In the spirit of last year's winner (the incomparable Dave Sterling) I will be donating part of my winning build to Nannan Zhang's Creations for Charity.
Creations for Charity, in it's second year, helps connect LEGO fans and builders with the organization Toys for Tots. Builders sell their original creations on the web via Bricklink, where funds will go towards buying LEGO sets for underprivileged children.
I will be donating the large black scorpion
AND the rider will be none other than my re-imagined Batman himself
Thank you to: My esteemed competitor this round who was willing to share and collaborate to help improve our work. All the other competitors throughout the MOC Olympics, whose creations have been imaginative and inspiring. The judges and organizers who generously volunteered their time and efforts over these last few months. And to the entire MOCpages community for creating a shared space where we can learn, assist and improve as a group. I salute you all!
Holy medieval MOC magnificence, Batman! Excellent vision and imaginative design as ever, you're the worthy winner of the coveted MO title. Great idea for the Bricklink auction too, I hope it raises a lot, it deserves to.
This is definitely a fantastic creation Dave. It looks like you won?! Pssshhhh....I knew Joker would choke.....he always does! You wouldn't believe this, but I came down with Strep AGAIN!!! The same exact timing....would have left me for dead in the water either round. I'm starting to think you cursed me. Well played Batman, well played.
Congrats on a really well deserved win! What a beautiful moc to end the games on. Wow, just amazing that you made that so quick. It has so much detail and a very clever style of fantasy/reality feel to it. Love that shot looking down on Bats.
Well congrats on the win Dave, it's thoroughly deserved. Even my wife thinks so! I think you've consistently built some of the best stuff in the whole contest, from Spam onwards, and this is no exception. I'm having a brick holiday in Arkham before commencing my winter training regime for next year - i'll be back.....
I applaud you. I somehow knew you would win, but I just wasn't sure until I saw this, "Final Round"." Then I knew you had won. Congratulations sir, you have deserved a cookie or two. Or three. Or four. Or five. Or however many you want... ~Waff
Well, Dave there's not much I can say that probably hasn't already been spoken about your work in general, or your ASTOUNDING creations throughout this competition. So I'll just say congratulations on another FANTASTIC work! Stuart put together another excellent piece as well, but it came down to the scale and complexity of the build, and I think you've got him there. So to make it official...you've got my vote. You've also got my admiration for not only a mind-boggling run of creations, but for the tenacity, and good will you've shown throughout the games. It's been an honor!
Yeah, yeah, just another mind blowing creation in what turned out to be a string of unbelievable MOCs; congrats on being you. LMAO Really, your LEGO prowess knows no bounds! I'm unfamiliar with the 'Batman' headpiece, what is it from?~H
I saw Stu's entry, and I thought for a second that you might have a little competition, but we all know that Batman is always in the most danger right before he vanquishes the enemy. Nonetheless, the Joker always manages to come back to cause trouble again. I simply find it hilarious that the MO finalists have Batman and Joker SigFigs.
Let me just take a minute to say that both you and Stu put in some truly inspired work! This contest is not only a test of your Lego skill, but also an endurance test like no other and both of you really stepped up to it! Thank you for consitantly turning in some of the most creative and inspiring mocs of the games! Now, to my vote. Both stories were great and I LOVED how you guys played off each other with the whole "Batman/Joker" thing. After all the dust had settled, my vote had to go to the better build and that my good sir, is you! Good luck with the other judges! ~ Chris.
Even with the preview of your WIP photos, I am taken aback by the final result, and pleased there were wonderful suprises left in store. I am also amazed at how much and how well you can build within the time constraints, even if the level of quality and imagination has become expected from you. Very nice touches in the write up, and it's hard to complain about your choice of poets.
I see Batman about to get Joker! What symbolism! Even though I'm not much of a judge, I'm astounded at this! Incredible! I have to say, I hope you win! Partly because Batman is my dad's favorite super hero. XD Great job!
Holy blockbuster Batman! I knew what you were building and it's still jaw-dropping Dave. The variety of techniques employed to create the shapes in the citadel is impressive, the details are lovely, the presentation is great and that evil Farceur guy is pretty handsome too. I'll be posting mine in the next hour or two and then the judges can put me out of my misery. Congrats on another great build mate.
OK, so I get that you are a professional builder and extremely talented - but come on, this is just crazy! I mean how the...and then there's the armies...and things and details...and "I'll just park my scorpion here, ok, thanx!" and even more details. Brilliant work!
Whoa. All I can say is, whoa. Is Stuart the king? Haha. On a more serious note, I love the attitude you've brought to the games. It's not just about winning or losing. I went up against Matt Pondiscio in the second round, and now we're pretty good friends. You've put so much effort into all of these entries, too. I think you really deserve to win this.
Ah! One of the much-awaited final entries to the MOC olympics, with big scary scorpions, a way cool fortress, and a poorly-disguised Batman-Joker conflict to give it a distinct Dave Kaleta touch. Awesome.
Oh - my - god... Dave, with every Olympics entry you posted you baffled the mass in beauty, in technique, in creativity! This is another awesome one, and no: I don't tend to use the word a lot. It doesn't top your Aquastlenauts in my book, but it's d* close! Good luck with your judges.