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I have finally started - BCC Bus

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Post by AnitaE on Sat 02 Apr 2011, 1:51 pm

I am not much of a transport builder, but I had the bus from the 7641 bus sitting in front of me.



I thought I would use it as the base and turn it into a Brisbane City Council bus.



So here is the first thing I have specifically built for the display if others like it:



(If I find my Lego tile numbers I might add some numbers to the front of the bus)


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Post by TazManiac on Sat 02 Apr 2011, 1:57 pm

Nice re-creation very close to the original.
Great to see more MOCs here.
but where's the bus stop? legowink

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Post by AnitaE on Sat 02 Apr 2011, 2:05 pm

Oh good idea, I am going to take some photos of bus stops tomorrow. legohappy

I will never be as awesomely MOCey as you though Tazmaniac, you are a brilliant builder.

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Post by brickie on Sat 02 Apr 2011, 2:28 pm

AnitaE

That bus is brilliant.

It will look fantastic on the BLTG display in 4 weeks.

As old Mr Grace did say, " You have done very well."

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Post by shieldzee1 on Sat 02 Apr 2011, 11:57 pm

seeing this is making me have to design a subway bus station like King George Square I was thinking of doing lol.

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Post by AnitaE on Sun 03 Apr 2011, 12:07 am

Now that would be a huge project. So many glass panels to build the internal walls and disgruntled faces needed on the bus station users (as buses that say 1 minute to arrive suddenly change to 20 minutes to arrive) legotoungesmall

And it is a really confusing shape (when you go from one side, it seems much deeper (going past the bike area) compared to when you enter from Adelaide street.

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Post by shieldzee1 on Sun 03 Apr 2011, 9:09 am

well i keep dreaming about that idea lol but I am trying out the super long BT bus design its about 2 times bigger then the LEGO bus design.

So far so good but not shore if I'm going have all the blue i need. legounsure

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Post by Baskin on Sun 03 Apr 2011, 11:02 am

great work I like the backdrop :D

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Post by shieldzee1 on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 3:00 am

So far i got the base done bit stuck on bricks and windows have look all over Bricklink stores here Australia no one got my windows. legosad

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well i have to keep looking fingers cross lol.

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Post by shieldzee1 on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 9:13 am

update photos
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found the windows going to buy all 60 or so of them off this Bricklink store as need a heap for my city train MOC project.

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Post by AnitaE on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 1:20 pm

The bus is looking great so far. I have never seen one of the long ones (is it real or photoshopped).

I was thinking of building another, but windows were also my issue (oh and those darn curved roof pieces).

I have started on the garbage truck and wheelie bins. They are not quite right, but to get them right the scale goes a bit crazy (they are actually already a little big, I just won't stand a minifig beside them legohappy

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Post by brickie on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 2:00 pm

I made my annual pilgrimage to Brisbane CBD today.

Guess what I saw coming out of the underground bus station near the Victoria bridge:_




So I guess that they are real.

I don't imagine that they use them on suburban runs through narrow streets and roundabouts.

I think that they are most likely used on the high volume routes along the busways where there are not too many tight corners.

Its looking good shieldzee1.

BLTG will soon have a fleet of BCC buses to rival the council.

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Post by shieldzee1 on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 8:59 pm

AnitaE wrote:The bus is looking great so far. I have never seen one of the long ones (is it real or photoshopped).

I was thinking of building another, but windows were also my issue (oh and those darn curved roof pieces).

I have started on the garbage truck and wheelie bins. They are not quite right, but to get them right the scale goes a bit crazy (they are actually already a little big, I just won't stand a minifig beside them legohappy
yep they are real they do 150/130/152 runs got on on one last year i wonder why i was so far back on the bus till i got off lol.

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Post by AnitaE on Mon 04 Apr 2011, 10:53 pm

Makes me almost want to catch a bus to work instead of train, maybe I would get a seat on a bus that big :P

I was wondering when I saw it, how they would turn some streets (reminded me of a top gear challenge).

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Post by TazManiac on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 1:32 am

We've got these bad boys here in Tas..... now that's a bus!

Concertina Bus.

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Post by brickie on Tue 12 Apr 2011, 1:24 pm

They have them here in Brisbane as well.

Guess what; they are called 'banana buses'.

They use them on the major routes where there are not too many tight corners.


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