Some old gym scenes, originally built and photographed in July '08. They were sort of commissioned by my sister ("sort of" because I wasn't being paid) to be decoration on the walls of an actual gym. The plan was to make a lot more in this vein, but long story short -- due to unfortunate circumstances they became no longer needed. I did think about making some more for my own enjoyment, and to pad this MOCpages post, but... I'm already seven hundred ideas past this now, and it just ain't gonna happen.
I have come to the conclusion that Lego needs to greatly expand their 2x2 printed tile selection. I have lost count of the number of MOCs in which I've tried using the ones I have as wall art. Some work better than others. A mushroom print is always welcome as far as I'm concerned, but I get tired of using treasure maps.
This one turned out really well. Interestingly, and completely unexpected to me, when I posted it on flickr it sparked a debate on mixing skin colors among minifigs. In short, the opposing viewpoint was that it introduces the element of race where none existed before. Check out the notes all over the picture there if you're interested. Me, I have no problem with multi-ethnic minifigs -- unless they're of the peach-skinned persuasion. Which is weird because that's the closest to my own skin tone... it just looks wrong on a minifig to me.
Pretty simple. I remember seeing that ball joint piece used as a boxing glove ages and ages ago, somewhere on Brickshelf. One of those neat little details that sticks in your head, ready to be "borrowed" when the situation arises.
My favorite of the four. It edges out the freeweights scene by virtue of the kickass treadmills (I stayed up most of one night when I should have been sleeping to come up with that design) and the dudes checking out the hottie walking past. It adds a bit of humor to what would otherwise be a fairly ho-hum scene.
Did you just re-apparate out of nowhere or what? Nice to see you back... will you be gracing the 'pages with more great builds again soon? The last one of these scenes is my favorite... the build, the humor, and the presentation all work together really well.
When it comes to the yellow skins it messed me up as a kid. Whenever in class we had to draw a picture i would use the yellow crayon to color in light-skinned people because i would think "well minifigs are yellow"
Woot yeah! this is so funny! i like the treadmills!
I like it
May 17, 2009
Great little scenes there. I applaude these "one-picture wonder" type scenes as a disproportional amount of effort goes into each sinle photo (compared to someone who, say, builds a diorama and gets more photo-mileage out of it). Anyway - great work!
Ha ha, excellent! I particularly like the last shot, though all the building is immaculate.
Ah, just to say, I've finished MOCtag 28, and many apologies for the lateness O Great Shannon: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/117421
Funny, I thought I had commented on this before; however, when I went back to show my wife I see that I hadn't as of yet. Brilliant job, love the treadmills, but it is the weight-room that is my favourite. Lee.
I don't know if you saw this, but another MOCcer and I created an idea called "MOCcomparison." The MOC is here:
That's not why I'm writing this though. I created a group for it here:
I know you've been watching what groups you are in, so I was wondering if you were interested in joining. Feel free to say no. I won't take any offense.
Scene 1: I agree with you, we need more printed plates in that size...or I just do...on a side note, I can think of a great comedy BRICK comic about all those bags on the side...Great build! Scene 2: I especially love the way you used different brown parts for the walls... PURE genius! Scene 3: Why does that guy have tomatoes on his hands? (I know they're boxing gloves, I KNOW!) Scene 4: I love the base on this one, but you should have had the guys stop while on full power when she walked by...I would have done that, and found my skull dented by the wall behind me... That's what happens when you look at women...bad stuff happens...
NOW WHY THE HECK DIDN'T I JUST MAKE A COMMENT ABOUT ALL THE BUILDS! WHY! WHY! WHY!...Ah well...enjoy your LONG comment, Pal.
Pretty awesome Shannon! That is all I can say. Oh... isn't the gym suposed to show a few more rooms?! If not, hey, I recommend showing off a public pool or competition pool, with suimers (duh!).
Anyway, great moc.
Yeah these scenes really "maxed the envelope and so on". Picture-perfect building as far as I can see. Pity about the Gym project not eventuating IRL; I would've loved to have seen shots of your builds up on the wall in the real thing.
I like it
April 17, 2009
All of them are great! It reminds me of whenever I pass by the arobics room to go to the weight room, I start dancing infront of the door! Then they get made and kick me out :( -George
JD and I must be phsycic. As soon as I saw this I thought "It's about time this hit the pages." Then as I'm reading the comments, I scroll down and see JD already said that. It also happened when JD had Kelso time travel to the Middle Ages. I've been working on mine for a long time now and it has to do with the middle ages and teleporting. Anyway, nice build, the treadmills are great.
Very nice! I'd have to say that the fourth one is my favorite, too. Or maybe I like the third one better. Actually, I liked the second. Heck! They're all great! Oh, and I wouldn't keep my hopes up for more printed 2x2 tiles. Everything is sticker now, spare the figs. Let's just hope that LEGO® never goes that far... *shivers* Awesome job!
This is the kind of building I absolutely love - simple and beautiful little designs with terrific parts usage and color choices throughout. (And a nice presentation ta' boot!) You've got to be one of the best at these smaller, light-hearted creations. Great stuff, as always!