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The 4th addition to the Raiders of the Lost Ark series, this vignette proved to be quite a challenge in terms of avoiding monotony. While I'm not entirely convinced that it is overflowing with detail, I am confident that this version is 100% better than the original MOC I photographed. Slight but important changes were made in tile consistency, city layout, and even the positioning of the 1x1 round printed tile on the staff. This scene depicts Indiana Jones using the Staff of Ra to find the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. It's one of my favorite scenes not just because of the musical score, but also due to the suspense and brilliant lighting effects. (I would like to thank all the builders from the Harry Potter vignette story collaboration for inspiring me. Also, a big thank you to Mel and Markus for explaining in further detail their masterpieces at BrickWorld.)
Well I'm 1/8 of the way there! The 3rd Raiders of the Lost Ark vignette, this MOC proved to be quite challenging as it required that many minifigures be placed on a 12x12 base. Interestingly enough, since this is the first MOC of the series whose base is built with top studs facing up, the actual border had to be built in 13x12 studs, unlike the previous vignettes' borders. This is an unforgettable scene from the movie when Indiana Jones and love interest Marion Ravenwood find themselves in the streets of Cairo, soon to be ambushed by rival archaeologist Belloq's men. Indy also has a short-lived duel with an experienced swordsman, accompanied with some nearly deadly "monkey business." (I would like to thank all the builders from the Harry Potter vignette story collaboration for inspiring me. Also, a big thank you to Mel and Markus for explaining in further detail their masterpieces at BrickWorld.)
I have always wondered of what exact origin my last name “Klapheke” stemmed from, and what exactly it means. I decided to research it, and, being that some in my family are dedicated genealogists, it wasn’t long before I found the story behind it… Circa 12th century, somewhere in Müschen, near Laer, Germany. Hubertus de Rode, a knight who lived on a fief that was owned by a local bishop. The knight’s property (a mill and a house) led to some farms of a church-village, all of which was surrounded by a fence. It is speculated that Hubertus de Rode’s property was close to the edge of this fence, and that he might have been the gatekeeper, opening the “klapheck (a type of opening gate)” to visitors and townsfolk. It is most likely then that Hubertus de Rode then earned the title “Hubertus of Swing-Gate,” or “Hubertus Klapheck.” Klapheck would later change to Klapheke as the ages passed by. So there you have it. A dedication to the first Klapheke. MOC-wise I didn’t want this creation to be “run-of-the-mill” MOC (heheheh…), so I tried my best to add as many details as I was able. Special thanks to Atte and Cesbrick for heavily inspiring me. Also, big thanks to my workplace Bricks & Minifigs for supplying me extra parts to build this MOC. You guys are awesome. :D