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...most of lies submerged, hidden.

A long, long time ago I mentioned I had an idea for a Lego sculpture depicting the mind or the brain. Well, after much procrastination I finally got around to building it. Thing is, I'm really not all that keen on it now. The general idea was to imitate the structure of an iceberg-a small section above water and the main bulk of it underneath. This was to illustrate the (Freudian?) idea that the thinking, rational part of our mind is only the tangible, known component and that in the unreachable subconscious is the real mass of the mind, birthplace of the dream and the irrational. Both can interact but one cannot wholly control the other. Maybe they're fighting for dominance?

Anyway, I'm not really pleased with how the sculpture looks, with the added bonus that the photos were tricky and didn't turn out great. I may revist the theme again in the future though for a second attempt. Thanks for looking guys!








First verison of the brain looked like a computer cube. The squareness was to contrast with the crazy subconcious section below. I thought it looked a little too boring so I tried the hoses to hint at the shape of the brain. The hoses blend into the black technic frame more but I was hoping the colour contrast would be enough to divide the two.



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Comments

  May 14, 2010
And by the way, would you be interested in joining an Australian and New Zealand Builders group I'm about to make? you would be one of the admins and I've already asked Leda Kat and Darkspawn. Please respond, and would you also mind asking any other Aussie or Kiwi builders you know? I only know a few.
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  May 14, 2010
Too true, mate... As a fellow Australian, I can agree to this statement. There are only a few things I can think about thinking off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are other things lurking in the subconscious.
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  April 30, 2010
A fine line betweeen genious and insanity. I think you pulled it off well, great presentation.
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  April 21, 2010
I'm glad to see this made it to the pages. Deep stuff. Nice representation.
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  April 19, 2010
It's frakin' weird ... therefore, it's awesome!
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  April 18, 2010
If the mind is an iceberg, then I wonder what a... actually never-mind. Nice build. -Dylan
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  April 18, 2010
Actualy, I agree with you that it's not very good. I know what you can do, and it just looks like you weren't inspired when you built this. Can't wait for version #2 whenever you get the itch to build it.
  April 18, 2010
What!?! Maybe it's too high of a level of understanding for me. I'll be doing my comic if you need me.
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  April 18, 2010
It sure looks very complex...
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  April 18, 2010
Wait... what are you smoking again? Actually, joking aside, you've been able to represent the concept of what you were looking for very well. Not sure what that blue french tickler thing is supposed to represent, but we can quietly ignore that for now... HAHAHA Nice one ShannO! ~ Chris.
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  April 18, 2010
I'll have whatever he's drinking...
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  April 18, 2010
Looking at it now I think you should have made it look like an iceberg, either with trap doors or openings with scenes from the various places mapped out in Frued's chart. Scenes from Shannon's Id! Sub-conscience ramblings. The place where bad spelling comes from. Plenty to see. see ya. garth
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  April 18, 2010
Mh, yeah, that looks like my mind i would say...
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  April 18, 2010
Hmmm...
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  April 18, 2010
Nice work. Trippy and confusing, but I can appreciate that. 5/5
 
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