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.
Brickshelf member, crises has done some beautiful realistic Venice style buildings designs for us to admire. It seemed this setup enable the builder to add water into the river design. In this way, the boat is able to sail in the river. This will be a spectacular effect. If only we could add in speedboat actions from the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie.
Eurobricks member Eilif builds a very useful Logging Truck for his Lego Town of Brickington. Originally a modification from the German transport truck contained in Indiana Jones set 7622, this truck would not only look great as an addition to any tabletown, but would also work well for an Indy display (even a Desert Adventure perhaps).
Toward the west end of the Amazon, as the river makes its way into Peru, there was an ancient civilization who made the cloud forests their home. The people were known as the Chachapoyan (or Andean), also known as the Warriors of the Clouds. Their Peruvian temple stands on top of El Panal (the Bee-Hive) and has yet to be plundered by modern archeologists. Indiana Jones is said to have a map to the hidden temple, but beware, the plateau and temple is loaded with traps waiting to kill fool-hearty adventurers. This Large Indy Diorama (picture from www.pockyland.net, edited by yours truly) depicts the action and adventure of the Peruvian jungle.
Well, I didn’t know the guys we threw out of the rickshaw had connections with Chinese gangsters. Seems we’ve been Shanghaied WhiteFang! Do you think Indy might lend us a hand?
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!