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#1 Lucifer Adams

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:39 PM

Hi everyone! I just wanted to share with you my latest MOC and one that has been a real passion-project for me.
I'm a huge movie fan and Jaws is probably the film that I love the most. So creating a Jaws MOC is something that I've been thinking about for quite a while.

The poster measures approximately 15.75" (40cm) tall, 13.5" (34cm) wide and 5.25" (13.5cm) deep. I estimate the finished model is likely to be in the 3300 – 4000 parts range. It took about eight hours to put it all together and about 20 hours to design in LDD.

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The water effect is achieved by pouring 1x1 round transparent clear plates in between a solid brick wall and a wall made up of Transparent-Clear panels. The gap between the back wall and the Trans-Clear plates is a single stud. The gap on the left and right is four studs wide.

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A view from the side where you can see how it sits inside the black 'box'

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A view from the other side.

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I have made a couple of tweaks to this piece. The first was a minor change to the top of the 'W' in 'JAWS'. I had capped it off with two 2x2 red tiles but they did not go all the way to the edges, so I replaced the 2x2s with two 1x3s and this makes the 'W' look better.

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The second modification was more significant and is based on some feedback I received below from Clone OPatra. I was never truly happy with how the shark's nose jutted out over his top lip. To solve this, I made the shark's head one brick wider but kept the nose where it was. This leads to a smoother transition from lip to nose.

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Finally, whilst I had the camera out, I took the top off to allow for a 'cross-section' view, showing how the various 3D elements look when viewed from above.

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#2 Clone OPatra

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:56 PM

Awesome MOC. The water effect especially is really cool, and a superb way to represent deep to shallow waters. The sheer scale is also fantastic.

One element that stood out to me as looking a little odd is the nose.  The rounded parts at the bottom of the shark are great, but the transition from 2Dish to the 3D nose doesn't work quite as well, perhaps made especially prominent by the overhang. Have you tried it with a less 3D nose?
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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:03 PM

Awesome work, I love it and welcome to eurobricks (I noticed this work a few days ago on brick fanatics) :classic:

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:29 PM

Excellent work!  There's plenty to appreciate in this MOC, but I especially like the ice cream bubbles.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:53 AM

Chris you have made it here, glad to see another Brick Fanatics staff member showcasing their talents on Eurobricks.
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:54 AM

If anyone wants to see this in person (where I can personally guarantee it looks even better :grin: ), I believe it will be on display in Wakefield museum on the 14th September as part of the Brickshire LEGO Display.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:55 AM

What a great MOC.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:14 AM

Sharking Shantastic !!!

Well done.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:34 PM

AWESOME work 'LA', and congrats on being front paged too.......Brick On 'LA'........as long as the waters are safe ! :grin:

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:10 PM

Now you just need to add Marty from the BTTF set.

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#11 Lego Spy

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:55 PM

Great MOC! I love the water you made with the studs!

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:13 PM

Awesome 3D poster!  The change in colour of the water is really effective.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:15 AM

Wonderful MOC, the water and shark really stand out well. I too like the ice cream bubble the best I think, but the whole poster is great!

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:20 AM

sweet, great moc. :grin:

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:45 AM

This is a huge funny scene!
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:40 AM

With those teeth, that shark looks more ferocious than in the original poster.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:19 PM

Wow 3D poster! I wouldn't have think of this. This is something really different of what we are use to see. Really well done. I hope you have more porjects to show us.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 09:48 AM

It's a really great MOC and an awesome recreation of a movie poster! It's a bit macabre to me though, as a German girl died from a shark attack on Hawaii last week.
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:15 PM

Wow see! Those teeth are scary! And some lovely water for sure! Way to go!

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:55 PM

I like this MOC!!

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:24 PM

Nicely done! Very creative!

#22 Lucifer Adams

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:26 PM

Thanks again to everyone for the really, really kind feedback for this MOC. I have made some tweaks and added some more pictures.

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