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#1 Combee

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 01:56 AM

Hi guys,

This is a vignette from classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea" that I built for the 2012 MOCAthalon.

The princess spends a sleepless night on mattresses piled high. The prince's mother had been so kind to let her stay the night after being caught in the rain, but little did the princess know that all these mattresses did not mean comfort, for secretly hidden beneath them was a single pea and, as everybody knows, only a true princess could feel a pea under so many mattresses.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:17 AM

Great job! The look on the princess' face works perfectly  :laugh:  My favorite part is the fireplace, it really looks like fire!
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:20 AM

Excellent work. Looks perfect!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:22 AM

Oh wow! This is just so cool.  :well_done_back_pat:

All the details you have in here are spectacular. The canopy on the bed, the fireplace... awwwww... too much to mention. But the face you have chosen is just perfect. Really well done.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 06:10 AM

Congrats to this wonderful Mary Poppins!  :thumbup:
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

My daughters love the Princess and the pea story and love this Mary Poppins - they're looking through their books to see which story could be built.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

Great idea! And also well build, love the bed!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

I think this was my favourite fairy tale when I was a kid, great idea.. I love the canopy over the bed.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

Fantastic build!  I love how realistic everything looks, particularly the fireplace.  Did you use a light brick there?
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

Excellent MOC!  I really like how you exagerated certain details of the bed.  Really makes it look like a fairytale scene.  Great job!
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

This looks great. The facial expression you used on the figure works great here. :laugh:
The floor was done nicely as well - I just can't figure out what the yellow piece on the bedside is, so... what is it? :tongue:

And suddenly I start remembering everything about this from long, long ago...

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful responses! I really enjoyed building this  :blush:

View PostThe_Chosen_1, on 01 April 2012 - 04:36 PM, said:

Fantastic build!  I love how realistic everything looks, particularly the fireplace.  Did you use a light brick there?

I did! I first built it without one but I noticed that it was kinda dark when I was taking pictures so I built one in  :classic:

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This looks great. The facial expression you used on the figure works great here. :laugh:
The floor was done nicely as well - I just can't figure out what the yellow piece on the bedside is, so... what is it? :tongue:

And suddenly I start remembering everything about this from long, long ago...

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Thanks, I had a couple options for the face and I think this was the best! The yellow piece is a bow from the new Friends sets.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:28 AM

Looks amazing! The floor, the mattresses, the expression - perfect!

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:22 AM

What a lovely sweet MOC!  :wub:
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:42 AM

AWESOME and highly detailed creation (No Mary Poppin's from me) 'Combee'.....it does look like she has had a bad nights sleep....either it was the pea or my snoring next door ! :laugh:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

Whoa, the fire is great. Do you have a lightbrick there also? The colors are great, love the brown, brass feeling.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

i love the ladder up to the top  :laugh:
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:14 PM

I love the proportions in this, the huge canopy and the really skinny posts. But the best part of this to me are the dresser legs, ingenious. All those mattresses look great stacked together like that, and the covers were done well too.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:18 PM

I like the colorful mattresses, and, of course, the fireplace. :classic:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

Love the whole diorama, especially the fireplace with the light brick.

Is there a possibility that you could take a picture of how the light brick was built into the fireplace?
With your permission, maybe I'd like to use that idea for a future MOC. So could you please take a picture of how the light brick is intergrated into the fire place and PM it to me? Thanks in advance. :thumbup:
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:33 PM

View PostTAFOL, on 03 April 2012 - 05:51 PM, said:

Love the whole diorama, especially the fireplace with the light brick.

Is there a possibility that you could take a picture of how the light brick was built into the fireplace?
With your permission, maybe I'd like to use that idea for a future MOC. So could you please take a picture of how the light brick is intergrated into the fire place and PM it to me? Thanks in advance. :thumbup:

Here's a couple of quick shots I took to show how it's done. I removed some of the flame pieces so you could see it better. It's pretty simple but the light brick adds a nice effect I think. Feel free to use this if you'd like  :classic:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:06 PM

Thank you very much. I'll let you know if I use this in one of my MOC's. :classic:
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:23 PM

I'm extremely impressed with the general neatness of this whole build. Studs are left where studs belong, but nowhere else. ;J

Really, I think it's a beatiful thing and something which you can rightly take pride in. Thanks for sharing it with us. =)

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:09 AM

Wow, that fire is impressive! It looks so real I'm expecting the bricks to melt! :tongue: Great MOC and scene.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:10 AM

From which minifig does this head come from?




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