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MOColympics Round 1: Ring of Fire
About this creation
I built for the first round of the MOColympics, I chose the category Ring of Fire.

The first thing that popped into my head when I read this category was the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is where about 90% of the worlds earthquakes occur.
So I built an earthquake scene...












I left out minifigs, as I thought they would add a comical feel, and that wasn't really the vibe I was going for with this.

Thanks for looking! I hope you all like it, especially the judges!



Comments

  October 1, 2012
http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/14226 Do you know this link? It is a link to a very practical group, of which you are a part of and is best to be an active part of.
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  September 25, 2012
Congrats! Have fun in round 2! :)
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  September 25, 2012
great score of 50, good luck in round two!
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  September 25, 2012
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  September 23, 2012
Excellent build! Very clean, and an interesting take on the category. Good luck with the judges!
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  September 22, 2012
Excellent forced perspective and build. Good luck in the contest, Ru! By the way, I am creating a new MOCpages account. Considering you have added me to your favourite builder list, would you mind adding my new account? You can find it here: http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/96414 Thanks
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  September 21, 2012
sweet technics
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  September 20, 2012
This is just superb. Such excellent command of the bricks to create those cracks. I am always impressed with your builds. Great work and good luck in the MOCOlympics.
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  September 20, 2012
Amazing cracks!
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  September 19, 2012
Beautiful work, Ru. I wish you luck!
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  September 19, 2012
Nice work, the use of colour is top-notch. This reminds me of Leda's Christchurch photos, great job capturing the design. Best of luck!
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  September 19, 2012
Hey Ru, awesome job my man! Brilliant idea, and a really solid execution. This will definitely get you to R2. Best of luck! :D
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  September 19, 2012
Excellent FP-work here, Ru! Leaving the figs out was a smart move too. Here's to hoping that we'll see you in the next round!
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  September 19, 2012
It seems weird that you left out the minifigs to try and give it a serious feel but you used prety brigh and vibrant colors in the buildings, just seemed interesting to me.
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  September 19, 2012
Yeah, wise choice to leave out the figs. Great perspective and neat techniques. Good luck!
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  September 19, 2012
A cracking MOC. Great work with the perspective too!
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  September 19, 2012
Really good! The lack of figs gives a sense of desolation after the earthquake. Good luck!
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  September 18, 2012
Great perspective.
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  September 18, 2012
Nice Boss... ;o)
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  September 18, 2012
looks like you're cracking your way into round two ;) Good luck with your judges!
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  September 18, 2012
Nice forced perspective, man.
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  September 18, 2012
neat perspective and rendering...
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  September 18, 2012
Nice bit of forced perspective, good luck(not that you'll need it.)
Ru Corder
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Christian Hansen
  September 17, 2012
Wow, excellent build! Great concept, too!
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  September 17, 2012
wooooo hooooo!!! That is awesome!!!!! :D
  September 17, 2012
Nicely done!
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  September 17, 2012
Very nice job with the making the ground look like it'd been hit with an earthquake. Excellent techniques,and best of luck to you!
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  September 17, 2012
I had a similar idea, but yours was exacuted much better! Great build :)
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  September 17, 2012
Nice one, Ru!
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  September 17, 2012
Quoting Legofreak2444 ~ If you didn't want a comical feel then you should have used duller colors. :P This is still awesome though. ;) Good luck!
By comical I meant humorous.
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  September 17, 2012
If you didn't want a comical feel then you should have used duller colors. :P This is still awesome though. ;) Good luck!
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  September 17, 2012
Nice! I love the realism. I'm quite close to the Ring of Fire. Wonder what it was like in 1989. Good luck!
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  September 17, 2012
Wow, very cool Ru! Lovely FP :)
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  September 17, 2012
This is great Ru, I love the forced perspective, in the first photo it looks like it's downhill, I really like this.
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  September 17, 2012
Nice build, Ru.
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  September 17, 2012
as people have said, it was wise to leave minifigs out. you've built a great scene, but it just doesn't look destroyed enough, or something... anyway, cool build!
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  September 17, 2012
Quoting Lego Builders Great work. I love the cracks and the SNOT. I know this wasn't the atmosphere that you wanted to create, but I feel it looks kind of cartoon-ish, though not in a bad way. -LB Senior
While I was trying to stay away from making this comical, I did attempt to evoke a graphic novel or comic book feel, with muted yet contrasting colors. So I'm glad you sort of picked up on that :D
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  September 17, 2012
Quoting Lando L. Jackson Oh, dear, when I saw the email telling me that you had posted a creation in the Ring of Fire category, and knowing your thematic interests, I was terrified that you had built the same thing as me, but now I see that you built something very different but completely wonderful. Great job!
Yes, this is definitely not in my usual comfort zone. Can't wait to see your's Max!
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  September 17, 2012
Quoting Leda Kat =^..^= The lack of minifigs here was a wise move. It really enhances that wonderful stylised building you've done and is actually quite a poignant scene. I like this very much.
Thanks Leda! It was your pictures from the Christchurch earthquake that inspired me to avoid a comic approach.
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  September 17, 2012
The lack of minifigs here was a wise move. It really enhances that wonderful stylised building you've done and is actually quite a poignant scene. I like this very much.
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  September 17, 2012
Great idea, Dude!
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  September 17, 2012
Awesome, Ru! Good luck!
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  September 17, 2012
Overall, this is a excellent MOC here.
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  September 17, 2012
Very nice! Good luck with the judges!
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  September 17, 2012
Oh, dear, when I saw the email telling me that you had posted a creation in the Ring of Fire category, and knowing your thematic interests, I was terrified that you had built the same thing as me, but now I see that you built something very different but completely wonderful. Great job!
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  September 17, 2012
Great work!
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  September 17, 2012
Great build and techniques!
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  September 17, 2012
Great job and great take on the categories good luck.
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  September 17, 2012
The FP works beautifully; best of luck this year!
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  September 17, 2012
Pretty sweet. :) I can't tell you how many times I've seen that type of "road slanting into one point," kind of thing in art classes. And you captured it very well!
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  September 17, 2012
Very nice Ru! Great entry! Good luck with the judges!
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  September 17, 2012
Excellent work Ru! I particularly like the closest building on the left. Incredible color scheme!
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  September 17, 2012
Awesome Ru! The forced perspective looks good, as do the cracks. Good luck and I hope to see you in round two! --John
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  September 17, 2012
It doesn't need figs. The last shot says it all. Great entry and good luck!
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  September 17, 2012
Fantastic! Extremely clever! I think this is a one way ticket to round two...
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  September 17, 2012
Haha. The second house on the right has a nose!!! :P
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  September 17, 2012
This is awesome Ru! Very clever way to bring an earthquake into the MocOlympics.
  September 17, 2012
Great work. I love the cracks and the SNOT. I know this wasn't the atmosphere that you wanted to create, but I feel it looks kind of cartoon-ish, though not in a bad way. -LB Senior
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  September 17, 2012
Great forced perspective Ru! Good luck!
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  September 17, 2012
Shakin' up the competition! OK that was a bad pun, but good job.
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  September 17, 2012
Very nice good luck
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  September 17, 2012
Cracking perspective and sand red bricks! Nice! Best of Luck! :)
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  September 17, 2012
Quoting Deus Otiosus Excellent cracksm but a perfected brick wall technique on the brick wall wall would take it to a whole new level.
Funny you should say that, as I was taking the pictures I thought of a really good idea for the bricks, but I'm not sure I have the right pieces. Thanks Deus!
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  September 17, 2012
GREAT Work with the houses and the cracks! Good luck in the M.O.!
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  September 17, 2012
D: How are you so awesome?!?! Great job, the cracks look great, the building look epic, and you were definitely right, the mic without mini figs looks a lot better! Good luck in the second round ;)
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  September 17, 2012
Excellent cracksm but a perfected brick wall technique on the brick wall wall would take it to a whole new level. Also, it remids me a lot of the LEGO Studios set.
 
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