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20 replies to this topic  – Started by Guss , Jul 08 2010 10:08 AM

#1 Guss

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:08 AM

Hi everyone, it's been a long long time ^^ but I found a job and my old camera broke, so I had some time and material issues to both come to the forum and present my new mocs...

But now I got a new camera ( and a good one) , and I'm back!

SO here I am to show you what we did for Japan Expo 2010, at Paris. We wanted to build a pirate diorama, but as the themes were totally free, we finally built a space pirate/pirate crossover.. quite original and funny, our stand had a lot of success.

I made the island with the "castle" , Freelug's member JAC made the other island, my girlfriend helped to build some details ( like the little islands). The 2 yellow forts belongs to the Freelug's president, Brickerik

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Pics of the stand : Here
Pics of the Japan Expo :Here
Jac's Gallery: http://photos.freelu...main.php/v/JAC/ (he didn't uploaded his pictures of this exhibition yet.)
Brickerik's Gallery : http://photos.freelu...2010/japanexpo/

Anyway, here are some pics of the diorama :

General views :
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Some details :
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I also did a quick video of it , you can see it here :


Don't hesitate to watch the pictures on our website, there is a lot of little details ( also included a Waldo! ^^)

Thanks for watching.

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#2 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:22 AM

Welcome back! That's a nice diorama, and a funny combination of pirates and space :pir-laugh:
The church is really a piece of art IMO, small but very detailed.
And the islands, ships, man in a barrel and the planes are nice as well.

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#3 Guss

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:58 PM

thanks A lot Admiral Croissant for the nice comment, and for blogging it( btw, I'm eating one atm, a Croissant )

Thanks for the church, it was the last building I built for the diorama, I had to deal with the parts I had left^^

The spaceships have been built by JAC, I'll tell him you like them ^^

The ships are just the official one, I really didn't have the time to build, so that's two 10210  (mine and brickerik's one), one of the 10210 is just a little customized, with  black stripes instead of blue stripes, and a dragon's head as figurehead.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 01:04 PM

WOW. Sick setup. Love the landing bay with the spaceship and the shark.   :pir-wub: Adds those nice little humorous touches that set some of these apart from other stuff. Too many cool details to comment on, but I intend to look at this thing in more detail! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 02:50 PM

View PostGuss, on 08 July 2010 - 10:08 AM, said:

But now I got a new camera ( and a good one) , and I'm back!
Glad to have yer back Guss!

View PostGuss, on 08 July 2010 - 10:08 AM, said:

SO here I am to show you what we did for Japan Expo 2010, at Paris. We wanted to build a pirate diorama, but as the themes were totally free, we finally built a space pirate/pirate crossover.. quite original and funny, our stand had a lot of success.
Yes, that's quite an innovative way to combine pirates and space without actually turning the Pirates Sci-Fi.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:05 PM

Thanks Blackicep8ntball ! We love to put little funny scene , so the people watching the diorama just have something else to watch than just bricks, they're looking for the details, and that's cool.

Hey Mister Phes, thanks a lot^^ well.. when I say that I'm back, I now have a job, that means that I really don't have a lot of time anymore ( but way more money) + it's quite a "you works when we want to just answer the phone when we need you " job.. with this kind of thing,it's quite hard to be involved in my hobbies :/
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 03:32 PM

Nice to see you again Guss! :pir-classic:

That's a really nice set-up, great work! What exactly is a Japan Expo? And why is it in France? :wacko:

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:44 PM

wow, this is a fantastic scene :pir-wub:
I love the shark chasing the other shark, pursuing to the another one :shark: :shark: :shark:  

its a lot of action there :thumbup:
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:31 PM

Wow, that looks great and I like the photos, they look very sharp, and you have some good depth of field.

Welcome back too!

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:39 PM

This display is so much fun.  I think the combination between Space and Pirates is hilarious.  Excellent work.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:19 PM

Thanks a lot everyone^^

Our goal was to make something funny, I'm glad it seems that it seems that we did it!^^

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and you have some good depth of field.

Thanks, I'm not used to my camera yet, but I'm trying to improve^^

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What exactly is a Japan Expo? And why is it in France? :wacko:

Lol erdi, THE Japan Expo, is an exposition about Japan culture , just watch this :

http://www.japan-expo.com/en/

http://www.comic-con-france.com/en/

They both are at the same place at the same times, so they're two different expo, but actually they're the same... don't know why they separated it in two.

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:24 PM

Welcome back Guss.  The diorama turned out amazing!  The detail and the landscaping are very cool and the overall shape and size work really well on this display. Posted Image
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#13 Guss

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:20 PM

Thanks Commodore ^^ I wanted to build a bigger island , with a bigger fort.. but I already used all my grey and white bricks XD
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:49 PM

Very cool. Lots of LEGO bricks and building time in your stand! :pir-sweet:

Very nice details.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:59 PM

Welcome back, And a lovely piece of work!

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:05 PM

WOW!
Thats an amazing display!
That must have taken months!
And I love the mix of space and pirates!
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:05 PM

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 06:38 PM

Thanks everyone, I'm glad you like it! ^^

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my part of the diorama took me all my grey/dark grey/white bricks, and for the structure under I used almost all my technic bricks ^^

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That must have taken months!

Actually It took me 1 month to build my island, minus the details, that have been added during the exhibition, Jac took 2 months to build the big island with the hidden space pirate base.

So yes, that took months! ^^

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And I love the mix of space and pirates!

We love it too, that's why we did it^^ was really a "just for fun" diorama.. but anyway, what isn't for fun in LEGO ? ^^
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 03:38 PM

I wish i had read this topic sooner! I love all the little details. I noticed the fishy food chain out in the ocean there, and the way you made the rounded tower(the shorter, "multi layer" with the cannon)that was neat.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:34 PM

thanks Dan, for the rounded tower.. I used a strange technique.

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I just didn't have enough hinge bricks to make it normally XD
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View PostGuss, on 13 July 2010 - 03:34 PM, said:

thanks Dan, for the rounded tower.. I used a strange technique.

see there

I just didn't have enough hinge bricks to make it normally XD

Thanks for that pic. That certainly is odd.(In a really neat way!) I had expected hinge bricks, but this just shows another resourceful method for the same effect.

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