Inspired by the 1952 musical romantic comedy, Singin' in the Rain, I present to you a diorama of one of the most iconic movie scenes of the last century.
As soundtracks start to change the film industry in the 1920s, a movie studio is forced to convert their upcoming silent film into a “talkie” to compete with other studios. Initial reactions to the new film are not great and force the protagonists, including main actor Don Lockwood, to completely transform the film into a modern musical! A cheerful Don Lockwood is seen singing in the rainy streets, with passion filling his heart, as he thinks about venturing into the world of “talkies” with his beloved co-actress.
This diorama depicts the main protagonist of the film holding onto a lamppost and holding an umbrella as rain drops from above and engulfs the sidewalk below. A brick building creates the back wall of the diorama. There are details throughout that help set the scene like big plants sitting outside a transparent white door and a dark ladder hanging from the ceiling to give the building an illusion of height. Smaller details found around doors and windows help to make an accurate recreation of the entire setting. The rain effect is achieved by using transparent blue hoses, and water splashes are made using transparent blue minifigure crowns.
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