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MIT Round 2: Lego Builder Senior vs. daevster - The Thinker
Sculpture: Leonardo did the Venus De Milo, Auguste Rodin gave us The Thinker. What will you give us? Produce a sculpture worthy of The Louvre. Choose a famous statue and show us your brick built version. Check out the Brickfilm at the end!
About this creation

My worthy opponent and his entry

Link to the MIT

I had originally wanted to build a large sculpture of The Thinker, but I was quick to realize that it was near impossible because of my brick supply and the complications that comes with creating sculptures at that size. So, I settled for miniland style.

The Thinker is a 1902 marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin which depicts a man in deep meditation as he battles powerful internal struggles. It has also become an icon of philosophy.










Here is a photo of the sculpture.


Since I haven't filmed a stop motion video in a while, I thought that I would do so. To the judges: I wasn't sure if animations are okay, but just view it as an addition, having nothing to do with the build. Thanks!


A behind-the-scene shot.


Thanks to the judges and may the best build win!



MOC by Lego Builder Senior



Comments

 I like it 
  December 6, 2012
miniland fits very well, they always seem like statues, or robots to me anyways, poseable is a def +
 I like it 
  November 28, 2012
funny animation! speaking of which... on the animations: you'll have to wait until april, next year. I'm not old enough for a youtube, and my parents won't get one and let me use it. plus, my sister doesn't want me posting on hers, so there is not much I can do. I could post on yours... JK. but IF you want to see them that bad, that is an option. of course, if you live in new england... we could do some mailing of burnt disks... don't want to pay too much for postage. but it is hard, no matter how we do it. But I will try to make some good stuff for you in the meantime. see you later!
 I like it 
  November 15, 2012
Hahahaha awsome!
 I like it 
  October 28, 2012
Thanks for building with me this round! I very much enjoy your building style and I loved the animation that you included :)
 I made it 
  October 27, 2012
Quoting Hans Dendauw NPD You did a great job of capturing the overall look of the statue at this scale, but not quite enough to edge out your opponent on this one, so he gets my vote. Thanks for competing, you helped make it a better contest!~H
Thanks for the kind words Hans. And thanks for hosting the contest! -LB Senior
 I like it 
  October 27, 2012
You did a great job of capturing the overall look of the statue at this scale, but not quite enough to edge out your opponent on this one, so he gets my vote. Thanks for competing, you helped make it a better contest!~H
 I like it 
  October 26, 2012
This is nice. Hee, hee... I have one of those weird kinda minds and everytime I see this guy, I think of someone contemplating in the throne room! Good Luck! :)
 I like it 
  October 26, 2012
LOL! ... it's like a bug that did not have a chance with a human's incoming swatter ... oh, right, back to the build. The poseability is pretty cool. The thinker can actually stretch out from that awkward position. It like Tebowing, but a hundred years ago. In stone. Fine sculpting on this MOC!
 I like it 
  October 25, 2012
This is phenomenal! Incredible work. Good luck:)
 I made it 
  October 25, 2012
Quoting David Roberts A great looking MOC, which I think captures the feel of the original very well, especially in mini-fig scale. The video is a brilliant addition to the presentation.
Quoting Nick Barrett I really like this - it captures the essence of the piece. Nice curving of the torso.
I really appreciate your imput guys. Thanks!
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . LOL! Great mini-land scale thinker. That animation was also very nicely done, and the ending was completely unexpected.
Thanks Senator! The animation was a last minute thing, so the quality isn't great. Yeah, I wasn't planning on this ending. I sort of made it up as I went along.
Quoting El Barto ! Nice job on this! This is a close call, but my vote goes to your opponent. Your figs are at a similar level of complexity and detail, but his Mickey put him over the top, at least for me. Good luck with the other judges!
Thanks for the quick judging. I also appreciate it that you gave the reason behind your vote. Thanks again.
Quoting Justin Knelsen Nice sculpture! I really enjoyed that video. Good luck.
I appreciate the feedback Justin. And I'm glad that you liked the animation. -LB Senior
 I like it 
  October 25, 2012
I really like this - it captures the essence of the piece. Nice curving of the torso.
 I like it 
  October 25, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
 I like it 
  October 25, 2012
Nice work! Only I think the hand should have reached his chin. Still a great build!
 I like it 
  October 25, 2012
LOL! Great mini-land scale thinker. That animation was also very nicely done, and the ending was completely unexpected.
 I like it 
  October 25, 2012
Nice job on this! This is a close call, but my vote goes to your opponent. Your figs are at a similar level of complexity and detail, but his Mickey put him over the top, at least for me. Good luck with the other judges!
 I like it 
  October 25, 2012
A great looking MOC, which I think captures the feel of the original very well, especially in mini-fig scale. The video is a brilliant addition to the presentation.
  October 24, 2012
Great thinker. Nice animation too.
 I made it 
  October 24, 2012
Quoting MCLegoboy ! I really like this. How is it that Senior didn't make it into the MocOlympics? Sorry to open a wound, it is just interesting. Anyway, nice curving of the body. If only he hand was actually touching his chin. Still, I cannot complain about the build as I never did anything or even join a group so you know...
Ha ha. No harm done. On the contrary, I am kind of glad that I didn't make it to round 2 of the MO. I don't think I could have survived very long there. Yes, I do agree with you. I wasn't able to create it as close to the original as I would have liked. -LB Senior
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
I really like this. How is it that Senior didn't make it into the MocOlympics? Sorry to open a wound, it is just interesting. Anyway, nice curving of the body. If only he hand was actually touching his chin. Still, I cannot complain about the build as I never did anything or even join a group so you know...
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
Nice sculpture! I really enjoyed that video. Good luck.
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
Nice work, I loved the video. Great stuff!
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
awesome! amazing detail! I like the funny video!
 I made it 
  October 24, 2012
Quoting daevster ! Awesome job with this! Excellent posing!
Thanks daevster. I was a bit worried about not being able to post it due to time. Good luck to you! -LB Senior
 I like it 
  October 24, 2012
Awesome job with this! Excellent posing!
 
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