Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Minifig-Scale Airport

Name of Model: Airport. MOC includes many LED lights and three Minimotor. Motors are for-Baggage Conveyor, Radar and Helicopter rotors.
Created by: pjotr
Found at: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=431628
Details: This airport attempts to do it all. Planes, a control tower, a hangar, a gate with a ramp to connect to planes, a working baggage conveyor and even a parking garage. Some custom LEDs and tape (for the baggage conveyor) were used, but otherwise all the detailing is done with LEGO. Completely built airports are rare due to the amount of space they take up and the amount of parts required (getting the look and feel right can be difficult, and attempting to build planes and runways with a proper sense of scale is nearly impossible). This particular model seems to have met the lofty challenge of doing an airport justice. There are plenty of detail photos if you want to see how this was done - there are a few fairly surprising details and techniques hiding in the subfolders.

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