Mario Odyssey inspired me to build a white, tapering tower with a red roof. Initially I had only planned the tower and a ‘normal’ LEGO tree (limb elements) - but could not get the look I desired.
After thinking about using spheres as the tree elements, the MOC looked more cartooney than I had intended. This made the addition of the Goomba, Spiney and warp pipe fairly natural. Now it is truly a Mario MOC of the Mushroom Kingdom.
The Goomba design belongs to Matt De Lanoy.
Coincidentally, Colossal Castle Context XV had a “Video Game” category - which also encouraged me to add the hallmark Mario props.
I intentionally left out the main characters of the video game - mostly as I did not like any minifigure renditions. I also like how the ‘natural’ state of the scene allows your imagination to fill in what may be going on.
Making Of Pictures
Below are some ‘making of’ pictures including how I create each section of the round tower.
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