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 Post subject: Re: Soda's Empire State Building Project
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:37 pm 
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I'll swap you this for the chess set Jad...:P

I'd love to build this model again, only next time, I'll double its size by ordering the parts in quadrupal/double sizes to accomodate.

Doing the top section as we speak and I predict overall height just shy of 3 feet, not the 4 feet I was expecting.

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 Post subject: Re: Soda's Empire State Building Project
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:56 pm 
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Tempting..... Nah...

I actually pulled it out and opened it up to make sure all the bits were actually there the other day. Seem to be. I've been on a Lego bender so far these holidays. Completed the 8069 Backhoe, 10198 Tantive IV, 8043 Excavator & the 7632 Crane. Might try and squeeze in the 8070 Supercar & 8051 Motorbike before getting back to work. I've also got the Apple Tree house & Train Station sets to build with the girls as well...

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 Post subject: Re: Soda's Empire State Building Project
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:25 am 
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Jesus Jad! I must be a slow worker when you are like grease lightening building that many sets in such a short space of time.

I've spent around 35 hours building this project but you've just done the miricle mile.

Oh and you know how they say, "things come in threes"? :shock: :evil: :roll: :| :o :( :?


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 Post subject: Re: Soda's Empire State Building Project
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:09 am 
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If I was drinking milk it would've come out my nose...

That is some seriously bad luck with the Red. Maybe you should switch to a nice White and it might stay in the glass.. Impressive effort.. <Golf Clap>

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:51 am 
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Faaarrrk.....that's a big bitch!!! I'd be pretty proud of that Soda, good work!!


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 Post subject: Re: Soda's Empire State Building Project
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:31 am 
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And you call me a piss head! :mrgreen:

You might need one of these Soda:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:45 am 
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love it! :lol:

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ROFLMAO BIG.... :lol:

Don't tempt me, I might consider it.... :shock:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:26 pm 
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After Day #5, I finally finished it....not that I was in a rush or anything as it was a very interesting, enjoyable build. It now sits proudly on our sideboard in the loungeroom to wifey's disgust... :P She'll be even more disgusted once the next custom build sits proudly right next to it...but I don't care...lol

Been a great learning experience and gained some valuable tips during the process which will evidently help me design and build future custom that I can truly call my own....one day.

In the meanwhile, I've just started sourcing parts for my next build (ie - Chrysler Building) from same designer.

For those interested, this build was originally created by Spencer Rezkalla but later scaled down by Rocco Buttliere with the approval of Spencer to re-create into a more managable/transportable version which now sits in my lounge. Rocco was good enough to make public his lxf files (Design/instruction/parts list files) for me to make this project a reality in the short term.

His other works are listed below with the Chrysler building from his collection next on my list with the WTC (not just buildings but entire complex of surrounding buildings also) thereafter.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=417349

That's pretty much it and 45 odd hours of my life thoroughly enjoyed.... :mrgreen:

Stayed tuned for the next build. Just ordered 1000 bricks 2 days ago and embarking on another feeding frenzy of parts. At least the wallet doesn't hurt too much as availability and the waiting game on rare parts, keeps me at bay from buying the lot at once.



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 Post subject: Re: Soda's Empire State Building Project
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:30 pm 
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Top stuff Soda, looks awesome! Great pics too - and I love the big lego dude peeking around the building :mrgreen:

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