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#1 Offline Sumiki

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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 12:01 PM

More like "flame trophy-like thing," really. Oh well.Originally for my blog's "Tuesday Tablescraps" segment, but I decided that the concept was too good to waste.

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Its fire theme means that it will probably appear at BrickFair 2012.

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#2 Offline The Renegade Emperor

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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 12:23 PM

I think black doesn't fit in this sculpture/trophy, perhaps I'd have liked more if it was more colored. But that depends on my tastes, doesn't it? Apart from that, I spot some drill pieces. Guess they're Power Miners, obviously repainted, aren't they?Whatever, I like it's shape, even if it's simple and plain, but it gives a good idea of "trophy", IMO. And I love those little binoculars. It's an overall 9/10
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#3 Offline Sumiki

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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 12:44 PM

I personally like the black, but to each his own. I tinkered with using drill parts on this MOC (are you clairvoyant or something ._.) but in the end I did not.I have never repainted any part in my life. I am a purist in that aspect; I considered parts that are cut, glued, or repainted to be a detriment to the LEGO system.
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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 12:48 PM

^ Yeah, maybe a little bit clairvoyant... ^^Agree with you about cut/painted/someway modified LEGO parts, but, back on topic, I still can't understand where did you get those drill-like pieces. They look interesting and work perfectly on this MOC, did you buy 'em?
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#5 Offline Sumiki

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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 12:55 PM

Could you describe where exactly you see these drill parts? Because I didn't use any drills on the MOC.
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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 01:02 PM

Heh, I see two at the top, just under the silver part under the flames, and one at the basement. But I could also be wrong, my eyes don't work well, or I wouldn't have had glasses...
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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 01:52 PM

I'm not sure where you are seeing the latter, but the former is a black gear. The base part is the lid to Onua Nuva's 2003 canister.
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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 01:56 PM

Ah, I see. My bad. Black seems to not help my eyes... About the latter, I'll explain that some other way. See those little holes on the left of the main pic? The two drill-like pieces I see are between the third and the sixth. The pieces are the outer, spiky ones. Hope this works!
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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 02:31 PM

Pretty neat. I like the overall flow and retention of a theme, in this case a volcanic theme. The use of the partially trans- boulder adds a nice look, and it looks a bit like it's being melted down for some purpose.Good work!
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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 03:22 PM

Beautiful and stylistic. I love how you used the Nuva canister top. The silver bit looks very nice too.
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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 05:09 PM

Nice! I love the use of flame parts, been a long time since I've seen anybody use the old-style flames that way.
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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 09:14 PM

Getting ready for the Olympics, huh? :lol: It's very nice. From the use of a canister container as a base, to the lightsabers spewing fire, I can't complain about this one. Wonderful job.-Ced
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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 09:31 PM

I don't know why, but this makes me think of Barad-dûr....Anyways, I like how you managed to fit the boulder in there. Makes me think of it floating on top of a tower on Destral, wreathed in flames as it tosses and turns about.This would actually make sense as a rather good Makuta fortrees, really. It seems more like a building than a trophy/sculpture in my eyes.

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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 11:10 PM

I don't know why, but this makes me think of Barad-dûr...This would actually make sense as a rather good Makuta fortrees, really. It seems more like a building than a trophy/sculpture in my eyes.

This was my very first thought. No joke. As a construction it looks absolutely awesome, but it might need some revision to give a trophy/sculpture feel. For example, those Thornatus/Power Miners type wheels add lots of angles that look like a building's support strurts or something. Regardless, I still can't stress how awesome it is...and how much it looks like Barad-dûr. I'm not even a huge LotR fan; I'm a big-time reader yet I've only seen the movies.Yeah...still looks like a tower to me. But that Nuva canister lid works no matter what you're going for. It could be a trophy's base along those lines or a building's foundation upon that train of thought. That is a winning piece usage no matter how you slice it.

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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 11:47 PM

This would make an amazing flashlight, Sumiki. No kidding.I'll start from the top.Compliments:Nice use of the flames, I have to say. How did you stack them? More importantly, how on Earth did you get those lightsaber hilts to stay in place? :PI'm totally digging the blue/orange sphere build underlaying the flames. It gives off a blue-flamed feel and overall increases the detail. Nice job.The black stacked wheel/gear/drill things do nicely for an upper base, really complimenting the flames as a whole. They form a wonderful transition from top to body. Not a bad job at thinning it out in the middle. Are those binoculars I spy? That's a very resourceful use of an underused piece. Not to mention they pave the road for the subtle dark red that pinches its way through the cracks.Hmm. Another black wheel/gear/drill piece on top of a lid piece. More subtle red. It gives the feel that this thing is burning on the inside, almost like an old-fashioned stove. Looks fairly balanced.Critiques:I'll start from the bottom.Frankly, the red looks a bit out of place and much too underused to really make an impact on the MoC. It could've easily been left out and it wouldn't have made too big a difference, and might've given it a more solid feel.Like I said earlier, the binoculars are resourceful, but not really necessary. I can see you weren't trying to be streamlined to a great extent, but these kind of stick out awkwardly, IMO.Nothing else. I'd give it a...8-9/10: Great Job.

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Posted Apr 25 2012 - 01:52 AM

Great MOC. Personally, I think it looks like a black candelabra without arms. Also this was a clever idea to attach the flame pieces together by putting their bases into their tops' holes. Isn't the big flame fragile though?
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Posted Apr 25 2012 - 06:25 AM

Its amazing.The use of the Onua Nuva canister top is very creative.
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Posted Apr 25 2012 - 03:37 PM

This would make an amazing flashlight, Sumiki. No kidding.I'll start from the top.Compliments:Nice use of the flames, I have to say. How did you stack them? More importantly, how on Earth did you get those lightsaber hilts to stay in place? :P

Old style flames have little bars on them, similar to the plumage on Lego Castle knight helmets. Flames also contain a little clip, disguised by the flame patterns, that can attach to the bars. Before I saw a Lego Master Builder's outdoor rock concert MOC, I'd always wondered what those were for, too. :P Also, I think the lightsaber hilt's studs are attatched to the Technic holes in those Technic half-thick wheels.

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Posted May 14 2012 - 03:47 PM

You should totally design an eye and throw that in instead of the boulder...then you'd have an amazing model of Sauron.
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Posted May 18 2012 - 03:02 PM

I absolutely love the way you formed the flame tendrils. The orange and black is nice and menacing without being too halloween-y, while the silver lightsaber handles look a bit out of place. Perhaps you could have used some regular O rods sticking out of the holes in the top gear? Regardless, excellent job. P.S. Emile A239, if I'm understanding you correctly, the drill pieces are indeed from power miners. They originally come in black, and can be found in the Thunder driller set as wheels and the base of the drill. Hope it helps...
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Posted May 19 2012 - 01:33 PM

Really nice looking! Am I weird for wanting to swing it around while making lightsaber noises?

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