My fiftieth MOC deserves to be big, detailed, and fun. I have been working on Hangman's Tree for a long time now. Three months to be exact. Peter Pan is one of my favorite stories! There are many fun explanations ahead for lot's of things, so get ready for a packed MOC! Please excuse the fact that some of the pictures are poor quality. I didn't have the luxury of using my photo box because this is so big. Enjoy!
About this creation
Here, my custom lego Captain James Hook and his bosun Smee discover the chimney of Peter Pan's underground hideout.
I just had to add my signature minifig to the dio. His head looks uncannily like Spaceman Spiff 's head!
This is the stream. The bottom was very fun to add detail to!
Cool artistic shot of the stream and the waterfall.
Mullins. An actual pirate described in the book!
This is a cool monkey that I made. He was inspired by the tire technique used by Paul Vermeesch on his bear .
My stork, first featured in my Taxidermy Shop , makes an appearance here on a wheel!
Another glimpse of Hook!
A small bird resides in it's nest in my new tree. You can never run out of possibilities for the awesome maraca pieces!
Noodler, also described in the book. His hands were fixed on backwards.
Full shot of the whole dio. Sorry for the shadows.
Hangman's tree consist's of the same technique used on Treebeard !
My new tree!
The noose. It isn't called Hangman's Tree for nothing!
The waterfall. I made a special trip to the lego store for the clear, round 1x1's.
My brick built palm tree!!!!!!! I used the same technique that I did with my bamboo shoot .
My new tree design!!!!!
Now for the good stuff! Hook is my favorite! Although his cape-y thing was a custom like his cuffs, the rest of the fig is purist.
He looks cool from the back too!
Smee is Hook's Irish bosun (short for boat swain). He is the only non-conformist in Hook's crew, and is an uncannily genial old man. His cutlass is named Johnny Corkscrew.
The pic of Noodler didn't work, so I will try to fix it later.
Here is Mullins. There is no description of him in the book, although he is mentioned.
This is me. Me is not in the book, but many kids (including TOFL's) go to Neverland, so the fact that I could be there is a possibility!
Sorry for the blurriness, but this shows that the mushroom fits over the chimney.
The top of the waterfall.
And finally, behind the waterfall there is a...
WHOAH!!!!! A door? Where does it lead?
The hideout! The book says that there are seven entrances to the hideout through seven holes in the different trees. One of the holes is in the big hangman's tree, but I didn't make the other six. The waterfall entrance (or exit) is known only to the lost boys, Peter, Tinker Bell, and the guests.
This is the staircase. The underground section has supports that hold the removable upper level.
Both levels stacked.
The equipment bins.
The fire pit!!!!! Please ignore the pot of tomato soup below.
In the book, the table consists of an old door laid on top of a tree stump. Here, it consists of blocks of ABS plastic. HO HO HO!!!!!
Peter Pan!!!! The skirt I felt would be perfect for his leafy dress, and the brickforge throwing knife suits him.
Tinker Bell's house next to the door of Peter's room.
This is an underground stream. As a friend once said, "It is a river of Sierra Mist!"
Peter's room. Although the book tells us that the hideout was one big room, I do imagine small "closets."
A recap of the entire hideout.
The table. The stools are mushrooms!!!!!
Both levels stacked.
Michael, John and Wendy.
The twins, and Slightly.
The picture of Nibs, Curly and Toodles didn't work either, but I will fix it eventually.
MAN! I never commented on this?!?!? Well, here's another like for you. Peter pan is epic and the use of maracas is really good. I would beat you up on the monkey but it seems you've had enough of that. :D But the tire technique was creative and hook is just phenomenal. This deserves more likes! ~ Christopher
WOW! this is EPIC! I love the peter pan books too! have you read the peter and the starcatchers series or peter pan in scarlet? The detail in this model is awesome, I love the little door! Also the bird was very clever and I really like your stream and waterfall technique. I am going to make a Peter pan group soon and I would appreciate it if you joined. This is AWESOME! 5/5
Yes!!! This deserves MOC of the day! Totally awesome! I've already told you everything I love about it, but man this is good! I love the waterfall and the brilliant stream bed! The mini-figs are all awesome, and I love how you designed each one of them (down to the last pirate) directly off their descriptions in the actaul story. Max you are incredible! Keep up the good work! And we'll see if I'm not right, but I beleive this is eventually headed to the top of the homepage! Very, very,very, well done!!!
Okay. My last comment was out of place, so here I will delve into the awesomeness of this creation. Actually, "awesomeness" does not begin to describe. I've been tracking your posts, Max, and I was secretly hoping this would be your 50th. A MOC worthy of that title it is. Okay. On to the rest of this work of genius. Love the stream. Love the trees. The maracca baby bird was so terribly clever, and the maracca coconuts were as well. Did you buy a stack of those from Bricklink or something? Captain Hook is my favorite, but your dedication in recreating each of the pirates and lost boys is astounding. Then if the first level wasn't enough, you doubled the awesomeness. (Can you tell that this is my favorite creation of yours yet?) Anywho, your waterfall is very clever as well, and the detail in the bottom level rocks! Literally! Like "rocks" heh... meh... All in all, your coolest piece of Lego work, and my only critique would be my usual, "context is more important than detail," but with the level of detail in this dio, I don't care if you toss context out the window. Great work Max.