AvP Universe: We’re all familiar with the Alien and Predator movies/comics/novels and so on. Here’s your task, build us something from that Universe. It does NOT have to include an alien or predator (it can if you wish) but it must be something that could be set in that universe. Anything from an Alien Hive to a microscale version of “The Betty” (the pirate ship from Alien: Resurrection). The choice is yours.
About this creation
For the 2012 Mocolympics
I am competing against George G.
I didn't know much about AvP when I got the category. I have watched Aliens before, but that was it. When I saw the iconic look of a predator, I knew I wanted to build one.
The hardest part of the mask was making it as 3 dimensional as possible.
The costume can be worn, with difficulty.
I remain unconvinced that I look good in it.
Most of the weight of the mask is on my lower lip which got tiresome very swiftly.
I built the mask first, but I had a few days left, so I went for the shoulder armor. Then I spent quite some time trying to nail the necklace full of diverse alien skulls.
I also built the Predator wrist blade.
Yeah, it works better if you kind of squint.
This is the only dead alien trophy that I really liked.
I also ran out of white tiles in case you hadn't noticed.
My mentality for the last couple rounds has been to go out with style. I hope I've built something worthy of round 5. I can't wait to see what George will come up with. I've had a longer run in the Mocolympics than I thought I would and I think it has made me work hard to live up to the Elite Eight standards. Thanks to my brother who helped with critique as well as clipping me in for the picture.
Hey, Sir Balamorgineas. (What do people call you for short?) I was wondering if you're planning on joining the Mocathalon this year. If you are, it would be great to have you on my team. I've sent you an invitation, if you're interested.
Hey Sir Balamorgineas, I'd like to personally apologize to you and all the other contestants for dropping off the face of MOCpages when I was supposed to be judging. With family obligations and near-finals homework and projects, I completely neglected the MocOlympics, and for that I'm sorry. Luckily, Kelso and Moodswim were able to help out! Thanks for playing!
*Note* The head cheese, Mr. Phipson, has asked if I would step in as a replacement judge in a couple of matchups - this happens to be one of those. So, let's get this party started...Excellent work. As I mentioned in George's comment section, organic forms are very challenging in Lego. This was immediately recognizable, and I liked the forms created for the face, and the effects of the textures in the shoulder guards. Having said that, I still feel like George's gutsy (or foolish - it's a fine line ;) stab at the Nostromo was extremely successful. His excellent work with the complex angles and the challenging structural support put him over the top for me. Another very close round, but here my vote goes...juuuuust barely...to your opponent.
Definitely the toughest match to judge. You actually wearing the costume was way-impressive, but my vote goes to George this round. His ship was just a bit more compositionally solid, though again, the entries are very different, and tricky to compare. Nice work!
Wow, that's very accurate and fun! good idea to make it wearable and to add as much elements as you could. I like the trophies idea too but they are very hard to spot on the photos... That's a tough one to judge, good luck to you!
Sorry mate I gave my vote to George. You did a really good job with an extremely difficult subject but he JUST got over the line for me. I have a feeling this will be a very close call. Best of luck with the other judges!
Aw yeah, this is great. After building a mask in round 2 I appreciate the time and effort you must have put into this. The 'hair' is fantastic, and I see your waterfall technique coming in useful again. (Enough bricklink orders and you could do a whole chainmail shirt?)
This round is too close to call, good luck with the judges!
Wow! This is awesome! Everything here is just so cool and the playability is superb! I was considering doing something very similar build didn't think it could be done in bricks, but you proved me wrong Sir! Good luck, I have a heavy day of building a head of me.... :)
Dude, incredible! Words do not describe how awesome this looks, I love that mask. Superb use of 2x2 rounds, you're really getting your money's worth on those. ;) One of the best entries I've seen this year, spectacular work.