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Idea Book 250: Week 2 Reviews

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:25 pm
by architect
Check out pages 42-43! The focus of this week's Idea Book review is the medieval market. You can see the Scribe's Shop, Smuggler's Wagon, Well, Red Lion Inn, and Hay Cart.

Article:

http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/articles/ideabook250b.html

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:03 pm
by Dragon Master
I just checked it out and love it. A lot of these look like sets from the time or to be produced later. I like the barrel and the package designs.

Thanks for showing that,

DM

BTW, technically should this be in MOCs :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:13 pm
by architect
I just checked it out and love it. A lot of these look like sets from the time or to be produced later. I like the barrel and the package designs.


Thanks! Glad to hear that you like it.

BTW, technically should this be in MOCs


Actually, no it is fine. Idea Book has the number 250 and is an official product or set. It had stickers for sets, etc. Plus these are official designs by the set designers. So it is quite appropriate here, since they are LEGO's designs, not ours.

Ben E.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:28 pm
by Sir Terrance
These are very cool. The scribes shop is my favourite, and I also like the barrel and package designs. Very neat.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:08 pm
by Sir Vincent
I like the design used to make the well...

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:45 pm
by Formendacil
These all look great.

I like these better than the first article. If you continue to save the best for the last, I can't imagine what's in store for us (although I'm pretty sure you aren't. Still, I can dream, right?)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:53 pm
by wlister
Another excellent selection of alternate models produced back when TLC had a clue. Ah well, back to the topic at hand. The scribes shop was great, I had one in my first modular castle. The well was pretty good, the wagon was not a bad design, considering that TLC wagon designs have historically been rather poor. The hay cart was one I had always wanted to build, but I didn't have the black cockpit piece. The barrel and package designs as others have said was good as well. I would give these designs as a whole about a 9/10 compared to today's designs.

Will

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:11 pm
by Luís
Thanks for showing us that arch.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:02 am
by rick
i really would love to see instructions for all these models... esp. the guarded inn alternate.

keep up the great work... :wink:

rick

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:21 pm
by wlister
Hi Rick,

The whole 250 Idea book is available to peruse on Brickshelf. You can find it here: http://library.brickshelf.com/scans/0000/0250-1987/ Unfortunatly they do not show all the instructions for all the ideas in the book.

Will

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 8:36 am
by rick
He thx... i know it is available on bs. i even got a hard copy :wink: . I was just wondering whether it would be possible for someone to post instructions for the models not included in the original idea book.

Rick.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:35 pm
by architect
Hi Rick,

I have made several instructions for creations that did not have instructions in the idea book. We do not plan to make instructions for all of these creations. I am working on other projects now and instructions are extremely time consuming. But the images should be helpful for anyone trying to make these creations.

Ben E.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:13 am
by David Girard
These are great exemple of imagination of Lego creators in 80's. I like all these creations a lot. I fyou want to make the instructions, Ben, I'd would be really happy. :D The Inn and the Scribe's Shop are my favourites.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:44 am
by dariofol
I realized the scribe shop... i miss some brick but i very kind...
soon I post some picture on brickshelf ;-)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:33 am
by Lady Val
wlister wrote:The whole 250 Idea book is available to peruse on Brickshelf. You can find it here: http://library.brickshelf.com/scans/0000/0250-1987/


Ohh, fabulous! 8) Thanks for that link wlister. I hadn`t realised that such things were on Brickshelf.