After a vast period of MOC inactivity, it is time to get posting. This creation was built as a visual aid for a presentation I gave on Balloon Frames and their impact on modern architecture. I will try not to re-write my presentation, but only display my lego creation.
About this creation
Balloon frames were a direct result of the machine cut, standardized 2x4 stud. Also, the availability of cheap, wire-cut nails aided in its development.
Balloon frames consist of continuous beams reaching from the top of a structure to the bottom without stopping. These frames were so light, that when St. Mary's Church in Chicago was built by Augustine Taylor in 1833, people laughed and called it, "As light as a balloon."
This roof was extremely fun to build, but has nothing to do with my presentation.
The continuous beams that made up balloon frames posed a few problems. First, upper stories would be nailed into the sides of the beams, giving them only the support of the nails. Many of these floors would begin to sink. Secondly, fire would travel directly up the beams, making the whole structure easy to burn (this fact greatly effected the devastation of the Chicago Fire).
This was just a fun addition that had nothing to do with my presentation. It displays many custom techniques though.
My table. I know the table itself is lame, but I am most proud of my Fez-And-Maraka Lamp method.
Here is my book shelf. I am also very proud of this, but there is very little 'splaining to do. Sorry about these bluish pictures.
I have asked Mr. Sherlock Holmes of 221b Baker St. to display my pipe technique, of which I am vain. It is made up of a clone antenna and a lever holder. It fits into a minifig hand without tack!
And here is my chair technique. Little to say here as well. Just observe please.