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Classic Lego Town scenery: Paradisa Island

RogdushRogdush PolandMember Posts: 18
Hello there!

I invite you to check out my latest part of Bebricton City - Paradise Island. It is an island made mostly out of Paradisa sets from 1992 and couple of my creations. It presents unique atmosphere of relax and fun at the beach. Deeper into the island a stable with horses can be found as well.
You can find more here: http://clabrisic.com/scenes/Bebricton/Bebricton-Paradise



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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    edited September 2016
    That's lovely, thank you for sharing. Is the background made with crêpe-paper? It blends really well.

    Got a soft spot for these, they were the sets of my childhood, regrettably mum doesn't want to give them back. I do have other cool Lego though, but still ;)

    Really nicely done!
    Especially love the detail here with the colours...

    catwranglerkiki180703stlux
  • RogdushRogdush PolandMember Posts: 18
    Thanks @snowhitie :)
    Yes, this is crepe paper glued on 256x256cm thick technical paper block. I've created a system to link them in all directions by tabs hidden underneath. It takes one A3 paper block to create it with tabs and clips. I have some of such sheets already in the dimensions of normal 32x32 Lego baseplate. When it comes to those multi colored sheets, I create them from couple of layers of crepe paper glued onto normal A4 white paper. It takes some work, but it is worth it. I like crepe paper because it gives this nice corrugated texture which is far better than normal smooth colored paper.

    I had couple of those sets when I was a kid 20 years ago as well. They are great and have this unique beach atmosphere. I've fulfiled my childhood dream to create a beach out of almost all Paradisa sets :)

    Greetings!
    snowhitiecatwranglermadforLEGOkiki180703stlux
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    Thanks for your explanation, this is really a great idea. I've got some upstairs from  crafting period before turning AFOL, I'm going to have a try too.

    Great when you can fulfill childhood dreams ;)
  • RogdushRogdush PolandMember Posts: 18
    I've explained the basics of those plates here:
    http://clabrisic.com/topics/legoclassic/Land-tiles

    If you are interested to know more, let me know and I will describe in more detail how to create them :)
    Have a good time dusting of those sets. They can brings memories!

    Greetings.
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Paradisa sets were so far ahead of their time back in 1992 when I started buying LEGO for the first time! Love them, and it is great to see a large build of them. The crepe paper is arranged to make a lovely scene; you have done a fine job of building a beautiful creation. These were the real precursors to Friends sets with all their lovely pastel colors and happy figs. They are still some of my favorite sets and figs. My son also played with these a lot between ages four and seven. Thanks again!
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,200
    nice idea with the crepe paper. I may do something like that one day if I can be bothered enough.
  • AustinPowersAustinPowers GermanyMember Posts: 278
    edited September 2016
    That's really cool. I liked Paradisa sets as well, but never got any when they were originally available. I have bought a couple on ebay in recent years and they integrate really well into the Friends layout of our older daughter. Mind you, nothing as fancy and beautifully designed as your beach-side paradise.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    That is a great system @Rogdush - very clever. I'm going to try and have a go at that next time I get a chance. If you do have a chance to write down the exact measurements of the tabs that would be fabulous, but I might manage to figure it out if you don't ;)
    Thanks so much for sharing.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,724
    It's a lovely display - and boy, do I wish I'd appreciated Paradisa more at the time!
  • RogdushRogdush PolandMember Posts: 18
    Thanks :)

    @snowhitie, I will write some article in couple of days exactly how to create them. I'll let you know. If you'll like it, feel free to try it out :)
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    That would be great, thanks. But don't go to too much trouble ;)
  • eanaireanair IrelandMember Posts: 137
    What a fantastic layout!  My brother bought me Paradisa Palm Villa back in the 90's and I'm so glad I still have it today! 
  • RogdushRogdush PolandMember Posts: 18
    edited September 2016
    @snowhitie: Hello again :)
    I have finally created an article about creating paper land tiles, which you can see in the most Bebricton sceneries.

    http://clabrisic.com/articles/land-tiles

    I was going to do this anyway, but I simply waited for at least one person interested in it :) You are the first.
    Feel free to check it out. It can take some time to create enough for one scenery, but decide for yourself if you want to make them :)
    Greetings and have fun!

    PS Ah yes, let me know if you would like to know how to make wavy transitions.

    snowhitiestluxcatwrangler
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    ^This is great, I'm going to have a proper look tomorrow, thanks a lot! I'll let you know how I get on ;)
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 540
    You were able to recreate the look of the scenes I remember in the catalogs of Paradisa perfectly.  Makes me want to dig out the couple sets I do have, and buy the rest I don't!
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