Here is the "MOC of Honor", announcing the winners of the Fellowship of the Ring: "LOTR Trilogy Contests". Before we go on, I would just like to say that every-ones entries were absolutely incredible to one degree or another, so (contestants) pat yourselves on the back. Bravo! I'm sorry for being a day late in posting this, but at least it's here! And winners, I'm sorry if I did poor renderings of your sig-figs, etc. I did the best I could with the pieces I had. Hope everyone enjoys and we are ready to move on to the next 8x8 contest: The Two Towers!
About this creation
Hey folks it's me, Ian, in my full elven attire. That's right folks! We're in Rivendell!
I thought it only fitting that the winners of the "LOTR Trilogy Contests" part one: The Fellowship of the Ring, should be acknowledge where the Fellowship began: at the Council of Elrond.
So moving on to the winners! In third place we have Paul Romano with his incrediblely awesome micro-scale Kahza-Dum, Gandalf and the Balrog: "You shall not pass!" Now in all honesty I could not quite figure out his sig-fig, so I used his brilliant micro Gandalf design to represent him. Congratulations Paul!
Paul Vermeecsh, lord of the tree tops, with his awesome 8x8 Lothlorien entry! Sorry that the tree isn't gray...
So in second place (obviously) we have Paul Vermeesch! Wow another Paul! Congratulations Paul!
Now a few quick words before we move on to the first place winner. Both of the Pauls practically tied in the averaging scores, so I had to go back and look over everything to decide who got second and who got third. In other words, they both did extraordinarily well and deserve equal amounts of applause. Well done guys! Now moving on to the first place winner. From here on out I am appointing a special award to the ultimate winner of the "LOTR Trilogy Contests", so whoever wins first place not only gets that title, but also the title of: Ring Bearer. This contest's Ring Bearer award goes to.....
The Fisherman! With his Pass of Caradhras. Congratulations on winning first place in the "LOTR Trilogy Contest" part one: "The Fellowship of the Ring"!
My Preciousss! "Alive without breath; as cold as death; never thirsty, ever drinking; clad in mail, never clinking. Drowns on dry land, thinks an island is a mountain; thinks fountian is a puff of air. So sleek, so fair! what joy to meet! We only wish to catch a fish, so juicy sweet!" (The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien, pg.269) That is just a little poem relating to The Fisherman, from Gollum!
Let's give a round of applause for our winners!
Closing announcements: So that's a rap on "The Fellowship" for now. (Special thanks to Lwc Guy for inspiring me to start this contest with his 8x8 "the great ouch contest"). Contestants, be looking out for topic: "updated rules", which I will be posting in the next day or so. You will probably want to look over them before you start building your Two Towers entries (however the contest is now open for Two Towers entries, even though I have yet to set dates for the end). No more story towers are permitted. Your creation can be tall, but it can only depict one scene from the Lord of the Rings stories. Also GIVE A BIG HAND OF APPLAUSE for our Fellowship of the Ring contest JUDGES: Max Pointner, Ru Corder, and Michael Kirnge. If you are interested in judging for "The Two Towers" contest, please right in topic: "Judges #2". I will be choosing these judges soon.
A shot of the build minus the figs (directly above), it's not 8x8! Ahhh!
Ian, I'm going to make a Narnia contest group, I would like to know if you would help out, or help whith the group, what do you say? I'm making the group so if you'd reply it would be nice. Thanks -Soap
A round of applause to all! Wow! This has been such a fun contest, and I'm getting my brain juices all blended up and ready to cream you all in the next contest! Just kidding. Awesome job mister Fisherman and sir Romano! Your creations most definitely deserved this honor. And I think it was sheer luck that I managed to place in this contest at all! Christopher Baldacci, the Grey Man, Jack Riveorput, Thoy Bradly, and many others had some AWESOME creations that could have easily placed. Great work again to everybody who entered this contest, thanks to Ian again for his work in hosting the contest, and I'll hopefully see you all in the next round!
Ooo, I almost forgot! Great vignette, Ian! As a creation all of its own, it's actually very cool! But what's this? Not on an 8x8 platform, is it!? Tut, tut, as a judge, you should know better! (just kidding ;)
Wow! 3rd place! Thank you so much judges; you guys were fair, funny, and just all around great! Paul, fabulous job; you beat me by 1 point, you sneeky-person you (just joking; you know you're one of my fave builders:) Mr. Fisherman, you justly deserve the winner's prize! Congrats on coming out of your Dark Ages, and I hope to see more amazing stuff from you! Finally, thank you judges (especially Ian) for making and moderating the contest! P. S. Yeah, my sig-fig is a bit obscure :)
Great job Ian!! I love your diorama for this! It is so cool! Congratulations to all the winners. Just as a side note, could you possibly reveal who won 4th and 5th? And links to the winner's creations might be nice. But thank you to all the judges, and to you Ian for your wonderful contest. See you all in round 2!
First of all congratulations Ian for this wonderful contest.
You did an awesome job and I am looking forward to the next rounds.
High praises to my fellow contestants.
They gave me quite some thinking who might win in the end.
Thanks to the judges as well, the cheques are in the mail.
Nah, I guess myself very lucky in winning this.
For my very first posted MOC here on MOC pages I could not have expected something like this.
It was a matter of the idea, some (a lot I must say) redesign and getting the Bricklink orders done.
I might post some awful shots of early stages of the build so you can see I did not simply build this from scratch.
Finally my thanks go out to the fabulous Mr.Xenomurphy who was my inspiration to get out of my dark ages.
He also helped me with the photoshooting and photoshop work.
See you in round two.