APiratesLifeForWe_1 by ZeyaV, on Flickr
APiratesLifeForWe_2 by ZeyaV, on Flickr
APiratesLifeForWe_3 by ZeyaV, on Flickr
APiratesLifeForWe_4 by ZeyaV, on Flickr
APiratesLifeForWe_5 by ZeyaV, on Flickr
APiratesLifeForWe_6 by ZeyaV, on Flickr
Last night I sat down and got working on my first MOC ever (well, as an adult that is). I only just started buying Lego in August, so my collection is pretty small. Even on just this small 16x16 plate, I found myself running short on bricks!
I didn't spend a whole lot of time on this, but I felt good about the final result. I even made a Flickr account and posted my photos on there, and I added 3 photos to the LEGO Flickr group feed.
I made the mistake of having the house structure aligned on an odd number of studs. Now I understand why most bricks have an even number of studs in length. I actually just started making the house, not sure what I was going to do. I left a headlight brick on the side and put a hinge plate at the front. And then I got the idea to add some flags to decorate, and then it turned into a Pirate thing!
I have this idea in my head of making a series of vignettes (bignettes?) of what our lego soldiers/warriors do in their free time. You know, to give a bit of humanism to them. They are people after all! I already made a LDD MOC of a knight on vacation. But here we have Captain Brickbeard and his love interest (female pirate). Note that they are holding hands (hand and hook really). And their son is hiding around the corner; he seems to have found a nice diamond. I added him and the parrot back there to make it less boring on that side.
I hope to do more MOC'ing in the future. I have some bigger ideas, but I think I might stick to 8x8 or 16x16 sizes to hone my skills a bit before tackling something larger. Thanks for looking!
Edited by Zeya, 03 May 2011 - 07:10 PM.