Creature from the Black Lagoon Vignette
Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:30 PM
Could this be the start of a Brickster Lego classic movie poster series?
Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:35 PM
You definitely manage to give the impression of a dark, mysterious water with the trailing seaweeds and the dark colours. It looks nice with the rubber boat with the diver on top, not yet aware of what danger dwells beneath it...
Posted 18 April 2010 - 12:03 AM
I particularly love all the underwater details, it looks fantastic.
I'm also getting those strong Jaws vibes from this, though if I remember correctly, Spielberg's work on Jaws was greatly influenced by Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Posted 19 April 2010 - 11:29 AM
The build a frigate tutorail!
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:32 PM
ABOUT the MOVIE
This was an enjoyable build, especially after picking up the classic tin movie poster. I just purchased the DVD (Legacy collection) that includes two sequels to the 1954 movie (also in black and white). I think the original movie is a real classic, and what's interesting is that it was never remade unlike so many other Hollywood/Universal monster movies back in the day. I understand that there is a remake planned for 2011 and I'm looking forwarding to seeing it.
ABOUT the MOC
In regard to this creation, the only thing I was not able to include was a female minifig in a swimsuit which would have been a nice addition. I guess you can say that she was replaced with the monkey (budgeted production costs and all ). The 1x2 LEGO brick is the real treasure in the scene and comes from set 730 Steam Shovel, my oldest intact set. I thought I would place it near the chest as one additional treasure for the divers. It's among my personal favorite piece, although I must admit that I don't know how rare these printed bricks are. The "Lego Black Lagoon" wording on the base is a custom decal.
ABOUT the LIGHT
There is a classic LEGO light brick set at an angle to shine down on the monster (although hard to see in the picture). The light isn't that bright, but I think it is a neat feature. All pieces (including the raft) are stuck to the vignette making it possible to hold the creation upside down without any pieces falling off.
Thanks again for the feedback and I may share a few more images if anyone would like to see them.
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