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MO Round 3 : Nick Barrett vs Stormbringer : The Big Bang
Life here began out there - 13.7 Billion years ago....
About this creation
Building in the category 'Life Here Began Out There'

My esteemed opponent : Stormbringer .

2011 MOC Olympics

For this, I decided on a literal take on the quote itself, rather than a Battlestar Galactica type story - mostly because I know I can't do those as well as, say, El Barto and I'd need my 'A' game to have a chance against Stormbringer. Here goes...

First, a somewhat blurry image of a single 1x1 round plate. Hmmm... Well, this is a representation of all the matter in the universe crushed to a singularity...




Heat and pressure build, something starts to happen.. you'll have to ask Professor Stephen Hawking precisely what...





In less than a second, a chain reaction occurs; a release of titanic amounts of pent-up energy...




All the matter in the universe expands and is hurled into the furthest reaches of space by the violence of the explosion...




Millions of miles away within minutes is this piece of red-hot debris, along with trillions of others...




The rock cools, settles into orbit around a bigger, hotter rock. A landmass forms...




At the bottom of the ocean, something microscopically small starts to stir...




No laughs this time, I'm afraid. The Big Bang is impressive, just not very funny...

Anyhow, this photo might give a clue how I made the irregular shape of the explosion. In the other pics of this, it's lying down - here it's on a stand I made for it that stands out like a sore thumb with the camera's flash on..




The single globe with 3 planetary and 3 molten sides....




Inside which, just for fun... what, you thought it was all molten lava in there or something ?




KABOOM!






Comments

 I like it 
  August 22, 2013
This is a great build! I'm not gonna be that guy that complains about this being about evolution. Good build, regardless of any implications!
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  October 25, 2011
Great concept, Nick! Maybe a little ambitious? I loved the spacemen inside the planet too. Sorry to see that you were edged out - your opponents' entry was pretty top-notch. And on the comment below: 'Let there be light' wasn't silent, was it? I mean, I bet if you'd been there it made a pretty big bang.... ;-)
  October 20, 2011
The explosion may be nice, but I don't believe earth started out as a "big bang" It was made by God, and God only.
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  October 19, 2011
great entry!
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  October 18, 2011
An excellent series of creations to be sure, but in the end I had to go with Stormbringer. A fantastic entry, though, which is something to be proud of.
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  October 17, 2011
Great take on the origin of life! Well-depicted!
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  October 17, 2011
Quoting Caleb S. (civilian sniper) Nice! by the way, are you at all realated to thee Barrets, as in the gun guys?
No. Thanks for the comment.
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  October 17, 2011
Nice! by the way, are you at all realated to thee Barrets, as in the gun guys?
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  October 17, 2011
Impressive! The explosion is very cool and I like the spacemen in the Earth!
  October 17, 2011
Nice work!
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  October 17, 2011
Love your work Nick, and how your subject matter is exploding (sorry about that one, and not that I didn't fancy you as the car guy). Since Hawking isn't here, I'll try to fill in. A few seconds after the big bang, all there was was hydrogen, and possibly trace amounts of helium and lithium. To get to rocks you need the several billion year life cycle of the first stars, namely some fairly large ones capable of fusing all the way to iron and then spewing in a supernova. I would have also liked to see the stage where the local life forms develop "Lego" technology. ;^} Great stuff Nick.
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  October 16, 2011
Great work (Though the Big bang was really a fairly regular explosion.)
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  October 16, 2011
:-( Shame you can't progress but it was fun while it lasted. Now for the Renntransporter, I'll race you ;-)
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  October 16, 2011
Very cool looking explosion! Bummer you're not moving on, better luck next year.~H
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  October 16, 2011
...So sorry to hear that Nick :(. I think i will be joining you soon. Personally I love this creation and it fits the category perfectly. Glad you like the hummer - just a bit of fun :)
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  October 16, 2011
Fortunately, you were there to open our mind on the origins of the universe... Great job!! The main photo is well done: a real flash effect!!
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  October 16, 2011
The explosion itself is a most interesting part - very good work on the angles and colours, Nick. I also like the little DNA part, but in the end, my vote goes to your opponent. Some more evolutionary stages might have helped, but hey, still an impressive MOC.
Nick Barrett
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Sam "The legoman" Knavel
  October 15, 2011
Epic!
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  October 15, 2011
Quoting Christopher Baldacci AWESOME DIMENSIONS! And the angles are just superb. Really awesome explosion technique and I like the people inside earth. Just one question, where did the first particles come from? I mean, when did we bridge the gap between nothing and particles?
That's THE QUESTION... It's possible that at the beginning, we have an enormous black hole, sucking in everything around it (the whole universe in this case) which builds pressure for aeons and then goes bang. This has been observed to happen on a smaller scale. It's therefore likely that everything we know now will suffer the same fate as a precursor to a new big bang. Don't worry, at this stage of the universe's life cycle, it's still expanding.
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  October 15, 2011
The shape of that explosion is spectacular. The classic space guys inside the planet was a really fun touch as well. Good luck!
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  October 15, 2011
Excellent builds! Not your usual vehicle or vignette. Love the classic space easter egg too. ;)
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  October 15, 2011
Wow that explosion just left my jaw wide open and flies flew in! Awesome work mate! Really spectacular.
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  October 15, 2011
Great shaping on the big bang, it looks rather Roy Lichtenstein-like! The DNA double helix looks cool too. :) Best of luck with the judges!
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  October 15, 2011
Quoting Christopher Baldacci AWESOME DIMENSIONS! And the angles are just superb. Really awesome explosion technique and I like the people inside earth. Just one question, where did the first particles come from? I mean, when did we bridge the gap between nothing and particles?
That's THE QUESTION... It's possible that at the beginning, we have an enormous black hole, pulling in everything around it (the whole universe in this case) which builds pressure for aeons and then goes bang. This has been observed to happen on a smaller scale. It's therefore likely that everything we know now will suffer the same fate as a precursor to a new big bang. Don't worry, at this stage of the universe's life cycle, it's still expanding.
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  October 15, 2011
dude thats pretty cool! love the explosion and the little earth :)
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  October 15, 2011
Spacemen!?! That was a delightfully unexpecteded surprise.
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  October 15, 2011
AWESOME DIMENSIONS! And the angles are just superb. Really awesome explosion technique and I like the people inside earth. Just one question, where did the first particles come from? I mean, when did we bridge the gap between nothing and particles?
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  October 15, 2011
Wow! Love this. Good luck!
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  October 15, 2011
Quoting Blake Baer Back again. Every time I look at that AMAZING thumbnail, I just feel called to come back here. The best creation in Round 3 so far in my eyes.
...Any chance you can judge ? ;-)
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  October 15, 2011
Back again. Every time I look at that AMAZING thumbnail, I just feel called to come back here. The best creation in Round 3 so far in my eyes.
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  October 15, 2011
Great! I love Easter Eggs!
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  October 15, 2011
Great Build Nick. I love the explosion, and the minifigs in the centre of the earth are brilliant. Good Luck my friend :)
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  October 15, 2011
Excellent representation of the mother of creation. I am afraid my interpretation of a "big bang" would be in need of "parential guidance" here on MocP.. <cough-cough>
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  October 15, 2011
Great take. I love the surprise inside... you even used vintage LEGO space which was cool! :)
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  October 15, 2011
An excellent take on the category Nick! Great builds and that fun little twist on the end was a nice touch (what IS at the center of a tootsie pop... I mean planet?). I think Stormy however beat you out on this one. I'm sorry but my vote went with him. Good luck with the other judges! ~ Chris.
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  October 15, 2011
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera Great work Nick and a really good take on the category. It's nice to see you took a little bit of me into R3 ;). I love that explosion KABOOM and the bigger earth, especially as it has the cool spacemen inside. Best of luck, hopefully you'll be triumphant and keep the British contingent going strong. I've made a start on my Renntransporter and have just spent £70 on plain old red and white 1x bricks so I can complete it lol. This truck is going to be massive. I've also built the camper and it certainly is gorgeous, but I think they could have done a little better with the front. Again good luck :)
Thanks Tom. I resisted the temptation to cover it with cheese wedges... ;-) You're right about the camper; a lovely thing, best viewed from the side or rear...
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  October 15, 2011
The explosion, is fantastic! This will be a tough call for the judges I think. Best of luck!
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  October 15, 2011
Huh, I never thought of interpreting the quote like this. This might be a challenge. Very nicely done with the big "KABOOM", even though I don't believe in that stuff.
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  October 15, 2011
Very cool Nick, good luck!
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  October 15, 2011
Amazing explosion and fantastic photos! Good luck!
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  October 15, 2011
Great work Nick and a really good take on the category. It's nice to see you took a little bit of me into R3 ;). I love that explosion KABOOM and the bigger earth, especially as it has the cool spacemen inside. Best of luck, hopefully you'll be triumphant and keep the British contingent going strong. I've made a start on my Renntransporter and have just spent £70 on plain old red and white 1x bricks so I can complete it lol. This truck is going to be massive. I've also built the camper and it certainly is gorgeous, but I think they could have done a little better with the front. Again good luck :)
 I like it 
  October 15, 2011
Extra-cool, as usual; love the demiurges inside, where would we be without them...That said, if you ever ask Pr. Hawkins, any quote about 'less than a second' or 'within minutes' can't really stand reality in the face of the fact that time didn't even exist by then :)
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  October 15, 2011
First comment! : Good work, and good luck in the competetion!
 
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