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Mount Doom
The moment that the whole Lord of the Rings builds up to...Frodo and Sam approach the Cracks of Doom and prepare to cast the Ring into the flames...
About this creation
Team: "A MOCtley Crew"

2012 MocAthalon


Category #5: Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
LEGO is coming out with their own line of LOTR, here is your chance to show how YOU would design the sets. Build a MOC that depicts a scene from LOTR, and build it like you work for Lego. Therefore, playability is a major factor here as is great parts usage.


For this entry, I had to build the most important scene in the whole trilogy: the destruction of the Ring of Power. However, since LEGO's recent theme is: "less parts, less size, more money..." I tried to keep some LEGO like techniques while adding more detail and better pieces that today's average LEGO set.

There is an (IMO) awesome play function as well as three great figs. Please enjoy!



Here is the top of the vignette. I discovered midway through that the whole pattern was parts-intesive for 1x2 dark tan bricks. Luckily I had just enought after scraping the bottom of the tray.


Frodo holding the Ring over the edge.




The clef might be my favorite part of the MOC. You'll see why in a second...


Gollum attacks, desperate to at last gain the Ring.


The gate. The skeletons were a bit of artistic liscense beut they add a "Temple of Doom" style eeire feel to the MOC. I really like it.






I didn't even know I had this many good trans orange, red and light-orange until I opened up my trans-drawer. I love how the lava turned out.






"Just do it! Destory it!"


"NO! The Ring is mine!"



...Gollum thinks otherwise...


...snatching the ring...with Frodo's finger still attched...


...but as he rejoices, he falls to his doom...


...Frodo and Sam flee, the Ring destroyed.


Which is a perfect spot to introduce the: PLAY FUNCTION!




The clif slides out and falls, much like the inner building on the Architecture Fallingwater set. The whole edge is resting on tiles, so with some pressure it falls right off just like in the end of Return of the King.


The MOC without Minifigs.


My new Gollum Fig. The Series 6 Alien torso looks really great on him.


Frodo and Sam.


Here is a new "Ring" technique I came up with. By cutting the handle off a gold Wine-glass you end up with a hollow, doughnut shaped peice that fits perfectly in a minigures hand. Voila! Ring of Power!



And finally the whole MOC, showing Figs, play function and all the details. I really think this has been a highlight for me this competition as far as details and techniques. I hope the judges agree. :D

This has been my favorite entry so far. Although the pictures didn't come out fantastic, how I managed the play function along with the lava and the overall flow makes this my favorite creation in a while.

Unfortunately, because of complications, this will have to be my last entry for the 2012 MocAthalon. :( See you all next year! This has been a great contest!!


Soli Deo Gloria!





Comments

 I like it 
  October 19, 2013
AWESOME!!! I did not see the play function coming before you showed it! This Scene was just how I pictured it from the book!
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  February 19, 2013
Quoting Rinse Jan Heey, The MOCathalon is back, http://mocpages.com/group.php/22242 any chance of competing in the same team again this year?
Sorry man... I the MA falls right across a tournament. (I participate in competitive policy debate.) Plus I have a brutally rigorous schedule the next three months and won't have a spare minute for LEGOs. I wanted to revive the ol' MOCtley Crew again as well, but, no dice this time. Maybe next year!
 I like it 
  February 19, 2013
Heey, The MOCathalon is back, http://mocpages.com/group.php/22242 any chance of competing in the same team again this year?
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  January 22, 2013
Awsome! I always wondered what what the Gollum minifigure would look like and yours fits the role perfectly!
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  July 31, 2012
I'm building the same scene for the contest. I'd better hurry! Only 15 days left! D:
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  May 31, 2012
amazing work really wish I could build like some of you guys
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  May 10, 2012
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 I really like the rock work! it s fabulous! the fact that it tilts is a very nice touch, however, I m not too fond of the color scheme, tan-grey-black, is nt fitting my color palette, I guess you must ve run out of grey, because it s obvious that this piece would have looked much better completely grey, with maybe small patches of dark grey, otherwise, it s a very nice scene! I ll give a 2 nd french word for you, love, amour! I m french speaking so if you need any help...you know my adress lol!
Actually, no, I didn't run out of gray. This is probobly 1/8 of my dark gray collection (if that). I tried to do someting new with black (a color I use rarely) and Dark Tan. I agree it isn't the world's best color scheme, but it was something new. Actually, part of the problem is the photos. I rushed them for the MocAthalon so I didn't get to edit them like I usually do. The pics turned out way too bright and (I must say) the whole color-scheme looks much better in real life. Anyway, thanks for the comment. I've been experimenting with color schemes recently and I hopefully I can pull something out more satisfactory next time. :D Thanks again for the comment!
 I like it 
  May 10, 2012
I really like the rock work! it s fabulous! the fact that it tilts is a very nice touch, however, I m not too fond of the color scheme, tan-grey-black, is nt fitting my color palette, I guess you must ve run out of grey, because it s obvious that this piece would have looked much better completely grey, with maybe small patches of dark grey, otherwise, it s a very nice scene! I ll give a 2 nd french word for you, love, amour! I m french speaking so if you need any help...you know my adress lol!
  April 4, 2012
Score = 3
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  March 30, 2012
Score = 4
  March 26, 2012
Your score = 4
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  March 26, 2012
The break-away mountain saved you. Score= 4
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  March 26, 2012
Very nice!
Christopher Baldacci
Alex Jenkins
  March 24, 2012
This is an amazing MOC and I like how you did the gate!
 I like it 
  March 24, 2012
Holy Cow Christopher! The part of the rock that breaks off is totally stupendous! The lava is awesome! Great job and go MOCtley Crew!
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  March 24, 2012
You're the first person I've seen to steal my idea for the Gollum torso! I think it's a great usage of the alien body and you've complemented it so perfectly with an incredible vig complete with beautiful lava and rockwork. The playability is a huge plus, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd like to see this as an actual Lego set! Well done Chris!
  March 24, 2012
Very impressive stuff Christopher! I love how Gollum looks:) Fantastic job!
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  March 24, 2012
Very impressive! Gollum looks fantastic! :)
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  March 24, 2012
Wow Christopher!!!! This is definitely one of my favorite of your LOTR creations. Love the playability and your Gollum rocks!!!!! (No pun intended) The gateway is awesome and I love the skeletons on it. They definitely lend a desolate mood to the moc. The lava is superb and the cliff overhang is incredible. Keep cranking out more LOTR mocs and I won't have anything to build that's already been done :) All in all, magnificent work!!!!
 I like it 
  March 24, 2012
Great rocks, great falling rock, great lava... but best of all is that tan & black pattern! :)
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  March 24, 2012
Nice work. I like the added "Play Function".
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  March 24, 2012
Really great scene! Good work!
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  March 24, 2012
This rocks! Maybe that pun was a little cheesy, but Lord of the Rings does have several cliff-hanger moments....oh....cheesy too? Okay. But anyway, great job Chris! Definitely your best MOCathalon entry yet! It puts my little "ROTK Contest Winners" MOC to shame. This is the type of thing I had in mind, just couldn't quite pull it off. Heh, you're really starting to pump the builds out! Spring break is SO nice. The only thing I'm not raving about here is the figs, with the exception of Gollum. That may just be a matter of preference though. Nice playability with the cliff and clever idea for the ring (although I'd never have the guts to totally cut a Lego piece)! Oh purist Ian... *face-palm* Good luck with the rest of your judges! Goodness I wrote a long comment for once, miraculous!
 I like it 
  March 24, 2012
The lava is cool, and the falling rock is perfect.
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  March 24, 2012
Nice, I plan on doing this scene too! Great work, I especially like the rockfall and the Gollum fig!
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  March 24, 2012
"Don't you let go Mr. Frodo, don't you DARE let go!" Great scene Chris. Score: a solid 4
 I like it 
  March 24, 2012
One of the best gollum figs I've ever seen. :D
 I like it 
  March 24, 2012
The falling cliff and idea for the ring brought your score up for me. Score of 4 ~ Chris.
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  March 24, 2012
Haha, Great entry. We only trades two days ago...? If you want you are a real fast builder! I love your lava and the falling rock (it rocks :D) But I was stuned by the Ring! This is awesome!
 I like it 
  March 24, 2012
Chris, this is definitely your best entry! I love the rock-work and that playability. Man, I wish you were the set designer for LEGO :)
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  March 24, 2012
Have I reached heaven? Help Im blinded by the light...or is it the Ring? :) Outstanding...I really like it!
 I made it 
  March 24, 2012
Quoting Sebeus I Very nice, the collapsing rock is awesome, such cool feature should definitely be worth an extra point :)
Hoping so! :)
 I made it 
  March 24, 2012
Quoting Katka = ) Really good MOC, but a bad take on the category. No set would look like this. Just by replacing the rocks with BURPs and making the lava one-levled, I think you would gain a point or two more.
Ah...see, but the category says build it as if "I" worked for LEGO. If "I" worked for LEGO there would be a lot more detail in the new LOTR sets. I mentioned that in the intro. I used several elements common to today's lego sets: variety of colors, unique minifigures, and play function. But I added my own elements of detail and depth. Some LEGO sets have done this: as a reference the man who designed the Prince of Persia set - "The Sands of Time" had a very similar outlay. The rockwork in that was somewhat similar and utilized a very similar color-scheme. So is mine a little more detailed: yes. I meant for that to happen because for this one little MOC "I" work for LEGO. :D We'll see what the judges think though. Thanks for the comment!
 I like it 
  March 24, 2012
Really good MOC, but a bad take on the category. No set would look like this. Just by replacing the rocks with BURPs and making the lava one-levled, I think you would gain a point or two more.
 I like it 
  March 24, 2012
The play function is just brilliant! I think this deserves at least a 4!!
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  March 24, 2012
Very nice, the collapsing rock is awesome, such cool feature should definitely be worth an extra point :)
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  March 24, 2012
Awesome job, Chris! The minifigs are top-notch, and that play feature is to die for (no pun intentended :) Solid workman-ship! Go Moctley Crew!
 I made it 
  March 23, 2012
Quoting David May nice but turn down your lights it was blinding
Yes...sorry. The photos were terrible. My photo studio wasn't working and I really had to rush this entry. Thanks for the comment.
 I like it 
  March 23, 2012
Excellent job! Good luck!
 I like it 
  March 23, 2012
nice but turn down your lights it was blinding
 
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