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reboot530reboot530 Morrisville paMember Posts: 4
I want to know where I need to get started in building like the artist do.  Those large statues and items outof legos  I have no idea where to get started.  Any suggestion?
Thanks Aaron

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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,674
    Start small. Build small things first to improve your skill, then move up from there.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,288
    Even just building higher level Lego sets like the Creator Expert line can teach you a lot of techniques. Cheap variant of that idea is just read through the free instructions online.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    If you want to build large statues specifically, then look into how builders create curves using blocks (which is how they traditionally create statues). Perusing the instructions of sets like #7194 and #10018 could give you some ideas - or even better, if you have the time and money, build them yourself!
    DeMontes
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 622
    @reboot530 Exactly as Baby_Yoda says, your post sounds like you want to build larger statues so It would be better to focus on creating shapes using simple bricks than learning complex SNOT techniques. Here’s another.

    #3723 instructions are here: http://lego.brickinstructions.com/lego_instructions/set/3723/LEGO_MINIFIGURE

    Also some instructional videos that may help you develop your own ideas 
    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC11uZjcyZGqZbT1vNxAg3Dg

    He shares the LDD files and comments on the build on Instructables, for example for the life size Iron man: https://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Iron-Man-Sculpture/

    good luck
    Baby_Yoda
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,548
    If you want to build large statues, use software. There is very little LEGO design skill needed. You get a 3D digital model of your subject. You run it through software that break it into pixels the shape of (mainly) 2x4 bricks. You assemble it.

    Baby_Yoda
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    ^ That works, but you'd need to account for stability, availability of parts, and how you want smaller details represented. The former two can sometimes be done by software, and the latter is fairly easy to change, but keep it in mind, because sometimes programs don't.
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