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2016 Monthly Building Contest - July: LEGO NOIR

catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
edited July 2016 in Building and Techniques

This month's theme is LEGO NOIR: show us your Lego take on the dark genres of crime, mystery and thriller! Whether you're telling a story in a vignette with minifigs, or just exploring the noir aesthetic of dark alleys and dramatic visual contrasts with a more abstract model, the floor is yours. Gangsters, femmes fatales, shadowy figures and private eyes are all welcome, and I encourage you to interpret the theme broadly and imaginatively; cyberpunk/noir mashups and neo noir are also well within the expansive boundaries of this month's contest...

The Rules:

- your model must be built for the contest, not an existing MOC

- two photographs per entry only - it helps the thread load better/at all!

- you can enter as many different models as you like so long as you make a separate post for each

- the contest closes at midnight, UK time, on 31 July

The Prize:

It's a Mixelstery! ;)


Let me know if there's any questions or concerns!

(If you'd like to volunteer to run a future monthly building contest or see what other themes are coming up, we've got a thread for that too!)


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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    Wow, @Bumblepants, that's atmospheric! Love all the little details of urban decay!
    Bumblepants
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,400
    ^ I'm more impressed he conjured that up in two days.
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703BumblepantsSalamalexandhe
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    Seriously - I've been sitting here wondering what to throw together as an example build to bump the post!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,107
    SumoLego said:
    ^ I'm more impressed he conjured that up in two days.
    Me too. I have a half-dozen LDD projects that have been languishing for six months or more.
    catwranglerGothamConstructionCo
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,400
    ^ More importantly, have you conjured up the stolen data tapes?
    gmonkey76catwranglerGothamConstructionCoBumblepantsLostInTranslationbandit778
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Hahaha! This is seriously funny! Can't wait to see what else is conjured up!

    catwrangler
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,107
    SumoLego said:
    ^ More importantly, have you conjured up the stolen data tapes?
    My clairvoyance levels are not enough :-(
    LostInTranslationbandit778SumoLegogmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,400
    Perhaps it's your sad devotion to that ancient religion.  You may want to work on your sorcerer's ways.
    gmonkey76
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    This is not a laughing matter...

    You don't know the power of the DARK side!
    gmonkey76
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,028
    I find all of your lack of faith disturbing.
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    Oh, don't listen to @SumoLego. He's just a crazy old wizard.
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,400
    ^ I enjoy frozen Wampa chips.
    gmonkey76
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    Anybody here know what the temperature inside a Tauntaun is?
    gmonkey76
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    I dont know, but they sure smell!
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    Oh, thought there be more entries. 15 new posts and all that.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    ecmo47 said:
    I dont know, but they sure smell!
    Lukewarm. ;)
    BumblepantsplasmodiumdavetheoxygenmanPeteMsnowhitiegmonkey76
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,387
    Very atmospheric though. 
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    Love the lighting!
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    :D I have to admit I would happily buy an entire Blade Runner theme of Lego. 
    bandit778Legopants
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,107
    edited July 2016
    The choice of using a minidoll in that build was inspired! Nice stuff @rdflego 
    catwrangler
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,107
    Hey more people make stuff! There are more people signed up to run future contests than entrants! 
    catwrangler
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    @Bumblepants I'm working on something. ;) Just have a lot of things taking me away from my MOCing table at the moment...
    catwrangler
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,203
    I need nighttime for my shot. ;)
    catwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    I had this whole plan where I was going to pop in every few days with a new build to keep the thread bumped, but this past month has turned out to be very taxing personally and I've only just begun to be able to keep up with the forum properly again - MOCing kind of went to the wall. I do promise you guys, though, I have one noir-ish bird in the hand... ;)
    GothamConstructionCo
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,362
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    ^ ... Any particular reason for the mostly Velma fig?
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,362
    edited July 2016
    not really, except there aren't a lot of female minifigs, and even less of them look afraid (but it's daphne head) just thought the clothes looked good for a child.

    and chen head because he looks like a psycho. even though psychos tend to look normal, but well, that wouldn't be funny
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    I like that he has a Wanted poster of himself on the wall!
    stlux
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,362
    edited July 2016
    funny coincidence that it matches his face, wasn't even intended at first, but I think it's cool too.
    catwranglerSprinkleOtter
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324


    "What d'ya see kid? Think real careful now."

    *This is not a new build, please do not consider this an entry. I posted this to boost the thread only.
    catwranglerBumblepantsPeteMbobabricksbandit778The_Mad_Vulcan
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    Thanks, @rdflego - some atmospheric photography there too!
    rdflego
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    @Fauch
    Does it rub the lotion on its skin?
    AllBrick
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,362
    what?
  • pasat14pasat14 AustraliaMember Posts: 44
    This is my first one of these ever (hence the newb status also...)!!
    BumblepantsSalamalexsnowhitiecatwranglerstlux
  • pasat14pasat14 AustraliaMember Posts: 44
    ...why didn't my pics come up big like everyone elses? :(
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,203
    pasat14 said:
    ...why didn't my pics come up big like everyone elses? :(
    They're too small a resolution/size. Have you got any bigger?
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,203
    "Oh Johnny, do you think we'll ever meet again?"
    "I hope so Evie. But after today, it's clear this town's not big enough for me and the mafia. That's something I've got to correct, and the innocent need justice"
    "Oh Johnny, hug me... at least one last time" 

    PeteMrdflegobobabricksBumblepantsGothamConstructionCocatwranglerBricklover18stluxbandit778
  • pasat14pasat14 AustraliaMember Posts: 44
    pasat14 said:
    ...why didn't my pics come up big like everyone elses? :(
    They're too small a resolution/size. Have you got any bigger?
    Ohh i specifically made them small so they wouldnt take ages to load!
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,362
    I'm almost the only one who didn't bother editing my pictures?
    my yet to be built orthanc tower seemed like the perfect parts pack for it, at least I had no trouble finding the right colors :)
  • pasat14pasat14 AustraliaMember Posts: 44
    Fauch said:
    I'm almost the only one who didn't bother editing my pictures?
    my yet to be built orthanc tower seemed like the perfect parts pack for it, at least I had no trouble finding the right colors :)
    I didnt edit mine either, just tried to use blacks andgreys for the effect...i edited it into b&w after and it looked really cool tho haha
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,919
    edited July 2016
    @fauch I didn't edit much - and it was my first time, I really liked the feel of @PeteM's picture so tried to get mine a bit creepier as well. I first tried taking a picture with not much light but obviously then you don't get clean lines, taking it in bright light and then darkening it and increasing some contrasts was quite fun. I won't be able to do this for all my pictures though.

    @pasat14 welcome to the Forum and great you are already taking part in the monthly build. The reason your pictures were not in the tread might be because you maybe just copy and pasted instead of the 'add' button - that being said, the comment editor does weird things sometimes so it might also have been a fluke.


    catwrangler
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,362
    yeah, I couldn't get good pictures at night either. I don't think we resorted to such tricks in previous monthly contests?
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,823
    Great to see so many entries popping up today! :D Here's a closer look at @pasat14's pics - I always just drag and drop from my desktop to get them to show up as pics rather than attachments:



    bandit778
  • pasat14pasat14 AustraliaMember Posts: 44
    Thank you @catwrangler i will try drag & drop next time!
    catwrangler
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,362
    I am confused, is it an indoor or outdoor scene? first thought it was a street, but then saw what looks like a desk.
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