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Wall and Piece...
'People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish. But that's only if it's done properly.'
About this creation
'Imagine a city where graffiti wasn't illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall - it's wet.'

'Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.'


'Sometimes I feel so sick at the state of the world I can't even finish my second apple pie.'


'I'd been painting rats for three years before someone said "that's a clever anagram of art" and I had to pretend I'd known that all along.'~Banksy



All quotes are from Banksy, courtesy of his book Wall and Piece




















Fourth Dimension Commentary: Just some more Banksy stuff that I had thrown together after the MOCAthalon and never posted, thinking I would do a couple more first. Seeing as it's been a few months and all I've done is start other, bigger projects, I figure it was time to get it over with. The one with Heath falling down the stairs was in my karaoke MOC , but I threw it in for those who may have missed it. Who knows, I may even make a few more someday...~H



Comments

  April 2, 2012
nice works...banksy is great
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  September 22, 2011
Quoting Paul McKeever III How did you do the grafitti.
It was done using SNOT lettering. If you are not familiar with this technique, you can Google 'LEGO Advanced Building Techniques' and find the free pdf. file that explains it (with illustrations)and other cool, useful techniques. This particular one takes a lot of 1x1 and 1x2 plates, tiles and some cheese slopes, especially the first one.~H
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  September 22, 2011
Great Bridge.
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  September 22, 2011
How did you do the grafitti.
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  September 22, 2011
Cool, and for the MIT, I already signed up in the alternate sign up thread.
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  September 19, 2011
Very cool! Good job! I like it! Can you come see my u-boat?
Hans Dendauw NPD
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Thoy Bradley
  September 17, 2011
Hans what with all the name changes?? Couldn't figure out who the new awesome builder was... Thats what I get for 4 months of hiding... ~Thoy
  September 17, 2011
"There's no way you'll get a quote from us to use on your book cover" -Metropolitan Police spokesperson
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  September 17, 2011
Quoting Thoy Bradley Hans what with all the name changes?? Couldn't figure out who the new awesome builder was... Thats what I get for 4 months of hiding... ~Thoy
Hahaha, another victim! LOL It's just a temporary thing; I occasionally get a wild hair up the ol' you-know-where and goof with my name. It started as a bit of a spoof on the overwhelming number of 'Commander Awesomesauce of the 69th' that are found around here, but now it's just fun to find a funny, obscure name from sitcoms that I enjoy (though this is rapidly becoming my favorite). I guess that deep down, I'm just as bad as the kids! =P~H
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  September 13, 2011
Thanks Flare! It took me roughly ten hours and two cases of beer. Normally I would drink a few bottles of whiskey for something this odd, but what the hay.
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  September 13, 2011
Great job!
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  September 13, 2011
Great build, Heath.
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  September 12, 2011
This looks great! The varied angles must have been difficult and Heath Flor gave me a laugh!
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  September 12, 2011
Wow you have an amazing collection of varied mocs. I also like to build in lots of different themes but yours are all really good. I have this book too he is a very clever artist. I live in bristol so i have grown up with his art. Excellent snot techniques to make the writing. Glad you like my firebird :)
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  August 25, 2011
Are you headed to build your next MOC in the middle of Gaza, or to LA to see if you can sell this one for a million bucks? Nice build.
  August 24, 2011
That monkey picture is already set as my desktop background, haha. I would like to see the doughnut one in LEGO, that would be pretty funny. You might want to fix that link to his book, though.
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  August 24, 2011
Quoting A Monkey I think I see what you mean, the graffiti isn't MEANT to be graffiti; its not meant to be showy like most graffiti. On a different note, that picture of the chimps running the government (or something) under, "indoors" is pretty funny, I think I might have to try to replicate that one day.
Yes, not showy, but thought provoking. The chimps are great (I wonder why you like that one LOL) One of these days I'll be able to do the donut truck with a police escort, my personal favorite.~H
  August 24, 2011
I think I see what you mean, the graffiti isn't MEANT to be graffiti; its not meant to be showy like most graffiti. On a different note, that picture of the chimps running the government (or something) under, "indoors" is pretty funny, I think I might have to try to replicate that one day. EDIT: I just noticed the way you made the couch. Nice use of that Ice Cream piece, for something other than.. uh... you know what I mean...
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  August 24, 2011
Quoting A Monkey The Graffiti is nice, but it lacks the... Graffiti look, if you know what I mean... I suppose it's all you can hope for with Bricks. I bet it was hard to get it to look exactly the way you wanted.
Thanks, but it's 'street art', not graffiti. It's about the overall picture, not the lettering. I recommend 'Exit Through The Gift Shop', Banksy's documentary about street art or even visiting http://www.banksy.co.uk/ and you'll get a better understanding of what I was going for. =) ~H
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  August 24, 2011
The Graffiti is nice, but it lacks the... Graffiti look, if you know what I mean... I suppose it's all you can hope for with Bricks. I bet it was hard to get it to look exactly the way you wanted.
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  August 23, 2011
the bridge piece is awesome! very cool locations and grafitis!!! bravo hans!!!
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  August 22, 2011
Very nice stuff, the sidewalk angle is great.
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  August 3, 2011
Great work, i like the slanted pavement and the little details you put into the MOC.
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  July 27, 2011
Love the content and the build. The stuffing on the couch is perhaps the best detail. Thanks for posting; can't wait to see some of these bigger projects!
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  July 27, 2011
Quoting Magma ! Did anyone else noticed that wall on the "no future" pic is a little slanted to the right? Really cool effect.
You're close...it's actually the other way around; the sidewalk slants to the left. Unfortunately, the angle of the shot kinda takes away from it, making it easy to miss. Thanks for noticing!~H
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  July 25, 2011
Great stuff. I'd love to see a city where graffiti are allowed, if I didn't know that 90% of the walls would become covered in "mural" publicity and propaganda, and the rest 10% by the usual axle holes writing unpleasantries or just scribbling their nickname (and that's 90% of today's writers).
  July 25, 2011
Did anyone else noticed that wall on the "no future" pic is a little slanted to the right? Really cool effect.
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  July 24, 2011
The mood is set perfectly with the stuffing-spewing couch and trash can fire. Extraordinary work.
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  July 24, 2011
very cleverly done!
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  July 23, 2011
I remember seeing those pictures some time ago and I liked them very much. Seeing them now again somehow makes me like them even more. A very creative piece of work and a nice homage.
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  July 22, 2011
Well now I know where to come if I need help with lego texting. Well done and very humourous...and yet profound....
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  July 22, 2011
Well done with the lettering - not easy to pull off at the correct scale. Lee.
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  July 22, 2011
At least with all those rats the bums will have some good BBQ on their trash can fire! Great builds man! Love the letterwork. ~ Chris.
Hans Dendauw NPD
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AA (Noname)
  July 21, 2011
Interesting, well done.
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  July 21, 2011
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera This is Awesome! And a great concept! I'm from Bristol, Banksys home town and I must say we have wall art everywhere including a lot of iconic Banksy art. We do however have a lot of wall crap where people think it's cool to just "tag" their street name wherever they please. I might have to try my hand and some Lego wall art. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration :)
It is ad when mindless tagging destroys true art. Banksy did a time-lapsed piece, first showing the blank wall, then with his work, followed by the subsequent defacing of said art by jealous twits until it's all but gone. =( Now THAT should be a crime...~H
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  July 21, 2011
What? No pussy on the streets? No wonder you have mice everywhere...
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  July 21, 2011
Nice work, I can appreciate true art even when it's not supposed to be there. Too bad most graffiti isn't very witty or artistic.
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  July 21, 2011
Nice SNOT.
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  July 21, 2011
Love the build with the balloon. Don't really know anything about Banksy, but I've been to France and Italy and the graffiti there makes them look like dumps.
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  July 21, 2011
I proudly declare myself a fan of both graffiti and Lego. Anything that combines those has the sum of the awesomeness of its parts. Nice work.
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  July 21, 2011
Excellent work Hans, the bridge is great, brilliant creation. Thumbs up
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  July 21, 2011
Heath got some acrobatic skillz right there!
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  July 21, 2011
Quoting Matt David Good stuff, man! Wouldn't have known of him if it hadn't been for Exit Through the Gift Shop, which was hilarious and the humor is well-represented here. Once aghain I find myself noticing your astute attention to detail, for example the hypodermic lying on the ground in that back alley not all-to-far from the hobo. LOL!
Actually, that is also how I was exposed to his work; it's both a funny yet scathing insight to the art world. As for the details, especially in the first scene, I wanted to capture some of the irony in his location choices.~H
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  July 21, 2011
Quoting M<0><0>DSWIM ! Very original and thought-provoking! I love that first one, especially the purple lighting on the words. Now if only I could come up with something this orginal...
Thanks, but I think you do just fine in the 'originality' department. =P ~H
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  July 21, 2011
Quoting Mark Kelso It's a rare MOC that strikes such a nice balance between aesthetics, poignancy, and humor...well done, Hans!
*blush*~H
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  July 21, 2011
Sweet Snot work. Love the bridge. :)
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  July 21, 2011
Very nice, Love the bridge
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  July 21, 2011
WALL done.
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  July 21, 2011
Very original and thought-provoking! I love that first one, especially the purple lighting on the words. Now if only I could come up with something this orginal...
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  July 21, 2011
Good stuff, man! Wouldn't have known of him if it hadn't been for Exit Through the Gift Shop, which was hilarious and the humor is well-represented here. Once aghain I find myself noticing your astute attention to detail, for example the hypodermic lying on the ground in that back alley not all-to-far from the hobo. LOL!
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  July 21, 2011
Nice work on all the sets, Chief! I thought the stairs looked familiar. "Second apple pie" good one!
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  July 21, 2011
This is Awesome! And a great concept! I'm from Bristol, Banksys home town and I must say we have wall art everywhere including a lot of iconic Banksy art. We do however have a lot of wall crap where people think it's cool to just "tag" their street name wherever they please. I might have to try my hand and some Lego wall art. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration :)
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  July 21, 2011
It's a rare MOC that strikes such a nice balance between aesthetics, poignancy, and humor...well done, Hans!
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  July 21, 2011
I like to draw graffiti myself. (on paper, not on the walls... yet) And I have one thing to say: Art is not a crime!
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  July 21, 2011
Very nice! Berlin is such a place, graffitis on almost every house, wall or train - illegal or not.
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  July 21, 2011
Three cheers for Banksy and his ongoing crusade to reclaim our city streets for the people. And this MOC - nice one.
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  July 21, 2011
Excellent work..! Clever...
 
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