WINTER BREAK: Weasley' Wizard Wheezes
Posted 14 December 2010 - 02:56 PM
I'm not even sure if it would be worth posting mine without a major mod! What do you think?
Posted 14 December 2010 - 07:48 PM
I have to say though, that as magnificently detailed and realistic as your building is, it doesn't really fit with the image I have in my mind about the Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes. I don't know, maybe my mind is just corrupted by the movies, but I find there's a distinct lack of color in this creation. The interior should be exploding with color and life - it's a joke shop, after all - but now it looks like your everyday wizarding store. Even the products are mostly white or tan or grey, so they blend in too well into the walls. You shouldn't be afraid of using bright colors, even though you must always be careful for not overdoing them (although it's very hard to make a joke shop too colorful).
So yeah, this is an awesome creation that fits well into the Harry Potter world, but it doesn't look like the building it's supposed to be in my opinion.
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Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:50 PM
I agree with Sandy that the exterior seems a bit bland, it is described in the books as being eye catching, and enough to get passers-by to stare in shock at it. I personally would have gone a bit more colorful on the exterior, (still might, once i decide what to build!) But on the other hand, the interior is absolutely fabulous! I love your technique for the flooring on the second story, and the chandelier is great. The interior fits right in with the Harry Potter line of this year, it is so filled with details. To some extent, it reminds me of Ollivanders, regarding the level of detail.
Anyway, this is great work, and best of luck to you in the contest!
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 02:00 AM
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:02 PM
I like the desk on the ground floor and the outside-design with the 'bay window'(?) and the turned legs around the window.
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 08:45 PM
I like some of the details you worked in, though, like the crotchety old man outside, the minifig goblet used upside-down as a flask of mystery liquid, and the clown face and horn from the collectible minifigures to add a touch more zaniness. The exterior is also nice, and fits the aesthetic of the Diagon Alley set (although, like the interior, the exterior is not especially exciting).
Action features might be a way to improve the notion that exciting things are going on inside. As it is, the inside feels cramped, and having things that can move around inside could help that. Of course, the Harry Potter theme's recent revival isn't too action-feature intensive, so this does fit in with official sets in that way.
Ideally, those are the things to aim for in improving this: color and action features. And since action features rarely make a difference for photographing MOCs, the color is the main thing I feel this entry lacks.
Posted 20 December 2010 - 11:51 AM
Posted 27 December 2010 - 09:25 PM
The interior is also lovely, but as said before, there could be a bit more colour in it. But I still like it though, there are lovely details and there's a nice variety of shop items. Great job and good luck in the contest!
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