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Combining two identical sets to construct a bigger one?
Greetings my Brick mates .
This answer from you just may be ... " thats nonsense" but i have been wondering if its possible Combining two identical sets to construct a bigger one? ` For example , can we combine 2 UCS Super star destroyers to make a monster SSD ? could we perhaps do that with The UCS Imperial Shuttle ? Can it be done ? If so has any one tried and been sucessfull ... results ? Are there exceptions or certain kind of sets that can't be mega sized ? One problem i would see is ceratin parts that are not "lego" not fitting on the bigger model .. example the cock pits which are usually plastic/glass etc .... any thoughts ?
Thanks guys !
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I have seen GEs expanded using up to 4 sets, and it makes a difference. I;'m going to put 2 THs together to make it wider and deeper.
Of course, one can also add 'extra' bricks to a model too.
I'm not into SW or spacheships, so I wouldn't comment on the viability of putting 2 of those together.
It can work for some spaceships. If you buy two and sell off the minifigs (esp SW sets) then often you get the parts for next to nothing anyway.
Part of the reason building are probably better than spaceships for this type of upgrade is that it's much simpler to join two walls together to make a wider wall than it is to recreate intricate shapes and slopes with more parts. You might need different parts if the size your ship is made bigger.
I've seen another one on Eurobricks with >8 GEs as well (but I cannot find that now).
a) To make a building in the same style, only larger in one or more dimensions (and thereby keep the same "look")
b) To make a building with the combined sets of bricks, but not adhere to the original style or "look".
Being Lego -- either of these is correct!
c) Keep the same kind of look but also add more (outside the combined sets) bricks!
I think I'm going to have enough trouble combining two GEs, I can't imagine doing it with a vehicle unless it was something like the Maersk where you're mainly expanding in one direction.
The double Maersk ship mentioned above is an exception to this - it was quite easy to change the scale, since you're moving UP to minifig scale, and the scale of the original is a bit all over the place anyway (e.g. the windows are way too big).
Changing the scale of tower bridge, or the DS or something would be a nightmare as every detail would be the wrong scale, especially all the intricate bits of tower bridge. I'd love to see it done though, as I have a couple fo tower bridges, and it'd be more useful in a more minifig-friendly scale.
Here's my 2x GE, with virtually no extra parts added ;
How many escaltors are inside?
Thanks for sharing...
But on the topic ... really there are some very interesting examples above ...the Grand emporium is lovely .... i have given up on the Star wars double -ups for now .. and am taking your'e advice and focussing on modulars ....The one i have in mind is the Tower Bridge ...i would love to hear your thoughts theories and advice on that .
I didn't own any Modulars then and was very jealous. earlier this year I bought the GE (time lapsed on You Tube as most will know) and in the last few weeks I've been Bricklinking a second building purely to add to my streetscape so I actually have build a hollow shell.
Now I'm not so jealous haha. I'm now considering raising the original building by one floor to really give it some love :D
I also used some of the extra bricks to make a MOC (between the Town Hall and Pet Shop) The bottom floor uses the bank from one of the recent Super Heroes sets :D
Built one and need to take pictures for a review, so no progress on that little project.
Some people asked for more pics but its packed away in a box at the moment .. I do have one more angle but it's not very exciting. And yes, I know that one of the grills is missing from the canopy, I just noticed :) .. You can also see that after 8 years, 4juniors policeman finally met a woman who doesn't make him feel _completely_ like a giant.
And you noticed the "POSH" haha :)
Extended tower bridge
andy yes it is in 2 parts and can go the other way around although the interior is one large room and the interior doesnt really work if u reverse it. did experiment with the internal wall but wasted lots of bricks and didnt look right anyway
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And yes - the ring still spun!
The second one looks better, although those sharks need to go! As does the train. That's like us sticking a train on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Adding those to my TB is on the to-do list.
All Lego creations have their limitations and I can understand that. I think the set designer mentioned the unrealistically short distance between the 2 towers. They made it deliberately short to keep the overall size of the set within reason. It's pretty long as is!
That Ebay "double bridge" is horrible.
I would think 2 TB sets would allow you to build a really convincing MOC with proper space between the towers and you'd have enough parts (probably) to make the mini "end towers" as well.
Speaking of TB, I would love to know what Lego has in mind for the next set in this theme, to go along with Taj Mahal, TB, and Eiffel Tower.
There is no way Lego is going to release a "super modular" with over 5,000 pieces and a price of $300. So in that sense, you accomplished the impossible with this creation! You put the "grand" back into "Grand Emporium."
Do you have any more pictures of your double Jabba's palace?
I'm going to be doing the same thing next week and would appreciate some pics to use as inspiration/pointers.
I also have the rancor pit (only 1). I want to expand the palace above but keep the pit relatively as is, below.
Do you have a palace on top of yours?
Would be very interested in pics.
I still haven't got my missing parts yet (I was waylaid with my UCS MF bricklink project, but I will post some more palace pics with top on and off so you can get an idea of what I did structurally.
I would like to go bigger but would be needing a whole new building technique for a larger roof dome - perhaps something like the super-laser dish build on the DS, but on a bigger scale?
You might have just inspired me to build my first ever star wars set.
I was going to suggest you get some of these for the roof slope, but they dont exist in dark tan :(
Han Solo will be replaced by Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell will be Darth Vader's love interest, and R2D2 will turn bad and team up with Wall-E to take over the galaxy.