To Land Upon A Foreign Shore

Sometimes relatively simple scenes can provide the most opportunity for showing terrific quality. Take, for instance, this beautiful diorama of the Roman invasion of Britain by James Pegrum (peggyjdb) which is really just a bit of shoreline with some soldiers. I’ve seen the trans-blue 1×1 round plates used as water many times, but James has made better use of it here than I’ve seen previously, adding waves and some flecks of green, and he also extends that technique to make an interesting gravel beach. James also puts in great little details such as the Romans wielding iron-tipped spears, while the barbarians fight with LEGO’s older, solid-color spears.

Veni, Vidi, Vici

6 comments on “To Land Upon A Foreign Shore

  1. Andrew

    ^ I’m personally inclined to agree. Call me a traditionalist, but I prefer my LEGO elements attached to other LEGO elements in my MOCs. It does look really nice, though…

  2. Eric at A Lego A Day

    Wow. Surprised by all the negativity. The fact remains, LEGO was used to recreate a scene with spectacular results. The water looks fantastic, and shows depth. The uneven ground looks great, too. LEGO is another medium. It can be used in ways that don’t fit your narrow definition, and that’s ok.

  3. Chris Post author

    We’ve featured the loose-bricks-for-water technique many times previously here on TBB. Personally, I enjoy seeing a variety of styles, and this particular model goes far beyond simply dumping some loose blue bricks and calling it a day. I don’t see this as any further of a departure from the purist island than stickering, and arguably it’s even less.

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