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MO Round 7 : Tom Remy Vs Heath Flor – Duel at the Tower Gate
My entry for the 2012 MocOlympics Round 7
About this creation

The link to the 2012 MocOlympics
The Home of Heath Flor, my esteemed opponent. Good luck to you – but not too much ! ;)

"Wizard Duel"
Build us a battle between two mages of the mystic arts. Be sure to include their magical "effects" as they throw spells with wanton abandon.

I believe I wasn’t at my best from the beginning of this round, and then I caught a big cold… But let’s not underrate myself, that’s your job, you judges! (Just kiddin’ Ok? :P)

Ok, it’s one MOC but it’s also a little story. After my microscale entry, I wanted to include as many play features as I could. In the “set” spirit, it’s also reasonably sturdy (but obviously doesn’t meet TLC’s standards in any way!)

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Once upon a time, in the Barren Lands of the North, there was a City ruled by the evil Air Mage Zess.



For decades he oppressed the citizens, casting deadly spells from the Tower Gate, his den and laboratory.






Zess: “The fluids are troubled… Someone is coming!”


But his nemesis, the Earth Sorcerer Kohntark, was lurking from the depth.
“My Magic Globe brought me to the right cave…”


“Look out, Zess! Here I come!!”


“I challenge you! He who survives this fight will rule the City!”


Zess: “First you’ll have to face the White Shadow!” A guard opened the portcullis...


White Shadow, the keeper of the Tower Gate, slowly stepped out of the dungeon.


Kohntark: “O Forces of the Underworld, release the Black Cloud!”


Black Cloud, the Snake-Centipede slave of Kohntark, crept out of a dark tunnel.


A fierce fight began…


“Hum… That’s NOT Hogwarts’ ladies rooms…”

… But soon the creatures killed each other.

Kohntark: “Let’s get rid of you! Swird-Sworl!!”


“Oops?!”

But failed spells can have unexpected side effects…

Harry: “Oh-oh…”


...


Zess: “Mwa-ha-haa!! You can’t cast spells if you can’t spell them right! SWORD-SWIRL!!”


Kohntark: ”GIMME SHELTER!!”



A few spells later, the two wizards decided to fight bare hands.


Kohntark: “Metamorphosis! Green Machine & Red Nightmare!!”


Zess: “Purple Haze & Pink Steam!!”


The mages had turned into hideous monsters, ready to tear each other into pieces…


In their merciless struggle, the two titans rolled in the torrent. It is said that their fight lasts forever, in the depths of the Cold Ocean…


… But on the battlefield, only their bodies remained…


… And soon turned to dust.

* * *


And so the people of the City were set free from the Mages’ dark oppression. They had a big feast on the battlefield, and decided they would rule themselves without magic, cosmic or godly influence…


The feast lasted long, because Christmas was coming, as well as the end of the MocOlympics!

THE END

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Bonus Pics:

A view from the side...


... front...


... and top


The cave trapdoor


The forced perspective


Microscale details




The torrent


Three more pictures of the tower and creatures






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Commentary : Not much to say, except it was really tough… Three months of intense building finally found me tired of Lego (not for long, don’t worry!) and a little out of ideas… I hope I’ve come up with something worth of a Final Round!
Also, there are nine song titles in the text… Can you spot them all?

I’m very very glad to have come this far whatever the outcome may be. I wish every one of you a happy Christmas, with lots of Lego of course! I’m so eager to know what the prizes are! Thanks to Brickworld, Dave Kaleta and Yuri Fassio, you are wonderful! Thanks to all the MocPages people, the judges and admins of the MocOlympics, you guys do a fantastic job. Thanks everyone for viewing and especially the judges! Good luck again Heath!

Happy Christmas everybody! See you soon…



Comments

 I like it 
  November 12, 2013
Wow, great job! I LOVE the tower. I also love the parts usage for/during the spell battle...that was fun. :)
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  October 1, 2013
Congrats on a truly magnificent creation.
 I made it 
  January 1, 2013
Hi everyone! I just found time to get back to you, sorry 'bout that! ;) My (understandable I think) disappointment only lasted for a few hours, but I was in the country and the internet wasn't that reliable... First as always, thanks for your kind comments! I thoroughly enjoyed my first MocOlympics! I was hoping to get to round 4, so the finals!... Heath you're welcome. It seemed to me like the natural thing to do, I couldn't imagine a final win by default! That plus the fact that you've been an excellent and tenacious competitor... Plus you made a pinball out of Lego: how would I resist watching it in action? :P I don't think I will manage to make it next year, maybe in 2014... But expect lots of creations and perhaps participation to less time consuming contests! MocPages is a great community, and I want to thank the admins, judges and members one last time. And of course Dave and the other sponsors for the prizes! See you very soon and happy new year! --Tom--
 I like it 
  December 26, 2012
Tom it was a fantastic battle! Your entry is superb in every sense of the word! I can't believe this is your first MOC Olympics! You did such an amazing job this year, I fully expect to see you come back next year and sweep the whole thing! Until then, I wanted to say Thank you for lobbying for my build to be accepted by the judges after my many frustrations with MOCpages. You're a fantastic sport and a winner in my book mate! I look forward to seeing more amazing builds from you in the upcoming new year and beyond! I hope you had a Merry Christmas, and an even Happier New Year!! Cheers!
 I like it 
  December 25, 2012
Tom, let me first say that this is an amazing entry and totally worthy of a MocOlympics champion! You and Heath both pulled out all the stops! Congrats on making it this far and really, thank you for such an amazing entry. In the end though, Heath's functionality won me over. Hold your head up high man, especially for your first games, you really rocked it! Congrats! ~ Chris.
  December 25, 2012
First things first... My vote goes YOU. It was a close call though, your opponent had a really fun and functional creation, which made it hard to compare the entries. In the end however your detailed diorama won me over, the microscale is very effective, especially the forced perspective in the picture where the earth sorcerer arrives at the bridge. Good luck!
 I like it 
  December 25, 2012
Sorry Tom but I gave my vote to Heath. A very close call to be sure in yet another close contest. Both entries were great for different reasons: your entry looked spectacular and had some amazing castles and special effects whereas Heath's moc, while lacking a story, made up for it with interactivity. Well played to both grand finalists!
 I like it 
  December 25, 2012
Boy was this a tough final round to judge! And it was, no doubt, far tougher to build for. These kind of endurance contests get really straining by the end, but you both dug your spurs into your horses and delivered some fantastic entries. Heath's functionality was a real bonus, and he did a pretty failsafe combination of solid architecture, emotive characters, creative interpretation, and playability. Your build matched this with an equally failsafe combination of architecture (with interior), Stormbringeresque creatures, a jolly story, forced perspective, awesome stalactites, and some landscaping in your impressionist style I've grown to love. In the end, it came down to the "cleanness" of your builds, and your build is just a bit more compositionally clean and solid than Heath's. In light of that, you've earned my vote. I can see this going in both directions, so good luck with the rest of the judges!
 I like it 
  December 25, 2012
Impressive build, but the creativity and functionality of your opponent's entry earned him my vote. Valiant effort, and best of luck with the other judges!
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Your castle realm is regal... with or without the wizards! It's a good one! Best of Luck! :)
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
I was torn here, both are great entries, both entries are worthy of the final, both entries did well to tackle the category. In the end the functionality of your opponent's build won over my vote as it played to my engineering tendencies over your spectacular scenic approach. Whatever the outcome both of you should take a bow for surviving this long and putting on a great clinic of Lego building and competitive spirit! Good luck with the rest of the judges.
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Excellent entry Tom, and well deserving of a champion vote! The magic effects are all well thought out, and the scenery is amazing. Thank you for being such a great sport...I did get the video loaded, but other pics won't and I'm gonna let it stand as is to get things moving. Who needs more pics anyway?! :P Anywho, it's been a great challenge and real pleasure going up against you. I wish you and your family all the best and a Merry Christmas!!!
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Quite the sprawling complex of scenery and characters! Great entry and good luck!
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Wow, truly an entry worthy of the final round. The micro town is fantastic, I love the rounded towers and how the river flows from it. The tower was a pleasant surprise, the size and detail of it is incredible. The part that most stands out for me if the cave though, the use of cheese is top-notch. Of course the magical beasts are awesome as well! ;) That said, my all-time favourite aspect of this creation is the use of the Christmas ornament. The way the white sparkles on it work with the trans-clear effect you built is phenomenal, you can easily imagine sparks flying from the swords and magic shield. Seriously, that's the best technique I've seen all year. You've certainly shown yourself to be one of the greatest MocOlympic builders around, awesome work. Merry Christmas and good luck with the judges!
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
That is an amazing creation! I love the story! Good luck Tom! I am rooting for you!
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  December 24, 2012
Amazing moc, but how did you create the protective sphere?
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  December 24, 2012
This is spectacular! I love how you did a big MOC, with forced perspective, as well as a story and creatures. It really showcases all of the different skills you have when it comes to building! Great job, man!
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
This is spectacular! I love how you did a big MOC, it's forced perspective, as well as a story and creatures. It really showcases all of the different skills you have when it comes to building! Great job, man!
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Adava Kedavra! :) Whw I'm sure glad I'am not judging. You guys both have excellent entries. And best of Luck !
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Wow, amazing! The cave and monsters are so cool!
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
A great build, worthy of the final. Harry Potter was very funny :-) Good luck, Tom and Merry Christmas.
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
excellent idea! really well built, best of luck!
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
The forced perspective and landscape are the stars this time. The shot with the released town folk shows the wonder of the build off. Good luck, and merry Christmas.
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Very awesomesauce! The use of forced perspective along with "normal" perspective (correct terminology?) is ingenious. The wizard fight is pretty awesome, as well. I applaud you on your use of the various techniques to achieve the different spells. The SWORD-SWIRLO (or whatever it is called) is my favorite. Well, second only to Harry getting turned into a frog thingy.
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Your imaginative use of the Christmas globe was excellent!
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  December 24, 2012
Wow! That is one fantastic entry. Your wizard effects are great and your creatures were top notch. I also enjoyed your added forced perspective. Fantastic work and good luck. :)
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Great work! Lots of building with this one.
 I like it 
  December 24, 2012
Perfect build (and I rarely say that)! The micro city is very well done, the minifig scale sections are well built, the story and fight scenes are very entertaining, and the beasts are very creative. Awesome job!
 I like it 
  December 23, 2012
wonderful job, congratulations,I like spells and monsters, the bridge, the tower, everything is so well done!
 I like it 
  December 23, 2012
The many brilliant details, clever storyline, and numerous mini builds within this entry are all fabulous. But what really stands out are the wide, sweeping shots of the entire little world you have created... simply incredible, and very well-played, as Mr. Spacek said. Whatever happens, you have impressed all of MOCpages with your skill. A boat-load of luck to you, and thank you for all the fantastic entries I've had to amuse me over the last few weeks.
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  December 23, 2012
Tom...wow, wow...this literally made me gasp, no joke. Breath-taking work here!! Heath's definitely got his work cutout for him. My, my, my, this is just stunning. Very, very well played sir and good luck!
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  December 23, 2012
Brilliant blend of perspectives, and I loved the little Harry Potter nod!
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  December 23, 2012
Fantastic entry, Tom! Congratulations on reaching the final round of the MOC Olympics! I really liked the creatures and the spells, although the ground was a little odd. Fantastic work!
 
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