2015-11-15

MOC: Rincewind & The Luggage


Return to Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld, and to the very beginning of it! Here's Rincewind, the first main charater on Discworld books, with his sapient pearwood monster chest The Luggage. Rincewind books are usually not among my favourites (except The Last Hero which is simpy awesome), but I quite like these characters. Rincewind's cynical realism has a nice contrast to everyday fantasy books heroes. And these being among the most iconic Discworld characters building them would be obligatory sooner or later, so here they are.

The Luggage was actually build a month ago or so. It began with a simple SNOT frame using some brackets, headlight and log Bricks, but eventually evolved into something a bit more complex. I had spectacular luck with the parts there: I randomly picked just the right pink parts on PaB walls in Britain in August, and as I mentioned in the previous post, I got some of those cool dark red windscreens from a convention last month; they are perfect for tongues, as seen on the magic box here. The teeth are 1x1 tiles stuck into the undersides of 2x4 plates, a bit odd technique that enables nice gaps between them.

Rincewind was a pretty straighforward character build, mostly using techniques developed on previous creations. SNOT cheese is used here to achieve his anxious expressions: They were also used -inverted-  to create The Dean's angry face. Rincewind's shaggy and miserable beard is done using grille tiles; overall the look is based on Paul Kidby's visual, which PTerry has said to be spot-on. Particulary this image found on aforesaid The Last hero was used as a reference; Hopefully that can be seen on the posture and the clothing details.

Here's also a group shot with the wizards so far; I achieved a nice compact layot with maximal optical zoom and long distance between the camera and the creations (to make them all fit in front of the backdrop, to be honest).

-Eero

4 comments :

Lanky608 said...

Truly inspiring. Two of my great loves. Lego and the legend of Terry Pratchett. You have some brilliant talent.

Lanky608 said...

Truly inspiring. Two of my great loves. Lego and the legend of Terry Pratchett. You have some brilliant talent.

Szczuropatwa said...

Wow, this is really awesome!

Szczuropatwa said...

Wow, this is really awesome!

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