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Spectacular stone church by BS user jimd

Postby wunztwice » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:04 am

Hey all,

I was browsing BS and came across this really nice stone church made by BS user jimd. I definately think it's noteworthy.

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Postby LEGOFREAK » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:51 pm

there are a LOT of really awesome details in here. I love the roof (may have to borrow the idea for a castle sometime)! The tree is awesome, the window details are great, the graveyard is simple but effective. I love the mix of old and new gray on the flagstones at the entrance. even the little bit of landscaping is great.

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Postby eNiGMa » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:10 pm

My favorite details are the slopes at the top of the tower, the roof, and the flagstones, but the whole thing is really cool. The landscaping is also done well.
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Postby smcginnis » Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:47 pm

Really nice. I like the mottled roof, and the tower and buttresses are nice. But the best thing would have to be the stained glass windows. So many 1x1 slopes. :shock: Oh, and he's a member. :wink:

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Postby wunztwice » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:52 pm

hehe, :oops: I thought he was, but couldn't find him in the member list. Sorry Jim...

I also like the mottled roof and the "gutters" on the sides The bellfry is nice in the lighter grey and I love all the stained glass windows using the 1x1 slopes. The touch of landscaping works very well.

Overall a great MOC, and Jim, my deepest apologies for possibly stealing your thunder...
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Postby Bruce N H » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:18 pm

Hey,

Yeah, that's a great church. I especially like the windows - both the stained glass and the details around the outside.
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I also really like the mottled up, all-tile roof:
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Hmm, doesn't look like Jim's posted here since April; perhaps he's been busy working on this. Jim, if you're out there, outstanding job.

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Postby CAI » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:32 pm

Excellent, Not much to add here, but nice photography especially in this shot. The shadows make it much more real lookng.

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/jimd/ ... urch09.jpg

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Postby smcginnis » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:34 pm

CAI wrote:Excellent, Not much to add here, but nice photography especially in this shot. The shadows make it much more real lookng.

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/jimd/ ... urch09.jpg

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That's what I liked so much about that pic. It puzzled me there for a while. Thanks for pointing it out, CAI.

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Postby Slobey » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:35 pm

This looks excelent, I've wanted to use that corballing effect that he uses on the corners of the belltower for a while now. It's a nice feature
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Postby JPinoy » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:46 pm

I like how the church as a rather simple, yet detailed design. It kinda reminds me of the Cagsawa Church in my country... although, that one is partly buried due to a volcano explosion back in the 1800s..
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Postby J_Chartowich » Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:00 pm

Thanks for posting this! It's a marvelous demonstration of SNOT, and I like the avoidance of the BGW syndrome, as well as the look of it. It would be sweet to see the interior of it too.
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Postby Jim » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:08 am

Howdy!

No worries about posting this for me Wunz. I didn't realize that the folder would be moderated so fast. I created this MOC to explore the use of the Plate, 1x2 with one stud element sometimes called a jumper plate. There are approximately 260 of these in the building. Can you see where I used them? I haven't yet seen a comment that specifically addresses them, so we'll see.

I love the roof (may have to borrow the idea for a castle sometime)!

Thanks for the nice comments Freak. :D

My favorite details are the slopes at the top of the tower, the roof, and the flagstones, but the whole thing is really cool. The landscaping is also done well.

Thanks eNiGMa!!

Really nice. I like the mottled roof, and the tower and buttresses are nice. But the best thing would have to be the stained glass windows. So many 1x1 slopes. Oh, and he's a member.

Thanks smcginnis, :wink:

Yeah, that's a great church. I especially like the windows - both the stained glass and the details around the outside.

Hmm, doesn't look like Jim's posted here since April; perhaps he's been busy working on this. Jim, if you're out there, outstanding job.

Thanks Bruce!! I have been very busy starting up a new contract with my company. We have taken over operation of the Space Shuttle contingency landing and pilot training site at White Sands New Mexico. I hired 19 new employees, set up healthcare, 401K plans, etc., etc. etc. All very distracting from Lego.

nice photography especially in this shot. The shadows make it much more real lookng.

Thanks Chad. I assure you that any advanced photographic techniques are purely accidental :oops:

This looks excelent, I've wanted to use that corballing effect that he uses on the corners of the belltower for a while now. It's a nice feature

Thanks Slobey, I'm glad you like it!!

I like how the church as a rather simple, yet detailed design.

Thanks JP!!

Thanks for posting this! It's a marvelous demonstration of SNOT, and I like the avoidance of the BGW syndrome, as well as the look of it. It would be sweet to see the interior of it too.

Thanks J_Chartowich!! SNOT is the best!

Thanks again all, and see if you can spot the jumper plates.

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Postby Bruce N H » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:50 am

Jim wrote:Thanks again all, and see if you can spot the jumper plates.


Hey Jim,

Well, the cones lining the edge of the roof are all on jumper plates, but that only accounts for forty or so. Next I thought that maybe those overlapping tiles on the roof were offset by a half a stud, but I don't think they are. But then, aha! That's a very subtle use of a whole lot to give a nice shape. I take it there's an empty gap behind a 1xn row of bricks on the bottom of the eave to give room for the half a stud overhang of those jumper plates? The 1x1 brick that hides that looks like a drainspout, which is a nice effect.

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Postby wunztwice » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:57 am

Holy cow!!! I found where the majority of those jumper plates are! Underneath the "gutter" you have two layers of them giving a gradual slope up and out from the wall.

Seen in these pictures (which happen to be links):
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I thought something looked different about that area. Some very nice work there, and the fact that it was experimental is even more amazing.

EDIT: aww, Bruce beat me again. That's what I get for doing homework...
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Postby Jim » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:52 am

Good job!

The moldings under each of the eaves are made from a double layer of jumper plates covered by a long row of 1 x n tiles.

The roof is actually made up of quarter-lap tiles. I like the look of the quarter overlap - the larger reveal on each tile. It also cuts the number of tiles required to cover a roof area, and reduces the thickness of the resulting roof. The geometry of the overlap allows the slope of each tile to more closely match the overall slope of the roof. With the half-lap method, the tiles are more horizontal.

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