"The skene also served as another hidden stage. At times some of the action went on inside, in which case it was up to the audience to decide what was happening based on the noises coming from the inside." (Wikipedia)
About this creation
Thoroughly amazed and instantly inspired by the brickworks seen online created by a plethora of true artist, I, after a quarter-century of not having touched the stuff, set out to the local toy store and bought myself a couple of Lego-sets with just the right amount of material to go to work with. After doing a few mediocre mansions I decided to demolish them all to start something more serious and three weeks later wound up with a first version. Leaving it for quite a while I eventually spent another 2 months changing, renovating and smoothing out about everything I had done before and thus, Skene was born.
The basic shape, color and size of the building as well as certain distinct features were largely determined by me still having only a limited amount of bricks to work with when starting off. This, for example, left me with relatively little space to build the interior of the house, forcing me to really cram some of the furniture in. Besides that the overall proportions of the house might seem a bit odd in some places.
Almost all of the things visible are either of my own invention or modifications of pre-existing ideas, but the one thing I gracefully give credit for is the satellite dish I copied from a builder whose name unfortunately escapes me.
Everything’s Lego. Nothing’s glued. The only parts I cut were Lego-chains to create doorknobs and use the links to fit on some of the drawer- and cupboard-handles. I also took apart a lot of Lego-figures and used the hands, arms, legs, and midsections for a wide variety of things. Furthermore, to make sure all objects are fixed in place, inside an open closet for example, I made use of a lot of rubber tires.
Let me please read your thoughts,
Better visible than the one in the second floor bathroom: unsatisfied with using a standard Lego-tap I used a Lego-arm instead.
By rolling the red ball on the shelf the wall slides aside to reveal a hidden safe.
And somehow,each time I turn off the lights, this face keeps appearing...
Thank you very much, I really do appreciate your words, especially coming from such a skilful builder. I saw a ton of MOCs before I started this one and though I knew I was doing a couple of things I myself had not come across I guess you can never be really sure. BTW the lego-arm-faucet on the first floor is attached to a legofigure-midsection; might save you a lot of time trying to figure out what pieces you can attach a hand-less arm to, namely virtually nothing. Build on!
My goodness ! Beside being elegant that MOC is full of original techniques. One tiny exemple,and I reckon it took me a close good look before getting it, one bent tap is a Minifig left arm, never thought of that and there is so much more there. Truely a Master job I will undoubtedly come back to on a regular basis to pick up ideas ! And with such technique how ist it you don't have more works posted ?