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Time Transfixed: Amazing Train Contest Entry
Trains. When I was three that was my passion. My friend Paul Vermeesch and I were obsessed with them. Every time a train would go by the tracks that are down the street from my house, I would run to our front windows and stair contentedly at the cars as they slid by. There are so many things I could have made resembling trains, but somehow, the image of Magritte's "Time Transfixed" was transfixed in my mind. Two hour's later... TA DA! This moc was inspired by surrealist Rene Magritte's painting. I had the recording of the Aeneid (I have to read it for school) and was building while I listened. This is the first black background I have done for something other than a minifig. I used a dress shirt of mine! Enjoy!
About this creation



The original painting: "Time Transfixed"



The train and the smoke. The smoke is my favorite part. It consists of a lever handle encased with lever holders.



Without the train and the smoke.



AAAAAHHHHHH! THE MIRROR IS REFLECTING SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T EXIST!!!



The back is rather ugly. Please don't judge this part...



The train. I was originally going to make a small vig of a train going across the countryside. I started with the train, and then had the idea to do a version of the Magritte's painting.

EDIT 4/7/11: A few day's ago, I was in Chicago and saw this painting. I realized that I got a few colors and the name of the piece wrong! The literal translation of the piece from french is "Ongoing time stabbed with a dagger."

Bonus: This creation was blogged on LegendBricks!

Random Photo for posterity:




Comments

  September 22, 2012
As an art history buff, I knew exactly which painting you were doing the second i saw it. Excellent work, you did the job superbly!
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  May 24, 2012
Near perfect rendition, awesome.
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  February 13, 2012
Lovely train and great smoke!
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  July 11, 2011
Excellent work!
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  June 6, 2011
Hey, I love it! Clever and well realised!
  April 20, 2011
MAX! THIS WON THE CONTEST! DID YOU SEE THE TIMINATER'S WINNERS VIGNETTE?? YOU WON!
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  April 19, 2011
Really amazing, a great vig. I have never seen that painting before, I don't research art much, but your MOC is a perfict replica. Good job on the mini train too.
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  April 17, 2011
15/15
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  April 14, 2011
photos- 5, build- 5, opinion- 5- a perfect score! 15/15. (I just got the mirror thing- great job!)
  April 13, 2011
Photos:5 build:5 my opinion:5. This deserves none less than the perfect score. 15/15
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  April 10, 2011
Thanks for your comment on my version. Yours is excellent too! I'm new to working in microscale, so I'm impressed with the train especially. You should consider doing more with it.
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  April 4, 2011
This is art! It's so true to the real thing. I think the little train with its puff of smoke is superb! What a great creation!
  March 31, 2011
THIS IS OUT-STANDING!!!. wow max every thing about this moc(except the back:D)is awesome. this is my favorite of your creations so far!!!!!
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  March 30, 2011
Quoting Ian Spacek Nicely done Max! Acurate! Bravo!
Oh! You're back!
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  March 30, 2011
Nicely done Max! Acurate! Bravo!
Max Pointner
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Shadow Caster118
  March 29, 2011
love the train!!!!
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  March 29, 2011
brilliant work! so creative!
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  March 29, 2011
brilliant work! so creative!
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  March 29, 2011
Smart doing something off of a painting.Llove the candle sticks.-from sis
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  March 29, 2011
very faithful reproduction! a true classic moc! bravo!
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  March 29, 2011
VERY original idea! I think you nailed the look and sense of the picture perfectly! Fantastic work!
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  March 29, 2011
Excellent job! I love the smoke and I don't think, that the train looks bad.
Max Pointner
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Soap MacTavish
  March 28, 2011
Thats Awsome! Great job on the train! Good work Max!~Soap
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  March 28, 2011
The micro train is really innovative Max. This is really neat, and I love the choice to do the black background. Really love the smoke and the mirror(though at first I couldn't tell it was a mirror). Everything about this is great. 5/5!
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  March 28, 2011
Quoting Agent Annie Great micro-scale train! still don't know why it's comming out of the fireplace though.
I don't think Magritte even knew that!
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  March 28, 2011
Quoting Paul Vermeesch Wonderful rendition! Love the micro train! Good times, those were, watching the Metra... and waiting for the Metra to pass the station in the car...
Waiting for the Metra to GET THE HECK OFF THE TRACKS SO THAT WE CAN RUSH OFF TO WHATEVER WE ARE LATE FOR...
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  March 28, 2011
Great micro-scale train! still don't know why it's comming out of the fireplace though.
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  March 28, 2011
Wonderful rendition! Love the micro train! Good times, those were, watching the Metra... and waiting for the Metra to pass the station in the car...
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  March 28, 2011
okay max, there is not many words to describe this AWESOMENESS! The likeness between to painting and the vig is outstanding and the clever use of misc. pieces on the back was cool to. 10/5
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  March 28, 2011
Cool!
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  March 28, 2011
really nice! love the little train..good luck :)
 
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