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MocOlympics: Round 4, Group 2 - Dave Kaleta vs Steef de Prouw
MOC Olympics round 4, MOC Me a Story: 33-417-6R (story by Chris Phipson)
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MocOlympics: Round 4, Group 2
Dave Kaleta vs Steef de Prouw
Category: MOC Me a Story

To view Steef's creation, click here


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27 minutes into the Battle of Coruscant, at a nearby airfield...






“Recorder on. General Kenobi, I know the voice is familiar and the face, even more so. This is Trooper Serial Number 33-417-6R."





"Not even a name anymore, is it? The others have taken to calling me Sixer but it’s not the same."






"I’m addressing this to you because you are the one Jedi I could always fully trust.”





“I know I’m a just a soldier, and shouldn’t be having these thoughts. I was bred to fight and obey orders, not to wonder and question. But I do.”






"According to the reports, we should be flying out any moment. The Seps have launched an attack on Coruscant and kidnapped the Chancellor."












"They're coming in hot! Sixer, watch your starboard!"






“My wing and I are only a cog in the wheel. Fodder for Vulture pilots. I’ll complete my mission but then… I’m done."






"There must have been some kind of malfunction in my basic training, but I just can’t do this anymore. I understand that the penalty for going AWOL, but I’m willing to take the risk.”






"Oh fu...."






“I will fly my last mission to the best of my abilities. When the battle is over, I’ll set the stick in my V-wing and ditch somewhere over the city. Then I’ll hop a rusty old freighter to some back water country in the rim. By the time they figure it out, I’ll be long gone.”






“I know you will be turning this recording over to my commander but it’ll be too late. You saved my life once and I’m truly grateful. I’m sorry I won’t be able to return the favor. Take care of yourself and even though it means nothing to me… may the force be with you.”

BOOM!!!














“This recording came for you sir, and Commander Cody is waiting to brief you on the Utapou situation.”

“Thank you. I’ll get to it while I’m outbound.”

“Very good sir.”











“General Kenobi, I know the voice is familiar…”






“The face, even more so…”






Creator's Notes:

Where do I start? First off, Steef, your build is the bee’s knees! I can’t believe you got that done in a week! I knew I’d never be able to do a Star Wars build like that. I was kind of hoping that you’d go that way though…

When I first read the story I was a little upset. I didn’t see how this story would give me that chance to be creative. I didn’t want to build MOCs similar to the “official Lego sets”. I’ve seen SO MANY Star Wars MOCs, I didn’t know what new ideas I could bring to the table in the traditional Star Wars Universe that hadn’t been done before. Also, I was unhappy about getting a similar category 3 times in a row (Short Story, Sigfig Adventure & MOC Me a Story). I wanted to take this somewhere builders hadn’t ever gone..

Well, actually Geogre Lucas did it first. He cut a lot of the starfighter battles from old fighter pilot footage. Eureka! Star Wars as World War One! I can make the ships into bi-planes!

Star Wars has always been about the vehicles for me. The designs are innovative and astounding. My three fighters are based/inspired by the V-Wing, Vulture Droid and Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter. I tried to take parts of them and move them around into a bi-planesque shape; hence the tail of the V-Wing and the gun pods of the Vulture Droid.

I wanted to keep the story as intact as possible since Chris (el Judge-o) provided a great one. A few minor changes had to be made, but I don’t feel they’re significant (ha! I didn’t even need that photoshop exception).

I hope this MOC inspires builders to take Star Wars in new directions, or at the very least make them consider what makes Star Wars… well Star Wars.

I’m sure I pilfered many techniques, but I would like to note that (and maybe someone else did it first) the bullet technique is from Eggy’s Round II creation.

Thanks for looking/reading, and congrats (at the very least) to my opponent for an AMAZING build.



Comments

 I like it 
  August 6, 2012
Awesome! I love the V-wing and the Vulture Droid!
 I like it 
  October 4, 2011
Interesting take on the category and great build!
 I like it 
  December 3, 2010
why does Kenobi have a machete?
 I like it 
  October 15, 2009
Unlucky on not advancing - I always knew this was going to get to a point where some of my fave builders ended up facing off and I would have put money on either you or Steef winning this whole thing. Great builds and a very clever take on SW. Particularly like the trench and the biplane fighters.
 I like it 
  October 14, 2009
cool i really like how you did first world war and i love thise trenches
 I like it 
  October 10, 2009
I LOVE it! The fact that you took a classic theme like SW and did something totally new with it has to be commended. Great job with this:)
 I made it 
  October 10, 2009
Quoting Owen Williams Is that a hair i spy! I wont tell you where thats for you to find out...Lol
I have two cats and one dog in a one-bedroom apartment, which picture DOESN'T have a hair in it!
 I like it 
  October 10, 2009
Is that a hair i spy! I wont tell you where thats for you to find out...Lol
 I like it 
  October 9, 2009
WOW thats very interesting I've never seen star wars in the style of WW1!!! Very creative good job! Good luck on the mocolympics. <<<Commander Flare>>>
 I like it 
  October 7, 2009
I hope this MOC inspires builders to take Star Wars in new directions, or at the very least make them consider what makes Star Wars… well Star Wars. It does! it does.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
I don't think I can add anything that already hasn't been said. Wow
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
Well, Dave, I'm not sure what happened to my original comment from yesterday, but we'll try this again. So...if this had been against just about anything OTHER than Steef's I'd have probably given you my vote. As it stands, though, I'm gonna have to go with de Prouw...but just barely. You guys both just blew me away this round. FANTASTIC work, love the interpretation, excellent presentation; all just terrific. So while it loses the round, hold your head high, because this is still some killer work!!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2009
great idea, excelent.
Dave Kaleta
 I like it 
The Incinerator
  October 5, 2009
really fantastic idea about using World War I and Star Wars together, even tough I like Steef his I think yours just got the bit extra to win this round I wish you good luck ^^
 I like it 
  October 5, 2009
hm...for some reason my (big) comment needs moderation...well: basically, I follow with Kelso and Chris here...Both of you had A-MA-ZING entries, but the one bad thing about being a judge is (apart from having to stick up with tha Phip) we can choose only one winner. In this case I dare say: there is no loser.
  October 5, 2009
thanks
 I like it 
  October 5, 2009
That was a great sequence Dave! I especially dug the WWI inspired aircraft! Excellent work!
 I like it 
  October 5, 2009
great work
 I like it 
  October 5, 2009
cool nice base
 I made it 
  October 5, 2009
Quoting Jø®dån L. 1. do you use a light tent/box? 2. where did you get the lego trumpet? thanks
1. I'm bootleg. I get some white paper and 75watt bulbs and move my lamps REAL close. I probably could use a lightbox, but I'd rather spend the money on more Legos! 2. Bandit's Secret Hideout (1996) from the Lego Western theme
 I like it 
  October 5, 2009
Very clever twist, and some excellent builds, but my vote went to Steef on this one. Lee.
 I like it 
  October 5, 2009
Great job, the "WWI Star Wars airplanes" are totally awesome !
 I like it 
  October 5, 2009
this is awesome excellent moc, i usually do not enjoy star wars, but this was pretty cool. i have a couple questions to ask you dave 1. do you use a light tent/box? 2. where did you get the lego trumpet? thanks
 I like it 
  October 5, 2009
Good morning! I just woke up (it's Monday here) to see what your entry was like. Ingenius, that's what is was like! I've seen the documentary where Lucas tells about taking WWI action footage to create the fighting scenes for SW, and it works so well adapted to LEGO. Great take on the story, and those modifications of the starwars fighters into pi-planes is just so inspired. Love that vulture bi-plane, man!
 I like it 
  October 5, 2009
Wow! The biplanes were unexpected! Kick arse!
 I like it 
  October 5, 2009
Very nice interpretation Dave of a difficult category. Love the WW1 Star Wars idea!
Dave Kaleta
 I like it 
Dave Shaddix
  October 4, 2009
Eggy, I can't step in as a judge here. I have talked too much smack now.
Dave Kaleta
 I like it 
Dave Shaddix
  October 4, 2009
An interesting take on the story. I kind of like that. I mean, the category is the story. There is NOTHING that says you have to interpret it into the Star Wars Universe. Assuming somebody had no knowledge of Star Wars or Jedis, I would assume that they would build a scene depicting any genre of warfare. Nicely done Dave, good luck. ~dave
Dave Kaleta
Dave Shaddix
  October 4, 2009
...really, both of you had a stroke of genius here.
Dave Kaleta
 I like it 
Dave Shaddix
  October 4, 2009
Eggy's right, I expect nothing less from Ice-Capades. Though it is a little known fact that Chris draws most of his inspiration from his days with Up With People.
Dave Kaleta
Dave Shaddix
  October 4, 2009
I guess I was too busy smacking Phipson with the Up With People remark, I am remiss. ok... yeah, this might have been a great idea, but a little more build time and a little less 'stroking' might have served you well.
Dave Kaleta
Dave Shaddix
  October 4, 2009
OH! ...and don't think I didn't notice the number on the hangar door. I can only assume that is the closest you've been to it.
Dave Kaleta
 I like it 
Dave Shaddix
  October 4, 2009
...and the 7' tall reel to reel with attached Mr. Microphone for the win!
Dave Kaleta
Dave Shaddix
  October 4, 2009
OK, I take it back... Phipson should be disqualified from voting on this entry because he wrote the story. I will GLADLY take his place, let's watch that smack fly! wooooohooooo. Oh, and Dave, I failed to realize how big of a star wars geeek you are.
Dave Kaleta
Dave Shaddix
  October 4, 2009
I couldn't make it through that whole thing, I was laughing too hard. It took me a few minutes to stop laughing. So, um, yeah... you should probably NOT admit to that any more. Seriously.
Dave Kaleta
 I like it 
Dave Shaddix
  October 4, 2009
I like how Phipson just writes ONE review and pastes it into both MOCs... your laziness is an inspiration to us all.
 I made it 
  October 4, 2009
Quoting Chris Phipson The "outside the box" thinking from Dave was GENIUS
thanks Chris, I'm glad you liked what I did with your story. We'll have to meet up sometime when you're not ruling over this monstrosity!
 I like it 
  October 4, 2009
Dave and Steef. You guys are both getting the same comment here. I already fawned over both of your creations and you know that I love them both. The "outside the box" thinking from Dave was GENIUS and the twist ending and build from Steef were inspired. It was such a tough decision that I couldn't decide based on your take of the story from either of you. In the end, I had to base my decision strictly on build and in that regard, Steef got it in my opinion. Congratulations to both of you and good luck with the other judges. ~ Chris
  October 4, 2009
Thank goodness you found lego...
 I made it 
  October 4, 2009
Quoting Dave Shaddix Oh, and Dave, I failed to realize how big of a star wars geeek you are.
Dave, you have NO idea. I'll reveal one my my many embaressing Star Wars geek facts: for the past two years I've worked with the High Schoolers at my school to recreate scenes from the movies with action figures (my own collection) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9H7_1_946M&feature=youtube_gdata keep in mind, we only had a few hours to make the movie.
 I made it 
  October 4, 2009
Quoting Dave Shaddix OH! ...and don't think I didn't notice the number on the hangar door. I can only assume that is the closest you've been to it.
Finally the Shaddix has come back, to ATTEMPT to smack me. Nice try Dave, but you powers of observation are as miniscule as your *ahem* vocabulary. The "66" would be a Star Wars Easter Egg. You'll notice the number changes when we get to Obi-Wan's hanger. By the way, fans of smut, that one was for YOU!
 I like it 
  October 4, 2009
The biplanestarfighters are simply outstanding. Gutsy move and it pays off!
 I like it 
  October 4, 2009
Nice trench.
  October 4, 2009
Because this is Chris' story category, I want to write a petition to suggest that Dave step in as the judge rather than Chris. he has insights that should not be used to bias vote. Ice Dancers really shouldnt get to vote on awesome builds anyways.
 I made it 
  October 4, 2009
Quoting Dave Shaddix ...really, both of you had a stroke of genius here.
That's the weakest smack talk I've ever heard! C'mon Dave, just bring it! Can you smelllllalala... What the Kaleta... is... cookin'
 I like it 
  October 4, 2009
(not a vote comment yet) Yeah eggy's right, I stole that same technique from Young too. And I wasn't an ice dancer eggy. I was a figure skater, hockey player and speed skater, but never dance. You wouldn't want me calling you a mechanic when you're actually an engineer would ya? HAHAHA Anyway, moving on. I'll come back with my vote later but I just had to say that I got the same goose bumps reading this as I did Steef's entry. You guys have both FLOORED me with your creations. If I were able, I'd kick someone else to the curb and have BOTH of you advance, you guys are THAT good. I'm going to have to put some serious thought into this decision. I can't find ANYTHING wrong with either and both are AMAZING! In my comment to Steef, I told you to bring the rain and MAN did you... I'll be back later with my decision. Too cool man... too cool. ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  October 4, 2009
Excellent job! It took me 'till about halfway through to figure out the whole WWI theme, but you pulled it off brilliantly! I'm glad I'm not a judge; that's a burden I don't EVER want to have! :P~Willis
  October 4, 2009
On techniques, no one creates new ones anymore. I stole it from Shannon Young: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/57946 He probably took it from someone else. Actually that is nothing like mine, i did the cannon ball ice cream cone technique which has been around forever.
 I like it 
  October 4, 2009
You've really shown youself to be an outstanding builder. I feel bad that you get all of the "Chris" categories. For some reason he thinks every MOC has to have an elaborate story. What do you expect from an ice-dancer? Anyways, good luck.
 I like it 
  October 4, 2009
Nice i love how you made starwars into like WWI its awesome trench warfare biplanes lol
 I like it 
  October 4, 2009
Great creativity, but you and your opponent really took the story in an unexpected direction. If I were a judge...scratch that, I couldn't make the decision!
 
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