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Round 1
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Welcome to round one of the 2013 MocOlympics!

Let's get this show on the road!

Be sure to READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY. If you have any questions please direct them to the question thread.

The first update to the MocOlympics rules (and this will go throughout the ENTIRE games) is that, unless the category specifically calls for it (ie: a story category or something similar), you may only build ONE moc per entry.

ALL CREATIONS MUST BE NEW BUILDS! You may NOT use any old mocs in ANY of your entries. The ONLY exception to this rule is that sigfigs/minifigs may be used. Other than that, each entry must be built for that round from brick one. If we find a mech or car or something else that has been built before the round began then you WILL be disqualified.


Round one is a free for all, elimination round. All players entries are going to be scored on a 1-10 point scale. The higher your points, the more chance you have of advancing to round 2. Only the top 64 players will advance to the "player vs player" rounds.


Title: Please title your moc "MocOlympics (may be shortened to M.O.) round 1." You can add to the title after this if you wish but please open the title with this.

Your entry MUST include a WORKING link back to the MocOlympics group homepage (That means you must be able to click on it and have it bring you to the main group. None of this "please copy and paste the following" stuff). To learn how to make a link, click on the "learn some simple HTML" tab on the upload page when uploading your moc. Remember, a link WILL NOT WORK in the introduction area of the upload. You must put it in the main body of the post. Then you MUST add your creation to the group. The reason that there MUST be a link is because if you advance to round 2, you will need to know how to link to your opponent's page.

You will have 10 days to build and post your creation. Your creation must be added to the group no later than 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 10th, MOCpages time (that's Eastern U.S. time). No entries will be accepted after that time. We will lock the group so that no entries may be added after the cut off.

Once you have added your MOC to the group, it is an official entry. Any change made to your post or pictures after this may result in disqualification. Our STRONGEST advice is to allow others to check out your post and give you the OK BEFORE you add it to the group. There's NO rule that says you MUST add it to the group right after you post it so be SURE it's right before you add it!

Once all the entries are in, the judges will then score all of the entries. NO ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED UNTIL AFTER THE CUT OFF TIME. After the judges have scored all of the entries, then you will be given your total score by one of the judges in a comment on your moc. There will be 5 judges scoring your mocs for round one (I, Xenomurphy, will be the official scorekeeper and will act as a tie breaker judge if needed). The highest possible score for round one is 50 points.


Categories:

Your categories for round one are:

"The 12 Signs of the Zodiac."

You know... Leo, Scorpio, Gemini and so on. Choose any ONE of the 12 Zodiac signs and build a moc incoorporating that ONE sign into it. (in case you haven't noticed, you're only allowed to choose ONE of the twelve signs). No size limits.

And that's it. Good luck everyone! You have 10 days starting...

NOW!
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| September 1, 2013, 1:01 am
I have NO idea what the zodiac is. Better start researching!
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| September 1, 2013, 1:07 am
Alright let's go!
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| September 1, 2013, 1:13 am
Oooh, I'm liking this a lot.
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| September 1, 2013, 1:16 am
I'm already planning out the look of my build. It looks so awesome in my mind.
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| September 1, 2013, 1:24 am
Are we allowed to pick Ophiuchus as our Zodiac symbol?
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| September 1, 2013, 1:29 am
I'm suddenly flooded with ideas. Let's hope I can pull of the designs in my head!
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| September 1, 2013, 1:34 am
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Quoting Nick V
Are we allowed to pick Ophiuchus as our Zodiac symbol?

Only the twelve signs from tropical astrology, please.
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| September 1, 2013, 1:35 am
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Quoting Nick V
Are we allowed to pick Ophiuchus as our Zodiac symbol?

Nope. Just the original 12, not a baker's dozen.

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| September 1, 2013, 1:37 am
Wow, these are sure going to get us thinking!
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| September 1, 2013, 3:55 am
Quoting Stephen Boe
I have NO idea what the zodiac is. Better start researching!

Same :-/
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| September 1, 2013, 4:07 am
Alright, I've got an idea. Now to build.
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| September 1, 2013, 5:46 am
What kind of catergory is this!?! I better start reacerching....
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| September 1, 2013, 7:29 am
What would a MOC for Round 1 look like?

Would it be like a scene incorporating the symbol of choice?

For example a MOC of a Ronan census showing scales, or would you byild the constipation out of bricks?

~RBC
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| September 1, 2013, 7:33 am
Ooh ooh ooh! I just had an awesome idea...
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| September 1, 2013, 8:45 am
Quoting Stephen Boe
I have NO idea what the zodiac is. Better start researching!


I do, remotely... :/
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| September 1, 2013, 8:46 am
I know this question is gonna get some flak because it is "clearly" defined in the rules that I can only choose one sign, but here goes. If I chose a sign (like Aries, the chief sign) as my category, would it be impossible to build any/all of the other signs with it? IE, to build an astrological coordinate system? Thanks in advance.
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| September 1, 2013, 9:03 am
I've done a bit of research here. Midnight server time is 8:00 am for me, so I was one of the first people to see this.
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| September 1, 2013, 9:10 am
Can the setting of the MOC be fictional? Or does it have to be historical according to the zodiac sign?
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| September 1, 2013, 9:25 am
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Quoting royalbrickcustoms (RBC)
What would a MOC for Round 1 look like?

Would it be like a scene incorporating the symbol of choice?

For example a MOC of a Ronan census showing scales, or would you byild the constipation out of bricks?

~RBC

It's up to you!

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| September 1, 2013, 9:27 am
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Quoting Blake Baer
I know this question is gonna get some flak because it is "clearly" defined in the rules that I can only choose one sign, but here goes. If I chose a sign (like Aries, the chief sign) as my category, would it be impossible to build any/all of the other signs with it? IE, to build an astrological coordinate system? Thanks in advance.

I dare you to try it.
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| September 1, 2013, 9:27 am
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Quoting Stormbringer .
Can the setting of the MOC be fictional? Or does it have to be historical according to the zodiac sign?

As long as it fits the category, it can be whatever you want.
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| September 1, 2013, 9:28 am
Oh, snap...

This is not what I was expecting at all. I'm SO unprepared. Well, I better get started.
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| September 1, 2013, 9:32 am
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
It's up to you!


Being very helpful to Mr. Newcomer aren't we MacDonald? :P
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| September 1, 2013, 9:33 am
So if I choose Scorpio I just have to incorporate a giant scorpion?
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| September 1, 2013, 9:47 am
Armored core saving my butt for a category I could never come up with an entry for myself.
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| September 1, 2013, 10:17 am
Do I have to interpret the "zodiac" part literally? Could I build, let's say, an undersea diorama with a giant crab guardian called cancer, or must the zodiac figure of choice be directly linked to the zodiac itself?
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| September 1, 2013, 10:56 am
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Quoting Toa Infernum
So if I choose Scorpio I just have to incorporate a giant scorpion?

You could... Or you could try something a bit more original. ;)
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| September 1, 2013, 11:02 am
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Quoting Elliott Feldman
Do I have to interpret the "zodiac" part literally? Could I build, let's say, an undersea diorama with a giant crab guardian called cancer, or must the zodiac figure of choice be directly linked to the zodiac itself?

Might want to try and get a bit more of a connection than merely the name, though direct interpretation isn't necessary. In your example, perhaps the giant crab guardian Cancer is guarding Atlantis (a city traditionally associated with astrology). Or something to that effect.
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| September 1, 2013, 11:05 am
This caught me complete off guard...better start thinking!
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| September 1, 2013, 11:06 am
Is this limited to only the Greek Zodiac?
-LB Jr.
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| September 1, 2013, 11:19 am
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Quoting Lego Builders
Is this limited to only the Greek Zodiac?
-LB Jr.

Yep. Scorpio, Aries, Gemini, all that jazz. Other versions are cool, but not useful for this round.
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| September 1, 2013, 11:21 am
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Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
You could... Or you could try something a bit more original. ;)

Giant ice scorpions are of course the exception to the rule. :)
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| September 1, 2013, 11:26 am
I almost forgot about this contest! That would have been bad if it really happened. Better start building!
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| September 1, 2013, 11:32 am
Well this should be interesting, to say the least.
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| September 1, 2013, 11:49 am
I'm shaking in my boots! I wasn't prepared for this:P
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| September 1, 2013, 11:50 am
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy

Um...I can't exactly find the official signs of the Zodiac.
Could you please provide perhaps some images/link to images of the Zodiac you're talking about. I can find the names, but not the pictures/symbols that you're talking about.
Please respond ASAP!
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| September 1, 2013, 12:03 pm
So much for more than one category... :1
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| September 1, 2013, 12:09 pm
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Quoting Brick Boy
Um...I can't exactly find the official signs of the Zodiac.
Could you please provide perhaps some images/link to images of the Zodiac you're talking about. I can find the names, but not the pictures/symbols that you're talking about.
Please respond ASAP!


Here is the list:

Aries The Ram
Taurus The Bull
Gemini The Twins
Cancer The Crab
Leo The Lion
Virgo The Virgin
Libra The Balance/Scales
Scorpio The Scorpion
Sagittarius The Archer
Capricorn The Goat
Aquarius The Water Bearer
Pisces The Fishes

And here is a link to some images: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Zodiac_woodcut.png

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| September 1, 2013, 12:11 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith

Here is the list:

Aries The Ram
Taurus The Bull
Gemini The Twins
Cancer The Crab
Leo The Lion
Virgo The Virgin
Libra The Balance/Scales
Scorpio The Scorpion
Sagittarius The Archer
Capricorn The Goat
Aquarius The Water Bearer
Pisces The Fishes

And here is a link to some images: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Zodiac_woodcut.png

Thanks a bunch!
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| September 1, 2013, 12:13 pm
Do we have to incorporate the figure (like giant lion) into the moc or can we incorporate the symbol ( like how Scorpio's symbol looks like the letter "m" ) into the moc somewhere ?
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| September 1, 2013, 12:18 pm
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Quoting Garett Smith
Do we have to incorporate the figure (like giant lion) into the moc or can we incorporate the symbol ( like how Scorpio's symbol looks like the letter "m" ) into the moc somewhere ?

Your interpretation is the name of the game. So long as your MOC clearly represents one of the signs of the zodiac it will be fine. So in answer to your question, if you want to work with the glyph, fine, just make sure it clearly denotes the zodiac and isn't a squiggly M in the background somewhere.
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| September 1, 2013, 12:26 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
Your interpretation is the name of the game. So long as your MOC clearly represents one of the signs of the zodiac it will be fine. So in answer to your question, if you want to work with the glyph, fine, just make sure it clearly denotes the zodiac and isn't a squiggly M in the background somewhere.

Ok thanks David! That helps a lot.
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| September 1, 2013, 12:33 pm
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Quoting Elliott Feldman
Do I have to interpret the "zodiac" part literally? Could I build, let's say, an undersea diorama with a giant crab guardian called cancer, or must the zodiac figure of choice be directly linked to the zodiac itself?

I know Luke indicated that more of a "relevant connection" would be appreciated, but I think you'd probably be fine building something like you've suggested in your comment above (though we don't want all the entries to look the same).

My fellow judge David pretty much summed it up below:

Quoting David Alexander Smith Your interpretation is the name of the game. So long as your MOC clearly represents one of the signs of the zodiac it will be fine. So in answer to your question, if you want to work with the glyph, fine, just make sure it clearly denotes the zodiac and isn't a squiggly M in the background somewhere.

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| September 1, 2013, 12:34 pm
I already pretty much finished my MOC.
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| September 1, 2013, 1:14 pm
*Sigh* Not looking bright at this. Since I'm Christian, I don't feel good about building something with one of those signs in it. Any alternatives for me?
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| September 1, 2013, 1:46 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
*Sigh* Not looking bright at this. Since I'm Christian, I don't feel good about building something with one of those signs in it. Any alternatives for me?
Just imagine it as a list of animals.
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| September 1, 2013, 1:52 pm
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Quoting Stormjay Rider
*Sigh* Not looking bright at this. Since I'm Christian, I don't feel good about building something with one of those signs in it. Any alternatives for me?

While I realize that some Christians believe astrology to be paganism, building a MOC based on the twelve signs does not validate nor support the replacement of God with constellations.

So, in short, no.

Also, what Ru said.
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| September 1, 2013, 1:53 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
I dare you to try it.

Well, thank you for the very informative and thoughtful response.
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| September 1, 2013, 1:54 pm
Wait... now I have an idea...
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| September 1, 2013, 1:55 pm
Quoting Blake Baer
Well, thank you for the very informative and thoughtful response.

Ha, ha, best comment yet!
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| September 1, 2013, 1:55 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
While I realize that some Christians believe astrology to be paganism, building a MOC based on the twelve signs does not validate nor support the replacement of God with constellations.

So, in short, no.

Also, what Ru said.

Could I maybe do the animal instead of the sign?
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| September 1, 2013, 1:56 pm
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Quoting Blake Baer
Well, thank you for the very informative and thoughtful response.

No problemo, any time.

Seriously though, play it safe and stick with one sign. If you're really smart, lucky, and skilled you might be able to pull off a build with all the signs without being D.Q.ed, but we really want one symbol per entry.
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| September 1, 2013, 1:58 pm
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Quoting Stormjay Rider
Could I maybe do the animal instead of the sign?

You would have to indicate that it's from the zodiac, but yes. For example, if you built a bull you would have to make it clear that it's the Taurus bull.
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| September 1, 2013, 2:00 pm
This is by far my favorite MO category!
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| September 1, 2013, 2:00 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
No problemo, any time.

Seriously though, play it safe and stick with one sign. If you're really smart, lucky, and skilled you might be able to pull off a build with all the signs without being D.Q.ed, but we really want one symbol per entry.

Fair enough, thanks mate. :)
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| September 1, 2013, 2:07 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist ...to make it clear that it's the Taurus ram.

Aries ram.*
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| September 1, 2013, 2:09 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
You would have to indicate that it's from the zodiac, but yes. For example, if you built a ram you would have to make it clear that it's the Taurus ram.

I think I can do that... but perhaps on the more, shall we say, "demonic" end of the spectrum... Black Fantasy fans, get ready/
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| September 1, 2013, 2:26 pm
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Quoting Stormjay Rider
I think I can do that... but perhaps on the more, shall we say, "demonic" end of the spectrum... Black Fantasy fans, get ready/

Great way of working round the issue. Looking forward to seeing the dark fantasy in action
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| September 1, 2013, 2:28 pm
Crunch time...
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| September 1, 2013, 2:30 pm
Is it alright to use Bionicle for this?
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| September 1, 2013, 2:31 pm
Do I have to make the specific sign like cancer the crab or can I just make a crab?

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| September 1, 2013, 2:31 pm
Quoting Chi Warrior
Do I have to make the specific sign like cancer the crab or can I just make a crab?

You have to make it like the sign animal, in some way... I'm going to take a darker spin on things.
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| September 1, 2013, 2:34 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
one symbol per entry.

But can it be like a zodiac in the background, loike a temple or something, but emphasis being on the chosen unit?
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| September 1, 2013, 2:59 pm
Hmm... I've got a few ideas for Gemini...
Great idea!
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| September 1, 2013, 2:59 pm
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Quoting Blake Baer
Aries ram.*

Taurus bull. ;)
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| September 1, 2013, 3:19 pm
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Quoting Garrett A.
Is it alright to use Bionicle for this?

... Yes. Any LEGO piece is accepted. Heck, you could build an entry out of LEGO pens and watches!
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| September 1, 2013, 3:21 pm
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Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
But can it be like a zodiac in the background, loike a temple or something, but emphasis being on the chosen unit?

Erm... I'll get back to you on that.
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| September 1, 2013, 3:21 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
... Yes. Any LEGO piece is accepted. Heck, you could build an entry out of LEGO pens and watches!

I'd love to see that.
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| September 1, 2013, 3:26 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
*Sigh* Not looking bright at this. Since I'm Christian, I don't feel good about building something with one of those signs in it. Any alternatives for me?

Well, that shouldn't be a problem for you! The idea doesn't have to be in the religious sense, just try to think of a more broader view of the category. For example: a fictional setting with a Scorpio faction (oh well, there goes one idea :D )
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| September 1, 2013, 3:46 pm
Quoting Stormbringer .
Well, that shouldn't be a problem for you! The idea doesn't have to be in the religious sense, just try to think of a more broader view of the category. For example: a fictional setting with a Scorpio faction (oh well, there goes one idea :D )

Didn't you read the above post? It'll be a look at the more demonic end of the spectrum... you'll see...
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| September 1, 2013, 4:15 pm
My entry is done, just need to photograph and upload it! I went on a insane building spree and did it in 3 solid hours.
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| September 1, 2013, 4:15 pm
Quoting {JOG} Josh O.
This is by far my favorite MO category!

You have something on your mind. No really, I think a bug is eating it away.
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| September 1, 2013, 4:33 pm
Quoting David .
You have something on your mind. No really, I think a bug is eating it away.

Wrong thread :P
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| September 1, 2013, 4:34 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Wrong thread :P

I was referring to the category(ies) :P
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| September 1, 2013, 4:36 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
*Sigh* Not looking bright at this. Since I'm Christian, I don't feel good about building something with one of those signs in it. Any alternatives for me?

Your not alone. But understand, people were actually dumb (and still are) enough to believe in it! So look at it as information, rather than downing your beliefs;) Hope I help:)
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| September 1, 2013, 4:54 pm
Quoting General X (aka SuperSpyX)
My entry is done, just need to photograph and upload it! I went on a insane building spree and did it in 3 solid hours.

Might want to rethink the whole deal, no?
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| September 1, 2013, 5:01 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Might want to rethink the whole deal, no?

Haste makes waste.

Coming from a procrastinator. :P
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| September 1, 2013, 5:04 pm
Okay, I've got a pretty cool idea. I dunno if I have the skill to complete it, though.
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| September 1, 2013, 5:09 pm
Quoting General X (aka SuperSpyX)
My entry is done, just need to photograph and upload it! I went on a insane building spree and did it in 3 solid hours.

You'll get a ton of likes for being the first, but I'd rethink it and see if there is something else you need done, or could do. Y'know?
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| September 1, 2013, 5:10 pm
Quoting General X (aka SuperSpyX)
My entry is done, just need to photograph and upload it! I went on a insane building spree and did it in 3 solid hours.

Whereas I've spent about that much time building and I've just finished (haven't refined yet) the largest figure. Haven't even started the scene itself.
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| September 1, 2013, 5:33 pm
Ah man, speedbuilding till midnight while listening to loud music doesn't happen enough in my life these days.

So glad I joined the MO's!
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| September 1, 2013, 5:42 pm
Quoting David .
Okay, I've got a pretty cool idea. I dunno if I have the skill to complete it, though.

Good luck man! I'm still debating what to build...
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| September 1, 2013, 5:45 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Whereas I've spent about that much time building and I've just finished (haven't refined yet) the largest figure. Haven't even started the scene itself.

I just started actually getting bricks together 10 minutes ago.

Then again, I like to put a lot of thought into my builds beforehand...
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| September 1, 2013, 5:45 pm
Quoting Brick Boy
Your not alone. But understand, people were actually d#mb (and still are) enough to believe in it! So look at it as information, rather than downing your beliefs;) Hope I help:)

Actually, my MOC is going to play off their stup!dity. Hopefully.
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| September 1, 2013, 5:59 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Good luck man! I'm still debating what to build...

Luckily I've got an Idea and it's looking pretty good in my mind. I've spent the last half hour working on a creek/waterfall. :D
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| September 1, 2013, 6:17 pm
Almost forgot, Good luck everyone! I know I'll need it... :/
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| September 1, 2013, 6:22 pm
Quoting David .
Luckily I've got an Idea and it's looking pretty good in my mind. I've spent the last half hour working on a creek/waterfall. :D

I'm including a motorized waterfall in my entry... Hopefully people notice it, since it isn't a very big part of the entry...
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| September 1, 2013, 6:27 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I'm including a motorized waterfall in my entry... Hopefully people notice it, since it isn't a very big part of the entry...
That's sounds more like bragging rather than telling people a fact...
Cool, though. :)
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| September 1, 2013, 6:29 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I'm including a motorized waterfall in my entry... Hopefully people notice it, since it isn't a very big part of the entry...

Wow, awesome! I can't build yet cuz I already have something built.
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| September 1, 2013, 6:57 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
*Sigh* Not looking bright at this. Since I'm Christian, I don't feel good about building something with one of those signs in it. Any alternatives for me?

I was concerned about the same thing, so I asked my dad about it. He knows a lot about the Bible and pagan symbols. He said that the zodiac symbols merely represent real constellations during their specific time period. They only become bad when you attempt to foretell your future from them. So I no longer have a problem with them.
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| September 1, 2013, 6:57 pm
Quoting General X (aka SuperSpyX)
I was concerned about the same thing, so I asked my dad about it. He knows a lot about the Bible and pagan symbols. He said that the zodiac symbols merely represent real constellations during their specific time period. They only become bad when you attempt to foretell your future from them. So I no longer have a problem with them.

Me to. But my dad says it is perfectly fine.
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| September 1, 2013, 7:02 pm
Quoting General X (aka SuperSpyX)
I was concerned about the same thing, so I asked my dad about it. He knows a lot about the Bible and pagan symbols. He said that the zodiac symbols merely represent real constellations during their specific time period. They only become bad when you attempt to foretell your future from them. So I no longer have a problem with them.

I don't think my parents feel the same way. You may understand why when you see the MOC. Also, giant creatures still sound more exciting to me than a structural MOC.
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| September 1, 2013, 7:07 pm
Is anybody done with their creation yet? I still can't decide what to make.
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| September 1, 2013, 7:09 pm
Quoting Chi Warrior
Is anybody done with their creation yet? I still can't decide what to make.

Make a version of one of the constellations returning to earth for revenge. That's what I'm doing.
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| September 1, 2013, 7:10 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Make a version of one of the constellations returning to earth for revenge. That's what I'm doing.

that's a great idea but I'm trying to think of something a bit better. good luck!
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| September 1, 2013, 7:13 pm
Quoting Chi Warrior
that's a great idea but I'm trying to think of something a bit better. good luck!

Then make one of them returning to earth for revenge, with torso articulation!

Wait, you don't know what that's about, do you...
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| September 1, 2013, 7:16 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Then make one of them returning to earth for revenge, with torso articulation!

Wait, you don't know what that's about, do you...

I know what it means. I wish everybody good luck! I have a feeling that I won't be able to make it to the second round.
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| September 1, 2013, 7:23 pm
Quoting David .
Luckily I've got an Idea and it's looking pretty good in my mind. I've spent the last half hour working on a creek/waterfall. :D

Sounds great! Seems like giant creatures are going to be populous.... :D I think I might try something different... Good luck everyone!
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| September 1, 2013, 7:47 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Sounds great! Seems like giant creatures are going to be populous.... :D I think I might try something different... Good luck everyone!

I'm trying to incorporate as many of the characteristics (gem, element, ect) of one of the signs as I can make into lego.
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| September 1, 2013, 7:51 pm
Stars would count as the Zodiac are constilations right?
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| September 1, 2013, 7:56 pm
I've mostly finished with my scene, and I'm working on my zodiac sign now. Stormjay Rider, I had the same issues with the Zodiac you did, so I'm also giving my creature a frightening turn. I'm not going to post it very soon, though; I still have some details I want to add to the back.
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| September 1, 2013, 7:57 pm
First to post an entry last year, same for this year!
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| September 1, 2013, 8:01 pm
Quoting Alphonsus Liguori
I've mostly finished with my scene, and I'm working on my zodiac sign now. Stormjay Rider, I had the same issues with the Zodiac you did, so I'm also giving my creature a frightening turn. I'm not going to post it very soon, though; I still have some details I want to add to the back.

All I have is part of a torso and prototype legs. But, if I can do this right, I think it'll be epic.
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| September 1, 2013, 8:24 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Stars would count as the Zodiac are constilations right?


I would think stars would count. However, unless you make it very clear in the build that you are referring to the Zodiac signs, the judges might not look very kindly on it.
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| September 1, 2013, 8:29 pm
Quoting Stephen Boe
Wow, awesome! I can't build yet cuz I already have something built.

I took apart a bunch of MOCs yesterday in preparation...
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| September 1, 2013, 8:55 pm
Quoting General X (aka SuperSpyX)
First to post an entry last year, same for this year!

...That's not exactly a good thing.
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| September 1, 2013, 8:56 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I took apart a bunch of MOCs yesterday in preparation...

I just finished doing that. The heap in my room is strangely... Sad. :/
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| September 1, 2013, 8:56 pm
Quoting David .
I just finished doing that. The heap in my room is strangely... Sad. :/

That's what you do? I just cleaned up what the parts I weren't able to use on MOCs up to this point, storing them in drawers where I can easily reach them.
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| September 1, 2013, 8:57 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
That's what you do? I just cleaned up what the parts I weren't able to use on MOCs up to this point, storing them in drawers where I can easily reach them.
Yup. A pile makes it all accessible. :D
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| September 1, 2013, 9:04 pm
Is it legal for me to create one of the signs of the Zodiac out of Bionicle parts, and call that my entry? Because seeing as soon, my sister is going to be using most of my useful pieces on a massive scale model, that may be all I have available.
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| September 1, 2013, 9:07 pm
Quoting A. Sargent
Is it legal for me to create one of the signs of the Zodiac out of Bionicle parts, and call that my entry? Because seeing as soon, my sister is going to be using most of my useful pieces on a massive scale model, that may be all I have available.

Of course.
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| September 1, 2013, 9:33 pm
Been working on mine all day. Good thing the rules say no size restrictions. Heheh....
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| September 1, 2013, 9:36 pm
Why do I always have great ideas at the most inconvenient times?! Usually it's while I'm trying to sleep or do school work, but a Lego project at the beginning of the MocOlympics has to be the worst D:<
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| September 1, 2013, 9:47 pm
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Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Stars would count as the Zodiac are constilations right?

If they're stars from the Zodiac constellations, yes.
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| September 1, 2013, 10:02 pm
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Quoting A. Sargent
Is it legal for me to create one of the signs of the Zodiac out of Bionicle parts, and call that my entry? Because seeing as soon, my sister is going to be using most of my useful pieces on a massive scale model, that may be all I have available.

Yes. Not the most creative build, but suits the category well enough.

I'm glad my sister doesn't like LEGO. ;)
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| September 1, 2013, 10:03 pm
I was first thinking of making a legend beast from LoC, then my parents, who were shocked by the theme, wanted me to make a pan balance. I spent about 2-3 hours testing a solution. And I used marbles for testing, not Lego bricks.
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| September 1, 2013, 10:09 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Yes. Not the most creative build, but suits the category well enough.

I'm glad my sister doesn't like LEGO. ;)


My sister likes the Friends theme, and no offense, but the Heartlake High fits well in my Lego town.
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| September 1, 2013, 10:13 pm
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Quoting CityCreator .

My sister likes the Friends theme, and no offense, but the Heartlake High fits well in my Lego town.

Cool. I like the Friends theme too, some great colours there. (Dark red 3x4 leaves!)
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| September 1, 2013, 10:30 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist


I'm glad my sister doesn't like LEGO. ;)
LeiaClarenceVan The Revanchist? Could it be?

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| September 1, 2013, 11:21 pm
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Quoting David .
LeiaClarenceVan The Revanchist? Could it be?

Hahaha, how did you know?
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| September 1, 2013, 11:22 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Hahaha, how did you know?

Intuition.
*Phone Rings*
"What? No, not now VaderClarenceVan, I'll pay you next week. Next week!" *Hangs up* Now where was I?
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| September 1, 2013, 11:25 pm
Quoting Brick Boy
Your not alone. But understand, people were actually dumb (and still are) enough to believe in it! So look at it as information, rather than downing your beliefs;) Hope I help:)

There are as many religions as there are individuals.

-Gandhi

Show a little respect for other's beliefs even though you do not agree with them. I don't mean to call you out on your statement, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with a different worldview. Opening your mind to all possibilities is the greatest spiritual experience you can know.
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| September 1, 2013, 11:33 pm
Of all categories the judges could've picked...
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| September 2, 2013, 1:16 am
Quoting Nate B.
Of all categories the judges could've picked...

XD
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| September 2, 2013, 1:19 am
I have an idea. Hopefully I'll be able to pull it off!
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| September 2, 2013, 2:49 am
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Quoting Mitchell Long
Could you please change the Category? Because it goes against what I believe in.

Certainly not.
However, it is interesting to see that violence in form of a Russian sniper waiting to get a shot at a crash landed German fighter pilot is okay with you and your religion, but not building a lion or a pair of fishes for example.
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| September 2, 2013, 4:02 am
I'm a little confused, do we need the sign of the zodiac creature? And also, about the new rule, would say, a star gazer and a star he is gazing at be considered two different MOCs?
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| September 2, 2013, 7:55 am
Ok so I'm curious here. Do you need to actually incorporate one of the physical zodiac signs into your build or can you also just do the meaning behind the sign?
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| September 2, 2013, 8:06 am
Is it just me or did 4% of contesters drop out?
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| September 2, 2013, 8:07 am
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Is it just me or did 4% of contesters drop out?

Dunno, but it's fine by me! Did you notice that they are all newish, middle class builders? None of the big-leaguers dropped out.
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| September 2, 2013, 8:12 am
Quoting royalbrickcustoms (RBC)

I am a strong Christian, and I feel that the theme of this round's categories go against what I believe, in my Christian faith.


I'm sorry to see you go, but I'm glad that you are standing up for what you believe in. Good luck with your Historical MocOlympics!
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| September 2, 2013, 8:57 am
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Is it just me or did 4% of contesters drop out?

I could be wrong but I think it was those who found that the "zodiac signs" were offensive to their faith. I'm a christian too, but I've found a way to work around it, and not necessarily "believe" the signs.
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| September 2, 2013, 9:02 am
Quoting Stormbringer .
I could be wrong but I think it was those who found that the "zodiac signs" were offensive to their faith. I'm a christian too, but I've found a way to work around it, and not necessarily "believe" the signs.


As am I, and as have I. Look out for a biggun.
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| September 2, 2013, 9:04 am
Quoting Stormbringer .
I could be wrong but I think it was those who found that the "zodiac signs" were offensive to their faith. I'm a christian too, but I've found a way to work around it, and not necessarily "believe" the signs.

I know who it was. It was a joke.
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| September 2, 2013, 9:09 am
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Quoting Garrett A.

As am I, and as have I. Look out for a biggun.


Quite right, we haven't asked you to build an astrology MOC, just a MOC inspired by one of the constellations. It is worth looking at the scientific, fantastical and mythological connections all associated with these star signs. The astrological connection is one use of the star signs by a select group of individuals, scientists and archeologists use the same terms in completely different ways which may not conflict with Christian views.
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| September 2, 2013, 9:10 am
Quoting Adam Brunsting
I'm a little confused, do we need the sign of the zodiac creature? And also, about the new rule, would say, a star gazer and a star he is gazing at be considered two different MOCs?

Anyone?
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| September 2, 2013, 9:16 am
Quoting Adam Brunsting
Anyone?

If you connect them... Maybe show both in the same picture?

Try to make a brick-built backdrop on which the constellation is built. Maybe.
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| September 2, 2013, 9:19 am
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
If you connect them... Maybe show both in the same picture?

Try to make a brick-built backdrop on which the constellation is built. Maybe.

I do show them both in the same picture... But my example was not quite my actual creation.
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| September 2, 2013, 9:38 am
I'm a Christian, and I don't believe in those signs, but that's no reason to drop out of the contest! People don't believe in Dragons and ogres and sea monsters, but they still build those in Lego, what makes Zodiac Signs any different? I like the originality of this challenge, and will make this contest a lot more interesting. Thank you for thinking up this awesome round, guys!
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| September 2, 2013, 10:22 am
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Seeing as there is a lot of confusion as to what you can and can't build, I thought I'd help clarify.

The aim of the topic was to get people thinking and explore all the possible connections you might find with one of the star signs and their constellation of stars. This means you might explore things quite literally, building one of the animals, or one of the symbolic glyphs. However we were hoping people would be creative and explore the many associations the stars have; there could be ways to explore ancient Greek mythology through the signs; the history of science; astrology and the character traits of someone with a particular birth sign (please note that astrological interpretation being just one possible interpretation amongst many); etc.- be imaginative, and think about the associations. Please only focus on one sign, but think as far outside the box as you like, just so long as you can prove in an obvious way to us that your build relates to one of the star signs.
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| September 2, 2013, 10:29 am
Quoting George Marshall
I'm a Christian, and I don't believe in those signs, but that's no reason to drop out of the contest! People don't believe in Dragons and ogres and sea monsters, but they still build those in Lego, what makes Zodiac Signs any different? I like the originality of this challenge, and will make this contest a lot more interesting. Thank you for thinking up this awesome round, guys!

Agreed, it's not like your getting on your hands and knees and worshiping them by building a model based on them.
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| September 2, 2013, 10:29 am
Quoting George Marshall
I'm a Christian, and I don't believe in those signs, but that's no reason to drop out of the contest! People don't believe in Dragons and ogres and sea monsters, but they still build those in Lego, what makes Zodiac Signs any different? I like the originality of this challenge, and will make this contest a lot more interesting. Thank you for thinking up this awesome round, guys!

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Even if I don't believe it, who cares? It's just for a contest.
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| September 2, 2013, 10:30 am
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Quoting George Marshall
I'm a Christian, and I don't believe in those signs, but that's no reason to drop out of the contest! People don't believe in Dragons and ogres and sea monsters, but they still build those in Lego, what makes Zodiac Signs any different? I like the originality of this challenge, and will make this contest a lot more interesting. Thank you for thinking up this awesome round, guys!

Thanks George, us judges thought long and hard about an interesting challenge for you guys, that had plenty of different options, and hopefully got people building in ways they wouldn't normally think about.
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| September 2, 2013, 10:31 am
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
I'm a little confused, do we need the sign of the zodiac creature? And also, about the new rule, would say, a star gazer and a star he is gazing at be considered two different MOCs?

Not if you used some neat forced perspective tricks to keep both parts in the same build :)
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| September 2, 2013, 10:33 am
ok, lets do this... This is a difficult Theme...
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| September 2, 2013, 10:34 am
Could I do a MOC depicting the relationship between two of the signs? Like fish and water for instance.
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| September 2, 2013, 10:36 am
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Quoting Duncan L
Could I do a MOC depicting the relationship between two of the signs? Like fish and water for instance.

We have asked for one sign only. However, fish are normally in water, so some water won't hurt, just don't put Aquarius in there.
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| September 2, 2013, 10:42 am
Quoting David Alexander Smith
We have asked for one sign only. However, fish are normally in water, so some water won't hurt, just don't put Aquarius in there.

Alright, thanks.
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| September 2, 2013, 10:59 am
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Quoting royalbrickcustoms (RBC)
ATTENTION ALL CHRISTIAN COMPETITORS

Many of you have said that you do not like the category for Round 1 because it goes against your beliefs. Well, I am also a fellow believer and for that reason I've dropped out of the competition.

BUT, I am also thinking of starting my own MocOlympics with a historical theme.

It will most likely start at the end of September and run for a month or two. I will be formatted the same as this MocOlymics but will have different categories and prizes.

Look for the group Historical MocOlympics 2013.

Hope to see you there!

~RBC


Oh... so the name of my game and the entire premise of how it works is fine to steal but not my categories?

Don't open a group with the name MocOlympics in the title. That name is MINE and will remain MINE.

If you open another group (and please, do so and I wish you luck with it) you may NOT use any of my contests signature ideas.

Good luck.
~Chris.
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| September 2, 2013, 11:36 am
Quoting David Alexander Smith
Seeing as there is a lot of confusion as to what you can and can't build, I thought I'd help clarify.

The aim of the topic was to get people thinking and explore all the possible connections you might find with one of the star signs and their constellation of stars. This means you might explore things quite literally, building one of the animals, or one of the symbolic glyphs. However we were hoping people would be creative and explore the many associations the stars have; there could be ways to explore ancient Greek mythology through the signs; the history of science; astrology and the character traits of someone with a particular birth sign (please note that astrological interpretation being just one possible interpretation amongst many); etc.- be imaginative, and think about the associations. Please only focus on one sign, but think as far outside the box as you like, just so long as you can prove in an obvious way to us that your build relates to one of the star signs.

Good to know--my current MOC (codename: Vengeance) takes the category to a (hopefully) much more unexpected angle. Plus, it's more fun for me to build it this way.
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| September 2, 2013, 12:12 pm
Whimsy is fueling me at this point.
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| September 2, 2013, 12:15 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
Not if you used some neat forced perspective tricks to keep both parts in the same build :)

So if I have both parts related and in one shot?
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| September 2, 2013, 12:15 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
So if I have both parts related and in one shot?

I'd call that one moc.
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| September 2, 2013, 12:37 pm
Quoting David Alexander Smith
I'd call that one moc.
OK. Thank you very much.

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| September 2, 2013, 12:43 pm
My entry is up! Please make sure it is OK!
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| September 2, 2013, 1:40 pm
Quoting Lego Junkie
Ah man, speedbuilding till midnight while listening to loud music doesn't happen enough in my life these days


Agreed.
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| September 2, 2013, 1:51 pm
Great.... who KNOWs what I am going to do.....
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| September 2, 2013, 3:17 pm
About the "one MOC" rule:

Am I allowed to have two or three scenes in the same MOC, such as the view inside a crystal ball, the outside of a building, and the inside of the building, as long as they're connected together? Or does it have to be only one scene?
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| September 2, 2013, 4:18 pm
Hahahahahahaha! I just left a slightly snotty, drunken message but MP timed out on me - just as well, I probably would have upset some delicate feelings without even a mention of a clown in a bikini.....

But seriously? Dropping out on moral grounds over star signs? It's a joke right? No? oh dear.

I may have to enter now just for havoc-causing opportunites then.

Still, quite drunk and hundreds of miles from my bricks for a few nights yet. We shall see.

Yours, The Delatron
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| September 2, 2013, 5:21 pm
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Quoting Alphonsus Liguori
About the "one MOC" rule:

Am I allowed to have two or three scenes in the same MOC, such as the view inside a crystal ball, the outside of a building, and the inside of the building, as long as they're connected together? Or does it have to be only one scene?

Yep! That's allowed, as long as it's all one build.
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| September 2, 2013, 6:12 pm
Quoting Stormbringer .
I could be wrong but I think it was those who found that the "zodiac signs" were offensive to their faith. I'm a christian too, but I've found a way to work around it, and not necessarily "believe" the signs.

Same.


...Except I'm Mormon.
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| September 2, 2013, 6:13 pm
Quoting Annie Corder
Yep! That's allowed, as long as it's all one build.


OK, thanks!
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| September 2, 2013, 6:22 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
*Sigh* Not looking bright at this. Since I'm Christian, I don't feel good about building something with one of those signs in it. Any alternatives for me?

I agree with you and I'm not allowed to do this, so I'm sorry but I won't be doing 2011 MocOlympics :-(

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| September 2, 2013, 7:38 pm
Guys, if you don't want to enter, don't enter.
No need to make a big deal about it.
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| September 2, 2013, 7:50 pm
Guys, I am A CATHOLIC and I have no problem in participating in the MocOlympics. :/ Are you participating in Astrology? No. You are entering into a fun LEGO building competition. All you are doing is making a creation using the zodiac signs. NOT worshiping them. :/ Please, just listen.
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| September 2, 2013, 8:04 pm
Quit lamenting and looking for sympathy and just leave already. If stellar mechanics interferes with your belief system, then go elsewhere. If you're here to build Lego and compete, then get to building. Do NOT look for anyone to rise up in solidarity against the "heathens" running the MO. Instead, build a great moc in a challenging subject. Try it, you might like it. Seriously.
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| September 2, 2013, 8:08 pm
 Group admin 
Look, I appreciate that some people take issue with the categories. I feel that this is due to lack of creativity, though my opinion is neither here nor there. In any event, I urge that contestants respectfully bow out of the competition if that is their wont and refrain from making a big deal of it. As it is, I feel that the atmosphere of this contest is becoming somewhat unfriendly. The MocOlympics are meant for any and all builders, and everyone involved does their best to make the games as fun as possible.

Please, even if you don't respect the categories, at least respect your fellow builders and don't spoil their enjoyment of this contest.

I sincerely hope that this is the last message anyone posts about this subject.

Now get building and have fun guys!
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| September 2, 2013, 9:06 pm
So, uh, how about that game last night? Huh? Anyone?
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| September 2, 2013, 9:15 pm
Quoting George Marshall
So, uh, how about that game last night? Huh? Anyone?

Oh yeah, the game of, uh, football?
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| September 2, 2013, 9:18 pm
Quoting Nate B.
Oh yeah, the game of, uh, football?

Yeah, umm, that one.
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| September 2, 2013, 9:24 pm
Quoting George Marshall
Yeah, umm, that one.

oh, the one where that one player did that one thing...that might be a good idea for this category.
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| September 2, 2013, 9:29 pm
Quoting omega (rich)
oh, the one where that one player did that one thing...that might be a good idea for this category.

Yup. You go work on that, I'll, uh, stay here.
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| September 2, 2013, 9:38 pm
Quoting George Marshall
Yup. You go work on that, I'll, uh, stay here.

Stay you shall not.
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| September 2, 2013, 9:41 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Stay you shall not.

Oh, ok. I'll just go then. I thought what we had was special, but apparently not! :,(
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| September 2, 2013, 9:49 pm
 Group admin 
Why none of these people thought of something like this: http://www.ford.com/search/?f%3AsearchInputString=taurus&f%3Asearch=+&formID=globalSearchForm

...Nope, that's just too easy.


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| September 2, 2013, 9:59 pm
Woah, this caught me completely off-guard...

Also @David.: There technically are 12 categories, one for each sign of the zodiac.
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| September 2, 2013, 10:57 pm
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Quoting Anamir Daughter of Denethor
Guys, I am A CATHOLIC and I have no problem in participating in the MocOlympics. :/ Are you participating in Astrology? No. You are entering into a fun LEGO building competition. All you are doing is making a creation using the zodiac signs. NOT worshiping them. :/ Please, just listen.


Thank you (And everyone else who understands).

What gets me about this whole situation is this...

Let's look at LOTR, Star Wars, Harry Potter... heck, even Legends Of Chima. All official Lego themes and ALL of them in some way promote some form of "magical" elements.

And it seems to me that those few people who are "morally opposed" to the categories are the same people who LOVE LOTR and Star Wars and so on. Oh, so building something that promotes wizards and necromancers raising armies of the dead (LOTR) or says that there's an all powerful energy field that allows you to lift objects with your mind (Star Wars) or even promoting the belief in Norse Gods (Thor and Loki from the Avengers) are perfectly in line with your beliefs but building something that has a lion, archer, fish or twins in it... well... that's just taking it too far.

And taking it a step further... wouldn't buying Lego in general also be against your belief system since in essence, they promote magic and the undead and all that stuff as well? If your beliefs are that strong (and if they are, then from the bottom of my heart, good for you. I'll never tell you that your beliefs are "wrong" by any stretch just because I don't believe exactly the same as you. I have my own beliefs and I would NEVER force those on others so I expect the same and give the same respect in turn.) better sell all your Lego. I'm just trying to help you here. I wouldn't want you compromising your beliefs by supporting a company that promotes the undead.

Long story short, no one was telling the people that had an issue with the categories that they had to BELIEVE in the concept behind them.

Man I hope none of these people ever read the Percy Jackson books...

Rant over. To the near 200 of you in the games that understand the spirit of the categories, I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

~Chris.
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| September 2, 2013, 11:12 pm
Mine is almost done!
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| September 3, 2013, 7:55 am
if you don't believe in alcohol can you drink a lot and not get drunk - LOL! That'd be cool! Put your hat in the ring if you have not already since this post. There is still time! Sounds like this competition has started of interesting!

Quoting Delatron 3000
Hahahahahahaha! I just left a slightly snotty, drunken message but MP timed out on me - just as well, I probably would have upset some delicate feelings without even a mention of a clown in a bikini.....

But seriously? Dropping out on moral grounds over star signs? It's a joke right? No? oh dear.

I may have to enter now just for havoc-causing opportunites then.

Still, quite drunk and hundreds of miles from my bricks for a few nights yet. We shall see.

Yours, The Delatron


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| September 3, 2013, 8:06 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Thank you (And everyone else who understands).

What gets me about this whole situation is this...

Let's look at LOTR, Star Wars, Harry Potter... heck, even Legends Of Chima. All official Lego themes and ALL of them in some way promote some form of "magical" elements....

...Man I hope none of these people ever read the Percy Jackson books...

Rant over. To the near 200 of you in the games that understand the spirit of the categories, I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

~Chris.


The man is right people. For crying out loud, Tolkien was a Catholic, if I remember correctly. Surely you people can understand that Phippy here isn't wanting you to start reading a daily horoscope.
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| September 3, 2013, 10:09 am
And for the record, I love Percy Jackson.
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| September 3, 2013, 10:10 am
Folks,
It seems to me that there is some angst over the category selection for round 1. And, while suggestions have been made to help alleviate the trepidation that may come from building in the category, they have by and large had little effect. I have also noticed that most of the competitors choosing to leave are TFOLs, Pre-FOLs, whatever it is we are calling young LEGO fans these days. I would urge these TFOLs to discuss this topic with their parents and see if there is some comfortable option they can come up with to participate in the contest, adhere to the MOC Olympics guidelines (very broad), and not violate any principle of their given faith. I hate to see someone miss out unnecessarily. If the answer is still NO, that is understandable and will be accepted with equanimity.
--Appologies for the wall o' text--
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| September 3, 2013, 11:35 am
I know and understand your problems. When I first read the catagory I was thinking "no way." Think of it this way. Do you ever play like you are a Jedi? Using the Force to chock people in mock lightsaber battles? How is that different than making a creation with a fake belief. I am not mocking my Lord and Creator with my creation. The Zodiac may be contrary to my beliefs, but think of making a Star Wars creation. How is that different than the Zodiac?
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| September 3, 2013, 12:49 pm
Quoting Josh Walter
I would urge these TFOLs to discuss this topic with their parents and see if there is some comfortable option they can come up with to participate in the contest

Now there is a sound suggestion. Thank you Josh for speaking with wisdom and reason.
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| September 3, 2013, 1:11 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Thank you (And everyone else who understands).

What gets me about this whole situation is this...

Let's look at LOTR, Star Wars, Harry Potter... heck, even Legends Of Chima. All official Lego themes and ALL of them in some way promote some form of "magical" elements.

And it seems to me that those few people who are "morally opposed" to the categories are the same people who LOVE LOTR and Star Wars and so on. Oh, so building something that promotes wizards and necromancers raising armies of the dead (LOTR) or says that there's an all powerful energy field that allows you to lift objects with your mind (Star Wars) or even promoting the belief in Norse Gods (Thor and Loki from the Avengers) are perfectly in line with your beliefs but building something that has a lion, archer, fish or twins in it... well... that's just taking it too far.

And taking it a step further... wouldn't buying Lego in general also be against your belief system since in essence, they promote magic and the undead and all that stuff as well? If your beliefs are that strong (and if they are, then from the bottom of my heart, good for you. I'll never tell you that your beliefs are "wrong" by any stretch just because I don't believe exactly the same as you. I have my own beliefs and I would NEVER force those on others so I expect the same and give the same respect in turn.) better sell all your Lego. I'm just trying to help you here. I wouldn't want you compromising your beliefs by supporting a company that promotes the undead.

Long story short, no one was telling the people that had an issue with the categories that they had to BELIEVE in the concept behind them.

Man I hope none of these people ever read the Percy Jackson books...

Rant over. To the near 200 of you in the games that understand the spirit of the categories, I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

~Chris.

Tru dat! I don't see why people are making such a big deal about it...:/ It's a list of constellations people...

I always read Horoscopes just so I can laugh at them...because, ya'know, they're so funny.
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| September 3, 2013, 1:15 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
I know and understand your problems. When I first read the catagory I was thinking "no way." Think of it this way. Do you ever play like you are a Jedi? Using the Force to chock people in mock lightsaber battles? How is that different than making a creation with a fake belief. I am not mocking my Lord and Creator with my creation. The Zodiac may be contrary to my beliefs, but think of making a Star Wars creation. How is that different than the Zodiac?

Because we know it's not real.
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| September 3, 2013, 1:24 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Because we know it's not real.

But don't we know that the Zodiac isn't real to?
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| September 3, 2013, 1:32 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
But don't we know that the Zodiac isn't real to?

Well, some people believe it is real.
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| September 3, 2013, 1:33 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Well, some people believe it is real.

But Christians like me and you know it isn't real. Look at it this way. Will non-Christians make a church for there LEGO town even if they don't believe in Christ? Certainly! So why can't we make something even if we don't believe in it?
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| September 3, 2013, 1:41 pm
Quoting Chris Roach


Oh Chris, if only it worked that way my head would be a happier place today! Good to see some wisdon coming through in these comments.

I'll see how time goes for entering - right now i've got to go catch a flight! I'm coming home baby!
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| September 3, 2013, 1:52 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Because we know it's not real.

So what? You believe zodiac is real?

And as a counter argument to what you are thinking right now, there are turbonerrds who are completely sure StarWars is real, in a very religious sense.


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| September 3, 2013, 2:07 pm
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Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
So what? You believe zodiac is real?

And as a counter argument to what you are thinking right now, there are turbonerrds who are completely sure StarWars is real, in a very religious sense.


Star Wars is realer than most religions...

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| September 3, 2013, 2:10 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
So what? You believe zodiac is real?

And as a counter argument to what you are thinking right now, there are turbonerrds who are completely sure StarWars is real, in a very religious sense.


Oh... *facepalm* I forgot about those guys.
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| September 3, 2013, 2:29 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Oh... *facepalm* I forgot about those guys.

This whole incident is like justin bieber. Remembered only because people keep bringing it up.


Let us all just forget about it today and laugh about it in a few years.
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| September 3, 2013, 2:39 pm
Wait, wait, are you saying... Starwars isn't real?

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| September 3, 2013, 2:48 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
Wait, wait, are you saying... Starwars isn't real?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jediism

Where does George Lucas fit in here?
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| September 3, 2013, 2:56 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
Wait, wait, are you saying... Starwars isn't real?

Sorry to break it to you Ru :(
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| September 3, 2013, 3:05 pm
Wait. So, can I do a story with a few builds, or can I just do 1 build?
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| September 3, 2013, 4:58 pm
Sorry, but I have another question. If one of the characters I'm using is looking at a piece of paper, could I zoom in and build the piece of paper, or would that be considered an extra build.? That's where the actual "sign" is going to be.
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| September 3, 2013, 7:00 pm
Quoting A. Sargent
Wait. So, can I do a story with a few builds, or can I just do 1 build?

Just 1.
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| September 3, 2013, 7:12 pm
Quoting A. Sargent
Sorry, but I have another question. If one of the characters I'm using is looking at a piece of paper, could I zoom in and build the piece of paper, or would that be considered an extra build.? That's where the actual "sign" is going to be.

You could use forced perspective techniques instead.
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| September 3, 2013, 7:16 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
You could use forced perspective techniques instead.

Hmmm...how so?
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| September 3, 2013, 8:38 pm
Quoting A. Sargent
Hmmm...how so?

Put the paper far in the background and adjust the distance and camera angle until it looks like it's being held by the figure.

Of course, this might make the paper a bit blurry...
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| September 3, 2013, 8:51 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Put the paper far in the background and adjust the distance and camera angle until it looks like it's being held by the figure.

Of course, this might make the paper a bit blurry...

Yeah, I suppose, but, hey, blurry is better than not. Unfortunately, the entirety of the model takes place in a tunnel, so it would look rather strange with it suddenly appearing not in the tunnel anymore... :/
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| September 3, 2013, 9:12 pm
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Quoting A. Sargent
Wait. So, can I do a story with a few builds, or can I just do 1 build?

Right on, just the one.
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| September 3, 2013, 9:39 pm
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Quoting A. Sargent
Sorry, but I have another question. If one of the characters I'm using is looking at a piece of paper, could I zoom in and build the piece of paper, or would that be considered an extra build.? That's where the actual "sign" is going to be.

I'm gonna bring this up in the judges group and get back to you. Good question.
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| September 3, 2013, 9:40 pm
I am done. Goodbye.

I built a scale that actually works, not only with Lego bricks. Then, Alex Rode came along. HE built exactly what I built. Now if I post, everyone will call me a copier and the judges might disqualify me.

The end.
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| September 3, 2013, 10:30 pm
This is comment 1234.
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| September 3, 2013, 10:36 pm
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Quoting CityCreator .
I am done. Goodbye.

I built a scale that actually works, not only with Lego bricks. Then, Alex Rode came along. HE built exactly what I built. Now if I post, everyone will call me a copier and the judges might disqualify me.

The end.


Actually... I was expecting a few "scales"... what with like, 190 players, there's bound to be some overlap.

Post it and play. It's better than quitting.

~Chris.

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| September 4, 2013, 2:58 am
Quoting CityCreator .
I am done. Goodbye.

I built a scale that actually works, not only with Lego bricks. Then, Alex Rode came along. HE built exactly what I built. Now if I post, everyone will call me a copier and the judges might disqualify me.

The end.
Dude, don't quit. Post it and hope the judges like it, or, if it really bothers you, make somthing else!

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| September 4, 2013, 7:05 am
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Quoting A. Sargent
Sorry, but I have another question. If one of the characters I'm using is looking at a piece of paper, could I zoom in and build the piece of paper, or would that be considered an extra build.? That's where the actual "sign" is going to be.

That would be fine, as it's still kind of one build. The rule is more to stop people from building several different entries and getting us to judge the best.
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| September 4, 2013, 10:47 am
Quoting CityCreator .
I am done. Goodbye.

I built a scale that actually works, not only with Lego bricks. Then, Alex Rode came along. HE built exactly what I built. Now if I post, everyone will call me a copier and the judges might disqualify me.

The end.

Read this: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog%3ABerrybrick/The_Pot_calls_the_Kettle_Black_and_the_Cauldron_Silver...

And this: http://blog.lego.cuusoo.com/2012/09/04/she-stole-my-idea/
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| September 4, 2013, 12:30 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
That would be fine, as it's still kind of one build. The rule is more to stop people from building several different entries and getting us to judge the best.

Oh, no, that would just be where I put the real symbol. And, one of my possible entries is a story-ish thing. Is that alright?
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| September 4, 2013, 4:01 pm
Quoting CityCreator .
I am done. Goodbye.

I built a scale that actually works, not only with Lego bricks. Then, Alex Rode came along. HE built exactly what I built. Now if I post, everyone will call me a copier and the judges might disqualify me.

The end.

Don't quit man. I actually have a friend who is working on something like what I am doing. As there are so many entries this year there is bound to be some overlap. And don't get mad at Alex. He had no way of knowing you were building that to. Zach
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| September 4, 2013, 4:04 pm
Quoting A. Sargent
Oh, no, that would just be where I put the real symbol. And, one of my possible entries is a story-ish thing. Is that alright?

I think all the entries should have some story to them.
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| September 4, 2013, 4:26 pm
Quoting CityCreator .
I am done. Goodbye.

I built a scale that actually works, not only with Lego bricks. Then, Alex Rode came along. HE built exactly what I built. Now if I post, everyone will call me a copier and the judges might disqualify me.


Yes, post it! One-up me! Don't just quit, man. Where's the competition? Btw, how would I know you were building a scale? I bet there are others planning a scale too.

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| September 4, 2013, 4:47 pm
I will not be participating this year, sadly I have no time and Round 1, I have little interest in the categories.
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| September 4, 2013, 8:12 pm
My entry's up! Comment away!
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| September 4, 2013, 9:31 pm
Finally started building, will be COMPLETELY unique. Hopefully I can pull it off in time.
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| September 5, 2013, 7:35 pm
Just added my entry. Hope I make it!

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/369552
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| September 5, 2013, 7:53 pm
Quoting myself
I am done.



NO I AM NOT! IGNORE THAT POST! I WILL BEAT YOU ALL!
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| September 5, 2013, 11:23 pm
Oh boy... I should start researching. But other then that, I say BRING IT ON!!
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| September 6, 2013, 9:31 am
Quoting "Arctic Wolf "
Oh boy... I should start researching. But other then that, I say BRING IT ON!!

My research took, like 10 minutes... one search on a possible sign, then it's original myth character, then the anatomy of its basis.
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| September 6, 2013, 12:22 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
My research took, like 10 minutes... one search on a possible sign, then it's original myth character, then the anatomy of its basis.


Mine took opening my 3DS and looking at a 3d model... then 12 hours of planing, deconstructing, re-planing, rebuilding.... and then some more.

EDIT: Annnnndddd... People are complaining about the Zodiac builds... Look people, I'm a Christian too, I didn't have any problems with it...
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| September 6, 2013, 1:20 pm
Quoting Thatch Gears

Mine took opening my 3DS and looking at a 3d model... then 12 hours of planing, deconstructing, re-planing, rebuilding.... and then some more.

EDIT: Annnnndddd... People are complaining about the Zodiac builds... Look people, I'm a Christian too, I didn't have any problems with it...


Well said Thatch. True, a Zodiac sign, a form of "reading the future", is generally considered evil (biblically speaking), it's up to you whether you trust them and/or follow them.

Anywho, despite all odds, I finished an entry! :D
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| September 6, 2013, 2:12 pm
Quoting Phantom Terror

Well said Thatch. True, a Zodiac sign, a form of "reading the future", is generally considered evil (biblically speaking), it's up to you whether you trust them and/or follow them.

Anywho, despite all odds, I finished an entry! :D


Very nice. Why are you moving to Italy anyway?

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| September 6, 2013, 2:48 pm
Quoting Thatch Gears

Very nice. Why are you moving to Italy anyway?

To live near Yuri Fassio. :P
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| September 6, 2013, 2:56 pm
Just to make sure everyone knows that my entry exists in this world:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/369488
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| September 6, 2013, 5:06 pm
Quoting Josh Baldridge
Just to make sure everyone knows that my entry exists in this world:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/369488

We know it exists, because it is in the group pool. That is the only thing that matters.
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| September 6, 2013, 6:06 pm
I have a strange feeling I'll be disqualified... :/ But I'm almost done! :-)
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| September 7, 2013, 6:20 pm
We don't need to have a background do we? Can we just have the figure??? I'm pretty much out of parts at the moment.
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| September 7, 2013, 6:21 pm
Quoting TheLegoNoitAll .
We don't need to have a background do we? Can we just have the figure??? I'm pretty much out of parts at the moment.

Depends... what kind of "figure" is it?
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| September 7, 2013, 6:22 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Depends... what kind of "figure" is it?

Brick-built, not like a minifig horse of course ;)

The reason I have a feeling of being disqualified is that I have quite a bit of a twist, that may be too much. Not that I was the lazy person who put a minifig on a plate.
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| September 7, 2013, 6:24 pm
Please go check out my entry before I add it to the group.
Thanks!
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/369660
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| September 7, 2013, 7:07 pm
just uploaded my entry. I hope you like it!
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| September 7, 2013, 7:54 pm
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Quoting TheLegoNoitAll .
We don't need to have a background do we? Can we just have the figure??? I'm pretty much out of parts at the moment.

You need not have a background, though it helps with presentation.
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| September 7, 2013, 8:09 pm
I'm done. At this very moment, my creation is being uploaded.
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| September 8, 2013, 9:34 am
I have to drop out... ran out of time and school's swamping me.
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| September 9, 2013, 11:53 am
I forgot to add a few pieces.. :( I should retake pictures and upload it today.
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| September 9, 2013, 2:08 pm
CR@P I lost all my html while uploading now I have to redo thw WHOLE thing!!!
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| September 9, 2013, 2:16 pm
Quoting Alex Cal.
I have to drop out... ran out of time and school's swamping me.

That stinks :(
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| September 9, 2013, 2:17 pm
My entry is posted! Going to wait and see if there's any problems before I add it to the group.
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| September 9, 2013, 2:44 pm
Now what? One day left, right?
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| September 9, 2013, 2:54 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Now what? One day left, right?

Yup. Good luck. :)
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| September 9, 2013, 3:03 pm
Quoting Stephen Boe
CR@P I lost all my html while uploading now I have to redo thw WHOLE thing!!!

I like to add my stories into a word processor. That way, if I lose the page, I can simply paste it back.
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| September 9, 2013, 3:28 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
I like to add my stories into a word processor. That way, if I lose the page, I can simply paste it back.

Same. It helps a lot, because I can look at the pictures and type instead of going back and forth.
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| September 9, 2013, 3:49 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Now what? One day left, right?

Why? Saving yours for last?
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| September 9, 2013, 3:49 pm
Quoting George Marshall
Same. It helps a lot, because I can look at the pictures and type instead of going back and forth.

I upload the pictures and put them in their places in the processor as well.
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| September 9, 2013, 3:50 pm
Quoting George Marshall
Why? Saving yours for last?

Not sure about entering even...
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| September 9, 2013, 4:03 pm
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Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Not sure about entering even...

Putting your name in the sign-up thread is an unbreakable contract of honour.
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| September 9, 2013, 4:05 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Not sure about entering even...

Really? That's too bad.
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| September 9, 2013, 4:06 pm
Hi luke.
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| September 9, 2013, 4:36 pm
Hi Bill.
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| September 9, 2013, 4:43 pm
Hi Alex.
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| September 9, 2013, 4:45 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Putting your name in the sign-up thread is an unbreakable contract of honour.

Well, good thing I'm not feeling very honourable.
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| September 9, 2013, 4:47 pm
Hi George.
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| September 9, 2013, 4:50 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Hi Bill.

Hi stormjay
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| September 9, 2013, 5:02 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Hi Big D.

Hi Chris.
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| September 9, 2013, 5:41 pm
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Hi flashmob

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| September 9, 2013, 5:49 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Hi George.

Hi guy who started something. :P
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| September 9, 2013, 5:51 pm
Luke have you seen me entry for MO?
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| September 9, 2013, 5:58 pm
My entry is done and posted!
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| September 9, 2013, 5:59 pm
You are the "Hi-guy" now, Bill. Do not change your name though, at least not during the MOColympics.
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| September 9, 2013, 6:02 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
You are the "Hi-guy" now, Bill. Do not change your name though, at least not during the MOColympics.

I know. Besides i like this name. I wont change it you can count on that.
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| September 9, 2013, 6:35 pm
Bah, boring! Three signs take up half of MOColympics entries!
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| September 9, 2013, 7:11 pm
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy

The first update to the MocOlympics rules (and this will go throughout the ENTIRE games) is that, unless the category specifically calls for it (ie: a story category or something similar), you may only build ONE moc per entry.
Hallelujah, I felt cheated last year. :)

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| September 10, 2013, 3:33 am
Course, it only matters if I advance. :P
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| September 10, 2013, 3:34 am
Quoting David .
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy

The first update to the MocOlympics rules (and this will go throughout the ENTIRE games) is that, unless the category specifically calls for it (ie: a story category or something similar), you may only build ONE moc per entry.
Hallelujah, I felt cheated last year. :)


Too bad, you and Gabe both.

Still, I did nothing that wasn't entirely within the rules and won fair and square so i'm totally happy with the outcome ;)

I am however outraged by the implied suggestion that I only won on quantity in both rounds. As I have defended myself in comments before to no avail I have only one course left to me to defend my honour. To the sign-up thread!
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| September 10, 2013, 5:03 am
Quoting Delatron 3000

Too bad, you and Gabe both.

Still, I did nothing that wasn't entirely within the rules and won fair and square so i'm totally happy with the outcome ;)

I am however outraged by the implied suggestion that I only won on quantity in both rounds. As I have defended myself in comments before to no avail I have only one course left to me to defend my honour. To the sign-up thread!

Wow, you're gonna have to do a speed build to make it in! About 18 hours left! And there are only 73 entries, looks like this year might be a little slim!
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| September 10, 2013, 6:10 am
Quoting General X (aka SuperSpyX)
Wow, you're gonna have to do a speed build to make it in! About 18 hours left! And there are only 73 entries, looks like this year might be a little slim!



Yeah he is! I litertly JUST got mine in, like, right after I made this comment.
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| September 10, 2013, 7:59 am
Wow, I've had a crazy week, only built 10% of an entry, and suddenly it's deadline day. Still I have an outside chance of getting an entry in tonight, I'll give it a shot!
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| September 10, 2013, 8:00 am
 Group admin 
Last orders anyone!
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| September 10, 2013, 11:58 am
Quoting Stuart Lucas
Wow, I've had a crazy week, only built 10% of an entry, and suddenly it's deadline day. Still I have an outside chance of getting an entry in tonight, I'll give it a shot!

You got this! Go hard or go home! ;)
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| September 10, 2013, 12:01 pm
Quoting Delatron 3000
I am however outraged by the implied suggestion that I only won on quantity in both rounds. As I have defended myself in comments before to no avail I have only one course left to me to defend my honour. To the sign-up thread!
Lol, I didn't say you cheated, I just think might have at least gotten maybe one vote if you'd only done one build. :) No hard feelings from me, Stu.

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| September 10, 2013, 12:08 pm
Done and posted! Can someone check it out for the OK to add to the group?
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| September 10, 2013, 12:11 pm
Quoting David .
Done and posted! Can someone check it out for the OK to add to the group?

Let's see, it has a link and the title is correct...the text goes the right pictures...you're good! :D
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| September 10, 2013, 12:21 pm
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Let's see, it has a link and the title is correct...the text goes the right pictures...you're good! :D
Thankee! I'll double check the link...

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| September 10, 2013, 12:23 pm
Quoting David .
Quoting Delatron 3000
To the sign-up thread!
Lol, I didn't say you cheated, I just think might have at least gotten maybe one vote if you'd only done one build. :) No hard feelings from me, Stu.


Hahaha, not really suggesting you did David - hey i've admitted I exploited that rule until it was changed this year (It's all Heath's fault). Now i'll just have to find another loophole seeing as i've entered again..... Good luck to you.

And as for speed building, i did that last night. Tonight is for the camera. Yes, I kind of had a late splash of inspiration and a couple of nights free so I decided to go for it. So I have no-one else to blame but me. Why do I do this to myself?

But beware folks, given I am only allowed to build 1 thing per round, it will be three times as awesome as usual. It's a scientific fact.

Good luck all.
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| September 10, 2013, 12:39 pm
Quoting General X (aka SuperSpyX)
And there are only 73 entries, looks like this year might be a little slim!

It was this way on the last day last year as well. You'd be surprised how quickly so many builds can be entered.
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| September 10, 2013, 1:04 pm
Quoting David .
It was this way on the last day last year as well. You'd be surprised how quickly so many builds can be entered.

I uploaded mine yesterday, but didn't add it to the group 'til today. I guess others might be doing the same.
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| September 10, 2013, 1:25 pm
Yay!! I'm done with mine , check it out!! XD
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| September 10, 2013, 4:43 pm
o.0
So many entries coming in! :D
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| September 10, 2013, 4:54 pm
Quoting George Marshall
o.0
So many entries coming in! :D

I think we all knew this day would come...
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| September 10, 2013, 5:32 pm
Who's ready 2 move on 2 round 2?!

Do you see what I did there? :)
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| September 10, 2013, 5:38 pm
hey, I added it to the group today but It won't show up!
does it take awhile for a MOC to show up?
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| September 10, 2013, 5:44 pm
Quoting Nate B.
Who's ready 2 move on 2 round 2?!

Do you see what I did there? :)

Yup 2 2 2 :)
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| September 10, 2013, 5:48 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting That Steam Guy
hey, I added it to the group today but It won't show up!
does it take awhile for a MOC to show up?

Since you're new your MOCs won't show up until a mod approves your homepage. It won't take long :)
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| September 10, 2013, 5:58 pm
What up MOCOlympics-ers?
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| September 10, 2013, 6:39 pm
It all ends in four and a half hours....
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| September 10, 2013, 7:30 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
It all ends in four and a half hours....

For some of us at least...
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| September 10, 2013, 7:35 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
For some of us at least...

Actually it ends at 11:59 ET. Meaning it ends at 9:59 Mountain.
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| September 10, 2013, 7:37 pm
 Group admin 
I'll be locking the group in about...
4 and a half hours, give or take a couple minutes.

Get those entries in everyone!
~Chris.
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| September 10, 2013, 7:39 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Actually it ends at 11:59 ET. Meaning it ends at 9:59 Mountain.

I meant the MOCOlympics as a whole. It won't all be over for everyone.
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| September 10, 2013, 7:44 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
I meant the MOCOlympics as a whole. It won't all be over for everyone.

I was talking about round 1.
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| September 10, 2013, 7:46 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
I was talking about round 1.

Your use of the word "All" implied otherwise :-P
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| September 10, 2013, 7:48 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
Your use of the word "All" implied otherwise :-P

Well it probably ends for you.
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| September 10, 2013, 7:50 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Well it probably ends for you.

Ouch, wrong thread.
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| September 10, 2013, 7:51 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
Ouch, wrong thread.

I didn't want to insult you. I am just getting excited. Sorry about it:(
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| September 10, 2013, 7:53 pm
a little unsportsmanlike mate, since this isn't the smack talk thread! :)

Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
I didn't want to insult you. I am just getting excited. Sorry about it:(


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| September 10, 2013, 7:55 pm
Quoting Chris Roach

Understood. I didn't mean it. His creation is defenitly making it to the next round.
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| September 10, 2013, 7:58 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
I didn't want to insult you. I am just getting excited. Sorry about it:(

Haha, it's cool bro.
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| September 10, 2013, 8:05 pm
It quarter ends in four hours...
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| September 10, 2013, 8:06 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
Haha, it's cool bro.

Thanks man!
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| September 10, 2013, 8:21 pm
never assume - I was a judge last year we could see 25 amazing new entries before midnight - no one is safe or sunk until the scores are all tallied!

Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Understood. I didn't mean it. His creation is defenitly making it to the next round.


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| September 10, 2013, 8:55 pm
Quoting Chris Roach

Well that's what makes it interesting! ;)
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| September 10, 2013, 9:05 pm
oh, I hope they approve it in time. I was afraid of this. I came from Flickr because I saw an add for it by MR. Xenomurphy.
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| September 10, 2013, 9:34 pm
Two hours to go...
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| September 10, 2013, 10:00 pm
Quoting That Steam Guy
oh, I hope they approve it in time. I was afraid of this. I came from Flickr because I saw an add for it by MR. Xenomurphy.

Stay! MOC pages is like the biggest Lego fan community ever!
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| September 10, 2013, 10:03 pm
Quoting CityCreator .
Stay! MOC pages is like the biggest Lego fan community ever!

I will make no such promises.
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| September 10, 2013, 10:09 pm
Quoting That Steam Guy
oh, I hope they approve it in time. I was afraid of this. I came from Flickr because I saw an add for it by MR. Xenomurphy.

It appears that your account has been approved. Good luck!
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| September 10, 2013, 10:15 pm
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One hour and counting...

Get those entries in!
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| September 10, 2013, 10:57 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
One hour and counting...

Get those entries in!

Just checking mine one more time...
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| September 10, 2013, 11:48 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
One hour and counting...

Get those entries in!

It's up! Thanks Chris!
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| September 10, 2013, 11:58 pm
104 entries!! Awesome!
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| September 11, 2013, 12:00 am
And the first round is (unofficially) over!
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| September 11, 2013, 12:01 am
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And that's it ladies and gentlemen.

Round one is officially "in the bag" as they say!

It's 11:12 central time by my watch (and it'll be a couple minutes later by the time this is posted) which makes it 12:12 MOCpages time. I gave a nice 10 minute grace period just to make sure those last minute people got in.

104 entries this year. Nice work everyone! Now, just give us a couple of days to get the scores done and one of the judges will be around to each person's moc to post your total score. There will also be a full list of the scores posted in the group so you can see where you ranked.

Good luck everyone! Time for us judges to get scoring...
~Chris.
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| September 11, 2013, 12:14 am
Quoting Chris Phipson
And that's it ladies and gentlemen.

Round one is officially "in the bag" as they say!

It's 11:12 central time by my watch (and it'll be a couple minutes later by the time this is posted) which makes it 12:12 MOCpages time. I gave a nice 10 minute grace period just to make sure those last minute people got in.

104 entries this year. Nice work everyone! Now, just give us a couple of days to get the scores done and one of the judges will be around to each person's moc to post your total score. There will also be a full list of the scores posted in the group so you can see where you ranked.

Good luck everyone! Time for us judges to get scoring...
~Chris.

Awesome! Round 1 of my first MO is over! Can't wait to see how I did! Will the scores be posted before Round 2 is released or at the same time?
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| September 11, 2013, 12:17 am
Quoting Evan Botkin
Awesome! Round 1 of my first MO is over! Can't wait to see how I did! Will the scores be posted before Round 2 is released or at the same time?

Last year it was around the same time, so probably similar this year.
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| September 11, 2013, 12:21 am
Quoting Halhi 141
Last year it was around the same time, so probably similar this year.

Ah, thank you for your speedy reply Mr. Phipson. WHAT? Your not MR. Phipson? OK Enough goofing around. Seriously though thanks for answering me :)
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| September 11, 2013, 12:24 am
Oh boy...! Round 1 is over.. I probably got creamed, but who knows!
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| September 11, 2013, 9:45 am
1 Aries: 5
2 Taurus: 11
3 Gemini: 10
4 Cancer: 6
5 Leo: 10
6 Virgo: 4
7 Libra: 10
8 Scorpio: 21
9 Sagittarius: 15
10 Capricornus: 1
11 Aquarius:5
12 Pisces: 6

6 of them have less than 10 entires each (1,4,6,10,11,12), having 27 out of 104.

4 of them have 10 or 11 entires each (2,3,5,7), covering 41 out of 104.

Numbers 8 and 9 have 21 and 15 entries each - 36 alltogether. This makes them practically twice as powerful as group two and roughly four times as powerful as group 1.

I wonder how scores will connect with these statistics...
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| September 11, 2013, 2:36 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
1 Aries: 5
2 Taurus: 11
3 Gemini: 10
4 Cancer: 6
5 Leo: 10
6 Virgo: 4
7 Libra: 10
8 Scorpio: 21
9 Sagittarius: 15
10 Capricornus: 1
11 Aquarius:5
12 Pisces: 6

6 of them have less than 10 entires each (1,4,6,10,11,12), having 27 out of 104.

4 of them have 10 or 11 entires each (2,3,5,7), covering 41 out of 104.

Numbers 8 and 9 have 21 and 15 entries each - 36 alltogether. This makes them practically twice as powerful as group two and roughly four times as powerful as group 1.

I wonder how scores will connect with these statistics...

As David FNJ said on the other page, this means nothing except that a bunch of builders randomly decided to do those signs. It's not as if it's anything important like an unbalanced hashtable.
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| September 11, 2013, 2:45 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
As David FNJ said on the other page, this means nothing except that a bunch of builders randomly decided to do those signs. It's not as if it's anything important like an unbalanced hashtable.

Saggitarius and scorpio are overused.
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| September 11, 2013, 2:46 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Saggitarius and scorpio are overused.

We had no idea what the other people were building when we chose those, so it's just a freak coincidence. That, and a matter of personal taste.
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| September 11, 2013, 2:47 pm
I'm the only one with capricornus, WIN!
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| September 11, 2013, 2:50 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Saggitarius and scorpio are overused.

Big deal Big D.

Maybe people wanted to expand their creativity and build a cool looking creature.
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| September 11, 2013, 2:54 pm
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Big deal Big D.

Maybe people wanted to expand their creativity and build a cool looking creature.

I don't think it really matters.
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| September 11, 2013, 3:14 pm
It doesn't matter really, but thinking outside of the box is always a plus.
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| September 11, 2013, 3:21 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
It doesn't matter really, but thinking outside of the box is always a plus.

I thought out of the box. Actually I took the box and threw it out the window :)
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| September 11, 2013, 3:33 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
I thought out of the box. Actually I took the box and threw it out the window :)

LOL! I have to agree!
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| September 11, 2013, 3:41 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
I don't think it really matters.

Of course it doesn't really matter, that was my whole point ;)
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| September 11, 2013, 4:17 pm
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Big deal Big D.

Maybe people wanted to expand their creativity and build a cool looking creature.

What I am saying that the choice is relevant. Anticipate your enemies' movement and act accordingly.

Even if the judges try to ignore the facts, it is easier to compare same category within itself. Subconciously at least. Also, they can see what "thinking outside of the box actually is.

For instance: Me, Halhi and Stormbringer basically made the same build, just differently. It will be easy to differentiate between those three, but the biggest problem is that a giant black human-killer monster dude does not seem so original any more.


Not speaking specifically for what the judges think, but I am educated enough to know that it plays a part.
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| September 11, 2013, 4:21 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
What I am saying that the choice is relevant. Anticipate your enemies' movement and act accordingly.

Even if the judges try to ignore the facts, it is easier to compare same category within itself. Subconciously at least. Also, they can see what "thinking outside of the box actually is.

For instance: Me, Halhi and Stormbringer basically made the same build, just differently. It will be easy to differentiate between those three, but the biggest problem is that a giant black human-killer monster dude does not seem so original any more.


Not speaking specifically for what the judges think, but I am educated enough to know that it plays a part.

An interesting point. I don't think it matters so much as what the symbol is as is its relation to other mocs.
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| September 11, 2013, 4:24 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
An interesting point. I don't think it matters so much as what the symbol is as is its relation to other mocs.

^.

Maybe I should have kept the red then.
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| September 11, 2013, 4:30 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
An interesting point. I don't think it matters so much as what the symbol is as is its relation to other mocs.

Symbol is the most obvious relation. And with the samy symbols, there are bound to be at least two almost identical creations.
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| September 11, 2013, 4:32 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
What I am saying that the choice is relevant. Anticipate your enemies' movement and act accordingly.

Even if the judges try to ignore the facts, it is easier to compare same category within itself. Subconciously at least. Also, they can see what "thinking outside of the box actually is.

For instance: Me, Halhi and Stormbringer basically made the same build, just differently. It will be easy to differentiate between those three, but the biggest problem is that a giant black human-killer monster dude does not seem so original any more.


Not speaking specifically for what the judges think, but I am educated enough to know that it plays a part.
Yes, that makes sense and all, and I know what you're saying, and unfortunately it's true. Nevertheless, in theory the category choice differentiation should not have an effect on the judges.

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| September 11, 2013, 4:37 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Symbol is the most obvious relation. And with the samy symbols, there are bound to be at least two almost identical creations.

There was bound to be some overlap. Twelve symbols devided by 104 equals overlap. Even creations with different signs overlapped. Example: Elliot Feldman and Grant Davis' creations were almost exactly the same but still had different symbols.
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| September 11, 2013, 4:40 pm
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Yes, that makes sense and all, and I know what you're saying, and unfortunately it's true. Nevertheless, in theory the category choice differentiation should not have an effect on the judges.
It should though.
Thinking outside the box should get you extra points.
By all means build a centaur archer, and if it's good it should get good points for being a good build, but it shouldn't get any points for being original.

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| September 11, 2013, 4:43 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Yes, that makes sense and all, and I know what you're saying, and unfortunately it's true. Nevertheless, in theory the category choice differentiation should not have an effect on the judges.
It should though.
Thinking outside the box should get you extra points.
By all means build a centaur archer, and if it's good it should get good points for being a good build, but it shouldn't get any points for being original.

Another good point. There were many scorpions made for the M.O. so in theory the only ones that will move on will be the first one entered as it would be considered copied and get points for oringinality, and the best built one as it would get few points for originality but more forthe build.
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| September 11, 2013, 4:48 pm
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Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
1 Aries: 5
2 Taurus: 11
3 Gemini: 10
4 Cancer: 6
5 Leo: 10
6 Virgo: 4
7 Libra: 10
8 Scorpio: 21
9 Sagittarius: 15
10 Capricornus: 1
11 Aquarius:5
12 Pisces: 6

6 of them have less than 10 entires each (1,4,6,10,11,12), having 27 out of 104.

4 of them have 10 or 11 entires each (2,3,5,7), covering 41 out of 104.

Numbers 8 and 9 have 21 and 15 entries each - 36 alltogether. This makes them practically twice as powerful as group two and roughly four times as powerful as group 1.

I wonder how scores will connect with these statistics...

Thanks for the list, I was wondering about that. I hope you analyze the scores too...
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| September 11, 2013, 4:49 pm
Quoting Ru Corder
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Yes, that makes sense and all, and I know what you're saying, and unfortunately it's true. Nevertheless, in theory the category choice differentiation should not have an effect on the judges.
It should though.
Thinking outside the box should get you extra points.
By all means build a centaur archer, and if it's good it should get good points for being a good build, but it shouldn't get any points for being original.
Thinking outside the box should definitely count, yes :D
Just the number of builds in a certain category shouldn't.
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| September 11, 2013, 4:52 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Another good point. There were many scorpions made for the M.O. so in theory the only ones that will move on will be the first one entered as it would be considered copied and get points for oringinality, and the best built one as it would get few points for originality but more forthe build.
Well it's not a particularity out of the box idea in the first place. Most of the similar entries are pretty basic interpretations of the categories.
Like I said though, if they're good builds they should still get good scores.
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| September 11, 2013, 4:53 pm
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi

Just the number of builds in a certain category shouldn't.

Ahh, I get your point. You're are right.
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| September 11, 2013, 4:54 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Thanks for the list, I was wondering about that. I hope you analyze the scores too...

Hmm... I can predict that Aquarius may have the best average score. Infinity.
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| September 11, 2013, 4:58 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Hmm... I can predict that Aquarius may have the best average score. Infinity.

Take the square root of that and add to it the power of 4. And you'll get.... 1.
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| September 11, 2013, 5:07 pm
I wonder when the judging will start. I know it was supposed to start today, (I think), but I haven't seen any scores yet.
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| September 11, 2013, 5:10 pm
Quoting Chi Warrior
I wonder when the judging will start. I know it was supposed to start today, (I think), but I haven't seen any scores yet.

I've been looking at older MOColympics entries, and I'm actually not seeing any scoring on them. Maybe they do it in secret.
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| September 11, 2013, 5:12 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
I've been looking at older MOColympics entries, and I'm actually not seeing any scoring on them. Maybe they do it in secret.

maybe, but then are they going to post all the scores at once after they're done?
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| September 11, 2013, 5:15 pm
Quoting Chi Warrior
maybe, but then are they going to post all the scores at once after they're done?

I think so.
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| September 11, 2013, 5:18 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
I think so.

I am pretty sure your right.
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| September 11, 2013, 5:20 pm
 Group admin 
*A light shines down, and LukeClarenceVan's voice responds to the common questions.*

Judging is in progress, though unlike the MocAthalon the scores are totalled before being posted. Judges will go around to each entry, leaving a comment with the person's final combined score. The results will also be posted in a new thread.

Great builds everyone, it's a blast judging them all.
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| September 11, 2013, 5:21 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
*A light shines down, and LukeClarenceVan's voice responds to the common questions.*

Judging is in progress, though unlike the MocAthalon the scores are totalled before being posted. Judges will go around to each entry, leaving a comment with the person's final combined score. The results will also be posted in a new thread.

Great builds everyone, it's a blast judging them all.

By that, I assume you are blowing up all the ones that you don't like.
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| September 11, 2013, 5:23 pm
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Quoting Stormjay Rider
By that, I assume you are blowing up all the ones that you don't like.

That would be far too kind.
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| September 11, 2013, 5:27 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
That would be far too kind.

Oh dear. Mine must be near the moon by now...
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| September 11, 2013, 7:26 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
1 Aries: 5
2 Taurus: 11
3 Gemini: 10
4 Cancer: 6
5 Leo: 10
6 Virgo: 4
7 Libra: 10
8 Scorpio: 21
9 Sagittarius: 15
10 Capricornus: 1
11 Aquarius:5
12 Pisces: 6

6 of them have less than 10 entires each (1,4,6,10,11,12), having 27 out of 104.

4 of them have 10 or 11 entires each (2,3,5,7), covering 41 out of 104.

Numbers 8 and 9 have 21 and 15 entries each - 36 alltogether. This makes them practically twice as powerful as group two and roughly four times as powerful as group 1.

I wonder how scores will connect with these statistics...

I guess I wasn't the only one who wanted to know how many MOCs per sign...
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| September 11, 2013, 7:29 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
I guess I wasn't the only one who wanted to know how many MOCs per sign...

Pretty interesting, huh?
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| September 11, 2013, 7:37 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Elliot Feldman and Grant Davis' creations were almost exactly the same

Just like Chris Roach's entry was identical to Stormbringer's.
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| September 11, 2013, 7:40 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Elliot Feldman and Grant Davis' creations were almost exactly the same

Just like Chris Roach's entry was identical to Stormbringer's.

There was plenty of overlap.
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| September 11, 2013, 7:43 pm
Two things. One: my entry. Don't worry, I posted it yesterday, I just didn't know if I had to post a link here.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/369984

Two: Will there be a MIT this year?
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| September 11, 2013, 7:52 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
There was plenty of overlap.

Like what?
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| September 11, 2013, 7:54 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Like what?

Mark McPeek and Elliot Feldman, Alex Rode, City Creator, and Blake Baer, Barret K., Lee Muzzy, Stuart Lucas, and StormJay Rider. Just to name a few.
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| September 11, 2013, 8:12 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Mark McPeek and Elliot Feldman, Alex Rode, City Creator, and Blake Baer, Barret K., Lee Muzzy, Stuart Lucas, and StormJay Rider. Just to name a few.

I was actually asking how you could possibly think Elliot and Grant's entries were similar...
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| September 11, 2013, 8:15 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Oh dear. Mine must be near the moon by now...


Don't worry. Mine's near Jupiter. :P
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| September 11, 2013, 8:37 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Mark McPeek and Elliot Feldman, Alex Rode, City Creator, and Blake Baer, Barret K., Lee Muzzy, Stuart Lucas, and StormJay Rider. Just to name a few.


Too true. Haha, out of the three who did scales, City Creator and my scales are half decent.

And then there is Blake :D
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| September 11, 2013, 8:59 pm
Quoting Alex Rode

And then there is Blake :D

There's always an "And then there is Blake". He's that good. ;D
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| September 11, 2013, 9:14 pm
Quoting Justin L.
There's always an "And then there is Blake". He's that good. ;D

Good man? I consider him one of the best lego builder in the world, and the best TFOL lego builder.
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| September 11, 2013, 9:23 pm
Quoting Thatch Gears

Don't worry. Mine's near Jupiter. :P

Mine's going through the asteroid belt at the moment... :P
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| September 11, 2013, 9:25 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Pretty interesting, huh?

Yup.
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| September 11, 2013, 9:25 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
Mark McPeek and Elliot Feldman, Alex Rode, City Creator, and Blake Baer, Barret K., Lee Muzzy, Stuart Lucas, and StormJay Rider. Just to name a few.

Elliot's and mine were coincidental. Actually, when he posted his, It looked almost exactly like mine. I decided to change it a bit so that they didn't look so similar.
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| September 11, 2013, 9:27 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I was actually asking how you could possibly think Elliot and Grant's entries were similar...


I was worried that everybody thought they were identical :P Glad somebody else agrees that they are different. But ya, there is some guaranteed overlap when you have this many entries, and thats not a bad thing.... but hehe, I am the only person to enter into a category alone, which also means that I get 103 brownie points for you all picking the wrong category.

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| September 11, 2013, 9:27 pm
Quoting Alex Rode

Too true. Haha, out of the three who did scales, City Creator and my scales are half decent.

And then there is Blake :D


I had this idea from day one. My parents were even helping a bit, and winning is my dream, which I share with 103 others. We are of one mind, but not all of us are Nerogueians!
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| September 11, 2013, 9:43 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Mine's going through the asteroid belt at the moment... :P


Oh yeah? Mine's going PAST Pluto...! We're arguing about losing a contest.. wow. :P
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| September 11, 2013, 9:53 pm
Quoting Grant Davis

which also means that I get 103 brownie points for you all picking the wrong category.

Well Mr.Mastermind, you must feel good about how your intellect overshadowed us all.

However, I must point out that this is merely R1 (the elimination round) and that you weren't pitted against an opposing competitor.
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| September 11, 2013, 10:03 pm
Quoting Thatch Gears

Oh yeah? Mine's going PAST Pluto...! We're arguing about losing a contest.. wow. :P

Well, humility is never bad, right? :p
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| September 11, 2013, 10:45 pm
Quoting Stormbringer .
However, I must point out that this is merely R1 (the elimination round) and that you weren't pitted against an opposing competitor.


This man speaks the truth - this was just the first melee to thin the ranks and place you by seeding. Now it is time for the duels to the finish....
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| September 12, 2013, 3:59 am
I was just too busy with assignments this year :/

there's always a next year :)
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| September 12, 2013, 4:24 am
Quoting Thatch Gears

Oh yeah? Mine's going PAST Pluto...! We're arguing about losing a contest.. wow. :P

Mine is right here in the basement. Not sure Why yours are flying.....
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| September 12, 2013, 7:00 am
When is the next round coming up?
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| September 12, 2013, 9:57 am
Quoting Mark McPeek
Well, humility is never bad, right? :p


Lolz. :P

Yes.. It never hurts.
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| September 12, 2013, 9:57 am
Quoting Mark McPeek
Well, humility is never bad, right? :p

I think it is though.
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| September 12, 2013, 10:13 am
Quoting Thatch Gears

Lolz. :P

Yes.. It never hurts.

True!
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| September 12, 2013, 11:21 am
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
I think it is though.

"Fear leads to anger, anger to hate, and hate.....to suffering...." ;) We can always be sure that anything you think is exactly the opposite of what I think...
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| September 12, 2013, 11:23 am
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
I think it is though.

Of course you would, on your homepage you said you hate love:I
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| September 12, 2013, 11:50 am
Guys, this is not a theological discussion; this is the Round 1 thread.
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| September 12, 2013, 12:26 pm
Quoting Evan Botkin
Guys, this is not a theological discussion; this is the Round 1 thread.


However.. If you DO want to debate.. *Insert Lego Debate Group ad here*
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| September 12, 2013, 1:14 pm
Quoting Evan Botkin
Guys, this is not a theological discussion; this is the Round 1 thread.

That's the second time someone's had to say that.
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| September 12, 2013, 1:14 pm
Quoting Thatch Gears

However.. If you DO want to debate.. *Insert Lego Debate Group ad here*

There's no link. You can't advertize on the internet without a link.
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| September 12, 2013, 1:16 pm
Quoting Evan Botkin
Guys, this is not a theological discussion; this is the Round 1 thread.

"Round 1" could be a sybolic name.
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| September 12, 2013, 1:27 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
"Round 1" could be a sybolic name.

The first of many trials leading to the end...
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| September 12, 2013, 1:31 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
The first of many trials leading to the end...

As if I wasn't already nervous...
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| September 12, 2013, 1:37 pm
Quoting Zach "gothambygaslight" L.
As if I wasn't already nervous...

Wait... there was a shred of truth in that wasn't there.
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| September 12, 2013, 1:45 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Wait... there was a shred of truth in that wasn't there.

Yep.
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| September 12, 2013, 1:55 pm
So, were being judged even as we speak.
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| September 12, 2013, 5:28 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
That's the second time someone's had to say that.

Actually, nobody has to say it. They choose to. And since the theological discussion is roughly slightly very far away close to hinting at things having to do with Round one, let it be. Besides, is it gonna kill you if people have a discussion that doesn't relate to you?
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| September 12, 2013, 6:00 pm
Quoting Nate B.
So, were being judged even as we speak.

Yups. They might even be done. Bu these judges, they take their time. :P
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| September 12, 2013, 6:01 pm
Quoting David .
Yups. They might even be done. Bu these judges, they take their time. :P

R2 starts on the 15th anyways. As far as I am concerned, they cqn have those four days.
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| September 12, 2013, 6:11 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
R2 starts on the 15th anyways. As far as I am concerned, they cqn have those four days.

Agreed.
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| September 12, 2013, 6:25 pm
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Quoting Nate B.
So, were being judged even as we speak.


Yes...
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| September 13, 2013, 6:58 pm
The brass hats are crunching the numbers, dividing the playing field, eliminating the remainder and inputting all data into the R2 machine, which will spit out the results....they are coming....the suspense grows....what will happen?
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| September 13, 2013, 9:06 pm
Quoting General X (aka SuperSpyX)
The brass hats are crunching the numbers, dividing the playing field, eliminating the remainder and inputting all data into the R2 machine, which will spit out the results....they are coming....the suspense grows....what will happen?

What will happen is this:
64 (or 128) players will move on to round 2....
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| September 13, 2013, 10:13 pm
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
What will happen is this:
64 (or 128) players will move on to round 2....

Hopefully 128. Then 24 nonexistent people will be against the top 24. Hopefully I'm in that top 24.
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| September 13, 2013, 10:16 pm
Ah, er, there's only 104 entries ... so 128 ain't happening ...
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| September 13, 2013, 11:04 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Hopefully 128. Then 24 nonexistent people will be against the top 24. Hopefully I'm in that top 24.

Oh yeah!
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| September 13, 2013, 11:11 pm
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J
Ah, er, there's only 104 entries ... so 128 ain't happening ...

Of course ;)
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| September 13, 2013, 11:11 pm
 Group admin 
I've gone through everyone's entries, and finished my segment of judging. Despite the vast quantity of excellent entries, I tried to give useful feedback whenever possible. Hope it helps in round two, or for whatever MOCs you do in the future.
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| September 14, 2013, 11:10 am
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
I've gone through everyone's entries, and finished my segment of judging. Despite the vast quantity of excellent entries, I tried to give useful feedback whenever possible. Hope it helps in round two, or for whatever MOCs you do in the future.

So do you know when everyone else will be done?
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| September 14, 2013, 11:20 am
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
I've gone through everyone's entries, and finished my segment of judging. Despite the vast quantity of excellent entries, I tried to give useful feedback whenever possible. Hope it helps in round two, or for whatever MOCs you do in the future.

Yup. Your constructive criticism helps. :)
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| September 14, 2013, 11:21 am
So 52 people will advance... let's hope the judges are merciful. :P
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| September 14, 2013, 11:38 am
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Quoting Thatch Gears
So 52 people will advance... let's hope the judges are merciful. :P

I think your numbers might be a little off. Here's what the rules say, for anyone interested...
Quoting Judge Phipson ONLY the top 64 players (possibly 128 if we have enough players) will go on to round two.

And there's a good reason for the initial number being 64 as you'll discover as you watch the games unfold.
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| September 14, 2013, 11:43 am
Quoting Ian Spacek
I think your numbers might be a little off. Here's what the rules say, for anyone interested...
Quoting Judge Phipson ONLY the top 64 players (possibly 128 if we have enough players) will go on to round two.

And there's a good reason for the initial number being 64 as you'll discover as you watch the games unfold.


Oh, I see! I thought that half of the players would advance, not just a set number. Because 64 is half of 128 (duh Thatch) that was my impression. *Facepalm*

Thanks Ian!
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| September 14, 2013, 12:02 pm
Quoting Ian Spacek
I think your numbers might be a little off. Here's what the rules say, for anyone interested...
Quoting Judge Phipson ONLY the top 64 players (possibly 128 if we have enough players) will go on to round two.

And there's a good reason for the initial number being 64 as you'll discover as you watch the games unfold.

64 / 2 = 32
32 / 2 = 16
16 / 2 = 8
8 / 2 = 4
4 / 2 = 2
2 / 2 = 1
1 = Grand Prize
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| September 14, 2013, 12:14 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
And there's a good reason for the initial number being 64 as you'll discover as you watch the games unfold.

64 / 2 = 32
32 / 2 = 16
16 / 2 = 8
8 / 2 = 4
4 / 2 = 2
2 / 2 = 1
1 = Grand Prize

what is this magic??
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| September 14, 2013, 12:52 pm
So... Like six or seven hours left until the alleged beginning of R2. Kind of getting intense.
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| September 14, 2013, 5:51 pm
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
So... Like six or seven hours left until the alleged beginning of R2. Kind of getting intense.


You said it!
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| September 14, 2013, 6:20 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
I've gone through everyone's entries, and finished my segment of judging. Despite the vast quantity of excellent entries, I tried to give useful feedback whenever possible. Hope it helps in round two, or for whatever MOCs you do in the future.

It did help. Not sure if I move onto R2 or not though...
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| September 14, 2013, 7:23 pm
So is R2 going to start on the 15th or will it be delayed for final judging and match-ups? It would be nice to have some progress reports.
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| September 14, 2013, 7:38 pm
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Judging for Round 1 is almost done.
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| September 14, 2013, 7:40 pm
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy
Judging for Round 1 is almost done.

Just so I know if I should sleep today... Almost meaning hours or within the hour?
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| September 14, 2013, 8:20 pm
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy
Judging for Round 1 is almost done.

Yay! Thanks!
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| September 14, 2013, 8:48 pm
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy
Judging for Round 1 is almost done.

I am kinda freaking out.
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| September 14, 2013, 8:50 pm
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Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Just so I know if I should sleep today... Almost meaning hours or within the hour?


Get some sleep. The round won't start on Sunday. It'll be a couple more days before the matches are posted. The scores should be coming very soon though.

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| September 14, 2013, 9:50 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus
Just so I know if I should sleep today... Almost meaning hours or within the hour?


Get some sleep. The round won't start on Sunday. It'll be a couple more days before the matches are posted. The scores should be coming very soon though.

Can't wait! Will the scores be coming out tonight, or tomorrow? Hopefully one of the two! :D
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| September 14, 2013, 9:52 pm
Round 2 is starting in a few days? Well, if I get in... *WARNING! Horrible Reference*

CDI Link: Oh boy! I'll Grab my stuff!
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| September 14, 2013, 10:09 pm
I lost. :( I suck.
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| September 14, 2013, 11:28 pm
But i wont leave like people have in the past.
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| September 14, 2013, 11:30 pm
Quoting bill daniels
But i wont leave like people have in the past.

That's good, because if they have a MIT this year you made it.
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| September 14, 2013, 11:33 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
That's good, because if they have a MIT this year you made it.

Yup.
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| September 14, 2013, 11:34 pm
Wow i am not happy with my self.
Who liked and did not like my MO entry?
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| September 14, 2013, 11:51 pm
Quoting bill daniels
Wow i am not happy with my self.
Who liked and did not like my MO entry?

I liked it
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| September 14, 2013, 11:52 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I liked it

Thank you.
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| September 14, 2013, 11:54 pm
24 rely.
Hey judges can i know what you all gave me?
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| September 14, 2013, 11:56 pm
Quoting bill daniels
24 rely.
Hey judges can i know what you all gave me?

Unfortunately they can't tell you their individual scores. What you can do is divide your total by five to get your average score.
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| September 15, 2013, 12:01 am
Quoting Halhi 141
Unfortunately they can't tell you their individual scores. What you can do is divide your total by five to get your average score.

Oh man.

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| September 15, 2013, 12:02 am
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Quoting bill daniels
24 rely.
Hey judges can i know what you all gave me?


The response you got is true. We will NOT be giving out our individual scores. You will only get the combined total score of all the judges.

~ Chris

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| September 15, 2013, 12:06 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

The response you got is true. We will NOT be giving out our individual scores. You will only get the combined total score of all the judges.

~ Chris

Oh sorry I asked then.
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| September 15, 2013, 12:08 am
Quoting bill daniels
I lost. :( I suck.

Dude, calm down. You got a 24.
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| September 15, 2013, 12:23 am
Quoting George Marshall
Dude, calm down. You got a 24.

I know but i am just a little irritated.
But oh well.
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| September 15, 2013, 12:45 am
Quoting Halhi 141
Unfortunately they can't tell you their individual scores. What you can do is divide your total by five to get your average score.

Heh. Lucky number 7s all around for me.
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| September 15, 2013, 7:45 am
don't beat yourself up - most of the people you were up against have more lego building experience than the years you've been alive - your post was good and with time you will learn more techniques and skills and get better and better.

Quoting bill daniels
Wow i am not happy with my self.
Who liked and did not like my MO entry?


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| September 16, 2013, 8:38 am
Quoting Chris Roach

Okay thanks.
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| September 16, 2013, 11:57 am
just noticed 105 less entries than people who joined the MO group this year - That many people signed up but did not represent themselves (well minus the judges) with a round 1 MOC....sad.
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| September 16, 2013, 8:56 pm
Quoting Chris Roach
just noticed 105 less entries than people who joined the MO group this year - That many people signed up but did not represent themselves (well minus the judges) with a round 1 MOC....sad.

Yeah...
Maybe if it said "if you comment here then you are committing yourself to building and posting an entry for this contest" it would have helped (no seriously!)

There was a study done on restaurant reservations where many people would make a reservation but then not show up (or call to cancel) for their meal. The rate of the no-call no-show rate was 30%. Ouch.
So the manager decided to have his receptionist change what she said to callers who were making reservations. He had her say "Will you come at (the time they set)?" Immediately the no-call no-show rate decreased to only 10%. That is inspiring! The concept is that people want to keep their word, so changing the thread to say "you are committing to build an entry and post it" could very well increase the number of entries (or at least increase the percentage of those who signed-up to those who actually did build and post an entry.
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