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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2017 5:14 p.m. PST

Think of workstations and big computer units for an evil villain's secret lair, or the Terminator resistance underground bunkers (like in T2 and T-Salvation) and so many more potential applications.

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Well, just for fun I grabbed a bunch of Legos and tried to come up with a very rough mock-up of what I hope someone will make for 15mm in the future, either out of MDF, resin or 3-D printing.

NOTE: The Legos are mostly 2x3 and 2x4 plate/block pieces laid sideways, with some 1x2, and 1x1 tiles, panels, stud caps, slopes, etc. added to them. The large 2x4 red/gray sloped workstations (like those in the foreground) would still need a countertop for the entire width of the unit. And I guess styrene sheet punch outs could be used for screens and for rows of buttons. The computers and lockers are 24mm tall, and the desks are 16mm tall. The figures are hitmen from Rebel Minis.

Please let me know what you think of the mock-up. Keep in mind I have no idea what each workstation is really for. I was just going for a good mix and by looking at old pictures and movie stills.

Thanks,

Dan

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D A THB11 Jun 2017 6:10 p.m. PST

Good idea, I will steal that for 28mm.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2017 7:18 p.m. PST

You're cookin', CC. Great idea and follow-through!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2017 10:06 p.m. PST

Thanks guys! Here are a couple of close-ups of the 7 different units:

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Stealth100011 Jun 2017 10:45 p.m. PST

Wow.

Flashcove Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 5:33 a.m. PST

Excellent planning!

War Monkey13 Jun 2017 8:16 a.m. PST

Great idea Dan, I'll have to hunt down a pile of Legos, again what a great idea!

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

Dan, you crazy monkey.

Excellent, just excellent.

I have mentioned how difficult it is to keep up with your mind. ;->=

Doug

Murvihill13 Jun 2017 2:23 p.m. PST

Go online and get images of computers and radar screens, resize them to fit the front of the pieces and glue them on. I did it for a space station control room and it looks really good.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 2:33 p.m. PST

@TheBeast: "I have mentioned how difficult it is to keep up with your mind. ;->="

Lol. Doug, my mind is all I have going for me right now, which is a sad thing too.

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 2:36 p.m. PST

@Murvihill: "Go online and get images of computers and radar screens, resize them to fit the front of the pieces and glue them on."

Is this what you mean?

Dan

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deflatermouse14 Jun 2017 4:37 a.m. PST

WOW
That is an excellent idea.
I have a crate of the kids Lego 2 metres from where I'm sitting.
Truly thinking outside the box.
I think your mock-up looks excellent.
What next, a shark pool for your lair?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

Lol. Putting those blocks together took a lot of effort for me, specially the little pieces. My hands really cramped up*. So, even though I have boat loads of time, I'm going to need to leave the detailing of the control panels for another day.

On the plus side, it gives me lots of time to plan the next stage and exchange ideas with you guys! :)

Dan
* But, believe it or not, the physical therapist wants me to play with Legos!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2017 7:45 p.m. PST

My wife has a bunch of different hole punches, rounds, squares, rectangular, that I think might help break the surface a bit on some of those control panels and counter tops. Cardstock or really thin styrene might do it.

She even suggested making a little stack of papers or a binder or two. :)

Dan

Alan Lauder16 Jun 2017 2:10 a.m. PST

Hey Dan,
Just dropped by your Flickr – love those cookie tray corridors. Cool ideas.

Your lego base for the control room is sensational. Looks like some vintage lego there – the modern kits are too specialist – not enough basic building blocks these days (and is still jealously guarded by the young fella.

Have to say, as a Cold War baby I still find some of those buttons a little chilling!

Great stuff
Alan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

Glad you like it.

I got most of those blocks on ebay this past year or two. Plus my wife bought me a few large tumblers of the small pieces when she took our niece to Legoland.

Last I checked, there was a lot of that still circulating on ebay. For example, check out all the slopes and 1x1 tiles:

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You could even get them in bulk lots, like these of 100:

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Dan
PS. I was also a Cold War baby. Silly kids today dare claim that no one ever lived in fear of getting nuked. I beg to differ. We lived like it could happen any minute.

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