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M.O. Round 4: Tyler Halliwell vs Sir Balamorgineas
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M.O. Round 4: Sherlock Holmes
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My opponentís fantastic entry

The Adventure of the Red-Headed League. It is short and worth reading.


Sherlock Holmes: Everyone's favorite consulting detective got a Legoification in the
Minifigure Series 5. Build a scene featuring the famous intellectual. You needn't use the series minifig, and your version of Holmes might be inspired by Doyle's stories, Basil Rathbone, Benedict Cumberbatch, or by Robert Downey Jr. Does he solve the case? You do not need to build an entire mystery/story, a simple vig or dio will do.



I was quite stumped for what to build in this category. Many Hound of the Baskervilles creations had been made during Round 1, and the Reichenbach falls were built a few times during one of the past mocathalons. I am not a Sherlock Holmes fan, so I wasn't able to just pull a random story from my mind. Luckily, Dennis Price is. I posted to the V-luggers that I was having some trouble, and he suggested that I build "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League."
To make a short story way shorter, the adventure involves a pawn shop worker distracting his boss so that said worker and his cronies can dig a tunnel from the pawn shop to a bank and steal the gold inside. The bank has a stockpile of gold at the time. The "Red-Headed League" part comes from the fact that the manager was distracted by a job that only hired red-headed people, giving the manager an excuse to apply.



Here we see the front of the creation. As most of it is underground, I didn't want to just have a boring black base. Hindsight, being 20/20, tells me that I should have also included Sherlock, but I didn't expect the back to be so tall.



Oh, look! A rare London ne'er-do-well! Out wandering the dimly lit streets at night. if I hadn;t been so stressed for time, I would have taken some night-lit pictures, but I guess that your imagination will have to work. You should all have good imaginations, due to the fact that we all play with Lego.



the bank is pretty deserted, probably due to the fact that it is approximately 2 a.m. I don't know about you, but most of my banking is done a bit later in the day.



The pawnshop is also quite deserted, as it is still the same time. (Really?) However, it is never too late for criminal activity, as Holmes and Watson know well.



The cellar of the pawnshop houses some of the finest digging tools around. Quite convenient for those criminals.



Ooh, the tunnel mouth is artfully disquised with barrels. No one will ever know of its existence.



The rook thinks that he will get his gold, but it is HOlmes, Watson, the bank Manager and their police friend who will save the day. The thief will be caught red-handed and red-headed. All of the crates are filled with excess gold bullion, by the way.



The back end of the tunnel. Although Holmes and company have been waiting in complete darkness, they are able to see due to the torchlight that comes from the lifted up flagstone. Success is achieved.



Holmes with his riding crop, Watson with his revolver and the policeman friend. He seems to do a better of a job than Officer Phipson, although just barely. I was fortunate enough to get the bowler on a Series 8 minifig on Friday. Watson wouldn't be the same without it.



Good luck to my opponent, who made a fantastic entry and once again showed the versatility of 2x2 rounds, as well as all of the other competitors still in. As always, thanks to the fabulous judges and coordinators who keep this going smoothly.



Comments

 I like it 
  November 16, 2012
This is another excellent MOC, the rooms are both very well realised and the tunnel idea is really good. Too bad you got trumped by Sir B.'s more eye-catching entry, well played anyway!
 I like it 
  November 8, 2012
Great. I love the underground action. Cool stuff!
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  November 8, 2012
I have read this story, it was brilliant. Amazing entry!
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  November 8, 2012
Hey I read that story about two months ago, it was really good Tyler I have to agree! Well I'm glad this round has already been decided as I like both you and Balamorgineas' entries equally for different reasons: his had action and yours told a story. So I'm giving my vote to both of you ;)
 I like it 
  November 7, 2012
Commiserations on not advancing my old mucker. I love the narrative style, and I admire the fact you've got a fully finished MOC viewable from all 4 sides and built over two levels (it's amazing how much I hide at the back of my builds never to be seen!) I like the variety of colours for the building interiors too and some good details in the fixtures. Well done, be proud mate.
 I like it 
  November 6, 2012
A fantastic entry! GL in the MO!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
The tunnel is definitely icing on the cake! Lots of cool features!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
its a great build, but something about your opponents build just pops more! Sorry my vote's to him!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Excellent job Tyler! Love the tunnel design, and the minifigs! Good luck with the judges!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
This was a tough one, considering your build was a little more solid than his, but even with just a facade, that waterfall design caused me to vote for your opponent.
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Good build! I'm afraid my lack of knowledge about Conan Doyle's work prevents me from getting the full taste of it... Good luck to you!
 I like it 
  November 5, 2012
Nice one Tyler. The Red Headed League would have been my second choice and you did a great job. It has been a pleasure battling it out. I guess it's up to the judges now.
 Tyler  Halliwell
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White Knight
  November 4, 2012
Excellent stuff !>.....well done
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Nifty curved bank window design! And I love your Dr. Watson fig! Best of Luck! :)
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Nice involved narrative build.
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Great, and totally different to your opponent's. Another tough one for the judges to call. Good luck!
  November 4, 2012
Very cool moc! A classic Sherlock Holmes story! :)
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  November 4, 2012
Quoting Giovanni & Lennaert Seynhaeve A build with much thaught and planning, and it looks well executed. But I would have loved to see some supports in that tunnel, if that's dug out in earth and dirt. Anyway, I too feel that cathegories that require much background knowledge (like that Chirles Dackens one in R1) are the hardest. Good luck with your judges!
Argh, supports would have been nice! Alas!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
The game is afoot! This is certainly a massive project, and it turned out great! I like that pawn shop in particular, but it's the overall design that's really interesting. Well done and good luck!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Nice work Tyler. You and your opponent have both presented stellar entries. Good luck!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Awesome!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
A build with much thaught and planning, and it looks well executed. But I would have loved to see some supports in that tunnel, if that's dug out in earth and dirt. Anyway, I too feel that cathegories that require much background knowledge (like that Chirles Dackens one in R1) are the hardest. Good luck with your judges!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
Nice build! Good luck with your judges!
 I like it 
  November 4, 2012
excellent!
 
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