This magical microscale Quidditch field on the “cover” of the definitive guide on all things Quidditch is simply awesome!!
Created by Legopard this is aparently his first Harry Potter model.
There are a couple additional images on MOCpages (which I must admit I don’t check nearly enough)
Considering the size of the model, it truly is brilliant. Using the “one ring” as the Quidditch Hoops is perfect and the tips of antennas as the figures is inspired.
Some of the parts are just held by gravity, but who cares, its still cool.
And then I was looking at his Flickr stream and I saw a technique I’d never seen before (which is saying something ) –
There’s a lot going on in this model, but what caught my eye was that this baseplate was used upside-down!
I have a few of these raised baseplates, which have literally sat under a desk for years and years gathering dust. I find them very limiting as the shaped hills and valleys of the baseplate keep it from being very useful. When I was younger I used them a lot as I didn’t have the means to build my own hills and valleys out of brick. I admit, I rarely build landscapes, but I could if I wanted to.
So finding a use for these kind of “useless” baseplates — note: of course no LEGO part is ever useless and can always be used in a clever manner — is awesome. Not only is it upside-down, but it is also filled with water. Very, very cool!