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2012 MOCathalon: The Mirror at the End of the Hallway
Entering for Team Dark Horse 2 in category 3: "Ghost Hunters". Coincidentally, I finished the MOC while wearing a Ghostbusters shirt. Aw yeah.
About this creation
MOCathalon
Team Dark Horse: Part Deux

All was silent as they crept through the dilapidated building.
It had been abandoned for years, and its constant state of disrepair had spawned just as many ghost stories as it had cobwebs.
The investigators had received a tip from a local associate that there had, in fact, been high ectoplasmic readings emanating from the old building.
As any good paranormal contracting firm would do, they decided to search the building for anything unnatural.
As they began their investigation, everything was normal, as far as they could tell.

All was quiet and dark as the investigators crept through the upper stories. Their search was quite thorough, not missing a single room.
They eventually realized that they had missed but a single doorway; upon opening it, they discovered a long hallway.
The walls were angled towards each other; they met at the end of the hallway. Upon closer inspection, there was an ornately carved wooden mirror at the point where the two walls converged.

As the investigators crept towards the mirror, their previously inert ectoplasm scanning devices suddenly began a high-pitched bleeping, a warning of impending danger.
They looked around wildly, expecting to be jumped by a wight, besieged by a phantom, assaulted by a haunt, or ambushed by any other sort of lost spirit.
But nothing seemed to happen.
Then they looked once again into the mirror.

Where once had been their own images, now stood the silhouette of some unknown, long-forgotten soul.
Corresponding with the sudden appearance of the figure in the mirror, ectoplasm began to leak from the surface, as the glass began to reflect nonexistent light.

Terror filled the investigators; as one turned and sprinted down the hallway as if followed by imminent apocalypse, the other turned towards the mirror in morbid fascination.
As the silhouette darkened and gained a more definitive shape, he raised his gun and fired twice towards the figure, though he knew subconsciously that the bullets would not reach the glass. This was proved true as the bullets were deflected harmlessly aside. As they flew away from the mirror, their momentum appeared to be drained; although they slammed into the wall with plenty of force, they were moving as if in slow motion.


The building was later condemned and the mirror smashed, bestowing seven years of bad luck upon the entire demolition crew.


Whew! Glad all that typing's over, but I do love my backstories.


Here's the build without the artistic lighting. It was really designed around nailing that one shot, so behind the scenes the whole thing is sorta jury-rigged together. For example, check out the green plates in the bottom left of this shot... yeah.


Here's a shot of the investigator attempting to shoot the ghost while it appears in the mirror.


The two investigators. The claw things are supposed to be the ectoplasm scanner devices.


The scene without the investigators; as you can hopefully see I really tried to make it look dilapidated, with crumbling walls and helter-skelter floorboards.
Also, the white stuff near the mirror is intended to be ectoplasm.


The left wall.


The right wall. Here you can see the holes from the two deflected bullets.


The 'mirror' itself, with the ghost.


Another view.



My little brother lent me a few pieces for this, and requested credit so my thanks goes to him. :)

Once again, links to the MOCathalon and also to Team Dark Horse: Part Deux.

See you next time for my entry in Category 6, "The Supers are Back!"



Comments

 I made it 
  March 8, 2012
Thanks, Ian and Lee!
 I like it 
  March 8, 2012
Great first pic with the twin reflections.
 I like it 
  March 7, 2012
Definitely captured the spooky ghost aspect! Well done!
[ Chro  ]
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Alex Storm
  March 4, 2012
wait wait, i'm not a judge but a word to them, i've looked at other creations that they've given 2's to and this is way better than those. Look judges, if you going to do this contest than you can't judge each creation, you have to compare it to other creations you've labeled, this is far better than other 2's, so how can it be the same score. C'mon mates, use your heads. this creations is real nice, give him the credit it deserves.
 I made it 
  March 4, 2012
Quoting Alex Storm
Whoa, thank you very much, Alex! I'm glad you think my entry deserves more, but hey, judges are mysterious creatures who nobody understands (especially Heath)- we may never be able to fathom their reasoning. :P
 I like it 
  March 4, 2012
Nicely done :D Great work on everything :D Good luck ;)
 I like it 
  March 3, 2012
Nice!
[ Chro  ]
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Carter Heald
  March 2, 2012
Awesome! And are those the halo pistols from Mega Bloks? (yes it is supposed to be spelled that way)
  March 2, 2012
Shots like that are very tricky indeed. Leda could probably give out some great pointers on all that. The LEGO is so reflective it usually kills the shot by washing it out with light, which I see is what happened to you here. Great concept, mediocre build, ok pics. Score= 2
  March 2, 2012
Pretty good man. I'm not sure if you know but I have a new moc out. Go check it out. link: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/311912
  March 2, 2012
The build itself would be a 1, but the story earns you a 2 - Score = 2 - K.
 I like it 
  March 2, 2012
Pretty good. I like the techniques used. My entry will be up tommorow. You are doing well for the team.
 I like it 
  March 2, 2012
Terrific 1st photo! Nice moc! Have fun! :)
 I made it 
  March 2, 2012
Quoting Wertman 8 Who knows, we may end up working with eachother one day? Good luck anyway dude!
That would be awesome. :) Anyway, thanks!
 I made it 
  March 2, 2012
Quoting Mister Bones Shoot a ghost? SHOOT??? HAHAHAHAHA.
I defend myself by saying that he was so scared as to not be in his right mind, hence the attempt to shoot the ghost. Potentially valid excuse? :P
 I like it 
  March 2, 2012
Nice one dude! the Moc itself is pretty nice, but the thing i'm loving is the main shot! Oh yeah! I know alot about film, and planning to become a film director myself, and i say it's one epic shot with epic lighting! you should get into this kinda stuff. Who knows, we may end up working with eachother one day? Good luck anyway dude!
 I like it 
  March 2, 2012
Shoot a ghost? SHOOT??? HAHAHAHAHA. OK, good story, but that is not what we are judging amigo. As for the build, I like it, the main shot is pretty cool, however, I think more detail could have been done on the walls and the mirror could have used a few trans pieces. That is my long-winded way of saying, your score = 2 (Just a hair away from a 3)
  March 2, 2012
I love it! the backstory and building is amazing, and i love what you did with the ghosts legs,tapering to thinness.awesome!
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  March 2, 2012
Mr. Omega, The main detail I liked was the archway with the figure in it. The flooring and walling is also well done. Your Score: 2
 I made it 
  March 2, 2012
Thanks guys! 2 or 3 isn't a bad score. :)
  March 2, 2012
Not bad. I like the backstory, and the sense of depth in the main pic. Score of 3
 I like it 
  March 2, 2012
Score of 2. ~ Chris.
 I made it 
  March 2, 2012
Thanks guys! I can't wait to hear what the judges say...
Quoting Carter Heald And are those the halo pistols from Mega Bloks? (yes it is supposed to be spelled that way)
No, they're Brickarms. I wouldn't be caught dead with Mega Blaaah these days! (In fact the only reason I have any Mega Blaaah at all is because certain relatives of mine can't tell Lego from various knockoff products.)
[ Chro  ]
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The Texan Bionicle Builder
  March 1, 2012
O_o Very Creative man!
 I like it 
  March 1, 2012
Loving that mirror :D
  March 1, 2012
Not bad, but the pictures aren't that good. :) It's a bit plain but other than that it's nice. I've just added my first entry too. -LB Jr.
 I like it 
  March 1, 2012
lol nice
 I made it 
  March 1, 2012
Thanks, I see that you are both Overlords (LukeSC and Squid).
 I like it 
  March 1, 2012
Nice. I like the first shot. Good luck with the judges!
 I like it 
  March 1, 2012
Amazing job! Good luck in the contest!
 I made it 
  March 1, 2012
Quoting Arnas Scheel I like it! The way the mirror looked on the first picture was amazing!
Thanks man! Like I said I was going for an artistic shot there. :)
 I like it 
  March 1, 2012
I like it! The way the mirror looked on the first picture was amazing!
 I made it 
  March 1, 2012
Thanks guys! :)
 I like it 
  March 1, 2012
i'm impressed. you turned out a really good moc.
 I like it 
  March 1, 2012
Small build, but with some really cool techniques! Good luck!
 I made it 
  March 1, 2012
Quoting El Barto ! Nice build! Good luck with the judges!
Thanks so much! :D
 I like it 
  March 1, 2012
Nice build! Good luck with the judges!
 I made it 
  March 1, 2012
Quoting Strakk The Glatorian Very cool dude! Also, did you see jang's new moc?
I still think it shoulda been a unicycle. :P
  March 1, 2012
Very cool dude! Also, did you see jang's new moc?
 
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