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Round 3
 Group admin 
Welcome to Round 3 of The Tourney! Please refresh yourselves with the important points below. One thing that changed is that you must state your bracket name first thing in your intro box (explained below).

Anyway, good luck to all of the contestants! The next round will be the first round of The Tilt! The first round of The Tilt will be a free-for-all round (one category probably) where the judges again give each person a score of 1-10 (not commented probably, but we'll see). We will also be adding in Mark McPeek as a 7th judge during The Tilt.

As always, don't hesitate to go to the questions thread and ask questions.


Important points

• Everything in the Rules thread http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=23354&topicid=92680 is still applicable to this round unless specifically stated otherwise in the points below. Only build ONE scene.

• The last day to add your creation to the group pool is Sunday night February 9th, at 11:59 MOCpages time (Eastern Standard Time). No entries will be accepted once the group is locked. NO extensions will be added this time around.

• Your title must be: The Tourney Round 3: Your Name vs. Your Opponent's Name (Whatever you want if you want). May be shortened to TTR3: Your Name vs. Your Opponent's Name or TT Round 3: Your Name vs. Your Opponent's Name
You know the drill.

• At or near the TOP of the description of your MOC, you MUST have a working link to your opponent's homepage (or entry). A link to this group is NOT required.

• At or near the TOP of the description of your MOC, you MUST state your:
- category AND
- your guild. Feel free to just copy and paste the description of the category (or just the name of the category) into your MOC.

• FIRST THING in your intro box MUST be your BRACKET name. This is different than last round. The reason being is that it will be much easier for the judges to find out what creations they need to judge. From the thumbnail they can see if the creation is applicable to them.

• Your creation must be added to this group if it is going to be counted for judging BEFORE the deadline (or if you get your creation in before the group gets locked assuming there is a grace period). Once you add your creation to the group, you may NOT change anything except for the following:
- Link to your opponent's homepage
- Link to your opponent's entry
- Stating your bracket
- Stating your category
- Stating your guild
- Fixing your title
NOTHING else may be changed. If we find that something was changed (adding a story, adding pictures, etc.) a penalty WILL be put in place.
ASK YOUR FELLOW GUILD MEMBERS if everything is set and that the build can be added to the group. You do not want to have a missing link, bracket, category, etc. this round, it may SERIOUSLY cost you. If you absolutely must change something, then you MUST ask an Admin for permission - DO NOT change it on your own (does not apply to the 6 specific exceptions).




The Melee and Heraldry brackets will have the following judges:
Gilbert Despathens
Fraser Robinson
Matthew Oh

Wrestling and Foot Combat brackets will have the following judges:
Grant Davis
David FNJ
Graham Gidman

Each judge will be commenting on your entry (if you are in the said judge's bracket) and stating who (you or your opponent) gets their vote. The judges are NOT required to give a detailed explanation (or any explanation at all) as to why one person got his vote and the other did not. If you receive 2 votes, then you will be moving on to The Tilt.



• The Melee •

Rylie French vs. Mr. Falcon Punch
MOC Battle
As with many of the other events this round, this challenge is somewhat literal - gear up, mount your horses and ride out with your guild as a team in the day-long mock-battle known as the Melee. The field is vast but clearly marked and fairly level, with plenty of room for maneuvering. Good luck, and may the best team win!


Andrew the Jedi Ninja vs. David ~UberBricks
- No back for your smack
You or a teammate looked at someone in an opposing guild and his whole team ganged up on you for revenge. Ouch... Show your team helping to save you or your teammate and trying to teach these ruffians that looks don't kill.



• Heraldry •

~ Brick vs. Shawn Gibson
- Paperwork!
Heralds ran the tourneys of old, taking down names and marking wins and losses. After all, they were some of the few people who could read at the time. For this round, build part of the Tourney complex and show your character administrating, whether this involves keeping score, hanging up the shields of different competitors, running a commentary or doing something completely different but likewise suitable for a literate individual.


Alex Rode vs. Freeling ++
Battle of the Bards:
The Herald of the Year award is nearly decided, but the voters are at an impasse. Fortunately, you have a plan to influence them - you will pay a minstrel to sing your praises (loudly). Make up or choose a song that fits your greatness (you will not be judged on lyrical ability as long as you have something) and either build some of the events contained within or show the singer at work in front of a crowd. If you choose to include multiple scenes, incorporate them into a single form on one baseplate.



• Wrestling •

Toa Infernum vs. Mr. Cab
- Championship
The competition is narrowing down to the best of the best. This time, engage in an actual wrestling match in the bracket semifinals - and take it seriously, because TV style is SO last-round. Flair and intimidation are fair game, but keep some dignity and focus on the awe-inspiring might of your opponents, be they minifigure or something not-so-mini.


Stephen Boe vs. Thomas of Tortuga
- The Ultimate Test
For your final challenge before The Tilt, you gotta give it all you got in this Ultimate Test. A lone fortress of some of the roughest bunch of men and human-like creatures acts as a headquarters of sorts for these type of people. They work for money, and no one has dared enter their small area of territory. Only legends tell of what goes on inside the fortress. The leaders of this fortress agreed to being part of a Tourney event. Your task is to go to the fortress, retrieve some sort of valuable item, and escape. If you get caught you lose.



• Foot Combat •

Halhi 141 vs. Adam Brunsting
The Rail
The foot combatants have greatly advanced, mostly murdering each other in out-of-the-arena duels. Fortunately, this time the action takes place in front of a crowd in an orderly fashion. With the stands at your back, duel across the fence that goes down the middle of the Tilt lane and best your opponent in a fair fight.


Warble Gloaming vs. Jacob Pennington
- The Smithy
If you want to fight, you need weapons…and good ones too. During the Tourney, the smithy is bustling with activity. The recent craze, while profitable for his business, has not helped the local blacksmith’s temper. Will you be able to sweet-talk him into making new weapons for you and your men, or will a confrontation ensue?
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| January 30, 2014, 11:16 pm
Quoting David FNJ
So we have a year to make our entries?
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| January 30, 2014, 11:23 pm
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Quoting Stephen Boe
Quoting David FNJ
So we have a year to make our entries?

Sorry about that, fixed. February 9th at midnight.
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| January 30, 2014, 11:31 pm
Quoting Stephen Boe
Quoting David FNJ
So we have a year to make our entries?

How did you get that?

I found a crucial error in this post, saying that We have to title it Round 2... that's not right...

And I'm facing Infernum. This will be very, very tough... But no giving up. Good luck to you, Infernum!
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| January 30, 2014, 11:38 pm
Quoting Mr. Cab
How did you get that?

I found a crucial error in this post, saying that We have to title it Round 2... that's not right...

And I'm facing Infernum. This will be very, very tough... But no giving up. Good luck to you, Infernum!

Thanks! Good luck to you too! ;)
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| January 30, 2014, 11:39 pm
Quoting David FNJ
May be shortened to TTR2: Your Name vs. Your Opponent's Name

The mistake is still there... ;)
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| January 30, 2014, 11:42 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Sorry about that, fixed. February 9th at midnight.

For the fortress, could it be partly in ruins? And does my character have to be stealthy and not be seen at all?
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| January 30, 2014, 11:47 pm
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Quoting Stephen Boe
For the fortress, could it be partly in ruins? And does my character have to be stealthy and not be seen at all?

It's up to you.
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| January 30, 2014, 11:56 pm
Meh, not a huge fan of this category, seems a bit bóring to me :/

Good luck Adam.
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| January 31, 2014, 12:21 am
Oh hooray! If I win this one I'm moving on to round 3!




....

Might want to get all those errors fixed...
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| January 31, 2014, 12:23 am
Eh, my category is pretty good.

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| January 31, 2014, 6:41 am
Quoting Halhi 141
Meh, not a huge fan of this category, seems a bit bóring to me :/

Good luck Adam.

Agreed.

You too! But I don't think you'll need it.
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| January 31, 2014, 6:47 am
I wish I got the ultimate test category.
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| January 31, 2014, 6:56 am
Quoting Stephen Boe
For the fortress, could it be partly in ruins? And does my character have to be stealthy and not be seen at all?

Best of luck to you, Stephen!
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| January 31, 2014, 7:53 am
All right! A blacksmith category! Good luck Warble! :)
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| January 31, 2014, 8:02 am
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Quoting Stephen Boe
For the fortress, could it be partly in ruins? And does my character have to be stealthy and not be seen at all?

Please direct further questions to the questions thread.

Anyway, yes, it can be partly in ruins.

You could choose, I think it is very possible for you to be spotted. But you just have to escape with the valuable.
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| January 31, 2014, 10:47 am
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Best of luck to you, Stephen!

Best of luck to you too!
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| January 31, 2014, 10:59 am
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Quoting Jacob Pennington
All right! A blacksmith category! Good luck Warble! :)

Haha! I'm glad you like it! I was actually thinking about you when I wrote it up. ;)
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| January 31, 2014, 1:22 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Haha! I'm glad you like it! I was actually thinking about you when I wrote it up. ;)

I also really like my category! I just hope I can beat Thomas.
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| January 31, 2014, 1:27 pm
Quoting Jacob Pennington
All right! A blacksmith category! Good luck Warble! :)


good luck to you as well!

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| January 31, 2014, 1:40 pm
Wow... Those.... I'm disappointed in the categories. Alex, you might pass to round 4. by default. c:
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| January 31, 2014, 6:39 pm
Quoting Stephen Boe
I also really like my category! I just hope I can beat Thomas.

Wait, you're worried about me? I would ave thought it would be the other way around (you being an arrogant Gnome and all... :P)
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| January 31, 2014, 7:19 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Wait, you're worried about me? I would ave thought it would be the other way around (you being an arrogant Gnome and all... :P)

We're not arrogant. I managed to say that while keeping a straight face, though you couldn't really tell.
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| January 31, 2014, 7:24 pm
Quoting Ian .....
We're not arrogant. I managed to say that while keeping a straight face, though you couldn't really tell.

*Snort*
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| January 31, 2014, 7:26 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
*Snort*

Only a few are arrogant, *cough* George Marshal *cough*
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| January 31, 2014, 7:35 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Wait, you're worried about me? I would ave thought it would be the other way around (you being an arrogant Gnome and all... :P)

I was also kind of worried Caleb would beat me in round 2, despite his rushed entry.
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| January 31, 2014, 7:48 pm
Quoting Freeling ++
Wow... Those.... I'm disappointed in the categories. Alex, you might pass to round 4. by default. c:

Yeah, same. I'm not going to forfeit, but I think they're pretty bland and unoriginal...
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| January 31, 2014, 8:04 pm
Quoting Freeling ++
Wow... Those.... I'm disappointed in the categories. Alex, you might pass to round 4. by default. c:

Me, too. By default, eh?
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| January 31, 2014, 8:22 pm
Quoting Alex Rode
Me, too. By default, eh?

Sounds like he might forfeit
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| January 31, 2014, 8:25 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Sounds like he might forfeit

I'll sub for him.
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| January 31, 2014, 8:33 pm
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Quoting Freeling ++ and referring to other competitors with the same general message
Wow... Those.... I'm disappointed in the categories.... pass to round 4. by default. c:

To respond to these messages, on behalf of the judges, I think us judges would say "Your welcome."

You know, having several high-school aged teenagers as with school as judges can't guarantee ultra-amazing categories for every single matchup (unless the categories were made in advance, which they weren't this year).
Of course, if you decide to be a good sport and compete, you should be able to look forward to The Tilt categories as they (IMO) will be much more fun than this round's categories (saving the best for last you might say).

Yes, it's apparent that for most of this round's categories, there wasn't a sense of thrill coming from the competitors. And yes, I was expecting to have more categories in a bank to choose from, but that didn't happen for this round. We were cut short to the last hour before I had to post this thread, whatever categories came is what was needed to put here.

Sorry that our effort seems lower in terms of categories this round, but please be understanding. We do our best in terms of the limitations and responsibilities and other commitments that come to us during the week. At least one judge has been sick, another pressed for a more difficult school test, and of course all of us have school to do. If it's boring for you, oh well, to me it boring means that it should be a breeze for you to build. Be creative, try something new, build something that takes an unexpected take on the category. Maybe build in midi-scale.

In summary, us judges did make sure that there would be decent categories this round as well as getting this thread out on time despite our busy teenager lives. Instead of hassling about ONE of YOUR categories in the contest that you don't like (because that one category should be the only category you need to concern yourself with), just accept it and move on, hoping for something better next round (assuming you beat your opponent that is). Sorry for the more "bland" round, but us judges do put a lot of time into this for you all. Be a good sport, and go build aiming to win the prize, even if a certain building category doesn't fit to your liking.



On behalf of The Tourney judges,
~ FNJ
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| January 31, 2014, 8:58 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Hear, hear!
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| January 31, 2014, 9:04 pm
Quoting David FNJ
On behalf of The Tourney judges,
~ FNJ

Thanks FNJ. I'd like to add, to those who don't like the categories (which originally included me): be creative, think about the categories a bit! It may seem like they're rather restricting, but trying to find a creative approach takes more (who'da thunk?) creativity in these categories, which I quite like. Plus there's the fact that these categories are aimed toward a classic castle style - which I assume most of the people here, including me, haven't built in much, as it seems that most people in LOM like to focus on ruins or landscape.

I'm getting a bit annóyed by the constant complaints from Freeling...
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| January 31, 2014, 9:11 pm
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Quoting David FNJ

Thanks for addressing this, David.

Like he said, we apologize for the not-so-exciting categories in this round. We were all really busy this time and things didn't seem to click.

If you don't like your category, try your best to think of something creative. I didn't like 4 of my 5 categories in the MO, but after some thought I actually came up with 4 MOCs that I was pretty happy with. Sometimes a category doesn't seem as bad as time goes on. You might actually appreciate it!

I promise you that we have some pretty awesome and challenging categories for the Tilt. All the more reason to give your best in this round!
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| January 31, 2014, 9:50 pm
Quoting David FNJ
On behalf of The Tourney judges,
~ FNJ

Couldn't have said it better myself. I totally agree with you, and I personally haven't seen a single category that I wouldn't have been willing to try.
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| January 31, 2014, 9:55 pm
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Quoting Freeling ++
Wow... Those.... I'm disappointed in the categories. Alex, you might pass to round 4. by default. c:

Here I was, thinking "What a good idea, Gilbert. It's off the beaten path, it pertains to the bracket and it gives a chance to make an extremely brag-y MOC with lots of far-fetched action - Freeling and Alex should get a kick out of this one." I suppose I was thinking too much of what I would do for that category and not what you guys would do.
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| January 31, 2014, 9:56 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Here I was, thinking "What a good idea, Gilbert. It's off the beaten path, it pertains to the bracket and it gives a chance to make an extremely brag-y MOC with lots of far-fetched action - Freeling and Alex should get a kick out of this one." I suppose I was thinking too much of what I would do for that category and not what you guys would do.

If it's any consolation, I really liked that one, and wish I could have survived to this round.
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| January 31, 2014, 9:58 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Here I was, thinking "What a good idea, Gilbert. It's off the beaten path, it pertains to the bracket and it gives a chance to make an extremely brag-y MOC with lots of far-fetched action - Freeling and Alex should get a kick out of this one." I suppose I was thinking too much of what I would do for that category and not what you guys would do.

Just so you know, I remain extremely jealous of that category. I would have given a lot to receive that instead of anything else in the Tourney so far.
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| January 31, 2014, 9:58 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Here I was, thinking "What a good idea, Gilbert. It's off the beaten path, it pertains to the bracket and it gives a chance to make an extremely brag-y MOC with lots of far-fetched action - Freeling and Alex should get a kick out of this one." I suppose I was thinking too much of what I would do for that category and not what you guys would do.

Yeah I agree, I thought that one looked like the perfect category for Freeling... (or maybe George if he were still in it)
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| January 31, 2014, 9:58 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Here I was, thinking "What a good idea, Gilbert. It's off the beaten path, it pertains to the bracket and it gives a chance to make an extremely brag-y MOC with lots of far-fetched action - Freeling and Alex should get a kick out of this one." I suppose I was thinking too much of what I would do for that category and not what you guys would do.

Yeah, I thought that was a neat category. I would build some awesome dragons and dramatic lighting and stuff.
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| January 31, 2014, 10:05 pm
Quoting Ian .....
Only a few are arrogant, *cough* George Marshal *cough*

Luckily my name is spelled with two L's, so I know you weren't talking about me.
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| January 31, 2014, 10:53 pm
Quoting George Marshall
Luckily my name is spelled with two L's, so I know you weren't talking about me.

Oops, yeah, wasn't talking about you.
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| January 31, 2014, 11:24 pm
Quoting Halhi 141 Plus there's the fact that these categories are aimed toward a classic castle style - which I assume most of the people here, including me, haven't built in much, as it seems that most people in LOM like to focus on ruins or landscape..

I like building classic castle! Every time I post a LOM MOC, I use mostly classic smileys! I do focus a lot on landscape, as that is my favorite part of the build process. And I am using my creative juices.
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| February 1, 2014, 6:32 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Here I was, thinking "What a good idea, Gilbert. It's off the beaten path, it pertains to the bracket and it gives a chance to make an extremely brag-y MOC with lots of far-fetched action - Freeling and Alex should get a kick out of this one." I suppose I was thinking too much of what I would do for that category and not what you guys would do.

Actually, now that I've re-read the category, I'm getting some ideas, and I kinda like the challenge. >:D
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| February 1, 2014, 12:24 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
I like building classic castle! Every time I post a LOM MOC, I use mostly classic smileys! I do focus a lot on landscape, as that is my favorite part of the build process. And I am using my creative juices.

Hmm, I like castles, too, but I think I prefer other sorts of buildings nowadays. So much to build, so little time.
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| February 2, 2014, 12:34 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Hmm, I like castles, too, but I think I prefer other sorts of buildings nowadays. So much to build, so little time.

I'm starting to like castles a lot now, maybe not as much as houses, taverns and stuff, but still fun; I'm trying to focus on architecture rather than texture for once...
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| February 2, 2014, 12:46 am
Quoting Halhi 141
I'm starting to like castles a lot now, maybe not as much as houses, taverns and stuff, but still fun; I'm trying to focus on architecture rather than texture for once...

I am trying to make a Tudor castle, but don't know when I can do it.
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| February 2, 2014, 6:46 am
Quoting David FNJ

Well said. I thought the categories were just fine.

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| February 3, 2014, 10:01 am
I'm more than halfway done with my moc... It is turning out awesome. It might get really tough, Toa Infernum!
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| February 3, 2014, 6:31 pm
For once I'm at a builder's block(ish). I've built mosf of my entry, but I'm trying to figure out how to use the rest of my pieces. I've run out of most of my light bley bricks.
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| February 4, 2014, 1:49 pm
Ah, I've finally had my morning coffee! So now I can get on with my life and start building for this. XD
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| February 5, 2014, 9:08 am
Quoting Stephen Boe
For once I'm at a builder's block(ish). I've built mosf of my entry, but I'm trying to figure out how to use the rest of my pieces. I've run out of most of my light bley bricks.

Happens to me nearly every time I build a castle or anything similar... I'm already out of Dark gray bricks and Light gray plates, and I will be out of light gray bricks when I am done...
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| February 5, 2014, 10:00 am
Quoting Stephen Boe
For once I'm at a builder's block(ish). I've built mosf of my entry, but I'm trying to figure out how to use the rest of my pieces. I've run out of most of my light bley bricks.

I'm almost out of light bley too... Luckily I'm almost done though!
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| February 5, 2014, 10:00 am
Quoting Halhi 141
I'm almost out of light bley too... Luckily I'm almost done though!

Running out of brown tiles is my problem nearly every time I build. Maybe its time for another bricklink order...
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| February 5, 2014, 10:09 am
Quoting Jacob Pennington
Running out of brown tiles is my problem nearly every time I build. Maybe its time for another bricklink order...

I shy away from brown tiles because I have hardly any. I have almost never used them for more than a door... I need to get some of those, I guess.
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| February 5, 2014, 10:11 am
Quoting Halhi 141
I'm almost out of light bley too... Luckily I'm almost done though!

I'm a little more than halfway finished...

PS: New curved wall technique!!! At least I have never seen it used before...
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| February 5, 2014, 10:12 am
Quoting Mr. Cab
I'm a little more than halfway finished...

PS: New curved wall technique!!! At least I have never seen it used before...

Can't wait to see the wall! I haven't started my entry yet... :P
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| February 5, 2014, 11:29 am
Quoting Halhi 141
I'm almost out of light bley too... Luckily I'm almost done though!

Rats. I hoped you would drop out. :P
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| February 5, 2014, 3:14 pm
I finished my build, now I just need to write a story and take some pictures.
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| February 5, 2014, 3:15 pm
Quoting Andrew the Jedi Ninja
Can't wait to see the wall! I haven't started my entry yet... :P

Since I have given away the wall and I am facing the Gnomes, I am pretty sure they are all telling Toa Infernum in the Gnomie group now... But if I'm on it, I can doubtlessly also add in some more questionable information, false leads, and general mayhem... My build may or may not feature a tube tree, a sci-fi easter-egg and the big gray wall syndrome.
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| February 5, 2014, 5:26 pm
I'm gonna upload mine tomorrow afternoon. Wonder what Rylie will do....
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| February 5, 2014, 9:08 pm
I'm surprised, no entries yet,
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| February 5, 2014, 9:55 pm
First again!
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| February 6, 2014, 10:32 pm
So I'll be subbing for Freeling...hope I can finish on time. :P
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| February 7, 2014, 4:48 am
Quoting Kai Bernstein
So I'll be subbing for Freeling...hope I can finish on time. :P

Nice! I am pressed for time, too.
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| February 7, 2014, 2:53 pm
My entry is up!
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| February 7, 2014, 7:52 pm
Little over a day left, 13 entries to come... I for my part still need to make an entire wall around what I currently have. On the other hand, I finished all the hard stuff, so it shouldn't take too long. And a message to Toa Infernum: Watch out! My entry is, right now, top-notch. And unless what I add will make it worse, it might very well be one of my very best builds yet...
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| February 8, 2014, 7:42 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
So I'll be subbing for Freeling...hope I can finish on time. :P

Please tell me he had time constraints, not a disdain for the category :P
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| February 8, 2014, 8:09 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Please tell me he had time constraints, not a disdain for the category :P

Er...
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| February 8, 2014, 8:13 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Kai Bernstein
Er...

Eh.
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| February 8, 2014, 8:15 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Eh.

Whichever. :P
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| February 8, 2014, 8:20 pm
 Group admin 
You guys ONLY have until tomorrow (9th) at 11:59 P.M. EST to post your entries.

Good luck, everyone! :)
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| February 8, 2014, 8:20 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Graham Gidman
You guys ONLY have until tomorrow (9th) at 11:59 P.M. EST to post your entries.

Good luck, everyone! :)

Personally, I'm excited - I'll finally be able to comment on these things!
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| February 8, 2014, 8:22 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Kai Bernstein
Whichever. :P

I was responding, not correcting.
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| February 8, 2014, 8:22 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Personally, I'm excited - I'll finally be able to comment on these things!

Um, Fraser commented on mine, and since he isn't one of my judges, I think it is OK, so I think you can comment on mine too. :)
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| February 8, 2014, 8:23 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Adam Brunsting
Um, Fraser commented on mine, and since he isn't one of my judges, I think it is OK, so I think you can comment on mine too. :)

I'm waiting anyway. I only have twenty-seven and a half hours to wait, after all.
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| February 8, 2014, 8:26 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
Whichever. :P

Oh dear. I hope Freeling isn't planning on entering the MAs.
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| February 8, 2014, 8:29 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Oh dear. I hope Freeling isn't planning on entering the MAs.

He invited me to join his team. I take it that the MOCathalon's categories are really obscure?
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| February 8, 2014, 8:31 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
He invited me to join his team. I take it that the MOCathalon's categories are really obscure?

If he thinks your judging, deadlines, and categories are strict for this contest, he's going to have a rude awakening when he meets the hardliner that Phipson can be in a contest.
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| February 8, 2014, 8:34 pm
My entry is up. Good luck Adam!
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| February 9, 2014, 11:45 am
My entry! Good luck Thomas!

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/380876
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| February 9, 2014, 4:43 pm
 Group admin 
Yikes, I've only seen half the entries for my bracket. I hope the other four plan to post today.
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| February 9, 2014, 5:39 pm
Mine's up: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/380868
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| February 9, 2014, 6:07 pm
I hope my guild members will get their entries up..... :/
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| February 9, 2014, 7:39 pm
Only one guild-mate left to post! And knowing Kai (aka Freeling's sub) he'll post at 12:25 or something and barely make it in :P
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| February 9, 2014, 8:37 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Yikes, I've only seen half the entries for my bracket. I hope the other four plan to post today.

I'm used to it :P
I posted my MELO Round 3 entry literally 2 minutes before midnight.
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| February 9, 2014, 9:16 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Only one guild-mate left to post! And knowing Kai (aka Freeling's sub) he'll post at 12:25 or something and barely make it in :P

Haha, yeah, that does seem to happen a lot...but not this time!

Were it not for my battery's /timely/ desire for a charge, I'd be taking the last several pictures now. :P
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| February 9, 2014, 9:31 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
Haha, yeah, that does seem to happen a lot...but not this time!

Were it not for my battery's /timely/ desire for a charge, I'd be taking the last several pictures now. :P

Ran into that battery myself, too. Luckily, I've got all the pictures privately uploaded to Flickr for embedding, and the story just needs a few finishing touches/links.
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| February 9, 2014, 9:33 pm
Quoting David FNJ
I'm used to it :P
I posted my MELO Round 3 entry literally 2 minutes before midnight.

Before? By my clock it was a few minutes after :P

Not quite as bad as Kai's 45 minute late MOCs for this contest, but...
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| February 9, 2014, 9:42 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Before? By my clock it was a few minutes after :P

Not quite as bad as Kai's 45 minute late MOCs for this contest, but...

XD
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| February 9, 2014, 9:44 pm
Quoting David FNJ
I'm used to it :P
I posted my MELO Round 3 entry literally 2 minutes before midnight.

I remember I posted my MOCiversary thing at 11:59:P
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| February 9, 2014, 9:45 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Not quite as bad as Kai's 45 minute late MOCs for this contest, but...

Those were very different (and rare) circumstances. :P
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| February 9, 2014, 9:47 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Ran into that battery myself, too. Luckily, I've got all the pictures privately uploaded to Flickr for embedding, and the story just needs a few finishing touches/links.

I should probably get a flickr account; I hear it's a lot quicker/easier to upload pictures there, not to mention the photo quality.
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| February 9, 2014, 9:49 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
I should probably get a flickr account; I hear it's a lot quicker/easier to upload pictures there, not to mention the photo quality.

You bet it's faster! It also has a very user friendly system, of course, MOCpages has it's own charm.
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| February 9, 2014, 9:50 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
You bet it's faster! It also has a very user friendly system, of course, MOCpages has it's own charm.
Plus from what I've seen the Flickr community isn't quite as friendly as the mocpages one....
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| February 9, 2014, 9:54 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Quoting ~ Brick
You bet it's faster! It also has a very user friendly system, of course, MOCpages has it's own charm.
Plus from what I've seen the Flickr community isn't quite as friendly as the mocpages one....

True, but there's still nice people over there. The AFOLs tend to have negative associations with younger fans. (Do to people who are annoying, and just spam places and such) Then there's the TFOLs who can also be pretty rough, but if you can act maturely you shouldn't have a problem.
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| February 9, 2014, 9:57 pm
Regardless, I'd only join Flickr for MOCpages purposes; I wouldn't do much in the community there. :P
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| February 9, 2014, 10:01 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
True, but there's still nice people over there. The AFOLs tend to have negative associations with younger fans. (Do to people who are annoying, and just spam places and such) Then there's the TFOLs who can also be pretty rough, but if you can act maturely you shouldn't have a problem.

Yeah, I guess. I just prefer mocpages since I think it's easier to find new people (and Lego stuff). And it seems there's more feedback on builds here, I've not really ever seen much stuff with more than maybe 10-20 comments on Flickr.
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| February 9, 2014, 10:01 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Yeah, I guess. I just prefer mocpages since I think it's easier to find new people (and Lego stuff). And it seems there's more feedback on builds here, I've not really ever seen much stuff with more than maybe 10-20 comments on Flickr.

Speaking of flickr, it would be good if you got an account. The personal messaging system could be very useful to us Gnomes, seeing as about half the guild already has accounts.
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| February 9, 2014, 10:04 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
Regardless, I'd only join Flickr for MOCpages purposes; I wouldn't do much in the community there. :P

That's what I do. I have an account with which I post pictures and get inspired by creations that aren't here. That's about all.
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| February 9, 2014, 10:04 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
Speaking of flickr, it would be good if you got an account. The personal messaging system could be very useful to us Gnomes, seeing as about half the guild already has accounts.

I'll think about it, but the group seems to work fine for us. The only other thing I'd want it for is better pictures, but seeing as flickr would just reveal that it isn't the uploader that makes my pictures only okay-ish, I wouldn't see much point to it :P
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| February 9, 2014, 10:07 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I'll think about it, but the group seems to work fine for us. The only other thing I'd want it for is better pictures, but seeing as flickr would just reveal that it isn't the uploader that makes my pictures only okay-ish, I wouldn't see much point to it :P

Another feature you would enjoy are the notes. You can leave little notes all over photos, so you can constructively criticize every little bit:P
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| February 9, 2014, 10:09 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
Yeah, I guess. I just prefer mocpages since I think it's easier to find new people (and Lego stuff). And it seems there's more feedback on builds here, I've not really ever seen much stuff with more than maybe 10-20 comments on Flickr.

That's exactly my attitude towards Flickr. There seems to be very little emphasis on feedback, and much more on favoriting things.
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| February 9, 2014, 10:12 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
Another feature you would enjoy are the notes. You can leave little notes all over photos, so you can constructively criticize every little bit:P

Yeah, haha. There are like 15 on my little rock practice!
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| February 9, 2014, 10:13 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
I should probably get a flickr account; I hear it's a lot quicker/easier to upload pictures there, not to mention the photo quality.

Not even exaggerating, I'd estimate that on my photos, Flickr has 10 times as many pixels in its images.
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| February 9, 2014, 10:13 pm
Random note: I just saw the Lego Movie and might go to the lego store next weekend.
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| February 9, 2014, 10:14 pm
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/380911

Here it is, I was going to bow out but I decided to at least put forth an entry. Thanks in advance I have had a blast! =)
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| February 9, 2014, 11:50 pm
Oh, I don't believe it. No, I'm not just making excuses. My page was just deleted somehow. I'll try to recreate it; the pictures will be on the LOM wiki.
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| February 9, 2014, 11:52 pm
Just added. Again, the pictures are on the lom wiki; can I fix up the page now, admins? I promise none of the story/song will be edited; I just want to add the pictures from the wiki, which should take a good thirty minutes to an hour with this computer.
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| February 9, 2014, 11:57 pm
Can I have one more day please? I have my build but I don't have good wifi so I can't upload the pic's. ): so can I please?
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| February 10, 2014, 12:23 am
Quoting Halhi 141
My entry is up. Good luck Adam!

I'm going to need more than that to mave on.
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| February 10, 2014, 6:47 am
Quoting Kai Bernstein
Just added. Again, the pictures are on the lom wiki; can I fix up the page now, admins? I promise none of the story/song will be edited; I just want to add the pictures from the wiki, which should take a good thirty minutes to an hour with this computer.

Judges: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/380918
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| February 10, 2014, 7:34 am
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
Just added. Again, the pictures are on the lom wiki; can I fix up the page now, admins? I promise none of the story/song will be edited; I just want to add the pictures from the wiki, which should take a good thirty minutes to an hour with this computer.

Go ahead and fix your entry. Sorry none of us were around when this problem came up.
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| February 10, 2014, 7:52 am
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It looks like only one person passes to the tilt on default - congratulations, Mr. Falcon Punch!
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| February 10, 2014, 7:59 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
It looks like only one person passes to the tilt on default - congratulations, Mr. Falcon Punch!

Oh! Ok, don't scare me like that, your comment made me sad on my moc, but now I'm thrilled!
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| February 10, 2014, 8:52 am
Sooo . . . I'm allowed to alter my title?
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| February 10, 2014, 10:50 am
Quoting Rylie French
Can I have one more day please? I have my build but I don't have good wifi so I can't upload the pic's. ): so can I please?



Did anyone see this? I also had a black belt test last Saturday so I didn't get as much time.
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| February 10, 2014, 1:18 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
Oh, I don't believe it. No, I'm not just making excuses. My page was just deleted somehow. I'll try to recreate it; the pictures will be on the LOM wiki.

To clarify, you know how if you go write a comment, but don't end up posting it immediately, usually because there's something about it you don't like, but aren't sure how to fix :P? You move on to other things or something, and then come back to that tab, fix up the comment, and try to post it. MP then asks for your password, which it isn't supposed to do at that point, and when you type it in and submit the comment is gone.

That sort of thing happened with my page. While my battery was charging, I copied the poem from the template I had in an email (modifying it a little bit), along with some other explanatory/introductory text. I then went to finish taking the pictures, but when I tried to post the page later, it asked for my password and then blanked itself out.

with just minutes to go, I uploaded the pictures to the LOM wiki (which is much quicker than MOCPages), linked to them, copied my poem (now obsolete) and posted it, realizing only afterwards that I'd forgotten to add the changes I'd made to the poem on my first, deleted page.

Because I couldn't modify the page, I created a new one WITH all the pictures and Introduction and fourth wall stuff and exactly as the poem had been intended, and add that later as something of an "extension" of my entry.
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| February 10, 2014, 2:52 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Go ahead and fix your entry. Sorry none of us were around when this problem came up.

At this point it would just be easier to delete the old one, change the title of the new one and add it to the group. It's exactly what the old one should have been.
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| February 10, 2014, 2:55 pm
Quoting Rylie French
Can I have one more day please? I have my build but I don't have good wifi so I can't upload the pic's. ): so can I please?

Well, Gilbert said your opponent moves on by default, so I don't think so.
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| February 10, 2014, 2:56 pm
Ok I guess I'm out. Good luck Mr Falcon Punch! Sorry I couldn't compete! I'll still put up my moc so you can see it.hope you win!
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| February 10, 2014, 3:01 pm
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
At this point it would just be easier to delete the old one, change the title of the new one and add it to the group. It's exactly what the old one should have been.

Oh good, you're around. Since you got an okay from Gilbert, here we go!

I've had that happen to me before, but not for a contest. In the future, (in a different tab) re-load your activity page or go comment in a group (not a creation) somewhere so that MOCpages will log you in again(MOCpages automatically logs you out after a certain period of time where you haven't done anything that needs your password. Commenting in groups and looking at your activity page all require passwords, so if you haven't done those things in a while, it'll log you out even if you are writing a comment or posting a LEGO creation.).
What I do is open a Word document and copy and paste everything periodically so that if MOCpages logs me out, all I would have to do is re-upload the title photo and re-type what I had in the intro box. The rest I just copy and paste from my Word document. I actually save all of my pages in a Word document now (at least the past 20 give or take).


I unlocked the group for you, so add in the correct one, and remove/delete the other page.
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| February 10, 2014, 3:32 pm
Quoting David FNJ

Thank you! I'll be sure to do both of those things next time (if there is one :P).
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| February 10, 2014, 3:35 pm
Quoting David FNJ
What I do is open a Word document and copy and paste everything periodically so that if MOCpages logs me out, all I would have to do is re-upload the title photo and re-type what I had in the intro box. The rest I just copy and paste from my Word document. I actually save all of my pages in a Word document now (at least the past 20 give or take).


I unlocked the group for you, so add in the correct one, and remove/delete the other page.

I follow this concept too -- and, since I upload my images to another website, I can add the links into the word document as well, before I post it.
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| February 10, 2014, 3:35 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
Quoting David FNJ

Thank you! I'll be sure to do both of those things next time (if there is one :P).

Also, upload your images to Brickimedia and set up a custom page there as well, then link to the images here. It gets rid of the hassle from uploading here.
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| February 10, 2014, 3:37 pm
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
Quoting David FNJ

Thank you! I'll be sure to do both of those things next time (if there is one :P).
No problem :)
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| February 10, 2014, 3:41 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Also, upload your images to Brickimedia and set up a custom page there as well, then link to the images here. It gets rid of the hassle from uploading here.

Bricki...
I really should get active there again.
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| February 10, 2014, 3:43 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
Bricki...
I really should get active there again.

Yes you should.

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| February 10, 2014, 3:45 pm
Is the judging going to start soon? :)
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| February 11, 2014, 8:11 am
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Quoting Jacob Pennington
Is the judging going to start soon? :)

It's started. I'm halfway through mine.
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| February 11, 2014, 8:50 am
I just noticed my entry for round 3 is the least popular out of all of them... I don't really mind, It just makes me wonder what I can do to my main pictures to get more attention...
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| February 11, 2014, 10:23 am
Quoting Mr. Cab
I just noticed my entry for round 3 is the least popular out of all of them... I don't really mind, It just makes me wonder what I can do to my main pictures to get more attention...

( b '_')b Cheer up, everything will be fine. That's how I feel with most of my builds...
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| February 11, 2014, 10:31 am
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Quoting Mr. Cab
I just noticed my entry for round 3 is the least popular out of all of them... I don't really mind, It just makes me wonder what I can do to my main pictures to get more attention...

Color is a good one.
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| February 11, 2014, 12:24 pm
Quoting David FNJ
I must say I didn't really take a very good approach to the category. Instead of making the bandits seem like fearsome warriors, I just made them look like sword fodder. I also feel like I kind of rushed the story, there were a few discrepancies that kind of messed it up. Anyways, I continue to wish the the best of luck to Thomas!
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| February 11, 2014, 1:58 pm
Quoting Mr. Cab
I just noticed my entry for round 3 is the least popular out of all of them... I don't really mind, It just makes me wonder what I can do to my main pictures to get more attention...

Same...mine has less than half the likes of my R1 entry, and it's a much better build.
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| February 11, 2014, 2:01 pm
Quoting Stephen Boe
Quoting David FNJ
I must say I didn't really take a very good approach to the category. Instead of making the bandits seem like fearsome warriors, I just made them look like sword fodder. I also feel like I kind of rushed the story, there were a few discrepancies that kind of messed it up. Anyways, I continue to wish the the best of luck to Thomas!

Well, no matter the occasion, I usually spend more time on the story than most. Strange, though; I was worried my foes were TOO dangerous :P
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| February 11, 2014, 2:02 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
Same...mine has less than half the likes of my R1 entry, and it's a much better build.

Dat publicity and timing tho.
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| February 11, 2014, 2:06 pm
Quoting Stephen Boe
I must say I didn't really take a very good approach to the category.

Same here. My story was pretty weak... :/
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| February 11, 2014, 2:21 pm
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Dat publicity and timing tho.

Are "Dat" and "tho" like capitalization and periods for you- they have to go at either end of your sentences? ;P
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| February 11, 2014, 2:41 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Are "Dat" and "tho" like capitalization and periods for you- they have to go at either end of your sentences? ;P

I dunno. X ~ started it, and now everyone who is close to him uses them.

Also, if you didn't know, you have to do some judging for Bill's 6x6 competition. People have been yelling for you to come judge. :P
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| February 11, 2014, 3:02 pm
Yes, I'm moving on to round 4:)
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| February 11, 2014, 3:45 pm
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
Same...mine has less than half the likes of my R1 entry, and it's a much better build.

Really? I liked your Round One entry much better, even though your latest still passes. It seems like there was a mid-competition slump in my brackets, but Wrestling and Foot Combat were pretty solid.
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| February 11, 2014, 3:58 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Really? I liked your Round One entry much better, even though your latest still passes. It seems like there was a mid-competition slump in my brackets, but Wrestling and Foot Combat were pretty solid.

Massive slump for me.
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| February 11, 2014, 8:45 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Color is a good one.

There's that.
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| February 11, 2014, 10:19 pm
Congrats to Round four, Infernum! I wouldn't have had much chance anyways in the tilt, because I would have been away from home for the whole four-day weekend while everyone else was building... you earned it, too. Good luck, everyone!
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| February 11, 2014, 10:21 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Really? I liked your Round One entry much better, even though your latest still passes. It seems like there was a mid-competition slump in my brackets, but Wrestling and Foot Combat were pretty solid.

Really? I thought my R1 entry, while good, was a little too simplistic...
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| February 11, 2014, 11:07 pm
Moving on:

Halhi
Kai
Infy
Phteven
Brick
Mr.Falcon
Andrew TJN
Jacob Pennington


5 Gnomies in the finals!
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| February 11, 2014, 11:24 pm
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
Really? I thought my R1 entry, while good, was a little too simplistic...

I don't think it was necessarily more simplistic. It had only one scene, but the rocks were very complicated and made for a perfect show. I believe you turned the common stacked-angle-plate technique sideways somewhere in the roof - that was another good part. Your later entry had less of the rocks that carried it and more simple and (dare I say it?) boring parts, like the lava. Yes, it was more complex in that it had many different aspects, but, in that case, it suffered for them.
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| February 11, 2014, 11:33 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I don't think it was necessarily more simplistic. It had only one scene, but the rocks were very complicated and made for a perfect show. I believe you turned the common stacked-angle-plate technique sideways somewhere in the roof - that was another good part. Your later entry had less of the rocks that carried it and more simple and (dare I say it?) boring parts, like the lava. Yes, it was more complex in that it had many different aspects, but, in that case, it suffered for them.

I agree in that I also preferred his round 1 entry... Even if his best build IMO is still his intro...
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| February 11, 2014, 11:36 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I don't think it was necessarily more simplistic. It had only one scene, but the rocks were very complicated and made for a perfect show. I believe you turned the common stacked-angle-plate technique sideways somewhere in the roof - that was another good part. Your later entry had less of the rocks that carried it and more simple and (dare I say it?) boring parts, like the lava. Yes, it was more complex in that it had many different aspects, but, in that case, it suffered for them.

Yeah, the whole arch and climbing wall was sideways form brick one. But that build didn't use any hinges or otherwise unique techniques.

My second entry was definitely more proportionately barren, but I think the expanse of lava was necessary for the effect I needed. And the rockwork that was there was incredibly complicated and quite new. :P
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| February 11, 2014, 11:40 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
I agree in that I also preferred his round 1 entry... Even if his best build IMO is still his intro...

I'm glad /someone/ stayed through the crummy photos during the story to the shots of the build at the end. :P
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| February 11, 2014, 11:41 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
I agree in that I also preferred his round 1 entry... Even if his best build IMO is still his intro...

His intro? While that had some good techniques, I think the greebling could have been better-balanced - mixed in with some smooth portions or something. I kind of feel like interiors should be only half as rough as exteriors in most buildings, because they're supposed to be comfortable rather than weathered. I'm sticking with Kai's Round 1 entry as my favorite of his Tourney builds.
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| February 11, 2014, 11:44 pm
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
I'm glad /someone/ stayed through the crummy photos during the story to the shots of the build at the end. :P

Hey, I had to judge that entry - I spent ten minutes studying the building style.
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| February 11, 2014, 11:45 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I don't think it was necessarily more simplistic. It had only one scene, but the rocks were very complicated and made for a perfect show. I believe you turned the common stacked-angle-plate technique sideways somewhere in the roof - that was another good part. Your later entry had less of the rocks that carried it and more simple and (dare I say it?) boring parts, like the lava. Yes, it was more complex in that it had many different aspects, but, in that case, it suffered for them.

Yeah, the whole arch and climbing wall was sideways form brick one. But that build didn't use any hinges or otherwise unique techniques.

My second entry was definitely more proportionately barren, but I think the expanse of lava was necessary for the effect I needed. And the rockwork that was there was incredibly complicated and quite new. :P

Meh, my problem was aesthetics, not technique. Techniques are only good if they improve the look of something, and the rocks in your latest weren't as good as some simpler rocks could be.

Look at my Tourney intro, for instance. Just a few hinges, simple greenery and water, yet the final result is a level of perfection that I don't know how I achieved. That's the kind of thing that techniques are good for :P
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| February 11, 2014, 11:46 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
His intro? While that had some good techniques, I think the greebling could have been better-balanced - mixed in with some smooth portions or something. I kind of feel like interiors should be only half as rough as exteriors in most buildings, because they're supposed to be comfortable rather than weathered. I'm sticking with Kai's Round 1 entry as my favorite of his Tourney builds.

Yeah, maybe I agree.
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| February 11, 2014, 11:48 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Meh, my problem was aesthetics, not technique. Techniques are only good if they improve the look of something, and the rocks in your latest weren't as good as some simpler rocks could be.

Look at my Tourney intro, for instance. Just a few hinges, simple greenery and water, yet the final result is a level of perfection that I don't know how I achieved. That's the kind of thing that techniques are good for :P

Your intro is the epitome of your rock techniques, I agree. It was very smooth and simple to look at, but we could appreciate the complexity underneath. It did look kind of flat, though - working some forced-perspective buildings onto the back-right corner could have made the hill pop out when shot from the right angle.
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| February 11, 2014, 11:52 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Your intro is the epitome of your rock techniques, I agree. It was very smooth and simple to look at, but we could appreciate the complexity underneath. It did look kind of flat, though - working some forced-perspective buildings onto the back-right corner could have made the hill pop out when shot from the right angle.

Like me name?
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| February 11, 2014, 11:57 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens

@Judging: True.
@Internal texturing: Eh, I don't know...maybe it should have been a /little/ less weathered, but I've seen a building with plenty dilapidated pillars on the inside. :P
Quoting Halhi 141

@Aesthetics: I kind of agree, though my excuse is the intense heat from the lava wearing down the rocks and giving them that look. :P
@Your Intro: Yeah, I see your point.


Well, thanks for the feedback; I'll be sure to keep it in mind for future builds. :P
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| February 11, 2014, 11:58 pm
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Quoting Phteviano Boello
Like me name?

Yes, it's an artful transformation of your previous title that reminds me of this phonetic spelling of a common phrase: ghoughpteighteau tchogh.
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| February 12, 2014, 12:00 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Yes, it's an artful transformation of your previous title that reminds me of this phonetic spelling of a common phrase: ghoughpteighteau tchogh.

How bout my name?
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| February 12, 2014, 12:02 am
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
@Judging: True.
@Internal texturing: Eh, I don't know...maybe it should have been a /little/ less weathered, but I've seen a building with plenty dilapidated pillars on the inside. :P
Quoting Halhi 141

@Aesthetics: I kind of agree, though my excuse is the intense heat from the lava wearing down the rocks and giving them that look. :P
@Your Intro: Yeah, I see your point.


Well, thanks for the feedback; I'll be sure to keep it in mind for future builds. :P

I hope to see its results in the next round - which is, as expected, dominated slightly by the Gnomes.
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| February 12, 2014, 12:02 am
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Quoting Eeahn .....
How bout my name?

What is this - did I miss a holiday that involves everyone changing pronunciations? Yours is a little more of a stretch, but still cool.
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| February 12, 2014, 12:07 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
What is this - did I miss a holiday that involves everyone changing pronunciations?

Just Gnomes poking fun at each other and then changing names because of it. :P
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| February 12, 2014, 12:11 am
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
Just Gnomes poking fun at each other and then changing names because of it. :P

Oh, I was going to look up different ways to say "Gilbert Despathens" (Gilbert means something like "bright hostage" - that's a new fact I learned today), but, since it's a speedo-y fad, I'll steer clear.
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| February 12, 2014, 12:14 am
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
Just Gnomes poking fun at each other and then changing names because of it. :P

Oh, and speaking of private groups, what's this Rock(Work) Club that people are joining - a team for the MA? Sorry if I'm asking about a secret - I'm only curious.
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| February 12, 2014, 12:15 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Oh, and speaking of private groups, what's this Rock(Work) Club that people are joining - a team for the MA? Sorry if I'm asking about a secret - I'm only curious.

Nope, it's just a group focused on rockwork advice and improvement. Not sure why I made it private, to be honest...
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| February 12, 2014, 12:17 am
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
Nope, it's just a group focused on rockwork advice and improvement. Not sure why I made it private, to be honest...

What a surprise - it does what it says on the cover. The last mystery of the day is now solved with thirty-six minutes to spare.
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| February 12, 2014, 12:20 am
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
What a surprise - it does what it says on the cover. The last mystery of the day is now solved with thirty-six minutes to spare.

:P
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| February 12, 2014, 12:28 am
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The results are in! The next round is the beginning of The Tilt. The first round of The Tilt will be a free-for-all round between the remaining eight contestants.

Guild Points (for reference only):

TT Intro and TT Round 1: No guild points distributed

Round 2:
Average Gnomes: +8
Crimson Knights: +8
The Council of the Dragon: +3
Roaring Archons: +1
The Hand of Defiance: +1

Round 3:
Average Gnomes: +6
Crimson Knights: +5
The Council of the Dragon: +0
Roaring Archons: +0
The Hand of Defiance: +0

Totals:
Average Gnomes: 14
Crimson Kights: 13
The COuncil of the Dragon: 3
Roaring Archons: 1
Hand of Defiance: 1

For The Tilt, each win contributes 2 guild points toward your guild. Looks like it's down to The Crimson Knights and the Average Gnomes aiming for the top guild prize.


• The Melee •

Rylie French vs. Mr. Falcon Punch
Rylie French: 0 votes (no entry) -The Council of the Dragon
Mr. Falcon Punch: 3 votes -Crimson Knights +1


Andrew the Jedi Ninja vs. David ~UberBricks
Andrew the Jedi Ninja: 3 votes -Crimson Knights +2
David ~UberBricks: 0 votes -Crimson Knights



• Heraldry •

~ Brick vs. Shawn Gibson
Brick: 3 votes -Average Gnomes +1
Shawn Gibson: 0 votes -Roaring Archons


Alex Rode vs. Kai Bernstein
Alex Rode: 0 votes -Average Gnomes
Kai Bernstein: 3 votes -Average Gnomes +2


• Wrestling •

Toa Infernum vs. Mr. Cab
Toa Infernum: 3 votes -Average Gnomes +1
Mr. Cab: 0 votes -The Hand of Defiance


Stephen Boe vs. Thomas of Tortuga
Stephen Boe: 3 votes -Average Gnomes +1
Thomas of Tortuga: 0 votes -Crimson Knights


• Foot Combat •

Halhi 141 vs. Adam Brunsting
Halhi 141: 3 votes -Average Gnomes +1
Adam Brunsting: 0 votes -Council of the Dragon


Warble Gloaming vs. Jacob Pennington
Warble Gloaming: 0 votes -Crimson Knights
Jacob Pennington: 3 votes -Crimson Knights +2
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| February 12, 2014, 5:08 pm
May I leave the group since I lost? I don't like being in groups I don't need to be in.
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| February 12, 2014, 5:10 pm
Wow. All the matchups were won 3 to 0. :O.
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| February 12, 2014, 5:13 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
May I leave the group since I lost? I don't like being in groups I don't need to be in.

You are bound to this group forever!

Just kidding :P you're free to leave. I for one stay in the groups of large contests even when they are over.
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| February 12, 2014, 5:13 pm
Quoting David FNJ
You are bound to this group forever!

Just kidding :P you're free to leave. I for one stay in the groups of large contests even when they are over.
Alright.

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| February 12, 2014, 5:14 pm
Quoting David FNJ
You are bound to this group forever!

Just kidding :P you're free to leave. I for one stay in the groups of large contests even when they are over.

And then you have people like me who join contest groups they don't compete in. :P
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| February 12, 2014, 5:15 pm
Wow, the Tilt is filled to the brim with great builders. Blood will be spilled! Good luck everybody! :D
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| February 12, 2014, 5:15 pm
Whew, it's been a journey to the tilt. Only the best warriors will survive this round.
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| February 12, 2014, 5:53 pm
Quoting Jacob Pennington
Wow, the Tilt is filled to the brim with great builders. Blood will be spilled! Good luck everybody! :D

Ooooh, blood. :P
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| February 12, 2014, 5:56 pm
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I just finished updating the results comment for Guild points.

Crimson Knights and the Average Gnomes are going to be battling it out for the top guild for this year's Tourney! They are only 1 point away from each other, with the Average Gnomes in the lead!
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| February 12, 2014, 5:56 pm
Quoting David FNJ
I just finished updating the results comment for Guild points.

Crimson Knights and the Average Gnomes are going to be battling it out for the top guild for this year's Tourney! They are only 1 point away from each other, with the Average Gnomes in the lead!

Wow! This is going to be close (far closer than the Average Gnomes had so gleefully predicted! :P) Just curious- how was it decided whether the winner of a round got one guild point or two?
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| February 12, 2014, 6:11 pm
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Quoting Adam Brunsting
May I leave the group since I lost? I don't like being in groups I don't need to be in.

But if you leave, you take your entries with you! That's okay, but think of those future archeologists who will unearth the MOCpages servers and try to document everything to learn about the ancient cult of FOLs. They'll get to this place, and think, "Hey, there seem to be some entries accounted for that don't exist. Why do you think that is?" Then the poor researchers will stay up late at night, tormented by the dilemma. Your tidiness protocols will someday cause an outbreak of insomnia - are you sure you want to leave?
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| February 12, 2014, 6:19 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
But if you leave, you take your entries with you! That's okay, but think of those future archeologists who will unearth the MOCpages servers and try to document everything to learn about the ancient cult of FOLs. They'll get to this place, and think, "Hey, there seem to be some entries accounted for that don't exist. Why do you think that is?" Then the poor researchers will stay up late at night, tormented by the dilemma. Your tidiness protocols will someday cause an outbreak of insomnia - are you sure you want to leave?

Every time I leave the smallest of groups and I get the warning about "all creations will be removed from this group if you leave," I feel a twinge of guilt about that. XD
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| February 12, 2014, 6:21 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
The results are in! The next round is the beginning of The Tilt. The first round of The Tilt will be a free-for-all round between the remaining eight contestants.

Did I miss something that says that guilds earn two points when two of their members go against each other? That definitely looks wrong to me.
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| February 12, 2014, 6:22 pm
Quoting David FNJ
I just finished updating the results comment for Guild points.

Crimson Knights and the Average Gnomes are going to be battling it out for the top guild for this year's Tourney! They are only 1 point away from each other, with the Average Gnomes in the lead!

If this is a free for all round, does it decide who wins, or are the 4 with the lowest scores getting eliminated?
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| February 12, 2014, 6:23 pm
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Quoting Jacob Pennington
If this is a free for all round, does it decide who wins, or are the 4 with the lowest scores getting eliminated?

It's free-for-all, but half of the entrants will pass.
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| February 12, 2014, 6:26 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
It's free-for-all, but half of the entrants will pass.

Oh, man! I thought we would all be matched up again.
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| February 12, 2014, 6:28 pm
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Quoting Stephen Boe
Oh, man! I thought we would all be matched up again.

Nope. You do get some choice between categories, though.
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| February 12, 2014, 6:29 pm
Well, I had a great time. Thanks David, Gilbert, all the guys who set this up. Go Gnomes!
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| February 12, 2014, 7:16 pm
Quoting David FNJ
...the Average Gnomes in the lead!

That brings happiness to my heart:')
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| February 12, 2014, 7:36 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Did I miss something that says that guilds earn two points when two of their members go against each other? That definitely looks wrong to me.

Yeah, I agree; if I calculated correctly, it should be AG: 11, CK: 9
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| February 12, 2014, 7:53 pm
Los Caballeros Camesís are going down in round 4 (hopefully)!
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| February 12, 2014, 7:56 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Nope. You do get some choice between categories, though.

Choices, eh? :D
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| February 12, 2014, 7:57 pm
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Quoting Stephen Boe
Los Caballeros Camesís are going down in round 4 (hopefully)!

I think you meant "Los Caballeros CaRmesís," but we'll see. I'm still hoping the Hand of the Defiant Dragon Council comes back to win it all.
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| February 12, 2014, 8:13 pm
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Forget about the guild points - they are wrong. Sorry guys. I'll get them fixed soon.
I assumed what I wrote was written out in the rules, but it must have gotten erased or something when we were tweaking them.

So instead of what I thought it was, we'll probably just go with what is specifically stated in the Rules thread.

What I think it should have been from looking through TT brainstorming sessions in the LOM staff group:
Each MOC is worth 2 guild points.
Each win is worth 1 guild point.
If you are paired-up with someone of the same guild, the win counts as 2 guild points (instead of 1).


See my below comment for the comparisons.
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| February 12, 2014, 10:10 pm
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I think you meant "Los Caballeros CaRmesís," but we'll see. I'm still hoping the Hand of the Defiant Dragon Council comes back to win it all.

No roaring archons? D:
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| February 12, 2014, 10:15 pm
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Updated version looking only at the rules thread:
Average Gnomes: 11
Crimson Knights: 9
The Council of the Dragon: 2
Roaring Archons: 1
Hand of Defiance: 1

Updated version looking at LOM staff group + rules thread:
Average Gnomes: 46 --> 11 + 3 (gnome vs. gnome) + 32 (16 entries)
Crimson Knights: 45 --> 9 + 4 (knight vs. knight) + 32 (16 entries)
The Council of the Dragon: 13 --> 2 + 1 (dragon vs. dragon) + 10 (5 entries)
Roaring Archons: 5 --> 1 + 4 (2 entries)
Hand of Defiance: 7 --> 1 + 6 (3 entries)
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| February 12, 2014, 10:29 pm
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It's pretty interesting to see how many entries each guild put into the competition starting at round 2.

In either case, for The Tilt, there will be:
5 Average Gnomes
3 Crimson Knights
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| February 12, 2014, 10:30 pm
Quoting David FNJ
It's pretty interesting to see how many entries each guild put into the competition starting at round 2.

In either case, for The Tilt, there will be:
5 Average Gnomes
3 Crimson Knights

Cool. It will be interesting to see who moves on, since round 1 of the Tilt will be a free-for-all... :)
#feelingexcited
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| February 13, 2014, 10:43 am
Does the Tilt start tonight?
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| February 13, 2014, 7:19 pm
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Quoting Jacob Pennington
Does the Tilt start tonight?

Technically it starts tomorrow, but the thread will open tonight :)
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| February 13, 2014, 7:22 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Technically it starts tomorrow, but the thread will open tonight :)

Awesome! Looking forward to it! :)
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| February 13, 2014, 7:28 pm
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