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Before you say tear it up and smash it into pieces, be gentle with me. Some of the MOCs I've seen on here are truly amazing, yet if I had built them, I couldn't imagine tearing them down without a huge feeling of regret.

How long do you keep a large MOC for? Are they built for specific conventions or pleasure first viewing later? Has anyone ever sold one?
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| December 17, 2010, 10:14 am
Quoting J H
Before you say tear it up and smash it into pieces, be gentle with me. Some of the MOCs I've seen on here are truly amazing, yet if I had built them, I couldn't imagine tearing them down without a huge feeling of regret.

How long do you keep a large MOC for? Are they built for specific conventions or pleasure first viewing later? Has anyone ever sold one?

I had the same questions bur had no answer.... For me, I will keep them and not unsettle them. And if I can sold them, I think it will be with plaisir but I have no idea how to do....
One of my dream will to do a show with all those wonderful ships we can see in here but It will be difficult to collect every creation I think.
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| December 18, 2010, 3:47 am
I like to drop them from hip level and watch them explode...
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| December 18, 2010, 4:15 am
Quoting Parrington Levens
I like to drop them from hip level and watch them explode...



YEAAAAAH !!!!! BAOUUUUM !!!!!
I did that when I was younger..... big fun !!
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| December 18, 2010, 6:12 am
Quoting Parrington Levens
I like to drop them from hip level and watch them explode...


Assuming I could lift it that high, I think I'd either break my feet, the floor or both.
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| December 18, 2010, 6:26 am
hehe, good times...
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| December 18, 2010, 6:32 am
Quoting Parrington Levens
hehe, good times...



You guys are..... well !! totaly normal..... MOUAHAHAHAAAAA !!!!!
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| December 18, 2010, 6:36 am
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Quoting J H
Before you say tear it up and smash it into pieces, be gentle with me. Some of the MOCs I've seen on here are truly amazing, yet if I had built them, I couldn't imagine tearing them down without a huge feeling of regret.

How long do you keep a large MOC for? Are they built for specific conventions or pleasure first viewing later? Has anyone ever sold one?


My large MOCs are usually together for a year or two, so they can travel, and be seen at conventions and the like. After that, they get "decommissioned" and turned in for scrap!

Here's the thing for me - as much as I enjoy seeing the final outcome of all my labors, I love even more, pouring THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of bricks back into my bin. It's hoarding behavior at it's worst, but God help me, I love it!

So while it's fun to see a ship built, it's more fun to see those storage bins back to practically bursting and knowing those bricks are mine, baby! ALL MINE!!! MMMMMWWWWUUUHA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!

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| December 18, 2010, 8:12 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

My large MOCs are usually together for a year or two, so they can travel, and be seen at conventions and the like. After that, they get "decommissioned" and turned in for scrap!

Here's the thing for me - as much as I enjoy seeing the final outcome of all my labors, I love even more, pouring THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of bricks back into my bin. It's hoarding behavior at it's worst, but God help me, I love it!

So while it's fun to see a ship built, it's more fun to see those storage bins back to practically bursting and knowing those bricks are mine, baby! ALL MINE!!! MMMMMWWWWUUUHA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!


hehe,now that is funny, i never quite pull anything completely apart, I am hopless at that, I have chunks of decommisioned as you say, ships lying in bits boxes that I scrapped two years ago!
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| December 18, 2010, 8:41 am
Quoting Parrington Levens

hehe,now that is funny, i never quite pull anything completely apart, I am hopless at that, I have chunks of decommisioned as you say, ships lying in bits boxes that I scrapped two years ago!


HAAAAARGH !!!!! you guys put me the doubt !!!! Shall I decomissione my ship or not ??!!! That's unfair !!! I don't kow !! They're my children !!!! HAAAAARGh NOOOOO !!!!!
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| December 18, 2010, 9:35 am
I usually visit the Galactica and the Fleet everyday, just to make sure they're alright...Yes I have a problem.
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| December 18, 2010, 12:39 pm
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I crashed the second big ship I ever made. The Hampton was about 3 foot long, and I enjoyed the heck out of it! Sure, it was bitter sweet in a way, but then again, I freed up all those bricks to build again, and bigger.http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/video/video.php?v=132124080178492&comments
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| December 18, 2010, 12:46 pm
Quoting El Barto !
I usually visit the Galactica and the Fleet everyday, just to make sure they're alright...Yes I have a problem.

I do the same every morning..... I join you in this madness !!! Gosh !! but I feel better after...
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| December 19, 2010, 4:31 am
Quoting christophe corthay
I do the same every morning..... I join you in this madness !!! Gosh !! but I feel better after...

Okay, any other crazies out there? Anyone?
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| December 19, 2010, 11:28 am
Quoting J H
Before you say tear it up and smash it into pieces, be gentle with me. Some of the MOCs I've seen on here are truly amazing, yet if I had built them, I couldn't imagine tearing them down without a huge feeling of regret.

How long do you keep a large MOC for? Are they built for specific conventions or pleasure first viewing later? Has anyone ever sold one?

I kept The Glazerfire in 6 months before tearing it apart. During that I drawed the most important basics from the ship, such as frame work, nose part and the engine/wing part. I got to the conclusion that remberring the ship bit by bit is to difficult. When I started building it, I made the nose part first, it took me about a month. I had some ideas for the wings and engines, the other was just building and see where it ended. I'm i big fan of slopes and other modified parts to use for shapes and greeble technique. I specially like the modified bricks with studs on the sides, because you're able to build from the ship and out, creating spacy shapes. I just added my latest creation today, even bigger and heavier than The GlazerFire. As far as showcasing my creations, there are a few Lego Fetivals in Denmark, but I never participate. I like showing my creations here and see what people write. For me it's a hobby, and getting my Lego part collection bigger. My friends and family support me on doing this, they don't say it's childish, but being creative in my own way. I had a few offers from friends that would like to buy the GlazerFire, but it's quite exspencive and I would start all over again with my part collection


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| December 19, 2010, 1:00 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

My large MOCs are usually together for a year or two, so they can travel, and be seen at conventions and the like. After that, they get "decommissioned" and turned in for scrap!

Here's the thing for me - as much as I enjoy seeing the final outcome of all my labors, I love even more, pouring THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of bricks back into my bin. It's hoarding behavior at it's worst, but God help me, I love it!

So while it's fun to see a ship built, it's more fun to see those storage bins back to practically bursting and knowing those bricks are mine, baby! ALL MINE!!! MMMMMWWWWUUUHA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!

I think you're right Mark, and I gonna do the same with the "no mercy".... Thousands parts will come back on my desk..... because I have an other idea and also because it fall down on my face and IT HURTS A LOT !!!!! FU.. !!! so it gonna have an atomic missil on his fu.... face and I'll breath again... Anyway it gave the occasion to my wife to laugh a lot when she saw me with a part hung on my eye...
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| December 30, 2010, 5:33 pm
Quoting El Barto !
Okay, any other crazies out there? Anyone?

Me, I guess. Every morning before work, I go through my living room, into the kitchen in order to make some coffee. When passing through my living room where my Excelsior stands, I sometimes touch her sleek hull and say 'Good morning' to her. I could never take her apart! Now where is that telephone number of that psychiatrist...
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| December 30, 2010, 6:51 pm
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde
Me, I guess. Every morning before work, I go through my living room, into the kitchen in order to make some coffee. When passing through my living room where my Excelsior stands, I sometimes touch her sleek hull and say 'Good morning' to her. I could never take her apart! Now where is that telephone number of that psychiatrist...

Okay, WAY too much info there, Dude...But seriously, I couldn't imagine taking apart the Galactica. I even used to have a policy of leaving the best Star Wars models alone, but recently sacrificed the Tie Interceptor, gasp, to make the inside of the Cylon Baseship. In fact, I think I'm going to have to consolidate my Star Wars stuff to make room for a third shelf of BSG builds. Especially considering what I'm working on right now!
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| December 30, 2010, 8:04 pm
I kept The GlazerFire for 6 months, before tearing it apart. I was in some way painfull, and to remember the sections, I draw a lot of sketches. Especially the nose part and engine part. There is a lot of subtle angels to remember, so I also took a lot of close-up pictures of the profiles. I truly wanted it to stay alive, but I needed the parts for my second ship, I might try to rebuild it, but it would be in another color and better interior. My second ship The Abralon was launched here 2 weeks ago. After only a few days I rebuild the hull and underside, because it lacked on details. I'm still working on the last interior and some top details will also be changed. You can really look forward to the new and improved ship, so don't hesitate to rate and comment. New pictures of interior and exterior will be launched this Sunday. Happy new Year everybody:-)
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| December 31, 2010, 2:03 am
Quoting El Barto !
Okay, any other crazies out there? Anyone?

hehe, stroking there long ships every morning eh?
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| December 31, 2010, 2:22 am
Quoting Parrington Levens
hehe, stroking there long ships every morning eh?

MMMmmmmm yeaaaah every morning AND evening on the smooth tiles..... hoooo yeah !!
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| January 11, 2011, 3:25 pm
Quoting christophe corthay
MMMmmmmm yeaaaah every morning AND evening on the smooth tiles..... hoooo yeah !!

Time for a splash of cold water!
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| January 11, 2011, 3:53 pm
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