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Great Belville-scale stone bridge by stapelaar

Postby Bruce N H » Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:17 pm

Hey all

Stapelaar (?) is doing some really cool things at the Belville scale. I was particularly interested in this [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1427884]stone bridge:
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They show step-by-step how they made it. First they built the [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1406354]basic framework with bricks/plates:
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Then covered that with [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1406356]tiles:
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They built up the road surface with [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1406357]1x1 tiles on plates:
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Notice that these plates all run across the width of the road with none running the length, which allowed them to [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1406359]curve the road surface over the framework:
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and [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1406361]hold it into place:
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I wonder if the curving surface would work better with a baseplate?

Other details that would be of interest in castle building are the spear fence and the [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1483756]arches over the windows offset by half a stud:
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and all the great multicolor mottling, as seen in [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1501572]this stairway:
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There's some really nice landscaping as well; particularly check out the [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1602087]little sandbars in the river.
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Postby Ristridin » Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:58 pm

This is super! A livetime building project! I wish I had that amount of lego. That man should be a lego masterbuilder!
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Postby Lord Nev » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:25 pm

Now THAT is cool! I wonder what he could do by making a castle! 8)
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Postby Tanotrooper » Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:05 pm

I think he is dutch or belgian. Genious work! like the bridge.

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Postby g2 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:08 am

Very well done!!!

1) The spear fence is a very clever idea. I might incorporate it into my lego designs.

2) the bridge is awsome....and all those 1x1 tiles - wow. I wonder if I can build a smaller scale version. :)

3) I absolutely loved the actual building that is a great design, with some minor modification (and a bit of reverse-engineering) I could build a minifig castle version.....hmmm...do I have enough bricks I wonder :?:

Overall --GREAT WORK-- and very inspirational.

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Postby JoshWedin » Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:14 am

That is really amazing. The amount of detail is overwhelming...I keep seeing more stuff, the longer I look. What is going on in this pic, off to the right, up on the cliff? Is that girl being shoved over the cliff by her sheep? Kind of disturbing...

Anyway, excellent work, truly amazing!

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Postby aaronsneary » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:08 pm

He IS a Master builder, determined by this photo:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1635784

That's GBL, the contact cement that Euro MMBs use to glue LEGO these days. That would explain the Miniland Scale, and the amount of parts.

It's still an excellent example of castle techniques, and the level of detail you can create at that scale.

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Postby porschecm2 » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:26 pm

Wow! I love all the extra details that can be packed into something when building at this scale. The spear fence is really neat. I have to say though, that I think there's just a few too many colours in the mottling. I've seen most of those colours used well in mottling before, but I think there's just too much of a clash here. Still though, this castle is amazing.

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Postby wunztwice » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:42 pm

Hmmm, I could have sworn I saw this here before. Maybe just elsewhere. Anyways I absolutley love it. The motling and landscaping is super well done and the whole MOC is very impressive. The design was visibly well thought-out and greatly benifits!
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Postby E of Alshire » Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:58 pm

wunztwice wrote:Hmmm, I could have sworn I saw this here before.


This is an older thread. :wink:

Yeah, I agree that the mottling is too busy. Other than that, the scale works well, though I don't really ever like this scale.
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Postby stuifzand » Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:09 am

aaronsneary wrote:He IS a Master builder, determined by this photo:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1635784

That's GBL, the contact cement that Euro MMBs use to glue LEGO these days. That would explain the Miniland Scale, and the amount of parts.

There are people who have that glue and are not masterbuilders... :wink:
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Postby Norro » Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:19 pm

Well worth a detailed look (which took time from me). Thanks for posting this Bruce!

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Postby Jake, of the Palace Guard » Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:40 pm

That is extrememly good, I had no idea that you could curve plates like that. That mottling, and those extremely cool fences, look so stylish!!!
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Postby aaronsneary » Mon Oct 23, 2006 3:51 pm

stuifzand wrote:
aaronsneary wrote:He IS a Master builder, determined by this photo:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1635784

That's GBL, the contact cement that Euro MMBs use to glue LEGO these days. That would explain the Miniland Scale, and the amount of parts.

There are people who have that glue and are not masterbuilders... :wink:


You really think there are non-LEGO employees with GBL labelled with a LEGO sticker? Not to mention the standard MMB technique of using steel rod to secure parts, also seen in that photo.

Yes, it's in someone's home, but I believe the European MMBs sometimes work from home.

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Postby stuifzand » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:03 pm

aaronsneary wrote:
stuifzand wrote:
aaronsneary wrote:He IS a Master builder, determined by this photo:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1635784

That's GBL, the contact cement that Euro MMBs use to glue LEGO these days. That would explain the Miniland Scale, and the amount of parts.

There are people who have that glue and are not masterbuilders... :wink:


You really think there are non-LEGO employees with GBL labelled with a LEGO sticker? Not to mention the standard MMB technique of using steel rod to secure parts, also seen in that photo.

Yes, it's in someone's home, but I believe the European MMBs sometimes work from home.

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I do not only think that, I even know that.
I know the guy, he lives 7km from me. Trust me, he's not a LEGO employee...
Many people have stuff like that...
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