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Another MocOlympics has come to an end. Thank you all so much for making this one of the most successful yet!

To the judges, Mark, Dave, Stacy, Xeno, Barto, and Matt, thank you for all your hard work! Over 266 (some were deleted) mocs that we’ve all looked at and made rulings on. Through all the drama at the beginning to the hard decisions in later rounds you guys stepped up and made this contest great!

To the players, we could NOT do this without you all! You all make this contest what it is and it wouldn’t be half the success without your time and contributions.

To our finalists Jason and Leda, you two played an amazing game! 7 grueling rounds to get to the end and you both delivered in the final! Thank you!

With another year done and gone, I’d like to hear back from you guys. What did you like this year? What worked and what didn’t? Feed back is the only way this’ll get better.

So again in closing, thank you all SO much! Now, what are your thoughts?

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| December 13, 2011, 11:06 am
Quoting Chris Phipson
What did you like this year? What worked and what didn’t? Feed back is the only way this’ll get better.

So again in closing, thank you all SO much! Now, what are your thoughts?

The thing that I liked this year was all the great entries this year! There was some really impressive entries this year.

A thing that could make this contest better next year is to let a little more people than 64 move on into round 2. Even though I put a lot more effort in my entry this year than last year, I still did worse than the year before in round 1. I think the reason may be the increased participation and the improved quality on the entries.

I've done much better in the MIT though. I'm now in the final! :D
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| December 13, 2011, 11:24 am
First off, I will start by saying a supreme thank you to the judges and other behind the scenes organizers. This contest was a true blessing for me this year, and it was such a pleasure to see others hone their talents and compete in a fun and competitive game. I don't think I can overstress how thankful I am. It is a huge time commitment on your part to run these games, especially considering you would be sacrificing your own building time for this. THANK YOU!

Secondly, to the contestants of the games, I say congrats on making this years contest such a success. All of you(us) performed magnificently! Leda, well done gal! You deserved it. And Congrats to all the contestants. From what I have seen, it was a pretty clean MO this year, credits to you and the judges.

Another year under the lid. Here's to next year!
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| December 13, 2011, 12:27 pm
This was a great competition that you guys set up. If there is anything I can think of to maybe make it better next year is maybe (if there's enough people) to maybe start it off with one extra round (i.e. more people) Or before the MOCo's start have everyone sort of 'place a bet' on who they think would be the winner.
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| December 13, 2011, 12:46 pm
You know I think you've run a pretty tight ship again this year and i liked the variety of catagories right from the elimination round, although I gather some would like a few more 'classic' cat's - space, castle. etc?

Personally, I never want to see Julius Caesar ever again, but that aside and real life permitting I'll be back next year.

Congrats again to Leda on her victory, to Jason for a great run to the finals (I know how you feel right now!)and to everybody who participated - we are all better for it.

Thanks to Chris and his judging/ mod panel, with special thanks to Xeno for his brilliant trailer. Remember folks, those judges provided all the prizes with no sponsorship. Combine that with the time and effort put in over several months and generosity doesn't begin to cover it.

A special hearty thank you to Hans Dendauw for organising the MIT and keeping a lot of people involved way past the elimination round. You are to be commended mate.

Now everybody go and have a rest, because soon it's ..... Secret Santa!
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| December 13, 2011, 1:15 pm
Yeah, this was just too much fun! Even after being eliminated I still felt involved in the games.
Now I can't wait for next year, and I promise you I WILL get farther than Annie! :P
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| December 13, 2011, 1:27 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
Now I can't wait for next year, and I promise you I WILL get farther than Annie! :P

Do you want me to record that, and if you don't beat her then you owe me a present :P

Anyway.... like many others have said, thank you to all of the judges and contestants who took part in this contest! I had a magnificent time participating and really want to do it all again right here, right now! In fact, I've been so sad recently. Not because I got knocked out of the competition but because I really miss all of the game's deadlines and excitement!

Once again, thanks to everyone and here's to the MOCathalon!
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| December 13, 2011, 2:32 pm
Quoting George G.
Do you want me to record that, and if you don't beat her then you owe me a present :P

Anyway.... like many others have said, thank you to all of the judges and contestants who took part in this contest! I had a magnificent time participating and really want to do it all again right here, right now! In fact, I've been so sad recently. Not because I got knocked out of the competition but because I really miss all of the game's deadlines and excitement!

Once again, thanks to everyone and here's to the MOCathalon!

You've made some really great creations in this contest and you have improved a lot in the last months!

I'm looking forward to compete with you in the MOCathalon!


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| December 13, 2011, 2:42 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
and I promise you I WILL get farther than Annie! :P

Well, you atleast gave her your revenge in your sword fight video. :P
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| December 13, 2011, 4:26 pm
Wow, time flies when you're having fun, huh? These games were great fun and really helped my building skills, and I'd like to thank everyone who organized it. This was likely the best MOCOlympics yet, judging by average build quality, and hopefully it will be even better next near! (Not to much better mind you, I still want to get through a couple of rounds...) So again, thank you to the judges and sponsors (*cough* Dave Kaleta *cough*) and also thank you to all the participants who helped make this enjoyable to watch and a challenge to compete in. Now on to the MOCAthalon!
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| December 13, 2011, 4:36 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist

Hey, I'd like to say that of all of the participants in the MO's, I think you improved the most! Well done!
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| December 13, 2011, 4:44 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
Hey, I'd like to say that of all of the participants in the MO's, I think you improved the most! Well done!

Thanks! Mostly that's because the MOCOlympics motivated me to take apart more of my sets and actually use them rather than leave 'em on the shelf. I must say, I don't regret that decision!
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| December 13, 2011, 4:47 pm
This was all great fun, thanks to all who made it great; especially the judges and Queen of Mocs, Ms Leda Kat!
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| December 13, 2011, 4:53 pm
Well, first, I'd like to say- congrats Leda! You really deserved the victory! Also, I have to say that this tournament was SO much fun! Even though I only stayed till Round 2, I had a fantastic time, met a few new guys on the wonderful Neatchat room you made, and in my opinion, improved a ton! Expect to see me back next year for another great tournament!
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| December 13, 2011, 5:03 pm
Thank you everybody for your great comments and congratulations! I'm really buzzing out.

Thanks judges so much for all your time and effort, and thank you so much to Dave K for your donation of that spectacular prize! Wow. Just wow.

I don't think there is anything to change of these games. It was run really smoothly and everybody that was honestly wanting to participate and enjoy themselves had a blast and created mocs that they can all be proud of.

I have made so many new favourite builders since the beginnings of this contest and I look forward to seeing the creative genius of all of you in your future mocs and am excited about all the new techniques I am going to learn from each and everyone of you.
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| December 13, 2011, 11:36 pm
To all those who did not took part: you have missed a great opportunity! I got a lot of nice comments and more visitors than ever. My goal was to make it to round 2 and I ended miraculously in round 5. The judges handled every situation very professional. Just remember: If you can't lose, do not compete.
See you all next year. Oh, and congrats to Leda for a well deserved victory.
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| December 14, 2011, 3:46 am
Wow, its amazing to see how far this has come since september. It seems like only yesterday. I'd like to thank the judges and all the competitors for all the time and effort they put into this, because it really payed off. Also congrats to Leda on winning. I don't think there is anything you need to change, this was a really great contest and I'm excited to see what next years competition will bring.
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| December 14, 2011, 6:52 am
Online LEGO competitions don't get much better than the MocOlympics! In my opinion, this has been one of the best years the MocOlympics has ever had! Everyone's entries have been stellar and the sportsmanship has been nothing short of amazing! Of coarse, a competition like this can't even happen without the organizers and judges. With that kind of devotion and generosity, "thank you" doesn't even cut it! This has been an incredible experience and I cannot wait for next year!
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| December 14, 2011, 11:53 am
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In addition, I need the addresses of the finalists (George G., Gio and Jason)! You guys have prizes headed your way! If you have my email you can email me directly if not, please email me your address at mocieawards@gmail.com and I'll get your swag out to you as soon as possible!
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| December 14, 2011, 12:33 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
In addition, I need the addresses of the finalists (George G., Gio and Jason)! You guys have prizes headed your way! If you have my email you can email me directly if not, please email me your address at mocieawards@gmail.com and I'll get your swag out to you as soon as possible!

Email sent to the MOCies address ;)
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| December 14, 2011, 1:19 pm
This has been amazing. It is very well run, and at the moment I can't think of anything that could be improved in that area. Having the MIT available for those unable to make round 2 is great. The MOs are not only awesome to compete in, but looking at the entries, seeing competitors and spectators cheer for each other and the over all spirit of the contest is amazing.

A huge thanks to you guys who have run this contest, and I can't wait till next year.
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| December 16, 2011, 5:01 pm
Yes a huge thanks to Chris and all of the judges, so much organising and moderating in this contest which gets bigger every year. I had great fun playing again this year after forgeting last year. Even though I don't make it very far it's heaps of fun to see every each's entries. A great contest that pushes people to build outside their usual boundaries.

Thanks guys!

Nearly forgot to mention: Congratulations to LEDA on her win! Jeez, I can't believe we were beaten by a girl!? I weep for Mankind...


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| December 17, 2011, 6:49 am
Well, this tournament really was fun. Big competitions like this truly bring out the best efforts of people, leading to some extraordinary builds.

I didn't make it far, but I had a huge amount of fun, and even in two short rounds, I felt that this contest pushed my limits, causing me to build both a large scene– something I rarely do– and a mech, which I had never built before. That is perhaps the greatest prize of the Olympics, that no matter how far you get, it really expands your horizons, leaving you defeated, yet better armed both for next year and for any building you undertake.

Finally, thank you so much to all of the awesome judges, they did a great job this year, tackling some really close rounds with great fairness. It was extremely kind of them to donate their time, and in the cases of Chris Phipson and Dave Kaleta, their money to this wonderful event. I can't wait for next year!

Oh, and before I forget, congratulations on the win, Leda!
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| December 17, 2011, 10:44 pm
Well I know I'm really late in adding to the thread, but I thought the games were conducted really well! Great job judges and THANK YOU. I was also very grateful for the introduction of the MIT! This was my first year competing in the MO and I got out first round. But playing in the MIT and watching the MO was a great learning experience, and I look forward to next year!
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| February 14, 2012, 10:43 am
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