MOOF Museum - Bruxelles

Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2022 by Seb

The MOOF Museum is one of the biggest Belgium/French bande dessinée original figure private collection. It was founded in 2012 by Eric Pierre, a Brusseleer collector, and is currently located in a 1300m² museum located near the Grand Place de Bruxelles.

I’ve visited it on September 2021 for the first time, the exhibition is awesome and very impressive !

First, we start with Spirou related figures.

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The modeler inside me was really excited !
The modeler inside me was really excited ! f/1.8 35mm 0.03333333333333333s ISO 400 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
At some places, we can see original planches.
At some places, we can see original planches. f/1.8 35mm 0.008s ISO 400 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
Gaston Lagaffe is definitely my favorite character in all of the franco-belge bande dessinées. He is similar to Wile E. Coyote in the Warner's cartoon (which is my favorite character in these licenses) : a true genius, but awfully unlucky or clumsy. They have different goals of course, Gaston's is to do the less possible work because he's terribly lazy. However, his laziness is a formidable creative factory of improbable machines or processes.
Gaston Lagaffe is definitely my favorite character in all of the franco-belge bande dessinées. He is similar to Wile E. Coyote in the Warner's cartoon (which is my favorite character in these licenses) : a true genius, but awfully unlucky or clumsy. They have different goals of course, Gaston's is to do the less possible work because he's terribly lazy. However, his laziness is a formidable creative factory of improbable machines or processes. f/1.8 35mm 0.02s ISO 400 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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I've taunted my project managers colleagues with this picture... This organizer receives the "Urgent" and "Too Late" files. So, I've told them to have the same because at work, everything is urgent and have to be done for yesterday.
I've taunted my project managers colleagues with this picture... This organizer receives the "Urgent" and "Too Late" files. So, I've told them to have the same because at work, everything is urgent and have to be done for yesterday. f/3.2 35mm 0.07692307692307693s ISO 400 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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Yes, I love Gaston.
Yes, I love Gaston. f/1.8 35mm 0.1s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
The Marsupilami is also one of my favorite characters. This impossible animal was also made by Franquin, Gaston's creator, and its adventures are really fun too.
The Marsupilami is also one of my favorite characters. This impossible animal was also made by Franquin, Gaston's creator, and its adventures are really fun too. f/1.8 35mm 0.016666666666666666s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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The next part of the visit is the Schtroumpf (the Smurfs in English) universe.

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The Schtroumpfs were created in Johan et Pirlouit as secondary characters. Progressively, the Schrtoumpfs took their autonomy and began their own story.
The Schtroumpfs were created in Johan et Pirlouit as secondary characters. Progressively, the Schrtoumpfs took their autonomy and began their own story. f/1.8 35mm 0.025s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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The sorcerer Gargamelle is the main antagonist of the Schtroumpfs.
The sorcerer Gargamelle is the main antagonist of the Schtroumpfs. f/1.8 35mm 0.01s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
A reproduction of the Schtroumpf village, awesome !
A reproduction of the Schtroumpf village, awesome ! f/1.8 35mm 0.03333333333333333s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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The next step is the Asterix series. Asterix is also one of my favorite bande dessinée, I’ve grew up with it and I love to read them again or to see the animation movies that were made during Goscinny’s time. Asterix is mainly a parody of the French society transposed into the Antique Gaule after the Roman conquest.

In 50BC, all of the Gaule has been conquered by the Romans. All of it ? No ! A small village of irreducible Gaulois still resists against the invader !

– The introduction of each album

It’s full of anachronisms and jokes that are still up to date today.

Avé César !
Avé César ! f/1.8 35mm 0.04s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
The most usual activity of the Gaulois, fighting each other.
The most usual activity of the Gaulois, fighting each other. f/1.8 35mm 0.04s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
The two horse racing cart was a reference to the Citroën's 2cv car competing against 4cv cars. "A 2 horses in a 4 horses race ? How foolish !"
The two horse racing cart was a reference to the Citroën's 2cv car competing against 4cv cars. "A 2 horses in a 4 horses race ? How foolish !" f/1.8 35mm 0.016666666666666666s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
Asterix, the main character
Asterix, the main character f/1.8 35mm 0.005s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
And Obelix, his best friend and sidekick. Holding Idefix, their mascot dog.
And Obelix, his best friend and sidekick. Holding Idefix, their mascot dog. f/1.8 35mm 0.005s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021

Fun fact : for the live action movies of Asterix, the crew was able to find (with a lot of difficulties) white dogs with black hairs at the top of their ears to portray Idefix. They didn’t want to have to teint the animal’s fur.

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A model of the Gaulois village
A model of the Gaulois village f/1.8 35mm 0.00625s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
The traditional ending banquet of each story.
The traditional ending banquet of each story. f/1.8 35mm 0.00625s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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Now, we arrive at the far west theme with, of course, Lucky Luke and other cowboys and indians themed bande dessinées.

This awesome poster is a magnification of an original plank.
This awesome poster is a magnification of an original plank. f/1.8 35mm 0.02s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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A model of the Tuniques Bleues camp.
A model of the Tuniques Bleues camp. f/1.8 35mm 0.008s ISO 640 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021

Next is a big hall dedicated to Tintin, also a very famous character.

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Inside the Tintin exhibit, we have a section related to the animation movie production made of various bande dessinées.

This a an original montage table used for the animation movies by Bellevue studios.
This a an original montage table used for the animation movies by Bellevue studios. f/1.8 35mm 0.05s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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A movie projector.
A movie projector. f/2 35mm 0.04s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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A model of La Licorne, the boat from the same named story of Tintin.
A model of La Licorne, the boat from the same named story of Tintin. f/2 35mm 0.05s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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The famous Tintin's rocket, when the characters walked on the moon almost twenty years before Niel Armstrong. Tintin's rocket is, regarding our technology level, impossible to create. However, just like Jules Verne did when he depicted the submarine in '20 000 lieux sous les mers' far before the first one, the rocket is incredibly modern according to our standards. It's a fully reusable vehicle using a thermonuclear propulsion engine able to land and lift-off autonomously. The design of the rocket was inspired by the V2 launchers made by the Nazis during World War II.
The famous Tintin's rocket, when the characters walked on the moon almost twenty years before Niel Armstrong. Tintin's rocket is, regarding our technology level, impossible to create. However, just like Jules Verne did when he depicted the submarine in '20 000 lieux sous les mers' far before the first one, the rocket is incredibly modern according to our standards. It's a fully reusable vehicle using a thermonuclear propulsion engine able to land and lift-off autonomously. The design of the rocket was inspired by the V2 launchers made by the Nazis during World War II. f/2 35mm 0.2s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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The animated cartoons were made on one of these tables. Frame per frame !
The animated cartoons were made on one of these tables. Frame per frame ! f/2 35mm 0.025s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
A statue of Alix
A statue of Alix f/2 35mm 0.06666666666666667s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
Blake and Mortimer, another famous series.
Blake and Mortimer, another famous series. f/2 35mm 0.0125s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
f/2 35mm 0.0125s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
Bécassine, a very old French character created in 1905 representing a housemaid wearing traditional cloths from the Picardie region. The rewriting of the character a couple of years later made her of Bretagne origins.
Bécassine, a very old French character created in 1905 representing a housemaid wearing traditional cloths from the Picardie region. The rewriting of the character a couple of years later made her of Bretagne origins. f/2 35mm 0.03333333333333333s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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Yes, it's not a museum for kids. Some figures are a little erotic.
Yes, it's not a museum for kids. Some figures are a little erotic. f/2 35mm 0.125s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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Around all of these franco-belge characters, I was surprised to see the DC Comics Justice League and the Marvel Avengers here !

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Let’s go back to the visit !

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Le Petit Spirou is a childish version of the Spirou character, but far less politically correct and moral. The character explores some taboos regarding his age like sentimental and sexual education with the eyes of a turbulent kid.
Le Petit Spirou is a childish version of the Spirou character, but far less politically correct and moral. The character explores some taboos regarding his age like sentimental and sexual education with the eyes of a turbulent kid. f/2 35mm 0.01s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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This Troll measures almost 2 meters and we can hear it roaring during the visit. Very impressive !
This Troll measures almost 2 meters and we can hear it roaring during the visit. Very impressive ! f/2 35mm 0.04s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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f/2 35mm 0.125s ISO 800 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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A nice Corto Maltese bust !
A nice Corto Maltese bust ! f/2 35mm 0.03333333333333333s ISO 400 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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The end of the visit is a reproduction of the Grande Place de Bruxelles !
The end of the visit is a reproduction of the Grande Place de Bruxelles ! f/2 35mm 0.025s ISO 250 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
And a wall decorated by various artists.
And a wall decorated by various artists. f/2 35mm 0.0125s ISO 250 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021
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A model of Tintin's Rocket for sale… Sorry, the price is a little too much expensive. And I've 3D-printed (a far smaller one) mine a couple of years ago.
A model of Tintin's Rocket for sale… Sorry, the price is a little too much expensive. And I've 3D-printed (a far smaller one) mine a couple of years ago. f/2 35mm 0.00625s ISO 200 NIKON D5600 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G       Seb - September 2, 2021

This visit was awesome. As the museum is regularly reorganized and updated, I think I’ll to it more often :)