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Postby Bruce N H » Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:45 pm

Hey all,

Check out this great [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=176472]tower by Hippotam:

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Anyone know who this is?

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Postby Norro » Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:35 pm

That is aneat little build with a lot of style. I like the height of the tower. It is also good to see that someone else builds in balcony romances...

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Postby Jacob C. » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:14 pm

Hey, this is a great tower!
I love the working crane/lift.
The balconies, the vines crawling up the structure, and the romance scene are all splendid.
I also like how the roof is built and how it connects to the top.
Building roofs for circular or polygonal structures is always a chore.
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Postby ZIGGY! » Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:03 pm

Neat tower,nuff said :wink: Actually I really like the whole thing neat crane,elegant design,nice little balcony scene :wink: and overall neat tower with nice land and wall scaping. :)
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Postby Remyth » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:45 pm

Hey great tower man! I like the way you did the roof.
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Postby Modesty » Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:16 pm

Too bad he didn't furnish the interior.

Sweet design though! The kind of odd-stud stuff I suck at. :roll:
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Postby smcginnis » Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:21 am

That is really cool. I like the architecture, and the foliage makes it seem "lived in". The crane lifting the pallet of barrels is a nice touch.

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Postby Hippotam » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:31 am

Hello.

I am quite surpised that you have spotted my little tower! Thank you for such nice comments, I am glad you like it.

This is my second MOC after almost 20 years of dark age. I was just trying some simple SNOT techniques and that's how the roof was made :-) Then, I had to build something that could fit under it and so - tada! - here it is :-)

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PS. Long time lurker, first time poster, finally had a reason to register :-) so: hi to everyone, great forum!
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Postby JoshWedin » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:04 pm

Hippotam wrote:Long time lurker, first time poster, finally had a reason to register :-) so: hi to everyone, great forum!


Welcome to CC! Glad that Bruce could drag you in from the dark. :) That is a great tower, very elegant. Interesting that you built the roof first. I always build my towers from the ground up and then have trouble with the top. Maybe I will have to try it this way.

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Postby Bruce N H » Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:08 pm

Hey Hippoatm,

Welcome to the light! I'm glad this thread flushed you out. I really like the way you used SNOT to build up the tower. Are the white Studs-On-Top sections attached to the black SNOT framework, or are they held by gravity? Lots of great details in this, like for instance the way you worked the hinging mechanism on the front door into being a decorative detail. Amazing that this is your second public MOC coming out of your dark ages.

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Postby wunztwice » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:42 pm

Hey Hippoatm, welcome to CC!!! Also, welcome to the 'enlightenment' from your dark ages. I'm sure glad you broke out the legos and made this MOC.

The whole tower is great! I like the SNOT use and all the details, like foliage and the crane. The balcony is also cool and the whole tudor look is very well executed. Your second MOC out of your dark ages you say? Gosh dern good for that! Keep it up, I'll watch for more of your stuff.
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Postby Lord Felix » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:00 pm

What does SNOT stand for? And I forgot the others, but what do they stand for too?

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Postby Hippotam » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:37 pm

Bruce N H wrote:Hey Hippoatm,
Are the white Studs-On-Top sections attached to the black SNOT framework, or are they held by gravity?


Well, gravity always helps a lot, but no one having a curious three-year-old kid should rely on it :-), so: Each wall section is attached to the upper SNOT ring by 2x1 plates with center stud, and to the bottom ring by 1/2 technic pins, or a headlights bricks (when I ran out of pins)

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Postby smcginnis » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:41 pm

Lord Felix wrote:What does SNOT stand for? And I forgot the others, but what do they stand for too?

The only ones I've seen in this thread are:
  • MOC. Stands for My Own Creation.
  • SNOT. Stands for Studs Not On Top.
  • CC. Stands for Classic-Castle. (Of course!)
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