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Einstein's Study
My fiftieth creation uploaded to MOCpages, Einstein's study is definitely one of my most favorite creations so far. The 19 by 16 diorama is based off of actual photographs, digital renderings, and my own imagination. Physicist Albert Einstein can be seen among his desk, chalkboard, stacks of paper, shelves of books, and his familiar violin. Please explore Einstein's study, making sure to rate and comment!
About this creation
Einstein's study incorporates many different techniques in it's building. Many of the furniture and accessories are not attached, allowing for a more dynamic feel. This diorama used up my full collection of brown bricks.

Einstein's desk is simple. A wastepaper basket and stacks of paper lie cluttered around the desk. A lamp, globe, and a book are found on the desk. Einstein's armchair, (which, in my opinion, looks like it's holding its pants up,) is situated behind.

No Albert Einstein MOC would be complete without the famous "E=mc2" equation. The affect is achieved here with the use of stickers on a SNOT 4 by 6 plate. Einstein can be seen in the background.

This image shows the construction of the desk globe. By securing one of the "bomb" pieces that come with the 2007 set, "Y-Wing Fighter" in-between a helmet visor, and then balancing that on top of an upside-down steering wheel, the appearance of a globe (once stickers are applied) is evident. The chalkboard can also be seen in the background of this picture.

This desk lamp is inspired by the work of Michael Jasper.

The bookshelves follow the basic color scheme that is found throughout the model. Grays, browns, and blacks act as the base colors, while dark red and tan are used to accent.

The window seat alcove is one of my favorite parts of the model. As Einstein was a dedicated violinist, I could not leave out his violin. Einstein also sailed, so a micro sailboat can be seen on a shelf above the window seat. Piles of paper lie on the ground and on a small table, and a music stand is found in the corner.

The window was by far the hardest thing to build. I had no idea how I was going to do it. I ended up using fencing, and I think it turned out reasonable enough. The violin was the last part added to the diorama. I couldn't resist the new BrickForge violins, and I was very happy to see that they had added the new reddish brown color.

Of course, Albert Einstein himself. This minifigure quite possibly was the most expensive part of the diorama. I bought the ten dollar Harry Potter set for the sole reason of erasing the emblem on the torso and using it for Einstein. The hair and legs are from a fifteen dollar magnet set, and the head, with an ingenious modification technique credit to Max Pointner, is from an Indiana Jones set.

Just one of the many details in Einstein's study, The rug actually has a sixth-stud offset above the floor. The rug is friction fit SNOT piece, and the ratio for the technique is found below.

This is a good trick to keep in mind.

An Eylar-style photo

And, to end, a shot of Albert in his armchair beside his shelves of books.
I want to thank all of you on MOCpages who have made my time here a fun one, and I hope there will be many more MOCs to come!

EDIT: Thank you so much, all of you, for making my week, and making this such a hit. This has been my first time with a MOC on "Across MOCpages," "Popular this Week," and "Most Discussed." It's because of you guys! Thanks so much for making this hobby such a great one for me.
Bonus! This was blogged on BrickPOP on November 29th!



Comments

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  September 21, 2012
really good i like the fig !!!
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  June 15, 2012
Fantastic Work well done! Jolly good show! It really captures how hard Einstein work eh?
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  June 15, 2012
Good moc for an Einstein subject.
Paul Vermeesch
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Brli Burri
  June 14, 2012
Yay! Congrats to MOTD! You really deserves it. I love the grubby look you create with the aslope books in the regals. Just perfect :D
  June 14, 2012
Nice, neat, and messy. I like the globe. Cool!
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  June 14, 2012
Another moc in the 200's, well done, I say, well done indeed! Your Relativity is soon to be In the 300's, I hope!
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  June 14, 2012
A well deserving MotD, congrats =)
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  June 14, 2012
Happy MOTD! -LB Jr.
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  June 14, 2012
Amazing Paul! Great job on getting moc of the day! (MOTD)!!!!
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  June 14, 2012
I was thinking that your starwars relativity moc would definitely be your most popular creation, but this motd might change that! Great creation anyway.
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  June 14, 2012
I do dare say that is pretty fanshcy shmanshcy! i enjoy the creativeness with the the desk lamp and globe
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  June 14, 2012
a worthy MOTD! congrats, Paul!
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  June 14, 2012
Smartly done.:P Anyway congrats on MOTD.
  June 14, 2012
What a great piece of work and magnificant details. The interior is great and I like that it looks like a big mess. The Einstein minifig looks nice with the big hair and beard. Please do more of these MOC's with other signifficant people. Best Soren, Denmark.
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  June 14, 2012
Luv it! 100th comment!
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  June 14, 2012
Congrats, this is all pure awesomeness.
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  June 14, 2012
teehee hee!
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  June 14, 2012
Congrats on MOTD. The top of the bookshelves should be tiled though...
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  June 14, 2012
sweet
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  June 14, 2012
Congrats for MOTD! This is a well deserved :)
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  June 14, 2012
Great job! Loads of great little details, a brilliant build. Congrats on MOTD as well. --Blast--
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  June 14, 2012
Splendid MOTD!
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  June 14, 2012
My my, you're having quite a week! Congratulations on a well deserved MOTD Paul!
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  June 14, 2012
Moc of the Day!! Way to go Paul! It's time this got here. Great, great job!
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  June 14, 2012
Congrats on MOTD!
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  June 14, 2012
Wow, I just love all the details! Congrats on MOTD!
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  June 14, 2012
You are added!
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  June 14, 2012
Very good building techniques you have :) one of my favorite builders...
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  June 14, 2012
You have used very good techniques for a wonderful MOC. I am especially fond of the the desk globe, very thoughtful idea with the bomb held on by a helmet visor. The carpet turned out great with the stud off set. Very creative and wonderful MOC all around, congratulation on a well deserved MOC of the Day!
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  June 14, 2012
Congratulations Paul! Finally MOTD!
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  June 14, 2012
A well deserved MOTD, Paul! Congrats!
  June 9, 2012
very nice, though, just a FYI, the bow (the stick part) of a violin is mostly brown, not gray.
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  May 27, 2012
Love the massive use of unique techniques and strategy,PLUS I love how you were capable of putting so much detail in such a small vignette.Bery impressive.
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  April 19, 2012
I have viewed this many times 'cuz I love it! I thought I had commented on it?! But I guess I didn't or it didn't post? Anyhoo, this is one of my all time favorites! :)
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  September 27, 2011
Einstein? Good idea! The bookshelf os my favourite part of the MOC!
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  July 30, 2011
Love the chair and all the books! My room looks like this.
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  July 13, 2011
Great work! I'm totally gonna steal the chair design though...
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  June 14, 2011
This is really stunning! Come see this! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/274369
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  June 4, 2011
Cool!
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  May 25, 2011
amazing job! I love it!
Paul Vermeesch
Soap MacTavish
  April 14, 2011
I love this its incredible nice! I'm adding you as a fav
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  February 24, 2011
I cannot think of anything else to say but 'WOW' and 'Where did you get the head for Einstein?'
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  January 23, 2011
Love it! That rug is top-est of notches!
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  December 8, 2010
excellent!
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  December 8, 2010
excellent!
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  December 8, 2010
fantastic! i love the mess on the bookshelves. :)
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  December 8, 2010
I'm sure that if legos were around and diverse as they are now in his day, Einstein would have loved them to bits. And besides, it's actually Eo=moC^2. If it's without the o's, the equation doesn't take note of movement.
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  December 7, 2010
Beautiful work!!! So much detail and creativity. You sir are going on my favorite builders list!
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  December 6, 2010
Beautiful! You've captured the essence of the entire scene, and you made it look effortless! Kudos.
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  December 5, 2010
Quoting Ian Spacek Incredible Paul! Clever use of pieces. Where did you get the violin? Hey Paul me again, thanks for clarifying on the violin. Sorry, I had not read all the descriptions of each picture when I first posted this comment. Having done so, I now come to the realization that it was kind of a lame question, thanks for baring with me. : )
No problem Ian!
Quoting b humenny Looks great! Love the floor/rug! One little comment though, I think flat tiles for the books might have looked a bit better! But still great job!
Yes, I definitely agree. But, alas, you can see another limitation that my limited collection limits. Had it been an option, I would have preferred to stock the shelves with real Lego 'books,' or do a complete shelving of flat tiles. But, when tile is out of the question, we must be content with linoleum. :-)
Quoting Lego man ~ So much detail. Math math math:)
Einstein quote: "Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."
Quoting River Wray Wow! So cool! How hard and long did you have to work to make that?
Well, considering school, and other things in life that tend to get between my Legos and my fingers, I would say it took about 3 hours in build time total. The difficulty lay in some of the more detailed parts of the study. The window, the shelves, the rug, the globe, and the chair for instance. But then of course, there was the time when I rolled out of bed to the sound of my alarm, and clobbered the fully-put together study instead of my snooze button. Yeah. I know.
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  December 5, 2010
great!
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  December 5, 2010
algebraic!!
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  December 5, 2010
Beautiful. I love all the detail you've managed to fit into such a small vig =)
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  December 5, 2010
Unbelievable! You nailed the cluttered feeling that Einstein's study must have had! Amazing!
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  December 5, 2010
Nice work, the globe and the 1/6 rug offset are very cool details!
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  December 5, 2010
Wow!
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  December 4, 2010
Incredible Paul! Clever use of pieces!
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  December 4, 2010
This is so beautiful! The I found the globe most amazing until I saw your technique for the rug. ;)Great!
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  December 3, 2010
It looks real
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  December 3, 2010
Wow! So cool! How hard and long did you have to work to make that?
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  December 3, 2010
Great, innovative detail!! i really love this creation, original and fun!
  December 3, 2010
Innovative and very creative techniques, plus a BF item that will enrage purists for its awesome unorthodoxy! I love how you packed so much detail into such a small space, and, believe me, we all know what a limited assortment of the right-coloured bricks (I have had many a creation thwarted or postponed because of that) can do to an MOC, which makes this even worthier of massive heaps of praise! 5/5, indeed!
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  December 3, 2010
So much detail. Math math math:)
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  December 3, 2010
Nice study, and you're welcome. :)
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  December 3, 2010
Wonderful in every detail. The effort put into this really shows!
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  December 3, 2010
Looks great! Love the floor/rug! One little comment though, I think flat tiles for the books might have looked a bit better! But still great job!
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  December 2, 2010
Cool!
  December 2, 2010
Great technique for the rug! There's something new to learn everyday ;-)
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  December 2, 2010
outstanding!
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  December 2, 2010
Very nice. A great feel, and wonderful details.
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  December 2, 2010
I love this. The window lattices, the violin and stand, the little trinkets in the nooks, and the dishevled books in wild arrangement make this room look very real and lived in. Props on capturing this brilliant man at home!
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  December 2, 2010
Coooool
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  December 2, 2010
That's too cool! Very well done.
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  December 1, 2010
Incredible detail. A really beautiful piece. Well-executed on all accounts. Excellent job.
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  November 30, 2010
PAUL! THIS IS A MESS!!! No, wait- not your work, just how the work looks. What I mean to say... oh I don't know. You know what I mean. I love the nooks and crannies. The sail boat on the shelf by the window seat is the coolest part. I still think that Einstein should have real hair. But as you would say,"Context is more important than detail." Oh well. No, wait- AHK VELL!
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  November 30, 2010
Nice! I really like the globe technique!
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  November 30, 2010
Quoting Ian Spacek Incredible Paul! Clever use of pieces. Where did you get the violin?
Thanks Ian! The violin is from a third-party supplier of Lego compatible elements called BrickForge. It is a Reddish Brown Violin and it retails for $1.00.
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  November 30, 2010
Wow, awesome! I love that technique you used to raise the rug! And guess what? It not only is on the popular this week, but also on the most discussed! Great job, and keep on brickin'! =)
Paul Vermeesch
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Yoshi the killler
  November 29, 2010
Fantastic work!! I love the detail of the books and the clutter and stuff!!!
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  November 29, 2010
Looks like a chaotic mess in there. Plus tons of detail madness!
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  November 28, 2010
Fantastic work! I love all the details!
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  November 28, 2010
Very good, sir. Anything inspired by Michael Jasper's work should be a winner in my book. Consider yourself one of my "favs" (faves?). -Wes
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  November 28, 2010
Quoting Tyrant Bat Just wondering, did you use photoshop for the white background?
Typically, I do not use excessive digital editing for my photos. I use three incandescent, and two halogen lights in my darkroom, and usually keep my editing down to a simple increase in contrast or exposure. On occasion, I will blow out my background in a free editing program, similar to photoshop, called Gimp. Each of the photos in my creation, "The Fellowship," for example, were meticulously whitened in Gimp.
Quoting Ali Cooper-Williams What are the tires supposed to be? Ali
The tires beside the desk are supposed to represent a wastepaper basket. Crumpled paper, (in the form of a hubcap,) is seen in the bottom.
Paul Vermeesch
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Ali Cooper-Williams
  November 27, 2010
What are the tires supposed to be? Ali
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  November 26, 2010
Just wondering, did you use photoshop for the white background?
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  November 26, 2010
:D what an idea!
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  November 25, 2010
3 things: Eee eeqvals emm see sqvuare. How could you disfigure an HP fig! Tisk tisk (kiddin). . . But really,great MOC and cool accesory design!
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  November 25, 2010
Wow. That is a mess, in a good way. I like how you make the rug effect. Very cool place.
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  November 25, 2010
Beautiful!!
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  November 25, 2010
Well, I'm impressed! A very nice vignette with lovely details. The globe design is great.
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  November 25, 2010
good work!,i think he d be proud of this,it s an instant classic,so well done by the most meticulous detail,and advanced building techniques.very nice!
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  November 25, 2010
Wow, guy this is perfect!!! Ingenious idea, excellent use of parts and lightning good as always... Perfect 50th MOC and great tribute for such great man like Albert Einstein.
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  November 25, 2010
Engenious! As Einstein said: imagination is more importaint than knowledge. So I belive he'd like this MOC better than his work. Maybe not. Almost.
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  November 25, 2010
Wonderful depiction!
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  November 25, 2010
Excellent! Wait, no... Cool! No... Incredible! No... Awesome! No... Epic! No... Outrageous! NO! None of these quotes would do! They need to invent a better word for all of the above... Back to the creation likes, having them just simply placed does seem better. But they are harder to keep in one place like that.
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  November 25, 2010
ARM chair indeed. Very nice use of pieces all around in such a small space, this is yummy yummy!
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  November 25, 2010
This is amazing, i love all the details.
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  November 25, 2010
very nice build, love the shelves, btw, you wrote a capital M instead of a small m, the symbol for mass is a small m, just saying, great job anyway
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  November 25, 2010
Great job! I love all the techniques, especially the window area and the desk.
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  November 25, 2010
oo ilove it
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  November 25, 2010
oo ilove it
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  November 25, 2010
Love this!
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  November 25, 2010
That's really sweet, Einstein's awesome! Great build.
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  November 25, 2010
just awesome! I think the chair is one of the coolest parts and the sailboat on the shelf. Nice details all around
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  November 25, 2010
Nice work. I like how the desk and chalkboard are displayed at an angle; it makes for a nice composition.
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  November 25, 2010
Quoting 50 Mission Cap Very well done man. How did you erase the logos?
If you have a regular pencil with a rubber eraser and a whole day to waste, you can erase the ink off of almost any Lego piece! If you want to erase some parts of the ink but not others on an element, cover what you don't want to erase with a piece of scotch tape so that you do not accidentally erase the ink you want to keep. Keep in mind that this removal-by-erasing is a time-consuming process. An Exacto blade will take ink off faster, but it leaves scratches in the plastic.
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  November 25, 2010
Very well done man. How did you erase the logos?
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  November 25, 2010
ahhh very very good work... the globe is genius,and chair is very nice..... super work
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  November 25, 2010
Awesome, i like the techniques used!
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  November 25, 2010
Cool. I like the messiness of everything. The Einstein minifig is great too. I'm not normally a fan of fleshies, but it works really well in this case.
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  November 25, 2010
I like. Einstein is AWESOME!
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  November 25, 2010
I love the rug and chalkboard, and I agree, the chair looks like it's wearing suspenders.
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  November 25, 2010
Nice work!
 
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