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Monolith
Monolith is something of a mix between space and castle aesthetics. It's what the medieval era might look like on another planet. An ancient tower guarded by an aging patriarch juts up from the landscape as a marker or refuge of some sort—I really don't have a story—but there's an appropriate element of mystery to it. The bignette is built around the useless olive green ship hull, and I did a bit of experimenting with stratified rock formations around it. On a whim, I had bought myself 300 or so dirt cheap 1x2 dark bley slopes off of Bricklink, and I used every one of them in this build. I also tried out a new tree technique with bits of brown flex tubing. But the best part of this build, of course, is the olive cheese. Enjoy!
About this creation

Special thanks to Max Pointner and his family for feeding my olive green obsession with the Chima boat set that has all of the fun olive parts.












A new tree technique built from pieces of flex tubing.


A look at the SNOTed rockwork and stratification.






I experimented with an alternative presentation style in this shot. I'm not sold on it yet.


And to end, here's a quick artistic shot of the figure.

Thanks for stopping by and Soli Deo Gloria!



Comments

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  February 25, 2014
Is his head the back of Dwalin's head? Anyway, I see that you are an expert in SNOT work. Would you like to join my group? It is called "The Great SNOTing Contest."
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  February 11, 2014
Great stuff, really unusual and effective :)
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  February 7, 2014
Very unusual in many ways and therefore a very good work.
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  February 2, 2014
This really is beautiful. It looks fantastic, and the layers of rock look really great. It looks very much like a space shuttle, doesn't it? I guess that kind of adds to the mystery. Maybe long ago some astronauts were stranded... who knows? The only section I felt might have needed a little something more is the section of dark bley bricks at the top of the tower, just under the peak of the boat. It contrasts somewhat the sleek look of the rest of the build. Other than that, incredible work! Very well done.
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  February 2, 2014
Every once in a while, someone manages to craft a true work of art out of LEGO. This MOC falls into that category. Thanks for the beautiful MOC!
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  February 1, 2014
Awesome!
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  February 1, 2014
Very creative use of Lego elements! I particularly was drawn to the hexagonal shapes at the top! The SNOT was great too! -Sam
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  February 1, 2014
Very Cool!
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  January 31, 2014
amazing creation! I like the way you used the olive colored pieces!
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  January 31, 2014
I really like how the tower is built into the boat. very creative idea.
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  January 31, 2014
WOAH. That's a lot of cheese...
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  January 30, 2014
Brilliant work and usage of the green ship hull.
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  January 30, 2014
So there is another way to use that boat hull! Very pretty, and I do like the layered rock effect, I'm going to have to give that a try sometime.
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  January 29, 2014
Interesting color scheme. I really love the use of all that Olive Green. :)
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  January 28, 2014
I love the use of colors and pieces. Excellent work once again
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  January 28, 2014
Brilliant! Inspiring colour, welldone trees, and rockwork! Most I like the authentic look of the rocks, and the balanced decoration of the tower. nice bignette!
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  January 25, 2014
Love the ship-tower idea, and the flex tube tree is a masterstroke! Very creative!
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  January 23, 2014
I like how you've made interesting use of both the ship hull and the two dinghies. My favourite detail is the olive motor patterns at the top of the structure.
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  January 23, 2014
This build gives me a sense of mystery and excitement! Excellent!
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  January 23, 2014
Ingenious idea!!!! Great use of parts!
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  January 23, 2014
Great work!
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  January 22, 2014
Truly a beautiful and powerful build, thank you for posting Paul. I really love how you're bringing such a high level of artistic composition to your works, the patterns on the monolith and the multi-tiered rockwork really elevate this past what I generally expect to see online. I like that last full shot with the reflection and gradient backdrop, did you strobe it on plastic or is it photoshopped? In either case, a very convincing shot.
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  January 22, 2014
Excellent
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  January 22, 2014
One of your more unusual builds, still very cool.
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  January 22, 2014
Brilliant. Beautiful rockwork and a way cool color palette.
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  January 22, 2014
I like the use of "crackers" hull. And thoose rocks look very special and neat. Its a really nice saceship thing.... Eiherway, looks fantastic like always
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  January 22, 2014
Sweet work! I love the colour scheme and the overall look of the piece. Very different to anything that we usually see here on the 'pages. I particularly love the SNOT'ed rockwork, especially the angles you've got going on them! Great job! --Blast--
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  January 22, 2014
Great MOC for sure, but I do not agree with your statement that this could be how castle looked like on another planet. Good idea for sure, but the point of alien architecture being so different is high technology allowing crazy structures to be built. If you tackle this idea again, try a more realistic approach, but still fundamentaly different from our norm.
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  January 22, 2014
Now this is where Olive shines. All these people with Olive Cheese, but no other Olive Parts, and I'm glad to see this. The use of those rafts, the ship, the engine pieces, all wonderful.
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  January 22, 2014
Best use of dingys ever! Cool contrast between the rock and the monolith, well done!
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  January 21, 2014
Fascinating! It's got some interesting Deco style in there, too. Definitely a setting around which could be told an epic tale.
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  January 21, 2014
Almost looks 'Tolkein-ish'! :)
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  January 21, 2014
Amazing!!! I love the rockwork on the corners and the building design! Looks very smooth and majestic!!
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  January 21, 2014
wow
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  January 21, 2014
Looks like a temple to Olive Green.
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  January 21, 2014
Love it!
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  January 21, 2014
beautiful and original.
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  January 21, 2014
using the boat for the base of the tower was GENIUS!!! nice job!!!
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  January 21, 2014
That's Science Fantasy good Sir, a genre I have dabbled in once or twice myself. Oh, how I love it when castle builders try Sci-fi! Awesome job. :D
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  January 21, 2014
Looks really great! Your out-of-the-ordinary scifi style has always been inspirational for me :)
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  January 21, 2014
OLIVE GREEN! Nice work Paul, as usual! I didn't even notice that boat hull until after you pointed it out :-0
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  January 21, 2014
Quoting 'Essence of Randomness That's great! Might not look so good from the back, but who cares? :D --Ess--
Thanks! I'm a very compositional builder. I usually build with a single viewing perspective in mind. It usually wreaks havoc on the other perspectives, but oh well. I'll learn my lesson someday.
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  January 21, 2014
That's great! Might not look so good from the back, but who cares? :D --Ess--
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  January 21, 2014
Wow, this is just awesome Paul! Beautiful NPU work, and the rockwork is fantastic! I love ALL the Olive Cheese! So much Olive coloring, I love it! Wonderful job! Blogged on BBA! http://bba-brick.blogspot.com/2014/01/monolith.html
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  January 21, 2014
I like the alternate presentation style. Nice to see that hull come to use.
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  January 21, 2014
Love all of the olive green in this! You did a fabulous job of blending the sic-fi with the medieval!
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  January 21, 2014
I love how clean the whole build looks. Great job hiding all of those studs.
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  January 21, 2014
Fantastic ! I didn't realize at first that it was a boat hull, the rock work is amazing as always. Awesome!
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  January 21, 2014
The trees are a great design! I personally prefer the olive green plates to the cheese though.
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  January 21, 2014
Incredible! I love the olive cheese! :P You have an amazing gift Paul!
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  January 21, 2014
Paul, I'm amazed once again by your work! Incredible job!
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  January 21, 2014
Dat boat hull in the build tho.
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  January 21, 2014
Sheer brilliance! I actually am a big fan of that new photography at the end.
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  January 21, 2014
A combo of space and medieval. Nice! Really great parts usage!
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  January 21, 2014
As I said on Flickr, it's a very nice piece. Has an abstract essence to it, and a really interesting feel!
  January 21, 2014
So when they say the moon is made of cheese, they simply mean olive cheese slopes. Guess Wallace and Gromit should've been alerted beforehand... Awesome stuff. Some great techniques buried in that olive green bonanza. Neat space Gandalf - 'paddling the bottoms of martians everywhere.' Awesome as always, Paul!
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  January 21, 2014
The creepy tattoo on that guy's face is unnerving. With a limited number of existing olive parts, you make this work so well! NPU NPU NPU.
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  January 21, 2014
Your style of rockwork is fantsstic! I'm so jealous of your olive green collection, except for the cheese, i have a ton.
 
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