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Grand Emporium name change

Postby enorazzi » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:19 am

I recently got & completed the Grand Emporium set for my town. I would like to change the sign on front from "SHOP" to "ROB'S" for my son. I tried it the way they have it but the "B" dosen't look right. It looks more like an "E". Does anyone have any Ideas on how to make a sign or the letter "B" so it looks good?
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Re: Grand Emporium name change

Postby Daz Hoo » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:55 pm

I don't have my bricks with me, so I cannot show you what I mean, but maybe you could try seperating the "circles" of the "B" in the middle (a 1 plate gap between both circles should be enough).
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Re: Grand Emporium name change

Postby enorazzi » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:40 am

I'm not really sure what you mean. :x
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Re: Grand Emporium name change

Postby GIR3691 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:51 pm

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This is how I would do it. Is this how you did yours? This is the way I would assume they would do a B in the style of those letters. An E would have the entire right column of plates blank.
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Re: Grand Emporium name change

Postby enorazzi » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:09 am

Cool, thanks. Unfortunatly thats exactly how I did it. To me it looks like an E.
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Re: Grand Emporium name change

Postby GIR3691 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:02 pm

Hmm... I can understand that. What if you swapped out the plates for a 1x1 cheese slope?

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Re: Grand Emporium name change

Postby enorazzi » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:40 pm

that looks pretty cool.
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Re: Grand Emporium name change

Postby Gumby » Mon May 10, 2010 11:45 am

How about removing a 1x1 plate from the top right and bottom right?

So you end up with (x being a yellow 1x1 plate, o being a transparent clear 1x1 plate/tile):

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Re: Grand Emporium name change

Postby Mister Ed » Mon May 10, 2010 1:01 pm

How is this supported, though? Because if you built it that way, the rightmost section is completely detached from the rest, with no pieces overlapping. That might be fine depending on how it attaches to the building, but I don't have the set, so I have no idea.
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Re: Grand Emporium name change

Postby Gumby » Wed May 12, 2010 10:33 am

Mister Ed wrote:How is this supported, though? Because if you built it that way, the rightmost section is completely detached from the rest, with no pieces overlapping. That might be fine depending on how it attaches to the building, but I don't have the set, so I have no idea.

Ahhh you're right - forgot that the sign is somewhat suspended and that there's no support from below.

As it stands, my idea won't work.
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