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Pompeii
On August 24, 79 A.D. a volcano named Mt. Vesuvius erupted. The eruption was estimated to be 10 times stronger than the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens in the United States on May 18, 1980. In fact, the power of the volcano is compared to that of a nuclear bomb! Nearby, a Roman city in western Italy named Pompeii would be buried under ashes for 1,500 years.
About this creation
This is my second historical and micro-scale MOC. Enjoy!

LEGO Pompeii (1)

The city of Pompeii. I did my best to create micro buildings that would resemble Roman architecture. The city was an important port for trading with places such as Egypt and Spain. Therefore, it lay near the ocean
LEGO Pompeii (3)

LEGO Pompeii (4)

This area was the most difficult part to build. I ran into several typical SNOT problems.
LEGO Pompeii (5)


Due to the fact of an extraordinary pressure that had been building in Mt. Vesuvius, when it erupted, the force shot great amounts of ashes and magma, the substance that makes up lava. There was no lava, but tons of ashes rained down on Pompeii at the rate of 6 inches per hour for the next couple of hours.
LEGO Pompeii (6)


My build is partially inaccurate. Mt. Vesuvius was actually lush and green contrary to the black and gray bricks I used to display it. It was a hidden peril. Around 2,000 residents would perish and be buried. There bodies would become 3D casts. In fact, there are pictures today where you can see the forms in which the people perished.
LEGO Pompeii (7)

Due to complications of 1/2 plate gaps and all the problems in building in SNOT, this was the only solution I came up with in connecting the city to the rest of the build.


LEGO Pompeii (2)


MOC by Lego Builder Senior





Comments

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  September 7, 2012
Excellent micro-build. Several years back, I actually went and saw an exhibit of artifacts from Pompeii. It was pretty eye-opening.
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  July 12, 2012
This looks really cool! I really like the volcano!
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  July 6, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist You've been blogged on Microbricks, congratulations! http://microbricks.blogspot.ca/2012/07/pompeii.html
Thanks for the heads up. It's my first! -LB Senior
  July 4, 2012
You've been blogged on Microbricks, congratulations! http://microbricks.blogspot.ca/2012/07/pompeii.html
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  June 25, 2012
Quoting Justin L. Cool build. The buildings are really neat. Where did you get all those red slopes?
As a matter of fact, they are rather old pieces. Formerly my dad's bricks, he gave them to us when we were old enough. -LB Senior
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  June 25, 2012
Cool build. The buildings are really neat. Where did you get all those red slopes?
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  June 23, 2012
Quoting Sgt Bently Love it that smoke is awesome! one question where did you get all those green tiles? I've been looking to buy some.
Thanks! I got those green tiles from the Soccer set. But I think you should be able to buy them individually at Bricklink. Thanks for looking! -LB Senior
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  June 23, 2012
Love it that smoke is awesome! one question where did you get all those green tiles? I've been looking to buy some.
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  June 23, 2012
Quoting Clear . Nice! I remember this in the magic treehouse! :P
Magic Tree House? The books? Not your history text book? JK ;P -LB Senior
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  June 22, 2012
Nice! I remember this in the magic treehouse! :P
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  May 31, 2012
That's so cool! Very nice rendition!
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  May 23, 2012
Beautiful SNOT work, and I love the rock formations. Such a sad event...I've seen the actual cast bodies you mentioned, they were at the science museum near me a couple years back. Anyway, nicely done!
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  May 22, 2012
Quoting Builder Allan Brilliant! I like that smoke from vesuvius. Excellent landscaping too, lots of details in not so much space :-) About building cars you should just keep building them and eventually one will turn out great! Also, you and your brother build in different scales so don't worry about any difference in details when comparing your car builds ;-)
Thanks for the encouragement! I was only joking around. The thing is, with Lego, the possibilities are endless. I have been trying to build in a wide variety of different themes. -LB Senior
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Büürli Burri
  May 21, 2012
Absolute lovely microscale! Btw. Is this title better? :P
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  May 21, 2012
Excellent micro-scale build!
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  May 21, 2012
Brilliant! I like that smoke from vesuvius. Excellent landscaping too, lots of details in not so much space :-) About building cars you should just keep building them and eventually one will turn out great! Also, you and your brother build in different scales so don't worry about any difference in details when comparing your car builds ;-)
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  May 20, 2012
Really cool!I totally like it!Great job!:)
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  May 19, 2012
We recently learned about this in school.
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  May 19, 2012
Quoting Areetsa C Looks fairly nice, though I think the beach could stand to be a little less regular. As for that gap of yours, I'd personally go with something like http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/azazaza/Misc/gaps.png . You'd still get some gaps, but they're much less noticeable. Just a tip.
Thanks! Yes, I did think that the ocean was a bit bland, but I left it like that. As for the gap, I'll have to make a note of that. -LB Senior
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  May 19, 2012
Very nice !
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  May 19, 2012
Looks fairly nice, though I think the beach could stand to be a little less regular. As for that gap of yours, I'd personally go with something like http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/azazaza/Misc/gaps.png . You'd still get some gaps, but they're much less noticeable. Just a tip.
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  May 18, 2012
Quoting Fritz K Very detailed, and I can see lots of effort went into this. The result is amazing! ;-) I do think you should have put a bit of small things on the mountains though, such as boulders, or even trees. Other than that, it looks great! Impressive job, LB Senior.
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! Yes, I did think that the mountain was a little plain, but I ended up just leaving it. -LB Senior
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  May 18, 2012
I kinda like the grey around the mountain, it makes it looks as if the ash is rushing toward the city. Some very nice snot technics here.
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  May 18, 2012
Very detailed, and I can see lots of effort went into this. The result is amazing! ;-) I do think you should have put a bit of small things on the mountains though, such as boulders, or even trees. Other than that, it looks great! Impressive job, LB Senior.
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  May 18, 2012
Nicely done!
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  May 18, 2012
I didn't know Vesuvius was that powerful! Anyway the snot, especially in the mountain is very well done!
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  May 18, 2012
nice SNOT and smoke! well done! 5/5
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  May 18, 2012
This is phenomenal! Well done!
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  May 18, 2012
Excellent scale build!
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  May 18, 2012
We all gon'die. (~_~)
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  May 18, 2012
Very effective. I love what you did with the ash cloud.
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  May 18, 2012
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera Haha I'm glad you two (or is it three with LB sister?) come to a comprimise. Yes I'm all for diversity keep it up I enjoy :-)
Yes, haha Lego Girl actually. -LB Senior
  May 18, 2012
Haha I'm glad you two (or is it three with LB sister?) come to a comprimise. Yes I'm all for diversity keep it up I enjoy :-)
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  May 18, 2012
fantastic scene!
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  May 18, 2012
It reads like a very cool text book diagram or museum model. I like it a lot.
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  May 18, 2012
Continuing on that idea of the different times, you could build the present day one with the guy digging the well and finding the city =P. Anyway, the mini-buildings are nice, and so is the foliage. The cloud of sooty pumice is well built, too.
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  May 18, 2012
Excellent!
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  May 18, 2012
Quoting Brody Allen This is really good. I would like to see it as a begining in the series. You could have the second additon being as the lava flows through the city, and the third addition being the aftermath!
Now that is an idea! There was no lava when Mt. Vesuvius erupted. The magma was forced into the air by the extraordinary pressure. -LB Senior
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  May 18, 2012
Cool! Looks realistic. The building are very clever. 5/5 :-)
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  May 18, 2012
This is really good. I would like to see it as a begining in the series. You could have the second additon being as the lava flows through the city, and the third addition being the aftermath!
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  May 18, 2012
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera You've done a great job here a really original concept and design, I realy like the ash cloud (I've not seen that done before) and the micro architecture. I love the contrast in styles the LB brothers have. Keep up the good work you two! How do you decide who has which bricks?
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I really enjoy adding diverse builds to our page. As for dividing bricks, that is really tricky. Basically, whatever pieces are currently in finished builds, are considered off limits for everyone else. Occasionally, bargaining and trading does occur. ;) But we are free to use the extra pieces! -LB Senior
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  May 18, 2012
You've done a great job here a really original concept and design, I realy like the ash cloud (I've not seen that done before) and the micro architecture. I love the contrast in styles the LB brothers have. Keep up the good work you two! How do you decide who has which bricks?
 
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