Part 1 - The High Speed Pursuit : Everyone in the town thought it was a great idea to put the Police Headquarters next to the bank.
About this creation
It allows for quick response from the highway patrol whenever there is trouble...
...and the survellience helicopter is always on call to lend a hand.
However, the station is now also next to the deli and pursuits tend to end in disaster as the officers are always thinking about what they are going to have for lunch...
...rather than catching the crooks, like this!
Part 2 - Spideys Dilemma : "My Spidey sense is going berzerk...the highway patrol is in a high speed pursuit, Doc Ock is robbing the bank and an escaped circus elephant has crashed into the deli...and it is almost 9:30pm. I'm late for MJ's show at the theatre...again!"
"Ock! This is the last straw, you are not going to get away with it this time, you might as well give up now!"
"Relax Peter. I was just making a withdrawal from the ATM. I am on a date with Aunt May. Come on dear, lets keep going or we will miss the show."
Fourth Wall: The Police Headquarters is a xmas holiday project I did with my kids after they got a bunch of Lego from "Santa". Inspiration was drawn from the MOC works of Cyberfrank 2010 and Brian Lyles in particular. There are a couple of set pieces in here...the deli is from 4860, the bank, police car and motorbike are from 4854 with a new facade added to the bank to put it in scale with the rest of the street, and the circus elephant was copied from the box of 5512 which is the XXL 1600 set.
The whole idea for the Police Headquarters came from the 4854 police car. This is one of the best looking 4-wide cars I have seen, so we got to work on an ideas list and concept sketch then started building.
Here is a couple of close-up shots of the getaway car. I just had to make a vehicle in the same scale as the police car so they had something to chase.
The police car and getaway car side-by-side for comparision.
And a shot of the police helicopter...just a quick knock-up job. There is not much room on the roof for it, but that's OK cause our pilot can land on a dime!
Shame most of these pictures were lost in that MOCpages crash a few years back. From what is left it looks pretty cool. I had that Spiderman set as a kid, and I agree, it is one of the best 4 wide Minifig cars.
A great blending of set elements and custom work to create this scene. My son is 5 and I have definitely passed on the Lego obsession to him, as well as most of my childhood pieces. No better bonding time than building Lego together! Keep up the great scenes!
Looks like you guys had a lot of fun on this one! Being a father myself who loves building with my daughter (she's only 4 but she's gettin better) I can really appreciate that. The build itself is nice as well. The cars are much better than I could do (reference my spidey moc for evidence of that). My only advice would be in the picture taking area. After you and the kids are done playing, simply setting up a "blank" background (bedsheet, poster board and so on) would really clean up the shots and take away from the distraction of the wooden table and 3 feet of air to the wall. Hope that little bit of advice helps. Welcome aboard the MOCpages train. We need all the AFOLs around here we can get! ~ Chris.
Thanks for your vote of confidance.
Now let me return the favor!
Being a retired teacher (retired due to disablity) and not having children I ENJOY reading how LEGO brings parents and their kids together. (It was part of Kirk's dream Lego means "play good".) That was the best thing I saw when coming over to your page.
Next to admit that you and ADULT play with LEGO
Us Adult Friends of Lego must support our hobby by reaffirming "It's o.k. to be an adult that plays with LEGO!"
Now comes the pleasure part.
Your above scene captures the Drama of a Spiderman tale.
And I like the way you drew us in.
Your kids must have a ball with you.
Somehow I do not think the remote control in your place is the problem - it's the bucket of LEGO - who gets at it next!
i enjoyed,and will again! i tought of you the other day elk, as i finally got my hands on a batman fig! he he he! love your set up! the spidey fig will get put to good use here!
all the front building props look great, no doubts, it will be the theater of some great stories! great work elk!