God, and I thought the decision making couldn't get any tougher! Okay, here we go. And the winner is...still thinking...still thinking...okay, I can do this...uhm...Ocean! LL this MOC is phenomenal, so hold your head way high!!! The complexity is fantastic and the design's wonderful. It was Shan's concept that just put him over the edge in my book. Still, you've done a fantastic job on this one and as difficult as the desicision was, the time spent looking over all of the details was a delight! Sorry to be the one to send ya home...this is a GREAT build.
LL, I noticed that you conceded defeat on Ocean's page. You haven't lost yet! E.L. voted for Ocean and Brian K voted for you. It's up to Kelso and he's not back from vacation yet! hang in there, it ain't over till the fat lady sings... er, till Kelso votes... either way.
AWESOME work. This base seems to have an endless amount of detail, and you could look through it for days and find new things to see. The vehicles and buildings you showed us also seemed to exhibit some new construction techniques. Great job.
Alright LL, I can sympathize with your limitations in photographing such a large MOC, but really, this is about as bad as it gets, presentation-wise. I refuse to believe you could not, like Shannon mentioned, at least grab the sheet off your bed and find a way to hang it behind the table. Or at least sweep all the random bricks off of the table and into a container. BUT…I held my hands in front of the screen to try and block out all the clutter (which I obviously should not have to do), and the MOC I saw trying to shine through was extremely impressive. And actually, it’s the wide shots that really bring the “whateverscape” theme to life, if we could just loose the clutter. So, despite the presentation issues…you’ve got my vote, my man…well done.
Yeah,okay,my background s u c k s!. But,I do have a reason. My dad won't let me download any photograph enhancers like photoshop or picasa,and I don't have a sheet or piece of paper big enough for such a thing,and finally,my camera is a piece of c r a p,I am gonna ask for one for christmas. So guys,if you can,take it for the build,because there was nothing I could do about the background.At lastly,thanks to Shan-it was fun!~LL
I'll pile on. The base is of course awesome. And big. We're always impressed with big MOCs. But definitely not shown to its best advantage here. I know I would struggle with a clean presentation for something this big so maybe I shouldn't talk, but even a bedsheet hung up behind and around it would help. The outside noise does distract from what should just leap out at you and say "I AM LEGOLORD! YOU WISH YOU COULD BUILD LIKE THIS! MUAHAHAHAA!" Instead I'm thinking, oh hey look at that, he plays the drums...
I like it
September 19, 2008
exellent simply exellent man, you got my vote...DSA DSA uhhh um HOORAH
I like it
Heather LEGO Girl
September 19, 2008
The floating ice is such a clever idea. I love it! Keep It SNOTty Sir!
I don't want to talk too much here, being my second comment and all. As I learned very early on, presentation is more than half of success on these pages. This build is just awesome. I'm sure you wore yourself out building and didn't have any energy left to photograph. But, the hamper in the background, the date-stamp, and mis-spelling olympics on the title really damper the first impression and make people not want to look at the details. Use Alex Eyler as an example of this. He can take a build that most of us would present as a piece of junk, and turn it into a piece of art. You're building skillz are really impressive. Thats the only reason that we're bringing this up.
Here's how I see it. Ocean's got you on originality. You've got him on size (duh). He get's the edge on color. You get it for "extras" (Walkers, ships, ice shifts and so on). Ocean's got ya on presentation (Didn't I mention something about not having the hamper in the background?) but you've got him on number of "work hours". It's very even in my oppinion. Emperor Ludg., I'm GLAD you're a judge. This contest is REALLY bringing out the BEST in everyone! Very VERY nice work Rob. You really stepped up to the plate here. Good luck! ~ Chris.
It's a match-up like this that makes me wish I said no to being a judge. It is really hard to determine a winner here, but I think I will give Shannon the edge. Your massive creation is awesome and I am really loving the floating ice. The big difference I see between the two entries is that you lack a back drop. In one photo you have your spare legos right up against your moc. I know its hard to keep a moc of this size behind a backdrop, but I feel a lot of your detail was over shadowed by all the clutter in the photos. Shannon had a real clean cut design and in this case, IMHO, less was more. It's a great creation and definitely 5 stars, but in a contest like this with so many great builders, the little things count.
You have my vote. With the great walker, the 2 ships, the landing pads, the wall's astethetics, the barbed wire (great touch) the buildings, the snot water with the floating ice, and the fire, all of it being really good. You got my vote lol