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My First Vignettes

Postby DARKspawn » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:19 am

I wasn't even aware of the Vignette as a method for building LEGO models until I discovered this wonderful community. All I could remember about vignettes was something my film teacher once said about a fade to white.

But while waiting for my Bricklink order to come through (all the way from sunny Germany :)) I thought I might try my hand at some.

The Alchemist
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Knight's Shrine
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Regecide
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I had a little fun with the Regecide vingette... Ever wonder why there were so many LEGO kings & how they rose to power? I provide a powerful insight into the line of succession of LEGO royalty ;)

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Postby JoshWedin » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:50 am

Cool vigs! I just saw these on MOCpages and was wondering if you were going to post them here. My favorite is Regicide...

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Postby wunztwice » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:52 am

Hehe, the last vigs made me laugh. Very nice touches to finish of a show of great vigs. Vigs can pack so much detail, but you've done it very tasefully!
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Postby Lonan » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:27 am

Nice stuff. I think the Knight's shrine is my favorite. The gold piece in the middle of the crucifix is a nifty touch. And that minifig head is my 2nd favorite in the Viking line. Lots of nice details in these, which sometimes gets overlooked in vigs. Good job.
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Postby Remyth » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:31 am

Great vigs! I like the succesion of LEGO Royalty! Hilarious! These are very good vigs for your first. I can't wait for more.

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Postby DARKspawn » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:54 am

Thanks heaps guys :D I didn't want to overdo it too much but there is just so much you can do with a 8cre when you start thinking about it ;) Which I am only just starting to...
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Postby Azaghal » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:56 pm

These are really nice. My favorite was the alchemist, but the line-of-succsession is pretty funny. :lol:
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Postby Recluce » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:30 pm

All of these are really good. You've packed a lot into an 8x8, and of course the little details are what make them so nice. Excellent piece usage. I too really like the knight, but I wish his face wasn't so mean looking. You hear that lego? A calm confident looking viking with a mail coif would be nice.
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Postby Lonan » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:06 pm

Recluce wrote:A calm confident looking viking with a mail coif would be nice.


How's he supposed to be a rampaging berzerker with a calm, confident visage? If anything, the mail coif head needs more anger and maybe some foam at the mouth. :wink:
Actually a calm mail coif head would be nice, but not so much for a Viking. I'm thinking more along the lines of a Cavalier. Perhaps a Cavalier v. Viking showdown?

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Postby smcginnis » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:28 pm

Great vigs, DARKspawn. I like the Alchemist's bookshelf and table, good job fitting them onto the small base. Knight's Shrine has a lot of detail packed in as well, but seems a little stagnant. And Regecide is the best. I love how you got that window piece into it, and the each king being the assassin of the previous is funny.

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Postby ZIGGY! » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:33 am

The first one is good, great details, nice setup.

The second is really good! I love that banister, and the architecture, excellent, I wonder what you could do with a thousend peices!

The third is also pretty neat in building and setup, it's also a great laugh :lol:

Keep it up, can't wait to see some big MOCs out of you, they should be great :D :wink:

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Postby DARKspawn » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:45 am

Thanks again for your kind words everyone. I really appreciate the comments and encouragement :D

Recluce wrote:I too really like the knight, but I wish his face wasn't so mean looking. You hear that lego?


I totally agree. I wanted to go for a facial expression representing grim resolve, but the coif won out in the end. I have to say LEGO have done a great job with the new viking heads, they would work well for any faction.

smcginnis wrote:Knight's Shrine has a lot of detail packed in as well, but seems a little stagnant.


Out of the 3 it is my least fav too, it all started with creating the stained glass slightly off-set from the rest of the vig. After that I had to work out what I was going to do with it.

I am going to try something oriental in the way of vigs next ... Man I hope my order arives soon - my Hall needs a roof !
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Postby stawastawa » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:16 am

i like the shrine as well. although at first i thought he was playing an organ or something.

the railings seem a bit thick, but i like them

stained glass is great, i was thinking of adding that to my totaly disproportionate church i was working on and decided tehy would require too expensive a bricklink buy =D

good job!
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Postby kelderic » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:58 am

Nice vignettes! I like the way you used the stain glass window with the arches. It makes it look much better than it originally did in King Leo's castle.

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Postby The_Hun » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:43 am

All three are excellent vigs - especially for first try. I love all the details - this sort of creativity is what I envy most in other builders. :wink: As to the succession of murdered kings: :lol:
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