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  • Birthday 01/07/2000

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    Ohio, USA
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    Lego, music, filmmaking, cosplay, vedic astrology


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  1. BrickRally217

    What is this piece?

    Thank you so much!
  2. BrickRally217

    What is this piece?

    Hello all, I am trying to find this piece on Bricklink and no matter what I search I can't seem to locate it. I also don't know which set I got it in. If you know, I would appreciate your help! Thank you!
  3. BrickRally217

    [MOC] Building Other Album Covers

    Hey Retro These are awesome, I hope you do more. I've always appreciated your emphasis on photo-recreation rather than being constrained by a consistent scale/ needing to have a tangible display piece like what I do. Really like how you did the R and the black hand on Aimee Man helps cover up the fact that minifigures can't lay like that, nicely done. I had never heard of Aimee Mann but the album cover caught my attention. I've been jamming to Whatever for the past couple of days, it's so good.
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    MOC: Music Dioramas

    I've thought about doing one for pet sounds for a while. Even though I love that album I don't think seeing it among these other albums would "spark joy" enough for me to consider making it. I dunno. Maybe I will make it someday.
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    MOC: Music Dioramas

    Here's 4 more that I made this winter break! Enjoy! 22. Sufjan Stevens: Illinois 23. Yo La Tengo: I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One 24. Bright Eyes: I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning 25. Norah Jones: Come Away With Me (I particularly used just 2x2s to simulate rain when the light shines from the back. Think it came out really well!) I am currently displaying these in an 8x3 form. Just barely fits on the shelf. Thanks for viewing!
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    MOC: Music Dioramas

    They can take anywhere from an afternoon (Green Day) to three days (Björk). Just depends on how much painting I have to do and how complicated what I'm trying to do is. Getting that Stereolab shaping right took 3 straight days in itself because of the complicated bar work. And yeah, I only build albums and musicians I'm passionate about. This project is very personal to me, all about bringing my love for music and my love for Lego together. So there's not really any reason why I would make something I'm not interested in... that would only ruin my appreciation of seeing my display in its entirety. Definitely making Sufjan Stevens' "Illinois" in the next month during Thanksgiving break. 21 is a good number (I destroyed #7 a while ago); 7 stacks 3 high, with one in the center. I don't know what I'll make after that... we'll see what music I discover.
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    MOC: Music Dioramas

    Yeah, I was just wondering the same thing. I don't know how I missed your Pink Floyd stuff either. What if there's a third one of us doing something similar, or even more... and nobody evens know it... lol Simplifying things is a big part of what I do but I think adding things that aren't there is an even bigger component of it (sunrise in the corner, rustic kitchenette, Starry Night, garbage on fire, deciding what color the floor should be). A lot of the time they don't really fit into these neat 8x16x7 diorama spaces so I have to add stuff and hope it doesn't conflict with the rest of it or draw too much attention to itself. It gets really tricky sometimes, especially with the whites #20 The Glow Pt. 2 is a cult classic in underground music. It's been called a "millennial daydream nation" which I think is fitting so if you like Sonic Youth I'd check it out. #21 Weyes Blood is a really rad indie musician who's starting to get more attention due to her album I depicted. It came out several months ago and is definitely a contender for album of the year.
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    MOC: Music Dioramas

    I am reviving this thread once again to share some more dioramas that I have made! We're up to twenty now! I apologize for the phone pictures haha. 17. Don McLean: American Pie (with a mini representation of Starry Night, a reference to his song "Vincent") 18. Stereolab: Dots And Loops 19. Björk: Post 20. The Microphones: The Glow Pt. 2 21. Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising ...And here they are as one display piece. It's really starting to have a presence, eh?
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    MOC: Cloud City

    I actually didn't think do that until after I removed all the panels for the first time... it was a nightmare trying to figure out how they went... Glad somebody got it! I think you mean the interior? To my eyes, the interior is white. The official BACC set has tan and it didn't look right to me. Thanks guys, I'm happy you liked it!
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    MOC: Cloud City

    Hello there. This is a MOC I made this winter break after deciding not to pick up the Betrayal at Cloud City set. I actually wanted to make this MOC earlier, but held off since there were rumors of a UCS Cloud City set for some time. When it was finally announced, I was very disappointed in what Lego came up with so I gave myself the go-ahead to start work my own version. I will start by saying that I'm not really proud of the exterior. think if I were to do the MOC over again, I would try something different. The Millennium Falcon-style panels don't work that well since they end up being completely custom from each other in an attempt to cover up the gaps... which themselves are created by the unevenness of the circle itself. And then you get this ugly top section with the undersides of plates exposed which really couldn't have been designed any other way given the constraints. Though I don't plan on redesigning it since, from any reasonable distance, it looks good and the shaping with the different planes of "discs" is on-point. That said, I am quite satisfied with my micro-scale cloud city on top. Here is a birds-eye view of the interior, my pride and joy of this MOC. It could be bigger, there could be more rooms, some of the existing rooms could be greatly expanded, there could be more of those iconic hallways, etc. But at the end of the day, I knew what size I wanted it to be and I allocated the available space pretty effectively as well as put in a lot of little details. We have the waiting room, the dining room, a main area with a connected hall, the junk room, the detention block, the freezing chamber, the storage hallway, and of course the wind vane. One other thing, the grey door separating the main area from the detention block is able to slide open into the junk room. Every image that follows is pretty self-explanatory so this is the end of my rambling. I may have gotten a tad carried away with the artistic photography and scene representations in some places, so bear with me. If you can't really tell what you're looking at within the context of the MOC, the above image should be useful. Thanks for looking! Comments, questions, criticisms welcome.
  11. BrickRally217

    MOC: Music Dioramas

    Over a year later, I'm back to share 4 more dioramas that I have made! Enjoy! 13. Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation 14. Elliott Smith: Either/Or (a clearer image be found here. There is some profanity that I painted under the mirror that may not be suitable for younger audiences) 15. The Strokes: Is This It 16. Nick Drake: Bryter Layter (had some extra space around the back so I made micro-scale representations of Drake's other 2 albums!) I also thought I'd share how I've been displaying these recently! Thanks for stopping by! Any comments, questions, or criticism welcome.
  12. BrickRally217

    MOC: Music Dioramas

    Thanks for the replies guys
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    MOC: Music Dioramas

    Here's 3 more that I've created over the past 6 months. Enjoy! 10. The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground and Nico 11. The Kinks: The Village Green Preservation Society (the translation between album cover and Lego version might not be so apparent with this one. I've decided to add references to some of the songs to make the MOC more interesting. If you're a Lego fan and haven't heard "Johnny Thunder" off of this album, go listen now ) 12. Radiohead: OK Computer Thank you for viewing!
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    [PRESS RELEASE] 10260 - Downtown Diner

    My first thought was that this looks too much like a MOC. There’s wayyy too much SNOT and tiles... it looks really bad. Maybe removing the tiles from the stairs would help? Also that tan looks awful... but I don’t know what other color could have been used that might fit better. What’s up with the grill hood on the inside too? Surely they could have made that so it doesn’t stick out to the other side, requiring inverted slopes and creating ugly gaps. I think they might have used the small dump truck/ scooper piece? Completely unnecessary. The piping on the side and the lamp look really similar. Don’t like that either. And why wasn’t this a corner building? It looks awkward pushed up against the AS. I actually really do like this building though. 1950s theme I think works quite well. Certainly better than BB or AS.