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The Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David
A LEGO replica of the painting The Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David
About this creation
I actually made this quite a while ago as for an art final, in which I was supposed to replicate a work of art. I chose LEGOs, and since I've always loved ancient history, Rome, etc., I decided The Oath of the Horatii would be an interesting painting to replicate. I made this creation with lots of help from Saber-Scorpion, my big brother, who helped me design the decals on the Romans and also helped me cut out some of the cloth.


A paitning-esque view of the LEGO replica. Several of the items here (the helmets worn by the Romans, one of the swords the father is holding, the spear, and the white cap of one of the women) are from BrickForge, a site that sells great custom LEGO accessories.


I used various cloth materials for the robes and capes worn by the men and women. Originally I was going to make a little easter egg and give the three brothers the heads of some of my favorite characters... one of the faces I did use was my John McClane face, since that one's pretty generic, but I was going to make the other two my Tom face decal, and the other my new Captain Kirk (from Star Trek, or Star Trek 2009 to keep others from getting confused), but then I thought about it and realized that these characters were doomed to die, so I decided to just stay generic. Heheh.


The swords held by the father are taped together and taped into his hand, since he had to hold three swords, and of course I knew minifigs can't possibly do that.


And in case you haven't seen this painting before, or haven't seen it lately, here's a reference image.

Well, that's all for now. I hope you all like it. Happy New Year!



Comments

 I like it 
  February 11, 2011
I can't believe I haven't commented on this already... Anyway, this is a great rendition of the painting, and the figs look great as well!
 I like it 
  December 27, 2009
thats amazing!
 I like it 
  December 27, 2009
This scene is not only a great LEGO version of that painting, it's a great stand-alone, near-studless scene. Great build, Great figs!
 I like it 
  December 27, 2009
I love that painting! Great work recreating it.
 
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