I've had the idea to made a MOC about cheese for a long time now. In fact, ever since christmas when I got the little Mars Mission set with the robot and got a small orange 'wedge' brick. That piece looked so much like cheese...
Anyways, today I had one of my big MOCing sessions, and I made three average-quality creations. Though none stand up to the greatness of 'There's gotta be water on Mars', I'm not annoyed at how they came out. So, about this creation. I started by adding in some of my Viking ribbed brown walls, which I've been wanting to use for ages. I thought I'd do a still life with different cheeses and a cheese grater on a table. So I set about making a table out of what I thoughtwas a large brown piece collection. Boy was I wrong. The table came out OK, then I thought I should make a cheese rack: you always see cheeses being made, and they're on metal trolley racks. So I created this with the only set of 2x2 axel-and-wheels piece I had:
So that came out pretty badly. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I got started on the table stuff. I found I had a croissant (that I'd got off Lego online factory pick-a-brick thing a while ago), so I started up a French theme (the title of this MOC is 'still life' in French. If I got it wrong, please let me know!).
Meanwhile, I designed this great cheese grater.
I would have loved to have used one of those new grey grille wedge pieces, but I only have a lime green one and Photoshop CS4 hasn't arrived yet (can't wait!). So I had to make do with two flat grilles sandwiching a hand piece:
So I tried a few different angles and here's my final selection. The cheese on the plate / board looks really smooth and yellowy in most of the shots, I'm really proud of that. It looks a bit like that Leerdammer cheese (me likey Leerdammer). Yum yum. By the ways, the red cheeses are meant to be in a 'cheese wheel', y'know, cheese comes from a wheel? Well I didn't have enough red bricks to finish the whole wheel.
The set. I'm still annoyed I didn't tile over the floor.
Here's another sort of 'cheese rack' that I thought would be a good idea to include, but it didn't end up very... aesthetically-pleasing. It looks more like a cheese showcase, anyways. Stay tuned for more of today's MOCs, to be released soon (as soon as I get f***ing Photoshop!! Damn you Adobe!).
Hahaha. I too have used the ol' yellow wedge for cheese in my kitchen vig.(used brown ones for brownies) I did not, however, have orange or red, nor did I have the wedge grill you speak of. The use of the two grills was pretty genius. Very nice photography.~H