Cluedo . . I suspect Ian, in the Lego room, with the piece separator.
So I've been wanting to do another sepia interior for quite sometime now, but lacked good incentive. Well, upon joining ABS Forever, I found (to my great delight) that they were starting a room contest! I immediately jumped at the opportunity, and voile, here's my entry! That's what you call hitting two birds with one stone.
This MOC is a spin off of the board-game Clue (also known as Cluedo). The classic "who-done-it" pastime presented bucket-loads of Lego fun! I had a blast designing each of the notorious characters. This creation also wins the award for: "most jumper plates used" out of all my works to date (and I'm not just referring to the ladies' dresses). If you look carefully, you'll notice that the build's front and back measure an uneven number of studs. This is due to the fact that the carpet technique spans seventeen. As a result, I had to free-mount or jumper-plate every elevated brick in order to give the creation a centered appearance. It was quite a complex feat, but I think it paid off! I thoroughly enjoyed expanding on my crate/wall technique too.
Before going any further, I'd just like to say a massive word of thanks to my good friend Max Pointner. He kindly supplied me with some sixty pieces that were essential in completing the build. Thanks a million buddy! Max has also designed a brilliant set of Clue characters that he will hopefully post sometime in the future.
The victim: John Boddy (a.k.a Dr. Black)
Miss Scarlet, with the knife.
Col. Mustard, with the revolver.
Prof. Plum, with the rope.
Mr. Green, with the wrench.
Don't know about you, but I've got my money on this guy.
Mrs. White, with the lead pipe.
Mrs. Peacock, with the candlestick.
But why is she smiling...
A short commercial break: The candlestick, in all its glory. I confess I'm quite proud of this simple technique.
...well that explains a lot.
Some pics of the build as a whole (below):
The back: An experiment in brick-writing! The plates' original purpose, however, was to keep light from escaping through the inevitable little cracks between the crates and masonry bricks.
Thanks for viewing!
Soli Deo Gloria!