What the Batman had in store for us:
The Gates - Take your Lego out into the world and create a piece of environmental art in the spirit of the Bulgarian artist Christo. Your creation must exist (at least temporarily) and be photographed in the natural world.
Packing the 'Reichstag' was out of the question, so I decided to go with a church.
Luckily we have many in my city so I only had to choose one.
By looking at the pictures you might think: 'So, the fisherman built an ugly church. What's the big deal?'
After taking the measurements of the model, that's placed in the centre of town, I was forced to build around an imaginary building.
Just as proof that the model really is underneath.
Here are some shots of the real building
4Wall commentary: If there is one thing I have learned from that build, it's that 600 pieces of a kind are not enough.
Both creations are wonderful. You really embraced the spirit of Christo. I love that you wrapped something and the multiple scales were a great idea. While you are both winners in my book, my vote goes to your opponent. Thank you SO much for making my favorite MOCOlympics category as awesome as I hoped.
Though the MOC looks a bit 'blocky', I'm amazed by the idea of really wrapping a 'whole building' like Christo and Jeanne-Claude did with the Reichstag in 1995. And although I like Wes' miniland figs very much, you get my vote, because I can only imagine how complicated it must be to build a winding object at home (that has to fit around a real object in the city) with nothing but some photos and measurements.
That was really, REALLY cool. My vote however went with Wes. Something about seeing that setup in real life just did it for me. A really great idea here though! Good luck with the other judges! ~ Chris.
Ha, what a great take on the theme! I am impressed with your fit too - i would have loved to see more "in progress shots as you built around the model, assuming you built on site. :) Great work and best of luck with the judges!
Wow, I really like your take on this! Extremely original I must say. However, I wasn't too impressed with the build, and I would think you would have to do better than that to top Wes. However, The very best of luck to you mate!