I made a decision this year, that each year I’ll do at least one extravagant Lego Build. Its my way of affirming:
- My inner child matters
- I am affluent and I can afford it
Turns out, the universe was in sync – for Christmas, I received an unasked-for Lego Darth Vader to build. 800 pieces! I set out to build it, but of course I had to timelapse it.
There were 5 stages, and I recorded all of them:
- #1 excluded because all you see is my back.
- #2 Nest camera, facing me and the model. I really liked the idea, so I upgraded …
- #3 GoPro Timelapse at 0.5sec, 1080P. I felt my hand kinda got in the way, so I changed the angle
- #4 GoPro Timelapse at 0.5sec, 1080P. It felt too slow, so I changed again
- #5 GoPro TImelapse at 1sec, 4K.
I put them together in this video, which I’ve put on Youtube because that’s where everything else video goes. I’m thinking, the best angle and subject was #1 – you don’t see all the parts, you see the human and the model. But its not the best camera.
I think the next build, I’ll stick the GoPro where its Model + Human centered, and parts not necessarily in sight.
What I loved most about building it:
- Wondering how the pieces were going to be used
- Sorting and organizing the pieces
- Admiring the novel ways they used pieces that I could not predict
Stuff not so great: Seemed there were a bunch of very custom pieces. Meh.