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Nikaia Antipolis

Postby K3G » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:47 pm

Hello everybody!
Here's my latest MOC, the Greek City of Nikaia Antipolis .

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2 months in building, more than 50,000 bricks and small parts, 150 minifigs among which 100 Hoplites!

Here's the links:
Brickshelf http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=481254
MOCPages (I hope they'll solve the servers problems soon) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/282876, which has detailed explanations about my MOC.

I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for your comments!
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby JoshWedin » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:54 pm

Wow. This is beautiful. That was quite the project and I can't wait to see more pics once the Brickshelf folder is public.

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PS. Have you thought about getting a free Flickr account so that your pics would be available right away?
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby Elbadar » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:10 pm

Now that is one amazing Greek city! I love the statue the most, but the rounded aphitheatre is awsome as well.
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby Athos » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:53 pm

Great work. I don't even know what else to say about it. I really like the statue.

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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby AK_Brickster » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:07 pm

This is an amazing build. So incredible! I like how bright everything is being built in white.

One question, is the area around the stadium tiled to give the impression of paving? I can't tell from the thumbnail and am wondering why it isn't all cobblestoney like the rest of the MOC.

Can't wait to see more pics. Great work!
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby K3G » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:19 pm

AK_Brickster wrote:One question, is the area around the stadium tiled to give the impression of paving? I can't tell from the thumbnail and am wondering why it isn't all cobblestoney like the rest of the MOC.

Can't wait to see more pics. Great work!


Yes, the area around the Theatre is tiled.
I hope that the pics on Brickshelf will be validate soon and MOCPages will recover from crash.
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby LegoLord. » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:42 pm

Dang. I love that statue.
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby Eklund » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:07 pm

Wow, that is totally unbelievable. I always look forward to new mocs from you, and this is just insane. The temple, statue, and amphitheater, all so beautiful. I can't wait for the brickshelf folder to become public.
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby Frank_Lloyd_Knight » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:35 am

Wow. This is stunning. I can't wait to study the details once the photos are up.
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby Blego7 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:42 am

Fantastic MOC right here. The statue and the architecture are 2 noticeable details but as I look closer, I see tons more. One of the best Greek builds I've seen in a while. Great work and I would love to see more from you!
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby Fraslund » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:41 am

Clearly a talented builder. This is amazing. Would love to see this in person. Great work!
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby Redav » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:19 am

That's a cracking build! The amphitheatre reminds me of a few in the Asterix comics and the rest of it reminds me of Asterix at the Olympic Games :D
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby RadStar » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:54 am

Heh Im a fan of the Asterix comics and also this reminds me of that :)
I dont recall any famous gigantic statue though? But it is indeed impressive.

2 months to build- how long to plan if I may ask? Not really including the time spent acquiring the lego though.

Very impressive project. Hope it is on display for many to enjoy.
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby Ecclesiastes » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:29 am

That's very impressive: epic is a better word I think! Nice done with the giant statues!
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Re: Nikaia Antipolis

Postby Bruce N H » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:17 pm

Wow, this is a thing of beauty. So many details to highlight - the curve of the collosseum section is great, the huge stairway, the doors inside the temple, that photo of the Zeus statue with the glare off the lightning bolt, the great custom robe, especially on the seated philosopher, etc etc etc.

This reminds me of way back in the day, like the late 90's, there was an ancient building contest...
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Lots of great things, but the one in particular I was thinking of was Erik Olson's Sanctury of Fortuna Primagenia at Praeneste:
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You've taken something with the same beauty and grandeur, but updated it with the best modern building techniques.

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