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MO- R7- Stuart Delahay Vs Dave Kaleta
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Category: "Sword and sorcery" Minifig Scale.

Link to my nemesis The Dark Knight

Somewhere, in feudal Japan,



Legend tells of a shrine in the hills, a shrine to the spirit Koumori. The Bat.



Behind high walls, the shrine houses a mask, said to have been worn by Koumori in his battles with many Oni while the Earth was still young. The mask is said to have the power to strike fear into the hearts of those who oppose its wearer.

Because of this, the mask is kept away from warmongers and villains. The Daimyo and the Shogun were all told that the mask is a legend, nothing more. For should one who craves power wear the mask, he could make his enemies cower before him and rule the land.



The shrine is protected by a warrior called Way-en. An orphan raised by the Ronin Ko-Michi-Na, he is a gifted fighter but a sad man, unable to find peace in the company of others. He came to the shrine having had a vision of a Bat flying in through his window. He pledged to protect the shrine and its treasure from those who would cause harm.



Not all believe that the Mask is just a myth. Odokemono, is a Kisai, or Wizard, of dark renown. His face is like a painted Kabuki actor playing a demon. His laugh is a shriek which brings terror to his foes. He believes that with the mask of Koumori, he could make the Shogun cower before him and declare himself Emperor.

To this end, he has sent out his spies to find the shrine. These pale ninja have brought word to mad Odokemono, who now brings his dark magic’s to bear and attacks! Summoning foul creatures, he forces his way into the shrine.

All that stands in his way is the Bat-ronin and perhaps, the spirit of Koumori……

























4th Wall/ notes

My first Moc Olympics and I got into the final – not too shabby eh? I’m a lucky boy. Every round I’ve been able to play to my strengths. Story telling and imagination have carried my small-ish collection a long way, past some very good builders.

I’m also lucky in having an opponent like Dave, we’ve been sharing progress all week. Or he’s terrifying me with his build depending on your point of view. Not only one of the best builders around, but a genuinely nice guy. Yes, we both love Batman, which explains our themes.

I’ve been rooting for him since last year when he did this Short Story in round 2. It’s not only one of my favourite songs but the scope of the build is amazing for 10 days work. Go have a look. Go on, I’ll wait here……

There, it was worth it wasn’t it? Good luck Dave. I’ll not be defeatist, but I did say at the start of this contest I struggled to see anybody beating you and I’d stand by that now. Man, I should have had a bet on this….

I should thank Chris Phipson, for organising and running this monster and for convincing some of us to take part. I nearly didn’t due to vacations and just finishing another long contest. Thanks also to the very able (and handsome) judges, Mark Kelso, Lee Jones, Dennis Price, Yuri Fassio and Mr. Bones, for herding us along and dealing with sometimes ‘interesting’ questions. Also let us not forget that they, along with Chris, have generously provided prizes out of their own pockets – you sirs, are gentlemen.

Thanks to all the entrants for their excellent efforts, and especially my opponents for the challenges. Well met. Come back next year bigger and better – I know I will.

My biggest thanks to my wonderful wife who told me to go for it, who has put up with me building to deadlines for several months, leaving half-built MOCs around the kitchen in her way, taking late-nights to get posts in on time, and has been supportive and encouraging the whole time. I love you baby, and it’s over now! I promise no more contests until next year (probably). Time for decorating and playing the Wii instead.

Thanks for looking.





Comments

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  June 9, 2012
Very impressive! If you can't beat 'em, smack 'em. ;) You certainly went out with style, and the build's superb. Great work!
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  September 30, 2011
Very cool job! I love it! Can you come see my u-boat?
Delatron 3000
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Nate Bott
  August 25, 2011
Sweet! To bad you didn't win though...But this makes me glad that there are great builders out there. =D Build on!
Delatron 3000
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Harry Orsborn
  April 28, 2011
This is just epic! Bravo!
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  April 20, 2011
Nice, I like the doors and the Temple.
Delatron 3000
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matt brody
  March 19, 2011
really cool
  January 6, 2011
That's really cool! Good luck next year! P.S. Great story and dragon!
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  December 21, 2010
Durn tootin! Hi-ya! (whip cracks)
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  December 21, 2010
Quoting Matt David Stuart - I do respect your small sabbatical from LEGO after all this MOC-O business. But seriously, man. It's been months. I demand--I mean, request--that you put down the biscuits and build something that makes me laugh. Now, please. Thank you. M.
Alright then, I've had a month off - time to get back to the grindstone.....
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  December 21, 2010
Stuart - I do respect your small sabbatical from LEGO after all this MOC-O business. But seriously, man. It's been months. I demand--I mean, request--that you put down the biscuits and build something that makes me laugh. Now, please. Thank you. M.
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  December 3, 2010
Inspiring stuff! And really well done for getting so far in the MOC Olympics.
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  December 1, 2010
Classic Stu. That's what this is. Vintage Stu, possibly.
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  November 22, 2010
Wonderfull.
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  November 17, 2010
Well done Stu for finishing on such a high note with this build, even though Dave was always going to be tough to beat. I particularly like the use of the mimes and the shrine buiding planted on the angle, that really enhances the scene. So you'll be going one better next year, yes? Hopefully I'll be there to throw the hat in the ring with you again!
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Cade Goertzen
  November 16, 2010
awesome chinese arena
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  November 16, 2010
Man.....the Joker ALWAYS chokes!!! It was definitely a well thought out effort! Excellent build and story tossed around with a bit of Bat lore. It's been a crazy ride, but we all made it through (barely), hopefully next year I will be the one in the final two. Until then, keep building up your collection!!
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  November 15, 2010
All I have to say is, thank goodness it's over! Seriously, this was just an insane amount of builds for the two of us over these last three months. There definitely are no losers, but you should know, Batman always beats the Joker (haha). But seriously, it was a great pleasure to compete with you. I will be epically sorting from now until 2011 and try to fit in some time for a few "gift" builds. Cheers, DK
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  November 15, 2010
Great job Stu! You put up a fantastic fight. I was pulling for you man! Not too shabby for a first run indeed. That being said, the dragon is freakin' awesome.
  November 15, 2010
Well... That Batman reference was subtle... Hahaha! You put up a heck of a fight (considering this is your first time)! I think it's safe to say that we're all proud of you :) Well done!
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  November 15, 2010
Awesome build Stu! Love that dragon, he looks really alive as he is looking over the wall. Cute, like a curious puppy. I love how you both went with the Bats vs Joker theme and the mime heads for henchmen. I can't wait to see what you produce in next years MOC olympics! Well done on making it to the final two.
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  November 15, 2010
Awesome work here! I love the orginal take on the Batman mythos. The level of action and, of course, the Kung Fu stylin really do it for me.
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  November 15, 2010
This is sooooo close! I can't wait to see the results!
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  November 15, 2010
wow Stu, you made it to the end, this one's neat as, very asian, a fun Moc to be sure...
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  November 15, 2010
Great action scene and story! Congrats to making it this far! Awesome entry!
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  November 15, 2010
Now who said mime heads were useless?! Excellent job on the theme Stuart and a nice build too. That dragon really is something, how brave of you to make it without wings! Congrats on sticking to it till round 7 and I hope we ever match up sometime next year. Same time, same contest?
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  November 15, 2010
My vote is pointless at this juncture, but it goes to Dave, mainly on the presentation and that wicked castle. I really enjoyed this entry as well and love the twist you both put on your creations using joker and batboy. Cheers.
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  November 15, 2010
Well, break out the body soap and hit the shower time it would seem. Smoking build (love the dragon), but my vote went to Dave. Lee.
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  November 15, 2010
Excellent build, you truly deserved making it all the way to the finals.
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  November 15, 2010
Extremely impressive Stuart... want to start a "0wned by Dave Kaleta" Club? :]
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  November 15, 2010
Very very nice, I love katana fights, the samurai helmet- batwings combo is awesome, great job, good luck
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  November 15, 2010
Congrats, Stuart, on an AMAZING run of building! I'm left in awe at the quality of work you've consistently produced week after week. I sure couldn't have done it, and your skill and tenacity are humbling! Now on to the final call. On this one, I'm giving my vote to...Mr. Kaleta. Both of these entries were outstanding in build, story, presentation - all of it - and this turned out to be another close one for me. I'm going with Dave, then, based upon the scale and complexity of the build. I think you matched him in every aspect but that, and if your build falls short in comparison, it's only by the tiniest margin. We've got to make a choice, though, so there it is. Congrats, once again on an amazing run...now go spend some time away from the plastic. You've earned it!!!
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  November 15, 2010
Very nice job. I love the japanese theme and the build is very nice, especially the shinto arch. Good luck.
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  November 15, 2010
Very cool, The story telling is great and I'm liking that dragon. Kudos to you! ~Thoy
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  November 15, 2010
What a finaly! And even better than "just" 2 fantastic MOCs, it´s both Batman vs. Joker. Since Batman is one of my all time favourite comic series, it´s a double win, not only for Dave and(!) you, but also for me as a viewer. Thanks to everybody involved in this great contest.
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  November 15, 2010
Great entry. You held your ground nicely against Kaleta's skill and collection. Good luck with the judges!
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  November 15, 2010
Wonderful set and great story, Stu. Congrats on a famous run and good luck with the judges. Regardless of the outcome, you have cemented your place amongst the MOCPages elite.~H
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Fruity Toucan
  November 14, 2010
Awesome MOC, I can't believe I'm the first comment but I think you just won the 2010 MOC Olymipics
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  November 14, 2010
Mhmm lots of similarities between the antagonists. Great MOC! >Eric
  November 14, 2010
Somehow I like the feel of this better than Dave's... maybe the lighting's just different, but I think it's the builders' styles coming though. I think that Dave's larger creation, with a bigger "wow!" factor, will take the prize this time, but you've definitely given him a run for the money. I should have realized ahead of time that with Stuart Delahey and Dave Kaleta in the final round, it would amount to one heck of a Batman vs. Joker battle. And what a battle.
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  November 14, 2010
Batman and the Joker. I'm sorry, but Dave is going to hang you out to dry. ;) I'm a little sad to see the end of the Olympics, but it's really been rewarding to watch, and now it comes down to two of my favorite builders. Perhaps the villain will win just this once...
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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
Wow Stu, this entry is REALLY cool! I love how you and Dave collaborated with the whole "Batman vs Joker" theme here. Truly inspired. I have to congratulate both of you for making it to the final round. This grueling contest is a test of not only one's Lego skill, but also a test of endurance and both of you really stepped up to the challenge (along with everyone else that busted (bleep) to get as far as you did). It's really true that at this point in the contest, there are no losers. Congratulations my friend. Now the hard part, my vote. Both stories were excellent so I based this vote entirely on build and there, Batman got the Joker. Sorry man. Good luck with the other judges! ~ Chris.
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  November 14, 2010
I think it is noteworthy that you have here several elements that would each count as high quality MOCs from respected builders. Well done. I feel comfortable saying that if Dave wins, it's because he won, not because you lost. I said IF! On the other hand, if I was your wife, I'd kick your a@s right now. Did you just promise to lay off contests for all of 6 weeks?
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  November 14, 2010
Stuart, this is wonderful work. I really like your dragon; the face is so detailed and at such a small scale. The garden is filled with intense action and intrigue. You did well to stick to your strength, and I'll give you credit right now for suggesting the Bats vs Joker theme we both shared. It was truly a pleasure to compete with you and you have my utmost respect.
 
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