Annie v2

Annie, Thomas’ first friend

I’ve begun working on my next Lego project. I’m pretty happy with the way that Thomas has turned out so it’s time to make him a friend, Annie.  Also I need a carriage to contain the power and RF receiver for the Powerfunctions.

This is the first project that I completely designed in Lego Digital Designer first before building in Lego. Previously I would create some prototypes with the blocks I have. I knew I would have many of the part that I might want and it would a fairly simple build. That is it’s pretty much a brown box on wheels.

Quite early on I decided that Annie should be 7 bricks wide. There are two reason for this. Firstly her face, especially her nose, I wanted it to be centred in the middle. Secondary, I find it a little disappointing that with the Lego train sets that the interiors are often very basic and sometimes with sets just on one side. Going with 7 studs wide would allow for a gap of 1 stud to be at least a bit of a representation of a isle.

The rest of the design is petty basic, I wasn’t really sure how or what detail to add to the sides. Looking a pictures online I’m assuming that Annie would have many doors along her side.


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