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MOC - The Isle of Man

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Hi

For some time, I've been working on series of MOCs based on places in the Isle of Man. Today I finally got around to recreating the Island itself in the form of a mosaic map - eventually I hope to display all the "Manx MOCs" together with the map as the centrepiece.

Creating the map was a bit of a challenge and it took a few attempts but I'm pretty pleased with how it came out (It's pretty simple but like a lot of mosaics it looks most accurate when viewed from a few feet away); now I'm thinking of recreating the topography (hills etc)!!

29326150786_131d349672_c.jpgThe Isle of Man - LEGO Mosaic by g.nat, on Flickr

Thanks for looking - comments are always welcome.

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Thats a very cool idea. What about you scale it up a bit and add not only topography (which wou!d enhance it already quite significantly), but also add landmarks like towns and castles? Doesn't has to be gigantic. A tiny castle could be as small as 3x3 studs, for example and doesn't has to ge to scale, but would add a lot to it :classic:

Also a compass-rose with the coat of arms of your island would look pretty cool too! :classic::thumbup:

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Thanks for the comments.... here's a quick sneak peek of what I'm planning to do by surrounding the map with other Isle of Man themed MOCs...

29253752482_1a8ac76856_c.jpgUntitled by g.nat, on Flickr

Clockwise from top left...

The TT motorcycle races

The 3 Legs Of Man (The symbol/flag of the Island)

Manx Cross (found all over the island and a traditional combination of Celtic, Norse and Christian imagery)

The Great Laxey Wheel (the world's largest working waterwheel)

The Tower of Refuge

An Electric Tram (dating from Victorian times and still operating regular passenger services)

Traditional Manx cottage

Milner Tower (a popular landmark)

29253758032_2762a61eb3_c.jpgUntitled by g.nat, on Flickr

I have more to add so this is still very much a WIP!!

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Now that is some cool stuff! :classic: The miniatures look awesome! :thumbup:The island itself might be a bit small still for the centerpiece of your display though.

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Great idea and great built!

Somehow I think you should make the island more lively, maybe as you mentioned with topography but you could also add microscale buildings or figures plus some water animals and a boat in the water.

Edited by Askan

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