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Yeah, the last thread was REALLY too long so time to open a new one.

So, any questions you have let em rip! But... just be sure to spray some febreeze afterwards...
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| January 10, 2012, 10:58 am
Could you tell me what you think about this?

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/296710
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| January 10, 2012, 11:04 am
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Quoting Seth :D
What advice do you have for this MOC? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/302224

Also, I hope you don't mind, but how about this other hardsuit I recently made?
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/302548


Ok, first one... FUNNY! Also, a nice "simple" build that was just done right. I liked what you did with the picket fence. The whole build just had a nice, clean, finished look to it, especially for something small like that. Really nice work.

The hardsuit!... MAN! First pic of that thing I was like "Sweeeeet!" The ONLY issue I have with that one would be pics from different angles. I woulda LOVED to have seen more of it!

Great work on both of those and I apologize for the delay in feedback... it's been a rough year ;) ~Chris.

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| January 10, 2012, 11:08 am
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Quoting Arnas Scheel
Hey could you give me some advice on everything in my WIP The Beauty of Nature? It's on the front page of this group and it has a pic of a small waterfall, Thanks!


Ok, here we go. First little thing... pretty please add a link to what you want me to look at next time. It was a little bit of a pain to find it. No biggie though, just for next time, moving on.

It's a good start so lets go over where it could have gone a bit better (and yes, I realize it's a WIP). Water should (unless you're on a strange, alien world) be at a lower level than the ground surrounding it. Sometimes I know parts shortages can cause issues here but just be concious of that in the future and drop your water level below the surrounding grounds.

Also, it's a bit... sparse. It needs plants. If your area is supposed to be untouched by humans there's going to be more than "well mown grass" around the water there. The less that humans have to do with a landscape, the more nature will overtake it (for the most part).

Hope this helps a bit and good luck with it!
~Chris.
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| January 10, 2012, 11:19 am
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Quoting Dave Back to School :(


lol, Yeah I have one um how do people get MOTD do u guys choose them or do they have 2 have something special in order to go on their?


MOTD is chosen (mostly) randomly by the system itself. There's a few criteria that the system uses to choose them including number of hits/views, number of likes and number of comments. But after those criteria are met, it's completely random.

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| January 10, 2012, 11:21 am
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Quoting Austin Durick
Could you tell me what you think about this?

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/296710


The story itself had a good start but it just needed a bit more detail/background into what was going on. I find this a lot with Lego stories, good starting points and then nothing really filling in the gaps. Who was the "old man?" (and... why did you call him old when he clearly looked to be in his 30s?) Does he use "just for men" or is that a wig? Ok, I'm getting off track with the "funny" here but you see what I mean. There's holes in the story that need some filling. Try not to jump from the start right to the end, give us something to get emotionally involved in and make it worth investing our time in your story.

Hope that helped a bit and good luck!

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| January 10, 2012, 11:28 am
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Quoting Dave Back to School :(
Also need some advice on this please! Thanks man!

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/303558


Good start but it needs... more. If Supes, Diane and Lex were battling it out, there'd be a LOT more carnage going on. Maybe add some broken walls (Parts shortages can be an issue so if you can't do full buildings, short, broken walls will work to help complete the illusion). Remember, you're painting us a picture more or less and you want something interesting for our eyes to focus on. Using sets to either set something up or add to it is fine but remember, this is MOCpages and we want to see YOUR creations. Spruce up that background a bit and you'll be well on your way!

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| January 10, 2012, 11:33 am
I would appreciate some advice on how to improve my microscale building. I recently had to build a micro entry in a contest. I found that it was very hard to figure out the scale. Here is the entry http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/303951 Thanks.
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| January 10, 2012, 3:26 pm
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Quoting Sir Balamorgineas
I would appreciate some advice on how to improve my microscale building. I recently had to build a micro entry in a contest. I found that it was very hard to figure out the scale. Here is the entry http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/303951 Thanks.


First off, I like the approach you had there. Cool concept!

Now, microscale can be a reeeal tricky thing sometimes. I know this may sound a bit contrasting to what you're going for but in a lot of cases (not all) when you build in microscale you'll actually want to go a bit bigger. Not scale wise but more the size of the whole moc. The larger it is (sometimes) the easier it is to tell scale. Also, if you're able to put something in there that people can relate to real life size, say a car or building, then it's easier for them to relate the rest of the build to how it would look in real life. So you have a ferris wheel and a funhouse in there but how big are they? If you were able to put something else in there that people could relate to (again, a car is a good judge of size, just as a suggestion) then people would be able to say "wow, that ferris wheel is huge!" or whatever it is in relation. The human brain is tricky that way...

Speaking of the human brain, we're all Lego fans here and we all know how big a single stud is. In microscale this can REALLY hurt the presentation of the moc. Being as you're trying to build something REEEALY small, the studs really, REALLY show up a lot more. It draws attention away from the details that you want people to look at and makes them focus on the studs. My advice here would be to cover the studs as best you can. If the viewer's brain isn't registering "stud length/size" then they're more able to immerse themselves in the moment of what they're looking at and suspend disbelief just long enough for the illusion to take effect.

All in all though I like that moc and again, cool concept!

Hope that helped a bit and good luck!
~Chris.

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| January 11, 2012, 10:18 am
Hi Phipson. Thanks for your advice last time. I advanced to the next round and I'd like to see what you think of my next entry. This one is minifig scale, so I felt a little more comfortable building.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/304917

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| January 17, 2012, 9:03 am
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Quoting Sir Balamorgineas
Hi Phipson. Thanks for your advice last time. I advanced to the next round and I'd like to see what you think of my next entry. This one is minifig scale, so I felt a little more comfortable building.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/304917


Looking good! That joke about the dramatic pause gave me a nice little chuckle... might have to steal that ;)

The parts usage on this was really nice! Loved the power cable idea. Good luck in the contest, you're doing a bang up job so far!

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| January 20, 2012, 7:19 am
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For the 3 of you paying attention (and the 2 that care) I'll be on vacation through next week and won't be back till about Friday. In the mean time, Kelso's gonna pick up my slack so if you have any pressing concerns please direct them to him. If you don't mind waiting, please leave your questions here and I'll get to them as soon as I get back.

See ya!
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| January 20, 2012, 7:21 am
Quoting Chris Phipson
For the 3 of you paying attention (and the 2 that care) I'll be on vacation through next week and won't be back till about Friday. In the mean time, Kelso's gonna pick up my slack so if you have any pressing concerns please direct them to him. If you don't mind waiting, please leave your questions here and I'll get to them as soon as I get back.

See ya!


Chris, if you still have time before your vacation, could you send me an email quickly? Its sort of important. If you're already gone, it doesn't matter.

Thanks and have a good vacation.
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| January 20, 2012, 7:39 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Could you check this out? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/305437
While it looked good in person, I now notice it may be too textured and not very colour co-ordinated. What do you think? Any advice would be great, as I'm planning many more ships in the future.
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| January 20, 2012, 8:49 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
For the 3 of you paying attention (and the 2 that care) I'll be on vacation through next week and won't be back till about Friday. In the mean time, Kelso's gonna pick up my slack so if you have any pressing concerns please direct them to him. If you don't mind waiting, please leave your questions here and I'll get to them as soon as I get back.

See ya!
I know that you won't see this until later, but when you get the chance, could you give some advice on this? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/305526 I'm planning on making a lot more pirate vignettes, and I would greatly appreciate some advice so I can improve. ;)

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| January 22, 2012, 11:06 am
Got any advice for a MOC named after you?

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/307018
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| January 29, 2012, 9:32 pm
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Quoting Trevor Williamson
Mind checking outmy first LDD build. http://mocpages.com/moc.php/308056#reviews


It's no secret that I'm not the world's biggest LDD fan. Don't get me wrong, I totally see it's benifits and uses and applications (blah, blah, blah) but I've always been more of an organic builder, letting the bricks fall where they may and allowing the creation to flow more naturally.

That being said, I liked the design you have here. I would like to see you try to take it to the next level and bring it into the "real" world. Try giving it a red pill... (yes, that was a Matrix joke)

Good luck!
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| February 8, 2012, 11:13 am
Hey Chris!
So, I just posted a MOC and I would greatly appreciate some feedback. Thanks so much!
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/308562

P.S. I really enjoy just reading the conversations in this group, thanks for taking the time to set up a place for this kind of discussion. It's really very helpful.
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| February 9, 2012, 7:35 pm
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Quoting Trevor Williamson
Can I get some feedback please? Thanks if you do!:) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/308681


Like zoiks, all it's missin' is a grill for the burgers and shag carpeting! Again, I know there's a brick shortage but I'd love to see this in "real life."

One thing I would look at, with LDD there's no parts shortage so maybe trying to find a way to make the edges a bit more rounded? Overall not a bad little moc though. Ok, time to split up. Velma and Daphne will go with me to the malt shop, you and Scooby go check out the creepy mansion on the hill...
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| February 17, 2012, 9:20 am
Hey Chris,

If you have the time, I would love it if you checked out my Disneyland Star Tours Queue MOC http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/310022
Looking back, I probably should have put tiles on the platform to get rid of the studs, but do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks for your time :)

-daevster
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| February 19, 2012, 1:04 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Yeah, the last thread was REALLY too long so time to open a new one.

So, any questions you have let em rip! But... just be sure to spray some febreeze afterwards...

Hey Chris do you still have the password to the 2011 MocOlympics Chat Room because if you do i really need it badly.~Sparky (Marty)
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| February 25, 2012, 11:23 am
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Quoting USAFA AB. Sparky Ford
Hey Chris do you still have the password to the 2011 MocOlympics Chat Room because if you do i really need it badly.~Sparky (Marty)


If you're talking about the neatchat room I'm sorry, I don't. It (the link) may still be in the group somewhere but I couldn't say for sure.
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| February 25, 2012, 11:52 am
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Quoting daevster !
Hey Chris,

If you have the time, I would love it if you checked out my Disneyland Star Tours Queue MOC http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/310022
Looking back, I probably should have put tiles on the platform to get rid of the studs, but do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks for your time :)

-daevster


That was a really neat little moc there. I liked the silver leg on 3PO too, nice attention to detail. Yeah, the only thing there would have been tiling that floor but really, it didn't take away from the moc at all. Studs or tiled it's still nice. I wish I had some more "critiques" for you on this one but really, there's nothing. Nice work!
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| February 25, 2012, 11:56 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

If you're talking about the neatchat room I'm sorry, I don't. It (the link) may still be in the group somewhere but I couldn't say for sure.

No I mean do you remember the password to the admin powers in it because im dealing with people that need to be extracted from the room.
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| February 25, 2012, 12:07 pm
Hey Chris. I was wondering if you had any jurisdiction over a situation that happens in a Neat Chat room. More specifically, a Neat Chat room that is associated with MOCPages, like the MOCAthalon chat.
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| February 25, 2012, 6:32 pm
Comments, criticism would be appreciated.

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/311390
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| February 25, 2012, 8:49 pm
um....comment?
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/311301
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| February 25, 2012, 9:06 pm
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Quoting USAFA AB. Sparky Ford
No I mean do you remember the password to the admin powers in it because im dealing with people that need to be extracted from the room.


I... don't think I ever WAS an admin of that chat group. I'm sorry but when it comes to stuff like that, I'll drop in from time to time but I don't run any of that stuff.
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| February 26, 2012, 10:59 am
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Quoting Cade .
Hey Chris. I was wondering if you had any jurisdiction over a situation that happens in a Neat Chat room. More specifically, a Neat Chat room that is associated with MOCPages, like the MOCAthalon chat.


Sorry but no. Once it's off of mocpages I have nothing to do with it. I wish I could help but there's really nothing I can do. Sorry.
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| February 26, 2012, 11:00 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Sorry but no. Once it's off of mocpages I have nothing to do with it. I wish I could help but there's really nothing I can do. Sorry.

Ah, that's okay. Blake took care of the situation, everything is good now.
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| February 26, 2012, 11:06 am
Hey Mr. Phipson, sorry to bother you, but Ian's having issues again! However this may apply to everyone else too. Is the "rating/likes" system down currently? I'm not sure if it's just something glitched with my computers, or if the numbers really stopped going up. All the MOCs I've seen over the past couple days aren't gaining "likes/smileys" at all. When people comment and rate, the bold numbers in the top right hand corner of the page don't go up like they used to. Are you seeing the same thing happening? I just want to make sure my computers aren't acting up.

Also, while I'm jabbering away, do you know what's up with the bar next to my comments in these MOCs:
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/264510

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/303306


~Ian

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| February 27, 2012, 9:42 pm
Quoting Ian Spacek
Hey Mr. Phipson, sorry to bother you, but Ian's having issues again! However this may apply to everyone else too. Is the "rating/likes" system down currently? I'm not sure if it's just something glitched with my computers, or if the numbers really stopped going up. All the MOCs I've seen over the past couple days aren't gaining "likes/smileys" at all. When people comment and rate, the bold numbers in the top right hand corner of the page don't go up like they used to. Are you seeing the same thing happening? I just want to make sure my computers aren't acting up.

~Ian


Yep! Are you in MOCpages Help? The issue has already been brought up there.
-LB Senior

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| February 27, 2012, 9:46 pm
i'm thinking of making an expantion with my dragon's cave heres the link http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/289509 i wanted 2 make it with some ruins of a dwarf city to give it a cool effect but i want it to be really unique and have some new stuff but i need help so.. thx 4 the help! :)

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| February 29, 2012, 8:23 am
Whats happening with this group? Things have sort of died, it seems...

I was going to ask you a question, but I don't see the point anymore.

I guess all good things have to end at one point or another...
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| April 4, 2012, 9:07 am
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Quoting Flare .
Whats happening with this group? Things have sort of died, it seems...

I was going to ask you a question, but I don't see the point anymore.

I guess all good things have to end at one point or another...


Yeah, traffic may die down for a bit (Kelso really was the life's blood of this group) but we'll still be around if anyone needs us.

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| April 5, 2012, 10:48 am
Hey, would you be able to give me any advice on my first castle?
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/318136
I know you're not known for castles, but you did do half of Minas Tirith so you must know something!
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| April 9, 2012, 11:10 am
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Hey, would you be able to give me any advice on my first castle?
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/318136
I know you're not known for castles, but you did do half of Minas Tirith so you must know something!



Luke, that was really, REALLY nice work! The attention to detail was really well done throughout! A couple of my favorites were the path (made out of slopes) and the staircase. You really took a lot of time to get all those little things in that people miss.

Really I don't have any advice for technique at this point, you're WELL on your way on that one. My only advice would be to try to go a bit bigger as your collection grows (I know, Lego ain't cheap).

Also, I did like the cutaway idea but... only the idea. I think maybe if this was done as an "open me" moc with hinges and both the front and back were done it would have been better. Again, still great but that concept just didn't hit it for me (others may love it and it was well excecuted, just a personal thing there).

As for me and castles... yeap, you got Minas Tirith, but you forgot Isengard (four and a half feet of black). This year's brickworld should be good as well. I hear a lot of people are bringing big castles... Maybe I'll toss something together at the last minute.

Overall man, seriously nice work. You're really coming into your own and proving that you're NOT a clonekiddie! (not that you ever were but...) Keep up the excellent work!
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| April 9, 2012, 11:27 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Thank you sir! I'll definitely keep the hinge idea in mind, and keep amassing more ABS. I can't wait to see all the Brickworld stuff, too bad I don't live close enough to see it in person.
~Cheers, LukeClarenceVan
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| April 9, 2012, 11:36 am
Mr Phipson, my group (SWLC) has started a MocAthalon styled contest. It is our second so I wasn't sure if I should ask permission first. I'm not sure if the previous admin asked last year. But anway, this is me asking. Would it be alright if I started an SWLC Athalon?
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| April 9, 2012, 11:56 am
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Quoting Space Gypsy .
Mr Phipson, my group (SWLC) has started a MocAthalon styled contest. It is our second so I wasn't sure if I should ask permission first. I'm not sure if the previous admin asked last year. But anway, this is me asking. Would it be alright if I started an SWLC Athalon?


Thanks for asking (so many don't) and yes, absolutly! Have fun!

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| April 9, 2012, 12:00 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Thanks for asking (so many don't) and yes, absolutly! Have fun!

Thank you. Much appretiated and of course credit will go to you.
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| April 9, 2012, 12:03 pm
Hi,

I would like your advice on my Ferrari 458 Spider. Thanks!

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/315271
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| April 14, 2012, 11:07 am
How better could I improve this?

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/319016
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| April 14, 2012, 9:14 pm
I tried to do FP for the MOCathalon but completely forgot to add the link and such : So I would like you to do two things (won't take too long i hope :P) A. Do the 1-5 system like the MOCathalon, and the normal critique, please!
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/313255
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| April 14, 2012, 10:43 pm
Howdy, I've been working on a castle-themed outpost for about a week now and so far have put together a four floor (including the roof) tower a store, room, water basin and stables. Along with the terrain, some ruins, and a full garrison. Can you tell me what I am currently missing practicality-wise?

Thank you for your time and consideration on this matter, supreme overlord commander.

By the way, could you tell me your favorite theme to work in? And your least favorite?
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| April 15, 2012, 1:29 am
Quoting Lt. John Harland
Howdy, I've been working on a castle-themed outpost for about a week now and so far have put together a four floor (including the roof) tower a store, room, water basin and stables. Along with the terrain, some ruins, and a full garrison. Can you tell me what I am currently missing practicality-wise?

Thank you for your time and consideration on this matter, supreme overlord commander.

By the way, could you tell me your favorite theme to work in? And your least favorite?


A river and a tree. I am a Castle/Star Wars builder.

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| April 15, 2012, 1:42 am
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Quoting Lego Builders
Hi,

I would like your advice on my Ferrari 458 Spider. Thanks!

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/315271



Well my friend, you're coming to the wrong dude for advice on cars, can't build em to save my life...

However, I do know a thing or two about asthetics. The build is there, no doubt about that, but I did notice in a few places where the lines were broken. Take for example, the hood. Those two 1x8 tiles going down over the headlights kinda broke the sight line.

Now, we all know that Lego is not exactly a curve friendly medium but I think maybe when you go at it again, see if you can plan ahead a bit and make it so there's no breaks in the smooth lines of the car.

Hope my babbleing makes sense and can help you in future builds. Good luck!
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| April 16, 2012, 10:55 am
Is there a way of checking the date I joined MOCpages other than checking the date of my olderst build? My third anniversary is coming up and I'm not sure precisley when it is.
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| April 16, 2012, 11:01 am
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Quoting Conner .
How better could I improve this?

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/319016


Make it bigger.

hehe, ok, jokes aside...

Not a bad little vig there Conner. A few things that would have made it "that much" better would be...

Take your terrain for example. I know that it's supposed to be sparse with not a lot going on, but to me it looked... bland? And I say that hesitatingly because I can see the "look" you were going for. I just think that your choices on where to go small didn't quite work as well as they could have.

Also, your spacing. Again, I know we're going for plain terrain, but the two main objects you do have in the build (tree and rock) are sitting right next to each other. Spacing these two out a bit would have opened your area a bit more, giving a better sense of vastness without actually having a huge moc.

And finally, when trying to convey sparse/barren land in such a small space, it's more often than not better to have nothing else (aside from your two main things (rock/tree)) in the moc. By adding all those little pebbles/streaks of brown, it actually distracted from the overall sense of barreness that I believe you were trying to convey.

Of course this is all just nit picking as the moc IS a really nice little piece there, and I liked the addition of the dragon's head and the parts usage (ropes) for him draging it home.

Hope that helps a bit and good luck!
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| April 16, 2012, 11:04 am
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Quoting Arnas Scheel
I tried to do FP for the MOCathalon but completely forgot to add the link and such : So I would like you to do two things (won't take too long i hope :P) A. Do the 1-5 system like the MOCathalon, and the normal critique, please!
http://mocpages.com/moc.php/313255



Like I said in the comment, it would have been a score of 2. As for the creation itself... here we go.

I see where you were trying to go but the thing that REALLY threw the whole thing off was the double lines on the road. had you had them also converging to a single point in the distance it might have worked a bit better, but as it stood, it pretty much took the illusion out of the mix there. Having the lines at the same distance while everything else came to a point... yeah, didn't work out too well.

Second, and I know this is going to sound contradictory... but the far portion of the build was TOO much out of focus. Yes, for FP builds you want the farther object to be slightly out of focus but in this case it was too much and ended up looking like a bley blob. There's a tricky middle ground that you have to find with these kinds of posts (which is why we were so harsh on them during the games).

Again, your concept was there, just needs a bit more practice and I think you'll get the hang of it.

Good luck!
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| April 16, 2012, 11:11 am
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Quoting Lt. John Harland
Howdy, I've been working on a castle-themed outpost for about a week now and so far have put together a four floor (including the roof) tower a store, room, water basin and stables. Along with the terrain, some ruins, and a full garrison. Can you tell me what I am currently missing practicality-wise?

Thank you for your time and consideration on this matter, supreme overlord commander.

By the way, could you tell me your favorite theme to work in? And your least favorite?


The only things missing (since you're doing a full interior) that I can think of off the top of my head are sleeping quarters and a dinning hall/room (I know it's a small outpost but they still gotta eat). I would say to think about adding a bathroom (or the castle equivelent) but it doesn't really HAVE to be there... just a thought to add some good, old fashioned, toilet humor.

As for my favorites... I've been REALLY getting into castle recently. Ever since our little outting into Middle Earth last year where I tossed my hat in on a couple of those builds, I've been really enjoying it. I've been working on something for BrickWorld that I think (hope) will turn a head or two. But we'll just have to wait for June to know for sure.

I don't really have a theme that I DON'T like building in. I've been known to throw a brick or two at everything from Star Wars to city to supernatural and just about everything in between. I have found however that as much as I'd like to, I'm just no good at big ships (yeah, I tried... it wasn't pretty). We'll just leave that for Master Kelso shall we.

I think after BrickWorld this year I may try my hand at some city/superhero stuff. I did one with Doc Ock a while back and now that I've picked up a few Marvel sets (with figs, yeah!) I may think about going back to that. Of course, Mr. Xenomurphy is also to blame for me wanting to go back to that genre...

Ok, I've blabbed enough. Good luck with the outpost and give me a link when you post it, I'd love to see it!
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| April 16, 2012, 11:23 am
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Quoting Space Gypsy .
Is there a way of checking the date I joined MOCpages other than checking the date of my olderst build? My third anniversary is coming up and I'm not sure precisley when it is.


That's really the best way. Also, check your comments that you've left. If you posted a comment somewhere on your first day then it'll be there (last page of comments).

The only other way is to check the date of the confirmation email that was sent when you joined... yeah, I know... I didn't keep mine either.

Really, those are your only options because we can't go into the records and find it without a TON of headaches.

Good luck and happy anniversary!
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| April 16, 2012, 11:26 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

That's really the best way. Also, check your comments that you've left. If you posted a comment somewhere on your first day then it'll be there (last page of comments).

The only other way is to check the date of the confirmation email that was sent when you joined... yeah, I know... I didn't keep mine either.

Really, those are your only options because we can't go into the records and find it without a TON of headaches.

Good luck and happy anniversary!

Thanks. I'll probably just wade through the over 5000 unread messages I have in my inbox.
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| April 16, 2012, 11:29 am
Hey Mr. Phipson! I would love some feedback and advice on this. Thanks!
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/318865
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| April 18, 2012, 7:40 pm
Hey Mr. Phipson,

I'd love to recieve a feedback on this creation. Esspecially on that terrain:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/319248

Thank you!

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| April 19, 2012, 3:56 pm
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Colonel, Dawn and Deff...

haven't forgotten about you guys, just playing catchup after having "real life" rear it's ugly head for a couple of days. I'll get with you guys real soon, sorry for the delay.
~Chris.
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| April 20, 2012, 1:23 pm
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Quoting The Colonel .
Here is the WIP of the MOC.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/319264

What do I need to change? Or should I start over?


Not a bad little moc/tribute! The only parts I would think about changing were you to revisit this type of build would be in the wings section. I would personally like to see something with this type of body have some SNOT wings, or at the very least, tiled. The moc has a look of being very sleek (or the potential to) and the studs on the wings sections break up this line.

Other than that, nice work!
~Chris.

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| April 22, 2012, 8:53 am
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Quoting Dawn of Greatness
Hey Mr. Phipson! I would love some feedback and advice on this. Thanks!
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/318865


What up DOG... get it... D. O. G.... Yeah, I know... don't quit your day job to do comedy.

K then, on to the moc. I really like it! The smooth design lends itself to a "real life" look very well. The little details that you added (that most would forget) really brought it full circle. Things like the ladder on the side and the (what I guess would be) fuel tanks on the undercarriage, all really nice touches. I know it's supposed to be a small workhorse type truck but if you're looking for constructive comments on this one I would go a bit bigger. Mainly in the cab area. Something like this just says to me that it should be a two seater (can't be done at this scale of course but...). On your next one, use the same techniques ('cause... they're good) but go a bit larger to give it a more realistic feel.

Great work!
~Chris.
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| April 22, 2012, 8:58 am
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Quoting Deff .
Hey Mr. Phipson,

I'd love to recieve a feedback on this creation. Esspecially on that terrain:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/319248

Thank you!


Well, you don't need my help.

Really, for the size (vigs are always fun and I wish I could do more myself) this is a great piece of work! The tree you did there, while it may be a little small (but who says it's not a "new" tree right?) was really nice. I like the details you added with the smaller plants growing out of it. The structure was solid as well. It being Star Wars though I guess (and I'm really grasping here) it could have had some sort of control panel in there somewhere... they ALWAYS have control panels stuck on stuff in SW. The ground was nicely done as well. Not too much and not too little, just the perfect amount of detail to say "Yeah, it's plain... but that doesn't mean I phoned it in."

Overall a great little vig. Nice one!
~Chris.

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| April 22, 2012, 9:03 am
Hi, I love all the advice you guys give, thanks. I just read the post regardinghow MOTD is chosen, if you would be so kind as to elaborate on the numbers needed to be included in the pool of picks. Also if your feeling extra helpful please give me your thoughts on my latest and most involved MOC the Dancing Droid

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/318602

Thanks so very much(sixteen exclamation points x 1000) :-)
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| April 22, 2012, 10:31 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

What up DOG... get it... D. O. G.... Yeah, I know... don't quit your day job to do comedy.

K then, on to the moc. I really like it! The smooth design lends itself to a "real life" look very well. The little details that you added (that most would forget) really brought it full circle. Things like the ladder on the side and the (what I guess would be) fuel tanks on the undercarriage, all really nice touches. I know it's supposed to be a small workhorse type truck but if you're looking for constructive comments on this one I would go a bit bigger. Mainly in the cab area. Something like this just says to me that it should be a two seater (can't be done at this scale of course but...). On your next one, use the same techniques ('cause... they're good) but go a bit larger to give it a more realistic feel.

Great work!
~Chris.

Thanks! I feel all warm and fuzzy now! I have a much bigger truck coming soon (made before this input). I liked the D. O. G. comment!
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| April 24, 2012, 7:05 pm
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Quoting Scott Allen
Hi, I love all the advice you guys give, thanks. I just read the post regardinghow MOTD is chosen, if you would be so kind as to elaborate on the numbers needed to be included in the pool of picks. Also if your feeling extra helpful please give me your thoughts on my latest and most involved MOC the Dancing Droid

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/318602

Thanks so very much(sixteen exclamation points x 1000) :-)



Coulda SWORN I responded to this earlier in the week... Guess my brain's going sooner than I thought... Anyway:

I really like it! Of course if you've been reading any of my reviews you'll know that I'm going to say "wish it was tiled/SNOT more" cause... that's my thing. And while from a personal view that may be true, I think the studs showing approach might just work in your favor here. It gives it a "Lego Set" feel that says it could be an actual set.

Your play features were great too! I love all the little openings and playable areas in the moc. Adding things like the speeder just brought up the whole ensemble.

Aside from my personal choice of wanting a smoother look, this is really a nicely put together playset (and I use that word because it fits so well here).

Nice work and keep em coming!
~Chris.
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| April 27, 2012, 7:26 am
 Group admin 
Locking this thread up. Come on over to the new one, "For what it's worth," and I'll do my best to help you out.
~Chris.
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| April 27, 2012, 7:40 am
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