Today’s entry features a creation by a Czech LEGO fan named Jindrich Kubec.
It’s called the Treasure Reef and is really two models in one. I came across the announcement on LUGNET a few days ago and was very impressed. The diorama consists of two main areas, plus a story in pictures:
But when you lift off the water (represented by blue baseplates) you can access the other part, an underwater scene, featuring a cave of treasures protected by an octopus-like monster. There’s also a whale skeleton which came from an old LEGO set.
Finally, there is also a story in pictures, as a variation of the underwater scene, where divers fight to obtain the treasure from the sea monster in the cave.
All the pics can be viewed by clicking the above links, or view the whole gallery on Brickshelf.
I was very impressed because of the sheer originality of this diorama. Although elements of the set (such as the whale skeleton) came from official LEGO models most of it – and the idea of combining the things together like this – is very original.