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After surviving a deadly crash landing in the middle of a desert, this intrepid pilot cooly walks away from his smoldering biplane, unscathed from his narrow escape. I recently purchased four, random, Series 3 Minifigures, and was fortunate enough to come away with this fellow. I was originally planning on making him a sweet, black and red biplane, but when I got to the nose section I was like, "yeah right." When I started the build, I was thinking, "what could be easier than making a biplane?" Well I figured it out. Making a smashed up biplane. Yep. Enjoy and please comment!
About this creation
The pilot is one of my favorites from the new minifigure series, no matter what everybody else thinks. I wanted to give this bignette the slow motion "hero-walking-away-from-a-building-as-it-explodes-behind-him" look, and as far as Legos are concerned, I'm happy with the way it turned out.













Old-fashioned, antiqued, artistic shot.



Comments

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  July 3, 2013
Any landing you can walk away from- apparently
Paul Vermeesch
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Lucas .
  April 7, 2011
Beautiful work! The white smoke effect is genius and the destroyed engine looks also amazing, perhaps you can finish the biplane because I think that it would look great! Anyway great work as usual!
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  March 16, 2011
AWESOME! I am really liking the smoke design! If you have time check this out http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/258106
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  March 13, 2011
Quoting Christopher Baldacci This is simply phenomenal. The white squiggles originally made me wonder what they were, but once I realized it was smoke, I noticed the fire and then the whole thing came together for me. Great use of a manufactured LEGO Minifigure to jump-start a whole vignette. This is 5 heads (stars) for sure! What great work! Only one question, how did you managed to get the 1x6(8) flat sticks to hold up at that angle on the tail of the bi-plane?
Thanks Christopher! There is actually an inner skeleton that supports the tail section. Without that support, it definitely would not be able to support the weight.
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  March 4, 2011
This is simply phenomenal. The white squiggles originally made me wonder what they were, but once I realized it was smoke, I noticed the fire and then the whole thing came together for me. Great use of a manufactured LEGO Minifigure to jump-start a whole vignette. This is 5 heads (stars) for sure! What great work! Only one question, how did you managed to get the 1x6(8) flat sticks to hold up at that angle on the tail of the bi-plane?
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  February 14, 2011
WHAT!!!! Your the one who stole my book idea about the fish. That was my idea!!!! Gees...
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  February 12, 2011
WOW WOW WOW this is ausome!!!!!5/5 !!!!!
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  February 12, 2011
Cool
Paul Vermeesch
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A. A. (AKA Noname)
  February 11, 2011
Nice (half) biplane! You could have made a 'Le Petit Prince' vignette.
Paul Vermeesch
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A. A. (AKA Noname)
  February 11, 2011
Nice (half) biplane! You could have made a 'Le Petit Prince' vignette.
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  February 11, 2011
Quoting Max Pointner I WAS JUST STARTING SOMETHING LIKE THIS!!!!! Well, good job.
Hmmm... what is this now? Like the second or third time we've had the same idea but I've beat you to it?
Quoting Sean Flynn Wait a second. Does that guy have ICE on his mustache? In the desert?! Quite odd I say. Mabye he is an older chap. Gosh darn adventurous!
No. That's not ice. Technically the fellow has a white mustache, and the grey is only to accent and represent depth and shadow. Boy... if I could walk away from a burning plane with ice on my face, that'd be amazing!
Quoting Areetsa C Well, you know what they say: any landing you walk away from...
Ha! I forgot about that one! "Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing, but if you're walking, you probably broke the plane" is how I recall that it goes...
Quoting Clone commander Taylor Great build nice plane design. Nice smoke and wings. I think the last shot is the best did you use photo-shop to make it look older.
Good question. Actually, this kind of simple editing can be done in most basic image editing programs outside of Photoshop. As a Mac user myself, I do most of my basic editing in Apple iPhoto. The effect here is achieved with a bit of edge-blur, a decrease in the saturation, and a simple adjustment of the temperature. iPhoto makes this easy, though, with a simple button that says, "Antique."
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  February 11, 2011
Great build nice plane design. Nice smoke and wings. I think the last shot is the best did you use photo-shop to make it look older.
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  February 11, 2011
that with the smoke was just awasom
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  February 11, 2011
Excellent work Paul, the biplane is very well done. Cheers!~Swift
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  February 11, 2011
Fine piece of work here!
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  February 11, 2011
very well done...the plain is beautiful and the smoke is the best touch!
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  February 11, 2011
Old guys don't look at explosions. The flames are hot, but there 'stache is chilled. Shuffle away from the boring explosion. The more you ignore it, the cooler it is
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  February 11, 2011
Great moc, fits the pilot fig very well. He is one of my favourites of the series three figs, I love his sweet face and his jacket.
  February 11, 2011
Nice build indeed! About the series 3.Why don't you guys download the dot code from internet?Then you know what's inside the package!Just google lego series 3 code.Good luck.
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  February 11, 2011
Great technique on the smoke!
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  February 11, 2011
Well, you know what they say: any landing you walk away from...
  February 11, 2011
Wait a second. Does that guy have ICE on his mustache? In the desert?! Quite odd I say. Mabye he is an older chap. Gosh darn adventurous!
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  February 11, 2011
Nice plane! Pity it's had such an end... Good shots and build!
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  February 10, 2011
*Add comment* Awesome Paul!!!
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  February 10, 2011
Seriously! What kind of pilot would leave such a beautiful plane to spoil in the sand and wind of a desert? A foolish one, that's for darn-sure! (Great build!)
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  February 10, 2011
Really good:) Checkout my new MOC:)
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  February 10, 2011
I WAS JUST STARTING SOMETHING LIKE THIS!!!!! Well, good job.
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  February 10, 2011
Very nice! Even for a crashed plane, there is some awesome detail in there. I especially like how you managed the tail and aft sections. Great job showing off your fig.
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  February 10, 2011
Very awesome Paul! Great little action scene, and perfect for your new minifig. I was hoping to get the pilot too, but unfortunately was not able to. I did get the fisherman though, so no complaints. ;)
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  February 10, 2011
Yay! A perfect use for the fig (I got him yesterday and was expecting a fisherman....) Man, he doesn't have a scratch!
 
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