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MOC Olympics: Behind the scenes
I thought it would be nice to post some 'behind the scenes' images from my past MOC Olympics rounds. I'll post my round six entry when I've taken some pictures - later today or possibly tomorrow.
About this creation

The post-apoc church with grassy road. You can see the floor plan of where the other buildings are going to be in the sand.


The post-apoc bank building poses in front of my storage bins.


One of the things I didn't like about my post-apoc entry is that this halftrack vehicle didn't get that much exposure. Here is an overview with the search light, rapid fire guns and telescope, and passenger space in the back.


Fully manned assault vehicle. Watching this now, I guess the guy in the back with the bazooka is the most dangerous of all.


The halftrack driving through the street. I like the little details like the broken light and the protective flaps by the front wheels.


Some of the henchmen that were waiting in the alley and didn't get any exposure at all in the original entry. That is to say, they can be seen in the distance in one of the overview shots.


Some more of the henchmen - and henchwomen. Being in a narrow alley, they were hard to photograph. I guess that's why they never made it to the original entry.


Ah, the tiling of the floor of the laboratory of the evil scientist. I used narrow plates underneath, so I could take them apart later more easily ;)


The earliest rendition of the houses of Brickston. You can see I had the final scene with the road worker already laid out there.


The crew of the Araignee in sepia and with crew names. I had already done this until I remembered that no photoshopping was allowed (it was only round 1, okay!), so I discarded it.


The Araignee almost had a mast, if it were not for the disapproving looks of Gomez in the background. He figured it looked too much like a regular ship with legs, so I binned the mast quickly. Thanks, Gomez!


The building of the platform in the depths of the Venator from 'MOC me a story'. I like how the grille goes right through the numbers in the tiling.


The back of that same scene, with an extra order of bricks around it to ensure that no light could shine through.


He is an example of the 'Black T-shirt technique'. I didn't have much time photoshopping the backgrounds this round (I had learned from the Signal Towers entry), so I had to make sure a minimum of photoshopping was needed.


I like the bended back wall of the Cloning Vats Facility scene. But sadly, it was always obscured by the cloning vats.


I thought the Kaminoan was a pretty cool character that I had made. Its waist is about as high as Obi-Wan's neck.


The clone army boarding the Venator with the black t-shirt technique showing in the background.


Set for Geonosis. The sets for the V-Wing base and the Cloning Facility are visible in the background. I sometimes felt like I was directing a movie rather than building a MOC. I even wrote a script for the whole thing and drew some bits of the story board so I wouldn't get lost along the way.


Fighting scene on Geonosis from a different angle.


The V-Wing base inside the Venator. I completely ran out of grey bricks by this time, so I had to use some creative photography here. I had planned to put both the ships completely inside some of the shots, but there was no way of doing so. Still, I think I managed in this scene in the end.


The communications centre. I like how it totally has that classic starwarsy look, but is completely fabricated.


Ah yes, the monitors. I first built the monitor in the middle, after the one on the right. I wasn't happy with it, and since I had first planned to use it a lot in the scenes, I built the one on the left. I had photographed a lot of the characters behind it, but only ended up using it in one scene - a scene that could also be scrapped, but I wanted to keep in at least one of the monitor shots.


Construction of the two identical V-Wings.


V-Wings on the black t-shirt.


Here you see the chasing scene with the Vulture Droid. If you compare it to the one I used, you can see that it's not two images of the two ships put together, but this actual photograph with only some black background added. The scene was real, and all on my girlfriend's desk (she has better light, being closer to the window).


I like how the Vulture Droid turned out. I think it could even warrant a MOCpages entry all in its own. It's about three times the size of the official LEGO ones.


I like how part of the flames from the damaged scene are inside the cockpit.


I like this set best, for it oozes classic SW.


One of the droids I built that didn't get to be in one of the scenes after all.


Custom droids for various scenes.


The building of the command centre.


In this last pic, you can see the entryway is in fact a small tunnel. And there are window slits above it that also didn't get that much prominence.

Well, that's it. Hoped you liked getting a bit of a look behind the scenes.



Comments

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  June 12, 2011
Great making of!
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  April 6, 2010
50th i like it!!!!
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  April 6, 2010
50th i like it!!!!
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  December 23, 2009
All stunning.
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  November 22, 2009
Steef, Steef, Steef... I've said it once before, but "two can be as bad as one" so why not count this as just one, huh? I LOVE the apoc. It's great, truly. I have an apoc town of pretty large size, and I just started another grey baseplates work which is heavily based on your moc. Thank you so much for posting such great things. Until next time, cya!
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  November 19, 2009
Incredible attention to detail! Great look behind the scenes. Question: What is the knife for in the second to last shot? Keeping away interlopers?
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  November 19, 2009
Too much coolness to comment on here, but two things jumped out at me: The trick of using narrow plates beneath all the tiles in the lab so you could more easily remove them, that's thinking. I'll have to remember that one. Also, the spending time crafting a little detail or prop that for whatever reason can't be seen in the final product. How many times have I been there!
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  November 19, 2009
... Just had to come back for more. These behind-the-scenes are just as exciting as the final product! ...
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  November 4, 2009
Very cool!!
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  November 1, 2009
Wow amazing!
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  October 31, 2009
Steef, you're a very productive builder, and good!
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  October 29, 2009
NICE! Lee.
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  October 28, 2009
Thank you all. I just wanted to show off some of the details that didn't get that much air time in the official olympics posts! I appreciate your visits and replies.
Quoting Mark Kelso I couldn't BELIEVE some of the work you produced for the O's this year! They were impressive to begin with, but combine that with the time limitations, and I was left slack-jawed and buggy-eyed! Great stuff!
Thanks Mark. To be honest, I am just as surprised as you are that I could pull this off. I'd never built *anything* in most of the categories. And it turns out that I am quite a fast builder, which I used to my advantage. I only spent one or two days of building time on each entry, with the exception of MOC Me A Story.
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  October 28, 2009
This was so cool, one off the best page in mocpages.
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  October 28, 2009
Wow...
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  October 28, 2009
All this is only making me like your mocs better. Awesomeness.
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  October 27, 2009
Thanks for the behind the scenes look! It makes me appreciate your entries even more.
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  October 27, 2009
I couldn't BELIEVE some of the work you produced for the O's this year! They were impressive to begin with, but combine that with the time limitations, and I was left slack-jawed and buggy-eyed! Great stuff!
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  October 27, 2009
So I bet you're gonna do another topic like this great one... after Round 7... ;-)
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  October 27, 2009
Very interesting and very good job. I can imagine that it feels like directing a movie with all those scenes. Thank you for your tips! I will have your technics in my mind further on.
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  October 26, 2009
It looks like a production set of a movie! Impressive!
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  October 26, 2009
When did you start collecting Lego, because you still seem to have a large collection. But, I am guessing these are from old photo's? Although the first picture looks like they are all together. :D
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  October 26, 2009
Quoting Finn C-Q You didn't take any of the sets apart? And you say you don't have a large collection.
Actually, I did! I first built the V-Wing base, which had to be taken apart to build the scene with the recording of the holo. And then I had to that that apart to build the Communications Centre ;-)
  October 26, 2009
This was an interesting tour, thanks alot. I've learnt (at least) to valueable things of getting a successful builder: a) the black-t-shirt-technique, and b) a second opinion from someone with great judgement (in your case Gomez). And your careful attention to details is made even clearer here. Cheers!
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  October 25, 2009
So THAT"S how you whooped me! Seriously, good work though. Great to see how it all came about.
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  October 25, 2009
Beautiful! Voor het eerst dat ik me bedenk hoeveel werk één ronde van de MOColympcis is (vooral de ronde van MOC me a story).
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  October 25, 2009
Interesting. Thanks for showing us the behind the scenes.
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  October 25, 2009
seems like a lot of work, no wonder you made it that far
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  October 25, 2009
Good featurette. I too have thought of the movie set analogy, especially when I follow the don't build what you don't shoot rule. That takes more preplanning. see ya. garth
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  October 25, 2009
You didn't take any of the sets apart? And you say you don't have a large collection.
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  October 25, 2009
I've gotta say, I don't know what's better. All of the stunning builds you've managed to produce, or the fact that you've somehow managed to keep them all together! Great job =)
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  October 25, 2009
Ok, now your just being a big show-off! Love the behind the scenes stuff, really shows off your plethora of bricks! You've shown some mad building skill and imagination; it's been a pleasure witnessing it.~H
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  October 25, 2009
hey nice work :), everything is so detailed, awesome. =D
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  October 25, 2009
da's de goeie aanpak voor de mocolympics, je doet toch nog mee he ?
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  October 25, 2009
Quoting Robo Man Very nice work, hay do you mind if I use your way of making Geonosis? I'll give you credit too
Sure man, go ahead!
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  October 25, 2009
Wow ! The scenery you made is huge !
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  October 25, 2009
Definitely could see the work you put into staging your shots. I like how it was like a movie set rather than "on location". It gives me a better idea for how to stage things for a story moc, which I may complete someday. Thanks for the great behind the scenes!
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  October 25, 2009
Definitely could see the work you put into staging your shots. I like how it was like a movie set rather than "on location". It gives me a better idea for how to stage things for a story moc, which I may complete someday. Thanks for the great behind the scenes!
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  October 25, 2009
Very nice work, hay do you mind if I use your way of making Geonosis? I'll give you credit too
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  October 25, 2009
oNlY uNo Word c4n deScrIbe tHiS, UBER. ~m0s3s.
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  October 25, 2009
Very nice. I was too busy building or having no inspiration to take pictures.
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  October 25, 2009
Awesome, man! It's nice to see how much detail you put into every little thing you make, even things that don't end up getting posted. As always, I'm very impressed:)
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  October 25, 2009
fantastic! your mocs are simply amazing.
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  October 25, 2009
Ver nice idea of showing your behind the scenes!
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  October 25, 2009
Stunning amount of work. You really give it all you have :)
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  October 25, 2009
Thanks for sharing, this looks like it took you a lot of time and effort.
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  October 25, 2009
Wow, I didn't realize how big projects and scenes some of your entries were!
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  October 25, 2009
Wow... You gotz lotsa bricks! Very nice collection. :P
 
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