This is the back section of the set. There is a couple mini buildings and people and a smaller version of the alien up front.
This is the middle of the set with slightly bigger buildings and people. There is also a very crappy car.
The other side of the back section.
People running and screaming in the front section.
An abandoned rooftop patio.
The larger alien.
A few shots of the large alien alone. I'm really happy with the way this one turned out.
A close up of the alien's "head".
The miniature alien doesn't look all that great to me. Oh well!
This garbage truck has to be my favorite part of this entire creation! It's rear bin was based off the official Lego city garbage truck set but I made tons of modification and alteration to the design. Now it looks much more detailed. I just might rebuild this in LDD so I can have instructions for it for future use.
The three different scales of figs I used. Here we have your standard size minifig, the tiny microfig and some kind of fig in between those sizes. MiniMidifig, perhaps?
Before I started building, I whipped up this proof-of-concept... thing! The forced perspective effect seems to work much better here than it does in the finished Moc.
Northern Notes: Well, that's another round done and gone! Time is really flying lately. As you can probably see, this one didn't really turn out as well as I envisioned it. The initial test actually works better than the Moc does. In my opinion, George's entry does a much better job with the forced perspective effect than mine does. Anyway, best of luck to you George, Leda, and Gio!
Huge congrats Jason on making the final!!! I love and admire your work. I look forward to your final entry with bated breath. I know you will do yourself (and your country) proud. I've nothing against Americans, I love America, I've been there, most of my best friends are American but there is nothing quite like doing something for Queen and country huh! Go Commonwealth, yeah! I never in a million years imagined I'd be in the final two of the MocOlympics, nor that I'd be facing such an opponent as yourself, but I honestly cannot wait to see what you bring to this next test. My build is going well so far, but it is still early days yet! Good luck to you and it is an honour to be on equal par with the likes of you. =^..^= Leda
Great stuff Jason, the opening photo sells it really well, but it's only on seeing your behind-the-scenes that we see the effort and detail that's gone into things like the alien or the garbage truck - I love that you built functioning parts into that just to lay it on it's side as debris! While I am certainly backing the last Brit standing, I can still say good luck to you and good job.
Brought in as the tie-breaker judge...I can see how this round ended in a tie! Your transition from minifigs to microfigs was seamless, and the entire build was excellent in the presentation (i.e. I wasn't able to pick out the change of scale until you pointed it out, it was that well done). You get my vote!
Jason, I had to step out of the judging for the last round due to a move. But, I'm getting back on track now, and I'm here to cast my vote...which goes to you, amigo. Sorry for the delay. Though George had multiple examples of the FP, you both showed a very compitent understanding of the technique. What puts yours over the top for me is the dynamic composition and sense of action. VERY nice work!
This is a cool scene! i love all the action and that garbage truck is superb! If you do get round to creating instructions i'd love to have a copy ;-) I really like this entry but being British i have to back my fellow Brit George, best of luck Jason!
Jason, I've had a look at your and George's MOCs twice yesterday and twice today and it's time for my decision (even while I'm writing this, I go back and forth between both MOCs). Both are great, that's for sure, but my vote goes to your opponent. George took it just a little bit further with his 3rd creation.
Incredible! This and your "I love it when a plan comes together" really show your facade building prowess. The forced perspective is masterfully executed and I didn't even notice until it was pointed out. That is the hallmark of a great build. Good luck in the competition!
Amazing work Jason, I didn't actually notice the microfigs in the background until you pointed it out, now it looks even more amazing! :) Your technique with the "mini" versions of the figures to represent them reminds me of one of my recent MOCs ;o) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/292986
Awesome scene. Pretty simple forced perspective (I was actually hoping for something a bit more complicated from both entries this round), but it still looks superb. 5 stars and best of luck in the rest of the MO : )
Brilliant scene here! I think you pulled off the FP pretty well - I suspect the reason it's not as obvious as in your proof of concept shot (which is hilarious, by the way) is probably that the final scene is so much busier and the elements that draw the eye most aren't necessarily the FP ones. That said, the skyline, the ingenious intermediate size people and the 2 different aliens are all big hits for me, good luck!
You're too hard on yourself mate, this is absolutely wicked! The forced perspective works really well and the details are beautiful. I love the shape and design of the aliens and the truck and the whole street scene is perfectly scaled down the road. Best of luck! I think all four of us are in the running for intense battles this round. As it should be too at this stage!
I like it
November 27, 2011
Wow george i am sorry you had a good run but you are going down... Awesome build jason! I love how far away the monster seems! And where can i buy a giant minifig like that ine in the last pic?
I like it
November 27, 2011
This is, IMO, a great example of forced perspective. The first pic alone is a great shot. The aliens look cool too. Great job!
Great job Jason! I love all the little details and the different scales of figures. My favourite part has to be that garbage truck :) Every part of it looks just like the real sha-bang. Good luck buddy!
This is a massive build, Dude! And tons of awesome details, the alien walker especially. But as far as the category goes, I think George proved the FP concept better. So he gets my vote. Good luck with the other judges!
Well, as you say, George's build does highlight the forced perspective a little more, but in my opinion yours is a more interesting scene overall. It's going to be close, so I wish you the best of luck!
Wow you did a great job on this! I love how you incorporated three scales into one MOC! As said below it is hard to see the forced perspective in the first picture but farther down it started to really come out. Great entry! I'm glad I'm not a judge because it will be a very close call between you and George! Good luck :)
I really enjoy the concept you've presented. The composition is quite nice and well executed. The Alien invaders are very well designed and bring a mix of styles. In the end, I felt your build didn't highlight the FP the same way as your opponent and thus, he earned my vote. Thank you for sharing your take on the category.
Hey Jason..thats great but I liked George's entry better. Yours is a great build and great idea but at first I didnt even realize the back portion. The giant alien kinda blocks the back. Only after I saw you did use microfigs did I see the forced perspective. George's has the forced prospective as the main part while yours is in the background. Sorry.