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2014 Mocathalon: Hungry Cities
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Category: Future Tech Time

Team: the Last Brickbenders

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Inspired by the Hungry City Quartet by Phillip Reeve

After the Sixty Minute War, Earth became a wasteland. the ancients, having unleashed hordes of nukes, bio-weapons and other orbital devices had left a mess of geologic instability. Earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis rocked the globe, and the aftermath of the war lasted centuries.

Out of the ashes of a broken Earth arose the great traction cities. massive moving cities of thousands, tens of thousands and even millions, which could escape the constant upheaval of the Earths surface. As time passed, more and more cities and towns drew up their roots, plunked themselves on wheels and began the never ending life of nomads, searching for resources where little were to be found.

As resources dwindled, a new system was brought into play - Municipal Darwinism. The great wastes of Europe, Africa, Asia and North America became hunting grounds where the large, faster cities survived, and the small were consumed to fuel the endless engines of progress. It's a town eat town world out there and you better hope that you've got the better set of engines. But as is always the case - even with the best of engines and luck - we find that we are still mortal.


Enjoy the creation!





































The airship platform.




Atop the city lie the four guild halls responsible for the workings of the city. The guild of engineers, the guild of merchants and the guild of historians, and the guild of navigators. Their respective guild halls are built starting with the black one as the engineerium and going counterclockwise.










Hungry Cities



Hungry Cities



Hope you all have a great day and God bless!

C&C appreciated




Comments

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  April 22, 2014
A city on wheels... Fascinating! :D
  April 5, 2014
Score = 4
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  April 1, 2014
. . . Detail . . .
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  March 28, 2014
Cool build!
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  March 26, 2014
Quoting Greyson Beights Nice job with your creation -a very creative idea. My only setback is that the pieces and colors seem a bit discombobulated and aesthetically unappealing -which might have been the look your were going for, but still. Score: 4
Ha ha. the city was actually designed to look discombobulated - in the books they're based on, they're described as quite unappealing and I imagine them as mish mashes of houses, smoke and parts. Thanks for the score though! Haha, yeah, it was in fact designed to be a little bit ugly - most of the cities were thrown together mish mashes of parts. thanks for the score though!
Tim S
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Greyson Beights
  March 25, 2014
Nice job with your creation -a very creative idea. My only setback is that the pieces and colors seem a bit discombobulated and aesthetically unappealing -which might have been the look your were going for, but still. Score: 4
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  March 25, 2014
Score of 4 ~ Chris.
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  March 24, 2014
Wow, the greebles and such is just mind-boggling! Score = 5
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  March 24, 2014
This is some intense steampunk you've got here. Nice work!
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  March 24, 2014
Greebly goodness! Awesome!
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  March 24, 2014
Excellent application of the category, building a whole "city" as a piece of future tech definitely gives you points in my book. Score: 5
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  March 24, 2014
That was great book series. Nice choice. You gave a good interpretation of the city eat city concept, nice work.
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  March 24, 2014
Loved the books, love the MOC. :3
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  March 24, 2014
Cool!
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  March 24, 2014
I marvel at your incredible skills - fantastic work!
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  March 24, 2014
Incredible! The MOC captures the rusty, post-apocalyptic theme really well, but hopefully we won't be living in such a dystopian future.
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  March 24, 2014
What a fantastically wonderful build.
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  March 24, 2014
I had this concept in mind long ago, but, never realized it, I m glad you did, great design!
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  March 24, 2014
Fantastic build, even with the slightly dark pictures! Excellent background story too! 5/5!
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  March 24, 2014
I recall you saying you wanted to return to the theme of steampunk... well, you did it. And fantastically, too. Lovely story, and awesome creation, too!
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  March 24, 2014
What a great idea for a story, and an even better interpretation of that theme. I love this thing and could easily see more mocs from this concept to come. Fascinating and excellent!
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  March 24, 2014
I instantly recognised this work of art as one of Phillip Reeve's cities! great job!
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  March 24, 2014
Yikes! That is a lot of details. I'm having trouble taking it all in. I can't imagine the amount of work that you've put into this, which makes it doubly amazing that you put this together in the time sensitive format that is the MocAthalon. Superb piece of work and best of luck in the contest. I'm going back for another look.
 
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