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#1 Modulex Guy

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:37 PM

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UPDATE! 4/18/2012

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Hey All, I am sharing with you one of my latest MOCs.

It is the Rickenbacker Bass that the main character from FLCL (or Fooly Cooly depending on however you call it), Haruko uses in the anime.

It is a Rickenbacker 4001 Lefty
It is completely 1:1 life size scale and the exact dimensions to the real bass.

It features a real guitar strap and is fully wearable, no glue or any modifications to LEGO parts. ;)
The only non LEGO parts besides the strap is the two screws that hold the strap on, but they are put through technic bricks and bolted on the other end inside the guitar.


Here is the anime version:
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Now here is mine:
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The only thing that my guitar is missing is the fan/weapon thing on the back of the guitar body, If i were to add that, it would be too fragile to wear.
When this was on display at Wizard World Chicago a few weeks ago, I would wear this around the convention. :laugh:


Hope you like it, comments always welcome! :sweet:

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:43 PM

Dude this is cool!  You've definitely gotten the shape right, and I really like the way you've done the keys.  Nice work mate. :thumbup:

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:33 PM

Now that is 1 cool MOC, show us pictures of you wearing it!  :laugh:
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:03 PM

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on 31 August 2011 - 08:33 PM, said:

Now that is 1 cool MOC, show us pictures of you wearing it!  :laugh:

As you wish!

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YEA! Rock on! :sing:
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:28 PM

Awesome!!!  Lovely details, especially the fretwork :wub_drool:  If only it had strings :look:

And it's on the Frontpage!  :sweet:

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:34 PM

Congratulations!!!  Great model!!!  I´ve always loved the Rick 4001v (used by LOTS of 70´s bass players, specially those playin simphonyc rock, like Mike Rutherford from Genesis or Geddy Lee from Rush).  I would have prefered the classic black one, but anyway, your model is awesome!!!  :)

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:43 PM

Really awesome MOC, it looks great.  :thumbup:
You've have nicely recreated that Bass guitar, and nice to see that FLCL inspired you to build it.  :classic:
I'm only missing the strings, but appart from that it looks great.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:59 PM

What an original but AWESOME creation, hats off to you 'Polish Guy'....all the detailing is perfect ! :grin:
Congrats on being front paged, and as I say Brick On, also Rock On ! :grin:

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:21 PM

As a bass player I have to love your MOC. Would love to see Frank Bello signature Fender. Will you build it for me?

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:50 PM

:wub: That looks so nice!
If you are planning to expand your amazingness please give a Gibson Les Paul a try! :blush:
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 11:57 PM

Oh my, I got on the front page! What an honor, I never had a MOC featured before!

Glad everyone likes it!

-grohl, I do not know which guitar you are talking about (I actually do not play guitar at all, nor have I never held a real guitar in my hand before in my life)

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:wub: That looks so nice!
If you are planning to expand your amazingness please give a Gibson Les Paul a try! :blush:

i was actually planning on just making the guitars from the "Fooly Cooly"  anime so that means the next one I'll build would be a Gibson Flying V, and then possibly the Gibson EB-0 1961 (I would have to start hoarding dark red brick for the EB-0).
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:54 AM

Congrats on the front page.  :classic:   Excellent MOC.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:08 AM

Awesome guitar 'Polish Guy' and congrats on getting it on the front page. I look forward to seeing the Flying V. Great job Posted Image
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 01:45 AM

View PostPolish Guy, on 31 August 2011 - 11:57 PM, said:


i was actually planning on just making the guitars from the "Fooly Cooly"  anime so that means the next one I'll build would be a Gibson Flying V, and then possibly the Gibson EB-0 1961 (I would have to start hoarding dark red brick for the EB-0).
EBs are nice!  :wub:
I think I'll check out this anime, it sounds interesting :sweet:
I only suggested a Les Paul because I own one.. :tongue:

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:08 AM

Such a cool build. Great job! One of my old band mates was a huge Rickenbacker fan and had several,  you've got the look down. Awesome.
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:17 AM

Dude, that is awesome! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: But the triangles on the fretboard are the other way around. :blush: I love how you've even got a strap attached!

I never understand people playing guitars left-handed... I'm left-handed but I play guitars the proper way around! :tongue: You can't get left-handed wind instruments, or pianos etc, so why are guitars different? (Don't get me started on people turning my drum kit around the wrong way... :damn: )

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:31 AM

View PostArtanis I, on 01 September 2011 - 03:17 AM, said:

Dude, that is awesome! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: But the triangles on the fretboard are the other way around. :blush: I love how you've even got a strap attached!

I never understand people playing guitars left-handed... I'm left-handed but I play guitars the proper way around! :tongue: You can't get left-handed wind instruments, or pianos etc, so why are guitars different? (Don't get me started on people turning my drum kit around the wrong way... :damn: )

The only reason this is a lefty is because the FLCL Anime has a lefty and I made it exactly the way it is in the anime aeries, it goes the same for the fretboard, it is correct in my pattern "most of the time" in the anime.
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:52 AM

I've always been a fan of brickbuilt renditions of real objects, and this is certainly one of them. I simply love the proper balance of accurately overall shape and design while still retaining the "bricky-LEGO" look of it. Fantastic job PG, definitely a frontpage-worthy creation. :thumbup: Rock on Dude! Posted Image

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 04:18 AM

View PostPolish Guy, on 01 September 2011 - 03:31 AM, said:

The only reason this is a lefty is because the FLCL Anime has a lefty and I made it exactly the way it is in the anime aeries, it goes the same for the fretboard, it is correct in my pattern "most of the time" in the anime.
Yes, I understood why you made a lefty. :wink:  I'm not familiar with this anime, I was just going off that one reference pic!

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:00 PM

Ok, that's cool :D
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:05 PM

View PostPolish Guy, on 31 August 2011 - 09:03 PM, said:

As you wish!

YEA! Rock on! :sing:

Oh yeah! *Insert rock hand smilie here*
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:19 PM

Great work! This guitar looks really awsome.

Planning to build more guitars? What about attaching strings to it in a way? Did you try? (well, of course not original ones, but maybe those ropes of the pirate line...

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:56 PM

Great Job!

I'm a big fan of the sound and look of Ric Basses, though the neck profile does not agree with my fretting hand.  You really nailed it with your MOC and captured the beautiful "cresting wave" body shape!

I'm glad you spread the frets out a bit rather than keeping it exactly to bass guitar widths, as it really gives the necessary space for the sharktooth neck inlays (one of the most iconic elements)to be shown off.

I look forward to seeing it -and wearing it maybe...- in person.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:59 AM

Thanks for all the comments guys! Glad you like my guitar! :blush:
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:07 AM

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Time ago i was a guitar\bass player and the Rick is one of the best instruments i play,your moc is Awesome.
Now you have to start with the new challenge,the Rickenbacker 4004 LK,
the Lemmy Signature Rickenbacker!!
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