his use of these pieces. A pity he din´t take any pics of how he made it lean though... Would have been interesting...
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Postby wunztwice » Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:26 pm

Hmm Bruce you always seem to beat me to these posts...

I just saw this on brickshelf yesterday and wasn't able to post on it yet.

I really like this one. It is realstic, made after a real building, and "copied" well. The architecual elements to this building are very interesting and make a nice study in LEGO building. The lean is also quite peculiar and could have been difficult, dependinig on the weight and all of the top. Thanks for posting this Bruce!
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Postby nazgul » Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:47 pm

Ooh, nice :) . The detailing is nicely done and he did a really good job with the tilt, I wonder how he did it (more as in how he got it so that there are no obvious "angling" gaps). Overall, very nice.
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Postby DARKspawn » Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:30 pm

He has pulled off the curve so effectively, it looks great. I would love to see how he has achieved the tilt too.
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Postby stuifzand » Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:32 am

DARKspawn wrote: I would love to see how he has achieved the tilt too.

I think he put a plate or two under the left side bottom of the tower... As simple as that ;)
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Postby DARKspawn » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:18 am

Simplicity is always the best way to go ;)
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Postby El Mariachi » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:31 am

Ehehe, its funny because its inclined. Stupid italians.
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Postby Scnicker » Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:35 pm

-The above post can be offensive-

That's a cool model of Pisa. The details are extremely well done. I hope he builds something Turkish :P.
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Postby JoshWedin » Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:31 pm

El Mariachi wrote:Stupid italians.


El Mariachi, statements like this are not allowed or tolerated on CC. I assume you meant this as a joke, but I can't really tell. But it really doesn't matter. If its a joke, its in very poor taste. If its not a joke, then the statement is extremely ignorant. Kindly refrain from statements like this in the future.

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Postby wunztwice » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:40 pm

Scnicker wrote:I hope he builds something Turkish :P.


That would be very cool too! He has a large spread of architecture form all over the world, and something turkish, or perhaps even something like ottoman empire would be a great addition to his repitiore! (The spelling is close, but I'm not certain...)
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Postby Scnicker » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:55 pm

Ottoman=Turkish ;)

Anyways, I've looked at his other stuff and; man! They are awesome. My favourite one is the Arch de Triumph :).
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Postby wunztwice » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:56 pm

Yup-I meant more like ancient turkish as opposed to anything old, but more recent.
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Postby kelderic » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:15 pm

This looks really good. The tilt seem accurate, and his use of greeblies is great.

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Postby garraofthesand » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:12 pm

wow. not much to say here. That is one of the best historical moc's i have ever scene :D
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