A diorama depicting a biathlon, inspired by the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
About this creation
After watching the men's biathlon on TV for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, I was inspired to make this little diorama. In case you didn't know, a biathlon consists of cross-country skiing and shooting. This diorama is essentially a SNOT base with studs sticking out in the right places to hold down minifigs, trees, and other such objects. Please review, and thanks for looking!
Side view. The technique for putting snow on the trees is fairly simple: all I did was cram white 1x2 and 1x1 tiles, along with white flowers, between the layers on the trees. I'm not sure if I like it or not, but I couldn't let those trees go perfectly green while in the snow...
Front view. You can see how the shooting lanes are lined up.
Top view, for a sense of minifigure placement.
A closer shot of the shooting lanes. Biathlons really use five holes as targets, but these pieces were too perfect for the job :) Also, notice the spent cartridges next to the shooter.
One of the skiers, as he exits the shooting stage.
Another skier, entering lane one, to give things a "shot" :D He is personally my favorite fig in the diorama, I thinks it's the light blue clothes: very Olympic-ish color...
Quoting LegoTeen1138 RC-0327
But aren't there 5 targets?
Hi... thanks for the comment. And yes, there are supposed to be five targets, but the shooting lanes are a little too narrow to squeeze in another hole. Also, I really wanted to apply the piece that I ended up using: it felt so right for the job :)
It's really nice how you posted a moc that isn't cars. I like the trees with the snow wedged in between there self. The SNOT work in this turned out great by the way. Oh, and could you comment on my Executor when you get the time? Thanks. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/185676
Quoting Colonel Schmeisser .
HEY! Thats the same thing i do with my trees! And i been doing it for like since i first got on mocpages! But if you did not get the idea from me, and somebody else...than watever.
I'm afraid to say that I have never seen you before, nor your creations. Therefore I could not have taken the technique. Regardless to whether someone has used this idea before me or not, I discovered it on my own.