School's out and I stop by the Lego store on my way back home. I pick up this set...
...as a present from me to me. The set finally gave me one of these torsos...
...which is one of, if not the main reason I bought it. While I'm at the Lego store, I raid the Pick-a-Brick wall and scoop up about 50,000 of these...
...which allows me to build this wall of windows...
...which provided the basis for this little scene.
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"He was in the midst of his exposition when the door from the corridor opened slowly and without noise. I was facing the door, and saw it first. 'Hallo!' I said. 'At last!' And the door opened wider, and the Time Traveller stood before us. I gave a cry of surprise. 'Good heavens! man, what's the matter?' cried the Medical Man, who saw him next. And the whole tableful turned towards the door.
He was in an amazing plight. His coat was dusty and dirty, and smeared with green down the sleeves; his hair disordered, and as it seemed to me greyer - either with dust and dirt or because its colour had actually faded. His face was ghastly pale; his chin had a brown cut on it - a cut half healed; his expression was haggard and drawn, as by intense suffering. For a moment he hesitated in the doorway, as if he had been dazzled by the light. Then he came into the room. He walked with just such a limp as I have seen in footsore tramps. We stared at him in silence, expecting him to speak."
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Same scene without the two troublesome minifigs.
The left side. Gadgets, gizmos, anything a 19th century inventor shouldn't be without. Workbench greebling, if you will.
The right side. Wine glasses, croissants, another mechanical marvel at the far end.
On the back wall, three brown prints I couldn't wait to tear off of 10185 Green Grocer.
Wow that book is on a bookshelf about three feet away from me. Awkward. But the MOC is awesome!! Love all the details and 19th century gizmos. MOC's with "wood" (brown) pieces always look cool to me.
I like it
Heather LEGO Girl
August 4, 2008
This is awesome! I absolutely love the look of the room. The photography and angles give it such a realistic appearance. Thanks again for your tip about the photo on my home page. I hope that it works. We shall find out shortly. A+++
I just picked up a ton of those trans pieces at pick-a-brick myself. Those things are great for water effects and windows aren't they? I used mine for a mirror. I love this whole set. You have really outdone yourself here! The realism and presentation... words fail. ~ Chris.
I won't go so far as to call you my hero -- I'm not the type to have heroes, and if I did I would probably aim higher than another fellow Lego geek. You have, however, changed my life. I grew up on Classic Space (which was just Space in those dim distant days), believing it was the epitome of cool, and anything Town was lame. This prejudice was ingrained in my consciousness well into adulthood. Your creations, and those of a handful of others, helped to change my mind. You made Town cool. I still can't build anything realistic to save my life, and constantly struggle to overcome nonexistent photography skills, so when I see great Earthbound MOCs combined with fantastic presentation, as I certainly do here, I'm always blown away. Gushing testimonial over. Thank you.
Those windows are real nice. i just love the pick a brick. I thought about building a time machine after watching the movie a few months ago. Now you can so I don't have to. Look forward to more stuff down the road. see ya in the mocpages. garth
This is just gorgeous! I love the window row and the lighting in the scene. It really gives the scene a cinematic feel. I also love to see literary and film inspired creations (it makes English teachers happy!).
I agree about that big CC set; that suit fig body is almost justification for buying it all by itself! I haven't been able to make myself drop that much cash to get it yet, but I sure do think about it a lot. If only Shop at Home would release more fig parts on its Pick-a-Brick site! Let's start a petition. ;)
I LOVE the Time Machine!! If anyone here has not read it, it's by H. G. Wells and is an amazing story of the decay of human civilization. I recognized that paragraph right away. Great scene, well lit, good construction. Nice job all around.