Alas, Los Angeles

Entry Date: August 10, 2176.

I remember back when I was young and my parents would tell me fanciful stories about the apocalypse to scare me. I would spend hours playing video games that placed me in post apocalyptic worlds and I had to "learn" how to survive, as if the designers even knew what life after the apocalypse would be like. Upon looking back I realize how ignorant much of my generation was in using our resources wisely. The majority of us grew up getting everything we wanted and never thought we would have to learn to survive on our own. Most people don't remember how the war started, all we remember is when the moon stopped and our world became tidally locked. Then there was the period of mass confusion, people fleeing the side of our world that would soon be covered in ice and trying to find room on the side that would slowly be burned to death. In many ways the countless who perished had it easy, they would not have to go through the wars and death that took place in the immediate aftermath of the Great Shift. Now the earths population is just a fraction of what it once was. The majority of the population lives in the small "Comfort" zone in between the desert and eternal ice. There existence is a pitiful shadow of what they once had, enslaved to a few warlords they must work endlessly to make enough food to live. Then there are the few people like me. Whether we were forced to leave the "Comfort" zone or left on our own free will our lives are the same: Survive.


For the Nov BBC contest on the Brickarms Forums.


I knew as soon as it was announced that this months theme would be sand that I was going to build an apocalypse scene (apocalypse and sand go together like peanut butter and jelly). I also knew that there would be a ton of other apocalypse scenes so I had to figure out a way to make mine unique. My solution was Forced Perspective. I also decided to find a new reason why the world would turn into a barren wasteland and I decided to use the world becoming tidally locked.


Non Lego:

Brickarms Machete, KAR-98, Glaive, 2 Mono-pods and a Bi-pod

Photoshopped road sign


P.S. Almost forgot to add this but, I will be adding photos showing how this was done tomorrow.

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Taken on November 28, 2010