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Trailer (WIP) for Apocalypsis II: The Conflict Within
MOCpages trailer for the second installment of Apocalypsis - a series of episodes recounting the spiritual journey of a young man.
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PREVIEW FOR APOCALYPSIS

EPISODE II

THE CONFLICT WITHIN




A flickering torch pierced the darkness, and with a soft “whoosh” it rose to the lip of a candle holder overhead. Firelight illuminated a hooded figure below to reveal the sombre face of young man. He chanted quietly to himself as he circled the hall and lit the candles. His low, soft voice chased across the ceiling and walls of the empty hall to echo back to him like a ghostly, muffled chorus of hissing whispers.





This had been his routine since childhood and part of his shamanistic training; to light the candles before dawn, and to speak the ancient words of prophecy over and over again. Every day was very much like another, spent in quiet reflection, study, and prayer. He was kept from the suffering masses that came to pray at the temple, and the bloody turmoil of the tribal wars that lay beyond the temple halls were unkown to him. He was sequestered, and protected.





But a new day would soon be dawning, one long anticipated and feared by all of the great religions. It would awaken a powerful force within him, and set him on an inward journey that in turn would shake the very foundations of human history. And the storm that was about to descend would change him, and the world…forever.


COMING SUMMER 2009



See Episode I - APOCALYPSIS: THE JOURNEY INWARD







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 I like it 
  April 20, 2011
"Holy"(get it haha)cow...this is stunning.It is beautifully designed, and its quite eerie...awesome job!
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  March 29, 2011
Lighting is really making your MOC great! Bravo!
  December 10, 2010
I'm admiring the rich wall and column carving which nevertheless does not jump out and interfere with the space in the room. The choice of color bands also betray your artistic eye.
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  September 4, 2010
Each picture is a masterpiece, be it in lighting effects, LEGO display or LEGO building detail! Can't wait till this begins, but until then, 5/5 for your LEGO skill! Keep it up.
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  September 3, 2010
can't wait.
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  January 12, 2010
Mr. Kelso, sir, how do you get music files into a moc? I might be having a moc coming out some time and i think that some drmatic music may highten the ausomeness of it. If you could say how or even whare to go to learn to preform such would be greatly appriciated.
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  October 21, 2009
Quoting The Mac I don;t know how many people have asked you this but since when have you been building Lego? Because i know a person has to have amazing skill to pull of masterpieces like this!!
Thanks! Nice of you to say. I had them when I was a kid, and then came out of a 25 year dark age in 2007.
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  October 21, 2009
I don;t know how many people have asked you this but since when have you been building Lego? Because i know a person has to have amazing skill to pull of masterpieces like this!!
Mark Kelso
brandon scott
  August 29, 2009
wat is the apocalypsis
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  August 26, 2009
I also know how to make music play automatically :- )
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  August 14, 2009
Incredible detail! The lighting is spectacular, the robe looks perfect and the building is simply amazing. Excellent piece of work here!
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  August 14, 2009
Quoting Nufalak of Balnazzar Hey Mark. Awesome job (again) but I was just wondering how you're able to get music to play automatically from playlist.com on this page. I've tried, and it never worked, so I'm stuck using youtube videos for music. Whats your secret?
Unfortunately, I can't say. I'm not trying to be evasive; it's just that Sean asked us not to post anymore MOCs with music. I've got a grandfather clause of sorts with this project since I started it before the ban, but I promised I'd no longer include music in new posts, and wouldn't share the info on how to do it with others. A shame, really, because it's a fun addition to the MOCs, but Sean has good reasons for the ban, and I support him on it.
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  August 13, 2009
Hey Mark. Awesome job (again) but I was just wondering how you're able to get music to play automatically from playlist.com on this page. I've tried, and it never worked, so I'm stuck using youtube videos for music. Whats your secret?
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  August 6, 2009
Amazing...How you did the clothes?
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  July 23, 2009
Absoloutely outstanding!!! How big is that thing??
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  July 16, 2009
amazing...everything about it..the lighting the story the lego architecture....wow..super awesome
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  June 28, 2009
.....The song needs more cowbell.....
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  June 25, 2009
Quoting Dylan B Alright Mark, I'm not sure if an E-mail would have been more appropriate, but I have to ask you a quick question. How were you able to post music even though embedded and stylesheets are not allowed? I've been trying to post some for a few months now from www.playlist.com, and it's not working out. If you can let me in on the secrets, that would be great! Thanks -Dylan
Hey, Dylan! I responded to you in a personal email, you should get it shortly.
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  June 25, 2009
Quoting Dylan B Alright Mark, I'm not sure if an E-mail would have been more appropriate, but I have to ask you a quick question. How were you able to post music even though embedded and stylesheets are not allowed? I've been trying to post some for a few months now from www.playlist.com, and it's not working out. If you can let me in on the secrets, that would be great! Thanks -Dylan
Hey, Dylan! I responded to you in a personal email, you should get it shortly.
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  June 25, 2009
Alright Mark, I'm not sure if an E-mail would have been more appropriate, but I have to ask you a quick question. How were you able to post music even though embedded and stylesheets are not allowed? I've been trying to post some for a few months now from www.playlist.com, and it's not working out. If you can let me in on the secrets, that would be great! Thanks -Dylan
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  June 16, 2009
Amazing, but how do you get HUGE photos like that?~Aidan
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  June 15, 2009
Kind of makes you think... good work. The design is really stuning. Listen, combine patience, these good cenarios and a tripod with a good camera, you may make animations. Trust me, it takes work, but it pays off in the end. "I wish you a life prosper with LEGOs and good MOCs!" Bye.
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  June 13, 2009
i love this! even better than the first! oh and by the way mr.kelso, please come check out my dropship WIP!
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  June 10, 2009
Quoting Brady G Let's see here... *Shuffles through cards* Well, here goes. I think you should add Micheal Jasper to your list, for incredible use of pieces, and just plain awesomeness. No guts here! http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/21855
Yup, yup, yup! Jasper's stuff is killer! He's on my favs list for sure.
Mark Kelso
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masterchief 1
  June 5, 2009
How could I have missed this piece of art?
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  May 31, 2009
That's a beautiful place just perfect- can you check out my star wars clone base please, it's not enough to compete this though- but it take me two weeks to complete it and i would appreciate if you too would check it out...
Mark Kelso
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George Kemper
  May 26, 2009
Could you check out my Commander Fox's Power-Armour if you get the chance? I'm trying to break 110 rates. Oh and are you going to Brickworld? If you are I'll see you there.-George
Mark Kelso
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Michael Sloper
  May 26, 2009
Could you check out my next part of brothers in arms if you have the time.
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  May 23, 2009
Nice job, but you should tell me when you post. I hardly ever check my activity.
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  May 23, 2009
Quoting Sterling Knight Hey Mark. You commented on Dax Olesa's "Into the Unknown" right? Well, Dax and I have worked on the idea of the theme. My W.I.L.L.O.W. was the first moc in it. It's called Terraforge. I would like to know your opinion on the idea. Is it alright with you if I E-mail you the guidelines for the theme? On another note, will there be a third Apocalypsis after this? This is really one of the most beautiful sets you've built. ~S.K.
Thanks, Sterling...but this is just the work in progress. Part two actually includes multiple MOCs and a story. It should be out this summer, and there will probably be four more episodes at least after that. Meanwhile...by all means, send me the idea for the theme. I'd be glad to give you my thoughts: mark@markkelsoart.com
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  May 23, 2009
Hey Mark. You commented on Dax Olesa's "Into the Unknown" right? Well, Dax and I have worked on the idea of the theme. My W.I.L.L.O.W. was the first moc in it. It's called Terraforge. I would like to know your opinion on the idea. Is it alright with you if I E-mail you the guidelines for the theme? On another note, will there be a third Apocalypsis after this? This is really one of the most beautiful sets you've built. ~S.K.
Mark Kelso
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brandon emmert
  May 22, 2009
exellent job! the structure is amazing. if you read this and have time, can you check out my comic. its about you and phipson.
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  May 20, 2009
Thats amazing! The scene is very well done! The light, the fig, the "dio" its all perfect! I like a real scene! Good job! By the way, could you check my stuff some day? Thanks!
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  May 19, 2009
superb use of color and shape. Best scene I've seen in a long time
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  May 19, 2009
I missed THIS!? Oh my god! Excellent!
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  May 17, 2009
Awesome build Mark! This isn't even finished, and it surpasses anything i've ever built! I can't wait to see the finished product! Can you check out my Venator? I'd appreciate it.
Mark Kelso
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Pedro Cuahchic
  May 16, 2009
You sly dog! I knew you wouldn't let us down on this. The detail on the courtyard scene is mindblowing and your use of lighting and complimentary music sends a shiver down my spine. Unless I'm missing something - we've no idea in which time period this crazy story was set yet and that's certainly keeping me on the edge of my seat. It's so frustrating to think that you have such a big collection but only one minifig. It's sad really... ;)
Mark Kelso
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Pedro Cuahchic
  May 16, 2009
PS - What are you using as texture on the back wall on the second "widescreen" shot? You MUST tell me!
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  May 16, 2009
Quoting Pedro Cuahchic PS - What are you using as texture on the back wall on the second "widescreen" shot? You MUST tell me!
It's a batch of these: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic.asp?P=30646a . I'll see what I can do about purchasing another fig some day!
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  May 14, 2009
wow that building has alot of detail in it! how long did it take? p.s. check out this moc i made: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/115995
Mark Kelso
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Michael Sloper
  May 12, 2009
Could you please check out my Venator V3?
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  May 12, 2009
Man, this is astounding! If used right, unusual spacing, shapes, and part use can really make for a great moc, and you hit it right on the head. The lighting is amazing and adds so much to the tone of the moc, as well as the music. It felt like I woke up from a dream or trance when it turned off to post this comment. Amazing work.
Mark Kelso
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Nunoyo Bizznizz
  May 11, 2009
Holy crap! And I mean that in the most flattering way possible. This is spectacular!
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  May 11, 2009
Fantastic! Can't wait!
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  May 10, 2009
This is just soo beutiful! I'm going to now repeat "WOW" under my breath about twenty time and try to keep my eyes from watering... ~S.K.
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  May 10, 2009
The detail here is absolutely amazing, and your photography/lighting really bring the scene to life. I love the altar area and especially the wall behind it. Can't wait for more!!
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  May 10, 2009
mega sweet
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  May 10, 2009
This is a whole new level of LEGO mastery. I'm excited for the MOC's arrival!
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  May 10, 2009
Now I'm really waiting for Summer to come !!!
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  May 10, 2009
Quoting ARC Silver Man, the way you use your parts is just amazing! But do I really have to wait until summer? Oh, by the way, it looks like you forgot a column on the left side. Am I right? I hope my MOCs will ever be as good as yours. Well, for the last months I´ve been building a base. Looks quite well. I hope you will leave me a review then.
1) sorry, but yep...summer's end at that. 2) Not really. I haven't decided yet whether to put a cap on the underside or add another pillar. Jury's still out on that one. 3)Love to see the base! Be sure to let me know when it's finished and you've posted it.
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  May 10, 2009
Man, the way you use your parts is just amazing! But do I really have to wait until summer? Oh, by the way, it looks like you forgot a column on the left side. Am I right? I hope my MOCs will ever be as good as yours. Well, for the last months I´ve been building a base. Looks quite well. I hope you will leave me a review then.
Mark Kelso
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Timothy Mably
  May 9, 2009
THAT IS AMAZING!!!!! THE SETS, THE MUSIC, EVERYTHING! CAN'T WAIT!!!!!
Mark Kelso
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Legion of Doom
  May 9, 2009
Looks like the perfect place for a virgin sacrifice. And around here, it's not like we have a shortage of em anyway! AAHAHAHAHA Joker.
Mark Kelso
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Dave Shaddix
  May 9, 2009
Mark - It is so nice to see you building large scale and it not being space. I keep going back to this every few hours just to make sure I saw it right. This is some stellar work here buddy. ~dave
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  May 9, 2009
Where do I start? Your background music and the lighting on the pics... Epic, primeval, touches us in a naughty spot of our souls. Using barrels for pillars, you beautiful rat illegitimate offspring of a female dog. This whole MOC and its presentation scares me to the point of asking the man sitting next to me at the public library's public use computers to hold me, comfort me, tell me it will be alright.
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  May 9, 2009
Mark, adding to the comments below this is absolutely stunning. The details are brilliant, and so is the character. I think that making it all stud-less (for the most part) will pay off in the long run, but the thing that really got me here is the atmosphere. The word choice in the story, the lighting, and the music combine to capture a certain mood/setting that can only be found in very few creations. Breathtaking. -Dylan
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  May 9, 2009
Whoa, the atmosphere here is absolutely amazing! The build itself is wonderful, of course, but everyone please, please, PLEASE take note of how crucial lighting, photography, and presentation are when posting a MOC. Stunning work, Mark.
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  May 9, 2009
Saw this last night - a real treat for the eyes. I'm particularly drawn to the support pillars with the lion's head base. The color variations and the use of the small barrels is pure gold. The lighting of the MOC enhances the tone of your story and the vast amount of detail in the sanctuary had me saying, "Pie Iesu Domine. Dona Eis Requiem," and then hitting myself with a board.
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  May 9, 2009
Quoting Keith Goldman Stunning. You leave me equal parts titilated and humbled.
Really, which parts are titilated?
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  May 9, 2009
Quoting Thomas Benedikt The SNOT work and lighting make the pictures so realistic you'd swear they were from a movie or a rendered image from 3D studio. The music is brilliant. You've set a new standrard for MOC presentation and I don't think anyone is gonna outdue you for a long time, or alteast until I'm done with my next project. :)
LOL! Fair enough.
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  May 9, 2009
The SNOT work and lighting make the pictures so realistic you'd swear they were from a movie or a rendered image from 3D studio. The music is brilliant. You've set a new standrard for MOC presentation and I don't think anyone is gonna outdue you for a long time, or alteast until I'm done with my next project. :)
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  May 9, 2009
Hmmm... I love the candles, floor, detailed walls, BUT!, I think you should add some creepy plants. That would make it more like there weren't any people or something. I hope I helped you.
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  May 9, 2009
Amazing lighting, excellent building. I can't wait for the finished MOC!
Mark Kelso
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Thomas N
  May 8, 2009
Wow, The first one was incrdible and now I can't wait to see what you pull out for the second one, you've got me hooked Mr. Kelso. I just can't wait! ~T
Mark Kelso
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Dave Sterling
  May 8, 2009
Okay, you've got me hooked. Great build and an even cooler story. I can't wait for this to be complete.
Mark Kelso
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Michael Sloper
  May 8, 2009
Wow Mark, this is an amazing build! All the SNOT put into the floor looks great, the lighting really captures the spookiness of the build and the torch effect looks awesome! Did you photoshop it? But anyway, this is probably one of your best mocs yet! I can't wait until the next one!
Mark Kelso
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Dave Shaddix
  May 8, 2009
nice build Mark - bone up a little more on your Photoshop skillz.
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  May 8, 2009
I'm writing this post with vocal commands to my computer because I can't type on account of the sight of this masterpiece causing me to melt off of my chair, collapsing into a gooey puddle on the floor. -Freela
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  May 8, 2009
This is amazing!
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  May 8, 2009
You're something else! you just took me to another world with this amazing creation... and if anyone doubt about LEGO being an art, here's the proof... great work all around, Mark >>> peace.. Firas
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  May 8, 2009
I'm anxiously waiting!
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  May 8, 2009
You sure got me hooked, summer 2009 is weeks away. ~LL
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  May 8, 2009
I have to admit I've never seen those top-peg-supports with that design, but that's a pretty darn good use of unique parts. Sweet idea!
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  May 8, 2009
I got some conflict within, but I think that's lunch. Nice looking room. I do like those columns you mention, great texture. Looking forward to the second part from you and my lunch settling down. Hopefully the latter before you finish part 2. see ya. garth
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  May 8, 2009
"jaw drops" ! Fingers go numb... Man, you sure know how to do this thing.
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  May 8, 2009
Impressive! Just saw the first episode, nice photoshoot too.....
  May 8, 2009
thanks for the bricklink-link, i never looked that close to those jack stone or spiderman series before...
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  May 8, 2009
wow.....toooo coool!got nothin to say.....
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  May 8, 2009
Thanks for the nice words, everyone. JD and Jeroen - the wall patterns were simple, actually. Nothing more than these: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic.asp?P=30646a . Lee, I'll email ya with the info...it's a bit long for the comments section here.
  May 8, 2009
Oh ya, sets the bar high for you new comers? I'm with Chris and JD - I just have to track down some humble pie. Lee.
  May 8, 2009
The song is beautiful BTW. Is it generally available, or a special license thing? Lee.
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  May 8, 2009
stunning! this puts the bar pretty high for us newby's... watch your head though, something 's missing... :) and i'm also curious about those windows behind the altar, i can't figure them out, very frustrating :§
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  May 8, 2009
Remember what I told you this morning about Bob being there for you? Looks like I may need him now. (sorry for the "in-joke" there everyone, but MOCpages just won't allow that kind of language here. but if it's any consolation, I'm sure Mark is laughing out loud right now. Rest easy in that thought.) This is one of those time when "Awesome work" just doesn't cover it ya know? Remind me to grovel at your feet at Brickworld. ~ Chris.
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  May 8, 2009
Everytime you set the bar, you leap right over it and set it higher still. You're an inspiration to us all.
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  May 8, 2009
Every time I think I'm getting "good", you have to go and post something that blows my mind. =) Absolutely fantastic! I'm almost afraid to see the finished version. How was the wall behind the alter constructed? The spider-web design is most impressive.
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  May 8, 2009
Dude, that is so atmospheric. Awesome job on the lighting, the focus, everything in these shots.
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  May 8, 2009
This is gorgeous Mark, simply gorgeous. I could spend all day point out the elements that I love, but really it is a gestalt experience (but aren't they all). I even wanted to throw synergy in there as well, but I will stop butchering the English language. Lee.
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  May 8, 2009
Quoting Caleb Cutlass-Crocodile Blanchet 'BOUT DANG TIME! Wow, this is lookin' GREAT! I can't wait 'till it's finnish! The music is?
The music is a solo piece by Lisa Gerrard, lead vocalist for Dead Can Dance. Their music was an early inspiration for the concept of the story line, and will be featured throughout the series.
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  May 8, 2009
'BOUT DANG TIME! Wow, this is lookin' GREAT! I can't wait 'till it's finnish! The music is?
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  May 8, 2009
So this is what we've been waiting for... And it was worth the wait! Amazing build Mark! But the playlist doesn't work...
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  May 8, 2009
Amazing light effect, the light coming from that torch, really nice, also very nice pictures, the hall is amazing, very detailed walls and floor, steps and its size...why, I never built something that big, my biggest castle ever is smaller then that hall, fantastic job
  May 8, 2009
great lighting!
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  May 8, 2009
This is an other awesome work Mark, I can't wait for the next one !
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  May 8, 2009
You're an amazing builder!
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  May 8, 2009
Ya know, I think this is what the apocalypse is all about. Not zombies or something that makes a good video game; something more... serious. Your stories are so meaningful and excellently built! I love that really wide shot of the chamber. And, man! You have a LOT of tiles! Great Work, I'm looking forward to the next part!
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  May 8, 2009
Really nice, at leastand the bonus is that this gets you away from building stuff like that Corroded Mink.
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  May 8, 2009
Wow! The castle/tomb looks absolutely great! Love how detailed it is! Awesome work man!
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  May 8, 2009
Quoting Giovanni Seynhaeve another great build, Mark, not to mention your lighting skillz; or is that photoshopping? just curious really but why are there two pillars missing on the second pic? hm?
Thanks, Gio. To answer a couple of your questions...some lighting work (using birthday candles) and some minimal photoshop. The candle light really did most of the work, though. And as for the pillars: that's the current design of the hall. I'm leaning towards either adding more columns under that section, or capping it in some fashion. Right now it's "hanging" a bit too much, but we'll see.
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  May 8, 2009
another great build, Mark, not to mention your lighting skillz; or is that photoshopping? just curious really but why are there two pillars missing on the second pic? hm?
  May 8, 2009
Beautiful piece of work. Top work on the main hall there. I like the little barrel columns :)
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  May 8, 2009
Ok, I am so very impressed. This really deserves more than five stars. I cannot WAIT to see what you have in store for us.
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  May 8, 2009
Somehow I feel that the Lego is just negligible in that build. I'm really amazed by your photographing skills! That's a wonderful piece of art.
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  May 8, 2009
this moc just looks so real like it's not LEGO the idea is great... can't wait for finished product :)
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  May 8, 2009
MAGNIFICENT. This series just leaves me speechless. Good story. Lego is fabulous. Exquisitely beautiful.
 
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