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#1 Hyler Talliwell

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:28 AM

The air elemental has come to Nocturnus by storm! Sweeping up all in it's path, it has set loose other tornadoes to wreak even more destruction. S'dak'l'vil'th and his men are trying to save the village of Oorok from destruction. Fire is a bad choice with which to battle a tornado. Posted Image Who will win?!?


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The elemental!


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Here you see a small hamlet in the background being ravaged by another tornado.


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S'dak'l'vil'th tries in vain to stop the elemental with magic as his men are swept up in whirlwinds.


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Above. His men are getting swept up!


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:32 AM

Wow!  Great build Tyler...the size of the elemental makes him very imposing, and the movement is wonderful!

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#3 Hyler Talliwell

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:37 AM

View PostKayne, on 06 August 2012 - 02:32 AM, said:

Wow!  Great build Tyler...the size of the elemental makes him very imposing, and the movement is wonderful!

Thanks! I really wish the video would embed, but oh well. Link!

#4 ZCerberus

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:44 AM

Cool action!

I like the flying pig the best.

I like that the action is so fast it pictures with the blur, that is a really nice touch.

Looks like you need another light source on the photos, but the angles are great.  

Good entry!

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#5 Angeli

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:49 AM

fantastic ;)
and spooky
I love the idea, cow in the air and the video is great fit ;)
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:59 AM

That elemental is impressive! I like how the bottom of him is the tornado  :thumbup: The movement is really cool and I don't think ZCerberus' build with PF lessens the coolness of this one  :classic:
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:30 AM

That is an awesomely huge elemental!  The whole scene looks great but I wish you had just a little bit more going on with the terrain. The action you captured is awesome. The cow is my favorite. Like Z mentioned, your pic's would have been better with another light source. It would remove the big shadow of your elemental. :thumbup:
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:35 AM

Love the whirl wind!  the elemental is great looking and do you have led lights in the eyes?

great job as usual!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:20 AM

And here I thought there was a chance you wouldn't make it in time. JK :tongue:

I love the enormity of this beast. His glowing eyes add the spookiness. But the power functions or excellent, and are very interesting to view in the photos.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:23 AM

Your elemental is enormous!  I love the way the bottom half is spinning and blurred in your picture.  The flying animals are a nice touch too.  Great job!

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#11 Hyler Talliwell

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:58 AM

View PostMikeyB, on 06 August 2012 - 03:35 AM, said:

Love the whirl wind!  the elemental is great looking and do you have led lights in the eyes?

great job as usual!

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View PostCaptain BeerBeard, on 06 August 2012 - 03:30 AM, said:

That is an awesomely huge elemental!  The whole scene looks great but I wish you had just a little bit more going on with the terrain. The action you captured is awesome. The cow is my favorite. Like Z mentioned, your pic's would have been better with another light source. It would remove the big shadow of your elemental. :thumbup:

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:21 AM

Loving the spinning whirlwind!
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:26 AM

I like the blurred, yet still, picture of the spinning. Great use of motors. Lovely.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:19 PM

Wow, this guy is scary.  And he is a cow snatcher!
Very nice build Tyler, all that spinny trans action is really cool.  It suits the Power Functions motion very well.  The elemetal would be awesome even if he wasn't spinning.  Great entry!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:03 PM

Very interesting. Stumbled over this on my flickr stream tonight and instantly was amazed by this great execution! I love the bits and pieces (the cow!) flying through the air!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

The power function in this really put this build over the top. You elemental was already impressive and terrifying without being able to spin around, and now he can!
I'm loving the cow swept up in the winds!
Great work. Good luck!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:53 PM

Nice entry! I thnk this MOC might be the best in capturing the action!Posted Image  And super cool elemental!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:11 PM

You can really feel the tornado feel! So nice and funny to see the different minifigs and animals you put in the air! :tongue:

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:44 PM

A really creative entry, I love the concept and execution of it.
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:13 PM

Whoa, this is an amazing idea translated perfectly into LEGO, well done on a great build Tyler, just awesome. Your builds get better every time I see a new one. :thumbup:

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:55 PM

That is one spooky looking elemental- great job on it!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:56 AM

Very cool elemental - the still shots of it's spinning action and spooky eyes is very effective!  :devil: The action showing the people and animals getting caught up in the tornado is well done too and adds a lot of vibrancy to the scene.  :thumbup: The only think that feels a little odd is the inclusion of arms on the elemental - to me they look a bit blocky and tacked on, and i think it would have looked just as menancing without them. Removing the arms might have given you more room to show your microscale too.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:09 PM

View PostGabe, on 25 August 2012 - 06:56 AM, said:

Very cool elemental - the still shots of it's spinning action and spooky eyes is very effective!  :devil: The action showing the people and animals getting caught up in the tornado is well done too and adds a lot of vibrancy to the scene.  :thumbup: The only think that feels a little odd is the inclusion of arms on the elemental - to me they look a bit blocky and tacked on, and i think it would have looked just as menancing without them. Removing the arms might have given you more room to show your microscale too.

Anyway, sweet job, best of luck!  :classic:
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

View PostHyler Talliwell, on 25 August 2012 - 02:09 PM, said:

The arms are what held the elemental up and allowed the bottom half to spin. Without them, none of the creation would have been possible. So removing them may not have been a good choice. Posted Image

Ah, i see! I had just assumed that you had some kind of axle supporting it from below. Shows what i know about this power functions malarky!  :blush:
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