• this is amazing. - z the lego man
  • Love the swing. <3 - ~Tac~
  • The way this is below ground level is awesome. - ~Tac~
  • Love this! - Ironsniper
  • For whatever reason, I still love this detail best. It really sold me on the history of the building. - Shuppiluliumas
  • I don't think I've ever zoomed in on a LEGO detail before and felt haunted. Well done! - macobyte2006
  • Indeed. 'Negative' vertical details always complicate things terribly, but they almost always redeem themselves. Excellent idea! - -Mainman-

Winter Break 01

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I finally got around to taking photos of my contribution to the Snowpocalypse layout at BrickFair 2010.

See the full set here.

Thanks to my friend Brian for again helping out with fancy photo/lighting equipment and expertise!

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  1. Cale Leiphart 38 months ago | reply

    This is one of my favorite MOCs from you Chris. Awesome!

  2. Blake's Baericks 38 months ago | reply

    I've got mad respects for someone who can keep this many bricks together for so long.

  3. Shuppiluliumas 38 months ago | reply

    I love being able to read the story of this building through its pre-apoc life and beyond. That kind of depth really sells post-apoc stuff, and architecture in general, I think.

  4. Peteris Sprogis 38 months ago | reply

    great snow effect !

  5. Snowhive 38 months ago | reply

    Absolut Amazing!

  6. daxolesa 38 months ago | reply

    Wow, this is beautiful to me.... :)

  7. nolnet 38 months ago | reply

    The atmosphere is great, but the fantastic playground puts it way beyond awesome!

  8. Yatkuu 38 months ago | reply

    Beautifully sad...

  9. tailor.ewe 38 months ago | reply

    Wow, this really is exceptional.

  10. ben-jammin1231 38 months ago | reply

    Very nice. It looks like a scene from Metro 2033.

  11. 3rd foundation 38 months ago | reply

    That looks great. Really nice work with the white plates.

  12. Janey Red Brick 38 months ago | reply

    I keep coming back to look at this, and asking myself why does this building seem so familiar? Is it based on an actual school we can recognize? Or is it just so close to our youth, that it feels like we know it. At first I wondered if it was the school from Toy Story 3 (although I cant remember remember what that school actually looked like in the movie). Since there has been no mention of an actual or fictional landmark, I figure its not. I guess its just the different eras of mishmash building styles that we all associate with growth. Outstanding really. Funny enough, I dont really see "apocalypse" at all, I find it oddly comforting which is not a word I would normally associate with apocalypse.

  13. cjedwards47 38 months ago | reply

    Thanks! I'm happy that you've spent so much time thinking about this. I can answer some of what you said...

    It is not completely based on any particular school, but when I decided I wanted to build a school I went to look at one near me for inspiration. Some small details are lifted directly from that school, while others are just based on my memories of schools I've seen before.

    The different styles of the different sections of the building were intentional, as almost every school I've been to has been like that (which I don't find surprising, but still find fascinating).

    As for seeing "apocalypse" in the creation, I do have trouble making something destroyed once I start building, because I end up thinking too much about the pre-apocalyptic version. For this thing, I excused it by telling most of the people around died at the same time, fairly recently, and most of the destruction there was caused by a handful of survivors coming to loot the place and maybe having a few small clashes. It's really more like an abandoned school, which there are plenty of in the real world (I looked at some photos of those online, and got very minor bits of inspiration from them here and there).

  14. Janey Red Brick 38 months ago | reply

    Thanks for responding, enjoyed reading your reply.

  15. Nosredna321Elgofanatic 34 months ago | reply

    Any MOC that can utilize the pieces that EVERYONE makes fun of and keeps several Adult Builders(myself included) from buying the buckets of bricks for raw piece supply at public stores(I'm refering to the bricks with the kids faces on them and the dog head piece you're using for the spring kiddy ride) is a true "geni af mursten" if there ever was one! Amazing Work!

  16. tailor.ewe 33 months ago | reply

    Which pieces get made fun of by everyone?

  17. BrickApe 33 months ago | reply

    This has been featured on BrickApe.

  18. Zemata 17 months ago | reply

    saw this at Kidsfest, awesome build!

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