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Building Ideas for Tents

LTCSZLTCSZ Member Posts: 81
edited March 2014 in Building and Techniques
Does anyone have any ideas/sources for making small Lego tents to use in a military scene? Made of cloth would be very cool...Thanks for any assistance!



  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 Administrator Posts: 2,364
    They are a bit expensive perhaps, but these would be ideal by the sounds of it:

    Good luck!
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,835
    edited March 2014
    I'm guessing a clothing materials or maybe hobby store (like Hobby lobby) store may have a canvas cloth type of material you can cut down to be in the form of all sorts of tents. I think someone was also mentioning there is some sort of substance to also stop fraying after cutting it as well (which I believe is also sold at Hobby Lobby)
    A hole punch can be used to then put anchoring holes into the cloth to put beams or technic parts/ bars etc to give them form.
  • LTCSZLTCSZ Member Posts: 81
    Can anyone give me an idea as to where to find the tent supports for the cloth tents? I have searched with no luck...Thanks...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,835
    I would say find a set with a tent, and check or for the instructions for the set (if newer-check the customer service section). They should show what is done to support the tents.
    I'm guessing they are 'bar' type pieces, but it depends how big the tent is
  • plasmodiumplasmodium Member Posts: 1,956
    edited March 2014
    The one in an Indiana Jones set (I forget the number, I'm afraid, but it was a smallish one with a jungle scene with giant ants) I have has no supports, just a frame on the ground.

    [Edit]: #7624
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    ^Those are the exact ones @CapRex101 referenced. I bought one of those recently and really like it. The frame is brickbuilt with a few common parts.
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