This is a creation built with a friend who goes by Donut. We built this from only bricks at the LEGO store plus two Bricklink orders. You don't need a huge collection to build decently sized creations, just some planning and repetitive use of parts!
Like clouds afloat in the ocean above,
The samurai takes flight by the mercy of love.
By wings of the wind he is lifted into the air,
Transcending the world of woe and despair.
Of times of yesteryear,
One can only shed a tear,
Deep into the tragic past,
His memories will forever last.
Immersed in the celestial light of dawn,
The samurai embraces the peace heís found.
Below him, the times of ignorance bygone;
Above, the infinite void tumbles past beyond.
You included my favourite landscaping concepts in this MOC: massive amounts of vegetation, mountains and an ol'rope-bridge! Only for that, I'd give it a well-deserved 4/5, but the 'acrobatics' effect rounds it all off very nicely indeed.
Haha, I have no idea what those people who say this is all money are talking about. Money doesn't get you imagination or patience. I don't even think you spent that much. You did a very good job, I like the green ninjas and the bridges are also great. Money doesn't get you imagination
It must have took long becuse of the grass and the rocks.
I like it
July 5, 2009
Nannan, your opening statements are exactly correct, and I think that's important for young builders to understand. Back when I was a kid I ordered 10 of the 50 pack black 2x4s and I'll never regret that decision. Buy a piece in bulk and see what you can come up with, and I think this MOC shows that very well.
This really captures rhe essence of chinese martial arts movies.
If there was a common factor unifying them all it's the flying sword fights.
Also if it can attract my partners positive interest then It's pretty sure to be good.
Some nice natural effect, Nannan. Love the flower work and bridge on this one. Say, are those guys for hire? My wife's having trouble with her flying monkeys, and I thought maybe the flying ninja's could set 'em straight.
Man, I love kung-fu movies. The architecture, the stop-and-go, and the flying ninjas. Always the flying ninjas.
I like it
July 3, 2009
Alright, I haven't seen a moc that has more grass pieces then this! But simply an amazing build! I like the messed up bridges and the ninja battle scenes are great with the use of Willie's little crown piece. Great work overall! Oh, and could you check out my Venator? It's under my Republic Hardware folder.
Thanks again guys, it just wouldn't be Asian enough without the flying ninjas. The ninjas are from Donut's collection, and you can say that some people are smart enough to buy two ninjas for $5 back in the day, I wasn't one of those smart people.
Quoting Shannon Young
Add about another $200 for the minifigs. Green ninjas are very rare and expensive. Kind of ruins your point about not needing a big collection, since big collection = big money investment.
Was that just a ShanYoung triple slap in Z formation?!?! Dang... ;)
I like it
July 1, 2009
Epic! I like the dead trees and the patches of flowers. These pics seem less clear than many of your other MOCs. I canít see the details as well. The blood. I see it, but canít really see what part it is, or how it is attached. Your pics of Phobos and Deimos show the details more clearly. With MOCs like yours, the details are often the best part. Attack!
I like it
July 1, 2009
Wow! There is so much detail and green in this build. Great job the scenery is so good, I also like the bidge. Oh and it was great to meet you at Brickworld.-George
I'm glad many of you liked the greenery and the bridge, those were indeed meant to be key features. I can't imagine what this dio would look like without them. The cost of all this is somewhere around $150, minus the minifigs.
For a second the protruding rocks remind me of a scene in Kung Fu Panda - when the Furious Five tried to stop Tai Lung along the hanging bridge. the patches of flowers and weeds in the grass accentuates the dull but perhaps menacing sight of the rocks! 100/100.
Very unique build, I like the way you and your friend used the flower stems to simulate a grassy effect. Looks great, and yes for those who don't believe, it is really possible to build something like this with the standard lego store PAB. -Dylan
You captured a great atmosphere in this scene and the concept is awesome! Your use of only the large LEGO(R) rock pieces and few slopes is something I especially loved! Your friend deserves a compliment as well, nice job, you two!
This is some impressive stuff. All of those plants, some brown planks, a couple rocks, and of course the ninjas make a decently sized moc. I still wonder why Lego made green assassins...but I wish they would redo the ninja line.
Marvelous. I love the action amidst a rather serene setting. You're right -- repetition is an often overlooked element of compostion (in my mocs, anyway). If you listen closely, you can hear death approaching on the winds . . .
It's amazing... I have no words to describe this creation: I love the flowers and the grass, the rocks look like the asian mountains and the diorama is quite well! I only think that the Samurai has a little of a peasant look and samurais use, from 10th to 19th centuries, complete armours and they rarely use that type of hats in battle