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MocOlympics R3: Stormbringer vs Nick Barret
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Category: Life Here Began Out There.
About this creation
My opponent: Nick Barret

The apparently popular contest: 2011 MocOlympics


Now this moc is very different from my other entries. It is more of a narrative story rather than just a solid build, but well worth it in the end.




On a distant planet called Zurivon, there is a small alien spieces known as Gluks.



These creatures have spines growing out of their backs (like a breathing apparatus) allowing them to breathe in the non-oxygen atmosphere, as well as underwater.





During a harsh prehistoric era these spike-backed creatures have slowly evolved from the slime pits and have gone through the early stages of the stone age.









Many strange and vicious creatures also live on Zurivon.



Suddenly something unnatural appeared in the skies.



A bright shiny object was seen and crashed near a small Gluk tribe, followed by a great quake.

When the Gluks arrived at the crash site, they found unknown life forms exit from the craft.

At first the "aliens" were hostile, but then ceased their aggression once the Gluks thought that they were gods from the skies and have come down to rule over them.



In a few short months four temples were built around the craft, and in return the gods have granted them with strange energetic life.



This "life" the gods offered them made the Gluks grow quickly and accelerated their evolution cycle.

Eventually a great civilization (and the first) was established on Zurivon, where the gods passed over their knowledge to them.



But then over time the gods disapeared and the Gluks fell into chaos, causing them to break apart.



Secrets were lost and the temple itself was destroyed, however all did not fall into ruin.
With the seperating of the four clans this was the start of a new age for the Gluks, as they spread across the world with their new found knowledge.



Five hundred years have passed and Gluks have now become a majestic peaceful race.



They accuired advance technology to travel beyond the stars, and have contructed an international space dock with a museum attached to tell others of their history and how that life here began out there.









An escavation was recently sent to find and bring back any artifacts that survived from the ruined temple (which now they believe the gods were once a mighty alien race).

One of the artifacts they found was a strange metallic alloy that was once apart of the craft, with unknown letters written across it.



With this new piece evidence the main purpose of the museum was to try to gain information and whereabouts of their creators from across the galaxy.



Because they did not know the forerunner's true name they hoped that one of the visiting aliens would recognize one of the artifacts.

Until then they continue to wait that perhaps one day they will come in contact with the givers of life. Or will they?






However little did they know that the craft (probe) came from a violent race known as Humans.



Five hundred years ago a probe had accidently crashed on Zurivon while looking for a habitable home when their world was destroying itself from war.



Even though human's are incapable of peace they have inadvertently created life as the probe's radiation flooded the land, slowly killing the humans onboard but greatly accelerating the Gluk's evolution.

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My take on the category was quite difficult and I was eager to build something outside of my comfort zone (for once right?).



It was fun at first, but then it took quite some time before I came up with a good idea (I'm sure I'm not the only one who struggled with their category).

Because the quote was from Battlestar I knew I had to make something scifi, which I haven't done before.

To match the category I first thought of the Egyptains and Mayans and of course the popular belief of aliens influencing them to build such strange structures, almost like beacons.

So I reversed the idea and changed the perspective. I tried to make it look like that it was the humans touching down on the earth-like world and unintentinally creating the first alien civilization.

"Life here began out there".







I hope this moc is somewhat close to that quote and also to the liking of the judges.


Thank you for your comments and views everybody!




Comments

 I like it 
  November 25, 2013
It was very cool that you included nasa, and the human race in this moc
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  November 14, 2013
This creation has the best piece usage in the world. That's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it.
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  September 8, 2012
Nice build! I like how you use minifig hands, looks good.
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  February 14, 2012
Where on earth did you get purple hands?!!?
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  January 30, 2012
can you show us how to make those spines?
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  December 16, 2011
WOW amazing!!
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  November 4, 2011
Hey, Stormbringer! So sorry that you couldn't enter the PokeMOC League, I hope you do well in your other contest! I'm wondering, our third judge hasn't gotten back to us yet, would you be interested? If you're too busy, that's fine, but I think you'd be a great judge with your experience.
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  November 1, 2011
three words, unbeleivably epicly awesome nice work
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  October 23, 2011
These creatures are just wow!
  October 22, 2011
Quoting Stormbringer . I don't know what you mean by "illegal" connections, but every custom character was made with real Lego parts (which means no brickarms or cutting). All my mocs are Purest, even my brick-built creatures.
Illegal connections are things The LEGO Company would never do. Things like clips attached to clips. Just hands attached to things. All those little claws attached at weird angles and in the middle of clips. Taken apart Minifigs pieces(Torsos and Legs) to add detail. I did not doubt your purist abilities. I'm against those Brickarms/Forge things. I don't entirely enjoy making illegal connections because it stresses out clips, especially. My building style is very similar to LEGO sets which is why I get comments saying my Starfighters look like they are from sets. It's also why I don't particularly enjoy seeing old and new browns and grays mixed together. I am beginning to warm up to these things more, especially when I see things like what you did.
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  October 19, 2011
I love the brightness, and the custom designs! escpecially because they are purist! great usage of hairpieces! best of luck for round 4!
 I like it 
  October 18, 2011
I love the colours in your build. It's so bright. Awesome!
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  October 18, 2011
No dragons, and you still got my vote! Fabulous figs!
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  October 17, 2011
This has to be my new favorite MOC on the Pages. The creatures are unlike anyone has ever seen, giving a massive amount of credit to your Oh-so-powerful imagination. I am now speechless.
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  October 17, 2011
simply awsome/epic
  October 17, 2011
Great work! Excellent creatures! I love them!
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  October 17, 2011
Brilliant usage of parts to create some of the coolest animals/creatures around. Good luck!~H
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  October 16, 2011
It's amazing how you did the heads of the Gluks. And those jellyfish things in the last pic makes me think metroids. Either way, excellent job.
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  October 16, 2011
Great job with all the different aliens.
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  October 16, 2011
Amazing. The aliens and creatures are great.
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  October 16, 2011
Fantastic critters, sir. You've done an excellent job of creating non-humanoid aliens that look truly other-worldly.
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  October 16, 2011
Congratulations on passing to R4. Good luck to you in the rest of the competition - to borrow a quote from another category; 'I'll be back!'
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  October 16, 2011
All of those different creatures are just amazing. Great job on the part usage with all of them and the diversity of creatures.
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  October 16, 2011
Just awesome! Loved every single detail! Brilliant work mate ;)
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  October 16, 2011
Huh, no dragons? - Just kidding. So many parts used in so many brilliant ways. The colour selection is very alienesque and therefore well chosen. I think, the part that I liked most - apart from the large variety of creatures -, is the "zoom" into the museum you used to make the 500 years jump. Good visual storytelling. You got my vote.
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  October 16, 2011
Amazing, the aliens are beautiful, I've saved few pictures for my inspiration folder :) Best of luck with the judges man!
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
You are the king of creature MOCs. Excellent work on these aliens!
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  October 15, 2011
Brilliant, just brilliant!
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
Just amazing. I'm in awe of all the different types of aliens you have created - great work! Best of luck with the judges! :)
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  October 15, 2011
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Holy Bajolies that was cool! I'm not a big fan of illegal connections, but you made the MOC so beautiful that I looked past it.
I don't know what you mean by "illegal" connections, but every custom character was made with real Lego parts (which means no brickarms or cutting). All my mocs are Purest, even my brick-built creatures.
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
Awesome creatures.
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
Holy Bajolies that was cool! I'm not a big fan of illegal connections, but you made the MOC so beautiful that I looked past it. Those creatures you made with all theose minifigure part are incredible. I have never seen anything like it. I give it nine smilies out of five.
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
every single thing about this is amazing!! the creatures are just fantastic!
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  October 15, 2011
Quoting Chris Phipson Here you go, bringing another storm and all, but this time the storm is from the far reaches of space! I'm a huge fan of "ancient alien" stuff (don't personally believe it, but it's fun) so this concept won me over and your builds were top of the line too (some of those aliens were just... wow)! You got my vote! ~ Chris.
Thanks for your vote! I was almost stumped on this category. Hopefully the next round won't be too difficult.. Aside from dragons and castle, science fiction is another favorite theme. Except I couldn't figure out how to turn it into Lego (until now). Maybe after the contest I'll make more.
 I made it 
  October 15, 2011
Quoting Sebeus I Amazing creatures, love it.
It looks like you got the same category for the MIT too.
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  October 15, 2011
Quoting Mike Bernd That was a lot more colors then I was expecting... anyways very good diorama! Your monsters are really inspirational, looks like your Pokémon building skills are suiting you well in all fields. The space aliens, both minifig and brick built are wicked. My favorite is the yellow one in the museum with the Galdiator arms and Aquazone body. Also this picture totally reminds me of a metal album called "Frequencies from Planet 10". Probably just a coincidence. Anyways, MOC on my friend, I look forward to seeing what you will build in the future.
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it. All those brick-built pokemon finally payed off. I was just a surprised that this turned out great.
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
Very good! the story line is also hooking, so much more than expected, wwwwicked :)
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  October 15, 2011
Intesting ideas and some exotic builds. You used a lot of mini-fig parts to make those creatures. >Eric
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
That was a lot more colors then I was expecting... anyways very good diorama! Your monsters are really inspirational, looks like your Pokémon building skills are suiting you well in all fields. The space aliens, both minifig and brick built are wicked. My favorite is the yellow one in the museum with the Galdiator arms and Aquazone body. Also this picture totally reminds me of a metal album called "Frequencies from Planet 10". Probably just a coincidence. Anyways, MOC on my friend, I look forward to seeing what you will build in the future.
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
Here you go, bringing another storm and all, but this time the storm is from the far reaches of space! I'm a huge fan of "ancient alien" stuff (don't personally believe it, but it's fun) so this concept won me over and your builds were top of the line too (some of those aliens were just... wow)! You got my vote! ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
Your parts usage has to be the best I've seen in a long time. I never thought minifig hair could be that dynamic! Good luck with your judges.
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  October 15, 2011
great work on the creatures and beasts! Good Luck!
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  October 15, 2011
Amazing creatures, love it.
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  October 15, 2011
Great job! I like it!
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  October 15, 2011
The colours, the different creative and cute little characters and brilliant story all tie together to a really wonderful build. Well done and good luck!
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
This is very creative, love your crazy usage of parts, it really adds an alien look to the moc. Best of luck...I was defeated by Nick in the previous round :(
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
This is very creative, love your crazy usage of parts, it really adds an alien look to the moc. Best of luck...I was defeated by Nick in the previous round :(
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
A wonderful, colorful piece of work. Very well done, and good luck in the contest!
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  October 15, 2011
Great work and very different to my entry. Good luck (I think...)
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  October 15, 2011
I love the story, great idea for the entry also the build is fantastic. Good luck!
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  October 15, 2011
It doesn't happen alot but you did: you left me speechless. Seeing this makes me think I should up my game, FAN-TAS-TIC work. Good luck with your judges.
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  October 15, 2011
It doesn't happen alot but you did: you left me speechless. Seeing this makes me think I should up my game, FAN-TAS-TIC work. Good luck with your judges.
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
An odd moc but I like the work. It's cool how there is a story line and the detail for it is impressive. BTW, I love the UFO minifig parts.
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  October 15, 2011
The colors totally stand out to me. I really, really like this build.
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  October 15, 2011
Although I love to read, I usually grow tired of most LEGO commentaries... with LEGO mocs I like to exercise my sense of sight. BUT I NEVER GREW TIRED OF YOUR STORY! I just kept reading! I couldn't wait to see what the alien writing was... NASA... that's good! :) Of course, the sights were amazing. Best of Luck! :)
Stormbringer .
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Espen .
  October 14, 2011
Up there with the likes of Stuart Delahay! Looks great!
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  October 14, 2011
Well done, sir! The parts use throughout this is mind blowing, and the narrative is great. Best of luck to you!
 I like it 
  October 14, 2011
Awesome storyline, and the custom aliens are phenomenal--I've always wanted to try that! Great job and good luck!
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  October 14, 2011
Wow very Nice!!
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  October 14, 2011
Best!
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  October 14, 2011
WOW! You used all kinds of brilliant parts usages in there. The whole thing is awesome to say the least. Well done indeed!
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  October 14, 2011
Brilliant, the creatures and story are superb!
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  October 14, 2011
Great stuff mate! The figures, and animals were excellent. Best of luck!
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  October 14, 2011
Looking Good man, need to change your title to Round 3 though. ~Thoy
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  October 14, 2011
Insane parts usage! Then there's the rest of the build. Oh my!
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  October 14, 2011
This is wonderful. I saw that you used the Green Goblin's head as a plant.
 
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