this is my solution to the round roof problem, I had thought of covering it in tiles or 1x1 cheese slopes to give a smooth finish.
About this creation
the 12x3 wedge plates are fixed together and the 12x2 plates are just held in place, as you add the next level you just add more 12x2 plates. once built it is quite stable. The support structure uses various hinge bricks, plates,and bricks, to create the angles required to fix the exterior plates. Work in groups, fixing 2 plates missing 1 which is fixed further up the build by another set of hinge and brick ring. This was the only way I could achieve these builds as space inside is a problem. Hope this helps.
How did you do the inside of the brown cone roof? it's hard to see exactly what is holding everything together. Could you do a youtube video showing how to do this? This technique is absolutely perfect for a model I'm building of Hogwarts, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to do the main cone roof on the tower next to the Great Hall. These designs look perfect, and my favorite is the brown one. Can you please help me understand how the inner supports are connected? thanks!
If you'd be willing to post more then that'd be great. I'm not the best at LEGO building just yet so I need lots of help. =) Also is it possible for you to maybe do a step-by-step thing to show me how to build it? Or maybe a video that shows what to do step-by-step. Like I said I'm new and I can't easily do this. Also if you did the video then it'd be easy for others to use your technique in the future! =)
Quoting Trent Thompson
Did you take any other photos?
If the new photos are of no help, l will try doing a strip down build. They look complex because there can be 2 or 3 separate support builds inside. It might be easier now as there's a new 1x1 hinge plate.
Could you further explain how you built the bigger cone like roof piece? I really like it and I'm thinking about implementing the technique into one of my MOCs. I just can't really tell how to do it with just the few pictures here.
Okay, I was just curious. And I agree, I think a perfectly accurate Hogwarts would be nearly impossible! But, I'm also one of those people that has the basic layout of the castle (in the films) committed to memory. I have a few video-games from a few years ago that show an accurate layout, so that is how I'll be doing mine...for the most part!
I don't know I'll just try to best fit each space, so some interiors won't be where there supposed to be. I think I'v already started with the library as I'v put that above the main entrance. I think it would be very difficult to build an entirely accurate internal/external model. but then again I'm no expert I just build what I think looks good.
to anyone trying this you'll find the use of a rubber band to hold the top of the cone in compression a great help. this can be removed as in 2 of my cones or left in place as in the first one, I must be honest it's a hair band of my daughter's it's black and very fine. I did use a grey lego one with the first one but after 2 failed orders for a black one on bricklink I just started looking around the house.