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MocOlympics Round 2 (Grp 1): Wes Pitter vs. Ryan Tennant
A virtual museum exhibit showcasing an important historical space pirate ship. Arr!
About this creation
MocOlympics Round 2
Category: Space Pirates
My Opponent: Ryan Tennant

Greetings, and welcome to the virtual Museum Galacticana at Tlatori! I’m Zycheaus Tlright, your friendly narrator. You probably remember my marvelous voice from the Tlatorian Opera’s epic masterpiece “Passing of the Walrus.” The Museum wants to remind you to come down anytime for a visit in the flesh. In the meantime, enjoy this virtual representation of our prized display, the feared space pirate ship, The Golden Greed.





In the 4th millennium, space piracy reached its peak. Like the pirates of ancient Earth, space pirates lived on the rich merchant trade that boomed after the Expansion Era. Galactic trade lanes were often poorly patrolled by local enforcers. This was mainly due to the Border Wars that plagued many star systems in that millennium.






The Golden Greed’s crew consisted of a mix of races, including humans. Outcasts of any stripe were generally allowed to join the pirating crew, assuming they had poor hygiene and a taste for limes.







Here in the center we see the ship’s massive space-phasing drives. Located on the outside of the ship, we see the in-system thrusters.






These maneuvering thrusters can quickly change position. With limited cannon mobility, the thrusters have a greater role in the defense of the ship.






The ship’s sails are plasma tribrid dimensional moderators. They exist partly in another dimension, and tap pure energy straight from another time and place. That energy is converted into space-phasing fuel, and it also powers all the other ship’s systems.






This generator creates the defensive shield around the ship, the gravitic field for the crew, and the atmospheric field that creates and stores oxygen around the ship. We knew you were wondering about that.






Inside the engine room, you can view the massive power converters that turn raw energy (from another dimension, you remember) into usable fuel. You also see over half of the space-phasing engines in here.






Space pirates abandoned the ancient use of planks, over some protest. All the captain had to do was hold onto a rail, switch off the gravity, and give the offending deck-hand a good shove. He probably said something like, “Arr, you scurvy landlubber...!” Or something like that.






Space piracy has faded into the history books, but this ship reminds us of simpler days, back before psi-interfaces and the Ascendancy Invasion. So let us always celebrate the pure joy of greed and poor grammar, and let us all be pirates. Thank you for visiting the virtual space pirate exhibit at the Museum Galacticana.

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This was a really fun project for me. I still remember the day I got my first Lego sailing ship, the Caribbean Clipper. I loved that ship so much. I wouldn’t even let my friends play with it, I was so protective of it. When I got this category, I knew I couldn’t tear that old ship apart, not even for the MocOlympics, so I had to work from scratch. It took some time to find the right hull design, but I am quite pleased with it.

Here's a link to Ryan's entry again. (So you don't have to scroll allllll the way up again.)

One final note: This Moc’s timing is just about perfect. Saturday, September 19th is National “Speak Like a Pirate” Day. Just so you know. Arr! Let's see some pirate Mocs, mateys!



Comments

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  October 10, 2012
That is sweet, reminds me of the ship from treasure planet.
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  May 13, 2011
I recently acquired an old pirate ship hull that I've been wanting to do something like this with and it just might be time. This will certainly give me plenty of inspiration!~H
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  July 3, 2010
This is pretty epic. Very nice melding, and cool sails.
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  May 15, 2010
nice engine
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  May 15, 2010
Quoting Justin R. Nice ship! This one is one of my favorite MOCs on MOCpages.
Wow, thanks!
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  May 15, 2010
Nice ship! This one is one of my favorite MOCs on MOCpages. I like all the details and the shield generator thing!
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  April 13, 2010
awww man, i LOVE the "sails" great build :D
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  January 6, 2010
Sweet, nice! I love this so much. :)
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  October 4, 2009
Those sails make it a win! Great work
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  September 22, 2009
Haha. I must have missed this one. This is fantastic. I love the whole idea behind it. Great build.
  September 18, 2009
not a fan. does not look realistic, good try though
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  September 18, 2009
sweeeeet, an exelent desighn and it looks like something out of pirates of the caribean and tresure planet at the same time...
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  September 14, 2009
Quoting Thomas M Darn, you knocked me off the top 15 in the Pirate category. *Sigh*
Thomas, I'd say sorry, but you'd recognize the insincerity in my pixels. I do you how you feel though; I remember that happening to my Transformers, and being sad. You have a nice ship, though, so I'll be sure to get over there and comment on it.
  September 14, 2009
Darn, you knocked me off the top 15 in the Pirate category. *Sigh* Okay Thomas, a GOOD MOC this time.
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  September 14, 2009
Cool! I like the half-in-another-dimesion sails.
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  September 13, 2009
different :-)
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  September 10, 2009
Allow me to be the 80th smiley! This is great work! The entire build is perfect for the genre you were going for.
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  September 10, 2009
Ok Wes, I've picked out my movie. It took me hours of deliberation and wrestling with myself (I advise all you kids out there to avoid body slamming yourself -- it hurts) to come up with the film I will attempt to portray. For once, I may even let the MOC speak for itself!
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  September 9, 2009
i saw evil space monkey!!!!awsome!!!!
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  September 9, 2009
GOOD GOD!!!!! AMAZING!!!! ILOVEIT!!!
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  September 9, 2009
really good!
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  September 9, 2009
no prob :P
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  September 9, 2009
Quoting Ryan Tennant hey wes! you got blogged on the brothers brick! :D
Thanks for letting me know! That was cool to see.
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  September 9, 2009
hey wes! you got blogged on the brothers brick! :D
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  September 8, 2009
Yarrrrr! Great stuff, stuffed full of details and cool ideas, and i love the 'personal hygene and limes' comment! If you haven't already, come post it in the space pirate group on Flikr, we'd love to have it.
  September 7, 2009
Yeah, we'll see.
Wes Pitter
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Joe P.
  September 6, 2009
Awesome Build! Can you come and see my new truck???
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  September 6, 2009
Quoting S. Ward Really great!
Thanks S. Ward! You just made this my most popular creation to date! (Thanks, Grandma!)
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  September 6, 2009
Unique sails. Lots of good detail. Really great!
 I made it 
  September 6, 2009
Quoting Andrew Colunga Later on i'm posting a space pirate ship for my round. Think we could circle each other and try to sink the other into a black hole? :)
Ah-hah! I saw it last night. I was telling my wife about it this morning. What a great ship you made! (As you know, because I commented on it there too). Yes, we should battle, but we need to make it quick. I have to start tearing down tonight to get ready for Round 3. So I'll start. "Arr! Prepare to die!" [starboard cannons fire, tearing into your precious ship's masts and sails]
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  September 6, 2009
Smokin' build man! Excellent use of parts, beautiful creation, and hit the theme right on head. You have my vote and the win as well. Lee.
Wes Pitter
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Dave Shaddix
  September 5, 2009
this thing is cool!
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  September 5, 2009
Creative parts usage all around!
  September 5, 2009
Argghhhh matey, tis a steller creation all 'round and ye gets me vote! ~ Chris.
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  September 5, 2009
Quoting Chris Pitter I want to see a picture of it next to the Caribbean Clipper.
Me too, but I had to remove all the masts from the Clipper to make this ship. To give you an idea, it is 16 studs wide and 89 long. The Clipper is 16x38 studs. It's a gnat next to this ship.
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  September 5, 2009
Quoting Recon Commander: Commander Reek Cool! I'm really sorry I couldn't do this. Phipson still won't forgive me.
Well, Reek, I've forgiven you. Maybe next year, huh?
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  September 5, 2009
That is REALLY AWESOME! I love the alien pirates! and the "sails" are great!
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  September 5, 2009
Cool! I'm really sorry I couldn't do this. Phipson still won't forgive me.
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  September 5, 2009
Cool! I'm really sorry I couldn't do this. Phipson still won't forgive me.
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  September 5, 2009
dude... i can't believe how awesome this is! the sails are ridic!
  September 5, 2009
Frankly this reminds me of Samurai Jack. Great work! The sails are very original and you've put detail in every last piece. ~M
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  September 5, 2009
Gez thats good!
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  September 5, 2009
Arrrr! This one's for the books, mateys! An instant classic!
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  September 5, 2009
Excellent ship! I want to see a picture of it next to the Caribbean Clipper to see the girth of this space vessel. Good work, a sure win.
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  September 5, 2009
superb! A lovely vessel she is. Mayhap this MOC will bring back piracy to the 'pages, mayhaps not. 'Tis a fine piece of workmanship!
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  September 5, 2009
The best pirate creation I've seen so far. Well... I haven't seen many, ;) Joking, This is excellent work, congrats!
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  September 5, 2009
Awesome entry. Yhe level of detail and the perfect integration of fictional tech into the ship are amazing. Your interpretation of the theme may be a bit too clichč, but with a wonderful MOC and a cool story to support it. Well done :)
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  September 5, 2009
Wow, this is great! I love the detail you put in to this! Good luck!
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  September 5, 2009
Man this is an intense space pirate ship! The engine compartment is a great too Later on i'm posting a space pirate ship for my round. Think we could circle each other and try to sink the other into a black hole? :)
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  September 5, 2009
lol...i think ive lost, oh well :P
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  September 5, 2009
Very cool. Don't you just love lego!?
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  September 5, 2009
This is awesome, perfect for space pirates
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  September 5, 2009
Quoting Steef de Prouw A (rare) 5/5 from me.
Yesss! That's what I was going for!
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  September 5, 2009
Brilliant work.
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  September 5, 2009
A true beauty, the idea for the sails is totally brilliant. Best of luck to you!
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  September 5, 2009
Yaaarrrrr, this is all of the awesome! There's so many things to love here. The sails, the cannons, the machine room, the defensive shield, it just keeps on going. A (rare) 5/5 from me.
 
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