What shopping for food means to 2 people in very different circumstances.
Something along the lines of a 'haves/have nots' theme.
The woman, holding her wallet stands dwarfed by the immense tower
of choice before her. Hmmm, which one of these dozens of neatly stacked
toilet deordourizers do I want?
The man, holding his shovel, stands dwarfed by the immense tower
of waste before him. Hmmm, I wonder if I can find a bit of food here
amidst the rusty metal and rats?
A reminder to myself mostly to be greatful for what I have and to
try to share it with others where I can. I got the idea for the structure
after seeing Darkspawn's "Bring out your dead" vig where he had modular components
and I thought it suggested some interesting "mirrored" effects.
Also Paweł Kamiński's Alien abduction Vignette with it's double
levels was inspiring:
Originally just 2 seperate vigs, I realised it was vital to show that
the two situations coexist on the same planet, often in the same city.
Then I had to build a stand for it so that it could rotate from once scene to the other
(had I more pieces I would build a cyclical structure with multiple vigs in a cycle...)
The stand is REALLY BAD and I deliberately hid it in the dark background.
The hideous stand. Still, it did the job. Now lets never speak of it again.
In capitalism, there are rich and poor. But does the gulf between have to so vast?
What can I do?
Shannon Young's comments got blocked by the comment gremlin. He emailed them to me, which is very much appreciated, and I've posted them here:
"What can you do? Anytime you are going to buy Lego this year, don't. Take that money and donate it to the needy instead. You CAN do all sorts of things. WILL you, is the question. Will you give up your toys and toilet deodorizers to help someone else? I know I won't."
Great idea, very well executed. I've been browsing quite a lot through this site and others, but until now, noone I saw used Lego to make a statement - other than that he or she loves Halo at least ;) - Clever, somehow brave and well crafted (if one can say that, english not beeing my first language produces sometimes strange phrases)
BTW: Thanks for your review and welcoming me.
Why do you have to go and make me think about stuff. I come here to get away from real life and you go and make a great moc with a really profound message. I like the stand by the way, it's not as bad as you think (but then again, everyone is their own worst critic). keep up the great work, I can't wait for the next one but make it a funny one if you could please. Later ~ chris.
It's taking a lot of will power to avoid commenting on the issue at hand (as I'm rather passionate in my views), but I'll stay focused on the MOC for the time being. I love the fact you've chosen to use this creative process to express your thoughts...this is an artistic medium, and although it functions perfectly as a toy, or tool for fun and relaxation, it also has the capacity to be used to express social concepts, philosophies, etc. I hope to join you, and others (like Nannan and Mr. Young), at some point in building a MOC or two with some meat on its conceptual bones! Nicely done!