I just wanted to share with the community what has happened to me these past few hours...
2 weeks ago I posted here a MOC of "the Winchester" - the pub that is featured in the movie Shaun of the Dead. I posted the MOC here on EB, on MOC page & my Flickr. I got some great feedbacks from the community... so far nothing unusual and after a few days things were starting to cool down... until someone decided to blog it/tweet it and it started a snow ball effect (no idea who started it all).
In a matter of a few hours my Flickr got thousands of hits... and yesterday both Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright tweeted my MOC. Yes, you can read that last sentence again, it's true. Needless to say I did not sleep last night.
My MOC was featured on several websites, not sure I got them all:
The Daily WH
So... what happens next? Given the enthusiasm this thing is creating on the net I have decided to submit the build on CUUSOO I'm thinking Lego could turn this into a modular house that would fit the existing line of exclusives. Now if this thing works I have no idea if Lego would be willing to go all the way and make a licensed set... I guess future will tell.
I'm trying to reach out to Simon & Edgar to let them know about this, if they really dig this build I'm guessing that it would only take them another tweet to reach the necessary amount of supporters (another minecraft?).
I have also reached out to Will Chapman (Brickarms) in order to keep him in the loop as it is clear to me that their customs are for a good part responsible for this success.
I'm posting this story here for several reasons, first I really need to share this but secondly I would like to hear your opinions and advices.
..oh and if you feel like voting for the project on CUUSOO I'd also be grateful!
Update 28/MAR/12: This (very long) thread contains all the various updates I have been sharing with the community since this whole thing started a few months ago, it's been quite a ride and as the post title says "an internet tale" that isn't over! I just wanted to update the first post here with the project last pictures (this is the second version of the build with 3 detailed floors. Thanks for watching and for your support!
The Winchester 2.0 by Yatkuu, on Flickr
...and my friend Pixel Fox and myself recently also presented here a mini scaled version of the build...
The mini-Win - front by Yatkuu, on Flickr
Edited by Yatkuu, 28 March 2012 - 08:17 PM.