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Universal Solvent . My odd sense of humor gets together with a comic strip and some LEGOs. Nothing good can come of this... oh dear. . I never end up building what I intend to build... I started some work on a covered hopper traincar, got bored, and made this instead. I started out making the spilled black liquid itself, and by the time I had finished it had reminded me of one of Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons. I ended up with this, a vignette that reminds me of his humor, which means I'm either a genius or insane (or possibly both). My collection doesn't include many scared faces. I'll need to fix that later, or I won't be able to keep making vigs like this. I do realize I violated the "two minifigs or less" vignette rule, but I just couldn't make this feel right without at least three people. I concluded that the subject and composition of the vig is simple enough that I'm in compliance with the spirit, if not the letter, of the rules. Here's the back of the build, revealing the probably unsurprising truth about the amount of dark red bricks I own. It's pretty simple and uncluttered, and its only purpose is to support the roof and prevent too much light from coming through the windows. Here's what it looks like from above. Not much to say here, but it helps demonstrate that the vig is small enough not to break the size rule. It was all built on top of a 16x16 baseplate. Here's a better photo of the spill itself, bubbling away and corroding the sidewalk. When I first made the stonework on the building, it was all light grey and bley, and I thought it looked a little odd. Then I realized that anything that can eat away at a sidewalk can probably corrode stonework as well, so I darkened the stones right above the spill so they looked like they were starting to corrode. Here's a final picture of the best, and most important, part of the build. The liquid spilling out of the window is a LEGOŽ whip, and the bubbles should be somewhat obvious. The surface is a bunch of standard LEGOŽ bricks, SNOTted. Thanks for looking, please rate & comment.


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