Category- "The Last Battle"
Build the Last Battle, from the Last book, for the Last round. Each MOC must be between 26x26 and 36x36. Give it everything you've got!
Here's the main picture again. Just so you can get the feel of the MOC.
In this shot, you can see Eustace and King Peter battling the Caloremen.
Here be a blurry aerial picture of the battle behind the stable.
King Rillian slaying a Caloremen soldier.
Now, to the figless pictures. (The REAL stuff!)
Just a view of the MOC.
This shows the wonderful boulder lodged in the hill.
Now, to the figs!
From left to right- King Rillian, Peter, Lucy, Edmund, Jill, Eustace, all surrounded by animals.
Here's a squirrel. I thought it was pretty clever, but my brothers didn't seem to like how blocky they are. Go figure. :P
Ahh… My masterpiece. Wraggle the Satyr. (Aka minatourish thingy. :P)
One final picture of the beautiful masterpiece.
Well, I was actually pretty happy with this one. For those of you who don't recognize it, it's the Last Battle, aka, the Battle on Stable hill. For further knowledge, read here. I began reading the Last Battle once, but I discontinued because it didn't seem very Narnia-ish. (To me, it felt like old Clive got a little high when he wrote it. :P) ANYway.This was a good accomplishment for me, because my dad noted how the hill slopes. (A pretty big thing, because my parents don't really have an eye for LEGO MOCs. If ya know what I mean. :P) Well, I hope you enjoyed!
Best of luck to you, JP! You're a worthy opponent! (Well, perhaps OVERly worthy.)
Soli Deo Gloria!
Note to judges: A lot of you were saying that the "house" was messy. First, it's not a house, it's the stable :), and second, it was built by an ape. Also, the reason it's so cramped is because there was this little rule about the size limits… For some reason… Well anyway, see ya! :D
Great work. Although your opponent had better rocks work than you. You really made this one an Eye catcher. Most the judges dont like the messiness of the stable, but i really like it. your figures are fantastic. The Greenery is really well done too. You get my vote
Although your entry has more to it than your opponent's, I feel the quality is a little less. Though your minifigs and certain details (like the stable's roof) were awesome, the rest of the build was not as unique. Intentionally messy though the stable may have been, the design looks almost accidentally chaotic and so detracts. The grass placement/foliage and even the rockwork is the sort of the style that I've seen others do before and while not particularly bad, it doesn't quite stand up to JP's layered, unique, precisely colored foliage and panel rockwork (though the non-panel sections were a little bland). He gets my vote, but good work nonetheless. That minotaur looks great. :P
Great job Nathan! As a judge, I love how you incorporated the animals! However, I feel that the cabin looks unnatural and is taking up way to much space. For that reason, your opponent has my vote. Good luck with the other judges.
I guess now is as good a time as any...to start your build looks overall, very nice. The stable is excellent! The texture on the roof, and walls is great. I really like the natural look you have with the ground. As Zach said, the photography in the pic of the whole build. The tree is hard to judge since there isn't really a close up pic of it. Your figs are great, and I LOVE the animals :D In the long run I struggle to find anything wrong with this build. Though JP's rock work was outstanding, with the rocks as the builds centerpiece, it doesn't give (for me) a Narnia type feel to it. That said, your build won my me over with a better overall build. Congrats, you have my vote! Good luck with the other judges.
Okay, this was close. I am now about to give you each a breakdown, and it will hopefully explain the reasons for my vote.
Quoting JP Creations
This is an excellent entry, and quite frankly against any other opponent it would have received my vote instantly. The rocks are top notch, the scene looks great without it being too messy, and I love the trim! It's a clean build, with no flaws the make me go "eeew!" The tan base is not that appealing to me, it doesn't look right. And it isn't entirely canon, but that isn't much of a detractor since Nathan's wasn't either. Slightly flat, but isn't much of a detractor.
Quoting Nathan Pownell
Another solid, and darn near perfect, entry into this contest. There are some problems though. The house. It is very messy and cluttered, and I don't feel like the tan on the ground fits in. It looks unnatural to me. However, your use of bricks as heads in genius, and did I tell you I love squirrels? Anyway, the only real detractor is the photography. If it had been slightly less grainy I believe the beauty of this MOC might have shined out more.
Quoting The Results
You both put in a fabulous effort into this entire contest, and I must now give my vote.
JP gets my vote here.
Better luck with the other judges Nathan, and thank you for competing!
To JP, thank you, for wowing me. You put a spectacular effort into this contest, and the best of luck to you!
Okay, time to judge. JP, you had fantastic rocks with great panels - they fit in flawlessly. Very good job on those. The foliage is nice, but when the 'figs are removed, it looks a little plain. Interesting choice mixing foliage with dark tan. Your presentation was great and the action shots are nice. Clearly, the rocks are the standout portion of the MOC whereas the rest is not up to that standard. Nathan, your MOC definitely included more features in it - the stable is very nicely done. The rocks are nice and the foliage is good, though a little too simple. The inclusion of the tree is very nice as well. Your 'figs are excellent! The presentations of both are great, the foliage is all right, the rocks are great, and the 'figs are nice. Two very well - done entries. My vote goes to Nathan because he included more in his scene and kept the quality high and the details high, too. JP's creation was very good, but it didn't have enough to it. Kudos to both of you for fantastic showings.
Okay, I won't say anything about the completely non-canon appearance of characters because it's better to let sleeping dogs lie (I suffered through the Narnia movies). Nevertheless, great execution everywhere! The characters are well made, the scenery and rock work are great as usual. And tell your brothers that if they don't like the squirrel then they don't know what's good 'fer 'em. Good job!