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MXSC - R1 - Fight - Never Surrender.
About this creation
A creation based on the DC graphic novel Watchmen, built for Mr. Xenomurphy’s Superhero contest .


On a dark night, the psychotic vigilante Rorschach visits former-foe Moloch to get answers about the Comedian’s death…only to find Moloch has been shot dead! Suddenly, the grungy apartment is stormed by NY police, ready to take Rorschach into custody. They are well-armed and filled with hate for the renegade hero. Little do the police know, Rorschach has no intention of giving himself up without a fight…

























Moloch’s dilapidated NYC apartment...the scene of the battle. Moloch is a single, older man so it stands to reason that his apartment would be dirty and unkept






Unfortunately, being alone and old is not always safe: force Moloch into the refrigerator to get answers…Rorschach-style.







It appears poor Moloch has met his demise at the hands of a pistol…but who is his murderer? Eh-hem...1 dollar for the next issue, please.







A can of Veidt hairspray and a match are all it takes for Rorschach to cause fiery havoc. Definitely not a pretty thing to be confronted by a pyschotic vigilante with a home-made flamethrower...









A SWAT team member, blinded by smoke and flames, tries to scale the burning stairs. Do be careful with that loaded assault rifle!







A SWAT officer lays badly injured, knocked unconscience from Rorschach’s harpoon gun. That's what happens when you try to rush a nut-case, I guess...








Gunfire blankets the apartment as Rorschach escapes. Blaaam! Blaaam! Blaaam!








Blast out the wall pieces for desk top playability at work (not that I'm a lazy employee, mind you). Like I've said in some of my previous creations, I like my creations to be at least a little practical/playable.







Push the steam pipe down to block the SWAT team’s way; inspired by the SWAT team's shooting of a gas pipe in the movie.








Before reaching the third floor stairs, Rorschach decides to launch himself from the window. I wanted to continue the scene upwards but I found that it clutterd the vignette up too much.








Windows are attached via jumper bricks, enabling Rorschach to smash his way out of the apartment. Not a good way to go, but when you're surrounded by armed assailants, your options are pretty limited.








Comedian's badge on the base of the creation…just for laughs. This is actually my first mosaic, and I thouroughly enjoyed it. In fact, you might just see a larger mosaic project from me in the future...







Rorschach’s harpoon gun is functional, enabling him to scale high objects (like an award-winning graphic novel perhaps) with incredible ease. I used some sewing thread to make the line; remind me to never, EVER try to put thread into any of my future creations. I am so done with threading miniscule LEGO holes!





Your typical SWAT team; I always find it annoying in popular fiction when SWAT teams get taken out by lone assailants. I mean, you just don’t “take down” a 200-pound trained officer carrying an M-16 assault rifle and body armor. But it looks like I'm in a minority on the whole issue :P








Moloch, an ex-criminal who was visited by the Comedian before his death, thus making him a person of interest for Rorscach. He takes illegal medication in the hopes that it will slow his cancer. I always felt bad for Moloch in the comics because he was always outgunned by the Minutmen (the precursors to the Watchmen).








Rorschach: one of the best comic-book characters ever created. Although many find Rorschach to be a brutal low-life undeserving of the "hero" moniker, I have always admired his unwavering stance against crime. Rorschach features a custom mask designed by yours truly and inked in by my artist brother (chek out his award-winning work). I’m a purist by nature, but since the skull-head piece I used was already damaged, I can sleep peacefully at night.















“Once a man has seen society's black underbelly, he can never turn his back on it. Never pretend, like you do, that it doesn't exist.
-Rorschach







The Watchmen series is one of the most interesting comics ever made, so when I heard about this contest, I knew I had to dust off the Bricks and get to building. I took elements from both the comics and the 2009 movie and blended them together to create the low-rent apartment; I’m mighty pleased with how it turned out; even if I don't advance to the next round, this creation has gotten me back into my LEGO groove, and for that alone, I think it's a great build.

Much thanks to Mr. Xenomurphy for starting this contest, best wishes to all my formidable opponents (do check out their amazing entries!), and as always, may the best MOC win!

Please feel free to rate and/or comment!






Comments

 I like it 
  September 14, 2012
Excellent work, Paul!
Paul Romano
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Timothy Gazette
  September 4, 2012
Great job :)
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  July 17, 2012
Wow great job Paul! Tied for 4th, that's quite something! Congratulations!
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  July 17, 2012
At First glance you get the overall image perfectly and the added details just nails it. Great work
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  July 15, 2012
I am perfectly happy with my score, and am grateful for all the kind comments! Thank you judges, fellow contestants, and Mr. X for making this a truly memorable contest for me!
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  July 15, 2012
You and 4 other contestants got a score of 38, which qualifies you for round 2. But we got one contestant with a perfect score of 40, so one of you has to go. That means I have to act as a tie breaker, which is no easy task, since each of the 4 creations are great in their own way. I’d love to let all 5 of you into round 2, but though I made the rules for this contest, even I can’t change them – it wouldn’t be fair. For my votes I used the Fisherman’s system (http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=20908&topicid=83296#comment-1035363), otherwise I’d grant another 10 points for each of your marvelous creations. ----- Category: 1 out of 2 points. Perfect category match, but story based on comic and film. --- Creation as whole: 5 out of 5 points. Awesome extras like playability and the mosaic. --- Presentation: 1 out of 2 points. Light and background okay, but not average. --- Above average: 1 out of 1 point. Extraordinary for a contest entry. --- That leaves you with a total score of 8 points. I’m truly sorry, Paul, but you didn’t make it into the final round. No need telling you how close it was. I hope you enjoyed the contest nevertheless and let me assure you that you fought like a true superhero. I know Alan Moore would be proud of you.
 I like it 
  July 15, 2012
Epic!
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  July 15, 2012
Your score = 10 > Most original choice of characters and GREAT scenery, filled with loads of nice details. Very expressive and cool minifig combos and nice poses. I also want to emphasize on the overall atmosphere of the MOC, it really was like watching the movie scene all over again. Well done!
 I like it 
  July 14, 2012
Score = 10
  July 14, 2012
Score = 9
 I like it 
  July 14, 2012
Your score (2+4+2+1) 9 Pts
 I like it 
  July 14, 2012
A very imaginative creation, Paul. With all the detail shots of the action going on, the whole MOC seems to be much bigger than it actually is. Playability and especially the mosaic are nice extras. Good luck in the contest.
 I like it 
  July 13, 2012
Very nice, I watched the movie recently, I like those blast-out wall pieces, great Idea
Paul Romano
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Chris Melby
  July 12, 2012
The watchmen are the best!
 I like it 
  July 12, 2012
Nice Playablity and features!
 I made it 
  July 12, 2012
Thank you very much, everyone! And thanks for checking out my brother's work; he's very grateful for your kind comments!
 I like it 
  July 12, 2012
I know I already commented, but I forgot to say this. The custom mask is really good! Tell your brother that his art is awesome!
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  July 12, 2012
Glad to see the best comic story ever getting some love! Really nice job and it's great that you added playable feature too. Well done and good luck.
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  July 12, 2012
I love this MOC, Paul! Great job. ~Fritz K .
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  July 11, 2012
Wow, great job!
 I like it 
  July 11, 2012
Nice! I absolutely love Watchmen, and this build was truly a treat for the masses.
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  July 11, 2012
Brilliant! Looks right out of the novel. I love the mosaic of Comedians badge on the bottom.
  July 11, 2012
Amazing.
 I like it 
  July 11, 2012
Great!
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  July 11, 2012
I love the play-ability features. Great work! By the way, never use string in another Lego project again!
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  July 11, 2012
Very cool, the detail is great! Also, I looked at your brothers art, it was all REALLY awesome, I love his style.
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  July 11, 2012
Impressive, you included all sorts of realistic details!
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  July 11, 2012
Great work, I love that you went with Watchmen. Excellent choice and build. ~Dave
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  July 11, 2012
Watchmen are my favorite!
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  July 11, 2012
Great work, watchmen is a great series, and this depicts the scene great!!
 I like it 
  July 11, 2012
Great work, watchmen is a great series, and this depicts the scene great!!
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  July 11, 2012
Awesome! And I agree about the SWAT troopers. Respect the men with the heavy guns, I say. ;) Awesome job with some super details! Good luck!
 I like it 
  July 11, 2012
I half expected another black fantasy build from you, but this will do :P Just kidding, this is a great vig, Paul! I love the fact that you mixed detail with playability to make an awesome moc! The falling pipe is my favorite part. Also nice use of the frodo head. How you made the hairspray was great! There are so many awesome entries for this contest, I might just have to enter! Anyways, keep up the amazing work and good luck!
 I like it 
  July 11, 2012
Awesome! Great vig, and wicked action! Your brother did a nice job, too. Good luck, Dude!
 I like it 
  July 11, 2012
Wow great build and awesome detail!!!
 
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