Arrietty the Borrower

From the 2010 Studio Ghibli movie Arrietty, which finally opened in the US this weekend. The Jelly family heartily recommends this movie to all Ghibli and Miyazaki fans!


It was dark and dismal in Seattle this weekend, so this wasn't shot under the best of possible lighting conditions (hence the shopped background). But the hand is a fully three-dimensional Lego creation, the palm rising several inches above table level. The ivy leaf is based on one plucked from the wall outside my Lego room. It all looks much more impressive "in the flesh"!


  • :jovian: 3y

    You are the man OJ!
  • William Page 3y

    I saw the thumbnail and thought:
    "If that's actually Lego, it's an instafave"
  • Pedro Vezini 3y

    Wonderful Movie and amazing rendition as always!
  • mike 3579 3y

    This is so perfect. <3
  • Brian Kescenovitz PRO 3y

    Great the leaf texture.
  • Just Kim 3y

    Brilliant, Mr Jelly!!
    the kids and i loved the movie :o)
  • Nannan Zhang PRO 3y

    I thought the hand was real from the thumbnail :)
  • Jack 3y

    Oh man! This is REAL nice!
    Saw the movie yesterday, which triggered more interest into this MOC. Very well done! <3
  • Katie Walker PRO 3y

    ^Me too.

    And I love that leaf.
  • (vhmh) PRO 3y

    Wow this is just perfect! I automatically recognized it from Arriety. Outstanding job on this!
  • ƒernald 3y

    Everything's just so perfect!
  • Zeessi 3y

    Just saw this over the weekend, and you captured it wonderfully. That hand is utterly terrific - can't wait to see this under favorable lighting.
  • Debbie Hickey 3y

    this is immense!!
  • Quy Chau 3y

    The textures of the hand and the leaf is quite ingenious. Just the right amount of studs.
  • Craig Stevens 3y

    Nice work!
  • ZephyrChaos 3y


    Edit: Supported.
  • El Barto 3y

  • Artnow314 3y

    so cool! love the movie!
  • Ian Spacek 2y

    The hand steals the show.
  • Ordo PRO 1y

    Wonderful !
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Taken on February 20, 2012
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