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[MOC] The Ring of the Nibelung

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I'm honoured (and rather nervous) to present you my very first MOC since childhood...
As of now I had only built minifigures or modified existing sets. Then I built a Valkyrie minifigure. Gave her a horse (all girls want a pony, right?). Remembered the Nibelungenlied, the legend of Siegfried. Added other characters. Wanted to display them on a shelf and built them a stand. Now here they are...

Characters from Wagner's opera "Der Ring des Nibelungen" (Ring of the Nibelung). From left to right :
- One of the Rinemaidens, water nymphs and guardians of the Rhinegold,
- The Wanderer, aka Wotan, king of the gods, with the two Ravens,
- Brünnhilde the Valkyrie, with her horse Grane, 
- Siegfried, the infamous dragon slayer,
- Mime the Nibelung.

48024934472_c91f7e3430_h.jpgMythical - Der Ring des Nibelungen by Aurore, sur Flickr

More details of each character:

48024860288_037839333e.jpgMythical - Der Ring des Nibelungen : Rhinemaiden by Aurore, sur Flickr

48024861578_b6c39eb8a3.jpgMythical - Der Ring des Nibelungen : Wotan by Aurore, sur Flickr

48024835516_d073a6eb34.jpgMythical - Der Ring des Nibelungen : Brünnhilde by Aurore, sur Flickr

48024837356_5debc25a28.jpgMythical - Der Ring des Nibelungen : Siegfried by Aurore, sur Flickr

48024941522_ae4cc2873e.jpgMythical - Der Ring des Nibelungen : Mime by Aurore, sur Flickr

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Very nice figs.  I like the way you transitioned the base to fit each character.  I really like the Rhinemaiden and Wotan.  Nice job and welcome to Eurobricks!

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Welcome to eurobricks @Aurore! That's an excellent MOC and it's nice to see one based on such a great composer's work!

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Thank you very much for your warm welcome and comments!

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On 6/13/2019 at 2:38 PM, Hunter003 said:

looks great. Love the trans red bar on the anvil as hot metal

Thank you very much! I can't claim the idea of the trans red bar though, I'm pretty sure I've seen it somewhere (but I don't remember where). 

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The overall effect is great, with some spot-on choices for minifigs. Thanks for sharing! :classic:

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@sander1992 Thank you! It's a great epic story about how cursed gold lead the norse/germanic gods to their demise. Many different versions exist though, with more or less surnatural elements... :knight:

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What an attention to detail. You even got the one-eyed Wotan (or Odin) spot on, with his ravens Hugin and Munin. Excellent work!

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I applaud your source of inspiration for this. I feel like I rarely see the Nibelungenleid referenced in contemporary art, so this is pretty cool. Well done.

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@ArneNielsen, thank you very much! I'm really glad you appreciate Odin - I was really enthusiastic when this minifig head was realeased as it immediately made me think of him.

@GhostDog : thank you! It's true it's been a while since I have not seen a movie, serie, or whatever, based on this story...:sceptic:

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This is very nice, love it! Keep on doing such pretty things in the Historic Themes

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Ooh! That's brilliant! I love Wagner's Ring, even if its one of the more challenging works to listen through, to say the least :wink:. The characters and landscaping is very well done. Not a bad start into MOC-making! :classic:

Now I'd love to see some of the bad guys as well. Maybe Hagen, King Gunther, Hunding and Alberich. :classic:

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