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“You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into… the Twilight Zone.” - Rod Serling
This idea is based on the television series created by Rod Serling. The first series, shot entirely in black and white, ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964.
I experienced the Twilight Zone vibe first time in 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park, through The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride, which was insanely surprising, and totally shocked me with it's twist, and it's fantastic storytelling. This was only possible, because LEGO invited me to the signing event of Steamboat Willie. After that I watched some episodes from the first season of the first tv series. I realized that thorugh the years many movies and tv shows refer or pay trubite to the original show. So I thought that it would be great to create a LEGO product idea.
The model is trying to describe the Twilight Zone itself, with it's black and white design and how it's creator moving around those iconic themes, tropes and symbols. That can also interpret as how the creator's imagination works and how ideas are born or manifest into reality. It represents objects from it's third season intro, which is the spiral, and it's fourth and fifth season intro, which is the opening door, the shattering window, the blinking eye, the mass-energy equivalence, the ticking clock and the mannequin with the waving hair. The whole build is designed as a working carousel or merry-go-round, with a moving mechanism but the axis of it's rotation is a little bit decentralized. You can scroll the steering knuckle arm on the side of the device, and the whole second and third levels begin to rotate towards eachother. That cause the moving of the objects towards to the Rod Serling minifigure. Each and all items have a unique movement while the minifigure is going through them.
The set is a tribute to Rod Serling, who was a unique and extremely talented storyteller, and it's a tribute to his universe, which inspiring generations of creative artists through the years. I tried to create an original "never-seen-before" shape and form, also I tried to combine different building techniques, that makes the building experience interesting, and the playability/mobility was a priority from the begining. I hope that the model and it's core theme would make it a great LEGO set in the future.
The set inlcudes around 770 bricks.
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