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Metal Legion Babel Garrison in the “Cradle of Civilization”
On their first patrol in Iraq, 1st squad, ML Babel Garrison is sent out to recon a distant objective known only as “The Cradle of Civilization”…
About this creation


Lance Corporal Dietrich: This is the place! Welcomen to ze cradle of civilization!

Staff Sergeant Spiker: Are you sure about the grid Dietrich? I don’t see any freak’n cradle.

Private First Class Gutierrez: Dios mio! No hay nada aqui! Dees place is like de frying pan!

Corporal Han: Mmmm.


LCPL Dietrich: Sergeant see here! Sling? Vat could ziz mean?

SSG Spiker: I don’t know. But I think whatever it is, it’s big.

PFC Gutierrez: Sling? I don’t like it. Is a mensaje? Maybe a warning?

CPL Han: Mmmmm. Nixon…is not happy here.



SSG Spiker: I’ve got this déjŕ vu go’n…Can’t shake it. Creepy.

PFC Gutierrez: Si! Me too Searge, like I don’t know…but I feel like I should know…its loco!

LCPL Dietrich: Vell, ziz is ze place. The GPS is collaborated and all instrumentation is in order.

CPL Han: Mmmmm. I too am…not happy here.


SSG Spiker: Everybody stay sharp. There is supposed to be a larger force operating in this area. We better Spot them before they spot us.

PFC Gutierrez: Mas Grande! No lo creo jefe! Ok, I keep the eyes out!

LCPL Dietrich: In this terrain, our superior scanning technology will prevent them from catching us off guard Sergeant!

CPL Han: Mmmmm. Nixon will not relax. I think we intrude on the spirits of this place.



Staff Sergeant Ian Spiker:
Squad Leader.
A battle hardened veteran who Suffers hyperthyroidism.
Cruel, protective, decisive.



Private First Class Maria Gutierrez:
Rifleman, Driver, mechanic.
From Argentina, used to do TV commercials until the Crimsonites murdered her brother
Paulo. (he was studying karate).
Cruel, natural blonde, celibate.



Corporal Spanky Han:
Rifleman, Cook, Herpetologist
Buddhist Chaplain.
Han also suffers hyperthyroidism. The rest is just too odd to explain right now.
He cares for Nixon, the squad mascot and spirit guardian.



Lance Corporal Joachim Dietrich:
Rifleman, navigation, communications, mechanic.
Joachim is an Austrian and was a peace activist until the Booganhagen Incident of 2020. Young and eager to please, he is prone to risk taking, and using the metric system.



Interested? Want to know more? Want to form your own squad? Proceed immediately to Metal Legion Rectuiting Command and join in on the action!


It took me forever to get the parts I needed for the ML Babel Squad out here. But there is one piece of their equipment that I did not have to assemble on site. This most excellent HMMWV was sent to be by Mr. Brian Kescenovitz. He sent me this model along with a care package that I can only say was packed by a pro! Eye drops, sunflower seeds, life savers, Gum, and…the Lego Catalogue with the new Ninjago kits (Yes!). Brian, your care package was a god send. And your model? It is the single thing that got me thinking about trying to run a MOCpages group form out here. I you have my sincere gratitude. What’s more, I am compelled to review the MOC: It is without a doubt, the best Lego rendition of this vehicle that I have ever seen. I opened it up a few times to see how you achieved some of the window positioning…Great Scott man! That thing is a massive ball of tan and smoke black SNOT! It exceeds anything I could achieve without simply copying the techniques (which I shall my friend!). It’s a great build!



Comments

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  August 29, 2013
Haha lol thats great! :-D
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  August 28, 2013
Oh God !!! very close to the reality of Army; excellent job
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  June 27, 2013
Quoting navy person amazing!, the detail of the humvee looks great also it took me a while to notice that they were actually on a real humvee hood!, and again great moc!!!
Navy person. Glad you enjoyed it, but remember, I didn't actually build the MOC. I just posted it. It was a gift from this guy! http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/5488 He sent it to me while I was overseas. A very classy move, and it was great for my moral! Again, glad you liked the post. Attack!
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  June 27, 2013
amazing!, the detail of the humvee looks great also it took me a while to notice that they were actually on a real humvee hood!, and again great moc!!!
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  May 31, 2013
Very nice! I especially love the irony! I was wondering, though, would you be interested in partnering your group, "Decisive Action" with my "International Fan of Lego Debate club"? Could work as a bit of an annex for some debating! Any thoughts would be appreciated as a comment on one of my MOCs, or a reply to this one! Anyways, 5/5!
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  December 23, 2012
AWESOME HUMVEE!!!!
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  August 2, 2012
wow, great humvee!
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  July 25, 2012
Best Lego Humvee, if not car, I have ever seen. Period.
Michael Rutherford
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Josh Hoffman
  June 26, 2012
Let's just say this, I wont be missed in C&C I know that for a fact lol
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  June 26, 2012
LOL, that is genius! A LEGO Hummer on a real one! It is a very nice H1, they builder did a great job.
Michael Rutherford
Josh Hoffman
  June 25, 2012
Yes I left C&C Again you didn't have to announce it lol.
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  June 25, 2012
Quoting Josh Hoffman Yes I left C&C Again you didn't have to announce it lol.
Mr. Hoffman, I find most group leadership to be indifferent to when group members come and go. Members often leave a group due to lack of feedback on questions or because they don't feel that they enjoy the same rights / status / involvement as other group members. In fact, when most group members leave, it is not noticed at all. I consider this to be an indicator of disengaged or ineffective group leadership. When I note the arrival or departure of group members it is meant mostly to ensure the group leader notices. It's unlikely, but occasionally the group cares. lol.
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  May 23, 2012
Great idea..!
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  May 23, 2012
The MOC is of course excellent, but the original idea of presenting it on top of the real thing is brilliant! (And the infight between you and Melby is hillarious at least... :-) )
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  May 6, 2012
Nice! Excellent indeed - and really nice background too :-)
Michael Rutherford
Chris Melby
  May 1, 2012
I have never seen a MOC'r ramble on and on like you. Giving in depth opinions like anyone is really interested? Maybe it is time to lighten up and actually enjoy everyone's stuff rather than elaborate. C'mon MIKE, help make the MOC Pages a better place will ya? GEEZ >=/
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  May 1, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby I have never seen a MOC'r ramble on and on like you. Giving in depth opinions like anyone is really interested? Maybe it is time to lighten up and actually enjoy everyone's stuff rather than elaborate. C'mon MIKE, help make the MOC Pages a better place will ya? GEEZ >=/
melby...If I ramble, and then you ramble about my rambling...is anybody supposed to be interested in that? I can see that you are easily taxed so I'll tell you what. Take the rest of the day off, go to China, and go drink some tea. In the future, in order to avoid eye strain, headaches, or feelings of inadequacy, just skip right past my long rambling reviews. I promise nobody will think less of you. In fact, I think most people in China have never read ANY of my reviews...so you will fit right in! And please...let me know how that works out for you.
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  April 20, 2012
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 My job is killing me! I am stuck in Texas, while my bricks wait in Kansas! I have so many ideas saved up by now that I feel like my brain will explode! what I wouldn't give for 30 days of stirght build time! I didn't even have time to build anything for Chicago this year. Ah, the pain! Attack!
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  April 20, 2012
hi michael! so you did nt build anything since? I would have liked to see something new from you! when?
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  February 21, 2012
awesome. i can not go to recruiting command. its private.
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  February 21, 2012
It is very good detail wise, but it would be nice to make it minifig scale.
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  December 23, 2011
Glad the package and model gave you a little boost, Mike, though it's precious little thanks for the sacrifice you guys make for our country. Thanks for the kind words and sorry I missed your post until now. I’ve been a little out of touch with the lego community for a while…:-)
Michael Rutherford
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White Knight
  December 12, 2011
the perfect miniature !>...well done
  October 4, 2011
That's epic! I really like the HMMWV. I was wondering, could you please invite me to the Contact Alpha One group? Thanks, Decker =)
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  August 25, 2011
Hahaha! Nice crew!(and hummvee; is it yours?) BTW, I've made an attempt to create a dry dock, but I was unsatisfied, because of the lack of some bricks... So it's unmounted. I'd be glad if you come and tell me what you thought of the start! Attack! =) http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/283650
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  August 14, 2011
Ah, Commander Rutherford! *salute*
Michael Rutherford
AA (Noname)
  July 21, 2011
I uploaded both MOCs to Brickshelf, is it working now? http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/280236 http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/280533
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  July 19, 2011
Nice job and thanks for sereving you should add this to my group "vacation with sigfigs" even tho it not a vacation. thanks!
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  July 18, 2011
hi mike!!! wow! what a great idea! i m so glad for you! and...you made a small story! how cool!!! you re now equipped to make adventures! the idea of the hummer as background is pure genius! and sooo exclusive! lol! great work mike!!! and i definitively see you as COMMANDER!!! after all, you certainly know more about military, than most of us! ATTACK!!! [it s funny your reference to a city, i tought it was about the babel legend!]
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  July 17, 2011
Very nice presentation. ~ Ghostman :)
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  July 10, 2011
Love from back home! ARMY JROTC! HOOAH! love the stuff. :)
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  July 4, 2011
This is great! And what an effort to make it happen, too. Happy Independence Day!
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  July 4, 2011
It's amazing where the plastic bricks pop up. Very unique squad and the hood of a HMMWV isn't a bad backdrop for pictures.
Michael Rutherford
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AA (Noname)
  June 30, 2011
What is your rank? Does it mean you are a commander? I thought you had a higher position than the rest of the commanders...
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  June 30, 2011
Quoting AA (Noname) What is your rank? Does it mean you are a commander? I thought you had a higher position than the rest of the commanders...
Mr. AA. On MLRC I am just the guy who runs the site. Now I am a commander because I posted a squad. Some people think I should have a higher rank because I run the site, but there is really no connection between one concept and the other. For example, I ran the site before I posted the squad, so technically, I wasn't even a commander... but I still ran the site. So really, the whole rank thing is kind of a distracter.
Michael Rutherford
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Keith Goldman
  June 27, 2011
You're welcome Mike, but once you get home, you must brave the digital battlefield without me and learn to digitally attack! It goes without saying that Brian is The Man, and whatnot.
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  June 27, 2011
I am happy to now be able to call you Commander Rutherford! And happy to know you have, at least, a small outlet to get your mind off of being over there. I will be even more happy when you get back state-side safely. Keep your head down and your spirits up!
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  June 27, 2011
Good to see you posting. The squad is well designed and well equipped with weapons and vehicle.
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  June 27, 2011
Sorry I'm a few days late here. Great post! Glad to know that you have at least SOME Lego with ya over there. That was REALLY nice of Brian to hook you up. That man is just great isn't he? (if not REALLY heavy... I'm sure you've seen the pics of me as his pack mule). Stay safe over there brother and get home soon! ~ Chris.
Michael Rutherford
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Mark Eckerson
  June 26, 2011
Great job Michael. This is a real slam to all who say that they can not post a squad and they don't have time or facilities! I mean you posted this from Iraq wow! I also love the squad (they all have great personalities). And the Humvee awesome! Great job Brian you did a great job. Yeah so great work keep up the good work over there in Iraq I can't wait till you get home to your Legos. Hey maybe you can post a review for the hummer that would be really cool! :D
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  June 26, 2011
It makes me smile to know that you are not completely cut off from ABS over there and it was a fantastic gesture by BK to hook you up with that sweet lil rig!~H
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  June 26, 2011
All, thank you for the kind feedback. I had fun putting this together, even though it was HOT when I took those pics. Commanders Hedžet and S: Babel is a province in Iraq. It is the place I am posting from. I chose Babel instead of Iraq because they say Babel is the cradle of civilization, and I just think that is pretty cool! As always, I must thank Keith for his assistance in overcoming the digital obstacle of MOCpages posting protocols. And of course, again, thank you Brain for that killer HUMMWV! Attack!
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  June 26, 2011
Thats so cool! This is awesome! I like the replica of the HUMVEE as well. Your squad looks fierce as ever. I'm glad to see you got some legos out there. Beware though the desert heat is unforgiving. http://mocpages.com/folder.php/125654 Examples shown here. Well Mike be safe out there and let me know how big Camp Leatherneck has gotten when you rotate back over.
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  June 26, 2011
Amazing! You've got some great stuff.
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  June 26, 2011
The Hoosier Hellhounds send their best wishes to the Babel Garrison! Great looking squad (nice care package there, BK) and the troops are presented well and with just enough backstory to make me want more. By all accounts, recruiting command seems to be successful thus far, so I snap off a crisp salute to you, sir!
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  June 26, 2011
Haha, this is hilarious! Well done, and stay safe out there.
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  June 26, 2011
Great job! I had no idea you were in Iraq! I salute you not only as a ML soldier then!
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  June 26, 2011
Ironical... I mean, good.
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  June 26, 2011
Ha, I love how "Han" keeps having a "bad feeling about this", without ever actually saying it. Cool reveal on the real humvee, and fantastic work by Brian on the Lego Hummer!
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  June 26, 2011
Good to see that you've still got that sense of humor, Mr. Mike! haha We missed you at BrickWorld, but I'm definitely looking forward to the next one if you're still planning on going.
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  June 26, 2011
I think that this group must be HUGE cause i keep seeing most of my favorite builders makeing vigs on METAL LEGION and The IRON LEGACY.
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  June 26, 2011
Great comic! I love the idea of the background (Humvee). @ Hrvoje: I think that Babel is a movie, but I dont know about what it is.
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  June 26, 2011
Now you're officially Commander, Mr. Rutherford. Comic is pretty funny and squad looks great. I really like those Mando faces, they look so cool. I'm sure your squad will do a great job, but I have one question: What's Babel?
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  June 26, 2011
This is so cool and Mr.X was very thoughtful. Glad that you have a "fix"...
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  June 26, 2011
Hey I'm glad you received more bricks (together with all the other stuff). Nixon is cute (never thought I'd say that some day, haha) and how you revealed the situation, that your guys (and the lady) are in, is excellent.
 
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