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Joe Vig the Gaijin

Postby Dunechaser » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:02 am

Not to be outdone by Sir Nelson, I thought I'd try building my own Japanese-themed vignette. One thing led to another, and Joe Vig showed up. "Gaijin" means "foreigner" in Japanese.

"Joe discovers that there are grave consequences for foreigners who fail to remove their shoes upon entering a Japanese home." :lol:

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Postby Graynar » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:08 am

Nice job. The house interior looks great, and it's about time we see some more use of those beak pieces as shoes. But is it true, people over there get killed for not removing their shoes?

Keep up the good work. :wink:
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Postby Dunechaser » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:33 am

Graynar wrote:But is it true, people over there get killed for not removing their shoes?

Yes. Every Japanese attic has from one to six ninjas (depending on how wealthy the family is) waiting to pounce on unsuspecting foreigners. Just when you think it's safe, BAM!!! A band of ninjas appears in a puff of smoke! That is how my father lost both his legs. They let him off lightly because he was a minister.

Glad you like this one. :D
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Postby eNiGMa » Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:49 am

Dunechaser wrote:Every Japanese attic has from one to six ninjas (depending on how wealthy the family is)


:lol: I knew it!

Anyway, I am once again glad to see that your Lego is unpacked. The vig is well done, and like Graynar, I also like the interior of the house.

And I'm barefoot, btw. :P
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Postby Maedhros » Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:15 pm

That actually happened to my aunt once (almost...)

My mother was married to a Japanese man and lived in Japan and when her sister came to visit her she just walked right in... She got a real telling off from some angry old Japanese men :P

Anyway, the vig is great. I´m very happy with this uprise in Japanese creations...
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Postby wunztwice » Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:37 am

Hehe. Like I've always said, I love humourous vigs. I would be upset if someone with shoes that big walked right on into my house too! Well done, nice details, like the other shoes outfront. I really like the use of the sloped brick for kneeling, I will have to remember that.

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Postby Sir Nelson » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:14 am

Dunechaser wrote:Every Japanese attic has from one to six ninjas (depending on how wealthy the family is) waiting to pounce on unsuspecting foreigners.
... or at the very least, 1 UC. :)

We observe this Japanese tradition where I live, and I am grateful for that.
Very good Joe Vig vignette... Glad to see that you are on a building streak! Keep it up!
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Postby lil Jon » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:17 am

They just take off their shoes because they don't want to vacuum...

I forgot to take off my shoes once when entering my own apartment, and now the carpet is all dirty...

Anyways, it is a very funny MOC. Great job.
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Postby The Hordesman » Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:34 am

Very nice detailing there! Love the use of the tooth pieces, now we know that he musty wear white footwear! :lol:

I think its pretty much the same reaction if you dont remove the shoes in sweden... Ive never seen one walking into a house with the shoes on so i cannot confirm if a viking would come and bash you down! :D
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Postby Jacob C. » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:07 pm

I think its pretty much the same reaction if you dont remove the shoes in sweden... Ive never seen one walking into a house with the shoes on so i cannot confirm if a viking would come and bash you down!

A Viking?
They'd also probably end up with chicken and beer missing from their fridge.

Anyways, this is a great moc.
I didn't realize how seriously the Japanese take their "shoes off" custom.

Given the choice of having my shoes off or my head off....I think I would prefer my shoes off.
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Postby Modesty » Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:45 pm

Dunechaser wrote:
Graynar wrote:But is it true, people over there get killed for not removing their shoes?

Yes. Every Japanese attic has from one to six ninjas (depending on how wealthy the family is) waiting to pounce on unsuspecting foreigners. Just when you think it's safe, BAM!!! A band of ninjas appears in a puff of smoke! That is how my father lost both his legs. They let him off lightly because he was a minister.

Glad you like this one. :D


BAM! NINJAS!

Hehehehehehehehehe.....I like it a lot more, and can appreciate the crazy-big shoes now.
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Postby HenrytheV » Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:37 am

Neat Vig Dunechaser. I like how the first pic gives the Ninja's blade a shine.


Also, in Chinese culture it seems like they have you take off your shoes too, unless that's just a Chinese American thing :roll:
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Postby Dunechaser » Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:55 pm

I'm glad everyone liked this one too! :D

I think taking shoes off before entering the house is a generally Asian thing -- at least it was in the Asian places I've been to (Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, etc.).

And Hordesman, I'd love to see a Viking version of this vig. :lol:
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Postby Maedhros » Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:06 pm

The Hordesman wrote:Very nice detailing there! Love the use of the tooth pieces, now we know that he musty wear white footwear! :lol:

I think its pretty much the same reaction if you dont remove the shoes in sweden... Ive never seen one walking into a house with the shoes on so i cannot confirm if a viking would come and bash you down! :D


Well.... I have never even entered our attic so it´s possible....
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Postby Sir Dillon » Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:35 pm

I like it. :)
It's very well built, and the idea is great too.
BTW, does this mean you've finally unpacked your bricks?
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