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Death to the Monster
Happy Halloween!
About this creation
From Universal Studios Classic Monster Series I bring you Frankenstein. Released in 1931 in the early years of the "talkies" this film is a breathtaking cinematic treat for the eye. It is a moody, dark, stylised and extremely polished piece of classic cinema that still stands bold and strong today, 80years after it was made. Directed by James Whale, it stars Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein and the legendary Boris Karloff as the woeful and tragic monster created in a lab, sewn together from dead body parts and with the brain of a murderer.


Here is my entry into Dem Bones Spooky Halloween Contest Category: Classic Monster Vig.


In the climax of the film Frankenstein's Monster is cornered by an angry mob of townsfolk inside an old windmill on the top of a hill. They set the windmill alight and the monster is trapped and burned.

Meet the monster:





And meet the mob:























With the restrictions of the category being 8x8 base this was a real challenge to pull off the entire scene!


So starting at the bottom let's work our way up...


The angry mob climb the hill with their torches and pitchforks.














The mid-section, where the mob have set the windmill alight and watch as the flames take hold of the dry old wooden frame...












And up we go to the top!



The flames engulf the windmill as the monster howls from the top, screaming for his life as he is trapped.



























And here is the monster, this movie is both tragic and horrific. A monster created from death, by the hands of man given life which he does not want nor understand, and then by the hands of man he is killed.











Notes:
Yes, there are a lot of pictures, you're right! Well, there are a lot of detail in this moc and I wanted to show them all...
but because you were so diligent and made it all the way to the end, here is a little treat for you all:


I lined the inside of every window with transparent orange bricks and placed a couple of LED lights inside the build... so when the lights go out on all hallows eve...


Ooo! Ahh! Cool!











Thanks for watching!



Comments

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  December 21, 2012
Awesome! Great design! The lights are so cool!
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  November 10, 2012
Verrrrry gooood!!
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  May 11, 2011
Very impressive for ALL the reasons already stated!! BTW...My friend and I have tried and tried to get those flame pieces to attach to each other. No luck! How DO you manage to get them together like that?
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  March 11, 2011
Didn't the book end with the monster going off to die in the antartic wastland?
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  December 16, 2010
Nice windmill!
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  December 16, 2010
iluvit! the design is ssoooo cool and he roof and to part of the building look fanatastic :D
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  October 22, 2010
Cool idea I love the LED's it gives it such a cool effect!
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  October 22, 2010
Awesome. Reminds me of the 1930's movie. Well done.
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  October 22, 2010
really nice moc man, makes me feel bad for o'l frankie there. by the way, that fig with the glasses and axe looks like he been smoking to much of "dat stuff".
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  October 20, 2010
Best angry mob I've seen! Poor monster...
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  October 19, 2010
5,5,5 - Wow Leda, any lady so into horror is my kind of gal! Great build, as we all know, love the effort on the mini-figs, and you just nailed the tower build. Oh and after all that, there's a frkn wind mill!
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  October 17, 2010
Excellent MOC matches an excellent movie.
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  October 16, 2010
Awesome! This definitely deserves 15 points! Excellent!
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  October 16, 2010
I was gonna rate this high but not comment until I got down to the 'lights-out' pics - unreal! Theres one pic where it actually looks like there is a fire consuming the inside of the bottom of the house. Excellent work Leda, you have my vote.
  October 16, 2010
Originality: 5 , Presentation: 5 , Build: 5 = 15
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  October 16, 2010
Wow!!!!! Nice job!!!!! I really like all your stuff!! It`s amazing!!
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  October 15, 2010
Originality: 5 , Presentation: 5 , Build: 5 = 15
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  October 14, 2010
wow! that's really cool! I like the shingles.
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  October 14, 2010
Great work! I'll be rooting for you, especially as I have not had time to finish my entry. Bravo, Leda.
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  October 14, 2010
Sooo coooool!!!
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  October 14, 2010
Had to come back for another gander, this is such an excellent example of how to build an 8x8 vig with a bit of overhang. Again, stunning bit of work Kiwi.
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  October 13, 2010
Quoting Josh Ramirez really cool ...and how did u get the frankenstein mini figure
Lego released a monster studios theme about 10 years ago. Its from this set: 1382 Scary Laboratory http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=1382-1
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  October 13, 2010
really cool ...and how did u get the frankenstein mini figure
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  October 13, 2010
Wow, it is amazing how this creation 'grows' out of the 8x8 plate. Love how the crowd is ascending the rock and burning down house. Donīt know which pics I like more: the light ones where you can see all the details, or the dark ones with the really impressive light effects. Very movie worthy! ~Cheers
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  October 12, 2010
This is a perfect example of how the 8X8 rule should be abused respectfully. Build up, up, up!! I'm not keen on folks who build a 64X64 base and slap an 8X8 plate underneath to slip into the rules. The action here is incredible, and you immediately get a sense of what is happening here. It's instantly recognizable as well. I'm not sure which aspect of the build is my favorite, as everything you have built here is 100% pure awesome!! This is possibly your most spectacular build to date. For that you deserve a sweep. Score of 15.
  October 12, 2010
AMAZING! im lost for words because of how cool this is! However, i really feel for that monster.....truly a tragic end. It is not he who is the monster, but the people who wish to destroy him just because he's different.
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  October 12, 2010
I thought it would of been something like: meet the mob, meet the moster and meet the monster's super proppeled rocket launcher. Anyway, great moc, it must of been a pain getting that to fit in a 8x8 HAPPY HALLOW'S EVE!
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  October 11, 2010
wow, the LED makes it look like its really on fire!
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  October 11, 2010
Quite excellent. Great detail, especially on the top of the windmill.
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  October 11, 2010
Okee-doke. I think I'll go with "spooky".
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  October 11, 2010
Quoting Minifig Maniac Alright! Alright! I'll get building now. Should I do another mummy vig, or a dracula one? Or should I do a creepy one? Or gory? I don't like gore too much.
I can't help you choose what you build, so just put some bricks together and see what happens.
  October 11, 2010
Alright! Alright! I'll get building now. Should I do another mummy vig, or a dracula one? Or should I do a creepy one? Or gory? I don't like gore too much.
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  October 11, 2010
Quoting Minifig Maniac Y'know what? I'm not even going to enter. C'mon, I mean, It lights up! How can I possibly compete with THAT?!!?!?!?!?! The stairway is genius! Most DEFINITELY your best MOC yet!
Then I now send my message for Hans and Stu your way as well! GET BUILDING AND STOP MAKING EXCUSES! Hey, you wanna know something, it was your tiny jutty out bit in your Mummy moc that inspired that stairway... I looked at that and thought to myself "now why didn't I do that for around the outside of the well in 7 Days" so I took that tiny step and rolled with it and thus formed the spiralling staircase for the mob! Thanks dude!
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  October 11, 2010
Y'know what? I'm not even going to enter. C'mon, I mean, It lights up! How can I possibly compete with THAT?!!?!?!?!?! The stairway is genius! Most DEFINITELY your best MOC yet!
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  October 11, 2010
Oh and a private message to fellows Hans and Stu. STOP YOUR EXCUSES AND GET BUILDING!!!
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  October 11, 2010
Thanks heaps everybody for all your amazing comments on this! Wow, I am pleased you all like it so much! Check out all the amazing Halloween mocs at Dem Bones Haunted Halloween: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/13791 it is shaping up to be a really fine contest with a lot of people pulling out some of their best work.
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  October 11, 2010
Now that, is how to make a halloween MOC. Amazing stuff Leda, as usual.
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  October 11, 2010
I guess thank yous are in order for giving me a reason NOT to bother building anything for this. You do remember that this is a 2 round contest, right? If this is what you can do on an 8x8 base, I can't wait to see what a 16x16 will bring! Truly some magnificent work here.~H
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  October 11, 2010
Wow Leda, this is awesome! The stairway is so... movie-ish!
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  October 11, 2010
POWAAAHHHH
Leda Kat =^..^=
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Fruity Toucan
  October 10, 2010
Excellent as usual, if i was judging you would probably win. Also something is wrong with my phone so i cant rate it but if I could it would rate it 5
Leda Kat =^..^=
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Cade Goertzen
  October 10, 2010
poor frankenstein
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  October 10, 2010
WOW. That is amazing.
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  October 10, 2010
The lighting is just beautiful! There are to many details to compliment them all, so... Good job!
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  October 10, 2010
Quoting Commander Shadow Awsome, does it stand up by itself?
Well... its not leaning up against anything so yeah... Read my comment a few comments below, it explains in detail the stability of this vig. Thanks.
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  October 10, 2010
nice the LED light gives it a cool effect maybe you could make with that method a jack-o-lantern that lights up
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  October 10, 2010
Awsome, does it stand up by itself?
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  October 10, 2010
Hmmm, I think I need to stay in the Moc-Os mate, because that would give me a good excuse to not even try to compete against this! Love the mob and how you've stayed nicely within the 8x8 for the climb upwards - really draws the eye up through the various faces to the real star here. That windmill is gorgeous, especially the multicolured roof. And the lights show this off superbly. Great job, and good luck.
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  October 10, 2010
Quoting Calvin B. Note, it is not Frankenstein, it is Frankenstein's monster. Dr. Frankenstein made the monster,
Ah, I am well aware of that... and you will notice -should you read my write up- I never once call the monster Frankenstein...
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  October 10, 2010
"Every mob has it's day" Or was that something else... I love the story line, very creative. You are great with this 8x8's. I need to make me one of these sometime. Right now I'm working on another mech though, I finally got ball and socket joints! ~Waff
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  October 10, 2010
the windmill and the lights are definatly the best part. very well done!
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  October 10, 2010
Very nice, I love how you fit so much detail into such a small base!
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  October 10, 2010
WOW this is great, you really know how to get the most out of the 8x8 bases. That's one angry looking mob, Love the details and the night shots, looks like you took a picture from the film.
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  October 10, 2010
The roof is the best part of this MOC! A hard competition...
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  October 10, 2010
incredible and the fact this is 8x8!
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  October 10, 2010
Sigh.... Well, there goes the rest of our chances... Great job, Love the LED lights, gave it a great look. I agree with phipson, you win...
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  October 10, 2010
Makes you feel sad for the monster. Note, it is not Frankenstein, it is Frankenstein's monster. Dr. Frankenstein made the monster, awesome build Leda, keep building. I will make a classic horror moment, He he he.
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  October 10, 2010
Quoting A minute ago ... This is great! The light effects were awesome! I wonder how you balanced it on an 8 by 8.
Its actually really stable. It doesn't even wobble during the up to 4.5 magnitude aftershocks we are still having from the earthquake we had here a month ago. The base with the rock work is completely solid therefore acts as a very heavy and sturdy plinth and the top is evenly balanced. It fell over once when my cat smooched it... but otherwise its very stable.
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  October 10, 2010
Amazing! Your best moc yet!
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  October 10, 2010
This is great! The light effects were awesome! I wonder how you balanced it on an 8 by 8.
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  October 10, 2010
Wow!,nice use of those lights!~Bob-omb
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  October 10, 2010
Quoting M<0><0>DSWIM ! WOW, Leda! This is, by far, your best moc yet! I don't think the size restriction hurt your entry one bit. I love all the details of the cliffside and, especially, the windmill. Of course, the icing on the cake is the way you lit it up! I always felt bad for poor Frankie's monster...
Thank you very much! I agree, I always felt sorry for him too because unlike other monsters who are often evil to the core, this dude is just a confused animal really.
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  October 10, 2010
This is a fantastic piece of art and true to the classic movie. I fell instantly in love with the angry mob and the pitchfork. Great lightning effects, too.
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  October 10, 2010
WOW, Leda! This is, by far, your best moc yet! I don't think the size restriction hurt your entry one bit. I love all the details of the cliffside and, especially, the windmill. Of course, the icing on the cake is the way you lit it up! I always felt bad for poor Frankie's monster...
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  October 10, 2010
Very nice, and yes that 8x8 can make things difficult. My entry wont be done till I get that camera battery. >Eric
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  October 10, 2010
Quoting Aidan Bryant I see many of us contestants went for the height factor.
Yes, I've noticed that too... there is only so much you can cram into a single layer 8x8. I'd love to be able to get an amazing result from something simple and small, like some contestants have managed to do very well, but often the most simplest ideas are the hardest to pull off.
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  October 10, 2010
Rats, and here I thought I had a chance... And now for the none bitter part of my comment, that is very awesome, I see many of us contestants went for the height factor. I thought about doing the classic monster category, but didn't for some reason. Oh well, it wouldn't have been this awesome anyway.
Leda Kat =^..^=
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Nicks Bricks
  October 9, 2010
Great job Leda, competition looks pretty tough right now, love the windmill~Nick
Leda Kat =^..^=
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Captain Connor Patterson
  October 9, 2010
This is the winner alright. When I saw the angry mobber with the ax I laughed XD
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  October 9, 2010
At the beginning, I thought it was okay. Once I got to the top, I was highly impressed that you would put a windmill on an 8x8 base. But when you lit up the burning building with an intense orange glow, I wanted to put away my bricks for good. Does lego get any better?
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  October 9, 2010
Austonding MOC! It's truly genious how you worked ove rthe 8x8 rule, and he build is very clever and good looking. The best in the contest so far!
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  October 9, 2010
Oh dear. How can I possibly compete against THAT?
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  October 9, 2010
It is beautifully done - best of luck in the contest. Lee.
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  October 9, 2010
*Tips*
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  October 9, 2010
I know this one will get 100%! AMAZING!
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  October 9, 2010
I for one am shocked at the lack of monster vigs in this contest. Thinking it would be the most popular category, I went with spooky. Great job with the vig and the lighting! Love the windows.
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  October 9, 2010
Very cool. I wanted to do a classic monster scene, and I actually thought of this one, but I don't have any classic monsters :/
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  October 9, 2010
Holy Frankenstein! That's incredible!
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  October 9, 2010
Amazing epicness...
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  October 9, 2010
You'll have to excuse me while I go try to find my bottom jaw. It seems to have fallen off. Oh, and I'm sure the judges will agree with me on this one... you win. ~ Chris.
 
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