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#26 LuxorV


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:15 AM

My vote is for: Immolation- the end of Anakin Skywalker by Fat Tony

It's one of the most intense moments in all the SW saga to me, full of heavy emotions and I think it was depicted in a great way. Plus, the lighting effect and the lava building technique really add to this creation.

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#27 Mister Phes

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 08:49 AM

My vote also goes to Immolation - the end of Anakin Skywalker by Fat Tony
I thought the lighting effect to make the "lava bricks" luminous was freakin awesome!  It really adds to the atomosphere and makes the MOC more engaging.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:20 AM

My vote goes to Redemption- the return of Anakin Skywalker by Fat Tony.

This one caught my eye out of all the thumbnails, which drew me into clicking it.
Who wouldn't want to see a big hole that looks like it goes on forever.
Seeing the thumbnail in a larger size I could truly appreciate the build to which it is made.

The lighting is excellent and gives the feeling of the hole never ending and I like the blue light giving a contrast to the dark colours of the shaft.
Not sure if its just me but I noticed the light at the bottom of the hole looks like it says 'LEGO' on it?
All the greebling within the shaft just give it that little extra oomph and seeing the Emperor falling with his lightning and arms outstretched capture this scene effortlessly.

Up to this point in the movie I never thought of Vader as being the good guy and thought that Luke would miraculously break free and defeat Vader and the Emperor so when this changed for the better it made it an Epic Scene for me.

To top it off when scrolling down I was left to discover that this was not only an accurate Epic Scene full of detail but also full of a few little quirks.

The huge Vader on the side of the wall. A trooper stuck in the doors. Imperial officers panicking at the sight of their fate.

The whole thing is like a pyramid where as you make your way to the top you see snapshots of small events and when you eventually get to the top and look down, you are rewarded with something truly epic, an Epic Scene  :classic:

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 03:13 AM

my vote is for

"Join me, and together..." by anakev

1-) Is the most epic scene in all star wars saga ever

2-) the design of anakev is great using a little space

3-) "is a trap" is, by right,  one of the most important phrases (and funny) to the star wars universe, and anakev has used it very cleverly

so, the entry: "Join me, and together..." is simple :sadnew:, funny :laugh:, and epic :oh:... for me, had it all :thumbup:
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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:58 AM

I voted for E43D by Mos_Eisley. Why?

It captures the epicness of what makes Star Wars awesome. Episode VI was the original Star Wars movie, and this MOC replicates what grabbed audiences, and got them hooked back in 1977.

In the beginning of the movie, we see Rebels and Stormtroopers fighting, with both sides taking considerable casualties. Even though I wasn't around for the originals, I watched with great interest on my dad's VHS tapes. It had me, and most likely many others wondering what was happening. Vader emerges out of the smokey doorway, and immediately gave audiences chills. The MOCer did a perfect job with this section. The walls are smooth with some greebling, exactly how they were like in the movies. I also got a few chills just looking at this MOC, seeing Vader walking the hallway with his minifigure Stormtroopers following him.

Lucas gave us a sense that we were in a faraway world when Luke looked beyond beyond the vast desert of Tatooine, and saw two suns setting millions of miles away. Mos_Eisley was able to re-build that scene, and used some great techniques for the twin stars and the atmospheric haze.

The garbage chute scene was a very intense moment of the movie. Even before they got in the chute, our heroes were fighting hordes of Stormtroopers, looking for a solution to their current dilemma. Blaster bolts were going back and forth, and kept new-timers wondering if they were going to make it or not. There are no Imperials in this part of the MOC, but Eisley does a great job showing the distress in our heroes. Han is in his defensive pose, and looks like he is shooting at something. Eisley also has Leia signal to Han and Chewie about going in the garbage chute. I thought that was a brilliant interpretation of the movie put into the speechless minifigures.

Turning the bignette another time shows the fateful duel between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the opening crawl made entirely out of stickers. This duel between Vader and Ben was a nail-biter, and the conclusion was a shocker, indeed. Mos_Eisley did a wonderful edition of the duel, showing Vader and Ben clashing sabers, with no fancy jumps or poses, just like in the movie. The surrounding area is very pleasing to the eye, as well, paying attention to how the Death Star walls were very detailed and metallic, not smooth. The opening crawl is my personal favorite of the MOC, displaying what is no different in all 6 Star Wars movies. The opening crawl was the first ever moment in Star Wars, and makes a marvelous plaque for the bignette. Also, could you imagine cutting and pasting all those stickers to make that? Good grief! I admire that detail.

Wrapping up the MOC shows us a movie theater room, watching the ending of Episode IV in 3D. This ending scene admired our heroes(except Chewie) with medals. It was a very remarkable scene, with Luke and Han getting their well-deserved rewards for helping destroy the Death Star. Once again, Mos_Eisley hits this scene on the mark with his brick-built version, with Leia, Luke and the droids looking at the audience. I assume Han and Chewie aren't there because either he didn't have enough figs, or he wanted to give the effect that not the whole screen was in the field of view. Either way, it's still good. I also like the audience, with a mix of random minifigures and Star Wars minifigures. The theater left me speechless as well.

Overall, the MOC is epic by extremely good building and by the meaning behind it. Both of which are astounding and definitely earn my vote. Good job, Mos_Eisley, very good job indeed. And I close by saying that if a Star Wars movie was released in 3D, I would be the first one to see it.
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#31 Artanis I

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:10 AM

Well, everyone's already said everything I can think of, plus I can't even decide which I like the most so I'm abstaining from voting.

So many fantastic entries that are true works of art, and not just a cool looking model. Camera angle, perspective, colour, lighting, detailing, motion blur, unusual use of pieces, accuracy in recreating the scenes... 1000x better than what I'd have come up with. Congratulations to all who received votes, well done.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:22 AM

For me it was a toss up between "Order 66 over Cato Neimodia by J4ke" and " That wasn’t a laser blast. Something hit us. by marshal banana". Both have extremely cool ships, the ARCs and the Falcon, but I have to go with "Order 66" because the composition is more dynamic and interesting. It was neck and neck, so good job to the both of you.
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 07:53 AM

Working on an entry now... sorry if it pops up unedited or incomplete, I'm not completely familiar with this editor and am messing around a little...

Edit: My entry is now up, so this post can be deleted... I dont' know how (or even if) I can do that though. So admin, you are welcome to delete this :-)

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:19 PM

Posted Image long time ago, but not in a galaxy far, far away, our distant relatives had to slave and vie for survival. Mere mortal men were doomed to lives buried by the sands of time. Only by standing up, slaying the dragon, and conquering the neighboring kingdom could the rare, brave soul shine from amidst the grim grime and ashen ash of the days bygone. These brave men fought for honor, for glory, and for their very lives. They did not fight for the glory of being made into a minifigure. They did not fight over a beer. They fought... to be remembered. And maybe sometimes for a beer. Throughout history, these fighting, pillaging men have been remembered as "Cons", hated by many, loved by few, but remembered always.

Then, not so very long ago, teachers and professors evolved from the midst of the human race:
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These "academicians", these "men and women of learning", they invented a new sort of survival games called "tests" (from the Old English word "testare" meaning "to throw upon rocks until nearly dead"). To complete a test, men read tales of dragons, discussed legends of the great conquerors, and later wrote their recollections of these stories into four thousand page novels for a "learned individual" to "grade". Reading, arithmetic, langueages... a new game was afoot: to earn real glory, Cons now had to take "tests" to eke their place in the annals of history. And thus was born the "Con's test".

Not to be outdone, the late 20th century saw the invention of "the video game" and "the Lego".Posted Image Once again, the glory of destroying dark monsters and laying thy neighbor's kingdom waste came to the forefront. One could again relive the glory of the Cons of old, whether it be in brick or in pixels. And though language has eroded the "Con's test" to the shorter "contest", the glory of the competition lives on.

And thus, my friends, you have the history of the "Con's test", or "contest" as the vulgar tongue has come to say. Over the past few months, you have had the privilege of watching a true modern "contest" take place right in front of your very eyes. Men and women alike have shed tears and blood in the conquest to become the greatest vignette-er. These people are all "Cons" in the ancient, unadulterated sense of the word. Only today, being a Con is not good enough. No, these builders must also take the "test": we, the "academicians", must grade these brick "novels" and report to the world whose creation is truly worthy to be remembered.

Only one of many valiant efforts, however, was sufficient to truly pass the "Con's test". Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, I give you "Mos Eisley" and his creation, "E43D". While Eurobricks only describes him as a lowly "vassal", I assure you his accomplishments distinguish him from among the ranks. I propose he be promoted to the level of "Con" with 1,000,000 honorary forum posts.

"E43D" is, as many before me have noted, a one-of-a-kind creation: it is unique, and its likeness has never been seen before now. But this characteristic alone is not enough to make something memorable... every snowflake is unique, yet they are not all memorabl. The qualities that set Mos Eisley's work apart are the skill, the precision, and the technique that go into the build. It is the nostalgia, the glimpse of yourself in the theater, or even the transportation into that galaxy and into young Skywalker's shoes. It is the sense of completeness and finality one gets after studying this MOC.

Everyday, people describe the most wonderful ideas, only to bring those ideas into being very shabbily, without luster or zest. It takes care, time, and investment to take an idea and make it just as wonderful in the real world. Mos Eisley took the care, he used the technique, and he developed the skills to make take a wonderful idea and make an even better physical mannifestation. That, my friends, is an almost unheard of talent. But the buck doesn't stop there...

When one looks at the different images of "E43d", one is whisked away to his own experience with George Lucas and his creation, the Star Wars movies. The nostalgia of the theater is there; the scenes are there; the characters are there. One almost has to pull out some popcorn, or even a lightsaber, to look through the Flickr gallery of this masterpiece. This creation is dynamic; it is engaging, and it is electrifying. But oh no, that's not all...

Mos Eisley's E43D is a complete, final, and nearly perfect vignette. One doesn't look at the suns of Tatooine in the scene and think, "oh it is good, but if he had only done such and such". One looks at the scenes and wonders at the detail, or wishes for the ability to design such a thing out of mere blocks. This creation is in its final, complete stage; it leaves nothing to be desired.

E43D is the ideal entry for this contest. It embodies true quality, it captures the imagination, and it leaves nothing to be desired. It's black, rounded outlines give the viewer the impression of looking at an old photo vignette. Its originality embodies the meaning of the letters "MOC", for it truly is Mos Eisley's "own creation". This Lego builder is the ultimate "Con", and many times over he deserves to win this "contest".

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PSS: (and disclaimer)... this page is made for humor and to extol the virtues of a Lego MOC... I wouldn't go telling your friends this history of the "contest" as it's purely from my mind. But you can if you want... As for the photos, thanks to "andrew" and brothersbrick.com for the "space viking", and thanks to Comedy Central and South Park for Mr. Garrison.

Edited by Blackicep8ntball, 24 July 2010 - 10:55 PM.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 10:52 PM

Hey guys,

Are we allowed to edit/modify our entries up until the deadline, or are they to remain unmodified once submitted? Thanks

Edited by Blackicep8ntball, 24 July 2010 - 10:54 PM.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 09:12 AM

View PostBlackicep8ntball, on 24 July 2010 - 10:52 PM, said:

Hey guys,

Are we allowed to edit/modify our entries up until the deadline, or are they to remain unmodified once submitted? Thanks
You may edit and modify your vote until the day of the deadline.
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:03 PM

Winners have been announced.
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