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Biathlon
A diorama depicting a biathlon, inspired by the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
About this creation
After watching the men's biathlon on TV for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, I was inspired to make this little diorama. In case you didn't know, a biathlon consists of cross-country skiing and shooting. This diorama is essentially a SNOT base with studs sticking out in the right places to hold down minifigs, trees, and other such objects. Please review, and thanks for looking!


Angle shot.


Side view. The technique for putting snow on the trees is fairly simple: all I did was cram white 1x2 and 1x1 tiles, along with white flowers, between the layers on the trees. I'm not sure if I like it or not, but I couldn't let those trees go perfectly green while in the snow...


Front view. You can see how the shooting lanes are lined up.


Other side.


Back view.


Top view, for a sense of minifigure placement.


A closer shot of the shooting lanes. Biathlons really use five holes as targets, but these pieces were too perfect for the job :) Also, notice the spent cartridges next to the shooter.


One of the skiers, as he exits the shooting stage.


Another skier, entering lane one, to give things a "shot" :D He is personally my favorite fig in the diorama, I thinks it's the light blue clothes: very Olympic-ish color...


An athlete takes his aim...


*BANG*
*BANG*
*BANG*
*chk-chk*
"Oh, crap!"
*reloads*
*BANG*


Picture of one of the athletes. All three of them have glasses, but it's kind of hard to see...


I attached the rifles to their backs with little rubber bands.


Comparison to a real biathlon.



Comments

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  August 30, 2012
Very nice set sir. You should check out my legolympics biathlon mass start on youtube. Its by mrlegocorporation. Again, very nice.
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  August 13, 2012
I seriously love this creation. I have plans for a winter town layout and this is inspirational. Awesome!
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  February 8, 2012
Sweeeeet!!! Reminds me of Top Gear Winter Olympics.
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  February 8, 2012
Awesome little scene, I like it very much!
Dax Olesa
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Dale Yarbo
  January 3, 2011
5/5 I like the snow on the trees. And just asking do u just order parts off the internet and get them in packaging. Please reply. D Yarbo
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  January 3, 2011
Quoting Dale Yarbo And just asking do u just order parts off the internet and get them in packaging. Please reply. D Yarbo
I've ordered parts once, a small amount, but none of them are used in this creation. Most of my bricks are from sets.
 I made it 
  March 17, 2010
Quoting Nathaniel Chow where chu get those goggles for your helmets?
I got them in 7749 Echo Base: http://www.peeron.com/inv/sets/7749-1
Quoting Nathaniel Chow I happen to live in Vancouver. The city was crazy during the mens hockey final game, Canada vs USA :) - NC
That must've been exciting! Did you watch it on TV? Helluva game...
 I like it 
  March 17, 2010
nice job! where chu get those goggles for your helmets? This is an awesome MOC, I happen to live in Vancouver. The city was crazy during the mens hockey final game, Canada vs USA :) - NC
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  March 7, 2010
Very well done! And great photographing too. I really like how you did the squatted athlete who is aiming.
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  March 5, 2010
The snow-effect on the trees is very good !!
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  February 24, 2010
This is very nice. I love the trees, and the targets. Great Job.
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  February 19, 2010
accurate!
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  February 16, 2010
Great use of pieces!
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  February 16, 2010
Quoting LegoTeen1138 RC-0327 But aren't there 5 targets?
Hi... thanks for the comment. And yes, there are supposed to be five targets, but the shooting lanes are a little too narrow to squeeze in another hole. Also, I really wanted to apply the piece that I ended up using: it felt so right for the job :)
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  February 16, 2010
Fantastic. It must be hard to shoot straight with your heart rate up so high. Great work--building a creation about current events is always a good popular build...keep it up Dax, -matthew-
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  February 16, 2010
Well done! Everything about this looks great to me and those spent shells were brilliant!
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  February 16, 2010
Very nice work. Itīs interesting to see how this scene is filled up with life. The snowy trees look very good and the bricks for the targets are indeed perfect!
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  February 16, 2010
This is really cool and it's refreshing after all those car MOCs. ;)
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  February 16, 2010
Very nice, it's really accurate!
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  February 16, 2010
This is really awesome, I love the sense of motion in it.
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  February 16, 2010
Nice! I really like the snow effect on the trees, and the snot is great! Personally I favor the red minifig to the rest.... (GO CANADA!!!!!)
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  February 16, 2010
Nice! I really like the snow effect on the trees, and the snot is great! Personally I favor the red minifig to the rest.... (GO CANADA!!!!!)
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  February 16, 2010
Who doesn't love the Winter Olympics...
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  February 16, 2010
Cool. The guy that is shooting is cool.
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  February 16, 2010
I really like the snow in the trees. nice job with the athletes too.
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  February 16, 2010
What's Canada doin' in 2nd ya hoser!?
Dax Olesa
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Michael Sloper
  February 15, 2010
It's really nice how you posted a moc that isn't cars. I like the trees with the snow wedged in between there self. The SNOT work in this turned out great by the way. Oh, and could you comment on my Executor when you get the time? Thanks. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/185676
 I made it 
  February 15, 2010
Quoting Colonel Schmeisser . HEY! Thats the same thing i do with my trees! And i been doing it for like since i first got on mocpages! But if you did not get the idea from me, and somebody else...than watever.
I'm afraid to say that I have never seen you before, nor your creations. Therefore I could not have taken the technique. Regardless to whether someone has used this idea before me or not, I discovered it on my own.
 I like it 
  February 15, 2010
HEY! Thats the same thing i do with my trees! And i been doing it for like since i first got on mocpages! But if you did not get the idea from me, and somebody else...than watever.
 I like it 
  February 15, 2010
Wow, very nice. I love the way this looks, and the snoted snow is perfect. ~T
 
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