My famous Lego Zanzibar MOC as seen in the Halo 3 Legendary Edition bonus disk.
About this creation
This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is my relatively famous Lego Zanzibar MOC...a recreation of the Halo 2 map of the same name. I started this craziness back in High School and more than 4 years later it's practically complete. It stands on an 11 by 8 foot plywood base and is completely mini-fig scale and video-game accurate (at least as far as I know) Now, some of these pictures are a bit outdated because I've since been working on an epic stop-motion movie using this creation (it will be completed in summer 09) However, for your viewing pleasure, here are the pictures of the map during the stages of its development. P.S...there is a much more entertaining and complete video description on youtube, right here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS9mu-w-Pdo
This perspective looks so cool in person. It's the front sea wall with the giant fan looming behind it. I originally wanted to create the wall with sand red bricks, but I couldn't find that much for a reasonable amount. I believe that this brown combo works really well anyway. The palm trees are my favorite touch.
This is how the model looks at ground level. I've since completely replaced the ground cover with more accurate pieces, but this gives you an idea of how it looks.
Pretty good scale representation. That's me btw...in case you're slow.
This fan was the hardest thing to create. Took me long enough to figure it out but it works, and kinda spins too. The bridge in the foreground actually raises and lowers just like in the game.
Ground cover minus the foliage and rocks, but it still generally looks like this.
It looks huge like this. The outside of the fan is taped together with Ducked Tape, but I can barely tell.
Back side of the fan with the bridge. You can see the built in bar in the background where I filmed my strangely popular Lego Wii video. Check it out if you haven't seen it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8mZGDFDceU
Here's a pretty good shot of the giant dirt tracks on the other side of the dirt wall. This has since been replaced to look better, and I have a new rock wall to go in the background.
A very old shot of the model before I put up the rock walls. It still looks cool tho.
Here's another older shot. You can see the progression here tho.
Here's a newer shot with the built rock wall. The small hole in the wall will be well known to Halo players as a valuable flag-tossing position.
Here's what it looked like without the fan. Yeah...turns Halo 2 into Stargate. Not a good thing,
The bare-bones skeleton of the sea-wall. That thing was hard to build at an angle but it ended up working out well.
I will be adding more pictures when I get the chance. College is busy. Please visit my youtube page above to see more Lego creations of mine. Thanks for visiting and I'll have more up soon. I hope you enjoyed the pics.
Hey,let me just start by saying that like many others,I'm a huge fan of your work.I downloaded every stopmotion video to my youtube downloader app and i can't stop watching them!!!!I have so many questions to ask you,which is why I wonder if you might have an Xbox 360 to talk to you.I play many video games, and also build.If you do have Xbox 360,please let me know. thanks, and of course how could I forget to complement this Masterpiece of yours, you inspire me as well as many others.
I-IS that what I THINK it is? The MOC of the bets high quality most expensive lego stop motion animation ever to be built? BATTLE OF THE BRICK BUILT FOR COMBAT????? I DEMAND YOU GIVE CREDIT TO K....YOU are the one and only KOOBERZ!!!!!WOO HOO I AM YOUR NUMBER ONE OF NUMBER ONES BIGGEST FAN OF THEM ALL!!!!!
wow when i saw this on ur page i looked at the youtube vid it looks great the sand red is hard to comebye like u said i personly think if u play it the walls are more a brown than red 5/5 also the look on ur face when u made the WII vid was priceless XD