Captain Nemo

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  1. Captain Nemo

    MOC: Gotham City Museum Heist

    Gotham City Museum Heist Batman! A new villain has commandeered the Gotham Museum. He's frozen the antiquities wing, he's turned the security guards into blocks of ice, he's calling himself, Mr. Freeze! For my latest build, I decided to go back to a build concept I set my eyes on years ago, the Gotham City Museum Heist. I love to come up with new build concepts, which unfortunately means I more than frequently don't actually build most of them. For instance, I originally ordered the custom chromed pieces for the Mr. Freeze you see here, like four years ago? And I'm just getting around to this build now! As we all know, Batman & Robin is a masterpiece something-that-happened, and yet the gaudy styling and subtle use of neon still inspire us today. I wanted to pay tribute to the greatest of Batman films with this piece: Like the film that inspired it, this build is a lot. There's a lot. There's just a lot. As is now my custom (of wasting parts), it has full 360 degree detailing. Because I bring everything to conventions now, I'm always making sure that each and every side of my builds have something going on. The interior represents the frozen museum and its artifacts; while the exterior represents scaled down outside and the large bulky body builders who support it. As is hopefully evident, there are many many lights incorporated into the build. All of them are 3rd party (Lifelites, my brand of choice). I lost count, but I think there are around 70 individual LED lights. It takes around, again lost count, 18 AAA batteries to power up fully. Exterior And like the common TARDIS, the interior is too big for the exterior! I custom made stickers for the "Gotham Museum" sign, by printing out lettering from my inkjet onto transparent label stickers. This was a technique I stole picked up from @Silver.Smith & @Evensong To support the heavy weight of History, I constructed some very appropriate Spartans, to work that History, work it good. The right side also features banners for the legally distinct Dinosaur portion of the Museum. The left side features two large air ducts, which have frozen over from the mayhem inside. The symbol above the perfect specimen is a custom tile by Chrome Block City. Chrome Block City is the custom seller, based out of Poland, who I get all my chromed bricks from, including Mr. Freeze seen here. I'm not sponsored, I just like his stuff. He used to have a Bricklink store, but now he has his own site--if you need custom chrome; that's a great place to get it in my opinion. Interior Lots of ice! That's most of it. This is a build I'm really excited to bring to conventions (when that's a thing again), because all of the lighting makes it so fun to look at, if not frustrating to photograph. One of the notable bits of the interior are the two floater columns. These are used to blast light onto the build, so as to make it more visible in the dark. They are also designed to work well in convention settings, in that when displayed on the table, they'll give the impression that floorspace for the build is larger than it actually is. Despite having some floating columns to make the build seem larger, this is actually one of the deepest builds I have created. The walls are almost as thicc as the men who hold them up. The columns are all made of sand red cylinder pieces, which are rare but not really expensive. I know you were thinking about it. It was mostly just a chore to get enough of them--I had to buy from at least six different vendors to get enough. Additionally as is customary for my builds, I plastered stickers everywhere. The columns have most of the stickers, are almost comprised from only three sticker sheets, but like most of the stickers on the sheets. (it's these three) Removing the floating columns reveals a still large build, but with a slightly better look at the frozen Brontosaurus! You'll also see the four frozen lamp posts; they add some nice lighting to the build and some design flair. The two brick high base for this build is present because I needed to run wiring under all the flooring, which itself is rather overly elaborate. Now, before Mr. Freeze invaded, this was just your standard run of the mill, over the top museum. And you can see remnants of that still under the ice. The large Aztec inspired pyramid is both beautiful to look at and full of literally feet of wiring! It is largely hollow, both so that I could have space to hide the six? battery boxes inside and leave open air space for internal lights to brighten up the levels. Also in the museum, Robin the boy wonder is getting mauled by non-exhibit Polar Bears. Moving along. To create the ice, I grabbed whatever transparent blue brick I could find. That's mostly true! I used a combination of light, medium, and dark transparent bricks, slopes, and other odd bits all in the hopes of getting some nice lighting moments. It kinda worked out. I also used some 400? --again, bad with remembering numbers!-- unicorn horns in light blue to really give the ice a spikey aesthetic. Forgive me please, I ran out, I still have to add some more in. Here we see Mr. Freeze, standing at the peak of the icy pyramid. I'm really happy with how much light I was able to work into the structure, despite ultimately not getting as many individual LEDs as I would have liked. Yes, it needs more lights, don't judge me. Batman, meanwhile, is playing hockey with some of Mr. Freeze's goons. The Batman figure is custom made by Brothers Figure. Behind them is a poor frozen Security Guard. He was technically the first thing I built for this creation--I think I made him some 7 or 8 months ago. Not that I worked on this for that many months--just that it takes me forever to get around to finishing some things! The hunky Mr. Freeze goon, named Dylan probably, uses a custom torso by Citizen Brick. Brontosaurus Next up is the large dinosaur, which was really intimidating to build. One of the reasons it took me so long to get around to actually constructing this build was the fact that it is generally just a lot! There's a lot of components to the build, so looking at it from a distance can be intimidating. But--like always it is helpful to break things up, so the Brontosaurs was essentially the last thing I built, and surprisingly it was rather easy to build; it only took a day or two. While seemingly large, it was difficult to incorporate all the wiring within him. He has his own separate battery box imbedded within his chest, and I had to work around weaving wiring for the lights up his neck and down the tail. He does have some limited movement, but largely he is designed to be supported by his pedestal in the museum--even if that pedestal is a bit small! Also for fun, Batman can clime and ride the Brontosaurus! Mr. Freeze Now the part you all scrolled down to, immediately, Mr. Freeze! When I decided some four years ago, that I wanted to do this Batman & Robin homage, I knew immediately that I had to have a chromed Mr. Freeze. Fortunately, as noted before, I was able to get every part I needed in chrome from Chrome Block City--actually without needing to make any special requests, he had all the parts I needed already chromed, which was great. If I remember right he cost about the equivalent of four MSRP Mr. Freezes at the time. So not crazy. Mr. Freeze does have his standard mech-fig range of motion, via the mixels ball joints, although I will say the chrome does make it a bit tighter than normal! Still, I'm shocked at how well he photographed! Like him, Mr. Freeze's goon are very fashionable. They have varied winter hats and fishnet leggings. The shining winter shoulder coverings are also magnificent, and they reflect some of the light. While he does not sport Polar Bears in this movie, I felt is was appropriate to give Mr. Freeze some here. While this build is inspired by Batman & Robin, it's characterization is inspired by The Lego Batman Movie. I love the over the top nature in that film, both in the styling and in the characters--so you'll see that reflected in all of my newer Batman builds. Plus it's hilarious that giant Polar Bears look tiny next to him! And of course, the two stars together! Thanks! Thanks so much for checking this out! This is one of those dream builds that you never know if you'll actually make. It's also one of those nightmare builds where you never know when it's gonna end! So this has really been a satisfying experience seeing it come together, and I hope you had a fun experience checking it out!
  2. Captain Nemo

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    This barely-on-topic rating discussion doesn’t seem necessary or particularly relevant at the moment. The film has been significantly pushed back, so if we are getting any sets based on it we won’t be seeing them anytime soon, if at all in 2021. I don’t see the need to argue about the film’s rating (which we also won’t get/know) until next year, right now. Also, obviously PG-13! Come on guys—DC needs to sell that Bat-Merch!
  3. Welcome to the Harry Potter 2021 discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and general Wizarding World discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Harry Potter discussion. Enjoy! --- January 76382 - $29.99 - 241 pieces - Hogwarts Moment: Transfiguration Class - McGonagall, Ron, Hermione 76383 - $29.99 - 271 pieces - Hogwarts Moment: Potions Class - Snape, Draco, Seamus 76384 - $29.99 - 233 pieces - Hogwarts Moment: Herbology Class - Sprout, Neville, Cedric 76385 - $29.99 - 256 pieces - Hogwarts Moment: Charms Class - Flitwick, Harry, Cho June 76386 - $19.99 - 217 pieces - Polyjuice Bathroom - Harry/Goyle, Ron/Crabbe, Hermione (cat), Gold Harry 76387 - $39.99 - 397 pieces - Fluffy - Harry, Ron, Hermione, Gold Hermione 76388 - $79.99 - 851 pieces - Hogsmeade (Honeydukes and the Three Broomsticks) - Harry, Dean, McGonagall, Madam Rosmerta, Mr Flume, Mrs Flume, Gold Ron 76389 - $129.99 - 1176 pieces - Hogwarts (Great Hall remake and Chamber of Secrets with Basilisk) - Harry, Ginny, Dumbledore, Nearly Headless Nick, Colin Creevey, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Sinestra, Lockhart, Tom Riddle, Gold Voldemort August(?) 76391 - $249.99 76392 - $59.99 76393 - $119.99 76394 - $39.99 76395 - $29.99 September 76390 - $39.99 - 274 pieces - Advent Calendar - Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dudley, Griphook
  4. Welcome to the Marvel Superheroes discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related Marvel Superhero discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Marvel Superheroes discussion. Enjoy!
  5. Welcome to the DC Superheroes 2021 discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related DC Superhero discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego DC Superhero discussion. Enjoy!
  6. Welcome to the Jurassic World 2021 discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related Jurassic World (& Park) discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Jurassic World discussion. Enjoy!
  7. Welcome to the Super Mario discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related Super Mario discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Super Mario discussion. Enjoy!
  8. Welcome to the Disney Properties 2021 discussion thread! This thread is dedicated to all Lego related Disney Properties (minidoll Princesses line and 4+ Mickey and Friends) discussion throughout 2021--sets, rumors, thoughts, and general Lego Disney Princesses discussion. Enjoy!
  9. Captain Nemo

    PRESS RELEASE: 10276 – LEGO® Colosseum

    I’m closing this thread, as clearly the original point of this thread has concluded and the “discussion” now is entirely off topic.
  10. Absolutely stunning! I couldn't help but audibly gasp numerous times while scrolling through these photos! There's so much character and style infused with this build and it makes every inch all the more mesmerizing. I love how dense the build feels, there's a visual weight to it (and presumably an actual weight! ) that just gives you the sense this is a real place, it actually exists, and all of these characters live here and can go anywhere because it's a fully realized location. The depth is also impressive--there's so much to explore from the shoreline to the deepest caves. And the quality throughout all of it is consistently amazing. I could mumble on forever after staring at it for an eternity, but my favorite bits are the the gorgeous waterfalls constructed in such an inspired way, and the breath of fresh air decision to include a comparatively plain rolling green hill between the Sanctuary and Rosalyn's. Just top notch composition on this thing! An Elvendale masterpiece! Great job!
  11. Captain Nemo

    Marvel Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Well I’m glad that you respect me—so I hope you would also show other Eurobricks members enough respect to not use such language or to be so genuinely rude. That is if you would like to remain on Eurobricks... Let’s be civil everyone. Thanks!
  12. Captain Nemo

    Harry Potter 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Yeah, no...let’s not go back to posting fake “rumors”. Or impersonating people. Move along please—don’t give it the time of day.
  13. Captain Nemo

    DC Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Those are customs, not official unreleased pieces. They do look nice though.
  14. Captain Nemo

    DC Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I did not get any email, just I think some confirmation note when the page updated--that must been where I got the five days from (as I cannot find that anywhere now). I did submit from desktop.
  15. Captain Nemo

    DC Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    I was able to submit a request for the Supergirl raffle (submission link here) --but apparently you won't know if you've won one for like 5 ish days? And I picked up the Wonder Woman set too, for fun. But as noted by others, it won't ship until October. I did receive an "out of stock" email too, after ordering (which now says shipping in 60 days).