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Mocathalon 2013 - Will it Float?
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Category - Will it Float? Team - Team puzzle
About this creation
Hello! I'm guessing that you've heard of a little problem known as global warming and the threat of the polar ice caps melting that some scientists are saying will happen in a few short years. Nervous? Don't want to drown along with your family? Of course you dont! So what are you going to do? Buy an appartment on one of our self sustaining floating cities! Guaranteed to keep you afloat and safe from drowning when the water kills everyone else. Don't be the one thrashing about in the water but the one living in luxury. We've got hydroponic farms! Solar and nuclear power production facilities! Huge factories that can create additional cities of enlarge your own.

P.S. Calling all engineers, biochemists, nuclear physists, and marine biologists. How'd you like to have a job for the rest of your life? Apply today. Must be comfortable on large ships.

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It was a bit tough to get this to float and to get this to balance properly but as you can see I managed to fix this by attaching lots of white bricks to the bottom.





Sorry for the bad photos of it floating, it was tough to get pictures.



Here's the main city.



And here's the giant block of lego keeping it afloat.



The view from the residential/commercial district of the city.



The view from the industrial distric of the city.



A giant solar power collection array that provides power to the majority of the city.



Anyone rcognize this?



This is probably my favorite building in this whole city. It's an office building.



This is my second favorite building. It is also an office building.



And here's city hall, this one was incredibly hard to build.


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This build was incredibly tough, I worked out the calculations for how big the box has to be to hold a certain amount of lego in the water. This whole thing is about 8 pounds and the box is approximately 2.5'x 1'x 7". It has two layers of overlaping bricks 1 stud wide and 36 interior compartments that are all seperately sealed. This actually worked well to make it water resistant, it had a very small amount of water inside of it when I opened it up. I'm really pleased with how this turned out because my first thought was that it would be almost impossible to create a floating microscale city that could hold itself in the water. The 7 white and 1 trans-grey half cylinders are for balancing as they can be filled with water to equalize any listing that this thing does. It took about three days of modifications and tests and two rebuilds to get it to the point where it could float and balance itself.




Comments

 I made it 
  April 16, 2013
Quoting Legomania Customs Excellent build! It says you need links here. http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22242&topicid=88086
Ouch. Well thank you, I had not seen that previously.
 I like it 
  April 13, 2013
Yup ouch indeed. Would have been a four. 0 points. ~Thoy
  April 11, 2013
Could've been a 3. 0 points
 I like it 
  April 8, 2013
Ouch, that was gonna be a 5 from me, I love the idea. A sad 0
  April 8, 2013
Score = 0
 I like it 
  April 6, 2013
I was thinking 4 until I saw Chris' comment. Sorry.
 I like it 
  April 3, 2013
This build woulda scored you a three but without the links (and now that the games are over there's no time for fixing)... sorry man, score of 0. ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  April 2, 2013
Excellent build! It says you need links here. http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22242&topicid=88086
 I like it 
  April 2, 2013
Fantastic city and brilliant idea.
 I made it 
  April 1, 2013
Quoting MCLegoboy ! Dude!!!!! You're going to get 0's for this amazing build because you didn't put links to your team's group or the 2013 MOCAthalon! That's good for my team since you don't get credit for this, but still, you put in all this work for nothing now.
Once again, where does it mention the links?
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
Dude!!!!! You're going to get 0's for this amazing build because you didn't put links to your team's group or the 2013 MOCAthalon! That's good for my team since you don't get credit for this, but still, you put in all this work for nothing now.
 I made it 
  March 31, 2013
Quoting matux patulax The links!
Where does it say anything about links? I've read the rules 4 times over. The only links it mentions are for team sign ups.
 I like it 
  March 31, 2013
The links!
 
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