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MocOlympics - Round 3-Group 1-Topsy Cret vs. Crimso Giger
Just when things couldn't get any worse, I go up against the king of nostalgia... God help me. Oh wait! She's out on a shopping trip at Tiffany's! Arghh!
About this creation
Category - Classic Space

Opponent - The wonderfully talented Crimso Giger , and his orchestra! Ahem... Round 3 entry

Round - 3

Group - 1

Chance of Failure (my god, that's getting old now) - larger than the Zorg empire


I took the meaning "classic space" as literally as I could, using only elements from 1970 to 1987 (although technically, one element wasn't released until 1989).






The story behind this (oh, and by the way, this is the front if you hadn't noticed) is that when the ships were young and the universe was battered from the wars between Blacktron and the Space Police, a small faction had been hiding in their dark corner of galaxy. These people had gotten the chance to further advance themselves in ship design and lethality, due to their exile.



The two front cockpits. Now, the real life story, is that in the beginning of 1989, the LEGO Group released a set for LEGOLAND, exclusively, which would show what the Group was planning to release in the years to come.






The set was not as playable as others, as it was designed for display.








In December of 1989, the remaining sets were given away at LEGOLAND, Billund. This is that set.








Anyway, so what happened was that when I was fiddling with a few LEGO pieces, I spontaneously went back in time.






I assume it was because the exact temperature of the bricks being rubbed together, and the configuration of the atoms, made a loop in the space-time continuum. Hence, sending me back in time and leaving me there for exactly 42 seconds.




42 is always correct.








On the box, it looked like you had a choice for what these were. They could either be prison cells, or fuel cells. I chose the latter, as I thought it looked more appropriate. I really think this shows a bit of the ol' space sets, as you usually had a choice for what this or that was. Getting back to to me and the story, I saw a small store next to me, where I ran in and grabbed as many boxes as I could, as I had a feeling I'd be forced to return to 2009 soon.




You can put your choice of LEGO fuel in these, or a minifigure. Designed for good looks, but still easily removable. Once again, back to the story. In total, I grabbed 14 boxes.






You just have to have tubes on these things. Back to the story, please. They are sitting in my living room, unopened.






And that was it.








I think those green things are used to transfer the fuel to the engines. I removed the tubes for this part. So... Where was I? Oh yeah, I was sent back, and after a few days of recuperation, I opened the only one that didn't have any figs in it.




The back. I love how the designers made the central engines. Which, actually, ended up to be the one you're seeing right now.






The end.








The bottom of it. And yes, I do intend on opening up the other ones and then plagiarizing them.







This is dedicated to Crimso Giger, my round 3 opponent who recently lost his job. I'm sure all of us would like to have gone back in time and gotten a few more sets for free, but I think Crimso is most deserving to it, as I know he'd put the pieces to much better use than the rest of us. Hope you find a better job soon!








Apart from the upper paragraph, I'd also like to thank:

God, for once again, showing me what life is all about; Turquoise. I'm betting only a handful of people will get that one.

My Mom, who reminded me that if you're gonna go down, you can at least do it in style.

Hence, once the judges have made the inevitable decision, I intend on creating an unofficial MocOlympics MOC for each round, playing in the category of the opponent I would have had if I had won.



Comments

  January 14, 2010
Yes, flat ship or normal ship, both are cool.
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  November 19, 2009
i kinda like it flat though. i think that a flat ship is easier to build than a not flat ship becuse it doesnt require as many parts. love the moc, by the way.
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  October 30, 2009
Quoting Farhan Salman AWESOME ship. But don't you think its to flat?
I was going for a Classic Space feel, and I think you'll find that most of the spaceships released by the LEGO Group from that time were, indeed, flat.
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  October 29, 2009
AWESOME ship. But don't you think its to flat?
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  October 11, 2009
For shure, the design is truely classical and the ship, hopefully, a classic soon. Great work!
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  October 11, 2009
A delightful classic space piece, nice job!
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  September 27, 2009
Speakin' of hard core pureism... and with a wonderful result: a true retro space classic. And thanx for commenting on my stuff.
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  September 22, 2009
Quoting Crimso Giger Sorry for the late comment, I couldn't get on the web since a few days, and I've just seen the result of the votes... This is an excellent ship ! If the rules were "totally classic only" you would have beat me easily, and even without that, it was close ! Still a very interesting match - I must say, it's not easy to compete against someone who you know a bit and who makes nice and uncommon MOCs like yours. Thanks too for the words about my job... Hope that you're not sad about the olympics, I look forward for your next creations :)
Why thank ye, god shir! *hic!*
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  September 22, 2009
Sorry for the late comment, I couldn't get on the web since a few days, and I've just seen the result of the votes... This is an excellent ship ! If the rules were "totally classic only" you would have beat me easily, and even without that, it was close ! Still a very interesting match - I must say, it's not easy to compete against someone who you know a bit and who makes nice and uncommon MOCs like yours. Thanks too for the words about my job... Hope that you're not sad about the olympics, I look forward for your next creations :)
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  September 20, 2009
Sorry you panned out man. You had a nice ship but size is everything. My bank isn't British. It's American, different culture and building look. see ya. garth
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  September 20, 2009
Oh god. Not even one vote. Ah well, wasn't expecting much anyway. Thanks for approval, Chris.
Topsy Cret
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Thomas N
  September 19, 2009
At first glance I thought: "Topsey hrew in the towel", but after looking at all the detail shots, I realised, that this is a great ship, and even though your opponent still has you beat, you went down fighting. ~T
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  September 19, 2009
A good attempt, but my vote went to your opponent. Lee.
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  September 19, 2009
There's a lot of nifty details in there! Very classic space indeed! Bravo!
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  September 19, 2009
A very respectable effort, but Crimso was just too much. Congrats on making it as far as you did, though!
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  September 19, 2009
Well, I'm going to say it. You did NOT throw in the towel on this one! You went all out and gave us a VERY good "Classic Space" entry complete with a fun little backstory. Had you gone against just about anyone but Crimso, you may have pulled it off (Yeah, as you can tell, my vote is going with him). Hold your head up high young man! You did an excellent job here and you have NOTHING to be ashamed of with this entry. You put up one heck of a fight! (and hey, the other judges haven't voted yet!) Good luck to ya! And that thing about making an "unofficial entry" for each round. I give you permission (as long as you label it "unoffical entry") to add it to the group as we go so everyone can see it. Again... that's "IF" you don't make it. Not putting any carts before any horses here. Good luck! ~ Chris.
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  September 19, 2009
Thanks a lot, guys! Much appreciated.
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  September 19, 2009
Indeed not easy going up against Crimso in this category but you've done a fantastic job Topsy in building a very classic-looking ship. Best of luck!
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  September 19, 2009
Quoting Steef de Prouw Well, it certainly has that very classic space feel to it. Are those pieces really that old? Wow, some of those I only first got a couple of months ago ;-) And there are still some in there that I don't have.
You think that's bad? You should see this 4x3 slope brick my older brother kept. It's such an old grey piece, that I couldn't even use it in this MOC due to its "yellowness". Scary, I know.
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  September 19, 2009
Well, it certainly has that very classic space feel to it. Are those pieces really that old? Wow, some of those I only first got a couple of months ago ;-) And there are still some in there that I don't have.
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  September 19, 2009
Quoting Garth Danielson Well, that sure does make me think of a classic set. Add a silly story to go along with it equals A-OK. GL! see ya. garth
Thanks, Garth! I'll need as much as I can get this round!
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  September 19, 2009
Well, that sure does make me think of a classic set. Add a silly story to go along with it equals A-OK. GL! see ya. garth
 
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