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Great write-up, although the English is a little broken.  There is a wealth of information for fledgling MOCers, including the brick ratios that drive advanced building techniques.

 

I find the best way to find techniques is to check out other MOCers Flikr pages and look to see what they've done.  This is especially true for Technic, where you're combining brick construction with axle and gear construction.  Eurobricks has a lot of MOCs posted, and many times the builder MOCer will answer questions about their build techniques in the forum post.

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Wow, great link Efonsecab! The only other place that I can think of is the LEGO Master Builders Academy, which I am pretty sure that you have heard of.

 

Thanks, yes I have heard of Master Builders Academy, I think the program is not available in my country tho.

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Here are a few videos from the Lego channel to get things started.

Panel Building

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs2AYCI2Mnw

Combo Car: Highway Speedster & Mini Skyflyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA4Evk5JDC0

Display Stand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM3SG_EZdXo

Windows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1vGS6Xs1rc

Building Details

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o2W76Q-C4E

Sliding Doors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E1oFMRX9J8

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I have been researching on lego building techniques and I found this guide

 

The Unofficial LEGO Advanced Building Techniques Guide

 

http://photos.freelug.org/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=33732

 

I'd like to know more places where I can find information on building techniques, such as videos, books, tutorials, and more.

Thanks.

 

That's really cool!

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Moving right along with some more Designer videos.

Angled Walls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jOVIpZj1g8

Corner Door

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMsAGB4xWqQ

Columns - Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UKh3YrTsZE

Columns - Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8PMS8gW9d4

Designing Cars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sANW7bzH6Ig

Buggy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tE96eqnslI

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  • 3 months later...
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Sorry for the major necropost here, but I thought some people might be interested in the Eurobricks guide to building medieval villages (by Derfel Cadarn). Been wanting to share this for months now, I guess this is the right place:
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=60907

 

You also might want to check out his flickr for more inspiration (he is absolutely amazing - definitely one of my favorite MOCers!) http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

 

Eurobricks is your friend if you are interested in picking up some MOCing techniques and viewing and chatting with other MOCers.

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There is a LEGO Techniques group on Flickr with some great ideas. 

 

Someone on Eurobricks posted a Powerpoint on doing landscapes that I found helpful.

 

I agree with others about the Medieval Village guide by Derfel Cadarn, the guy does amazing work.

 

Also, the Lego Ideas books are very good for inspiration and techniques. The books are available on Amazon at a discount or check in a local library. 

 

Brick Journal is also full of building techniques. The latest issue shows lots of castle building.

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Brick Journal is also full of building techniques. The latest issue shows lots of castle building.

My Lego store sells them I think. Pretty pricey, are they worth it?

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Nice thread.

I guess it is using windows.

I think you will need the following bricks:

1x 60592

1x 60593

4x 3024 (around the 2377)

1x 3069

1x 2412

1x 3937

1x 3938

 

For the bottom, it's to hard to say (6x 6141 of course but the rest... ?)

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With a 2362 under the 60593 and a 3022 to stick them, and some plate tiles under, maybe it's ok.

 

untitl11.jpg

 

Or maybe this way (feet upside down):

untitl12.jpg

 

Something that disturbs me is that the horizontal  window seems to be a 1x2x4 on the picture (I virtually used a 1x2x3)... it should explain why it seems that there are two plots large between the 6141 plots (and not just one, as I showed with a blue 1x2 plate tile)

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Merci, biniou. What you have put together looks very close to the source. I think the horizontal window is a 1x2x3 as I don't think there is a 1x2x4 or I just can't find it. Anyway, I managed to come up with an idea that takes inspiration from this and another design I came across on eBay of all places. The result doesn't have the subtle angle like a real pinball machine does but at least it does look the part.

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Because my LDD is not working at the moment, I cannot show you exactally how this works, but I am seeing headlight bricks at the bottom.  The pinball machines will not stick to the ground because the studs are upside down.  The front is only one stud deep and the back is two.

 

Here is a pattern for the bottom (from front to back):

 

2X1 grill

 

2 headlight bricks next to each other

 

2X1 brick

 

2 more headlight bricks next to each other

 

2X2 plate

 

Put one stud on each of the front headlight bricks and put two studs on each of the back headlight bricks.

 

The rest should be easy to figure out.

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