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M.O. Round 1. The White Bull
Oh Zeus...
About this creation
The is my entry to the 2013 MOC Olympics

I based it off the Greek Myth of Europa and the White bull.

It was early morning, disturbed by the dream Europa did not go back to sleep. She summoned her companions, who were all daughters of nobility and of her age. It was a beautiful day and they went off gathering flowers by the sea. Zeus noticed this charming group, particularly Europa, who was the prettiest of the maidens. Some say that Eros, induced him into action with one of his darts. Although, Zeus often made due with self motivation. In any case, Zeus appeared to the group as a white bull. A white bull more beautiful then any other. A bull that smelled of flowers, and lowed musically. A bull so obviously gentle that all the maidens rushed to stroke and pet it.

The bull laid down in front of Europa. She slid on to its back. Instantly, the bull charged off, plunging into the sea, and began to swim rapidly from the shore. Europa saw that a procession had joined them, Nereids riding dolphins, Triton blowing his horn, even Poseidon. From this she realized that the bull must be a god. She pleaded with him to pity her. Zeus spoke to her and explained his love. He took her to Create, where he had been raised. He promised that she would bear him many famous sons.
(from greek mythology.com)

This MOC is built around the moment when Europe is swept away by the bull Zeus.






Close up of the rock work and the village. It's a little harder to see from the distance.



The wake of the white bull is actually in the shape of Tauras's sign.





The king and queen along with Europa's companions.



And Finally a group shot of everyone involved.

Thank you for stopping and taking a look, this is actually the first LEGO contest I've ever been apart of and I appreciate any and all comments!



Comments

 I like it 
  November 10, 2013
Cool build, especially that bull!!
 I like it 
  September 20, 2013
Great build, the micro-scale and forced perspective were nice! Looks like we have a challenging topic for round 2, best of luck (not that you'll need it:)!
 I like it 
  September 15, 2013
Your total score is 36, this means we'll be seeing you in round 2! Congratulations and best of luck!
 I like it 
  September 14, 2013
Clever and well composed. I think the bull could use a bit more work, but overall this is great. Love the first shot.
 I like it 
  September 12, 2013
Great entry, I like the fact you combined forced perspective, water effects and a nice creature sculpt too. I simply love the little micro-people n the shore! Good luck.
 I like it 
  September 11, 2013
ANNNNND there's another round 2 shoe-in. Great job!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2013
Well done, the forced perspective is awesome, and the white bull is well built! Best of luck!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2013
Great work! That is an awesome bull! Cool forced perspective as well!
Eric Rathke
 I like it 
Dr. Monster
  September 10, 2013
Great MOC! Neat concept and some nice techniques being used. Well done.
 I made it 
  September 10, 2013
Quoting Chris Phipson Your account was approved and your entry is in the group already I see. Good luck! ~ Chris.
Thank you!
 I made it 
  September 10, 2013
Quoting Achintya Prasad Very nice! Kinda odd that you joined JUST as soon as the MOClympics started.....
I've been a fan for a while, and have a use flickr and eurobricks quite frequently. I joined mocpages just for the competion!
  September 10, 2013
Nice inclusion of the sign. I like it!
 I like it 
  September 10, 2013
That is epic! Good luck in the MOC Olympics!
 I like it 
  September 10, 2013
Very nice! Kinda odd that you joined JUST as soon as the MOClympics started.....
  September 10, 2013
Your account was approved and your entry is in the group already I see. Good luck! ~ Chris.
 
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