Cyberpocalypse Now

One of the most spectacular collaborations unveiled at Brickworld 2013 was a cyberpunk city full of tall buildings lit up with working lights. I had the privilege of providing a bit of input on the Japanese signage (a lot of which is very, very silly), and I was overjoyed by how wonderful the end result was.

First Draft

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Like all great collaborations, the display involved many builders — Carter Baldwin, Chris Edwards, Nate Brill, Kyle Vreze, Forest King, Ignacio Bernaldez, Sam Wormuth, and Alex Valentino.

It’s beautiful in the dark, but you can see a lot more of the detail in the light.

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Some of the signage is built from EL (electroluminescent) wire, though there’s plenty of brick-built lettering too. Carter saved my personal favorite for himself — a big building in the background that says “Foreign Girls” in giant red letters.

Cyberpocalypse at Brickworld 2013

Chris Edwards’ main photo has links to lots more photos.

5 comments on “Cyberpocalypse Now

  1. cjedwards47

    Thanks for blogging us!

    Nate has been uploading new photos here every day, with little bits of backstory for the characters and locations:
    http:[email protected]/sets/72157634231343907/with/9148317500/
    Be sure to check them out! A lot of little details can only be seen in those photos.

  2. Keith Goldman

    This group of builders really achieve collaboration rather than just cooperation. It is very difficult to tell where the work of one builder ends and another begins. The ‘glow’ is eye candy, but it does not disguise mediocre building, it enhances great building. This is really a masterpiece, kudos to everyone involved.

  3. Rook

    I have to say this was probably my favorite piece(s) at Brickworld. I’m not a fan of most post apocalypse type MOCs but this felt more like Blade Runner meets 5th Element meets AI meets Logan’s Run. Very gritty and stunningly realistic dystopian future.

  4. si-mocs

    This was was utterly epic at BW It was so large and imposing but filled with so many great details… I could have just sat there for 2 days looking at it without catching all the details…. great job guys!

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