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You Canít Take It with You
I built this on a whim to try my hand at landscaping after I was looking through Kelsoís great landscaping MOCs. After trying this, I see where the old adage, try and try again comes from.
About this creation

Here is an overall shot of the MOC, I was attempting three things:
1. Waterfall and water texture
2. Rock texture
3. Beach texture


A few shots of the waterfall

I am not real happy with how the waterfall turned out, but it gave me a good idea of what not to do in the future.

I attempted to give the water a more realistic look by using three different trans colors. (Dark blue, light blue and clear)

Here I attempted to give waterlines meeting land a more natural feel using plants to mask part of the shoreline.

If you look close, you will note I have used some trans pieces on the tan ďsandĒ to give the look of a wave quietly lapping up on the sand.

Now, I could not just leave well enough alone and I added the skeleton of a long dead pirate and a crab cleaning the rest of the meat off his leg bone, I'm just sick like that.

One last shot of the little scene.



Dem Notes: This is going to be a pain in the arse to dismantle. Goodbye fingernails!





Comments

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  November 7, 2011
Sweet;)
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  October 15, 2011
It's ok Bones,it's ok.You're just special,and there's this great place for special people like you. :P Goodbye fingernails indeed!That looks like it was a pain in the arse to disassemble.
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  June 6, 2011
Quoting S.E.D. (The Editor) Wow! That waterfall is Amazingly Amazing!
Thanks, now if I could only get the water to look more realistic.
Mister Bones
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S.E.D. (The Editor)
  March 1, 2011
Wow! That waterfall is Amazingly Amazing!
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  December 14, 2010
I remember this one. It looked really good in person, and you tried to make me help you take it apart.
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  October 25, 2010
That waterfall is Great.
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  October 20, 2010
I wouldn't call it a Moc but a study instead because it isn't very appealing to look at with an esthethic look (do you spell like this?) however I see that the waterfall is going to serve as base for great Moc's and the sand will make a fine addition to upcoming Moc's. Nice ideas indeed!
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  October 6, 2010
Mucas gracias mi amigos Y amigas! I do have a brick seperator thanks to Dave Shaddix who made me buy one and I love it! It works, except that a lot of the water, especially the waterfall was 1x1 rounds connected, it required fingers for that. Anyway, it is all pulled down and put away now. At Stu, even my next small build is not funny. WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?!?!?!
Mister Bones
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Lord.Harry .Jones
  October 1, 2010
nice one!!!! very cool!!!
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  October 1, 2010
Right, enough people have already pointed out that a brick seperator is a good idea. Two is an even better one. That aside, you have my sympathies on landscaping - we see what the Kelsos and Goldmans of our world accomplish and aim high, but I think there is real difficulty in achieving a 'natural' look with a medium that is square/flat/topped with studs. If I might offer my opinion on the beach and rocks, I feel irregularity is key, so I try and use smaller plates or slopes and more of them, breaking up straight lines and changing directions. i agree with the use of plants to achieve the same thing. With the beach, I like to use at least three levels of plates to offer more gradation (am I using the right word here? I know what I mean....) between levels, and I believe someone else has already pointed out that dark tan at the water's edge would offer a wet sand look. I'm going to steer clear of the waterfall - haven't built one yet and my attempts at water have been SNOT, without the turbulence generated. I like it overall, you'll improve the look as you do a few more, but one question. What in the jolly hockeysticks are you doing building landscapes man? There's no humour there! Come back to the darkside of comedy.....
  October 1, 2010
Sorry to put another 2 cents in, but a brick seperator would save your fingernails... it actually even takes off tiles (although I don't think you are using any here)... my 2 cents (again)
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  September 30, 2010
love that moc, and by the way you can always use a brick seperater.
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  September 30, 2010
i like it. im realy getting intrested in doing a landscape Moc later with a few Collectable Minifigures in it, like a beach or a restaraunt. i like the water texture with the different colors and the rock to make the cliff is nice.
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  September 30, 2010
Quoting jason corlett Hmmm... It's alright i guess. I'd give you a book worth of advice on building landscapes, but I'm not any good at it either.
Gee, thanks.....HAHAHAHAHA
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  September 30, 2010
Hmmm... It's alright i guess. I'd give you a book worth of advice on building landscapes, but I'm not any good at it either.
  September 30, 2010
Yes, I've discovered that if you have small plates like 1x1, 1x2, or 1x3 and build little bumps and such it makes it look much more realistic... good luck! :)
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  September 30, 2010
Wow Bones, this is one really impressive landscape! My fingers hurt just thinking about taking that apart though... ouch.
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  September 30, 2010
Quoting Lee Hardwick Very tranquil. Nice work on the water, but I find that if you use transparent pieces, try and use dark to light blue plates and even white under the clear bricks as it gives more depth. Great work and can I have your crabs ... HAHAHAHAHA
Thanks Lee, I actually used white, light blue and dark blue trans to try and get that depth feel, but alas, did not turn out as I wanted. Will try your suggestion on the next water thing I create.
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  September 30, 2010
Very tranquil. Nice work on the water, but I find that if you use transparent pieces, try and use dark to light blue plates and even white under the clear bricks as it gives more depth. Great work and can I have your crabs ... HAHAHAHAHA
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  September 30, 2010
awsome water fall Bones I like the cliff.~Ford
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  September 30, 2010
Quoting Flare _ Great landscaping, Bones, I really like the rock work! The sand is pretty good, but I noticed a couple spots where the plate had an empty gap below it... could be fixed by putting a small plate underneath it. Good work!
Thanks. The gaps were actually on purpose to try some texture, but I agree with you, looks odd.
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  September 30, 2010
Great landscaping, Bones, I really like the rock work! The sand is pretty good, but I noticed a couple spots where the plate had an empty gap below it... could be fixed by putting a small plate underneath it. Good work!
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  September 29, 2010
Quoting Lt. John Harland Now I really want to make a counter-moc titled "You can take it with you"!
Do it! WOuld love to see that.
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  September 29, 2010
Quoting Garth Danielson At least you tried something different with the waterfall but it has no volume. I'm planning to take it with me when I go. see ya. garth
Yes, you are right about the lack of volume. Try and try again.
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  September 29, 2010
Now I really want to make a counter-moc titled "You can take it with you"!
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  September 29, 2010
Now I really want to make a counter-moc titled "You can take it with you"!
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  September 29, 2010
cool!
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  September 29, 2010
At least you tried something different with the waterfall but it has no volume. I'm planning to take it with me when I go. see ya. garth
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  September 29, 2010
Thanks again everyone for the comments and advice!
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  September 29, 2010
This is very good.It would have been funny if it was a live pirate and the crab was the guardian of the treasure.I've been practicing landscaping recently too.
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  September 29, 2010
Nice one bones, I like the slow looking waterfall, helps to give a feeling of age, since as a river ages, it tends to slow down. And since that pirate has been no doubt there for quite a while, the river is also quite old.
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  September 29, 2010
Very nice. I like the wave washing up on shore. I'll put it in my ol memory bank.
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  September 29, 2010
Quoting Caboose :D #1. Either that's a dead pirtae. OR #2. Bones had one too many, Phipson and Kelso took his clothes, put him stranded on an island, and now a crab is doing away with his leg. I say #2. It's Bones. Nice waterfall too.
HAHAHAHA, now that is a possibility!
Mister Bones
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Doctor N
  September 28, 2010
Nice rock texture! I pity your poor fingernails.
Mister Bones
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A. A. (A.K.A Noname)
  September 28, 2010
You can use a voltage tester screwdriver (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Phasenpruefer_01-l_KMJ.jpg), it makes disassembling really easy.
Mister Bones
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Elite Predator Wolf
  September 28, 2010
very,very,very cool! awesome
Mister Bones
Pascal Schmidt
  September 28, 2010
I think waterfalls tend to look better with square bricks modelling a "wall of water" coming down from above.
Mister Bones
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Caboose :D
  September 28, 2010
#1. Either that's a dead pirtae. OR #2. Bones had one too many, Phipson and Kelso took his clothes, put him stranded on an island, and now a crab is doing away with his leg. I say #2. It's Bones. Nice waterfall too.
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  September 28, 2010
It's a cool landscape. But it might have benefited from a photoedited blending around it, especially on the waterfall side. Looks like the crab wins!
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  September 28, 2010
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor Awesome Stuff Bones, but no one notices that I came up with that waterfall idea more than a year ago... http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/145748 Oh well. Long sigh.
If I had, I would have SO given you credit!
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  September 28, 2010
Awesome Stuff Bones, but no one notices that I came up with that waterfall idea more than a year ago... http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/145748 Oh well. Long sigh.
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  September 28, 2010
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J The banana-bearing palm tree made the MOC! Hehe ... Dang, incorporating three landscapes in one. You have lost your mind.
Everyone knows nanas grow individually on palm trees.....sheesh
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  September 28, 2010
Quoting swash buckler beautiful... looks piratey even if that is not the idea...
It actually started out as 3 pirates burying the treasure, but after some advice, it was decided it was too busy. The pirates and two palm trees vanished. Thanks!
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  September 28, 2010
beautiful... looks piratey even if that is not the idea...
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  September 28, 2010
Forgot to mention, I really like the wave effect:P
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  September 28, 2010
I really like the waterfall, just because it's not the casual big-ass waterfall, But a little dripping wet rock, that's cool. And you just couldn't resist putting some gore into it could you...? You evil..... You can even make serious MOC's funny!.. Greets, Jelle
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  September 28, 2010
I feel compelled to leave something of value. I say forget about what everyone has to say (wait, what?). This looks like what would result from a Bone's take on landscape, which is what it is, and nothing else. So it's perfect, really, because it's not. Get it? What?
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  September 28, 2010
Quoting Matt David cH3k oUt Mi MocKz!!!!1
HAHAHAHA! I'm on it!
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  September 28, 2010
cH3k oUt Mi MocKz!!!!1
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  September 28, 2010
Thanks for all the feedback and advice everyone!
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  September 28, 2010
Quoting Scott Aldridge The land, rocks and plants seem amazing, although I think the problem with the waterfall is that there are mostly rounded 1x1 pieces, whereas I would put a slightly more solid background of trans tiles, almost like a wall but with gaps. Then again, I am no expert. :)
Oh no, I agree. Parrington said the same and you fellas are correct!
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  September 28, 2010
Great landscaping! Its pretty hard to do i guess.
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  September 28, 2010
The land, rocks and plants seem amazing, although I think the problem with the waterfall is that there are mostly rounded 1x1 pieces, whereas I would put a slightly more solid background of trans tiles, almost like a wall but with gaps. Then again, I am no expert. :)
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  September 28, 2010
The land, rocks and plants seem amazing, although I think the problem with the waterfall is that there are mostly rounded 1x1 pieces, whereas I would put a slightly more solid background of trans tiles, almost like a wall but with gaps. Then again, I am no expert. :)
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  September 28, 2010
I think you did a really good job on this landscape. Lots of great details and the rocks came out great.
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  September 28, 2010
very nice scene! the rock corner is the only minus,i like the space you left under the rocks,it makes it look even better,a nice play of shades! nice use of parts for greeneries, i d have enjoyed a rock background for the treasure,or put the treasure in the bottom of the fall,i m excited to see your next! beautiful and exotic work!
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  September 28, 2010
Quoting Leda Kat Very tranquil. Landscape is HARD, which is why I avoid it like I avoid that hobo down the end of my street that offers magic bananas in return for soda cans. But you have done really great details on this. I like the quiet wave lapping at the sand and the multitude of trans round plates is very effective.
I am that hobo, and there is nothing wrong with my bananananana.
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  September 28, 2010
Quoting Andrew Somers Simply put; it could use a bit of work. Just like you said, try and try again. One thing I'd recommend for a landscaping scene is to not have squared off corners. Try building the scene with jagged edges, if you know what I mean. Squared off corners give the impression that the realm of the build is limited to what is within the four corners. With jagged edges, it seems as if you ripped a chunk of nature out of the ground, and mocced it. I don't know if I made any sense there, but that's my take on the situation.
Perfect sense and I agree. I was so busy trying to avoid that with the beach I neglected the bloody water...try and try again.
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  September 28, 2010
Well, I liked your approah to the waterfall very much. Intead of a single stram, you made separate sowers :)
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  September 28, 2010
hehehe, yeh well having just done this test in rnd 3, all I can say is, yeh, landscape is a female dog. And trying to get funky with the genre in Lego can just look awkward, hence my simplistic approach to it in my Moc. What I did like was the water trans ble, it gave a little sparkle, I'm still of the opinion that flat trans clear bricks with the tubes in em makes for the best water, by that's my opinion. Neat effort here, learning curve, I dare say next time you try this, you'll nail it!
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  September 28, 2010
Very nice, I like the waterfall in particular
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  September 28, 2010
Very tranquil. Landscape is HARD, which is why I avoid it like I avoid that hobo down the end of my street that offers magic bananas in return for soda cans. But you have done really great details on this. I like the quiet wave lapping at the sand and the multitude of trans round plates is very effective.
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  September 28, 2010
Simply put; it could use a bit of work. Just like you said, try and try again. One thing I'd recommend for a landscaping scene is to not have squared off corners. Try building the scene with jagged edges, if you know what I mean. Squared off corners give the impression that the realm of the build is limited to what is within the four corners. With jagged edges, it seems as if you ripped a chunk of nature out of the ground, and mocced it. I don't know if I made any sense there, but that's my take on the situation.
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  September 28, 2010
Giggles likes nanners~H
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  September 28, 2010
very nice :D just thought i'd mention that i was in the plaay based on the movie for my local high-school drama club
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  September 28, 2010
Well, well, well. Mr. Bones trying landscape. Actually, it turned out rather nice. Waterfalls are sooooo hard to do. There is no possible way for a waffle to figure that stuff out. Also, the monkey in the bannana tree, the crab, and the parrot made the moc for me; oh, and also the plants. One thing I would work on is...hmm... well, just find something to work on. I'm to tired to use my brain. Good job. Oh, and if at all possible, can you check this out? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/227822 ~Waff
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  September 28, 2010
Quoting Tom Simon OK I feel really tempted to do something awkward here, which is to give a thorough critique. Awkward because I don't know you well and I don't want to set myself up as an expert on this. Hope I didn't overstep my bounds blabbing on this much.
Not at all! Thank you Tom for that honest critique. That is what I was looking for! You are correct on the white for foam, Kelso said the same thing when I sent him a WIP of this, just forgot to do it. The wet sand idea is great. The x in the water, no, not a pirate symbol, I was going for just the way water looks different when it is rushing. Thanks again!
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  September 28, 2010
Ya - what Tom said. Lee.
Mister Bones
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Nicks Bricks
  September 27, 2010
Nice, not a bad landscape, i like the water fall, and great rock work~Nick
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  September 27, 2010
i like the rock work, and the shore is good, but i agree with you that the waterfall is lacking, and the sand dunes don't quite look like real sand dunes would, i like the main picture and the title though, so that, and the good rocks+plants earns you a 4/5
  September 27, 2010
OK I feel really tempted to do something awkward here, which is to give a thorough critique. Awkward because I don't know you well and I don't want to set myself up as an expert on this. But very tempted because I think there is hope and you are being overly depracating about your effort. First, you don't need to apologize for the shore line, plants or not. It has some nice, natural curves. Second, waterfalls are hard, but you did a fine enough job, for one that is not rushing over the cliff. I'd say a few touches of white foam at the bottom would finish it of pretty nicely. Third, the lapping wave is brilliant. I might offer that small hints of dark tan around the wave, and more in areas where waves have been, would suggest wet sand in the areas. Fourth, rock walls pretty much require randomness. You have that most of the way. There are stretches at the bottom that look a bit uniform, but then again, that too happens in nature. The sand dunes are quite tasty as far as I can see. With the dark and light water, you have to choose between 2 things. If it's randomly dithered, you suggest little waves or just create texture. If you contour around something, you suggest depth. My first impression is that you drew the letter X under the waterfall. Not sure what that does, unless it's a reference to a pirate marker, under the water, in which case its a gem of an idea. Hope I didn't overstep my bounds blabbing on this much.
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  September 27, 2010
Lap this you two!
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  September 27, 2010
Quoting Cody G Nice, the waterfall turned out well, and the rockwork isn't bad either. You should have put more transparent water studs on tan plates so you can transition from deeper water to shallow water to land more easily. The plants were a good addition though! :)
Ah, that is a good idea. Thanks.
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  September 27, 2010
The plantwork on the rocks is what stood out to me. Nice! And like Heath... I also got a giggle out of the beach being lapped. ~ Chris.
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  September 27, 2010
Nice, the waterfall turned out well, and the rockwork isn't bad either. You should have put more transparent water studs on tan plates so you can transition from deeper water to shallow water to land more easily. The plants were a good addition though! :)
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  September 27, 2010
Waterfalls are super hard to do and make them look right. I love your pond though. And the rounds "lapping at the beach". LMFAO LMFAO
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  September 27, 2010
The rock and plants came out the best. Nature isn't something I can make well at all...
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  September 27, 2010
Quoting Kyle Bunger I think all of it was good...well, better than I could ever do in my LIFE! I am not a very good builder. Anyway, great MOC!!!
Hey, thanks Kyle. You want to see good? Nay, great? Go check out Kelso's Apocalys..apocolisp, ap....you get the idea.
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  September 27, 2010
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J The banana-bearing palm tree made the MOC! Hehe ... Dang, incorporating three landscapes in one. You have lost your mind.
One must do something while one is watching the boring old NFL!
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  September 27, 2010
I think all of it was good...well, better than I could ever do in my LIFE! I am not a very good builder. Anyway, great MOC!!!
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  September 27, 2010
The banana-bearing palm tree made the MOC! Hehe ... Dang, incorporating three landscapes in one. You have lost your mind.
  September 27, 2010
*Cough* it was You can't take it with you. Whoops!
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  September 27, 2010
I agree with Dem Notes, i hate separating plates. Have fun (sinckering) with that!
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  September 27, 2010
I saw this in the activity bar and it said "Mister" as your name. I was like 'what?' Then I saw the title and made the sentence, "Mister, you can't take that!" Hahaha all jokes aside this is very well built MOC from you. The waterfall was my favorite part.
 
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