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2012 MocAthalon: Rio
2012 MocAthalon....Team Bazinga Bricks!....Category 26....MOCcing the 1980's!....
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26. MOCing the 80ís
Ah the 1980ís, the good old days, Dennis Priceís favorite decade! Build us a MOC that shows something iconic from the 801ís. It can be a famous movie such as Breakfast Club or Terminator, a popular TV show such as Magnum PI, Simon and Simon, or Dallas; or famous music, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Motley Crue, Duran Duran. Anything you want, just make it 80ís!






Rio is the second studio album by the British rock band Duran Duran, originally released worldwide on 10 May 1982. It reached #2 in the UK and #1 in Australia.

The album was re-released in the United States in November 1982. It earned a Gold disc on 1 March 1983, and went Platinum on 26 April 1983, eventually reaching Double Platinum status. It peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US on 12 March 1983, and remained on the chart for 129 weeks.

Being that Duran Duran is my favorte band, I just jumped on the chance to make Rio!

TO THE MOC!



Another picture with the Duran Duran poster. Vintage 1983. I own 2 of them.



Here is a picture of the whole mosaic.



The "Rio" lettering. I didn't have enough room to put it on the top of the mosaic, so I had to go with the side. Judges, is a little thing like that really worth that extra point?



The main part of the moc, which I spent a good 4-5 hours building.

It's Rio herself!



The lower half of the mosaic, ahem, her chest.



The face.



Here is a personal favorite from me. Here my mosaic is shown next to an ORIGINAL vinyl from the band Journey's "Escape" album that was released in 1983. The size differences aren't that bad, I just wish I could pull a record out from my mosaic....



Another shot of the comparison, this time in front.



The texture of the mosaic. A real pain-in-the-arse to build with my available pieces....



The "eyes" of the mosaic. I used LEGO string to make them, and I think I failed miserably. I know it could be better, but I only can use what I have.



Here is a picture of the actual album cover I based the mosaic off of.



Finally, we have the artistic (sort-of) shot. I like that angle, reminds me of some other things....

4TH WALL: Whew, my first mosaic. Maybe not the best time to build one in all, but I feel like I actually did pretty well. Not my best or my worst, so I suppose it will have to do.

Judges, do your thing! KP out!



Comments

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  March 23, 2012
I really like string for eyes. Very inventive parts usage in a tough build subject. Nicely done! :)
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  March 8, 2012
This was epic!!
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  March 6, 2012
Cool cool .... I did see this ... And like it ... Just the weird bands around the eyes that confuses me ! :P
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  March 6, 2012
Cool!
  March 5, 2012
Your score = 3
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  March 4, 2012
This is amazing! The amount of detail is very impressive;)
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  March 4, 2012
Thanks everyone for the comments, this was a very ambitious project!
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  March 4, 2012
Very ambitious.
  March 4, 2012
The proportions of the face are a bit off, I'm afraid. But, I have to give ya credit for really tackling a tough subject, particularly if you're struggling with parts limitations. The execution was a little rough, but a nice try. Score of 3.
  March 4, 2012
Score = 3
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  March 4, 2012
WOWZA! Love it! have all my luck in the contest! :D
Kyle Peckham
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The Texan Bionicle Builder
  March 3, 2012
Very Good JOb I Think SO!
Kyle Peckham
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  March 3, 2012
Awesome work! The eyes are great! :) Spot on!
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  March 3, 2012
Nice work on this! Mosaics are tough, so you've definitely taken a bold step here.
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  March 3, 2012
Mosaics are tough. I'm personally not a huge fan of doing them myself, so I give you lots of credit for challenging yourself. To me, that's what the true nature of these contests are about. It's always good to step out of your boundaries, and try something new. With all that being said, there were some parts of your build that didn't quite live up to the original. Score= 3.
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  March 3, 2012
I agree with Sebeus. Nice job dude! Best of luck to you!!
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  March 3, 2012
Good luck with the contest Kyle!
  March 3, 2012
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  March 3, 2012
Quoting Ro Garcia I wanna know who the artist that did the album cover! Who is the artist, if anyone can answer within the few days, you will show your age!
Patrick Nagel. http://www.patricknagel.com/ And I wasn't born until 1996.
 I like it 
  March 3, 2012
The curved purple bits are a bit odd, but wonderful techniques nonetheless.
  March 3, 2012
This isn't too bad of a mosaic. Thou I think you could have pulled it off better if you had just built it like most mosaics, where are you gonna find purple bricks, other than off the Harry Potter bus. HOWEVER! I wanna know who the artist that did the album cover! Who is the artist, if anyone can answer within the few days, you will show your age!
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  March 3, 2012
Awesome! For a first mosaic, this is really nice!
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  March 3, 2012
Good work, the eyes are the part I don't like though. ;)
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  March 3, 2012
Very nice KP! :)
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  March 3, 2012
Kewl!
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  March 3, 2012
Thanks guys! Thanks Chris for the generous score! And Blake, this advice is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you for giving me a decent score.
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  March 3, 2012
Mr. Peckham, I really like your choice with this. I especially like the use for strings around the eyes. I would've liked to have seen some varying degrees of shading across the body of the mosaic. I also didn't find that the final image really represented the original as closely as I would've liked. However, I understand the challenges inherit with these type of builds. Your Score: A solid 3
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  March 3, 2012
You picked a tough one here, but it turned out great!
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  March 3, 2012
Nice first mosaic! Score of 4. ~ Chris.
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  March 3, 2012
Looks great, I love how you made all the curves and shapes. Awesome!
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  March 3, 2012
Nicely done, I must say though, my first thought when I saw this was "Frieza, dragon ball z" :P
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  March 3, 2012
Very nice!
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  March 3, 2012
Quoting William Pugh Love it! And the eyes are perfectly fine. Good luck in the contest! And, I have to say, I love your group name. Its amazing. By the way, you're in my spot...;)
Thank you, it was my suggestion. I love TBBT, Sheldon is amazing, just like me. OCD about everything.... :P
 I like it 
  March 3, 2012
Love it! And the eyes are perfectly fine. Good luck in the contest! And, I have to say, I love your group name. Its amazing. By the way, you're in my spot...;)
 I made it 
  March 3, 2012
Quoting Clever Crowe *looks up* /FACEPALM!!! HIS counter is broken, too?! Already?! WHY, MOCpages?!!! WHYYY?!!! Ack. My sympathies, Kyle. Maybe they'll figure out what's up, soon. CHEERS.
Ah, I hope they get it fixed. I'll repost this someday when they get the Like Counter fixed. Thank you for the generous comments!
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  March 3, 2012
*looks up* /FACEPALM!!! HIS counter is broken, too?! Already?! WHY, MOCpages?!!! WHYYY?!!! Ack. My sympathies, Kyle. Maybe they'll figure out what's up, soon. CHEERS.
 I like it 
  March 3, 2012
Great choice. For my tastes, texture in a mosaic is a must... you certainly provided the texture. Good Luck with the judges! Have fun! :)
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  March 3, 2012
Great job! The eyes are awesomely made!
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  March 3, 2012
Great job! The eyes are awesomely made!
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  March 3, 2012
Now THAT right there is Vintage cool. CHEERS! =P
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  March 3, 2012
Amazing work! This is awesome!
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  March 3, 2012
Cool Kyle! I just uploaded one of my entries too! Great job man! =D
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  March 3, 2012
Quoting Rory Simpson Great job Kyle!!! A solid 5(hopefully)!! I've only gotten 2's and 3's!! Best of luck. Oh, and post it in the mocathalon group!!!
OK!
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  March 3, 2012
Great job Kyle!!! A solid 5(hopefully)!! I've only gotten 2's and 3's!! Best of luck. Oh, and post it in the mocathalon group!!!
 
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