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#1 eti

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 12:00 PM

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I recently finished one of my biggest Lego project thus far - a Lego version of Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham. I made 20 scenes that each represent a scene from the book.

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Or you watch them here - pictures link to Flickr, click to enlarge. On the Flickr photopage hit 'all sizes' over the picture to view full size[/i]

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I did not try to cover every page of the book. There are a few events I left out altogether (the rain, the underwater bit) because they would not be very interesting in Lego.
On the photo pages I added some text excerpts to accompany the pictures. Please not that these are only excerpts, I did not copy all text of the book.


Some final remarks:

- In the book, the third train passenger is almost never visible. In my Lego version you'll only see him in the water, but he is in the train, too, behind the rear window. He has no arms because they wouldn't fit in that narrow train...

- It is not easy to fit a train in a boat chimney. I had to do quite a big chimney, and I had to take some bits off the front of the train before I put it in.

- This was very interesting to build. It looks so different from everything I normally do, I had to keep reminding myself it was Seuss so I should not do too many details... I hope the result has a bit of the same atmosphere as this book which I grew up with.

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#2 L-space

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 12:15 PM

Great show you've put up for us.

I am not familiar with the book but your ceations certainly capture the whole atmosphere of the pages.

Great job  :thumbup:
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#3 Asuka

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 12:38 PM

A very fine, charming and creative work, you captured the story very well, especially its neat sense of humor!  :thumbup:

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:27 PM

Very nice and always detailled work :thumbup:

I love especially the scene, where all the cars and trains are on the ship.
That was very impressive :classic:
So thanks for sharing a real new sort of moc (based of a book)!

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:37 PM

Thanks. It's not my first book based MOC though...
the first MOC I made a few yrs ago was Gaston LaGaffe's car:

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 05:36 PM

Wow, this is great! I would never even have thought to build Dr. Suess themed MOCs! I really liked that book when I was little.  :classic:
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 05:40 PM

*Glee*
I loved that book. Those MOCs capture it perfectly. :thumbup:

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:14 PM

View Posteti, on Mar 31 2009, 02:37 PM, said:

Thanks. It's not my first book based MOC though...
the first MOC I made a few yrs ago was Gaston LaGaffe's car:
Ah, Gaston´s lovely Fiat 509... wonderful!  :wub:

A Gaston and Spirou et Fantasio (with Marsupilami, of course) LEGO line would be fantastic, much better than Toy Story... at least IMHO...  :blush:
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:15 PM

What fun.  That is a great MOC.  Good Job!!
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 10:14 PM

Fantastic idea, fantastic job.  As for who would think to do Dr. Seuss Moc's.... I would, but you seem to have beat me to the punch, and very well too.  Nice work!

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#11 eti

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:03 AM

View PostZepher, on Apr 1 2009, 12:14 AM, said:

Fantastic idea, fantastic job.  As for who would think to do Dr. Seuss Moc's.... I would, but you seem to have beat me to the punch, and very well too.  Nice work!

Well, you do Richard Scarry, then! There's Fabuland figures enough to serve as his characters...

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:12 AM

Oooh Richard Scary! Do it, Do it Do it. I would but I don't have the parts.

I love the Green Eggs and Ham also. Very clever. Every new picture I saw was my new favourite but the Car on the ships and the car on the tree is spectacular. They should have that Lego set in school for story time.   :thumbup:

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:52 AM

Very creative, eti. Well done, it'd add a new dimension to story telling to a child if they played with the Lego at the same time. I congratulate you on a great MOC or should it be series of MOCs?

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:04 PM

Love it. That is made out of pure, unfiltered awesomeness.

I had a thought a long time ago of building some scenes from Dr. Seuss' "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" but I never got around to it. Legos and Dr. Seuss seems like a perfect match!!

Really great stuff, thanks for sharing!!

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:09 PM

just like the book :thumbup:

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:08 PM

You should make that a book!
Dr.Stub's:
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 03:23 AM

Ah, this brings back memories of my childhood, reading that book. I never made sense of it, but I love it. And I love these mocs too, fantastic work. I especially love the way you've costructed the characters, and the train sequence, which is done really well. Good job!

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 03:43 PM

Great rendition of the book.
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 11:55 PM

Very creative and clever! The creations fit perfectly!  :thumbup: :thumbup:
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