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Use this thread for general conversation. Please, no team building in this thread. I will create a group for team building.

Welcome to the 2013 MocAthalon!
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| February 15, 2013, 12:43 am
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Quoting The Timinater !
cheers, Chris!

I'm in!


Wow, first group member... group's only been open about 45 seconds. Are you stalking me again?
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| February 15, 2013, 1:06 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Wow, first group member... group's only been open about 45 seconds. Are you stalking me again?

yeah, I always stalk you...

you having spaghetti for dinner again? ;)
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| February 15, 2013, 1:10 am
It's HEEEERRRREEE!!!
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| February 15, 2013, 1:11 am
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Quoting The Timinater !
yeah, I always stalk you...

you having spaghetti for dinner again? ;)


Your cameras must be on a 24 hour delay. That was last night. Tonight was pot roast, mashed taters and garlic brussel sprouts.
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| February 15, 2013, 1:18 am
I'm always too busy to play 'round this time of year, but I'll be cheering from the sidelines as usual! :)
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| February 15, 2013, 1:33 am
Well this is exciting...
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| February 15, 2013, 2:17 am
I haven't done this before but I am looking forward to it!
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| February 15, 2013, 2:53 am
Geez, it comes quicker every year! Not entirely sure if I'll compete this year, ( the excitement will probably push me to it ) because I'm kind of at builder's block right now, having not posted since the MOColympics :/ We'll see how it goes!
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| February 15, 2013, 3:08 am
Holy Bajolies! This sounds intense.
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| February 15, 2013, 4:51 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Holy Bajolies! This sounds intense.

You have no idea.
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| February 15, 2013, 6:04 am
Ahh my first mocathalon
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| February 15, 2013, 8:19 am
I'm a MocAthalon newb, no noob :3
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| February 15, 2013, 8:50 am
Quoting Monsterlego ,
Ahh my first mocathalon
Same here man!

I can tell from looking at other groups that this is going to be fun!

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| February 15, 2013, 9:39 am
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Quoting Monsterlego ,
Ahh my first mocathalon
Same here man!

I can tell from looking at other groups that this is going to be fun!

And very very hard :(
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| February 15, 2013, 9:41 am
Best Contest ever!!! Can't wait to start building.
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| February 15, 2013, 9:54 am
Quoting Josh O.
And very very hard :(

I'm up for a challenge :D
I just expect to do my best for the fun of being part of this great contest! Nevertheless, that doesn't mean we'll (the team) try to win! :)
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| February 15, 2013, 9:59 am
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
I'm up for a challenge :D
I just expect to do my best for the fun of being part of this great contest! Nevertheless, that doesn't mean we'll (the team) try to win! :)

Same here!
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| February 15, 2013, 10:02 am
Hi:)
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| February 15, 2013, 10:05 am
Quoting David .
Hi:)

Hey!
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| February 15, 2013, 10:19 am
Quoting Monsterlego ,
Ahh my first mocathalon

Ditto.
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| February 15, 2013, 12:03 pm
Quoting David .
Hi:)

hola
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| February 15, 2013, 1:13 pm
Hi people.
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| February 15, 2013, 1:23 pm
Right on time, thanks for all the effort you put into this Chris. I look forward to the categories!
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| February 15, 2013, 1:35 pm
I'm all set, my pieces are relatively sorted, my creative juices are flowing like crazy, and seem not to be too busy next month... All I need to do is find a team. And I suppose figuring out the up-loader before March might be helpful.
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| February 15, 2013, 2:15 pm
Quoting Popcorn .
I'm all set, my pieces are relatively sorted, my creative juices are flowing like crazy, and seem not to be too busy next month... All I need to do is find a team. And I suppose figuring out the up-loader before March might be helpful.

same here, finding a team is difficult
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| February 15, 2013, 3:30 pm
Quoting Monsterlego ,
same here, finding a team is difficult

Yeah...
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| February 15, 2013, 6:32 pm
Quoting Popcorn .
I'm all set, my pieces are relatively sorted, my creative juices are flowing like crazy, and seem not to be too busy next month... All I need to do is find a team. And I suppose figuring out the up-loader before March might be helpful.

Do you want to join my group?
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| February 15, 2013, 6:38 pm
Yeah! Check it out, you're really good! http://mocpages.com/group.php/22251
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| February 15, 2013, 6:45 pm
Quoting Takanuva 77
Would you like to be on my team:)

I'm in one! I brick team!
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| February 15, 2013, 6:58 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Your cameras must be on a 24 hour delay. That was last night. Tonight was pot roast, mashed taters and garlic brussel sprouts.

ah, I see! (teehee!)

so it was 3 nights ago you had a bubble bath, then? ;)
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| February 15, 2013, 10:20 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Holy Bajolies! This sounds intense.

please enter this year :)
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| February 15, 2013, 10:20 pm
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Quoting The Timinater !
ah, I see! (teehee!)

so it was 3 nights ago you had a bubble bath, then? ;)


A bath? But... it's only February...
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| February 15, 2013, 10:53 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

A bath? But... it's only February...

or maybe it was your pet monkey?
sometimes I can never tell who is who.... ;)
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| February 15, 2013, 10:57 pm
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Quoting The Timinater !
or maybe it was your pet monkey?
sometimes I can never tell who is who.... ;)


Sure you can. The monkey flings less poo.
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| February 15, 2013, 11:06 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Sure you can. The monkey flings less poo.

the old double-bluff, eh? you can't fool me!
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| February 15, 2013, 11:09 pm
Quoting Aaron L.
Do you want to join my group?

Thank you for the offer. :)

I'll consider it.
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| February 15, 2013, 11:09 pm
You know that old saying "Divide and conquer?"

Well, stick this in your brainpot.
Two teams.
Jig and Saw.

Run in fear puny competitors.
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| February 16, 2013, 1:31 am
Quoting The Timinater !
please enter this year :)

Calm down, I'm in.
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| February 16, 2013, 4:18 am
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Quoting Chris Phipson
Use this thread for general conversation. Please, no team building in this thread. I will create a group for team building.

Welcome to the 2013 MocAthalon!


Good job Chris doing this all over again, sadly (and joyfully) I committed to a team again, otherwise I would have put my hand up for judging too. I hope you get some good support here :)
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| February 16, 2013, 7:44 am
Bruce Lowell joined... He's not actually playing, is he? :X
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| February 17, 2013, 5:21 pm
Quoting LukeSC Overlord
Bruce Lowell joined... He's not actually playing, is he? :X

Uh oh...
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| February 18, 2013, 3:33 am
Not so sure what team I will get in...
But I will try to compete once more!

Good luck to everyone!
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| February 18, 2013, 9:07 am
Quoting LukeSC Overlord
Bruce Lowell joined... He's not actually playing, is he? :X

If so, his team would have to be the best in the contest. I shudder to think of what other phenomenally skilled builders he's teamed up with...
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| February 18, 2013, 9:41 am
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
If so, his team would have to be the best in the contest. I shudder to think of what other phenomenally skilled builders he's teamed up with...


We meet again, Luke. ;) Yeah, I hope he's just here to watch.
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| February 18, 2013, 9:52 am
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Quoting Thoy Bradley

Good job Chris doing this all over again, sadly (and joyfully) I committed to a team again, otherwise I would have put my hand up for judging too. I hope you get some good support here :)


Well I woulda LOVED to have you as a judge but it's going to be great seeing what you do as a player. Good luck!
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| February 18, 2013, 10:46 am
Quoting Rinse Jan
Not so sure what team I will get in...
But I will try to compete once more!

Good luck to everyone!

You can be on my team!
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| February 18, 2013, 12:18 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
If so, his team would have to be the best in the contest. I shudder to think of what other phenomenally skilled builders he's teamed up with...
Hee hee hee...

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| February 18, 2013, 2:36 pm
Looks like another action packed year! I haven't decided whether or not to participate this time around, but if I do, you can bet I will give it my all. Last year, the fledgling Moctley Crew made it to 6th place out of 40 teams...could we make it farther? Should I join a new team? Or should I sit this one out and regret it later? I guess I've got some serious thinking to do ;)
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| February 19, 2013, 7:37 pm
After some thinking, I decided to not participate this year. I would really like to focus on other projects right now... Maybe next year I'll join in. Good luck to all teams this year! I'll be watching from the sidelines.
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| February 19, 2013, 7:44 pm
Quoting Popcorn .
After some thinking, I decided to not participate this year. I would really like to focus on other projects right now... Maybe next year I'll join in. Good luck to all teams this year! I'll be watching from the sidelines.

Awesome! (cheer for Me!)
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| February 19, 2013, 7:48 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
If so, his team would have to be the best in the contest. I shudder to think of what other phenomenally skilled builders he's teamed up with...


That's not possible, he's not on my team...

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| February 19, 2013, 10:58 pm
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Quoting LukeSC Overlord

That's not possible, he's not on my team...

Haha! Awesome reply :)
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| February 20, 2013, 1:56 am
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
If so, his team would have to be the best in the contest. I shudder to think of what other phenomenally skilled builders he's teamed up with...


I heard he joined a team out of sheer pity, as the rest of the team were only just coping with Duplo :-D
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| February 20, 2013, 6:18 am
Quoting LukeSC Overlord

That's not possible, he's not on my team...

Whoa, way to smack your own team! High five!
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| February 20, 2013, 8:53 am
Quoting Jon Blackford

I heard he joined a team out of sheer pity, as the rest of the team were only just coping with Duplo :-D

Really? He joined up with you? Dang...
On another note, I saw your Bricklink profile, you are the master of LEGO purchases. *Bows*

Too bad you only buy Clikits and DUPLO.
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| February 20, 2013, 8:58 am
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Too bad you only buy Clikits and DUPLO.

And what, pray, is wrong with Clikits or Duplo?!?
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| February 20, 2013, 9:12 am
Quoting Blake Baer
And what, pray, is wrong with Clikits or Duplo?!?

Okay, Clikits are actually pretty useful. However, I find that Duplo is used by people with meagre LEGO collections to support their rainbow warriors. For example, I think there was a really big Rivendell rainbow warrior a little while ago that looks like mostly Duplo...
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| February 20, 2013, 9:16 am
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
However, I find that Duplo is used by people with meagre LEGO collections to support their rainbow warriors. For example, I think there was a really big Rivendell rainbow warrior a little while ago that looks like mostly Duplo...
Ok, if that was in reference to my Rivendell, then I completely agree, haha. As far as Duplo being used by people with meager collections, think again: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/108505
Also, we really need a smack thread.
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| February 20, 2013, 9:45 am
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That MocAthalon logo is 5 smileys out of 5.

EDIT: Just read that it was made by Blake Baer! Good work, sir.
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| February 20, 2013, 10:53 am
Quoting Nick Brick
That MocAthalon logo is 5 smileys out of 5.

EDIT: Just read that it was made by Blake Baer! Good work, sir.

Thanks mate. :)
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| February 20, 2013, 11:10 am
Quoting Jon Blackford

I heard he joined a team out of sheer pity, as the rest of the team were only just coping with Duplo :-D

I've seen some pretty awesome Duplo builds in my time, not many, but some.
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| February 20, 2013, 11:26 am
This building a team lark is getting me down.
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| February 20, 2013, 11:28 am
Quoting Blake Baer
Ok, if that was in reference to my Rivendell, then I completely agree, haha. As far as Duplo being used by people with meager collections, think again: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/108505
Also, we really need a smack thread.

You reinforce my point, to my knowledge Sean has a mere 1.5 million bricks. Sad, really. ;)
We do, but since this isn't the smack thread I'll instead congratulate you on the awesome logo design, it looks even cooler than last years. Hopefully the judges don't give you brownie points for that...
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| February 20, 2013, 12:39 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
This building a team lark is getting me down.

My advice is to start in December...
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| February 20, 2013, 12:39 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
My advice is to start in December...


Oh ye of little faith, my team is nearly ready!
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| February 20, 2013, 12:42 pm
Quoting LukeSC Overlord

That's not possible, he's not on my team...

That is really funny!
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| February 20, 2013, 12:46 pm
Quoting Blake Baer
Thanks mate. :)

Yes, excellent! I like the Lego Trophy element you added in there!
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| February 20, 2013, 12:49 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
My advice is to start in December...

I think you may be right. Just hoping I don't miss out - a week to go still.
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| February 20, 2013, 12:51 pm
We also need a NeatChat....just saying...
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| February 20, 2013, 12:59 pm
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Quoting David Alexander Smith
I've seen some pretty awesome Duplo builds in my time, not many, but some.

Like this gem? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/56639

That's why I'm a Halo builder, so that one day I can be good enough to build that well.
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| February 20, 2013, 1:37 pm
Quoting Nick Brick
Like this gem? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/56639

That's why I'm a Halo builder, so that one day I can be good enough to build that well.

You've got a ways to go, but you're getting there. You may be able to build a Master Chief like that though! (If you take a mega-bloks Master Chief minifig and figure out how to assemble it...)
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| February 20, 2013, 1:49 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
I think you may be right. Just hoping I don't miss out - a week to go still.

I'm sure there'll be plenty of teams that still need a member surfacing as the week progresses, best of luck!
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| February 20, 2013, 1:50 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
You've got a ways to go, but you're getting there. You may be able to build a Master Chief like that though! (If you take a mega-bloks Master Chief minifig and figure out how to assemble it...)


Don't be jealous of other people's intellects, old chum. You should be more concerned about yours.
You won't always have judges bias to keep your back, so you'd better watch yourself. ;)
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| February 20, 2013, 2:06 pm
Quoting Nick Brick
Like this gem? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/56639

That's why I'm a Halo builder, so that one day I can be good enough to build that well.


That is beautiful! Easily one of Chris' best :P
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| February 21, 2013, 6:21 am
Quoting David Alexander Smith
I've seen some pretty awesome Duplo builds in my time, not many, but some.

Talking of Duplo builds, check this out, and he's just joined our team :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gid617/8291392556/in/photostream/
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| February 21, 2013, 6:22 am
Quoting Paul Romano
Looks like another action packed year! I haven't decided whether or not to participate this time around, but if I do, you can bet I will give it my all. Last year, the fledgling Moctley Crew made it to 6th place out of 40 teams...could we make it farther? Should I join a new team? Or should I sit this one out and regret it later? I guess I've got some serious thinking to do ;)

I remember it like it was yesterday. I'm still proud of us, Paul. We literally were a motley crew and look how far we came!
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| February 21, 2013, 8:49 am
Quoting Thoy Bradley

*pssst!* Thoy!
remember our deal, buddy!

;)

(JK)
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| February 21, 2013, 4:34 pm
Quoting The Timinater !
*pssst!* Thoy!
remember our deal, buddy!

;)

(JK)


It doesn't work if you say "JK". :P
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| February 21, 2013, 5:14 pm
Quoting The Timinater !
*pssst!* Thoy!
remember our deal, buddy!

Right, remember to give LCV and his team perfect scores. Thanks for reminding him, Tim. ;)
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| February 21, 2013, 5:33 pm
Quoting Will De Man
Team Arctic Snake

Members:
Will De Man
Kipp De Man

Link to page: http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/96739


You're going to be needing more members then that, friend.

Oh BTW guys, here's the Brothers Brick announcement:
http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/02/21/2013-mocathalon-begins-in-march/
I hope this doesn't mean Nannan is joining again.
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| February 21, 2013, 10:43 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Right, remember to give LCV and his team perfect scores. Thanks for reminding him, Tim. ;)

that's not even funny! ;)
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| February 22, 2013, 8:16 pm
Quoting Legofreak2444 ~

It doesn't work if you say "JK". :P

well, I don't want to be the casue of any issues like that MO 2 years ago...
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| February 22, 2013, 8:16 pm
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Quoting The Timinater !
*pssst!* Thoy!
remember our deal, buddy!

;)

(JK)


Sorry Tim, I still haven't received my cake yet - you promised! ;)
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| February 23, 2013, 4:29 pm
Quoting Thoy Bradley

Sorry Tim, I still haven't received my cake yet - you promised! ;)

not surprising, really, we now live in different countries... :P
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| February 23, 2013, 7:15 pm
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Quoting The Timinater !
not surprising, really, we now live in different countries... :P



Next time, try to do more than just put a stamp on it and write the address in frosting.
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| February 24, 2013, 12:03 am
I gotta say, the teams this year are looking stellar, especially most of the builders that I know from Flickr.

This year is gonna be fun, the best of Flickr is invading Mocpages for one month - let's see what all us Flickr builders can do!
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| February 24, 2013, 6:35 pm
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C'mon, Mocpagers! Show these Flickr guys that this is our turf!
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| February 24, 2013, 6:37 pm
I will align myself with MOCpagers if it comes to a head count. :D
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| February 24, 2013, 7:15 pm
MOCpages! Pages! Pages!

Oy! Oy! Oy!
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| February 24, 2013, 7:18 pm
MOCpages! Let's go! Let's get down to business! This is OUR site!
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| February 24, 2013, 7:21 pm
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Quoting The Timinater !
not surprising, really, we now live in different countries... :P

Yes, I'm still not understanding why you made the trade-down LOL. Now your always going to be supporting the losing rugby team ;)
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| February 24, 2013, 7:34 pm
Quoting Thoy Bradley
Now your always going to be supporting the losing rugby team ;)

Haha :) Though he's Aussie by birth, so he already rooted for the Wannabes.
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| February 24, 2013, 8:23 pm
Quoting Legofreak2444 ~

You're going to be needing more members then that, friend.

Oh BTW guys, here's the Brothers Brick announcement:
http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/02/21/2013-mocathalon-begins-in-march/
I hope this doesn't mean Nannan is joining again.


At Will de Man: I'll join you guys!
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| February 24, 2013, 8:33 pm
I'm really looking forward to the Category's!

I've mostly been building War scenes, vehicles and dioramas, but i wan't to take up some new styles and think out of the box for once (if i am going to enjoy it, my Photostream will be more colourfull! ;)
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| February 25, 2013, 9:44 am
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Quoting Stijn Oom
I'm really looking forward to the Category's!

I've mostly been building War scenes, vehicles and dioramas, but i wan't to take up some new styles and think out of the box for once (if i am going to enjoy it, my Photostream will be more colourfull! ;)

Believe me, this contest will really push your creativity and techniques inside and outside your comfort zone!
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| February 25, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Quoting Nick Brick
Believe me, this contest will really push your creativity and techniques inside and outside your comfort zone!

Muwahahahaha! I couldn't agree more.
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| February 25, 2013, 1:40 pm
Quoting Thoy Bradley
Muwahahahaha! I couldn't agree more.


Uh oh.....out of your comfort zone.....well, here goes! :D
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| February 25, 2013, 1:56 pm
Bruce Lowell Has joined team flying monkey tacos. We are all doomed! Wait team what?
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| February 25, 2013, 6:31 pm
Quoting David .
Bruce Lowell Has joined team flying monkey tacos. We are all doomed! Wait team what?

Heeheehee... Just a little pre-game homage to last year. The name's been changed to something a bit more serious now. ;)
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| February 25, 2013, 8:04 pm
Hmm. I think it's time to show these Flickr immigrants who's town this is...
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| February 25, 2013, 10:47 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Heeheehee... Just a little pre-game homage to last year. The name's been changed to something a bit more serious now. ;)

I think Chris has a copyright on that saying LOL
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| February 26, 2013, 1:26 am
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Heeheehee... Just a little pre-game homage to last year. The name's been changed to something a bit more serious now. ;)


Something like "The Maersk Blues?" And how does one end up with (-1) conversation?
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| February 26, 2013, 1:49 am
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Quoting LukeSC Overlord

Something like "The Maersk Blues?" And how does one end up with (-1) conversation?

LOL I saw that too, was thinking that's a new trick :P
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| February 26, 2013, 1:57 am
Quoting Thoy Bradley
Yes, I'm still not understanding why you made the trade-down LOL. Now your always going to be supporting the losing rugby team ;)

lol, over here, no-one cares about union! XD

actually, it's funny meeting some other kiwi students - one is union made :P
I've been dubbed FoB - Fresh off Boat :P
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| February 26, 2013, 3:07 am
Quoting LWC guy
MOCpages! Pages! Pages!

Oy! Oy! Oy!

O.o

okaaaaay... never do that again!
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| February 26, 2013, 3:08 am
Quoting Chris Phipson


Next time, try to do more than just put a stamp on it and write the address in frosting.

the real trouble came when the lady charged me $22.99... Her face was caked soon after... ;)
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| February 26, 2013, 3:11 am
Quoting Thoy Bradley
I think Chris has a copyright on that saying LOL

Maybe, but I called dibs so I still have legal rights to it. ;)
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| February 26, 2013, 6:45 am
Quoting LukeSC Overlord

Something like "The Maersk Blues?" And how does one end up with (-1) conversation?

That's just how we roll on our railroads. ;)
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| February 26, 2013, 6:46 am
Quoting The Timinater !
O.o

okaaaaay... never do that again!

I second the motion.
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| February 26, 2013, 8:12 am
Quoting The Timinater !
the real trouble came when the lady charged me $22.99... Her face was caked soon after... ;)

I hope I'm not the only one that finds this comment just plain wrong.
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| February 26, 2013, 9:14 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I hope I'm not the only one that finds this comment just plain wrong.

I see what you mean...
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| February 26, 2013, 9:42 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I hope I'm not the only one that finds this comment just plain wrong.

you have a s1ck mind.
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| February 26, 2013, 5:49 pm
Quoting The Timinater !
you have a s1ck mind.

Well you wrote it. I'm sure when Phipson reads it, he'll bust a gut because it sounds so wrong.
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| February 26, 2013, 5:51 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Well you wrote it. I'm sure when Phipson reads it, he'll bust a gut because it sounds so wrong.

only when you think like that! :/
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| February 26, 2013, 5:52 pm
Quoting The Timinater !
only when you think like that! :/

Okay, for a guy who wasn't reading the whole conversation and didn't get some sort of inside joke if there was one, that is a very strange comment. And just about anything these days can be misconstrued into something gross.
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| February 26, 2013, 5:56 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Okay, for a guy who wasn't reading the whole conversation and didn't get some sort of inside joke if there was one, that is a very strange comment. And just about anything these days can be misconstrued into something gross.

yeah, that comment is just too tru,e unfortunately...
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| February 26, 2013, 6:03 pm
Quoting The Timinater !
yeah, that comment is just too tru,e unfortunately...

I blame Television.
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| February 26, 2013, 6:04 pm
sheesh! I just checked out the final teams list... there's some fantastic teams this year!
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| February 26, 2013, 6:06 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I blame Television.

I blame internet.
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| February 26, 2013, 6:06 pm
Quoting The Timinater !
I blame internet.

I blame the economy.
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| February 26, 2013, 6:07 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I blame the economy.

I blame global warming.
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| February 26, 2013, 6:08 pm
Quoting The Timinater !
I blame global warming.

I blame alien probings.
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| February 26, 2013, 6:11 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I blame alien probings.

hey! you know how touchy Phipson is on that issue!

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| February 26, 2013, 6:14 pm
Quoting The Timinater !
hey! you know how touchy Phipson is on that issue!

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>.>

You seem to know quite a bit about Phipson. Just one more thing to add to our twelve volume encyclopedia about him.
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| February 26, 2013, 6:18 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
You seem to know quite a bit about Phipson. Just one more thing to add to our twelve volume encyclopedia about him.

Haha! You two guys are funny! I like it!
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| February 26, 2013, 6:40 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
And just about anything these days can be misconstrued into something gross.

Even the wiki page for the South Indonesian Bum Flute has been messed with. People are so immature.
http://music.wikia.com/wiki/South_Indonesian_Bum_Flute
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| February 26, 2013, 7:44 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Even the wiki page for the South Indonesian Bum Flute has been messed with. People are so immature.
http://music.wikia.com/wiki/South_Indonesian_Bum_Flute

Yeah, but that's something people can edit without any credibility.

Try watching this. Shepherds from way back in the day had a pretty interesting way to count.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oev332D0K0I
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| February 26, 2013, 7:50 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
You seem to know quite a bit about Phipson. Just one more thing to add to our twelve volume encyclopedia about him.

Yes.

Will it fit in our Appendix 1, or 2?
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| February 26, 2013, 7:59 pm
Zombies...
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| February 26, 2013, 8:00 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Yeah, but that's something people can edit without any credibility.

Try watching this. Shepherds from way back in the day had a pretty interesting way to count.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oev332D0K0I

Hahaha, brilliant.
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| February 26, 2013, 8:01 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Yeah, but that's something people can edit without any credibility.

Try watching this. Shepherds from way back in the day had a pretty interesting way to count.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oev332D0K0I

we're back!
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| February 26, 2013, 8:05 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Hahaha, brilliant.

Exactly.
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| February 26, 2013, 8:05 pm
Quoting The Timinater !
we're back!

Yes, did you watch that video?
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| February 26, 2013, 8:06 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Yes, did you watch that video?

yes. -.-
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| February 26, 2013, 8:24 pm
Hmmm...only 20 teams so far. I'm guessing there's going to be a big rush of teams tomorrow. On a completely different note, whoever thought of putting Bruce Lowell and Bart De de Dobbelaer on the same team should be praised for their powers of persuasion, and then should be promptly drawn and quartered by the rest of the teams so the playing field will be leveled...just saying...
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| February 27, 2013, 2:18 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Welcome to the 2013 MocAthalon!

Welcome?! We're all doomed. Look at The Maersk Blues for example. I came in WAAAY too late. The team I'm in.. Well.... We're doomed. *facewall* *facewall *facewall*
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| February 27, 2013, 3:39 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I hope I'm not the only one that finds this comment just plain wrong.

HAHAHA. Bad minded child.. Join the club. :P
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| February 27, 2013, 3:42 pm
Quoting Freeling ~
Welcome?! We're all doomed. Look at The Maersk Blues for example. I came in WAAAY too late. The team I'm in.. Well.... We're doomed. *facewall* *facewall *facewall*

I know! I'm looking for another opening too!
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| February 27, 2013, 6:26 pm
Well, looks like we'll all be singin' the blues at the end of March. Except for them flyin' monkeys... They'll just throw a couple tacos and laugh...
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| February 27, 2013, 7:29 pm
Quoting David .
Well, looks like we'll all be singin' the blues at the end of March. Except for them flyin' monkeys... They'll just throw a couple tacos and laugh...

HAHA! :P
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| February 27, 2013, 7:32 pm
Quoting Freeling ~
HAHAHA. Bad minded child.. Join the club. :P

Oh, I opened a new group. Join please. Okay, enough team building. Good luck everyone!
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| February 27, 2013, 10:06 pm
I want to know the categories...
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| February 28, 2013, 2:24 pm
Quoting matux patulax
I want to know the categories...


Who doesn't? :D
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| February 28, 2013, 2:29 pm
Categories???
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| February 28, 2013, 2:29 pm
Quoting jamesuniverse .
Categories???


Hey! Another clone base builder! Nice to meet you :)
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| February 28, 2013, 2:32 pm
 Group admin 
Categories coming up right now.
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| February 28, 2013, 2:33 pm
Quoting Nick Brick
Categories coming up right now.


Thanks for your message, Nick.
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| February 28, 2013, 2:37 pm
Quoting matux patulax
I want to know the categories...

I'm just waiting for y'all to learn the virtue of patience...
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| February 28, 2013, 2:38 pm
Quoting Justin M
I'm just waiting for y'all to learn the virtue of patience...

Learned it!
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| February 28, 2013, 2:49 pm
I just wanted to wish everyone good luck!

Let the games begin!
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| February 28, 2013, 6:03 pm
Quoting Paul Romano
Hmmm...only 20 teams so far. I'm guessing there's going to be a big rush of teams tomorrow. On a completely different note, whoever thought of putting Bruce Lowell and Bart De de Dobbelaer on the same team should be praised for their powers of persuasion, and then should be promptly drawn and quartered by the rest of the teams so the playing field will be leveled...just saying...

Uh oh... ;)

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| March 1, 2013, 7:59 am
Quoting Freeling ~
Welcome?! We're all doomed. Look at The Maersk Blues for example. I came in WAAAY too late. The team I'm in.. Well.... We're doomed. *facewall* *facewall *facewall*

Yes, look at them and cry. :P
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| March 1, 2013, 8:00 am
So...do most people post only like after March 5th? I was actually expecting a bunch of MOCs to come today, as if everyone just built over the past few days and are posting now. Well, I guess not!
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| March 1, 2013, 8:52 am
Quoting Primus Maximus
So...do most people post only like after March 5th? I was actually expecting a bunch of MOCs to come today, as if everyone just built over the past few days and are posting now. Well, I guess not!

Technically you aren't supposed to start building until the first, so I wouldn't expect much until late today or even tomorrow. Plus some teams are likely still dividing categories and stuff.
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| March 1, 2013, 9:29 am
Woundn't you know it, today is the first day I see the contest has started and it's already too late to join in. I never even received a posting or anything about it, oh well. Guess I'll be rooting for you guys from the sidelines. Best of luck to all the teams!
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| March 1, 2013, 7:52 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Mike Johnson
I never even received a posting or anything about it, oh well. Guess I'll be rooting for you guys from the sidelines. Best of luck to all the teams!

Gutting that you missed out Mike. I think at some point MOCpage administrators need to think about giving the official MOCpage competitions some front page advertising. So people get the required notice to join up and know when the competitions are happening.
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| March 1, 2013, 7:57 pm
Hi is it to late to join 3,3,13
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| March 2, 2013, 10:01 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Mitchell Long
Hi is it to late to join 3,3,13

Yes it is too late. Better luck next year :)
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| March 2, 2013, 10:01 pm
Quoting Mitchell Long
Hi is it to late to join 3,3,13

It pretty much is too late to join. Everyone has already formed their groups.
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| March 2, 2013, 10:02 pm
I just wanted to be sure about something. Are all Lego products, not virtual but physical, such as PAB wall tubs which though they aren't actual lego bricks are sold by the lego company allowed in our entries?
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| March 3, 2013, 10:01 pm
Quoting Thoy Bradley
Gutting that you missed out Mike. I think at some point MOCpage administrators need to think about giving the official MOCpage competitions some front page advertising. So people get the required notice to join up and know when the competitions are happening.

That would be nice but I thought it had something to with all the technical mishaps lately. It's getting to the point where I'm starting to wonder if this whole site may be falling apart! I hope not but it does get frustrating. I can't even imagine how Sean or any of the other Mods are handling things. Sorry for the rambling, guess I'm getting too old for this!
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| March 5, 2013, 7:57 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Mike Johnson
I can't even imagine how Sean or any of the other Mods are handling things.


Usually with a bottle of scotch in one hand and a baseball bat in the other...
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| March 6, 2013, 2:14 am
Shame about the pics being down, but the way I look at it, it's a blessing in disguise: it allows us to focus more on building rather than being "distracted" by other people's creations. Gotta stay positive, folks!
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| March 6, 2013, 11:44 am
Quoting Paul Romano
Shame about the pics being down, but the way I look at it, it's a blessing in disguise: it allows us to focus more on building rather than being "distracted" by other people's creations. Gotta stay positive, folks!

There we go! Right on man, right on!
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| March 6, 2013, 12:34 pm
666 comments!

...and 667
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| March 8, 2013, 1:23 pm
Quoting Paul Romano
Shame about the pics being down, but the way I look at it, it's a blessing in disguise: it allows us to focus more on building rather than being "distracted" by other people's creations. Gotta stay positive, folks!

You're an inspiration. I fiddled around the first few days just checking things out on MOCpages in general than just focusing on my builds for the MOCAthalon. Staying positive!
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| March 8, 2013, 9:04 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Usually with a bottle of scotch in one hand and a baseball bat in the other...

I'm partial to a wrench when technology breaks...
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| March 9, 2013, 1:49 pm
YAY SEAN!

The pictures are working again!
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| March 9, 2013, 10:47 pm
One of the members on our team had to quit our team because of none LEGO things that will not allow him to much time to build, are we still able to participate with four members?
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| March 11, 2013, 11:09 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Legomania Customs
One of the members on our team had to quit our team because of none LEGO things that will not allow him to much time to build, are we still able to participate with four members?


Sure, you are allowed to participate further with four remainig members.
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| March 11, 2013, 11:16 am
Quoting Kevin J. Walter

Sure, you are allowed to participate further with four remainig members.


Hey ... Having missed the whole of the group building and the 2013 MOCathalon startup ... Any chance i can join the group instead of the member that left, if the group wants me to offcourse ?
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| March 11, 2013, 4:33 pm
Anybody heard from Thoy lately?

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| March 12, 2013, 2:52 pm
Quoting Lego Junkie
Anybody heard from Thoy lately?
I saw on his homepage that he wrote in the Judge's Group, so he hasn't dropped off the face of the earth.

Btw, your entries are really top-notch. You've definitely entered the most high-quality entries so far!
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| March 12, 2013, 3:33 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Legomania Customs
One of the members on our team had to quit our team because of none LEGO things that will not allow him to much time to build, are we still able to participate with four members?


Quoting LEGO Family

Hey ... Having missed the whole of the group building and the 2013 MOCathalon startup ... Any chance i can join the group instead of the member that left, if the group wants me to offcourse ?


Well look at that... I love it when a solution presents itself!

If you guys would like to let Lego Family join your team, you have my blessing. Just let us know whichever way it goes. (unless of course the team is already full of AFOLs then we can't allow it, but other than that, you have my blessing).

~Chris.
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| March 12, 2013, 7:06 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Lego Junkie
Anybody heard from Thoy lately?


He was taking care of some personal stuff but will be back in full action in a couple of days.
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| March 12, 2013, 7:07 pm
Quoting Paul Romano
Quoting Lego Junkie
Anybody heard from Thoy lately?
I saw on his homepage that he wrote in the Judge's Group, so he hasn't dropped off the face of the earth.

Btw, your entries are really top-notch. You've definitely entered the most high-quality entries so far!


Cheers Paul! I Muchly appreciate it!

Quoting Chris Phipson

He was taking care of some personal stuff but will be back in full action in a couple of days.


Alright, thanks Chris!
I was just wondering where he vanished to after the contest started.
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| March 12, 2013, 9:12 pm
Quoting LEGO Family

Hey ... Having missed the whole of the group building and the 2013 MOCathalon startup ... Any chance i can join the group instead of the member that left, if the group wants me to offcourse ?

Sure, you can join our team. I have invited you.
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| March 14, 2013, 11:28 am
Quoting Legomania Customs
Sure, you can join our team. I have invited you.


Lovely .. So im in the 2013 MOCathalon afterall. Ill write in the group to be updated on which categories i can begin to build on . :D
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| March 14, 2013, 3:46 pm
I can't upload photos to MOCpages. Is this a current problem or can someone guide me? I can't use the "new and improved uploader" so I use the old one and apparently it declines my photos. If this needs to be moved to another thread, feel free to move it.
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| March 15, 2013, 8:50 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting jamesuniverse .
I can't upload photos to MOCpages. Is this a current problem or can someone guide me? I can't use the "new and improved uploader" so I use the old one and apparently it declines my photos. If this needs to be moved to another thread, feel free to move it.


No, the system's working fine (for now anyway...).

My advice is to head on over the the mocpages help group (there's a link to it on my homepage) and see if we can help you there. There's been a lot of this problem and solution written about in that group so take a look around there and see if you can find an answer.

See ya in the help group!
~Chris.
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| March 15, 2013, 8:58 pm
Just joined mocpages tonight, How do I go about joining a team to create something for this MocAthalon?
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| March 16, 2013, 10:15 pm
Also, I know I'm new but I have a suggestion. Why not have people start the title with "category x" that way it would be easily searchable when viewing the already submitted creations ?
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| March 16, 2013, 10:42 pm
Quoting Kris S
Just joined mocpages tonight, How do I go about joining a team to create something for this MocAthalon?

Sorry dude but it is too late to join a team...
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| March 16, 2013, 11:39 pm
Maybe it's just because it's St. Patty's day, but I have this weird feeling that some of the judges are drinking and judging...
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| March 17, 2013, 3:03 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting / TheBricks
Maybe it's just because it's St. Patty's day, but I have this weird feeling that some of the judges are drinking and judging...

Sadly I have to limit my celebrations to talking in a bad Irish accent and watching Boondock Saints...
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| March 17, 2013, 4:06 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Kris S
Just joined mocpages tonight, How do I go about joining a team to create something for this MocAthalon?

Sorry, you're too late for this year. Make sure to join in next year!
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| March 17, 2013, 4:07 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Ru Corder
Sadly I have to limit my celebrations to talking in a bad Irish accent and watching Boondock Saints...


I second that... ^^
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| March 17, 2013, 4:09 pm
wow I'm sensing we have some Irish judges =)
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| March 20, 2013, 2:45 pm
 Group admin 
It's getting down to the wire folks.
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| March 28, 2013, 11:19 am
Got two more to do in two days! I can do this! I started one already! Gotta finish!
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| March 28, 2013, 11:39 am
Quoting Ru Corder
It's getting down to the wire folks.

I live for this pressure. Took the last couple days of school off for extra build time... :P
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| March 28, 2013, 11:53 am
Quoting Ian Spacek
I'm always too busy to play 'round this time of year, but I'll be cheering from the sidelines as usual! :)

Yup...from your nonexistent team! ;D
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| March 28, 2013, 11:55 am
Quoting Ru Corder
It's getting down to the wire folks.

Yeah, sadly I don't think that I'm going to be able to post an entry at all this year. I've just had so much going on. I'm really sorry to my team. And I would like to wish everyone luck. --John
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| March 28, 2013, 1:13 pm
 Group admin 
NanaNAna Nanananana, nanaNANA NANANANANA!! "It's the final countdoooown!!"
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| March 30, 2013, 3:53 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
NanaNAna Nanananana, nanaNANA NANANANANA!! "It's the final countdoooown!!"

Shhh! Don't rush me!!
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| March 30, 2013, 3:59 pm
'Tis done. *Pphshhhhh*.... (sound of steam being released from pressure tank.)
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| March 30, 2013, 11:54 pm
I believe that #7 Rube Goldberg Machine was the hardest category. Out of 25 teams, there were (I am pretty sure) only 4 entries including mine.
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| March 31, 2013, 7:30 am
Quoting SuperSpy X
I believe that #7 Rube Goldberg Machine was the hardest category. Out of 25 teams, there were (I am pretty sure) only 4 entries including mine.

That was the hardest, and my team wanted me to build it within from 10:00 to midnight. I tried, but didn't get it in...
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| March 31, 2013, 7:33 am
Aw... my advertisement for The Contest Group was deleted. Herumph! We were doing pretty well in activity until the MOCAthalon came up. Oh well. I understand why it was deleted.
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| March 31, 2013, 2:29 pm
I just wanted to say thanks to MP/Judges for hosting this fun competition - and good luck to all my fellow contestants!

This was really fun - and even though it was slightly more building than I anticipated, it was definitely a fun - abet tiring - ride :)

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| March 31, 2013, 2:32 pm
Quoting Si MOCs
I just wanted to say thanks to MP/Judges for hosting this fun competition - and good luck to all my fellow contestants!

This was really fun - and even though it was slightly more building than I anticipated, it was definitely a fun - abet tiring - ride :)


Agreed! :)
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| March 31, 2013, 2:39 pm
Quoting Si MOCs
I just wanted to say thanks to MP/Judges for hosting this fun competition - and good luck to all my fellow contestants!

This was really fun - and even though it was slightly more building than I anticipated, it was definitely a fun - abet tiring - ride :)

Ditto!
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| March 31, 2013, 2:57 pm
Quoting SuperSpy X
I believe that #7 Rube Goldberg Machine was the hardest category. Out of 25 teams, there were (I am pretty sure) only 4 entries including mine.

I know! It took me about a week straight of building to finish mine.

The category really called for a ton of bricks :
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| March 31, 2013, 9:50 pm
Well guys, it's been another fun competition and, no matter the score outcome, I salute you all for a month well played.

*Raises chocolate bunny*
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| March 31, 2013, 11:44 pm
well, I've really enjoyed this contest this year, even if I only entered 2 builds, lol!

I really enjoyed the conversations we've had... going back over them brings back the good memories :D
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| April 1, 2013, 12:06 am
Well, it's been a good competition this year. This is my first MA, and I plan on entering again next year! So, I'm glad I could be a part of this!

Also, thanks to the judges for being fair, as well as organizing this contest again...hopefully, with luck, you'll see me back next year!
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| April 1, 2013, 3:33 pm
Wow, Chris finished all his judging before I managed to comment on everyone's entries. Hat's off to a superior being!
Seriously though, the dedication with which Mr. Phipson undertakes his MOCpages tasks is admirable. Thanks for all you do for the community.
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| April 3, 2013, 3:24 pm
Quoting MortalSwordsman .
I second Luke's comment above. Oh wait a minute, you say that Chris has already finished all his judging? Then I take it all back. ;) only joking Chris, thanks for all your effort and thoughtful judgements.


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| April 3, 2013, 4:12 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Wow, Chris finished all his judging before I managed to comment on everyone's entries. Hat's off to a superior being!
Seriously though, the dedication with which Mr. Phipson undertakes his MOCpages tasks is admirable. Thanks for all you do for the community.

Here here.
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| April 3, 2013, 4:16 pm
I scored 111/180 possible points. I think I did pretty good for a newbie.
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| April 13, 2013, 7:54 am
147/180... Not bad, but not as well as I'd hoped. Time for some concentrated improvement centred building...
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| April 13, 2013, 11:37 am
279/300.

Not bad if I do say so myself.
: D
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| April 13, 2013, 12:46 pm
152/210.
This is definitely an improvement on last year's 157/270
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| April 14, 2013, 1:15 am
Hi, I only had time for 5 entries: 115/150. An average of 3.83 per judgement.
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| April 14, 2013, 5:44 am
Quoting MortalSwordsman .
Hi, I only had time for 5 entries: 115/150. An average of 3.83 per judgement.

Ha, me too! Then again, I only made 3 entries.
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| April 14, 2013, 9:36 am
Where are the scores?!? It's been over 15 hours! WE WANT OUR SCORES!! :P
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| April 18, 2013, 5:10 pm
As unofficial spokesperson for the contestants of the 2013 MoCAthalon, I will take judicial power and hereby proclaim team DAUNTLESS as this year's winner ;)
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| April 18, 2013, 5:52 pm
Quoting SuperSpy X
Where are the scores?!? It's been over 15 hours! WE WANT OUR SCORES!! :P

Lol Right! But give Thoy a break I am sure he is working his tail off to get them calculated.
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| April 18, 2013, 9:43 pm
Quoting SuperSpy X
Where are the scores?!? It's been over 15 hours! WE WANT OUR SCORES!! :P

Patience man, patience. It's not like you had to judge every entry, collaborate with the other judges, or tally up the scores of 383 MOCs and then get them organized by group and then see what group had the highest scores.
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| April 19, 2013, 10:43 am
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