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The Skunk Works Out
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About this creation
Some old gym scenes, originally built and photographed in July '08. They were sort of commissioned by my sister ("sort of" because I wasn't being paid) to be decoration on the walls of an actual gym. The plan was to make a lot more in this vein, but long story short -- due to unfortunate circumstances they became no longer needed. I did think about making some more for my own enjoyment, and to pad this MOCpages post, but... I'm already seven hundred ideas past this now, and it just ain't gonna happen.





I have come to the conclusion that Lego needs to greatly expand their 2x2 printed tile selection. I have lost count of the number of MOCs in which I've tried using the ones I have as wall art. Some work better than others. A mushroom print is always welcome as far as I'm concerned, but I get tired of using treasure maps.





This one turned out really well. Interestingly, and completely unexpected to me, when I posted it on flickr it sparked a debate on mixing skin colors among minifigs. In short, the opposing viewpoint was that it introduces the element of race where none existed before. Check out the notes all over the picture there if you're interested. Me, I have no problem with multi-ethnic minifigs -- unless they're of the peach-skinned persuasion. Which is weird because that's the closest to my own skin tone... it just looks wrong on a minifig to me.





Pretty simple. I remember seeing that ball joint piece used as a boxing glove ages and ages ago, somewhere on Brickshelf. One of those neat little details that sticks in your head, ready to be "borrowed" when the situation arises.





My favorite of the four. It edges out the freeweights scene by virtue of the kickass treadmills (I stayed up most of one night when I should have been sleeping to come up with that design) and the dudes checking out the hottie walking past. It adds a bit of humor to what would otherwise be a fairly ho-hum scene.



That's it for today, go hit the showers.




Comments

 I made it 
  March 11, 2011
Quoting W. Mark Nice to see you back... will you be gracing the 'pages with more great builds again soon?
Just some overdue housekeeping. Unfortunately I don't know when I'll I'll be able to post again.
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  March 11, 2011
Did you just re-apparate out of nowhere or what? Nice to see you back... will you be gracing the 'pages with more great builds again soon? The last one of these scenes is my favorite... the build, the humor, and the presentation all work together really well.
  June 24, 2010
the last photo=me (lol)
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  July 17, 2009
When it comes to the yellow skins it messed me up as a kid. Whenever in class we had to draw a picture i would use the yellow crayon to color in light-skinned people because i would think "well minifigs are yellow"
  July 2, 2009
On the last picture you should have one man who slips off the treadmill because he is so interested in that lady!
  June 25, 2009
I like this one Shannon. I have one similar on my page called "Rehab Anyone?" Your treadmills are done well.
  May 25, 2009
HaHa - Amazing!
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  May 22, 2009
Woot yeah! this is so funny! i like the treadmills!
Shannon Young
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Pedro Cuahchic
  May 17, 2009
Great little scenes there. I applaude these "one-picture wonder" type scenes as a disproportional amount of effort goes into each sinle photo (compared to someone who, say, builds a diorama and gets more photo-mileage out of it). Anyway - great work!
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  May 5, 2009
Ha ha, excellent! I particularly like the last shot, though all the building is immaculate. Ah, just to say, I've finished MOCtag 28, and many apologies for the lateness O Great Shannon: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/117421
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  April 22, 2009
It's Rocky Balboa(probably listening to "Eye of the Tiger")!Love how you take some simple pieces and use them in some really creative ways. The weight room is the best and the treadmills are perfect.
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  April 22, 2009
Hey Shannon, love that video on your homepage. =) Great idea.
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  April 22, 2009
Funny, I thought I had commented on this before; however, when I went back to show my wife I see that I hadn't as of yet. Brilliant job, love the treadmills, but it is the weight-room that is my favourite. Lee.
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  April 21, 2009
Yep. I was two hours late. If only I hadn't spent the afternoon going through a 100,000 LEGO parts to pick out all the pieces I wanted at $20 a gallon. I was just selfish. see ya. garth
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  April 21, 2009
I don't know if you saw this, but another MOCcer and I created an idea called "MOCcomparison." The MOC is here: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/108598 That's not why I'm writing this though. I created a group for it here: http://mocpages.com/group.php/3044 I know you've been watching what groups you are in, so I was wondering if you were interested in joining. Feel free to say no. I won't take any offense.
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  April 21, 2009
Best Lego workout scene ever!!!!
Shannon Young
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eoghan o callaghan
  April 20, 2009
awesome in the main pic in the middle that guy has an ireland jersey go ireland go raibh maith agat
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  April 19, 2009
Very nice, great use of pieces
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  April 18, 2009
Shannon, these are great! I really love how you did the treadmills and the punching bag scene. I liked it so much I mentioned it on my blog.
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  April 18, 2009
Hey SY, you know how it says level 5 security? Well a hobo just got through the cardboard bodyguards you built in like 6 seconds, and just walked in on you.
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  April 18, 2009
Scene 1: I agree with you, we need more printed plates in that size...or I just do...on a side note, I can think of a great comedy BRICK comic about all those bags on the side...Great build! Scene 2: I especially love the way you used different brown parts for the walls... PURE genius! Scene 3: Why does that guy have tomatoes on his hands? (I know they're boxing gloves, I KNOW!) Scene 4: I love the base on this one, but you should have had the guys stop while on full power when she walked by...I would have done that, and found my skull dented by the wall behind me... That's what happens when you look at women...bad stuff happens... NOW WHY THE HECK DIDN'T I JUST MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT ALL THE BUILDS! WHY! WHY! WHY!...Ah well...enjoy your LONG comment, Pal.
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  April 18, 2009
Very original !!
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  April 18, 2009
Pretty awesome Shannon! That is all I can say. Oh... isn't the gym suposed to show a few more rooms?! If not, hey, I recommend showing off a public pool or competition pool, with suimers (duh!). Anyway, great moc. Happy moccing!
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  April 18, 2009
Your creations are eye candy, and this one is no exception, just keep building pal.
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  April 18, 2009
I love the weight lifting room! It's really awesome! I also like the last one because it looks like a scene from a movie I saw a week ago. Nice work!
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  April 18, 2009
I love that treadmill design. I hope we'll see something new from you soon (something that was made this year, I mean). Good day
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  April 18, 2009
Nice! The wight lifting are is the best! Nicely done with small object like radio!
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  April 18, 2009
Yeah these scenes really "maxed the envelope and so on". Picture-perfect building as far as I can see. Pity about the Gym project not eventuating IRL; I would've loved to have seen shots of your builds up on the wall in the real thing.
Shannon Young
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George Kemper
  April 17, 2009
All of them are great! It reminds me of whenever I pass by the arobics room to go to the weight room, I start dancing infront of the door! Then they get made and kick me out :( -George
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  April 17, 2009
lol, "here it goes, here it goes, here it goes again. now!". great looking stuff all around. VERRY nice!
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  April 17, 2009
JD and I must be phsycic. As soon as I saw this I thought "It's about time this hit the pages." Then as I'm reading the comments, I scroll down and see JD already said that. It also happened when JD had Kelso time travel to the Middle Ages. I've been working on mine for a long time now and it has to do with the middle ages and teleporting. Anyway, nice build, the treadmills are great.
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  April 17, 2009
the boxer is playing the "Rocky" soundtrack...and if you didn't notice, one of the people in the yoga/training/palates room had their leg the wrong way...anyways, NICE MOC!!!
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  April 17, 2009
That weight rack in the corner of the "trees" shot is a nice touch. Nice positioning of figs in the treadmill shot, too.
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  April 17, 2009
Very nice! I'd have to say that the fourth one is my favorite, too. Or maybe I like the third one better. Actually, I liked the second. Heck! They're all great! Oh, and I wouldn't keep my hopes up for more printed 2x2 tiles. Everything is sticker now, spare the figs. Let's just hope that LEGO® never goes that far... *shivers* Awesome job!
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  April 17, 2009
Oh really, no photoshop huh? You may not have the photoshop skills, but you've still stunned me with that picture, BRILLIANT! It really adds to the feel of the whole creation.
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  April 17, 2009
This is the kind of building I absolutely love - simple and beautiful little designs with terrific parts usage and color choices throughout. (And a nice presentation ta' boot!) You've got to be one of the best at these smaller, light-hearted creations. Great stuff, as always!
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  April 17, 2009
Quoting Dylan B especially the one with the photoshopped trees in the background.
That is real greenery -- plum trees and rose bushes by my back porch. The picture was taken outside. I don't have that kind of Photoshop skill.
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  April 17, 2009
Wow, thats great. Every detail was mastered perfectly, and all of the different rooms were made well, especially the one with the photoshopped trees in the background. Outstanding.
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  April 17, 2009
All very clean and exelently photograhped. So it's like just awesome. Yeah...
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  April 17, 2009
Quoting Shannon Young I have come to the conclusion that Lego needs to greatly expand their 2x2 printed tile selection.
I agree, but I doubt it will happen. Lego seems to be gradually phasing out printed pieces and using stickers instead.
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  April 17, 2009
All the scenes are great of course, but that one of the weight room really stands out thanks to the presentation! Great shot on that with the trees in the background! ~ Chris.
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  April 17, 2009
'Bout time this got on the pages. Love that treadmill design; your lack of sleep was well worth it. =)
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  April 17, 2009
Great use of the boxing gloves. Really like the incorporation of old brown and new brown in the walls. I saw some of this on Flickr about a year ago (jeez time goes by)
  April 17, 2009
Reminds me of my Planet Fitness days... A very clean build, only to be expected from a AFOL with a reputation such as yours. I like!
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  April 17, 2009
Awesome stair masters and weight benches!
 
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