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Moc Olympics Round 2: David Alexander Smith vs Parrington Levens - Satan's Mill
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Category: The Darwin awards: There’s a thousand ways to die, and an equally high number of “geniuses” to figure each of them out. Show us someone meeting their maker in the most “are you kidding me?” way possible.

Parrington's entry


I thought hard about this category, and decided it would be a good idea to try out my long term project of building a Lego automata. Time to break out the technic pieces. Anyway, I thought I've provided a grizzly end for so many spacemen that a simple death would not be enough; rather the never ending deaths experienced in Hell would win the ultimate Darwin award. Welcome to one such death, Satan' Mill - death by meat mincer.

Presenting this was very difficult; please do watch the you tube clips otherwise it may not make a whole lot of sense.



















Comments

 I like it 
  December 3, 2012
Brilliant!! Very expressive too, I love your sense of humor.
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  October 21, 2012
Great job. That minifig pic looks like the caption could be "I'm screaming on the inside".
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  October 17, 2012
Quoting Mike Johnson Very well done and you are quite right about the videos explaining this build the best. I can imagine how much tinkering it took to get that to work! I now see just how formidible an opponent you are. My days may be numbered after all. Bravo my friend, bravo.
Thanks Mike. I try my best, but I'd say I'm far from safe this coming round. The topic is quite tough, although I'm making progress with the build. If I were a gambling man I'd say its going to be close call.
 I like it 
  October 17, 2012
Very well done and you are quite right about the videos explaining this build the best. I can imagine how much tinkering it took to get that to work! I now see just how formidible an opponent you are. My days may be numbered after all. Bravo my friend, bravo.
 I like it 
  October 14, 2012
Creepy, functional, out of the box... This is a wonderful creation, and a risky take on the category! Congrats on making it to R3 and good luck! I don't even know what your category is about, hopefully you do!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Congrats on making it to round 3 David! A very creepy and well done build! Good luck in the next round!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Fresh meat!
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  October 6, 2012
Your going to Round 3! :D
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  October 6, 2012
Honestly, I wasn't expecting devils, meat-grinders, vampires, or cathedrals when I pictured this round. Both builds were outstanding, and David, the functionality of this one is what earned you my vote. Parrington's presentation might have been more engaging, and I'm not sure how the devil grinding up minifigs is supposed to endear you to a judge, but you did it anyway. See you next round!
 I like it 
  October 4, 2012
Hey there! Sorry I havent commented sooner. This is a great build. I would say your best so far. I love all the functions they seem to work so well ,and it flows in just the proper motion. Its a great build, Awesome job!
 I like it 
  October 4, 2012
Wow, the devil looks great and the meat grinder is so spooky. Why do I have to think about Pink Floyd when I look at this model...? Great job! :-))
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  October 3, 2012
Quoting Parrington Levens congrats buddy, good luck in rnd 3!
Thanks, I'll try and keep upping my game for the next showdown.
  October 2, 2012
congrats buddy, good luck in rnd 3!
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  October 2, 2012
Haha! Nice work, good luck! ;)
  October 2, 2012
haha, excellent idea! congrats on going through!
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  October 2, 2012
Quoting Sebeus I I like functionality, a lot in fact. You earned my vote, see you in the next round!
Thank you so much - can't wait to see the next challenge!
  October 2, 2012
I like functionality, a lot in fact. You earned my vote, see you in the next round!
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  October 1, 2012
Quoting Brody Allen Hey David, This is outstanding. One of your best builds so far. The technique and part usage is great. The sculpturing is really well done, and the movement is unbelievable. The way you put it all together is what really makes this stand out. I love how keep building what you want and don’t try to fit anything into a box. Good luck with moving on!
Thanks bud! BTW looking forward to your next build.
 I like it 
  October 1, 2012
Hey David, This is outstanding. One of your best builds so far. The technique and part usage is great. The sculpturing is really well done, and the movement is unbelievable. The way you put it all together is what really makes this stand out. I love how keep building what you want and don’t try to fit anything into a box. Good luck with moving on!
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  October 1, 2012
The working functions are ingenious. Good luck with the other judges scores! ;)
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  October 1, 2012
Quoting Chris Phipson Ok... here we go. Both mocs are just AWESOME! I love how both of you took the category in different directions. And seeing as both were, as stated below, not what one would normally expect from a Darwin Award, we'll have to rely strictly on build here. David, your working meat grinder is just... well... SWEET! And a great take on the concept. Parrington, your middle ages builds are always top notch and your lighting and story presentation really brings a wow factor to the whole post. In the end however, a vote has to be cast for one of you and in this case I think David gave the better moc in this case. My vote goes with David. Good luck with the other judges and great entries guys! ~ Chris.
Thanks so much Chris, I'm having a bad day today, and well this just put a smile back on my face. To be honest I really felt I might have gone too far, and would face the big disqualification. Cheers and thanks again.
 I like it 
  October 1, 2012
Ok... here we go. Both mocs are just AWESOME! I love how both of you took the category in different directions. And seeing as both were, as stated below, not what one would normally expect from a Darwin Award, we'll have to rely strictly on build here. David, your working meat grinder is just... well... SWEET! And a great take on the concept. Parrington, your middle ages builds are always top notch and your lighting and story presentation really brings a wow factor to the whole post. In the end however, a vote has to be cast for one of you and in this case I think David gave the better moc in this case. My vote goes with David. Good luck with the other judges and great entries guys! ~ Chris.
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  October 1, 2012
Yeah, I think it's mentioned enough below, both you and Parrington have produced MOCs that for me are a massive departure from the Darwin awards as I think of them, but they are still interesting builds with great features so well done. I don't envy the judges their job here! Best of luck.
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  October 1, 2012
Quoting Tim C A lot of your builds are funny and can give the viewer a good chuckle, and every once in a while you throw something out there that's kinda chilling. At first, I thought you were going the way of the funny, until I watched the videos. This is disturbing and compelling all at once. I watched the first video and although it made me grimace at its macabre, I had to watch the other videos to see this brilliance at the other angles. The devil is well done and the grinder is unmistakable, but your work with the function on this boggles the mind. There is no limit to what you can bring to this site and I think this is your most affecting work yet. I'll be thinking about this one for a while. Great work and good luck, David.
Thanks Tim, I've been looking at a way to use my technic pieces, especially as my brother gave me a modern technic set for my birthday. I'll be working on more automata in the future now I've worked out some of the basic techniques of getting different motions out of a single turn (I found this website really helpful for anyone who wants to try something similar http://www.mechanical-toys.com/). Lego motors are top of my wish list now.
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  October 1, 2012
Quoting Parrington Levens Holy Christ! This is creepy man! I feel like I need to say my prayers just to ward away the image, hahaha. Well dude, I think we're coming down to the Darwin award angle to split the two, and I kinda stretched it myself. Toss of a coin, this build is top notch!
I think you might call it in that case; I went over the edge.
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  October 1, 2012
Quoting JS Can While I think the build is exceptional, to me it's not what I think of when I hear "Darwin Awards".
I think you and many others agree on this. I suspect I went off on a subversive tangent and ended up somewhere else. At this stage I'm hoping for a few docked marks rather than a disqualification.
 I like it 
  October 1, 2012
While I think the build is exceptional, to me it's not what I think of when I hear "Darwin Awards".
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
The classic blank smile on the minifig makes it even batter!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
A lot of your builds are funny and can give the viewer a good chuckle, and every once in a while you throw something out there that's kinda chilling. At first, I thought you were going the way of the funny, until I watched the videos. This is disturbing and compelling all at once. I watched the first video and although it made me grimace at its macabre, I had to watch the other videos to see this brilliance at the other angles. The devil is well done and the grinder is unmistakable, but your work with the function on this boggles the mind. There is no limit to what you can bring to this site and I think this is your most affecting work yet. I'll be thinking about this one for a while. Great work and good luck, David.
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
Wow we have our first team up already! Great sculpting here. Fiendishly clever.
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
Awesome work, and great use of technic. Best of luck!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
A liberal interpretation of the category but a fascinating build. Good luck!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
Holy Christ! This is creepy man! I feel like I need to say my prayers just to ward away the image, hahaha. Well dude, I think we're coming down to the Darwin award angle to split the two, and I kinda stretched it myself. Toss of a coin, this build is top notch!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
This is...creepy...I like it! Well done!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
The mechanical elements are incredible!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
Excellent range of motion!
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  September 30, 2012
Gears!
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  September 30, 2012
Quoting My Name is Anonymous Really great job! I love the movement you've added to it. It really makes it. Just one thing, don't you need a link to the MOColympics homepage?
I think in round 2 you only have to link to your opponent - thanks for the great comments.
 I made it 
  September 30, 2012
Quoting Gale Winthrope The sheer functionality of this build amazes me. I simply have no words. Great work David. :)
Thanks Gale; getting the mechanism to work took a great deal of work, building and retrying the arms in different angles and lengths.
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
Really great job! I love the movement you've added to it. It really makes it. Just one thing, don't you need a link to the MOColympics homepage?
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
The sheer functionality of this build amazes me. I simply have no words. Great work David. :)
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  September 30, 2012
Quoting Garett Smith Awesome! this is very unique. I have never seen anything like this before. Keep up the good work. And good luck with the judges.
I used to build a fair bit of technic as a kid; I remember the joy of working out how to make real steering and suspension - time to re-visit those skills in a new context.
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  September 30, 2012
Quoting Riccardo Zangelmi Hey brother, you always surprise me, this creation is really brilliant and fantastic. You have added the movement of the meat grinder, and it is simply breathtaking. I hope you will be able to pass the round ... my best wishes A master work!
Thank you so much, that is a really great comment.
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  September 30, 2012
Quoting Deus Otiosus Some music would do with the clips... I definetely understand the smile on the minifigure's face - I would also feel great happines upon meeting my dark master. Hail Satan!
I've been listening to a lot of The Fall this weekend - perhaps Jerusalem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw7KUsxKqIY
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  September 30, 2012
Cool concept, and the build looks great! Good luck, Dude!
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  September 30, 2012
Quoting David Roberts Absolutely brilliant! A creative idea plus great sculpting of Satan and the grinder plus the working action. To top it all, the Devil has your trade-mark flower eyes. Just one thing, isn't Satan a little bit tall to be Andy Hamilton?
Plenty tall enough :)
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  September 30, 2012
Quoting Giovanni & Lennaert Seynhaeve looks like the judges are already in for a grinding decision. The technic side of your build certainly adds that extra touch, but IMHO it's a long way out of the Darwin Award spectrum. Nevertheless, the judges do tend to apreciate thinking outside of the box. Good luck with your votes!
I don't think I put it that well in my write up - its subversion of the Darwin Awards; if we are all sinners and going to hell, we perpetually put ourselves in line for endless painful dangerous deaths at the hands of Satan - just being human and capable of sinning potentially gets you the ultimate Darwin award. Maybe the judges will get it, maybe they won't; but I wanted to play a theological spin on the theme.
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
looks like the judges are already in for a grinding decision. The technic side of your build certainly adds that extra touch, but IMHO it's a long way out of the Darwin Award spectrum. Nevertheless, the judges do tend to apreciate thinking outside of the box. Good luck with your votes!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
Absolutely brilliant! A creative idea plus great sculpting of Satan and the grinder plus the working action. To top it all, the Devil has your trade-mark flower eyes. Just one thing, isn't Satan a little bit tall to be Andy Hamilton?
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
Some music would do with the clips... I definetely understand the smile on the minifigure's face - I would also feel great happines upon meeting my dark master. Hail Satan!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
Hey brother, you always surprise me, this creation is really brilliant and fantastic. You have added the movement of the meat grinder, and it is simply breathtaking. I hope you will be able to pass the round ... my best wishes A master work!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
Well, doesn't that look fun? :P Very cool, the devil's moving arms are a great touch.
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  September 30, 2012
Okay... looks like we have a bit of the ole sublimity mystery going on here... THAT YELLOW DUDE IS SMILING?! Oh, my... I'm glad I'm not the judge on this pairing! Two of my favorite builders up against each other! Very, very best of luck! :)
 I like it 
  September 30, 2012
Awesome! this is very unique. I have never seen anything like this before. Keep up the good work. And good luck with the judges.
 
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