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Postby Flail » Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:38 pm

Gah! What an INCREDIBLE moc!! :shock: :shock:

Could you please show me how you did that ceiling? Just incredible.

This moc has so much going for it I don't know where to begin.

1. The ceiling - unbelievable
2. The floor - beautiful
3. The furnature. Oh, the furnature. I will definately be building that bed and hutch.
4. The trees - perhaps the best I've seen.
5. The little details. Man, you are a master of detail. I love those candles and the bird sanctuary.
6. Th molting

I'm a little confused as to the interior layout. The medieval street pics aren't part of the hall, are they?
Perhaps you could take a more overview shot so we could see how the rooms connect.

Anyway, thanks for sharing this. I'll be adding this to my 'favorites'!

One of the best, most complete mocs I've yet seen! :D
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Postby wlister » Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:45 pm


Another amazing MOC Jojo, the vaulted ceiling and the mosaik floor pattern really stand out as the high points of the construction. Your use of brick for mottling is one of the better we have seen, it is not to busy, and it avoids being all one color. The lndscaping and trees are also excellent. Very nice work!

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Postby Jojo » Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:47 pm


Thanks, guys!

Now the full story (which also explains the street scenes) is up on MOCpages. You may read it here:

It's not exactly a masterpiece, as it was written for the ISCC4 (International System Creativity Contest 4 on ) where I am limited to 30 pics. However, you get the full load of pics in the MOCpages gallery. It's the Director's cut.

No, I did not use new grey in this MOC, and yes, everything you see in this gallery is pure LEGO. Except for the background, that's the wall in my kitchen.

 This is just the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put.
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Postby Formendacil » Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:34 pm

I am totally wowed by your building skills, Jojo. From the outside, your MOC looks like a rare ordinary MOC. Sure, it's skillfully done, and beyond what I could conceive of, but it appears to be on par with many other builders (excepting, of course, your stunning trees).

Then we get a look at the inside, and this previous misconception is blown away. You have skill at creating both detailed buildings and detailed furniture, as well as a good eye for the placement of accessories, creating a highly realistic picture.

There can be no doubt that you are one of the most experienced builders in the world.
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Postby Gumby » Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:58 pm

Holy cow! Don't know what else to say that hasn't been said already...

Ok I really like this fountain thing:


There must be some crazy SNOT + half stud offsets + fibre optic cable work going on there...

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Postby bannear » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:09 pm

This is a wonderful example of your outstanding skill. I was enthralled by some wonderful detail in each picture. I really like the flow of your story as well. I like the initial image - "booted out of the house". In the kitchen, the Garlic was a real hit for me - reminded me of my travels in Europe and my second love cooking ... :D
I now have a list of parts I need from your wonderful examples. Perhaps I could have some skilled wizard augment my Lego fund ... :lol:
I will be sharing this story with many of my friends.
The details and design elements are just amazing
I don't think enough can be said about this one. 8)

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Postby Denix » Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:43 am


As usual, this moc is wonderfull and full of details !
I can't breath ... help ...

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Postby Bruce N H » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:13 am

Hey Jojo,

This is outstanding! You know I've been waiting for this since we first saw glimpses a few months ago, and the detailed pics do not disappoint. While the building itself is great--the roof, the details along the eaves (Aha, now I see what's going on there--that's how you get the roof to sit still! Very clever), the arches, the ceiling, the floor, the mottling--the details inside are even better. My favorites are the canopy bed, the hutch, and the little kitchen details like the rolling pin. BTW, is that a trans orange fish the cats are eating? Where's that from? The pic where she's getting kicked out of her home is great, with her hanging mid-air like that and the foot of her parent sticking out of the door.

On a different note, could you give a link to the ISCC4 page? I don't see it linked on the (.com?) front page.

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Postby CAI » Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:15 am

I consider lego a form of art, and you really show it here. Amazing dude. :D
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Postby Mr. D » Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:00 pm

Woah; wonderful!

You did a great job modeling the original building. I like the mottling, both on the outside and inside on the floor, and the ceiling inside is masterful.

This picture from the gallery is really funny: great job. :lol:

Oh, yes; the furniture. Awesome, as usual; I like the hutch best, I think.

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Postby gerkenz » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:19 am

Hi Jojo,

I realy saw alot of very good MOC's and allways loved yours...but this is absolutely perfect.... !

some specials:
- the trees !
- the horse.... ;)
- the kicked wife ;)
- the ceiling of the hall
- the floor of the hall
- the bed and other nice furniture
- the waterplace
... everything very very cool ! Hope to meet you sometimes in berlin maybe ;)
see ya,
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Re: New MOC: Albirona's Hall

Postby Norro » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:11 am

A beautiful MOC (as always from your illustrious self). I loved the trees, always landscaping that catches my eye first... The interior was also great (was this project the source of your changing screen on Lugnet a while ago?). So many people commented on the ceiling... So I am going to side with the down trodden floor :)

Thanks, Great work, God Bless,

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Postby KennDoubleN » Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:54 am

Awesome. The building is nice, but the street scenes and furniture are fantastic. I especially like the knife holder and cutting board, chest of drawers, hanging vegetables, and the woman tossing out the dishwasher. That style of tree is also very neat.
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Postby jamitjames » Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:25 am

Wow, wow, WOW!

Love those trees....
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Postby plums_deify » Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:50 am

JoJo, the amazing MOC aside, you have a very subtle sense of humor. I don't claim to be fluent, but I can hobble my way through German and I have this sinking feeling those aren't complete translations... :wink:

Am I mistaken, or is that your sigfig laying on the couch? Is Albirona someone we should know about? :)
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