MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop M.O. Round 4: matt rowntRee vs. Brickmaster Tommy - Arthur, The Point Man
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
M.O. Round 4: matt rowntRee vs. Brickmaster Tommy - Arthur, The Point Man
"The “Movie scene” round. You must choose one of the movies given to you and build a scene from one of those films. Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Avatar, Inception
About this creation
The link to the image is HERE .
The link to Brickmaster Tommy is HERE .
And, the link to the MocOlympics is HERE .

2010 saw an innovation in movie making that skillfully combined C.G.I., trick photography, and “old school” technique into a fantastically realized vision. “Inception” utilized every special effect vehicle to explore a multileveled, beautifully realized, complex movie that did not insult its audience. The spectacular effects were always secondary to the story and the plot. Christopher Nolan set the film industry on its ear by showing that the viewers may enjoy the “wow” factor; but, if there is nothing that it supports, then it’s nothing of importance. (And, in some cases, a waste of perfectly good blank film. –coughAvatarcough-)

This image in particular harkens back to a technique perfected by Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey where the director built an entire stage with the ability to be rotated on its axis so that the actors can “defy gravity”. Here we see Arthur played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In the movie, he seems to be an odd choice of actor to play the role of “the point man” seeing that his stature is not of a muscular variety and the role calls for a fearless and intelligent protector of the group. We find out in this particular scene why he is the perfect choice. His ability to adapt to the changing condition of his environment, gravity in this case, and not only use it to his advantage but also use it against his enemies is EXACTLY why he’s in charge.

It is truly a fantastic movie with a complex story that I highly recommend. For your additional viewing pleasure, below I have given some shots that show some details and techniques, and, of course, some “cheats”. So, grab some popcorn and some frozen Reese’s Pieces (Mmmmmm), dim the lights, and enjoy the show.





Arthur. Nice tie.





Groucho?





Interviewer - "So, Mr. Bad Guy, what's your claim to fame?"

Mr. Bad Guy - "I got my butt handed to me by Joseph Gordon-Levitt." -sniff-





Hallway details.





Other side.





Other direction.





The floor/ceiling. 975! Yeah, 975 white grills. Thank you Rainman. Jeeeesh.





The "wind tunnel". Just don't breathe!





The whole enchilada. Mmmmm, enchilada.





And, just in case anyone was wondering about the scale.


Fourth wall: Great category once again judges. I guess karma always catches up in due time. I have been and always shall be badmouthing the movie “Avatar”. Suffice it to say that I am still laughing at the fact that it was one of the three I got to choose from. Classic. “SW3” was the best movie of the last three IMO. Don’t get too excited there cowboys, because I despised the last three. These two choices show the exact reason why I hold my selection of “Inception” as a real statement and a movie masterpiece. When I saw “Inception”, I did not feel insulted. The other two, I not only felt insulted but also betrayed by James Cameron and George Lucas respectively. Their visions were entirely about “eye candy” and “things blowed up real good”. On occasion, I can appreciate that; however, when there are movies like “Inception” out there, it is time to elevate the bar. And, realize that telling a story is what moviemaking is all about, not showing off how much money can be vomited on binary language and supercharged projectors. What I’m trying to say is simply this: If there is nothing to tell story-wise, then don’t waste my time. I would much rather see a five hour movie with plot and character development rather than an hour and twenty minute film where “stuff goes boom” and I’m left wondering when that hour and twenty minutes will be returned along with my twenty bucks to get in.

Anyways, I have a few props to give here. First and foremost, I absolutely have to thank my friend Heath for helping supply some of the necessary pieces. I don’t think there is this much brown and white grills in a single place in Arizona. Thank you, sir. And secondly, I knew how I wanted to shoot this iconic image and it turned out that Alex Eylar had a similar vision. Seeing that he was first, I will gladly give him credit for the technique of lighting. Check out his minifig version HERE . And lastly, thanks to the judges again for an awesome category that stretched my innovation, my frustration, and my supplies of Lego. ;)

Thank you for visiting and go see the movie!







Comments

 I made it 
  January 11, 2014
Quoting sinan bitiþik perfect idea perfect moc..
Perfect movie perfect scene. Thank you Sinan! I'm glad I could do it justice.
 I like it 
  January 11, 2014
perfect idea perfect moc..
 I made it 
  December 29, 2013
Quoting Hans Dendauw NPD What's wrong with giant Smurfs beating up a robot driving Gargamel? Seems totally legit to me! =) OK, Smurfette was way hotter in the cartoon, I'll give ya that... Anywho, the real reason for stopping by, this wonderful MOC! I'm familiar with Alex's minifig version, lovely to be sure, but this miniland scale version leaves it in the dust! Build, lighting and presentation are all TOP notch, made even more impressive by the short time frame it happened in.~H
Thank you Hans! I'm really pleased at how it turned out in the time given. The only part I'm not 100% with was the reflective nature of Lego, doesn't show off the "carpet" as I had hoped. But all in all, the figs were a blast and some trick photography was a fun challenge.
 I like it 
  December 29, 2013
What's wrong with giant Smurfs beating up a robot driving Gargamel? Seems totally legit to me! =) OK, Smurfette was way hotter in the cartoon, I'll give ya that... Anywho, the real reason for stopping by, this wonderful MOC! I'm familiar with Alex's minifig version, lovely to be sure, but this miniland scale version leaves it in the dust! Build, lighting and presentation are all TOP notch, made even more impressive by the short time frame it happened in.~H
 I made it 
  November 24, 2013
Quoting Chris . Watched Inception today, always loved this scene!
It properly made my eyes bulge out! Arthur is so utterly perfect there. Thanks Chris!
 I like it 
  November 24, 2013
Watched Inception today, always loved this scene!
 I made it 
  November 11, 2013
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 this is my only 'published' movie to date, I have 2 more in my pc, feel free to tell me what you think! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/318642
Thanks for the link cyberfrank! That was great. I've always wanted to try my hand at stop motion with Lego. Sorry it took a couple days to respond. ;)
 I like it 
  November 9, 2013
this is my only 'published' movie to date, I have 2 more in my pc, feel free to tell me what you think! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/318642
 I made it 
  November 7, 2013
Quoting --R.K. Blast-- Nice work! Great job. --Blast--
Thank you Blast.
 I made it 
  November 7, 2013
Quoting Graeme Straughn Nice work! I LOVE IT!! Great work with the big figures! I really like the hallway and it's lights!
Thank you Graeme. I really enjoy this fig size, the scale allows for other details to pop like the hallway.
 I like it 
  November 7, 2013
Nice work! Great job. --Blast--
 I made it 
  November 5, 2013
Quoting kool kid cool look at my stuff some time!!!
Thank you kool. Saw your mocs, they're a good start. Your rotary gun was clever. Keep it up, and always play well.
 I like it 
  November 5, 2013
cool look at my stuff some time!!!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2013
Nice work! I LOVE IT!! Great work with the big figures! I really like the hallway and it's lights!
 I made it 
  November 4, 2013
Quoting david drake Would "Best MOC ever of the movie Inception" be a gross under-statement here! Love the extra miles you went on this, especially with the lighting effects which really give it a cinematic-level dramatic effect!
Wow! Thank you David. I haven't shown "behind the scenes" shots because I don't think they are that interesting, but on this one I was hoping to show others how I did it so that they could use it to try themselves. And improve on it! The movie is ripe with some great imagery that I hope to see more of in Lego.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2013
Would "Best MOC ever of the movie Inception" be a gross under-statement here! Love the extra miles you went on this, especially with the lighting effects which really give it a cinematic-level dramatic effect!
 I made it 
  November 4, 2013
Quoting Jay Jenkins Incredible job portraying one of my favorite movies to LEGO!
Thank you Jay. One of my favorites as well.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2013
Incredible job portraying one of my favorite movies to LEGO!
 I made it 
  November 4, 2013
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Fantastic work Matt, that's a really impressive creation, and a great entry. However, I 100% disagree with your opinion on Avatar, and the many others who share it. Although the story broke no boundaries, I thought it was really interesting seeing the humans as the aliens, and the plot was good enough for me. It made a change from the usual alien invasions of earth, and was a fantastic film in my opinion. Off the point a little bit there, but yeah, great MOC!
Thank you Starscream. And, of course, I completely respect your opinion of Avatar. The absolute main issue that I had with it was my own "deification" of James Cameron. With his amazing storytelling and character development accomplishments like Aliens, Abyss, and Terminator, I expected a whole lot more. My expectations were nowhere near sated. I feel that he deserves to be held to a higher standard and when he falls short, I am truly let down. I felt the exact same way with Kubrick when he vomited out Eyes Wide Shut. It goes further back for me in thinking of the Art of cinema, where progression is the most important thing without any loss of substance. I know, and agree, the visuals were fantastic; and, the idea of "human" alien invaders is interesting. However, every single Western is set on this premise, usually with the cowboys winning. Same thing IMO, only this time the Indians win. I guess I lost all interest in the movie with the introduction of an unobtainable element called Unobtainium. You have to admit that THAT one hurt. I enjoy eye candy, but you have to agree that there was zero nutritional value. In all honesty, I truly appreciate the input and opinion. I enjoy the debate and apologize for the length of my comment. Thank you again, for both the compliment and your opinion. Both are greatly appreciated!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2013
Fantastic work Matt, that's a really impressive creation, and a great entry. However, I 100% disagree with your opinion on Avatar, and the many others who share it. Although the story broke no boundaries, I thought it was really interesting seeing the humans as the aliens, and the plot was good enough for me. It made a change from the usual alien invasions of earth, and was a fantastic film in my opinion. Off the point a little bit there, but yeah, great MOC!
 I made it 
  November 4, 2013
Quoting Davanchi M. One word: BOSS!
Ha! Thank you Davanchi. I like that word. ;)
 I like it 
  November 4, 2013
One word: BOSS!
matt rowntRee
 I like it 
Keith Goldman
  November 2, 2013
 I made it 
  November 2, 2013
Quoting Mihai Marius Mihu Wonderful work, great dynamic and attention to detail. Love how you made the figure hands, brilliant.
Thank you Mihai. It was truly vital for me to make it dynamic to emphasize Arthur's adaptability. I saw immediately how to make the hands and ran with it. The details, after all, are very important and pleasingly subtle. I'm glad your eye picked them up.
 I made it 
  November 2, 2013
Quoting Keith Goldman Blogged my friend. http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/11/02/arthur-the-point-man/
Wow! That's awesome! Thank you Keith, a first for me and truly cool. I'll go and check it out. Thanks again my friend!
 I like it 
  November 2, 2013
Wonderful work, great dynamic and attention to detail. Love how you made the figure hands, brilliant.
 I made it 
  November 1, 2013
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . Chewbacca standing alone it that hallway will haunt me for the rest of ... this comment. Pretty cool MOC, especially all the texturing in the walls and ceiling. Not to mention those spiffy figures!
Thank you Senator. Chewy does have that sort of "come play with us, forever" look about him. The textures were vital, in fact they determined the scale of this thing. I wanted them to be spot on. The figs were tricky and fun, and in the end, rather spiffy. Concur. ;)
 I like it 
  November 1, 2013
Chewbacca standing alone it that hallway will haunt me for the rest of ... this comment. Pretty cool MOC, especially all the texturing in the walls and ceiling. Not to mention those spiffy figures!
 I made it 
  October 31, 2013
Quoting Pico van Grootveld Insane! Skills indeed, 5/5
Thank you Pico. Insane? Without a doubt! ;)
 I like it 
  October 31, 2013
Insane! Skills indeed, 5/5
 I made it 
  October 31, 2013
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde Woooow, amazing! Just like the movie, what's more to say about it!?
Thank you Marc. I think you said it perfectly, "just like the movie". Can't ask for anything better. ;)
 I like it 
  October 31, 2013
Woooow, amazing! Just like the movie, what's more to say about it!?
 I made it 
  October 30, 2013
Quoting christophe corthay :-O !!!!!
:-D Thank you Cristophe.
 I made it 
  October 30, 2013
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi Impressive work man! Everything about this speaks awesomeness! The lighting was also very well done. Congrats on advancing!
Thank you David. It was quite the undertaking, I'm just glad it all came together without self-destructing. ;)
 I like it 
  October 30, 2013
:-O !!!!!
 I like it 
  October 30, 2013
Impressive work man! Everything about this speaks awesomeness! The lighting was also very well done. Congrats on advancing!
 I made it 
  October 30, 2013
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 I have nt seen this movie, but, your scene is pretty impressive! like you, I was nt very impressed with the scripts, they made it work, but, there where no intricacy to make for deeper thoughts, I am amazed at how many grills it took you to make this, incredible! well done Matt!
Thank you Cyberfrank. This movie more than makes up for the lack of intricacy in the other films, one of the primary reasons I loved it. The grills were vital for the texture, I wanted to do it justice.
 I like it 
  October 30, 2013
I have nt seen this movie, but, your scene is pretty impressive! like you, I was nt very impressed with the scripts, they made it work, but, there where no intricacy to make for deeper thoughts, I am amazed at how many grills it took you to make this, incredible! well done Matt!
 I made it 
  October 30, 2013
Quoting Michael Rutherford You’re quite correct about Inception. But I was really impressed with the way you nailed the often overlooked connection between the film and Chewbacca. It seems a minute thing (some still cling to the notion that there is no connection). You however, obviously grasp the "Linchpin" nature of Chewbacca’s role in the film. His absence from the screen superficially obscures his contribution to the narrative, but the telltale signs of his influence are unmistakable. Well done! I also really liked the use of triangle plate on that guys gray jacket... and your wine rack. Attack!
No connection? Well that's just crazy talk! Chewy is omnipresent, omnipotent, and, well, omnivore. I knew you'd understand his importance Michael, in fact it was Chewy that insisted on the triangle plate. But he is no longer allowed near the wine. Have you ever seen a wookiee hangover? No, I think not! You'd remember, trust me. That bathroom has been sealed off permanently. No Zin for you!!! XD Thank you Michael.
 I like it 
  October 30, 2013
You’re quite correct about Inception. But I was really impressed with the way you nailed the often overlooked connection between the film and Chewbacca. It seems a minute thing (some still cling to the notion that there is no connection). You however, obviously grasp the "Linchpin" nature of Chewbacca’s role in the film. His absence from the screen superficially obscures his contribution to the narrative, but the telltale signs of his influence are unmistakable. Well done! I also really liked the use of triangle plate on that guys gray jacket... and your wine rack. Attack!
matt rowntRee
 I like it 
Keith Goldman
  October 29, 2013
I have to admit I couldn't stand the movie...it was so pretentious, but this model is genius and you captured the scene perfectly.
 I made it 
  October 29, 2013
Quoting Tim C Whoa, Matt. That thing is huge! I love Joseph's representation here. The walking around the walls looks effortless and that couldn't have been easy to achieve in the old ABS. The wookie shot was very helpful because I was misled as to how huge this thing is, and Chewie being dwarfed by anything is indeed saying something;) Very well done, Matt and good luck in the M.O.
Thank you Tim. My main goal was to show how Arthur really is the man in charge by him effortlessly adapting to the changing environment. I'm very pleased that it came through. It is a huge part of the movie character and a wonderfully done scene. It forced the scale to massive in order to show articulation and weight. Chewbacca will always be there to help! =D
 I like it 
  October 29, 2013
Whoa, Matt. That thing is huge! I love Joseph's representation here. The walking around the walls looks effortless and that couldn't have been easy to achieve in the old ABS. The wookie shot was very helpful because I was misled as to how huge this thing is, and Chewie being dwarfed by anything is indeed saying something;) Very well done, Matt and good luck in the M.O.
 I made it 
  October 29, 2013
Quoting A. Sargent Wow. Just wow. This is incredible, Matt! Perfection! Congrats on making Round 5, and good luck!
Thank you Andrew. Great round for everyone. I'm gonna need a bit of luck for the next one. ;)
 I like it 
  October 29, 2013
Wow. Just wow. This is incredible, Matt! Perfection! Congrats on making Round 5, and good luck!
 I made it 
  October 29, 2013
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Unreal!
Thank you Shifu. It was! ;)
 I made it 
  October 29, 2013
Quoting Keith Goldman I have to admit I couldn't stand the movie...it was so pretentious, but this model is genius and you captured the scene perfectly.
Thank you Keith. I do admit there was an abundance of swagger to the film, but I enjoyed that it didn't just take you into one dream but rather five. I love complexity and compared to the other two choices I had... Well, let's just say "The Ambulance" had more substance. ;)
 I like it 
  October 29, 2013
Unreal!
 I made it 
  October 29, 2013
Quoting Delatron 3000 For how much i feel like we have discussed this i'm a bit ashamed to find i hadn't yet commented on it! Still, well done on advancing mate. It's a great composition - Like Blake's build this round, i feel every component was there just to set up a perfect 'freeze-frame' moment and it worked a treat. The hallway itself has just enough interest in texture and colour to both look good but also not detract from the figs, which are great, really well posed and proportioned. Add the photography (technically very well done) and it all makes a very well-executed and recognisable scene. Good luck next round.
Thank you Delatron. Being compared to Blake's work is high praise that I am truly grateful for. I'm sorry that the figs aren't 8 foot tall Smurfs defending an unobtainable element called... What was the name of it? Oh yes, Unobtainium. XD Sorry, I just can't resist. LOL Congrats to you as well, round 5 is shaping up to be quite the battle. I am actually giddy with pleasure as to how this round went and what the next ones hold in store. Should be spectacular!
 I like it 
  October 29, 2013
For how much i feel like we have discussed this i'm a bit ashamed to find i hadn't yet commented on it! Still, well done on advancing mate. It's a great composition - Like Blake's build this round, i feel every component was there just to set up a perfect 'freeze-frame' moment and it worked a treat. The hallway itself has just enough interest in texture and colour to both look good but also not detract from the figs, which are great, really well posed and proportioned. Add the photography (technically very well done) and it all makes a very well-executed and recognisable scene. Good luck next round.
 I made it 
  October 29, 2013
Quoting Elvish Brick INCEPTION!!! This is a great depiction of one of my favorite scenes from that awesome movie!
Thank you Elvish. It truly is an amazing scene in an incredible movie.
 I made it 
  October 29, 2013
Quoting Chris Phipson Not that you need it at this point but... yeah, you got my vote! Welcome to round 5! ~ Chris.
Thank you Chris. Any vote my way is always appreciated. ;)
 I made it 
  October 29, 2013
Quoting Annie Corder Whoa, this is amazing. you've got my vote! awesome job and congrats :)
Thank you very much Annie!
 I like it 
  October 29, 2013
INCEPTION!!! This is a great depiction of one of my favorite scenes from that awesome movie!
 I like it 
  October 29, 2013
Not that you need it at this point but... yeah, you got my vote! Welcome to round 5! ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  October 29, 2013
Whoa, this is amazing. you've got my vote! awesome job and congrats :)
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting Dave Kaleta Matt, This is just phenomenal. The posture of the characters is dead on (not an easy task at any scale with LEGO), but your photograph and presentation really sell the build. I love the way you've filled the scene with the right amounts and scale of texture. Great work. ~Dave
Thank you Dave. The postures were wickedly fun and tricky especially since gravity didn't quite define their stance. It was exactly like life drawing: Draw what you see, not what you know. An extremely tough skill to hone. I'm glad that you picked up on them as well as the texture. That was paramount for the whole thing. The only miscalculation was the reflectiveness of Lego interrupting the look of a matte painted wall surface and a flat light absorbing carpet. Oh well. ;)
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting Achintya Prasad Just to add to my previous comment (which you might have missed while replying back) I think that this dream is so good, it's time for it get more recognition. Matt, open up a Flickr account. Trust me, this MOC, along with the others, are overdue on it.....
Hey Achintya, for some odd reason my response to you is in mediation. Er? It'll pop up. I just opened one last week and have yet to explore over there. No posts of mine in it but I will soon. Thanks again and I'll be tuning in over there shortly. I'm still wickedly new to all this and am still getting my feet wet. Newbie!!!
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting Abby Francis Okay, I haven't seen your opponents entry but I think your is just mind blowing, just like the movie! You deserve to move up. :) Good luck with the judges!
Thank you Abby. Mind-blowing was a hope of mine, especially since the movie righteously blew my mind.
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting David . My favorite scene from one of my favorite movies: And you've donner justice. :D Reall awesome macro figs, love the Ice cream cone technique. Also, great poses. Lovin' it! :D
Thank you David. When I first saw the ice cream cone, NOSE was what popped into my head. It's held in there with a fig hand with rubber tubing. It also allowed me to make the eyes a little more menacing and use the half wall for the sides of his face.
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting ~ McLegofreak Hahahahaha! Chewbacca, I love it! Amazing photography too. PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH, STRENGTH THROUGH WAR. ~ General McLegfreak
Just when I thought I wouldn't see your war chant ever again, BOOM! XD Thank you General, you gave me quite the laugh when I read that. And, yes, Chewy made it in. Hope to see you in DA2.0, you made it rather enjoyable. Seriously!
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting Stuart Lucas Like, Wow. All your builds in this contest have been great but this one is off the scale. Attention to detail, accuracy to the source material, even the lighting. I've really got to see that movie!
Thank you Stuart. I really love this contest and what it has brought out in me and everyone else. Especially this round! I tried to be as accurate as Lego would allow. And YES, you must see it. ;)
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting Nick Barrett Just paying another visit to the best build of R4. Sublime.
Thank you again Nick. You are always welcome to stop on by anytime. BTW I keep checking out your own fantastic build. Great round for all!
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting David Alexander Smith I know I'm not voting your side of the draw, but wow!
Thank you David. I won't tell anyone. ;)
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
Matt, This is just phenomenal. The posture of the characters is dead on (not an easy task at any scale with LEGO), but your photograph and presentation really sell the build. I love the way you've filled the scene with the right amounts and scale of texture. Great work. ~Dave
  October 28, 2013
Just to add to my previous comment (which you might have missed while replying back) I think that this dream is so good, it's time for it get more recognition. Matt, open up a Flickr account. Trust me, this MOC, along with the others, are overdue on it.....
  October 28, 2013
Okay, I haven't seen your opponents entry but I think your is just mind blowing, just like the movie! You deserve to move up. :) Good luck with the judges!
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
My favorite scene from one of my favorite movies: And you've donner justice. :D Reall awesome macro figs, love the Ice cream cone technique. Also, great poses. Lovin' it! :D
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
Hahahahaha! Chewbacca, I love it! Amazing photography too. PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH, STRENGTH THROUGH WAR. ~ General McLegfreak
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
Like, Wow. All your builds in this contest have been great but this one is off the scale. Attention to detail, accuracy to the source material, even the lighting. I've really got to see that movie!
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
Just paying another visit to the best build of R4. Sublime.
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
I know I'm not voting your side of the draw, but wow!
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting Paul Vermeesch Total awesomeness!
Total thank you Paul! ;)
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
Total awesomeness!
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting Finn tegotash Wonderful creation! I like your maxifigs!
Thank you Finn. They both were quite tricky. Fun though.
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting JS Can A for effort!
J is for jacks. Cinnamon, toasty Apple Jacks! Fun to eat and apply sweet, Kellogg's Apple Jacks. =]
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting Ian Spacek To put things simply, you've got my vote! If you'd used dark tan as opposed to reddish brown in the walls, I think this would've been perfect. All nitpicking aside, incredible build! Out of all the stellar builds Round 4 has produced, this is probably my favorite.
Thank you very much Ian. I actually considered dark tan, but seeing that I have maybe 20 total pieces in that color... No go. The walls had a lot of red in the brown and with a matte finish, the Lego red/brown is a bit reflective and not true to the color. It was a compromise that also depleted my and Heaths supplies. Lesson here: Bigger scale uses a lot of bricks. Who knew? ;) Thanks again.
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting Eric Rathke this is pretty outstanding, and huge! the details are wonderful though, everything is smooth and stream line. it looks great!
Thank you Eric. Tried to follow the elegant lines of the hallway.
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting Mitchell Long It is a great film, but this is AWESOME too!!!
Thank you Mitchell. Indeed a great film.
 I made it 
  October 28, 2013
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor Wow man, this turned out incredible! You nailed it.....like a boss! It was my pleasure to loan you the pieces. I'm glad to see they went to good use. I'm looking forward to seeing you and Stu duke it out in the final round! As Jay Z would say...."On to the next one!"
Heath you are a rock star! Thank you once again and thank you for the confidence. I would love to duke it out with that Avatar loving, scruffy looking, nerfurder. XD Okay, that was a little too far. I'm sorry Stu, didn't mean to call you scruffy. =D (I think I just fell into a burning ring of fire. Pretty sure that's Jay-Z as well.)
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
Wonderful creation! I like your maxifigs!
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
A for effort!
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
To put things simply, you've got my vote! If you'd used dark tan as opposed to reddish brown in the walls, I think this would've been perfect. All nitpicking aside, incredible build! Out of all the stellar builds Round 4 has produced, this is probably my favorite.
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
this is pretty outstanding, and huge! the details are wonderful though, everything is smooth and stream line. it looks great!
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
It is a great film, but this is AWESOME too!!!
 I like it 
  October 28, 2013
Wow man, this turned out incredible! You nailed it.....like a boss! It was my pleasure to loan you the pieces. I'm glad to see they went to good use. I'm looking forward to seeing you and Stu duke it out in the final round! As Jay Z would say...."On to the next one!"
matt rowntRee
 I like it 
Dr. Monster
  October 27, 2013
Excellent! Well thought out and expertly crafted. Great MOC and the main pic is super.
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting David Roberts So many brown bricks and all of those white 2x2 grille bricks boggle the mind. I like how you did the trick of turning the camera, whilst the minifig version turned the whole build :) I think that the big panels in the floor/ceiling work brilliantly for lighting the long corridor.
Thank you David. Yup, there's a couple brown bricks and white grills in there. XD Another shout out to Heath for his helpful supplies. The lighting turned out better than I had hoped. I used white paper laid out on top of the glass to soften and diffuse the lights from below. Basically built it like a real upside down hallway. Just wish I could have lit the sconces.
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Achintya Prasad Matt. Why must you insist upon hitting your MOCs out of the park?! This is phenomenal! I remember scanning through the group, and I saw that Inception was a choice. Yep, the only guy that could do it was you :-D This turned out perfectly, and I agree, totally, about your view of the movie. Avatar was nothing short of cr ap. The weapons weren't bad and all, but really? It's like the trail of tears all over again. It's truly depressing. However, Inception :-D literally perfect, just like this entry. Good luck Matt, though I doubt you will need it.....
Thank you Achintya! What a fantastic comment, I greatly appreciate it. Glad to hear another with the same view of Avatar, thought I'd be alone in my lamentation thinking about that "thing". ;) Thanks again!
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Stephen Boe Fantastic job! I immediately knew what scene you had built from the first picture. Inception is awesome.
Thank you Stephen. Love that iconic scene and the movie as well.
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Blake Baer The composition of the picture is gorgeous.
Thank you Blake. The composition took forever to get. I'm glad that it translated through. 80 shots later. ;)
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
Fantastic job! I immediately knew what scene you had built from the first picture. Inception is awesome.
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
The composition of the picture is gorgeous.
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Mark McPeek Incredible as expected! I'm really liking this! FANtastic work!!! ;D
Thank you Mark. I'm really liking it as well. ;)
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
Incredible as expected! I'm really liking this! FANtastic work!!! ;D
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Leda Kat =^..^= Now is the time for me to shamefully admit to never actually seeing this film... so not a clue what the heck is going on here, but this moc is spectacular! You've really nailed those people designs. them alone would be a great moc, but the hallway as well is pure win win win. You rock!
Thank you Leda and shame on you for not seeing this exceptional movie! ;) Go see it right now, I'll wait. Okay, I've waited long enough, what'd you think? XD The characters were tricky but the hallway was completely nerve wracking. Fun nonetheless! Thanks again, and there'll be a quiz on the film later.
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Nick Brick ;-D In one word: magnificent.
Thank you Nick. I like that word! ;)
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Elk Guard I enjoyed the fourth wall commentary as much as the build, well said! Great hallway scene too, very dynamic!
Thank you Elk. My commentary is always fun to add even though I know some will disagree with my opinion. Fair enough. Dynamic was exactly what I was after.
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Dr. Monster Excellent! Well thought out and expertly crafted. Great MOC and the main pic is super.
Thank you Dr. It was a brain buster. The main pic was one from about 80.
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori (StoveTopCreator!) Perfection! :)
Thank you Topsy. I try. ;)
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting El Barto ! Truly awesome! I like how you can sense the weight of the fig pressing against the wall to keep his balance. A very important detail, I think. And thanks for adding all the behind the scene shots, too. It really shows the effort you put into this, not just the build but to get the perfect photo. Good luck, Chief!
Thank you Barto! The weight of the characters was vital and I'm glad you pointed that out. The whole shot is character development in regards to Arthur. The "how to" shots are fun and I think I'll make a real effort in the future to show how my brain works, as soon as I can figure THAT out. ;)
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting clayton Marchetti First off is that a wine rack on picture 7! Once again your Lego mastery shows! From my perspective you chose the hardest topic but you never choose the easy path. Although I would love to see you build 6 foot tall half naked smurfs or the epic seen of Anikin trying to flip over Obi and getting cut to peices this is absolutely brilliant! I LOVE the lighted ceiling or floor! Again I love how you build your figures. They really look like the actors. The 975 grill bricks for the floor is fantastic. I saw Inception and loved it and brother you captured this scene perfectly! Can't wait to see what your category is in round 5!
Thank you Brother! And, yes, it is a wine rack (I have a penchant for fine alcohols be it wine, Scotch, and a good beer. ;] hic...) For me, Inception was a no brainer for one great reason: I wouldn't have to watch the other two again! As far as the figures looking like the actors, I actually put a tremendous effort towards that end and it pleases me greatly to hear. Everything came together unexpectedly well, even though it is slightly different from my original vision. I can live with that seeing that it was all new techniques to me. Thanks again Brother.
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
Now is the time for me to shamefully admit to never actually seeing this film... so not a clue what the heck is going on here, but this moc is spectacular! You've really nailed those people designs. them alone would be a great moc, but the hallway as well is pure win win win. You rock!
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
In one word: magnificent.
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
I enjoyed the fourth wall commentary as much as the build, well said! Great hallway scene too, very dynamic!
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
Perfection! :)
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
Matt. Why must you insist upon hitting your MOCs out of the park?! This is phenomenal! I remember scanning through the group, and I saw that Inception was a choice. Yep, the only guy that could do it was you :-D This turned out perfectly, and I agree, totally, about your view of the movie. Avatar was nothing short of cr ap. The weapons weren't bad and all, but really? It's like the trail of tears all over again. It's truly depressing. However, Inception :-D literally perfect, just like this entry. Good luck Matt, though I doubt you will need it.....
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
Truly awesome! I like how you can sense the weight of the fig pressing against the wall to keep his balance. A very important detail, I think. And thanks for adding all the behind the scene shots, too. It really shows the effort you put into this, not just the build but to get the perfect photo. Good luck, Chief!
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
First off is that a wine rack on picture 7! Once again your Lego mastery shows! From my perspective you chose the hardest topic but you never choose the easy path. Although I would love to see you build 6 foot tall half naked smurfs or the epic seen of Anikin trying to flip over Obi and getting cut to peices this is absolutely brilliant! I LOVE the lighted ceiling or floor! Again I love how you build your figures. They really look like the actors. The 975 grill bricks for the floor is fantastic. I saw Inception and loved it and brother you captured this scene perfectly! Can't wait to see what your category is in round 5!
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Alex Rode Wow, absolutely phenomenal! This build, I think, will get you to round 5! Well done Matt! Good luck to you and your opponent.
Thank you Alex! Hope I get there. We'll see what Brickmaster throws at me and what the judges say. Should be a tough call, hope so anyway. ;)
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
Wow, absolutely phenomenal! This build, I think, will get you to round 5! Well done Matt! Good luck to you and your opponent.
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Chris Roach masterfully done!
Thank you Chris!
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Jared . This is absolutely amazing! Fantastic job!
Thank you very much Jared.
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting sam the first that is incredible!! the chewey picture looks brilliant - good luck!!
Thank you Sam. Wasn't sure how I could sneak Chewy in there. ;)
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Mark Kelso Nice! From the figures, to the textures in the hallway, to the lighting...great work all around!
Thank you Mark. The figs were tricky to say the least. I wanted articulation because they both have dynamic postures. Their scale determined the size of the hallway. Ugh! The texture was important especially in the "floor" with the grills and the undulating walls helped sneakily hide the dwindling supply of browns. ;)
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Wow. Everyone remembers that scene, even if they only saw the previews. This looks fantastic.
Thank you MCLegoboy. The entire scene is stunning on so many levels that I knew it was the one I wanted to do. And it wasn't a green screen! Who knew THAT would be cool and iconic? ;)
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
masterfully done!
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Nick Barrett True brilliance. Agree completely about the merits of Inception, and you've done it justice with this magnificent build.
Thank you Nick. I was actually stunned that it was an option. Actually, I was more grateful seeing the other two choices. ;) I am very opinionated about movies, I tend to take them seriously because I've seen so many wonderful examples of greatness like this one to be honestly passionate about them.
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
This is absolutely amazing! Fantastic job!
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting BrickMaster Tommy This is amazing. You've really done a great job at capturing an iconic scene from the movie. It looks like you've put a lot of work into this. Good luck to you.
Thank you Brickmaster. It was a lot of work, and a lot of white grills, AND a lot of brown. ;) Can't wait to see your entry, judging by your previous work, it should be quite impressive. I wish you good luck as well!
 I made it 
  October 27, 2013
Quoting Tyler Halliwell Your skill at this scale is remarkable. You did the scene justice, Matt, and the setup works perfectly in the main photo. Great choice of build, and best of luck!
Thank you Tyler. It was a tunnel-vision kind of build. Literally! ;) My primary goal was to do the scene justice and I wasn't sure how it would all come together in the end. I think I shot about 80 pictures trying to get the angle, tilt, lighting, and color just right. God bless digital cameras with functionality!
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
that is incredible!! the chewey picture looks brilliant - good luck!!
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
Nice! From the figures, to the textures in the hallway, to the lighting...great work all around!
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
Wow. Everyone remembers that scene, even if they only saw the previews. This looks fantastic.
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
So many brown bricks and all of those white 2x2 grille bricks boggle the mind. I like how you did the trick of turning the camera, whilst the minifig version turned the whole build :) I think that the big panels in the floor/ceiling work brilliantly for lighting the long corridor.
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
True brilliance. Agree completely about the merits of Inception, and you've done it justice with this magnificent build.
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
This is amazing. You've really done a great job at capturing an iconic scene from the movie. It looks like you've put a lot of work into this. Good luck to you.
 I like it 
  October 27, 2013
Your skill at this scale is remarkable. You did the scene justice, Matt, and the setup works perfectly in the main photo. Great choice of build, and best of luck!
 
By matt rowntRee
Add to my favorite builders

86
people like this. See who.

2,970 visitors
128 comments
Added October 27, 2013
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop M.O. Round 4: matt rowntRee vs. Brickmaster Tommy - Arthur, The Point Man


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use