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Right: the square lots onto which the buildings are placed are 3/4" square. Standard Lego dimensions create a mismatch.
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Anyone had other ideas for a less time consuming version. It just looks so awesome
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Re: 3d building project
Chad Jensen wrote:
Right: the square lots onto which the buildings are placed are 3/4" square. Standard Lego dimensions create a mismatch.


a 2x2 square Lego brick is 5/8x5/8 and fits fine in a 3/4x3/4 square with a little gap around the edges.
 
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abodi wrote:
Anyone had other ideas for a less time consuming version. It just looks so awesome


There's a version that uses cardboard chits.
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Progress is being made slowly but surely. I'm hoping to get most of them finished by this weekend as I'm planning another demo game on monday night.

However, my brain has hit a bit of a wall. I've made the buildings in 5 different heights, varying from 2 to 6 floors in height. Each floor is 6mm high, so the tallest building is 36mm (1.5 inch), which looks good.

However, I'm looking through the actual buildings in the game and thinking that I've made a lot of them too tall. For example, cards like Hotel and Hospital are fine being big tall buildings, but others such as Mobile Home Park, Amusement Park, Car Dealership and Gravel Pit would just look a bit sill as a 6 floor building.

So, I'm thinking of reducing the number of 5-6 floor buildings I have and also having some that are just 1-floor, certainly for things like the Gravel Pit.


On the other hand, the Commercial 4-lot building "Skyscraper", maybe I'll make one super-tall building.

 
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wondering wether a purely paper craft version would be neat and work ok.
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It is complete:

It took in total, about 70 hours to complete
And yes, I should probably seek some professional help......







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So, you feel like selling your copy now?

Looks great and had inspired me to attempt something similar when I finally get my copy!
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PaulGrogan wrote:
It is complete:

It took in total, about 70 hours to complete
And yes, I should probably seek some professional help......



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Wow. That looks really nice.
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That is...epic!

My only question is how fiddly is it to demolish and replace buildings on the inside blocks?
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Malacandra wrote:
That is...epic!

My only question is how fiddly is it to demolish and replace buildings on the inside blocks?


I've done that a few times. Mainly when I was setting up this picture to take the photo

I'm not going to deny it is a little fiddly, and a couple of buildings got knocked whilst I was doing it, But it was literally 5 seconds to fix and since this doesnt happen too often, still worth it.

Same as the 'issue' with having to look around other buildings if a tall one is in front of a much smaller one. This does impact on gameplay, but a lot less than you might think (and I originally thought), since players are often looking top down on the board anyway. Even when we played it without the buildings, players were standing up and looking over the board when working out where to put a building.
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So Paul.... are you going to share the graphics file so we can all get to work on our own 3d buildings?
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OK, as a GMT fanboy, I rarely have complaints about the components of a game and I know the components for Urban Sprawl are just fine. But I really kinda wish I hadn't seen these pics before I get my copy and play it... laugh
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Chad Jensen wrote:
Right: the square lots onto which the buildings are placed are 3/4" square. Standard Lego dimensions create a mismatch.


That just means you need to rework the board! whistle

 
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Now you need to make 3d parks...little trees and stuff...lol.
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And tiny cars and pedestrians for the streets.
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Chad Jensen wrote:
And tiny cars and pedestrians for the streets.


Oh, dont you start!

We played this game on Wednesday night in the hotel in Essen, me demoing it to 3 friends. They all said the buildings were fantastic and really added to the gameplay.

And then they started coming up with more and more ideas of how I could pimp the buildings even more.

Since doing the pictures, I have made a special Aquarium building, a blue/white wave side with the 'Sea Life' logo on. It looks great, so I will probably end up further pimping some of the other buildings too. Any suggestions, please send them my way, but remember that I want to keep the tops of the buildings as they are for ease of gameplay - although my church might end up with a steeple somehow!
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This is awesome.

Well done dude.
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This looks completely wonderful - I think I am going to try something like this but I don't expect it to look a tenth as good as yours.

Truly magnificent work!
 
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This is a fantastic project. For those of us who are lazier, I wonder if the cardstock buildings with plastic bases from old family games like Hotels and Prize Property might serve for some of this....

Hrm....must go find my sets and see what might be available.
 
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This is incredibly awesome! Is it possible for you to post or link the templates you used for the buildings? It's definitely something that I'd be up to doing for myself.
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So how much is this again?

Okay just kidding...not really. Amazing work love the detail. Now if I could just get some good meeples for Dominant species.
 
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So yeah, Paul, any assistance for those of us who also want to embrace the madness and undertake such a project for themselves? Perhaps you could be persuaded to share your graphic texture files with the rest of the class?
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baronkohinar wrote:
So yeah, Paul, any assistance for those of us who also want to embrace the madness and undertake such a project for themselves? Perhaps you could be persuaded to share your graphic texture files with the rest of the class?


Already said I'll do that on one of the other threads. Have a busy weekend ahead of me, so hopefully early next week.
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