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[JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by Kaplan » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:17 am

ImageImperial Senate Building. by Kaplan, on Flickr

This MOC is built for my Brikwars Faction: M-Throne Empire. According to the faction lore this is the Imperial Senate Building. It’s built in greco-roman architecture style obviously. I’m mainly inspired by the Athenian Parthenon and the Phanteon in Paris. The MOC actually represents only a part of the building as it supposedly belongs to a larger building which expands towards back. Unlike the real counterparts my MOC includes ionic style columns instead of doric or corithian. The symbolism around the building based on roman culture including the eagle and statues. Although the M-Throne Empire is space empire, it is somewhat based on the historical Roman Empire from a artistical point of view.

The writing on the building starts with roman numbers MMXIII which is equal to 2013. Its the date when I first introduce my brikwars faction. “Ad Maius Bonum” is the latin version of the slogan of my faction which is “For the Greater Good”. “A.T.” are the initials form my name.

The pediment is devided in two sections. The left secton represents the “good” side and the right section represents the “evil” side. The pediment overall depicts the war between good and evil. In the middle of the pediment, statue of the emperor is placed presenting him in medieval style Knight armor with a visored helmet on a curveting horse, protecting the good people against the evil.

The black eagle on the top of the building is also a symbolism for the Emperor in the faction lore. The Emperor oversees and protects everyone who serves the greater good. The Winged statues on each end of the roof are spirits of soldiers, who were fallen fighting fort he greater good.

The evil side is represented by an army of skeletons atacking towards the good side. The backround is a rural area represented with mountains, valleys, trees etc. There is also a flying dragon in front of a full moon representing the major evil force. The dragon symbolism is defined by historians and psycologists as the ultimate monster and enemy of men that have the physical atributes of a snake an eagle and a lion at the same time. Therefor I thought that the representation of a dragon would be the most logical choice representing the evil.

The good side is represented by number of statues from different professions. Starting from middle there is a commander statue leading the army of men against the evil forces. Behind him on his left there are three soldiers in shield wall formation. The figure on their left holding a syringe is representing the scientist because a war against the evil should be backed by science. Behind the scientist to the left there a statue of an old man holding a tablet and stick representing the a teacher or academician because the battle against the evil needs people who are properly educated. On the most left side there are two little statues representing the youngling. Younger generations are supposed to be ready to take the positions of elders in the fight against the evil. The background on this side is filled with buildings with greco-roman architecture style representing the civilized world.
The concept of battle against the evil could be taken as literally or symbolically. Anything againt the greater good, for example: İlliterateness, starvation, economical crisis etc could be considered as the forces of evil. Flying monsters or undead armies are a representation of the forces acting against the greater good.

The Larger statues on both sides of the door are representing glorious warriors of the empires history. The statue on the left is equipped with oval shied like a early medieval cavalry and a broadsword. The staue on the right is a hoplite from classical greece equipped with a spear and hopla, a round shield.

There are two lion statues in the front. These lions are based on Kale Frost’s lion statue designs and not my own. I really liked the shaping and wanted to add to my MOC.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/frostbric ... ateposted/

I also made custom Senate Guard Figures. There are heavily inspired by the Rebuplic Senate Guards from Star Wars. I made them in red instead of dark blue as my Brikwars Faction M-Throne’s main color is red. The helmets are the Spartan Warrior CMF helmets spray painted in red with brush painted plumes in black. The torso and legs are from Imperial Guard Star Wars minifigures.

The build takes about three weeks to complete and consist nearly 20k pieces. I want to thank all my friends for their comments, critics and motivation during the building phase.



ImageImperial Senate Building by Kaplan, on Flickr

ImageImperial Senate Building by Kaplan, on Flickr

ImageImperial Senate Building by Kaplan, on Flickr

ImageImperial Senate Building by Kaplan, on Flickr
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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by Bookwyrm » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:31 am

Good lord it looks even better now that you’ve finally completed it, this is some insane architectural building here... :studgod:

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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by Space Bunny » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:43 am

I don't even see the point in trying to compete in JJJ20 anymore. This is magnificent

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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by Archduke » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:53 am

I literally cannot overstate how awesome this is.
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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by Bigfan321 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:10 am

That's some glorious building right there

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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by BrickSyd » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:13 am

Very impressive build. It is not just massive, it's also filled with so many details, NPU, inspiration and backstory.
I am in awe

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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by Kaplan » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:24 pm

Thank you very much for your nice comments. I plan to build more buildings like this in future.

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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by Kaplan » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:04 pm

I have uploaded a video for this MOC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z25-7g4Wq4g

Its in turkish language, but you may want to take a look for the visuals

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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by Space Bunny » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:54 pm

Style = 10
Substance = 10
Photography = 10

Theme = 7

This build is just something completely different. It has both beautiful architecture, and small details that fill it with life! You have outdone yourself

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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by MadMario » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:47 pm

Style: 10
Substance: 10
Photography: 10
Theme: 8

What can I say, an enormous MOC with still so many details in it, well set in scene with the pictures and extensive explanations. Every detail has its story. Well done!
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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by ninja_bait » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:57 pm

Style -- 9
Substance-- 9
Photography-- 10
Theme, Tie-Breaker Category-- 8

Overall, an impressive build that would probably be even more impressive in person. I think the examples of M-Throne architecture you've shown in the past have more color and pomp, so this feels a bit plain (and the real-world ancients did paint their temples, so....) And more life in this scene would have been welcome: some senators having discussions on the stairs, some weathering on the building, etc.
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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by Kaplan » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:19 am

ninja_bait wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:57 pm
I think the examples of M-Throne architecture you've shown in the past have more color and pomp, so this feels a bit plain (and the real-world ancients did paint their temples, so....) And more life in this scene would have been welcome: some senators having discussions on the stairs, some weathering on the building, etc.
I somewhat agree with the colors. The building itself is very plain in terms of coloring. I made it deliberately so because I wanted to make the building a serious one. Also my references for the building are the post-renaissance government buildings with grecoroman architechture style which are generally white or gray. I plan to make more building like this one for the same planet.

For an other planet I plan to make Colorful statues and decorations inspired by mesoamerican architecture (style of maya, aztec, inca etc.)

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Re: [JJJ20] Imperial Senate Building

Post by Tzan » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:59 pm

I work as an architectural designer, and this is awesome, fits real well with M-Throne, gray is best color for this, best moc of the year.

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