Thanks for all your feedback, everyone!
cole, on Jan 11 2010, 10:59 PM, said:
It looks good, I love the idea of building off the poem. Everything looks good except the roof, but you did mentioned you wanted to redo that. I beleive the purple capes came off of Dumbledore.
Nope, I found him too, but I judged his cape to be too warm a purple to match the big piece very well.
Cone O'Patra, on Jan 11 2010, 11:23 PM, said:
From your pics the cape look more Violet-ish than purple, so they most likely come from the Harry Potter minifig himself in certain sets. That color was used as his invisibility cloak.
Overall, nice scene, though I do agree that the roof right now looks far too flat and blocky. The different brown colors also do not mix well, so if you can fix those, it would look a lot better.
Is the raven standing on a stand, or is that white thing part of it? I like your use of the new tooth piece for wings, but the white part underneath is confusing to me.
That ought to explain it. I bought who knows how many Harry Potter sets back in the day
As I said, I would like to make the brown more uniform, but there are certain pieces (like the 1x2x3 inverse slopes by the fireplace) that I have only in dark brown, and others that I just ran out of regular brown.
lightningtiger, on Jan 12 2010, 12:01 AM, said:
Very well done transversing the poem into Lego, excellent !
I am more familar with the works of Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson, being an Australian myself.
I did enjoy reading the poem and of course looking at your MOC in wonder !
Inconspicuous, on Jan 12 2010, 01:13 AM, said:
I believe it is the Bust of Pallas from the poem.
Great job with this Tereglith.
It's always been one of my favorite poems, and I really like the way you've brought it to life. I personally love some of the details you've included like the bookshelf, feather pen on the desk, dying embers, and cute little chair. I don't think the exterior looks too bad either. As it's been said before, the roof is an important part to address.
Another minor thing that I think would really benefit this is to make it bigger. Right now, it feels a little bit cramped. When reading the title, I imagined a study more like the size of the one from this Simpsons parody
But overall, a good job.
A+ for you, it is the mentioned bust of Pallas Athene,
. As for the size, I don't think that many average houses of the era had room for studies quite as big as the video, but I would have made it a couple studs longer with the proper pieces.
Big Cam, on Jan 12 2010, 10:19 AM, said:
Nice interpretation but I wish the room was larger, I've seen a few versions of this poem put to life and usually they are bigger. Still well done though, I like the colors and the angle of the shot in number 2
I would've made it a couple studs longer with enough brown
. The second picture I took from that angle randomly because I was fed up trying to photograph the raven straight on
Dunjohn, on Jan 12 2010, 01:13 PM, said:
Very cool. I like the size of the room. Very cramped and claustrophobic. The minifig himself feels a little jarring, though; the head seems too comical for the tone, and the simple blue torso feels a little anachronistic. I was thinking Henry Jones' outfit from the Indy sets could look like a classical nightgown from the right angles. Otherwise, very cool.
Oddly enough, I also thought of giving him tan jammies with Henry Jones Sr.'s torso, but I couldn't find my Henry Jones figure! So I just stuck with the blue. Most illustrations portray a single-colored nightgown anyway. The head is actually just a place holder, I hope to locate my "perrenially desperate" head before the week is out.
Thanks again for all of your compliments!