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MOCing Spheres?

MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,734
edited March 2012 in Building and Techniques
This discussion was created from comments split from: What's your Lego 'status' today?.

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  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    ^ ok, anyone got any decent instructions on creating curves from bricks, googled a few spheres, which obviously I can amend, but most are only small, I want to create something 25-30 studs in diameter.
    As for the Death Star, if you can afford it then I doubt you will get many better options than 10% off and 10% back in VIP points. Stratford have not got any and didnt get any in their latest shipment (not sure if that means anything or not!).
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited March 2012
    I've definitely read a great blog on curves- next challenge is to remember where! It was done by a guy who seems to have specialised in curve techniques. Will let you know!



    edit - here's something - not the one I was thinking of but might answer the question .. http://leonardoslegos.blogspot.com/2010/08/lego-technique-curved-walls.html

    edit - I think the original guy I was thinking of was Erik Brok who unfortunately passed away in 2007 and his site is no longer live.

    edit .. mocpages seems to be down but try this later.. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/218315
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    Thanks Si, those curved walls are cool, very simular to the display at Stratford by Richard Selby:
    But I wanted something more spherical, like imagine if you wanted to make a large human head or something.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    Found a site called Bram's sphere generator which creates a sphere of any size you wish which seems good, outputs to LDraw (which I have never used before):

    However cant work out how to output anything from it so that i can either see the parts or put into LDD to play around with, anyone had experience of this?
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited March 2012
    (Seems to be based on this technique .. http://rebrick.lego.com/en-US/bookmark/lego-sphere-ball/zdsxl9)

    I can imagine that using these plus other slopes could yield a good result
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    --- either that or a complete mess!
  • stagusstagus Member Posts: 256
    @princedraven I feel your MOCing pain. I have a number of vehicles in my head (for my display at the show in May) but building them......sheesh!
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    Wondering how to MoC a minifig sized Kettle ball. Ideas? Needs to be holdable.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited March 2012
    There's an actual football in the Lego sports range, also a basketball.

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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,575
    ^ Cool, might need to Bricklink those for Sav's project.
    Maybe one of the mods could split these comments into a Building and techniques thread though?
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,140
    @Lostintranslation I have some of those if you are after them. They are lego, and printed as such, but they don't have any connections which makes them feel less useful and less like lego.
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    Yes mod's please split this thread!
    The footballs dont' have connections, they're from the sets that are an actual football game. I have a few of them, but def need more - @andhe - want to add them to our minifig thingy?
    This is at kettle ball btw:
    http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&ix=sea&ion=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1671&bih=1014&q=kettlebell&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=7356525813849129089&sa=X&ei=i_xhT9KcDabB0QWI4oCXCA&ved=0CHkQ8gIwAg
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    had a kettle ball idea!
    how about a tchnics ball joint
    image
    with a technics half pin
    image
    and a carrot top stuck in it as a handle?
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    (or maybe a pneumatic t joint or something)
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    Thanks Si - the T might work. Was hoping for something that looped like a handle, so it looked like one, but that's a good start :D cheers!
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
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    I like this sphere, far from a perfect form but a wonderful effect.

    Breakdown of The Globe by Skrytsson
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    @Sav, had an idea for your handles
    image
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