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2014 MOCathalon, Team Plastic Surgeons: Forced Perspective.
Any subject matter and size you wish, but the main focal point must be a forced perspective shot for that is what you will be judged on, how well you depicted the forced perspective.
About this creation
Team Plastic Surgeons.
Get to the MOCathalon HERE .

Well, all you need in forced perspective are two dissimilarly scaled objects thrown into a simplified range. Thus forcing the viewer to extrapolate distances based on what their mind reassembles logically. In other words, squish the view with a larger thing up close and a smaller thing farther away.

Sounds simple, doesn't it?

It ain't.

Technically speaking, it's not that simple. In order to get the right effect, the "out of scale" objects actually have to be relatively in scale with each other. Now with two objects, not as difficult; here I give you six.

The first layer is the thumbs up by the "point of view"er.
The second is the monitor showing the shuttle (old school 80s white fuel tank.)
The third is the Technic trio.
The fourth is the minifig gallery on the beach.
The fifth is the expanse of sea.
And the sixth is the launch zone.

I always had fond memories growing up in the 80s watching with marveled wonder at the shuttle launches. A thing that we'll never get to see again. I still get choked up at the Challenger disaster. That was our generation's Kennedy Moment. (I was in Mrs. Roach's English class on a Tuesday morning when they announced the tragedy.) The loss of life was awful but I actually felt more pain at the loss of the Challenger. Truly THE single greatest engineering achievement in human history. But enough with that, now we have skateboards on Mars. Yippee. (Okay, they are a bit impressive, but they aren't astronauts strapping themselves into a tin can and praying for explosive chemistry NOT to do what it should do!)

Anyways, I figured a technical triumph should get a technical overhaul.

Enjoy!

The following pics show the crazy set up. It's all fourth wall, baby!





The whole enchilada. Mmmmm enchilada.





Light her up!





The launch zone and sea.





The minifig gallery on the beach.





The monitor sans shuttle.





Technic Ted and the O-Rings. They're here through Thursday!





Amber flourescents. How's that for a dose of 80s goodness?





No Ted, YOU da man!





Nice wall detail that you can't see. Oh well. ;)





Thumbs up for the shuttle.





Pretty kick butt shuttle if I do say so myself.





The front. I remember them having tall windows like that rather than the dark room at Houston. Talk about some prime real estate!





Der launch zone. Smokey!





The sea. Nothin' complicated there, right?



Thanks again to the judges for creating YET another mind bending challenge. Truly some fun exercises that EVERYONE should throw their hat in the ring to try. As you can see, I built to one shot. There are details that aren't even seen in the pic, like the wall design, the fact that the wall is angled out, the layers of black and blue in the sea for depth, and the conscious decision to make the sea SNOT in order to get the shuttle's reflection in there. It's subtleties like that that make categories like this so unbelievably fun.

Thank you again!



Comments

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  June 22, 2014
Quoting Gallardo of LU Brickfair Chantilly Virginia (40min outside DC) July 28-August 3. its a great show to hit, unfortunately i wont be there this year.
Awesome! Thank you Gallardo, I'll pass it on. The dates that is, not that you won't be there. ;)
  June 22, 2014
Brickfair Chantilly Virginia (40min outside DC) July 28-August 3. its a great show to hit, unfortunately i wont be there this year.
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  June 22, 2014
Quoting clayton Marchetti Last night I checked out Chris's post from the show. It just blew me away. That was the most incredible display I've ever scene. Love the Trojan horse and the galley full of Chewie oarsmen. What did you guys do call lego and buy a months run of trans dark blue studs :-). I have about 8000 and I know how far that goes that must be hundreds of thousands. Most impressive .Does this show ever come to the DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia area? I definitely want to go to one.
I think Brickworld is only in Chicago, Indy, and Tampa but I know that there is Brickfair in DC. Don't know the dates, but ANY of these shows is just wicked cool. Chris' coverage there is really quite complete except for Leda and Heath. He didn't have any shots of their islands and hopefully they, or someone else, will post some as they both were sweeeeet. As far as the total amount or rounds, I think the estimate was around 300,000 to 400,000. Still wasn't enough. XD I think we were just shy of a million pieces for the total display. I loved building the horse under construction. Thought I got the shaping pretty spot on. BTW that's me inside there welding. XD I'd like to take some more detailed pics but it didn't survive the ride home. Oh well. On to the next one. Thank you Brother, and here's hoping you can get to one of these things if not the Chicago show!
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  June 22, 2014
Last night I checked out Chris's post from the show. It just blew me away. That was the most incredible display I've ever scene. Love the Trojan horse and the galley full of Chewie oarsmen. What did you guys do call lego and buy a months run of trans dark blue studs :-). I have about 8000 and I know how far that goes that must be hundreds of thousands. Most impressive .Does this show ever come to the DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia area? I definitely want to go to one.
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  April 17, 2014
Quoting Evan Botkin This is awesome! Not sure how I missed it but I really like all the levels of forced perspective, especially the rocket at the last....ummm section? Yeah.....Anyways awesome job here Matt! Keep up the good work!
Thank you Evan! I intend to. ;)
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  April 16, 2014
This is awesome! Not sure how I missed it but I really like all the levels of forced perspective, especially the rocket at the last....ummm section? Yeah.....Anyways awesome job here Matt! Keep up the good work!
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  April 9, 2014
Quoting Professor B. I can't think of the right words that would best describe this... Everything is so well done! You defiantly nailed the FP!
Thank you Professor! Nailed works for me. ;)
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  April 9, 2014
I can't think of the right words that would best describe this... Everything is so well done! You defiantly nailed the FP!
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  April 7, 2014
Quoting Darman Skirta awesome that is probably the most impressive moc on here! awesome!
Thank you Darman! I can't speak for the others, but I can safely say that I had an impressive amount of fun building it.
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  April 7, 2014
awesome that is probably the most impressive moc on here! awesome!
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  April 5, 2014
Quoting Kevin J. Walter Score = 5
Sweeeeet! Thank you Kevin!
  April 5, 2014
Score = 5
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  April 4, 2014
Quoting Jensen Anderson So I couldn't really look at this and not give you a comment and a like.. It's just too amazing. I also made a rocket launch build at one point to demonstrate FP but if my creation was a penny this is a check for a million dollars. Perfect work man, I am in awe :)
Ha! Awesome metaphor there, I'll have to remember that one. ;) Thank you very much Jensen! I saw yours and have to say that it's actually very good, especially considering the size restraint. On this guy, there wasn't one which allowed not only multiple levels but also some trick lighting for the illusion.
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  April 4, 2014
So I couldn't really look at this and not give you a comment and a like.. It's just too amazing. I also made a rocket launch build at one point to demonstrate FP but if my creation was a penny this is a check for a million dollars. Perfect work man, I am in awe :)
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  April 3, 2014
Quoting Brody Allen really amazing job!
Thank you Brody!
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  April 3, 2014
really amazing job!
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  April 2, 2014
Quoting Kevin Moyer I'll add another just to bump you to a hundred. Very impressive. This is definitely one of my favorite MOCs of all time.
Thank you very much Kevin! We'll see what Kevin J. Walter scores, but judging by the wonderful response to this, I find that I really don't mind much what he gives me. A perfect score would be unbelievably cool, but I had so much fun building this and seeing everyone respond positively that I'm happy whatever the outcome. And you're welcome here anytime. ;)
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  April 2, 2014
I'll add another just to bump you to a hundred. Very impressive. This is definitely one of my favorite MOCs of all time.
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  April 2, 2014
Quoting the Judges 5...5...5...5...
What did I say? Looks like you're going to get that perfect score! I've gone back to this several times this week, and it gets better every time. I'm lovin' it!
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  April 1, 2014
Quoting Justin L. This is so well done it might be better to go minimalistic with the comment. DANG.
Thank you Justin! DANG works just fine. ;)
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  April 1, 2014
This is so well done it might be better to go minimalistic with the comment. DANG.
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  March 31, 2014
Quoting David FNJ So much win on so many levels (six to be exact ;). This is a showcase on how to do forced perspective! Excellent!
Thank you very much David! It's my hope that someone takes it even further. ;)
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  March 31, 2014
So much win on so many levels (six to be exact ;). This is a showcase on how to do forced perspective! Excellent!
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  March 31, 2014
Quoting Mihe Stonee really cool done sir! thumbs up - yeah! ;-)
Thank you Mihe! Yeah! ;)
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  March 31, 2014
really cool done sir! thumbs up - yeah! ;-)
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  March 30, 2014
Quoting Matthew Oh Score = 5
Completely awesome!!! Thank you Matthew!
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  March 30, 2014
Score = 5
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  March 29, 2014
Quoting Achintya Prasad Yes, possibly the best FP shot I've ever seen. Usually, when I see these, there is only really one aspect to the shot. Here, we have so many different views and perspectives.....mind blowing work, once again, matt!
Thank you very much Achintya! Happy to blow minds. ;)
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  March 29, 2014
Quoting Nick Barrett The best executed take on this tricky category that I've ever seen. Ted approves!
Thank you Nick! I used your technique of building your car with an angled side in the building. The wall is built away to give a perception of depth that worked well. Kudos and credit to you! ;)
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  March 29, 2014
Yes, possibly the best FP shot I've ever seen. Usually, when I see these, there is only really one aspect to the shot. Here, we have so many different views and perspectives.....mind blowing work, once again, matt!
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  March 29, 2014
The best executed take on this tricky category that I've ever seen. Ted approves!
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  March 29, 2014
Quoting Chris Phipson I just realized that my mouth was hanging open the whole time I was looking at this... Score of 5 ~ Chris.
Sweeeet! Thank you Chris!
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  March 29, 2014
I just realized that my mouth was hanging open the whole time I was looking at this... Score of 5 ~ Chris.
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  March 28, 2014
Quoting Elk Guard Amazing work!
Thank you Elk!
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  March 28, 2014
Quoting Justin Knelsen Wow.. there is so much going on in this forced perspective, and it all works so well! Score: 5
Right on!!! Thank you Justin!
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  March 28, 2014
Amazing work!
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  March 28, 2014
Wow.. there is so much going on in this forced perspective, and it all works so well! Score: 5
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  March 28, 2014
Quoting KW Vauban Six layers - WOW! I think that's the best forced perspective I've seen on MOCpages. Fantastic work!
Wow! Thank you very much KW!
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  March 28, 2014
Quoting Ian Spacek Took me a sec to figure it all out, but once things clicked...wow! That's quite some perspective!
Thank you Ian! I think six layers is really the maximum on FP. There just seems to be too much information at once to cram into a single shot, takes a second or two to recalibrate our brains. But that can be fun in itself. ;)
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  March 28, 2014
Quoting Mitchell Long Superb! matt WOW! 6/5 for me lol
Thank you Mitchell! XD
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  March 28, 2014
Six layers - WOW! I think that's the best forced perspective I've seen on MOCpages. Fantastic work!
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  March 28, 2014
Took me a sec to figure it all out, but once things clicked...wow! That's quite some perspective!
matt rowntRee
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Greyson Beights
  March 27, 2014
No Matt, you are the man of this hour! This might just be (what I think is) the best creation in this year's games. Once again, you embraced the category like none other. Bravo, Matt. Bravo. Score: 5
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  March 27, 2014
Superb! matt WOW! 6/5 for me lol
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Lando L. Jackson Oh boy, this is just spectacular. All of the planes were combined really well to make a superb forced perspective effect. Hopefully you can continue this trend!
Thank you Lando! I hope that this starts an elevated trend towards some fantastic FP mocs not only from me but others as well. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Oh boy, this is just spectacular. All of the planes were combined really well to make a superb forced perspective effect. Hopefully you can continue this trend!
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Mr. Cab Wow. You did an amazing job on this... It's a shame you can't see the stripes on the wall in the main shot though.
Thank you Mr. Cab! Yeah, one of those things that can't be helped. ;) At least I got to show it in the set up.
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting clayton Marchetti WOW! BROTHER! You have really gone above and beyond with this creation. I just love the subject matter of the build.I would watch the shuttle liftoff every chance I got, it never got boring or common place for me. I just happen to be home from school the day Challenger was lost. That's an image that I will never forget. Then more recently the loss of Columbia. This build is absolutely brilliant Wow! 6 points of perspective must be some kind of record! The guy giving the thumbs up ( love the lego watch btw awesome touch) to the rest of the crew is great. The monitor with the shuttle is incredible . So much detail like the thrust coming from the three shuttle engines and the SRBs fantastic! The shuttle really looks miles from the control room . I like the use of the claw to look like the leading edges of the shuttle's wings brilliant. I just love all the billowing white smoke, excellent effect. I have to say my favorite part is your decision to use snot technique so you can see the reflection of the launch in the water. It makes for a stunning and realistic effect ! You Brother are a Steely-eyed missile man! Stupendous work!
I can always rely on you, Brother, to pick up the tiniest of details. Thank you so much! The watch was a trick I pulled in the MOs last year and I figured why not (used a different watch though. XD) The reflection was one of those images I always had stuck in my head. I remember seeing it early on during a launch and thinking that it was just the cooooolest thing ever. I was ecstatic when I could see it in the camera even with the black plates in there. I learned from my Inception build that no matter how well you hide the direct light, Lego reflects everything. He can be taught! XD I wasn't sure if the robot arm would even be seen, guess it was. ;) Pays to go the extra step sometimes.
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Alex Rode . . . Brilliant! What I find most impressive is that you've made 6 entries already and all of them are top-notch. You're definitely among the greats of Lego (in my mind, at least)!
Thank you very much Alex! Actually, I should get my sixth up soon. ;) I appreciate the sentiment, but I'm just another builder like you. I'm learning new things here and in myself every day.
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Mark McPeek Wow! That is the best FP MOC I have ever seen! Brilliant work! The shuttle is the best bit, in my opinion.
Thank you Mark! I'd have to agree that the shuttle is my favorite part as well. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Chris Maxter Really nice! Hope it'll win.
Thank you Chris! It's just one part of our team effort, so I hope we all win. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting David Roberts I must admit that it took me a while to work out that the thing on the right was a big thumbs up hand but after that it all clicked wonderfully into place and I realised quite how many layers make up this build. My favourite bit is the part in the furthest distance. Fascinating behind the scenes shots too.
Thank you David! It's not at all surprising that some levels are difficult to grasp at first, there's quite a bit going on here. Putting it together, I lost track of what I was doing here and there. Showing the set up is something that I hope is helpful to anyone in the future, but it doesn't remotely represent the true chaos going about inside my head. Wonderful chaos! ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting David Alexander Smith I'm envious of the time and piece selection that allowed you do this, but most of all I'm envious of your huge and obvious talent. I love the use of the screen to allow you a close up of the shuttle; it's a composition which plays on so many levels with the array of perspectives we have in life. See it's that good a build it's got me philosophising.
Well, isn't that what Art is all about? ;) I think you nailed the hammer on the head. o_O It's all about composition. For some reason, our brains reduce images to a more reasonable and simplified form. It's our duty as Artists to backtrack to the original image and show everything we saw initially. Definitely the hardest tasks of any Artist. When an image like this pops up and forces a SEVENTH level of perspective, inward, I can say that I am ready to sign this piece of Art. Thank you David, not only for your comment and insight but also being the builder that I envy the most here on the pages for your creativity and daring on the leading edge of the Art of Lego. It's your work that drives me in this Art form. Dead serious. ~matt
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Graham Gidman Some impressive work, Matt!
Thank you Graham!
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Dennis B Full of creativity. I am just speechless...Perfect!
Thank you Dennis! Speechless speaks volumes. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Wow. You did an amazing job on this... It's a shame you can't see the stripes on the wall in the main shot though.
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Cheryl P Excellent. This is a real piece of work. I remember those days when we would all sit in front of the TV to watch the space launches. Your dark room set up is quite impressive. About as organized as mine. Unfortunately, I only have a card table with burn holes in it and a towel for a backdrop. Again your creation is the definitive creation.
Thank you Cheryl! I think any darkroom works in actuality. If anything, it shows a concerted effort to present creations like this to their fullest potential. I have been putting a lot of time and effort into improving my photography skills and set ups. I love showing process as well, so any chance I get to give everyone a glimpse into my madness makes me happy.
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting JS Can Really REALLY nice!
Thank you JS! Really! XD
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  March 27, 2014
WOW! BROTHER! You have really gone above and beyond with this creation. I just love the subject matter of the build.I would watch the shuttle liftoff every chance I got, it never got boring or common place for me. I just happen to be home from school the day Challenger was lost. That's an image that I will never forget. Then more recently the loss of Columbia. This build is absolutely brilliant Wow! 6 points of perspective must be some kind of record! The guy giving the thumbs up ( love the lego watch btw awesome touch) to the rest of the crew is great. The monitor with the shuttle is incredible . So much detail like the thrust coming from the three shuttle engines and the SRBs fantastic! The shuttle really looks miles from the control room . I like the use of the claw to look like the leading edges of the shuttle's wings brilliant. I just love all the billowing white smoke, excellent effect. I have to say my favorite part is your decision to use snot technique so you can see the reflection of the launch in the water. It makes for a stunning and realistic effect ! You Brother are a Steely-eyed missile man! Stupendous work!
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  March 27, 2014
. . . Brilliant! What I find most impressive is that you've made 6 entries already and all of them are top-notch. You're definitely among the greats of Lego (in my mind, at least)!
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  March 27, 2014
Wow! That is the best FP MOC I have ever seen! Brilliant work! The shuttle is the best bit, in my opinion.
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  March 27, 2014
Really nice! Hope it'll win.
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  March 27, 2014
I must admit that it took me a while to work out that the thing on the right was a big thumbs up hand but after that it all clicked wonderfully into place and I realised quite how many layers make up this build. My favourite bit is the part in the furthest distance. Fascinating behind the scenes shots too.
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  March 27, 2014
I'm envious of the time and piece selection that allowed you do this, but most of all I'm envious of your huge and obvious talent. I love the use of the screen to allow you a close up of the shuttle; it's a composition which plays on so many levels with the array of perspectives we have in life. See it's that good a build it's got me philosophising.
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  March 27, 2014
Some impressive work, Matt!
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  March 27, 2014
Full of creativity. I am just speechless...Perfect!
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  March 27, 2014
Excellent. This is a real piece of work. I remember those days when we would all sit in front of the TV to watch the space launches. Your dark room set up is quite impressive. About as organized as mine. Unfortunately, I only have a card table with burn holes in it and a towel for a backdrop. Again your creation is the definitive creation.
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  March 27, 2014
Really REALLY nice!
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting sam the first Wow! I love the sea and it's waves. Little things all ways get me. Also that test center is so cool, I'm freezing to death. Beautiful stuff all round, very clever!
Thank you Sam! Happy to add a chill to the air. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Stephen Boe ¡¿Cómo lo haces?! ¡No entiendo!
Gracias, Senor! Dos mas cervezas y donde esta el bano? XD Okay, that covers about all the Spanish I know. Took the shots of the set up to show how I did it, hope it helps to understand. ;) (Okay I know a little more Spanish than what I said. XD)
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  March 27, 2014
Wow! I love the sea and it's waves. Little things all ways get me. Also that test center is so cool, I'm freezing to death. Beautiful stuff all round, very clever!
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  March 27, 2014
¡¿Cómo lo haces?! ¡No entiendo!
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Wow. This is just mind blowing!
Thank you SS! My pleasure. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Topsy Creatori (StoveTopCreator!) You misunderstood my comment. I was refering to your workroom.... an electrical panel with new breakers to handle all that electrical lighting! Ha, ha! :)
HA! XD I'm not very bright. (see what I did there?) Funny thing is that I want to move the matt cave down into the garage and will set up a corner for photo with lighting that might require a sub panel of sorts. The dark worktable is my wife's which I promised I would NOT use for Lego. That worked out well. XP
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  March 27, 2014
Wow. This is just mind blowing!
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  March 27, 2014
You misunderstood my comment. I was refering to your workroom.... an electrical panel with new breakers to handle all that electrical lighting! Ha, ha! :)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Nils O. Wow, that's an awesome forced perspective model! It's always great to see Technic and Minifigures together. The Shuttle is very cool, too. Great job! :-))
Thank you Nils! What better place to bring all those figs together than an immersive FP shot? ;) Yeah, I'm kinda proud of the little shuttle as well.
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  March 27, 2014
Wow, that's an awesome forced perspective model! It's always great to see Technic and Minifigures together. The Shuttle is very cool, too. Great job! :-))
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Seriously impressive. The final product is absolutely fantastic. As someone who is trying to learn the art and science of taking good pics I appreciate the shots that show your lighting technique.
Thank you Doc! I will definitely show and share any complex techniques in future builds. I haven't ventured into photo editing as yet, figured I should get the photography end down as well as I could first. I would highly recommend a light tent, they're fairly inexpensive and improve pic quality exponentially. Just look at my earlier stuff. Actually, don't look. Just take my word for it. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting El Barto ! Multi-depth FP--Awesome! Nice to remember when we had a space program, too. Well done again, Matt!
Thank you Bart! Nice to remember when the space program had brass cajones rather than a remote control joystick. sad.
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  March 27, 2014
Seriously impressive. The final product is absolutely fantastic. As someone who is trying to learn the art and science of taking good pics I appreciate the shots that show your lighting technique.
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  March 27, 2014
Multi-depth FP--Awesome! Nice to remember when we had a space program, too. Well done again, Matt!
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Greyson Beights No Matt, you are the man of this hour! This might just be (what I think is) the best creation in this year's games. Once again, you embraced the category like none other. Bravo, Matt. Bravo. Score: 5
I'm honored Greyson! Thank you very much!
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 spectacular fp! I love the technic figs, the many fields, the design of the structure, and mostly, the novelty of the water technique, it looks fab! I ll never forget the shuttle s explosion either, I could nt believe such an expensive and important ship could have been overlooked, it was a shock, I love that you show your set up, very cool, incredible scene!
Thank you Frank! The image of the explosion and the two rocket trails is burned into all our memories. That shape they made in the sky is haunting. I tried to show all the techniques, simple and complicated, and assemblage so that everyone can improve on this idea and take it to a new, better level. As I hope it will. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Topsy Creatori (StoveTopCreator!) What can I say that hasn't been said?! Wow! You need an electrical panel just for that room! :)
Thank you Topsy! Not a bad idea, big knobs and toggles a la 80s tech would be fun to add. I kind of ran out of room though. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Tom Remy The future of forced perspective... :-D
Thank you Tom! Let's just say that the gauntlet has been thrown. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist You deserve a long comment on this, but words fail me. Brilliant, brilliant build.
Leaving one of the finest wordsmiths on the pages speechless says it all. ;) Thank you very much Luke!
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Michael Rutherford Mr. rowntRee. An overwhelming effort! You literally attacked the FP challenge and left no doubt as to the outcome. So many different approaches, so many techniques, all mutually supporting and interwoven. MOCs within MOCs, and I have to give a shout out to those technic figs jumping around! No time for haiku baby. This one is just hammers the brain. Oh, and those shots of your set up… great Scott! Are you working on photos of a MOC or are you distilling heavy water? Great set up! You are NOT playing around. With all that gear, you could start doing your own passports! Well done! Attack!
Wow! Thank you Michael! Attack is right! Leave it to a keen eye like yours to spot all the levels of techniques interwoven together. It's what makes a challenge like this so much fun: The build and set up itself but also knowing that there are acute viewers like you able to pick up nuances and subtleties. Always a pleasure hearing your insight. And I don't know what you're talking about with these passports, that's not legal. Ya need one? XD
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting david drake Over the top forced perspective MOC you have done here. 6 layers?!?!?! There has to be some practjcal limit that is reached wih fp, and i bet you pushed the envelope on six! Excellent building microscale ships and macrofigs and everything in between!
Thank you David! Limits? Pffffft. XD Actually, there really should be as this sort of thing can make you crazy. Okay, crazier. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Kevin Moyer That is impressive. Period. Six layers of FP? Crazy. But you pulled off, BOY, did you pull it off. We might see a perfect score on this one...
Thank you Kevin! Crazy is right! XD Hopefully a perfect score, but I'm pleased either way. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Mark Kelso Beautiful, Matt - wow. All of it's incredibly well done, but those striations in the water? Bloody brilliant! Maybe one of the best forced perspective MOCs I've seen.
Wow! Thank you Mark! Funny thing was that I had no idea if the striations would work. Guess they did. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
spectacular fp! I love the technic figs, the many fields, the design of the structure, and mostly, the novelty of the water technique, it looks fab! I ll never forget the shuttle s explosion either, I could nt believe such an expensive and important ship could have been overlooked, it was a shock, I love that you show your set up, very cool, incredible scene!
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Nice! Reminds me of home. :) So many people never get to see a rocket/shuttle launch, and all us here in Central Florida are like, "You seen one thing launch into space, you seen 'em all launch into space." The night launches are pretty cool though. Anyway, nice use of that Squid Eye for the microscale flame and smoke area.
Thank you MC! I know what you mean. I grew up in SoCal and we saw the Disneyland fireworks show EVERY NIGHT. You just get disenfranchised with the greatest shows ALL THE TIME. We bore easy. ;) Glad you caught the squid eye, it was rather perfect for the effect.
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  March 27, 2014
What can I say that hasn't been said?! Wow! You need an electrical panel just for that room! :)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Michael K. This is amazing! Great idea!!
Thank you Michael! Full credit for the idea goes to the wifey. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Abby Francis Oh my gosh, Matt.... You never cease to impress and inspire me. Your builds have so much detail and TIME put into them! This one is just.... Beyond the call of duty, right here. Forced perspective in six layers! Its just, remarkable. You better pull in some fives with this one and even if you don't, this is one heck of a build and know that I am one HUGE fan of you and your talent. =)
Thank you very much Abby! I try to be inspiring, or irreverent on occasion, for one purpose: To show that there are as many ways to look at something as there are individuals. ;) I like to say that I don't think outside the box, I stand on it to get a better view. Fives would be nice, but I'm more than happy with the end result as it is.
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Matt Bace Wow! And I thought Nick Barrett's "Vanishing Point" forced perspective MOC was impressive. You've taken forced perspective to an entirely new level. I have a hard enough time getting it to work with two layers, but six?!? Unbelievable. I can only imagine that setting up this shot must have taken tons of trial and error. I really like the shuttle in the monitor -- the exhaust trails look great. You even managed to get in the ripples on the lake water due to the launch. I'd go on, but at this point I am speechless.
Thank you Matt! Actually I used Nick's FP as inspiration. I built the wall of the room the same way he built his car, with it angled out. Pretty slick, Nick! The set up was fairly straightforward except for the lighting. I built everything in layers to make that part a LITTLE easier. ;) The hard part was getting the arm and shuttle in position for the best angles.
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Stuart Lucas Six layers??? Never mind going the whole hog, right here you're going the whole pig farm. Great subject matter too, I also have fond memories of the shuttle launches, and had childhood ambitions to be on a shuttle mission one day... sadly never to be realised now! Beautiful stuff, good job with the lighting too, I confidently predict another perfect score here.
Thank you Stuart! I too dreamed of a shuttle ride. Oh well. Yeah, I think I might have gone a little overboard on this one, but I wanted to get the complete scene that I imagined. Regardless of scores. This was a fun one for sure, and unpredictable as to how it would turn out. Exciting! ;)
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  March 27, 2014
The future of forced perspective... :-D
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Pico van Grootveld Sheer genius Matt, you've worked that forced perspective out in a great way. What's not to love?! I noticed that little detail you've added in the distant shuttle, the black robot arm on the hull to get the black sides. That's just your level of detail put into one piece! Once again: genius. I love your setup pic too, which gives a little peek at the work you put into your presentation. That enchilada got me hungry now..though it's 8:00 AM here. That's just wrong..
Thank you Pico! I'm glad you picked out the robot arm back there, when I built it and set it up, I completely forgot about it. XD I thought the set up deserved a bit of air time as it was technically involved. The other aspect of it that I didn't show was my wife hitting the button on the camera while I held the shuttle and arm in the foreground. ;) I guess I'll keep her around. XD Especially for her enchiladas! XD XD XD
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Tim C I always expect greatness from you, Matt. Unfortunately for you, that makes it tough for you to drop my jaw. Somehow, though, you manage to do it every time. It took me a second to figure out what you were doing, which is to say that it took my mind a moment to pick up what you're mind was puttin' down. Once I got it, though...jaw slack, chin on desk. This is inspiring. The thumbs up to the pointing technic fig in the background; the shuttle in the far background with the billowing smoke. That is two separate levels of FP. That would be enough, and my favorite of all the greatness in this. But you added four more levels. I'm not sure what adjective to throw at that. So, in lieu of an adjective, I'll give you a question. How? That's it. Just, "How?" You boggle me with what your mind does and I think this is my favorite of your MOCs. Superb, Matt.
Wow! Thank you Tim! Funny that you say "How?" as I had some friends back in San Francisco that would always say that to denote pure lunacy. Appropriate, I'd say. ;) As for the unfortunateness of the greatness you expect, I see it more of a gauntlet thrown. I challenge myself every time and I know it translates through. It doesn't and won't always succeed, but I won't stop trying to blow minds, especially my own. I really didn't know I had this in me. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Stephan N You put a high value on perfection. Which light spectrum of the power saving bulbs are you using ... cool white? I have a mix of cool white and warm white. The perspective of your photos is really awesome. Beautiful work Matt
Thank you Stephan! They are cool daylights in the 5500K to 5400K range. I have no idea what that means, but the color spectrum, at least to my eyes, covers all evenly rather than a high green or blue content. Normally I use a light tent or reflective umbrellas, but this shot called for uninhibited light.
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  March 27, 2014
Quoting Legomania . Wow, great work here. I love the shuttle, and the fact that you used many different areas of FP is great. I have to say that while I like everything, my favorite part is probably the black lines in the sea for the depth. I hadn't thought of that before, I might have to try that sometime.
Thank you Legomania! You and everyone else is more than welcome to use any techniques here, it's why I post. The lines in the sea just hit me as a good idea, didn't know how it'd turn out until it was done. ;)
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  March 27, 2014
You deserve a long comment on this, but words fail me. Brilliant, brilliant build.
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  March 27, 2014
Mr. rowntRee. An overwhelming effort! You literally attacked the FP challenge and left no doubt as to the outcome. So many different approaches, so many techniques, all mutually supporting and interwoven. MOCs within MOCs, and I have to give a shout out to those technic figs jumping around! No time for haiku baby. This one is just hammers the brain. Oh, and those shots of your set up… great Scott! Are you working on photos of a MOC or are you distilling heavy water? Great set up! You are NOT playing around. With all that gear, you could start doing your own passports! Well done! Attack!
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  March 27, 2014
Over the top forced perspective MOC you have done here. 6 layers?!?!?! There has to be some practjcal limit that is reached wih fp, and i bet you pushed the envelope on six! Excellent building microscale ships and macrofigs and everything in between!
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  March 27, 2014
That is impressive. Period. Six layers of FP? Crazy. But you pulled off, BOY, did you pull it off. We might see a perfect score on this one...
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  March 27, 2014
Beautiful, Matt - wow. All of it's incredibly well done, but those striations in the water? Bloody brilliant! Maybe one of the best forced perspective MOCs I've seen.
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  March 27, 2014
Nice! Reminds me of home. :) So many people never get to see a rocket/shuttle launch, and all us here in Central Florida are like, "You seen one thing launch into space, you seen 'em all launch into space." The night launches are pretty cool though. Anyway, nice use of that Squid Eye for the microscale flame and smoke area.
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  March 27, 2014
This is amazing! Great idea!!
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  March 27, 2014
Oh my gosh, Matt.... You never cease to impress and inspire me. Your builds have so much detail and TIME put into them! This one is just.... Beyond the call of duty, right here. Forced perspective in six layers! Its just, remarkable. You better pull in some fives with this one and even if you don't, this is one heck of a build and know that I am one HUGE fan of you and your talent. =)
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  March 27, 2014
Wow! And I thought Nick Barrett's "Vanishing Point" forced perspective MOC was impressive. You've taken forced perspective to an entirely new level. I have a hard enough time getting it to work with two layers, but six?!? Unbelievable. I can only imagine that setting up this shot must have taken tons of trial and error. I really like the shuttle in the monitor -- the exhaust trails look great. You even managed to get in the ripples on the lake water due to the launch. I'd go on, but at this point I am speechless.
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  March 27, 2014
Six layers??? Never mind going the whole hog, right here you're going the whole pig farm. Great subject matter too, I also have fond memories of the shuttle launches, and had childhood ambitions to be on a shuttle mission one day... sadly never to be realised now! Beautiful stuff, good job with the lighting too, I confidently predict another perfect score here.
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  March 27, 2014
Sheer genius Matt, you've worked that forced perspective out in a great way. What's not to love?! I noticed that little detail you've added in the distant shuttle, the black robot arm on the hull to get the black sides. That's just your level of detail put into one piece! Once again: genius. I love your setup pic too, which gives a little peek at the work you put into your presentation. That enchilada got me hungry now..though it's 8:00 AM here. That's just wrong..
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  March 27, 2014
I always expect greatness from you, Matt. Unfortunately for you, that makes it tough for you to drop my jaw. Somehow, though, you manage to do it every time. It took me a second to figure out what you were doing, which is to say that it took my mind a moment to pick up what you're mind was puttin' down. Once I got it, though...jaw slack, chin on desk. This is inspiring. The thumbs up to the pointing technic fig in the background; the shuttle in the far background with the billowing smoke. That is two separate levels of FP. That would be enough, and my favorite of all the greatness in this. But you added four more levels. I'm not sure what adjective to throw at that. So, in lieu of an adjective, I'll give you a question. How? That's it. Just, "How?" You boggle me with what your mind does and I think this is my favorite of your MOCs. Superb, Matt.
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  March 27, 2014
You put a high value on perfection. Which light spectrum of the power saving bulbs are you using ... cool white? I have a mix of cool white and warm white. The perspective of your photos is really awesome. Beautiful work Matt
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  March 27, 2014
Wow, great work here. I love the shuttle, and the fact that you used many different areas of FP is great. I have to say that while I like everything, my favorite part is probably the black lines in the sea for the depth. I hadn't thought of that before, I might have to try that sometime.
 
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