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Simulating Water?

LTCSZLTCSZ USAMember Posts: 81
I would like to add a small section of "water" to my display...I know that you can use base "plates", but does anyone else have other methods for water textures?...I am thinking of an area about 2ft square...Thanks a lot...

Steve

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  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    Check the 2nd post of that thread, it shows a nice water area and its shore.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    If you are building on something you can cut, we cut out the shape of our water feature, fasten plexiglas to the bottom then paint it with a few colors of blue to indicate movement. The little sample cans work great for this.
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    We've just used baseplates, but then built up some rolling and breaking waves (with white break) using small blue base plates, and some white break against tan bases @ the shoreline. [tan bases: best source is the Ramses game #3843-1].
  • maniacmaniac Yorkshire, UKMember Posts: 794
    edited January 2014
    This is a good blog post detailing different methods.

    If you wanted to use non-Lego methods, you could try using what they use for train modelling.
    Try woodlandscenics. (Not a cheap method though)
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    I'm currently in the exact same boat (no pun intended) as you. I'm planning a build that will have a lake about 48x48 studs. I've found this Blog post quite inspirational.

    Personally for me, the 1x1 trans light blue round plates are what I'm going with.
    madforLEGO
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,355

    I'm currently in the exact same boat (no pun intended) as you. I'm planning a build that will have a lake about 48x48 studs. I've found this Blog post quite inspirational.

    Personally for me, the 1x1 trans light blue round plates are what I'm going with.

    Yeah, makes sense to do this with 1x blue brick on its side, plus you can always add whitecaps and waves on there for after effects. Plus the shading differences between bricks actually give the water some character as well.
    I have thought about using those 8x8 trans blue like others have done, or blue baseplates, or other techniques. but I think the cheapest is probably blue baseplates with 'waves' and 'white caps' created on them.
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,028
    Here is a list of many different LEGO water techniques with lots of reference pictures. They should give you some ideas: http://thebrickblogger.com/2011/11/lego-building-technique-lego-water/
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