Pictures from an Amusement Park I built for a mid-2000’s NCLTC train show but it also appeared at LEGO Palooza in Chapel Hill on several occasions. Originally it was just two rides. The amusement park sits on four 64×64 baseplates in a 2×2 pattern.
I spent a lot of time on the “Spider” ride getting the arms to go up and down as the ride turned. The Carousel was loosely modeled after something I saw in a LEGO publication. My brother-in-law built most of the little stands you can see along the side, the dunking booth in particular was well done and always got lots of comments.
I am doing some cleaning up of my “LEGO digital stuff” which is scattered across sites like BrickShelf and MOCPages and have decided to post them here on my site. Many of the things I’ll be posting aren’t new but are older creations or pictures from events that I don’t want to lose track of.
As part of my big purge I also decided to part with some of the LEGO Trains I have which are still in boxes, some of which have never been opened or still have their inner bags sealed. I don’t want to sell everything but I really don’t need 10 copies of the 4536 Blue Hopper either (although it is one of my favorite train sets and at one point I did own 10 copies of it).
Periodically I get a query on the condition of a particular set. I recently had a serious collector looking for a pristine copy of the Limited Edition 10020 Santa Fe Super Chief and I had one listed on BrickLink. In the end, the buyer decided that the creases in the box I had for sale were a concern and decided not to buy it but asked what else I had still in boxes. So while taking pictures of the Super Chief box, I decided to take pictures of everything I have in boxes. If any of these are of interest, feel free to check out my BrickLink store to see if I have them listed. If I don’t, you’re welcome to contact me to see about availability.
ME Models is running a KickStarter campaign to get their aftermarket 9v track into production. I picked up a few packages of their rails a few years ago at BrickMagic in Raleigh and was impressed. I have pledged – you should too!
I finally got around to posting one of my designs on LEGO Cuusoo.
It is one of my all time personal favorites, my CTB-6500 Monster Truck. If this is something you’d like to see as an official LEGO set, head on over to Cuusoo and vote for it! If you want to build your own, instructions are available for download.