MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop MO Round 4: Heath Flor Vs. Ian SpacekMosaics
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
MO Round 4: Heath Flor Vs. Ian Spacek
Rate it  12345       Add a comment Add a comment   Zoom in  Zoom in
My Round 4 entry into the MOC Olympics.
About this creation
Heath Flor vs Ian Spacek
Mosaics: We�re going to leave this one open a bit. We want you to �paint� an ORIGINAL piece of art using Lego. 2D only please.

You can find my worthy opponent's entry HERE
You can find the Moc Olympics homepage HERE

After trying to come up with a concept for days now, and then getting slammed with 2 reviews, dealing with 4 kids, and a job....I came up with this amazing design!

Here it is in all its glory:



I call it "Walk Like An Egyptian".



Obviously this was off to a bad start, so after a few days of mulling around on it I decided to try my hand at a free-hand mosaic. This lighthouse is purely from my mind, with no picture references, computer programs, or drawings. It didn't turn out too bad.





From there I decided it wasn't going too bad, so I went ahead and did a likeness of Lord Vampyre. This is more for my daughter Kairi who absolutely adores him, and probably will be hung up in her room.



Next I decided to try the ol' computer program trick on an existing photo. This is of my awesome Victorian Bulldog sleeping. He's sooooo cute! When he's sleeping that is. :P My wife really likes this one, and won't let me tear it down so it will go to her.





Here is the real photo.




Finally, Leda said I should just smash the Cathedral flat. I had already thought of doing that, but didn't feel very confident about it. After confirming with Chris it would be ok, I went for it. I'm really proud of this one, because it was almost entirely done by free-hand -- except for the bottom, where I needed the base to be exact. I used the tan to break up the white a bit, and distinguish the cathedral from the background.

You can find the build of Smolny Cathedral HERE



Afterthoughts --
Well there ya go. I don't like mosaics, and I'll probably never do one again. That's what I say every time I get stuck with this category, so you see how much say I really have. LMAO Actually the kids really enjoyed waking up every morning to find a new Mosaic, and I have several requests from them and my wife to do others. We'll see.

Anywho, it was fun to test my skills and watch them improve with every build. Good luck to my competitor who is an excellent builder, and all around good guy. Cheers!



Comments

 I like it 
  November 14, 2012
Awesome, unfortunately this is coming from someone who's primarily a biomocist, but I am a pretty good artist with that being said you should have thought about shading, a vantage point, and horizon.
 I like it 
  November 13, 2012
I'm just surprised you had any light blue bricks left for the mosaic after building the cathedral! Great rendition and congrats on progressing.
 I made it 
  November 12, 2012
Thanks guys! Glad you enjoyed!
 I like it 
  November 12, 2012
All these "paintings" or should i say "Brickings" are truely worty to an Art Gallery. (this is not to offend your sundown/sunrise, in your lighthouse painting. But i think it looks like a explosion) Besides from that, i think your bulldog painting is the best. Specialy compared to the real thing
 I like it 
  November 12, 2012
That cathedral mosaic is stunning.
 I like it 
  November 8, 2012
Hey Heath (yep, editing Ian strikes again, but I think it's due), thank you for helping me to understand your vantage point in regards to the "sneak-attack" aspect (your comment in the thread was enlightening). I doubt I would've considered it in that way if you hadn't said something; I was obviously viewing the situation from a very different angle. I think both views are justifiable, and hope (from the description in my big comment) that you can understand why I reacted the way I did. Once again, congrats on the win and good luck in the rounds to come.
 I like it 
  November 8, 2012
Congrats on getting through mate, I know you had time concerns so i'm pleased you submitted a good entry. I thought from the main picture it was apparent that the cathedral was your 'proper' entry and everything else was practice/ progression up to that point but I can see from comments some people have interpreted it differently. Sorry your success is being mired by this but well done and good luck for next round.
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
In reading over the comments, I thought it was really interesting what you did, not only your "deception" but also Ian's apparent over-confidence. I won't voice my thoughts either way, but I will say congrats on getting through.
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
Well done! Good luck mate!
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
Well you can thank The Fates you didnt stop at that first Egyptian one! You got my vote, the dog and the vampire one were really cool!
 I like it 
  November 6, 2012
Hey, I know a Dude who made that cathedral in 3D last year and it was aweso...wait, what?
 I like it 
  November 6, 2012
Really great builds, and, while I am judging the best one, I'm also looking at the others. The one thing that your opponent's mosaic has that yours do not is a good appearance of depth through shading. My vote goes to Ian.
 I like it 
  November 6, 2012
Ok, that cathedral is awesome!
 I like it 
  November 6, 2012
The cathedral mosaic is amazing!
Heath 'kik36' Flor
 I like it 
White Knight
  November 5, 2012
Very fine work indeed !>>....well done
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Wow. Very impressive! The lighthouse is a personal favorite! -LB Senior
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
It's the superimposed studful egyptian mosaic over the proportionate blend of light and dark bley background ... huh, that's a table and a wall?!?!? Fooled me. XD. All them mosaics rock!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
well played! u have my vote!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Heath, Rope-a-dope FTW! ~Dave
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
excellent designs!
 I made it 
  November 5, 2012
Quoting Leda Kat =^..^= Yay you did the cathedral! Its awesome and if you keep it made up and hang it on the wall it will be a nice keepsake of that project since it is now no longer. Lots of great stuff here Heath, the dog is cute, I love its pink nose. Good luck!
You think he's cute here, you should see him in person .....he's a hottie! He must get it from his owner. ;)
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Lol, I thought you were actually submitting walk like an egyptian there :P I guess I should have seen this coming, you'd have to be preeeety busy to only be able to churn that out. Anyway, nice mosaics, that one of lord vampyre turned out really great!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
I can definitely see the improvement. That cathedral is great.
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
The cathedral mosaic looks wonderful, as do the others. I like the variety of subjects too :)
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Lots of mosaics here! I prefer the vampyre, egyptian and dog. Great work all around! If I may say, i find the upper section of the cathedral a bit "flat" (no pun, talking about perspective). Anyway, best of luck to you!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
now that's a neat entry, hahahah, I really thought you were going to go with that walk like an Egyptian, lol...
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
The lighthouse is pure win! Eat that, Chris! LMAO!!! Best of luck, my brother, though I think you nailed it with the cathedral!~H
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Why you seaky, booze-swillin' bilge rat of a pirate! Here you got me thinking you threw in the towel to pull off a whole gallery of mosaic artwork. I should of known. Never underestimate a member of the Hard Knocks Gang. Tally ho!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Okay, now that I'm done moping--you really got my hopes up with that first entry--I'll try and leave a half decent comment. ;) Some great mosaics here Heath, you really took everyone by surprise! The 3D appearance of the cathedral is just stunning. Heh, I also considered "mosaicafying" one of my own MOCs, but it wouldn't have been half as cool as this! I'm really liking the cartoony vampire too. What fun! It's also been a riot having a rematch! Of course it'd be pleasant to win (even the score a bit), but I won't be surprised if you pull through again. :) Whatever the outcome, it's been an honor! Hehe, seems Thoy enjoyed it too. What can I say? My over-earnestness is quite laughable. ;) Well, good luck mate (not that you'll really need it). You do them pirates proud! ;)
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Now that's a lot more like it! Good luck.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Nice work there Heath! Your family has a lot of treasures too! And, I really think the top of that lighthouse looks like the Point Loma's! Cheers and best of luck! :)
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Glad I came back! Some great examples of art here, Chief! You know, I'd have to say I like the lighthouse the most. You created a nice sense of depth, which I suppose is the real trick to these things. Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Wow! After everything you've said, I didn't expect so many things! Everything is very nice! I particulary love the dog... Maybe because he is a very nice model!=) Best of luck with your judges! Ps: I've got an AFOL who is still in the race... Can you find who he is? You've some clues on my page... =)
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Meh, the others are okay. My vote is still for that Egyptian one. XD
  November 4, 2012
I mean pink tongue.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Yay you did the cathedral! Its awesome and if you keep it made up and hang it on the wall it will be a nice keepsake of that project since it is now no longer. Lots of great stuff here Heath, the dog is cute, I love its pink nose. Good luck!
 I made it 
  November 4, 2012
Quoting Ian Spacek Multiple mosaics...the category did seem to hint at only piece, because which one will you be judged on? It's hard to compare 5 very different mosaics (including "Walk like an Egyptian") to my 1. Nice work all the same.
LOL maybe they'll just judge the best one. ;) If there's an issue, they know where to find me.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
:) :) :)
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
LMAO!!!! HAHAHAHA!!! And I only wrote it as a joke!!! Heath you are a LEG END (bad pirate pun). I've just been having a serious little chuckle to myself at work about Ians comments in the MO group Hahahaha!!! This just made my day!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
wow awsum egypt1on on a plate! i w4nt instruktzions, LOLz!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Am I the only one who noticed Heath hasn't added it to group yet? I love a good conspiracy, maybe this is a hoax, and later Heath will upload his real build. The link on Ians entry would be deemed incorrect and as such Ian would be DQed LOL! This is a great little build mate, we all know the feeling of defeat when time just doesn't go our way so I can really feel for ya there. Good luck and I hope for our R5 match that my little theory is true ;) ~Thoy
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
If the MOCies were taking place this year, I now know what would win MOC of the year..... ;)
Heath 'kik36' Flor
Chris Melby
  November 3, 2012
You have time for Lego Land Cali, but not 97 rounds of the Moc Olympics? Put down that "Keystone Light" and get your priorities straight broseph! Z
 I like it 
  November 3, 2012
If only he had a bottle of wine in his hand you could of called it "Drink Like an Egyptian!" Best of luck my friend and believe you me I know all too well when life just won't get the "F" out of the way!
 I like it 
  November 3, 2012
Simple & fun building! I now have the Bangles' song going round in my head :)
 I like it 
  November 3, 2012
Wow, this is simply stunning.
 I like it 
  November 3, 2012
Genius never sleeps... except when real life gets in the way! Good luck, anyway.
 I like it 
  November 3, 2012
Ian doesn't stand a chance! Your design is both beautiful and thought provoking. It really makes you pounder the inner workings of the design and how much thought went in to putting so much detail into this work. It is WUNDERBAR!
 I like it 
  November 3, 2012
I have never been so moved by a MOC since I first saw Mi awsum HALO page!!!!!
 I like it 
  November 3, 2012
best ever!
 I like it 
  November 3, 2012
More photos please.
 I like it 
  November 3, 2012
I love that touch of Egyptian yellow! :)
 I like it 
  November 3, 2012
Heath, Ian is sitting next to me right now (he will comment later). Your humor had us both on the floor. Clever way to approach the situation!
 I like it 
  November 2, 2012
Instructions please! :)
 I like it 
  November 2, 2012
Compelling!
 I like it 
  November 2, 2012
You sir, are my idol. I foresee that Ian will face another loss this year, and you may well win the whole MocOlympics. In all serious, too bad you didn't have time to get anything big done, but this is rather neat.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2012
Better than what I can do. :)
 I like it 
  November 2, 2012
I absolutely adore this minimalist approach. More with less, that's the key.
 I like it 
  November 2, 2012
This is the greatest thing I've ever seen. Thank you.
 
By Heath 'kik36' Flor
Add to my favorite builders

63
people like this. See who.

2,388 visitors
59 comments
Added November 2, 2012
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop MO Round 4: Heath Flor Vs. Ian SpacekMosaics


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use