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M.O. Round 2 - George G. vs David Wang
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George G. vs David Wang in the 2012 MOCOlympics category:

"Famous historical figures: Abe Lincoln? William Wallace? Sir Edmund Percival Hillary? Who is your favorite historical figure? Give us a moc showing us your choice doing what they’re famous for."

As soon as I read my category, I knew exactly which Famous Historical Figure I wanted to do... Isambard Kingdom Brunel!
Brunel is my favourite historical figure as he was the father of the Industrial Revolution of Britain and was born ever so close to where I live :)

He was a genius inventor/engineer, whose projects never always successful but the ones that were changed the country! He constructed the Great Western Railway, built many bridges, dug loads of tunnels (including the first under-river one!)and invented lots of revolutionary steam ships.

In my model, I wanted to represent most of his feats in one scene, and I did so by creating a ship building dockyard, featuring a railway bridge. Look on and enjoy!




Brunel himself riding on his personal micro steam-paddler.





In the ship building hall 2 new steam-paddler boilers are being lowered in ready to be installed into a brand new ship.



The paddling wheels of the ship are also constructed at the yard.





Someone really should have got the chimney sweep out of the funnel before they lit the blast furnace up :P









"I" for Isambard ;) I tried to spell out "IKB" but the letter "K" was not playing along...



In the blast furnace room they're smelting some iron to form the inner sections of the paddle-steamer wheels.















The steam engine is based of Brunel's 2-2-2, "The North Star". Please take notice of the tyres used for the chimney, the C-3PO head used as a dial, the helmet used for the safety valve and the red heads and hair used for the front buffers.



"Paddle-steamer away!"

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The final word:

I found it quite funny how I just finished a LEGO model depicting the life's work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, creator of the Great Western Railway, and tomorrow is the UK's largest LEGO event - The Great Western LEGO show - held in STEAM, the museum of the Great Western Railway which holds lots of Brunel's items including The North Star......

...... and I can't attend!

Good luck David!



Comments

 I like it 
  November 3, 2012
Fantastic scene! I like all the industrial details and steam-punky machinery. Gotta love the Industrial Revolution. Great representation of the time.
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  October 14, 2012
Awesome creation! Can't wait to see what you'll do next... GL in R3!
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  October 13, 2012
This is quite a lot of stuff built ! Amazing ! It looks better than those huge lego play-sets, and lot's of details everywhere. Great job with the steam-punk theme too.:D
  October 11, 2012
P.S. Lol at the 'Steampunk' comment below. No dear Commenter - this is history. Britain actually looked like this.
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  October 10, 2012
Did you know this is on http://thelegocarblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/the-great-inventor/?! Congrats! STEAM was great - we'll see you next year for CRTs!
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  October 10, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  October 9, 2012
Sweet steampunk action. I like the paddle boat and some of the assorted details, like the chimney sweep on fire. Those touches of humor make for great additions!
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  October 8, 2012
A very well thought out, and expertly executed design! Congratulations on making it into Round 3...it's well deserved!
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  October 8, 2012
Just as clean as your opponent's build, and much bigger and more detailed. You've got my vote.
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  October 7, 2012
All-in-one!
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  October 7, 2012
Awesome work and details! Poor chimney sweep. Now he's got toasty buns :P
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  October 7, 2012
u simply outbuilt your opponent, and brilliantly - my vote goes to you! cheers chris
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  October 7, 2012
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera Amazing George, I love your choice, Brunel is exactly who I would have chosen had I been in the MOC O's and got this category lol Being from Bristol Brunel played a huge part in my cities heritige. It is my dream to build the Clifton Suspension bridge one day! An amazing entry my friend and I hope to see you progress, I love your creations!
Well he was born in Portsmouth, then to Bristol :P I really wanted to build Clifton too, I'm thinking of collaboration for the GWLS for next year B)
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Amazing George, I love your choice, Brunel is exactly who I would have chosen had I been in the MOC O's and got this category lol Being from Bristol Brunel played a huge part in my cities heritige. It is my dream to build the Clifton Suspension bridge one day! An amazing entry my friend and I hope to see you progress, I love your creations!
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  October 7, 2012
That is one heck of an entry! Very busy and great techniques as well! Good luck! ~ Chris.
George G.
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Space Gypsy .
  October 6, 2012
This is exactly what I imagine when I think of the Industrial Revolution! The scene is brilliant and I definiatly like the layering.
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  October 6, 2012
Yess! :D
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  October 6, 2012
Oh, what a great choice of person and perfectly executed! Another lovely build, keep 'em coming and you'll go far. Again!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Hot diggidy dog, nice Brunel! Seriously, gorgeous steam engine!
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  October 6, 2012
Thanks for the history lesson!
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  October 6, 2012
As soon as i saw the thumbnail I suspected Brunel, and i would have used that head too! Brilliant job George, lots packed in but not so busy it looks overdone. Industrious would be the right description ;) Well done, good luck and come on Team GB!
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  October 6, 2012
I saw this last night but I think I forgot to comment. This is amazing, has a very steampunk-ish feel to it.
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  October 6, 2012
IKB great choice. Great composition fitting all the parts together.
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  October 6, 2012
Wow, this is fantastic!
 I made it 
  October 6, 2012
Quoting Flare . Never heard of him, but this MOC is awesome and I think I just learned a lot about him :P
I was going to let out a frustrated yell of anger but then I remembered that I couldn't name one famous Israeli person so you're off the hook ;) Thanks everyone!
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  October 6, 2012
Never heard of him, but this MOC is awesome and I think I just learned a lot about him :P
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  October 5, 2012
Great job! Nice detail all around. Good luck in the games!
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  October 5, 2012
You have captured the essence of the time and the man! Very best of luck! :)
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  October 5, 2012
Great work! I love his little steam boat :)
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  October 5, 2012
Fabulous! So many great details, I think you'll really do well in this round!
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  October 5, 2012
Something tells me you'll be *steam*rolling the competition this year! ;-)
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  October 5, 2012
Awesome! Great use of pieces!
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  October 5, 2012
Awesome! I love the clean yet full look of this MOC, and the way you did the fiery area is really cool. I also liked the train and boat-building area quite a bit.
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  October 5, 2012
Sweet look to everything! I like that little paddle steamer...
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  October 5, 2012
Great build with a lot of attention to detail.
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  October 5, 2012
wow! wonderfully thought-out scene! you've captured the essence of the area perfectly! brilliant entry!
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  October 5, 2012
Truly a great man - pity you haven't got a taller Stovepipe hat for him... very nice entry. You can't get to STEAM ? That is a shame, we'll miss you. Good luck!
 I made it 
  October 5, 2012
Thank you very much everyone! Your comments are much appreciated :)
 I like it 
  October 5, 2012
Looks great George! :) Best of luck!
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  October 5, 2012
Can't say I'm crazy about the industrial revolution, although in the long run, I'm definitely grateful for its advancements. Anyhow, excellent build George (as usual)! Really like how you did the steam-engine in particular.
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  October 5, 2012
Wonderful details throughout. So many great and interesting things to look at. I love the compact layout you've designed and how everything is all happening at once in the same little scene. You are a real threat to most of us competing ;) but at the same time I also wish you all the best of luck and can't wait to see what produce in future rounds.
 I like it 
  October 5, 2012
this is aan amazing moc!!
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  October 5, 2012
Fantastic work! The details are masterful, and yet again you've demonstrated a new stunning cheese water technique. Good luck in the MocOlympics!
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  October 5, 2012
So many details in this build! I especially like your gold element-usage; it definitely gives off an authentic "steam" vibe! Great job!
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  October 5, 2012
Fantastic work George! Good luck=)
 I like it 
  October 5, 2012
Amazing detail!
 
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