Depeche Mode – Violator, LP Cover
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With the purchase of this object you only purchase downloadable PDF instructions and Parts List
Violator is a legendary studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was first released on 19 March 1990 by Mute Records internationally, and by Sire and Reprise Records in the United States. Preceded by the singles “Personal Jesus” and “Enjoy the Silence”, the album propelled the band into international stardom, and also yielded the singles “Policy of Truth” and “World in My Eyes”.
This is a studless build based on the original LP cover. Everything is brick-built, stickers are not used. The size is 48 studs x 48 studs x 5 plates high. The rose head and the “Depechemode” assemblies are a bit tricky too, but the most challenging was to design the “violator” assembly.
The Dark Red, Reddish Brown, Coral, Orange, Dark Tan, Tan, Yellow, Lime, Green, Sand Green, Dark Azure, Dark Blue, Blue, Dark Purple, Lavender and Magenta parts in the inventory and in parts list files may be replaced by any colors, because they are not or not so visible (for example only a tiny line is visible at the bottom groove of a black tile). These colors are used to help identify parts where plates are similar in size and the color choice is based on Stud.io’s price estimate to try to be economical. However, for the best result I suggest to use black parts in the most cases.
There are many ways to assemble the baseplate, the instructions show just one possibility. However, you can save some money by using spare parts or you can check what type of plates are the most economical. In this case a rigid base should be built, and the instructions include a picture which shows where should be holes for text and rose head assemblies and where it is necessary to use black plates. At first glance 48×48 baseplate seems to be a reasonable choice, but it is not really usable, because in this case the construction needs to be thicker to allow enough space for text assemblies and additionally that base plate is not available in black.
Different parts are also usable in the black tiled areas too as long as the overall layout is the same, so you can save some money by using spare parts, or you can check what type of tiles are the most economical. If smaller parts are used, then some additional reinforcement of the baseplate assembly may be necessary. 16×8 tiles seem to be the cheapest option, but please note these tiles are matte black in color, therefore their appearance is slightly different from smaller tiles which are gloss black. One pc of 8×16 tile can be replaced for example by 16 pcs of 2×4 tiles, the downloadable files “violator_a13_R_(2x4_tiles_instead_of_8x16).csv” and “violator_a13_R_(2x4_tiles_instead_of_8x16).xml” show the parts list for this option.
I hope you enjoy the build and the cover. Many thanks for your support!
_TLG_ (Laszlo Torma), Sept, 2022
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Purchasing instructions for this model you will get the following files:
- High-resolution, professionally designed PDF Instructions file with a detailed parts list (showing quantity, color, Item No. and images of the parts)
- Parts list in XML for Bricklink
- Detailed parts list in CSV
- Parts list b) in XML for Bricklink (8×16 tiles are replaced by 2×4 tiles)
- Detailed parts list b) in CSV (8×16 tiles are replaced by 2×4 tiles
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