INCEPTION: The Diorama . INCEPTION: The Diorama is finally here. Sit back and relax, or lean forward and get excited, either way, I hope you enjoy the presentation very much.
NOTE: Just because this is a first-time awesome thing for me, this creation got on the top 6 "This Week's Most Popular"! I'm really, really happy about that. .
I began this project around the beginning of February, it took me at least 20 days to finish, and this is the end product. This diorama of the city on the cover of the CD, which I modeled it after, I didn't want to paste it onto this page because of copyright and such.
I tried to be as accurate as possible on the outsides of the buildings, but I added my own details here and there as well. I ignored some details, such as a second row of trees on the furthest right sidewalk, because I didn't have enough of the right foliage left.
The diorama has four blocks, each block has a section of one or two buildings on it, and each building has a different scene from the movie build into it.
These are the two blocks on the left side, left to right, scenes from the Mombasa part of the movie. Two totems from the movie, and the three dream level floors.
And the other two blocks, from left to right are three areas in limbo, and then the beginning scene with the oriental building.
Just to get them out of the way, these are the three vehicles I included in the dio, the bus and car have no significance, but the middle white van is the vehicle they use in the first dream level, the rainy city one.
I rarely make cars and stuff, so yeah, I couldn't find any wheel axles...floating cars rock!
Building 1: The Dream Levels
Onto the first building! This one contains a scene from each dream level, and I KNOW that the airplane is reality, I just wanted to include it for the heck of it.
This is the scene from the airplane, I'll be showing you the buildings in order of which I made, so this is the first building I made. Here we see Robert Fischer drugged asleep in the airplane.
This is the first dream level, (don't worry, I've seen the movie four times, I fully understand it) the rainy city level, also the one where Cobb's subconscious accidentally interferes, introducing a train into the middle of a road.
This the second (dream) level, the hotel level, and of course I had to make this exact scene, which is definitely one of my favorites.
Sorry for the overexposure.
And this is the last dream level, (not including limbo, which I didn't really count as a dream level) this is the snowy hospital level, I wasn't sure why it had to be a hospital.
I'm not sure why I included this photo, seeing as there's very little IN focus.
Building 2: The Totems (and Mal)
There's Mal sitting on top the building, probably ready to jump off.
Arthur's loaded die (without any dots, yup) and Cobb's top, I didn't make Ariadne's totem because there just aren't the right gold pieces for that.
Building 3: The Limbo Building
This building contains different places in limbo.
These are the shores of Cobb's subconscious.
I had a hard time of thinking up of places in limbo, so I chose this hallway that Cobb and Mal walked down in the movie.
And lastly, the train tracks, those of you who have seen the movie will know 'em, those of you that haven't, go watch it!
Building 4: Mombasa
I felt I had the most fun with this building, I also thing I did the best on it, maybe those two are connected? I dunno, but I love how the insides and outsides turned out.
Although these look like two different buildings, they are connected on the inside, so their are only four scenes (including the roof).
The first floor is the coffee shop Cobb tries to hide in while getting chased.
The second level is a section of an alleyway during the chase, this is by far my favorite floor of my favorite tower.
Then the third floor is the little restaurant (?) in which Cobb meets Eames.
And then the roof is a micro-scale-mini-dio-in-a-dio of Mombasa. I've never been to Mombasa, I don't even know which continent it's in, all I know about it came from the movie, so if there are a lot of things in this that aren't Mombasa-like, forgive me.
Building 5: Opening Limbo Scene/Oriental party/thing
Frankly, I'm extremely unhappy with the white section of the outside of this building, it's plain and detail-less, with a blocky little window bumpy thing. The gray part I like though.
Here is Cobb's father.
And James and Phillipa
Here's the inside of this building, the dining room where Saito, Cobb and Arthur are talking.
A random guard, I attempted a hands-behind-his-back technique with a rubber band, and I think it turned out all right.
And I think that just about concludes the build part of this presentation, this project sapped me of all my SORTED black tiles, I'm positive I have more in the unsorted bins in my basement. But because I didn't have the time to look, this is as far as I got, and I must confess, this build is not truly completed because of that.
These dry spaces were purposeful, although I wish they weren't there. They were left bare because I just didn't need them, and putting something there wouldn't be very helpful.
And here's Mal.
This was my biggest project EVER, almost finished in about one month, it took almost all of the SORTED light bley and dark bley bricks, all of SORTED brown, black, light bley, dark bley, dark gray, AND yellow tiles, which is amazing, as WELL as all of my trans-light blue window pieces.
This was tremendous fun to challenge my skills and brain with, and I'm happy with the results, I hope you liked them too.
Thanks for taking the time to look at this, comments are really appreciated, I love to hear what you think about this.