Einstein's Study . My fiftieth creation uploaded to MOCpages, Einstein's study is definitely one of my most favorite creations so far. The 19 by 16 diorama is based off of actual photographs, digital renderings, and my own imagination. Physicist Albert Einstein can be seen among his desk, chalkboard, stacks of paper, shelves of books, and his familiar violin. Please explore Einstein's study, making sure to rate and comment! . Einstein's study incorporates many different techniques in it's building. Many of the furniture and accessories are not attached, allowing for a more dynamic feel. This diorama used up my full collection of brown bricks.
Einstein's desk is simple. A wastepaper basket and stacks of paper lie cluttered around the desk. A lamp, globe, and a book are found on the desk. Einstein's armchair, (which, in my opinion, looks like it's holding its pants up,) is situated behind.
No Albert Einstein MOC would be complete without the famous "E=mc2" equation. The affect is achieved here with the use of stickers on a SNOT 4 by 6 plate. Einstein can be seen in the background.
This image shows the construction of the desk globe. By securing one of the "bomb" pieces that come with the 2007 set, "Y-Wing Fighter" in-between a helmet visor, and then balancing that on top of an upside-down steering wheel, the appearance of a globe (once stickers are applied) is evident. The chalkboard can also be seen in the background of this picture.
This desk lamp is inspired by the work of Michael Jasper.
The bookshelves follow the basic color scheme that is found throughout the model. Grays, browns, and blacks act as the base colors, while dark red and tan are used to accent.
The window seat alcove is one of my favorite parts of the model. As Einstein was a dedicated violinist, I could not leave out his violin. Einstein also sailed, so a micro sailboat can be seen on a shelf above the window seat. Piles of paper lie on the ground and on a small table, and a music stand is found in the corner.
The window was by far the hardest thing to build. I had no idea how I was going to do it. I ended up using fencing, and I think it turned out reasonable enough. The violin was the last part added to the diorama. I couldn't resist the new BrickForge violins, and I was very happy to see that they had added the new reddish brown color.
Of course, Albert Einstein himself. This minifigure quite possibly was the most expensive part of the diorama. I bought the ten dollar Harry Potter set for the sole reason of erasing the emblem on the torso and using it for Einstein. The hair and legs are from a fifteen dollar magnet set, and the head, with an ingenious modification technique credit to Max Pointner, is from an Indiana Jones set.
Just one of the many details in Einstein's study, The rug actually has a sixth-stud offset above the floor. The rug is friction fit SNOT piece, and the ratio for the technique is found below.
This is a good trick to keep in mind.
An Eylar-style photo
And, to end, a shot of Albert in his armchair beside his shelves of books.
I want to thank all of you on MOCpages who have made my time here a fun one, and I hope there will be many more MOCs to come!
EDIT: Thank you so much, all of you, for making my week, and making this such a hit. This has been my first time with a MOC on "Across MOCpages," "Popular this Week," and "Most Discussed." It's because of you guys! Thanks so much for making this hobby such a great one for me.
Bonus! This was blogged on BrickPOP on November 29th!