Monday, June 24, 2013
Building a major MOC using LEGO - Part 5: The finishing touches
Finishing up work on a major project leaves me with some mixed feelings. On the one hand, I'm extremely happy to be able to move on to something else and make new plans. On the other, it's been such a time consuming process, that it feels a little strange not to be working on this design anymore.
Oh well, let's wrap this up.
My original plan was to have everything standing alone on four identical baseplates, which could then be fit together easily and capped off with a dome. Sadly, the need to angle portions of the build made that pretty much impossible. Instead, I went with the Capitol wings tied together to a central building and the dome placed on top. The baseplates could then be on their own, tied together with a central plate and a 4x4 turntable acting as a central pivot point to help line up the X of the building on the square.
As for the actual process of bringing those pieces together, the wings are attached using a mix of plates. The 8x8 with a corner cut plates are perfect for creating the angle I was looking for. The inner wall sections with a staircase were mounted using 2x2 turntables on the top and bottom. This had an added bonus of giving me some room to work with when lining up those sections with the tiles on the main base.
Thanks for following along with me on this process. On to bigger and new things!
Check out previous installments of this series: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4