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Taj: The Movie
Taj: The Movie.... I've spent the past three weeks in Australia working on the movie "Taj", an Australian film whose central prop is a Lego model of the Taj Mahal. The original model, that I built last spring, took three months to build (about 300 hours). Besides bringing the original model with me on the airplane (it comes apart into 40 modules that were each carefully wrapped), I also brought with me an additional 30,000 pieces to build a duplicate model. It took about 75 hours to complete the second model. So the images shown are not computer trickery but two complete models (each has about 25,000 pieces). A second model was needed for a variety of reasons (including the fact that the model get tipped over in over in one of the final scenes) Thanks and gratitude go out to Shannon "Ocean". He lives in Melbourne Australia and will be assisting the producer in my absence. Many of you know Shannon from his amazing Mocs and cheerful and whimsical comments he's alway leaving others. In my three weeks in Oz I got to know the "live and in the flesh" Shannon. Amazingly dedicated to the film project, artistic, soft-spoken, intelligent, always cheerful, insightful with ideas, Shannon also acted as my guide helping me to explore Melbourne and its surrounding attractions. (We need to figure out how to get him to the states!!) The movie begins filming in April. Release dates etc. are still up in the air. You can read more about the film here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/57408 Arthur
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  September 10, 2009
Wow
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  January 11, 2009
this pic was a bit difficult to explain to my wife who just walked past... Congrats on the movie. It seemed to good to be true when I first read about it.
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  January 11, 2009
After seeing this, I'll do everything in my power to go to Brickworld '09!!
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  January 11, 2009
Lucky Shannon... I can't wait to see the movie. The Taj's look great!
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  January 11, 2009
Was this the original set or did you two built 2 customs?
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  January 11, 2009
This hemisphere ain't big enough for two Shannons! As if he'd want to slum it with the rest of us humble Lego geeks anyway, after he's been seduced by the glitz and glamour of the movie biz...
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  January 11, 2009
You forgot "handsome"! Haha, just kidding. I had so much fun working with you Arthur and showing you around. God willing we'll all be on Oprah soon and as far as Brickworld is concerned, I'm saving my pennies as we speak...
Arthur Gugick
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Dave Sterling
  January 10, 2009
Congrats again Arthur on having your amazing MOC on the 'Silver Screen'. I just read the article on you in the latest BrickJournal and it was pure win. It was a pleasure meeting you and listening to your talk at Brickworld 2008. Can't wait to see you again in June 2009. Thanks for sharing your story and I will be the third to say we NEED to get Mr. 'Motion of the' Ocean over here soon! Maybe this will be the excuse for him to join us at Brickworld this year. ;-) We'll just have to make sure we don't expose him to too much Phipson...otherwise he'll never come back.
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  January 10, 2009
VERY intriguing story and, of course, beyond belief building skills. Thanks for sharing this!
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  January 10, 2009
Man, that's like...The Dream. =)
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  January 10, 2009
WOW, that is an honor for you and Ocean!
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  January 10, 2009
Great Story! Shanno is a lucky guy to be skirting your shirt tail. =)
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  January 10, 2009
AWESOME... TWINS! I mean, umm... We've been saying that we need to get Shannon over here for a LONG time now... But he keeps turning us down on our offers (I know... I wouldn't want to be that close to Kelso if I didn't have to either, so I don't really blame him). Congrats on the movie! It's really cool that finally our little corner of the universe is getting SOME recognition. Hope to see you at Brickworld 09! ~ Chris.
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  January 10, 2009
i hope the movie come out soon
 
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