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#1 mordatre

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:43 PM

Put together this little MOC the other day. Wanted to use gravity to give a chain-based weapon (some sort of manriki with a blade) the look of it being in action.  The Dojo was built as a background. Historical faults in design and architecture wasn´t something I cared about, this is a MOC in the Action Themes Forum.
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#2 LegoBrickSteve

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:48 PM

I like how you did the Wing Chun "wooden" dummy.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:11 AM

Just two words: elegant and brilliant!
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:37 AM

Very clever and creative. I like the whole set-up.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:16 AM

Your Dojo is wonderful!  You cared enough to build a beautiful backdrop for your action -- the Shoji screens are  :thumbup:

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:10 AM

Great build, love the swinging weapon.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:58 PM

I like it! How did you suspend the chain?
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 05:08 PM

View PostCaptain BeerBeard, on 13 January 2012 - 02:58 PM, said:

I like it! How did you suspend the chain?
He turned the entire MOC on its side.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:18 PM

View PostLegoman273, on 13 January 2012 - 05:08 PM, said:

He turned the entire MOC on its side.

On it's end to be more precise (I would imagine - just guessing here).

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:29 PM

View PostEdmond Dantes, on 13 January 2012 - 06:18 PM, said:

On it's end to be more precise (I would imagine - just guessing here).
That's what I was trying to say.

Is the red blood, or a floor design?
Could you take a pic without minifigs

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#11 mordatre

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:13 PM

View PostLegoman273, on 13 January 2012 - 06:29 PM, said:

That's what I was trying to say.

Is the red blood, or a floor design?
Could you take a pic without minifigs

The red is floor design. Now that you mentioned it, I see it could be mistaken for blood. I wanted to break up the tan floor with some colour and I thought red would look nice.
I´ll see if I could get a pic without figs tomorrow.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:56 AM

Turning the MOC on its side to make a weapon like this seem to move against gravity... it's an amazingly simple and lo-tech technique, but I never even considered the possibility until I saw this MOC! Absolutely brilliant, and the end result works perfectly!

The architecture of the building may not have been historically researched, but the overall impression is still wonderfully traditional- and rustic-looking.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:23 PM

Without figs (click picture for larger pic at my Flickr):

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

This is really great! :sweet: You achieved an awesome sense of action with this simple technique. And the dojo looks very good as well. Love how you made that golden dragon too :thumbup:.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:25 AM

The scene is great, and the dojo is amazing. How did you do/ what part is that sparring mask on the right? (Not being a student of Eastern martial arts, the name escapes me at the moment.)
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:43 AM

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The scene is great, and the dojo is amazing. How did you do/ what part is that sparring mask on the right? (Not being a student of Eastern martial arts, the name escapes me at the moment.)
It's a part of this years Ninjago accessories. Kendo Jay, I believe it is, comes with it in a booster.

Nice dio here. Great idea with the chain weapon. I love how you have all the figs situated. The guard running to save his Master, while he's ducking the killing blow. Also makes me think of Scorpion, "Get over here!"
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:31 AM

Great MOC!
I love the technique you used so the weapon seems to be actually thrown!
I also like how you built this dojo and how it's so clean :sweet:
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:12 AM

Genius idea! Awesome MOC.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I plan on making some more small MOC´s on this theme (Ninja that is, not Ninjago with their crazy vehicles and stuff). Who doesn´t love ninjas?   :wink:

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

The sense of action and detail all added together make this MOC incredible.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:43 AM

View Postmordatre, on 15 January 2012 - 12:40 PM, said:

Who doesn´t love ninjas?   :wink:

Pirates.  :wink:
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:10 PM

Very cool moc, and your out of the box style of photography to get the Kunai? straight is pure genius  :thumbup:  also cool dragon.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 05:48 PM

This is great, especially the minfig-action!

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 06:09 PM

Really fantastic, Mordatre. made my day

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:08 AM

Great idea to achieve the flying weapon, it's really effective!  I like the fact that you managed to get leaves outside the door of the dojo too.  Really nicely composed!



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