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Japanese temple by gtahelper

Postby Bruce N H » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:27 am

Hey all,

Take a close look at gtahelper's Japanese temple:

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This MOC is just full of great techniques - the unique roof design, the SNOT and angled rocks, the steps, that little bridge. It definitely merits going through and looking at each picture in detail.

Also watch the YouTube video. This MOC is motorized as well.

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Re: Japanese temple by gtahelper

Postby Seikfreid » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:35 am

I agree, this work is beautiful. The roof is brilliant and the overall atmosphere of the moc is peaceful; exactly like I would expect a Japanese temple to feel. The bridge is also quite ingenious, heck, so is the whole thing! Thanks for posting this, it's a great work.
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Re: Japanese temple by gtahelper

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:23 pm

wow that is very good. The roof adds a very interesting visual to this MOC. I agree the techniques he used on the rockwork is very unique as well. A great MOC.

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Re: Japanese temple by gtahelper

Postby mautara » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:41 pm

...and he puts moving fishes too in it!

a very very good work
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Re: Japanese temple by gtahelper

Postby mystuffiscool » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:06 pm

I was amazed by the moving fish! I hope to utilize this idea too... :twisted:
The whole thing is great! I love all of the subtle part uses.
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Re: Japanese temple by gtahelper

Postby DarkTemplar » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:34 am

mystuffiscool wrote:I was amazed by the moving fish! I hope to utilize this idea too... :twisted:
The whole thing is great! I love all of the subtle part uses.


I can't agree more, the way the fish refract through the clear bricks almost mimics actual water, and I love the bridge and overall design. Nice MOC!
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Re: Japanese temple by gtahelper

Postby dyntar » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:16 pm

wow thats excellent work!
must ask.. what pieces were used to make the roof and how did they get it to curve in both directions?
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Re: Japanese temple by gtahelper

Postby Lord Lego 436 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:01 pm

The fish is excellent! How are the fish done?
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Re: Japanese temple by gtahelper

Postby DaleDVM » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:26 pm

The fish appear to be on a disc that spins and makes them swim in a curved pattern. The roof is made of 1x1s each twisted at an angle to the one before them. The 1x1s are also bent to shape the roof with an roundish shape.

I am a big fan of the roof technique. I like the look of the rocks at those angles but have to say I don't think it is worth it when you can see the hinge brick from the side like that. Perhaps if he hid the hinge brick back one layer and hid it with cover bricks... then I would like it a lot more.
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