LEGO fan and flickr member Letranger Absurde has been working on a series of LEGO vignettes based on horror movies. I’m not into scary movies at all, and never watch horror, but these small dioramas are full of really interesting building techniques and beautiful details that are worth to discuss. So far there are five vignettes in the series – which I will show you below – with more to come. 🙂
➡ LEGO HORROR MOVIE SCENE – THE EXORCIST: This is the first vignette in the series, featuring a scene from the 1973 supernatural horror film, The Exorcist, based on the novel of the same name. The story is about a possessed girl, and her mother’s attempts to save her with the help of two priests. The colors, the clean design, and attention to detail are all just right. Also, notice the really well made brick-built door and bedding.
➡ LEGO HORROR MOVIE SCENE – THE SCREAM: This scene is based on the 1996 film titled Scream, following a high school student who becomes the target of a mysterious killer. The vignette is actually quite lovely, if you ignore that insidious looking character. I particularly like the slight slope of the walls and another nicely designed door. The colors are great too.
➡ LEGO HORROR MOVIE SCENE – WITCHFINDER GENERAL: This scene is from a 1968 British horror film, based on a novel of the same name. The setting here is outdoors, with a gorgeously twisted tree and lovely landscaping at the base. The poor minifigs are not looking too happy though, but the choices for their facial expressions are perfect.
➡ LEGO HORROR MOVIE SCENE – WISHMASTER: The Wishmaster is a 1997 American horror film concerning a very creepy djinn, who is after the woman who discovered him. The color-scheme her is similar as in the first vignette, with some really nice furniture details. Check out how those drawers behind the couch were made! Very clever!
➡ LEGO HORROR MOVIE SCENE – SAW: Even if you are not into horror movies, you have probably at least heard of the Saw. Very scary series of films, so it’s better to just focus on how awesome this vignette is with the debilitated bathroom, and clever use of parts.
The composition, presentation, and details of these vignettes offer great examples of what can be achieved even with just a small selection of bricks and minifigs. Every detail is perfect and polished. Even studs are only exposed when they add to the overall look. If you like this series, you can follow Letranger Absurde through his flickr gallery. He is planning to continue the collection focusing on lesser known horror movie scenes. And he got some other really excellent LEGO creations as well worth checking out.
So what do you think? How do you like these LEGO vignettes? Are there any building techniques featured here that you plan to use in your own designs? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉
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