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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:31 pm
by CAI
This scene was inspired by the very beginning of the book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. One of my favorite authors. :D

"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive...” And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas."


Raoul Duke, Thompsons persona.

Dr. Gonzo, Oscar Zeta Acosta - Thompsons maniac lawyer

The Car, a Cadillac eldorado.

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Cheers.

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:50 pm
by eNiGMa
I've never read the book, but this looks really good. I like how you made the car roomy and detailed, while still keeping a decent Lego feeling. Well done!

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:58 pm
by Tristram
Oh, this is very nice!

I haven't read the book either, nor seen the movie, but you have obviously captured a scene with great detail. The Caddy is awesome! Man, that is so cool! The characters look rather sleezey, which I believe you were trying for. And the whole scene with the stretch of highway and the swarming bats is inspirational.

I dig vigs like this, inspired by a favorite book. I am truly inspired to do a scene from one of my favorite books.

*brain gears turning*

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 9:43 pm
by MaxiVisVires
I've seen the movie (great movie), and all I have to say is this looks great! Job well done!

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 10:46 pm
by wunztwice
That is an awsome job on the caddy. It looks jsut a touch big for minifigs, but really its not a big deal.

I love all the details you included in it.

Those figs are perdy dern cool too.

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 1:13 am
by amadeus
Waaaaaait. Is this the movie with Johny Depp and he's like some drug dealer dude and goes to Las Vegas?

Oh, and the car is amazing. It captured the boxy look of the actual car, with still being made of Lego. A job very well done.

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 3:06 am
by TheBohrok
I live in Barstow! :D There's hardly any rain here though. :(
I have no idea what's going on in those pics, but I suppose it has something to do with certain "effects". The car looks very nicely built and sleek. I also like the road and the yellow divider in it, which is a nice touch.

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 4:15 pm
by CAI
Thanks guys, glad you like. This one was fun to build, tried to build the car to scale - first and probably last car i'll try. The figs are definitely off scale - but look decent while sitting I think. I never took a picture with them standing by the car for that reason..the door area is almost above there heads. :D

Edit: When I was looking for parts for Raoul Duke and found that head, I couldn't beleive it. LEGO must have release that head for this reason. Just to perfect...except the cigarette and holder.

PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 4:19 am
by Dunechaser
Awesome vehicle and great choice for the figs!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:29 am
by dJOLe_sk8
I was going through the General LEGO and I found this,must stop here for few moments...

I can't stop laughing... :lol: :lol: :lol:
I've never read a book,but I have looked the movie a LOTS of times...
That figs look exactly like Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro... or Raoul Duke and Dr.Gonzo... (or Hunter S.Thompson and Oscar Z.Acosta :lol: )...
and that cabriolet is much more than AMAZING...
I just miss the blonde guy,the hitchhiker...

I like surprises like this one :D
Greeting from Serbia

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:39 am
by lil Jon
Wow, you've really captured it.
Good job!

Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:18 pm
by DARKspawn
Excellent representation. Cadilacs, being so huge, would be very difficult to scale to a fig and I think you have done a great job here.

Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:55 pm
by Barbrickian
Great job. Love the bats. Great outfit for Raoul Duke.

Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:43 am
by liveinlove2112
CAI wrote:This scene was inspired by the very beginning of the book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. One of my favorite authors. :D

"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive...” And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas."


Raoul Duke, Thompsons persona.

Dr. Gonzo, Oscar Zeta Acosta - Thompsons maniac lawyer

The Car, a Cadillac eldorado.

Others:

1

2

3


Cheers.


Love the pics and the details you put into them!!!!!
keep going at it!

Re: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:02 pm
by divonic
"We Can't Stop Here, This is Bat Country."

great job.

maybe brickforge should make a flyswatter.