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M.O. Round 5 - George G. vs Sir Balamorgineas
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George G. vs Sir Balamorgineas in the 2012 MOCOlympics Quarter Final category:

"AvP Universe: We’re all familiar with the Alien and Predator movies/comics/novels and so on. Here’s your task, build us something from that Universe. It does NOT have to include an alien or predator (it can if you wish) but it must be something that could be set in that universe. Anything from an Alien Hive to a microscale version of “The Betty” (the pirate ship from Alien: Resurrection). The choice is yours."

For this round, me a Sir have taken Alien vs Predator literally, with me building an Alien entry and him building a Predator entry!

Up until this round, I'd never watched an Alien or Predator film, so to get inspiration I decided to watch them. I started with Alien and stopped watching after about 15 minutes because I knew what I wanted to build - The USCSS Nostromo!
I thought I would build it in Minifigure scale but after some research I realised that wasn't feasible at all, so settled in doing it as big as I could before I ran out light bley plates. I slightly over-estimated hence the dark bley areas.
And this certainly wasn't an easy build - the complex angles, 1 metre length and massive weight of this hunk of bricks meant it was incredibly unstable (bringing it downstairs and into the garden was a treat!). Because of it's weight, it just crushed the landing gears I'd built for it, so I quickly decided the only way I could present it un-crashed would be if it were flying, which is where my handy stool came in! Hopefully it doesn't ruin your view of the creation to much.

Enjoy the pictures!









Why the designer of this ship thought it would be a good idea to make the clamp on the top a heptagon shape, I do not know.









Nostromo away!

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Here is the set-up I used for the photography - I hadn't planned on taking pictures in the dark but I didn't realise that the sun went down at 5pm in England at the moment!



Here is the reference picture I used for the build, apologies for lots of the little inaccuracies here and there but my collection defeated me at somestages :P



Thank you for viewing and good luck Sir!



Comments

 I like it 
  November 29, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
 I like it 
  November 29, 2012
This is awesome! Good luck with the judges!
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  November 27, 2012
Hey George, I'd like to personally apologize to you and all the other contestants for dropping off the face of MOCpages when I was supposed to be judging. With family obligations and near-finals homework and projects, I completely neglected the MocOlympics, and for that I'm sorry. Luckily, Kelso and Moodswim were able to help out! Congrats on advancing!
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  November 24, 2012
Stunning. Good luck in the next round.
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  November 24, 2012
Congratulations George, it is very much deserved! I look forward to seeing what you come up with for the next round!
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  November 24, 2012
Hey George! Congrats on advancing. I would have voted for you. Now go on and win this thing.
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  November 24, 2012
Well, well, what a good day for Europeans :-) Two Brits and a Frenchman in the semis! Go Team GB (and F) Very well done George, and the best of luck to you.
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  November 24, 2012
1,2,3... 4! Hey, you made it man! Congrats on advancing and go team GB!
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  November 24, 2012
*Note* The head cheese, Mr. Phipson, has asked if I would step in as a replacement judge in a couple of matchups - this happens to be one of those. So, let's have at it...I've got to say, for such a short time period in which to create an entry, you really did some excellent work. I'd love to see this thing re-worked, without studs and with no deadline - so much potential. Meanwhile, great job on the proportions and form (some challenging angles in there). While the Predator mask and armorment was excellent - and organic forms are very challenging in Lego - I've got to give my vote to the Nostromo here. Great job, George!
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  November 23, 2012
wow so cool !!! and with the stool, it looks like a freaky animal....
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  November 22, 2012
Great replica! Can't remember much of the movie, but the ship was very recognizable!
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  November 22, 2012
Wow, excellent replica!
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  November 21, 2012
Extremely well done. Nice work!
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  November 21, 2012
Nasty! In a good way :)
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  November 20, 2012
Wow great build!
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  November 20, 2012
Quoting Paul Vermeesch The tricky angles and solid composition is what sold me here. You've got my vote! The likeness to the actual ship is unbelievable for so short a build time! This was certainly the toughest match to judge, but you really brought an impressive piece to the table. Great work!
Thank you Paul! I'm now highly anticipating Cody's vote....
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  November 20, 2012
Quoting Stuart Delahay Quite apart from the excellent build here (I'd be interested to see the structure forming all those angles) two things stick out for me here. You were considering a minifig scale reproduction, and in 10 days too! And secondly you didn't realise it was dark at 5pm :) That aside, well done sir, it's a cracking build. Coming from someone who was wearing his Nostromo crew T-shirt at the weekend, I don't think I would have attempted it myself despite having seen that film for the first time when I was 9 (Yes really, it scared the living heebie-jeebies out of me) and MANY times since. Good luck with the rest of your judges, it's very finely balanced now. Go Team GB!
You have a Nostromo shirt?! That sounds like the coolest :) Long live Team GB!
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  November 20, 2012
The tricky angles and solid composition is what sold me here. You've got my vote! The likeness to the actual ship is unbelievable for so short a build time! This was certainly the toughest match to judge, but you really brought an impressive piece to the table. Great work!
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  November 20, 2012
lovely little details! oh, and happy (late) birthday!
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  November 20, 2012
Magnificant! The coloursheme, scale, shaping, and the detailes looks together very pretty. Most i like the cockpit forming. I may suggest you have a look to the nostromo, an favorit builder of mine built in black: http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/69668 Thanks for sharing these pics with us; hope, you will get an very good judgement.
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  November 20, 2012
Quite apart from the excellent build here (I'd be interested to see the structure forming all those angles) two things stick out for me here. You were considering a minifig scale reproduction, and in 10 days too! And secondly you didn't realise it was dark at 5pm :) That aside, well done sir, it's a cracking build. Coming from someone who was wearing his Nostromo crew T-shirt at the weekend, I don't think I would have attempted it myself despite having seen that film for the first time when I was 9 (Yes really, it scared the living heebie-jeebies out of me) and MANY times since. Good luck with the rest of your judges, it's very finely balanced now. Go Team GB!
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  November 19, 2012
All those angles make my head spin. This is impressive. I keep looking closer and I keep seeing more technical nightmares that you've managed to realize in the brick. It seems like we've given our judges a challenge.
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  November 19, 2012
great rendition of this ship, some people have tried for months to build this ship and you did it in just over a week, although i think its great the wearable aspect of your apponents build nudged me ever so slightly to vote for his MOC. Although this is a great build - I have to give my vote by the slightest of margins to your opponent. Good luck with the other judges!
  November 19, 2012
This was a tough call, mainly because the entries are so difficult to compare. in the end I decided to vote for your opponent. You did great though, good job.
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  November 19, 2012
Oh she is a beauty. If there is a group of legendary space ships, she is definitely among them. You did her justice, George. Bravo and good luck.
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  November 19, 2012
Quoting Chris Phipson Great work on this! You got my vote but don't get comfy, I think the "cool factor" on your opponent's entry is gonna take this one to the wire. Good luck! ~ Chris.
Thank you Chris :)
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  November 19, 2012
Quoting Shannon Ocean Phew! Another tough choice-two equally good and well-built entries. You got my vote George, you really captured the essense of the ship with all it's weird angles.
Thank you Shannon :)
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  November 19, 2012
Quoting LWC guy Wow, awesome! Pretty accurate, but I guess its not overly swooshable? :)
When I'm done with the model, I'm tempted to have a swoosh of it and just crash it into a wall... or blow it up :P
 I like it 
  November 19, 2012
Wow, awesome! Pretty accurate, but I guess its not overly swooshable? :)
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  November 19, 2012
Fantastic build! Very, very accurate. But I recommend that you watch the end of the film and all the others, they're all really good films (bar Alien vs Predator Requiem).
 I like it 
  November 19, 2012
Nice job, some difficult angles to get right there!
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  November 19, 2012
Excellent! I instantly recognized it! But seriously man, watch the whole movie! Preferably in the dark and without interruptions ;) Good luck George!
 I like it 
  November 19, 2012
Two incredibly accurate builds pitted against each other...good luck George! And lovely work on this!
 I like it 
  November 19, 2012
Wow, excellent build!
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  November 19, 2012
Awesome!
 I like it 
  November 19, 2012
Phew! Another tough choice-two equally good and well-built entries. You got my vote George, you really captured the essense of the ship with all it's weird angles.
 I like it 
  November 19, 2012
You picked one of the toughest spacecraft in fiction to render in Lego - and did a fantastic job! This is awesome, best of luck with the remaining judges and go team GB!
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  November 19, 2012
WOW! This is very impressive! The sheer size is massive! Great job on recreating it from that reference pic! Good luck with the judges!
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  November 19, 2012
Great work on this! You got my vote but don't get comfy, I think the "cool factor" on your opponent's entry is gonna take this one to the wire. Good luck! ~ Chris.
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  November 18, 2012
Awesome! But you really watch the rest of the movie.
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  November 18, 2012
Great job. I am glad you included the reference pic because I wasn't familiar with the ship and it shows just how difficult some of those angle really are.
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  November 18, 2012
Good choice - the reference material has something in common with Star Gate replicators - the original design already looks LEGO! This must have been fun to build...
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  November 18, 2012
Man! Those angles are ridiculous! Awesome work, and best of luck to you!
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  November 18, 2012
Very well done with all those angles, this thing is a beast! Go Team GB!
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  November 18, 2012
Looks to be a difficult ship to build. And, I'm glad you kept the studs, instead of trying for a SNOT look & greebles... a better look! And very best to you too! :)
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  November 18, 2012
This is really impressive! I'm amazed that you were able to keep this ship together at all with all those plates at weird angles. How is the inside supported?
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  November 18, 2012
Certainly a bold move to build a SHIP for the MocOlympics. The exterior and very edgy and angly and good, and I like the whole design.
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  November 18, 2012
There's no doubt that this is a tough ship to build. Given your week or so deadline, this is fantastic. Some great angles, especially around pod the cockpit. You should post some photos of the engine array. Good luck!
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  November 18, 2012
Very cool dude! unfortunatly i didn't here about that contest... - i love all the Alien things and have made the Betty 3 times... And like Daniel said i built this ship in LDD so far - the real one comes sure ;-) If you want to see it http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/346037 .
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  November 18, 2012
Heptagons!? Now that's impressive. Lovely design, stunning size, and all-around great work!
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  November 18, 2012
Pretty cool. I'm not sure if you have seen Mihe Stonee's design, but he recently completed a digital version and has begun assembly. The angles on this ship are pretty astounding, and it is a real feat to duplicate them. I like your angled panel technique.
 
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