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M.O. Round 4 - George G. vs Nick Barret
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George G. vs Nick Barret in the 2012 MOCOlympics category:

A Bug's Life: show us life from the perspective of an insect like a fly or ant: giant blades of grass and stones or indoor stuff like food scraps n the kitchen. What would these look like to an tiny creature?

For this category, I contemplated doing a scene much like Nick's one, but I then decided I would try and interpret the category a little differently by making it not so we see exactly what the insects are looking at, but how they interpret the world around them. This may make a little more sense once you look at the MOC....



"Hello friends, my name is Sidney Spider, welcome to my home!"



"Come on inside, it's lovely, warm and moist in here..."



"This is our cloakroom, a place to hang up our shedded skins."



"This here is our living space, where we like to sit down and look at our spider art. And over there is our kitchen where my wife, Sabrina Spider, is cooking the family our dinner."



"We've left an opening at the back of our house so that when our 20 children get a little bigger, we can extend back!"



"Here is the nursery where our children sleep and feed off of eachother..."



"We have a little basin here where we wash down tiny model humans, just to see how they like it!"



"Our bed is wonderful, but the last thing I have to show you is most spectacular..."



"The view!"

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That's right folks, I did make a 5x scale model of the ear, the eye and most of the things in between. And boy was it difficult, the angles were horrible and I warn you now, I wouldn't try making them yourselves.

The idea came from the program Monsters Inside Me, where quite often spiders or flies crawl into your ears whilst you're sleeping, lay their eggs inside your head and the babies will hatch and come out again, in one case: somebody's eyes!



I wanted to try and make it as anatomical as I could, but it sort of turned out rather cartoonish! Here we can see the temporal bone and the eardrum.



Along the top are the semicircular canal and the cochlea.



If you were wondering what the thing at the back of the eye was then I shall tell you now, it's the retina - and the image on it at the moment is my face, upside down of course due to the lens (which I removed for this shot).



And finally here's the ear. I'm too happy with the result, but I am happy I stuck out with it and tried to make my dream a reality!

Good luck Nick, and I hope all of you sleep well tonight, because you're not going to stop thinking about spiders crawling into your ears..... ;)



Comments

 I like it 
  November 18, 2012
Man, to be able to build an eye and ear with that much complexity and still have the juice to create a stunning interior... My hat comes off to you, George!
 I like it 
  November 18, 2012
Thanks for a sleepness night, along with a nightmare. (Not really, but I had to pick at my ears a few times... Along with twitch my eyes a bit... Eeehh!) The angles are all amazing and look exactly like you explained them COMPLEX! Great job, and congrats! (Sorry for the late comment, BTW)
 I like it 
  November 16, 2012
Great combination of icky and cartoon-y! The amount of effort you must have put in to get those shapes... I was wondering what the retinal image was for, thanks for the explanation, and good luck in round 5!
 I like it 
  November 13, 2012
Excellent work! Love the ear. :)
 I like it 
  November 9, 2012
AAAAIIEEEEE! They're in my head!
 I like it 
  November 9, 2012
Phew! Too great entries for this round--I'm glad it's already decided because I love them both!
 I like it 
  November 8, 2012
Amaxing work! Your attention to detail is stunning :)
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
Ehh... Nice moc, I like the inverted head on the retina. Very nice. Congratulations on advancing and good luck!
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
o.0 Well that is just... awesomely disgusting!
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
Neat work!
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
Cool, another possible British winner through - good luck George.
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
Congrats on advancing George! Sorry for the late comment but I think this is genius stuff, right up my street in terms of humour and take on the category. I'm not going to worry about spiders crawling in my ears tonight though as they'll have to fight for space with the parasitic worms ;) Well done young man, go Team GB!
 I like it 
  November 6, 2012
Well i'm wearing earplugs at night
 I like it 
  November 6, 2012
*Shudders* Never sleeping again...
 I like it 
  November 6, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
 I like it 
  November 6, 2012
Wow this is an amazing build! GL in the MO!
 I like it 
  November 6, 2012
Congrats on advancing! Good luck George!
George G.
White Knight
  November 5, 2012
So good !>.....Well done to you both !>
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
I'm gonna have nightmares now. Thanks. XD. Great take on the category!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Congrats, George! You're in R5. Well done and good luck. Go Team GB!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
both builds were awesome and hard to decide on this round - but i think you've got my vote, this build stands out a little more than your opponent! Congrats
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Haha, great! I for one think the ear is expertly made!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Simply brilliant. It is a pitty that you used the last image as your first/preview image, otherwise, the surprise would have been much greater. The icing on the cake is your image upside down in the retina. Really great work. And less disturbing than Simon Peggs last movie.
 I made it 
  November 5, 2012
Quoting Giovanni & Lennaert Seynhaeve Like I said before...it's all in your head. Congrats on a fabulous interpretation of your theme, but maybe not quite what the judges are looking for. Good luck!
Your creation was actually very influential Gio, thank you very much :)
 I made it 
  November 5, 2012
Quoting Cody G It probably wasn't the best idea to eat breakfast while judging. Well, despite me almost gagging, you've got my vote.
Thanks Cody! Now time to wait anxiously for Chris and Shannon....
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Brilliant execution mate! You've officially creeped me out too....my ear is going to be itching all day! lmao
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
I am officially creeped out and also in awe at the same time - what an awesome build! Fantastic creation dude!!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Very nice story and great designs! You put a lot of effort into this entry!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
It probably wasn't the best idea to eat breakfast while judging. Well, despite me almost gagging, you've got my vote.
  November 5, 2012
Excellent details and ideas! This is quite original and disturbing, but I fear for you... Nick's one is tough to beat! Well it's up to the judges now... Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Interesting take on the category, the ear looks great!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
You definitely missed out if you didn't go all the way to the end. As I was looking through it, I really thought Nick had won, but the ending is a nice surprise. It will be interesting to see how the judges "see" it. Great building, nonetheless.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Interesting take on the category. Fantastic job!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Eeewww! I am certainly not going to sleep well tonight.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
This is a bit disturbing... An excellent take and all those body parts have a pretty good resemblance. Well done! I am also on the fence on this one. ~Thoy
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
I watch that show, too! Great idea, and good luck!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Very nice build! Good luck with your judges!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
wowo, excellent take and build!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Like I said before...it's all in your head. Congrats on a fabulous interpretation of your theme, but maybe not quite what the judges are looking for. Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Nice entry. That's rather creepy that I could have bugs in my head, but perhaps for some others, it'd be quite spacious...like Phippy. I really like your take on the category. It was really enjoyable.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
That is just the littlest bit disturbing. Love it!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
I love the characters, the cartoony atmosphere, the nursery, and that surprise view! You both have wonderful entries! :)
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Haha! Bizarre work. Best of Luck! :)
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Hehe, not really sure what to make of this one. A brilliant (if not slightly disturbing) approach to the category. Very clever.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
A very brave entry. Love the nursery with the baby spiders. I don't think your ear turned out bad at all. Good luck,
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
That's very clever GG! A really neat idea and well executed. I love the second to last shot of the eye! Good luck to you and Nick, I'm on the fence ;-)
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Yikes! Thanks for freaking me out! :D George, this has got to be one of the best creations for the M.O! I love how you didn't use Lego spiders for the babies, but made your own! Good luck George!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
This is wonderful! : ) Great as Nick's build is, I think I'd be voting this way. Such a great cartoony-whimsical design - one of the most original MOCs of 2012. Congrats on a really special creation : ) 5/5
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Thanks for the nightmares, George.... This is a brilliant idea, beautifully executed. Looking at our entries, I have no idea which will win - best of luck to us both!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Wow, great idea! An interesting MOC. I love the kitchen :)
 
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