Brick Miner, on Sep 1 2006, 07:53 PM, said:
wow, this is phenomenal !!! great job. you should win some kind of award 8-° the overall structural balance is near perfect... better than a lot of official LEGO sets !!!
there is enough detail without going too far... you seemed to have mastered this. see, i would never attempt to put this much detail into an MOC, in fear that it would become over-crowded. well, somehow you have dealt with this perfectly, and it makes for a great composition, artistically/visually. i see a lot of creative use of pieces too.
BTW, great vector designs on the ship's sail 8-° love the fleuron, wheel, and mermaid. very original.
i would have like to see one more color used on the ship hull though... maybe some yellow, or even a brown hull would have broken it up a little. however, i don't know if those smaller boat pieces are offered in brown. >:-(
love the independent look of the port. it captures what LEGO missed, the everyday life in the pirate world.
the minifig selection looks great. but i would have like to see some actual pirates here... just to give some conflict, which equates to interesting things >:-)
all-in-all its obvious you have a great artistic eye,... balance, composition and creative use of pieces are very evident !!!
Hi Brick Miner,
Thanks for the compliments and constructive criticism. Just, let me tell all the people here it's a natural thing, when "brother in graphics" meet they have to makes a lot of compliments, it's the international guild law :-D So I must add you know what you're talking about when I see your banner.
But thanks, I know now why I build and unduild this model a hundred times before I decided it was ok. Just one thing, you said the "overall structural is NEARLY perfect" what? Nearly :-P
Anyway I really wanted to put more things in this model, I wanted more street with merchants, more different people poor and rich, soldiers and sailors and Pirates, more food, more animals but where would have store such a big model??? Maybe there's some ideas left for a second one?!
About the small ship, you're right not a lot of colors are available for the small hulls, but the choice of only blue and white colors was intentionnal according to an old painting I used for inspiration.