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M.O. Round 2; Mike Johnson v. Freeling++
Make a scene where a minifig performs an incredible feat. The key lies in the posing of the fig and adapting the environment to the action. Is he lifting a car off a toddler or shoving someone out of the way of a speeding semi? Come up with a MOC of a normal person performing an incredible feat!
About this creation
MocOlympics 2012

My honorable opponent: Freeling++

My honorable opponent's entry.

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE MY POWER!


It was a beautiful day for a hike as the Carlson’s made their way across the suspended bridge high above Emerald-Bend River gorge.

Being a lush environment full of all kinds of flora and fauna, it is a popular destination for anyone who wishes to commune with nature.

This shallow river actually earned its name from its rocks which are enveloped in a deep green moss giving them the illusion of being giant gems bathed in sparkling water.

However, this day would soon turn into a hellish nightmare as the bridge suddenly begins to buckle and then snap apart literally under their feet!


Samantha Carlson manages to grasp the remaining support cable.

Steadying herself, she glances back to find her son Dylan stretching for the safety of his grandmother’s arms but her husband James is nowhere to be seen.


Low and behold though, the bridge seems not to be collapsing?

Then it becomes frightening unreal as to why.

James somehow managed to grab onto each unbroken half and through sheer force of will is holding the bridge together while screaming for them to get to safety!


Dr. William Whoreknocker and his son Peter who were also enjoying some quality father-son time together happen to arrive amidst the chaos and rush to their aid.

One young future botanist with the moniker of Lily (what a shocker) McGilicutty is so engrossed by a flowering hibiscus that she is utterly oblivious to the courage amidst the crisis occurring around her.

Perhaps even more disturbing is the guy named Percy Lewiniski who only sees dollar signs through his lens-finder at the scene unfolding before him.



If he’s not careful, he might end up like the last guy who also ignored the safety rails to get that money shot, Gawd willing!

Now for some additional shots of the scenery in all its splendor. This one reveals the rare golden-throated red-crested woodpecker.

In the pine trees we have a couple of grey-bellied blackbirds looking for a place to roost.

Scaling the rocky terrain, a large hunting spider sets its eight eyes on a tasty frog sitting amongst the grass.

A couple of shore birds search for tender morsels along the shoreline.

It’s so nice to see such lovely flowers in bloom this time of year.

The following shots are to give a better view of the rock ledges and the other vegetation.










COMMENTATORS NOTES: When I first read this category, I had no idea how I was going to pull this off. A multitude of ideas came and fell by the wayside. Like most things I build, it just sort of grew on its own. Hopefully the concept of a father doing the impossible to save his family no matter the cost shines through. If not, then at least I got to work on my skills building scenery and maybe even improve them a smidge or two.
Good luck to all who advance and to rest (which might be including me), at least you’re free to build what you want again!



Comments

 I made it 
  October 21, 2012
Thanks guys for vote of approval. we'll see what happens next!
 I like it 
  October 20, 2012
Awesome!
 I like it 
  October 14, 2012
Great scene and story! Good luck in R3!
 I made it 
  October 12, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith Looks like its you vs me next round :). Good luck, it's going to be fun!
I see said the blind man! A most interesting category to throw upon for both of us I believe. Tally ho my good man to bricking victory!
  October 11, 2012
Looks like its you vs me next round :). Good luck, it's going to be fun!
 I made it 
  October 11, 2012
Quoting Hans Dendauw NPD Perfect take on the category and a well deserved win. The Force grows stronger in you every round!~H
Thank you my friend but I fear the "force" in question may be excessive levels of methane from that meat-lovers pizza I devoured earlier. Look-out!
 I like it 
  October 11, 2012
Perfect take on the category and a well deserved win. The Force grows stronger in you every round!~H
 I like it 
  October 10, 2012
Great stuff here Mike! Well done! You've got my vote as well. This is a perfect interpretation of the category. See you next round!
 I made it 
  October 8, 2012
All I can say is: YOU LIKE ME, YOU REALLY REALLY LIKE ME! Oh who am I kidding. We all know those words of praise are for that fig of a man and his heroic deed (chuckle, chuckle)! Thanks guys for the feedback, really. Every bit helps boost my twistedly pschotic ego carry on, yeah!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Hahaha! Lovely. I thought you'd make it to round 2, and now I have the same feeling for round 3. Forward ho!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Brilliantly executed my friend! A great scene with lots of details, and zany minifig action! Congrats on moving on!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
That's some crazy action! The point is captured well!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Poor dude... Hold on! Is that plant interesting Lili?
 I made it 
  October 7, 2012
Well, the good news is, I'm going on to R3 and the bad news is, I'm going on to R3! Okay all kidding aside for the moment, thanks again for your support. Now I just have to figure out what I'm in for next and hope I'm up for the challenge.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Nice work, great take on the category and the bridge's awesome!
 I made it 
  October 7, 2012
Quoting Freeling ++ Okay, maybe I lied a little bit when I said that it didn't matter if I made it to round three or not... Congratulations! You bested me this time, but when this MO thing is all over I'll want to challenge you to a Moc-off. ;) You nailed the category dead on, while I just had a mind-blank and didn't know what to build. Congratulations again, and good luck in the rest of the rounds!
I understand how you feel. The last time I was in this contest a couple of years ago, this was the very round where I got knocked out. It happens to all of us my friend. Perhaps the best way to look at it is to consider it as a new goal to shoot for in your building style. As far as your challenge to a Moc-off goes, I gladly accept. I must admit though, I have looked at some of your star ship designs and as good as those are, I fear you might mop the floor with me in such a duel! Best of luck to you in whatever you build next.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Okay, maybe I lied a little bit when I said that it didn't matter if I made it to round three or not... Congratulations! You bested me this time, but when this MO thing is all over I'll want to challenge you to a Moc-off. ;) You nailed the category dead on, while I just had a mind-blank and didn't know what to build. Congratulations again, and good luck in the rest of the rounds!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
An excellent build and it really captures the spirit of the category perfectly! You have my vote! Welcome to round three! ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
An excellent take on the category! Great scene too! ~Thoy
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Great work! the trees are very well done
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Great work! I like the posing of the minifigures, and the description is really captivating!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
really cool scene!
 I made it 
  October 6, 2012
Quoting Jared . "Doctor Whoreknocker"? A bit of an unusual name, but great build though!
Since you noticed, I'll let you in on a little secret. This IS the name of an actual person. I was watching a nature special on PBS several years ago when they introduced a wildlife biologist and his name is or was maybe (it's been a very long time), Dr. Whoreknocker. So there you go.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
"Doctor Whoreknocker"? A bit of an unusual name, but great build though!
 I made it 
  October 6, 2012
I see I have many more fine companions both new and old to thank for your kind words today. So to all of you, I say thank you for your support. Maybe I do have a snowball's chance in Hades afterall, but lets make sure the rest of the judges think if I do first!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Haha, nice. :) Good luck!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Hahah Epic! Love it, what a heroic and noble effort.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Fits the category excellently!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Well, I think that nails the theme you were given dead on! Great build!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Good work. From the opening shot, I thought it might be an Icarus MOC.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Great scene - the opening shot is perfectly posed. Good luck!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Great scene, the spiny rocks in the river and 'unstable' cliffs to hold the bridge look nice, James is performing an incredible feat all right. You have my vote.
 I made it 
  October 6, 2012
Thank you one an all for your comments as they inspire me to build hopefully even better things to come! Suggestions on how to improve are always welcome. Now after this latest round of manical building, I think I'll go and collapse in a heap and await the judges ruling!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Very nice! But I'm unsure if I'll ever be able to cross a bridge again...
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Nice! I think you're supposed to link to my entry and not my homepage though.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Now that's heroic.
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
The water only needs improvement! Well Done!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Excellent scene and great idea! I really love it. The bridge and rocky rocks are really well designed. Heaps of fun little details. All the best of luck!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
This is quite impressive, well done!
 I like it 
  October 6, 2012
Excellent and Spot-on! Very, Very Best of Luck!
 
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