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My Chuggington train project

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My Chuggington train project

Post by AnitaE on Sat 07 May 2011, 2:51 pm

I have decided to build a train layout for my toddlers pleasure.

So I am making a Chuggington/Wilson train to pass through a number of themed towns (so sesame street, gabba land, mickey's playhouse etc... )

Here is the start of the train (building trains doesn't come naturally to me... nothing ever looks right, hopefully when complete it looks like Chuggington (well Wilson but my toddler just refers to him as Chuggington).

Maybe if I didn't try to give it a talking mouth I might have had more success legolaugh





Note: It will be long like a train (I have only done his face so far), the Chuggington ute is a little top heavy legotounge

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Re: My Chuggington train project

Post by Hemish on Sat 07 May 2011, 3:09 pm

Thats coming along nicely

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Post by TazManiac on Sat 07 May 2011, 3:12 pm

Can't wait to see the rest of this trainee.

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Re: My Chuggington train project

Post by AnitaE on Sun 08 May 2011, 7:22 am

Had a dream mothers day... listening to Kate Miller-Heidke really loud and playing Lego... what could be better.

And I finished Chuggington/Wilson.





Now I can start building sesame street legolaugh

(although I just realised that Wilson should be one window longer... I might change that another day).

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Post by TazManiac on Sun 08 May 2011, 7:52 am

The kids and I are very impressed !!
Well done.

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Re: My Chuggington train project

Post by AnitaE on Sun 08 May 2011, 7:56 am

Thanks Taz, legohappy

I think I am going to hang up my vehicle building hat... they are too hard (mine end up too boxy). Buildings can be boxy, so much better suited to me.

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Post by brickie on Sun 08 May 2011, 12:09 pm

Absolutely brilliant Anita.

Your toddler will love it.

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Re: My Chuggington train project

Post by Hemish on Mon 09 May 2011, 12:59 pm

Great looking finished product

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Re: My Chuggington train project

Post by peterab on Tue 10 May 2011, 3:02 am

That's really quite nice. Don't give up your train building too quickly, many space builders have accused train builders of building boxes on wheels, trains tend to be a bit boxy. I really like the mouth on this, and I'm jealous of your red windshield.

I have some small suggestions for improvement; the red round plate on the side looks too large, I'd do some thing similar to the grey grill in the middle maybe with 2 1x1 round plates in red. Also I'd get a chrome air horn for the roof, (the upper light looks wrong) and try and embed the lower light into the hood a bit.

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Re: My Chuggington train project

Post by AnitaE on Tue 10 May 2011, 9:15 am

Thanks for that feedback Peterab.

I will try making a few of those changes and I will post the differences. I think they will make a good difference.

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Re: My Chuggington train project

Post by marvinblue on Mon 16 May 2011, 3:16 pm

Wilson looks great AnitaE!! Keep up the great work!

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Re: My Chuggington train project

Post by Dimi194 on Tue 24 May 2011, 4:03 am

Nice! Thomas and Firends is better though.... and his eyes are a little small. But the little one wouldn't notice that!

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