I recently discovered the incredible work that is done by Mitch Phillips. When I was young, Bionicle was one of my top go-to toys. I loved collecting and building them, and even combing them into my own models. Thinking back at it, this was my very first experience with LEGO, though I didn't consider that it was actually made by the company that made the same building sets that I didn't like at the time, because they always fell apart. Because of my early interest in this awesome theme released by LEGO, I will always have an appreciation of equally awesome Bionicle MOCs. This creation is yet another unique one that I have found lately, and I love every bit of it. If you look closely enough, you'll realize that nearly everything seen here is made with Bionicle or other similar building system elements, with only a few exceptions. That building decision certainly added a lot to this scene!
This MOC by markus19840420 looks right out of a fairytale or adventure game. The tranquil setting, the lush landscaping, the ornate tree and the scene unfolding of a mysterious figure approaching a majestic stag. There's a story unfolding here, and it draws you in. I would love to see this under cinematic lighting, it would be wondrous I'm sure.
Elder Scrolls seems to be a deep source of inspiration for many builders. It's amazing to me how arts cross-pollinate and the lines blur sometimes. Builder Xenomurphy found inspiration in Tava's Beak, and the results are stunning. The curved, sloping shoreline and bank makes for an excellent foundation, but the sculpted forms of the bird head are the real show-stopper here.
This battle scene by Mark of Falworth is an awesome MOC. I think people fall into a bit of a trap with large builds by making them too symmetrical, and therefore somewhat uninteresting. But look at the shape of this one, by making one cliff side longer than the other, and making the edges undulate, it has interest and dynamics in just the terrain alone. Throw in a few dozen soldiers about to get busy and you have all the makings of epic.
This post has been days coming, as Flickr user Mark of Falworth has been slowly revealing this masterpiece. Now that it's complete, I can share, and you can gawk. Look at those colors, the terrain work, the waterfall, the trees, the lodge...good grief this thing's got a lot going on. And it's all gorgeous.