I grew up in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota and one of my favorite winter memories was seeing the Winter Carnival ice palace, especially at night with the beautiful lights. This little MOC was inspired by those memories and, had I been better with my timing, it would have been our Christmas card this year!
Kudos to my super spectacular husband, Dave, for the lighting and photography. The lighting was done using LEGO light and sound bricks.
You're making me feel even colder that I already am. I'm in the Czech Republic now on a biz trip and it is -10C. I can't wait to get back to the beach! Merry Christmas, and thanks for a most beautiful MOC. And Kudos for the night shots with the interior lighting. I don;t want to know what went into making that work.
I'd probably seen some of those ice palaces you saw when you were a kid. I haven't been to the carnival in several years though, and they haven't made any good ice palaces in a few years. Nice palace. Good thing you've got your hoods up, it's cold here. see ya. garth
Very coooool (no pun intended)! Nice work! In all the years I have lived in Minnesota, I have never attended the Winter Carnival. I have seen highlights of it on the news, but nothing else. Good piece usage- the light bricks give the creation a good effect. Keep building!
I like it
December 9, 2009
Very nice lighting and clean up! I don't have a lot of clear elements... Merry ChristMOCs
I like it
December 9, 2009
So is Dave the 'Ice Queen'? Or is that Phipson? Speaking of Phipson, that's A LOT of trans...
Hey, I remember that movie... with the blind chick and the hockey player and... oh wait, that was Ice Castles... The lighting effect was awesome! And I know you're probably VERY efficient, but there's still time for the Christmas cards. We haven't even gotten ours made yet... Did I mention my lovely wife was going to teach lessons in procrastination but never got around to it? Merry Christmocs! (tm Phipson Inc.) ~ Chris.
This is an excellent little scene Stacy!! I've always thought about staying at one of those hotels carved out of ice.....but like Dennis, I'm not too fond of cold. Growing up in San Diego kind of has that effect on one ;)
This is great -- I love that it was inspired by special childhood memories. It really has that ice sculpture look in its shape (yes, the trans-clear helps you smart alecks) and the presentation makes me almost wish I liked winter -- I don't, of course -- but I am going to go make a cup of hot chocolate now! Great work. You can always use it for next year's Christmas card!