If only I had a Grail Diary

I really need to keep better track of my imaginary adventures. I did have real adventures in Italy in March/April of this year, and kept a journal for the first time, which was well worth it. Because of that, this creation by Rod Gillies (2 Much Caffeine) of the “X marks the spot” scene from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” in the Venice library caught my attention. He’s been making a whole series of scenes from Indiana Jones movies using some parts from the newer official sets to portray other favorite scenes.

2MC Venice Library

There is a lot to like in this creation, but oddly enough my two favorite things are the stanchions at the left, and the use of the different dark gray tiles to create the X on the floor, especially cool that he made it at the appropriate angle. I really appreciate the variety of colors that show up now that I’m sorting my 25+ year accumulation of LEGO for the first time.

[Edited to fix some inaccuracies-Thanel]

6 comments on “If only I had a Grail Diary

  1. andy_0306uk

    Really nice scene

    The ‘X’ on the floor isn’t made from faded tiles. It’s made up of old dark-grey for the ‘X’ and new dark bluish-grey for the surround

  2. Spud

    sweet! a scene of my favorite movie!
    by the way, its from “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” not the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

  3. TooMuchCaffeine

    Tired post or not, your feature and comments are much appreciated, thank you.

    This MOC was a WIP far longer than just about anything else I’ve built. The wait for the new Indy figs let me take my time and rebuild sections of it over and over again until I was totally happy with them.

    Normally I build really quickly and have a kind of “that will do” attitude to MOCs, not usually rebuilding much. This was a nice change of pace, although I did get frustrated with how long those damn Indy sets took to come out.

    Thanks again for the feature.

  4. stephendsdude

    This scene captures the mystery of the movie perfectly. I love everything in this scene. The whole area near the knight is excellent work.

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