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#1 Yatkuu


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:28 PM

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On November 19 2011, "Achtung Baby" is turning 20 years old... well... this is my birthday present to this mythical album!

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On Wikipedia, the Zoo TV tour is described as an "elaborately-staged multimedia event"... Truth is, it is hard to describe this show, it was something new, improbable, insane! The Trabants, the giant screens, MacPhisto and the Fly, the prank phone calls... It is a masterpiece of pop culture!

A huge thanks to my friend Pixel Fox for his help with the Photoshopping!

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The Trabants… I think only the band really knows why it the world they choose to use Trabants as spotlights on the ZOO TV stage…now it’s history.
The cars were painted by the artist Catherine Owens.

If after having seen these pictures you hear a voice inside of you shouting that "it's no secret that the stars are falling from the sky"... Well, I have a little extra something for you...
Turn up the volume, click on this link and prepare yourself for 50 seconds of happiness!


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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:36 PM

This is wonderful! :wub:

The detail you've put into the stage-set is fantastic - all the antennae and the sattelite dish!  It looks just like the staging of the real concert, and the Trabants!! :laugh:   I'm so glad you showed the Trabants up close - they are greats MOCs on their own, and the coloured patterns really hark back to how they'd been painted for the tour.  Even if they weren't U2's Trabants to dangle over your stage, they'd be cute little vehicles in their own right. :sweet:
When you said you were planning this MOC I wondered how you were going to suspend the Trabants, and you've come up with a great way of doing so; the staggered height really makes them look like they are dangling slightly precariously to light the stage.

Great work!  :thumbup:

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:17 PM

View PostPandora, on 15 November 2011 - 12:36 PM, said:

Great work!  :thumbup:
Thank you for this great feedback! I was really looking forward to read the opinion of someone who is also into U2. I knew I would not be able to reproduce exactly the original stage so I tried to do something "inspired by it" and I was hoping I would not loose the essence of the show in the process.
Yeah, the Trabants are cute little cars - I will probably not be able to keep the stage built for very long because that thing is pretty huge and eating up all my building space... but I'll certainly keep the cars.
What did you think of the video?

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:08 PM

As a fan of U2 and seeing them in concert on this particular tour all I can is that is just awesome!!!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:51 AM

Hi guys, I'm digging up this thread because if you liked my U2 LEGO builds you will perhaps be interested in supporting my entry in the Achtung Baby collage! It's a contest organized by the band to create a fan-made cover of Achtung Baby - it would be pretty cool to have LEGO in there!

I have submitted my rendition of the ZOO TV Stage, if you want to support me you may cast your vote at this address.


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Posted 12 September 2015 - 04:02 PM

Haha, I like this - coincidentally I just wanted to do myself U2's ZOO TV stage from 1993 finding out you have already did it many years ago - looks interesting, but still not THAT STAGE quite enough...anyway as I said good model! :thumbup:

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 03:29 PM

Wow, this is stunning. I love U2 and I love this moc! :thumbup:

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 07:52 PM

Nice MOC, A friend of mine now owns the red trabant that was hanging from that stage, I must show him these pics

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