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| October 24, 2009, 10:15 am
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Quoting Ryan Miller
could anybody help me for good advice in have a good creation ?



Ok Ryan, as you're not asking a specific question, I'll do my best to give you a broad range here.

"Good" creations is a somewhat subjective term. What one person may perceive as good, another may not find appealing at all. Let's take the "sharpie modified clone trooper" for example shall we?

The "S.M.C.T." is something that a lot of the kids are doing these days. They see their friends do it and it's easy to replicate with little or no "REAL" effort and can be done quickly. Why get it done quickly? So you can post it NOW and get the feedback from the public on the "creation." This isn't the best way to get noticed. Think about it, how many times have you seen Kelso, Ludgonious, Kescenovitz, Goldman or any of the other "big names" comment on a clone trooper?

The name of the game here is "PATIENCE." Take your time. Kelso didn't build the invisible hand in a week now did he? If you want your creation to stand out more and get noticed, take... your... time.

This actually reminds me of a conversation I had with another AFOL not too long ago where we both said that we wouldn't mind looking at clone wars stuff if it was more than just a clone on a baseplate.

Sure, we get it that kids like "EPIC battle scenes" but if you want it to truly be epic, don't put 40 droids and 20 clones on a plate with 4 other bricks and call it a battle field. That just doesn't cut it. Instead, take two or three weeks to build the battlefield FIRST. When it's done, complete with (whatever type of background you envisioned for the battle), THEN put the clones and droids on there.

Your build will attract a LOT more attention if everything in it is worth looking at.

I've looked at your page and I see that you do actually own more than 6 bricks. Use 'em!

Do me a favor. Go build something. I want you to take a week or so thinking and building. When you put the first version together, ask yourself "What can I do to make this look better?" After you ask that, then go do it! Make it better with each try.

Once you have your build done, come back here to this thread and post a link to it. I'll come check it out and give you my thoughts on it. If it's just clones and droids on a baseplate, I'm going to be very... you get the idea.

Get to it Padawan. TAKE YOUR TIME! Good luck!

~Chris.
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| October 24, 2009, 4:28 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Ok Ryan, as you're not asking a specific question, I'll do my best to give you a broad range here.

"Good" creations is a somewhat subjective term. What one person may perceive as good, another may not find appealing at all. Let's take the "sharpie modified clone trooper" for example shall we?

The "S.M.C.T." is something that a lot of the kids are doing these days. They see their friends do it and it's easy to replicate with little or no "REAL" effort and can be done quickly. Why get it done quickly? So you can post it NOW and get the feedback from the public on the "creation." This isn't the best way to get noticed. Think about it, how many times have you seen Kelso, Ludgonious, Kescenovitz, Goldman or any of the other "big names" comment on a clone trooper?

The name of the game here is "PATIENCE." Take your time. Kelso didn't build the invisible hand in a week now did he? If you want your creation to stand out more and get noticed, take... your... time.

This actually reminds me of a conversation I had with another AFOL not too long ago where we both said that we wouldn't mind looking at clone wars stuff if it was more than just a clone on a baseplate.

Sure, we get it that kids like "EPIC battle scenes" but if you want it to truly be epic, don't put 40 droids and 20 clones on a plate with 4 other bricks and call it a battle field. That just doesn't cut it. Instead, take two or three weeks to build the battlefield FIRST. When it's done, complete with (whatever type of background you envisioned for the battle), THEN put the clones and droids on there.

Your build will attract a LOT more attention if everything in it is worth looking at.

I've looked at your page and I see that you do actually own more than 6 bricks. Use 'em!

Do me a favor. Go build something. I want you to take a week or so thinking and building. When you put the first version together, ask yourself "What can I do to make this look better?" After you ask that, then go do it! Make it better with each try.

Once you have your build done, come back here to this thread and post a link to it. I'll come check it out and give you my thoughts on it. If it's just clones and droids on a baseplate, I'm going to be very... you get the idea.

Get to it Padawan. TAKE YOUR TIME! Good luck!

~Chris.



Thank you but the next creation I am going to post is for my Moc-off and thats not what I mean after I read what you said ! So after my new creation that means after 1 creation and then the next one YEAH so 1 more then you will see it !
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| October 25, 2009, 9:13 am
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Quoting Ryan Miller


Thank you but the next creation I am going to post is for my Moc-off and thats not what I mean after I read what you said ! So after my new creation that means after 1 creation and then the next one YEAH so 1 more then you will see it !


Looking forward to it! Good luck!
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| October 25, 2009, 4:38 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Looking forward to it! Good luck!

have you wanted to learn to make good lego wierd head for that giant take over the world moc?
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| October 25, 2009, 6:20 pm
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Quoting Ryan Miller
could anybody help me for good advice in have a good creation ?



I agree with a lot that's been said here, but want to make a specific comment myself regarding presentation. It is THE critical factor in a MOC getting looked at in the first place.

If you have an outstanding creation, but it's shots are blurry, or the background is not clean (even a sheet bothers me, personally), then I will usually pass by it. That's not to say always, but USUALLY.

The use of boards or if possible, a photoshopped background is a major element to any MOC's success...just ask those who blog on the Brothers Brick!

My two cents.

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| October 25, 2009, 6:30 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

I agree with a lot that's been said here, but want to make a specific comment myself regarding presentation. It is THE critical factor in a MOC getting looked at in the first place.

If you have an outstanding creation, but it's shots are blurry, or the background is not clean (even a sheet bothers me, personally), then I will usually pass by it. That's not to say always, but USUALLY.

The use of boards or if possible, a photoshopped background is a major element to any MOC's succes...just ask those who blog on the Brothers Brick!

My two cents.

could you comment one my heads 101 it teaches you to make heads for personal or external use.
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| October 25, 2009, 6:32 pm
I have to agree with what Kelso said about presentation. If you look at my creations, you will note the background is terrible in most of them, which is why I am going to obtain a photo editing program to clean that up. In the meantime, I have tried to crop and adjust the colors a bit so that my weak backgrounds are not as noticeable, but I strongly recommend getting quality backgrounds for your photos and taking clear photos. Just my 2 and half cents worth.
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| October 28, 2009, 1:14 pm
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Quoting Brady G
Chris called another one.
When will it end?


Not until the students become the masters... which... could take a while.
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| October 28, 2009, 5:20 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Not until the students become the masters... which... could take a while.

how do you master?
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| October 28, 2009, 5:23 pm
I don't have enough pieces to make large creations, nor space on my computer to get a cad program, what should I do?
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| November 18, 2009, 11:34 pm
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Quoting Amal Duriseti
I don't have enough pieces to make large creations, nor space on my computer to get a cad program, what should I do?


A lot of AMAZING work has been done with smaller MOCs (just as an example: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/30948). Focus on a clean build, with unique parts usage. Present it well, and your good to go!


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| November 19, 2009, 7:06 am
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Quoting Amal Duriseti
I don't have enough pieces to make large creations, nor space on my computer to get a cad program, what should I do?


As much as it pains me to do this, I have to agree with Mark here. Lots of parts does not a great moc make (see Architect, I can talk in "yoda" too).

Since Mark is too modest to point this one out, I'll do it for him. Not a lot of parts used here, but each creation in this folder is GOLD!

http://mocpages.com/folder.php/26091

All it takes is time, patience and study... kinda like just about everything else. (sounds like sarcasm... really isn't).

For further inspiration on building amazing creations without a lot of parts, check out ANY of Shannon Ocean's creations! That dude knows how to make EVERY part count.

Good luck! ~ Chris.

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| November 19, 2009, 11:49 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

As much as it pains me to do this, I have to agree with Mark here. Lots of parts does not a great moc make (see Architect, I can talk in "yoda" too).

Since Mark is too modest to point this one out, I'll do it for him. Not a lot of parts used here, but each creation in this folder is GOLD!

http://mocpages.com/folder.php/26091

All it takes is time, patience and study... kinda like just about everything else. (sounds like sarcasm... really isn't).

For further inspiration on building amazing creations without a lot of parts, check out ANY of Shannon Ocean's creations! That dude knows how to make EVERY part count.

Good luck! ~ Chris.


So basically, if I use my creativity, show attention to detail, and use some photography techniques, I won't be far from a good creation?
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| November 22, 2009, 10:06 am
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