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From the Vintage 2011 Collection.
About this creation
Built explicitly for Round II of the MocOlympics: Dave Shaddix vs. TheFisherman - You and What Army?

Now some thoughts:

I had the misfortune of drawing a terribly limited and unimaginative category in Round II, 'YOU and what army'. After chewing on the subject for a while, I decided to take a different approach to it and built something more interpretive than literal.

Although I believe the judge or judges who penned this category might have envisioned hundreds of minifigures standing on a plate next to a couple of hardsuits or mechs, perhaps arranged in a comedic fashion or poised to do 'epic battle', I again chose to discard the boilerplate expectation and cut my own path. I figure that if I am going out, I am going out swinging ...and on my terms.

I wish my opponent the best of luck.



Comments

 I like it 
  September 26, 2014
hehe!
 I like it 
  October 5, 2011
Too bad about the technicality. This is a great build and I hope to see you in the 2012 MocOlympics!
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  October 4, 2011
Hello Dave, Great Build and I couldn't agree with you more about challenging yourself for the categories. This years MO's was my first time trying and I often felt that more creative builds were not awarded as they should have been (not only with mine but others). I think often time people are caught up in lighting, photography, long drawn out detailed stories, and multiple MOCs (not just components) for a single entry. I think the build should speak for itself and I think that you accomplished that very well and your MOC speaks volumes on the category.
 I like it 
  October 1, 2011
A great take on the category with very nice execution. Great job!
 I made it 
  October 1, 2011
Quoting El Barto ! Yeah, dude, killer mosaic! You're like a machine putting those things together! But rules are rules, so my vote has to be with The Fisherman.
Barto - no sweat. In fact, since I clearly lost this one due to a technicality (regardless of subject), I withdraw my entry. No use wasting further time judging this. I've dropped group and changed titles to clear trace of the MOCO's. Thanks for your time and effort Barto!
 I made it 
  October 1, 2011
Quoting Dave Kaleta Dave, So, this was a great take on the category. I totally understand about getting something you're not entirely pleased with and having to build in it. I'm disappointed that you didn't challenge yourself to try something more within the confines of the topic; a squid army could have been fantastic and right up your alley! Don't get me wrong, the mosaic is both lovely AND it fits the title of the category. I don't think you were in the wrong trying something outside the box, it fact, I applaud your thinking and ingenuity. All things being equal, I would judge your entry and your opponents as quite comparable. Here's the rub... "Your entry MUST: Be titled "MocOlympics (may be shortened to MO) round 2 "you" vs "Your opponent." You may title it anything you wish after that but that must be the opening of the title." So, I want to thank you for challenging the status quo with your entry (which again, was great), but ultimately my vote goes to your opponent. ~Dave
Hey, no sweat Dave. It's been a fun two rounds. I feel the challenge IS NOT building for a category description, but in the departure from it and varying the theme a bit ...exploring the 'spirit of the title' if you will. Building an army, vehicles, weapons, etc. is no challenge at all. Truth be told, I have been itching for a little 'sci-fi action' lately, but I didn't like this forum in which to present it. Generally speaking, the MOColympics pushes people to build for unexpected categories and forces them to think out of the box. The downside is that it generally encourages them to build fast and sloppy as well, focusing more on storyline, humor and sig figs. As I said, I figured that I was going down this round as a consequence of my take on this category, but I am on my terms. Thank you Dave for your feedback and support.
 I like it 
  October 1, 2011
Yeah, dude, killer mosaic! You're like a machine putting those things together! But rules are rules, so my vote has to be with The Fisherman.
 I like it 
  October 1, 2011
Dave, So, this was a great take on the category. I totally understand about getting something you're not entirely pleased with and having to build in it. I'm disappointed that you didn't challenge yourself to try something more within the confines of the topic; a squid army could have been fantastic and right up your alley! Don't get me wrong, the mosaic is both lovely AND it fits the title of the category. I don't think you were in the wrong trying something outside the box, it fact, I applaud your thinking and ingenuity. All things being equal, I would judge your entry and your opponents as quite comparable. Here's the rub... "Your entry MUST: Be titled "MocOlympics (may be shortened to MO) round 2 "you" vs "Your opponent." You may title it anything you wish after that but that must be the opening of the title." So, I want to thank you for challenging the status quo with your entry (which again, was great), but ultimately my vote goes to your opponent. ~Dave
 I like it 
  September 30, 2011
cool! Good Luck!
Dave Shaddix
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Keith Goldman
  September 29, 2011
Well played Shaddix, I'd rather look at this than a bunch of figs on a plate.
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Great entry, it has a real Pop Art feel to it. Good luck
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Best entry yet!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Well played indeed. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
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  September 29, 2011
Really nice build! Interesting take on the category! good luck!~Jelle
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Tough cookies to the judges! This is terrific and I feel it more than fits the Category and the spirit of the game! good luck to you!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Excellent!!!!!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
You couldn't've gritted your teeth and borne it?óNah, I know it's pants to put effort into something you're not feeling. Nice mosaic, nonetheless.
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Superb job and an interesting take on the subject. I wouldn't give up just yet, i think the judges might like a bit of out of the box thinking.
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Nice job!
 I made it 
  September 29, 2011
Quoting The Fisherman Very good build and an interesting interpretation. The topic however was somewhat more specific though leaves enough room for variation. I am curious of the judging. Now, where did I put my other 99 minifigs...
Like I said, 'limited'. I figure I pretty much handed you Round III, you could probably take a picture of your minifig collection and get there. Good luck in the next round.
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Very good build and an interesting interpretation. The topic however was somewhat more specific though leaves enough room for variation. I am curious of the judging. Now, where did I put my other 99 minifigs...
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
This is a great mosaic however the judges decide to take it - good luck!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Excellent, another great mosaic from you!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Because one could do lego mosaics with the appropriate software too, I am always a bit nervous when judging them. Truly, there is the opposite of greed looking at your theme... You were quite explicit on how you liked it ;-) But Hey, your take on the theme is maybe the best way to handle it and deserves my full support. It came out excellent!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Brilliant!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2011
Haha, I would have never thought of this if I had that category. Interesting take!
Dave Shaddix
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Commander Nexu
  September 28, 2011
Wow!!! This deserves WAY more comments!!! 6/5!!! =D
 I like it 
  September 28, 2011
Looks great. Good luck.
 I like it 
  September 28, 2011
brilliant!
 I like it 
  September 28, 2011
Cool idea!
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  September 28, 2011
Dude that's really cool! I dig those flat, comic-style colours, I reckon mosaics have more impact like that rather than with skin tone gradations. Maybe just a personal preference. Best of luck with the judging!
 I made it 
  September 28, 2011
Additional notes: The mosaic is 90x96 studs and will be the first of my mosaics mounted with screws rather than adhesive.
 I like it 
  September 28, 2011
Very nice. Good luck!
 I like it 
  September 28, 2011
Haha, well done man.
 
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