We completely missed out this one last summer when it won the Best Group Layout award at brickworld. Containment is a collaboration piece created by Tyler Clites and Nannan Zhang…
A massive diorama of an alien world, “a cross between a utilitarian space station (built by Nannan)and a post-apocalyptic wasteland (built by Tyler) complete with market sellers”.
Nannan & Tyler drew inspiration from the general concept of contrasting an orderly cityscape with a chaotic wasteland. Eventually the city that they were planning to build turned into a factory that took on the theme of isolation from the movie Moon
Some of the themes present in the display are inspired by Moon, District 9 and Enemy Mind. Some of the aesthetic inspiration for things like the crashed ship come from films like Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes (more images on their flickr page & an interview here).