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2012 MOCathalon: Robin and the Beanstalk
Entering for Team Dark Horse 2 in category 16: "Fairy Tales". I wouldn't say it ends with everyone living happily ever after, but oh well. Let's do this.
About this creation
MOCathalon
Team Dark Horse: Part Deux


You all have no doubt heard the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, along with the tale of Robin Hood.
This is a tale encompassing both of the others.

~◉~

There was once upon a time a poor widow who had an only son named Jack, and a cow named Milky-White. And all they had to live on was the milk the cow gave every morning, which they carried to the market and sold. But one morning Milky-White gave no milk, and they didn't know what to do.

"What shall we do, what shall we do?" said the widow, wringing her hands.
"Cheer up, mother, I'll go and get work somewhere," said Jack.
"We've tried that before, and nobody would take you," said his mother. "We must sell Milky-White."
"All right, mother," says Jack. "It's market day today, and I'll soon sell Milky-White, and then we'll see what we can do."
So Jack went off to market.

On his way he met a funny old man who offered Jack two beans for Milky-White.
"Go along then, wouldn't you like that?" Jack said, and began to walk away.

"Ah! You don't know what these beans are," said the man. "If you plant them overnight, by morning they grow right up to the sky."

"Really?" said Jack. "You don't say so."
"Yes, that is so. And if it doesn't turn out to be true you can have your cow back."
"Right," says Jack, and handed him over Milky-White and pockets the beans.
Back goes Jack home, and as he hadn't gone very far it wasn't dusk by the time he got to his door.

"Back already, Jack?" said his mother. "I see you haven't got Milky-White, so you've sold her. How much did you get for her?"
"I got two magical beans, mother!" Jack said eagerly.
"What!" says Jack's mother. "Have you been such a fool as to give away Milky-White for beans? Go to your room, no supper for you!"

In a fit of blind rage, Jack decided to hire an assassin to take down the businessman who had apparently gypped him out of his cow.

As the assassin, Robin Hood, approached his client's house to be briefed on his assignment, he looked and saw a boy in the yard of the house.
Thinking that it must be Jack, Robin went to talk to him.
"Hello, sir," says Jack. "Are you the assassin I sent for?"
"Yes, the one and only," replies the great woodsman with a flourish. "But before I accept your task, I must know- how is it that I am to be paid?"
Jack turned to Robin Hood and held out a strange... bean.
"There you are, a magical bean! I've already planted one, so I'll pay you with the second. If you plant the bean then - "

But Jack was cut short by an arrow sharply fired into his stomach.
Jack fell dead to the ground with nary a whimper, the remaining bean still clutched in his hand, as Robin Hood began to leave the house in indignation.

But suddenly a clamorous clatter reached Robin's ears- he turned on the spot to see a giant plant, swiftly extending from the ground.
"I wonder what treasures might await me at the top," he thought, and began to climb.

The giant residing in the clouds at the top of the beanstalk, had recently been woken up by the commotion below. Grumpily, he reached out his hand hoping to find whatever it was that had caused such a sound.

Methinks that things might end up a bit poorly for Robin Hood.




Overview of the scene.


Crumbling rock wall and landscape detailing.


No figs.


Rock wall; crumbling due to both age and the beanstalk erupting from the soil nearby.


Robin, a-climbin' away. No doubt he'll give the giant's treasure to the poor.


Empty base and rock wall.


Ouch.


Transparent support rig.


Figs only.


Another beanstalk view.


Landscape.


Giant's hand in the clouds.


Hand, again. Really quite fun to build, although supporting it was a pain.


Another view of the hand; the fingers are movable, though not jointed.


Side view of the hand.


Back of the giant's hand.

( Note: I realize that the backstory switches from present to past tense occasionally; that is actually how the original Jack and the Beanstalk story was written, so sue me. )



Comments

 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
Nice beanstalk, and great story.
 I like it 
  March 26, 2012
Nice beanstalk, and great story.
  March 25, 2012
I need to you make a decision in The Poster Contest group. Just go to the most recently updated convo.
  March 24, 2012
Score = 3
  March 23, 2012
Your score = 3
  March 22, 2012
Score = 3
  March 22, 2012
A bit plain, but good job overall. Score= 3
 I like it 
  March 22, 2012
wow why have i not commented this?? this is truly amazing you chronos have some unique and outstanding mind. great job on this
 I like it 
  March 21, 2012
Lol at the story. Just so you know, Chapter 1 is up on "Humanity Vs..." please check it out when you have the chance! link: http://mocpages.com/group.php/20059
 I like it 
  March 21, 2012
Brilliant beanstalk, landscape and hand! Well done.
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  March 21, 2012
Nice i like the way you put the hand in the clouds
[ Chro  ]
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Suspicious Chicken
  March 20, 2012
A very enjoyable read, but (as many others already said) the MOC itself was kinda small. But I shall express no disappointment about looking at this MOC simply because the story was so random and fun to read.
[ Chro  ]
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White Knight
  March 20, 2012
Very well done to you !>>....
[ Chro  ]
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NitronNinja 01
  March 20, 2012
AWESOME! I Definitely like the way you built the beanstalk upward. Also great job on the hand. Nice Job!!!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2012
Thank you, everyone. :)
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
I liked the story a lot, but I feel the build could have been bigger and more detailed, perhaps adding part of the house in the build, and making it 16x16 could have improved the look. But good job, and good luck!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2012
Thanks everyone!
Quoting Cody G A little less foliage and a little more bricks would have helped the overall look of the MOC, and probably help with the stability issues you were having.
Thank for the tip, Cody. I wasn't actually having stability problems with the beanstalk though, the supports were there to hold the hand and cloud. :)
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
Cool!
  March 20, 2012
HA HA! Love it!
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
The story was interesting and entertaining. The build was pretty good too.
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
Nice work! I think you may have scored a little bit higher if you made the beanstalk a bit thicker. A little less foliage and a little more bricks would have helped the overall look of the MOC, and probably help with the stability issues you were having.
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
Great work with the HTML font tag. The build was rather simple. Score: 3
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  March 20, 2012
Interesting take on the category, I liked it! Still, the build was a little underdone (but still with some nice concepts, it just needed more of it). Score of 3. ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
Awesome build!!!! Really like the hand my friend :D
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
Good creation between two good story's.
 I made it 
  March 20, 2012
Quoting The Timinater ! nice build here! the beanstalk is really cool, love that hand, and the figs are good, but the pics are bad. they're quite grainy... I'd work on them if I were you...
Yeah, my camera's pretty poor. Thanks though!
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
nice build here! the beanstalk is really cool, love that hand, and the figs are good, but the pics are bad. they're quite grainy... I'd work on them if I were you...
 I made it 
  March 19, 2012
Quoting Norrak The Last Toa How did you get that font?
Use the HTML tag <font face="Lucida Blackletter"> and it should work. It also works for other fonts (obviously). Hope that helped. :)
 I like it 
  March 19, 2012
How did you get that font?
 I made it 
  March 19, 2012
Quoting Luke, Builder of the Awesome This creation proves that you are a good system builder as well as a excellent bionicle builder.
Thank you very much, Luke! :)
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  March 19, 2012
This creation proves that you are a good system builder as well as a excellent bionicle builder.
 
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