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M.O. Round 2: Josh Christenson vs. Legopard
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2012 MocOlympics

My opponent Legopard, and his entry.

The Renaissance: A genre the Lego company has never produced? What would it look like in plastic bricks? Choose a scene set in the
Renaissance period (different from the middle ages and typical "castle" stuff so choose wisely) and show us your take on it.

"The burning of the Globe or playhouse on the Bankside on St. Peter's day cannot escape you; which fell out by a peal of chambers, (that I know not upon what occasion were to be used in the play,) the tampin or stopple of one of them lighting in the thatch that covered the house, burn'd it down to the ground in less than two hours, with a dwelling-house adjoyning; and it was a great marvaile and a fair grace of God that the people had so little harm, having but two narrow doors to get out." - John Chamberaine

From the moment I first read this category, I knew instantly I had to build a scene of the very early 1600s Shakespeare Globe Theatre. On June 29th, 1613, during a reenactment of Shakespeare's play called Henry VIII, the performers lit off a cannon for the king's appearance (an actor) on the stage (they would do this for any character entrance with prestige, or importance, for effect).



The king/actor appeared, masquerading at Cardinal Wosley's house at that point in the play, when sparks from the wadded cannon flew onto the thatched roof, and caught a fire.


At first, the audience believed it was just smoke, but later, flames began to expand across the whole theatre.


The Old Globe Theatre posed a fire hazard, in that it was built mainly of wood, especially it's thatched roof, and also interior structures were wooden too.


Back in the 1600s, they had no fire departments, safety codes, and whatever, but only buckets and water, so they were pretty hopeless.


The theatre burned to the ground in less than two hours, luckily having no deaths or injuries, except for one man whose pants caught on fire, which he was able to put out with his bottle of ale.


Only men were permitted to come to the plays back then, and also perform in them.


This is the only sketch/picture I could really find of the 1600s Globe Theatre, again, there was no digital photography or anything of that sort in that time period, I apologize. I did find a few other images, all having the same roof configuration, design, etc., but none of them had as good of an interior view as this one.


Thanks for viewing, and good luck to others!



Comments

 I like it 
  October 3, 2013
I love the wooden struts at the top of the theatre! Great model!
 I like it 
  October 11, 2012
This is cool. I love the wooden struts and the colors. I wish that you were able to build the circular stands as well as the stage.
 I made it 
  October 10, 2012
Quoting Hans Dendauw NPD The fact your not moving on does not take away from how cool this MOC is. I love how you did the fire and the the wood beams. Hopefully we'll still see ya around this parts a little more often in the future!~H
Thanks Hans! Yeah, I'm hoping to be a bit more active on the 'pages, as I previously have not been as much. I should start by sorting my entire collection, though, most of it's still a disaster from my earlier YFOL years!
 I like it 
  October 10, 2012
The fact your not moving on does not take away from how cool this MOC is. I love how you did the fire and the the wood beams. Hopefully we'll still see ya around this parts a little more often in the future!~H
 I like it 
  October 10, 2012
Very good build, I like the trusses on the roof! Unfortunately, my vote goes to your opponent. His entry had a bit more going on than yours, and it still maintained a good, clean presence. Still, a valiant effort, and a tip of the hat to you!
 I like it 
  October 9, 2012
awesome!
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  October 8, 2012
Excellent build Josh, with a nice bit of history to go with it! Good luck with the judges!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
really cool scene!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Awesome stuff. The color scheme is well thought out and nicely balanced. Nice work. -LB Senior
  October 8, 2012
Let me try that again... You captured the essence IN a smaller build... WOW... Impressive! Best of Luck! :)
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  October 8, 2012
You captured the essence is a smaller build... WOW... Impressive! Best of Luck! :)
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Cool design and great idea for the category. Good luck!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Great idea and excellent build!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Nice work, brilliant use of colour. Best of luck!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
well done - both builds in this category were great but i am giving the slight edge to your opponent - he got my vote! good luck with the other judges! Chris
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Nice build of a classic calamity. I'm surprised no one was hurt - there's now a re-creation of this theatre, hopefully with better protection... good luck!
 
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