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Artists don’t make objects… | These Go to Eleven Contest
Artists make mythologies.
About this creation
This is an entry for ABS Forever’s These Go to Eleven Contest. We were asked to build an entry centered on a short quote.

In high school, for a calligraphy project in 2D Comprehension, we had to write a quote. I found a really cool one online, and I’m glad I saved the project because I wouldn’t have been able to have the inspiration to make this.



I feel like this quote is very accurate; especially here. The LEGO Community is full of artists creating mythologies. All of the people who make Classic Space, Castle, Pirates, Cityscapes, Sci-Fi, and Bio-MOCists have created amazing stories and even bridged them with other fans’ stories. It’s what makes the LEGO Community so awesome.

So here is the entry.



The hands are really just for the quote to match more clearly. They are artist’s hands.

Here are some photos of these hands. By the way, they are the first hands I’ve ever made of LEGO bricks, and they are 1:1 scale (or really close) to my own hands. One is performing the famous brick connection pose we all use and the other is holding up a piece hoping to be used next.













And while the hands are really supposed to be putting a MOC together, the MOC without the hands is still complete.

After a Barbarian quest for a mystical orb, the adventurers’ journey home is interrupted by a sea monster. Is this the end of their journey, or just another tale to share with their village back home?









Closer Views







While I really didn’t want to rehash the Midgard Serpent from 7018 Viking Ship, the parts for me to make a Dark Red monster were not in my favor, however, having Gresh really helped because now arms were possible. It is also slightly inspired by the Kraken from the Original Clash of the Titans with that fish tail.





The monster’s hands are exo-foce limbs and handlebars. One thing I noticed is that the handle bars need to be from 2011 or after because of a slight design change. If you ever wish to use this hand design (That actually originally started as a foot, can you believe that?) you will need to remember that small piece of critical information.







This may or may not be a new technique for waves. I’ve never seen it done before, so I don’t know.



“Oh my CROM!”



"Your skin is strong; my blade is stronger. By Crom's will, only one shall die this day!"



The minifigures are really the highlights of this MOC in my opinion. I wanted to make everyone really unique. They do not have names, but all have some backstories, so I will be defining them by distinguishable features.

The newest Recruit of this team is really the one holding the Mystical Orb. I wanted a reason for the attack. Perhaps our monster is like a Dragon but this guy likes mystical object than gold or perhaps he was the guardian of the Mystical Orb. This poor guy is just out of his league, and I just love Emmet’s face. “Oh my CROM!”

The Mustache man is more of the food preparer of the group. He hunts for fish and cooks up some tasty snacks like turkey legs and apples (The only food I have, and you can see them spilled in the boat in some images.). Because of the whole barbarian idea, I wanted to give him some plating, but have it be weird. This guy likes to use every part of the crabs and therefore has some armor on his back from crab shells.

The Weapons Expert and really the Muscle of the group is the guy with the helmet. Two axes, full armor, and he’s just all business, I mean just look at that face! He has my favorite pose of all the crew on the boat. His favorite weapon is the axe and the way he uses them in the scene is just so perfect in my opinion.

The Leader of course has one of my favorite heads. There is something about the way this guy's beard looks to where he is a leader, but knows how to be serious and have fun. He’s shaggy, but still not a mess; it just works. He of course has to be the leader because he has killed and skinned a giant skunk and now wears the pelt, you know after washing it a few times. I will probably never use a Chima minifig head for any reason so this is the perfect opportunity.

Thanks for viewing, and good luck to all of the contestants.



“Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies.”
-Anish Kapoor



Comments

 I like it 
  March 13, 2014
Top-tier work Mr. MCLegoboy, earning you first place in the contest. Congratulations! If you'd like to be appointed a moderator of ABS Forever, drop me a comment in the group.
 I made it 
  March 2, 2014
Thanks everyone. Those hands are getting so much praise, I'm actually really surprised. They were things I built as add-ons, and yet they are stealing the show! Haha. Thanks again everyone.
 I like it 
  March 1, 2014
Great work! I love the sense of action, but those hands take the cake.
 I like it 
  March 1, 2014
Nice build! Those hands look great.
 I like it 
  March 1, 2014
I like the use of the arch pieces to create that boat and they way that the monster's foot is coming out of the sea near the boat.
 I like it 
  February 28, 2014
Dat pair of hands is fantastic!!
 I like it 
  February 28, 2014
Very impressive, hat off.
 I like it 
  February 27, 2014
Nice build, and cool quote! But what really amazed me was THOSE HANDS! Wondara 'o teh artth, tem tengs is aresome sunneh! (Irish imitation :P ) But seriously, really well done dude.
 I like it 
  February 27, 2014
Excellent build, love the dynamic action and artistic representation.
 I like it 
  February 27, 2014
this is amazing! i love the idea, and you built it really well!
 I like it 
  February 27, 2014
That's awesome! Good job MC!
 I like it 
  February 27, 2014
This is just incredible, this is by far your best moc! Good luck!
 I like it 
  February 27, 2014
The hands are incredible, the one prying the piece into place with it's fingers is really well made, they make this moc something really special!
  February 27, 2014
Very cool. The water effects look amazing.
 
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