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Mustafar - star wars
About this creation
The idea of this construction came to my mind after my other build - The Inferno. I wanted to master " lava theme" and Mustafar was ideal scene for this.
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Technical data:
width- 180 cm
deep-130cm
high-150cm
base 5x7 base plate
construction weight: 65 kg
number of parts - 60 000.
build time - 4 months












Photoshop in use...
Photo without any alteration:



Basic alteration:



Intense alteration, lights, etc:




Source material:



Source was very poor. Only low quality images. Hoever It gave me more freedom ;)

[b]EDIT 04.10.2014

Behind the scenes [/b]

In short - zero magic, lot of fun. Nothing new for experienced builders

1) Idea

„Lava mastering”

2) Source files

Internet browning. Mustafar documentation was very weak. Just two 640-480 images.


3) Scale

It was difficult. One was sure- it can not be minifig. I decided that radiators will be the reference objects and all will be scaled to them. I have prepared few prototypes of radiators with different size. I used LDD but it has one weakness –gravitation not included.

[img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Migalart/mustafar2/behind/bh01.jpg[/img]


4) Levitated radiators

The construction in the movie doesn’t include gravity to much, but I rally tried to bo close to the original project. I had to build 60 cm long arms with some heavy bricks at the top and it should not break without any external help.

The whole project was at stake on the condition that I will manage to do this. I made several prototypes. The arms are mounted base on lever rule. Their are double long base on the visible fragment. I choose detailed way to curie them that required buying 260 of his brick:


[img]http://www.bricklink.com/PL/85970.jpg[/img]

It is not available in brown, so I had to look for proper paint.

5) Lego order

This is hard but I already made few big projects. Some parts was detailed counted. Others where ordered base only on mass – X kg of gray bricks,X kg of brown bricsk
30000 dots of yellow plates, any shape, as cheap as possible. 30000 dots of red plates, ETC.
I often buy modified brick which are cheaper, but building with them is more complex and difficult. I spend many hours on bricklink and prepare oreder in few shops to compare. The order have hundreds of positions if not thousand .



6) Scenography planning

I try to include two different work dimensions:
- building for photography
- building for expositions

In paradox – this two dimensions work often against each other.

It is easy to create nice object for photography with just few bricks. Big constructions are more difficult to be photographed.
From the very beginning of each project I have in mind the position of camera …


7) Modulars

This must be mobile construction which is the hardest point of all.
In the past I was dividing dioramas on eqal baseplate parts.
Now I try to divide the diorama on 5 types of modules:

- flat


[img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Migalart/mustafar2/behind/bh02.jpg[/img]

- high

[img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Migalart/mustafar2/behind/bh03.jpg[/img]

- complex

[img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Migalart/mustafar2/behind/bh04.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Migalart/mustafar2/behind/bh05.jpg[/img]


- speciall

[img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Migalart/mustafar2/behind/bh06.jpg[/img]


- construction

I try to have most flat and high modules.

Dividing diorama in 3D is always very difficult for me and I spend many hours not building but just trying to find optimal way to do this.


8) Building

I build always directly from head. No big designs. The key is brick availability logistic and segregation. I organize my workspace to be able to build with 2 colors in the same time, and I have to get every shape of bricks in this two colors in few seconds. I build often with most cheap possible bricks. I use street base plates, etc.
All to minimalize the enormous costs.

[img]http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Migalart/mustafar2/behind/bh05.jpg[/img]


9) Photo

I am not the expert in this but good photo is as important as the structure itself. I try to use good lighting and background.

10) At the end the photoshop and the worki is done.





High quality photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/migalart/



Comments

 I like it 
  November 10, 2015
To jest zachwycajace pod wzgledem koloru, formy ,pomyslu i wykonania.It is stunning.
 I like it 
  January 17, 2015
According to prior agreement I made a video of his awesome detailed MOC for him. Check it out if you like :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG4qDLX8qeY
 I like it 
  December 28, 2014
O_O *jaw drops* this is excellent.
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  October 18, 2014
How did you even make this!??! This is so amazing, my mind is just blown. The detail in all of this is crazy! Crazy good job!
 I like it 
  October 11, 2014
Amazing, this one beats all other Mustafar diorama's I've seen so far, I'd say you truly mastered the infernal lava scene, the heat radiates from these pictures, great job!
 I like it 
  October 10, 2014
WOW! Absolutely fantastic! This is magnificent! That is some seriously impressive lava. Man, so much win here...wow.
  October 9, 2014
Very impressive model. Wow, it looks like it be hot to the touch! This is a precisely detailed, gigantic representation of my favorite ROTS scene, and the most comprehensive Mustafar I have ever found. Great work; that's a job well done.
 I like it 
  October 8, 2014
It's ridiculous how realistic everything looks, especially that LAVA. The more I look at it the more I love it. The shuttle was a nice touch and gives a very good sense of scale. Stellar diorama.
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  October 7, 2014
Insane, my friend. This is an example of perfect plastic expressionism. Saturated reds, flowing textures, masterful commitment to Scale. Not enough I can say in lauding this one. 5/5!
 I made it 
  October 7, 2014
Thank you very much for good words :) I am very happy with this diorama. I know that lava is most spectacular in this MOC, but "levitate" radiators where harder to build :D
 I like it 
  October 7, 2014
8-0 BOH BOH BOH !!!!!
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  October 7, 2014
"That's a Star Wars MOC for the books!" said Ian, after he retrieved his jaw from the floor.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2014
WOW! I think you definitely mastered lava in Lego. Truly amazing build and scale.
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  October 7, 2014
Wow. Where to start ? Truly spectacular, the lava effect with the yellow and red really stands out. It's not just big; it's beautifully made.
 I like it 
  October 5, 2014
The whole layout looks totaly awesome! Love the lighting of the lava in ur pics
 I like it 
  October 4, 2014
Wow! Dude, that's Awesome! It looks just like the movie! Overall, Spectacular job!
 I like it 
  October 4, 2014
Wow this is immaculate! The light effects of the lava look really reallistic.
 I like it 
  October 4, 2014
(Choke) I don't know what to say!!!!
 I like it 
  October 4, 2014
spectacular lava effect
 I like it 
  October 4, 2014
Wow! You really dished out some amazing detail! Amazing work!!
 I like it 
  October 3, 2014
Incredible moc. Rare combination of size and detail. So much like the source material
 I like it 
  October 3, 2014
A very cool moc that does more than justice to a very poor movie.
 I like it 
  October 3, 2014
Amazing work!
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  October 3, 2014
Oh my word! That is truly spectacular! Great job! --Blast--
 I like it 
  October 3, 2014
Wow this is amazing
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  October 3, 2014
That is... impressive, breathtaking. At first I thought that you photoshopped nearly everything on the ground until scrolling down more. More than well done.
 I like it 
  October 3, 2014
Wow! This is epic. I cannot believe how cool that lava is.
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  October 3, 2014
Marvelous creation! Brilliant work on pretty much everything! The structures are just so cool! Well done!
 I like it 
  October 3, 2014
This is beyond any star wars creation I've ever seen. Astounding job, just astounding! :D
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  October 3, 2014
I can not describe this great achievement of the word, but certainly will remain in my mind for a long time... you really made a great job man.. !!!!!
 I like it 
  October 3, 2014
This is one of the most amazing MOCs I have ever seen. I'm not even sure what to say about it, but I'll try. First off, the rock work is perfect. Very accurate depiction of the Mustafar architecture, but what really grabs the eye is the lava. I am spellbound. When I first saw the thumbnail, I thought it was photoshopped...then I clicked on it and I still haven't picked up my jaw yet. Wow! What a great effect. Top notch work!
Michal Kazmierczak
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Kain .
  October 2, 2014
My god
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  October 2, 2014
HOLY CRAP THAT IS SO COOL!!!!! You should totally set up Obi, Anakin, Gunray, etc. Awesome Creation!
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
awesomeness
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  October 2, 2014
Just amazing. 10 Smiley faces!
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
Utterly amazing.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
That is insane.
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  October 2, 2014
It doesn't even look REAL! Oh wow, this is incredible. You should totally make Mt. Doom from the LOTR. ;)
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
:O Wow.
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  October 2, 2014
impressive and beautiful!
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
When I saw the first few pictures I thought they were a clever photo-shop job. Incredible work!
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
Gigantic.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
This is just absolutely amazing.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
Stunning.....
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
Gosh that's big. And beautiful, in it's own scary way.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
I'm having trouble wrapping my head around this. I don't even understand it. ~Zach
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
Kick Azz... That's all I can think to say right now. :L
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
Well the scale alone is beyond words but the detail and effects are amazing.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
hahaha - you wanted to master "lava-theme"...??? This is ground zero man. Absolutley stunning, jaw dropping, fu... awesome! ;-) So beautiful and real captured...
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
another level builder here, far beyond most. 5/5 Congrats on a great moc.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
:O
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
Amazing. I think looking at fantastic builds wrecks my self esteem. ;)
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  October 2, 2014
Wow. Just wow. I think "epic" describes this pretty well.
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  October 2, 2014
Wow! An astonishing, epic build!
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
Insanely good and extremely accurate! The lava is brilliant! Love it all!
 I like it 
  October 2, 2014
Seriously epic.
 
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