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Kingstown, USA, 1959 at HispaLUG Expo 2012
MegaMOC 2012 finished and presented at the HispaLUG Expo 2012 in Barcelona.
About this creation
Here are some photos and details of the finally finished MegaMOC. These first pictures are from a test-setup in my basement, one week before packing everything into small boxes.
If you like what you see, please consider leaving a "smiling face" rating...





The Coca-Cola delivery guy almost having an accident because of some... distraction...
(This scene was emphasized more at the Expo);


Another view of the busy main street;


Children going to school;


View to the town hall;


Still life;


The Delorean almost hidden between a big tree and a billboard with Marylin Monroe advertising some perfume;


A samll park in front of the diner; (This scene was changed to something funny at the expo...)


As we are close to X-mas anyway;


Some guests arriving at the City Hotel;


Scorpions and Greasers;


Honest Als Used cars sale;


Detail at the cinema roof;


The combined train-and-bus Greyhound station is pure fantasy;



*** Photos from the HispaLUG Expo 2012 ***

Everything was taken apart and carefully put into cardboard boxes, and transported some 600km by car, to Barcelona (Granollers), where it was again put together in less than 4 hours. The last minifig was placed just as the doors opened to the public. (Many expositors were a lot worse off than me...)







At the exhibit I had the opportunity to take some photos of the "back-side" of some of the buildings. (Things the visitors normally dont see...)






I dont have many photos of the train;

Disclaimer; This nice train is basically a rip-off of Aleksander Steins 7-wide NYC M-497.
Mine is 8-wide, but only a few studs longer.
This train actually existed(!) Its slightly anachronic to the whole diorama, as it was made in 1966, but its fantastic futuristic look makes it perfect for the various Googie-style buildings I have in the diorama.
In real life it reached almost 300km/h, which is a record that still stands in the USA, for passenger transport on rails!

I finally got the opportunity to take a photo of my mini-fig scale VW camper van next to its bigger Lego set #10220 sibling;


A study of "bluish" Lego;
Top: Medium Blue
Middle: Maersk Blue
Bottom: Bright Cyan

Strange that Maersk is closer to Cyan than to medium blue...

My VERY patient wife;


Oldest daughter Patricia;


Youngest daughter Kristina controlling the train;


And finally yours truly;


More photos from the event can be found here;
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=517283

HispaLUG can be found here (spanish language only);
http://www.hispalug.com/foro/index.php


*** Videos ***

frxabemis video;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rXiW2b5Cqk

Parda Technic;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvgfm399Ld4

frxabemis other video;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89k7OiCKlsA&feature=plcp


*** Technical Data ***

The diorama is 12 baseaplates (32x32) long.
The covered corners meassure 0,5m each, covering the curved tracks for the train.
=> 408cm long.
Depth is 3 baseplates + 1/2 baseplate for the train.

The train track is a simple circle. No points used.

There are 24 cars, trucks and busses distributed on the layout. They have all been presented individually here on MOCpages.
There is only one train. Originally I had planned to also make a longer freight-train, drawn by an impressive Mikado class steamer. Alas, time and pieces ran out for that project. Oh well, maybe I can build one later.

There are a total of 94 minifigs distributed around the diorama.

The blue-sky background is re-used from the "Royville" MegaMOC 2011 project. There is still room for expansion, as the backdrop will span 13 baseplates total!

The project has taken 6 months to build, at a relaxed pace.
It takes 4 hours to set up and 2 hours to take down. (not relaxed ;-) )

Packed down I can fit everyhting into my Volvo V40 with the plastic-bubble on the roof and 4 persons inside! (persons inside the CAR, not the plastic-bubble...)

The whole thing is still stored intact in my basement, maybe awaiting a further opportunity next year?


*** End ***

Thanks for watching, rating and commenting! ;-)


This MOC made "Across MOCpages" on the 4th of December with 71 smilies. It was there until the 11th and exited with 88 smilies. Thanks to everybody! ;-)

PS: The MOC survived storage for some 5 months, and was shown at a small local Bilbao exhibition in April 2013.
Some photos exists here;
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=526098
After the show, the MOC was finally (and totally) deconstructed.
Currently the "Evil car", "Late Car", "Lemon Car" and the "Lego Van" are intact (or modded), and will be recycled in two other huge dioramas currently in the works.



Comments

 I made it 
  June 9, 2013
Quoting Maxime MaxSamAlex Great layout, and very realistic. One question: when you make the buildings, do you improvise, or do you design based on a real building? Anyways, great creation, hope to see more!
Thanks. Each building is presented here on MOCpages individually, describing how it was conceived. Some of the buildings are free interpretations of real existing buildings, and the rest are fantasy-buildings based on typical constructual and/or architectural styles for the area and epoc.
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  April 19, 2013
Great layout, and very realistic. One question: when you make the buildings, do you improvise, or do you design based on a real building? Anyways, great creation, hope to see more!
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Chris Melby
  December 26, 2012
Henrick, thanks for the response! I am thinking very seriously of puting together a super display for a big show in the northwest in the fall. I am debating on whether or not to use it for a year or two, or recycle it. If I kept it, that would mean I could put a little more into the actual display like the table and the background. Its a tough choice. Thanks for the feedback! Chris
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Chris Melby
  December 25, 2012
Henrick, a quick question: At these bigger shows, do you guys take the same MOC's every year, or do you break them down and do something new every year, or a combo of both? Chris
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Chris Melby
  December 18, 2012
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/348955#reviews Here is a "like minded" MOC I thought you would enjoy Henrick. Z
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  December 16, 2012
it would be awesome that the race passes here! are you up for the challenge henrik? check my page!
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  December 10, 2012
This is huge with bunch of details! I love the taxi cab!!!!!
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  December 9, 2012
awesome dio!
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  December 9, 2012
Stunning build
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Chris Melby
  December 7, 2012
I'm throwing in a second like!
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  December 7, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby I'm throwing in a second like!
You can do that? -Im sorry to sound stupid, but I had no idea that the software worked like that. Thanks man. I will take that into account in the future... ;-)
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  December 7, 2012
This is really nice! Great creationism!
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  December 6, 2012
I had to show this dio to my (very patient...) wife and the kids for them to see such an EPIC Moc. The final result is speechless. A tremendous work through the year and a outstanding creation.
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  December 4, 2012
What a great build. Having seen it live gives even a better look at the details you put into it (what a great idea to get the benches more realistic). Hope your next Mega MOC can top this.
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  December 4, 2012
quite a project! it has many layers of depth, heck, 50 s, batman s car of the period,+ the delorean from back to the future, it scores everywhere for me, the train was a pleasant surprise, especially based on a real one... it s superb! as a city builder myself, only one question comes to mind... why did you cover the street parkings?
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  December 3, 2012
Hey! This is fantastic! It's a very nice city with a lots of cool detailes and veicles! :)
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  December 1, 2012
Leaving a "smiley face" is no problem here, hahaha. This is so rich of fantastic and countless details and presented in such an impressive way, it is a pleasure to explore it.
  November 30, 2012
Really Great! I like all of the buildings, cars, people, etc.
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  November 29, 2012
I'm really glad to see all the components to this come together so nicely. What an idyllic little town.
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  November 29, 2012
Simply astonishing! The diner, the cinema. I'm nearly speechless. Nice work on the cars, especially the one that's also a time machine;) The train looks fantastic. The rockets on the rear are a highlight for me. Very well done.
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  November 29, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  November 29, 2012
Wow, this is absolute beautiful in every little detail. Love your town and all the details of it. The background with the town looks so realistic. I'm excited :)
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  November 28, 2012
Incredible! The amount of detail you put into every aspect is extraordinary, this is definitely a diorama worth looking at. Awesome work on that train, good choice on adding it. Fantastic job, I'll certainly be back to peruse these photos again!
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  November 28, 2012
AMAZING CITY
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  November 28, 2012
I have waited for this Mega-MOC. And it is really great!
  November 28, 2012
Wow! So much cool stuff in such a large space! I love your Batmobile, though! And the "distracted" coke guy! And... well, everything else!
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  November 28, 2012
absolutely fantastic!!!
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  November 28, 2012
So many fantastic details! A lovely layout sir!
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  November 28, 2012
Wow.
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  November 28, 2012
I love how you put everything together, simply amazing.
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  November 28, 2012
You the man!!!! Oh wonderful work and even more for the fact that you have family to take care of and still the time to do all that. I have one little girl (she is 3 now but showing the interest in LEGO) and barely have time for LEGO. All the best to you and your lovely family and many more lovely creations from you all! :))
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  November 28, 2012
Very nice details all around. Your building skills really show here, while other 'builders' only improve in their skill to put baseless accusations in their comments.
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  November 28, 2012
Hendrik, thats a wonderful diorama that really made my morning! I love all the fantastic details and the lively atmosphere of a time which stood for happiness in America. It was an optimistic, sometimes naive time, in which the craziest things had been invented - just like that thrust-powered train... I had a great pleasure looking at the iconically styled vehicles and the amazing street scenes. What a display! That really makes me want to build myself instantly... Thanks for sharing your great pics. Best regards, Steffen
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  November 28, 2012
Thanks a lot for the nice comments, guys! I am glad that you had the time to comment here too, although almost everything you see here has already been presented individually. I will try to take some more photos of the train. As for the next project, I dont really know. I might invest in a Mindstorms set...
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Chris Melby
  November 27, 2012
THis is not only MOC of the year worthy, personally, Henrick, considering how "rigged" that award ceremony can be, I put something like this in a league of it's own. Seriously, from one builder to another, this is outstanding, hats off to you for the effort and the execution. Simply OUTSTANDING! Z
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  November 27, 2012
Master piece, not enough words to describe what feels like to be in front of this diorama.
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  November 27, 2012
wow that is amazing so cool!!!!
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  November 27, 2012
The closeup pictures really bring out the fun details and impressive build! The backdrop was a nice touch!
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  November 27, 2012
Awesome display of skill and style! And, obviously, packing. Well done!
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  November 27, 2012
Wonderful Moc!
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  November 27, 2012
Another wonderful layout of yours! Tons of details packed into it, great vehicles and EXCELLENT buildings! The cinema is one of my favourites. I also like the simpler yet very atmospheric builds, such as the used cars seller. Congrats and... What's next? ;)
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  November 27, 2012
Very nice! A great layout that looks very realistic. Well done! --Blast--
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  November 27, 2012
Thats for sharing this treat! :)
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  November 27, 2012
Well done Henrik....a very very nice "Legorama" You are always one of my favourite builders. Good luck from an italian's admirer and greetings to your family that supporting you. Claudio
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  November 27, 2012
Fantastic! I'd love to see some more shots of that train!
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  November 27, 2012
Como siempre, increble y sin palabras para poder comentar tan buenos detalles. Un saludo.
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  November 27, 2012
As stunning as I knew it would be. Not only beautifully built, but perfectly staged as well, and that train ! What a beauty!
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  November 27, 2012
Awesome display! Loaded with great little details.
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  November 27, 2012
Love the DeLorian!
  November 27, 2012
What to say, what to say, what to say??? Hmm.... AMAZING... AWESOME... BEST EVER!!!!! Would you be so kind as to give some instructions? Like, for the cars?
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  November 27, 2012
It all makes wonderful sense seen presented like this. I'm impressed you would and did dismantle it all transport it and then put it on public display! For me, this will never happen, my town will stay in the attic til we next move house and I'm hoping that wont be soon.
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  November 27, 2012
Que bueno! A massive DIO at an excellent fest. Does Lego life get any better than that? As always, the amount of detail and all the human drama you build into the project is fantastic. One can tell from the photos that the pictures only scratch the surface of this massive build. Well done! Ataque!
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  November 27, 2012
Wow, it looks amazing!
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  November 27, 2012
I am really speechless... This is really A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! There are not enough stars to rate it.
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  November 27, 2012
All of the subtle detailing really makes this - LOVE some of the humor, from the movies currently showing, to Honest Al's used cars, to the various characters strewn throughout. Brilliant display!
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  November 27, 2012
Wonderful work as always.
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  November 27, 2012
Wow, it's huge and absolutely outstanding!
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  November 27, 2012
WOW Henrik ! Magnificent creation !!! Absolutly brilliant ! So many nice details and a lot of humour in your diaporama.
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  November 27, 2012
Seeing all these beautiful buildings together is such a treat. Magnificent.
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  November 27, 2012
O..... this, is, INCREDIBLE! So many 5 star MOCs in one place. It's perfect- what an end to the year!! 5 out of 5 x about 50
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  November 27, 2012
I've been waiting to see these pictures. Superb ! Really, superb !!! Dejlig y meravilloso ! Fantastisch ! Dirk
 
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