M.O. Round 6 - George G. vs Heath Flor . . George G. vs Heath Flor in the 2012 MOCOlympics Semi Final category:
"Place of Worship: Choose a place where people conduct religious ceremonies. Now, we’re not looking for typical ideas here, think ancient druids, Mayans, Ancient Greece/Roman, Buddhist temples, Angkor Wat and things like that. Choose any kind of religion you want from any time period, it’s up to you! If you’d like to build a modern Christian church then by all means do it, just make sure that if you pick something “normal” that the build is good enough to beat your opponent."
For this round, my immediate thought was Stonehenge, the famous prehistoric monument located not too far away from myself. But a bunch of rocks, as fascinating as they are, are not that interesting. Which is when I recalled the mystery of the site: how humans managed to lift stones of that weight with their technology, why it was constructed, and possibly what constructed it!
This idea then reminded me of my Round 5 entry from last year (Aliens having some fun at a historical site) and my current art coursework project. Unfortunately, due to this coursework and some other assessments this week my time for building has my limited, but I've tried to power on!
Now on to the religious side of the idea - There are theories floating around that aliens who landed on Earth influenced religion and "that deities from most, if not all, religions are actually extraterrestrials" (thanks Ancient Astronauts page on Wikipedia!").
So here's my model of Stonehenge, constructed by aliens to signal up to the skies the landing site for their spacecraft. Beneath the monument is a circular temple for the druids of Earth to worship theses extraterrestrials in secret and make sacrifices to their Gods (look out for a famliar face being sacrificed :P).
A wild horse looks on in bewilderment at the large fissure forming in his favourite grazing site.
"Neigh neigh! Neigh neigh neigh neigh neigh?"
*Good grief! What's going on here then?*
The aliens are departing on their UFO, which hides itself in the centre of the site.
An unlucky wild cow is in for an unfortunate ride...
Oh hello Heath!
For the central pillar I was going for a TARDIS control console style contraption.
My 18 Urak-Hais with human heads take the form of the druids.
The MOC as a whole.
This might just be one of the few MOCs to have its picture taken on an off-cut of bathroom lino, as I didn't have anything else big enough and it had gone pitch black outside for I could take pictures.
The piece of lino was a tricky customer as it decided it would fall over before the shoot and launch the entire MOC off my desk and onto the floor! Here is what I salvaged...
I was not happy as I then had spend an ever-such of a long time rebuilding it.
Good luck Heath, as well as Stu and Tom in the other pairing. Go Team GB!