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| February 15, 2013, 12:51 am
In the rules, it is quoted that
Quoting Chris Phipson You must post a link to your group with your final team roster and invite the judges to your groups.

where do we post the link to our group? In the general conversation?
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| February 15, 2013, 9:50 am
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Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
where do we post the link to our group? In the general conversation?


Right here. http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22242&topicid=87706

Sorry for the delay on that one, didn't think anyone would get their teams together that quick.

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| February 15, 2013, 9:59 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Right here. http://mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22242&topicid=87706

Sorry for the delay on that one, didn't think anyone would get their teams together that quick.
Thanks!

No problem! Yeah, we had our team all set before this group was made :) that's how it was so quick :D

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| February 15, 2013, 11:20 pm
I take it that when the rest of the judges are picked, you guys will be posting a list of them to the group so we can invite them to our private groups?

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| February 16, 2013, 1:14 am
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Quoting Lego Junkie
I take it that when the rest of the judges are picked, you guys will be posting a list of them to the group so we can invite them to our private groups?


That would be correct.
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| February 16, 2013, 2:04 am
Chris, my brother and I would like to participate this year. Do we count as one or two team members? No worries, we will be on the same team.
-LB Senior
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| February 16, 2013, 8:02 pm
Quoting Lego Builders
Chris, my brother and I would like to participate this year. Do we count as one or two team members? No worries, we will be on the same team.
-LB Senior

I'll take you both, if you want.

http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22251?message=edited

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| February 17, 2013, 10:21 am
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Quoting Got _ Griffin (B-day Feb. 28th)
Chris, would it be fine if there was an older creation put into the new creation, as if it was a diorama? I don't know if It's a sort of against the rules thing...just wondering.


Nope, that would be against the rules. All creations must be new. Thanks for asking.
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| February 18, 2013, 10:44 am
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Quoting Lego Builders
Chris, my brother and I would like to participate this year. Do we count as one or two team members? No worries, we will be on the same team.
-LB Senior


You guys would count as two players.
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| February 18, 2013, 10:45 am
As We don't know any of the judges yet do we only invite you to the group?
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| February 18, 2013, 10:52 am
Is there going to be an individual member sign up thread?
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| February 18, 2013, 3:45 pm
Quoting Legofreak2444 ~
Is there going to be an individual member sign up thread?

Signing up is an insignificant aspect to the games. The real question is, will there be a smack thread? And does last year's Smack King get to start it? ;)
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| February 18, 2013, 9:09 pm
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Signing up is an insignificant aspect to the games. The real question is, will there be a smack thread? And does last year's Smack King get to start it? ;)

I was just going to ask that, and beat you at smacking because I'm better.

:3
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| February 18, 2013, 9:12 pm
Quoting Nick Brick
I was just going to ask that, and beat you at smacking because I'm better.

:3


If you're better how did he beat you to asking?
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| February 18, 2013, 10:51 pm
Heh, you guys should know this already. People who talk smack have got something to prove, they should be focusing on their builds. let the bricks do the smacking themselves.

But yeah, I second the question about an individual sign up thread.
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| February 19, 2013, 12:53 am
Simple questions:
Why isn't there a cool logo for the games (yet)?
And/Or Any announcement on TBB etc.?

That would really add up the number of players and etcetera.
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| February 19, 2013, 7:51 am
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Quoting Josh O.
As We don't know any of the judges yet do we only invite you to the group?


Just me for now. When you see the announcment then invite the new judges.
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| February 19, 2013, 10:23 pm
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Quoting Got _ Griffin (B-day Feb. 28th)
Chris, what do you do If you don't have enough team members and no one else will join? Find other people to team up with you or something?


Just keep fishing in the team building group for now. If we get close to the start date and you're still looking let me know and we'll see what we can do.
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| February 19, 2013, 10:25 pm
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Quoting Legofreak2444 ~
Is there going to be an individual member sign up thread?


Nope. Just the final teams list that will show who's playing.
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| February 19, 2013, 10:26 pm
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Quoting Rinse Jan
Simple questions:
Why isn't there a cool logo for the games (yet)?
And/Or Any announcement on TBB etc.?

That would really add up the number of players and etcetera.


Working on the logo right now. As far as TBB goes, they're not REALLY all that MOCpages friendly so unless one of the guys who does articles for them is playing then I don't see that happening.
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| February 19, 2013, 10:28 pm
one question is there a prize ;D?
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| February 19, 2013, 10:46 pm
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Quoting Luke the Swift
one question is there a prize ;D?



Working on that...

As in past years, the team that wins (if I can get it together) will all receive a small prize. Being as there's 5 players per team, we simply can't do big prizes for each team member. The average prize cost is usually about 10 to 15 dollars (US) each.

But again... most likely yes but not a for sure thing yet. I'll let you all know as soon as I do.
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| February 19, 2013, 10:52 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson


Working on that...

As in past years, the team that wins (if I can get it together) will all receive a small prize. Being as there's 5 players per team, we simply can't do big prizes for each team member. The average prize cost is usually about 10 to 15 dollars (US) each.

But again... most likely yes but not a for sure thing yet. I'll let you all know as soon as I do.

SOunds good thnx for setting this whole thing up!!
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| February 19, 2013, 10:56 pm
The real prize is the bragging rights.
;D

The sets are nice, and kudos to Chris for getting sets once again. But the glory is what I'm in it for!



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| February 19, 2013, 11:44 pm
Does someone have to be 18 or 21 to be considered an AFOL?
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| February 21, 2013, 11:01 am
Quoting Elliott Feldman
Does someone have to be 18 or 21 to be considered an AFOL?


I think 18.
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| February 21, 2013, 11:03 am
Quoting Elliott Feldman
Does someone have to be 18 or 21 to be considered an AFOL?

If you are 18 or 19 you are both an AFOL and a TFOL, a legal loophole in Chris' rules.
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| February 21, 2013, 11:09 am
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Quoting Elliott Feldman
Does someone have to be 18 or 21 to be considered an AFOL?

18 years old or older is considered AFOL.
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| February 21, 2013, 11:13 am
A bit late... Hope not too late! I'd love to join, I am an AFOL.
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| February 22, 2013, 6:41 am
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Quoting Bart Willems
A bit late... Hope not too late!


Check out this group! http://mocpages.com/group.php/22243
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| February 22, 2013, 10:37 am
So does each team mate have to build in six categories or can one build seven and one build 5 and the other three build 6?
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| February 22, 2013, 1:38 pm
Quoting Jackson Williams
So does each team mate have to build in six categories or can one build seven and one build 5 and the other three build 6?

The rules say, "Important note: your team must coordinate who is building what. No duplication within a
category is allowed. The teams must decide WHO is building in WHICH category. This is why team work is essential to the competition." That implies that it's up to the team who does what and how many.
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| February 22, 2013, 1:50 pm
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Quoting gid617 (Kai NRG)
The rules say, "Important note: your team must coordinate who is building what. No duplication within a
category is allowed. The teams must decide WHO is building in WHICH category. This is why team work is essential to the competition." That implies that it's up to the team who does what and how many.

You are correct.
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| February 22, 2013, 2:03 pm
Somebody could build in ten and some in three, doesn't really matter.
I know last year my team did our base six, and if somebody hadn't finished all of theirs, we'd pitch in and do one of their categories.

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| February 22, 2013, 2:59 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson



Can you delete the Team Brickasaur Final team because I am not in it and I told him not to finalize it. He knows already but hasn't gotten around to deleting it. Thanks

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| February 22, 2013, 8:21 pm
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Quoting Will De Man
Team Arctic Snake

Members:
Will De Man
Kipp De Man

Link to page: http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/96739


Will,

Please only put completed teams in the final team thread. I'm going to delete the original comment from that thread. Thanks.
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| February 23, 2013, 7:51 am
Question regarding the team.

I'm 18. Am I still considered a TFOL untill I turn 19?

I'd like to join as a TFOL if possible.

Thanks for your reply
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| February 23, 2013, 7:53 am
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Quoting Julien Andries
Question regarding the team.

I'm 18. Am I still considered a TFOL untill I turn 19?

I'd like to join as a TFOL if possible.

Thanks for your reply


Sorry, but the AFOL title goes to those 18 and over. Once you can vote (and in some contries drink) it's all downhill from there. Welcome to AFOLdom... may God have mercy on your soul hahaha
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| February 23, 2013, 7:59 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Sorry, but the AFOL title goes to those 18 and over. Once you can vote (and in some contries drink) it's all downhill from there. Welcome to AFOLdom... may God have mercy on your soul hahaha

K, too bad.
Thanks for your quick reply, it's appreciated.
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| February 23, 2013, 8:02 am
Isn't there supposed to be a smack talk thread? :P Sorry if thats already been asked.
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| February 23, 2013, 8:15 am
Sorry, but it appears Luke the Swift hasn't been on for a bit, so he hasn't been able to invite you to the group. What should we do?
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| February 23, 2013, 8:35 am
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Quoting Ben King
Isn't there supposed to be a smack talk thread? :P Sorry if thats already been asked.

Done! Question for you, can you handle it? >:)
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| February 23, 2013, 10:13 am
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Quoting A Sargent
Sorry, but it appears Luke the Swift hasn't been on for a bit, so he hasn't been able to invite you to the group. What should we do?

I'm guessing Luke the Swift is your team leader and you need the judges added to your group? Give him a couple days to log on and sort out your problem. Let us know if you still have a problem inviting the judges.

And let me know if I misinterpreted your question.
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| February 23, 2013, 10:18 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Sorry, but the AFOL title goes to those 18 and over. Once you can vote (and in some contries drink) it's all downhill from there. Welcome to AFOLdom... may God have mercy on your soul hahaha

Hahaha...
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| February 23, 2013, 4:49 pm
Even if your team needs one more member, should you still invite the judges?
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| February 25, 2013, 2:18 pm
Quoting Aaron L.
Even if your team needs one more member, should you still invite the judges?
Hey, there's a dude in the smack thread that needs a team.

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| February 25, 2013, 2:19 pm
Quoting David .
Quoting Aaron L.
Even if your team needs one more member, should you still invite the judges?
Hey, there's a dude in the smack thread that needs a team.

Who?
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| February 25, 2013, 2:20 pm
Quoting Aaron L.
Who?
Primus Maximus

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| February 25, 2013, 2:21 pm
Quoting David .
Quoting Aaron L.
Who?
Primus Maximus

were still waiting for the reply from someone else.
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| February 25, 2013, 2:31 pm
Hello Nick,

I'm not sure if you're familiar with the JJ brothers (general JJ) on Flickr.
They are with 2 but build on one account while working on the same creations.

Steph and Sean Mayo are with 2 but get counted with one, while LB senior and LB junior are getting counted as one.

I our team with 4 different accounts but 5 people allowed?
:)

-Stijn
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| February 25, 2013, 2:59 pm
Thanks for your reply Thoy!

I hope Chris is Ok with it ;)
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| February 25, 2013, 4:58 pm
Quoting Thoy Bradley
I believe Steph is not actually taking part, as this would mean Blakes team has 6 players. It is only Sean actually playing.

This is correct. It is the same as last year.
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| February 25, 2013, 5:04 pm
So can we reuse minifigs we have already assembled?
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| February 25, 2013, 5:06 pm
Quick question about photo quality.
I've noticed in the past few years that using the fancy uploader generally renders nicer pictures than using the simple uploader.

Though the pictures look normal when you view them large, the smaller images that go on your Mocpages post are slightly lesser quality.
My question is, will the slightly blurred pictures effect scores at all?
And will the judges be viewing all entries in larger format?



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| February 25, 2013, 5:52 pm
Kind of an odd question: Are teams of 4 people allowed or is it required to have 5 people to a team? Thanks for your time!
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| February 25, 2013, 5:56 pm
Quoting Paul Romano
Kind of an odd question: Are teams of 4 people allowed or is it required to have 5 people to a team? Thanks for your time!

I believe they're against the rules, but if a player drops out after the contest starts (Which has happened to us both years we've played), you're allowed to only have four.

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| February 25, 2013, 6:11 pm
Quoting Paul Romano
Kind of an odd question: Are teams of 4 people allowed or is it required to have 5 people to a team? Thanks for your time!

I'm quite curious to the ansewr of that as well, Paul. I'm glad you asked.
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| February 25, 2013, 6:25 pm
Why are digital MOCs not allowed? I know that often times LDD becomes the fodder of builders who have massive collections, but then again, there are many awesome builders who use digital programs. They are still creations, and they can still be amazing. So why are digital MOCs against the rules?
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| February 26, 2013, 12:24 am
Quoting Sean Krake
Why are digital MOCs not allowed? I know that often times LDD becomes the fodder of builders who have massive collections, but then again, there are many awesome builders who use digital programs. They are still creations, and they can still be amazing. So why are digital MOCs against the rules?

I think its because with LDD the person using it would have a unlimited amount of bricks at his/her disposal and have a huge advantage over those who have minimal collections and the person using LDD didn't pay(or were given to them) for the bricks they're using in their entry.
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| February 26, 2013, 12:35 am
I'm just wondering why the title of the contest is spelled MOCAth*a*lon? Other words that are similar don't have the extra "a," i.e. biathlon, triathlon, decathlon, etc. Anyway, just an observation. :)
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| February 26, 2013, 10:14 am
Quoting Thoy Bradley
I have just re-read Chris's replies to last years players.

You will be allowed to do this but each MOC posted through that account must specify who the builder is.
As a matter of fact, they always build everything together.
Does that mean we need to find an extra player?

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| February 26, 2013, 11:46 am
Quoting Timothy Wallace
I think its because with LDD the person using it would have a unlimited amount of bricks at his/her disposal and have a huge advantage over those who have minimal collections and the person using LDD didn't pay(or were given to them) for the bricks they're using in their entry.


I wouldn't say that LDD offers an unlimited ammount of bricks. I have a fairly nice computer and It can only handle 30,000 bricks as a complete max. it works a lot better beneath 20k. there are a fair amount of real models which have that many pieces. one might argue that it is unfair to the people with small collections to be in the same event as people with walls and rooms dedicated to their bricks.
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| February 26, 2013, 12:20 pm
Quoting Thoy Bradley
Lets face it, in LDD you can make stacks of bricks and then delete the bottom few bricks to give the model a floating appearance. We know this is physically not possible in the real world, therefore it is creating an unfair advantage.
I have seen this question answered before by simply saying this competition is only for physical Lego bricks, but now you have a reason which proves it to be unfair method of design.


I will admit that LDD and other lego CAD programs can defy physics gravity, and common sense. however, if that is the only objection then I would say it is a loosely founded one. you can do things with real bricks that you can't do on a program.
I cant loosely connect bricks to make them curve. I can't place 1x2's in the bottom of an arch, I cant bend thinner pieces. there is a massive list of things that LDD can't do. and while it is fairly easy to copy hundred of bricks at a time, it is atleast three times as time consuming to add in small details. if I were trying to make a fence or wall out of 1x2 rounds and I wanted random colors, it would take me an entire night to make the fence alone. placing grass is nearly impossible to do without making it look like a copy and paste job.
while LDD does offer some advantages, it also brings some drawbacks. I would say that the main difference is that everyone has access to LDD, but some have 50,000 bricks while others have only a few sets worth. especially considering the fact that the rules specify that there are no more than 2 AFOls per group. this means that the majority of people participating don't have jobs to buy $100 orders from BL every month.
I don't mean to offend anyone, but it seems a little skewed that only those who can afford, or have connections to those who can afford large collections have the ability to make elaborate models.
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| February 26, 2013, 12:32 pm
Quoting Sean Krake

I will admit that LDD and other lego CAD programs can defy physics gravity, and common sense. however, if that is the only objection then I would say it is a loosely founded one. you can do things with real bricks that you can't do on a program.
I cant loosely connect bricks to make them curve. I can't place 1x2's in the bottom of an arch, I cant bend thinner pieces. there is a massive list of things that LDD can't do. and while it is fairly easy to copy hundred of bricks at a time, it is atleast three times as time consuming to add in small details. if I were trying to make a fence or wall out of 1x2 rounds and I wanted random colors, it would take me an entire night to make the fence alone. placing grass is nearly impossible to do without making it look like a copy and paste job.
while LDD does offer some advantages, it also brings some drawbacks. I would say that the main difference is that everyone has access to LDD, but some have 50,000 bricks while others have only a few sets worth. especially considering the fact that the rules specify that there are no more than 2 AFOls per group. this means that the majority of people participating don't have jobs to buy $100 orders from BL every month.
I don't mean to offend anyone, but it seems a little skewed that only those who can afford, or have connections to those who can afford large collections have the ability to make elaborate models.
Listen Sean, it's not how many bricks you have, it's what you can do with them. I've seen countless pint-sized models that are simply amazing! If you set your mind to it, it can be done! Good luck.

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| February 26, 2013, 12:49 pm
Quoting Elliott Feldman
it's not how many bricks you have, it's what you can do with them. I've seen countless pint-sized models that are simply amazing! If you set your mind to it, it can be done! Good luck.

My thoughts exactly.
-LB Senior
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| February 26, 2013, 12:53 pm
Quoting Elliott Feldman
Quoting Sean Krake

I will admit that LDD and other lego CAD programs can defy physics gravity, and common sense. however, if that is the only objection then I would say it is a loosely founded one. you can do things with real bricks that you can't do on a program.
I cant loosely connect bricks to make them curve. I can't place 1x2's in the bottom of an arch, I cant bend thinner pieces. there is a massive list of things that LDD can't do. and while it is fairly easy to copy hundred of bricks at a time, it is atleast three times as time consuming to add in small details. if I were trying to make a fence or wall out of 1x2 rounds and I wanted random colors, it would take me an entire night to make the fence alone. placing grass is nearly impossible to do without making it look like a copy and paste job.
while LDD does offer some advantages, it also brings some drawbacks. I would say that the main difference is that everyone has access to LDD, but some have 50,000 bricks while others have only a few sets worth. especially considering the fact that the rules specify that there are no more than 2 AFOls per group. this means that the majority of people participating don't have jobs to buy $100 orders from BL every month.
I don't mean to offend anyone, but it seems a little skewed that only those who can afford, or have connections to those who can afford large collections have the ability to make elaborate models.
Listen Sean, it's not how many bricks you have, it's what you can do with them. I've seen countless pint-sized models that are simply amazing! If you set your mind to it, it can be done! Good luck.


I know that small models can have a large impact. That still doesn't change why models made in LDD are excluded from the competition. My point is that while most MOCS are created using real bricks, many MOCers use digital programs. there are advantages and disadvantages to both. Most of these competitions are judged based on creativity and execution. there are enough MOCers who work mostly or entirely in digital bricks, so why do the rules remove the ability to create and execute models in a digital format?
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| February 26, 2013, 1:08 pm
Quoting Sean Krake

I wouldn't say that LDD offers an unlimited ammount of bricks. I have a fairly nice computer and It can only handle 30,000 bricks as a complete max. it works a lot better beneath 20k. there are a fair amount of real models which have that many pieces. one might argue that it is unfair to the people with small collections to be in the same event as people with walls and rooms dedicated to their bricks.

Sorry I've never used LDD so I thought there were a unlimited amount. I see your point about some people who have walls/rooms of LEGOs but those people worked to earn the money to pay for them and have collected for years where as those who use LDD have small collections or none at all and all they had to do was click install to get the bricks they use in their LDD builds.
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| February 26, 2013, 1:22 pm
Quoting Sean Krake

I know that small models can have a large impact. That still doesn't change why models made in LDD are excluded from the competition. My point is that while most MOCS are created using real bricks, many MOCers use digital programs. there are advantages and disadvantages to both. Most of these competitions are judged based on creativity and execution. there are enough MOCers who work mostly or entirely in digital bricks, so why do the rules remove the ability to create and execute models in a digital format?


I know personally I have had to sit for hours either sorting or searching for certain pieces. Using a digital program allows others a distinct time advantage over real brick creations in that real bricks have no drop down menus to choose parts from. And as the name suggests this contest is a race to get 30 creations done in 30 days. It would be like using a car in a foot race.
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| February 26, 2013, 1:30 pm
It's also a lot more fun to build with real bricks ;)
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| February 26, 2013, 1:33 pm
Quoting Timothy Wallace
Sorry I've never used LDD so I thought there were a unlimited amount. I see your point about some people who have walls/rooms of LEGOs but those people worked to earn the money to pay for them and have collected for years where as those who use LDD have small collections or none at all and all they had to do was click install to get the bricks they use in their LDD builds.


In theory LDD could have no brick limit, but Ive never seen one over 30k bricks. the largest I've seen is Ishii Castle by Daniel Brilliant, whihc tops out over 29k. I'm working on a dio that is currently about 28k but I can't even get the file to open without crashing the program.
And since the contest is supposed to be judging creativity, execution, and building skills, why is there the additional parameter of who has the biggest collection to chose from? I'm just saying that if I chose to (or am forced to) work in digital, my work shouldn't be banned from a contest.
I've actually been complaining for sometime that there are no digital Mocs ever found in competitions. nor are there any competitions specifically for digitals creations. I'm trying to start one up, but starting a contest up takes a bit of time and popularity, neither of which do I have. in the meantime, I would like one good answer as to why digital models are excluded from the MOCathalon.
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| February 26, 2013, 1:35 pm
Quoting Brick Savage

I know personally I have had to sit for hours either sorting or searching for certain pieces. Using a digital program allows others a distinct time advantage over real brick creations in that real bricks have no drop down menus to choose parts from. And as the name suggests this contest is a race to get 30 creations done in 30 days. It would be like using a car in a foot race.


I see your point, but placing digital bricks is much more difficult than real ones. when I do work in real bricks (which I occasionally do) I can put the pieces together much faster and in a more realistic fashion than I can in digital. For instance, many popular MOCs feature using flower stems as grass. I use this technique in some of my builds, but to make a small field it will take me around three hours to make it look right, whereas real bricks can be placed easily.
with all of the bricks in the palette (which I would still argue has many less than are available) I often have to sift through each menu for a minute or two to find the piece I want. I will say that this is the most credible answer I have seen so far, so thank you
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| February 26, 2013, 1:41 pm
Quoting Thoy Bradley
The rules are the rules, they have been this way since MOCathalons started 3 years ago. Regardless of your opinion, I have given you a well founded reason, when you see the categories you will understand more. People with Gran Tourismo are not allowed to compete in the Indy500 with their digital cars are they?

Digital and Physical are two different things. They are kept separate in the two main MOCpage competitions.

Now as others have pointed out, you can do a lot of things with a few bricks. The judges this year have also catered for people who don't have a huge collection. Why? Because we don't want people to be put off competing against AFOLs and TFOLs who have large collections.

This competition is about combining speed with skill - you don't need a lot of bricks to do that. If you choose to play, my best wishes to you.

Edit: Any continuation of this topic will be deleted. This is a question thread, not a debating chamber. You ask, we answer, end of story.


I'm sorry I have offended you. I respect that the rules are what they are. I was questioning the validity of the rule where I shouldn't have, and I realize i've overstepped the bounds of this thread. I would hope that you admit that the second half of your first response was circular reasoning (the reason we don't allow LDD is we don't allow LDD). It IS your prerogative to make the rules, however I would appreciate (and many others would also) if in the future you considered adapting the rules.
I'm sorry for lengthening what you consider to be a frivolous question.
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| February 26, 2013, 4:16 pm
So, Thoy!

Justin and Jordan post almost everything together, do we need another member if they post everything on the same account?
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| February 26, 2013, 5:20 pm
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Quoting Stijn Oom
So, Thoy!

Justin and Jordan post almost everything together, do we need another member if they post everything on the same account?


They will count as two players for the games, thanks!
~Chris.
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| February 26, 2013, 8:03 pm
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Quoting Paul Romano
Kind of an odd question: Are teams of 4 people allowed or is it required to have 5 people to a team? Thanks for your time!


Here's how we'll play this one...

While a team of 4 would be allowed, what we'll do is fill in gaps with players left over starting tomorrow (the 27th) on teams with only 4 players. If we run out of stragglers without teams then your team will be allowed to compete with 4 players. We do however want to make sure that as many people get to play as we can so if there's a straggler left over, we're gonna put them where we can.

Hope that helps clear it up. If you have any other questions please let me know.

~Chris.
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| February 26, 2013, 8:06 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Makes perfect sense to me; honestly, the question left my mind once my team picked up a 5th member. Still, good to know! Thanks!

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| February 26, 2013, 8:29 pm
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Quoting Primus Maximus
Is it too late to post my group into the MOCAthlon.

Nope. You still have time. Keep questions not related to categories in the general question thread.
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| February 28, 2013, 4:55 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Any questions you may have can be asked here. If the answer to your question is already in the rules thread (or anywhere else) someone will direct you to your answer.

Please read EVERYTHING to make sure your question isn't already answered somewhere else.

I take it there is no more posting groups.
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| February 28, 2013, 5:10 pm
Our team has now 4 members because 5th one told us his mocpages account bit too late,could we still get him to our team?
Thanks.
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| March 1, 2013, 12:15 pm
Quoting Primus Maximus
I take it there is no more posting groups.

Just Kiddin'
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| March 1, 2013, 12:18 pm
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Quoting Roope (Finland Brick)
Our team has now 4 members because 5th one told us his mocpages account bit too late,could we still get him to our team?
Thanks.

Make sure he joins as soon as possible.
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| March 1, 2013, 12:44 pm
Quoting Nick Brick
Make sure he joins as soon as possible.

Thanks alot,i have invited him,he will join when he gets on pc. :)
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| March 1, 2013, 12:55 pm
If someone doesnt do their building can we do it for them?
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| March 1, 2013, 3:26 pm
I was reading a question category thread, and I got the impression that each team member can only build 5 MOCs. Is there a limit to that? And if I can't do a MOC, can a teammate do it for me, or vise-versa. Or long into the competition, can we change you discard categories that we will do? Please do answer!
Thanks!
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| March 1, 2013, 5:27 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Primus Maximus
I was reading a question category thread, and I got the impression that each team member can only build 5 MOCs. Is there a limit to that? And if I can't do a MOC, can a teammate do it for me, or vise-versa. Or long into the competition, can we change you discard categories that we will do? Please do answer!
Thanks!


You can build in as many or as few categories as you and your team want, and categories that your team assigns can be changed or dropped (at least until a moc from your team is posted and submitted in that category). You don't have to build all 30 categories as a team, but it would be to your benefit to try.
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| March 1, 2013, 6:40 pm
So a large problem during the mocolympics was that people built multiple builds per category. So one build would appeal to one judge and another of their builds would appeal to another judge, thus making it unfair for people who only built on build. I did not see it in the rules that only on build is allowed per person per category. Shouldn't that be in the rules? Or no?
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| March 1, 2013, 7:33 pm
In the title of your post does it need to contain 2013 Mocathalon or can it be in the introduction?
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| March 2, 2013, 9:37 am
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Quoting Justin Knelsen
In the title of your post does it need to contain 2013 Mocathalon or can it be in the introduction?


Huh, coulda sworn that was in the rules but I just went through and couldn't find it.

K, we won't mark anyone off for it but yes, please title it with something along the lines of "MocAthalon 2013 team X"

Again, we won't mark off for it but it would really help us to keep track of what's what out there.

Thanks!
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| March 2, 2013, 9:53 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Got _ Griffin (B-day Feb. 28th)
Are Brickarms types of things allowed in the MocAthalon? This wasn't answered in the rule form.


The rules stated this wasn't a purist competition. So, Brickarm away!
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| March 2, 2013, 11:37 am
If creation contains strings,does they have to be offical lego strings,or are other strings fine if they look very similar?
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| March 2, 2013, 12:48 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Huh, coulda sworn that was in the rules but I just went through and couldn't find it.

K, we won't mark anyone off for it but yes, please title it with something along the lines of "MocAthalon 2013 team X"

Again, we won't mark off for it but it would really help us to keep track of what's what out there.

Thanks!
Here's what you were probably trying to find:
Quoting Chris Phipson Each MOC entered must have the category of the build and the team name as the first line of the introduction of your post OR the first line of the post if you don't use the introduction section. Entries that do not meet these criterion will NOT be judged. We won't be DQing anyone for this, but you will NOT receive a score unless the above criteria are met.

We'll give you a little flexibility to title your creation, BUT the introduction must say the team name and the category built in (NOT
at the end of your post, the INTRODUCTION).



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| March 2, 2013, 3:32 pm
Quoting Nick Brick

You can build in as many or as few categories as you and your team want, and categories that your team assigns can be changed or dropped (at least until a moc from your team is posted and submitted in that category). You don't have to build all 30 categories as a team, but it would be to your benefit to try.

So I can build either 4 MOCs, or 7? Potentially, for a team member, is there no limit (as long as it is within reason)?
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| March 2, 2013, 8:22 pm
I was wondering if 3rd party items are allowed (Brickarms,Eclisegrafx...)
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| March 3, 2013, 2:58 am
Quoting Simon S.

Read the rules... They are =D!


Thanks! :D
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| March 3, 2013, 3:16 am
Can I re-use something small, like a drone, a bench, a tree, motorcycle or something, if the actual build is much more than just that, and the object is only a small side-prop ?
Of course, I wouldn't re-use a motorcycle for a very small vignette, where the highlight is the motorcycle...
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| March 3, 2013, 6:18 am
Can I use decals?
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| March 3, 2013, 5:16 pm
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Quoting Roope (Finland Brick)
If creation contains strings,does they have to be offical lego strings,or are other strings fine if they look very similar?


Are you looking at a DQ for using string? No! Would we appreciate seeing as much Lego as possible? Of course! Use non-Lego elements sparingly, only when necessary, and be creative. If we see a non-Lego part where a Lego part would do the job, that may affect our scoring.
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| March 3, 2013, 6:56 pm
Are all the images broken again?
I can't view any of them.
:s
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| March 4, 2013, 2:58 pm
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Quoting Paul .
Can I re-use something small, like a drone, a bench, a tree, motorcycle or something, if the actual build is much more than just that, and the object is only a small side-prop ?
Of course, I wouldn't re-use a motorcycle for a very small vignette, where the highlight is the motorcycle...


When I remember right from my judging job last years, Minifig-recycling is okay - everything else have to be NEW!

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| March 4, 2013, 3:05 pm
To Chris Phipson ( and the other judged)

Hello.

I just read your comment on my entry for the Bookends. Yes, I did delete the picture and upload it again, let me briefly explain what happened:

After I read the comment from Kevin J. Walter, saying that I would be scored a 0 (thinking that all of the judges would do the same) I was kind of shocked. I am new to mocpages, I don't really know how it work (Flickr is my place). Anyway, I acted in a hurry. It was a very foulish thing to do, and I don't know what I was thinking and why I did it, but it wasn't to trick you guys. I was not trying to cheat. As said before, I do regret what I did, but I wasn't thinkig.


Now, you asked me what I would do. Of course I am going to suggest giving me a warning instead of scoring me a 0, but that is up to you to decide. I would be really dissapointed though, because I put quite some time in it and, as I am in my examweek and also my final schoolyear, there is little time for building.


Well, I hope to hear from you soon.

Daan.






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| March 13, 2013, 1:04 pm
Do we have to have links to anyplace in particular? I checked the rules, but I thought it best to double-check here.
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| March 13, 2013, 2:44 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting TMM .
To Chris Phipson ( and the other judged)

Hello.

I just read your comment on my entry for the Bookends. Yes, I did delete the picture and upload it again, let me briefly explain what happened:

After I read the comment from Kevin J. Walter, saying that I would be scored a 0 (thinking that all of the judges would do the same) I was kind of shocked. I am new to mocpages, I don't really know how it work (Flickr is my place). Anyway, I acted in a hurry. It was a very foulish thing to do, and I don't know what I was thinking and why I did it, but it wasn't to trick you guys. I was not trying to cheat. As said before, I do regret what I did, but I wasn't thinkig.


Now, you asked me what I would do. Of course I am going to suggest giving me a warning instead of scoring me a 0, but that is up to you to decide. I would be really dissapointed though, because I put quite some time in it and, as I am in my examweek and also my final schoolyear, there is little time for building.


Well, I hope to hear from you soon.

Daan.



Thank you very much for your honest answer. Let me see what I can do in the judges group for you.

I'll be in touch soon.

~Chris.

Addition: I've made a case for you in the judges lounge. All of the judges have a say in the final decision so I'll get back to you once everyone has weighed in. Thanks for your patience. ~C.
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| March 13, 2013, 4:16 pm
Quoting Garrett A.
Do we have to have links to anyplace in particular? I checked the rules, but I thought it best to double-check here.


XD, meesa forgot to check in the categories thread. So, this would pan out as a proper entry? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/355978
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| March 13, 2013, 4:19 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Garrett A.
Do we have to have links to anyplace in particular? I checked the rules, but I thought it best to double-check here.


I personally like them near the top of the entry but there's no rule on where they HAVE to be. As long as they're on there and they work, then they fullfill the requirement.

Again personally I like them near the top so I can see them quickly, know they're there and then be able to move on to judging the moc. But that's just a "me" thing and won't effect your score either way.
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| March 13, 2013, 4:31 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

I personally like them near the top of the entry but there's no rule on where they HAVE to be. As long as they're on there and they work, then they fullfill the requirement.

Again personally I like them near the top so I can see them quickly, know they're there and then be able to move on to judging the moc. But that's just a "me" thing and won't effect your score either way.


I meant where should the links take you, but hey. There are only two pictures on the thing anyway, so ;).
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| March 13, 2013, 4:39 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting TMM .
To Chris Phipson ( and the other judged)

Daan.



Thank you for your patience. The judges have confered about the situation and due to your honesty during the situation, your entry will stand and will be judged fairly. Thank you for waiting (a full day for us to get back to you) and good luck to you and your team!

For everyone else, let this stand as a reminder that once you add a creation to the group, it's OURS and no changes may be made without prior approval. Thank you everyone.

~Chris.
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| March 14, 2013, 2:11 am
Is there going to be a "current scores" thread?
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| March 14, 2013, 11:15 am
Can I combine two categories with one build?
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| March 14, 2013, 2:12 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Legofreak2444 ~
Is there going to be a "current scores" thread?

Soon.
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| March 14, 2013, 2:39 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Josh O.
Can I combine two categories with one build?

No.
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| March 14, 2013, 2:39 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
Soon.


I could ask the same thing about a Perfect scores thread.
;)
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| March 14, 2013, 2:51 pm
What are the rules for photoshopping effects this year? There seem to be quite a couple of entries that use it for more than cleaning up backgrounds, so I was wondering how much editing we're able to do?
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| March 16, 2013, 6:15 pm
Are custom minifigs allowed for It's a me, Mario?? (by custom I mean painted, cut or something like this http://www.customminifig.co.uk/exsanguis-custom-minifigure/ )
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| March 17, 2013, 7:12 am
For the categories with required dimensions (for example, Fail like a BOSS must be made on a 16x16 base), are we allowed to have some overhang? If so, how many studs of overhang?
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| March 17, 2013, 10:40 am
For the Category: Larry, Curly, And Me, am I allowed to include more than one build?

And also, may I add a couple tablescraps from a long time ago into it? (They are a bed dresser and nightstand)
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| March 17, 2013, 12:42 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Nick V
What are the rules for photoshopping effects this year? There seem to be quite a couple of entries that use it for more than cleaning up backgrounds, so I was wondering how much editing we're able to do?

As long as it's not changing the build at all, it should be fine.
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| March 17, 2013, 3:52 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Bad Guy XD
Are custom minifigs allowed for It's a me, Mario?? (by custom I mean painted, cut or something like this http://www.customminifig.co.uk/exsanguis-custom-minifigure/ )

Yes, but don't expect as good of a score for a custom minifig as you would get for a brick built character.
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| March 17, 2013, 3:53 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Tristan Davis
For the categories with required dimensions (for example, Fail like a BOSS must be made on a 16x16 base), are we allowed to have some overhang? If so, how many studs of overhang?

As Wes answered in the other thread: "The challenge of the category is to limit yourself to a set dimension. I don't expect to see a 32x32 baseplate sitting on top of a 16x16 base. However, I won't judge down for a hanging tree limb or such."


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| March 17, 2013, 4:02 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting David .
For the Category: Larry, Curly, And Me, am I allowed to include more than one build?

And also, may I add a couple tablescraps from a long time ago into it? (They are a bed dresser and nightstand)

That sounds fine to me.

No, everything must be new.
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| March 17, 2013, 4:03 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
As long as it's not changing the build at all, it should be fine.

That's good to know, but that being said...
This entry just got a five from Kevin, and while it's a great build, the behind the scenes picture is startlingly different from the finished product.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/356166

Behind the scenes.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58252782@N06/8526393593/

I could see it being alright if he added in the unphotoshopped entry, and was judged on that, but the entry as it stands is quite photoshopped.

I have no problem whatsoever with Carson, but we need a level playing field for builders.

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| March 17, 2013, 4:19 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Lego Junkie
That's good to know, but that being said...
This entry just got a five from Kevin, and while it's a great build, the behind the scenes picture is startlingly different from the finished product.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/356166

Behind the scenes.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58252782@N06/8526393593/

I could see it being alright if he added in the unphotoshopped entry, and was judged on that, but the entry as it stands is quite photoshopped.

I have no problem whatsoever with Carson, but we need a level playing field for builders.


Betrayed by flickr...

Seriously: Thanks for bringing this up (it won't change my judging on it - done is done) - but I agreed on the reglement on photoshop, especially when it is seeable different from the original entry.

I personally don't have (on the named entry) an problem with cut out the stand or add some contrast, but replicate the plant's to generate a whole forest comes cheating pretty near!

- K.

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| March 17, 2013, 4:26 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
That sounds fine to me.

No, everything must be new.
What if I changes the scheme of the bed? I really need it, as the build is a bit plain without, (But I can change other things) *EDIT* Nope, it's fine. I just built a different piece of furniture. :D

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| March 17, 2013, 4:38 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Lego Junkie
That's good to know, but that being said...
This entry just got a five from Kevin, and while it's a great build, the behind the scenes picture is startlingly different from the finished product.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/356166

Behind the scenes.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/58252782@N06/8526393593/

I could see it being alright if he added in the unphotoshopped entry, and was judged on that, but the entry as it stands is quite photoshopped.

I have no problem whatsoever with Carson, but we need a level playing field for builders.


Yeap... that would be a problem... however...

I went back and it turns out this mix up is my fault, not Carson's.

Everyone who has played in any MOCpages wide game in the past few years knows full well that photoshop (aside from cleaning up a background) is not allowed. I went back through the rules thread and, to my dismay, there's nothing in the rules about no photoshopping. I simply overlooked it, it's totally my fault and no one elses.

Now, that being said, I will add to the judges announcements that from this point on, there is no photoshop allowed of course however, being as Carson is from Flickr and is not a regular MOCpages user, it's not HIS fault in any way that he didn't know about the Photoshop rule.

So then, his post will stand as is and be judged by what is seen. But as I said, I'll be putting an update in the judges announcement thread that from here on out, photoshop is a no no.

We'll chalk this one up to sleep deprivation (which I'm getting a lot of recently... the deprivation part, not sleep.).
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| March 18, 2013, 11:17 pm
Dear Judges,

I request to add content to my entry for "bookends". The content that I would add is a picture showing just why the creation IS a pair of bookends. As Chris showed with his scoring, a small misinterpretation could cost my team many points.

I recognize that my creation is unorthodox and original, but I would expect that you could still recognize that it is a pair of bookends (contrary to what Chris said). I think there is just a small bit of confusion that I hope to clear up.

So, may I add a picture that shows how the bookends work, just to clear up this problem once and for all?

Thanks all,
-Blake
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| March 19, 2013, 7:15 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Blake Baer
Dear Judges,

I request to add content to my entry for "bookends".

Thanks all,
-Blake


Thank you for asking and yes, you may add some content to the existing post to help clear up any issue.

~Chris.

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| March 19, 2013, 8:22 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Thank you for asking and yes, you may add some content to the existing post to help clear up any issue.

~Chris.

Thanks Chris.

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| March 19, 2013, 8:34 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Thank you for asking and yes, you may add some content to the existing post to help clear up any issue.

~Chris.

Ok, thanks Chris, I added some clarifying information that should help.

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| March 19, 2013, 9:35 am
You guys plan in opening up a perfect scores thread?

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| March 19, 2013, 1:50 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Lego Junkie
You guys plan in opening up a perfect scores thread?

Done.
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| March 19, 2013, 2:04 pm
With regards to no photoshopping rule- things like copying, fancy lens flare, crazy backgrounds etc are not allowed... but what about text?

Can we caption our builds ?
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| March 19, 2013, 6:55 pm
Quoting Si MOCs
With regards to no photoshopping rule- things like copying, fancy lens flare, crazy backgrounds etc are not allowed... but what about text?

Can we caption our builds ?

Good question. If not, then my "Matrimony" might need some... revising.
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| March 19, 2013, 7:54 pm
Hey Chris,
I just got back from a week long vacation and saw the new "no photoshop" rule. Before I left for vacation I'd created an entry and edited it into a textured black background and added text, is that alright? It was done before the rule was implemented, and I will have tons of completely unaltered photos so you easily make out the build without worrying about any tricks.
Thanks,
LukeClarenceVan
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| March 19, 2013, 9:17 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Si MOCs
With regards to no photoshopping rule- things like copying, fancy lens flare, crazy backgrounds etc are not allowed... but what about text?

Can we caption our builds ?


My opinion to it: You're good with text.
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| March 20, 2013, 3:17 am
 Group admin 
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Hey Chris,
I just got back from a week long vacation and saw the new "no photoshop" rule. Before I left for vacation I'd created an entry and edited it into a textured black background and added text, is that alright? It was done before the rule was implemented, and I will have tons of completely unaltered photos so you easily make out the build without worrying about any tricks.
Thanks,
LukeClarenceVan


I'd say you're good to go with it^^

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| March 20, 2013, 3:20 am
So we can use photoshop for a background or text? (I tihink its yes!
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| March 20, 2013, 6:54 am
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Quoting Isaac The Awesome! (founder of i Brick)
So we can use photoshop for a background or text? (I tihink its yes!


Yes. Cleaning up backgrounds, text, word bubbles and things like that are all ok. What we don't want is "special effects" on the moc itself.
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| March 20, 2013, 9:40 am
Question from a MOC Noob:

How does one join a team?
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| March 20, 2013, 1:40 pm
Quoting Owslafa Jones
Question from a MOC Noob:

How does one join a team?

Too late sorry :C. But there's always the MOCOlympics!
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| March 20, 2013, 2:09 pm
Q:How can I sigh up for the MOCOlympics?

Q:Can someone tell me when the MA is going to start next year.
It's my second time missing out on the action!:(
-Brick Boy
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| March 20, 2013, 6:18 pm
Quoting Brick Boy
Q:How can I sigh up for the MOCOlympics?

Q:Can someone tell me when the MA is going to start next year.
It's my second time missing out on the action!:(
-Brick Boy

A:Well I suggest keep an eye out for it during August to September and once you join the group there should be a sign up thread.

A:Around February is when the group should be up and open for normal members

Hope this helped!
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| March 20, 2013, 6:50 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Brick Boy
Q:How can I sigh up for the MOCOlympics?

Q:Can someone tell me when the MA is going to start next year.
It's my second time missing out on the action!:(
-Brick Boy


The MocOlympics usually start sign ups in mid to late August. Keep checking my homepage around this time as I always post a link to the group when it's open for signups.

Same thing for the MocAthalon. Again, Signups start in early to mid February and there will be a link to the group on my homepage.

Hope to see you in the fall!

~Chris.

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| March 21, 2013, 2:04 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Yes. Cleaning up backgrounds, text, word bubbles and things like that are all ok. What we don't want is "special effects" on the moc itself.

Ok! thanks!
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| March 21, 2013, 10:07 am
Did the MO start yet?
Because i'm already seeing entries!!
Please tell me i'm not to late!
-Brick Boy
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| March 23, 2013, 7:44 am
Quoting Brick Boy
Did the MO start yet?
Because i'm already seeing entries!!
Please tell me i'm not to late!
-Brick Boy

It's actually almost over. 9 days left.
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| March 23, 2013, 2:27 pm
I thought sigh ups started in Sept.
-Brick Boy
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| March 23, 2013, 3:28 pm
Quoting Brick Boy
I thought sigh ups started in Sept.
-Brick Boy

Oh, sorry, I thought you meant the MocAthalon. The Mocolympics aren't going on, just old entries are coming on the homepage. You do have to wait till September.
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| March 23, 2013, 3:34 pm
Am I allowed to show an edited black and white picture if I also show a non edited colour picture? I feel as though I lose some effect with my pictures if I don't do them in black and white as well as color.
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| March 24, 2013, 3:21 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Captain Infinity
Am I allowed to show an edited black and white picture if I also show a non edited colour picture? I feel as though I lose some effect with my pictures if I don't do them in black and white as well as color.


Yes, that would be fine as long as you have BOTH sets of pics included. We want to be able to see the "unedited" version as well.
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| March 25, 2013, 1:26 am
I am going to building a three part vignette series for part of one of my categories. I know we aren't really allowed to reuse builds, but can I reuse the base of the vignette? I want to be able to dump out the old inside and build a new vignette. It will be simple, but I dont have enough pieces to build it thrice.
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| March 28, 2013, 7:25 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Bricko -
...can I reuse the base of the vignette?


I'm going to leave this one open for the other judges to comment if they want, but I will speak from my experience as a contestant last year. Last year I built two beach scenes for two different categories. For the second one, I took the beach apart entirely, then rebuilt it slightly different - larger and with different details to match the scene. I can appreciate that you don't have many parts, but certainly you can find some way to reuse the parts without reusing the MOC. To me, this crosses the line past reusing a plain background.
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| March 29, 2013, 12:04 am
Does the contest end on Friday night, when the 29th turns to the 30th?
or on Saturday night when the 30th turns to the 31st?
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| March 29, 2013, 12:47 am
Hi!
I added my creation here, but the links are wrong!
(link to my group directs here and vice versa)
Can i change it?
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| March 30, 2013, 1:35 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting matux patulax
Hi!
I added my creation here, but the links are wrong!
(link to my group directs here and vice versa)
Can i change it?

Please don't change it at all once you've added it. Your issue shouldn't be a problem, thanks for letting us know about it though.
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| March 30, 2013, 2:04 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
Please don't change it at all once you've added it. Your issue shouldn't be a problem, thanks for letting us know about it though.

Ok.
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| March 30, 2013, 4:27 pm
I have my build for #7 Rube Goldberg machine done, but I'm having trouble uploading the video to Flickr. Is it alright if I upload pictures and then link to the video once I get it working? It shouldn't be more than a few days hopefully.
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| March 30, 2013, 5:22 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting SuperSpy X
I have my build for #7 Rube Goldberg machine done, but I'm having trouble uploading the video to Flickr. Is it alright if I upload pictures and then link to the video once I get it working? It shouldn't be more than a few days hopefully.


I'm really sorry, but adding something to an entry after the deadline is a no. Maybe you could email the video to a teammate to see if they have better luck posting it to Flickr/youtube?
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| March 30, 2013, 6:42 pm
Quoting Ru Corder

NVM, I got it working. Phew!

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| March 30, 2013, 8:04 pm
One of my MOCs (smaug the great and powerful) was added to the Mocathalon group, but I forgot to add it to my private team group in all the rush to get it posted before I had to go somewhere, since I wouldn't be home for the deadline.
Is it ok if I add it to my private team group now?

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| April 1, 2013, 7:35 am
Now that the contest is mostly over, I'd like to ask the judges to review allowing digital builds for next year. I've added a few models here (http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/164488), and they are all done in digital. some I took very close care to not use any pieces that don't really exist, others I went to town with colors, and a few of the builds I broke the laws of physics, and some I went to great lengths to make sure I wasn't doing anything a real builder could not. I don't mean to be a nuisance, but I really think you ought to revise the rules some. If not, I still think you guys run an awesome contest and demand some of the greatest innovation on the internet.
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| April 1, 2013, 1:06 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Any questions you may have can be asked here. If the answer to your question is already in the rules thread (or anywhere else) someone will direct you to your answer.

Please read EVERYTHING to make sure your question isn't already answered somewhere else.



Hey Just want to say thnx so much for the fun compete =) and my question is also when do you yjink you'll have the scores up =)
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| April 1, 2013, 1:12 pm
Quoting Luke the Swift


Hey Just want to say thnx so much for the fun compete =) and my question is also when do you yjink you'll have the scores up =)

Hey man just so you know the moc that said I was leaving was a prank so gotcha ;)
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| April 1, 2013, 1:31 pm
If possible, would I be allowed to add some text and one picture I somehow missed upon uploading to my Gas in Space entry? If not I can understand that, as the deadline is over, but I'm would not be adding anything to the build.
(Here it is: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/357395)
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| April 1, 2013, 7:48 pm
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Quoting Gabe Umland
One of my MOCs (smaug the great and powerful) was added to the Mocathalon group, but I forgot to add it to my private team group in all the rush to get it posted before I had to go somewhere, since I wouldn't be home for the deadline.
Is it ok if I add it to my private team group now?

Yes, you may add it to your private group. Thanks for asking!
~C.

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| April 1, 2013, 10:02 pm
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Quoting Luke the Swift
and my question is also when do you yjink you'll have the scores up =)


Probably not till the end of the week. We have to finish judging and then add everything up. Once it's added up, we double and then triple check it to make sure it's right. We'll work as quick as we can of course but I'm sure you'd all like it done right over fast...
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| April 1, 2013, 10:04 pm
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Quoting gid617 (Kai NRG)
If possible, would I be allowed to add some text and one picture I somehow missed upon uploading to my Gas in Space entry? If not I can understand that, as the deadline is over, but I'm would not be adding anything to the build.
(Here it is: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/357395)


Thank you for asking and yes, you may add one pic and SOME text (don't go nuts). Thanks for asking!

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| April 1, 2013, 10:05 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Probably not till the end of the week. We have to finish judging and then add everything up. Once it's added up, we double and then triple check it to make sure it's right. We'll work as quick as we can of course but I'm sure you'd all like it done right over fast...

indeed =)
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| April 1, 2013, 11:00 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Thank you for asking and yes, you may add one pic and SOME text (don't go nuts). Thanks for asking!

Thanks!
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| April 2, 2013, 6:46 am
Hello, it looks like my MOC was removed from the group. It is the 373rd Reptilian Infantry Squad (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/357251) which I added on the 28th. I've been out of town this week so didn't notice this until Luke mentioned it in the comments of the MOC.
Can you look into this please?

Quoting Chris Phipson
Any questions you may have can be asked here. If the answer to your question is already in the rules thread (or anywhere else) someone will direct you to your answer.

Please read EVERYTHING to make sure your question isn't already answered somewhere else.

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| April 6, 2013, 12:56 am
Quoting Bruce Lowell
Hello, it looks like my MOC was removed from the group. It is the 373rd Reptilian Infantry Squad (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/357251) which I added on the 28th. I've been out of town this week so didn't notice this until Luke mentioned it in the comments of the MOC.
Can you look into this please?


Bruce, I might have an answer: I first noticed a weird glitch a few weeks ago when I was looking at the group creations page. You know how when you see the thumbnail of your creation and it says "Remove from group" below it? Well, any build that was listed after, and on the same page as any of my creations said "Remove from group" as well, even though they weren't my models. I have a hunch that someone had this glitch too, and took advantage of it by removing your wonderful creation. I'm not trying to point fingers at anyone, but I'm just sayin' what I saw.

Hope you get this sorted out!

Elliott


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| April 6, 2013, 12:25 pm
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Quoting Bruce Lowell
Hello, it looks like my MOC was removed from the group. It is the 373rd Reptilian Infantry Squad (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/357251) which I added on the 28th. I've been out of town this week so didn't notice this until Luke mentioned it in the comments of the MOC.
Can you look into this please?



Yeah, it's weird... looks like we've been getting that glitch recently and since we have comments stating that it was in the group before and was somehow removed, you're good.

I'll open the group for you to add your creation again. Sorry for the glitch!

~Chris.


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| April 6, 2013, 10:15 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Yeah, it's weird... looks like we've been getting that glitch recently and since we have comments stating that it was in the group before and was somehow removed, you're good.

I'll open the group for you to add your creation again. Sorry for the glitch!

~Chris.



Re-added. Thanks, Chris!
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| April 7, 2013, 5:38 am
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Quoting Bruce Lowell

Re-added. Thanks, Chris!


Well, group is locked again.
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| April 7, 2013, 7:43 am
Quoting Chris Phipson
Any questions you may have can be asked here. If the answer to your question is already in the rules thread (or anywhere else) someone will direct you to your answer.

Please read EVERYTHING to make sure your question isn't already answered somewhere else.

hate to be a bother but will the scores be up today?
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| April 7, 2013, 10:09 am
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Quoting Luke the Swift
hate to be a bother but will the scores be up today?


I cannot speak for the other judges who aren't finished yet with judging - I can't promise that I'll be finished by today and even if so, the scores have just to be summed up and verified, which will need time as well!

So don't count on it to get the scores today - I know you're all excited about them (I was on the side of the players as well in the first MOCA, so I can understand it)

Patience young padawan ;-)
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| April 7, 2013, 11:04 am
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I've judged 150 entries over this sunday... phew...
The remaining 75 I'll do tomorrow after work and university - sorry for the delay from my side!
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| April 7, 2013, 5:26 pm
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I've judged 150 entries over this sunday... phew...
The remaining 75 I'll do tomorrow after work and university - sorry for the delay from my side!
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| April 7, 2013, 5:26 pm
Quoting Kevin J. Walter
I've judged 150 entries over this sunday... phew...
The remaining 75 I'll do tomorrow after work and university - sorry for the delay from my side!

No problem...I don't mind at least. 150 is an overwhelming number, and I can understand why you need a break! So, no worries from me; I'll be patient with you!
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| April 7, 2013, 5:32 pm
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