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M.O. Round 3 : Nick Barrett vs Lando L. Jackson : Michaelangelo's David
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The master's 1504 Renaissance masterpiece, re-imagined in Lego.
About this creation

Category : Sculpture - Choose a famous statue and show us your brick built version.

Opponent : Lando L. Jackson

A 3 feet high pile of white bricks in the shape of Michaelangelo's David.





This is the Biblical David, strong and confident; readying himself for his meeting with Goliath with his trusty sling.






















Comments

 I like it 
  December 3, 2012
it looks rather good considering your experience in that field, and the difficulty level.
 I made it 
  November 29, 2012
Quoting Brick Tales Great MOC, Nick. I posted it on GodBricks. http://godbricks.blogspot.com/
Thanks Brick Tales! :-)
 I like it 
  November 29, 2012
Great MOC, Nick. I posted it on GodBricks. http://godbricks.blogspot.com/
 I made it 
  October 25, 2012
Quoting Marc dZ OMG!! I do prefer your creation than Lando's one. Your challenge was much more difficult!! For more ten years, I used to "set" as a model for professional drawers and sculptors attending what we call "Beaux-arts". (You're naked and you remain still 15, 30 maybe 60min). It made me realize how hard the human body was to sketch or to model from clay!! The same tough exercise with lego. SO: I think for a first try, you did a tremendous job. the result is impressive! Size, motion, stature, proportions, all are here. I would only re-work on the legs (front and mostly back). GO, Nick!! Nathan SAWAYA is not so far anymore... ;)
Thanks a lot Marc :-) You're right about the legs - I did them first, and kind of got better as I went along...
 I like it 
  October 25, 2012
OMG!! I do prefer your creation than Lando's one. Your challenge was much more difficult!! For more ten years, I used to "set" as a model for professional drawers and sculptors attending what we call "Beaux-arts". (You're naked and you remain still 15, 30 maybe 60min). It made me realize how hard the human body was to sketch or to model from clay!! The same tough exercise with lego. SO: I think for a first try, you did a tremendous job. the result is impressive! Size, motion, stature, proportions, all are here. I would only re-work on the legs (front and mostly back). GO, Nick!! Nathan SAWAYA is not so far anymore... ;)
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
excellent work nick me thinks he needs some y fronts( in the interests of parental guidance ) lol congrats on proceeding to next round.
 I made it 
  October 24, 2012
Quoting Lando L. Jackson Congratulations on proceeding to round four.
Thanks Lando. You put up a good fight.
  October 23, 2012
Congratulations on proceeding to round four.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2012
I voted for Lando for the record.
 I made it 
  October 23, 2012
Quoting Mike Johnson I was wondering if you could give me some advice on how to build one. I tried to build a human fig once but it didn't work out at all. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
Hello Mike. What I did when building this is have a few photos of him (all angles) and build it up layer by layer, by eye; starting from the bottom. And a truckload of white bricks! Hope this helps...
 I like it 
  October 22, 2012
Congratulations on moving on to the next round. This is quite a piece of work and the fact you built it in such a short period of time is simply amazing! I was wondering if you could give me some advice on how to build one. I tried to build a human fig once but it didn't work out at all. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
 I like it 
  October 22, 2012
If I'm right, you passed! Congratulations and go sort your white bricks!
 I like it 
  October 22, 2012
I can see his doodle! You got my vote!
 I like it 
  October 22, 2012
great! you got alot of building skills
 I like it 
  October 22, 2012
Wow Nick! This is a build that really grabs the attention, and shows that you can turn your talents to anything. Fantastic and good luck!
 I like it 
  October 22, 2012
Nice one, very accurate (to the TINIEST detail ;) Good luck with the other judges!
  October 22, 2012
This was a really tough decision. Your opponent had a cleaner build, but yours had more detail (although I almost wish it hadn't in some places). In the end, the detail won out on this one. You've got my vote!
Nick Barrett
 I like it 
White Knight
  October 21, 2012
Remarkable !>.....well done
 I like it 
  October 21, 2012
Great job Nick. I think a lot of people will have mentally categorised you as a 'car guy' and this showcases some serious skills that have nothing to do with the steering on a 2CV! I love the change from exposed studs on the hair to smooth skin, the anatomical correctness and the sheer scale - I think i'd have just about enough white to do the head! Well done, good luck and yet again a brilliant showing from a Brit builder - Go Team GB!
 I like it 
  October 21, 2012
Very well done, really impressive work. Good luck in the contest!
 I like it 
  October 21, 2012
Great work! Surprised Mike didn't give David a second sling. Who fights a giant naked?
 I made it 
  October 21, 2012
Quoting Giovanni & Lennaert Seynhaeve I wonder, what made the scale for this? After you made the hands, the feet, the head? Good luck to your judges!
Thanks Gio. Errr.... the 2x2 round brick was the right size for... something.
 I like it 
  October 21, 2012
I'm amazed! Fine sculpting!
 I like it 
  October 21, 2012
Nick, this is seriously over the top. The kind of MOC I call my wife over too see. She's only seen about 6 or 8.
 I like it 
  October 20, 2012
Nice butt shot. No, wait, I mean...nevermind. Carving this out of marble is one thing, but constructing it from scratch, in 3D, and perfectly proportioned? That is masterfull, Nick! I humbly bow to thy greatness. I wonder, what made the scale for this? After you made the hands, the feet, the head? Good luck to your judges!
 I like it 
  October 20, 2012
The detailing is amazing! Good luck in the contest!
 I made it 
  October 20, 2012
Quoting Parrington Levens WOW! Super effort Nick, this must have amazed you as neared completion. Massive step up to the plate mate :)
Thanks Parrington, it did surprise me :-) And thanks everybody for your kind comments.
 I like it 
  October 20, 2012
WOW! Super effort Nick, this must have amazed you as neared completion. Massive step up to the plate mate :)
 I like it 
  October 20, 2012
Fantastic work Nick :)
 I like it 
  October 20, 2012
Awesome work Nick!
 I like it 
  October 20, 2012
Great sculpting! No strategically placed fig leaf? ;)
Nick Barrett
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Thoy Bradley
  October 19, 2012
Masterfully done Nick! This is one of those builds you should get commissioned for, it would be a sad thing to see it broken down. ~Thoy
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
D'whoa...this is stupendous. 8D Amazing work! This is ace!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
wow, oh, wow! what an excellent MOC! some lovely detailing!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
this is amazing! good job!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Fantastic job, the sculpting is perfect on this! I also chose a Classical sculpture, though mine is a good bit smaller.
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Wonderful work on the shape - and the face is great!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Cool!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Well, this came from out of nowhere. Who knew that you were such a masterful sculptor? Fantastic job, and know that you have now scared everyone else.
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
EWW!!! Haha, nice job man!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Nick, this just upped the bar a few extra notches. The sculpting is masterful, you've really captured the curves well, and his head in particular is fantastic. The inclusion of little details like the belly button is great, but it begs one question: with all these details would it have been that much more difficult to create a little flower or leaf? :P In any event, this is a really incredible entry, and I'd love to see some shots of you standing beside it for scale (if possible).
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Now it's not every day that you see one of THOSE made out LEGO bricks..... ;) I'm talking about high quality massive sculptures of course! Great job Nick!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Looks almost the same!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Fantastic!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Awe inspiring in terms of its scale, its capturing of the shape of the original and the various building techniques used.
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Warning; Parental guidance needed! (at least if your kid is armed with a magnifying glass... lol ;-)
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
I am humbled and I bow to 'Nick the Multi-talented'! A masterpiece! :)
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
OMG! Are you kidding me? This is too much, Dude! The proportions, the posture, all that, true to the original. Impressive!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
This is simply amazing Nick! Your competitor has a tough challenge ahead of him. The details on this beauty are excellent, and capture the essence of the sculpture perfectly! Fantastic job Nick!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Yay! You posted it :-) I was lucky enough to see this creation in person on Wednesday! What a fabulous creation it is! He looks even better in the brick! I absolutely loved seeing and talking about all of your wonderful work. It was like being in a kids bedroom but 100 times better ;-) Hopefully we can do it again sometime soon Nick. Now put the roof back on that DS ;-)
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Wow, I wish my round 3 entry was coming along as we'll as this. Love the way you've got those ideal renaissance proportions right - David has one big old head. Great.
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Stunning. The fact that you even attempted this masterpiece is very impressive. Awesome work Mr. Barret! -LB Senior
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
He needs pants. Lots of pants. Cannot unsee!!! DX
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Nice entry. Just fantastic. I don't think I have that many spare bricks in white to make something three feet tall.
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Wow, Nick, that's amazing! The shape of the sculpture is perfect, it's as close as possible with LEGO bricks! I've seen both, the "outdoor" copy and the original in the museum in Florence and you really captured the spirit of it. Good luck with the judges, this is a really tough challenge for your opponent :-))
  October 19, 2012
Terrific job with the facial expression, I love those eyes. I also love how he's very posable. BTW, I've actually seen the real one, and it's extremely accurate for a lego model :)
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Great recreation, everything is spot-on, and the figure is very well balanced. Good luck!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Very impressive! A magnific job!
 I like it 
  October 19, 2012
Whoa. -IW
 
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