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Toy Depression
The second round entry for "The Mob Rules". Group C. Category: One Red Brick.
About this creation
3 Score and a year ago, Our forefathers brough forth upon the Earth
a new toy, conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all
men were created to create.

LEGO rose out of the Depression and began its booming course. In 1949 the first Bricks were created. Unlike most totally useless toys at that time, LEGO was unique. Never before could a brick actually be put on top of another Brick! Ole Kirk Christianson reached into the depression and pulled forth the design of something that would change the way Architects and engineers view the world...
...in little blocks.



Out of the dust of the depression
rose Ole Kirk with a small plastic
brick in his hand. The darkness is not daunting. The scorning and ridicule is nothing to him. His focus is to create.






The Build

Here are some shots of the layout of the MOC. Yes he is wearing a watch. It was originally supposed to be in the picture but due to shortness of hand it wouldn't fit.



This hand was a pain to set up. The build was relatively easy but the "suspension" was definitely a pain. I didn't want to hold it manually due to blurriness so I settled on a simple Technic suspension.




So anyhow lets take a look at my Metaphorical MOC. You can see the hand to the right. That signifies Ole Kirk. The red brick of course represents LEGO. The blackness represents the "Megabloks" of the time and impostors like it. So pretty much all things that get in the way of our creativity. One can also take this MOC to signify your own personal Dark Age. Some of us younger FOLs don't really know that tragic separation and sadness that you feel. So take this as you will. That is the entire idea of this MOC. To make you think!



Thanks for looking at this humble MOC.
Best of luck to my opponents.
~Blake~



Comments

 I like it 
  April 27, 2012
This is amazing!
 I like it 
  January 10, 2011
Great work on the hand. This is a great example of art with LEGOs.
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  December 22, 2010
Beautiful! *sniff* Just Beautiful! Nice take on the Gettysburg Address.
 I like it 
  July 18, 2010
Wow. Amazing work here! I love the hand & such.
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  June 7, 2010
The opening shot is very cool, vaguely eerie. Didn't really expect a paean to Lego after that.
 I like it 
  June 6, 2010
Woah. I like the feel of the MOC. The hand is pretty cool, and I would never have thought of that.
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  June 6, 2010
that is really awesome!
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  June 6, 2010
that is really awesome!
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  June 5, 2010
nice Abe Lincon gettysburg address remix but great job on the history and the build
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  June 5, 2010
nice Abe Lincon gettysburg address remix but great job on the history and the build
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  June 5, 2010
Nice presentation. The watch looks great, even if it's not in the title shot.~H
Blake Baer
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Thomas N
  June 4, 2010
Brilliant, I just love the red brick on the black and white background of the first few pics. And the hand looks great too. ~T
 I made it 
  June 4, 2010
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor Excellent build! Very unique indeed! You said "3 score and 7 years ago" was that a play on the famous speech, or did you intend to represent the actual length of time that has passed since the coming of LEGO? In that case it would be 3 score and 2 years ago if my math isn't wrong.
Good call. The first brick came out in 1949 so that would be 3 score(60) and 1 year ago I guess. Typo. I will fix it here.
 I like it 
  June 4, 2010
Awesome. So much better than your last entry, and great take on the category. I like how the red brick is the only colorful piece in the photo, ingenious. -Sam
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  June 4, 2010
Excellent build! Very unique indeed! You said "3 score and 7 years ago" was that a play on the famous speech, or did you intend to represent the actual length of time that has passed since the coming of LEGO? In that case it would be 3 score and 2 years ago if my math isn't wrong.
 I like it 
  June 4, 2010
Yep, Lego is definately one of the higher quality toys out there. Nice job with the research, writing, and build! I don't think anyone will question whether this fits into the "One Red Brick" category. :-)
 I like it 
  June 4, 2010
Smashing! Very original, neat take on the concept, and an excellent build. If I had a say in it, which I don't, this would earn you a ton of points!
 I like it 
  June 4, 2010
The intro was ingenious. The concept is captivating. Winner!
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  June 4, 2010
Very cool!
 I made it 
  June 4, 2010
Quoting Collin Belanger Definitely got the point across,heh. Only one thing though, the first LEGO's were made out of wood http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Legoland_creation_centre_6.JPG
False. LEGO was a toy company. LEGO bricks were never made out of wood though you can see in the picture the wooden pull-behind duck.
  June 4, 2010
Definitely got the point across,heh. Only one thing though, the first LEGO's were made out of wood http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Legoland_creation_centre_6.JPG
 
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