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M.O. Round 2: Justin M vs. Mark Erickson
Deep in the heart of the city sits a castle that is centuries old. Now a popular attraction to tourists, it's bustling with life and activity. Will you take a guided tour of the castle? Stop and get a bite to eat at the Café? Take a walk through the park? Go down to the pier and watch it's beauty? There are so many options to choose from, but it's up to you to decide! *Edit* Congratulations on advancing, Mark!
About this creation
Category, City Block: Build a city block complete with storefronts and all the goings on of a regular, every day city.

My incredible opponent's entry.


A Café sits on the corner of the street.


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Fancy decal, eh? ;)


An elderly woman sits and drinks her tea.


The second story of the Café also includes interior.


High above the rest of the city, two actors do a medieval skit on the castle's balcony.


Who's that extremely handsome chap? Oh, it's just my sig-fig taking a walk through the park. :P


Another shot of the park.


A "paperboy" is trying to sell his merchandise to the elderly woman, I don't think she's interested.


A shot with the lighting. I bet you didn't see that coming!


Another night-time shot.

Fourth Wall:

First off, just like Mark, I almost always build in the Castle Realm. So having to build a city block was definitely a challenge! Anyway...

This build measures in at 40 Studs high making this my tallest creation to date. It also includes working lighting which was a pain to build around. I've started completely over three times, so for a second I thought I wasn't going to be able to post anything. Luckily, all is well now. I was extremely excited when I heard I was going to Round 2, and to make it all the better, I got paired against my good friend Mark Erickson! :D

Hopefully this'll get me into the Third Round as my opponent put up quite a fight with his entry: Downtown Venice FL. Once again, best of luck to you Mark! God Bless, Justin.



Comments

 I like it 
  December 31, 2012
haha just cant beat classic christmas lights
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  December 30, 2012
Quoting Pineapple Samurai Studios Haha Very nice! I use christmas lights in my stopmotions they give off a nice effect. what did you use?
I used Christmas lights for this one and a few Light-up bricks, too.
  December 28, 2012
Haha Very nice! I use christmas lights in my stopmotions they give off a nice effect. what did you use?
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  October 26, 2012
Wow Justin, even if you didn't make it, this is an impressive creation you've made. ;)
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  October 16, 2012
Very nice! I love the cafe and the whole thing is great!
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  October 13, 2012
Nice one man!
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  October 9, 2012
Beautiful! I really didn't see those night pics coming, you were right, dead gorgeous scene!
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  October 9, 2012
awesome!
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  October 8, 2012
A fantastic scene, filled with details! Sorry you won't be heading to the next round, but hold your head up high...this is an amazing entry!
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  October 8, 2012
Great build Justin sad that you didn't make it to R2 though D8 but at least Mark made it 8D
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  October 8, 2012
This is amazing Justin! It's probably your best yet! Good luck in the M.O.! :)
 I made it 
  October 8, 2012
Quoting Everyone
Thanks guys! Your comments are always appreciated.
 I made it 
  October 8, 2012
Quoting Mark Erickson First off I'd like to say how nice it's been to be paired with you, Justin. You're an awesome guy! Chivalrous, even to your opponents. :D Next I'd like to say how much I like this gorgeous build! The decal immediately stood out to me, brilliant idea! I think we had similar ideas with the red awnings. ;) And you even managed to include a castle and a conquistador! Sweet! :D Lastly I'd also like to wish you the best of luck! :D Have an awesome day, Justin!
Thanks Mark! It's also been great to be paired against you! I knew you'd like the conquistador;) Congratulations on the well deserved win, too! :D
 I made it 
  October 8, 2012
Quoting Sebeus I You obviously worked hard on this creation, I like the 'stairs down to the river' part, it would have been cool if you added a small boat there. Great integration of techniques as well. I must say, it's a pain to vote against you but I must remain objective, my vote goes to your opponent Mark Erickson. Know this; you made a stand ;)
Of course you had to have a boat somewhere in there Sebeus. ;D
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Very nice!
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  October 7, 2012
Well done my friend! Another most excellent creation! My mom was like: I love how it looks like a real street :P
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  October 7, 2012
Justin this became a wonderfull moc! Though i wish you would have put in a pic of the water.
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  October 7, 2012
Wow! Incredible entries here! Justin, the blending of past in present in your build was delightful; a theme I've rarely seen in city builds like these. From a compositional standpoint, the castle facade nearly doubled the perceived size of your build and made it a pleasure to explore. Your largely studless technique was wonderful as well. Both builds square with the category given wonderfully, but my vote here unfortunately goes to Mark. His build not only contrasted city with nature, rock with sand, and lovely architectural styles, he utilized some impressive parts-repeating techniques and great sunshiny colors. Good luck with the rest of the judges. You really put up a fight!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
You obviously worked hard on this creation, I like the 'stairs down to the river' part, it would have been cool if you added a small boat there. Great integration of techniques as well. I must say, it's a pain to vote against you but I must remain objective, my vote goes to your opponent Mark Erickson. Know this; you made a stand ;)
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Wonderful athmosphere. I especially like the scenery at night and the minifigs are really cool too. Good luck!
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  October 7, 2012
Awesome! I like the lights
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  October 7, 2012
Excellent! I love the lighting. Good job, and good luck! :)
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  October 7, 2012
Great entry! Loving all of the 'festivites' going on. Good luck :D
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  October 7, 2012
A wonderful creation. A job very well done! -LB Senior
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  October 7, 2012
Very nice! I love the lighting effect. Great job, Justin! And best of luck. :)
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
I like the little steps down to the water and the rubbish bin. Really good overall in fact.
 I made it 
  October 6, 2012
Thanks a lot everyone! =)
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  October 6, 2012
I have to agree with Mr. Spacek below me. For two castle building chaps, you both did splendidly with this category. I wouldn't want to be a judge right now :P Good luck to you!
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  October 6, 2012
What Parrington said. Well done!
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  October 6, 2012
Great job! Good luck!
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  October 6, 2012
love the Euro style here, and the night shot really sells it!
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  October 6, 2012
If I were a judge, I'd be stuck. Both you and Mark produced builds of the highest caliber. I can't place one above the other. In reference to your build alone, I like the lighting! And, of course, I'm always a fan of studless builds. Very well done Justin!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Nice work
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  October 6, 2012
Justin, this is really an excellent moc! I loved your take on the category as well! In the end though my vote had to go with Mark. Good luck with the other judges! ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Wow Justin! This is stunning! I love how you used the castle theme, and put it into everyday lives! Superb job! The decal immediately stood out for me. I love how you included lights, it made the build look so much better! Good luck to both of you!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
This is truly lovely. I think the cafe is adorable and the scene as a whole is just such a beautiful composition. Wonderful, subtle use of colours and textures. I want to shrink down to minifig scale and have a cup of tea there. I didn't see that lighting coming at all! Gorgeous. Well done and good luck.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
First off I'd like to say how nice it's been to be paired with you, Justin. You're an awesome guy! Chivalrous, even to your opponents. :D Next I'd like to say how much I like this gorgeous build! The decal immediately stood out to me, brilliant idea! I think we had similar ideas with the red awnings. ;) And you even managed to include a castle and a conquistador! Sweet! :D Lastly I'd also like to wish you the best of luck! :D Have an awesome day, Justin!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Justin, your talent in the last 6 months has grown exponentially! WOW! Very best of luck! :)
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Lovely scene - good luck!
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  October 6, 2012
Nice job! good luck
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  October 6, 2012
or 2 castle builders, these have been 2 extraodinary builds! I don't know if I could have built this this well! great entry!
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  October 6, 2012
Outstanding!
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  October 6, 2012
awesome really like it hope you win!!!!
 
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