Frequently Asked Questions
When is the next update?
- The dates are:
Can I buy one of your rides?
- Maybe, go to the SHOP.
Can you make me a duplicate of your ride?
- No, I have neither time nor possibility to buy all the parts required.
Where do you buy your Legos?
- I've bought them mainly from shops, from markets where people sell their old stuff
and streight from Lego.
Nowadays I buy them mostly from www.bricklink.com and from Legoland in Denmark.
How much money have you used for Legos?
- I use about 50 Euros (US$ 50,-) a month which is less than some people spend for
cigarettes. I started to build Legos when I
was 2 years old (I've built rides since I was 14) and now I'm about 40. So that means
about 17000 Euros (US$ 17000,-)
Can you make me directions for one of the rides?
- I don't have time for that anymore. You can find some drawings at the
How do you build your rides?
- After I've decided which ride I'm going to build I try to get the measurements from blueprints
or from photos. Usually I use 8 x 48 stud for the trailer. Then I think thru all the details in my
mind and solve all the technical problems I can think of. This takes about a month.
When all the problems are solved I draw the ride on a paper in different angles.
That's when I usually see new technical problems that I haven't noticed before.
I solve them too and then I start to build. I start from the basis of the trailer.
The better the prework is done the faster the ride is to build. I try to make the rides
as simple and as quick to build up and pull down as possible.
In the beginning my goal was to make the rides
as realistic as possible. Then it was to get them packed in as small space as possible.
Now I've noticed that when you have a lot of rides the most important thing is to
minimize the build up time. The time must be under 5 minutes.
How do you make the decos/ background pictures?
-Earlier I drew and painted them by myself. Nowadays I use photos and a computer.
I use a program called Paint Shop Pro 6.0.
It doesn't automatically join the photos. I make the decos like this:
1) I collect as many photos as I can of the real decos. If I can I travel to the country
where the original decos are and take the pictures by myself. Best photos are taken without any angles
2) Usually I attach the decos on a lego boards so I make the boards ready before starting to make
the pictures by computer. That way I know the exact size and where to cut.
3) With PSP6 I make an empty white picture that is the size of the deco. I use 70 pixels for 1 stud.
Then I make a layer in top of everything where I draw the cutting lines (usually the deco boards have
hinges and they are on many separate parts).
4) On the background I put a photo that shows the whole deco. This shows where the details are located.
5) I take close-up photos (they have better resolution) resize them about to the final size and process them
so that there are no distortions or shadows. Then I put them on the background and fix the lightness and
contrast. I fix it so that it fits to the neighbor pictures seamlessly.
6) I fix the hinge lines in the picture so that they fit to the hinge lines of the lego boards. If the shape should
be symmetrical I fix it so that it fits to the legos symmetrically.
7) Usually the photos have something that shouldn't be there (handrails, people, gondolas...). I remove them.
8) I remove all the unnecessary things like plate seams and rivets.
9) Now the picture is ready. I print it on a paper and attach it to the lego boards by 2-sided carpeting adhesive tape.
This usually take some days depending on the size of the deco and the quality of the photos.
How do you cut the baseplates?
I cut the baseplates so that I attach a lego plate or railway rail to the baseplate
and use it as a ruler and then slice the baseplate with a sharp knife 3 or 4
times. Then I bend the baseplate carefully and it cracks in 2 pieces. In curves
or small complex figures I use scissors. Then I finish the edge with a file.