National Geographic presents: *dadada dar da, dadada dar da da dada dar da* theme song...
About this creation
I've always loved 'cut-away' illustrations and would pour over them as a kid.
I think there's a lot of potential with Lego cutaways too which I'd like to explore. Also, us Romanticists love our old ruins! With this in mind, I've tried to sculpt an Easter Island head and I thought it would be a bonus if I could show the whole body the Polynesians carved, out of stone, on some (but not all???) Am I right in thinking not much is known about the inhabitants, except that due to internal conflict and overpopulation they vanished? I know of a movie based on on the Easter Islanders but I haven't see it as yet.
Manged to acheive a solemn expression and keep the whole thing almost in minifig scale. In regards to the face, the nose and head were medium diffcult but the chin took AGES to work out. The body is VERY blocky and ugly; in my defence the original carvers did seem to spend more time on the head than the body, so I followed suit ;) Ran outta light bley pretty quick too....
If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times... stop making me try to learn while I'm perusing "the Pages"! We all know that you are a master craftsman (I'll be getting to work on my "you win" moc in the next few days...) so please put your evil genius to good use and give us more brain melting sci-fi and humor (sorry humour...) Just kidding of course. Your builds never fail to astound and inspire. Love it! Later ~ Chris.
Cool idea, Shannon and nicely done! I recognized the reference to Easter Island immediately, so good job there. Now how about something REALLY challenging, like the 7,000 or so Shi Huang Terracotta Warriors?
Actually, you're not right about thinking "not much is known about the inhabitants, except that due to internal conflict and overpopulation they vanished". I just finished reading about this in Jared Diamond's book Collapse, and archaeologists know a surprising amount about it. A lot of it has to do with deforestation, because they needed lumber to erect these ridiculously big statues. Even today, Easter Island is pretty much treeless. Very nice MOC, by the way!