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Metal Gear Solid Vignette
A MGS vig of Snake sneaking around in a cardboard box.
About this creation
This is my first vignette ever, depicting the character Solid Snake, from the Metal Gear Solid series, sneaking in a cardboard box past a distracted soldier.

I tried to cram as much detail into this vignette as possible, and I'm happy with the results. I also decided to add a concept of my own to the vignette. All of the objects that are in motion in the scene are jutting outside of the borders of the vignette. That includes Snake, the Genome Soldier, and the Guncam (pivoting from side to side). I hope that doesn't violate some unwritten vignette law.

This vignette takes place in a random place in a random occurrence (you can use the cardboard boxes for almost all of the game), and doesn't reflect any part of the storyline. I just wanted to make something that was totally iconic for Metal Gear Solid.

So, here are some of the details:

Snake's box has a slit, and through it you can see his eyes. The slit is the grip holes that all cardboard boxes have, but I only made one because I ran out of smooth tan tiles. Snake has the "Snowfield" box on in this vignette.

There is a ration hidden in the vent. This is yet another staple of the Metal Gear Solid series. Villains seem to have some fixation with leaving ammo and rations in vents. Plus, the ration is floating above the ground; Just like in the games!

The piping and the lighting was a random last-minute addition that I made so I could get even more detail in.

The console is a random detail in another room.

The Guncam (another piece of MGS fandom), an automated machine gun attached to a wall camera, is also in another room.

The Genome Soldier is an Arctic Warfare Troop. While AWT's are only found outside (except for the warehouse in the beginning of the game), I thought they were the most recognizable enemies from the first. I originally used the white ninja mask and a white head for the soldier's head, but the design of the gray head was far too perfect. The soldier, having been distracted by something, has yet another well-known MGS element: The red Exclamation Point. This means, in the game, that the soldier has spotted something.

The AWT's gun is a custom-made FAMAS assault rifle, a bullpup-style rifle. This is the gun they use in the game.



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   Overhead view.



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   Side one.



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   Side two.



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   Side three.



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   Side four.



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   Second overhead view.



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   Overhead view, without the pipes and lights.



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   The piping.



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   The lighting hanging from the pipes.



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   Just your typical random control console. It is just an added detail. It's supposed to be in another room.



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   The ration hidden in the vent, floating over the ground (just like in real life!).



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   Two of the enemies Snake faces. A Genome Soldier and a Guncam.



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   Classy view.



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   You can see Snake's eyes!



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   Snake stealthily, if not clumsily, sneaks past the distracted guard.



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   The soldier's face.



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   Cinematic view of Mr. Soldier and his FAMAS.



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   The Genome Arctic Warfare Soldier has his closeup.



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   "Do I smell rations!?"

The famous Exclamation Point.



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   Johnny here displays his FAMAS rifle and how it should be reloaded.



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   My custom-made FAMAS assault rifle. Since the gun is a bullpup-style rifle, the handle is in front, while the magazine is behind it. This allows for a longer time for the bullet to be moving through the barrel.



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   The Guncam. Ammo canister side.



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   The Guncam. Camera side.



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   The camera also smells rations.

The cameras, in the game, also display exclamation points.



Comments

 I like it 
  November 27, 2010
Very accurate FAMAS, but a bit big. Great job.5/5
David McNeely
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Jason Black
  August 3, 2009
The exclamation point is genius!!!!
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  June 15, 2009
Awesome i like the Genome in it the most.Cn you look at my Genome and rate it?
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  February 14, 2009
Even though I have never played any of the "Metal Gear" games I love this creation! This "vignette" is one of(If not "the") first "studless" creations I had ever seen, when I first found out about the online LEGO(R) community, and because of that this creation holds a special place in my heart! The minifig action and detailing are really nice! Oops...gotta' go, I smell rations!
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  January 11, 2009
Thats funny :) i love the '!' its cool and box is deadly. Do it where he takes the box off Snake's head!
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  January 7, 2009
Ha ha ha, the exclamation point makes that vig. and the floating ration. I'm a huge fan of the series and you don't come close to disapointment. Very nice.
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  August 29, 2008
Cool come checkout my MGS4 contest
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  June 12, 2008
I love it! I might be a normal Halo fan, but soon there will be MGS stuff!
 I like it 
  August 17, 2007
What everyone below me said, and more. This is GENIUS!
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  August 6, 2007
Awesome. I loved that part of the game. It was so funny. Nice exclamation point too.
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  July 23, 2007
As a player of MGS, I can say that is the best lego version I have seen!
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  July 22, 2007
Excellent work, especially on the lights and pipes...how they hang in the air. (Getting deja-vu yet...like you've heard this before somewhere)? ;-)
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  July 15, 2007
Incredible! The little cardboard box is my favorite feature in the games! In fact, I have a cardboard box perfectly like his. It's fun to walk around in... ya know.... I also luve the widely-known exclamation point-- quite funny. Anyway, great little vignette.
 I like it 
  July 15, 2007
Awesome!
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  July 14, 2007
Nice attention to detail, this thing is great!
 
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