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About this creation
A study in angles and weight distribution. I also wanted to catch some movement in bricks.



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  February 12, 2013
Groovy (as far as Lego goes)! ;)
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  February 11, 2013
Very creative and innovative! I second the comment below me. You should really continue exploring this style. 5 stars. -LB Senior
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  February 8, 2013
WOW!! This is beautifully and brilliantly made!!! Great build, totally new. You brought a new style in Mocpages.
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  February 8, 2013
Nice moves! *randomly starts dancing*
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  February 8, 2013
Quoting Mike Johnson I could tell this was one of yours even before I saw the name on it. It's always a challenge to build some thing that doesn't fall over because its center of gravity is too high or it's just too heavy to support its own weight. Nice job, really!
Brick swapping to get the nance was 90 % of the build time on this.
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  February 8, 2013
Quoting Tim C Brilliant piece of work here, David. I am one of those rare men that can appreciate dance at an artistic level, and you have taken this artistic endeavor and represented it perfectly...at an artistic level. I never expect anything less than that from you. You have taken the restricting angles of LEGO sloping bricks and have used them to the advantage of the piece, which is why I love your artistic pieces the best. My favorite part is the pose of the male partner. Stellar work, David.
Thanks Tim. I'm really interested in exploring more sculptural figures at the moment. Should be some more coming soon.
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  February 8, 2013
I could tell this was one of yours even before I saw the name on it. It's always a challenge to build some thing that doesn't fall over because its center of gravity is too high or it's just too heavy to support its own weight. Nice job, really!
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  February 7, 2013
Brilliant piece of work here, David. I am one of those rare men that can appreciate dance at an artistic level, and you have taken this artistic endeavor and represented it perfectly...at an artistic level. I never expect anything less than that from you. You have taken the restricting angles of LEGO sloping bricks and have used them to the advantage of the piece, which is why I love your artistic pieces the best. My favorite part is the pose of the male partner. Stellar work, David.
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  February 7, 2013
Quoting Justin Knelsen Very nice! I love the sense of motion in the figures.
I'm so pleased that so many people got the motion.
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  February 7, 2013
Quoting El Barto ! Crafty and artistic all in one! Man, you're really crankin' out the builds! Vacation?
More a log jam of last week's builds crashing into this weeks's due to the uploader crash. Because I build relatively small, and most evenings, it appears as if I am more productive than most - its all an illusion.
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  February 7, 2013
Quoting matt rowntree You, sir, nailed the gesture line in abstract minimalism! Always a difficult thing to do in 2D, in 3D it is exceptionally challenging. You not only got the full composition to work in accordance with that line, but also managed to get the negative spaces to pull my eye back and forth around the figures. It takes wonderful restraint and talent to work this style successfully and not seem "simple, easy, or just lazy." There is a whole lot more going on here than a couple bricks thrown together. Not only seing that the uploader is working, but also having this beautiful piece be one of the first I get to see makes me want to get up and dance myself! Please keep up the work. The quality is truly inspiring.
Thanks Matt that is such a considered and flattering comment; made my day.
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  February 7, 2013
Crafty and artistic all in one! Man, you're really crankin' out the builds! Vacation?
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  February 7, 2013
Yes, I see what you mean about the line from the top of his hips and along the bottom of her dress: it really does work. It's fascinating to have things like this explained, in terms of the mechanics of the design.
David Alexander Smith
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Emerald Knight
  February 6, 2013
Super ! Guessing, these dancers must mean the uploader is back on line !?>.....well done
  February 6, 2013
You, sir, nailed the gesture line in abstract minimalism! Always a difficult thing to do in 2D, in 3D it is exceptionally challenging. You not only got the full composition to work in accordance with that line, but also managed to get the negative spaces to pull my eye back and forth around the figures. It takes wonderful restraint and talent to work this style successfully and not seem "simple, easy, or just lazy." There is a whole lot more going on here than a couple bricks thrown together. Not only seing that the uploader is working, but also having this beautiful piece be one of the first I get to see makes me want to get up and dance myself! Please keep up the work. The quality is truly inspiring.
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  February 6, 2013
nice design..
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  February 6, 2013
Quoting Fred Ottens Very original !
Thanks.
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  February 6, 2013
Movement and dynamic. Always a challenge with those pesky square bricks. Great job
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  February 6, 2013
Very artistic!
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  February 6, 2013
Very original !
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  February 6, 2013
well done!
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  February 6, 2013
Very nice! I love the sense of motion in the figures.
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  February 6, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori (StoveTopCreator!) Great portrayal of movement! Only I have one suggestion... use some kind of black hinge (perhaps a 1x2 plate with handle to attach 3 1x1 plates with hook)on the back of the girl's head so that you could use black cylinders as hair "falling" down across her face?! That's what thought popped into my mind as I looked... would really add to the movement! :)
That's a good idea, I'll remember to try it on some of my next builds.
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  February 6, 2013
Quoting JWG 258 The diagonal angle of the bricks give it an illusion of movement.
Glad you noticed, that was the whole idea.
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  February 6, 2013
Quoting Nick Barrett So elegant it seems almost weightless. It's rare to see such dynamism expressed in Lego. Bravo!
Thanks Nick. I did want to capture that moment of lift.
 I like it 
  February 6, 2013
Great portrayal of movement! Only I have one suggestion... use some kind of black hinge (perhaps a 1x2 plate with handle to attach 3 1x1 plates with hook)on the back of the girl's head so that you could use black cylinders as hair "falling" down across her face?! That's what thought popped into my mind as I looked... would really add to the movement! :)
 I like it 
  February 6, 2013
Pure brilliance, that's what this is.
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  February 6, 2013
Stunning!
 I like it 
  February 6, 2013
The diagonal angle of the bricks give it an illusion of movement.
 I like it 
  February 6, 2013
So elegant it seems almost weightless. It's rare to see such dynamism expressed in Lego. Bravo!
 I made it 
  February 6, 2013
Quoting Gale Winthrope Beautiful. I can simply find no other words than beautiful. I just love this. Well done :)
Thanks Gale, glad you like. I'm always trying to find some un-tried LEGO themes.
 I made it 
  February 6, 2013
Quoting Marcus Paul This is good news - the uploader working again! Let's have a party - like these two fantastic dancers of yours, David. I really love the unique style you have created with these figures.
Thanks Marcus; I'm really enjoying this reductive style, it seems to play well to the LEGO elements.
 I made it 
  February 6, 2013
Quoting andros tempest David, I never know what to expect from you, your gallery is always different and original. While there are some tweeks to the forms that could be made, as an avant garde piece it works very well. It definitely stands out.
Thanks Andros. This, the musicians and the duel are test pieces for what I hope to be my first LEGO show display. I'm working on a circus MOC (somewhere between the cirque du soleil and a Chagall painting of the circus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chagall_Circus.jpg), fingers crossed, and pending raising of funds for bricklink, to go to the Great Western LEGO show. I agree there are a few tweaks I'd make next time; but these are all learning curves.
 I made it 
  February 6, 2013
Quoting David Roberts I love now dynamic and agile the dancers look, even though they are made from angular bricks. I think that it has something to to do with the lady being out over the edge of the base; that and your being a proper artist who understands how lines and shapes work together. I'm reading a book about design and proportion at the moment and some of this reminds me of the sports pictograms designed for the Munich Olympics. It also has has quite a 3-D effect, even though it is a flat plane of bricks. Nice work on the man's hair: it reminds me of a friend! A great bit of work which is decpetively simple looking but is fascinating to look at and ponder why it works.
For me the composition woks because of the perceived continuous line from the man's waist band through the hem of the girl's dress, almost arrow like pointing upwards. The physical break between the two parts makes the eye unconsciously keep drawing that line in, and because it is imagined, draws it up and out of the composition. I always think if you make the eye and mind active in a physical act like this, the static object somehow captures a dynamic movement by proxy.
 I made it 
  February 6, 2013
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Hey what's the big idea giving me an e-mail and making me look at the Main Image? Wait. WHAT?! Jubilous Festivities must commence!
I'm glad I was the builder that heralded the thaw for you!
 I like it 
  February 6, 2013
Beautiful. I can simply find no other words than beautiful. I just love this. Well done :)
 I like it 
  February 6, 2013
This is good news - the uploader working again! Let's have a party - like these two fantastic dancers of yours, David. I really love the unique style you have created with these figures.
 I like it 
  February 6, 2013
David, I never know what to expect from you, your gallery is always different and original. While there are some tweeks to the forms that could be made, as an avant garde piece it works very well. It definitely stands out.
 I like it 
  February 6, 2013
I love now dynamic and agile the dancers look, even though they are made from angular bricks. I think that it has something to to do with the lady being out over the edge of the base; that and your being a proper artist who understands how lines and shapes work together. I'm reading a book about design and proportion at the moment and some of this reminds me of the sports pictograms designed for the Munich Olympics. It also has has quite a 3-D effect, even though it is a flat plane of bricks. Nice work on the man's hair: it reminds me of a friend! A great bit of work which is decpetively simple looking but is fascinating to look at and ponder why it works.
 I like it 
  February 6, 2013
Hey what's the big idea giving me an e-mail and making me look at the Main Image? Wait. WHAT?! Jubilous Festivities must commence!
 I made it 
  February 6, 2013
Quoting Emerald Knight Super ! Guessing, these dancers must mean the uploader is back on line !?>.....well done
Yes, the uploader is back. Thanks.
 
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