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MocOlympics-Round 2: LukeClarenceVan vs. Legofreak2444: Abbey Road
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Welcome to my entry for the second round of the MocOlympics. My opponent, the master of Bionicle and skilled system builder, Legofreak2444, has already posted his rendition of Abbey Road. The category we were tasked with was
"Famous album covers – (cd covers for you youngins) Build your own version of an album cover (mosaic or 3D, your choice). Please include a picture of or at least a link to the original artwork so we can compare them."
I decided to build Abbey Road as well, since the Beatles are one of the few non-orchestral bands which I like.



Building at miniland scale proved a unique challenge, add to that the forced perspective and this was definitely out of my comfort zone.



After taking a few photos I left to replace the camera's batteries, and when I returned I had some repairs to do thanks to the backdrop falling. At last I can sympathize with everyone who mails their creations to conventions. Also, perhaps this is another clue that Paul McCartey's really dead. He sure looks that way in this photo...



Here's the set-up after I fixed everything up.



The CD cover I used as a reference while building.



George Harrison. Due to my limited blue collection he's not overly complex, but his moustache is a highlight.



Paul McCartney, my favourite of the batch. I had to use some nifty techniques to keep the cigarette in his hand, I'm guessing that he's the only miniland figure ever built with a screwdriver for a wrist...



Ringo Starr



John Lennon. These guys are all inspired by Ochre Jelly's awesome miniland figures, and his creations are probably why I chose to build at this scale.



All said it's not nearly perfect; thanks to lack of pieces, bizarre angles, and the limitations of the LEGO medium in general many aspects are somewhat off, but overall I feel it's not too bad. Best of luck to Legofreak, and thanks for stopping by!





Comments

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  December 5, 2012
funny, I tought of doing this exact scene with figs last week, I don t follow news much, paul m is dead? although a bit rough, the scene is recognisable, nice.
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  November 29, 2012
Epic!
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  November 23, 2012
Awesome! The perspective is genious! Looks in LEGO even more epic. Now i will listen to some music from Abbey Round...
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  October 19, 2012
Beautifully created Luke. Brings back the memories of Mum's record collection of the Beetles and the stories she told me about the concert she went to so long ago. Well done
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  October 18, 2012
Neat Figures!
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  October 16, 2012
Well done on advancing. Great build, instantly recognisable and well rendered in the different scales. Good luck going forward!
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  October 14, 2012
I could have been a little disappointed that both of you pick the same cover but heck! It's the Beatles! Yours is definitely more accurate, congrats and see you in R3!
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  October 12, 2012
Quoting Bob the inconceivably invincible The forced perspective is good, but it looks a little crooked off in the distance. Excellent work on the figures, congratulations on making it to round three! Good luck!
Yeah, the background could've done with a couple of extra hours and few hundred pieces more. Thanks!
 I like it 
  October 12, 2012
The forced perspective is good, but it looks a little crooked off in the distance. Excellent work on the figures, congratulations on making it to round three! Good luck!
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  October 12, 2012
Very nice! Great foliage, and nice figs. Very crafty wrists. =P
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  October 11, 2012
Quoting Legofreak2444 ~ Hey man, congrats on making it to round 3! Good luck out there. :)
Thanks, it was great competing with you, and best of luck in whichever contest you enter next!
  October 10, 2012
Hey man, congrats on making it to round 3! Good luck out there. :)
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  October 10, 2012
Miniland scale AND forced perspective... genius! ~ Chris.
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  October 10, 2012
A well earned win; the figs and cars are simply fantastic! Good luck in Round 3!~H
 I made it 
  October 10, 2012
Quoting Shannon Ocean Great entry mate, you got my vote too. A close call but yours has a little more work in the forced perspective. Well done!
Thanks Shannon!
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  October 10, 2012
Quoting Cody G Excellent work! Both entries were very good. The backgrounds were both a little choppy, so it was your more advanced figures that won me over. You've got my vote.
Thanks Cody, looks like it's on to round three for me.
 I made it 
  October 10, 2012
Quoting Giovanni & Lennaert Seynhaeve Of all the gazillions of albumcovers out there you both choose Abbey Road, now that is one bizarre coincidence! I wonder what the judges will make of this comparison; I slightly favor yours over Legofreaks version. The parked cars are more "car shaped" and the smoke in Paul's hand is outstanding! The forced perspective is a popular feature in this round, but well executed nonetheless. Good luck, Luke!
Thanks, I guess Abbey Road is just the most famous of them all. Indeed, FP is really becoming commonplace.
 I made it 
  October 10, 2012
Quoting Space Gypsy . Excellent work on the figures. The FP is good. It's not perfect, though.
Thanks, I agree about the FP. Turns out that they're trickier than I'd counted on...
 I made it 
  October 10, 2012
Quoting Legofreak2444 ~ I had a deep fear that you would do the same thing. :P Excellent entry and I look forward to the results. Good luck!
That fear was mutual. ;) Thanks!
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  October 10, 2012
Quoting The Timinater ! epic entry! the only fault would be george has dark blue pants, but if your collection is anything like mine, I wouldn't have enough pieces :P best of luck
Personally, they look plain blue to me in the photo, but in any case I wouldn't have enough dark blue anyway. ;) Thanks!
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  October 10, 2012
Quoting Chris Roach were u guys sitting side by side when you were building these? both have nice forced perspective and are easily recognizable - however i am giving the edge and my vote to you - the greater detail sold me! good luck with the other judges. Chris
Thanks Chris, great to have your vote.
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  October 10, 2012
Quoting Nick Barrett Really accurate and well built. And is that a nicely done car I see ? ;-) Best of luck!
Haha, thanks Nick. Yep, it's even minifig scale. ;)
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  October 10, 2012
Quoting Jacob Lyman Nice! Just came back to my dorm earlier today to discover a surprise vinyl collection, with Abbey Road sitting on the top of the vinyl. And then this awesome MOC shows up on the front page!Great model and great accidental timing with my chance to see the vinyl in person!
Very cool coincidence, and thanks for the comment!
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  October 10, 2012
Quoting Tim C Not too bad??!! Luke, this is fantastic. This is one of those world-wide, iconic images that knows neither time nor nationality. So, the real measure of the success of this MOC is recognizability, and this MOC is instantly recognizable. The figures look great. I know the cover very well, so I was able to identify the players pretty quickly, but even so, you were able to capture the essence of each of the Beatles. Great work giving John the appearance of having his hand in his pocket. Great attention to detail on Paul with the bare feet and being out of step. This is some of the best effects by forced perspective I've seen. This is definitely going to be a tough one to beat. Great work and good luck.
Thanks Tim, always great to get a comment from you.
 I like it 
  October 10, 2012
Great entry mate, you got my vote too. A close call but yours has a little more work in the forced perspective. Well done!
 I like it 
  October 10, 2012
Excellent work! Both entries were very good. The backgrounds were both a little choppy, so it was your more advanced figures that won me over. You've got my vote.
LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
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Space Gypsy .
  October 9, 2012
Excellent work on the figures. The FP is good. It's not perfect, though.
 I like it 
  October 9, 2012
Of all the gazillions of albumcovers out there you both choose Abbey Road, now that is one bizarre coincidence! I wonder what the judges will make of this comparison; I slightly favor yours over Legofreaks version. The parked cars are more "car shaped" and the smoke in Paul's hand is outstanding! The forced perspective is a popular feature in this round, but well executed nonetheless. Good luck, Luke!
 I like it 
  October 9, 2012
Well done. The characters are great and the overall shot is effective.
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  October 9, 2012
Nice perspective work.
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
I had a deep fear that you would do the same thing. :P Excellent entry and I look forward to the results. Good luck!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
WOW!! This is an amazing representation! Excellent job all the way around! Good luck with the judges!
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  October 8, 2012
Fantastic job! The forced perspective is stellar.
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  October 8, 2012
epic entry! the only fault would be george has dark blue pants, but if your collection is anything like mine, I wouldn't have enough pieces :P best of luck
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
epic entry! the only fault would be george has dark blue pants, but if your collection is anything like mine, I wouldn't have enough pieces :P best of luck
  October 8, 2012
were u guys sitting side by side when you were building these? both have nice forced perspective and are easily recognizable - however i am giving the edge and my vote to you - the greater detail sold me! good luck with the other judges. Chris
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Great work!
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  October 8, 2012
Wonderful job! Miniland is absurdly difficult for someone who doesn't build in it often, but you did splendidly! Best of luck!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Really accurate and well built. And is that a nicely done car I see ? ;-) Best of luck!
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  October 8, 2012
Wow, this'll be quite the clash of "Abbey Roads"! Anyway, this is incredible! Excellent job with the forced prospective. Good luck with the rest of the judges:)
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  October 8, 2012
Oh, wow...
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  October 8, 2012
Fantastic prospective Luke... Best good luck!
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  October 8, 2012
Excellent! Very close to the real one in my opinion!
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  October 8, 2012
You both picked the same cover...! In theory that would make it easier for the judges to pick the best, but looking at both I think it's a tough one to call. Good luck and great perspective!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Wicked cool man! Love it. Love the background and the figs and that adorable white car! Best of luck.
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Brilliant, love the use of perspective
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Techniques galore. Each Beatle is individually recognisable. Can't say enough good things about the perspective. Brilliant.
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Crazy that both of you picked the same album with so many iconic choices out there. I have to say, I like the way Legofreak's looks more, but I think yours is a more technical build. Good work.
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Craziness!
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  October 7, 2012
Wow! This is gonna be a tough one for the judges to decide! Whatever the outcome, you did a terrific job!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Nice! Just came back to my dorm earlier today to discover a surprise vinyl collection, with Abbey Road sitting on the top of the vinyl. And then this awesome MOC shows up on the front page!Great model and great accidental timing with my chance to see the vinyl in person!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
The swing of their jacket tails & the posturing in the walk is all spot-on! Bery Vest of Luck to You! :)
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  October 7, 2012
Nice!
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  October 7, 2012
Very impressive and convincing scene here, Chief! Good luck, Dude!
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  October 7, 2012
Not too bad??!! Luke, this is fantastic. This is one of those world-wide, iconic images that knows neither time nor nationality. So, the real measure of the success of this MOC is recognizability, and this MOC is instantly recognizable. The figures look great. I know the cover very well, so I was able to identify the players pretty quickly, but even so, you were able to capture the essence of each of the Beatles. Great work giving John the appearance of having his hand in his pocket. Great attention to detail on Paul with the bare feet and being out of step. This is some of the best effects by forced perspective I've seen. This is definitely going to be a tough one to beat. Great work and good luck.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Wow, you guys did the same poster. I did a double take. Well done Luke, the forced perspective is fantastic and the brick built figures are awesome!
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  October 7, 2012
Niiice!!
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  October 7, 2012
Very cool! I do think the miniland figs fit here better than minifigs; this category's gonna come right down to the wire! Excellent work, Luke!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
I love it! You really nailed it. Love that mustache!
 
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