General Magma

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  1. General Magma

    Modern Retro LEGO

    I've been seeing some retro modern LEGO figures pop up over the past few years that combine classic minifig pieces (such as heads without pupils, generally smiley faces, and classic torsos) with new parts while keeping to minimalist style in regards to detail. Even the figures with dual molded parts still gave off this vibe. They looked like something you might've seen in a classic LEGO game. So now I am wondering, does anyone have other examples of what I'd like to call "Modern Retro LEGO", and might there be anyone here who indulges in this theme? I think not very many, since I have not found many. But it would be nice to instigate such a thing. Whether it be MOCs that use certain modern parts (to limited degree) while still giving off a really "retro LEGO" vibe, capturing a certain essence of simplicity, or figures that do the same, it would be awesome to see more of these. Feel free to post anything that may resemble this idea. I may try my hand at it later, but for now, I'm interested in seeing what others have done with it. Off the top of my head, there was one swashbuckler figure that I saw on Flickr, using a CitizenBrick pokerface (a neutral version of the classic smileyface) and dual molded pirate legs, but I can't quite seem to find it anymore. I'll add it to the first post if I happen to stumble upon it again, I think it's a good example of how far you can go with the detail on a figure while still having it give off a real 'retro' or 'classic' vibe.
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC entry thread

    Many thanks to CopMike for hosting the raffle again this year! Hard to believe this year marks the 9th year of following this tradition for me, personally. After the suspenseful waiting on and checking the calendars of the previous two years and not seeing my name listed, it seems that has been made up for as this year's wait has already come to an early halt for me. My very first huge manatee if I'm not mistaken (if it was indeed introduced in 2016). I'll take good care of it. The holidays will be jollier once again.
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    EB Xmas Raffle 2018 - Your Santa MOC entry thread

    This Year's Gifts Shall Be Venom-enal
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    The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part 2019 Set Discussion

    Awesome figure. Looks pretty classic, like a character that could've been from one of the early LEGO games. His overall appearance makes me want to see more figures without pupils again just for that retro look.
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    LEGO Red Dead Redemption II

    Thank you! It's semi-custom, if you can call it that. I took a small piece of cloth of appropriate shaping and stuffed it underneath the white hat (which is from the The Lone Ranger sets). A RDR theme would be epic! But, as you said, not going to happen. We could always keep our fingers crossed for a new (albeit unlikely) Western theme, though. I'm happy we're still getting Western figures here and there, at least.
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    LEGO Red Dead Redemption II

    Red Dead Redemption II Inspired by the upcoming game Red Dead Redemption 2, I decided to make Dutch and part of his gang in plastic form and photograph them for a nice display. From left to right: Micah Bell, John Marston, Javier Escuella, Dutch van der Linde, Arthur Morgan, Bill Williamson and Charles Smith. ~ GM
  7. There's gotta be another Western figure in there. I hope so, at least. Perhaps a cowboy figure with one of those unreleased hats from TLM, or a different looking kind of outlaw (just dark brown and dark tan attire instead of black), or a sheriff's deputy. Any Western civilians or workers like bankers would be welcome, too, but that may be stretching it. Who's got more?
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    Fantasy Scenes by General Magma

    The Shadow of Equilibrium "The excess light you have brought into this world may seem to be the vanquisher of all that opposes it, but it has only cast a larger shadow upon all things and beings. You have pushed the divine workings of equilibrium, and in the wake of your newly brightened days, clouds blacker than night will follow."
  9. I decided to make a topic for all of my finished (as well as future) fantasy scenes, to have a good place for all of them to go without flooding the 'Historic Themes' sub-forum. The idea of these is that they revolve around potential events, places, characters and things in general from my fantasy world - the world I've been working on since 2015, on and off, and, for fun, I recently decided to further the worldbuilding a bit using LEGO scenes. None of these are necessarily set in stone, worldbuilding-wise, but it's been a fun project to undertake so far and there will be at least half a dozen more scenes from here on out! I will likely draw from these scenes for inspiration and ideas for my worldbuilding and digital art in the future, but for now, enjoy these scenes depicting various events in medieval fantasy settings, inspired by a great cocktail-combination of franchises. Any new scenes will also be linked to from the first post. New Horizons "And there, over the great hill's summit, beyond ruins crumbled and trees withered, stood a tall tower at the brink of a new horizon." A Phantom in the Dark "Every so often at night, trails of blood were painted upon the roads of the city of Thudain, leading away into the forest and into a crevice in the sloped wall of the mountain not far beside it. And along with every trail that came, another citizen disappeared. Many a night like this followed, and more men and women disappeared every week, increasingly so. But none dared follow the red that belonged to their kin. Until one day, a knight in service of the king swallowed his fear like the shadows did the vanished and stole away at night, engulfed by the black of the dungeon, lit only by his flaming torch. For long he walked, and for long he saw naught but bone and stone. But then, the sight of a pillar-marked entrance dawned upon him, and with it, a phantom in the dark." The Lich Yuhyrn the Dread Weaver "Liches are spellcasters who seek to defy death by magical means. A mage becomes a lich by means of necromancy, using a magical receptacle called a Phylactery to store the lich's soul. The process is often described as requiring the creation and consumption of a deadly potion, the Elixir of Defilation, which is to be drunk on a full moon. They are often found at the top of the hierarchy of necromancers, and in the minds of many, they are best left to tales and myths, for fear of their existence and deeds is rampant within certain circles, especially there where rumours of rising dead escalate. But plenty of unlucky ones have and will come to see what truth lies behind these tales and rumours..." The Art of Necromancy "Necromancy is a practice of magic involving communication with the deceased, either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily, for the purpose of divination, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the deceased as a weapon, as the term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft. Necromancers throughout history have been known to raise armies of the dead, gaining the ability to engage in large scale battles without the need to regulate food sources or energy levels due to the inhuman capacities of the undead. The most powerful of all necromancers are usually mages who have attained lichdom, and one of such liches, Yuhyrn the Dread Weaver, is known for having laid waste to entire cities, armies and, during his peak, even an entire kingdom." Creatures of the Aochiri Swamplands "Mysterious are the creatures that dwell in the Aochiri Swamplands. Accounts of those who have ventured there and lived to tell the tale, though rarely in unscathed fashion, have made the rounds for hundreds of years. They are described as commonly hooded, at times armoured, their bright eyes glowing in the darkness of the swamps they inhabit, with lizard-like bodies that add to their ominous presence. They appear to be primitive savages but are also said to be agile and inventive with their tools. There are many who dispel the claims of such creatures existing, but over the years, more and more sightings have been documented, raising the fear that, should they exist, they may well be expanding their territory..."
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    [MOC/SCENE] Creatures of the Aochiri Swamplands

    Thank you! I appreciate it. I would certainly love to see them in a movie or a game. These guys are, in fact, going to be a part of my actual fantasy world - which I've been working on, on and off, since 2015 - and I'm planning to do stories about them one day. Not sure yet which format, likely novels, but I just decided to expand upon my world a bit using LEGO scenes so I could push the worldbuilding forward a bit. As for the eyes... good idea, took care of it immediately to complete the picture. It's pretty essential to their species (it's also in the story-based description) so after you said it, I had to fix it up. Have a look now! ~ GM
  11. Creatures of the Aochiri Swamplands "Mysterious are the creatures that dwell in the Aochiri Swamplands. Accounts of those who have ventured there and lived to tell the tale, though rarely in unscathed fashion, have made the rounds for hundreds of years. They are described as commonly hooded, at times armoured, their bright eyes glowing in the darkness of the swamps they inhabit, with lizard-like bodies that add to their ominous presence. They appear to be primitive savages but are also said to be agile and inventive with their tools. There are many who dispel the claims of such creatures existing, but over the years, more and more sightings have been documented, raising the fear that, should they exist, they may be expanding their territory..." The fifth in my series of medieval fantasy scenes. All effects were done through practical effects (other than the eyes). Comments are appreciated! ~ GM
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    [MOC/SCENE] The Art of Necromancy

    Thank you! Speaking of the figures, I decided to take a picture of them alone for full visibility since I really liked how they turned out.
  13. The Art of Necromancy "Necromancy is a practice of magic involving communication with the deceased, either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily, for the purpose of divination, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the deceased as a weapon, as the term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft. Necromancers throughout history have been known to raise armies of the dead, gaining the ability to engage in large scale battles without the need to regulate food sources or energy levels due to the inhuman capacities of the undead. The most powerful of all necromancers are usually mages who have attained lichdom, and one of such liches, Yuhyrn the Dread Weaver, is known for having laid waste to entire cities, armies and, during his peak, even an entire kingdom." The fourth in my series of medieval fantasy scenes. All effects were done through practical effects as usual. Comments are appreciated! ~ GM
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    [SCENE] The Lich

    The Lich "Liches are spellcasters who seek to defy death by magical means. A mage becomes a lich by means of necromancy, using a magical receptacle called a Phylactery to store the lich's soul. The process is often described as requiring the creation and consumption of a deadly potion, the Elixir of Defilation, which is to be drunk on a full moon. They are often found at the top of the hierarchy of necromancers, and in the minds of many, they are best left to tales and myths, for fear of their existence and deeds is rampant within certain circles, especially there where rumours of rising dead escalate. But plenty of unlucky ones have and will come to see what truth lies behind these tales and rumours..." The third in my series of medieval fantasy scenes. Number four will be a follow-up to this and will appear later today. Comments appreciated! ~ GM