Kingstown, USA, 1959 at HispaLUG Expo 2012 . MegaMOC 2012 finished and presented at the HispaLUG Expo 2012 in Barcelona. . 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.
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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;
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 Al´s 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(!) It´s 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;
HispaLUG can be found here (spanish language only);
*** Videos ***
frxabemi´s other video;
*** 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¿?
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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;
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.