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INCEPTION: The Diorama
INCEPTION: The Diorama is finally here. Sit back and relax, or lean forward and get excited, either way, I hope you enjoy the presentation very much. NOTE: Just because this is a first-time awesome thing for me, this creation got on the top 6 "This Week's Most Popular"! I'm really, really happy about that.
About this creation

I began this project around the beginning of February, it took me at least 20 days to finish, and this is the end product. This diorama of the city on the cover of the CD, which I modeled it after, I didn't want to paste it onto this page because of copyright and such.


I tried to be as accurate as possible on the outsides of the buildings, but I added my own details here and there as well. I ignored some details, such as a second row of trees on the furthest right sidewalk, because I didn't have enough of the right foliage left.


The diorama has four blocks, each block has a section of one or two buildings on it, and each building has a different scene from the movie build into it.


These are the two blocks on the left side, left to right, scenes from the Mombasa part of the movie. Two totems from the movie, and the three dream level floors.


And the other two blocks, from left to right are three areas in limbo, and then the beginning scene with the oriental building.



Vehicles

Just to get them out of the way, these are the three vehicles I included in the dio, the bus and car have no significance, but the middle white van is the vehicle they use in the first dream level, the rainy city one.


I rarely make cars and stuff, so yeah, I couldn't find any wheel axles...floating cars rock!

Building 1: The Dream Levels

Onto the first building! This one contains a scene from each dream level, and I KNOW that the airplane is reality, I just wanted to include it for the heck of it.














This is the scene from the airplane, I'll be showing you the buildings in order of which I made, so this is the first building I made. Here we see Robert Fischer drugged asleep in the airplane.


This is the first dream level, (don't worry, I've seen the movie four times, I fully understand it) the rainy city level, also the one where Cobb's subconscious accidentally interferes, introducing a train into the middle of a road.


This the second (dream) level, the hotel level, and of course I had to make this exact scene, which is definitely one of my favorites.


Sorry for the overexposure.


And this is the last dream level, (not including limbo, which I didn't really count as a dream level) this is the snowy hospital level, I wasn't sure why it had to be a hospital.





I'm not sure why I included this photo, seeing as there's very little IN focus.

Building 2: The Totems (and Mal)

There's Mal sitting on top the building, probably ready to jump off.





Arthur's loaded die (without any dots, yup) and Cobb's top, I didn't make Ariadne's totem because there just aren't the right gold pieces for that.

Building 3: The Limbo Building

This building contains different places in limbo.





These are the shores of Cobb's subconscious.


I had a hard time of thinking up of places in limbo, so I chose this hallway that Cobb and Mal walked down in the movie.





And lastly, the train tracks, those of you who have seen the movie will know 'em, those of you that haven't, go watch it!

Building 4: Mombasa

I felt I had the most fun with this building, I also thing I did the best on it, maybe those two are connected? I dunno, but I love how the insides and outsides turned out.


Although these look like two different buildings, they are connected on the inside, so their are only four scenes (including the roof).








The insides.


The first floor is the coffee shop Cobb tries to hide in while getting chased.


The second level is a section of an alleyway during the chase, this is by far my favorite floor of my favorite tower.





Then the third floor is the little restaurant (?) in which Cobb meets Eames.





And then the roof is a micro-scale-mini-dio-in-a-dio of Mombasa. I've never been to Mombasa, I don't even know which continent it's in, all I know about it came from the movie, so if there are a lot of things in this that aren't Mombasa-like, forgive me.



Building 5: Opening Limbo Scene/Oriental party/thing

Frankly, I'm extremely unhappy with the white section of the outside of this building, it's plain and detail-less, with a blocky little window bumpy thing. The gray part I like though.


Here is Cobb's father.


And James and Phillipa





Here's the inside of this building, the dining room where Saito, Cobb and Arthur are talking.


A random guard, I attempted a hands-behind-his-back technique with a rubber band, and I think it turned out all right.


And I think that just about concludes the build part of this presentation, this project sapped me of all my SORTED black tiles, I'm positive I have more in the unsorted bins in my basement. But because I didn't have the time to look, this is as far as I got, and I must confess, this build is not truly completed because of that.


These dry spaces were purposeful, although I wish they weren't there. They were left bare because I just didn't need them, and putting something there wouldn't be very helpful.











And here's Mal.


This was my biggest project EVER, almost finished in about one month, it took almost all of the SORTED light bley and dark bley bricks, all of SORTED brown, black, light bley, dark bley, dark gray, AND yellow tiles, which is amazing, as WELL as all of my trans-light blue window pieces.

This was tremendous fun to challenge my skills and brain with, and I'm happy with the results, I hope you liked them too.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this, comments are really appreciated, I love to hear what you think about this.






Comments

 I like it 
  November 14, 2012
This is probably one of the best reditions of any movie on MOC pages. A really great idea!
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  May 22, 2012
Awesome! Inception is my favorite movie. And all I can say is awesome!
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  December 31, 2011
Loved that movie, it was AWESOME Great Build! Most of the pictures didn't load, but of the ones that did, Right On!! I ove this Moc,Totally Recreates the movie. I like the hotel part the best. ( But you should of had, Arthur fighting the guy while floating. Overall, EPIC MOC!! ~ Pendolium
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  August 26, 2011
Very awesome man. I'm going to keep this comment nice and short and say this. WHAT THEY SAID! What's the point of telling you something you've already been told? Thanks for the comment on Yoda's Starfighter, too.
 I like it 
  June 21, 2011
WOW....That was great man. Amazing how you put many different scenes into one big-nette. One thing I was a little disappointed in was the hallway fight scene- It didn't even have the guy he was fight- but oh well. Great job! : )
 I like it 
  June 2, 2011
I,not only as a Lego fan,but also as an Inception fan,think you did great justice for both of them in this build.I love every bit of it man,you did a great job on this!
 I like it 
  April 30, 2011
Heck of a build here, Chief!
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  March 31, 2011
I have never seen this movie but I am faving you just for this creation;(...:)
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  March 29, 2011
awesome. very smart. i think that should be a lego set. id gladly buy something as cool as that.
 I like it 
  March 28, 2011
Great job here! Mombasa is in Kenya (East Africa) BTW. >Eric
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  March 21, 2011
Awesome I love all the detail and how you made a scene in every room and this makes me want to see the movie.
Alex Mac
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Wonder Wombat
  March 19, 2011
Everything looks like it did in the movie, but I didn't like the movie I thought it was pretty dumb, but the LEGO's look great.
 I like it 
  March 17, 2011
This is PERFECT!!!!! This is a very accurate moc. You did an amazing job! =)
 I like it 
  March 15, 2011
wow!this roks
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  March 14, 2011
Wow! It seems you worked a lot! 5/5!
Alex Mac
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MOCing Pie
  March 4, 2011
Makes me cry to see someone loves this movie as much as me!
 I like it 
  March 4, 2011
Wow! I think this is the best MOC I've seen all day. It's jam-packed with movie details, and the way it's set up is sort of like Inception as well– scenes within a scene.
 I like it 
  March 3, 2011
Awesome creation! This movie was incredible!
 I like it 
  March 3, 2011
Okay, so when I saw this I was so "leaning forward and getting excited", since I *LOVE* this movie! The diorama is great as well as the characters. You captured the scenes extremely well, and the "Totems" are just the icing on the cake! Especially Arthur's loaded die, seeing that Arthur is my favorite character... Him and Ariadne anyway… Yeah, so enough of my rambling and enjoy your five “Dismembered Minifig heads”! About “Building 4” you said the in the description, “... I also thing...” You might want to change that to “I also think…” :)
 I like it 
  March 3, 2011
One's knowledge of words is inadequate to even attempt to describe this, its just that good! Mal is creepy (give her a light saber, Darth Mal!! sorry i just couldn't resist that)
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  February 28, 2011
Excellent work, Alex! I loved the movie, "Inception". ~Ryan
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  February 28, 2011
great work alex!!!!
 I like it 
  February 27, 2011
Hurry Alex! If you comment on this creation it will be my 200th comment!http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/255037
 I made it 
  February 27, 2011
Thank you everyone for your comments and kind words, I'm really glad you liked it.
 I like it 
  February 27, 2011
Gee whiz...
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  February 27, 2011
Wow, nice! This thing is jam-packed with symbolism and awesomeness. The "dust dust dust" thing made me laugh. :)
 I like it 
  February 27, 2011
wow, this is an absolute masterpiece! makes me want to rewatch inception all over again! this brought back scenes from the movie i didnt even remember! great work my friend, this is by far one of you best. say, could you check out some of my newer mocs of my new fight club if you havent already. also, i think im gonna add a new moc today so be ready for that, he one of my best!
 I like it 
  February 27, 2011
Great! Also very great use for legs! when Mal is sitting! Awesome
 I like it 
  February 27, 2011
i love it. it puts the move in legos!
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
I loved the movie and I love this diorama... My favorite part is probably Eames skying. Well done!
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
Wow, that is amazingly detailed! Good work!~Swift
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
Amazing! This is by far the best Inception MOC I've seen! I love the movie and this does it justice, and thats not easy.
 I made it 
  February 26, 2011
Quoting aabbee 150 really nice!.. fyi "MAL" is "bad" in spanish..i should know im mexican :)
Whoops, my bad, all fixed up. That was a bit of a brain fart on my part. Triste is sad.
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
really nice!.. fyi "MAL" is "bad" in spanish..i should know im mexican :)
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
WHOA! I just read your profile, and it says your only 14! I thought you were an AFOL for sure! This only makes your creations all the more stunning! (By the way, I'm 17:)
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
I want you to know something straight off the bat: this is the best creation I have seen on MOCpages in over a YEAR! I watched the movie 4 times (just like you) and I consider it one of the best movies ever made. Your tribute is absolutely PERFECT! You have the cover of the movie down perfectly, and your minifigs are the best that I have ever seen from any MOC! Top it all off with your amazing building style, unique rooms, and your unflinching accuracy, and I've got to say, this is truly stunning. Your hard work has paid off, and I want to let you know that I'm adding you to my favorites list immediately! My only question is this: how in the world did you not get MOC of the Day!?
  February 26, 2011
That's so amazing! I haven't seen the movie recently but from what I remembered this dio is just perfect. And the scenes inside the buildings, that was a great idea that made your MOC even better. (The torso is probably from Lucius Malfoy in the Camber of Secrets sets)
 I made it 
  February 26, 2011
Quoting R.K. Blast Wow! This is amazing! I haven't sen the film yet but I want to. This is really great. Where did you get Robert's torso from?
I'm actually unsure, I don't remember getting it, so it's probably an older piece, my best guess would be from one of the older Harry Potter sets, I'm not sure.
 I made it 
  February 26, 2011
Quoting Zach The LEGO Maniac Have you ever thought of adding a vertical street in the background?
That was actually my original plan, of having this diorama and then a continued street just like that, but piece limitations made in hard, I might have run too short on time as well.
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
Amazing! Epic job!
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  February 26, 2011
Have you ever thought of adding a vertical street in the background?
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  February 26, 2011
Wow! This is amazing! I haven't sen the film yet but I want to. This is really great. Where did you get Robert's torso from?
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  February 26, 2011
Ive never seen the movie so that was a bit confusing but its huge and has tons of detail! great Diorama!
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  February 26, 2011
Wow! I don't know where to start! I saw the dio and thought it looked good, but then having all the buildings contain scenes from the movie!? Awesome! all of the scenes are superbly executed, great use of techniques, I love all the mini-dios you put in, and overall the scenes just portray the movies effects so well! I can tell this took a lot of work. Great job!!!
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
Wow!
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  February 26, 2011
This is AMAZING!!!!! Love all the detail! Simply amazing!
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
whoa this is so extremely awesome! it is incredible i wish i had your devotion and skill, i can barely work on a project for ten second before i tear it down for parts! awesome moc!
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
Also, in Greek mythology, Ariadne was the name of the woman who aided Theseus in vanquishing the Minotaur by giving him instructions on navigating the Cretan Labyrinth and a ball of string to use as a means of getting out. As for your build, fabulous combination of techniques to encapsulate the entire movie in one dio, especially the use of miniscale. Wonderful execution of an idea.~H
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
This has to be your best MOC yet!
 I like it 
  February 26, 2011
Incredible! So many details! I love the buildings and vehicles and figs and dio itself!
 
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