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Old 02-03-2022, 11:07 PM
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I just had an brilleante idea. Imma messenger you.
Speaking of which, allow me to present Castle Beyskull, Brickinghamís humble castle facade.



It even favors Castle Greyskull a little with the two towers and the balconies looking a little like eyes.

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So you can see how narrow the build is.



Here it is in place in the windowsill. Itís partially obstructed by the gatehouse.



Brickingham
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Old 02-06-2022, 09:03 PM
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Been working on Brickingham. I rearranged a little just so Brickingham wouldnít be so empty.



I finished the wall structure, need to do final greebling (Iím intending a good bit of ivy growing on the pillars.
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Old 02-07-2022, 11:29 PM
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I sometimes look through BrickLink for weird looking pieces. In part because they are difficult to use, you can find them cheaper than other pieces. I liked this piece so I bought like 20 of them. Itís the top of Brickinghamís wall.



I tiled the wall and added the Ivy that I wanted.



Closer view of wall



Brickingham overall. The castle on the left will eventually be moved back out, I just wanted the area to have stuff.



Backside of wall
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I sometimes look through BrickLink for weird looking pieces. In part because they are difficult to use, you can find them cheaper than other pieces. I liked this piece so I bought like 20 of them.
So now I have a question ... does the LEGO community overlap with the 3D printing community? Is it practical to 3D print bricks ... and if so is it cheating?
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Yes, although LEGO (the company) often post take-down notices on the sites where you can download the stl files to print any of the standard LEGO bricks.

The 3D printed bricks from regular consumer-grade 3D printers aren't as smooth or quite as accurate as the true LEGO bricks. Good for custom bricks though (say you want to print a brick with a 17-degree angle between top and bottom surfaces, or one that's 10% taller than a regular brick). Also, you can print in any colour you want (assuming you can find that colour filament for your printer) - you can get sparkly, and fluorescent filaments. You can also buy more advanced printers that can print bricks with more than one colour.

I don't think it's cheating. But if you do too much customization, there comes a point where you might as well just design and print the complete model as a collection of 3D-printed parts, and not bother to use LEGO at all.
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Old 02-09-2022, 11:16 PM
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Ivy visited the newly constructed Brickingham wall and gave the gift of Ivy :tmgrin:

Iím happy with how the plants are looking.



Wide shot.



View from of the gatehouse

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Ivy came back through and adjusted her work.

The flowers on the left and right are from the same lineage, the ones in the middle are a separate lineage.

I did a dihybrid cross with the two traits being color and petal count.

The resulting flower count is 54/18/18/6 (for pink/petal count) and 27/9/9/3 for red/petal count.

I added a bit of weirdness by adding a green flower to each homozygous dominant Pink flower.
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Wonder Woman doing a flyby of Brickingham in her new custom invisible jet.




Closer view of jet.
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Been working on Castle Beyskull. I added another floor with these cool Lion pieces that I had and some fun corner pieces that have flower stickers. I also added some plant life.



The King and Queen.



Brickingham



Better view of the floor I added, you can see the snake printed pieces I used, and you can see Princess Macy hangining out with Hermione.



View of abd through the gatehouse.
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So the other day I came across some cool decals for Lego. The decals fit old castle panel pieces in particular.

Some of them look like Tudor style architecture and others are just dark gray bricks.

I bought a few.



I intend to make a couple of Tudor style taverns/inns for Brickingham.

Today, I applied the brick decals to the top layer of Brickinghamís gatehouse (and I also did a small rebuild.



This is the before picture.



I really like how the gatehouse looks now. I do intend to add some of the decals to the lower levels of the gatehouse.
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Been working on my Tudor style inn.




Back view



Side



I think it will look good in Brickingham when itís finished
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The Green Dragon Tavern is now serving fine ales and smokeable intoxicants.



Here it is by itself.



View in Brickingham.



Alice is outside pregaming, I guess she doesnít like tavern prices.



Of course, the roof comes off as is my wont. The top floor is for chasing the dragon. We have two hookahs, one blue one green, very different highs.



Alternate view of smoke lounge.



Ground floor is all about bards and drinks.

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As I'm sure you've seen, and if not you can learn it here, there are people selling Lego molotov cocktails and Lego Volodymyr Zelenskyy figures for the benefit of Ukraine.

The UK TV programme The Last Leg has just commented that Lego is a good representation of Zelenskyy: started out trying to entertain, but step on him and you really hurt yourself.
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I just realized that I didnít post my wizard hall. I will correct this oversight soon.

But right now, Iím posting my current midbuild.

Iíve got a bunch of the black and white tudor decals and pieces to put them on.

I built the base first while waiting on some pieces and decals.

Itís on top of a gray raised baseplate.


I shared this on Facebook.


I try to think of a story to help guide my build.

Iíve decided that this is the estate of Lord and Lady Caballero.

As is their custom, the current Lord Caballero married into the family. The estate passes through the female line.

Their family name refers to their long history of serving in martial roles for Brickinghamís defense.

The house guards are in red and white, but they also serve in the Dragon corps.

In addition to knights and fighters, they raise and train horses.

Iíve got a long way to go, but Iíve got a story and a rough layout.

I feel pretty good about where Iím at.

Iím thinking a sword tiled in the entrance, maybe red for blood.

The roof is going to be challenging.
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As I'm sure you've seen, and if not you can learn it here, there are people selling Lego molotov cocktails and Lego Volodymyr Zelenskyy figures for the benefit of Ukraine.

The UK TV programme The Last Leg has just commented that Lego is a good representation of Zelenskyy: started out trying to entertain, but step on him and you really hurt yourself.
I agree with Legoís stance about weapons of war.

But this isnít an official Lego thing, I think the look cute. Ukraine could use some help in the future.

I also think that the brick Molotov cocktail is in fine keeping of the humor of a Molotov cocktail. Itís black humor.

Ukraine has been invaded.
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Brickinghamís Wizard Hall.

I started with those Tudor printed decals.

I built this dollhouse style with a removable roof.

Iíve never built doll house.

I used bookshelves from the Diagon Alley bookstore. They look awesome.

So there is roof access for dragons.

The bottom floor is a shop for spells and books of lore on one side and a shop for potions and magical gems on the other.
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