"Macroscale forced perspective: A forced perspective category but with a little twist. Build a forced perspective scene where the foreground is larger than minifig scale. The background may be any size you want(including minifig scale if you wish)."
What's more exciting than Medieval Jousting, eh? :)
I wanted to create a scene where something as small as a horses hoof was super-large in the foreground, and then make the transition through Miniland scale, Minifigure scale, Microfigure scale, and through various grades of tiny scales, to create an epic scene.
I hadn't really done castle building or landscaping before,so I thought now was a good time to do this, and on a large scale!
Every year, the kingdoms of Bluefield, Yellowland and Greensborough take their strongest knights to the Kingdom of Redshire where they have a mighty jousting tournament! Currently, Redshire's George-ious G-ious is facing Bluefield's P-ious Voranc-ious, who will win?
Notice the horse shoe made from Minifigure arms ;)
In the distance are a marshland farm and a village.
There's also a farmyard, featuring a sheep pen and a field which the horse is ploughing.
Here you can get a better look at the knight's shield, the horses head and the dragon on the helmet (my favourite detail :D).
You couldn't really see the tents in the forced perspective shots, so here they are :)
I hope you enjoyed your day at the joust, and good luck Mr Voranc!
Well done George! A great build showing technical skill and a good eye for the perspective too. Congrats on advancing, but now a Brit must depart the contest! Good luck to you and Nick in R4.
I like it
October 23, 2012
Very nice work! The amount of detail that you put into this is staggering.
I am also really impressed by all the techniques that you used to create several of these details, the minifig arms for a horse shoe is just brilliant and that dragon on the knights helmet looks fantastic!
This is a cathegory that would literally filled my trousers with brown substances, but man, you made it look so easy! The macroscale horse and knight are a masterpiece; a poseable horse is REALLY difficult to make! The microscale figs are a plus detail and the skyline is wonderfull. A fantastic entry, my friend, good luck with your judges.