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MO round 4 The Fisherman vs Wes Pitter - Christo
Category: The Gates. Create a piece of environmental art in the spirit of the Bulgarian artist Christo.
About this creation
My entry for round 4 of the MocOlympics 2011
My skillful opponent Wes Pitter

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.




Comments

  November 6, 2011
Nice work! Simple and clean!
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  November 5, 2011
What a unique challenge that you handled marvelously! Congrats on the win and good luck in Round 5!~H
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  November 3, 2011
For build complexity, and the solution to getting those corners bang on - you have my vote. Congrats and welcome to the next round. Lee.
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  November 2, 2011
Both of you really embraced the vision of Christo's art. The wrapping effect that you did was simply fantastic based on the fact that you had to build from just the measurements - you have my vote.
  November 2, 2011
Mr. Fisherman, 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. ~Dave
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  November 1, 2011
Interesting enough to get my vote.
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  November 1, 2011
That's awesome! I really like the wall's texture!
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  November 1, 2011
It's the Heart of Gold! ... wait ... wrong category ... Nifty idea to actually shroud a building with LEGO!
  October 31, 2011
A really nice build and a very smart idea, i hope you´ll win.
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  October 31, 2011
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.
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  October 31, 2011
Great idea and execution! But my vote goes to Wes on this one. I feel his build looks more like it's part of the overall environment of the park. Good luck with the other judges.
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  October 31, 2011
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.
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  October 31, 2011
Wow this is great! It fits perfectly with Christo's artwork. Good luck.
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  October 30, 2011
Wow! That's a lot of white lined bricks. They were a good choice to simulate the plastics Christo uses. Sometimes he used opaque materials as well, so that fits. Good luck!
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  October 30, 2011
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!
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  October 30, 2011
Very interesting and a nice take on the theme. Good luck!
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  October 30, 2011
I think doing it in white gives it the feel of an old style architect's fiberboard model. You captured(no pun intended) the real church's simple design and feel. Good Luck! :)
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  October 30, 2011
It's cool how you got it on top of another small building. Do you think it was such a wise decision to bring WHITE bricks?
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  October 30, 2011
It looks like a cake from afar. XP Nice job.
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  October 30, 2011
Skillful and original. I hope you win with this!
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  October 30, 2011
LOL great idea!
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  October 30, 2011
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!
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  October 30, 2011
600 of a piece not enough? You will get to the point where 3000 of a piece is not enough. A great piece of art. The monotone fits right into the theme IMO. Good luck with your judges! ~Thoy
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  October 30, 2011
Very interesting build! Good luck!
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  October 30, 2011
Wow! That is impressive! At first I was kind of "Meh" about it, but as soon as I saw it was built on top of a real thing, WHOA!
 
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