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#1 Shoc

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:23 PM

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Last night I was experimenting with SNOT techniques to make a large Lego head, and the experiment soon turned into a giant statue of a minifigure!

I present to you, the statue of the great king Ramagodt (guess where I godt the name from)!  :tongue:

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#2 Millacol88

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:29 PM

Thats a very original idea, and the result looks great! Keep up the good work!

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:28 PM

Hahah. I cant stop laughing! I love his goofy face. Very Lego-ish, But I think you should bulid him from a profile, like on the old herogliphs.
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:37 PM

This is a fun one!  Nice job.  I like the face as well.

Here's a shot of a larger one in Legoland:

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:39 PM

Really cool. Even though it looks a little too happy and smiley, you could build a giant seen of the inside of a Mummy's tomb with torches and a coffin and some explorers.  :tongue:
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:39 PM

That's very creative Shoc! I must say that I like this a lot, especially the hieroglyphic pieces you put in.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 07:22 PM

Not bad! Very good work on the coloring! :thumbup:

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 07:45 PM

View PostMillacol88, on Mar 7 2009, 04:29 PM, said:

Thats a very original idea, and the result looks great! Keep up the good work!
Thanks! I'll try.  :tongue:

View PostLordofdragonss, on Mar 7 2009, 06:28 PM, said:

Hahah. I cant stop laughing! I love his goofy face. Very Lego-ish, But I think you should bulid him from a profile, like on the old herogliphs.
Nah, it's meant to be a statue built into a wall, and they were generally forward-facing. This is my inspiration.

View PostTheBrickster, on Mar 7 2009, 06:37 PM, said:

This is a fun one!  Nice job.  I like the face as well.
Here's a shot of a larger one in Legoland:
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I saw that before. I think it was subconciously inspiring me.  :tongue:

View PostDarth Legolas, on Mar 7 2009, 06:39 PM, said:

Really cool. Even though it looks a little too happy and smiley, you could build a giant seen of the inside of a Mummy's tomb with torches and a coffin and some explorers.  :tongue:
Maybe, though not this one as it's thouroughly built into the wall. And why can't a king be happy and smiley?  :wink:

View PostRicecracker, on Mar 7 2009, 06:39 PM, said:

That's very creative Shoc! I must say that I like this a lot, especially the hieroglyphic pieces you put in.
Thank you! I nearly didn't put the heiroglyph pieces in, but I thought it would add to the atmosphere of it.

View Postbanthabricks, on Mar 7 2009, 07:22 PM, said:

Not bad! Very good work on the coloring! :thumbup:
Thanks! Yes, it took me a while to get all the right pieces together so it worked well. I can't believe I managed to find the all the right pieces in one night, and only using two Lego boxes (I have dozens of boxes of Lego)!

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:22 PM

I like this, a nice idea and nicely executed.

But I have my doubts about the beard he has. Pharaoh's had a skinny long beard, bound together with tiny ropes.

Great work anyway!  :thumbup:

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:51 PM

View PostShoc, on Mar 7 2009, 02:45 PM, said:

Thanks! Yes, it took me a while to get all the right pieces together so it worked well. I can't believe I managed to find the all the right pieces in one night, and only using two Lego boxes (I have dozens of boxes of Lego)!


Ever thought of sorting :wink:  :grin:

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 11:00 PM

View PostCap'n Blackmoor, on Mar 7 2009, 09:22 PM, said:

But I have my doubts about the beard he has. Pharaoh's had a skinny long beard, bound together with tiny ropes.
I know, but I just built this from vague memory, and it looks more minifiggy with a thicker beard. Anyway, I'm sure there must have been at least one pharaoh before with a thick beard.  :tongue:

View PostRicecracker, on Mar 7 2009, 09:51 PM, said:

Ever thought of sorting :wink:
I've actually done quite a bit of Lego sorting recently, but I don't have anywhere near enough time to sort it all!

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:21 AM

That's  a really nice statue you've made there, shoc. Although I also like the bigger LEGOland version of course!
But yours is very inventive, partswise then, so congrats with your work :thumbup: .

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:08 PM

View PostZorro, on Mar 8 2009, 12:21 AM, said:

That's  a really nice statue you've made there, shoc. Although I also like the bigger LEGOland version of course!
Thanks, and me too, I look forward to seeing the Legoland Windsor one when I go there soon!  :sweet:

View PostZorro, on Mar 8 2009, 12:21 AM, said:

But yours is very inventive, partswise then, so congrats with your work :thumbup: .
Thank you. You wouldn't believe the amount of behind the scenes meddling I had to do to get it just right, especially with the SNOT chin and beard!  :tongue:

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:18 PM

A very nice statue :thumbup: But the Pharoah looks too happy
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:42 PM

View PostCommanderCody77, on Mar 8 2009, 05:18 AM, said:

A very nice statue :thumbup: But the Pharoah looks too happy

Can your posts possibly have some depth?
I like the way you built it, and even the background gives it a real-feel. Except for the smiliey but I still like it with a smile. Great work.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:43 PM

Haha, that's awesome man! I love it, although now you need to build a series and incorporate it into a huge temple entrance!  :grin: :wink:

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:03 PM

View PostCommanderCody77, on Mar 8 2009, 01:18 PM, said:

A very nice statue :thumbup: But the Pharoah looks too happy
Thanks. What is all this about the pharaoh being too happy though, why can't a king be happy?!  :tongue:

View PostNatman8000, on Mar 8 2009, 01:42 PM, said:

Can your posts possibly have some depth?
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View PostED-209, on Mar 8 2009, 01:43 PM, said:

Haha, that's awesome man! I love it, although now you need to build a series and incorporate it into a huge temple entrance!  :grin: :wink:
Thank you, and yes that would be cool, I'm thinking of building another one, though maybe not quite the same. I may make a slightly smaller version or something like that, I'll see.  :thumbup:

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 06:18 PM

that's a very nice "happy pharaoh"! ^^ I like it , I love his smiles ^^
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 08:36 AM

I like the style, but indeed the smile...  :classic:
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Posted 13 March 2009 - 05:22 PM

View PostGuss, on Mar 12 2009, 06:18 PM, said:

that's a very nice "happy pharaoh"! ^^ I like it , I love his smiles ^^
Thank you. Finally some appreciation for the smile!  :classic:

View PostEr!k, on Mar 13 2009, 08:36 AM, said:

I like the style, but indeed the smile...  :classic:
Thanks. I like your poem too!  :tongue:

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:15 AM

That is great! Really fun.

I think that his gleeful-ever-so-slightly-eerie smiling is very appropriate. Without it, he just wouldn't capture the part of the integral essence of the immutability of the minifig face. Remember the days when minifigs only smiled?

One small criticism: while the smile is good, it does not portray the rotundity of a minifig. It is too flat, hieroglyphs are, as far as I'm aware, more 3D-shapely-representative.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:11 PM

View PostTalin Agasan, on Mar 20 2009, 06:15 AM, said:

That is great! Really fun.
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View PostTalin Agasan, on Mar 20 2009, 06:15 AM, said:

that his gleeful-ever-so-slightly-eerie smiling is very appropriate. Without it, he just wouldn't capture the part of the integral essence of the immutability of the minifig face. Remember the days when minifigs only smiled?
Yep, I really wanted it to look like a minifigure rather than a vaguely minifig-like statue..

View PostTalin Agasan, on Mar 20 2009, 06:15 AM, said:

One small criticism: while the smile is good, it does not portray the rotundity of a minifig. It is too flat, hieroglyphs are, as far as I'm aware, more 3D-shapely-representative.
Heiroglyphs are 2D pictures.  :tongue:
He's meant to be more like an image protruding form the wall than a completely accurate clone of a minfigure, and there was no way to make him look round and sleek at the same time, it may have spoiled the effect.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:02 PM

View PostShoc, on Mar 20 2009, 06:11 PM, said:

Heiroglyphs are 2D pictures.  :tongue:
He's meant to be more like an image protruding form the wall than a completely accurate clone of a minfigure, and there was no way to make him look round and sleek at the same time, it may have spoiled the effect.

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Admittedly, only 2D is still legitimate for small hieroglyphics (though not usual, I think on large sections...).

But you're probably right. It might have just been attempting too much and achieving little, it's effective. It'd be great as a quirky part of a giant Egyptian tomb for the adventurers to get trapped in. That smile would really give them the heebie jeebies.



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