My last Post Apocalyptic attempted was an utter failure. Aside from the fact that it included my only mech, it was one of the reasons I lost the MOC-off against Will Thomas. This, my friend, is the dio that haunts me. Why couldn't I build like this during the MOC-off? We'll never know...But for now, Will is the master! =)
If anybody inspired me to build this, it's my good TFOL friends Will Thomas and Robert Murphy. (And of course the master, Tyler Clites)
Everett is a medium to large-sized city on the Puget Sound of Washington State, best known for the military ship yards that hold some of the greatest Aircraft Carriers in the nation. It is also home to Boeing's assembly plant for the 747, 767, 777, and the new 787 in the largest building in the world by volume at 116.5 million cubic feet.
And now, in the year 2105, it is destroyed. Destroyed is an understatement.
World War III (yes, I'm using that again) has killed most of the people in the world, and a band of friends are now eking out their survival in the streets of Everett. Let's go meet them!
Old Bobby Hanks constantly sits in his portion of the building. His only companionship is the skeletonized head of his former friend "Wilson", kept in the backpack. Why was he so strongly attached to his friend, you ask? *snicker* You're weird...
Joseph Harding (standing on rock) is one of those young men that even older men look up to. His wits and good looks make his the coolest of the group.
John Magnus *cough*BruceWillis*cough* is the veteran of the group. He is addicted to guns, and proudly shows off his bald head, even when it got really bumpy from the war.
Mark Rankless is a former lawyer who is awkwardly attracted to the color tan. 'Nuff said.
As seen UNDER the rock formation, George Don is the knife man. I like knives! (And Ike!)
My dad helped me a lot by telling me how buildings crumble. He's got a degree in mechanical engineering, and then designed blown-up buildings as a 3D artist for like, ten years. (Now he's the manager)
I followed his advice. =)
My daid tree. Either that or it's just winter...Eggplant, you're the teacher, what is this kind of tree called? You know, the one with the colorful leaves! And why do they turn colors?
Yeah, those whips were Nannan's idea.
They call these white hands "Auntie Joan's gloves". Nobody can tell if they're hands or gloves though, because it's all the same in Lego!
You've probably noticed that the smaller building on the rock is a whole lot less damaged then the larger one, and that it's built on the road. The reason for that, is WWIII came in two waves. After the first wave, John Magnus built this small building, not caring about the road of course, but then the second wave came and destroyed more, including the small building.
The power lines were a sweet little addition right before taking the pictures. Why are the lines crossed, you ask? 'Cuz I wanted them like that, that's why.
So yeah, they can go under the big rock...which you've probably figured out by the entrance in the front.
To anyone who thinks I should have added a vehicle: go play on some power lines. =)
And, as a closing note, here's some pictures if when it was a WIP. You'll probably notice several buildings where my giant rock is now. That's what you call a directors cut.
Dang!!! this is my favorite post apoc creation no doubt!!! Bye the way I made An entry for the mocolympics and the catagory was post apoc, And after I built it I found this awesome creation and I think the road and the left side of mine looks a little like this one. I gave you credit in the description, so I don't think you will have a problem with it, But if it really makes you mad then I woulden't mined taking it off. -Brian
OO00oohh! I like this. A lot. A super duper, super spectacular, whole goody-goody lot. Yes, that was me at my most random. Anyway, I'm really lovin' those rocks and envyin' all those bley 1x2 slopes... most of mine are old gray. :( The road and the buildings are great... and I would love to get my hands on some those brown grass stalk thing a ma jigs... but BL has not payed off in that way... yet. Much better than my attempt. (Although I had SNOT! :P)I'm also thinking that this is one of my favorite post Apoc MOCs. (Almost a rhyme, darn it!)
I like the way this thing looks in the long pull back shots. Small amounts of greenery (like weeds, not trees mind you), might be cool. I mean, weeds would grow in within a few weeks, so it's hardly a sign of "Good times". It wouldn't hurt the gloomy mood (gloomy rocks by the way). Attack!
So what mainly pushed me to comment was noticing you have the same drawers that you store your LEGOs in as I do. Yep, I purchased mine at Lowes. Pretty nice drawers if I do say so myself. Oh yeah, nice post apoc scene! Good idea getting those pictures and following them, makes for a realistic dio. Anyways if you have a second, I appreciate comments and ratings on my stuff (which does include buildings and roads!, but sadly there still full intact and not blown to pieces or crumbling). Thanks!
Wow, MOCpages has really improved. And your creations have gotten WAY better! I'm not sure if you remember me, but if you do, contact me on Flickr because I still go there sometimes. Anyway, really great job! :)
Very nice build! My main complaints are these: No SNOT road, Peach figs, No vehicle and that your fig doesn't look like Bruce Willis...besides that this is a great MOC, keep it up and it looks like you're a Castle/"Everett Post-Apoc" master!
You should make a space neetle that "sort of" made it through the big war. Or better yet the worthless convention center in seattle that always bottles up traffic! a Semi full of explosives should conveniantly blow that thing up so they can put more lans on I-5. Anywho this is a great MOC as usual when you make them!
never really understood post-apoc,and it doesnt make sense to me,but if any1 could direct me to a site that could sorta quickly tell me what it is,I would be ever so glad,anyway,I dont care much for this kinda stuff,but I know a good build when I see one.I like your use of rubble,makse it look really realistic,oddly.... - Hunter
There's a lot of less-than-great Apocalego out there, so its hard to find a cool diorama like this one. Excellent work on the buildings, your dad must have been a big help. If you build a couple of Apoc-Vehicles, this would be the perfect place for them to duke it out. Awesome work!
Very good. I love those power lines especially, and you did a fantastic job overall with the entire setup. I would suggest using plates in place of bricks though, as bricks make it look a little bit, ermmm...bricky. I also think the road should be a bit wider. Other than that, I have no complaints. And if I can only find two nitpicks, it means that I love it. :D
With all that air and water hardware in the area it's no wonder that town got the stuffing kicked out of it. Nice scene, made even better with Bruce Willis in it. I even like watching Moonlighting, even if I can't stand that blond chick. Eggie is right, better each time, which makes sense. Your building on your past work and obviously learning from what you did and what you see around you. I like seeing where people work and how they sort their bricks. see ya. garth