Hello and welcome to my MOCpages website. Here you will find all my past creations, as well as any WIPs or teasers I may post in the future. Remember to check back for updates!
I'm Joe O'Connell, a TFOL from Coventry, UK. I am a member of Eurobricks, Flickr and Brickshelf. Along with this website, those are the places you will find me and my MOCs.
I've always been a Lego fan - and that's no lie! The furthest I can remember back is at age four, watching in awe as my dad helped me assemble the small Adventurers' set, Scorpion Tracker. Since that day I've built and built, purchasing countless sets and creating hundreds of creations.
Recently, due to the pressures of exams, revision and just generally being a teenager (though I feel old already; my back constantly aches from years of being crouched over Lego for hours on end) I entered a dark age, being consumed by girls, movies and Xbox. But it was my passion for the latter (specifically the Halo games) which made me defect to the dark side and purchase some Mega Bloks Halo sets. Impressed by these, I collected more of them, but finally realised that however good these sets were (and, in MB's defense, they were very impressive) they just weren't Lego. After three years, I returned to the land of Lego.
Imagine my surprise at all the new pieces, sets and themes! At heart, I think, I've always been a castle builder, obsessed with armour and swordfighting as a child. As such, I've fallen in love with the Kingdoms line, in all it's classical beauty, and have embarked on a summer project with a degree of determination and seriousness that I've never had before with building. And now, with cash in hand, I can expand my collection, buy bulk pieces and generally focus on my MOCs and try to deliver and impress, rather than just make do, as I have done so many times before.
Kingdoms diorama - CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
Galleon (first in MLCAD, then reality) - ON HOLD.