With a title taken from a Led Zeppelin song, you might expect our next featured model has something to do with ring-wraiths, dragons or apples of the valley. Yokohama builder(s) aurore&aube (w9gfo) apparently kept only the song title though as the subject matter is actually King Kong and his classic cinematic battle against a T-Rex.
“Oh well, the night is long, the beads of time pass slow. Tired eyes on the sunrise, waiting for the eastern glow.” I’m going to go dust off LZ4 and give it a spin.
I’m still not satisfied with my indoor, winter/rain/Seattle photo setup, so I’ve been playing around quite a bit with post-processing to make up for the less-than-optimal lighting in my recent LEGO photos. After I finally posted my completed microscale Tokyo that I’d built a year earlier, I went a little wild with this next photo. I ended up turning it into a 1960s postcard, inspired by Godzilla battling some sort of kaiju as a visiting King Kong looks on.
The scale varies within the scene, and is wildly incorrect for the Micropolis standard I used as the base, but my tiny Tokyo has everything I remember from the time I spent there in the 70’s and 80’s — old-style bullet trains and neon-hued commuter trains, brightly colored advertising cubes atop buildings in Ginza and Shinjuku, the ever-expanding industry around Tokyo Harbor, Meiji Shrine, the National Diet, and the iconic red and white of Tokyo Tower.
Matt Wagner (jedimasterwagner) has created a CAD version of the LEGO Architecture Empire State Building, complete with King Kong and a bunch of angry humans.
I also really like this Space Shuttle launch scene that incorporates a shuttle designed by Matt Holland.