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Rapunzel's Tower Update

Posted by Tekulo , Jul 07 2014 · 172 views

yaaaaaaay tower stuff things more stuff

Base again

Okay! So!

My latest pick-a-brick came today (finally) and so I built this up. It's a bit on the basic side, but it's tall and I like how it's looking so far. I ordered 50 of those patterned 1x2's and I counted and I would need 150 more if I wanted to have that pattern reach the top. OTL

So, it's coming along. I need plenty more light grey, which isn't carried at my local LEGO store, so bricklink it is because pick-a-brick gets super pricey and it takes forever to ship. I got pick-a-brick this time because my VIP points weren't going to last forever, so this tall order was actually free. First, however, I'm going to do some inventory and double check what grey I still have in my arsenal before pressing forward.

The way I built this, I need 10 1x6's and 10 1x8 plates to hold the tower corners together. If I do that, I figure it will hold together well enough, especially since the base won't have much playability to it anyway. Next up I want to continue furnishing the inside of the tower itself. Making the closet is definitely not fun. I still haven't figured it out.


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Jul 07 2014 10:49 PM

Have you tried a technique other than using just textured 1x2 bricks? I just feel like they would make the tower look a little too busy (and clash with the smooth edges). The Helm's Deep set used them really well, I think, just using enough along with other colors to create a nice texture.

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I wonder if you might look at things like this and this for inspiration.
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I was thinking of using a mix between smooth and the occasional textured brick mixed in. Now I need tons of light grey. Also I was going to add in plant leaves on the sides. I didn't want to mix darker shades in with the mix because I felt it would stand out too much, and plants would help make it look less bland anyway.

As for those models, I do like how they look, but the one I'm doing looks to be on a larger scale, so I need a base to support a heavier house. The tall systems of 1x2's are neat and have a stony look to them, but in my experience they are much less structurally sound than what I ultimately want to build. Thanks for sharing, though. They are cool builds.
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