This is my first collaboration with Jonas, better known as Legopard. Together with the Fisherman we meet once a month. In one of your last meetings, I mentioned Lovecraft’s typewriter. After I realized how terrible old I am and how young Jonas is, I explained to him what a typewriter is, hahaha.
For our next meeting, and for the MOC Athalon, he came up with a terrific minifig typewriter .
I was so excited by his design that I had to steal and modify it.
This study is purely fictional. Here we can see Mr. Lovecraft receiving a strange artifact – something he can incorporate into his next horror story.
Working together with Jonas means that this is a purist creation, so the curtains are red sails and as a result, I couldn’t use sand green bricks for the wallpaper. The sand red wallpaper looks a bit feminine, but that is okay, since Lovecraft lived with his aunts after he returned to Providence.
I tried to come up with a typical bookcase from the 1920s. On top you can see a Cthulhu bust and a rat. A rat? Is it Brown Jenkins or simply one of the rats in the walls?
There was indeed a candlestick in Lovecraft’s real study (though it looked different). And what is that? A copy of the Necronomicon.
Although there was electric light in Lovecraft’s real study, I decided to go with a classic chandelier. I’m sure Mr. Lovecraft would have appreciated it, an old school gentleman that he was.
Many of his famous stories took place all over the world, so I felt the need to add a globe to his study.
I couldn’t resist building a vintage telephone, though this is completely inaccurate. Lovecraft wasn’t very fond of modern technology. He never owned a phone.
The typewriter is the heart of the whole MOC. This was my first typewriter design based on Jonas’ work. I liked it already, but I wanted it to look closer to the model Lovecraft (probably) owned.
The typewriter is the heart of the whole MOC. This is the second and already final design. It matches the old Remington typewriter quite well. Lovecraft bought one typewriter and used it for the rest of his live. He didn’t like it though, because it was ‘modern technology’.
But he could easily spend 3 hours in a shop to find the perfect fountain pen for him.
For those of you who want to build their own Lovecraft typewriter.
This is a thing of beauty, and I can see why you were glad to judge my MO entry. As you're plainly the expert, I will bow to your superior knowledge of typewriters... I like the fact that you've included so much detail, my favourite being the candlestick - wish I'd thought of that!
Excellent work Mr. Xeno! I recieved a tome of Lovecraft's works when I was a lad of 14, and since then he has been one of my favorite authors.
Your typewriter is exceptionally clever, and the Cthulhu idol in the background completes the scene. Might have to steal that design, Can't wait to see what eldritch horror you conjure up next!
It's an excellent MOC, no doubt about that. But what really caught my eye was the outstanding presentation. The lighting, and all the close ups on the individual items (book case, type writer). All of it was really great. I will indeed be trying to replicate the type writer myself. Thanks for showing us how it was built! Attack!
Doesn't it feel so wonderful when all of the heavyweights around here ooze out their holes to drool all over your lego nuptuals, just like having one of Cthulhu's tentacles gently caressing your um, heh heh, never mind!
Gorgeous work, Thorsten. I would like to point out a single detail that really stands out to me, but I think it's the overall composition of the smaller parts that makes this build. The chandelier and the typewriter that are the stand outs there. I like your use of the shackles in the chandelier especially. Excellent presentation as well. Great work, good sir.
Some of the finest work I've ever seen on Mocpages. Any excuse to add Lovecraft to the Lego world is wonderful, but to do it with this much care, style, and attention to detail shows a healthy ammount of love went into this. Absolutely stunning work and something that everyone should learn from. Thank you guys.
MOCpages is acting strange again and uploaded this creation twice. I just deleted one of them.
Thank you Chris Roach (details r amazing!) and Nick Pascale (You took my breath away the details of the machinery wow!) for your kind comments.