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2012 MOCathalon: The Moon is made of cheese
Entering for Team Dark Horse 2 in category 19: "Houston, We Have a Problem". This went through several revisions and downsizes, until I was pleased with the final design.
About this creation
MOCathalon
Team Dark Horse: Part Deux

The NASA scientists all stood around the control room, waiting anxiously for the lunar dawn.
Their advanced telescope satellite, which would allow scientists a closer look at the Moon, had recently closed the distance to the celestial body's orbit.
The telescope satellite now spun around the Moon, waiting until the sun's light was visible on the Moon's surface to capture the first image of the Moon's surface.
But none of them were prepared for what sight greeted their eyes as the satellite passed the dark side of the moon.
A gasp ran through the room as they realized what they were looking at.

The Moon was made entirely of cheddar.





Overview shot. As you can see, this is my interpretation of a NASA control room. Not at all accurate, but it wasn't intended to be anyway.


The screen showing the image of the Moon, which is of course a cheese-slope mosaic. Building the Moon was quite fun, but incredibly infuriating for someone who hasn't made a cheese-slope mosaic before. The bley slopes are supposed to represent the dark side of the Moon.


Another overview.


NASA scientists. Also, Rastaman is back, on the far right. ;)


Scene without minifigs.


Empty scene. Arnas Scheel, a fellow Dark Horse competitor, suggested that I make the base studless. Lacking tiles, I went for a SNOT technique, and I think it turned out rather well.

Please note-

This MOC is not really supposed to represent an actual event.
Also, let's go on the assumption that it is 'casual Friday' (thanks, Robin!) at the NASA complex. Really, I didn't have enough of a single torso to make a uniform of sorts, unless you want scientists in Space Police body armor. :P


My next MOCathalon entry involves a magical fruit. ;)



Comments

 I like it 
  April 11, 2012
That cheese slope mosaic is amazing. Nice work Cronos.
  March 22, 2012
"houston, we found cheese" hehehe truly amazing
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  March 15, 2012
I've never seen NASA scientists look so shocked! LOL! Neat build!
  March 14, 2012
I like the SNOT technique for the floor, and the technique for the moon was an interesting idea. I think perhaps if you had gone just a bit larger with more attention to detail in the control room, this might have had more punch. Score of 2.
  March 13, 2012
Score = 2
  March 12, 2012
Your score = 2
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  March 12, 2012
Quoting Heath 'kik36' Flor Great concept, kinda bland overall though. A bit of fleshing this out would have gone a long way. Does your next build have a piece of Devil Fruit? (One Piece reference in case you don't know. :P) Score= 2
Hahaha, One Piece. Sorry, no Devil Fruits or weirdly stretchy pirates in my next MOC. :P
  March 12, 2012
Great concept, kinda bland overall though. A bit of fleshing this out would have gone a long way. Does your next build have a piece of Devil Fruit? (One Piece reference in case you don't know. :P) Score= 2
 I like it 
  March 11, 2012
Excellent!
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  March 11, 2012
Thanks guys! :)
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  March 11, 2012
This is meta! ~Dave
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  March 11, 2012
The moon is made of cheese... slopes. Clever. I think going slightly larger would have upped your score a bit. Nice work on the floor though. I suggest reusing that technique in the future. Score of 2. ~ Chris.
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  March 11, 2012
Good work. It is much better than the WIP. Good job.
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Suspicious Chicken
  March 10, 2012
Yum... I love cheese ^_^
[ Chro  ]
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NoWhereMan .
  March 10, 2012
Is the magical fruit the candies that make sour foods sweet?
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  March 10, 2012
Quoting Glory Forever Very cool.
Thank you very much! :)
 I like it 
  March 10, 2012
Very cool.
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  March 10, 2012
Quoting Steve The Squid Cool, but you didn't have to make the whole thing out of cheese, you coulda had some small tiles as well. Great concept, is the next moc about beans? ;)
I tried that, but the all-cheese approach both looked better and was more fun to build. And sorry, but Tyrael beat you to the punch on that one. ;)
 I like it 
  March 10, 2012
Cool, but you didn't have to make the whole thing out of cheese, you coulda had some small tiles as well. Great concept, is the next moc about beans? ;)
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  March 10, 2012
Quoting Legofreak2444 ~ Looks like fried eggs. XD JK, nice job anyway.
Uh... I hope not. :P
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  March 10, 2012
Looks like fried eggs. XD JK, nice job anyway.
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  March 10, 2012
Quoting NoWhereMan . Is the magical fruit the candies that make sour foods sweet?
Uh... one moment please.
 I like it 
  March 10, 2012
HAHAHAHAHA! I LOVE THIS!
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  March 10, 2012
Quoting ARCHANGEL TYREAL . i can guess your next entry..... its beans isn't it? Beans,beans, a magical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot!
Close... Just wait and see!
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  March 10, 2012
i can guess your next entry..... its beans isn't it? Beans,beans, a magical fruit, the more you eat the more you toot!
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  March 10, 2012
Great work on the mosaic! Some more non-minifigure detail would have been good though. Score: 2
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  March 10, 2012
Nice mosaic!
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  March 10, 2012
Cool man! It must be casual Friday at mission control. I really like the cheese mosaic! =D
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  March 10, 2012
You like da cheese no?
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  March 10, 2012
Mmmm, cheese.
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  March 10, 2012
lol 5/5
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  March 10, 2012
Thanks guys!
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  March 10, 2012
Great. I like the way you made the moon
  March 10, 2012
Epic stuff dude. But the scientists are dressesd a bit informally XD Oh and RASTA MAN IS BACK! RASTAFARI!!!
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  March 10, 2012
Quoting Suspicious Chicken Yum... I love cheese ^_^
Whoa, ninja'd! I posted this literally ten seconds ago.
 
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