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"Anomaly" a sci-fi sculpture
What IS it?
About this creation
Backstory:
For thousands of years the planet-droid orbited the warm yellow star
in silence. Not much happened externally, solar panels tracked the sun
and electricity relays hummed as they had for ages. Internally, the
planet-machine was busy, endlessly running computations concerning
the meaning of it's life and the creation of the universe; the BIG
questions. After millenia of running models and iterations it had
discovered nothing, only dead ends. The questions still burned and
so the calculations kept running. How old was it? When was it "born"?
Fiercely it analysed and re-analysed it's vast continent sized
memory banks. It looked far into the past but found only corrupted files,
lost in the haze of time and electrical atrophy. Were there other
planet-droids just like it? It scanned the cosmos with every conceivable detector,
searching, yearning for a sign, a signal. Seasons came and went. Nothing.

Then, one day, it found something. An anomaly. On it's very skin.
Something strange, something so OTHER. At first scared, not knowing
how to react, the planet-machine sat, frozen. Then, slowly, it came to life,
extending, at first one by one, then gradually millions of
scanners and detectors. Photodetectors, bolometers,
spectrometers, radioiosotopical collectors and even more exotic
instruments were brought to bear on the tiny green and pink anomaly.
The brain of the immense machine burned with curiosity?
WHAT WAS IT? HOW DID IT GET HERE? IS IT DANGEROUS?
Now the conciousness of the planet-bot split into two camps. One wanted to
study the anomaly, see how it worked, what it was made of, wondering if more
might come. The other half wanted to kill it, fearing it to be some
strange virus. And so the machine-mind fought with itself, an
incomprehensible tirade of code, like a demented metallic scream.
The flower quietly grew....



Building notes:
Firstly I want to acknowledge being influenced by both Nanny Z and Shannon Young,
also I was listening to Massive Attack's 'Mezzanine' album while building, which
probably helped. (AWESOME album by the way). This started off as more of a surreal sculpture. Then, the more I built the more a sci-fi backstory grew. It eventually won (sorry Art, better luck next time). I oscillated between terror and sheer joy building this: terror that I'd run out of dark blay 3/4 through building the "ground/skin" and sheer joy adding
all the greebling. Whew!
If you're wondering about the story, the planet in question is Earth and the planet-machine has
evolved millions of years in the future, long after man and animals became extinct.
By sheer miracle/accident, a plant seed has evolved/survived. Something along those lines; I'm not much of a writer. This is a bit of a fluke for me. Hope you guys liked it. Cheers!

































Thessalonians 2:16 And Lo, it came to pass that Shannon Ocean's Anomaly was made MOC of the day. He saw that it was good that it was so, and was much surprised and grateful to the MOCpages team and yet also to many whom left their comments. He praised them muchly. Then the Lord said "It is done. In this act is thy beginning of thy end, and the days of Man shall pass." ;)



Comments

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  February 22, 2014
Fantastic backstory and intriguing message!!! The moc itself is superb! Keep on Brickin'!
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  June 1, 2011
First time seeing this. This was a fantastic vig! It has such depth to it. ^Blub^
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  May 27, 2011
This is clever! Really like it!
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  July 28, 2010
I saw this and literally lost my breath and started drooling, great work.
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  April 9, 2010
MOTD! Well done mate...
Shannon Ocean
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Rtas 'Vadum
  April 6, 2010
Flowers are dangerous!
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  April 6, 2010
sweet moc back story is awesome
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  April 6, 2010
A work of art if ever there was. Bravo indeed! 6/5
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  April 6, 2010
Excellant, but i thing (not to be a know it all) but the first plants would not be a flower but just simple leaf plants.
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  April 6, 2010
Looks like one of those sets of the eighties oldschool scifi movies miniature environments. Pretty old school and I love it.
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  April 6, 2010
wow ... that's the greatest short story I ever read ... these words are to weak to express what I really feel about this moc ... can't describe it ... most awesome
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  April 6, 2010
GREAT job! Congrats on MOTD.
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  April 6, 2010
At first I admit to thinking "Huh?" But after reading the backstory I think it's brilliant!! I especially like the way all the scanners etc are looking at the "anomaly" - definitely a MOC that makes you really think... 5 out of 5!!
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  April 6, 2010
WOW!!! Great job. It's amazing how good and how patient some ppl are!! Great work!!!!!
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  April 6, 2010
Woah this was cool, i really like it, it was just written so good, i dont know why i love it so much :D I guess i just love the thought of a thinking machine, searching like this, dunno why :D
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  March 14, 2010
bravo great back story and has a awesome design. deserves 5 stars.
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  April 8, 2009
Awesome is the word for that kind of great stuff !
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  November 25, 2008
Hey this is great want to enter it in my abstract lego contest? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/82043
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  August 19, 2008
Artistic and wondrous; something right out of science fiction. This is truly amazing.
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  June 18, 2008
Moving, deep background storyline! And the small, innocent flower looks great amid all that hardware and machines.
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  May 30, 2008
a little late on MOCtd, ;), but i think this is amazing. the small storyline thing is great, and the little small flower in the midst of all the gray has a great affect, it certainly made me think for a while.
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  May 2, 2008
I know its a little late, but congrats on moc of the day. I saw that you had gotten the honor the other day, but I didn't have time to review it then. So, here we go. It awesome. I'm not sure which is better, the story or the moc, but either way its a cold look at the future.
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  May 1, 2008
I dont really know what it is,but nice job!looks good for a wasteland. congrats on MOTD 5/1/08 :0
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  May 1, 2008
MOCotd! This is definitely a Nannon-ish MOC. It is very well built, like 1 big Greeb. Great job. It reminds me of AI, for some reason...
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  May 1, 2008
Even im not a big sci- fi sculpturing fan i think its really cool how all of the mechanics in the moc "look" at the flowers. see my stuff
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  May 1, 2008
Goldmans right, the end is near! 5/5 on a great MOC!
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  April 30, 2008
Very very cool!! The clutter is so perfectly organized, and the choice of the number structures is just right! I'm also glad that you chose not to make it S.N.O.T. I like the textured feel that the studs give. Once again, cool!
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  April 2, 2008
as Doctor Malcolm once said... "life will find a way." Later ~ Chris.
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  March 23, 2008
Looks like a refinery. Cool contrast with the flower in the middle. Maybe something from 1984 with all the gray. 5/5 Style + 5/5 Creativity
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  March 19, 2008
Maybe my favorite by you. 500/5
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  March 16, 2008
Mr. Z is really rubbing off on you,oh well,nice Moc I really the flowers amidst the bley.
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  February 27, 2008
I really liked that backstory. It was very good.
Shannon Ocean
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Dave Shaddix
  February 15, 2008
Wow... I first looked at the pictures which gave me this sinking 'what the heck am I looking at' sort of feeling. So I scrolled back up and read the caption and it made total sense. Then I looked at the pictures again. ...and again. ...and again. Magnificent work.
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  January 25, 2008
Interesting ideas. I really like this. All of the scanners and sensors pointing at the infamous flower look cool, great work! 5/5.
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  January 23, 2008
so THIS is what our world is comming to! a land where plants are few and far between, vitual islands in a sea of synthesised food and materials. incredible detail and EXCELLENT idea!
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  January 23, 2008
Thats magnificent! such creative thought and skill is worthy of much reward in in form of...five smiley faces!
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  January 23, 2008
My first thought was - 'cool another Mr. Z creation', but what is this? Mr. Ocean? Bravo my good man, bravo. Lee.
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  January 23, 2008
uhh.. cool. check out my stuff!
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  January 23, 2008
Absolutely superb storyline, Ocean!! (Perhaps unconciously) touching on archetypal questions pervasive in the mythologies and art of almost all human cultures...where do we come from? What's our purpose? Where's our place in the world (or universe)? One of my favorite topics brought forth in Legos...ridiculous? Very cool, says I! VERY COOL!!!
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  January 23, 2008
This, this is just excellent. You're not a bad writer, either! Awesome...
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  January 23, 2008
Wow, this is quite impressive. You've got an awesome mess of form & shape there, I love it! My only suggestion would be to tile the base, then it would be perfect imo
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  January 22, 2008
Coolness from my doppelganger? That's no anomaly. But then, how can you go wrong when you're inspired by both me and Nan the Man? I see more of his influence here than mine, which is all to the good.
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  January 22, 2008
It would've been cool to come to appreciate that the lifeless sculptures were all built with undivided attention drawn to the flower before reading the story but I took the easy way out and read your really cool back story first. Top notch creativity here Ocean! instrukshons plz...
 
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