Tiny Adventure

 Overview

Fundamental Rules of Production

Welcome to Tiny Adventure! This is my LEGO project that includes my own techniques, stories, messages, and most important of all, fun! But before we start, I would like to lay out some factors that I took great attention to while developing the project. They are:

  1. Variety of Facial Expressions

When we see a picture with 5 LEGO characters in it, it often gets hard to distinguish them because all the characters have same expressions on their faces. I thus wanted to give unique facial expression on each character. Because common eye parts are what makes the characters look alike, I repeated making eyes and other facial parts that are uniquely fitting to each character and its personality. As a result, the characters were completed with different expressions.

  1. Original Techniques

In order to avoid monotony and add more “fun factor,” I tried making each character with different parts, techniques, and ideas, while still maintaining the overall integrity of the series.

  1. Avoiding Redundancy

I have scrutinized over the existing series including Ninjago, Mixels, and Chima. If there was a hint of similarity in my characters, I got rid of them.

And now, without further due, let’s dive in!

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PROLOGUE 

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Once upon a time, there was a town of swamp where many species of animals and insects lived peacefully. But one day, adventive species suddenly appeared, and turned the small town into a huge chaos. These predators were always hungry, and they devoured every native species they could find. The tiny and weak animals could not resist the predators, and disappeared one by one. Extinction was only a matter of time.

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Tiny and Tale, green frog brothers native to the swamp town, put their heads together to solve the serious problem. Tale, a mechanic, started running a secret workshop to invent special weapons to resist the adventive animals. Meanwhile, Tiny the troublemaker helped his brother by, well… doing nothing and staying out of trouble.

Just before the time of doom, Tale finished making a special weapon to counter the predators. He called it “Comix-Gun,” which could turn tiny animals into strong mechanic warriors with a shot. Tale, with the help of his brother Tiny and his friends, prepared for a counterattack to secure the peace of the swamp.

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– Nature’s Alert –

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Everything started from this small piece. When I saw this part, I could see the face of a frog. The green frog came to reality after I painted it in bright yellowish green.

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TINY’S SQUAD

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TINY

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TALE

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NUTRIA

Nutria, also known as a monster-mouse, came from South America. Now, it lives all around the world, such as in North America, Europe, and Asia. It devours everything from small animals to plants. Additionally, nutria has a strong jaw that can shatter even the animals bones into little pieces. It breeds rapidly, and a cub can swim and eat after just turning 2~3 days old.

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AMERICAN BULLFROG

An American bullfrog can lay between ten to twenty thousand eggs. It grows rapidly, and has an average lifespan of 8 years. It eats regular frogs, insects, reptiles, and even snakes; it tries to eat just about anything that moves.

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RED-EARED SLIDER

Red-eared slider has a long lifespan characteristic of turtles; it lives from 20 to even 40 years. Although it is herbivorous when fully grown, it is omnivorous as a baby, and can eat all kinds of food.

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STAR CUCUMBER

Star cucumber has a tendency to kill other plants except itself. If it appears in a swamp, which is a host to two or three hundred species of living plants, then all but a few species will go extinct. It grows 30 cm per day. Upon reaching another plant, star cucumber covers the plant completely, killing the neighbor by blocking the sunlight and nutrients.

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Getting Ready

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SECRET WORKSHOP

To prepare to fight against the adventive species, Tale built a workshop for developing weapons. At first, it was disguised as a hut. As Tiny’s squad faced increasingly stronger enemies, however, Tale added more and more facilities to the workshop. Eventually, the hut grew so big that it started to look more like a factory.

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Comix-gun does not always turn tiny animals into strong warriors; sometimes the gun turns an animal into just a regular machine that lacks any will to fight.  The gun also requires a long cooling time after each shot.

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DYNASTID BEETLE

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WILD PIG

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While fighting against the adventive animals, Tiny’s squad begins to have some questions.

Where did these predators come from? And why?

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Upon defeating a nutria, Tiny and his squad discovers a human who had been controlling the nutria from its inside.

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Every time Tiny’s squad defeats a predator, Tiny finds out where the enemies came from.

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It turns out that they were mere puppets that once were dragged into this land by humans for a commercial purpose. After failing to make profits, they were abandoned ruthlessly. Having nowhere to go, they began looking for food for survival and wandering to find a home. They were just hungry, and that was all.

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Could they all live together? Tiny and Omok thought, while Tale and GD opposed. Disagreement arose about how to handle the adventive animals.

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THE END

The adventive animals looked like living creatures, while the countering animals of Tale looked more like machines than creatures. Ironically, it was hard to feel a sense of life from the animals trying to protect the very life of the swamp. And the irony only grew stronger with the advancement of technology.

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Tale now feels the need for even more power and technology while dealing with such strong enemies. Accordingly, his secret workshop grows bigger and bigger until it looks more like a huge factory. The increasing energy used in the factory begins to attract more and more electric ghosts.

PROLOGUE FOR SEASON 2

In the end, the electric ghosts completely corrupts Tale’s mind and body. He begins to think that more power and stronger army are needed in order to keep the peace of the swamp, and makes new forces using electric parts abandoned around the swamp.

The abandoned TV, refrigerator, and vacuum machines that once destroyed the environment gain new lives as mechanic robots.

Season 2 is a continuation of Season 1, featuring a war against the mechanical wastes.

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My Intention

It is my hope that the children who receive my message would be stimulated to think and start asking questions to their parents.

I picture and dream of the young minds and their parents engaging in various discussions through my creations.

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