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  • evanceltevancelt Boulder, COMember Posts: 210
    Fauch said:
    I'm surprised it bends that much
    They are 5 independent strands of plates with tiles on top of them - because they don't connect to one another except at the start they can slide longitudinally to fill the gaps!
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    edited November 2022
    I recently got a lot of headlight bricks from PAB, in Bright Yellow, New Dark Red, and Transparent. If you put four together "sideways", you get this.
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    You can put a bunch of these "quadrants" together and get this:


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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    Or, if you take every other quadrant and rotate it 90° (so red is upper left/lower right, instead of yellow) and stagger them so you have a checkerboard pattern, you get this:
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    A big enough chunk is pretty flexible:
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Yellowstone, 1883Member Posts: 3,160
    That would make for a cool window or "tiled" floor look. Nice discovery!
    560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    edited November 2022
    If you want some studs to attach minifigures, furniture, etc. you can just turn some studs up: the bottoms of those parts will stick down exactly the height of a stud, so you can attach this to a baseplate (or large plate, or bricks) to position it and secure it. 
    The first pattern looks like something woven. I bet similar colors like Brick Yellow and Sand Yellow would look great.
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    (Now I'd better return this coaster to the common room before Gryffindor realizes I "borrowed" it!)  ;)
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    That would make for a cool window or "tiled" floor look. Nice discovery!
    I got the idea from "The Ultimate Lego Book", from DK, ©1999. There's a picture of a coaster in red and yellow, with 1x8 tiles on the edges.
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    Each quadrant is 2x2 when flat, as for flooring, or 5 plates (or a brick and 2 plates) tall for a window. Very easy to calculate what works!
    WesterBricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    Also, as a tiled floor, it eliminates lining up potentially hundreds of 1x1 tiles!
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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,645
    I think I remember that, it's at the end of the book with some other pretty interesting technics like building chains / snakes I think.
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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,246
    Picked up #76912 for £12 the other day, house to myself tonight so grabbed a beer, stuck Fast & Furious on to build along to....
    ....I'm obviously a slow builder! Or I waited an hour before starting the set to get the right frame from the film!
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Yellowstone, 1883Member Posts: 3,160
    I'm just thankful the All Seeing Owls are they to keep you on track. 
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  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 737
    Some people rescue neglected animals, I rescue neglected Lego sets.


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  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,246
    I'm just thankful the All Seeing Owls are they to keep you on track. 
    The table covering is living on borrowed time. Its really badly faded in the sun and I had to slice a section off as it had got torn. New one for next year, so might be the last outing for the owls.
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  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 464
    evancelt said:
    Working on a national park scene. Started on the river section


    Parts intensive just got a new meaning here!

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  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Alexandria, VirginiaMember Posts: 450
    Just built #10235 got it secondhand off eBay last year.  Was missing 4 pieces I luckily had.  Was nice build but had to do some adjusting to get the carousel to turn more smoothly.  Also built #40564 which was fun little build.  Very nice Sunday afternoon.
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  • bluedragonbluedragon PortugalMember Posts: 506

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  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Haymarket, VAMember Posts: 1,267
    More progress on my Black Falcon Barbican. Murder holes are not your friend!


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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    I just wanted to use that Dark Azure lattice plate... It all looks closer to Bright Blue in this photo. Thanks to @SumoLego for the Clone Lieutenants! 
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  • rockethead26rockethead26 Northern ArizonaMember Posts: 92
    edited November 2022
    evancelt said:
    Made some more progress on my Rocky Mountain National Park build last night - need to start the mountains and road next

    The river is quite effective. Nice technique!
    Switchfoot55
  • PhoenixioPhoenixio Canada/FranceMember Posts: 254
    But how does it bend?  The tiny wiggle space between each brick is enough?
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 737
    Looks like alternating rows of plates and tiles, looks great.
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  • evanceltevancelt Boulder, COMember Posts: 210
    Right - alternating plates and tiles. This makes it 5 independent flexible strands that can slide against each other for increased curviness.
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Yellowstone, 1883Member Posts: 3,160
    I just noticed the DUPLO filler bricks. I need to remember to keep an eye out for those when I'm on the various marketplaces. I'm mostly planning on elevating my tunnel/hill segments for my WV with wood as a base and then building up from there. But at least some DUPLO would still help fill stuff out. 
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  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 737
    I’m building the Home Alone house one bag each day, like an Advent calendar.


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  • rockethead26rockethead26 Northern ArizonaMember Posts: 92
    I’m building the Home Alone house one bag each day, like an Advent calendar.

    Fun build!!!
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  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Haymarket, VAMember Posts: 1,267
    Playing with the inside of my Black Falcon Barbican.


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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,556
    ^ You know, some people think color inconsistency is a problem... :)
    Looks great!
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  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 941
    I agree it looks great - like the NPU of the minifig leg (singular!)

    Colour scheme really makes it look rustic. Can't wait to see more 👍
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Yellowstone, 1883Member Posts: 3,160
    ^Looking great!
    evancelt
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 5,383
    That skier is going to have a hard landing!
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  • arathemisarathemis RomaniaMember Posts: 548
    Or maybe he is santa in descuise.
    evancelt
  • Lo1sJessLo1sJess Alexandria, VirginiaMember Posts: 450
    WOW
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,503
    @evancelt do you run an independent Lego shop?
    evancelt
  • rockethead26rockethead26 Northern ArizonaMember Posts: 92
    @Evancelt - Beautifully done by you and your collaborators.
    evancelt
  • evanceltevancelt Boulder, COMember Posts: 210
    @evancelt do you run an independent Lego shop?
    Nope! This was installed in an independent LEGO shop called 'Bricks and Minifigs' in Boulder, CO though
    @Evancelt - Beautifully done by you and your collaborators.
    Thanks!
    Bumblepants
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 2,244
    ^^ hey... I've been in that store! :-)

    The collab is coming together awesome @evancelt!
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