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Hello! Have fun guys, enjoy it!
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| February 9, 2014, 6:24 am
Quoting sam the first
Hello! Have fun guys, enjoy it!

Deadline?
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| February 9, 2014, 6:28 am
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Quoting XY EZ
Deadline?

oh poo, almost forgot! Thanks mate!
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| February 9, 2014, 6:30 am
Quoting sam the first
oh poo, almost forgot! Thanks mate!

Hello Sam thanks for the invite!
Do we just post the entry here or do we also have to make links because I would need help with that. 15 pieces ! You monster :-)
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| February 9, 2014, 8:00 am
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Quoting clayton Marchetti
Hello Sam thanks for the invite!
Do we just post the entry here or do we also have to make links because I would need help with that. 15 pieces ! You monster :-)

Haha! yeah, just post it, and I'll get round to judging. ;D Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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| February 9, 2014, 8:02 am
Quoting sam the first
Haha! yeah, just post it, and I'll get round to judging. ;D Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Ha ha me too.
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| February 9, 2014, 8:06 am
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Quoting clayton Marchetti
Ha ha me too.

Can you think of anyone to invite? I've already invited about 30-35...
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| February 9, 2014, 8:10 am
Quoting sam the first
Can you think of anyone to invite? I've already invited about 30-35...

BrickBuilder7622 , Scott Bertaut, JD
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| February 9, 2014, 8:17 am
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Quoting clayton Marchetti
BrickBuilder7622 , Scott Bertaut, JD

I'm on it.
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| February 9, 2014, 8:18 am
Quoting sam the first
I'm on it.

Jennifer Pedersen she's really great
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| February 9, 2014, 8:22 am
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Quoting clayton Marchetti
Jennifer Pedersen she's really great

I've invited her already!! She is really good, I liked her 'Ghost buster's ECTO 1'. ;D
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| February 9, 2014, 8:24 am
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Her's the list (ignore the 'Remove' part)

Angka Utama
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Sven Jagdmann
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David Alexander Smith
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Nils O.
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Andy L
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Ian .....
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J D
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Jozsef Venczel
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Alexander Paschoaletto
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Wormy McWorm
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Alex Sonny
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Jet Best
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matt rowntRee
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Nick Barrett
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Bill Daniels
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Eve Daniels
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~ Hazeroth
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Senator Chinchilla .
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Starscream Soundwave
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MOCpages moderator
Chris Phipson
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MOCpages moderator
Mark Kelso
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Loek Marcus
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Harry Gravett
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Builder Allan
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Legotier : )
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Rylie French
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Gabe French
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Jackal :]
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Mitchell Smith
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Mitchell Long
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Lee Muzzy
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Caleb R.
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sinan bitižik
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Matt Bace
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Chris Roach
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Angelo Bizu
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alex wong
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MCLegoboy !
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Jennifer Pedersen
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Davanchi M.
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cyberfrank 2010
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MortalSwordsman .


BrickBuilder7622 .
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Scott Bertaut
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| February 9, 2014, 8:26 am
Two things, Is there going to be a questions thread? And, Do the vehicles all have to be cars, or can we make space ships and such?
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| February 9, 2014, 8:38 am
Quoting sam the first
I've invited her already!! She is really good, I liked her 'Ghost buster's ECTO 1'. ;D

Yes that really is fantastic
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| February 9, 2014, 8:51 am
Quoting clayton Marchetti
BrickBuilder7622 , Scott Bertaut, JD

Thanks, dude!
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| February 9, 2014, 10:00 am
Quoting J D
Thanks, dude!

Your welcome
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| February 9, 2014, 10:02 am
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Quoting Ian .....
Two things, Is there going to be a questions thread? And, Do the vehicles all have to be cars, or can we make space ships and such?

Read the description. Most of what you need is there. You can ask questions and what not here. ;D
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| February 9, 2014, 10:23 am
Quoting sam the first
Hello! Have fun guys, enjoy it!

It's quite hard... What about a 1 piece vehicule challenge? 8-DD
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| February 9, 2014, 10:42 am
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Quoting XY EZ
It's quite hard... What about a 1 piece vehicule challenge? 8-DD

"Hello, and welcome to XY EZ's -73 piece challenge!" X-P
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| February 9, 2014, 10:46 am
Quoting sam the first
"Hello, and welcome to XY EZ's -73 piece challenge!" X-P

Why 73?
If I would have to organize a contest, you would have to build a car , 2 wide, with only the 4x2 brick and using nothing other than this...
(I had in mind to build a 1 wide car 8-S)
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| February 9, 2014, 10:53 am
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Quoting XY EZ
Why 73?
If I would have to organize a contest, you would have to build a car , 2 wide, with only the 4x2 brick and using nothing other than this...
(I had in mind to build a 1 wide car 8-S)

no, not just 73, MINUS 73 (the little - was to show that.)
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| February 9, 2014, 10:54 am
Quoting sam the first
no, not just 73, MINUS 73 (the little - was to show that.)

Ok ok ok I will build one with -73 parts:
Here it is: http://perfumedletters.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/white-shadow.png
C-8
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| February 9, 2014, 10:58 am
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Quoting XY EZ
Ok ok ok I will build one with -73 parts:
Here it is: http://perfumedletters.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/white-shadow.png
C-8

HAha! Very clever!
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| February 9, 2014, 10:59 am
Well, let's see what I can do with this.
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| February 9, 2014, 1:32 pm
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
Well, let's see what I can do with this.

I'd love to.
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| February 9, 2014, 1:34 pm
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Well, 20 (what seems like happy) members so far!! Thanks guys, the response has been better than I though it would!
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| February 9, 2014, 1:35 pm
Thank you for the invite Sam but with the MocAthalon starting, I just wouldn't have time.

Thanks and good luck!
~Chris.
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| February 9, 2014, 10:04 pm
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Quoting Chris Phipson
Thank you for the invite Sam but with the MocAthalon starting, I just wouldn't have time.

Thanks and good luck!
~Chris.

Thanks Chris, I understand. You joining is pretty big to me (a MOCpages member of staff !!? =O ), so it's not to worry.
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| February 10, 2014, 1:51 am
Quoting sam the first
Her's the list (ignore the 'Remove' part)

Angka Utama
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Sven Jagdmann
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David Alexander Smith
Remove

Nils O.
Remove

Andy L
Remove

Ian .....
Remove

J D
Remove

Jozsef Venczel
Remove

Alexander Paschoaletto
Remove

Wormy McWorm
Remove

Alex Sonny
Remove

Jet Best
Remove

matt rowntRee
Remove

Nick Barrett
Remove

Bill Daniels
Remove

Eve Daniels
Remove

~ Hazeroth
Remove

Senator Chinchilla .
Remove

Starscream Soundwave
Remove

MOCpages moderator
Chris Phipson
Remove

MOCpages moderator
Mark Kelso
Remove

Loek Marcus
Remove

Harry Gravett
Remove

Builder Allan
Remove

Legotier : )
Remove

Rylie French
Remove

Gabe French
Remove

Jackal :]
Remove

Mitchell Smith
Remove

Mitchell Long
Remove

Lee Muzzy
Remove

Caleb R.
Remove

sinan bitižik
Remove

Matt Bace
Remove

Chris Roach
Remove

Angelo Bizu
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alex wong
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MCLegoboy !
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Jennifer Pedersen
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Davanchi M.
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cyberfrank 2010
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MortalSwordsman .


BrickBuilder7622 .
Remove

Scott Bertaut
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list of what? members? Not being whiny lol, but im not on it

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| February 11, 2014, 9:57 am
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Quoting Charlie A

list of what? members? Not being whiny lol, but im not on it

List of people who I've invited. Sorry, I though you weren't active anymore! =/

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| February 11, 2014, 1:27 pm
Hey Sam, thank you for inviting me. Hope i'll find a good design ;) Happy building @all
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| February 11, 2014, 1:59 pm
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Quoting Sven Jagdmann
Hey Sam, thank you for inviting me. Hope i'll find a good design ;) Happy building @all

Great! I'm sure you will!
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| February 11, 2014, 2:18 pm
I'll do my best buddy :)
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| February 11, 2014, 2:47 pm
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Quoting Sven Jagdmann
I'll do my best buddy :)

;D
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| February 11, 2014, 2:48 pm
I've made my entry, but have yet to upload it.
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| February 11, 2014, 6:32 pm
Quoting sam the first
List of people who I've invited. Sorry, I though you weren't active anymore! =/


oh, its ok, im active on my new account. lol my old one died;p
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| February 11, 2014, 9:52 pm
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Quoting Sam Sanister
I've made my entry, but have yet to upload it.

I can't wait!
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| February 12, 2014, 12:56 pm
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Quoting Charlie A

oh, its ok, im active on my new account. lol my old one died;p

=D
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| February 12, 2014, 12:57 pm
Hi all!

One question: does the entry can be an "old" MOC?

I've a lot of ideas, so I'm problably not going to add an "oldie", but just wanna know... ;-)

And I haven't yet seen the deadline... (?)
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| February 12, 2014, 2:57 pm
Blogged! http://thelegocarblog.com/2014/02/12/fifteen-pieces-of-fame/ congrats, sam and Alex! @Hot Rod, deadline's the 17th March.
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| February 13, 2014, 2:58 am
Quoting sam the first
Hello! Have fun guys, enjoy it!

It seems to have a great success your contest! 8-)
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| February 13, 2014, 6:14 am
Hello, thanks for the invite! This challenge is a great idea. I like it!
They already made a lot of great vehicle.
I'll try think of something, but it is not too easy. ;o)
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| February 13, 2014, 7:42 am
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Quoting XY EZ
It seems to have a great success your contest! 8-)

I know! It's mental!!
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| February 13, 2014, 11:16 am
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Quoting Nick Barrett
Blogged! http://thelegocarblog.com/2014/02/12/fifteen-pieces-of-fame/ congrats, sam and Alex! @Hot Rod, deadline's the 17th March.

Holey mother of fathers...Cheers Nick!
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| February 13, 2014, 11:18 am
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Quoting Hot Rod
Hi all!

One question: does the entry can be an "old" MOC?

I've a lot of ideas, so I'm problably not going to add an "oldie", but just wanna know... ;-)

And I haven't yet seen the deadline... (?)

Yeah it can be an old one! The deadline is in the entering window thread.
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| February 13, 2014, 11:19 am
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Quoting Jozsef Venczel
Hello, thanks for the invite! This challenge is a great idea. I like it!
They already made a lot of great vehicle.
I'll try think of something, but it is not too easy. ;o)

Haha, best of luck!
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| February 13, 2014, 11:19 am
Hi Sam, I have a question. I have built something for this contest, and it uses two 1x4 tiles side by side. Unfortunately this has taken the piece count to 16, but it would be 15 if a 2x4 tile was used instead. I don't have a 2x4 tile in the right colour though - so would it be okay if we just imagined that the two 1x4 tiles are a 2x4? If it's not okay I might be able to make a BL order.
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| February 13, 2014, 1:15 pm
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Quoting Starscream Soundwave
Hi Sam, I have a question. I have built something for this contest, and it uses two 1x4 tiles side by side. Unfortunately this has taken the piece count to 16, but it would be 15 if a 2x4 tile was used instead. I don't have a 2x4 tile in the right colour though - so would it be okay if we just imagined that the two 1x4 tiles are a 2x4? If it's not okay I might be able to make a BL order.

Hey SSSW! If you can make a BL order before 17th of March (obviously, if your ordering other parts and it's not too much hassle) then that would be better, but as you've pointed this out and it could be 15 pieces (it's not like an extra piece, is it) then that's fine. ;D I can't wait to see what you've come up with!!
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| February 13, 2014, 1:20 pm
Quoting sam the first
Hey SSSW! If you can make a BL order before 17th of March (obviously, if your ordering other parts and it's not too much hassle) then that would be better, but as you've pointed this out and it could be 15 pieces (it's not like an extra piece, is it) then that's fine. ;D I can't wait to see what you've come up with!!

Okay Sam, thanks for the quick reply. I've got to get a new set of large scale wheels at some point so I guess I can tie it in with that!
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| February 13, 2014, 1:22 pm
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Quoting Starscream Soundwave
Okay Sam, thanks for the quick reply. I've got to get a new set of large scale wheels at some point so I guess I can tie it in with that!

Don't worry too much about it - on a second though, either way is as good.
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| February 13, 2014, 1:23 pm
Ermagherd my creation is the 15th :D
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| February 13, 2014, 2:52 pm
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Quoting Loek Marcus
Ermagherd my creation is the 15th :D

=D
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| February 13, 2014, 2:54 pm
Quoting sam the first
=D

done and in the group
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| February 13, 2014, 4:10 pm
Quoting Nick Barrett
Blogged! http://thelegocarblog.com/2014/02/12/fifteen-pieces-of-fame/ congrats, sam and Alex!

Sweet Baby Jesus! I guess creativity really is cherished, Sam's idea of 15 pieces really is amazing!
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| February 13, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Quoting Thormagniss .
done and in the group

Cool!
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| February 14, 2014, 11:48 am
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Quoting Alex Sonny
Quoting Nick Barrett
Blogged! http://thelegocarblog.com/2014/02/12/fifteen-pieces-of-fame/ congrats, sam and Alex!

Sweet Baby Jesus! I guess creativity really is cherished, Sam's idea of 15 pieces really is amazing!
Congratulations Alex - The contest has been more successful than I had anticipated - 50 members!!

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| February 14, 2014, 11:49 am
Quoting sam the first
I know! It's mental!!

Every days there are new ones! It's mental!! Good luck for your judging! 8-)
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| February 14, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Quoting XY EZ
Every days there are new ones! It's mental!! Good luck for your judging! 8-)

Oh G*d, I hadn't thought of that. D=)
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| February 14, 2014, 12:18 pm
Quoting sam the first
Oh G*d, I hadn't thought of that. D=)

8-DD
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| February 14, 2014, 12:20 pm
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Quoting XY EZ
8-DD

Oh well...
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| February 14, 2014, 12:32 pm
hi sam!:D thanks for inviting me here!:D
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| February 14, 2014, 2:10 pm
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Quoting adam thelegofan rutland
hi sam!:D thanks for inviting me here!:D

No worries!!
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| February 14, 2014, 2:38 pm
My entry is added!
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| February 14, 2014, 4:25 pm
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Quoting Sam Sanister
My entry is added!

I saw!!
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| February 15, 2014, 2:00 am
Quoting sam the first
Oh well...

Well ~15 likes in half a day for my creation: I've never seen this!
Alex sonny entry: 65 likes!!!!
This contest is mad!!
8-D
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| February 16, 2014, 4:04 am
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Quoting XY EZ
Well ~15 likes in half a day for my creation: I've never seen this!
Alex sonny entry: 65 likes!!!!
This contest is mad!!
8-D

Insanity!!!
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| February 16, 2014, 4:07 am
How many entries can we do?
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| February 16, 2014, 6:26 am
Quoting Wormy McWorm
How many entries can we do?

Oh, wait. Ignore me I answered my own question! 8-P
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| February 16, 2014, 6:27 am
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Quoting Wormy McWorm
Oh, wait. Ignore me I answered my own question! 8-P

Fine, I won't answer then.
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| February 16, 2014, 6:31 am
Theres my entry, it's rubbish but oh well I gave it a shot!
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| February 16, 2014, 10:08 am
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Quoting Harry Gravett
Theres my entry, it's r**bish but oh well I gave it a shot!

I think it's pretty good!
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| February 17, 2014, 2:27 am
It was harder than I thought but I enjoyed every moment :)
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| February 17, 2014, 9:24 am
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Quoting sm 01
It was harder than I thought but I enjoyed every moment :)

Nice to hear! I may have to do another one of these....
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| February 17, 2014, 9:26 am
Yesss, you do!!!!!
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| February 17, 2014, 9:28 am
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Quoting J D
Yesss, you do!!!!!

;D Cheers mate.
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| February 17, 2014, 9:31 am
Quoting sam the first
Nice to hear! I may have to do another one of these....


i agree:) I spent my lunch break making mine(home schooled)When is the contest over?
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| February 17, 2014, 9:46 am
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Quoting Charlie A

i agree:) I spent my lunch break making mine(home schooled)When is the contest over?

March 17th...but everyone is finished by then, it'll end early.
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| February 17, 2014, 9:58 am
Quoting sam the first
Nice to hear! I may have to do another one of these....

Definitely! The response is very good, and the level of creativity is amazing!
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| February 17, 2014, 10:24 am
Quoting Charlie A

i agree:) I spent my lunch break making mine(home schooled)When is the contest over?

I'm also home schooled!!!!
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| February 17, 2014, 10:26 am
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Quoting sm 01
Definitely! The response is very good, and the level of creativity is amazing!

It seem to improve peoples awareness of pieces and how to you them.
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| February 17, 2014, 10:30 am
Quoting Commander Bricks
I'm also home schooled!!!!


Very Cool:)
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| February 17, 2014, 11:49 am
Quoting Commander Bricks
I'm also home schooled!!!!


A lot of Lego fans are home schooled, i guess they have a lot of free time lol
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| February 17, 2014, 11:50 am
Quoting sam the first
March 17th...but everyone is finished by then, it'll end early.

will the results be put in a new topic or the homepage?
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| February 17, 2014, 12:19 pm
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Quoting Thormagniss .
will the results be put in a new topic or the homepage?

A new topic. The last time I did a contest, everyone forgot it, and only recently do all 5 contestants come along and see where they came. ^_^ I'm hoping the same won't happen in this contest. =/
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| February 17, 2014, 12:22 pm
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Half of the 64 members have now entered. Still 4 weeks left (exactly)...should be interesting.
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| February 17, 2014, 12:23 pm
Quoting sam the first
A new topic. The last time I did a contest, everyone forgot it, and only recently do all 5 contestants come along and see where they came. ^_^ I'm hoping the same won't happen in this contest. =/

ok just wondering
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| February 17, 2014, 12:32 pm
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Quoting Thormagniss .
ok just wondering

Okey-pokey.
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| February 17, 2014, 12:35 pm
Quoting sam the first
Okey-pokey.

lol just lol
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| February 17, 2014, 12:43 pm
Hi Sam, just to let you know that I had to make the BL order from a store in Germany that I haven't used before, so if it doesn't arrive on time I'll get my entry posted with the two 1x4's and we can just imagine that it's a 2x4. Thanks!
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| February 17, 2014, 1:59 pm
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Quoting Starscream Soundwave
Hi Sam, just to let you know that I had to make the BL order from a store in Germany that I haven't used before, so if it doesn't arrive on time I'll get my entry posted with the two 1x4's and we can just imagine that it's a 2x4. Thanks!

That's fine!!
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| February 18, 2014, 2:43 am
Quoting sam the first
Insanity!!!

(My entry is in the top 3 of my most famous creation, better than the alfa ... )
8-D
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| February 18, 2014, 4:09 pm
Quoting sam the first
Hello! Have fun guys, enjoy it!

In one week: 36 creations
So in 5 weeks: 216 creations
...
Good luck for the judging! 8-S
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| February 18, 2014, 4:11 pm
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Quoting XY EZ
In one week: 36 creations
So in 5 weeks: 216 creations
...
Good luck for the judging! 8-S

So very worrying...
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| February 19, 2014, 2:49 am
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Quoting XY EZ
In one week: 36 creations
So in 5 weeks: 216 creations
...
Good luck for the judging! 8-S

Not to mention we've had 2 or 3 entries from MOCpages new comers....I never thought so many would turn up!
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| February 19, 2014, 2:51 am
Sorry for hijacking your group, but I wanted to ask you something about your "So, who's best?" MOC without cluttering the MOC's comments up with potentially many questions and answers, so here is probably a fair place to ask you.

That small MOC took 20 hours to render?

Is that POV-Ray?

What width/height resolution is your render?

How many light sources are you using?

What type of lights? Point? Area? Other?

Are you using radiosity, or photon mapping? These will definitely make the render much longer, but for a small model like this you'll still get a perfectly decent render without them, and one that ought to take no more than around 5 to 15 minutes.

Did you configure the lighting yourself, or is it done for you by the LDD-to-POV-Ray converter I suspect you are using?

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| February 19, 2014, 3:54 pm
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Quoting Digital Dreams
Sorry for hijacking your group, but I wanted to ask you something about your "So, who's best?" MOC without cluttering the MOC's comments up with potentially many questions and answers, so here is probably a fair place to ask you.

That small MOC took 20 hours to render?

Is that POV-Ray?

What width/height resolution is your render?

How many light sources are you using?

What type of lights? Point? Area? Other?

Are you using radiosity, or photon mapping? These will definitely make the render much longer, but for a small model like this you'll still get a perfectly decent render without them, and one that ought to take no more than around 5 to 15 minutes.

Did you configure the lighting yourself, or is it done for you by the LDD-to-POV-Ray converter I suspect you are using?

Yes, it took near enough 20 hrs. The main issue was it went to 66% in 10-minuets, and then went down to 33%. I did it at 1000 x 800, I think. I changed background colour to a light grey. Other than that, nothing else was altered. Thanks, also, as it seems you took the effort to read it. ;D
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| February 20, 2014, 6:43 am
Quoting sam the first
Thanks, also, as it seems you took the effort to read it. ;D

And I was hoping to find out what the light source declarations were. If you don't know POV-Ray syntax, would you mind posting the contents of the .pov file to pastebin.com (or post the file somewhere suitable) so I can have a look at it? If you don't want to it's fine...

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| February 20, 2014, 9:19 am
Quoting Digital Dreams
Quoting sam the first
Thanks, also, as it seems you took the effort to read it. ;D

And I was hoping to find out what the light source declarations were. If you don't know POV-Ray syntax, would you mind posting the contents of the .pov file to pastebin.com (or post the file somewhere suitable) so I can have a look at it? If you don't want to it's fine...

Well hello there! If you don't mind I'll respond to this rather than the giant list above. In case you don't know yet, I render minifig-and-above scale tanks in POV-Ray using the LDD-to-pov-ray converter. The interesting thing is, it only takes 3-6 hours on high settings and in fullHD resolution. I don't know what causes long render times for others, but I suspect my renders take less time because of sheer power of my desktop beast - 3.4 Ghz processor clock isn't little. Since you seem to know a lot on the issue, I'd like to ask you if there are any alternatives to POV-Ray and what I could use with LDraw? Thanks in advance!
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| February 20, 2014, 9:48 am
Quoting Alex Sonny
I'd like to ask you if there are any alternatives to POV-Ray and what I could use with LDraw? Thanks in advance!

There are various free raytracers available, the difficulty is usually in finding a way to convert the ldd or ldraw model to the 3d format used by the raytracer. Some people are using Blender for ldraw models these days. Haven't checked it out myself. You might find something useful here:
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=82225

But I'd suggest that POV-Ray might be the easiest to get working in the first place, especially with the likes of the ldd-to-povray converter or by using ldview to convert ldraw models to povray format. It's also the raytracer for which you'll find most information available should you decide to tinker with the technical stuff.

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| February 20, 2014, 10:22 am
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Quoting Digital Dreams
Quoting sam the first
Thanks, also, as it seems you took the effort to read it. ;D

And I was hoping to find out what the light source declarations were. If you don't know POV-Ray syntax, would you mind posting the contents of the .pov file to pastebin.com (or post the file somewhere suitable) so I can have a look at it? If you don't want to it's fine...

hmmm...I'll see.
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| February 20, 2014, 10:29 am
Quoting sam the first
hmmm...I'll see.

No worries. I had a look at the ldd2povray docs and it does include settings for radiosity and hdr lighting; that's probably what's putting your render times up so high for a small model.
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| February 20, 2014, 11:42 am
Is it too late to compete? I just found out about the contest quite recently. Please let me know, I'd like to compete if I'm allowed. If not, no hard feelings.
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| February 22, 2014, 6:27 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Gerald F.
Is it too late to compete? I just found out about the contest quite recently. Please let me know, I'd like to compete if I'm allowed. If not, no hard feelings.

Of coarse!!! Go ahead, welcome to the contest!
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| February 23, 2014, 6:00 am
Quoting sam the first
Of coarse!!! Go ahead, welcome to the contest!

Thank you! I'll try my best and good luck to everyone!
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| February 23, 2014, 8:41 pm
Quoting sam the first
Hello! Have fun guys, enjoy it!

Good job, Sam! You got 42 entry's! More then I've gotten! And 81 members! Good job man!
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| February 25, 2014, 4:10 pm
When's the deadline?
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| February 25, 2014, 8:28 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Wolverine .
Good job, Sam! You got 42 entry's! More then I've gotten! And 81 members! Good job man!

Hey, thanks! I appreciate it!! I still can't believe it...81 members...that's pretty much as much as TAPHRP!!!
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| February 26, 2014, 12:11 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Declan Muller
When's the deadline?

March 17th.
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| February 26, 2014, 12:12 pm
My entry is almost up! It is only 6 pieces!
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| February 26, 2014, 5:00 pm
Quoting sam the first
Hello! Have fun guys, enjoy it!

Will bad pics give me a lower score? My pics came out awful. :|
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| February 26, 2014, 5:22 pm
Quoting sam the first
March 17th.

Got it. That's plenty of time. :)
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| February 26, 2014, 5:40 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Wolverine .
Will bad pics give me a lower score? My pics came out awful. :|

Not at all!!
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| February 27, 2014, 10:46 am
gotta start small in the contest area, and it dont get much smaller than 15 pcs haha
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| February 27, 2014, 1:16 pm
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Quoting killswitch95 ___WOT___
gotta start small in the contest area, and it dont get much smaller than 15 pcs haha

=D
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| February 27, 2014, 1:20 pm
Quoting sam the first
=D

Sorry to take the conversation off subject, but is anybody else being constantly removed from their groups? In the past few days I have been removed from about 5 groups even though I haven't done anything wrong, I was active in some of them... Is this a personal thing or is it happening to lots of people?
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| March 2, 2014, 12:25 pm
Quoting Harry Gravett
Sorry to take the conversation off subject, but is anybody else being constantly removed from their groups? In the past few days I have been removed from about 5 groups even though I haven't done anything wrong, I was active in some of them... Is this a personal thing or is it happening to lots of people?


I've just deleted a group as it'll just be on Flickr, so if that's prompted this question sorry! I was having a tidy up by deleting a few old MOCs and groups as I wind up activity on the 'pages.
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| March 2, 2014, 12:29 pm
Quoting Harry Gravett
Sorry to take the conversation off subject, but is anybody else being constantly removed from their groups? In the past few days I have been removed from about 5 groups even though I haven't done anything wrong, I was active in some of them... Is this a personal thing or is it happening to lots of people?

Are they some of my groups? I was Bill Daniels by the way. And I've been deleting groups.
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| March 2, 2014, 12:30 pm
Quoting Ape Fight

I've just deleted a group as it'll just be on Flickr, so if that's prompted this question sorry! I was having a tidy up by deleting a few old MOCs and groups as I wind up activity on the 'pages.

I just got that email, it's okay if you were deleting them, I'm not annoyed haha :) I was just worried someone has a personal vendetta with me or something because I have been removed from quite a few in the past few days :)
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| March 2, 2014, 12:31 pm
Quoting Wolverine .
Are they some of my groups? I was Bill Daniels by the way. And I've been deleting groups.

Ahh I think it might me, sorry! I was just worried somebody was annoyed with me or something :)
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| March 2, 2014, 12:32 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
Sorry to take the conversation off subject, but is anybody else being constantly removed from their groups? In the past few days I have been removed from about 5 groups even though I haven't done anything wrong, I was active in some of them... Is this a personal thing or is it happening to lots of people?

I removed you from the under 18s contest groups because you were mean. ;D Just pulling your leg, I deleted the group as there was no point it being there. 1 entry....Hmmm....Nothing like this one.
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| March 2, 2014, 12:39 pm
Quoting sam the first
I removed you from the under 18s contest groups because you were mean. ;D Just pulling your leg, I deleted the group as there was no point it being there. 1 entry....Hmmm....Nothing like this one.

Haha please don't do that ;D and okay perhaps it was just a coincidence that these all happened around the same time :)
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| March 2, 2014, 12:42 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
Haha please don't do that ;D and okay perhaps it was just a coincidence that these all happened around the same time :)

Sorry! Yeah, that might be it. I might be deleting a bunch of groups, so expect more emails...
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| March 2, 2014, 12:43 pm
Quoting sam the first
Sorry! Yeah, that might be it. I might be deleting a bunch of groups, so expect more emails...

Its okay, you don't have to apologise! :) and okay, at least I know though, I would hate to think I had upset somebody on here.
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| March 2, 2014, 12:45 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
Its okay, you don't have to apologise! :) and okay, at least I know though, I would hate to think I had upset somebody on here.

I don't think you have...unless there's an international Morgan and TVR hater on the 'pages....you suppose Mr,Clarkson is on here then?
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| March 2, 2014, 12:47 pm
Quoting sam the first
I don't think you have...unless there's an international Morgan and TVR hater on the 'pages....you suppose Mr,Clarkson is on here then?

Must be! Oh dear the day that happens, I am doomed!! XD
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| March 2, 2014, 12:54 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
Must be! Oh dear the day that happens, I am doomed!! XD

;D Ah, but he'll insist on putting a bright orange, velvet vinal wrap on my golf....
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| March 2, 2014, 1:01 pm
Quoting sam the first
;D Ah, but he'll insist on putting a bright orange, velvet vinal wrap on my golf....

Oh god don't mention that! XD
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| March 2, 2014, 1:04 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
Oh god don't mention that! XD

;D I might come up with something to rival you Gravity - I'm making a Prowler hypercar called the 'Radic'. I've spent almost all day working on the bonnet... (=/
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| March 2, 2014, 1:07 pm
Quoting sam the first
;D I might come up with something to rival you Gravity - I'm making a Prowler hypercar called the 'Radic'. I've spent almost all day working on the bonnet... (=/

Sounds good, and I can think of worse ways to spend a day... I have spent the whole week revising for science exams (I have had 2 weeks off)
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| March 2, 2014, 1:09 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
Sounds good, and I can think of worse ways to spend a day... I have spent the whole week revising for science exams (I have had 2 weeks off)

Oh right, sounds 'fun'.
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| March 2, 2014, 1:14 pm
Quoting sam the first
Oh right, sounds 'fun'.

It's alright actually, I have about 60 different science topics to revise XD
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| March 2, 2014, 1:15 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
It's alright actually, I have about 60 different science topics to revise XD

(= |

I took another (deeper) look at your GZ3 - man, that thing is technical. That V16 is crazy!! Mine will only have a 7.0 V12....and butterfly doors. ;D
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| March 2, 2014, 1:23 pm
Quoting sam the first
(= |

I took another (deeper) look at your GZ3 - man, that thing is technical. That V16 is crazy!! Mine will only have a 7.0 V12....and butterfly doors. ;D

Haha thanks! Though consider the gz1, 3 and 4 complete 1 offs because the gz2 is the production model :) and sounds good, gotta love a good engine!
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| March 2, 2014, 1:48 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
Haha thanks! Though consider the gz1, 3 and 4 complete 1 offs because the gz2 is the production model :) and sounds good, gotta love a good engine!

Haha! yeah, I'm looking forward to doing the engine and interior and engine. I've already designed the seats...they're EVIL and POINTY. ;D Once I've done the front, I'll email you a photo. It sort of looks like it belongs in the 90's, among Bugatti EB110 and Diablos...
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| March 2, 2014, 1:53 pm
Quoting sam the first
Haha! yeah, I'm looking forward to doing the engine and interior and engine. I've already designed the seats...they're EVIL and POINTY. ;D Once I've done the front, I'll email you a photo. It sort of looks like it belongs in the 90's, among Bugatti EB110 and Diablos...

That's the sort of look I was going for with my GZ3, that sort of uber early-mid 90's supercar look! So cool! And take a look at the seats in my GZ2 cars, both of them were prett cool seat designs from what I remember! I look forward to seeing :D
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| March 2, 2014, 1:56 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
That's the sort of look I was going for with my GZ3, that sort of uber early-mid 90's supercar look! So cool! And take a look at the seats in my GZ2 cars, both of them were prett cool seat designs from what I remember! I look forward to seeing :D

Haha, yeah funny that. From keeping in touch with Aaden Hughes, he's making his own supercar too!! And Lego Builder Jr!! What is going on?
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| March 2, 2014, 2:03 pm
Quoting sam the first
Haha, yeah funny that. From keeping in touch with Aaden Hughes, he's making his own supercar too!! And Lego Builder Jr!! What is going on?

I look forward to seeing aadens'!
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| March 2, 2014, 2:23 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
I look forward to seeing aadens'!

Me too!!
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| March 2, 2014, 2:52 pm
Are you allowed to count wheel hubs and tyres as one piece? If not, there are some on there that are slightly over 15.
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| March 3, 2014, 9:03 am
Ok, I just saw the updated rules. That makes life easier. I just built an 11 piece. I will update it and post.
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| March 3, 2014, 9:26 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Stephen Barnes
Ok, I just saw the updated rules. That makes life easier. I just built an 11 piece. I will update it and post.

;D I look forward to seeing it!!
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| March 3, 2014, 11:09 am
I need a deadline posted somewhere
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| March 7, 2014, 8:03 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Joonmin .
I need a deadline posted somewhere

17th of March.
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| March 7, 2014, 1:49 pm
Uuuh Sam, I've read the comments above... you're making a new competitor for Gravity cars? That's something I wanna see! :) any plans on a GZ5, Harry?
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| March 7, 2014, 4:20 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Alexander Paschoaletto
Uuuh Sam, I've read the comments above... you're making a new competitor for Gravity cars? That's something I wanna see! :) any plans on a GZ5, Harry?

Haha! You will! This must be the first time in donkeys that I fully know I'm going to finish something!! So far I have the chassis, front (which I'm re-doing), left side, rear and one C-pillar.
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| March 8, 2014, 1:58 am
Quoting sam the first
17th of March.


Oh sorry I missed the deadline posted in the other conversation:)
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| March 8, 2014, 2:36 am
Hello!
Is the Small Car chassis with wheels only 1 piece? I created a model with this part, but I think, it is about 4 piece. (?)
(this part: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=2441)
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| March 8, 2014, 3:28 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Jozsef Venczel
Hello!
Is the Small Car chassis with wheels only 1 piece? I created a model with this part, but I think, it is about 4 piece. (?)
(this part: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=2441)

It counts as one piece!
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| March 8, 2014, 3:51 am
Quoting Alexander Paschoaletto
Uuuh Sam, I've read the comments above... you're making a new competitor for Gravity cars? That's something I wanna see! :) any plans on a GZ5, Harry?

Sounds good doesn't it :) I can't wait to see Sam's car! Anyways, no plans on a GZ5 just yet, I still have plans for updating the GZ2, you will see soon, something very special will happen!
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| March 8, 2014, 3:54 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
Sounds good doesn't it :) I can't wait to see Sam's car! Anyways, no plans on a GZ5 just yet, I still have plans for updating the GZ2, you will see soon, something very special will happen!

I certainly looking forward to seeing it!! By the way, I've sent you a couple of emails. = )
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| March 8, 2014, 4:03 am
Quoting sam the first
I certainly looking forward to seeing it!! By the way, I've sent you a couple of emails. = )

I have replied, nice work!
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| March 8, 2014, 4:45 am
Quoting sam the first
It counts as one piece!


Ok, Thank You!
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| March 8, 2014, 4:19 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Joonmin .

Oh sorry I missed the deadline posted in the other conversation:)

NO need to apologise!! We've all done it before!
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| March 9, 2014, 7:13 am
Anyone having trouble with the JAVA image uploader ? I did until I read Alex Sunny's excellent post http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/383153 on the subject. I did just a little different. Instead of setting the security level to low, I added mocpages.com to the exception list and now the uploader works as it should, and still keeping an appropriate high level of security. But be aware that the setting options vary by operating system.
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| March 9, 2014, 2:40 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
I have replied, nice work!

Hey mate, just letting you know, it's no longer a 7.0 V12 - It'll be a twin-turbo 6.something litre V10. One low-mid revs turbo, and a mid-high revs one!
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| March 11, 2014, 3:52 pm
Quoting sam the first
Hey mate, just letting you know, it's no longer a 7.0 V12 - It'll be a twin-turbo 6.something litre V10. One low-mid revs turbo, and a mid-high revs one!

Oh wow, awesome! Still loving the V10!!!! Sorry if i don't reply much, that is my second email account, which I give out to everyone who asks me for it :) Some more teasers please?
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| March 11, 2014, 4:03 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Harry Gravett
Oh wow, awesome! Still loving the V10!!!! Sorry if i don't reply much, that is my second email account, which I give out to everyone who asks me for it :) Some more teasers please?

Oh, I'll take a pic-ie now!
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| March 11, 2014, 4:09 pm
I've stumbled across this group while looking at designs of Batman vehicles. Since the batflyer I've been working on happened to almost be 15 pieces, I decided to create an account. Due to having just found the contest, I didn't have the time to order the pieces to make the design.
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| March 13, 2014, 9:58 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Dennis Payne
I've stumbled across this group while looking at designs of Batman vehicles. Since the batflyer I've been working on happened to almost be 15 pieces, I decided to create an account. Due to having just found the contest, I didn't have the time to order the pieces to make the design.

When do you think you'll have it ordered by? The furthest I will extend the deadline is Wednesday, UK time 20:00.
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| March 14, 2014, 12:19 pm
Quoting sam the first
When do you think you'll have it ordered by? The furthest I will extend the deadline is Wednesday, UK time 20:00.

I used LDD to put up my design. I added it to the group but it is currently not visible due to mocpages needed to check out my first design. I assume an LDD only build is acceptable. Alternatively I could put it together using the wrong colors.
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| March 14, 2014, 1:01 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Dennis Payne
I used LDD to put up my design. I added it to the group but it is currently not visible due to mocpages needed to check out my first design. I assume an LDD only build is acceptable. Alternatively I could put it together using the wrong colors.

Okay, LDD is fine!! If you update it and put it in real after that's cool, and it won't effect your score.
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| March 14, 2014, 1:16 pm
Quoting sam the first
Okay, LDD is fine!! If you update it and put it in real after that's cool, and it won't effect your score.

How is scoring done? Is there a "standard" way contests on this site is scored?
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| March 14, 2014, 2:24 pm
Do you think I could post a link to my entry I put on Flikr? The uploader isn't working on MOCpages, and I can't figure out how to fix it...
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| March 14, 2014, 7:37 pm
Quoting Aaron L.
Do you think I could post a link to my entry I put on Flikr? The uploader isn't working on MOCpages, and I can't figure out how to fix it...

On Flickr, you can click the share button and get the HTML from it, and paste it on Mocpages
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| March 14, 2014, 8:03 pm
Quoting ~ Hazeroth
On Flickr, you can click the share button and get the HTML from it, and paste it on Mocpages

Oh, thanks. But what about the main pic?
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| March 14, 2014, 9:56 pm
Quoting Aaron L.
Oh, thanks. But what about the main pic?

Normally I just right click on the photo I want and click open with then paint, next go to save as, and then save it as a jpg. Then go to the simple uploader and walla!
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| March 14, 2014, 11:07 pm
Quoting ~ Hazeroth
Normally I just right click on the photo I want and click open with then paint, next go to save as, and then save it as a jpg. Then go to the simple uploader and walla!

You can also easily just right click the image and click "Save image as..."
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| March 15, 2014, 1:28 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Dennis Payne
How is scoring done? Is there a "standard" way contests on this site is scored?

Using detail and functions and stuff, I'll mark those and get a total out of 60. Still diciding weather I should divide that by the number of bricks used or what....
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| March 15, 2014, 3:11 am
Quoting sam the first
Using detail and functions and stuff, I'll mark those and get a total out of 60. Still diciding weather I should divide that by the number of bricks used or what....

Why don't you judge them on which looks the best? As looks is what most people appear to have gone for.
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| March 15, 2014, 10:40 am
Quoting ~ Hazeroth
Normally I just right click on the photo I want and click open with then paint, next go to save as, and then save it as a jpg. Then go to the simple uploader and walla!

Thanks! :D
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| March 15, 2014, 11:11 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Starscream Soundwave
Why don't you judge them on which looks the best? As looks is what most people appear to have gone for.

Yeah, I th8ink your right. I've sorted out what I'm doing...
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| March 15, 2014, 11:55 am
Quoting sam the first
Yeah, I th8ink your right. I've sorted out what I'm doing...

Cool, when will the results be posted?
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| March 15, 2014, 1:02 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Starscream Soundwave
Cool, when will the results be posted?

Tuesday/Wednesday.
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| March 15, 2014, 1:53 pm
Going to do it next time around as in after Tuesday/Wednesday is there themes?
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| March 15, 2014, 1:58 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Tyler Berry
Going to do it next time around as in after Tuesday/Wednesday is there themes?

The contest ends on Monday 17th, and the results will be up by either Tuesday or Wednesday. There won't be another 15 piece contest for another 6 months. Then it will be time for a little bit of a twist...
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| March 15, 2014, 2:02 pm
Quoting sam the first
The contest ends on Monday 17th, and the results will be up by either Tuesday or Wednesday. There won't be another 15 piece contest for another 6 months. Then it will be time for a little bit of a twist...
Oooh! This is getting exciting! I can't wait! :D

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| March 15, 2014, 9:13 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 .
Oooh! This is getting exciting! I can't wait! :D

Indeed!
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| March 16, 2014, 2:34 am
Howdy!

Brand new to posting on MOCpages and this is my first contest. I think I added my creation correctly, does it take a few minutes to show up?

Anyhow, thanks for the contest!! :D
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| March 16, 2014, 5:54 pm
Well, here you go:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/383781
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| March 16, 2014, 10:50 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Jared S
Howdy!

Brand new to posting on MOCpages and this is my first contest. I think I added my creation correctly, does it take a few minutes to show up?

Anyhow, thanks for the contest!! :D

Yeah, MOCpages staff need to moderate. The deadline ends tonight, but I'll allow your entry!
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| March 17, 2014, 12:00 pm
Thanks much! I still am not approved, should I give it another day? I think everything uploaded OK as I saw folks in the help forums saying it took them a while to get approved.

Thanks for allowing my entry to compete!
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| March 17, 2014, 3:48 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Jared S
Thanks much! I still am not approved, should I give it another day? I think everything uploaded OK as I saw folks in the help forums saying it took them a while to get approved.

Thanks for allowing my entry to compete!

No worries!!
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| March 17, 2014, 4:17 pm
Quoting Jared S
I still am not approved, should I give it another day? I think everything uploaded OK as I saw folks in the help forums saying it took them a while to get approved.

In general it can take 2 whole days for a new member to get approved, but you should probably wait a whole 3 days before sending the search party out. There is a glitch in the system that can result in your submission being emptied out of the moderation queue without being moderated - this means that none of the Admins will be able to see it and won't be able to accept you - in which case you'll have no choice but to add it again. But I don't know how often that glitch happens...

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| March 17, 2014, 4:24 pm
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