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Secret World of LEGO

Posted by Vezok's Friend , Jun 15 2015 · 28 views
Lego, Documentary, Design
As previously mentioned,

during my recruitment workshop there was a camera team, putting together a documentary about getting the design job and the company in general. Very interesting and aside from my colleague Justin in Super Heroes, I show up in the background every now and then, not to mention our very own 55555 ^^



Hope you get a little glimpse behind the scenes!


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Jurassic World Review

Posted by Vezok's Friend , Jun 11 2015 · 23 views
Jurassic World, Movie, Review
Much better than I feared, not as good as I'd hoped.

Major props to the art department of the film, the movie looks great and the CGI was really well-integrated. Scenes where characters and dinos were interacting in closeups looked really nice and it actually felt like an actual creature was there and getting touched, not just a green-skinned thing that was replaced later. I think some animatronics were used, but it's hard to tell.

The premise of the new bad dino is also cool, turning living creatures into products to be marketed and focus-group tested. The Raptor-Squad was a very cool idea as well, but depending on how much you're willing to suspend your disbelief, you might be disappointed or think its silly.

In the end, the moral remains the same though: Don't mess with nature. I was hoping for a Jeff Goldblum cameo and him going "How many times do I have to tell you 'I told you so'?" but no luck there.

Which is also where the downsides start: The plot is very predictable, especially if you've seen the trailers. It's pretty obvious after the first 15 minutes who will live and who is dino-grub, with one exception IMO. While the characters are likeable, especially Chris Pratt as Owen, brothers Zach & Gray and of course Dr. Wu, the rest are not quite as interesting.

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Pictured: The deepest relationship in the movie.


The other thing that bothered me a bit was the comedic relief. In the end nearly every action-scene was followed up with a funny one-liner or reaction. The first movie had those scenes too, but the difference was that the characters were playing it straight and in character in that film; here it feels forced because there is just way too much of it, which takes away from the suspenseful scenes and a lot of times feels out of place considering the situation the characters are in.

Overall I really like the movie. It's a fun 2 hour adventure film, but if you prefer to wait until it comes out on DvD/stream, you're not missing anything by not seeing it in cinemas. I would rate it equal or a little higher than Lost World, definitely better than 3 but not as good as the original.

There can only be one king after all ;)

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Going behind the scenes at LEGO

Posted by Vezok's Friend , Jun 10 2015 · 16 views

Hey everybody,

I know it's been quiet again for a few days. Which has mostly to do with the fact that I'm working on the usual secret stuff. BUT, today I can give you a heads up for something, if you have access to British television!



When I applied for the job, the Channel 4 TV crew were with us at the recruitment workshop, documenting the journey of my colleague Justin from application to starting the job. Normally these recruitment workshops are not open to the public, so if you want to see more of what goes on at one, check this out on Sunday. There is also a bit of footage of yours truly.

Hope this satisfies the curiosity a little!


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Nobody expects the Thedas Inquisition!

Posted by Vezok's Friend , May 26 2015 · 99 views
Dragon, Age, Inquisition, Fanart and 1 more...

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My Inquisitor Yandra Adaar.


Dragon Age Inquisition was one of the few games in the past couple of years that managed to drag me into its world from the word go.

In no small part thanks to the work of the ever-awesome Matt Rhodes, who's style this is loosely based on.


Definitely not the last time I draw Lady Adaar ^^




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What a lovely day! (For MOCing)

Posted by Vezok's Friend , May 19 2015 · 205 views

If you haven't guessed yet - the title is a Mad Max reference. I saw it last Thursday here in Denmark and it is an amazing, amazing movie. Not in the way of breaking new ground, since it basically comes down to a 1 hour 45 minute chase, but the way Miller made his movie really shows how to do an action movie like this. Every frame is just wonderful and a little piece of art IMO. But enough gushing, I actually am working on something for myself and since it's all in LDD I can show a WIP too!

Should be done by the end of the week and then it's onto the Doof Wagon ^^ Enjoy!

The War Rig








Disclaimer

I am a designer working for LEGO. However, this blog is a private one and anything I post here does not necessarily reflect the views of the LEGO Group.


I can absolutely not talk about anything that's under development, nor comment on any rumors, speculation, leaks and anything else that has not been officially released. As a rule of thumb: If it's not sold on shelves, we can't talk about it.