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alta-5 part #3; municipal code TUTORIAL
another step closer to completion!
About this creation
hi folks!
my name is cyberfrank!
i m the tough guy with the leather jacket!
i m with the master architect of alta-5!
and a few other great creators!...
just like you!

i chose to present this like that,
because it s how i started!
...and most of us do!!

a truck, a car, a few figs, with no story!






if things go well for you, you should get up to this...
a couple of nice cars, figs, structures, monster trucks, spaceships, ect...





COOP!!!

i won t tell you exactly how to build,
but, we need a standard, in order for me to reproduce your CITY or buildings,
or vice-versa,
panel building seems to be the way for me!

since it s my intention to have friends as moderators,
i found it best to make it easy for them...

by labeling PHASES...

having 2 green base plates and bricks would be PHASE 1
for building a CITY on ALTA-5!

PHASE 1
is the minimal requirement for a licensed CITY lot on alta-5!
it should be the hardest part of your quest!
the rest...you should already have it!

for just a building;
respect road whidts, street parkings, and sidewalk standards please.
I go for real, so should you, it s quite simple.



it s easy to figure space with a few green base plates,
since it s exactly the same as road plates!



as i progressed from 'gravel' to pavement, so will you...in your own way!
of course, 2 green base plates does nt make a big city!
but, fortunately for you, it s ideal for the story scheme!
as opposed to the main stream, a newcomer is who i adress here!
if you want to be a part of something greater...
this is it!...



chief urban planner;

ok citizens..or to be...
i m here to help you get 'licence to build' a CITY on alta-5!
once i share these precious infos, you ll see things differently!
you ll see them with experience!...namely...mine!
so you ll save a lot of time avoiding common mistakes!
and not just on alta-5!

see these nice roads here?
yeah! spacey aren t they?
lots of place to BUILD!...... large!!!



but...wait! we actually NEED the space!!!
that s right! we need the space for STREET PARKINGS!
otherwise, it will be cramped!



if you think about it...
the lego city scale is based upon the size of the road plates!
so, unless you re willing to build your roads with bricks....
you ll have to limit yourself to a vehicle width of 6-6 1/2...
otherwise, it won t fit!



now don t get me wrong, building roads with bricks is possible!
some people have acheived it with great succes!
but, it s very expensive, and laborious, i raise my hard hat for those
who will chance that 'road' lol!

i won t explain panel building in lenght here...
but, it was a good occasion to demonstrate their usefulness, and practicality!
i ll cover the technique further...in a future post!
in the meanwhile, you can study those!
respect the standard; 8x 2x 8'high!
see how you can respect this, while variations sign your style on it!
now, everybody owns the 1 and 2 wide bricks!
it s the base! that s why i chose it, mostly!



now look at this carefully!
the structure has been brought to the edge of the base plate!
while it s true you ll save space, and allow for a bigger building...
VVVRRRRROOOOOUUUMM



hunnnngh!...you really need the space for sidewalks!
especially with someone like zoltar!!!



aahhh! much safer!!!
always save yourself 6' wide for commercial and industrial
streets and avenues s sidewalks!!!
in residential, you can risk 4' wide!



now look at how this street breathes!
plenty of parking space! and modern madness...heu...traffic!!!
once here, we can say you re at PHASE 2!!!

PHASE 2


now by studying the many lego cities around the world, as i did...
you ll find people that go to extremes to gain build space...
only to find once completed, that something does nt quite look right...



others don t want to hear about scale!
if a fig fits...it s scaled right!....
i chose this vehicle to explain this grey zone...

for this kind of vehicle...it s ok! it s 'hero-'bad guy' stuff...

but, when the postman, swat, or bank truck, [ect]
rolls over figs to accomplish it s duties...
you KNOW something s wrong...right?

+

ULTIMATELY

one of my ambitious project would be a MULTI-CITY rally!!!

we ll need the WIDEST ROADS POSSIBLE!
if it goes well, i can see the day where the race cars
will have to cross multiple creators s cities!!!



well, what do YOU think?
as usual, i ll comment in return for your opinion on the topic!
what do you think of the municipal code ?




Comments

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  December 28, 2013
Quoting clayton Marchetti my pleasure Clayton! I did this for the purpose of multi-city stories, once a standard is established, it s possible to make a character travel on many 'players' s pages, it s what I think is the next phase in story-coop-building.
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  December 28, 2013
Excellent ideas Frank! I can see the usefulness in this post . Excellent do's and don'ts . I've got some serious thinking to do . Thanks Frank!
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  January 7, 2013
Quoting Paul Beach can t wait to see that!
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  January 6, 2013
Quoting Legostudios 34 I have set the standard now, you can build an office, embassy, or store.
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  June 15, 2011
If I wanted to join Alta-5, would I have to panelize my buildings?
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  June 14, 2011
je comprends pas ce que tu veux dire par les courses
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  June 13, 2011
Quoting Paul McKeever III yes, i consider them as good examples of people who had made excellent work, and that i can closely reproduce! if it inspires to look at their work, i ll be very happy!!!
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  June 13, 2011
Quoting Sleepie Builder i have a hard time table, and many of them failed...lol! i have a good sorting system, and getting faster somehow! i hope you build within this code, then i ll incude you too, if you like! and thanks a lot sleepy!!!
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  June 13, 2011
Quoting nicolas deschamps juste pour les courses?? que veux tu dire?
que d habitude, c est les camions, qui sonts 6 de large! pour les autos, c est 4-5!
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  June 10, 2011
i spoted leda, bones and shifu in the crowd in the first pic
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  June 9, 2011
Hi cf, I'm amazed by your enthusiasm and effort you put into this. I wonder how you find all the time for this. Your idea sounds very interesting. Maybe I'll build something too as time permits, but I can't promise. Anyway good luck with this project and I'll keep on watching ;-) Cheers Sleepie
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  June 9, 2011
juste pour les courses?? que veux tu dire?
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  June 9, 2011
Quoting nicolas deschamps 6 max!...et juste pour les courses!!! la police arrete n importe qui en d autres circonstances!!!
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  June 9, 2011
je peux faire mon auto en 6 wide? ou cest juste 4-5?
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  June 9, 2011
Cool!
cyberfrank 2010
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Koen Rademaker
  June 8, 2011
Hey, Cyberfrank I love this ! I'll post some pictures soon
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  June 8, 2011
Quoting BobaFett 2 you took time to answer, thank you bobba! i wish you good luck in your things!...and poop washes away, talent does nt!!! lol!
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  June 8, 2011
This is really cool! Unfortunately, I have been busy with other things, mainly school and my cat has pooped over a large part of my collection and I haven't cleaned it all yet so I haven't had much building time.
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  June 8, 2011
Quoting Paulo Rodriguez it s understandable! if you read all ALTA-5 posts, you ll understand that i redefine the building technique for a specialised reason...COOP , reproduction! and also yes for the street parkings! once the races start...it will be obvious you need the space!!!
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  June 8, 2011
yes I also have that doubt, do have to build in panel stile because modular is the way to go for me, especially on my Parque de Bombas, i am almost half way through and its already going to be modular, and the sidewalk situation, my layout has a side walk just no street parking, do all city's have to have street parking?? -Paulo R.
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  June 8, 2011
Quoting Koen Rademaker cool! i m happy tohear from you koen!!!
  June 7, 2011
I'm in!!!!!PS.does it really have to be panel building.I much prefer the modular building style of the Cafe corner set and i think panel building just looks incomplete.
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  June 7, 2011
Quoting the bourbonbrick Inspiring but I'm not sure what your talking about.Is it like a tutorial on making a city?
hi bourbon!!! and yes, it is! i want to coop stories with you! i know you have what it takes! i just shown you the standard, we ll have all similar basic structure styles, all fully reproduceable!!! i hope you re in!!!
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  June 7, 2011
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera thanks tom! but, you don t NEED to build a Cybercity to have fun!...a small city like i ll soon post, will do! i ll provide your missing services! and for the races...you ll need a house and garage for your pilot s presentation! this post will come in handy then! tom...start your engines!!!...lol! for the comments...it s a real pleasure commenting your work tom, you re daring, and very imaginative,+ you have a great eye for style!!!
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  June 7, 2011
Inspiring but I'm not sure what your talking about.Is it like a tutorial on making a city?
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  June 7, 2011
Hey Frank! This is a very helpful and inspiring post! I wish I had the time, space and money to build a city like yours. I would certainly take your advice if I did. There is no stopping me trying my hand at architecture though but I might be limited to just one building. I will definitely build a minifig scale building sometime in the near future and I will be using your panel building technique, it's genius. I must thank you for the million comments you made on my recent mocs lol, as always I very much appreciate your opinion and feedback. Thanks again Superstar Frank :) P.S. I like your sig fig :)
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  June 5, 2011
Quoting Caleb Robinson, The MC unfortunately no, but, ill give you brown, instead of blond! best i could do! sorry!
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  June 4, 2011
Can my hair be red?
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  June 2, 2011
Quoting Jay Rhum on ausais pu avec ce que tu as maintenant! ca etre encore mieux maintenant! j attends juste les histoires que je t ai demande! pour te sortir de l ombre cote histoire! utilise seulement ton equipage pour l instant, on utilisera le reste plus tard!
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  June 2, 2011
Quoting Jay Rhum it s smart to be kind! and you re real smart jay!!!!
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  June 2, 2011
This is really cool, because you share your experience about building a huge city, and advertize on what mistakes we should avoid! You're really a kind person Frank!
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  June 2, 2011
Ok, je comprend mieux maintenant! Je vais surement faire une berge, avec un quai, une petite plage, mais il faudra que j'attende ma commande d'aujourd'hui, le debut de ma "civilisation" lorsque je recevrait mes pièces, et mes baseplates. Avec un petit bureau, surement, je te tiens au courant... Je vais aussi essayer de faire ma base secrete sous marine! 2 grosses commandes aujourd'hui! Je pense que je vais pouvoir faire des trucs vraiment cools! Des plaques studless bleues pour l'eau, des plantes, des arbres... Pas mal de pièces grises, car ma base sera dans un rocher, sous l'eau... J'attend toujours mon capitaine et mes baseplates vertes et bleues, ça arrive bientot! Désolé, je n'ai pas encore jugé utile de prendre des basesplates avec route! Tu pense qu'on va pouvoir faire quelque chose de tout ça, sur Alta-5?
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  June 2, 2011
Quoting T.K . thanks a lot tk! the way you re going...you ll teach before long! you re considered as MOD! congratulations!
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  June 2, 2011
Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us all! I hope you make more guides like this, they are really useful!
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  June 2, 2011
Quoting Nick Barrett thanks nick! just trying to save me and my mods some time! and of course you can use them nick!!! i d be glad to have you on alta-5!!!
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  June 2, 2011
Quoting Jasper Vinkenvleugel your city is great jasper! you only need to 'panelise' your buildings, and respect the sidewalk spaces! of wich i think you already did! its great work jasper! fx is ready for your delivery!
cyberfrank 2010
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Jasper Vinkenvleugel
  June 1, 2011
I like it!! I want to buy begin next year new green plates and, road plates!! But only: my houses are a bit smaller than yours, I'm mostly detached houses. I hope that's not a problem for alta-5 ....? Groetjes Jasper!!
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  June 1, 2011
All sensible, rational, well thought out stuff - I may steal your panel building technique (with due credit, of course!)
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  June 1, 2011
This sounds like a great plan. Should be very interesting.
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  June 1, 2011
Quoting Zac . aha! i already did 30 mins ago! i follow your progress zak!...and could you name your work page properly please? it s confusing! we need to help people to use these new tools, we can t have multiple labels!...thanks zak!
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  June 1, 2011
Quoting Ben Cossy ah ben! you don t know how good that sounds to me!...i m so anxious to see it!!! i can t wait! i have a ML KODIAK STORY moc to do, and finish the recycling plant, THEN i m on your team-mech project! we ll have a lot of fun ben!!! birthday? when? how old now? happy birthday ben! may your family know you enough to give you tools for your art!
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  June 1, 2011
Quoting Ben Cossy ah ben! you don t know how good that sounds to me!...i m so anxious to see it!!! i can t wait! i have a ML KODIAK STORY moc to do, and finish the recycling plant, THEN i m on your team-mech project! we ll have a lot of fun ben!!! birthday? when? how old now? happy birthday ben! may your family know you enough to give you tools for your art!
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  June 1, 2011
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  June 1, 2011
cool,keep up the good work! can't wait for more
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  June 1, 2011
Very nice! Man your lucky that you can advance so quickly in your city work! Mine takes forever :/ (Dang that Homework :/) Anyway, Epic stuff as always! I got some city sets for my brithday, so my city will be up sooner than I first though :D Oh and my office will be up as soon as I can too :D
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  June 1, 2011
thanks a lot guys!!! i m working hard to get to the battle too!!!
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  June 1, 2011
Quoting Cody G thanks cody! i m sure you will!
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  June 1, 2011
Quoting Jay Rhum Lol, you'll have to buy a lot of bricks if you want your city soon! thanks jay! but, i don t need any bricks now! only minor touches will remain once all is 'panelised'!...and 32 straight roads!
cyberfrank 2010
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Mark E
  May 31, 2011
Hey CyberFrank that is awesome I love the dark tan and white put together.
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  May 31, 2011
Panel building, huh? Yes, a modular city is a quickly built city! I hope I can find time to contribute some designs.
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  May 31, 2011
Very cool. The building so far is great!
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  May 31, 2011
Lol, you'll have to buy a lot of bricks if you want your city soon! As Deus said: I'm so happy to have news from you, because each times, you're a sort of child, obviously enjoying it! And you like to share with all of us! I felt the same while building Titan! I like your stories! ;-)
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  May 31, 2011
That tank just barely fits on the road. >Eric
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  May 31, 2011
Interesting beginning! I love the lime green and white car!
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  May 31, 2011
What's great about your work is, that you have fun with it. It's not about the heads of fate, it's to show other people how you ahve fun. Maybe with my castle I can go back to that... Will have to wait, I'm on a streak.
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  May 31, 2011
cool!
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  May 31, 2011
What's great about your work is, that you have fun with it. It's not about the heads of fate, it's to show other people how you ahve fun. Maybe with my castle I can go back to that... Will have to wait, I'm on a streak.
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  May 31, 2011
I agree :D
 
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