16 comments on “Not exactly basic town

  1. Abel

    Man. So. Cool. And. Well. Built. The vehicles on this guys briskchelf are so well done. especially the taxi and the double decker bus.

  2. Jai

    Those vehicles are smashing! I would buy a model of the double decker from a shelf instantly. Everything is so good-looking in that picture, and in the rest of their (Sadly few) picturse.

    Can’t wait to see more pictures and models from them.

  3. Basic

    Aha, I wondered where all the page hits had come from. The town’s been sitting half-completed for about 6 months now (you can see the dust on top of the taxi) as I’ve had a mini-Dark-Age over the winter (an “Ice Age” ?) and I only uploaded a picture because I was trying out a new camera. The feedback here’s definitely given me a boost to get started again, though. Credit for the road design has to go to Sekiyama, I’ve only made a few changes. I’m not in Lund, but Nottingham UK – I chose Lund because I needed a four-letter-long word for the sign on the trucks, and Lund has the kind of European feel I was going for.

    Anyway, I’ll get a couple more in-progress shots up and then get building again. Thanks again for the comments, “Basic”.

  4. Basic

    Aha, I wondered where all the page hits had come from. The town’s been sitting half-completed for about 6 months now (you can see the dust on top of the taxi) as I’ve had a mini-Dark-Age over the winter (an “Ice Age” ?) and I only uploaded a picture because I was trying out a new camera. The feedback here’s definitely given me a boost to get started again, though. Credit for the road design has to go to Sekiyama, I’ve only made a few changes. I’m not in Lund, but Nottingham UK – I chose Lund because I needed a four-letter-long word for the sign on the trucks, and Lund has the kind of European feel I was going for.

    Anyway, I’ll get a couple more in-progress shots up and then get building. Thanks again for the comments, “Basic”.

  5. Basic

    Aha, I wondered where all the page hits had come from. The town’s been sitting half-completed for about 6 months now (you can see the dust on top of the taxi) as I’ve had a mini-Dark-Age over the winter (an “Ice Age” ?) and I only uploaded a picture because I was trying out a new camera. The feedback here’s definitely given me a boost to get started again, though. Credit for the road design has to go to Sekiyama, I’ve only made a few changes. I’m not in Lund, but Nottingham UK – I chose Lund because I needed a four-letter-long word for the sign on the trucks, and Lund has the kind of European feel I was going for.

    Anyway, I’ve put a few more in-progress shots up and I’ll get building again at the weekend. Thanks again for the comments.

  6. Gambort Post author

    Ahhhh cool. Glad you’ve been inspired again. I don’t remember Sekiyama turning those roads into a curve so I think you’ve added a fair bit of novelty. It’s really awesome to see such detail in a town diorama.

    Are you a member of Brickish society?

  7. Basic

    >Are you a member of Brickish society?
    I chatted to a member last year but didn’t want to make any commitment as other commitments have been sidelining my Lego time – maybe this year.

    I did adapt the Sekiyama design for a hill, and went through a few attempts to get working train tracks in to the curve but eventually just settled on the black lines. Raised bases for dioramas look great but are a real pain. I’d love Lego to bring out plain raised bases – basically 32x16x7 bricks with a few technic connector holes in the sides – it’d make building up hilly landscapes a lot quicker than cobbling together castle walls & playset baseplates. It does bug me how Lego brings out lots of novelty pieces, yet some fundamentals are still missing. Where’s my 3-stud technic brick?

  8. Bruce

    Hey Basic,

    I’ve been studying the details in this scene and am really amazed. I hope you post more pictures soon. Favorite details are the raised road, the little triangular bits over the windows in the blue house with the dragon plumes, and the smooth curve on that bridge. Great work.

    Bruce

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