I kept my promise. Finally, hereís the Green Goblin.
About this creation
Before we start, you can find HD pictures of this MOC when you visit my flickr account and you can find the extras for this MOC here on MOCpages.
When I built the Daily Planet, I had to hurry (contest). As a result, Iíve never been really happy with the roof. This time, I enjoyed building it. As you can see, this MOC is as much about architecture in New York as it is about Spider-Man. Maybe even more.
And here he is, my custom Green Goblin. I based my version on the comics. Once again, Iíd like to thank Calin , who came up with the idea for the ears. And before all of you Star Wars fans ask: Yes, I cut them off from Yoda. Iím not afraid of Jedi masters. The hood is a hat from Harry Potter.
I wanted to use waterslide decals, but for this MOC I decided to stay with my first design, a sticker for his chest and a goblinís head. Maybe Iíll update him some day, but for now, Iím happy with him the way he is.
Green Goblin and Kingpin both are trying to rule New York and rise to supreme power. Those men in the street are some of Kingpinís henchmen. This poor accountant just learns the dangers of a pumpkin bomb Ö
Ö while his associate got hit by one of the razor bats.
Spidey to the rescue. Here you can also see how Peter earns his money. His automatic camera is webbed to the building.
Apart from the new clinker technique (well, new for me, though most certainly not really new), I tried to come up with some graffiti.
Iím sure you can read this one. Right, it says ĎDillaneí, my tribute to Frank Dillane . He was short-listed for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man for the 2012 movie. You might know this hilarious British actor from Harry Potter (he was the young Tom Riddle). Heís not as famous as Brad Pitt or Sean Connery, but he is really cool, very promising and interviews with him are very entertaining (British humour).
This fire escape is different from my last one and it was important for me that it really works:
Here are some more sketches I drew (or better: scribbled) over the last few weeks/months. You might find out what Iím going to do next.
As I said before, I tried this new clinker brick technique and I found out something interesting. Iím sure everybody agrees that 3 plates (or 2 plates and 1 tile) add up to the height of a brick. Right?
Wrong! First of all, plates are a little bit higher than tiles. As a result, my walls were a bit curved and I had to take care of this. That was quite easy.
But they are also higher than bricks. Itís minimal, but it you put enough plates and tiles on top of each other, the difference becomes visible and a real problem.
No new Spidey MOC without the mandatory cover design.
You might want to know what happened to my last MOC, the one with the Lizard (well, probably not). I took it apart, just like the Daily Planet. But I saved the most important components and created this little vig.
See how both of them try to pay with Euro notes?
Since we are talking about old creations, I think I should mention that I found something very interesting. I told you before that Iíve always been a Spidey fan and now Iíve got proof. This is a custom minifig, not of the Green Goblin, but of the Hobgoblin, another one of Spideyís villains, that I created as a kid.
And just to remind you that Iíve come a long way (hahaha), hereís my actual Green Goblin once more.
Finally, some additional shots. Who knows, maybe I can create my own Cafe Corner series with superheroes and buildings from New York.
Wow!! after seeing this I went out and bought a load of lego! Iv been collecting the mini figs for some time but now I'm truly inspired! I'm Shure you don't want to give all your secrets away but can I ask as a compleat beginner how did you get the black bricks effect! How you got them to stick out from the rest of the wall looks just amazing ! Just wow
From One Spidey Enthusiast to another I will say that this is not just Amazing and Spectacular, This is Web Of (get it? yuk yuk)! Thanks for your comment on my Spidey I have responded, Oh and if you ever do another superhero contest, I'M IN! Lastly, welcome to my favorite builders list!
I LOVE it! I love when people use classic Green Goblin instead of the movie version! The entire scene is awesome. And with the lizard,spidey and comic shop set was amazing! How'd you get the decals for the comics?
Hello again, good sir. This is one of my favorite MOCs on this site, especially for the explosion effect that you created and that I have yet to see anywhere else on this site. I have recently added a "My Current Favorite" space on my page and I would like to feature this work in the future. Would I have your permission to do that?
Quoting pink stormtrooper
... Next you need to make doc oc or Rhino! :D
Thank you, stormy. Actually, Doc Ock was next in line, but I'm building Doctor Who again at the moment. I'll clearly return to the superhero genre again and I'll start a superhero contest after Brickworld.
Do you know how long I could go on about how awesome this is? The graffiti, the explosion, those bat boomerang things in the ground, the GREEN GOBLIN! I can't believe it... Next you need to make doc oc or Rhino! :D
Ditto to all the comments below. One of the most detailed and incredibly complex creations I have seen in a long time. This deserves MOTD immediately, right now...end of story. From the roof to the walls to the graffitti...fantastic! Stunning work!
Ah, just lovely. Spidey will always be special to me because, as the family story goes, I essentially taught myself how to read so I could work through a stack of comics an older cousin had. Ah, to have my hands on those classics today!
AMAZING AMAZING WORK!!!! I love this build. I'm such an overgrown child and nothing like mixing legos with some good old superhero/villian action. And you got two of the most classic hero villian feuds going on here. Sipdermen and the Green Goblin, I love it.
now i could of swore i commented on this earlier but i guess not while anyway im quite curious about how you built the AC units on the roof now correct me if im wrong but did you use two archs and some meathod of snot too make that circle for the fan to fit in? anyway awesome work and how you got the bat wings in the ground was cool
Quoting Tim C
... I could see something like that ending with viewers wondering what the big orange and yellow trans-blob was under the car, but your craftsmanship left no room for confusion.
Thank you, Tim. The funny part is, the explosion was the first element that I built for this MOC. The, when I started constructing the building, I decided to leave the explosion out. I added it again very late in the whole building process. Looks like a good decision after all.
So, I'm a huge fan of your work. I love the smoke coming out of the back of the Goblin's board, and the graffiti is awesome. But I have seen this stuff before. What I haven't seen before is the exploding car. WHAT!? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? That is incredible. I could see something like that ending with viewers wondering what the big orange and yellow trans-blob was under the car, but your craftsmanship left no room for confusion. Completely artistic. Very convincing. Great stuff!
XenoMurphy - I think you misunderstood my comment. The grill tile is a hair taller than a regular tile, at least all of the ones I own are. I was saying the grill wouldn't work on corners because the grill indentations would show. The technique itself, I have used on corners, so I know it works. I wasn't intending to disparage your creation or technique by any means, just offering information. :)
I'm loving everything about this model. The detail is superb, there is soooo much to check out. The car explosion really caught my eye. All that's missing is the Punisher on the roof trying to take a shot at Spidey. Excellent work!
ouff, the roof, the plate-brick wall, the graffitis, the details, wonderful piece! I knew there where a small height difference in plates, but, your explanation is as detailed as it s importance, thanks for the tip mr xeno!
Quoting George Jones
Xenomurphy - Great build. I noticed your clinker technique. Obviously, it can't work on corners, but if you use a 1x2 grill tile instead of the plain 1x2 tile, you won't get the same amount of curve.
Thank you, George, but you are wrong. This technique works extremely well with corners, even though tere are no visible clinker corners in this building. I'm not sure if a grill tile is really higher than a regular tile and since there are no 1 x 1 grill tiles, everything would become unnecessary complicated. Anyway, thank you again for worrying, George.
Not many words but, WOW!!! You did it again my friend. What caught my eye first was the impressive car explosion, very nice. Not to mention the spray paint on the side of the wall. Your detail work is by far amazing. Well done on Green goblin as well with Yoda ears, LOL. Nice touch. Ill have to try that tech as well with the 1x1 stud and the tiles on the side to give it that curve look to the wall, thanks for sharing that. Very well done looking forward to your next build as always.
Hey Murphy, the details and techniques used in this creation are stunning.
The use of flat pieces to make the walls is really interesting, although I think it takes a superhuman patience, and for that I admire you very much.
I think that compared to the Daily Planet, this has something more ... maybe a darker atmosphere that creates the feeling of suspense.
With this creation, I think the way you build, has taken a step further ... although I my friend, I always wait from you a creation more ethereal and dreamy;
I think you're perfectly able to surprise me and amaze you.
You just have to try ...
I love this creation.
Quoting Ben King
... Will you be doing more superhero based mocs like these?
Thank you, Ben. Like many creative people, there's always a chance that I lose interest in a theme overnight. After building a larger MOC, I always feel a bit indecicive what to do next. It may take me 1 - 3 weeks before I start again and then it's possible that I start building four MOCs at the same time, but finish only one of them. Nevertheless, I have at least a fourth Spidey-MOC in mind.
Wow! Splendid custom goblin, Mr. X! That whole thing about the plates curving is interesting, I never knew that. I love the roof top, it looks so realistic! There are so many awesome techniques in here! Will you be doing more superhero based mocs like these?
Quoting Stuart Delahay
... I hope the Marvel trilogy of MOCs may become a quadrology or more - Kraven or Mysterio would both offer some set-piece potential? Great work mate.
Thank you, Stu, it's very nice to hear such friendly words from a brilliant connoisseur of marvel comics like you. About the quadrology, time will tell. But I already have a custom Vulture, Mysterio and Morbius up my sleeve and then there's still Doc Ock.
It is truly rare to find a creation with the size, incredible attention to detail, stellar parts usage, and the spotless presentation found in this one. And you've done it with the past four super hero creations you've churned out. Nothing less than art, Xenomurphy. Nothing less than art. The explosion is stupendously explosive, and the use of layered tubing for the garage doors is genius. I was particularly impressed, though, with the way you took advantage of the inset around the edge of the tiles to create such a realistic texture on the side of the building. As always, your photographs are beyond perfection, and the behind-the-scenes / technique guides that you've provided for us are just icing on the cake. You've hit it out of the ballpark once again.
Very nice, Lol at the goblin :P
So far the 3 plates not being equal to 1 brick has not bothered me much, I don't build many high things, but I do build long ships which tend to curve because of multiple plates on to of each other with different lenghts.
Anyway, greay job
OK, a detail that I just love - the puffs of vapour trail behind the goblin glider. I actually grabbed Essential spider-man vol.1 to compare the first appearance of the glider (he had a jet broomstick on his 1st appearance in ASM14, but changed it to the glider by AMS17 fact fans). Yes I am that sad. The explosion is masterful, the construction of the building a delight full of clever techniques - you, Hans and the detective amongst others actually remind me that architectural builds are not just pattern repetition and how many grey arches you have! The colourful graffiti is a great addition and the custom Goblin is brilliant - never liked the movie version as much as the comic one. I hope the Marvel trilogy of MOCs may become a quadrology or more - Kraven or Mysterio would both offer some set-piece potential? Great work mate.
The sheer amount of bricks this building has used (all those plates!) is phenomenal. The explosion just leaps right out at you from that dark street scene. I love it I love it I LOVE IT! Goblin is so cute. A whole cafe corner street of super heroes and villains would be sweet! Get it up on Cuusoo!
Quoting Otter 72
... So I'm simply going to say "Thank you." Thank you for building what you build. Thank you for being so amazingly creative. And thank you for sharing what you've built with everyone here on MOCpages. You inspire us all.
And let me thank you and all the others here for the kind comments and attention, because that is what motivates me.
This is amazing. I don't even know where to begin describing all of the fantastic details that I love about this Green Goblin MOC... or any of your comicbook-inspired creations for that matter. So I'm simply going to say "Thank you." Thank you for building what you build. Thank you for being so amazingly creative. And thank you for sharing what you've built with everyone here on MOCpages. You inspire us all.
Thank you, Ian. You know, I'd love to comment so much more, not only your creations, but so many others, cause there's so much fantastic stuff to see here on the pages. But with work, friends and hobbies, it is really hard to find enough time for everything.
It's ok, I guess. =P This is quite brilliant, as usual. Like everyone else, I could write for days about all of the fantastic details, but two things steal the show: the explosion and the graffiti. As you know, I have a fondness for street art and you just blew every attempt I've ever made right out of the water, arschloch! Just kidding, you know I love you!~H
*Jaw drop* I'm blown away, simply blown away! You never miss a single detail. Everything presented here is top notch stuff! I could literally comment about how impressed I am with the placement of each and every brick in this MOC, but for the sake of your sanity I'll narrow it down to my favorite elements. Firstly, the explosion is just WOW! That is, without a doubt, the best brick-built explosion I've ever seen. Secondly, the brick-built graffiti is just stunning, absolutely stunning! And lastly, all the detail on the roof "crowns" (literally) this MOC a perfect build! Just in case you didn't catch the memo, I'm in awe! Brilliant work. As a fellow "studless" builder--when tiles are necessary, which is often--I think you're the best of our kind, as it were, on the pages! And I'm all the more honored that you even bother to drop me a comment on the occasion, so many thanks for that. Now enough typing. Once again, stupendous work and I look forward to seeing more in the future!
Mr. X, you have done it again! Several months ago when you posted the Daily Planet build I thought, "Wow, this build may be the best single build I have ever seen". This one picks up right where that one left off. As others have commented, the brickwork, the explosion, deatils like the fire escape and AC units really add detail to this that make me feel as if I could walk right into the action. Keep up these great builds, you are an inspiration to AFOL's everywhere!
This is one of the most beautifully refined creations I've seen in a long time. Exquisite color placement, textural detailing, and composition. I've been visualizing a similar explosion concept for quite a while, but just have no building time anymore - it's FANTASTIC to see it actualized! I can't go without mentioning the tile-on-plate approach to the walls as well...just brilliant. Thanks for this one, Xeno. It's not often anymore that a MOC really captures me, but this is one of those rare and wonderful occasions. Just gorgeous!
Oh yes, Oh yes ... Been missing something like this from you Mr. This is why i love your builds. All so original. That tile tecnique is interesting, that the bricks height doesnt add up if you add enough on top of each other. I can se that will be mostly a big problem, but i can also se it come in handy at some point. For me, the explosion under the car is the best here. But there are so much to choose from. Very lovely build indeed . :)
Quoting Chris Stone
... This may sound weird but, my favorite part is the air generators (I am not sure if that is what they are...) on the top of the building. At first glance I thought you were using those new "brick" bricks for the walls. I was just thinking, "that is not very Xeno...", when I looked closer and noticed they were tiles stacked up on each other ...
Thank you, Chris. I think they are part of the air conditioner system. About the clinker technique: Yes, it also was my intention to create an alternative to the new bricks, though they are very cool.
Quoting Pendolium Panthorium
Man I absolutely LOVE this thing! ... But, I do wonder, why do you never show any pictures of the back? (or maybe it just isn't too pretty to look at ;) hehe)
Thank you, Pendolium. The reason is simple: The rear side is b-o-r-i.n.g. Just a wall of 1 x 4 black bricks and a large hatch in case I need to rearange something inside, for example the figs in the windows.
Extreme excellence! All of the details are wonderful- the AC units, people in the windows, the architecture, the figures and that might be the best explosion I have ever seen in LEGO. I am a bit heart broken that you took the Daily Planet apart as both it and this MOC deserve to be preserved at a LEGOland or comic book company HQs.
Great! Well, since in teh other two mocs I just gave a little comment. Now for a well earned review: First sandman was my favorite, a lot of coolness. second: green goblin was really cool, the effects were amazing (lego)
and last: i enjoyed watching the effects on the subway. But all in all my favorite was, attack of the sharpies!!!
Ah! I knew you must have been working on another (insanely) detailed build! The details in this are plentiful. This may sound weird but, my favorite part is the air generators (I am not sure if that is what they are...) on the top of the building. At first glance I thought you were using those new "brick" bricks for the walls. I was just thinking, "that is not very Xeno...", when I looked closer and noticed they were tiles stacked up on each other. A very good looking technique I should say. I quite enjoy these Superhero sets you have been producing and I hope you continue to make them. Overall, the build is not that shabby :P
Man I absolutely LOVE this thing! The Explosion is what got my attention, I really love how realistic it and the smoke from the Green Goblins' ride look. I also like how you use the SNOT techniques for a lot of your walls, and for the bases of your MOCs.But, I do wonder, why do you never show any pictures of the back? (or maybe it just isn't too pretty to look at ;) hehe)(I'm not criticizing, it's just I'd like to know what it looks like) I think it's your best yet. I just found this a little bit ago, and I was admiring it, when I realized, I hadn't added you as a favorite builder! So, to let you know, your number of fans just got a digit higher. :)
God Bless ~ Pendolium
Quoting Mike Johnson
... As to the "quality" of LEGO these days I don't believe it is as good as it used to be. With many new sets I have bought over the last couple of years I have unfortunately had many bricks begin to crack and even break in half after only a few uses.
Thank you, Mike. Broken bricks is something I have also experienced. In addition to that, many bricks are much softer than in the past.
Mr. X, you are insane! The explosion caught my eye quickly. But lo and behold, there's so much more! The attention to detail is top-notched. I suppose the pinnacle of MOCing is making it look real. This one does not disappoint (as well as the previous ones you've made). In fact, this is even better than before. WOW! Can't wait to see future projects! Peace!
Simply amazing my friend and I don't mean the web-head either! You had me with the building by itself. That roof scnery is priceless but the exploding car is pretty sweet too! As to the "quality" of LEGO these days I don't believe it is as good as it used to be. With many new sets I have bought over the last couple of years I have unfortunately had many bricks begin to crack and even break in half after only a few uses. I personally question the quality of the plastis itself, but even so I will continue to build away just like every other addicted AFOL out there who can't get enough ABS in their lives!
You really have a gift of making the pages of comics come to life in your builds. So many wonder details. My favorites are the building, it doesn't get any more authentic., and the explosion... it blew me away (pun intended) lol. The way you sculpted that was brilliant. Maybe instead of the hunk of concrete under gobby and that wicked glider could be a tire from the rear of the car? I'm so impressed as always. Great build.
You are definitely one of the best builders on the pages. This is amazingly good. My favorite parts were the blowing up car (genius design), and the Green Goblin(One of my all time favorite super villains). Wow the building graffiti is great. Another incredible build!
Quoting Medieval Guy
I never would have thought they'd be different sizes, especially since TLG puts so much thought into the design of their pieces.
You are right. TLG is famous for their excellent quality and exemplary when it comes to precise manufacturing processes. An engineer told me so (and he doesn't work for TLC, so I believe him). It is a fact, that even the slightest difference becomes visible when multiplied by hundred.
That explosion is incredible, and I really like the look of this building. The information about tiles and plats is interesting. I never would have thought they'd be different sizes, especially since TLG puts so much thought into the design of their pieces.
Glad I stayed awake for this one. Eyecandy from every perspective. The Goblin is incredible including the glider with the smoke. Love the look of the brick-technique. Would not have believed it but there is still improvement in your work. Keep them coming (your MOCs not the clonekids)
Speaking as a huge Amazing Spiderman fanboy, I must say, I am quite impressed! You've really done an outstanding job on the architecture and comic-book-feel of the creation; I feel like I'm right in the action! I'm not a big fan of non-purist minifigs, but your Green-goblin is ten times better than any version (purist and non-purist) currently out there. Everything is top-notch!
Wow, most impressive! The graffiti is excellent, and interesting discovery about the ratios, who knew? The explosion is definitely eye-catching and well done, as is the building. The tiles and plates for bricks works surprisingly well, some of the best bricks I've seen. The garage doors also look superb, how were they done? Great work!
Mister X, I am stunned. There is just much eye candy all over this creation. The details on the roof and the fire escape, the wicked explosion, the perfect facial expressions, all of it is simply awesome. Then I saw your custom hobgoblin.....get out.
HAHAHA, seriously, very, very cool creation. You Sir, are the master of all that is Super and Heroic!
(You cut up a Yoda fig.....HAHAHAHAHAHA, CLONE KIDS, ATTACK!!!)