The first thing I built, when I started this project, was the engine. I built it in real life, because I wanted to test it on standard Lego track. I was unsure if this would work, due to the scale being 10 studs wide, but I was glad to see it do a full loop around the track with no problems whatsoever. I then started designing the carriages in Bricklink's Studio. Here are some screenshots and renders of when the Molentary Express was still in development. I had built the engine separately from the carriages, so when I connected them, I realised it was scaled incorrectly. Luckily, redesigning it turned out to be much easier than I expected. After the project was finally finished and uploaded to Lego Ideas, I started building one of the carriages, to see how big it is in real life. Originally, the carriages were 44 studs long. However, I've recently made some improvements to the carriages using Mecabricks, and now they are 50 studs long (both measurements are taking into account the doors on each end).
Luke, just what on earth have you put in this tea?
Hey, this is just a quick update.
I've decided that I want to import all of my Studio files over to Mecabricks. For those who don't know, Mecabricks is a digital building tool like Studio, which allows you to render your models like this. You can use it in your browser, and although it takes a bit more skill to master, it has a lot of amazing features. Honestly, both services are great, and I use both of them anyway. I just wanted to let you know about it.
So that's all for now folks, have a great life!
(and don't forget to join the discord)
Discord Server Now Open!
Greetings! I'm thrilled to announce that my Discord server is now up and running.
I will keep you updated on The Legendary Molentary Express, and also share exclusive sneak peeks on new projects. Feel free to share your own creations! You can also talk about all of the main Professor Layton titles, as well as spin-off games.
I hope to see you there!
IMPORTANT: You must be at least 13 years old to use Discord.
Thank you to everyone who has supported my project so far! This is just the beginning of our journey...