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MocOlympics R1: Seven Nation Army
Three allied nations of Illarium, Navellos, and Plaxiom, battle it out with four other nations who are invading their realm.
About this creation


Ok, so the music is not from the White Stripes. But I felt that this music piece would go best with my Moc.

This is my second largest Moc to date, which has been both very fun and rewarding to make. Enjoy!



Link to the ever demanding 2012 MocOlympics



A massive horde from the darkest regions of Aethros have begun to assail the capitol city of Citadelus, home of the nation of Illarium, during the final stages of the Terron War.








Lord Archello and his Royal Guards of Navellos quickly aided the Illarium, along with the Iron Dwarves of the Plaxiom Mountains.





The three allied nations formed a massive army and stood against the invading tide, which consisted of four other nations that survived through the war.





The first nation are the Demorfs, who are evil dwarves who once dug too deep in the earth and have become twisted versions of themselves and later transformed into demonic beings.





Second is the Orcish tribe of Dagron, who came from the outer reaches of Aethros to pillage and burn anything that was Human.





Next was the berzerking Uruk-Kais, a race of super Trolls from the northern tribe of Pronarch.




Even the traitorous Dragon Knights of the Perilton Order have turned their backs on humanity as they too joined forces with the dark horde.








"For glory!"









Here the two mighty armies of seven nations clashed against each other in a massive battle that has streched for miles. They fought from the walls of the Citadelus, to the high cliffs of the Jagged Hills.




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Fourth wall commentary:


Where to begin... Well, for starters I used my entire collection of castle-related pieces to pull this off.

For the Seven Nation Army category I wanted to make some large scale battle that wasn't restricted to only minifigs.

I was later inspired by some of the battles from the LOTR films to make a forced perspective scene where two armies are converging to one direction.




The Moc itself is a total 128 studs long and was divided into four seperate elevated sections for each foreshortened scene (thank goodness there were no restrictions).








The first section had minifig-sized figures, while the second section had micro-sized minifigs.




The third and fourth had tiny bits of black and gray pieces, making it look like there was over a hundred or so in the distance.




Here's some additional shots of the Citadelus.





The hardest part for me was not the Moc, but finding a suitable background large enough to cover around the Moc (without falling on it..), and also having good lighting and photography.

But now I have an even greater challenge in front of me, which is to clean this all up before Round 2!





Comments

Stormbringer .
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Emerald Knight
  February 4, 2013
Some great scenes !>.....well done
Stormbringer .
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White Knight
  October 4, 2012
Such an impressive show, such good photos of the mini figures !!>.....well done
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  September 27, 2012
Wow! You have really set the standard for the contest here! Looking forward to whatever you build next!
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  September 25, 2012
Congrats! Have fun in round 2! :)
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  September 25, 2012
one of the best scores 57 you are off to round two good luck!
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  September 25, 2012
Excellent scene you've created here! Congrats!
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  September 23, 2012
Excellent job! Lee Jones would enjoy seeing all of those figs in battle! The rock work and Citadel are exceptional! Good luck with the judges!
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  September 22, 2012
Absolutely fantastic forced perspective, some of the most effective I've ever seen.
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  September 21, 2012
Really excellent work. The rock work is stunning and I love the citadelus. This is also some of the most effective forced perspective I've seen in a LEGO build. There are a couple shots that make it look like an epic, (I think this word is used entirely too much, but in this case, it's appropriate), battle. Really excellent work choosing which pieces would represent the distant armies. Very effective. Well done.
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  September 20, 2012
Excellent idea for the background, it really looks like there are millions of them. Good luck!
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  September 20, 2012
Awesome work! Good luck with the rest of the contest! :)
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  September 20, 2012
Quoting Blake Baer Meh, castle figs on a plate, only SLIGHTLY better than clones on a plate. ;) Awesome work!
I wouldn't like to think it like that, but you're right.
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  September 20, 2012
Fantastic forced perspective!
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  September 20, 2012
Cool perspective work. That is a boat load of minifigs.
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  September 19, 2012
Sheer insanity. The rockwork's top-notch, and the micro citadel's awesome. Of course, the FP is mind-blowing. Excellent work, and best of luck.
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  September 19, 2012
The build itself is amazing, but that Forced Prospective is just stunning.
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  September 19, 2012
The FP is great - I love the Citadelus build anyway, but the illusion of distance is superb. Well done and good luck!
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  September 19, 2012
So much detail! The FP is awesome and the dio really captures the heat of battle :)
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  September 18, 2012
Whoa! This is really fantastic! You did a great job!
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  September 18, 2012
Amazing FP!
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  September 18, 2012
Wow, dude. Amazing moc. You never cease to amaze me. Keep it up.
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  September 18, 2012
Has the composition of a baroque masterpiece.
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  September 18, 2012
One of the most memorable building techniques I've ever seen!
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  September 18, 2012
That is awesome
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  September 17, 2012
Stunning effect!
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  September 17, 2012
That's awesome!!
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  September 17, 2012
Amazing work on the FP! You can actually feel that there are hundreds of soldiers doing battle. Great job and best of luck!
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  September 17, 2012
I have seen the storm thru your perspective! May the judges grant you conveyance to the next level. :)
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  September 17, 2012
Wow, the forced perspective here is great!
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  September 17, 2012
Wow this is an amazing build and i love the look of the army in the distance!!!5/5
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  September 17, 2012
Incredible build and techniques!
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  September 17, 2012
What an incredible build! It looks like a chaotic battle, I love the forced perspective and the placement of all those battlehardened minifigs. It must have been a fiddly but fun process placing them. Excellent work, I like very much.
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  September 17, 2012
Woah. That's chaotic, just like a battle should be! That's alot of minifigures!
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  September 17, 2012
Man, that is one chaotic battle! You can almost hear the clanging of swords and armor!
  September 17, 2012
Oh, I'm also a big fan of Epic music. Bonus points for that!
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  September 17, 2012
Gracious, that's busy! (But in a very good way). Incredible work! The forced perspective is masterfully done!
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  September 17, 2012
Epic 0.o
  September 17, 2012
okok, I am so lame. Forced Perspective
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  September 17, 2012
Stormbringer, that's obviously you! Wonderful build, the FP is just amazing! Can't wait to see the cleaned up pics! Also, I was hoping my entry to be the largest - as it turns out HUGE - but your 128 studs beat my 80... Well, I still have to finish it and post it ! Best of luck to you
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  September 17, 2012
Amazing forced perspective! Brilliant techniques and microscale!
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  September 17, 2012
Epic battle, a superb creation in every way that just needs a dragon... Good luck, not that you'll need it!
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  September 17, 2012
Pretty epic MOC... Battles are hard, man. But I never thought of "seven nation army" being two armies. I guess if everybody is cool with it, that would only be my nit-picking, since I can not find anything particularly wrong with this creation.
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  September 17, 2012
That is wicked sweet forced perspective! For a minute there, I thought you had thousands of minifigs battling it out ;)
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  September 17, 2012
It's outstanding! It's masterpiece! Great job!
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  September 17, 2012
Meh, castle figs on a plate, only SLIGHTLY better than clones on a plate. ;) Awesome work!
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  September 17, 2012
Before I start raving about the figures, let me congratulat you on the micro-castle and the rockwork; both are incredibly well-done backdrops for this awesome scene. And then there are the armies! All of the figs look gorgeous, of course, and you did a great job posing them. The crowdedness of the real-scale figs gives an illusion that there are more, even without the FP! Excellent work as always, and I can't wait to see what you bring to this year's competition!
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  September 17, 2012
This is an epic piece of forced perceptive work. It all looked a bit messy in the thumbnail, but it intrigued me so I clicked, and man am I glad I did. That first picture over the top of the battle to the castle in the distance is just incredible. 10/10 - you thoroughly deserve entry to the next round.
  September 17, 2012
What is meant by FP btw... full pile fun pic furious pattern fully persuaded ? have a native explain that...
  September 17, 2012
Harhar. "clean this up before round II" this one is amazing for a round I. THANKS!
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  September 17, 2012
I think epic describes this quite well!
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  September 16, 2012
Haha. Should have seen something this big coming from you. Excellent work. Man, that's a lot of minifigs. I was almost surprised to not see any dragons flying above the battlefield. Anyway, good luck in the games! :)
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  September 16, 2012
Epic. I didn't think anybody would take a category THIS literally! XD
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  September 16, 2012
Good work. I can tell a lot of work went into it. I like that you showed how you did the FP. Massive (almost cluttered) MOCs like this are always hard to photograph well and come off much better in person, but you did a really nice job with it.
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  September 16, 2012
Very clever dude, I love the assorted bits of grey and black illusion, it really works on the right angle. Way to Moc!
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  September 16, 2012
Fantastic work!! Such a huge battle! Amazing job! :D Good luck!
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  September 16, 2012
Amazing! This is one of the best forced perspectives I've ever seen! I love it! :)
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  September 16, 2012
that is one epic battle!!!!
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  September 16, 2012
That was really well done, the effect of the 'miles long' battle is really well gone, with great segment choices. Awesome job!
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  September 16, 2012
Holy cow.... That's awesome, the FP is great! I'm not sure you have enough minifigs.
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  September 16, 2012
Wow, that IS a lot a people! Love the FP! Best of luck!
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  September 16, 2012
Wha...? That's amazing! Good Luck!
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  September 16, 2012
You have really outdone yourself this time, Stormbringer. This is amazing! Good luck in R2. ;)
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  September 16, 2012
fantastic! love the FP! great scales!
 
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