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JAWS Movie Poster
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My recreation of the famous JAWS movie poster in LEGO.
About this creation
Jaws took about twenty hours to design in LDD, over a period of four months; it was something that I would keep coming back to whenever I got some spare time. The finished LDD version had everything except the blue and clear transparent 1×1 round plates (the ‘water’) and came in at 2307 parts. Now I didn’t count each individual 1×1 round plate as I poured them in, but I estimate that there are at least 1000 in there. So the finished model is likely to be in the 3300 – 4000 parts range. It took about eight hours to put it all together and measures approximately 15.75″ (40cm) tall, 13.5″ (34cm) wide and 5.25″ (13.5cm) deep.



The water effect is achieved by pouring 1×1 transparent clear plates in between a solid brick wall and a wall made up of Transparent-Clear panels. The gap between the back wall and the Trans-Clear plates is a single stud. The gap on the left and right is four studs wide.



You cannot see it from the photos, but the back wall is actually made up of four colours; Black at the bottom, then changing to Blue, Medium Blue and finally White. The idea being that because the water is made up of transparent plates, it will get lighter the higher up it goes, until it gets to the White ‘sky’. I also blended from Trans-Blue 1×1 round plates to Trans-Light Blue and then to a thin layer of Trans-Clear for the surface.



I studied the movie poster and tried to get everything as accurate as I could; from the over-sized shark to the pose of the naked swimmer, soon to meet her end. The red font used for the title gave me the hardest time, particularly because of how close the letters are to each other on the poster.



The design of the shark (“Bruce” as he was affectionately referred to on set) was fun to do and was largely dictated by the most important part of this character; the mouth! I am also particularly fond of his eyes. Though very simply done, every time I look at them I am reminded of one of my favourite quotes from the movie as spoken by the character Quint: “Y’know, the thing about a shark, he’s got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes”. I was also very happy to finally be able to use one of my favourite LEGO parts in a MOC for the first time to represent air bubbles; the White Ice Creams!



The final element to the MOC is the black ‘frame’ that wraps all the way around. It is one large black box, only open at the front. I did this to really try and maintain the appearance of it as movie poster. My decision to do it like this was certainly costly, both in terms of price and part count. The black frame accounts for roughly 1200 bricks, but I think it is well worth it.



Lunch, anyone?



Please visit the full set at my Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/40949197@N00/sets/72157634994323289/

Thanks for viewing!

Chris



Comments

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  August 18, 2013
Great job capturing a classic poster!
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  August 17, 2013
This is truly fantastic! Giant shark, terrified minifig, and the water are all perfect! A very well deserved 5/5! John
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  August 16, 2013
This looks fantastic! Great job!
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  August 16, 2013
Very creative design! The teeth look...scary
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  August 16, 2013
excellent recreation!
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  August 15, 2013
Nice job everywhere, I personally like the water.
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  August 15, 2013
really special! beautiful done!
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  August 15, 2013
Wow! Great techniques through the whole thing! This looks just like the poster!
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  August 12, 2013
Great work on this, Dude!
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  August 12, 2013
*gasp* :)
  August 12, 2013
Wow! Great poster! I have never see Jaws but I really really want to!
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  August 12, 2013
Nice job! MClegoboy, make that CHARCHARODON megalodon, it's important to include the genus classification as well as the species name. ;)
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  August 12, 2013
Brilliant concept and techniques. Love the idea! -LB Senior
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  August 12, 2013
Spectacular work. You don't see a lot of movie posters on MOCpages, especially not ones this good. Amazing water effects, and I love how ragged Jaws' teeth are.
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  August 12, 2013
I'm blown away by all the positive comments and votes! Thanks so much to everyone for viewing this page, voting, adding a comment etc. The great feedback has made me determined to do another movie poster sooner rather than later.
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  August 12, 2013
Now that's just too cool! Clever water effect and a great "Bruce". The girl aint to hard on the eyes either. ;) Very well done!
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  August 12, 2013
Incredible, indeed. Keep up the good work!
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  August 12, 2013
Truly amazing!
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  August 12, 2013
Wow, what a brilliant idea! Not only is it a fantastic idea, it's executed perfectly. Absolutely stunning work. The shark is incredible and the water looks just right. Excellent work!
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  August 12, 2013
Very nice shark head!
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  August 12, 2013
The shark in the poster is not a Great White; it's a MEGALODON! This is fantastic and I love the technique you used for the water. I also like the idea of having the poster wrap around the inner corners than just be a flat surface. Everything about this creation is fantastic.
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  August 12, 2013
Very clever. Nice work.
Chris Adams
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  August 11, 2013
Wow! A box frame 3D movie poster!! That is really impressive.
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  August 11, 2013
Now that's just cool! Happy Shark week (even though it's technically over now but hey, day late and a dollar short right)! ~ Chris.
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  August 11, 2013
This is great fun and it's fascinating to see how you achieved the graded colours in the water. A very original use of the loose fill technique! I'ge never seen it used vertically before. I like the mix of the 3D shark's head with the flat background. A very interesting build: thanks for sharing it!
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  August 11, 2013
Quoting clayton Marchetti Thanks, just when I thought it was safe to go in the water again :-). Awesome build . Love how the water changes from dark to light brilliant effect . The shark is marvelous . And the minifig is emmmm great .
Thanks, Clayton! Really appreciate the kind feedback.
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  August 11, 2013
Thanks, just when I thought it was safe to go in the water again :-). Awesome build . Love how the water changes from dark to light brilliant effect . The shark is marvelous . And the minifig is emmmm great .
 
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