Captain Nemo

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  1. Captain Nemo

    MOC: Juggernaut's Rampage

    Juggernaut's Rampage The unstoppable Juggernaut attacks the X-Mansion to enact vengeance upon his stepbrother, Professor X, in this X-Men inspired build. The X-Men don't get much love from Lego; we've only received a handful of minifigures many years ago now, and nothing is on the horizon. So, I decided to build my own! Juggernaut is one of my favorite characters from that corner of the Marvel universe, and building him as a figure in Lego was always a dream of mine. Or more accurately a nightmare? About 11 months, countless failures, and around 60 hours designing the helmet--and here you go! Lego Juggernaut! Aside from the creation of Juggernaut himself, my main goal with this build was to replicate the path of destruction he leaves in his wake. Across this three foot long build are multiple examples of catastrophic destruction resulting from the Juggernaut's charge, and this was something really fun to design and implement. It was also a great challenge to see how interesting I could make an empty lawn look! The Juggernaut's rampage begins outside the Mansion's grounds, where his colossal feet crack the pavement and sidewalks. He first leaps through the outer wall, flattening the poor hedges behind it, before sprinting across the lawn. Craters implode in his wake; not even the bird bath is spared. Wolverine, who was cutting the lawn before the darn mower broke again, is caught by surprise--but he leaps into action immediately to protect the school. And now you're thinking, excuse me Nemo, but Wolverine would not be surprised by the Juggernaut attacking because his superior sense of smell and hearing would alert him to the Juggernaut's presence! ACTUALLY, reader, he would be surprised! Wolverine would NOT hear Juggernaut charging towards him, because he has his noise canceling headphones in and he's listening to popular Japanese pop music! And smell?! Excuse me, but you're not paying attention--Wolverine was just cutting the lawn, and so he's getting nothing but super-wiffs of freshly cut grass, and not the distinct musk of Juggernaut! Well then, ugh, why didn't Wolverine feel the vibrations of the ground when--------Shut up! That's what I say! This is for fun, just go with it! Don't think about it! I think my favorite detail about all the smashed up bits is the first crater on the lawn. I used brown leaves to create a muddy stamp imbedded in the ground. While Wolverine was cutting the lawn, Nightcrawler was planting flowers (because apparently the upkeep on the X-Mansion is rather demanding). Nightcrawler is likewise surprised by the attack, but instead of jumping in to slow the inevitable: Nightcrawler teleports inside the mansion to push an unsuspecting Jubilee out of the path of Juggernaut's destruction. Creating the smoke from Nightcrawler's BAMFs! was rather fun. They're largely transparent purple and black, but I also used transparent blue vines. These unfortunately don't exist in trans-purple, but I chose to use them regardless for two reasons: they acted as a great way to show directionality (so viewers could understand the story moments visually) and acted as a fun character nod to Nightcrawler's distinct blue tail. For Nightcrawler I used a custom tail piece (from Brickwarriors) and a custom painted hairpiece. Jubilee uses a custom trench coat. While the hallway is about to be obliterated, the classroom on the opposite side, is for the moment ok. Here Professor X teaches Mutant Genetics with Jean Grey at his side--which is fortunate, as he'll need Jean's help if they want to stop Juggernaut before he destroys the entire building! The classroom features custom stickers I made, which feature a few nods to the larger Marvel universe. Some other fun details about this build--there's hidden chewed gum on the underside one of the student's desks, and that bench outside is have just the worst day. So all in all, this is not really a pro-chair build, in my opinion. The Juggernaut I've made many many character builds over the years, and I would honestly say this was one of most difficult ones to design, entirely because of the head. Building character heads is always a challenge and generally it is the most difficult part of a character to design, but this was, just yeesh. Having a partially visible face inside a round dome helmet was just a nightmare! So it was an arduous process scattered over many months to eventually come off with a satisfying design. I'm actually really really happy with the mouth and chin. The fleshy chin was late addition, but I think it really pulls it together (which is great because I chose to had to buy an entire Lego Mario starter pack just to get those two tile pieces, like now). Also, bit of a behind the curtains story, but you may notice the little gap between the eyes on the helmet. This is unwanted mathematical problem, in that the 1x1 technic bricks when attached by pins (to an internal 1x4 technic brick) and aligned sideways, do not unfortunately perfectly line up--hence the vertical gap. Little math problems are often frustrating when building characters; so if they happen to be unavoidable, I feel it's best to lean in. I used a 1x2 round palate just above the technic bricks (alongside a 1x2 plate) to accentuate the unintentional gap to create an intentional "crack". Or rather the appearance of one, and the story possibilities that come along with it. I hid the gap by putting it front and center! That said, the head design was a process, but the rest of him went rather smoothly. Most of the body was built in a day, which is sort of how it goes with character building--there's always that first hurtle and then just a nice downhill to the finish line. The really unique thing about this figure is the heavy use of light nougat (flesh) pieces--which is very uncommon. Having the flesh tone was really important to me, so I could bring the character to life, and I used as much as I could...which is basically every piece you see! There's not many pieces in flesh and these are basically all of them. I had no idea that it would work by the way; I was only focused on the helmet, so I didn't design or consider really anything for the body (other than the big-fig arms which I knew I would use somehow) until I had a suitable head. The fact that the two exact Large Figure Pieces that I ended up needing actually existed in light flesh was entirely the work of divine intervention! That was not at all planned, I'm just really really lucky! This Juggernaut figure is highly poseable and also dummy thicc. He's obviously larger than a big-figure, and larger than he should canonically be, but once I made his giant cute boots I just didn't care! Screw it! He features lots of useable joints at the arms and shoulders, he swivels at the waist, and can move his head left to right and forward and back. Other bits: I did leave off, or rather strategically chose to omit, his third arm band(s)--both because it was super difficult to design something that would match the first two yet still wrap around the bigfig arms, and because it would have seriously obstructed the poseability of the arms either way. Also while heavy he is shockingly sturdy. Aside from the full build where he's attached to the lawn; in every other photo he stands entirely unaided, whether on two feet or one, running or walking, carrying multiple heroes or not. Anyways, that's it. I hope you enjoyed this rambling a bit. And darn it Lego--MAKE MORE X-MEN! Why do I have to do it?! Thanks!
  2. Captain Nemo

    Jurassic World 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Stick to Lego Jurassic World discussions please... Thank you.
  3. Captain Nemo

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Please remember that this is a Lego discussion thread not an MCU news thread. We've not had to deal with Marvel movie spoilers for a while now (for obvious reasons), so I think we could all use a refresher as these shows and films start to pickup steam: this thread is for Lego Marvel discussion first and foremost. With that comes the acknowledged urge to talk about the source material; however that's not the purpose for this thread. We have many many members and guests dropping into this thread, and myself and the other Licensed moderators ask that you be respectful and mindful of spoilers because of that--when people click on this thread they expect to see Lego discussion, not the plot points to the ending of Endgame. If you feel it is necessary/relevant to discuss MCU plot or news (like castings or otherwise) please use spoiler tags. There's an easy to click button right up top when typing up your comment, it takes two seconds. Please use that for any suspicious material. You know that that material is, because you know as MCU fans when something is "HUGE" and a big deal. Use spoiler tags please. BUT also please first consider if that non-Lego MCU news even needs to be discussed here in the first place. This is about Lego Marvel. So before you post, please ask yourself if this MCU topic you bring up is truly relevant now to Lego Marvel. Thanks!
  4. Captain Nemo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    What even is this wave? I like all the components, but as a single wave I think this stuff will look rather crazy on the shelves. But I’m highly impressed by the variety the HP wave is bringing for a licensed theme (compared to others). But now I just have to make my own giant figures! More flesh colored pieces please! Bit surprised they didn’t throw in extra pieces to make a Ron head though, like the buildable minions that were “build 2” but contained the option to build a third character with an extra set.
  5. Captain Nemo

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Keep it civil everyone... Thanks
  6. Captain Nemo

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    @Mattallica @Guyon2002 Saying someone’s opinion is factually untrue is not really appropriate. Someone stating they have a different opinion than you does not constitute personal attack. So play politely you two or you won’t have the option to play at all.
  7. Captain Nemo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Guys, stick to Harry Potter. Looney Toons is not Harry Potter. I’m getting way too many reports coming out of this thread. Stay on topic!
  8. Captain Nemo

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Boo! Boo I say! Make something NEW DC Lego! Why do I even bother with you?! Don’t just make a better version of an overpriced questionably designed Batmobile I already bought, just so I can buy it again (for reasons?) Also please continue to not bother making more accurate minifigures when given the opportunity to do so, I love that you continue to give every Batman figure white eyes, especially for the SECOND 66 Batman, white eyes for which he is most known for, and not those slightly less iconic holes cut in his cowl which constantly shifted during episodes so as to hilariously clearly obstruct his vision. Internet—wake me up when we start getting DC sets again that don’t include Batman, Joker, and 4 to 8 tires. Sorry. I just can’t with this theme anymore.
  9. Captain Nemo

    DC Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    There really is no need to discuss/argue about the film in this thread, because we don’t have any new sets to go along with it. This thread is for Lego set discussion—if you want to discuss the actual film, please take that over to Culture & Multimedia. Thanks!
  10. Captain Nemo

    Marvel Superheroes 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Pink just indicates self-designation as a dignified Lady of Eurobricks. Of course no one has higher authority than me! Continue to believe that until one of higher authority than me comes over here and says otherwise.
  11. Captain Nemo

    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    Please keep this topic on topic. I don’t see how discussing Star Wars films and which actor is a bigger box office draw has anything to do with Lego Harry Potter. Stick to Lego Harry Potter please. Thank you!
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
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  15. 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!