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H. P. Lovecraft’s Study
In honor of the great author.
About this creation
This is my first collaboration with Jonas, better known as Legopard. Together with the Fisherman we meet once a month. In one of your last meetings, I mentioned Lovecraft’s typewriter. After I realized how terrible old I am and how young Jonas is, I explained to him what a typewriter is, hahaha.

For our next meeting, and for the MOC Athalon, he came up with a terrific minifig typewriter .
I was so excited by his design that I had to steal and modify it.

This study is purely fictional. Here we can see Mr. Lovecraft receiving a strange artifact – something he can incorporate into his next horror story.
Working together with Jonas means that this is a purist creation, so the curtains are red sails and as a result, I couldn’t use sand green bricks for the wallpaper. The sand red wallpaper looks a bit feminine, but that is okay, since Lovecraft lived with his aunts after he returned to Providence.






I tried to come up with a typical bookcase from the 1920s. On top you can see a Cthulhu bust and a rat. A rat? Is it Brown Jenkins or simply one of the rats in the walls?






There was indeed a candlestick in Lovecraft’s real study (though it looked different). And what is that? A copy of the Necronomicon.






Although there was electric light in Lovecraft’s real study, I decided to go with a classic chandelier. I’m sure Mr. Lovecraft would have appreciated it, an old school gentleman that he was.






Many of his famous stories took place all over the world, so I felt the need to add a globe to his study.






I couldn’t resist building a vintage telephone, though this is completely inaccurate. Lovecraft wasn’t very fond of modern technology. He never owned a phone.






The typewriter is the heart of the whole MOC. This was my first typewriter design based on Jonas’ work. I liked it already, but I wanted it to look closer to the model Lovecraft (probably) owned.






The typewriter is the heart of the whole MOC. This is the second and already final design. It matches the old Remington typewriter quite well. Lovecraft bought one typewriter and used it for the rest of his live. He didn’t like it though, because it was ‘modern technology’.
But he could easily spend 3 hours in a shop to find the perfect fountain pen for him.






For those of you who want to build their own Lovecraft typewriter.




Ex Ignorantia Ad Sapientiam; E Luce Ad Tenebras



Comments

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  May 31, 2014
Please please please... what are the keys made of?? By the way, the creation is great!
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  October 1, 2013
Thank you, guys. Very kind of you.
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  October 1, 2013
A whole series of beautiful MOCs. the chandelier and the typewriter are wonderful.
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  October 1, 2013
Full of ingenious details. Thanks for sharing. -LB Senior
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  October 1, 2013
This is a thing of beauty, and I can see why you were glad to judge my MO entry. As you're plainly the expert, I will bow to your superior knowledge of typewriters... I like the fact that you've included so much detail, my favourite being the candlestick - wish I'd thought of that!
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  September 15, 2013
I can never resist the 100th like. I'm sure I have worse qualities. Still love this MOC and the parts usage involved. Can't wait to see what you have cooking for us next.
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  September 7, 2013
Everything looks great, especially everything. Amazing details.
  July 23, 2013
Could you have a picture of all the typewriter's pieces laid out?
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  June 30, 2013
Time to play a little catchup with commenting... This is just beautiful! And I am SO stealing that chandelier and candle design. ~Chris.
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  June 17, 2013
ravishingly beautiful!
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  June 8, 2013
It's a thing of beauty!
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  April 5, 2013
A great job! Wonderful details! Very authentic feel!
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  April 4, 2013
Love the parts usage!
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  April 3, 2013
That typewriter is pure perfect genius. I could NEVER (well, maybe) come up with something excellent. -Brick Boy
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  April 3, 2013
Incredible furniture, especially the bookshelf! The room with the curtains is great also!
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  April 2, 2013
The true work of a LEGO master... is in the details. Excellently done, you have nailed everything very well. I need not even mention the many incredible NPUs you've incorporated into your build.
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  April 1, 2013
Wow! So may great detail techniques! I love the bookshelf and the use of handcuffs! :D
  March 31, 2013
Very good! The typewriter design amazes me! :) Great job!
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  March 31, 2013
Excellent work Mr. Xeno! I recieved a tome of Lovecraft's works when I was a lad of 14, and since then he has been one of my favorite authors. Your typewriter is exceptionally clever, and the Cthulhu idol in the background completes the scene. Might have to steal that design, Can't wait to see what eldritch horror you conjure up next!
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  March 30, 2013
Wonderful designs.
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  March 30, 2013
I love seeing tiny builds like this that capture so much accurate detail. I actually used to own a really old typewrite like that (a Burroughs, no less). Beautiful work all around!
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  March 30, 2013
Each little piece is a lovely build all it's own! And the first photo and the presentation is outstanding! :)
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  March 30, 2013
Excellent ideas.
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  March 30, 2013
Again, thank you very much, everybody. Even if I don't respond to each comment individually, I can assure you that I read and enjoy every single one of them.
 I like it 
  March 29, 2013
I have to admit, The creation is very good! I love how you made the Brown LEGO pieces look like actual wood!
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  March 28, 2013
It's an excellent MOC, no doubt about that. But what really caught my eye was the outstanding presentation. The lighting, and all the close ups on the individual items (book case, type writer). All of it was really great. I will indeed be trying to replicate the type writer myself. Thanks for showing us how it was built! Attack!
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  March 28, 2013
I really would have liked to see more from that superbly designed room, 1 pic is nt enough, the props are very polished and refined, bravo, the sum of it all look awesome!
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  March 27, 2013
Doesn't it feel so wonderful when all of the heavyweights around here ooze out their holes to drool all over your lego nuptuals, just like having one of Cthulhu's tentacles gently caressing your um, heh heh, never mind!
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  March 27, 2013
Gorgeous work, Thorsten. I would like to point out a single detail that really stands out to me, but I think it's the overall composition of the smaller parts that makes this build. The chandelier and the typewriter that are the stand outs there. I like your use of the shackles in the chandelier especially. Excellent presentation as well. Great work, good sir.
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  March 26, 2013
Pure brilliance throughout the build.
  March 26, 2013
Ich fürchte ich kann weder das eine noch das andere verneinen :-D
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  March 26, 2013
Quoting Gerfy Legorider The typewriter is the centerpiece of this beautiful moc.
Exactly.
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  March 25, 2013
The typewriter is the centerpiece of this beautiful moc.
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  March 25, 2013
Quoting Kevin J. Walter Genau so stell ich mir mein Arbeitszimmer vor! Bücher, Büsten und so weiter - antiquar und doch stilvoll! Großartig! - K.
Büsten oder Brüste? LOL :D
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  March 25, 2013
Genau so stell ich mir mein Arbeitszimmer vor! Bücher, Büsten und so weiter - antiquar und doch stilvoll! Großartig! - K.
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  March 25, 2013
Excellent Moc and Great details. Specially the typewriter is an eyecatcher
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  March 25, 2013
inspiration indeed, although I hav'nt built anything for a spell, I will have to try copy your typewriter. excellent work.
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  March 25, 2013
Wow, some seriously good stuff in this. Glad you showed some closeups of the various elements of the MOC, your parts usage is first class. Brilliant.
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  March 25, 2013
Shiny.
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  March 25, 2013
WOOOW beautiful !!!! so many smart ideas !!!!
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  March 24, 2013
Jaw-dropping part use. This both inspires and intimidates me.
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  March 24, 2013
The level at this scale is mind-boggling. I love the globe and the bust on the bookcase the most, though the typewriter and chest of drawers are equally stunning. Incredible work!
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  March 24, 2013
I agree with David, and the typewriter is just incredible!
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  March 24, 2013
Marvelous! Wonderfully creative, thx!
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  March 24, 2013
I wanna steal, like, ALL OF YOUR DESIGNS. (Though they have so many not-so-popular pieces from my collection) It's wonderful, love the revamped Type-writer!
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  March 24, 2013
I've always wondered what Lovecraft's study would look like, and your Moc is very fitting! Awesome little techniques all over, and I love that type writer.
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  March 24, 2013
Building a room and putting a lot of stuff in it is one thing. But only few are able to give it style and atmosphere. Great work.
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  March 24, 2013
All the little details are awesome! The chandelier, the globe, the phone and desktop drawers, there is just so much cool stuff! Great work!
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  March 24, 2013
Amazing.
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  March 24, 2013
Fantastic build, great work as always.
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  March 24, 2013
Awesome work!
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  March 24, 2013
You are a genius! nothing more to say!
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  March 24, 2013
Some great part usage!
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  March 24, 2013
Excellent scene. Fantastic furnitures and other details! Very inspiring!
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  March 24, 2013
Awesome.
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  March 24, 2013
Just perfect.
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  March 24, 2013
Thanks everybody. It is really great waking up early on a Sunday morning and reading all these kind comments. It's very much appreciated.
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  March 23, 2013
Great work, love all the little details!
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  March 23, 2013
I love that filing cabinet. Might have to steal it!!
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  March 23, 2013
I love this, great work all around. Looking around I find all sorts of little neat things to grab my attention. I'm sure Mr. Lovecraft would be proud.
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  March 23, 2013
Fantastic! I love the type writer.
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  March 23, 2013
Wow! I love all the furniture and the chandelier.
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  March 23, 2013
Dude! You're killing me with this stuff! Totally copying the bookcase, for sure. If this isn't CUUSOO material, I don't know what is. Awesome!
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  March 23, 2013
Some of the finest work I've ever seen on Mocpages. Any excuse to add Lovecraft to the Lego world is wonderful, but to do it with this much care, style, and attention to detail shows a healthy ammount of love went into this. Absolutely stunning work and something that everyone should learn from. Thank you guys.
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  March 23, 2013
Great work! The part usage is awesome!
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  March 23, 2013
Wowee... that's quite a build...
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  March 23, 2013
That globe is remarkable in and of itself, but the entire scene is phenomenally built. Great work!
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  March 23, 2013
Absolutely beautiful parts usage in the minifig scale...the true sign of a great builder!
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  March 23, 2013
Some of, if not the best mini-fig scale furniture, etc. that I've seen. That bookcase is gorgeous, as is the rest of the build. Wow.
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  March 23, 2013
Pure brilliance mate!!
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  March 23, 2013
Unbelievable little details guys, I'm just stunned.
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  March 23, 2013
Nice work as always Mr.X! Those details are truly fantastic! The bookcase, the phone, the chandelier, the typewriter, all of it! Great work. --Blast--
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  March 23, 2013
Quoting Frederick B. ... It's a while since i've seen a MOC with that much sand red too.
Thank you, Frederick. It was indeed quite expensive, but I think it was the right decision.
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  March 23, 2013
MOCpages is acting strange again and uploaded this creation twice. I just deleted one of them. Thank you Chris Roach (details r amazing!) and Nick Pascale (You took my breath away the details of the machinery wow!) for your kind comments.
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  March 23, 2013
So inspiring. I really need to read some Lovecraft sometime.
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  March 23, 2013
You have never failed to impress me before, and this is no exception. I love all the little details you've put into this. It's a while since i've seen a MOC with that much sand red too.
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  March 23, 2013
I love the detail. Excellent!
 
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