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27 replies to this topic  – Started by Skrytsson , Sep 02 2011 04:40 PM

#1 Skrytsson

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:40 PM

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Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s chest. The ending scene (almost) when Jack Sparrow is on his own, chained to Black Pearl, and ends up face to "face" to Kraken.

From a construction-technique-point of view, this is - by far - the most difficult build I have created. Kraken's mouth with all the teeth were very hard to accomplish. It consists of seven sections with teeth - five of them attached to each other and "the middle" of Kraken, the remaining two attached inside of the "head".

Originally I created this MOC in LDD, which were very difficult since LDD often screws up when pieces that are close to each other are not attached. However, I had to do some changes when I build it in real, because of the limits of LDD, but also to make the Kraken more stable.

I originally started to build this at the end of June, it was finished first at the end of August = it takes time to build  :pir-devil:

I have presented a prototype version (in LDD) of this creation before: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=57496

I guess it looks a lot better, when it is build with real bricks, doesn't it?  :pir-classic:


I hope you like my creation!

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"Hello, Beastie!"


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#2 Horry

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:09 PM

Almighty everlasting bottle of rum - you did it! This one is great! You and Sebeus Iniwum should think about opening a Lego beasty breeding station  :pir_laugh2:

The scene told in pictures is also great - both in camera-handling as in capturing it in Lego (good to see the countless Sparrow faces being put to good use) - I am smelling that some of the shipyard folks is going to blog this, soon.
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#3 Skrytsson

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:18 PM

Thank you, Horry. It has been blogged by Brothers Brick  :pir-cry_happy:
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#4 Hartfan

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:58 PM

WOW !!! That's looks great !!! Amazing MOC !
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

:thumbup:  Brilliant.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 02:54 PM

Awesome to see this in real! Great job on the kraken :thumbup:
The mouth is impressive, the pictures are very clear and the below deck scene is a nice touch as well.
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#7 Skipper

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:28 PM

If you'd done this for the competition . . . :drool:

The photography is excellent as well. Great job.

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:59 PM

this one looks great! nice use of techniques and great photography!
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:38 PM

great job. Great recreation of the end of the second movie
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#10 Skrytsson

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 04:43 PM

Like I mentioned in my first post, the MOC was created in LDD, before I created it in the reality.

Almost every time I create a big and/or complicated MOC I start create it in LDD, and when (read: if) I am happy with the result I purchase the parts needed (that I don’t already own) on BL. One important thing to have in mind during the building process in LDD is to always have a window with BL open, so that you can take a look if the part you are about to choose exist in the current colour. Or, you can have LDDManager running, and let that app find out for you.

However, the building is often a very long process, and during this process I always make a lot of changes.  I always, sometime during the building, end up in a situation where it feels like everything is going to h*ll; I realize that what I have built so far looks bad, that the construction I have created will fall under its own weight in reality (that’s one of LDD’s limits: you can’t know anything about the creation’s stability) or I just have lack of ideas.

This picture shows a situation of that type; the first prototypes of the teeth-construction is impossible to attach more teeth to. The mouth-rings just look awful and at this stage I don’t have a clue about how the teeth and mouth are going to be attached to each other. The tentacle looks very clumsy and the back of Kraken looks very hollow. At this stage I hadn’t decided yet what colour theme to use.

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At this stage, I was happy with Kraken’s teeth, but nothing else.

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First when I reached this stage, I really decided to continue the building.

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This picture gives you maybe a clue about how the teeth are attached to the mouth-ring.

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The following picture is from very late in the building process. I thought it would look better with some tentacles, and therefore I created two small tentacles on the top of Kraken’s head. It looks a bit like rabbit ears  :pir-tongue:   :pir_laugh2:

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Even though it looks great In LDD, I guess it looks a lot better when it is built with real bricks  :pir-cry_happy:

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:05 PM

I'm glad you built this in real bricks, it looks way better than the LDD version :sweet:, in fact, it looks totally awesome now :wub:. And very nice picture sequence, kind of like a stop motion film :thumbup:.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:25 PM

I saw this on flickr. It's an awesome MOC. You're a really skilled builder.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:02 PM

My god is that ever well done! :pir-wub:
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 10:01 PM

Totally AWESOME creation 'Skrytsson', the detailing on the creature is just so over the top perfect ! :pir-grin:
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:56 AM

Holy mother of pearl, its beautiful! You did a great job capturing that scene from Priates 2.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:04 AM

Outstanding work Skrytsson! What's even more impressive is how you first started this in LDD and then realizing everything in physical bricks, even the posing are exactly the same! You've really captured the movie scene perfectly, truly an excellent job! :thumbup:

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 04:08 PM

The build is awesome, and so are the pictures.

At first glance, I couldn't believe that all the red and white is actually made of Lego.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 07:55 PM

Very memorable scene and the Lego rendition looks as close to it as Lego-ly possible! The teeth/mouth looks especially impressive keeping it all together like that.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:55 AM

Wow, that's amazing! Nice how you used LDD to design it too, the digital version is almost identical to the real thing. Definitely a nice display piece.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:28 AM

As already said in your previous thread with the LDD creation, this must look good in real bricks and it really does. Shame you couldn't complete it for the competition since it'd definitely win you something! I just have one minor problem with your story pics - Jack was cuffed to the mast and not just his hands ... someone has a really nice pic of that in his signature!

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:43 PM

Excellent MOC, Skrytsson. :pir-sweet: The Kraken is spot on, and all of the rows of teeth really are faithful to the film. Not only is the MOC great, the presentation is as well. I like how you've sort of played out the scene in your images, and overall the photography is excellent.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:15 PM

This is simply outstanding.

I love the scene by scene photos you have, it's almost like a mini movie.

This is the best presentation of this scene I have seen yet.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:59 PM

Mr. Skrytsson (or anyone that can answer),

First great work on the MOC!

I was curious though; I noticed in some of the LDD/real-life comparison shots that you have a hatchet and hammer laying on the deck. How does one place such items like that in LDD? I thought the pieces had to actually "connect." I've never seen a way to simply "drop" something on top of another piece. Thanks.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:15 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments!

I am very happy to see that so many of you really like my creation  :pir-wink:

View PostMstrOfPppts, on 05 September 2011 - 08:28 AM, said:

I just have one minor problem with your story pics - Jack was cuffed to the mast and not just his hands ...

True. However, I didn't want to put to much effort in creating a mast etc. The main focus of this creation is the Kraken  :pir_laugh2:  :monkey:

View PostderLiebesmuskel, on 11 September 2011 - 03:59 PM, said:

Mr. Skrytsson (or anyone that can answer),

First great work on the MOC!

I was curious though; I noticed in some of the LDD/real-life comparison shots that you have a hatchet and hammer laying on the deck. How does one place such items like that in LDD? I thought the pieces had to actually "connect." I've never seen a way to simply "drop" something on top of another piece. Thanks.

Yes, the piece need to be attached to another piece in that position. However, I managed to trick LDD by temporary building a construction that attach to the hammer, and then erase all the parts in the construction except for the hammer.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 04:21 PM

View PostSkrytsson, on 12 September 2011 - 04:15 PM, said:

Yes, the piece need to be attached to another piece in that position. However, I managed to trick LDD by temporary building a construction that attach to the hammer, and then erase all the parts in the construction except for the hammer.

Ah, yes. Of course. Thank you.




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