This is my round 2 creation for Mr. Bones' Halloween contest. The Category being Monster movie diorama.
About this creation
NOTE: There is not much accurate to the story about this creation. I simply go from imagination. Much more personal that way.
One cold Spring night, Mr. Utterson is walking down the street to his good friend Dr. Henry Jekyll's house. He knocks on the door and awaits the maid's answer. He hears a bustle and a pleasant lady comes to the door. "Is Dr. Jekyll available?", He asks. The maid bids him enter and goes to notify Dr. Jekyll of his visitor. She bustles back in a few minutes to tell him that the good Doctor is busy and does not wish to be disturbed. Mr. Utterson disappointedly goes out. This was the 3rd time that week. "Somethings wrong", he thought to himself. If only he knew how close he was to the truth.
Something was wrong...
"Even darkness must yield to light. Good and evil are the cause of a moralistic explanation given by man in this modern day. Or are they? Are they something deeper? Laws laid down by God himself."
Dr. Jekyll lays down his pen. He'd have to think about this one. He'll come back to it later. Time to work on the experiment.
He heads downstairs to wash up for another late nights work. He stares at himself in the mirror. He is getting old. The good Doctor shrugs off these thoughts and disciplines himself with some tasks.
He then gets ready for another days work. He picks up where he left off yesterday... hmmm oh yes the phial of chlorine and acitone. He carefully dilutes it with some salt and adds a little amphetamine.
Henry Jekyll is certain he has come upon the correct formula. Nervously he adds the finishing touches and some lemons for flavor.
Jekyll bravely induces the compound in the name of science. A tingly feeling creeps upon his limbs and skin. Suddenly he feels a pain in his head and is knocked to the floor.
Dr. Jekyll passes out once the homemade narcotic is induced. He sleeps fitfully with dreams of his thesis paper whirling in his mind.
Dr. Jekyll wakes up to find himself feeling slightly different. Suddenly he doesn't know who he is. 2 names hover in his mind. The first is his own but the second... No, no it can't... Edward Hyde! The name of the devil itself.The drug must have temporarily altered his synapses in his brain and that compiled with his dreams of Good and Evil have now morphed him into his own opposite. His former morals now lost upon this heartless and cruel monster. Who knows what may happen when Mr. Hyde is in the area.
Mr. Hyde now wanders out to terrorize the town. Little do they know the evil lurking under this hardly human skin. And that!... is the mysterious case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
I tried to model this off of an older modular building that is in our town. It ended up looking nothing like it but much better than I could have hoped. The roof is in typical Baer style. The tiled look is very fitting IMHO.
All three levels. I originally did not have the supports running up through the building. It was so fragile that I had to put in some. It is still pretty fragile but much better.
I had to throw in some food. Love LEGO food. I hoard it...
The bookshelf is blocking the window to the right so I was trying to fit it somewhere else.
A shot of the second story from a rats eye view?
This is probably my favorite floor in the house. It just looks 19th century. I thought about adding a phonograph but with limited space what you see is what you get.
The coat hanger is perhaps my favorite part of this level. Wait- strike that, the chess board is. Both clever designs that I am very proud of.
Here are all the figs. From left to right, Jekyll, Hyde, Disembodied mirror Jekyll with superposable arms and cool reflective design, and then the good Mr. Utterson.
*each figure sold seperately
I discovered this not that long ago, that the diamond turned upside down actually looks like a pretty cool phial. I am hoping to do the classic scene with Sam encountering Shelob from LOTR with it.
I had a great time with this one. The general idea is that the Dr. Places the phial upon the heater thus evaporating the water where he can then isolate the chemical. The water then travels through a pipe into the syringe on the left where it is slowly dripped out. The Dr. can then add the chemical to the approximation of the amount of liquid needed.
Here is the bottom level without the stairs, benches and roof.
In the closet you will find all of his suits and other attire. I thought about including a skeleton to add a bit of irony but forgot.
Then last but not least is the sewer. This was mainly just a space filler with no real use in the scene.
Well there she is gang! I hope you enjoyed it. This is my first time using fleshies and I have really come to like it. Special thanks to Mr. Bones for putting on the contest, not a small task I tell ya.
See ya next time,
Great MOC! I have always loved Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I like how the building looks in black and white. I would have never guessed that the top is light blue from the picture. I'll have to try that sometime I can't find the colors I need.
I love R.L.Stevenson's beautiful piece of literature. I had to write a sequel (Short story) to it in a literature class of mine, once. That was very fun. Your version certainly was intriguing - and some of your lighting effects were amazing. Great work! (By the way... did you figure out the rubber-band technique on your own? I could have sworn that this was the first place that ever originated from. [http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/59219])
Wow, this is beautiful. Gorgeous build, love all the detail like the tiled roof and the coat rack and everything else. The presentation is superb, beautiful lighting in the scenes on the street. I too have begun a love affair with fleshies of late... and have also been using them wherever I can. Best of luck with the rest of the judges!
Excellent job here Blake! I love the mirror effect, and all the glass vials. Your details stay solid all through the build. I know only one person can win, but for me quite a few of you are winners. Score of 15, good luck with the other judges!
Some fantastic detail work and I admire how you kept it all within the 16x16 frame, even if it wasn't a requirement; the small space really forces one to get creative when trying to get a specific look. You did a wonderful job on a fantastic entry!~H