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About this creation
Team “Legion Of Verile Energetic Moccers Unified For Frivolous Ingenious Naughtiness” entry for “Will it Float” category of the 2010 MocAthalon!



Before you ask… of COURSE it floats! We’ll get to that in a minute. Let’s take a little tour first.


Welcome to the Lego thrill ride of the century, Waterlogged!







This poor minifig has no clue what’s about to happen to her.







Only here, does she truly understand the nature of her predicament.







But all too quickly, the ride is over. (awwww)







And our brave adventurer is ready to go again!







Let’s not disappoint her. Time to hit the water!







A key element of the rules of this category… It FLOATS! WAHOO!







But let’s see this thing in action shall we? The only power this ride needs is hydro! With a full jug-O-water in hand, we begin to pour…







Pressure builds in the holding tank and before you know it… ZOOM! Off she goes on her wet and wild adventure!







At the end of her ride is a serine pool of H2O ready to break her fall. SPLASH!







And float safely on the cool refreshing waters once again.






Fourth Wall Commentary: For those of you that haven’t tried this category yet… it is NOT as easy as it looks! This was my 5th (that’s right FIFTH) attempt to build something that I was A: happy with and B: would actually float. My first 2 were pontoon planes (one microscale and one minifig scale). The pontoons floated just fine, but add the plane to the top and the build had all the buoyancy of your average stone. The third was a microscale submarine... it worked, but... let's not talk about it. For my fourth build, I went and put together a minifig scale pontoon boat that was “inspired by” Kevin Costner’s boat from the movie Waterworld. (shown below)






Yes I know the boat in the movie had three pontoons and was much bigger. That’s why I said “inspired by” and not “copied.” Also I only had one Lego net to connect the sections with or it would have been three. It floated and I was (barely) satisfied with it, so I was ready to go with it and leave it at that. Driving home last night, I was trying to think of a name for my boat. The name “Waterlogged” came to mind and I thought “That would be good if the build was an actual log.” DING! And there it was. Woke up this morning and got to work. The result is the first (to my knowledge) fully operational Lego water log flume ride! (if anyone has seen another one, let me know)

Till next time true believers!
~Chris.



Comments

 I like it 
  May 3, 2010
Sweet!
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  March 15, 2010
Leave it to you to come up with something unexpected. You get a ton of *bleep* about your 'lack of build' with some posts, but this blows that stereotype right outa the water! (pun intended) Not only did you build beyond the spirit of the category with the addition of the ride, the ride itself is awesome! I think the log is also a little underrated; just top-to-bottom (I know what you like) a fantastic entry.~H
Chris Phipson
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Elendil Draconfell
  March 2, 2010
wow! great job! just by looking at it at first, I knew it would be awsome.
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  March 1, 2010
Nice job ! I used to be obsessed by floating MOCs as a child. Now I'm more focused on slave Leia minifigs (or even more on a real slave Leia) but anyway cool idea !
Chris Phipson
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Michael Sloper
  February 27, 2010
Very cool moc. I like how it can hold water, but I mainly commented here because I had a question. How is it that you and Kelso don't allow mocs that aren't lego and mocs that are just about stories and no lego, but you let these Brickworld "mocs" slide through? Shouldn't they be meant for Facebook or Myspace?
Chris Phipson
Michael Sloper
  February 27, 2010
Thank you for your answer. I was just curious about it.
 I made it 
  February 27, 2010
Quoting Michael Sloper Very cool moc. I like how it can hold water, but I mainly commented here because I had a question. How is it that you and Kelso don't allow mocs that aren't lego and mocs that are just about stories and no lego, but you let these Brickworld "mocs" slide through? Shouldn't they be meant for Facebook or Myspace?
Rather than going on and on about this, I'll give you the simple answer. When you load a creation, there is a choice for you to categorize your creation. Some of the choices range from star wars to town to batman to whatever theme you can think of. One of the choices that you have is "Lego in real life" and under that heading, there are sections for conventions and things of that nature. There isn't a category for stories or pictures of my cat when you upload your moc. This is a Lego website for sharing Lego. Going to conventions is PART of the Lego hobby. I don't have anything against drawings or stories, but they are not what mocpages is for. In my personal opinion, I think there SHOULD be a section for drawings of Lego, but it's not my choice. As soon as Sean adds a category for "pictures of my cat" or "mystery stories that have nothing to do with the website that I'm posting it on" then things will be different. Until then, "Lego in real life" is a category that is allowed, drawings and stories are not. ~ Chris.
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  February 26, 2010
Awesome Mechanism, and I like the water slide.
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  February 26, 2010
LOVE IT!
Chris Phipson
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commander sidewinder
  February 25, 2010
Hey Chris, can I call you chris? I was wondering if you would join the group I invited you to, I was hoping you and some other popular people would join, please, I'll make you a mod from the start, it would mean allot to me!
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  February 25, 2010
Must be inspired by a Disneyworld ride! Very nice idea! Dadgum way too much brown pieces!
 I like it 
  February 25, 2010
Reminds me of one of the rides at Disney World in Florida. I forgot what it's called though... I'll never forget the experience though. My mom lost her hat. :P
Chris Phipson
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Justin BG
  February 24, 2010
hmm.....i gotta make something float now!
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  February 22, 2010
Now that's a playable feature. Does it have a camera to capture a 'dumb expression/ hands in the air' moment halfway down? Good job Chris.
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  February 22, 2010
The lateral thinking alone earns you a four (4) points - this one earned a smile. Why? Because it is nowhere near what I was thinking - love it. Lee.
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  February 22, 2010
Nice job Chris! VYB is doing this cat and her first two attempts rolled over and then sunk. Not as easy as it looks.
Chris Phipson
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FOX McCLOUD
  February 21, 2010
i like it
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  February 21, 2010
Brilliant - I've never seen a LEGO version of the log ride. The fact that the little boat/log actually floats is great and I love that with a little water it becomes a fully functioning ride. Nice work!!
 I made it 
  February 21, 2010
Quoting Flare . Like the majority of the MOC DOESN'T FLOAT.
Actually, there in lies the genius of it. It's a MOC that floats another MOC! (technically, the log part "floats" from the top all the way to the bottom and also in the pool at the end. It's not sitting on the base, it's floating) I knew going in that it was a risk, but the concept was cool enough for me to take the chance. Sometimes thinking outside the "brick" you score, and sometimes you crash and burn. Either way, this was fun for me and I'm happy with it. Now then... on to the next category! ~ Chris.
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  February 21, 2010
Nice job, this is pretty cool, but there are some points that disappoint me. Like the majority of the MOC DOESN'T FLOAT.
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  February 21, 2010
Thats nice that it actually floats. ~Waff
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  February 21, 2010
Well played! A great presentation. Next time, have her plunging into a flaming cauldron of napalm!
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  February 21, 2010
Leave it to you to give a female fig a "log" ride!
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  February 21, 2010
Nice job!
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  February 21, 2010
Great work!
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  February 21, 2010
Cool. Looks like fun. And nice floating log too.
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  February 21, 2010
Nice!
Chris Phipson
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A Warrior of Cerinia .
  February 20, 2010
I love water rides! I have a question. Where can you find blue torsos? With arms and hands in the same color? Bricklink does not have any. Nither Ebay. Bricklink is kinda confusing. I want to make an army, of Cerinians. They're not all blue, only a few.
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  February 20, 2010
Nice one! 5/5
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  February 20, 2010
you should make splash mountain from disneyland resort anehiem
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  February 20, 2010
This is really not what I expected at all in the category. I'm glad to hear that this is posing such a challenge to builders though. The floating part is below average, when you add the ride part it starts to get better, but the pictures of you pouring the water and making it a working ride make it a winner for me. I award 4 points. (presentation is key kiddos!)
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  February 20, 2010
Brilliant, just brilliant. I love the functionality. ~T
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  February 20, 2010
This is something not seen a lot, and you pulled it off brilliantly. Excellent work.
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  February 20, 2010
Much cooler than mine, but agreed, this is the hardest category.
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  February 20, 2010
Very cool. I like your take on this category (and I like that kind of attraction). The waterslide is brilliant, it really adds texture to your MOC and thus I'm consireing as a part of it (but don't expect for all the judges to do the same). To me, this entry falls short of a five, so 4 points.
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  February 20, 2010
Awesomesauce! I think she enjoyed her little ride (that's what she said).
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  February 20, 2010
Real nice,when I was little I use to take a pipe and a little pool of water an shoot my legos down the pipe with water running. It was my LEGO water park~NN
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  February 20, 2010
Well, that's a first! Nice idea. I can't wait to see the full size wave pool full of water. That one will be fun to pull off...
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  February 20, 2010
You could have used your MOCaritaville to fill this with water :) However, amazing building, it's so hard to build something floating. I also really like that you didn't just build a boat or something. All in all great work, good luck!
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  February 20, 2010
Truly amazing! I justed posted a "ride" too! Check it out!
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  February 20, 2010
Awesome looking log plume ride thing! what makes it even awesomer is that it really works, with water! Great job =)
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  February 20, 2010
Why didn't you use your margarita pitcher to pour in the water? That aside, nice moc.
  February 20, 2010
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