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Till the Sandman he comes.
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To fully understand this post, you NEED to read the fourth wall commentary.
On with the show!




Say your prayers little one
Don't forget my son
To include everyone





I tuck you in, warm within
Keep you free from sin
'Til the sandman he comes






Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight




Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land






Something's wrong, shut the light
Heavy thoughts tonight
And they aren't of Snow White





Dreams of war, dreams of liars
Dreams of dragon's fire
And of things that will bite, yeah






Sleep with one eye open
Gripping your pillow tight

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land


Now I lay me down to sleep
Pray the lord my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
Pray the lord my soul to take






Hush little baby don't say a word
And never mind that noise you heard






It's just the beasts under your bed





In your closet,





in your head.




Exit light
Enter night
Grain of sand


Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land

We're off to never-never land
Take my hand
We're off to never-never land
Take my hand

We're off to never-never land
We're off to never-never land
We're off to never-never land





Fourth Wall Commentary: Let’s set the way back machine for… Mid November. I’m talking with Lee Jones and he says “Hey, check out these heads I’m getting for one of my projects.” At which point he links me to a Bricklink page. “Oh, those are cool!” I say. Long story short, we make a deal where he says “I’ll send you a few of these, along with some other parts. Your part of the deal is to create a moc using those parts. You can add to them of course, but you have to use all the ones I send you. This moc will be set to a poem that I send you after you get the parts.”

Here are the parts that he sent me (just the parts in the front. The floor and wall were mine.) Now... he said each part had a specific use in the moc but some of the parts I just couldn't figure out, so I gave it my best guess. Some of the parts met the lyrics of the poem just fine but others... Lee, what the heck was the pitchfork for?


So with those parts in hand, he emails me the “poem.” I open the email to find the lyrics to Metallica’s Enter Sandman. Songs are nothing more than poems set to music after all. So now, my job is to build the moc using the parts. I could have probably taken another week to get this posted, but I wanted to have it done before the MocAthalon started.

Thanks for playing along everyone. Till next time true believers!



Comments

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  June 14, 2011
Nice job!! I've been planning on doing a MOC based on a Metallica song, but haven't had the time.
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  January 25, 2011
Metallica + Legos = Pure epic pwnage.
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  March 1, 2010
Very cool song, but the MOC is even better !
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  February 18, 2010
Like the usage of parts! The pitchfork looks like it would be the most hard to use, but if you had made grim reaper... Just saying, Great build!
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  February 16, 2010
Ooh creepy. For a second I thought the bedroom was a hospital room because of the sterile colors. But I really like it! The lamp design is genius, I've never been good at that. Nice work, and good job with matching the sets to the song.
Chris Phipson
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Alex Cahill
  February 13, 2010
dude i love that song awesome all the way around
Chris Phipson
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Alex Cahill
  February 13, 2010
dude i love that song awesome all the way around
Chris Phipson
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Alex Cahill
  February 13, 2010
dude i love that song awesome all the way around
Chris Phipson
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Alex Cahill
  February 13, 2010
dude i love that song awesome all the way around
Chris Phipson
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Alex Cahill
  February 13, 2010
dude i love that song awesome all the way around
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  February 12, 2010
I like the "beasts" in the closet :) . Nice work with the furniture and the zombie decals. Where'd you get the black dragon?
Chris Phipson
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Thomas Sedderz
  February 11, 2010
as i read "till the sandman he comes" it was absolutely clear to me taht this was about metallica. very good ;)
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  February 9, 2010
Interesting idea here. I like the idea of "cross-over builds", and such with other builders. I bet it was fun coming up with the set for it. You did a great job Chris.
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  February 8, 2010
Amazing. I'm quite familier with that song as I enjoy the band,but thats something else... The MOC went good with the "poem".
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  February 8, 2010
Lovely, atmospheric lighting, clever details (the lamp IS sweet) and who wouldn't want a pitchfork? Those things are pricey! I guessed what might be coming from the title, but the challenge aspect from Dr. Jones added a twist and the execution was spot on. Nice job Chris.
Chris Phipson
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George Kemper
  February 7, 2010
Great job Chris the room looks great. Oh and the two guys in black remind me of "Project X". Hehehe all of mocpages is wondering what we're talking about hehehe.-George
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  February 7, 2010
GREAT moc Chris...very nice job.love the use of all the parts and figures the AND poem was creative PLUS mr Jones there gave you some difficult pieces to work with....Again great job.truly remarkable J.V
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  February 7, 2010
Great MOC, great song, and great parts! You both did an excellent job here. :)
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  February 7, 2010
I had to listen to the song while I read the lyrics. But you made a good call with not putting it directly on the page, there are too many long guitar solos that would have called for a lot more random pictures. awesome build altogether, and metallica rocks! good choice, lee!
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  February 7, 2010
this is truly amazing. i love it. by the way, that little kid in the bed is my sigfig except for the short legs and the yellow arms. just thought i would point that out. =D
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  February 7, 2010
Fantastic. The lyrics and the pictures went together flawlessly.
Chris Phipson
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Noddles .
  February 6, 2010
I would be scared too if Phipson pops out of my closet.
  February 6, 2010
'Cause nothing makes a good MOC like Chris and Lee coming out of the closet. XD
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  February 6, 2010
...OK...
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  February 6, 2010
Thus is one of my favorite songs! (btw hey khal long time no see) great job with the positioning!
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  February 6, 2010
Well played, Phippy. Love the use of that light. I could see this quickly becoming a fun trend here on the pages. One person sets it up, the other knocks it down to various poems or songs. Great idea (from two really SICK minds!).
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  February 6, 2010
Very nice.
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  February 6, 2010
great...for your next one why dont you try william blakes "heaven and hell" imaging poems...that'll be a challenge
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  February 6, 2010
What's that strange black part in the last pic? Also, I now live forever in fear of you jumping out of my closet. :P
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  February 6, 2010
Is it just me, or did SigPhipson and SigJones "come out of the closet" at the end???
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  February 6, 2010
That was pretty cool, with a few interesting things to spice it up. Good day
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  February 6, 2010
What an ingenious use of random parts... this is quite an intriguing build, as well! Of course I love your lighting technique, but I also love the walls in this build. Neat stuff!
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  February 6, 2010
I like the evil beasties coming out of the closet. My only childhood fear that has still not left me now I've grown up. Really nice lighting and attention to detail.
Chris Phipson
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Thomas N
  February 5, 2010
Nice, I really like the scene, especially the floor with all the different colors of brown boards. But seriously though, no kid's room is that clean! ~T
Chris Phipson
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Brendan Dore
  February 5, 2010
Why is there a pistol there?
Chris Phipson
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A member of Starfox .
  February 5, 2010
That is cool! The figs in black are you, and... Lee? Mark? I, don't know. Can you tell me?
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  February 5, 2010
The other part of the deal, was to hit 50% of the points I wanted hit, with the hints provided in the parts given. So did you? Hmmm, well, you were close, but you edged over the line and yes you did. Don't get me wrong people, it is a great build, and I am not criticizing the work, just did Chris meet the criteria (did he guess from the hints). The monsters under the bed, him and I coming out of the closet as the true monsters. He did miss one of the of the heads sent to him (wolfman head). The window, lamp (I thought it was a telescope to be honest), and the bed are all nice touches. Well done Mr. Phipson the parts have been earned, and are yours free and clear. Lee.
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  February 5, 2010
This is what you were talking about yesterday. It's good in the sense that you were very limited with the material choice. I really like the red glow of the night light to give it sort of a strange look. You did a really good overall taking to consideration the pieces you had to work with. -Dylan
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  February 5, 2010
Great build and great photographs also. I found myself singing along while reading the post haha. -Sam
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  February 5, 2010
Well played Mr. Phipson! I especially like the shot with the kid moving toward the closet with the hand reaching out, very eerie - especially with the red lighting effect.
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  February 5, 2010
METALLICA!!!!! They Rock!!!!!
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  February 5, 2010
HA! I used to sing this song in a cover band I was in a looooong time ago! Brings back memories of screaming the chorus till I lost my voice. Nice lighting in this one.
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  February 5, 2010
I remember this song, great representation!
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  February 5, 2010
MAN I need one of those pitchforks. Great MOC, Chris!
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  February 5, 2010
YAY!!! You are my new favorite builder! ^^ That is one of my favorite Metallica songs. Seriously though, great moc. I like how you edited the photos for the dreams! Great job! Enter Sandman- ^^
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  February 5, 2010
Knew it was "Enter sandman".
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  February 5, 2010
Nice to see that you finally came out of the closet Phippy! i mean i knew you were 'happy' but i wouldn't have guessed Lee was Gay
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  February 5, 2010
Haha! I saw the commercial for that movie a while back. I say the original of that prayer every night, So, the comercial scared me at first but I got over it lol. Great job!
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  February 5, 2010
You and Lee are some kind of monster(s).
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  February 5, 2010
Quoting Emperor Ludgonious I like all the little details, like the lamp...
Thanks man. That was actually my favorite part of the build and I was wondering how many people would notice it.
Quoting Dennis Price Perhaps you'd care to sweet-talk my lovely wife into lifting my cracklink ban?
Well I do have her number on speed dial...
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  February 5, 2010
Very excellent! I like that song too! on a more lego note, I enjoy the lamp greatly, but also the window. It its much more appealing and realistic than one lego window piece in a wall. Put together they look like they can slide open and closed!
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  February 5, 2010
Wonderful, Chris. I didn't recognize "Enter the Sandman" until way past half page, the MOC just stole the stage :)
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  February 5, 2010
Um, the pitchfork was for the zombie to play the guitar! Gee, couldn't you figure that out? Awesome job!
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  February 5, 2010
Omg... I uh... my heart skipped a beat when Lee came out the closet... it was like i entered another dimension... (in a bad way) ~m0s3s
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  February 5, 2010
I almost forgot, nice use of lighting!
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  February 5, 2010
Love that song!
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  February 5, 2010
It's a good song, but an even better build! I like all the little details, like the lamp and the kid under the covers. Like Dennis said, you and Lee coming out of the closet may be the scariest part...
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  February 5, 2010
Huh. Never knew they made the Harry potter dragon in black. anyway, awesome job, although I do wonder what you and lee were doing in the closet... =P
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  February 5, 2010
Um, yeah, thanks Chris! I may never sleep again! :D The lighting is excellent, by the way. I know how the kid feels, tough. There've been a couple of times (won't go into details) when I've woken up and the police have been standing by my bed. But those were the days of my radical youth and I don't do that kind of thing anymore. Honest! Really!
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  February 5, 2010
METALLICA! ENTER SANDMAN! NICE!
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  February 5, 2010
Why am I NOT surprised that you and Lee would be 'in the closet'. Now that IS scary. LMAO Great stuff, you can't go wrong with Metallica.~H
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  February 5, 2010
Superb -- scariest thing is you and Lee coming out of the closet (ooooo, double entendre!). Yes, those books are great and I'd love to get my hands on some for Bob the wizard's hut. Perhaps you'd care to sweet-talk my lovely wife into lifting my cracklink ban?
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  February 5, 2010
Haha, very nice Chrissy.
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  February 5, 2010
I've always liked that song, but could never really understand the lyrics in the chorus and in other parts. Thanks!
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  February 5, 2010
Nice work, the lighting is great.
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  February 5, 2010
Metallica is the best band ever!
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  February 5, 2010
The song was playing in my head as soon as I read the first few lines. Did you just turned into Creepy Phippy?!?! XD
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  February 5, 2010
Nice. The lighting turned out quite well. I want those books, off to Bricklink....again.
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  February 5, 2010
Wow, he sent you some interesting pieces... ~ J
 
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