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EEEKKK!!! A SPIDER!!! (First Vignette)

Postby Sir Terrance » Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:32 am

Hi everyone,

Built my first vignette the other day and posted it today. It basically explains how all the women in my family react to spiders.... Enjoy!

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P.S. If you are ever at my house and see a book on the floor, I advise not to lift it...
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Postby eNiGMa » Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:26 am

A very humorous vignette that's not without its charm. However, there's this big empty space that leaves me asking for a little more decoration. Maybe a family pet lying in the corner? Or a floor lamp? But this is a good start on (hopefully) a future filled with vignettes. I just started a couple weeks ago, too! :D
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Postby Dunechaser » Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:28 am

That's hilarious. I myself hate spiders in the shower the most. Yesterday, there was a big nasty one about three inches across trying to crawl out as I was stepping in. Nasty, nasty, nasty!

So, was the spider in the book? :wink:
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Postby Sir Terrance » Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:08 am

Thanks for the comments!

Dunechaser wrote:So, was the spider in the book? :wink:


Basically the solution my mom, aunt and cousin have is if they see a spider, they throw the largest book they can find on it. :D

Enigma- I left the empty space since I wanted the girls scared expression to be viewable (love the studios sets). It was already hard to see with the big book covering it and I didn't want it to be blocked any more.

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Postby Bluesecrets » Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:03 am

Quite funny and for some very accurate, but in my case...I get a bottle of hairspray to make it stop moving and then vacuum it away so it can not escape to create more havoc.

You did a very nice job.
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Postby Sir Terrance » Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:16 am

Thanks Bluesecrets!

Creative way to get rid of the spiders... :idea: gives me an idea...

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Postby Dunechaser » Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:37 am

Bluesecrets wrote:I get a bottle of hairspray....


...and then you take a match and WHOOSH! :P

Back on topic: I think vignettes are just as much about the actions the minifigs are involved in as they are about the background. I've seen some spectacular vignettes that are really complicated, but some of my favorites are really simple.
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Postby Bruce N H » Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:41 am

Hey Chris,

Nice vig. Some real action there and a nice simple chair design as well.

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Postby The Hordesman » Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:52 am

Nice vig. No offence but, I think phobia to harmless animals(northern westernese spiders) are pathetic. All they do is keeping away flies and looking cool! :wink:

You could add two walls to it, and perhaps a spider swarm coming from the roof? :twisted:
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Postby Dark_Avenger » Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:34 am

I like it. Bit simple, but the scene takes the cake. The only improvement I would make would be expanding it to 8x8 and putting it part of a coffee table or something.
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Postby Mr. D » Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:22 pm

I like it very much. Nice and simple, gets the point across well, and is very humorous.

I rated it at 4, though, for two reasons:

in my opinion...
1) ...it does look a bit bare. It wouldn't need much (a floor lamp would do it), and you wouldn't want to add much at all because that would take away from the charm that lies in its simplicity, but it does need just a wee little more.

2)...the girl should be leaning backwards, showing an aversion to the spider. I understand why you posed her the way you did (she's throwing a book), but it almost looks like she is about to jump on the spider. :shock: She should be leaning back slightly, but still throwing the book.

Anyway, still a great vig!

Keep it up.

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Postby Graynar » Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:40 pm

Hi guys!

Attack of the giant spider!

Cool moc. I would add a small plant or flower to it. You know, to give it a bit more juice. But that's just me.

Anyway--Great job!
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Postby Sir Terrance » Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:12 pm

Thanks for all the comments.

On my next vignette (which might be posted today) I'll be sure to add more detail and not leave it so empty.

Thanks alot!

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Postby Athos » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:36 pm

If I ever saw a spider as comparitvely large as that one is, I sure wouldn't be throwing a book at it, I'd be running as fast as I could the other way.

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Postby lil Jon » Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:19 am

It sort of looks like a bathroom. Maybe if it weren't so empty like people said then it wouldn't look like a bathroom. Or you could make the chair not white.

Very funny.
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