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Author Topic: Cheap 15mm Consoles For Base, Spaceship Or Underground Bunker  (Read 369 times)

Offline Cacique Caribe

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What do you guys think of my more recent LEGO console?









Several other (older) versions can be seen here:

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=456031

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157670627079974

Thoughts?  Thanks.

Dan

« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 02:41:28 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 15mm Consoles For Base Or Underground Bunker
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 06:55:58 PM »
Looks great. How tall/deep is it?

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 15mm Consoles For Base Or Underground Bunker
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 07:00:39 PM »
Almost 16mm high, which is really about chest high to a typical based 15mm figure.  Same width, minus the blue wedges.

This particular console is made up of 5 individual LEGO pieces.  The pieces come to about 5 or 10 cents each, so the entire console is less than 30 or 40 cents to make.  Perhaps even less if you buy in more bulk.  The LEGO colors don’t really matter since I plan to spray paint the consoles.

The main gray piece is a “2x2 slope”, like this one here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-50-light-bluish-gray-2x2-Slope-45-Bulk-medium-stone-gray-part-3039/112396027963?hash=item1a2b53483b:g:yBYAAOSwT-FZC39W

I added a gray “2x2 plate” to the backside, to give the body a little more bulk.  It’s similar to this one:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-20x-Dark-Bluish-Gray-Plate-2-x-2/353050721352?hash=item5233767c48:g:PigAAOSwr2delnxD

The white piece is a “1x2 slope”, like this one:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-BULK-LOT-OF-100-WHITE-SLOPE-30-DEGREE-1-X-2-X-2-3-85984/124076720920?epid=660672495&hash=item1ce38c8318:g:h8MAAOSwXSZePyrY

And the blue pieces are just “1x1 slopes”, like these here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/25-CT-LOT-Lego-NEW-white-1-x-1-slope-cheese-pieces-Lot-of-25/254051940365?hash=item3b26acf80d:g:FPMAAOSwBVdcLmFm

Thats basically it, with a few tiny beads and bits I had lying around, and a styrene tile sheet I used for the keyboard and square buttons.

NOTE: The ebay links were selected at random from whatever results came up today.  If you shop around I’m sure you can do better than those.  I got my LEGO pieces a while back using Brick Owl:

https://www.brickowl.com/catalog/lego-slope-2-x-2-45-3039-6227
« Last Edit: May 20, 2020, 09:26:59 PM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline Dr De'Ath

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Re: 15mm Consoles For Base Or Underground Bunker
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 07:04:33 PM »
that works very well
Photos of my recent efforts are at www.littleleadmen.com and https://beaverlickfalls.blogspot.com

Offline War Monkey

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Re: Cheap 15mm Consoles For Base, Spaceship Or Underground Bunker
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 07:37:13 PM »
Oh, I like that very much so what a clever idea!
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Offline capthugeca

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Re: Cheap 15mm Consoles For Base, Spaceship Or Underground Bunker
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 08:22:26 PM »
That is really good.
I'm going to have to raid my son's bedroom once lockdown is over!  >:D
I don\'t know whether to be a good example or a horrible warning.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Cheap 15mm Consoles For Base, Spaceship Or Underground Bunker
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 10:11:31 PM »
LOL.  That’s why we decided not to have kids ... so we wouldn’t have to share toys.  :)

Anyway, seeing all the positive comments, I guess I better get busy and start adding keyboards, dials and buttons to the other (older) units also.

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=456031










« Last Edit: May 25, 2020, 02:45:11 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Cheap 15mm Consoles For Base, Spaceship Or Underground Bunker
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 06:35:01 PM »
Those all look great. Very nicely done!

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Cheap 15mm Consoles For Base, Spaceship Or Underground Bunker
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 11:52:13 PM »
With my old LEGO colors (yellow, red, lime green, etc), that furniture would have fit right in with SHADO HQ, from old UFO days.  :)
« Last Edit: May 23, 2020, 03:57:32 AM by Cacique Caribe »

Offline fluffy05

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Re: Cheap 15mm Consoles For Base, Spaceship Or Underground Bunker
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 09:27:33 AM »
Great use of LEGO!

What a fantastic result.
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Offline Redmao

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Re: Cheap 15mm Consoles For Base, Spaceship Or Underground Bunker
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 11:47:53 AM »
I love it.
I remember seeing these pictures and got inspired to do the same for my 20mm figures.
Keep them coming.

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: Cheap 15mm Consoles For Base, Spaceship Or Underground Bunker
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2020, 01:18:53 AM »
I just remembered that a couple of years ago I bought a bunch of 3D “nail art” pieces, like these tiny rectangles, squares, etc., to use as display screens and such.  There are loads of different 3D bits like them available via many sellers:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/263899152449

Thoughts?

Dan


 

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