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After battling with the censors and weeding out the megablocks words, we are good to go.

Big huge hand to Mr. Kaleta for typing these up and making our ideas actually sound good. And another big hand to Mr. Fassio for all the ideas and input.

Mr. Goldman and I chipped in an idea or two, and several are from Mr. Phipson's original list, but somewhat modified.

Lee
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| February 12, 2010, 6:13 am
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Addendum to LEGOwear

Make something out of Lego to WEAR! Anything you can think of! Glasses, shoes, bras, g-strings! (Female models only on the last two please). You must include a picture of yourself (or spouse or friend or worst enemy. Whoever you can con into it is fine) WEARING the item you built. Go on, give us a little twirl! NO JEWELRY ALLOWED.
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| February 14, 2010, 8:15 pm
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1) Amalgam
Take two popular themes and mix them together. Like Aqastlenauts, Spastle, Pirate Miners, Space Cowboys, Ninja Police, Steampunk Star Wars, Cavebatman. The more extreme, the better; go crazy!

2) Apocalypse / Post Apocalypse
What happened right before The End; UFO invasion? Dead rising? Supervirus? Black Fantasy? Show it to us! Or show us the aftermath in the Post Apocalypse.

3) Atlantis
Just like it sounds. Build a MOC based on or dealing with the lost city of Atlantis. Feel free to build some crazy Aquastlenauts thing here if you know what that is.

4) BioSystem Mix
Create a MOC with both System and Bionicle parts. Bionicle parts should be 30 to 70% of the MOC. Build a mech, creature, vehicle, warrior, etc.

5) Café Corner Building
Give us something that would fit in on Main Street USA in the style of the Café Corner sets. MOC for this category must be minifig scale, include playability functions, and contain some street action involving minifigures. You could build a standard building, a train station, or a POLICE station.

6) Castle:
You could build a tower, a portcullis, maybe even a dungeon if you’d like. Maybe a great hall full of revelers; who knows? Do a battle if you want, we don’t care. You will be judged on your interpretation of this and how well you execute it.

7) Clone Wars
It’s time for you to show those clone kiddies just how it’s done! Create your own episode of the Clone Wars! This one’s pretty self explanatory. If you don’t know, just search for clone wars and you’ll have MORE than enough material to study.

8) Conceptual Build
Build a MOC to represent hope, peace, etc; but just pick one of them per build. For example, the heart is seen as a symbol for love, and the dove for peace. We want to see what think of these concepts, or others. You can pick hate and intolerance if you like. NO MINIFIGS ALLOWED IN THIS MOC, but you can use their components if needed. You must state what the concept is clearly, and why and how the MOC represents it. A simple cross will not be accepted, but if you can pull off a statue of Jesus carrying a cross on his back, then you've got Lee's vote.

9) Five Man Action Team
Make a little MOC that focuses on the five members of your MOCathalon team represented as minifigs. They don’t have to be the sigfig of each team member, just represent them in an accurate/funny/creative way. Show off your part usage, but only official Lego pieces allowed in this category (no modification, stickers/decals, or Brickarms).

10) The Honorable Yuri Fassio Spinning Top Category
Make a top using as many pieces as you like. You must include one picture of the top spinning.

11) I Can Write Better Than George Lucas!
Those pesky Ewoks! Natalie Portman’s dialogue! JAR JAR!!! Take a scene from any of the six (live action) Star Wars movies (or the Star Wars Holiday Special for bonus points) and give us your spin on how it could have been better.

12) It’s Only a Game
The Lego Company is releasing it’s own games this year, but we want to see your Lego version of a popular game. Yahtzee anyone?

13) Landscape
Show us the beauty of the natural world. The build must have some sort of juxtaposition. Ex: a highway running through a tree laden valley.

14) Lego Architecture
Create a model of a famous building or landmark in the Lego Architecture style (this should be micro or nano scale).

15) Lego Wear
Make something out of Lego to WEAR! Anything you can think of! Glasses, shoes, bras, g-strings! (Female models only on the last two please). You must include a picture of yourself (or spouse or friend or worst enemy. Whoever you can con into it is fine) WEARING the item you built. Go on, give us a little twirl! NO JEWELRY ALLOWED.

16) Mech
We’re looking like hard-suit or walker sized stuff. If you can produce some monstrosity in the time allotted, more power to ya!

17) Monochrome
Build us something amazing using one, and only one color of bricks. It may be a simple piece of art or anything else.

18) Mosaic
Draw a pretty picture with Lego. It doesn’t have to be a person’s face, it can be a car, a boat, a mountain, flowers, anything you can think of!

19) Mysterion Wave!
Mysterions are mysterious alien spacecrafts called "objects" that use a sealed cubic rooster-pit known as "canopy". Their origin, function, behaviour and purpose are unknown and nearly impossible to fathom. We don't even know if they are crafts, unmanned probes, AIs, or weird life forms. The main theme consists in a colorful central Canopy surrounded by weird black structures, but many other color combinations came out. See http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=3526&topicid=12156 for more details.

20) Object Shown at Actual Size
Take something from the real world and make it out of Lego at the same scale as the original. See Dave Sterling’s Classic NES for an example. Extra points from Lee if it is a rotary phone. Absolutely no sticker or decals allowed in this category.

21) Real Vehicle
Choose from cars, planes, trains, boats, farm equipment or anything else you can think of! Go crazy! (no space ships though, that's for other categories)

22) Set Alternate
Pick a set that you have, tell us what set you’re going to use, and then use ONLY those parts in the set to build WHATEVER you want! You MUST also include at least one picture of all the parts placed out (you should probably do this BEFORE you start building).

23) Short Story/Song/Poem:
Come up with a little tale to entertain us, or MOC a song or a poem (even yours). You will be judged on both story concept and build for this so be creative.

24) Steampunk
Gee, I wonder what (insert any vehicle or machine you can think of here) would look like if it were made in the 19th century?

25) Superman’s Interplanetary Zoo
Build any creature you wish, real or fictitious. Show off your chops at creating forms, shapes and textures found in nature.

26) Top 10
Build us something amazing using no more than 10 Lego elements. Make it something innovative; like nothing we’ve ever seen. Minifigures may NOT be used in this category, but their individual elements can. You must include a picture of the MOC disassembled.

27) Vignette
Anything on an 8x8 or smaller base with no protrusion exceeding 10x10, regardless of height or action. No more than two characters.

28) Will it Float?
Ever play with your Legos in the tub? Now’s your chance. Build us something sea-worthy for this category. You must have at least one picture of the creation actually floating (no trickery allowed). We want to see this floating in urine-tainted bathwater (no nude pics, Phipson).

29) Xerox!
Choose a famous/established MOC and rebuild it in larger/smaller/same scale. You must include a link to the original MOC in your post.

30) 100 Piece Challenge
Build a MOC using EXACTALY 100 pieces. You must also include a picture of all 100 element disassembled. Any minifig used will count as exactly 3 parts.
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| February 14, 2010, 8:36 pm
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Notice for Category #28
"Will it Float?
Ever play with your Legos in the tub? Now’s your chance. Build us something sea-worthy for this category. You must have at least one picture of the creation actually floating"

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/186237; http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/187865; http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/188412.

Is it THAT hard to take a decent picture of your MOC floating?
Since by now you should have seen my comments and this notice, I will start giving a 1 point penalty to those entries where the floating pics give room to doubt.
And, guys, it CAN be done properly: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/188061.

Keep it up!

(to the judges: I took the chance to bring the Category List back on top)
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| February 24, 2010, 7:32 pm
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My comment to Kevin Walter regarding his build in the conceptual category. I am posting it here to see if it helps clarify this ambiguous category:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/187677

You needn't apologize - this is a beautiful build, and in a tough/vague category. I love this build. I should have explained what I meant by a statue of Jesus carrying a cross, which could represent the concept of 'sacrifice', 'pain', or even 'love' or 'hate' depending on one's point of view. Christianity is a tough concept, and certainly a broad one. Not exactly what I had meant by this category, but I am not going to penalize you for my difficulty in conveying what I was looking for to the players. Five (5) points from me. Lee.
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| February 26, 2010, 11:03 am
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