An iconic gathering of those pivotal to my history in Lego...
About this creation
Well now folks, this is kind of a big day for me, in a number of ways.
First off, I'm done with work for the remainder of the year, off until the 2nd of January. Whoopee!
Second, I found out that the Lego.com Creation Gallery is officially gone. Now, many of you may not think too much of that, and that's okay. However, for me, the Gallery was where I became thoroughly interested in pursuing Lego as a hobby. Plus, I met many of my best Lego pals on that site, chiefest of whom is BrickBuilder, now John Klapheke, who originally introduced me to the Pages over here. There are a lot of memories that I leave over there. Contests, creations, builders (a large group of which have successfully migrated over here), stories... That place was the birth of a lifelong passion for the Brick and expressed creativity.
Lastly, I've posted this creation as a memorial of sorts to that great Gallery of the past. It contains my four main sig-fig characters who have been in numerous builds of mine, from as far back as two years ago. You'll meet them again in a bit, but I assume that, for the most part, they are familiar to y'all.
And lastly (ha, I said that already, didn't I?), while not connected directly to this day, I'm excited for Christmas. After all, the events of that first Christmas have forever made each day of my life an exciting and awesome adventure of walking with the God who out of His great love came for me. While not really quoted as a Christmas passage, I find that this verse sums up beautifully the wonder of Christmas:
"For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16
That, my friends, is what gives me hope for today and for the rapidly approaching new year. God's got plans for 2018, and I simply can't wait to see His will unfold for the world...
All that said, let's move on to the pictures.
A couple basic overall shots of the whole build. This is one of my largest, coming in at 29x53 studs (or thereabouts, I always forget). It's got some good weight to it, even though most of the inside is hollow.
Those trees were a "new" technique that I used since I don't own any of those fallish-colored leaf pieces. Yeah, they're a little juvenile looking, but they make an okay backdrop.
There they are, ladies and gents, my constant source of inspiration:
First, we have my personal sig-fig: Promar Quadratus. He embodies many of my basic characteristics: Friendly, adventuresome, a fan of curious devices, probably a genius Bananagrams player and pianist, and particularly organized and schedule driven. Not much of a talker (except on certain subjects), but he's eager to develop his public speaking skills and capacity to remember names of anyone and everyone who he comes in contact with.
Next up is Patrick Brickson. He's a loner who has a mysterious side, one that few people understand. Before he met Nolan Aeras, Patrick had always preferred to be alone and wander the land (and sea as the case might be), helping individuals and learning more about the countries and peoples that he passed through. Little is known about his background, but Nolan has been getting bits and pieces as Patrick has been opening up to him.
Nolan Aeras was at the beginning of my Lego characters. He's the epitome of a wondering adventurer, one with a kind heart and an unshakable courage and character, one that has been noticed by all whom he's come in contact with, from the lowest peasant, to the highest king. Nolan has been on secret assignments for royalty in addition to providing a helping hand against invading foreign forces or social bullies. He gives his all and would gladly give his life that others might be benefited.
And then there's Chris Sirus. He falls more into the sci-fi realm of things and is an inventor and researcher to the core. Always fiddling and experimenting with a hundred-and-one different technologies and miscellaneous inventions. His main points of interest are weapons development and mech suits, of which he's successfully made a dozen or so. While edging towards reclusive and being perfectly content to be left to his experiments, he does have a few good friends who he spends regular time with and gives rides in his mech creations. Due to extensive research in aerodynamics and energy sources, he's built several different jetpacks and has occasionally served
on security committees and governmental defense teams (mainly during times of crisis).
Nice build! I like how the trees turned out. Sad that the LEGO Gallery is gone, the LEGO LOTR gallery is what really got me into LEGO, but unfortunately is was deleted many years ago. Merry Christmas, and Happy new year!
I too am sad about the Gallery closing. Luckily, I copied some important text and images from the creations so that I do not lose them forever. This creation is very fitting. All of your minifigures are awesome, and the design of the scene is very neat. Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Wow! Incredible! This one is really cool, one thing that really caught my eye were those trees! At first I didn't recognize it, but you got a really nice look without using any leaves! The path looks great too. :) Keep it up and God Bless man! :)