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MocOlympics round 2, Mark of Falworth vs Justin M. Downtown Venice FL.
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Category, City block: Build a city block complete with storefronts and all the goings on of a regular, every day city.

My worthy opponent's page.

The MocOlympics.




Here we see a skater dude about to faceplant into a palmtree, and a mime following a beach goer. :)

Here we see some building rooftops.

A view down the street.

A bird's eye view from the top of a hotel.

A hippie and his rooftop garden.

A view of the hotel.

A view of the jetty, the beach, and the street front.

A view of the top of the hotel.

A shot of the blue building.



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Fourth wall commentary,

This build was quite a challenge, As most of you know I usually build plant heavy, castle(ish) scenes, and I hadn't built a city MOC in over 7 years..

So this definitely got me out of my "comfort zone" and looking back now, it was rather refreshing. :)

Thanks for viewing! Have a great day! :)



Comments

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  November 19, 2013
great looking creation with the beach and different builds...
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  September 6, 2013
Beautiful piece, I like it very much.
Mark Erickson
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Amy Cartmill
  December 6, 2012
Awesome build! I wish I had this kind of skill.
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  October 15, 2012
cool
  October 14, 2012
Excellent! This is big yet detailed, colourful yet clean... The atmosphere is very well rendered too. Gotta love that hippie's rooftop garden! Congrats and good luck, it's gonna be a killer matchup!
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  October 13, 2012
Thanks everyone! :)
Quoting Justin M Wow, Mark. 2,026 views and 74 Likes *Edit* 75;) Your really just racking 'em up:)
Yeah, The MO has really boosted my views/likes. :) I've got a HUGE build coming up for R3, I think you'll like it. :D
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  October 13, 2012
Wow, Mark. 2,026 views and 74 Likes *Edit* 75;) Your really just racking 'em up:)
  October 12, 2012
Oh, THAT Mark. Yeah, I saw him. He said to tell you he doesn't want to talk to you anymore. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121010183842AA2vXFV
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  October 11, 2012
This build is super clean! All the techniques are straightforward and incredibly effective. the sense of scale is also well done.
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  October 11, 2012
Very well done on advancing. I wondered how your aptitude for landscaping would translate into a city scene but by using beachfront properties you've given yourself something natural to work with and break up the linear structures. Great balance of colours, cool details, really nice build all-round. Good luck going forward!
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  October 10, 2012
Very nice. I like setups like this, especially when you haven't built something like this in over 7 years.
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  October 10, 2012
i like the hippie lol
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  October 10, 2012
I love how vibrant the colors and the contrast of the buildings are. Congratulations. :)
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  October 9, 2012
just anazing!!check out my mocs!!
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  October 8, 2012
Congratulations Mark! A splendid build, with some very fantastic details! Can't wait to see what you cook up for round 3!
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  October 8, 2012
Congrats Mark! I am glad you won! It was a hard fought fight, and you pulled through! I am sorry to see Justin M. Go, he is a good friend and builder! Amazing job Mark, and (hopefully) see you in round 3!!
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  October 7, 2012
Very cool build!
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  October 7, 2012
Quoting Justin M Congratulations Mark, your going to Round 3! :D It was an honor and a pleasure to have you as my opponent! I wish you the best of luck as you continue with the M.O. and I'll definitely be routing for you to win;) Once again, congratulations Mark. A well deserved win=)
Thanks Justin! That means a lot! :D
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  October 7, 2012
Congratulations Mark, your going to Round 3! :D It was an honor and a pleasure to have you as my opponent! I wish you the best of luck as you continue with the M.O. and I'll definitely be routing for you to win;) Once again, congratulations Mark. A well deserved win=)
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  October 7, 2012
Thanks Sebeus and Paul! :D Thanks Gabe! ;D
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  October 7, 2012
Wow! Incredible entries here! The blending of past in present in Justin's build almost earned him my vote, but in the end, your contrast between city and nature, rock with sand, and some lovely architectural styles in addition to some impressive parts-repeating techniques and sunshiny colors earned you my vote. See you in round 3! Dinosaurs leaning out of windows are always a pleasure, by the way.
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  October 7, 2012
Congrats on round 3 dude!
  October 7, 2012
A very clean entry, I must say the buildings are rather simple (for a builder with your reputation) But they are nice nonetheless. You have my vote
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  October 6, 2012
Great build Mark! You and Justin both put in excellent entries here! You've got my vote! Good luck with the other judges! ~ Chris.
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  October 6, 2012
Lovely southern beach scene. I'm diggin' those beach lounge chairs... wouldn't I like to be there sipping a pina colada! Best of Luck! :)
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  October 5, 2012
Great job with this highly detailed build. The good photo work and editing to make the colors contrast more really completes this. I feel like I have built something very similar to this.
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  October 5, 2012
Nice scene with plenty going on. It's probably better not to ask that hippie exactly what he's growing... Good luck!
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  October 5, 2012
Bright and sunny...exactly what a great City build should look like! Well done!
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  October 5, 2012
Nice and clean!
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  October 5, 2012
I love the beach!!
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  October 5, 2012
Quoting Annie Corder Very nice, Mark! I know this isn't your comfort zone to build in, but this actually might be my favorite build from you. :) Great job, and best of luck! :D
Thanks a bunch, Annie! :D Lol! You're the sixth person to say this is their favorite build from me, maybe I should build more City! ;)
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  October 5, 2012
Quoting A M Brilliant!! So many details everywhere, you really made it realistic! With all the different atmospheres and mini-scenes mashed in here, I felt like I was walking down the street. Especially great considering you are a castle builder; I have a bad feeling this category would have result in disaster for me xP Once again, fabulous!
Thanks A M! :D
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  October 4, 2012
Very nice, Mark! I know this isn't your comfort zone to build in, but this actually might be my favorite build from you. :) Great job, and best of luck! :D
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  October 4, 2012
Brilliant!! So many details everywhere, you really made it realistic! With all the different atmospheres and mini-scenes mashed in here, I felt like I was walking down the street. Especially great considering you are a castle builder; I have a bad feeling this category would have result in disaster for me xP Once again, fabulous!
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  October 4, 2012
Quoting Giovanni & Lennaert Seynhaeve Good lord! All that in merely seven days?! That is extreme, my friend. Great work on the contrasts between beach and city, with an eye for texture on walls and sidewalks. How you integrated some collectible minifigs is my fav feature; the mime on the beach: genius! And the white sand seats are pure eyecandy... Good luck with your judges!
Thanks Giovanni! :) I actually built this in less then five days as the first two days of the MO were spent working on a "medieval city block". http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark-of-falworth/8027698403/in/photostream/ That apparently wouldn't fit the guidelines... I'm glad you noticed the beach chairs! I spent hours trying to get them just right. :)
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist I gotta hand it to you, you really can build. I mean, this is a masterful city-scape, despite the fact that it's not your chosen genre. The amount of detail is fantastic, and the over-all composition is top-notch. Awesome work, best of luck in the games. Hopefully you'll continue to expand your repertoire, if you build half as well in other themes you'd still be better than most.
Thanks so much, man! That means a lot to me! :D
Quoting Justin M Wow, Mark. This looks extremely impressive! Your really giving me a run for my money;) There's so much to take in, you've really accomplished some real eye-candy here. I just love the vibrant, real-life, fell you've captured. My first idea was to make a scene form Venice Italy, thank heavens I didn't other whys that would be quite the clash of "Venice's"! Once again, incredible job and I wish you the BEST of luck, Mark! :) By the way, I should be posting mine in the next couple of days, so keep your eyes peeled because it should be quite a close match;D
Thanks Justin! :D Oh, Good grief! That would have been bad! ;) Thanks again, man! Best of luck to you as well! :D I eagerly await your creation. :) _____ Thanks a bunch everyone! :D I will Gabe! Have patience! ;)
 I like it 
  October 4, 2012
Good lord! All that in merely seven days?! That is extreme, my friend. Great work on the contrasts between beach and city, with an eye for texture on walls and sidewalks. How you integrated some collectible minifigs is my fav feature; the mime on the beach: genius! And the white sand seats are pure eyecandy... Good luck with your judges!
 I like it 
  October 4, 2012
I gotta hand it to you, you really can build. I mean, this is a masterful city-scape, despite the fact that it's not your chosen genre. The amount of detail is fantastic, and the over-all composition is top-notch. Awesome work, best of luck in the games. Hopefully you'll continue to expand your repertoire, if you build half as well in other themes you'd still be better than most.
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  October 4, 2012
Lovely work Mark. <3 <3 <3
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  October 4, 2012
Wow, Mark. This looks extremely impressive! Your really giving me a run for my money;) There's so much to take in, you've really accomplished some real eye-candy here. I just love the vibrant, real-life, fell you've captured. My first idea was to make a scene form Venice Italy, thank heavens I didn't other whys that would be quite the clash of "Venice's"! Once again, incredible job and I wish you the BEST of luck, Mark! :) By the way, I should be posting mine in the next couple of days, so keep your eyes peeled because it should be quite a close match;D
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  October 4, 2012
Wow this i one of my fav mocs from you! I love the look of the beach!
  October 4, 2012
Don't forget to add it to the group!
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  October 4, 2012
Good luck mark this is really good
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  October 4, 2012
Thanks Gabe! :) Thank you Mark! :)
Quoting Reynolds . Wow Mark! This is just fascinating! I live in Florida myself. :P
Thanks Reynolds! I lived in south Florida for most of my life, so I consider myself an expert on Palm trees and beaches. ;)
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  October 4, 2012
Wow Mark! This is just fascinating! I live in Florida myself. :P
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  October 4, 2012
Beautiful handling of the textural contrasts between the natural elements and the man made forms! Love the beach. Well done!
  October 4, 2012
Dude Mark you did amazing on this!
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  October 4, 2012
Thanks so much everyone! :D These comments mean a lot! :)
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  October 4, 2012
Love it! Much better than I could have ever done :P
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  October 4, 2012
Wonderful work on this. It is the mark of a true artist to be pushed beyond your comfort zone and pull of something spectacular. I love all your choice of colours and the corner techniques of the buildings give them so much character. Well done and good luck!
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  October 4, 2012
Nice build man, great!
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  October 4, 2012
Really solid work. Good luck
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  October 4, 2012
Wow, absolute amazing work! The beach is my favorite part. But all other is also really nice. Great stuff and good luck with the judges :)
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  October 4, 2012
Wow, what a great scene, you have created a vibrant but relaxed atmosphere!
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  October 4, 2012
Wow, amazing! I like the trees and the landscape. The minifigs are also very nice.
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  October 4, 2012
Excellent stuff, Mark! Definitely a change from your normal pace, but I think you've pulled it off marvelously. I love the clean look overall, and the buildings are original and interesting in both architecture and color scheme. Good luck!
Mark Erickson
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Griffin .
  October 3, 2012
Nice SNOT work! I love that city beach style, and those palm trees, excellent!
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  October 3, 2012
I now feel pathetic. This is great! It really resembles a city, and the people are doing what real people do! The rocks are good, the buildings are SUPREME! Good Luck!
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  October 3, 2012
Wow! This is awesome! I love all of the detail you included in this build! I especially like the beach, it looks really good!
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  October 3, 2012
Awesome! I really like the landscaping and the small details like the dirt around the trees!
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  October 3, 2012
Oh my, that's really good! Best of luck with your judges!
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  October 3, 2012
wonderful, smooth scene!
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  October 3, 2012
Awesome work! The sand is awesome. ;)
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  October 3, 2012
Thanks Guys! I really appreciate the support! :D
Quoting J Man I really like how you can take what you're strong at and incorporate them into something that you have hardly done before. Such as the architecture on that hotel- Im loving it! Also, do I spy Yursuff the used camel dealer on the restaurant rooftop?? ;) Again awesome work, and good luck! -J.
Thanks J man! Indeed! Yursuff enjoys seafood. ;D
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  October 3, 2012
I really like how you can take what you're strong at and incorporate them into something that you have hardly done before. Such as the architecture on that hotel- Im loving it! Also, do I spy Yursuff the used camel dealer on the restaurant rooftop?? ;) Again awesome work, and good luck! -J.
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  October 3, 2012
The street looks great Mark, nice work.
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  October 3, 2012
Wow Mark! That is awesome! Very clean! I love the buildings! You did an awesome job! Good luck against Justin, and with the judges!
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  October 3, 2012
Atta boy Mark! Best of luck with the judges.
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  October 3, 2012
Wow amazing entry Mark good luck with the judges and with Justin.
 
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