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Easter Island Heads - Moai
Moai are monolithic human figures on the Polynesian island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) between 1250 and 1500 AD. Moai are carved in relatively flat planes, the faces bearing proud but enigmatic expressions. Excellent subject for a LEGO sculpture.
About this creation
Here's a stop motion video I did on the small Moai sculpture :



please note that i am publishing
INSTRUCTIONS on Facebook for this sculpture. Go to my facebook fanpage to get them.


I built two Moai, one carved from rock, the other from wood.

The reddish brown statue ( 49 layers / 47cm tall - slightly assymmetrical) is built facing the most common orientation, parallel to its 16x16 baseplate.
The dark bley version ( 81 layers / 78cm tall - perfectly symmetrical) on the other hand was crafted at a 45 degree angle, accentuating the long slender nose.

Both LEGO statues have an enigmatic expression - staring into infinity - reflecting upon life and death.


Easter Island Moai Heads - LEGO
Easter Island Moai Heads - LEGO
Easter Island Moai Heads - LEGO






Comments

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  September 4, 2011
I love Moai heads! I don't know what else to say. I heard that Moai's sing when people aren't watching ;)
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  January 11, 2011
The Polynesian colony’s inhabitants are said to have built the statues as an honor to their late ancestors and that they symbolize powerful living or former chiefs. When the statues were completely carved, they were moved to ahu on the coast following a small erection with red stone cylinders (pukao) on their heads. http://www.historicaltravelguide.com/easter-island-statues.html
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  December 25, 2009
Hi Dirk, Excellent Easter Island Head! I looks impressive, like the real one. In general you create amazing sculptures.
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  November 6, 2009
Awesome. Dum-Dum want gum-gum. Hehe. In the "Night At The Museum" Island Head.
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  August 4, 2009
Wow incredible! Looks exactly like the real one, just lego-like.
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  June 7, 2009
Very cool, and really well done! Looks like something you'd see walking through a Legoland exibit.
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  June 7, 2009
Nice, um, things. Congrats on getting blogged as well. ~LL
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  June 7, 2009
Oh, great work there! But surely they weren't *that* big? ;)
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  June 7, 2009
Hey Dum Dum, You give me Gum Gum!
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  June 6, 2009
This thing looked cool to begin with and then you see the scale with the minifig and WOW! Great job! ~ Chris.
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  June 6, 2009
nice, i love how you have the lego guy at the bottom so people can see the proportions. could you check out my stuff?
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  June 6, 2009
Love the moai heads great job!
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  June 6, 2009
Wow tats awesome
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  June 6, 2009
D: That is sick. Great as usual, dude!
 
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