Hello Casper, I am matt and I work in a bronze foundry myself. I have been working with metal since I was 7 as a means of expression. I have also been working with Lego for a bit longer. Combining the two has always been a goal of mine seeing that I too have Lego in my heart. What your brother has done here transcends simple bronze or simple Lego. It is one of those things where the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts. The statement is something shared by every single person on this and any other site that is devoted to Lego or any other building block used to express creativity. This is truly a wonderful piece. I have designed similar statements but have yet to realize them. Seeing this makes me want to pull out some of those old drawings and sketches and continue the adventure. I want to thank you and your brother from the bottom of my heart, pun intended, for bringing this to full realization and sharing it amongst all of us. This image will forever be engraved in my mind as a personal statement of pure dogma and honest love. Truly amazing, evocative, and indelible. I am honored to have the opportunity to see this, it is a vision of beauty to be cherished forever. I am humbled. And, in spite of me rambling on, I am speechless.
I will agree with "Omega" that there is no such thing as a usless Minifig; this one CLEARLY had a use. But I do believe that there are useless PEOPLE. And "Omega" is one of them. I think this belongs here. Does MOCpages say anywhere that everything has to be pure LEGO? I haven't seen anything. All I've seen is that it says "for Everything LEGO" and this is LEGO, even if it's just a Tribute to it. I love this. I want one. =D
I appreciate all the comments and I have to say I am sorry if this dont go under the category LEGO. I thought it did.
I put it here partly because I think it is amazing, but also because it is the minfigs 30Y birthday and I think (besides the killing) this is a fine tribute to Him.
My brother doesnt have the same feelings about Lego as I and many others in here does - but I can assure you that he does love Lego. I think He thought of this as a small sacrifice for a greater purpose. I agree.
I have during my 35 years seen far worse use of minifigs and bricks - even on these pages.
I will point you attention to my blog instead and from now I will respect the notion that things not made of LEGO have no place in here.
Reason ? - I agree !
But thank you all anyway...
Omega, his brother probably made a mold or used a "useless minifig". So don't say something with a negative connotation but maybe suggest how it could be better. Example: "It's really great, but in my honest opinion I don't like that you used a minifig, I think it's a waste. But still 4/5!"
well - yes and no.
The technique is that you start out with styrofoam and dig a hole with a very hot thingy.
Then you place a Minifig in the midle and place the whole thing in castig and make a molding form(?). Then you burn this in a very hot oven as to make everything plastic and organic to burn away. Then you pour bronze into the mold and wupti - this is what you get.