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MocOlympics - Round 2-Group 2D - Topsy Cret vs. Green Man
Also known as "A Study in SNOT".
About this creation
Category - "Lego Logo"

Opponent - Green Man

Round - 2

Group - 2D





So, as you've probably seen by now, the "logo" I have created is that of Blacktron Industries, the industrial corporation charged with producing all of Blacktron's war material... which is really just another way of saying everything.




OK, so here's the story on this one. I spend three days thinking about what kind of logo I should build. I have plenty of ideas, yes, but then I remember it has to be "3-D", which, really, ruins any idea I can come up with. On the fourth day, I ask the question "Does it really have to be 3D?" on the group's question thread. According to Chris, LEGO is already 3D, which makes my job 100 times easier.




Whilst slowly thanking the powers that be, I get to work on a logo, which just so happens to be this one. First, I start making some letters, which all turn out great, if not slightly deteriorating my brain with complex LEGO mathematical scales. I now have a newfound respect for people who can actually create this stuff. Unfortunately, when I get to putting all of the letters into the frame, I soon realize I'm going to need a lot more black pieces. What kind of black pieces? Effectively, anything that's smaller that a 1x1 brick. So, having already completed the "Industries" part, and being half-way through "Blacktron", I decide to do the easiest thing: redo "Blacktron".

At first, this really devastates me, as I was really proud of the cheese-slope font I'd designed, and I hated to see it all go to waste, especially with so much effort put into it. The above photo proves that, with its complexity. Then, as I was using a smaller font that wasn't my design, I began to consider the upside of this. Having two lines in the same font as a logo doesn't really give that "logo" feel, as it looks more like plain enlarged typing. But with variety, it starts looking like something unique, and that's what a logo is all about.




I was planning on adding some kind of picture, or insignia, in the upper-right space, but decided against it, as there wasn't enough time, and I was exhausted enough already. Still though, I'm quite proud of this one, as I feel that its at least legible.




And, just for you, Chris, a rear shot.


So, what did I learn from this, apart from knowing I need to order a lot more black cheese slopes? Well... that if one wishes to create a logo, STAY AWAY FROM LEGO! Just my advice.



Comments

 I like it 
  September 11, 2010
Nice SNOT. I bet that took forever. Congrats on the win.
 I like it 
  September 7, 2010
Green Man was a no show, chicken. You win
 I like it 
  September 7, 2010
Yep, I avoid snot writing like this too-it makes my brain melt! You did a great job here man, congrats!
 I like it 
  September 6, 2010
Sorry, man for the waste of time. I had no time school hit me pretty hard the first week. Good luck! I'll be rooting for you! ~Stay green!
 I made it 
  September 6, 2010
Quoting Dave Kaleta Great work! The only other thing I would have liked would be something small in the upper right hand corner.
As I think I wrote above, I was considering adding some kind of image in the space, but whatever I thought of was either too bad, or to large to fit into that space (I was considering adding the actual Blacktron logo, but feared it would look too much like a warped Kuat Drive Yards logo when set against the white text.
 I like it 
  September 6, 2010
Great work! The only other thing I would have liked would be something small in the upper right hand corner.
 I like it 
  September 6, 2010
Unfortunately, it looks like your opponent was another no-show for this round. With that, congrats on moving on, and we'll see ya next round!
 I like it 
  September 6, 2010
This entry was worth to face more competition. Not to worry, it happened to me last year in R1. Welcome to R3.
Topsy Cret
 I like it 
Espen Stalder
  September 5, 2010
Wow! All those ratios... Shannon Young, eat your heart out! This is great!
 I like it 
  September 5, 2010
Coolness! Crazy SNOTness!
 I like it 
  September 5, 2010
Cool Logo. My head hurts just htinking of all that math. I'm going back to stacking. see ya. garth
 I like it 
  September 5, 2010
Love that lettering! Good luck!
 
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