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Photo This Caption: Stay off the lawn or else; 'Day of the Triffids'
About this creation
I pondered a while what to build for the Photo This Caption contest. What makes a lawn lethal? I kept coming back to John Wyndam's classic sci-fi novel Day of the Triffids. If you've not read it, treat yourself.

Photo this Caption Contest.



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  August 23, 2013
I haven't read the book, but I may now. The silhouette concept was very unique and well done.
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  August 12, 2013
Scary stuff, just like the novel. Nice interpretation of the caption.
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  August 12, 2013
Hahaha, brilliant! Great design, I love the red in the triffid. Great take on the contest as well.
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  August 11, 2013
the figure s hat defines the period very well! it makes the piece shine!
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  August 11, 2013
I love this, especially the figure. Good luck in the contest. I would love to entre myself but unfortunately most of my lego is still packed up, unless I use 5867 ;)
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  August 11, 2013
Nicely done! Did you catch the TV adaptation? I saw that before I read the book, thoroughly creeped me out as a kid :)
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  August 11, 2013
Quoting matt rowntRee Great one David. Thought about killer weeds myself but veered away because of the movie (going with a different idea.) I grew up in a lawnmower/chainsaw repair shop, never got the fear of weeds. ;) This is a clever interpretation.
Fear of weeds - makes me think of Jarvis Cocker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDyg2xzoizk)
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  August 11, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori (StoveTopCreator!) Hee, hee, historic fashion is great, but so are hat styles! Another great hat design sported here! :)
I'm serious about the fashion idea; perhaps Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as a vehicle for a future build?
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  August 11, 2013
Quoting clayton Marchetti That is one angry looking dandelion! Awesome! I will be checking out that book
it is a great read; try the Chrysalids too, my favourite of his books.
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  August 11, 2013
Quoting MCLegoboy ! When stepping on someone elses lawn... Brick Happens.
indeed it does.
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  August 11, 2013
Quoting TF Twitch This is a pretty neat interpretation that you have going on! Oh, you might want to add the working link so you are not disqualified.
Thanks for the heads up, link now added.
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  August 11, 2013
When stepping on someone elses lawn... Brick Happens.
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  August 11, 2013
This is a pretty neat interpretation that you have going on! Oh, you might want to add the working link so you are not disqualified.
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  August 11, 2013
That's a great mix of creepy and awesome I love it! :)
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  August 11, 2013
Hee, hee, historic fashion is great, but so are hat styles! Another great hat design sported here! :)
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  August 11, 2013
Dang. Should've mowed the lawn last Saturday....
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  August 11, 2013
Time for some extra strength Round Up!
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  August 11, 2013
Great one David. Thought about killer weeds myself but veered away because of the movie (going with a different idea.) I grew up in a lawnmower/chainsaw repair shop, never got the fear of weeds. ;) This is a clever interpretation.
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  August 11, 2013
That is one angry looking dandelion! Awesome! I will be checking out that book
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  August 11, 2013
I remember reading this in school! Excellent build, David.
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  August 11, 2013
Quoting Mike Johnson Normally I usually go for the originals but this one movie that might just benefit from a remake with today's special effects! Nice job on the killer weeds. Better get some Round-Up!
Get the triffids right with modern cgi and you could have a great alternative to the zombie movie.
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  August 11, 2013
Quoting David Roberts I like your comment about this being a big, aggressive bramble bush. The speed that brambles grow in my garden, they could well be sentient. My Mum & Dad wouldn't let me watch the BBC series: it was on after my bedtime.
As a child I used to call the rhubarb that grew at the bottom of our garden a triffid, but somehow rhubarb didn't seem that deadly. I think my dad used to often let me watch things I shouldn't as a kid, as an excuse to watch it himself.
  August 11, 2013
I like your comment about this being a big, aggressive bramble bush. The speed that brambles grow in my garden, they could well be sentient. My Mum & Dad wouldn't let me watch the BBC series: it was on after my bedtime.
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  August 11, 2013
Normally I usually go for the originals but this one movie that might just benefit from a remake with today's special effects! Nice job on the killer weeds. Better get some Round-Up!
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  August 11, 2013
Quoting andros tempest Excellent subject and a very impressive interpretation. I read the book back in the mid 80's and was surprised by how little detail the author puts into the description of the plants themselves, which is both a blessing and a curse for artists designing their own triffids as you either have nothing to base the design on, or you can create whatever you want. The Hollywood movie version is pretty poor, but the original BBC adaptation is worth tracking down if you can find it. The modern remake, staring Eddie Izzard takes a lot of liberties with the plot and as such I'm not a fan.
I watched the BBC version as a kid when it was first shown, and read the book shortly after that. I agree, that the Triffids depending how you visualise them can be terrifying or slightly silly. I tried my best to envisage it as a sort of deadly bramble bush; I'll leave it to you guys to decide whether this resulted in the ridiculous or the scary...
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  August 11, 2013
Excellent subject and a very impressive interpretation. I read the book back in the mid 80's and was surprised by how little detail the author puts into the description of the plants themselves, which is both a blessing and a curse for artists designing their own triffids as you either have nothing to base the design on, or you can create whatever you want. The Hollywood movie version is pretty poor, but the original BBC adaptation is worth tracking down if you can find it. The modern remake, staring Eddie Izzard takes a lot of liberties with the plot and as such I'm not a fan.
 
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