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ItLUG Legofest at Ballabio

Postby Bruce N H » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:25 pm

Hey all,

ItLUG, the Italian LEGO Users Group, recently held a Legofest in the town of Ballabio in Northern Italy. Check out some pictures.

Highlights for the castler include this [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=193158]campanile, or bell tower, from the Basilica di San Nicolo, built by Marco Chiappa:

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and this [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=181556]London Bridge, built by Gaetano Notaro:

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Also this layout, which includes a cathedral and a ruined castle (not sure who built that one):

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Postby Jacob C. » Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:01 am

That London Bridge is fantastic!
I love how the tudor style houses are built right on to the bridge.
And that little loading dock, for picking up supplies from boats, is really cool.
This is probably my new favorite lego bridge.

The Bell Tower is amazing as well.
I like all the structual details and the clock.
The tower is just massive, it looks as though the builder had a little trouble putting the top on:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1889695

The castle town layout is impressive.
The amount of mottling is just insane!
I'd hate to be the one who has to take it all apart:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1881635

Great Stuff!
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Postby Traveler » Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:16 am

Check out the number of slopes (and inverted slopes) on that bridge! Yikes.

If you look at the rest of the gallery, there's a sweet Rube Goldberg contraption for loading soccer balls into train cars (I think).
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Postby Bruce N H » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:53 am

Hey,

Marco has posted many more pictures of his belltower, section by section, with lots of pics of construction details and reference pics from the real thing. My favorite part is the [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=198766]terraza:

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Postby nazgul » Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:01 pm

That bell tower is insane... :shock:
Everything there just has me drooling...
the bell tower,
the bridge,
the mottling,
the layout,

sigh.... :(
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