The Icy Hill, a foreboding, cold, wintry landscape...with minifigs!
About this creation
This is...The Icy Hill.
It snowed here today, unheard of in Virginia, especially Hampton Roads. Not much, but it was enough to make this.
This is a diorama depicting (quite obviously) four minifigs attempting to climb a Icy Hill. At the top is a mysterious glowing ice meteorite, and a Polar Bar looks on in confusion as to the fact that it's somehow not in the Arctic. This took me about four hours to set up, since I had to look ALL OVER for the snow that wasn't dirty. It had to be pristine for the diorama. And also, I don't know why, but working with Lego dioramas in a real environment is just better somehow. Try it one day; you'll see.
A bird's eye view. From here we can see the two climbers, and the two observers, as well as the vehicles and meteorite. The Polar Bear is also visible.
Trees! I like trees! Especially those with snow on them. Funny thing was, I had just brought them out, so as I tossed snow on them, it melted because they were still warm! Cursez.
Here's a nice shot of the Jeep. If you look closely, especially in other shots, you can see tire tracks from the Jeep and the Snow Cat.
It's just so...high...
Here's Green Guy, dual wielding ice axes as he follows the line Black Guy has been hammering into the icy face of the hill.
Here's Black Guy, fearlessly forging ahead with nothing but an ice ax and piton gun!
Here's a nice detail of a piton in the hill.
Here's another piton. They were actually considerably easy to stick in the snow. Just jam 'em in, and they stay.
My Snow Cat. I built this on a whim today, just because I needed a vehicle. I must say though, it turned out stupendous! It's actually my favorite part of the whole diorama. For a MOC made in five minutes, it sure is pretty.
A nice closeup of the Jeep. This is actually from a very old set (circa 1997) from the theme called Outback. It was set 6490 Amazon Crossing. It was actually one of my first ever sets, and this Jeep has stayed built since I got it. Granted, it has been HUGELY modified, like how I removed the winch, and the rear rack thing, and updated the body and chassis. But, it still has the classic flavor. Wow, I really went off like a secant there...
More trees and bushes.
You guessed it, MOAR trees and bushes! I really like foliage.
Here's the meteorite, and the crater it gouged.
It's a long, long fall of a whopping twelve inches.
Blue Guy snapping pictures, and Blue Girl radioing. Wow, I was expecting the little spell checker to mark 'radioing' as misspelled. I guess it's a real word. Who would've thunk?
One last different shot of The Icy Hill.
By the way, The Icy Hill will be featured in a Lego Comic series I'll be soon starting. Yeah, that Fantasy one I mentioned never got off the ground. Actually, you might say it blew up in the hanger. Anyway, I'll be posting the comic in a week (or two. Or three. Well, before summer! Of 2011..... ;) )