Med-evil Village Building Guide

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Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by Legofighter » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:28 pm

Hey guys,
skool is starting again tomorrow, so while surfing on MOCpages I
found a link to an interesting "building guide" on Eurobricks.
If it is well used it could be interesting to see them (all those building technics you will find there)
in a Battle.
Here is the link and an image from one of my vignettes! (to respect that OP picture rule, even though :sparta: and rule #1 is to follow only the rules you think are needed. LOL!)
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.p ... opic=60907
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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by Paco » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:21 pm

This really belongs in Bricks rather than the Armory.
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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by aoffan23 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:47 pm

Who cares? This is incredible! :<3:
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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by enders_shadow » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:44 pm

Holy.... Wow. I just blew off studying for midterms and read that entire thing, and I am extremely, extremely jealous. And impressed. And jealous. Great find.

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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by Legofighter » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:37 am

enders_shadow wrote:Holy.... Wow. I just blew off studying for midterms and read that entire thing, and I am extremely, extremely jealous. And impressed. And jealous. Great find.
Me too im so jealous!
Need to go buy some round 1x1 plates... ye know why

P.S.: Natalya, could you sticky this thread?
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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by Keldoclock » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:37 am

Not jelly, but I am very glad he saved us the trouble of having to reverse- engineer his build techniques.
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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by morganm » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:19 pm

Love your style! Been drooling over your MOCs since I found them a while back. Glad to see your post here explaining how you build such epic awesomeness.

I have a somewhat related question... how do you organize your briks?

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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by aoffan23 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:34 pm

morganm wrote:Love your style! Been drooling over your MOCs since I found them a while back. Glad to see your post here explaining how you build such epic awesomeness.

I have a somewhat related question... how do you organize your briks?
That isn't Legofighter's article, he just posted it here. The builder is probably too "normal" to be here.
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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by morganm » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:13 pm

Ah ok, didn't catch that. Thanks for the heads up. I'll go stalk him over on Eurobrikz. I can kinda see in his pictures that he does it by color but some more info would be nice. I'm working on a large village build myself and it's taking soooooooooooooo long because I spend 239047801398390214i3 hours looking for pieces.

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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by Keldoclock » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:20 am

Its a pretty bad idea to organize by color, that fucks up your eyes. Organize by brik shape and size instead, in a tackle box or something.
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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by Legofighter » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:58 pm

morganm wrote: I spend 239047801398390214i3 hours looking for pieces.
OK First: :wtc:
me i spend 0.25 hours on BL to find some seller that has enough pieces in all the 4 colours

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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by morganm » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:52 pm

Keldoclock wrote:Its a pretty bad idea to organize by color, that fucks up your eyes. Organize by brik shape and size instead, in a tackle box or something.
The amount of briks I have won't fit into tackle box slots even broke out into categories =/ I've been using 6" and 12" wide translucent plastic drawer systems. They seem to work well.

I'm currently organizing things by type or size. Thinking about switching to color though. I find myself needing mass quantities of pieces by color in various different sizes and shapes. So I'm going from drawer to drawer a lot looking for different shapes but the same color.

Why I started organizing by type or size was more because of how briks settle in huge bins. All the tiny stuff ends up on the bottom. So I started sorting out all the tiny stuff just to get it off the bottom of the huge bins. The big bins are ok for large plates, big bricks, and other things that are easy to sort through quickly. What kills me is looking for anything smaller than a 1x3 brik (briks, plates, utensils, SNOT plates, minifig body parts) in a sea of briks. Now I even find myself spending 10 minutes just looking for a freak'n 1x6 plate in a specific color! So I started sorting out more pieces from the big bins again as I'm building up a small village... and that's when I started reconsidering my method. I was noticing I'm more interested in the color than the type. While type was important it's the color that is most important; if I found a 1x4 of the wrong color it was useless to me... I'd rather use two 1x2's of the correct color than a 1x4 of the wrong color.

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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by enders_shadow » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:00 pm

Generally, I don't organize bricks. This makes it frustrating if I have a particular piece in mind I want to get out, but when I'm building mocs I have ideas, not pieces picked out. That way it's helpful to come across a bunch of different types of pieces.

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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by IVhorseman » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:11 pm

I organize my bricks by color, and my girlfriend organizes hers by piece type in some massive fishing box for all the small pieces, and then two huge bags for bricks and plates respectively. Ultimately, I think the best sort job is done by a combination of the two: put all of the small pieces into compartmented chambers in various boxes (or just one big one), and then separate your bricks and plates by color and drop those into their own boxes. bricks and plates of different sizes are pretty easy to distinguish from each other and/or replace with more smaller bits in the same color. Smaller, more technical pieces are few enough that you probably know how many of each you have AND in what colors, so they're easy to find when separated.

Some day, we may combine our bricks together into one big organized collection, but that's an even bigger commitment than marriage folks.

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Re: Med-evil Village Building Guide

Post by morganm » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:16 am

That will obviously be the corner stone of your pre-nup :lol:

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