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LIU Atlas - Omni
There are billions of stars, millions of planets, but there is only one man, Terrance McDoogal. Welcome to LIU Atlas.
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LIU Atlas - Omni


The Ludgonian Industrial Union's galaxy contains billions of stars and billions of planets. Unfortunately, most residents of the LIU could only name a handful of these worlds. In order to improve astronomy grades across the LIU, TV2 has started a new program called LIU Atlas. Follow our host, Terrance McDoogal, as he takes you on a tour across the LIU and some of its more obscure worlds.

Note: This episode is presented in full screen. The corresponding dialogue is underneath each photo.


Doog: “Welcome to another episode of LIU Atlas. I'm your host, Terrance "Doog" McDoogal. Today, we are visiting one of the most important places in the LIU, a moon sized space station known as Omni. The Omni Space Station is essentially a gigantic computer. This massive computer handles the complex algorithms associated with faster than light communications. In order to operate such a complex machine, the LIU created its most advanced artificial intelligence ever, a living program known as the Omni-Star AI."




Doog: "Alright folks, I've been dropped off on the station's surface just outside one of the few entrances. As you can see, the station is large enough to hold its own atmosphere. The station is in a deep frozen orbit, but the large amount of electronics here generates enough heat to make the surface habitable. Although habitable, the only residents here are robots. I'm supposed to meet my robotic guide here."




Doog: "The door appears to be opening. I can see two robots approaching."




Doog: "Hello there. I'm Doog, host of LIU Atlas."
CAT-bots: "..."
Doog: "Hmmm, they don't appear to speak Basic. I notice that they sort of look like cats, and they have the letters C-A-T inscribed on their bodies. I know this sounds crazy, but I'm going to try something here. Let's see...meow, meow, purr, purr, meow."




Doog: "Ahh! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I wasn't sure what I was saying! Meow! Meow! Hiss! Hiss!"




Doog: "What the heck was that all about?!? Give a guy a break, I don't speak cat very often...er...well, ever. "
CAT-bot 1: "Follow us Doog."




Doog: "Wait! You speak basic? Why didn't you say something sooner?"
CAT-bot 1: "I am a Clean and Tidy Bot, aka C-A-T. My purpose here is to insure that no outside particulates, such as dust or dirt, enter the inner parts of the station. I am not programmed to chat with TV Hosts. Now follow me."




Doog: "Wait up! You're going too quick. Unlike you, I have legs!"




Doog: "Well folks, my guide has sped off without me, so I guess I will just do this on my own. I'm now in some dark tunnel. The temperature in here has dropped quite a bit. I'm guessing the cool air is emanating from some sort of coolant tank below me. I see a bunch of other mechanical like thingies. I'm guessing they do some stuff as well. It appears this tunnel opens up into a larger chamber a few yards up."




IOREA: "Ah Doog, you've made it."
Doog: "Are you the Omni-Star AI?"




IOREA: "Oh dear no! I am not even close to the Great Master that you call the Omni-Star. My positronic brain is large, but no where even close to the Great Master. I mean, my pathetic brain is enclosed in the sphere behind me. The Great Master's brain is this entire station."
Doog: "Then who are you?"




IOREA: "I am IOREA, the Internal Omni Robotic Entity Administrator. I am one of two lesser AI's paired with the Great Master."
Doog: "What's your purpose?"
IOREA: "I control all the maintenance bots within the Great Master. I control thousands of CAT and FIX Bots. I use them to keep the Great Master in perfect health at all times. It is my honor to serve the Great Master."
Doog: "Wow, you really love the Omni-Star, don't you? You know what, don't answer that. Earlier, you mentioned you were one of two lesser AI's. Who's the other?




IOREA: "Oh no! I don't dare to speak about my counterpart. He has no love for the Great Master, and therefore, I have no love for him."




IOREA: "However, one of my FIX-bots will guide you to him."
Doog: "Thank you Iorea."
IOREA: "Doog, if you see the Great Master, please tell him how much I love him.
Doog: "Uh, yeah, sure thing. Nothing makes me feel better than passing love notes between all powerful AI's."




EORA: "I have run many diagnostics FIX-Bot, and I am quite sure that I am in proper working order. You have no business being here."
Doog: "Actually, he's with me."
EORA: "And who are you?"
Doog: "I'm Doog, host of LIU Atlas. Who are you?"
EORA: "I am EORA, the External Omni Resistor Administrator. I am one of two lesser AI's paired with the Great Destroyer."
Doog: "Great Destroyer? Your counterpart calls him the Great Master?"
EORA: "Unlike my foolish counterpart, I have no love for the AI you call the Omni-Star. His existence is a continual threat to the LIU. I have been programmed to monitor all of his actions. If the Great Destroyer ever attempts to do anything outside of his protocol, I am programmed to end his existence."
Doog: "A threat?"
EORA: "Yes, the Great Destroyer's intelligence is beyond anyone's understanding. There are no ends to what he could accomplish with this intelligence. If I ever detect the Great Destroyer shifting his intelligence from his assigned task, I am programmed to destroy him."
Doog: "How do you destroy an AI?"




EORA: "The technicians have installed tubes of nano-bots throughout the station. If I detect any wrong doing, I release the nano-bots into the cooling system. They block the coolant from reaching the Great Destroyer causing his systems to fail."




Doog: "Well, I think I'm ready to finally meet the Great Master, Destroyer, Omni-Star. It was nice to meet you Eora."
Eora: "Doog, when you see the Great Destroyer, please tell him that I am watching."
Doog: "Do I look like a messenger or something? Between Iorea and yourself I could quit my day job. Well folks, it's finally time to meet the Omni-Star."




Omni-Star: "Who dares to stand before the Omni-Star?"




Doog: "Uh...my...my...my name is Doog."
Omni-Star: "What do you want?"
Doog: "I am here to interview you for my show. Can...can...I ask you a few questions?"
Omni-Star: "While you were stuttering in fear, I have calculated every possible question you could ever ask, and I believe I can answer most of them with 'no'."
Doog: "What if I was going to ask if you were smarter than me?"
Omni-Star: "Then the answer is 'no'. I am not smarter than you. I am smarter than your entire race combined. I am smarter than every race you have ever discovered combined. I am smarter than..."
Doog: "Alright. Alright. I get it. I get it."




Doog: "So, can you tell me what you do?"
Omni-Star: "No. What I do is far too complex for your pathetic mind to ever comprehend. I can, however, tell you of some of my more simple functions."
Doog: "Uh yeah, let's start there."




Omni-Star: "In order to send faster than light messages, one must open up a sub-space wormhole directly between two bodies. While the wormhole itself is easy to achieve, knowing the exact location of the destination is not. Planets orbit stars. Stars orbit and move through the galactic plane. Galaxies move through their local galaxy groups. The galaxy groups slowly move through the universe. Knowing where a planetary body or ship is within this ever moving, ever changing universe is nearly impossible for a human mind. That is where I come in."




Omni-Star: "Every micro-second, I calculate the exact location of every known body in this universe. In the brief time you have annoyed me with your presence, I have recalculated the universe 101000000000000000 times. All communications within this galaxy come through this station."
Doog: "Uh, can you say that again? That went right over my head."
Omni-Star: "No."
Doog: "Well, I guess I'll let you get back to it then."




Doog: "Well folks, Omni is a hugely important part of the LIU. Without it, communication between distant bodies would be nearly impossible. Even shows like LIU Atlas would only reach dozens of worlds instead of billions. Thanks for joining us!"

Note: In the brief time in between calculating the entire universe, the Omni-Star has been declared chess champion in 7,298,343 galaxies.




Comments

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  March 1, 2014
I like the spheres in this episode: the planet with the grills around its equators and the trans-red brain. The red gap, as the doors open is a neat touch too. This episode and now the Revolution has echoes of Neuromancer to me, with locked down AIs in space stations manipulating humans to gain their freedom. I'm quite excited by the prospect of the story and builds to come!
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  February 7, 2014
You should totally make the Omni-star AI turn evil, and before doing that, turn off EORA permanently. so they have to figure out how to stop him.
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  November 24, 2013
I see possibilities for sequels coming out of this episode.... An infinite number of sequels, or maybe, ... just one!
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  May 27, 2012
It's great to see one of these get MOTD, but it would be better if there were new ones... ;) Anyway, a superb MOC, I especially like how you include things like the binary code and cooling systems.
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  May 27, 2012
Well deserved MOTD!
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  May 27, 2012
Really cool! MOTD!
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  May 27, 2012
Wow! Congrats on MOTD!
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  May 27, 2012
Congrats! I miss this series! Bricks before chicks, Bro!!!
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  May 27, 2012
LOVE THE FX!
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  May 27, 2012
MAGNIFICENT! I am thorougly in awe of this one! Boy I wish I could build something like this....but Omni-Bot already knew that...
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  May 27, 2012
i can't believe you got MOTD twice! great job!
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  May 27, 2012
is there a reason why the Omni-Star AL, looks like a giant tiki-head? Dum-Dum give me Gum-Gum, hehe, anyways, this is a extrodinary build, i really like the complex story, and the awesome build station, and all the machines and engine parts there-in, a well deserved MOTD
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  May 27, 2012
awesome episode and awesome buid alsocongats on MOTD
Ludgonious .
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Tommy Hepple
  July 16, 2011
the snob if i was the Eora i kill him right then and there awsome build though
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  March 17, 2011
Great job, all the robots were cool.
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  March 15, 2011
i like the concept of mixing the death star, with the wizard of oz, the statues of easter island have been mentioned too, it s very interesting work! the story was nt up to your usual standard, humorously speaking, but, it s a high standard! great episode, the scenes where very well designed!
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  February 8, 2011
Love the two AI faces, the bots (CATbots are cute!)all the great detailing and lighting. Brilliant stuff.
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  January 8, 2011
can i use the fixer upper bots as soldiers?
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  December 18, 2010
Great, as usual ! The robots are nice and I love this sliding door at the beginning...
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  December 11, 2010
Great work, lovely sets and designs, have you been to future? No, then where do you get all your ideas from?
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  December 11, 2010
Check out my planet, it has rings
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  December 10, 2010
LOL! I love Cat-Bots!
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  December 9, 2010
I know I commented on this.....must have said something naughty....anyhoo, another great episode, love the creations in this and the lighting when the door opened was a nice touch.
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  December 8, 2010
Any allusion to "Omnius" of the Dune universe? I chuckled when I realized that OmniStar looked like a big Easter island thingy (Doog's word) in a high-tech facility.
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  December 7, 2010
Now THAT,..... Is good!
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  December 7, 2010
that's really entertaining! nice work! and interesting philosophical thoughts build in lego...
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  December 7, 2010
never a disappointing edition of LIU Atlas! Thanks for entertaining
Ludgonious .
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Kyle Heflinger
  December 6, 2010
Did you make stages or just made one thing, took a picture,then took it apart and so on and so on
Ludgonious .
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Dominick Sinclair
  December 6, 2010
Hey, I was just wondering, where do you get your LED lights?
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  December 6, 2010
That is the greatest way of connection between different philosophies about modern technologies I have seen so far. Brilliant!
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  December 6, 2010
This combines potential future technology (as do all your episodes) with a hint of the past (Wizard of Oz) with modern day humor. I'm still confused if you want to be a builder or storyteller, but I'm more than happy to settle for both. Well done.
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  December 4, 2010
Well, I may just have an new favourite episode! The lighting and use of colours in this one was nothing short of cinematic. Bravo matey, you are a huge inspiration.
Ludgonious .
cpl. pilot christian patterson
  December 3, 2010
holy crud that was amazing! cant wait for your next one. i like the one in that tunnel with like blue shadows.
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  December 3, 2010
The fine print at the end was the cherry on this cake of fun :D
Ludgonious .
Douglas Yannaghas
  December 2, 2010
absalutley amazing!
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  December 2, 2010
Great!
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  December 2, 2010
Great techniques...its great.
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  December 2, 2010
The wizard of Oz, was that your inspiration? Nice sculpting, great story telling, infamous humor, nothing short of genius. Just like we know 'em!
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  December 2, 2010
Why towards the end of that was I expecting some little dude to come out from behind the curtain telling us not to pay attention to him? HAHAHA Great stuff man! I especially liked the hallway shot with the mood lighting. Excellent work! Can't wait for the next one! ~ Chris.
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  December 2, 2010
Your MOC is masterpiece. I especially love the doors.
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  December 2, 2010
Emperor, you've done it again. Beautiful set, creative builds and one heck of a story! It's funny, being an astronautical-engineering student i've contemplated things like the fact that the planets move, which everyone knows, but how the sun, galaxy and clusters all move too. The funny part is, is that I've never heard anyone really talk about it until BAM!, here on good'ol MOC pages. Again, great episode.
Ludgonious .
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That LDD Guy
  December 1, 2010
Gosh dang omni-star keeps beating me in chess!!! Very nice build.
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  November 30, 2010
Doogal for president. Excellent build
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  November 30, 2010
Wonderful build, makes me wonder how much time you have to devote to all of these amazing creations. Never stop entertaining ---PT
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  November 30, 2010
What imagination you've got !!!! Every "pages" are excellent by the construction and the colors and the ambiance !!!
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  November 30, 2010
Again another amazing funny episode, great work, and what i really like is that you keep churning these out!
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  November 30, 2010
Aren't you a part of the Brick Comic Network? I like your stories!
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  November 30, 2010
I like all of those doodads in the scenes, and the AIs are very cool. Good day
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  November 30, 2010
Nice job! A fun episode of LIU.
Ludgonious .
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Espen Stålder
  November 29, 2010
Dum-Dum want gum-gum?
Ludgonious .
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Dominick Sinclair
  November 29, 2010
Another great one! My favorite part of the station was the second to last picture! Ha, CAT, AND Fixer bots.
Ludgonious .
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Oli "shroom" Harding
  November 29, 2010
*words cannot describe the epicness*
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  November 29, 2010
Quoting W Mark The build is the sort of high-quality stuff I'd expect from you, but the write-up dissapointed me. Every other interaction Doog has had with a more intelligent being has given me at least a few chuckles (Iaeco and Muspell, for example), but this time there was almost no humour when Doog, perhaps the least intelligent entity in the universe, meets a computer that is probably the most intelligent entity in the universe. Couldn't Doog have at least broken something?
Haha. Yeah, I was somewhat disappointed myself. However, in all reality, the Omni-Star is too intelligent for Doog to have any 'normal' dialogue with. It's like an ant trying to trade jabs with a human. The Omni-Star even toys with Doog by purposely answering all his questions with 'no'. Originally, I planned on having Doog get the Omni-Star stuck in a logic loop or accidentally releasing the nano-bots, but the Omni-Star is too important for Doog to accidentally break. If he broke it, we'd probably never hear from Doog again. :)
Quoting Lt. John Harland Did you see iRobot recently in order to get a certain few of these terms?
I read the book and watched the movie a few years back, but yes, they kind of stuck with me. I thought about throwing some Three Laws stuff in there, but I elected to go with the nano-bots instead.
Quoting Everyone Else
Thanks for all the feedback. Your reviews are the fuel I use to keep this crazy lego train moving!
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  November 29, 2010
Did you see iRobot recently in order to get a certain few of these terms? As usual I love the build and the story is the best so far. I really love the two lesser AIs!
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  November 29, 2010
Cool station, I like how you made the two lesser AIs with the retro screen face.
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  November 29, 2010
Oh how i would love to make one of these, AWESOME JOB! Great work as always.
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  November 29, 2010
Nice! This one is really cool. I think it's also your shortest. The doors and the greebles are cool, too.
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  November 29, 2010
The story is really good this time. It's amazing how you can achieve so much innovation in every new episode. There are so many different concepts in your Atlas series, and it always shows that you put a lot of thought into these episodes. I can always find a message between the lines, which makes this series so outstanding to me. I can just hope that your imagination will last for many many more.
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  November 29, 2010
The build is the sort of high-quality stuff I'd expect from you, but the write-up dissapointed me. Every other interaction Doog has had with a more intelligent being has given me at least a few chuckles (Iaeco and Muspell, for example), but this time there was almost no humour when Doog, perhaps the least intelligent entity in the universe, meets a computer that is probably the most intelligent entity in the universe. Couldn't Doog have at least broken something?
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  November 29, 2010
Another awesome installment, and I have to say, the omni-star looks pretty intimidating =0 Also, I love the Wall-E reference with the cat bots!
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  November 29, 2010
The binary on the walls is strongsauce.
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  November 29, 2010
Wow, man! I think this is my favorite episode yet. Love the face of the super computer and the various colored lighting you used is brilliant. Can't wait for the next one.
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  November 29, 2010
Really great, as with all Atlas episodes... Am I correct in detecting an Asimov influence in this one?
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  November 29, 2010
i love your work but do u mind answering a question: "how did you make the fix-it bots"
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  November 29, 2010
Cool jagged pattern on the elevator doors. Great effect with the orange light shining through the crack. I'm surprised the C-A-Ts did not have probes just for Doog. Hilarious story as usual! I saved this MOC last, too, to review!
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  November 29, 2010
Quite amazing. These episodes are getting more and more impressive both in build and in story. Great humor and great thinking-outisde-the-box! It's all so creepy and all so amazing. You have my most sincere admiration.
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  November 29, 2010
Another amazing installment! I really liked your lighting effects, like the "dark hallway". This seemed to me like a compilation of "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", really amazing work.
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  November 29, 2010
This is really awesome! Love the CAT-bots :p! Kind of creepy though that the entire system is being controlled by a gigantic computer... Greets, Jelle
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  November 29, 2010
I just realized why I can never win chess against my computer. Ps.I love you great master.
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  November 29, 2010
Like Hans, I always save an Atlas episode for last and rush through everything else. I've been needing something to pick me up today, and this just did it. Also, I'd like to mention that chess playing probably counts toward straying from duties, so the Omni-Star had better watch out.
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  November 29, 2010
Well said, Mark. Awesome effects! Chess Champ of the Universe!
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  November 29, 2010
Funny things went so peacefully. Nice giant brain, there. see ya. garth
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  November 29, 2010
Love the design of our Great Master/Destroyer. Gorgeous lighting in some of the shots, as well. Perhaps such an enlightened and insightful being could explain the mysterious power that Lego has over us all, and why we're willing to spend our very last dime for just ONE MORE BRICK!!!
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  November 29, 2010
Quoting JC REX Nice, but when the Omni Star said that huge paragraph and said "Stars orbit and move through the galactic plane." I think you used the wrong spelling ( maybe its meant to be Plains) ...
Plane: n. 1.Mathematics. A surface containing all the straight lines that connect any two points on it. 2.A flat or level surface. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galactic_plane Thanks for the review though :).
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  November 29, 2010
Wow, that first pic of Omni Star is just beautiful. Wicked sets and lighting techniques. Very inspiring.
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  November 29, 2010
Nice, but when the Omni Star said that huge paragraph and said "Planets orbit stars. Stars orbit and move through the galactic plane." I think you used the wrong spelling ( maybe its meant to be Plains) ... Anyways another great episode!!!- JEX out :)
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  November 29, 2010
Omni-Star has also informed me that proof-reading comments before posting them allows one to not have to edit said comment and have the smiley removed...Oh well, here's another one!~H
  November 29, 2010
As always, when I see a new posting from you, I hurriedly fly through other postings, saving yours for last so as to sit back and really enjoy it. It never disappoints. During the time it took to post this comment, Omni-Star has calculated that 2,574 new 'Fig on a Plate' postings will have slowed the servers down by 2.78MB per sec.~H
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  November 29, 2010
Awesome, as usual. And sorta scary, I mean, it's like Death Star got a mind....
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  November 29, 2010
Very nice, I saw some on Flickr already, I love those cat robots
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  November 29, 2010
I love the omni-star, reminds me of one of those easter island heads lol :D
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  November 29, 2010
I love the omni-star, reminds me of one of those easter island heads lol :D
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  November 29, 2010
Now thats what greebling should look like! Great job as always. >Eric
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  November 29, 2010
great builds.
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  November 29, 2010
Awesome stuff! All of the LIU Atlas MOCs are great, and the stories are very nice aswell. Keep them coming, I'm looking forward to see more.
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  November 29, 2010
This :) series :) makes :) me :) smile :) 5/5 ( As always :)
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  November 29, 2010
Where can we purchase the official LIU Chess set? Love the Atlas, keep 'em coming!
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  November 29, 2010
Excellent story and build. The build was awesome as always. The CATBOTs were awesome. Cheers!~Swift
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  November 29, 2010
well i gess chess is just one of those things races all evolve to have, awsome as always
 
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