Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Nedleh Point

Name of Model: Nedleh Point
Created by: Adrian Florea
Found at: http://flickr.com/photos/olog/tags/nedleh/ more photos in Adrian's Flickr photostream
It's a floating island. It's a gorgeously detailed water-themed model. It shows off studs-not-on-top techniques. It has some amazing rock work. That's before we get into the island on the top, the real details, and what this model is actually supposed to show. Sometimes the "wow" factor on a model just tunes out the model itself for a little while. The model itself is actually an excellent castle with a marketing area and a rich back story. Oh, and it's balanced on a completely original base in the most creative way possible. There are even gorgeous bits that look like they should be falling off, but they still work perfectly. I don't even want to know how long it took to get the center-of-mass stuff correct here - I suspect that a college Physics course was involved. I'm actually pretty happy that the photos are a little grainy, too - it proves that this really exists and wasn't just made in the gravity-free world of LEGO-themed CAD software. I should probably discuss the details here too - I particularly love the animals in this shot.

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