kjm161

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  1. kjm161

    Shakespearean Fantasy

    Thanks! Thanks for the kind comments. An MOC with H.C. Andersen fairytales is a great idea. I love lots of his stories. There are so many to choose from.
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    Shakespearean Fantasy

    Thanks! Getting the different time periods to mesh was one of the more challenging parts. Here are the list of all of the plays and some closer photos (sorry for the quality of these pics): Love’s Labour’s Lost/ Timon of Athens/ Romeo and Juliet/ Macbeth/ The Tempest/ Hamlet/ Twelfth Night/ King Lear/ Merchant of Venice/ As You Like It/ Midsummer Night’s Dream/ Julius Caesar/ Richard III/ Antony and Cleopatra/ A Winter’s Tale/ Taming of the Shrew/ Merry Wives of Windsor/ Othello/ Measure for Measure and of course the bard, William himself. Julius Caesar/Antony and Cleopatra by Karen Metz, on Flickr Love's Labour's Lost by Karen Metz, on Flickr Romeo and Juliet by Karen Metz, on Flickr Richard III by Karen Metz, on Flickr Timon of Athens by Karen Metz, on Flickr Midsummer Night's Dream/As You Like It by Karen Metz, on Flickr A Winter's Tale by Karen Metz, on Flickr Measure For Measure by Karen Metz, on Flickr Othello by Karen Metz, on Flickr King Lear/Hamlet/Twelfth Night by Karen Metz, on Flickr Merry Wives of Windsor by Karen Metz, on Flickr Merchant of Venice by Karen Metz, on Flickr Thanks for the lovely comments. I ordered a few of the minifig tree trunks and lots of the new leaf pieces to try a new style of tree. Glad you like the water. I tried making the sea look as violent as possible for Prospero commanding it in The Tempest. Fun going through all my minifigs to try and create the characters.
  3. All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players “As You Like It, Act II, Scene vii) In my MOC Lego minifigs are the players. I have tried to create the world of many of Shakespeare’s plays in Lego. I was inspired by the beautiful painting “Shakespearean Fantasy” by James Christensen, which is why there is a forest above the buildings. There are 19 plays represented in my MOC. Hope you can recognize most of them, although a few are from some less well known plays. I have included some animation and music to the model as well. The movement of Prospero is adapted from Jason Alemann’s Fisherman Kinetic Sculpture on JKBrickworks. Katherine is being chased by Petruchio while the “Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet” by Nino Rota plays. The movement was adapted from Pixeljunkie’s Swan Lake Ballet creation. The videos can be seen on my flickr page as well as closer images of all of the 19 plays. (I used mostly yellow minifigs except in those instances where the characters skin colour was relevant, they were magical creatures or they were dead or dying.) *Not sure if this is the correct forum but since most of the plays are set in the late1500s or earlier I placed it here. Shakespearean Fantasy 2 by Karen Metz, on Flickr Shakepearean Fantasy 1 by Karen Metz, on Flickr Shakepearean Fantasy 3 by Karen Metz, on Flickr Shakepearean Fantasy 4 by Karen Metz, on Flickr Shakepearean Fantasy 5 by Karen Metz, on Flickr Shakespearean Fantasy 6 by Karen Metz, on Flickr The Tempest/Macbeth by Karen Metz, on Flickr
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    [MOC] Medieval tour de force

    Wow! Great MOCs. The reflection in the water really does look like a reflection of the buildings and adds to the realism in "Time to reflect". The addition of the tree makes the composition of the last picture so much more interesting and makes you want to see what lies beyond the wall. The colour variation in the wave of "The Flood" is beautiful and you really captured a sense of impending doom. Congrats!
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    MOC: Gingerbread Express

    It is a perfect gingerbread train, right down to the peppermint connectors between the cars.
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    Winter Village 2018 Full Diorama

    Truly stunning! Congrats on the display, the layout is wonderful. Happy Holidays.
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    [MOC] CHRISTMAS AT BRICK SQUARE

    Lovely creations and very festive story. Merry Christmas
  8. Horray, I got a manatee! Thanks for doing this again CopMike and Siegfried. Happy Holidays!
  9. Can't believe the lake here has already frozen and there is lots of snow on the ground. Santa's travels by Karen Metz, on Flickr
  10. Thanks, I had so many more ideas and a few more magical creatures to include but nowhere to put them. Thanks, the box sits on a 32x32 baseplate so roughly the size of a modular building. All of the moving sections take up a fair bit of space.
  11. Thanks! If you go to the Youtube link above or below it shows how many of the mechanisms work. Here is a picture of the interior with the devil's snare room removed that has some of the gears for the music box and top rotation. Harry Potter Magical Creatures Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCMqffIuyyo
  12. Hope this works to show video of the puzzle box. Didn't seem to. If someone knows how to embed videos I would appreciate any advice. Thanks [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCMqffIuyyo[/media]
  13. Harry Potter Magical Creatures Music Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Video of music box function: Harry Potter Magical Creatures Music Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr If you have ever played the online mystery game “The Room” you know that the game involves beautiful and complex puzzle boxes that contain marvellous moving parts and multiple clues. I wanted to create a similar box out of LEGO but that also included a Harry Potter magical bent. This is the result, my Magical Creatures Musical Puzzle Box. I drew inspiration from many sources for this puzzle/music box. The general themes are the magical creatures from Harry Potter with kinetic puzzles that refer to puzzles/mysteries in the first and last of the Harry Potter novels. Each side of the box has a unique function those being: Side 1 A combination safe whose mechanism is borrowed from MocBuild101. The combination can be discerned from clues on this side of the box. The safe contains items from the four founders of Hogwarts and a couple of horcruxes. Harry Potter Magical Creatures Music Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr HPMCMPB by Karen Metz, on Flickr Harry Potter Magical Creatures Music Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Side 2 A hidden drawer with key card mechanism contains the Deathly Hallows. This side also contains the mechanism for music box function with rotating magical creatures. Harry Potter Magical Creatures Music Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Harry Potter Magical Creatures Music Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Side 3 A sliding puzzle inspired from one created by “Mahj” that also hides the winged keys room and potions puzzle from the first novel. The Deathly Hallows symbol artwork is from AnoraMakani. Harry Potter Magical Creatures Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Harry Potter Magical Creatures Music Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Side 4 The Devil’s Snare Room moving parts are inspired from LEGO’s Doctor Strange set and Jason Allemann aka JK BrickWorks “Inside the Mind of A LEGO Engineer”. Harry Potter Magical Creature Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Harry Potter Magical Creature Music Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Harry Potter Magical Creatures Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Each corner of the box can open to reveal more magical creatures. The top of the box has four magical creatures that rotate when the music plays. Harry Potter Magical Creatures Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Harry Potter Magical Creatures Music Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Harry Potter Magical Creatures Music Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Harry Potter Magical Creatures Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Harry Potter Magical Creatures Music Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr The box was built with almost all LEGO parts except a Brick Forge Centaur lower part and torch and three Brick Forge potion bottles, a Brick Warriors Elder Wand and of course the “Hedwig’s Theme” music box. Unfortunately one LEGO piece, the spiral horn, was harmed to make unicorn and I painted an umbrella pink and Moaning Myrtle’s hair. Some custom stickers were added as well. Harry Potter Magical Creatures Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Harry Potter Magical Creatures Puzzle Box by Karen Metz, on Flickr Magical creatures/objects: Mermaids, Half-Giant (Hagrid [Gryffindor]), Witches (Bellatrix LeStrange [Slytherin], Professor Pomona Sprout [Hufflepuff] and Luna Lovegood [Ravenclaw]), Owls (Hedwig, Pigwidgeon and Errol), Phoenix (Fawkes), House-elf (Dobby), Goblin (Griphook), Kneazle/Cat hybrid (Crookshanks), Toad (Trevor), Animagus (Scabbers Rat), Troll, Mandrake, Devil’s Snare, Mirror of Erised, Three-headed Dog (Fluffy), Winged Keys, Animated/Guarding Portrait (Fat Lady), Dementor, Viper Snake (Nagini), Acromantula (baby Arragog), Unicorn, Centaur (Firenze), Hippogriff (Buckbeak), Thestral, Norwegian Ridgeback Dragon (Norbert), Werewolf (Professor Remus Lupin), Poltergeist (Peeves), Doxy, Ghost (Moaning Myrtle), Boggart (as Professor Snape in drag), Rememberall, Time turner, Elder Wand. Invisibility Cloak, Resurrection Stone, Marvolo Gaunt’s Ring, Salazar Slytherin’s Locket, Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup, Goddric Gryffindor’s Sword, Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem, Tom Riddle’s Diary, Marauder’s Map, Holographic Wizard Trading Card from Chocolate Frog Box (Dumbledore) (Many of the photos are short video clips if you click on the Flickr link. There are some more photos on my Flickr page) Hope you enjoy!
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    [MOC] A new shop in spring

    Your three 16 wide buildings really blend well together. The spring/yellowish green is a very pretty colour and works well with this architectural style. I like all the details in the boys bedroom. Great build.