Tereglith, on Dec 25 2009, 09:38 PM, said:
I particularly like the use of Kranxx's head as part of an Atlantean's 'pet', and the poor fellow tied to the mast. Trying to resist the sirens, perhaps?
That was exactly what I was going for! I love those classic tales and myths!
Rick, on Dec 25 2009, 10:00 PM, said:
Nice scene. I really like all the sea creatures you've created: very creative. The temple is really well done as well. I just don't like the mix of yellow and flesh minifigs.
Well normally I really dislike mixing the skintones but I really wanted to use the red top torso and the green poison Ivey torso, so I ended up mixing flesh and yellow (and grey, green, white, tan, sand blue and green). You could always say the yellow figs are salt water mermaids and the flesh figs are fresh water mermaids.
Big Cam, on Dec 25 2009, 10:03 PM, said:
Very creative, when I clicked on this thread I was expecting actual Atlantis sets put together, but this is way better!
Maybe I should have given this topic a different title...
Sandy, on Dec 25 2009, 10:43 PM, said:
It's funny that you didn't even use any official mermaid tails or Atlantis figs to create this, and yet the result looks authentic!
I personally really dislike the mermaid tale... I've made mermaids like this since I got my first pair of flippers and love the amount of color the flippers are available in these days. If you add a hinge you can even make the tales posable. As far as the Atlantis figs go, I just own the shark, and didn't want to mix him with my two other sharks, I like mine better!
Matn, on Dec 26 2009, 12:42 AM, said:
Maybe it can look a bit more like real ruins, but perhaps you were going for a completed look of the temple.
I'm going to say it again; I really love your design of a Grindylow. It can't be done better with official LEGO pieces, normal bricks wouldn't work out so well and it wouldn't be recognisable (to the Harry Potter fans). That Space Police alien head is just perfect, it even fits within the scale. I was breaking my head how to do them a couple of days ago, you've given me the solution and I'll give you credit for sure. Now I just have to get my hands on a couple of those heads.
I was going for the ruined look at first, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted, so I changed it back. As far as the Grindylow goes, sure you can use it! I'm really fond of it myself. I wanted to add one in lime green too, but couldn't find the new space police sets in any toy shop... As for the head:
Thanks for your comments guys, I appreciate it a lot!
Edited by badboytje88, 26 December 2009 - 08:22 AM.