The entire MOC, just everything you see, was made between Monday 10th and now Saturday night.
We are in the year 2008. It is Monday afternoon. The weather is as hot as usual. Istwan Boroliov, 26, born in Baku, Aserbaidschan is fighting the extreme humidity with his shirt. It usually is like that here in Lagos, Nigeria.
Istwan´s parents were tiny players in the big fat oil casino game in Baku. After a big loss and close to bankruptcy, they decided to go to Nigeria and find their luck in the developing oil business there. Life is tough in Lagos. It is an ongoing riot for the remaining Billions in oil.
Istwan and his family never made a living in Africa and try to survive day by day. Istwan himself sometimes he can be part of the cleaning team at ROYATZ CLUB, the cities number one danceclub. It was founded and still belongs to Lew Yagayin, another Baku immigrant to Lagos, who, here and there, was much more successful in the oil games.
Today Istwan was called to work from 10 am to 4 pm at the black pearl at ROYATZ third floor. This is the place were we will now meet him. While the story unfolds, I might loose one or the other word. But for now, were done with text.
So here he goes, sweating and a bit annoid of the friends of his boss hanging around in the Pearl...
The lightshow is randomly serving shaded lights. So hard to see anything when cleaning...
The guests had fun
talking talking talking. But how shuold he manage to clean, when there is a party going on...
The was just one way doing this. Waiting and not getting paid for.
Ah there comes the owner Lew Yagayin himself.
What if they went upstairs for half an hour, than he would finish cleaning and they could be drinking again. Istwan had to ask...
"Mister Lew..." "You talking to me? You dont. just clean, thats it."
Istwan was quietly keeping his round as a real beaty turned up at his side. "Do not take him serious. I know what you wanted."
If that could not become a nice evening?
Now some few random detail and overview pics. A shame I could not manage to get better pics. But everything took its time ;.) Hope you like it anyway. And this time I will make better pics for another thread outside MO.
Sorry, Ralph. But, I'm going to have to go with Grant for my vote. It really comes down to the cleanliness of the build for me. While you definitely went with some scale, I feel like Grant's creation was a bit more visually cohesive. Thanks so much for playing, and congrats on making it so far into the competition. Now hit the showers, and then join us to cheer on your favorite remaining competitor!
Quoting Grant W.
I think you've got me beat. Mine is one fourth of your mocs size. I ordered some pieces from the lego store but they didn't get here in time so I will have to post what I have.
Its not sheer size that matters. I do like your take a lot and can understand both ways the judges went until now. Heaven knows, why I ended up that big again in my concept. I told me to stay more decent in size (and building advantages due to size, time consumption, parts availability and solution finding needs). What was supposed to become a scene in a Discotheque became the entire Discotheque. I just wanted to build it. I put high effort in detail solutions. There are a lot of spots to explore, that one most probably did not realize yet. I had my personal time schedule set for Sunday night, just like in round 2. I was was working until late midnight to finish the brickwork. And than, after 17 hours of building, than setting the modules up, there was no charge left in my energy tanks. I failed to take somewhat acceptable pictures. At last after all I got some. I was able to set a few words between the pictures and posted it to the group 5 O clock in the morning(thats 10 pm BL time). Believing, there were two more hours until shutdown for R3. 2 hours that I could not use to evolve the image and text quality. Too seriously tired. Next day I got so frustrated realizing there would have been Sunday too. A complete day for taking the pictures and preparing a more sounding post. NO words. So so stupid...
In the end we both posted what we had. Congrats to your very smart detailed and atmospheric scene. Its perfectly clear presentation. Great job Grant.
Mr. Bauder, I very much enjoy the style of Lego building you bring to this competition. It's very unique and innovative compared to what we usually see. However, in this case my vote goes to your opponent, because I love Western builds. Thank you for sharing your take on the category.
What impressed me the most was the shear size of it, and that it's elevated and supported with all those beams with only angular bracing at the corners! Oh, and it's insane just like your last one! Good Luck!