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[MOC] Marty McFly and the Starlighters

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Presenting my latest Back to the Future -themed MOC, a diorama featuring Marty McFly playing Johnny B. Goode on stage with the Starlighters at the 'Enchantment Under the Sea' dance in 1955.

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It's a 24x16 diorama with a stage, back curtain and custom instruments for the band. Build itself is quite conventional, base is built the same way as a MILS plate. The back curtain however was a bit more fiddly, it's built out of 2-plate/tile 'strands' which are connected at the top and rotate around the grey round plate at the top, so it gives the possibility to rotate it into a wavy pattern. Some more pictures:

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If you are interested, there's more info, parts list and free instructions for the stage and instruments on Rebrickable:

https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-161810/firefabric/marty-mcfly-johnny-b-goode/

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"Hey, Chuck, this is your cousin, Marvin... Marvin Berry. You know how you've been looking for a sound? Well listen to THIS!"

It's a fantastic scene, and a wonderfully accurate LEGO recreation!

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13 minutes ago, Murdoch17 said:

"Hey, Chuck, this is your cousin, Marvin... Marvin Berry. You know how you've been looking for a sound? Well listen to THIS!"

It's a fantastic scene, and a wonderfully accurate LEGO recreation!

Thank you! I finally made this into a full diorama scene, the initial 12x12 version was my entry to the Licenced Forum Dynamic Action contest a while back. But yes this was definitely the scene I wanted to go with!

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Great rendition of this scene. I guess all the 1950s skirts would be hard to recreate, but you got the band and their instruments down perfectly.

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16 hours ago, Feuer Zug said:

Great rendition of this scene. I guess all the 1950s skirts would be hard to recreate, but you got the band and their instruments down perfectly.

Thank you, much appreciated! Gathering all the minifig parts took some time as I wanted to use standard Lego parts (no custom figures or stickers). I don't have an issue with custom parts but I wanted to see how it could work with standard parts. And also that Eurobricks competition required regular Lego parts if I remember correctly.

True, the 50's audience with skirts etc would be probably a bit tricky to create, if I wanted to expand the scene still ... but I guess if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything!

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This is a very faithful recreation of basically my favourite scene from the movie. You did an awesome job 

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On 10/25/2023 at 4:49 AM, npgcole said:

You nailed it! What an impressive diorama of an iconic scene. :thumbup:

Thank you, I'm happy to hear that!

On 11/9/2023 at 11:07 PM, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

Great scene!

I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet ...but your kids are going to love it! :laugh::grin:

Thanks! "That was very *ahem* interesting music.."

On 11/26/2023 at 10:19 AM, Borex said:

Awesome. 

Thanks!

On 11/28/2023 at 9:40 AM, Max_Lego said:

This is a very faithful recreation of basically my favourite scene from the movie. You did an awesome job 

Thank you, much appreciated! Yes definitely had to choose that scene first!

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