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Life of Pi
I finally have gotten around to posting this MOC based on the creatively told book by Yann Martel. This was built for Brickworld 2013.
About this creation

Here is Pi Patel, stranded in a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific. The faceless figure was inspired by the illustrations from the book's most recent edition in which Pi's facial features never come into view.


Richard Parker, a bengal tiger, was exported from Pi's Father's former zoo. After a shipwreck, the two end up as survival "companions."


This display features LED lights studded to the bottom of the build. Not only do these illuminate the build in the dark, but also enhance the trans-blue in full light.


The lights were mainly inspired by the moon-jellys (bioluminescent jellyfish) in the film adaptation of Life of Pi, even though the imagery inspired by Martel's writing far exceeds the movie's manifestation of them.


In the story, Pi claims to be a Hindu, Christian, and Muslim simultaneously. This mirrors our cultures belief that an individual can choose his or her own story, and Martel argues through his book (in more ways than the religious analogy) that a story with God/a higher power, makes life more interesting and purposeful. But the inclination of our culture is to then say that just because you choose to believe it, it becomes true for you is a misunderstanding of what truth is. There is but one set of truths, and we learn in Geometry that logically, there either is a God or there isn't. The contradiction of a truth cannot be true.

As a Christian, my faith is my life, and I choose to believe that Christ is my savior and sovereign Lord not because it makes life 'fun', but because it is true. All else is naught. I don't have enough faith to believe any alternatives, because Christianity is the most logical option of any worldview. Pi, by accepting Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, exposes an inadequate understanding of what Christianity is. Christ alone is sufficient and the exclusive way to salvation.


A final recap of the full build.

Soli Deo Gloria!



Comments

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  December 1, 2013
Well done Max. Another brilliant creation and the lighting takes the cake.
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  November 28, 2013
Totally epic stuff!
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  October 5, 2013
What? I've never commented on this? Brilliant work Max, I especially love the addition of the lights.
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  September 18, 2013
WOAAHH!! You built that perfectly! You garnered the same affect the movie had. Wow! This is astounding!
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  September 12, 2013
Well spoken Max! ONE GOD ONE TRUTH!!!
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  September 10, 2013
Great message! Great build! I love the lighting :D
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  September 10, 2013
Fantastic!!
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  September 9, 2013
Loved the film, love this MOC too.
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  September 9, 2013
Brilliant! Extremely accurate. Great work!
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  September 9, 2013
Very nice! I liked what you had to say at the end... There is only one Truth.
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  September 9, 2013
Bravo! A well thought-out build and write-up. Fantastic work, Max.
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  September 9, 2013
Nice job! But my theory is that the real story was with the cook, the guy with a broken leg, his mother, and so on.
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  September 9, 2013
Great build! The illumination from underneath is a very nice effect. Great message too :)
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  September 8, 2013
Great build! The water looks great, especially in the dark! Good job!
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  September 8, 2013
Fantastic work! Love how you made the boat and the tiger. The lighting is spectacular! And very well said!
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  September 8, 2013
Nice build, I really loved the movie for its artistic-ness and this captures that feel nicely. Also thanks for the theological reminder, it's important that Christians remember that what beliefs you choose really do matter.
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  September 8, 2013
Simply amazing! I'm amazed by the look of the blue LED lights in this magnificent creation. Amazing piece!
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  September 8, 2013
Quoting Ian Spacek Seeing this little masterpiece in person, during The World of Lights, was a real treat. Excellent message in your write-up too. I detect some Thesis!
Actually, no direct quotes from the thesis. Remember what I said about there being one truth? Mahler is awesome. But you knew that...
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  September 8, 2013
I wasn't a big fan of the movie, if I'm honest (that ship wreck was a bit, unsettling) but even so, I can see this a great MOC! 5/5
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  September 8, 2013
Seeing this little masterpiece in person, during The World of Lights, was a real treat. Excellent message in your write-up too. I detect some Thesis!
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  September 8, 2013
Soli Deo Gloria indeed! I absolutely agree with you. The reason Christians are Christians is certainly not "...because it makes life fun..." rather it makes our lives all the more harder because of our knowledge of sin in the world and the day to day struggle with those sinful temptations. Anyway, love the build and the LED lighting! Cheers~
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  September 8, 2013
Fantastic lighting effect.
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  September 8, 2013
That lighting is amazing!
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  September 8, 2013
Wow fantastic build Max! I love the boat and tiger, but the LED light water just takes the cake! Wonderful job here!
 
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