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100 PBBFC: "A weary traveler"
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Created as a half-serious entry for a contest hosted by Abby F, Matt R and David A Smith - those guys really have a thing for brick count limitations.
About this creation
Created for the 100 Piece Brick Built Figure Contest.

This is a robot that's been wandering through some or other wasteland for decades now. In fact, he's been wandering for so long he's lost most of his non-vital parts (and now only has about 100 left). His maker installed two oxygen tanks under it's one eye, effectively turning it into an oldie robot hamster. When there were still other lifeforms on the planet he was often mocked for that feature, but now noone is there to see (or use) the oxygen anymore.

He has long forgotten what his name was. Now all that he's left with is his hat, his hiking stick and approximate knowledge about the meaning of the universe - shame he doesn't remember anything else, like where is he even going. But that doesn't matter, as long as nuclear decay is still going on in his generator he's going to keep at it, mainly because his hardwired code is stuck in a loop, meaning he can't really do much but to keep walking.


Now there was a heated debate over in the group about illegal connections. Since I was limited to a hundred pieces I was forced to apply this technique on two places - the lower legs and the neck-to-head attachment. I hope this doesn't upset anyone using LDD, but real ABS has it's privileges (and drawbacks - one being that there is never an infinite amount of pieces readily available).






*what's behind this seemingly invisible corner?*


An arrangement of the 100 pieces, ranging between 99 and 102 pieces (I couldn't count small items to save my life), at least I hope so. The design also incorporates four mystery pieces (more or less successfully).
Why are they arranged in such an intricate shape you ask? Well, it's because I will rebuild this guy and keep adding new components - I actually had to strip a lot of details off him so he'd meet the 100 piece mark. The upgraded version (available for 2,99 in the in-game store) will come soon.


I hope you enjoyed this small creation, feel free to leave a like or a comment!



Comments

 I like it 
  June 2, 2014
Lots of great part usage!
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  May 29, 2014
Brings new meaning to building a hunch. The tension in the pieces evidenced in the bowed stick is just fantastic. The vision, character and pieces selected bring a balanced aesthetic feel. The character tells a story even without your write-up.
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  May 27, 2014
Brilliant!
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  May 27, 2014
Quoting matt rowntRee I can hear his wheezy respirations, his clicking gears, his metallic feet slicing along the gravel, the singular ting of his staff as it makes purchase with the ground under his weight, and the pain in his regret for having outlived his world. Almost tragically Greek in his posture and topical for all eras, the wise sage brings the painful and honest truth to long dead ears and somewhere long ago, he forgot to care.
You put into words what I can only feel. Thank you.
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  May 26, 2014
I can hear his wheezy respirations, his clicking gears, his metallic feet slicing along the gravel, the singular ting of his staff as it makes purchase with the ground under his weight, and the pain in his regret for having outlived his world. THIS is character! THIS is how you communicate through Art. You have transcended the media and taken Lego into the realm of the viewer. He is theirs, and mine, now to imagine anything and everything. Almost tragically Greek in his posture and topical for all eras, the wise sage brings the painful and honest truth to long dead ears and somewhere long ago, he forgot to care. Coupled with some truly inspired part usage and four Mystery Pieces, you have built something greater than the sum of its parts. Truly outstanding!
 I made it 
  May 17, 2014
Quoting Kevin Moyer Nice work! It looks very good! Though I have to say that the "beard" looks a little like buck teeth, especially in the last picture. :P "An approximate knowledge of the meaning of the universe..." Nice.
I see you found the little backstory good, thanks for the comment!
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  May 17, 2014
Quoting clayton Marchetti That's awesome Alex! I really like the legs . It's very inventive how you integrated the mystery pieces into your build.
Thanks! I'm glad with almost all the mystery pieces, the thruster cluster on the back of his neck was a little last-minute though ;)
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  May 17, 2014
Quoting Yann (XY EZ) Great work Alex! 5/5
Thanks!
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  May 17, 2014
Quoting MortalSwordsman . I love how you have managed to make him look really old and frail. Love his face. Thanks for your comment on mine and good luck in the contest.
Thank you, and "old and frail" was what I was going for, so I'll consider it a success!
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  May 17, 2014
Quoting Tyler Halliwell I dig this, love the oxygen tank placement and the ski feet. Nice work.
The ski feet were a tou decision, I'm glad they turned out well. Thanks for the comment!
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  May 12, 2014
I love how you have managed to make him look really old and frail. Love his face. Thanks for your comment on mine and good luck in the contest.
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  May 12, 2014
Nifty fig, Dude!
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  May 11, 2014
I dig this, love the oxygen tank placement and the ski feet. Nice work.
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  May 11, 2014
Quoting Tim C Nice work. Very humorous back story. I like the use of the oxygen tanks. It doesn't compromise the look of a robot, but almost gives him a bucktoothed look. For counting pieces, I have discovered that loading the pic to MS paint and drawing rectangles around sections of the layout, then counting the smaller sections and labeling each section with the number solves the did-I-already-count-that-piece dilemma. Great work, and best of luck in the contest.
It has been mentioned that the tanks look like (hamster/buck)teeth, and thanks for the tip with the rectangle counting, but it seems like too much work (I could write a PS script, but that would be even more work :P ).
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
Nice work. Very humorous back story. I like the use of the oxygen tanks. It doesn't compromise the look of a robot, but almost gives him a bucktoothed look. For counting pieces, I have discovered that loading the pic to MS paint and drawing rectangles around sections of the layout, then counting the smaller sections and labeling each section with the number solves the did-I-already-count-that-piece dilemma. Great work, and best of luck in the contest.
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  May 11, 2014
Quoting Nick Barrett Very characterful; a robot with heart, it seems. Good luck!
Thanks!
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  May 11, 2014
Quoting Tom Remy Nice one! The pose and overall shape are excellent, and completely match your idea! Meaning even if you don't read the whole (good) story, you get it... Plus 4 mystery pieces! 5/5!
Thanks, I'm glad I got the message across, but the "story" wasn't really intended as a major part of the presentation.
 I made it 
  May 11, 2014
Quoting David Roberts A super figure, my favourite photo is the side view. You can see the the zig-zag shape of his body, which keeps him balanced and the unusual shape of his head.
I am very pleased with how the shape turned out, but the balance isn't as good as you'd think :P
 I made it 
  May 11, 2014
Quoting Cheryl P Even a robot needs a day off.
I couldn't agree more.
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
Very characterful; a robot with heart, it seems. Good luck!
 I like it 
  May 10, 2014
Nice model:D
Alex Sonny
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Michael Rutherford
  May 9, 2014
Very impressionistic. I see the age, but the robot guy doesn't really look "Just like an old man." You captured the notion of age in a very non-specific way. "and now only has about 100 left." Good line. Again, well done. Attack!
 I like it 
  May 9, 2014
Nice one! The pose and overall shape are excellent, and completely match your idea! Meaning even if you don't read the whole (good) story, you get it... Plus 4 mystery pieces! 5/5!
 I like it 
  May 8, 2014
pretty cool mech, and the story is funny!
 I like it 
  May 8, 2014
Cool! Nice use of the oxygen tank for...teeth or a beard I'm not sure which but either way it looks great!
 I like it 
  May 8, 2014
Wow! I love it, too! Very creative use of pieces! Lovely roboman :D
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  May 8, 2014
Loving the teeth! Top work! I'm not sure if I'll have the time ti enter now....
 I like it 
  May 8, 2014
I see old age is daunting, even for robots! Interesting build! :)
 I like it 
  May 8, 2014
A super figure, my favourite photo is the side view. You can see the the zig-zag shape of his body, which keeps him balanced and the unusual shape of his head.
 I like it 
  May 7, 2014
I feel his pain. Great use of parts to create this downtrodden look. Even a robot needs a day off.
 I like it 
  May 7, 2014
Great work Alex! 5/5
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  May 7, 2014
I like the use of white airtanks. I will return to MOCpages soon with a new creation. (I won't give any hints, but I guess I already gave you some)
 I like it 
  May 7, 2014
That's awesome Alex! I really like the legs . It's very inventive how you integrated the mystery pieces into your build.
 I like it 
  May 7, 2014
Great Alex, very great
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  May 7, 2014
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus Blogged by TFOL World! http://tfolworld.webs.com/apps/blog/show/42225107-oldie-robot-hamster- No worries about your time as one - you are a TFOL at TFOL World until you are twenty (20!) years old!
Gee-whiz willikers! Thanks, and I have accepted the fact that it looks like a hamster :P
  May 7, 2014
Blogged by TFOL World! http://tfolworld.webs.com/apps/blog/show/42225107-oldie-robot-hamster- No worries about your time as one - you are a TFOL at TFOL World until you are twenty (20!) years old!
 I like it 
  May 7, 2014
EPIC!!! Really, well done!
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  May 7, 2014
Nice work! It looks very good! Though I have to say that the "beard" looks a little like buck teeth, especially in the last picture. :P "An approximate knowledge of the meaning of the universe..." Nice.
 
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