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"Aringa Oru" The Living faces of Easter Island
National Geographic presents: *dadada dar da, dadada dar da da dada dar da* theme song...
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I've always loved 'cut-away' illustrations and would pour over them as a kid.
I think there's a lot of potential with Lego cutaways too which I'd like to explore. Also, us Romanticists love our old ruins! With this in mind, I've tried to sculpt an Easter Island head and I thought it would be a bonus if I could show the whole body the Polynesians carved, out of stone, on some (but not all???) Am I right in thinking not much is known about the inhabitants, except that due to internal conflict and overpopulation they vanished? I know of a movie based on on the Easter Islanders but I haven't see it as yet.

Manged to acheive a solemn expression and keep the whole thing almost in minifig scale. In regards to the face, the nose and head were medium diffcult but the chin took AGES to work out. The body is VERY blocky and ugly; in my defence the original carvers did seem to spend more time on the head than the body, so I followed suit ;) Ran outta light bley pretty quick too....














The tourists depart, and only the wind remains...



Some construction shots:





Here's the head-only vig. No crappy body here.

Whole body, including nipples...

Scale reference:



Comments

Shannon Ocean
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Mark Eckerson
  July 8, 2011
:D Weird LOL.....But great replica I have to say.
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  November 30, 2008
I only hear the "In Search of" theme with Leonard Nemoy when I see these statues.
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  June 28, 2008
Nice job!...I have allways loved seeing these guys...
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  June 18, 2008
Very good! Love the "nipples" thing :), the head is great though the body-less vig pic is certainly the best,and only for that this deserves a 5/5.
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  May 1, 2008
Cool. I like it. I do not know what you mean by the cut away, but this is cool. The head seams a bit too thin. Other then that, great job.
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  April 30, 2008
I'm totally digging this national geographic line of builds. Some pretty great stuff there.
Shannon Ocean
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Dave Shaddix
  April 25, 2008
...If it were a REAL tourist, he would be carving his name on the head. Great work, great subject.
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  April 25, 2008
Very original idea, and well executed! Love all the different shots you've included. Keep up the great work!
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  April 24, 2008
Lol, this is really good. From what I've done, it's really hard to make a face that looks as real as this. 5/5
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  April 24, 2008
Why wouldn't I want to Rev your MOCS, ther awsome! Great job one the head, it pretty tight!
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  April 23, 2008
If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times... stop making me try to learn while I'm perusing "the Pages"! We all know that you are a master craftsman (I'll be getting to work on my "you win" moc in the next few days...) so please put your evil genius to good use and give us more brain melting sci-fi and humor (sorry humour...) Just kidding of course. Your builds never fail to astound and inspire. Love it! Later ~ Chris.
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  April 23, 2008
Awesome. That's just awesome.
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  April 22, 2008
Sweet build, but I'm pretty sure the Nat Geo theme song goes “dududu daa da, dududu daa duda dada du” and not “dadada dar da, dadada dar da da dada dar da.” Other than that, good stuff.
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  April 21, 2008
Cool idea, Shannon and nicely done! I recognized the reference to Easter Island immediately, so good job there. Now how about something REALLY challenging, like the 7,000 or so Shi Huang Terracotta Warriors?
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  April 21, 2008
Very realistic looking head. Except for the bland baseplate, it's really good. And dont 4git 2 revuw mi wurthogg v3
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  April 21, 2008
I saw a replica of this thing at the smithsonain(I think I spelled that horrably wrong) in DC,and it's pretty accurate.I collect NatGeo mags,but I don't remember seeing this one...
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  April 21, 2008
this moc is realy good i like the little man..... i have other mocs if you would like to have a look at them and maby even review them
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  April 21, 2008
Another fine creation from down under. I actually like the torso and think that it finishes off the creation. Lee.
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  April 21, 2008
I love the design of this, it looks very good for traveling since it has three seperate sections.
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  April 21, 2008
Mhm, very interesting work. You should make more of them...
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  April 21, 2008
Actually, you're not right about thinking "not much is known about the inhabitants, except that due to internal conflict and overpopulation they vanished". I just finished reading about this in Jared Diamond's book Collapse, and archaeologists know a surprising amount about it. A lot of it has to do with deforestation, because they needed lumber to erect these ridiculously big statues. Even today, Easter Island is pretty much treeless. Very nice MOC, by the way!
 
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