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MXSC-R1-Fail-The Dark Knight Rises
The Park Row Tragedy - The crime would go unsolved. The killers identity never known. But at the time it hardly mattered. There was nothing but the shock of two swift deaths, the loss of two lives and his whole world, the reasonless guilt of being spared.
About this creation
A 16x16 (plus framed base) build for Mr. Xenomurphy's Superhero Contest in the category of "fail".



Crime alley, the murder of Dr. Thomas and Martha Wayne at the hands of a petty criminal, Joe Chill. Where everything ended for their only son, Bruce, and yet everything began. The dark knight rises.

























West building detail



West building technique using tubes and clips.



East building detail



East building technique using nets, 1x2 plates, 1x1 round plates and 1x2 tiles.





Comments

 I like it 
  June 14, 2013
WOW! I like everything! The walls are perfect and the lights are vary realistic! Great job!!!
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  January 12, 2013
I absolutely love this and the fact that they have no faces adds to a concept of just another 'faceless' victim. Love the way the building looms over the alley creating a sense of claustrophobia. Really nicely done.
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  January 12, 2013
I absolutely love this and the fact that they have no faces adds to a concept of just another 'faceless' victim. Love the way the building looms over the alley creating a sense of claustrophobia. Really nicely done.
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  September 25, 2012
It does i ASSURE you, thanks for the advice
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  September 23, 2012
Quoting David Wayne question: and please don't think im being critical, how do you decide when and when not to use smooth bricks???
David, You have every right to be critical. I prefer a studless look, so most of my builds won't have many exposed studs. There are times when exposed studs add to the astetic of the build, and then I will use them. My goal is to try to make Lego transcend the medium, and become something new. Once in a while, I actually accomplish it. ~Dave
  September 23, 2012
question: and please don't think im being critical, how do you decide when and when not to use smooth bricks???
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  August 22, 2012
Brilliant, and the techniques are absolutely stunning.
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  July 30, 2012
My word, can't say I'm surprised you came in with a 40. This is absolutely fantastic Mr. Kaleta! I love the curvature of the buildings, and that dumpster design steals the show. Extremely well done sir!
Dave Kaleta
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White Knight
  July 22, 2012
Brilliant ! and Dark, very Dark !>>....well done
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  July 19, 2012
Amazing scene
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  July 16, 2012
Amazing.
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  July 16, 2012
Wow, this is brilliant work! Very artistic.
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  July 16, 2012
love it nice work
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  July 16, 2012
The work on those leaning buildings is very impressive. Great lighting too.
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  July 16, 2012
Amazing. I like the wall techniques, and the wires running all over the place is a great touch.
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  July 16, 2012
Holy Mackrel Dave! This is Bat-tastic! Poor little Bruce, I bet he feels like the walls are going to cave in on him. This is a stupendously good little scene and I am most impressed with the intracacy of that bendy wall technique. A very well deserved maximum score. I look forward to seeing the next episode from you and the new film :-)
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  July 15, 2012
It's clobberin' time!~H
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  July 15, 2012
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy Congratulations, detective, to your perfect score of 40. I’m afraid, for at least 2 weeks, you'll have to get rid of your bat costume and wear this blue and white romper suit.
Am I Mr. Fantastic? Leda's The Invisible Woman, Hans is the Thing, and Stu the Human Torch (due to his scalding wit)? I can guarantee that I will NOT be building a Batman build for the next round...
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  July 15, 2012
Dave, as you said about mine, what a cool creation! Congrats on a PERFECT score of 40/40! The techniques used for the sloping buildings is awesome, and good idea with the no faces. Once again, Congrats!
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  July 15, 2012
Congratulations, detective, to your perfect score of 40. I’m afraid, for at least 2 weeks, you'll have to get rid of your bat costume and wear this blue and white romper suit.
  July 14, 2012
Your score = 10 > You smashed me at "Hello". Nuff said!
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  July 14, 2012
Score = 10 (I'll give it 1000 if I could. XD)
  July 14, 2012
Score = 10
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  July 14, 2012
Your score (2+5+2+1) 10 Pts
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  July 13, 2012
Simply stunning. I, like everyone else, knew the moment and the significance just from looking at the thumbnail. What can be said that hasn't already been said? Spectacular portrayal of the most anguished moment in Bruce Wayne's life -- his lone failure of inaction in a crisis. Yes, he was just a kid, but the question I've always pondered about this moment is this: instead of crying and watching their lifeblood seep to pavement of Crime Alley, could he have saved one of them by immediately seeking help? True, it has been many, many, years since I have read the comics and perhaps this question has been answered, but to this reviewer, this represents Bruce Wayne's ultimate failure. (Don't be so hard on him, Dennis, he's just a kid!) Oh, and I'm totally stealing the dumpster technique from you or whoever came up with it.
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  July 12, 2012
Once again I neglect to comment here because I saw this in the LUG forum - sorry mate! Alright then, you know I like it and you know i'm a sucker for anything bat-related. What you didn't show us in the LUG was the techniques employed to create this, or the added details such as the dumpster. It's broody and atmospheric and the decision to do away with the fig faces has really helped with that. It's the melding of technique and visual punch that I would like to emulate in my own builds. What is scary for me having seen you build is that you do all this at five times the speed I do! Well done Bats, good luck.
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  July 12, 2012
CLearly a work of art, the way you managed those details on buildings is amazing! Very good work indeed! Of course the story following it suits the environment.
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  July 11, 2012
Awesome! The detail on the building is great! Nice work on this one!
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  July 11, 2012
One word= AWESOME!!!
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  July 10, 2012
There is not a corner of this MOC which is not packed full of complex techniques. How you managed to stick them all in is a mystery.
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  July 10, 2012
Wow...just wow. This is how you do a serious, intense MOC. The whole "caving-in" feeling works incredibly well here. Stunning work!
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  July 10, 2012
The subject might be about "fail," but the MOC is pure "win!" Absolutely brilliant work, DK!
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  July 10, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist The slew of new techniques you introduce
I don't know if I created any of these techniques, merely applied them in different ways? I learned the net technique from Sebeus I, and using clips is nothing new. Thanks for the compliments though!
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  July 10, 2012
An interesting take on the category, and a beautifully atmospheric build. The slew of new techniques you introduce and the realistic architecture will surely make this a strong contender. Great work!
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  July 10, 2012
Truly art in brick. You are not only "The GD Batman," you're also a TRUE artist. Thank you for sharing. ~ Chris.
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  July 10, 2012
As you know, your WIPs of this inspired my own entry; what you don't know is that the idea changed to something better than my first idea and a little more along these lines. Hopefully it comes out half as good as this beauty and meets the approval of your Darkness. Now I just need to finish it up before the darn deadline!~H
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  July 10, 2012
Wow! Geat work! The buildings are superb and the main photo is stunning! --Blast--
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  July 9, 2012
Great build it really gets the Bruce Wayne loss of his parents feeling by very well
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  July 9, 2012
The walls are fantastic!
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  July 9, 2012
The technical/artistic techniques here are top notch- so many examples from the walls, to the dress, to the aforementioned dumpster, etc. (BTW, someone from the Thai govt would like you to come do all their power lines.) It is a fantastic build.
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  July 9, 2012
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor A very dark and ominous scene you have created. I always enjoyed the Dark Knight story lines as opposed to the "Oh look at me, I run around in tights with a 20 something boy I put into tights too....wheeeee!" Your dilapidated building designs are interesting, and the curved in effects makes it feel as if the world is closing in on Bruce. My favorite part however, happens to the cobblestone type effect with the curved bricks. Bravo Batman!
Maybe someday I'll be as good at architecture as you :)
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  July 9, 2012
Quoting Leda Kat =^..^= Dave. This just blows me away. Pure art. I've gone back and looked at it about 4 times since you first posted it and I'm wowed more each time. You, of course are an amazing builder, everybody knows that, but this little moc shows the next level. What does an amazing builder achieve when he finds a subject he is truly passionate about? a masterpiece.
I hope I did the lighting the justice you would have... it took A LOT of tries to get it to work (good thing I had an assistant).
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  July 9, 2012
Quoting Stacy Sterling Every detail in the scene is amazing - from the barbed wire on the fence to the crumbling walls of the buildings. The feeling of utter despair you captured here is impressive - the caving walls, the faceless figs and lighting are all spot-on.
Thank you Ms. Sterling! I can tell you really appreciate all the work that I put into this :)
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  July 9, 2012
Quoting Blake Baer The expressionless faces add a whole new dimension to the artsy feel of this. Brilliant stuff Dave!
Last minute realization that no minifigure face would be able to convey the emotion needed in the scene.
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  July 9, 2012
Quoting Cody G I wouldn't say that their deaths were a failure. After all, he wasn't a superhero then. Still, some amazing architecture and a very artistic and emotion-spurring piece. I love it!
A superhero failed to save the day... fail in my book. If this piece spurred emotion in you, I consider it a success!
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  July 9, 2012
Quoting Quad ????? It is a question whether or not some things built from Lego elements can be classified as art. This is art.
Thanks a lot, that's what I was going for!
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  July 9, 2012
There are some good builders... and then there's you. Arts and engeneering combined!
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  July 9, 2012
Dave. This just blows me away. Pure art. I've gone back and looked at it about 4 times since you first posted it and I'm wowed more each time. You, of course are an amazing builder, everybody knows that, but this little moc shows the next level. What does an amazing builder achieve when he finds a subject he is truly passionate about? a masterpiece.
 I like it 
  July 9, 2012
Every detail in the scene is amazing - from the barbed wire on the fence to the crumbling walls of the buildings. The feeling of utter despair you captured here is impressive - the caving walls, the faceless figs and lighting are all spot-on.
Dave Kaleta
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David K.
  July 8, 2012
AW man, this is to good of a build I dont think I'll beat this
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  July 8, 2012
man i'm up against some tough competition. Good luck. hope you win.
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  July 8, 2012
Wow! Those walls are amazing, the whole build is excellent. ;)
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  July 8, 2012
A very dark and ominous scene you have created. I always enjoyed the Dark Knight story lines as opposed to the "Oh look at me, I run around in tights with a 20 something boy I put into tights too....wheeeee!" Your dilapidated building designs are interesting, and the curved in effects makes it feel as if the world is closing in on Bruce. My favorite part however, happens to the cobblestone type effect with the curved bricks. Bravo Batman!
 I like it 
  July 8, 2012
I wouldn't say that their deaths were a failure. After all, he wasn't a superhero then. Still, some amazing architecture and a very artistic and emotion-spurring piece. I love it!
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  July 8, 2012
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy For this creation, I have to come up with a new word (at least I think it is new): LEGO® art-chitecture. It is always amazing to see what you can do, but it is even more amazing what you can do if you are in your element. Good luck, detective.
Thank you. I've been very inspired watching your "superhero" builds over the last year. I consider them architecture builds with superheroes in them, so I think the new word applies to you as well. Thanks for hosting this contest as thus far, it's pushed me to try exciting new things. ~Dave
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  July 8, 2012
For this creation, I have to come up with a new word (at least I think it is new): LEGO® art-chitecture. It is always amazing to see what you can do, but it is even more amazing what you can do if you are in your element. Good luck, detective.
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  July 8, 2012
There's nothing not to like here. I like how you got round the use of a Batman fig. That dumpster is my fav part, VERY nice!
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  July 8, 2012
Excellent! Lighting, details, it's all there!
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  July 8, 2012
I love your creation so much!The wall is well-styled!
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  July 8, 2012
Yay, your back! Nice MOC BTW, you really brought out the emotion behind the event their ;)
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  July 8, 2012
Oh boy... now I really regret calling the dark knight a jerk... brilliant entry Dave, good luck!
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  July 8, 2012
Amazing Dave!!!! The design is superbly detailed!!! I love how you did the walls! How you did the minifigures is awesome! Stupendous job, and good luck in the contest!
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  July 8, 2012
Wow, brilliant build Dave! Nice job!
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  July 8, 2012
Wow! Those curved walls look stunning. I like the artsy feel you gave to this. Nice work!
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  July 8, 2012
Great! I love how you did the walls. 5/5
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  July 8, 2012
You take everything you build to a whole new level. I have a feeling that we'll be seeing curved walls popping up all over the place soon. Amazing job.
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  July 8, 2012
The expressionless faces add a whole new dimension to the artsy feel of this. Brilliant stuff Dave!
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  July 8, 2012
Your building techniques Blows-My-Mind!! Very well done, But how is it a Fail?
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  July 8, 2012
Is there any point of me posting my entry now? ;) Amazing work Dave!
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  July 8, 2012
awesome effect on the building
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  July 8, 2012
Bravo.
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  July 8, 2012
awesome, i really like the slope buildings, amazing
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  July 8, 2012
Wow! What a fantastic entry, my favourite so far. The atmosphere and lighting is perfect. The wall techniques are excellent. Good luck :D
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  July 8, 2012
Dear Lord, this is fantastic Dave! Way to go making 16x16 look huge, hahaha, I really had to double take this just to believe it was 16x16 .Amazing use of the allowable space, details are comic to the max...
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  July 8, 2012
Awesome!
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  July 8, 2012
Wow! I LOVE the way you did the buildings... Excellent!
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  July 8, 2012
Beautifully done! I love how the vig with the leaning buildings recreates the scene as it appears in the comics
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  July 8, 2012
So detailed...I love building three!
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  July 8, 2012
No doubt about it... you shine in your Bat Element! :)
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  July 8, 2012
It is a question whether or not some things built from Lego elements can be classified as art. This is art.
  July 8, 2012
Wow. I feel like I should say more but I have no clue where to begin! A very interesting technique for the buildings. Never would of thought of using the flexi-tubes to help keep it stable while leaning. I also love the whole dark and ominous feel you gave it. Fantastic entry :)
 
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