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Palm Trees

stickbug29stickbug29 United StatesMember Posts: 68
Hey all!
I was just wondering, as I'm new to this, what strategy would you use in building a Lego palm tree?  I liked the look in the photo, but realized when trying to buy that the official palm pieces are quite expensive and mostly sold from far-off countries.  I'm assuming this piece isn't as common as I thought it was, so what would y'all do?  Also, any other general tips to improve the model would be helpful!

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  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,158
    Check out the most recent pirates chess set, there's a nice looking palm tree in it
  • carnage717carnage717 U.S.AMember Posts: 166
    Set 75171 battle of scarif has a nice palm tree
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,242
    Or #70604 Tiger Widow Island.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,188
    What is a bit annoying is how many times I have seen both large and small palm leaves in PaB walls in stores.. Would love it to see them put the palm bases/trunks into a PaB wall at least once.. Sadly though it seems that PaB walls have gone somewhat 'basic' now, and I have not even seen any more PaB models to build (I wonder if LEGO quietly killed that feature of the PaB walls now?)
    What I think is worse is the apparent frustration of the LEGO stores to get any parts (let alone good ones)
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 804
    It's still expensive, and doesn't bend as nicely, but you can also use the "fez" pieces, which are available in brown:

    You need to be a little creative with how to attach things to the top and bottom, but it's feasible.

    DaveE
    LEGO_Dad77davetheoxygenmancatwranglerMynatt
  • Wiler1969Wiler1969 Seattle, WAMember Posts: 1
    Beauteafull job, i think u have worked a lot till u made it!
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    Part number 2536 on Bricklink for the trunk... It's articulated for easy curvature.

    I also use 3mm rigid hose threaded through brown 1x1 round bricks that are arranged close but not connected,  then you can add the topping and curve of your choice... 
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 230
    I'd never seen these techniques before, but the first one looks so realistic! Now I'm going to have to try it lol
    DeMontesRogerKirk
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 478
    Agreed, the Washingtonia is brilliant!
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 340
    Here is one made from buckets (it's not mine and can be found here):

    madforLEGOgmonkey76IstokgAllBrickLegogramLittleLoridavetheoxygenmancatwrangler
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 230
    So I ended up making the Washingtonia! It now proudly stands in the Winterfield Academy Greenhouse! 

    AanchirLegogramRogerKirkLittleLoricatwranglerAllBrickCalv
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