For the whole month of march, there’s a competition going on over on MOCpages; the 2015 MocAthalon! Each participant joins a team of five, and each team must build 30 creations in total, based on the provided prompts. Here is my first entry:
The prompt was, “Replicate a musical instrument as realistically as you can.” As an accordion player, the choice was obvious, and I got to work creating a model of my instrument. Here’s the real one (I apologize for the poor picture quality):
I began by building the keys and grill section, trying to capture the overall feel of the real accordion:
The bellows and the buttons really built themselves, as their shapes lend themselves perfectly to Lego bricks, like the design on the front of the bellows:
Everything was going smoothly… until I tried to attach the two halves. Since the studs on either side are facing the opposite directions, I had to fiddle around with the parts until I found a way to attach the halves with any sort of strength. This I finally achieved with the aid of some Technic pieces:
This was was a venture into a type of building I rarely do, and I really enjoyed the challenge. Definitely check out some of the great entries that are being submitted here. I hope you enjoyed today’s post!