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MocOlympics Final Round: Dave Kaleta vs Stuart Delahay
Siege on the Kasbah at Deir-az-Zur
About this creation
In the spirit of last year's winner (the incomparable Dave Sterling) I will be donating part of my winning build to Nannan Zhang's Creations for Charity.

Creations for Charity, in it's second year, helps connect LEGO fans and builders with the organization Toys for Tots. Builders sell their original creations on the web via Bricklink, where funds will go towards buying LEGO sets for underprivileged children.

I will be donating the large black scorpion

AND the rider will be none other than my re-imagined Batman himself

Place you bids here

Please help support this worthy cause any way you can.

-Dave






Built for the 2010 MocOlympics

Category: "Sword and sorcery" Minifig Scale. Your MOC must include a fortified castle/tower/wall/outpost (or a section of it), some fantastic elements and some heroic fantasy action.

My opponent's entry: Stuart Delahay















































"In the Desert" by Stephen Crane - 1905




A final note-

Thank you to: My esteemed competitor this round who was willing to share and collaborate to help improve our work. All the other competitors throughout the MOC Olympics, whose creations have been imaginative and inspiring. The judges and organizers who generously volunteered their time and efforts over these last few months. And to the entire MOCpages community for creating a shared space where we can learn, assist and improve as a group. I salute you all!




Comments

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  July 2, 2014
Congrats on MOTD! Great to see this one again!
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  July 2, 2014
(@Gilbert: No.)
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  July 2, 2014
Fantastic work. Congrats on MOTD!
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  July 2, 2014
Hey, hey, hey... MOTD! Congrats! :)
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  July 2, 2014
Amazing scene. I love the architecture and the scorpions. Congrats on MOTD.
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  July 2, 2014
Stunning. Absolutely stunning! A well-deserved MotD!
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  July 2, 2014
Amazing MOC, loaded with great details and interesting building techniques! I'm glad to see it make an appearance as the MotD.
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  July 2, 2014
Nice to revisit this one, Dave! Giving MOTD a good name. :)
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  July 2, 2014
Congrats on MotD!
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  July 2, 2014
Anyone else get a KKII vibe from this MOC (which, by the way, is excellent and definitely deserved to win the MO)?
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  July 2, 2014
Incredible!
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  June 1, 2014
love those 4 spires/minurets! this is such a complex and diverse build, worthy of the prize. How did I get so busy to miss this MOC until now?!...
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  October 18, 2012
A castle build with a difference. The middle eastern influenced architecture is amazing. Got o love Batmn and a big blck scorpion too - :).
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  August 30, 2012
This is yummy gorgeous, with a hint of whimsy and humor. My favorite type of brick build.
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  July 4, 2012
And to think this had been here all this time and I hadn't seen it... A masterpiece!
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  June 25, 2012
Wow this is amazing! theres so much detail in it and i love the scorpian designs
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  January 8, 2012
wow, Wow ,WOW!!!! This is incredible , all those details WOW! your really good ! keep going with this work! B.B. 98
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  October 31, 2011
hehehe batman vs joker but older lol!
Dave Kaleta
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White Knight
  October 20, 2011
Very striking indeed !.....
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  September 20, 2011
Imagine the guy with The Joker face fell into the bit with all the scorpions OUCH!! Please check out my MOC's
Dave Kaleta
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Nate Bott
  August 25, 2011
No wonder you won the 2010 MocOlympics! :D
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  June 28, 2011
Reminds me of the PC game Dungeon Siege. Quite beautiful!
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  June 7, 2011
Wow, that is REALLY cool! Nice castle! Don't get to say that to often...
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  May 23, 2011
this is magnificient!
Dave Kaleta
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August Russ
  February 22, 2011
Stunning creation! Win!
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  December 10, 2010
Sweetness!!
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  November 27, 2010
Stunning.
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  November 27, 2010
You know what would be awful? if you forgot a link.
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  November 27, 2010
EPIC!!!! I love the giant scorpions!
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  November 24, 2010
i like the moc. it is one of my favorites.
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  November 24, 2010
Congrats on your great run, and the win. You have amazed me all along the way.
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  November 22, 2010
EPIC!!!
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  November 18, 2010
Since you like to add so many people to your favs add this guy http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/52438 it would make his day.
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  November 17, 2010
Holy medieval MOC magnificence, Batman! Excellent vision and imaginative design as ever, you're the worthy winner of the coveted MO title. Great idea for the Bricklink auction too, I hope it raises a lot, it deserves to.
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  November 17, 2010
Congratulations Dave!
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  November 16, 2010
Just about the coolest thing I've seen in some time, this MOC deserved the win for sure. Well built and well played, Kaleta!
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  November 16, 2010
This is definitely a fantastic creation Dave. It looks like you won?! Pssshhhh....I knew Joker would choke.....he always does! You wouldn't believe this, but I came down with Strep AGAIN!!! The same exact timing....would have left me for dead in the water either round. I'm starting to think you cursed me. Well played Batman, well played.
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  November 16, 2010
Here is my official congratulations on an epic journey. You da man!~H
Dave Kaleta
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Billy Bob
  November 15, 2010
I am at a loss for words. *Speechless.*
Dave Kaleta
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James Whitmer
  November 15, 2010
Why is everybody so great at lego creating. I'm ok at it. but you are AWESOME AT IT!! Geese words can't describe how great it is!
Dave Kaleta
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Lego Creator
  November 15, 2010
Nice work.Can u check out my stuff.
Dave Kaleta
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chase mair
  November 15, 2010
epic build and you have won the moc olyimpics
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  November 15, 2010
You must take pleasure in absolutely murdering everyone in contests because you did it again! LOL Yet another epic entry sir. Well done!
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  November 15, 2010
Congrats on a really well deserved win! What a beautiful moc to end the games on. Wow, just amazing that you made that so quick. It has so much detail and a very clever style of fantasy/reality feel to it. Love that shot looking down on Bats.
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  November 15, 2010
Congrats on a well-deserved win, Dave! YOU DA MAN!!! The castle alone is beautifully rendered, but the reimagining of the Batman story really makes it stand out.
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  November 15, 2010
Great work!
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  November 15, 2010
Quoting Hans DendauwNPD I'm unfamiliar with the 'Batman' headpiece, what is it from?~H
http://www.brickforge.com/store/product.php?productid=16202&cat=251&page=1
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  November 15, 2010
A total winner mate, this is gorgeous, love the sloping walls!
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  November 15, 2010
love it! especially the story, congratulations winner of the 2010 mocOlympics! i salute you!
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  November 15, 2010
wow, thats amazing!
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  November 15, 2010
this is incredible man truly awesome
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  November 15, 2010
Well congrats on the win Dave, it's thoroughly deserved. Even my wife thinks so! I think you've consistently built some of the best stuff in the whole contest, from Spam onwards, and this is no exception. I'm having a brick holiday in Arkham before commencing my winter training regime for next year - i'll be back.....
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  November 15, 2010
RHAAAAA DAVE DAVE DAVE !!!!! When will you stop to be talentuous ??!!!!
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  November 15, 2010
WOW, this is AMAZING!!!!! Congrats on winning the whole MOColympics.
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  November 15, 2010
*shocked and awed* ... The castle is majestic in white! Insane build!
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  November 15, 2010
:O WOW
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  November 15, 2010
I applaud you. I somehow knew you would win, but I just wasn't sure until I saw this, "Final Round"." Then I knew you had won. Congratulations sir, you have deserved a cookie or two. Or three. Or four. Or five. Or however many you want... ~Waff
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  November 15, 2010
Perfect giant scorpions. ;)
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  November 15, 2010
Well, you do not need it, but a clean sweep is always nice, so here is my vote. Your castle is quite stunning and the skeletons with mime faces will haunt me no end. Congratulations Sir, cheers.
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  November 15, 2010
Um, wow. You have my vote as well. Lee.
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  November 15, 2010
Congrats on the win, it is truly well deserved. The biggest of the scorpions was my favorite part of the build, as well as the pyramid structure.
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  November 15, 2010
Gifted man, I congratulate you on winning the MOColympics!
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  November 15, 2010
Well, Dave there's not much I can say that probably hasn't already been spoken about your work in general, or your ASTOUNDING creations throughout this competition. So I'll just say congratulations on another FANTASTIC work! Stuart put together another excellent piece as well, but it came down to the scale and complexity of the build, and I think you've got him there. So to make it official...you've got my vote. You've also got my admiration for not only a mind-boggling run of creations, but for the tenacity, and good will you've shown throughout the games. It's been an honor!
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  November 15, 2010
Yeah, yeah, just another mind blowing creation in what turned out to be a string of unbelievable MOCs; congrats on being you. LMAO Really, your LEGO prowess knows no bounds! I'm unfamiliar with the 'Batman' headpiece, what is it from?~H
Dave Kaleta
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Espen Stålder
  November 14, 2010
Whoa. All I can say is, whoa. Is Stuart the king? Haha. On a more serious note, I love the attitude you've brought to the games. It's not just about winning or losing. I went up against Matt Pondiscio in the second round, and now we're pretty good friends. You've put so much effort into all of these entries, too. I think you really deserve to win this.
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  November 14, 2010
wow. i'm pretty much speechless... all i can think to say is: this is one EPIC piece of architecture. very very nice... **and now i'm speechless**
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  November 14, 2010
I saw Stu's entry, and I thought for a second that you might have a little competition, but we all know that Batman is always in the most danger right before he vanquishes the enemy. Nonetheless, the Joker always manages to come back to cause trouble again. I simply find it hilarious that the MO finalists have Batman and Joker SigFigs.
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  November 14, 2010
Lovely work all the way around, DK! Love the minarets, the alabaster towers, and the pyramid(ish) base. The whole thing screams "awesome!" and I'm so using this as inspiration for Kickbutistan.
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  November 14, 2010
One of the most unique castles on MOC pages - I could look at the pictures all day.
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  November 14, 2010
Both are inventive takes on the theme, and fun and cool pages to go through. My vote goes to Dave because of the usual magnificence of his build.
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  November 14, 2010
Incredible entry Dave! Rising to the occasion has gained a whole new meaning. Brilliant whimsical ideas all over the place. Crazy build to be sure. Best of luck!
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  November 14, 2010
Let me just take a minute to say that both you and Stu put in some truly inspired work! This contest is not only a test of your Lego skill, but also an endurance test like no other and both of you really stepped up to it! Thank you for consitantly turning in some of the most creative and inspiring mocs of the games! Now, to my vote. Both stories were great and I LOVED how you guys played off each other with the whole "Batman/Joker" thing. After all the dust had settled, my vote had to go to the better build and that my good sir, is you! Good luck with the other judges! ~ Chris.
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  November 14, 2010
Amazing build. I love the scorpions! Good luck! So it's just you and Stuart now?
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  November 14, 2010
jesus that is amazing
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  November 14, 2010
Even with the preview of your WIP photos, I am taken aback by the final result, and pleased there were wonderful suprises left in store. I am also amazed at how much and how well you can build within the time constraints, even if the level of quality and imagination has become expected from you. Very nice touches in the write up, and it's hard to complain about your choice of poets.
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  November 14, 2010
Wow. Quite a unique fortress style, but a cool one. Good job on this Dave.
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  November 14, 2010
Amazing scene, great build, and nice Batman touch! The second scorpion is also very nice, about as close to the real thing you can get in Lego. Extra kudos!
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  November 14, 2010
Oh my golly, that's awesome.
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  November 14, 2010
Haha and Leda thinks I have a lot of white... This is stunning Dave, good inspiration for a project I am working on atm :) Good luck with the judges! ~Thoy
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  November 14, 2010
Unbelievable! The unique architecture, angles, and posing are all fantastic. Nicely done!
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  November 14, 2010
What a final entry for the MocOlympics. The sheer beauty of this ivory-like masterpiece is breathtaking. You truely have an eye for architecture.
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  November 14, 2010
I see Batman about to get Joker! What symbolism! Even though I'm not much of a judge, I'm astounded at this! Incredible! I have to say, I hope you win! Partly because Batman is my dad's favorite super hero. XD Great job!
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  November 14, 2010
The spires are a nice touch.
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  November 14, 2010
Thats pretty epic but some combat would have made it better. Still a 5/5 in my book though. >Eric
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  November 14, 2010
Great Final entry, Dude! Good luck!
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  November 14, 2010
Is there any remedy for jaw-on-the-floor syndrome?
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  November 14, 2010
Holy blockbuster Batman! I knew what you were building and it's still jaw-dropping Dave. The variety of techniques employed to create the shapes in the citadel is impressive, the details are lovely, the presentation is great and that evil Farceur guy is pretty handsome too. I'll be posting mine in the next hour or two and then the judges can put me out of my misery. Congrats on another great build mate.
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  November 14, 2010
This is just jaw dropping. The idea, details, story it all top notch.
  November 14, 2010
OK, so I get that you are a professional builder and extremely talented - but come on, this is just crazy! I mean how the...and then there's the armies...and things and details...and "I'll just park my scorpion here, ok, thanx!" and even more details. Brilliant work!
  November 14, 2010
Ah! One of the much-awaited final entries to the MOC olympics, with big scary scorpions, a way cool fortress, and a poorly-disguised Batman-Joker conflict to give it a distinct Dave Kaleta touch. Awesome.
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  November 14, 2010
WOW!! Looks like you are going to win this, or Stuart must come up with something even more amazing... Good luck! Greets, Jelle
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  November 14, 2010
I bow to you, oh lord. Please bring this to Brickworld 2011 so I my prostrate myself before it.
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  November 14, 2010
Oh - my - god... Dave, with every Olympics entry you posted you baffled the mass in beauty, in technique, in creativity! This is another awesome one, and no: I don't tend to use the word a lot. It doesn't top your Aquastlenauts in my book, but it's d* close! Good luck with your judges.
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  November 14, 2010
whaaaaat ? that's so awesome ! you're just going to win the mocolympics, so did you plan this all along ? :P
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  November 14, 2010
This is an incredible creation! Love all the difficult techniques you incorporated. Good luck!
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  November 14, 2010
OMFG!!! This is amazing! Good luck. I hope you win :D
 
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