Every now and then, I must drift away from Classic Town to recognize outstanding creations that do not fit the Town/City genre. One such creation is this fantastic MOC by Brian Darrow. Brian has created an Egyptian Desert Scene adding Indiana Jones elements. One can easily spot the Flying Wing and a few Indiana Jones trucks, but what makes this creation fantastic is the addition of the pyramids, Sphinx, and Egytian temple. The Nile River and numerous palm trees add color to his nicely detailed display. I must admit that this is what I had envisioned when building my own, smaller Desert Adventure.
It’s very enjoyable to take a step back in time to visit ancient Egypt (Lego-style). Lego builder D-Higdon creates an absolutely fabulous Egyptian Nobleman’s Villa and shares pictures of the ancient structure on Flickr. What details lie within the hidden chambers – treasures from the Nile valley, sacrifices to the Egyptian gods, or perhaps the hidden tombs of Ra or Anubis themselves?
I wasn’t sure if I was in Egypt anymore, as I was flying along the vast Egyptian border somewhere in the Sahara. I saw a large desert castle and a brightly colored market below, so I decided to land my plane along a nearby airstrip. The market was lively and offered a number of exotic foods and spices. Supposedly, the Trekant Castle was built by a friend of Brickshelf member J1a3l5.
One of the best parts of my trip was when I got to visit an actual Indiana Jones Movie Set from the movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. The city is know as Tanis where the Germans are plotting to transport the Ark to Berlin, in the secret aircraft, the Flying Wing. This movie set is packed with adventure!
Since the construction of the pyramids, ancient Egypt has always been a place of mystery and intrigue. PCastanho even created a Working Star Gate to travel through worlds and time. The amazing thing is that just like Classic-Town.net, it can even move people through Lego Themes. You can watch the working star gate HERE.
Back in the city, I visited a local museum that had an awesome Egyptian Artifact Collection from the 2006 Lego Exhibit in Vancouver (Video by YouTube member Percyvonlipinski). I’m not sure who the little girl is, but I bet she knows how to walk like an Egyptian.
Once outside the pyramid, I ventured down stream to surprisingly find Xifux’s Dry and Barren Stream. Locals were fighting over water rights to the previously fertile land. The Sahara is definately a harsh place!
While in Giza, I met up with an Australian explorer and a few of his friends who wanted to take a further look inside the Great Pyramid. Despite the warnings of the local people, we decided to find the entrance of the pyramid and venture into the depths of the inner chamber. To my surprise, we discovered more than we bargained for within the dusty crypt. Perhaps there is some truth regarding an actual Curse of the Mummy. Some members of Eurobricks have discussed the topic.
What a great day! I visited an Awesome Pyramid built in 2006 for a NW BrickCon 2006 Show. Binkmeister was able to take a picture of it and shared it in his Brickshelf folder. I slightly edited his fantastic photo to add a personal touch for a post card. What an awesome scene as many of the minifigs from a nearby town were still working on the immense structure. Check out all the great details!
This world adventure tour is going to be great! Egypt is an awesome place. My first visit was Jindroush’s Egyptian Layout, and what an impressive scene. There’s something for everyone here: camels, lush palms, ruins, and even a Nile river boat. Someone told me that if I can catch the guy on the flying carpet, he can give me a lift to the pyramids. Wish me luck!