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Unlocking The Triangle
~Prologue~
About this creation
Location: Underwater Headquarters of N.A.R.D.S.(National Aquatic Research and Discovery Squad), a privately funded team of specially trained divers and scientist, all with military or police force backgrounds.

Present day...

The year was 1970, though they would have you believe it never happened, never took place. It happened, believe me, it happened.


It's taken me years to gather the information, years to understand what the mission was, who was involved, how things went so horribly wrong.


A team of elite soldiers from the four military branches accompanied a pair of scientists to an underwater ruins discovered at the end of Bimini Road, in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle. It was believed to be the ancient ruins of Atlantis. The scientists had a 'key' that was somehow used to open a gateway that ripped them all from our dimension and hurled them into the unknown, never to be seen nor heard from again.


It quickly became cover-your-ass time, as the government scrambled to shred documents, burn photos and hide any evidence of the mission or it's team members.


Problem is, one of those team members was my grandfather.


Thanks to the very large trust fund he left me, I've had everything I've needed to find the truth. Education, technology, equipment, connections; all of it at my fingertips, all thanks to him.


My name is Edward Krusen and I've dedicated my life to finding the truth and bringing to light the real story of these heroic men and there mission into the unknown.


Despite all of these advantages, I had very little physical evidence; a map (to where and what is still unknown) and a handful of heavily edited government documents that had avoided destruction. However, recent events have drastically changed that.


One week earlier...
A small earthquake was detected on the ocean floor, approximately 20 miles off of the Bimini Coast. Within minutes, the Coast Guard received reports from merchant fishing vessels in the area, describing a bright, orange flash that emanated from beneath the ocean surface that coincided with the quake. The event was quickly being dismissed as a minor volcanic eruption, but my team and I immediately set out for the Bimini Islands to have a closer look. Upon arrival, I sent my best diver, Dakota Gossard, out to explore the ocean floor surrounding the area of the reported tremor and subsequent flash. It was while exploring a small chasm that he made our most significant discovery yet...

Dakota: I've just entered the chasm, Ed. Not much here, some plants, a couple jellyfish, there's some coral...wait a sec...
Ed: What is it, Dakota? Did you find something?
Dakota: Um, your not gonna believe this, but yeah, I found something.


Ed:Well?
Dakota: I think it's what we've been looking for! I think it's a key!

I sat in stunned silence. Could it really be?
Ed: Can you get it? Should I send out McCready?

Dakota: No, I've got it and I'm heading back now.

While making his way back to the sub, Dakota notice a very large shadow pass overhead...

Dakota: What the hell...?


Dakota: Holy sh*t! What the F*** is that?!
Ed: What is it?! Are you ok?! Dakota?!


Dakota: Ed, I've never seen anything like this! It's some kind of giant, monster, squid, thing. I don't think it noticed me though...man it looks mean!


Ed: Get out of there, now! You have to get that key back here safely. Something tells me that these two things are somehow connected.
Dakota: You don't have to tell me twice. I'm on my way.

Taking his time, so as to avoid the attention of the sea-beast, Dakota safely made his way to the sub.

Unfortunately, during the brief bit of excitement, something escaped his notice...


Something equally as mysterious as the sea monster and potentially even more dangerous.



Some 'Behind-the-scenes' shots:















Fourth Dimension Commentary:
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and give this a read. As you can see, by the sets that I made, I spent far too much time on this. I wanted to introduce the submarine in this installment, but it is proving to be quite an undertaking, probably due to it's size (compensation issues). It will certainly make it into the next chapter, so stay tuned! As for the story, I will only be using one key, rather than all five, as I don't see myself buying all the sets required to get them. Plus, five seems like a bit much; does Atlantis really need five deadbolts? Also, the story is VERY loosely connected with Heath Flor's , but only loosely. It is the group from his story that is referred to in the beginning of this story. That being said, there may or may not be continuity; it all depends on which direction we each take it. To learn more, check out our group The Devil's Triangle . In the meantime, I need to get brickin' so I can put out chapter two (now I know why it takes Dennis Price so long to do Blockocop or Glomshire Knights). Don't forget to rate and comment to let me know what you think and ya all come back now, ya hear?~H



Comments

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  February 1, 2011
awesome!
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  January 25, 2011
*clap clap clap*
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  January 25, 2011
This is some intense stuff! But NARDS, that made me laugh...When's Chapter 2????
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  January 25, 2011
Quoting Michael Rutherford This is some of the most effective use of lighting I have ever seen in a MOC. The transition from normal, well lit pics during the prologue establishes the normalcy...and then suddenly...were in a disco! Ok, that’s not fair, it only looks a little bit like a disco...but it does look very "Under watery". I really liked the narrative flow as well. Like your "Hard Knock New Years" dio, “Triangle” is a substantial and ambitious effort, all executed with an uncompromising commitment to detail and a good consistent mood. Right on. Attack!
Thanks for the kind words, Michael. It was fun to do the lighting on this one, something I should revisit someday. Be safe out there.~H
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  January 25, 2011
This is some of the most effective use of lighting I have ever seen in a MOC. The transition from normal, well lit pics during the prologue establishes the normalcy...and then suddenly...were in a disco! Ok, that’s not fair, it only looks a little bit like a disco...but it does look very "Under watery". I really liked the narrative flow as well. Like your "Hard Knock New Years" dio, “Triangle” is a substantial and ambitious effort, all executed with an uncompromising commitment to detail and a good consistent mood. Right on. Attack!
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  October 21, 2010
WHOAH! those jelly fish creations are truly Awesomeness, with a capital A.
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  February 7, 2010
Coool. Nice job.
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  February 5, 2010
It is a nice build with many mentionable elements; however, I am going to restrict my comment to the photography. I really like how you pulled off the underwater pics, they turned out brilliantly. The indoor shots, however, do appear grainy with an odd light to them. Lovely job overall. Lee.
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  February 1, 2010
Great stuff Hans. Love the backstory, the great interior shots and the clever blacklight underwater action. I'm really looking forward to more installments. Oh, and you don't need to buy every set for all 5 keys - I picked up a few but didn't want the Neptune carrier and wondered if it mattered but several are duplicated. Apparently the Portal of Atlantis set coming in August will have all 5 keys anyway. Keep up the great builds.
Hans Dendauw NPD
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James Hawke
  January 29, 2010
The Atlantis theme is pretty sick, like a mouse eating cake sitting on a floating mountain on a hot summer day in the melting ice caps of Antartica, wait what?!?!
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  January 29, 2010
The story is great, and I loved the lighting and the build. The pictures were even better, though. The fact that you can balance the diver without showing too many bricks is great.
  January 29, 2010
Now Hans, those only work on the weak minded... never mind. Continue.
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  January 29, 2010
Quoting Mister Bones HAHAHAHA, I should have known not to say blowing....are you saying Lego's informercial brainwashed me? They did the Jedi mind trick on me??
*waves hand* 'These are the LEGO sets you want to buy...'LMAO~H
  January 29, 2010
HAHAHAHA, I should have known not to say blowing....are you saying Lego's informercial brainwashed me? They did the Jedi mind trick on me??
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  January 29, 2010
Quoting The Abyss -"do you know who i am? cuz i don`t!" whoa sweet squid!!!
What, no smiley?~H
  January 29, 2010
whoa sweet squid!!!
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  January 29, 2010
Quoting Chris Phipson I gotta tell ya Hans, your build, story and presentation on this were... how to put it... PHENOMENAL! There is one glaring problem though that I feel I must point out. Now you've set a standard for yourself that we'll be expecting you to hit with the next installments... good luck! hehehehe ~ Chris.
Sadly, I was thinking the same thing. Like I said, I feel for Dennis. Thanks for the high praise.~H
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  January 29, 2010
Quoting Mister Bones Holy .....Wow. This is so detailed, well written, great photos. Awesome. Those jellyfish are a work of genius! Your wife must have thought those up. I am going to have to step up my game before you blow my silly series out of the water! (Get it? Water? HAHAHA)For the record, they only need one key, but use 5 in case they lose one. Sheesh, trying to make me feel bad for buying sets just to get the flippin keys.
Actually, the 'five deadbolt' remark was aimed at the infomercial that ran on Cartoon Network, LEGO's way of getting us to buy all the sets. And don't get me wrong, if I had the money (parts hound that I've become) I'd own every set! Also, I would gladly give credit for the jellyfish to my wife, if I could just get her to pick up some bricks. As for 'blowing you out of the water', buy me drinks and we'll talk, big fella!LMFAO!~H
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  January 29, 2010
wow, nice story. the moc is really good too. i like your interesting jelly fish design, it's really good. the black light effect is great. and like phipson said: you've set a standard and we expect your next mocs to be up to that standard. great job!
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  January 29, 2010
Wow! Excellent build and compelling story! This theme is starting to shape up to something great. Cheers!
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  January 29, 2010
I gotta tell ya Hans, your build, story and presentation on this were... how to put it... PHENOMENAL! There is one glaring problem though that I feel I must point out. Now you've set a standard for yourself that we'll be expecting you to hit with the next installments... good luck! hehehehe ~ Chris.
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  January 29, 2010
I olve it! The story, the setting, everything is perfect. But I'm sure I've seen that jellyfish design before...
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  January 29, 2010
Pssshhhhh I dig the hallway and the doorway. so :P to Yuri!
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  January 29, 2010
Holy .....Wow. This is so detailed, well written, great photos. Awesome. Those jellyfish are a work of genius! Your wife must have thought those up. I am going to have to step up my game before you blow my silly series out of the water! (Get it? Water? HAHAHA)For the record, they only need one key, but use 5 in case they lose one. Sheesh, trying to make me feel bad for buying sets just to get the flippin keys.
 I like it 
  January 29, 2010
Wow, very nice. Good job hans!
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  January 29, 2010
Quoting Yuri Fassio Wonderful page, down to the last detail. Except that door with the curtain-like arch. I didn't like that at all :)
Always a critic...LOL Originally it was different, but I needed the pieces in, what I felt, was a more important area. I need more parts! AAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH! Ain't it always the case?~H
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  January 29, 2010
HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU DO IT???? That's how much I love it.
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  January 29, 2010
Nice story and sets. Cool that you guys are tying things together. Kind of like a shared universe. Underwater is a cool place, huh. Throw in some drama to spice it up. Nice jellyfish. I'll be stealin' those for our TwinLUG undersea display at the comic con in May. Get to work so we can see part 2 soon. I'm gettin' old fast, can't wait too long. see ya. garth
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  January 29, 2010
Wonderful page, down to the last detail. Except that door with the curtain-like arch. I didn't like that at all :)
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  January 29, 2010
I thought phipson was a good storyteller but you sir are a true master! This story has everything! Beautiful scenes, a great story, awesome lighting effects, and profanity! I can't wait to see chapter two :)
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  January 29, 2010
I'm speechless. Wow.
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  January 29, 2010
I'm speechless. Wow.
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  January 29, 2010
...EXCELLENT ! I dunno what I love the most. The story is great, and I'm fond of the interior scenes in the beginning. The second half is fantastic too, once again your great builds have a lightning that makes them even more beautiful. I'll stay tuned for the next chapters !
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  January 29, 2010
cool, die kwallen zijn leuk gemaakt, interessant verhaal ook
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  January 29, 2010
Really nice, I liked the behind the scenes. I just bought some xmas lights for the same purpose.
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  January 29, 2010
Hans, this is an excellent story and I really like all the builds, good work!
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  January 28, 2010
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor Fantastic way to break into the story Hans! I'll tie your character with his relative soon! I like how we can interweave our story lines and just let it flow. I'm not going to inject all five keys either, I think Mister Bones did an excellent job on the background story for those! I totally dug your jellyfish man! You know, I really need to get more underwater stuff if I'm going to be able to keep up with you guys! :P
Thanks, I am quite proud of the jellyfish. As for the underwater stuff, what you see is pretty much what I got! I have no idea how I'm gonna get creative in the future!~H
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  January 28, 2010
Quoting Josh B. Nice! I'm glad you found a good use for those new Atlantis sets. I really enjoyed those jellyfish :) Did you use a black light or something to make everything glow? It looks awesome!
Blacklight, yes. Also used a 150watt work light with a blue, plastic lid to cover it, giving it the underwater feel.~H
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  January 28, 2010
Fantastic way to break into the story Hans! I'll tie your character with his relative soon! I like how we can interweave our story lines and just let it flow. I'm not going to inject all five keys either, I think Mister Bones did an excellent job on the background story for those! I totally dug your jellyfish man! You know, I really need to get more underwater stuff if I'm going to be able to keep up with you guys! :P
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  January 28, 2010
WOW! I can see you put alot of work into this and all the sets are very impressive! I love the blue background/underwater effects.
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  January 28, 2010
Nice! I'm glad you found a good use for those new Atlantis sets. I really enjoyed those jellyfish :) Did you use a black light or something to make everything glow? It looks awesome!
 
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