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Nobody Lives Here Any More
About this creation
Inspired by the abandoned homes around my area of town that have been left to the elements since the earthquake of 2011 (much like my mocpages account these last few months). They once were beautiful family homes, now they just look haunted. Built for display at the Christchurch Lego Show next month (July).






































































Yep... been absent for a bit. Back now =^..^=



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  December 9, 2013
Ghosts aren't necessary; It's already scary enough! *gulp*
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  September 28, 2013
Fantastic... those houses are one of the things I'll never quite get...
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  July 28, 2013
Real cool MOC, one of my faves at the show, congrats on winning first place! hopefully get to meet you again in the future!
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  July 27, 2013
Great photography
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  July 8, 2013
Not sure how I missed this when you posted it. Love the effects you were able to get. Did you take any inspiration from Mike Doyle? My favorite part of the build as a whole is the tree. Love the curviture. Very well done, and happy to see a new one from you.
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  July 7, 2013
Excellent build. Great proportions and as a biologist, I like the Australian influenced foliage. Welcome back Leda.
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  July 6, 2013
You reached your goal: reading your comments, your build inspired me sadness... textures, lights, details, accuracy, everything gathers to form a superb dio. Beautiful tribute.
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  July 1, 2013
amazing details, its looking amazingly accurate.
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  June 30, 2013
Love the organic shape of the tree and the pillar on the front porch, really gives it a feeling that it may crumble at any minute. The variety of textures also do an amazing job to help create the creepy and abandoned ambiance. Beautiful build :)
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  June 30, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori (StoveTopCreator!) Beautifully detailed. That close-up photo of the boarded window was a nice surprise.
I just put that in there to show off the curtains because you can't really see them in the long distance shots.
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  June 30, 2013
Beautiful. Sad... As usual, you always manage to pull the right emotions in your work, Leda. Be seeing you later this month at the Show! ^_^
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  June 30, 2013
Very realistic disheveled look. Looks like post apocalypticy or abandoned neighborhood. The roof is a little plain though.
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  June 30, 2013
Super spooky.
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  June 30, 2013
Amazing details, well done!
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  June 30, 2013
I just saw the thumbnail and thought: "Outstanding! Must be Leda's creation." I'm so glad that you decided to build something for the Christchurch Lego Show. The result is not just something, but something beautiful. Your style always amazes me.
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  June 30, 2013
Three cheers for disheveled houses! I've been doing a bit of that myself lately. Lovely MOC Leda. Nice to see another creation from you too, it's been a while. :)
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  June 30, 2013
Returning to the old MOCpages, eh ;P Very cool build,it is very spooky indeed. I really like the fence, and that tree.
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  June 30, 2013
Amazing detail!
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  June 30, 2013
this is very good indeed!
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  June 30, 2013
Quoting Thoy Bradley Yay, the Cat is back! Looking great mate, will see this in person in 3 weeks time! Glad you are exhibiting again :) ~Thoy
Looking forward to it. Have you started on an epic masterpiece yet? Or will you wait your typical 6 days before to begin and pull off a jaw dropping wonder ;) Just a little contribution from me this year, and no Woody or Lightening McQueen in sight.
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  June 30, 2013
Yay, the Cat is back! Looking great mate, will see this in person in 3 weeks time! Glad you are exhibiting again :) ~Thoy
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  June 30, 2013
Quoting Mike Johnson It's clear to me you haven't lost a step in MOCing my lady. More importantly it's great to have you back, I've really missed you!
I've missed you too Ratty!
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  June 30, 2013
Quoting M<0><0>DSWIM ! Welcome back, Leda! This is, by far, one of your best builds. I love the way everything in this piece has a twisted curvature to it. It is a somber moc for a tragic event.
Thanks! That means a lot considering its the first thing I've built in about 6 months. I guess Lego building is like riding a bike, you never forget it ey. Cheers Moody.
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  June 30, 2013
Quoting matt rowntree It's difficult to give inanimate objects character. It's even more difficult to do it in such a precision oriented media such as Lego. You have succeeded on multiple levels. Stunning work. Love the Amityville look of the curved attic vents in the gable. Nice touch.
Thanks, I considered lighting them up from inside with an orange/red light... but we'll leave that one for another moc.
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  June 30, 2013
Quoting LWC guy Awesome! I won't look too closely, as I'll see this in person at the Christchurch show next month :)
Yay!
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  June 30, 2013
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Dusting off the cobwebs of the MOCpage, eh? Great to see a new post from you - as always a spectacular build. Very impressive job on making it look decrepit, the subtle tilts on everything work wonders. I especially like the tree and the fence, brilliant details. Of course, stunning photography as well, the black background catches the light perfectly.
Thanks. I'm happy with the photos too, even though they are quite dark and some of the details might go unnoticed, but I wanted to enhance that creepy feeling. I've a whole set of well lit pics too, but it looks a lot more cartoonish so went with the dark.
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  June 30, 2013
The build is just stunning and makes it just that little extra bit creepy seeing as it's based on something from your real experiences. Have fun at the show next month and we look forward to seeing lots of coverage! ~Chris.
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  June 30, 2013
Quoting A M The tree is wonderfully sinuous and there is just the right ratio of realism and detail. Brilliant.
Sinuous is a great word! Love it, thanks.
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  June 30, 2013
Quoting Ru Corder Yay, you're back! Very nice job on this, the dilapidated look is done perfectly.
Thanks! I'm glad to be back :)
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  June 30, 2013
Quoting The Timinater ! wow, Leda, this is fantastic! I love all the angles you've involved in this MOC! the angles are what make this MOC come alive! excellent job, pity I wont be there this year, at least you'll get to meet LWC Guy! I hope the show goes well!
Sorry to hear you wont be there this year, I almost wasn't either! Didn't find out about the show until a couple of weeks ago... underestimated myself a bit and thought I might not be able to pull anything off... guess I was wrong. I've done this and still have enough time to build something else too. Hopefully there will be enough space for a bit more from me. Hope all is well in Aus.
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  June 30, 2013
Beautifully executed Leda! Organized chaos at its best. And it is really nice to see you back! --John
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  June 30, 2013
Quoting Dave Kaleta Millie, Making Lego look imperfect is one of the hardest things to do. You've pulled that off in so many ways in this build. The bricks hidden behind the wooden slats of the house, the undulating landscape, the haphazard fence, and the sickly tree are are stunning components of your signature astetic. I absolutely love what you have done in this piece. ~Dave
Thanks Dave, the wooden slats revealed behind the broken cladding was inspired by Heath's Gail Homestead (post tornado). I'm pleased you like my tree, I thought of you when I made it because I remember once you told me a tree I made was not delicate enough so since then have tried my hardest to give trees some character.
Leda Kat =^..^=
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Dr. Monster
  June 29, 2013
This MOC is outstanding. It emotionally invests the viewer. Really well done.
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  June 29, 2013
It's clear to me you haven't lost a step in MOCing my lady. More importantly it's great to have you back, I've really missed you!
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  June 29, 2013
Welcome back, Leda! This is, by far, one of your best builds. I love the way everything in this piece has a twisted curvature to it. It is a somber moc for a tragic event.
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  June 29, 2013
It's difficult to give inanimate objects character. It's even more difficult to do it in such a precision oriented media such as Lego. You have succeeded on multiple levels. Stunning work. Love the Amityville look of the curved attic vents in the gable. Nice touch.
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  June 29, 2013
Wow! Spooky haunted house! Good job! (:
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  June 29, 2013
Wow, fantastic feel to this whole MOC! Incredible job!
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  June 29, 2013
Wow. Very nice house! Its interesting, how, even though we have so many great builders out here on the 'pages, (and you are included) a handful make houses, and you, Leda Kat, are the best of them all! Great work! 5/5
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  June 29, 2013
Awesome! I won't look too closely, as I'll see this in person at the Christchurch show next month :)
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  June 29, 2013
It's always such a challenge to get Lego to have that organic, rough look. You really did a remarkable job of capturing this in the MOC. Nice one, Mills!
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  June 29, 2013
Haunted and beautiful at the same time!
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  June 29, 2013
Awesome AND early! Should be quite a draw at the show, Leda. Good to see you back in action!
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  June 29, 2013
Dusting off the cobwebs of the MOCpage, eh? Great to see a new post from you - as always a spectacular build. Very impressive job on making it look decrepit, the subtle tilts on everything work wonders. I especially like the tree and the fence, brilliant details. Of course, stunning photography as well, the black background catches the light perfectly.
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  June 29, 2013
The tree is wonderfully sinuous and there is just the right ratio of realism and detail. Brilliant.
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  June 29, 2013
Thoroughly creepy and cool.
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  June 29, 2013
Hey! Nice build...Very nice to have you back at it. Love the detail, especially the broken spindle on the front porch. -D
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  June 29, 2013
Yay, you're back! Very nice job on this, the dilapidated look is done perfectly.
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  June 29, 2013
wow, Leda, this is fantastic! I love all the angles you've involved in this MOC! the angles are what make this MOC come alive! excellent job, pity I wont be there this year, at least you'll get to meet LWC Guy! I hope the show goes well!
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  June 29, 2013
Millie, Making Lego look imperfect is one of the hardest things to do. You've pulled that off in so many ways in this build. The bricks hidden behind the wooden slats of the house, the undulating landscape, the haphazard fence, and the sickly tree are are stunning components of your signature astetic. I absolutely love what you have done in this piece. ~Dave
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  June 29, 2013
Very nicely done ! Love the tree . The detail in the window, the delapedated fence and the siding . It's just awesome
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  June 29, 2013
Perfectly done my dear! The "decay" is just right and the uneven floorboards are just right. Would say more but on a phone.great stug
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  June 29, 2013
The moment I read the title I thought of the suicide wife's house in What Dreams May Come, and the MOC gave off the same vibe too. It's depressing that it's so well made that being depressing is actually a quality.
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  June 29, 2013
Beautifully detailed. That close-up photo of the boarded window was a nice surprise. There is an old Disney cartoon about the life of a house and the families that lived in it. For a while the house sits vacant and sad. This reminds me of the house in that cartoon. :)
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  June 29, 2013
Amazing job, Leda! You never disappoint! I'm glad to see you building again.
 
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