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Well...

The MocOlympics are over, it's cold outside, the apocalypse didn't happen... yeap, just another day on MOCpages!

Alrighty all, whatcha got? Advice, tips, tricks or complaints. Let me know and I'll do my best!

Happy new year and welcome to 2013!
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| January 4, 2013, 10:28 pm
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Quoting Nicholas .
Hi, Mr.Phipson. I was wondering, how could I get past a serious case of the builders block?


Builder's block can be bad but luckily, inspiration can come from just about anywhere!

I saw on your homepage that you enjoy building scenes from movies. Really, there's very few better inspirations that right there. Of course you may want to try to avoid the "overdone" ones like Star Wars, LOTR and things like that (unless you have something REALLY special in mind). Try to find something that not many people have tried recently and draw your inspiration from that.

If you're burned out on movies, books, comics and most importantly, real life are your "go tos" for inspiration. I like to look at buildings and things where I live and wonder what they'd look like turned into brick.

Inspiration however is not a switch that you can turn on and off. It comes to each of us in different ways at different times. But be aware of it, it can strike at any time so always be ready. Carry a sketch pad if you can or even a notebook to jot down ideas when they come to you so you can come back to them later and flesh them out.

Don't worry, inspiration will find you, just be sure you're ready to see it when it sneaks up and bites ya!

Good luck!
~Chris.
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| January 4, 2013, 10:38 pm
Mr. Phipson:
I'm relatively new to MOCpages, as well as new to the brick in general. A very long Dark Age has me still struggling with a few issues, most notably a lack of pieces. I've heard many people use BrickLink to order extra parts, or other similar websites. Do you have any advice on what places, sites, etc. would be the best to bulk up my collection?
Thanks,
A M
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| January 24, 2013, 2:37 pm
Quoting A M
Mr. Phipson:
I'm relatively new to MOCpages, as well as new to the brick in general. A very long Dark Age has me still struggling with a few issues, most notably a lack of pieces. I've heard many people use BrickLink to order extra parts, or other similar websites. Do you have any advice on what places, sites, etc. would be the best to bulk up my collection?
Thanks,
A M
I'm not Phipson, and this dude mainly sells minifigure accsesories and parts, but I use him quite often. http://myworld.ebay.com/apple_blossom_park

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| January 24, 2013, 2:45 pm
Quoting David .
Quoting A M
Mr. Phipson:
I'm relatively new to MOCpages, as well as new to the brick in general. A very long Dark Age has me still struggling with a few issues, most notably a lack of pieces. I've heard many people use BrickLink to order extra parts, or other similar websites. Do you have any advice on what places, sites, etc. would be the best to bulk up my collection?
Thanks,
A M
I'm not Phipson, and this dude mainly sells minifigure accsesories and parts, but I use him quite often. http://myworld.ebay.com/apple_blossom_park

Thanks David! I'll check him out :)
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| January 24, 2013, 3:33 pm
I know that this is off-topic, but do you know where can I get a hold of one of Greg Hyland's AFOLS #1 comic book? Any ideas?
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| January 24, 2013, 4:53 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Well...

The MocOlympics are over, it's cold outside, the apocalypse didn't happen... yeap, just another day on MOCpages!

Alrighty all, whatcha got? Advice, tips, tricks or complaints. Let me know and I'll do my best!

Happy new year and welcome to 2013!

Hey Chris if your not busy would you mind helping me and my group with a contest it would be great to have you judging with us
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22185&topicid=87345
this is a link to the contest group so if your interested in judging let me know and I'll invite you to the Judges loung =)
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| January 25, 2013, 1:18 pm
How do we post MOCs? I kinda forgot and it says: "We got a system!" So im completely lost. Please help :(
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| January 31, 2013, 8:37 pm
Quoting Will A.
How do we post MOCs? I kinda forgot and it says: "We got a system!" So im completely lost. Please help :(

The uploader is not working right now.
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| January 31, 2013, 8:51 pm
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Quoting the Legionnaire
Hey Chris if your not busy would you mind helping me and my group with a contest it would be great to have you judging with us
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=22185&topicid=87345
this is a link to the contest group so if your interested in judging let me know and I'll invite you to the Judges loung =)


Sorry man, the timing's just bad on that one. We've got the MocAthalon coming up next month (actual start date is March 1st but prep takes about a month) and all my time's gonna be devoted there.

I'd love to help but sorry, just can't swing it with the MocAthalon. Thanks for asking though!
~Chris.
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| January 31, 2013, 9:57 pm
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Quoting A M
Mr. Phipson:
I'm relatively new to MOCpages, as well as new to the brick in general. A very long Dark Age has me still struggling with a few issues, most notably a lack of pieces. I've heard many people use BrickLink to order extra parts, or other similar websites. Do you have any advice on what places, sites, etc. would be the best to bulk up my collection?
Thanks,
A M


You've heard correctly. The best place to go would be bricklink.com. I've also heard of people getting good deals on sites like ebay and craigslist but you have to be in the right place/right time. Me personally, I have a Lego store close by so that's where I do my stocking up. I buy brick by the case from the store so when I need 700 2x4 bley bricks, I just call the local store and see if they have a case in stock.

If you don't have a store handy then yeah, bricklink is probably the best way to go.

Good luck and welcome to the party!
~Chris.

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| January 31, 2013, 10:01 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Sorry man, the timing's just bad on that one. We've got the MocAthalon coming up next month (actual start date is March 1st but prep takes about a month) and all my time's gonna be devoted there.

I'd love to help but sorry, just can't swing it with the MocAthalon. Thanks for asking though!
~Chris.
Hey Chris, what if it ended up happening after the MA? Could you do it then? :D I don't think they are starting it up till a bit. :)

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| January 31, 2013, 10:10 pm
Hullo, Phipson. I'm searching every corner of the internet for places to share my work, and converse with other LEGO fans. Other than MOCpages, do you have any preferred websites for these purposes?

Thanks, Yoshimitsu
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| January 31, 2013, 11:25 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Sorry man, the timing's just bad on that one. We've got the MocAthalon coming up next month (actual start date is March 1st but prep takes about a month) and all my time's gonna be devoted there.

I'd love to help but sorry, just can't swing it with the MocAthalon. Thanks for asking though!
~Chris.

Hey man no worry's I just filled the last position as judge so I'm just looking for a tie breaker now which should be pretty easy [I hope].


I was wondering is the MocAthalon a competition, cause if it is I would totally love to join up and do a little competing I'm determined not to get knocked out of round 1 of the next big competition I'm in lol after the MO and the MELO =D
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| February 2, 2013, 10:41 am
Quoting David .
Quoting Chris Phipson

Sorry man, the timing's just bad on that one. We've got the MocAthalon coming up next month (actual start date is March 1st but prep takes about a month) and all my time's gonna be devoted there.

I'd love to help but sorry, just can't swing it with the MocAthalon. Thanks for asking though!
~Chris.
Hey Chris, what if it ended up happening after the MA? Could you do it then? :D I don't think they are starting it up till a bit. :)

I'm afraid our start date is actually Feb-10.
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| February 2, 2013, 10:49 am
Quoting the Legionnaire
Hey man no worry's I just filled the last position as judge so I'm just looking for a tie breaker now which should be pretty easy [I hope].


I was wondering is the MocAthalon a competition, cause if it is I would totally love to join up and do a little competing I'm determined not to get knocked out of round 1 of the next big competition I'm in lol after the MO and the MELO =D
I don't think there are rounds, it's just a bunch of teams who are all given categories, and the team who can build the most categories might get more points and the team with the most points win. :) If ya wanna join, I'd hurry up and start a team!

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| February 2, 2013, 12:47 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

You've heard correctly. The best place to go would be bricklink.com. I've also heard of people getting good deals on sites like ebay and craigslist but you have to be in the right place/right time. Me personally, I have a Lego store close by so that's where I do my stocking up. I buy brick by the case from the store so when I need 700 2x4 bley bricks, I just call the local store and see if they have a case in stock.

If you don't have a store handy then yeah, bricklink is probably the best way to go.

Good luck and welcome to the party!
~Chris.

Sounds good :) Thanks!
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| February 2, 2013, 1:05 pm
Quoting David .
Quoting the Legionnaire
Hey man no worry's I just filled the last position as judge so I'm just looking for a tie breaker now which should be pretty easy [I hope].


I was wondering is the MocAthalon a competition, cause if it is I would totally love to join up and do a little competing I'm determined not to get knocked out of round 1 of the next big competition I'm in lol after the MO and the MELO =D
I don't think there are rounds, it's just a bunch of teams who are all given categories, and the team who can build the most categories might get more points and the team with the most points win. :) If ya wanna join, I'd hurry up and start a team!

cool wanna be on my team? We'll be the wolf pack haha I know a few guys I could get to join up and get a team going =)
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| February 2, 2013, 2:45 pm
Quoting the Legionnaire
cool wanna be on my team? We'll be the wolf pack haha I know a few guys I could get to join up and get a team going =)

Sorry to interrupt your conversation, and obviously, you weren't talking to me, but I'd gladly join your team. I'm also new to MOCpages, and never competed in a MA, so I could use a little explanation on what a MA is. Sorry to be a bother about that.
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| February 3, 2013, 8:32 am
Sorry. I meant MOCathlon. Or if you give me permission.
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| February 3, 2013, 2:26 pm
Quoting the Legionnaire
cool wanna be on my team? We'll be the wolf pack haha I know a few guys I could get to join up and get a team going =)
Sorry man I would but I'm already on a team :(

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| February 3, 2013, 2:49 pm
Quoting David .
Quoting the Legionnaire
cool wanna be on my team? We'll be the wolf pack haha I know a few guys I could get to join up and get a team going =)
Sorry man I would but I'm already on a team :(

thats cool man good luck =)
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| February 4, 2013, 1:09 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Well...

The MocOlympics are over, it's cold outside, the apocalypse didn't happen... yeap, just another day on MOCpages!

Alrighty all, whatcha got? Advice, tips, tricks or complaints. Let me know and I'll do my best!

Happy new year and welcome to 2013!

hey Chris I have a little confession to make, Our competition we are setting up well its very similar to them so I looked at the rule of the MO and not totally but pretty much copy-ed most of it but I did write it to match up to our group so it not verbatim but its pretty close hope that was okay it was just my first really big contest so I wanted the rules to be just right.
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| February 4, 2013, 1:13 pm
Quoting A Sargent
Sorry to interrupt your conversation, and obviously, you weren't talking to me, but I'd gladly join your team. I'm also new to MOCpages, and never competed in a MA, so I could use a little explanation on what a MA is. Sorry to be a bother about that.

cool man that would be cool I will invite if I set up a team lol =)
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| February 4, 2013, 7:26 pm
Mr. Phipson,
I love making mechas, but I have run into a problem when it comes to making them. There are so many different mecha on this website that I have found it hard to come up with a completely original idea. What I have found myself doing recently is using another MOC (or part of it) as inspiration and modifying it. I do give credit to the original since I know that I would hate to have my creations "stolen" and no credit given. I just do not want it to seem like I cannot come up with any original ideas. If you wanted to look at my Mobile Suits folder maybe you would get a better understanding of what I am talking about. Granted, my Mobile Core units and the concept behind them are completely original (to my knowledge), but I love building the larger mechas. Any help, ideas, and/or suggestions would be much appreciated. And sorry for the Wall of Text.

V/R

Twitch
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| February 12, 2013, 8:23 am
Hey there, been having MOC block lately, finally got my bricks sorted. And got 3 new creations being uploaded soon. (that's what being sick does for you). How do you know when you need more bricks for a certain project? And how long do you keep your MOCs for? I tend to break mine up as soon as photo'd.
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| February 12, 2013, 6:29 pm
Quoting the Legionnaire
cool man that would be cool I will invite if I set up a team lol =)

Thanks!
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| February 13, 2013, 8:02 pm
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Quoting Yoshimitsu Nakamura
Hullo, Phipson. I'm searching every corner of the internet for places to share my work, and converse with other LEGO fans. Other than MOCpages, do you have any preferred websites for these purposes?

Thanks, Yoshimitsu


My personal favs are MOCpages (of course) and I'm part of a private LUG called Virtualug where we also share creations.

There's a large Lego community on Flickr as well. I have a Flickr account but don't use it much. Really, MOCpages and Flickr are the two biggies. Personally, I prefer the community here on MOCpages. I find the people friendlier and the community tighter knit. That's just my personal opinion though.

Hope that helps!
~Chris.

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| February 14, 2013, 10:55 pm
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Quoting TF Twitch
Mr. Phipson,
I love making mechas, but I have run into a problem when it comes to making them. There are so many different mecha on this website that I have found it hard to come up with a completely original idea. What I have found myself doing recently is using another MOC (or part of it) as inspiration and modifying it. I do give credit to the original since I know that I would hate to have my creations "stolen" and no credit given. I just do not want it to seem like I cannot come up with any original ideas. If you wanted to look at my Mobile Suits folder maybe you would get a better understanding of what I am talking about. Granted, my Mobile Core units and the concept behind them are completely original (to my knowledge), but I love building the larger mechas. Any help, ideas, and/or suggestions would be much appreciated. And sorry for the Wall of Text.

V/R

Twitch


Originality is the real trick around this hobby. Even in all my years doing this I've only personally done a "new and unique" technique once... and no one even noticed it (sigh).

The best thing to do is just give a simple "I got the basic idea from x" in your write up somewhere. It only takes a few seconds and can avoid people giving you hassle later on.

Hope that helps!
~Chris.
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| February 14, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Quoting Andy C
Hey there, been having MOC block lately, finally got my bricks sorted. And got 3 new creations being uploaded soon. (that's what being sick does for you). How do you know when you need more bricks for a certain project? And how long do you keep your MOCs for? I tend to break mine up as soon as photo'd.


How do you know when you need more bricks? That's simple... You ALWAYS need more brick! No matter how well you plan, you're ALWAYS going to need more of something.

As for how long I keep my builds together, I'm pretty much the same as you. Once the moc has served it's purpose, it's gone.

Good luck!
~Chris.

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| February 14, 2013, 11:09 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Originality is the real trick around this hobby. Even in all my years doing this I've only personally done a "new and unique" technique once... and no one even noticed it (sigh).

The best thing to do is just give a simple "I got the basic idea from x" in your write up somewhere. It only takes a few seconds and can avoid people giving you hassle later on.

Hope that helps!
~Chris.


It helps, and I always give credit where it is due. Saying that you have only done a "new and unique" technique once probably helps out the best. Thank you!
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| February 14, 2013, 11:54 pm
Hey Chris, you got any advice on this?

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/354188
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| February 17, 2013, 9:33 pm
Hey Chris,

How do you build a larger creation, I want to build an Internal diarama of a building but have no idea where to start its all floating around in there...
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| February 19, 2013, 7:44 am
Hey everyone, this is my first post in a long time and for good reason. Lately I have found myself building less and less to the point where I didn't touch a single piece at all in January. I still love seeing other peoples builds, and the things that can be done with the brick. I'm not sure if its the insane amount of schoolwork or just my dark ages coming along (please no!). If anyone has been thrugh the same thing or has some help or advice as to how I can keep up building it would be much appreciated

Thanks
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| February 20, 2013, 9:12 pm
Quoting Noah .
Hey everyone, this is my first post in a long time and for good reason. Lately I have found myself building less and less to the point where I didn't touch a single piece at all in January. I still love seeing other peoples builds, and the things that can be done with the brick. I'm not sure if its the insane amount of schoolwork or just my dark ages coming along (please no!). If anyone has been thrugh the same thing or has some help or advice as to how I can keep up building it would be much appreciated

Thanks
Hey. I know what you're going through. If you have time, try and be active on here. Look for inspiration everywhere. (thouhg I usually don't find it :1) I went through a sort of dark age just before the MELO, when I built nothing. I was just talking in my groups. I kept on feeling pressured to do stuff, but I just couldn't think of what to do. Join a contest - wether you can enter or not. Just sign up. You'll feel pressured to build something, and eventually you will. It may soar from there, but who knows. That is what happened with me, so we will see. Hope this helps!

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| February 20, 2013, 11:40 pm
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Quoting TF Twitch

It helps, and I always give credit where it is due. Saying that you have only done a "new and unique" technique once probably helps out the best. Thank you!


Yeap, and in case you were wondering, here's the moc that I created the technique for:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/187040

It's a clear build so it's hard to make out but what I did was come up with a circular design that connected with each level AND (this was the tricky part) didn't show any gaps. People still ask me to this day how I did it but it's too difficult (I've found) to type an explaination.

Anyway, enjoy and keep on building!
~Chris.
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| February 21, 2013, 2:37 am
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Quoting Kyle Peckham
Hey Chris, you got any advice on this?

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/354188


Hey Kyle,

I like the rover and the border you built gives the whole thing a nice, clean look. Me personally though, I've never been a fan of the "toss everything in the middle" technique. Don't get me wrong, it does create the look you were going for of the lunar surface and you did the technique well, but for me, that particular technique just... I dunno... something off about it. Again, this is just my personal opinion and it's nothing against you or your building. Heck, even when Kelso does something like that (ya know... if he ever built anything these days...) (wait, that's the pot calling the kettle black isn't it? whoops) I would still look at it with a crooked eye.

Anyway, that aside, I really like what you did there so truly, no, nothing that could make that moc better than what you did. It really does look great! Nice work!
~Chris.
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| February 21, 2013, 2:50 am
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Quoting Andy C
Hey Chris,

How do you build a larger creation, I want to build an Internal diarama of a building but have no idea where to start its all floating around in there...


For something like that, I'd actually suggest starting with the interior stuff first. If you build the walls and floor first, then you're stuck with the size and have to work to cover all that open space. Whereas if you start with your interior furnishings first, then you can build the dio to accomodate what you already have.

I've found that building "backwards" in this fashion really helps when you have a specific goal in mind.

Good luck!
~Chris.
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| February 21, 2013, 2:56 am
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Quoting Noah .
Hey everyone, this is my first post in a long time and for good reason. Lately I have found myself building less and less to the point where I didn't touch a single piece at all in January. I still love seeing other peoples builds, and the things that can be done with the brick. I'm not sure if its the insane amount of schoolwork or just my dark ages coming along (please no!). If anyone has been thrugh the same thing or has some help or advice as to how I can keep up building it would be much appreciated

Thanks


Noah,

What you're feeling is perfectly normal. It's just burnout and you need time to refresh a bit. I usually hit that about once a year, usually during the winter months (between the MocOlympics and the MocAthalon). You see, during Brickworld buildup time (spring), I'm busting hump to get my BW builds done. Then after, I'm usually stoked by all the cool stuff I've done and getting the planning ready for next BW. But by the time winter starts to roll around, I get into a slump (where I am presently) and usually get back into the swing of things by mid to late March.

It's totally normal so don't worry. Enjoy your time here with the social scene leaving comments and what not and just wait patiently for inspiration to strike. I've found that when you activly LOOK for it, you never find it. It's when you take a step back and don't TRY to find it that it comes up and whacks ya on the back of the head like that frying pan my wife threw at me last week. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm heading off to MRI...

~Chris.
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| February 21, 2013, 3:03 am
And do you use a sketch book to write your ideas down. Im having real issues at the moment building stuff about half way and the getting bored or annoyed and breaking them up again. I have so much in my head but can't get it out in brick.
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| February 25, 2013, 2:05 pm
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Quoting Andy C
And do you use a sketch book to write your ideas down. Im having real issues at the moment building stuff about half way and the getting bored or annoyed and breaking them up again. I have so much in my head but can't get it out in brick.



I've used a sketch pad in the past and find from time to time that it does help in the creative process. My only advice there is to not get too attached to what you see on the paper. Use it as a starting point and then let the brick guide you to the final destination.

The last thing I used a sketch pad on was the white queen's castle for our Alice in Wonderland collab. My final build didn't look like my sketches but the sketches really helped me arrive at that final build!

Hope that helps and good luck!
~Chris.
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| February 26, 2013, 8:19 pm
What's the best way to make a useful, well-lit background for less than $100 USD?
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| March 1, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Quoting Yoshimitsu Nakamura
What's the best way to make a useful, well-lit background for less than $100 USD?


If you do a quick search for light boxes I'm sure you'll come across a number of designs that would be both easy and cheap (reminds me of my ex...).

I personally just picked up a clip on light from my local hardware store and take pics against posterboard. Total price... about 15 bucks. Of course the more elaborate you get the more money you'll have to spend. It's all up to personal preference.

Good luck!
~Chris.
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| March 2, 2013, 7:07 am
Quoting Chris Phipson
Well...

The MocOlympics are over, it's cold outside, the apocalypse didn't happen... yeap, just another day on MOCpages!

Alrighty all, whatcha got? Advice, tips, tricks or complaints. Let me know and I'll do my best!

Happy new year and welcome to 2013!

when will the pics be working again?!!
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| March 9, 2013, 10:25 am
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Quoting Luke the Swift
when will the pics be working again?!!


Umm... how bout now? That quick enough?
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| March 11, 2013, 2:51 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Umm... how bout now? That quick enough?

lol never mind I see they are up now thanks =)
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| March 11, 2013, 10:33 am
Any advice on this Phippy?
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/357292
Just a somewhat quick build to get my mind set on LEGO again. :) Thanks!
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| April 3, 2013, 10:54 am
Quoting Chris Phipson
Well...

The MocOlympics are over, it's cold outside, the apocalypse didn't happen... yeap, just another day on MOCpages!

Alrighty all, whatcha got? Advice, tips, tricks or complaints. Let me know and I'll do my best!

Happy new year and welcome to 2013!

the uploader is again down.....
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| April 16, 2013, 4:50 pm
Hey Chris!
This isn't really advice but since you're a Moderator you might be able to answer this. Is there a problem with the activity bar? Or is that just me? Iv'e noticed for at least a week now nothing has changes and I know for a fact people have written in my groups or commented yet nothing changes on the activity bar. Thanks! Oh and by the way I'll be at brickworld again this year so I'll remember to introduce myself, I can't wait to see what people build!
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| April 18, 2013, 9:39 pm
Quoting Ben King


Yeah, as of right now, it's down for everyone. It has been brought up already in the Help Group: http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=2600&topicid=79125
-LB Senior
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| April 18, 2013, 10:19 pm
Quoting Lego Builders
Quoting Ben King


Yeah, as of right now, it's down for everyone. It has been brought up already in the Help Group: http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=2600&topicid=79125
-LB Senior

Oh, alright. Thanks man!
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| April 21, 2013, 12:20 pm
Suggest me a way to get back into the hobby.

I haven't really built anything in well over a year, I feel as if I'm a pretty crummy builder, and I don't have much space to build in the first place.

Anything you think I could do that could somehow inspire me?
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| May 9, 2013, 11:53 pm
Hey Mr. Phipson, I'm not really requesting any advice, but I didn't know where else to put this. So I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to ask. Anyway, a friend and I were hoping to start a contest that I think a lot of people would be interested in. The problem is, the last time we tried to do a contest it pretty much failed. We didn't have a lot of contestants, and in the end our finalists didn't even build an entry. We're aware that you and a few other AFOLs have hosted/judged multiple successful contests over MOCpages, including the MOColympics and MOCathalon. So, we were wondering, would you like to help us? Our goal is to get the contest started with as many contestants possible, and for us to do it by ourselves would be extremely hard to accomplish. Having someone well known and respected throughout the community would be a big help to getting people motivated and involved, and hopefully have a successful event. If you can't help us, we would completely understand. If you can't, could you possibly give us some suggestions?

Love,
Josh and Cade
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| June 26, 2013, 9:17 pm
So what's your opinion on the New York Police Department?

The stories I've heard make it sound like they have a worrying combination of arrogance and incompetence, with a side order of cowardice and criminality thrown in for good measure, but I wanted to get your opinion.

Not because I'm planning on going there; from what I hear they've got a near match for the entire population of my home country crammed into a tiny island with stratospheric property prices; a madhouse run by fascists with rude elitists for inmates.

Just wondering, 'sall.
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| March 11, 2014, 7:23 am
Are Chris, Mark, Yuri, etc. still answering questions?
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| April 6, 2014, 11:02 am
Okay, does anybody have any advice for my problem?

Now, I'm not trying to sound petty or childish or anything like that; but I don't feel that my mocs are getting the attention they deserve and don't know how to make them more popular. I'm getting an average of about 8/9 likes per moc and I feel that they are worth a lot more. I am aware I'm not an amazing builder but I'm at least a decent/good one and I've been on MOCPages for over 5 years now.

I always put my mocs into lots of groups as soon as I upload them and I'm also active in groups and I comment on other people's creations, so it's not like I'm an unknown builder! Like I said, I've been here for over 5 years and in 2012 I was nominated in the Moccie awards for 'Most Improved Builder'!
I know it isn't about the likes but still.

Here are examples,

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/385434
That is a perfectly good moc, in fact I really like it. Good lighting, good build, popular theme, good main picture yet only 10 likes.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/384694
Another well made moc. Good photos, good quality build, good main pic and only 9 likes.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/384888
Another build I feel is very good! Good techniques used, good photos, okay it's not a popular theme, interesting main pic and only 11 likes.

I went through a phase last year of getting roughly 30 likes per moc but now it's really dropped to how even lower than it was in my first few years!

I'm not going to stop moccing or anything, I love Lego way to much and I'm not a crybaby! Haha.

But if anyone can come up with any suggestions as to how to up the popularity of my mocs, I would be grateful.

Thank you one and all!

--Blast--
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| April 10, 2014, 10:42 am
Is there any way i can "encourage" people to comment on my mocs other then the "please comment on mah moc" thing.
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| April 23, 2015, 12:58 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Okay, does anybody have any advice for my problem?

Now, I'm not trying to sound petty or childish or anything like that; but I don't feel that my mocs are getting the attention they deserve and don't know how to make them more popular. I'm getting an average of about 8/9 likes per moc and I feel that they are worth a lot more. I am aware I'm not an amazing builder but I'm at least a decent/good one and I've been on MOCPages for over 5 years now.

I always put my mocs into lots of groups as soon as I upload them and I'm also active in groups and I comment on other people's creations, so it's not like I'm an unknown builder! Like I said, I've been here for over 5 years and in 2012 I was nominated in the Moccie awards for 'Most Improved Builder'!
I know it isn't about the likes but still.

Here are examples,

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/385434
That is a perfectly good moc, in fact I really like it. Good lighting, good build, popular theme, good main picture yet only 10 likes.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/384694
Another well made moc. Good photos, good quality build, good main pic and only 9 likes.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/384888
Another build I feel is very good! Good techniques used, good photos, okay it's not a popular theme, interesting main pic and only 11 likes.

I went through a phase last year of getting roughly 30 likes per moc but now it's really dropped to how even lower than it was in my first few years!

I'm not going to stop moccing or anything, I love Lego way to much and I'm not a crybaby! Haha.

But if anyone can come up with any suggestions as to how to up the popularity of my mocs, I would be grateful.

Thank you one and all!

--Blast--



mmmmm sounds like your kinda having the same problem i am. Its like pepole look at it,,think its cool,,then click away,,.....
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| April 23, 2015, 1:09 pm
Quoting Shock TNC


mmmmm sounds like your kinda having the same problem i am. Its like pepole look at it,,think its cool,,then click away,,.....

THAT ISN'T A PROBLEM! That happens to everyone! Look at this MOC. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/387314 1,834 views. And 57 likes. That happens to everyone. It isn't anything to get angry over. The MOCs with over 1,000 views only have about 50 likes, that is the way it works. People aren't obligated to comment on your stuff, no matter how cool it is!
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| April 23, 2015, 1:14 pm
Quoting Zach Lucia
THAT ISN'T A PROBLEM! That happens to everyone! Look at this MOC. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/387314 1,834 views. And 57 likes. That happens to everyone. It isn't anything to get angry over. The MOCs with over 1,000 views only have about 50 likes, that is the way it works. People aren't obligated to comment on your stuff, no matter how cool it is!

it has 42 comments..... i only want maybe one per 10 people who look at it so on my Alpha&Omega moc that's only 2 comments for the 29 or so views.... and im not talking about obligation im talking about building and writing things that people would want to comment on. i only want to improve not get popular.

Edit: if this is going to turn into a fight im just going to drop it (there is no need for CAPS LOCK to get involved).
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| April 23, 2015, 1:22 pm
Quoting Shock TNC
it has 42 comments..... i only want maybe one per 10 people who look at it so on my Alpha&Omega moc that's only 2 comments for the 29 or so views.... and im not talking about obligation im talking about building and writing things that people would want to comment on. i only want to improve not get popular.

Edit: if this is going to turn into a fight im just going to drop it (there is no need for CAPS LOCK to get involved).

Listen, I'm just giving you the truth. You shouldn't be upset because you aren't getting a ton of attention. This has happened to everyone on this site, we all have come from nothing.

I would recommend the you look through this guy's portfolio if you want to look into some talented sci-fi stuff. http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/5488

Study his techniques and learn from them. Look through more talented builders work and experiment with techniques.
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| April 23, 2015, 1:30 pm
Quoting Zach Lucia
Listen, I'm just giving you the truth. You shouldn't be upset because you aren't getting a ton of attention. This has happened to everyone on this site, we all have come from nothing.

I would recommend the you look through this guy's portfolio if you want to look into some talented sci-fi stuff. http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/5488

Study his techniques and learn from them. Look through more talented builders work and experiment with techniques.


Sorry if my comments came off a bit gruff but im not upset i just didn't understand why i was getting views but no comments, im not looking for a fight so in order to keep the peace(ironic since i love building war machines)im going to stop adding to the conversation. but i will follow your advice!
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| April 23, 2015, 1:49 pm
Hey ummmmm i cant seem to get my home page text to space and its kinda anoying (anyone know how to fix ????)
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| April 23, 2015, 11:04 pm
Quoting Shock TNC
Hey ummmmm i cant seem to get my home page text to space and its kinda anoying (anyone know how to fix ????)

That happened to you too? It happened to me awhile back and I thought it was because of a code I found on the net. Is there anything that you might have done which could of caused this to happen? It's very curious now that I'm not alone with this dilemma! Unfortunately, I haven't come across a way to go back to how it was before :(

Anyway, use the <br> HTML code. I recently mentioned in another group that you can stack them, such as using <br><br><br> to make three blank lines. It might take some practice to get used to so play around with them.

ADDENDUM: To ease my dear brain, in the HTML editor you use to edit your home page, you should notice the spaces you put still show up THERE, just not on the preview. I use those open spaces to pseudo "lay out" the raw content (text & HTML) of my homepage and use a string of <br>'s right above/below content areas to actually cause that many spaces where I intend them. Just a trick but I hope it helps!
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| April 23, 2015, 11:15 pm
Quoting Shock TNC
Hey ummmmm i cant seem to get my home page text to space and its kinda anoying (anyone know how to fix ????)

This is a problem for the help group, I don't know how to fix that problem, I would suggest taking it over there. :)
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| April 23, 2015, 11:17 pm
Quoting eric s
That happened to you too? It happened to me awhile back and I thought it was because of a code I found on the net. Is there anything that you might have done which could of caused this to happen? It's very curious now that I'm not alone with this dilemma! Unfortunately, I haven't come across a way to go back to how it was before :(

Anyway, use the <br> HTML code. I recently mentioned in another group that you can stack them, such as using <br><br><br> to make three blank lines. It might take some practice to get used to so play around with them.

ADDENDUM: To ease my dear brain, in the HTML editor you use to edit your home page, you should notice the spaces you put still show up THERE, just not on the preview. I use those open spaces to pseudo "lay out" the raw content (text & HTML) of my homepage and use a string of <br>'s right above/below content areas to actually cause that many spaces where I intend them. Just a trick but I hope it helps!



IT WORKZ (thank youz)


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| April 24, 2015, 9:03 am
Ok final question, how dose the "Busy builders" thing work like how dose it decide who is a "busy builder"
(i just wanna know (not trying to trick the system))
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| April 24, 2015, 11:13 am
Quoting Shock TNC
Ok final question, how dose the "Busy builders" thing work like how dose it decide who is a "busy builder"
(i just wanna know (not trying to trick the system))
That's for the people who uploaded the most mocs in a day. And honestly, people who try to spam 10 mocs in a day to get there, it's annoying to anyone who follows them. You're better off uploading things as you build them, or at least spacing them out by a day or two.
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| April 24, 2015, 11:27 am
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Quoting Shock TNC
Ok final question, how dose the "Busy builders" thing work like how dose it decide who is a "busy builder"
(i just wanna know (not trying to trick the system))
That's for the people who uploaded the most mocs in a day. And honestly, people who try to spam 10 mocs in a day to get there, it's annoying to anyone who follows them. You're better off uploading things as you build them, or at least spacing them out by a day or two.
oops, that makes sense.....

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| April 24, 2015, 11:39 am
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