Well here is my entry for the 2010 Moc Athon in the category of "Conceptual Build" for Team Pride.
About this creation
This category was brutal. I had my whole family yelling out ideas for me until my mom came out with this one. I choose the symbol of the atom to represent "intelligence". Hope you like it!
I personally think this picture looks really cool.
90 degree rotation from the past photo.
Some extra photos...
Here is the picture I kind of modeled it after.
Builder's commentary: After taking about 20 pictures of this thing on a stand I realized I did not like it. So I decided to hang it from the ceiling with fishing line. Easily one of my worst decisions in a long time. After 30 minutes of struggling I finally got it all balanced...until my younger brother bumped it with the white background-knocking it all over. After 300 more minutes of struggling, it all came together and I was able to get a few good shots off. Then I cut it down and kicked it into the wall.
As vague as it is, this is my category. And every score below five I feel personally responsible for. This is a clever moc, and the idea of intelligence is a great idea. The whole thing really comes together for me. What cost you on this one, is the mix of stud and no stud. Personally, I would have gone for a complete non-stud approach. The mix of the outer ring being non studded, with the inner elements being studded makes for a dysfunctional moc - it is either or, not both. Four (4) points for what would have been a five from me if you had made a stance on the stud issue (either studs or non - don't mind either way). Lee.