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Lego Art & Design Principles 101

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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Rook on Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:12 pm

Green If you go to college for an art degree most of the people won't think anything about it. However, when you're on your first date I wouldn't mention it. Let them get to know you and then tell them what you do in your spare time. Green
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:32 pm

My friends don't even know I play with lego.. let's keep it that way. Razz


I think, that when I go to highschool I might grew out of Lego. I hope not, but you can't do anything about it, can you?
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Rook on Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:45 pm

Green Don't worry if you do. Keep you legos and one day in your 20's, 30's, or 40's you'll find the box. And then you might just find the spark again. It'll bing back good memories of your youth and then you'll go... oh ship! I'm an "AFOL". Green
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by DarthPineapple on Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:48 pm

Make that boxes.. I don't even dare to put my SW lego with my standard lego... my dad did once, I didn't notice, and now some small sets have been used in all kinds of MOCs Razz Luckily it were some of those early battle packs, those with 2/3 figs and a small scene.
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by astoriabluelegos on Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:39 pm

Rook wrote:Green If you go to college for an art degree most of the people won't think anything about it. However, when you're on your first date I wouldn't mention it. Let them get to know you and then tell them what you do in your spare time. Green

^I've never been on a date, so I don't have to worry about it. Wink DP If you are really in to Legos, chances are you'll be like me and not grow out of Lego. Smile Blue Arc
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Rook on Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:42 pm

See you can't just walk up to some one and say I'm an "AFOL". They will think yes, you are "A Fool", that's nice now stop talking to me.
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Post by astoriabluelegos on Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:01 am

Rook wrote:See you can't just walk up to some one and say I'm an "AFOL". They will think yes, you are "A Fool", that's nice now stop talking to me.

So true, I think if you walked up to someone in MY school and said I'm an AFOL then they'd sit their dumbfounded because you shorted out their remaining brain cells. Razz Blue Arc
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by DarthPineapple on Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:58 pm

astoriabluelegos wrote:
Rook wrote:Green If you go to college for an art degree most of the people won't think anything about it. However, when you're on your first date I wouldn't mention it. Let them get to know you and then tell them what you do in your spare time. Green

^I've never been on a date, so I don't have to worry about it. Wink DP If you are really in to Legos, chances are you'll be like me and not grow out of Lego. Smile Blue Arc

I hope so! Smile

My parents also let me only but Lego if it's starwars, the chance is small I can buy something from a other set or so. That's not really fun. Sad
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Rook on Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:14 pm

Building Your Brain 101

Do you want to be a better builder? How do I become a better builder?

Use your brain!

What do you mean?

Here are some exercises on how to be a better builder.

Do the following:
Complete TECHNIC 101, Stability with LEGO TECHNIC, & Gearing 101
(If you don't have a Lego.com account set one up so you can take the quizes.)
http://technic.lego.com/technicdesignschool/default.asp

Read the following:
Read all sections and subsections.
http://www.seriousplay.com/

Try the following:
Buy & Build a small (10-100 pieces) set just by looking at the box's cover picture. Don't open the instruction booklet! When you're done open the booklet and compare. Next time try it with a medium (100-300 pieces) set. (I've never tried a large (300+ pieces) set.) This works best with a set that you've never built. However, you can also try this by ripping apart a set that you have built before but this time put it together just from memory or if it's too large try it with just the box picture.

Finally find something in the "real" world and try to build it out of Lego in micro, minifig, & UC scales. I.E. Car, Bed, or Kitchen Table/Chair .

How does this work? What does it mean? Trying new things causes your brain to make new pathways in your brain. The more you use it the better it becomes. Faster, stronger, smarter! Wink

Good Luck and Keep Building!


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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by DarthPineapple on Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:15 pm

Hehe.. I definetly have to do that some day. Thanks for the tip Rook! Smile
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Rook on Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:41 pm

Green You were a little too fast there DP. I wasn't finished. When I do these posts there's a lot info. So I often post the majority of it and then edit in some details. It's too easy to lose a page, and then you're typing for 20 minutes all over again. Green
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by astoriabluelegos on Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:20 pm

Build your brain, that's WAY awesome! I will definetly do that! Smile Blue Arc
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Uberlag on Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:09 am

DP, why would your parents only let you buy SW lego? Shocked That seems kind of weird.
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by astoriabluelegos on Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:25 am

Yeah and sad. Sad I collect almost ALL Lego themes so only buying Starwars would wipe out like 90% of my collection. Why do your parents have that rule, if you don't mind my asking? Blue Arc
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Clonecommando007 on Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:12 pm

Te he...
That would be funny. I only buy SW lego too. Except for stuff for my SBLF comics and story.

MOD? Laughing
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Comrade Faie on Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:10 pm

I bought a lot of technic (bionicle) before I was a normal lego builder(I didn't start till 2005) but then this year I lost interest in bionicle the storyline is bad the sets are simpler with less pieces, so now I only buy SW. I hope that that something else will come around that will attract me. Fordo Yo!

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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Rook on Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:27 pm

Green I find that very odd, however it's a good way to reduce the number of toys you have to buy for your kid. ONLY Star Wars! Problem is that you can buy thousands of each set. Ahhhh. Armies. Smile Green
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Comrade Faie on Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:30 pm

Exactly, that is a good side to one theme collecting. But I really miss bionicle (my mom doesn't we were spending around 1,000 dollars on lego a year). Razz Fordo Yo!

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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by astoriabluelegos on Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:37 pm

I don't even want to know how much I spend in Lego each year! Wink Blue Arc
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by DarthPineapple on Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:19 pm

astoriabluelegos wrote:I don't even want to know how much I spend in Lego each year! Wink Blue Arc

How much do you spend? I want to know. Razz
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by astoriabluelegos on Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:42 pm

Questimating, it's probably in the $5,000-$10,000 range for JUST Legos! Wink Blue Arc
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Rook on Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:49 pm

Each YEAR! Shazamz! I wish I had that kind of money to spend on Lego.
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by astoriabluelegos on Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:52 pm

Rook wrote:Each YEAR! Shazamz! I wish I had that kind of money to spend on Lego.

This includes Birthdays, Christmas, and Me working very hard on various projects! Smile Blue Arc
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by Rook on Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:57 pm

Personal Style 101

One thing that every artist knows is you have to have a niche.

Whatís niche? A niche is one thing that you specialize in.

Mine for art in general is scenic landscapes in watercolors.



At work my niche is Youth Crimes.

But I build Lego? How does that help me?

Find something youíre good at: castles, space, sculpture, mosaics, mini figures, mecha, etc. Then focus on that. Donít limit yourself, try other things too. But if youíre good at one thing do it and do it really well. For example Kaminoanís Fine Clonierís niche is decals for mini figures.


http://www.fineclonier.com/Forums/index.php

Side Bar: Does anyone remember when a famous professional sports player switched to a new sport? They pretty much sucked. Didnít they? They had a niche and left it.

So, your niche is Star Wars Lego. Are you good at making walkers, starships, vignettes, or maybe dioramas? Explore.

Iím going to go build some Starships. Have Fun & Keep Building!
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Re: Lego Art & Design Principles 101

Post by astoriabluelegos on Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:07 am

Dioramas are DEFFINETLY mine!(at least I hope so!) Smile Blue Arc
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