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MOC: A Pedestal for "Lady Liberty" (The Statue of Liberty)


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#1 The Real Indiana Jones

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:34 AM

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Hey, I am not sure if there will be a vignette contest for the Series 6 Collectible Minifigs, but whatever happens, I am sure a lot of builders will want to make a nice pedestal for their "Lady Liberty" fig.  This is my first draft, and it has a 9x9 base as you can see.  And obviously, I do not have my Statue of Liberty minifig in hand yet, so The Joker just makes a nice temporary stand-in for right now!  

This is based very loosely on the real pedestal, which is OK, since even we Americans do not have a perfect mental image of what the real pedestal looks like.  It is also based a bit on reconstruction drawings of the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt, and just whatever extra bricks I had on hand from my various Egyptian temples...  Has anyone else tried this yet?  Are there better ways to do this architecture at this scale?

I am sure we would all love to see some alternate designs!   :classic:

[UPDATE:  scroll down a few posts to see the finished design]

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#2 Skipper

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:55 AM

Cool idea, a rather original way to display the minifigure.  :thumbup:

But I think the execution could be a bit better. The first thing I notice is that the base is maybe three times taller than the Lady herself, which should not be the case. Take a look at this (by 2MuchCaffeine), it also uses a minifigure so it should show you what kind of scale you should be working at. A good start though, I'm excited to see where you take this. I might have a crack at it later too.

#3 The Real Indiana Jones

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:34 AM

Yes, at first I matched the dimensions against real photos, but I found that if I limited it to just 3 or 4 studs wide and just 4 or 5 bricks high, I was not able to create anything I really liked, so I beefed up the scale of it.

Plus, this will eventually become a nice set piece for Metropolis or Gotham City, and something for the Joker or Luthor to threaten to destroy with his krypto-mech, so it's OK if the dimensions differ from the real world a bit.

And again, love to see even more alternate design ideas!   :classic:

Edited by The Real Indiana Jones, 24 December 2011 - 04:48 AM.

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#4 The Real Indiana Jones

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:15 AM

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And as my 76th post, here she is complete!

Feedback is welcome...

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#5 Ecclesiastes

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

Nice design! :thumbup:  Although id doesn't look like de real pedestal

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