Yatkuu

You can reach… but you can’t grab it

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In 1997, U2 had this insane idea to build a 12 meter high mirror ball Lemon for the Popmart Tour… what’s even more insane is that it was not just a giant Lemon… the thing was motorized and could fit the entire band! I’m sure anyone who has seen 1 of these concerts remembers the climax when they come out of it and when Bono starts to sing Discotheque.

I now give you the Lego version.

Ok, so I know it’s a long shot but I would like to offer this MOC to the band (actually not really give it for free but I’d like to exchange if for a donation to Amnesty, Greenpeace or One.org).

My way to thank them for all the good times they gave me so far…so… if you happen to be a member of U2 or you know someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows a member of U2… please spread the word!

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This build is just as insane as the original idea…

Here are a couple of fun facts:

- the Lemon is a modified Bran’ sphere with a 10 studs wide core design http://lego.bldesign.org/sphere/

- the damned thing weighs +-800gr (only the Lemon)

- +- 30cm height (with stand)

- +- 1000 yellow plates

- the lemon can be closed with the figs inside standing up just like the real deal

Here’s a making-off shot…

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Now, unless you actually saw one of these concerts you must think that I am completely mad…so here is a reference picture to show you that they really did it.

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Thanks for watching, and please check my other U2 MOCs!

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Neat creation 'Yatkuu'. Excellent job on the lemon and superb choice on the minifigs for the band. A great tribute default_classic.gif

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Ok, so I know it’s a long shot but I would like to offer this MOC to the band (actually not really give it for free but I’d like to exchange if for a donation to Amnesty, Greenpeace or One.org).

My way to thank them for all the good times they gave me so far…so… if you happen to be a member of U2 or you know someone who knows someone who knows someone who knows a member of U2… please spread the word!

Let's see what we can do.

~LCM

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An amazing design Yatkuu, well done on achieving a great lemon shape.

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This is probably my favourite U2-based build from you so far. :grin:

The shape of the lemon is great, but that it opens up to reveal the band is even better and as has already been said, great choice of minifigs! :thumbup:

This brings back happy memories of their concerts, I really hope there are more MOCs from you to come. :sweet:

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Thanks for the feedback guys!

Please note I also made a video/slide show with "Discotheque" playing in the background... turn up the volume and check it on my Flickr, here is the link

Let's see what we can do.

~LCM

... hehe, that sounds promising! Thank you for your help!

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It is clever practise to build up with the mix-color brick in the first stage.

And like the the core of the lemon to show the band!

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Dude. Craziness. So well built. Nothing to critic, you are attempting to make something from real-life and succeeded in capturing it perfectly! Immediately recognizable as the reference picture.

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Personally I thought this was one of the biggest downfalls about the band however, you did an amazing job! I would think any major U2 fan would love to own something like this. Well done!

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