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The Inventing Room
Built for Brickworld 2013 as part of the "Wonka" collaborative. These builds represent all the chocolaty goodness of Mr. Willy Wonka's factory, the demise of undeserving children, and the simple heroics of Charlie Bucket. Welcome to the Inventing Room!
About this creation

"When Mr Wonka shouted 'Stop the boat!' the Oompa-Loompas jammed their oars into the river and backed water furiously. The boat stopped. The Oompa-Loompas guided the boat alongside the red door. On the door it said, INVENTING ROOM PRIVATE KEEP OUT. Mr Wonka took a key from his pocket, leaned over the side of the boat, and put the key in the keyhole.

'This is the most important room in the entire factory!' he said. 'All my most secret new inventions are cooking and simmering in here! Old Fickelgruber would give his front teeth to be allowed inside just for three minutes! So would Prodnose and Slugworth and all the other rotten chocolate makers! But now, listen to me! I want no messing about when you go in! No touching, no meddling, and no tasting! Is that agreed?'

'Yes, yes!' the children cried. 'We won't touch a thing!'

'Up to now,' Mr Wonka said, 'nobody else, not even an Oompa-Loompa, has ever been allowed in here!'

He opened the door and stepped out of the boat into the room. The four children and their parents all scrambled after him.

'Don't touch!' shouted Mr Wonka. 'And don't knock anything over!'

Charlie Bucket stared around the gigantic room in which he now found himself. The place was like a witch's kitchen! All about him black metal pots were boiling and bubbling on huge stoves, and kettles were hissing and pans were sizzling, and strange iron machines were clanking and spluttering, and there were pipes running all over the ceiling and walls, and the whole place was filled with smoke and steam and delicious rich smells."



The collaborative idea was first tossed out over a year ago at last year's Brickworld. Over the past year, Ian Spacek, Max Pointner, Dave Kaleta, and myself slowly refined the idea, decided on a scale, pinned down minifig designs, and put the bignettes together for the reveal at the convention. The collaboration's builds are based on our own interpretation of the book, not on either of the movies, so you'll get a fresh look at the Wonka world browsing through the five bignettes.


As the result of a coin flip, I ended up with the Inventing Room, and immediately began sketching designs and ordering parts. The build needed to be clean, while at the same time be chaotic. A few consistent motifs like the glass tubes and containers, the loose colored studs, and the corrugated pipes helped tie an otherwise insane build together.


A look at the rather bland back side of the build.


The two inverted Adventurers onion dome pieces from 2003 were the pieces I knew I wanted to start with. Turned upside down, they had an irresistibly Wonkaish look and worked perfectly for the bubble gum machine by which Violet Beauregard meets her demise.


Some of the detailing on the inventing room wall.


A countertop surface with some pots, pans, and candy-making chemicals.


Hoses galore.


Two Oompa Loompas spilling something tasty.




A chocolate pipe.


Violet Beauregard in her blueberry form. Special thanks to Hoth for letting me turn it into an inflated torso.


The Oompa Loompas have short legs, the children have regular legs, and the adults have long legs; all together making quite the show of height in all of the rooms.


And the master inventor himself.


This is the collaboration "poster" image. Credit to Turnstyle Studios for the typesetting of "Wonka."

Tour the factory and see these other amazing vignettes that were part of the collaborative:

The Chocolate Room by Max Pointner

The Nut Room by Max Pointner

The Television Room by Dave Kaleta

The Bucket's House by Ian Spacek





Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to visit the rest of the builds in the collaborative if you haven't already! Everyone did a stellar job!

Soli Deo Gloria!



Comments

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  September 10, 2013
I love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! How come I haven't seen the rest of the colabs? Great MOC!
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  July 26, 2013
Excellent minifigs. Love the crazy details! -LB Senior
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  July 15, 2013
Fantastic!
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  July 10, 2013
Brilliant, beautiful, inventive, wonderfully made. A stunning tribute.
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  July 6, 2013
incredible PU!
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  July 6, 2013
Stellar work, Paul!
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  July 6, 2013
It's cool from all angles!
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  July 5, 2013
Awesome! Lots of great colors! Great creation!
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  July 3, 2013
You nailed every aspect you set out to--this build is marvelously done! Very clean and yet with a great sense of chaos and motion. The PU on the bubble gum dome and Violet's torso is incredible! Very nice.
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  July 3, 2013
Fun stuff! :)
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  July 3, 2013
What an amazing collaboration! I love the clean chaos you were talking about!
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  July 3, 2013
Awesome!
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  July 3, 2013
Awesome build, Paul! It was great finally meeting you.
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  July 3, 2013
Well done!
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  July 3, 2013
Nicely done! This was a great collab!
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  July 3, 2013
Spectacular build! Well done!
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  July 3, 2013
My favourite scene perfectly realised.
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  July 3, 2013
Great job with this!
Paul Vermeesch
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C N
  July 2, 2013
Haha!! I always loved this part of the book because she turned into a giant blueberry. Great job on this moc.
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  July 2, 2013
Having starred as Wonka himself in my middle school's production years ago, this collab really strikes a chord with me! Thank you, all involved, for recreating such a charming story in LEGO delight!
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  July 2, 2013
Love...those...domes! Very well built Paul, very inventish! And the Oompa spilling the acid is golden (but not ticket). Good job my friend!
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  July 2, 2013
solid piece of work! just love the clear round parts, if only they d come in another kit than the tmnt!
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  July 2, 2013
Clever use of the tubes
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  July 2, 2013
This is great ,love your willy wonka figure. Gob stoppers!
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  July 2, 2013
Spectacular. Very eye catching use of tubing, and brilliant bloated blueberry girl design. My favourite thing about this vignette is the trans-clear tubes, the sleekness of it bespeaks a great deal of elegance.
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  July 2, 2013
This was so much fun! I loved the craziness!
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  July 2, 2013
How'd you stick the arms on her?
 
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