My next Lego landmark: St. Peter's Basilica. Or should I say a cathedral based
on St. Peter's Basilica? Clearly the colors are wrong but that was a matter of
economics coupled with the amazing pieces I found at the Disney pick-a-brick.
Also, by using the reds and dark reds I found at the pick-a-brick it allowed me
to acheive the level of detail I wanted in the building's facades. Tan probably
would have been a much better choice.
The dome was the greatest challenge. I tried a more traditional dome (and even
added lever bases as I had done in a previous MOC) but all attmepts looked too
"pixelated"/ too boxy. Using a calculus technique I took the hemi-sphere and
sub-divided into concentric disks of decreasing radius. By stacking the disks I
was then able to acheive a dome-like effect.
In lugnet.announce, Arthur Gugick wrote: [snip] (...) Nice work! I think your dome looks really good, and I'm planning on borrowing your technique for a MOC currently underway. I have to admit, I was so psyched to see a usable dome technique that (...) (6 years ago, 12-Feb-08, to lugnet.build.microscale)