Category: "Once upon a time in a distant future"
Build a scene from a classic fairy-tale (preferably something like Brothers Grimm but doesn't have to be) but here's the twist. This scene takes place in the future. How would Rapunzel's hair work (or not work) in space? Does Little Red Riding Hood use a space bike to try to escape from the clutches of the space wolf? Show us your futuristic version of one of these kinds of classic tales.
When I read the category description, the first idea that came to my mind was the "Cave of Wonders" from Aladdin. Usually I don't go with my first idea, so I read some Brothers Grimm tales and a few other stories, but after I did all that, I still really liked the Aladdin idea. Now for those of you who are saying: "Aladdin isn't a fairy tale! It's like from Arcadian Bytes, or Albanian Fights, or something!" Well, just go to LEGOLAND, and head on over to the "Fairy Tale Brook" ride. Period.
This creation is completely purist (minus the cave lights). Honestly, all of my creations are, and will be completely purist. Fyi.
Also, I hid (most of them are pretty obvious) some sci-fi elements from various movies in this build. See if you can find them all:
> Count Dooku's lightsaber hilt
> Yoda's head
> Riddick in disguise
> Blade Runner Police Spinner
> Robocop's head
> HAL 9000
> Baby T-Rex
And as always, see if you can find Lucky Hank!
Now let's travel far into the future, and far into space, to the surface of the moon...
Meet Al A. Din and his faithful monkey companion, Riddickulous. Al was just an ordinary kid who lived in the little Moontown of Dirt... ...until he was exposed to a dangerous chemical agent. His life changed forever. Now he is a mutant; the castaway of society. He wanders the streets as an urchin, begging from town to town. That is, until today. A strange, old man approached Al with an offer Al couldn't refuse: "Retrieve the LAMP for me, and I will give you riches beyond compare." So Al set off with Riddickulous into the wilderness, searching for the entrance to the Cave of Wonders...
Brilliantly done. The opening photographs don't do justice to the sheer size of the build - I assumed for the first few it was separately built scenes! Lovely details, good jokes, functions, it has something for everybody. A shame you had no competition but well done on advancing.
Thank you for this very entertaining entry, Elliott. It is a pitty that your opponent didn't show up, since it is obvious how much work you've put into your creation, but it was worth it nevertheless, since a lot of people enjoy your story.
Sad you didn't face a competitor this round. I have a feeling this would have been hard to beat though. The first shot reminds me of all those classic sci-fi model pans. The Easter eggs throughout are nice touches. Overall a great take on what I thought was quite a challenging category. You've got my vote by proxy, but also my admiration on a stunning piece of lego craftsmanship.