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#1 def

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:34 AM

I had wanted to do this for a while.  I'm not a MOC'er, so just to do this little thing is a new experience for me.  Try not to hold me to higher standards.  Anyway, here's how this story went down.

It was a Monday afternoon, and in the washrooms of the airport, the man in the stall in the corner has been there just a little too long.  A person enters the stall next to him.  The first man shuffles his foot toward the divider between them.
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The second man is no stranger to this activity.  He slightly mimics the first man, and also moves his foot toward the divider.
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The first man whispers, "I never do this sort of thing."  The second man whispers back, "Don't worry, I do."  Confidence bolstered, the first man drops his trousers.
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"Why don't you come over here?" the man says, voice wavering somewhat.  The second man opens the stall door, exits, and coos, "Alright, open up."
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The first man opens his door, stammering, "I've never... never... I have a wife and kids..."  He avoids eye contact.
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"Alright, put your hands in front of... Hey!  I voted for you!  What the~!"  The first man recoils, realizing what's happening.
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Within seconds, a 1940's style newsboy pops out to take a pic.  "What a scoop!  Wait'll the boys in the newsroom set their peepers on these!  Smile!"
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I actually don't really know how these kind of events go down in real life, but I had fun imagining it  :laugh:

The MOC is fairly simple.   The toilets were made with Speeder helmets (a technique I think I saw on EB a long time ago, but I don't remember, and google didn't turn up anything).  The black thing on the back wall is meant to be a toilet seat cover dispenser.  The doors were the most challenging part, having them be thin, but also not have a big hinge on them, so that they could open in a tight space.  They are a little flimsy, but a MOC doesn't need to be played with.

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#2 Henchmen4Hire

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:00 AM

Yeah, that's a fair representation of most politicians  :tongue:
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:57 AM

Yes, especially for members of parties promoting "family values" and "traditional marriage." :)

I enjoy seeing little MOCs based on real life stories. Thanks for posting :)

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:38 AM

Nice toilet design there 'def', that guy will claim he was framed....yeah, picture framed ! :laugh:
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

Wonderful; very clever and a lovely smooth technique to your build.   :laugh:

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:11 PM

Awesome action activity alluding at an alliteration!

Quite funny! Reminds me of the SNL sketch from last night. Especialy the part about "open marrige" :laugh:
Great job in building and storytelling!

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:23 PM

Nice to see LEGO used for the noble purpose of political commentary! Original use of the helmets, too. :thumbup:

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 06:58 PM

If only this would happen in real life...
oh wait...


This is a fantastic build. Clean. Clever. Amusing.
That puts it as an awesome build in my books.

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#9 def

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

Thanks so much for the friendly feedback!  Now back to work on something new  :wink:

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:36 AM

Nice build.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:20 AM

Good job on the MOC and clever idea, although that news story is quite old.  :tongue:

The Scout trooper helmet idea for toilet bowls is ingenious.  :thumbup:
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:17 AM

Haha, very nice. Those crazy politicians!  :tongue:

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:56 AM

Seems like this.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:02 AM

Very clever build, a song comes to mind:


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:15 AM

View PostSid Sidious, on 06 February 2012 - 03:56 AM, said:

Seems like this.
Oh yes, he's the prime bathroom politician, but it's also inspired by:
http://en.wikipedia....ppi_politician) (actually a decent guy, I think)
http://blogs.houston...t_bryan_pas.php
http://en.wikipedia....i/Jim_McGreevey
George Alan Rekers
Ted Haggard
etc
etc

I don't think I'll be pushing sex and taboo in LEGO form, but when I saw that mini-fig when I reviewed his set when it came out, that was the first thing I thought.  Never trust a man with a mustache.

View Postdef, on 01 May 2011 - 06:47 AM, said:

If I make a diorama where a right-wing politician is caught with their secret gay lover, this is the face I will use.  Nice mustache.
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