MocOlympics R1: Seven Nation Army . Three allied nations of Illarium, Navellos, and Plaxiom, battle it out with four other nations who are invading their realm. .
Ok, so the music is not from the White Stripes. But I felt that this music piece would go best with my Moc.
This is my second largest Moc to date, which has been both very fun and rewarding to make. Enjoy!
Link to the ever demanding 2012 MocOlympics
A massive horde from the darkest regions of Aethros have begun to assail the capitol city of Citadelus, home of the nation of Illarium, during the final stages of the Terron War.
Lord Archello and his Royal Guards of Navellos quickly aided the Illarium, along with the Iron Dwarves of the Plaxiom Mountains.
The three allied nations formed a massive army and stood against the invading tide, which consisted of four other nations that survived through the war.
The first nation are the Demorfs, who are evil dwarves who once dug too deep in the earth and have become twisted versions of themselves and later transformed into demonic beings.
Second is the Orcish tribe of Dagron, who came from the outer reaches of Aethros to pillage and burn anything that was Human.
Next was the berzerking Uruk-Kais, a race of super Trolls from the northern tribe of Pronarch.
Even the traitorous Dragon Knights of the Perilton Order have turned their backs on humanity as they too joined forces with the dark horde.
Here the two mighty armies of seven nations clashed against each other in a massive battle that has streched for miles. They fought from the walls of the Citadelus, to the high cliffs of the Jagged Hills.
Fourth wall commentary:
Where to begin... Well, for starters I used my entire collection of castle-related pieces to pull this off.
For the Seven Nation Army category I wanted to make some large scale battle that wasn't restricted to only minifigs.
I was later inspired by some of the battles from the LOTR films to make a forced perspective scene where two armies are converging to one direction.
The Moc itself is a total 128 studs long and was divided into four seperate elevated sections for each foreshortened scene (thank goodness there were no restrictions).
The first section had minifig-sized figures, while the second section had micro-sized minifigs.
The third and fourth had tiny bits of black and gray pieces, making it look like there was over a hundred or so in the distance.
Here's some additional shots of the Citadelus.
The hardest part for me was not the Moc, but finding a suitable background large enough to cover around the Moc (without falling on it..), and also having good lighting and photography.
But now I have an even greater challenge in front of me, which is to clean this all up before Round 2!