HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR! The year of the ROOSTER! My way of sharing this marvelous event with you is this! I won't go into a large description here as under each group of photos I explained all in detail!
About this creation
As you can see these three mini vignettes I designed for last years FEBRUARY CALENDAR started the ball rolling for this MOCpage entry! It all starts off small! If you want to see it follow this link: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/406646
My reference photos follow:
Some comparison shots using my new program, hence the clean lines! Showing real life and my LEGO Version!
Some of the people watch the parade in the shelter of an archway!
Some like to go to a nearby park to eat their lunch, here the man is having his dessert lychees! He is eating under a magnolia tree! I love the park's lamp I loved the styling!
In my research I was so surprised to see the Chinese also have large drum players I knew the Japanese did but I wasn't too sure other Asians did! i saw big drum players in Thailand, Vietnam and Korea as well! He was based on a Lego set!
One of the vendors of the CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL you'll always find is the fireworks vendor. Earlier you saw a montage of the festival in real life and my LEGO interpretation of it. I found many with push carts but they were either too dark or watermarked (not free to use) so I have a woman buying it at a stall instead!
No festival would be complete without street vendors selling food, trinkets and in the case of CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR: fireworks! This is a vendor selling fresh fish, on todays menu, trout, scallops and crabs, with sauted bamboo! Yes, he has a bottle of Saki to sell as well!
Grandmother's pagoda, In Grandmother's Garden is her Pagoda, she loves meeting her grandchildren here by the stillness of the water fountain and hear the frog croak! She hands out the red packets here!
The great gong! The GONG rings in the new year. I based this one on my original Mongolian Gong Men! But I gave it a more Oriental Look!
This is the Chinese Dragon, when doing research I realized some Chinese Villages not only paraded with one but had statues of them in their town squares. I originally designed this for my February Lego Calendar (it can be found here on MOCpages). I gave it a bit of tweeking and made the neck more stable and made the feet more important!
This is Grandfather's Private Temple, it's here he meets his grandchildren and hands them a red packet (usually with candy and coins) to symbolize may this year bring prosperity!
When I built the original rickshaw (a few photos down) the one thing I forgot to do was test it with a rider! When I did I discovered a flaw, easily corrected by the addition of 2 1x2 plates and the ride fit in comfortably. Also when I studied rickshaws in real life and others some LEGO designers did I realized I needed foot rests so when the person "driving" the rickshaw put it down it would rest Easily. I also gave the new one a better back!
My original rickshaw compared to the new one for this project!
My original Mongolian Gong men compared to the new Chinese one!