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Temple of Infinite Commitment
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White snow covered cliffs
Zhuge Liang regrets his purchase
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First of all I'm not actually Dave. I'm Dave's teaching Assistant at his Lego Camp. Dave helped me with a lot of the more complicated techniques on this beast (and was more or less the driving force behind this sucker). This work began as a "Hundred Piece Challenge." I built the Dojo and eventually decided push it a little farther.

I thought it would be cool to create some forced perspective so the bridge, at certain angles, looks as if it's shrinking off into the distance. For a period of time the clouds surrounding the mountain peak looked like snow covering lower mountains. Dave and I added a suspended cloud to the right of the bigger structure to allude a bit more heavily to the clouds below.

It's my first build in a little less than a decade and I'm pretty happy with it. Thanks Dave!

-Nick


Edit:
So when Nick says it's his first build in 10 years, it means he hasn't built with Lego since he was 10 years old. Regardless, he started the project with the temple and we talked about how to expand it. Most of the concept was his, I just helped him find ways to execute it with brick. As for the build, he did most of the work, and then I would give suggestions as to how to refine certain parts. I would say he did 80% of the actual slapping of bricks together. It has been wonderful working with Nick these last 6 weeks. He's an amazing artist (studying at Skidmore) and a great friend.

-Dave



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  July 13, 2012
Nice haiku.
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  March 25, 2011
Wow. I just can't believe a genius like you added me as a favorite. Thanks Man!
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  September 5, 2010
Cool
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  July 30, 2010
Wow Nick, that is just... stunning! I hope you decide to stick around the Lego hobby, you've really got a knack for it! It was great meeting you on Thursday. You and Dave are doing an excellent job with those kids! Keep it up! ~ Chris.
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  July 30, 2010
I have to admit, that is superbly awesome. The wood bridges, the snow, the dojo itself; it's all excellent. Good day
Dave Kaleta
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Josh Lucas
  July 29, 2010
Nice! I think you should make the fifth picture (including the main one) the main picture, since it shows off the forced perspective.
Dave Kaleta
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Dave and John Xandegar
  July 29, 2010
Nicely done, Nick! Did Dave tell you about his upcoming appearance in our "Octobrickfest" show? He told us it probably wouldn't be possible to bring the Kid's Creations from Lego Design, but how would you like to join us? You're showing a great comeback...and we'd love to have you aboard! Dave, please fill him in for us, ok? ...and BTW, we've got a partial "Artists" page posted http://octobrickfest.webs.com/theartists.htm We're still waiting on Bios from Chris, George, and Jeffery Viens (HELLO CHRIS!! Remember us???). Nick can e-mail us when he's ready...thanks!!
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  July 29, 2010
That's really cool!
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  July 29, 2010
Nice job, especially since its your first MOC in a really long time.
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  July 29, 2010
Wow I am so impressed! First build in a decade? Not fair! I build every day and I'll never be as good as that! The clouds are divine, and the rockwork is absolutely stunning. I know its just a tiny detail but I really like the swing bridge too. Great stuff and keep building!
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  July 29, 2010
NICE i like the bridge effect and the water overall 5/5
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  July 29, 2010
Awesome build! And a Haiku to boot. Well done, I like the snow cap detail. How about a Yeti in the pool?
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  July 29, 2010
Impressive build! Master Shifu would like to hire you to build his dojo. OK, I'm broke ... never mind ...
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  July 29, 2010
Very nice, Good job with the bridges
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  July 29, 2010
Great job! Its cool that you get to learn from such an amazing and talented builder... not many get that opportunity! Can't wait to see more creations from you!
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  July 29, 2010
This looks like a purchase anyone would regret. Great build, to say the least.
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  July 29, 2010
An excellent build (particularly for your first) for sure. A few of the shots seem a bit awkward, but the end-game on your forced-perspective shot is worth it's weight in gold.
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  July 29, 2010
That is excellent! Simply a work of art, bravo!
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  July 29, 2010
WOW Kaka! This is the BEST MOC I've seen from you yet!!! Oh...you're not Dave you say? Nick, eh? Soooo did you build Wayne Manor as well?? LMAO All kidding aside (you know I love your work Dave!) I think you did a stunning job with this design. The snow covered rocks are perfect and the little temple is excellent! The title tripped me up just a bit, because I thought it was going to be about marriage. LMFAO LMFAO!!! Anyway, hopefully you'll create your own account Nick and pursue this hobby, I think you have a very great knack for it!
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  July 29, 2010
NIce design work on the dojo. The water adds a good look as well.
 
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