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MocOlympics round 3 - Jens Ådne Rydland vs Thoy Bradley - Loki and Jörmungandr
One day Loki went down to the sea and called forth his son Jörmungandr
About this creation
My entry for Round 3 of the MocOlympics, built to fit "I am your father!".

My esteemed opponent Thoy Bradley's entry.

Now, to the story. Or the background, rather. So, in trying to come up with something for this category (or quote, rather) I turned to mythology, and clearly the one mythological figure that has the most amazing children is Loki, father to Fenrir the wolf, Hel who's queen of Hel (or Hell, which of course was icy cold, those Christians got it completely wrong :-p), and mother to Sleipnir the horse with 8 legs.


Seeing as his son was coming of age Loki felt it was time for a little father-and-son talk, to talk about heritage, and the future, etc. So to accomplish this he went down to the see and called forth his son, Jörmungandr the gigantic sea serpent, and told him "I am your father!"


To which Jörmungandr replied "Noooooooo! That's impossible!" (one could surely understand him, how could possible this puny jötunn be his father?)


In some cases the son truly outgrows the father, in this particular case growing big enough to curl around the world and bite his own tail.


Have to admit the idea of using a flag for a serpent's tongue isn't entirely original, I've seen several use them, Nannan Zhang being one. But it really is the best solution for it.




And then Jörmungandr says goodbye, and good night.




And some final words. I feel this is sort of an anticlimax MOC, felt I had something good going, but during the last hours it ended up falling short. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.



Comments

 I like it 
  October 26, 2011
Love the horns on the helmet!
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  October 21, 2011
nice creature build here!
Jens Ådne Rydland
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Dave Sterling
  October 18, 2011
Nice work Jens! A lot of good building techniques here. Speaking of which...what part did you use for the bottom of the serpent's jaw? Anyway, great work and enjoy your new-found freedom from MOCOlympics. ;-)
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  October 18, 2011
Quoting Dave Sterling Nice work Jens! A lot of good building techniques here. Speaking of which...what part did you use for the bottom of the serpent's jaw? Anyway, great work and enjoy your new-found freedom from MOCOlympics. ;-)
Thanks. :-) The bottom of the jaw is actually a bit of homage to TLG's model of the same creature, it's the serpent's head from 7018 (http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=53455). ;-)
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  October 18, 2011
Brilliant work, but I had to give the edge to Thoy. Don't be ashamed! That monster is fantastic, and this was a great entry!
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  October 18, 2011
Very nice! The sea serpent is well-made!
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  October 17, 2011
Oh well, you did great on this anyway. Amazing dragon.
 I made it 
  October 17, 2011
Quoting Chris Phipson Like I just told Thoy both entries were awesome and it was a 49/51% split for me here. But I had to choose one and he got my vote. Good luck with your other judges! ~ Chris.
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy Here comes the hard part, Jens. I just commented on Thoy's entry and he got my vote. I love your take on northern mythology (being named after Thor) and I also love what you came up with. In the end, my decision was based on different building techniques. Sorry, Jens.
Well, that's life, you win some, you lose some. As I wrote in the description I wasn't really happy about how this one turned out, and hey, now I can get back to some other neglected projects, both LEGO and other. :-D (besides, now I don't have to fear my girlfriend killing me over spending yet another 10 days worrying about the MocOlympics :-P)
 I like it 
  October 17, 2011
Here comes the hard part, Jens. I just commented on Thoy's entry and he got my vote. I love your take on northern mythology (being named after Thor) and I also love what you came up with. In the end, my decision was based on different building techniques. Sorry, Jens.
 I like it 
  October 17, 2011
Awesome serpent!
  October 17, 2011
The serpent looks really cool!
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  October 17, 2011
Dude! Now THAT is how to build a giant sea-serpent. Unreal work mate, best of luck!
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  October 17, 2011
Very nice, Love the giant serpent, I'm pretty convinced I set the trend with using the flag as tongue... Anyway, great job and good lcuk with the judges ;)
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  October 17, 2011
AWESOME!!!! This is so impressive! Good luck :)
Jens Ådne Rydland
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Espen .
  October 16, 2011
Nothing like a little Norse mythology to spice up your day.
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  October 16, 2011
That serpent is amazing.
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  October 16, 2011
Hahaha! This is hilarious, and your serpent is absolutely fantastic. The juxtaposition of Star Wars lines and this mythology is priceless. I wish you good luck with the judges!
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  October 16, 2011
Amazing!
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  October 16, 2011
Excellent! Terrific Snake
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  October 16, 2011
Awesome looking serpent!
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  October 16, 2011
Sweet! Loki is pretty cool too. :)
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  October 16, 2011
Very cool serpent. I will have to look up this legend. I assume it is Danish, other Scandinavian, German? Good Luck with your other judges! :)
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  October 16, 2011
Like I just told Thoy both entries were awesome and it was a 49/51% split for me here. But I had to choose one and he got my vote. Good luck with your other judges! ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  October 16, 2011
Great serpent!
 
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