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MELO Round 4: LukeClarenceVan vs. Kyle Ransom: Paths of the Dead
About this creation
Orthanc Bracket has me pitted against Kyle Ransom in the fourth round of the Middle Earth LEGO Olympics.



I figured Kyle would build the throne room, and contemplated building it myself. However, then the competition would merely be who built bigger and had more details, so I opted for a scene where the heroes are running out of the complex, followed closely by tumbling skulls. I also wanted to capture the eery vibe of the ghostly tunnels, and used glow in the dark pieces for added effect. (Unfortunately, this was absurdly difficult to photograph...)



While this photo is fairly blurry, it captures the glow better than most of my other pictures.



Darker than it should be, but highlights the glow effect nicely. This MOC was a great excuse to hone my photography skills, filming conventional MOCs will be a piece of cake now...



Dark and evil, but bright enough to see some details. I SNOTed the walls for extra detail.



A good view of the tunnel's curves and the skulls pouring around the corner.

Best of luck to Kyle, and thanks to Ian and the judges for putting this on.

Thanks for viewing!





Comments

 I like it 
  August 18, 2013
This is great and does the scene justice. I love the detail you used to place the skulls in the background instead of just throwing them everywhere once your MOC was done. Great job and cool grab getting all those glow in the dark pieces.
 I like it 
  August 12, 2013
Awesome scene.
 I like it 
  April 3, 2013
Great rockwork! Those glow bricks might have been better in the mist But maybe not. How did you photograph this so that they were glowing?
 I like it 
  March 29, 2013
Fantastic work there Luke... Very creative and love the glowbricks, adds a special touch
 I like it 
  March 1, 2013
Great shaping of the SNOT cave walls. I like how you've distributed the glowing teeth. In the lit-up photos, they could be quartz crystals in the rock. The grey parts, under the skulls and mini-figs' feet, look like a cloud of dust, spewing out of the cave with the skulls to me.
 I like it 
  February 28, 2013
Brilliant! Shame you got bumped out of Round 5. This was awesome! You made it far after destroying my wimpy Elrond's Council! ;) Hope there's no bad blood between us from the Smack Thread in the MOCathalon. Once again, great creation, man!
 I made it 
  February 27, 2013
Quoting Justin L. Nice! I love all the glow-in-the-dark elements. How/where did you get all of those?
Thanks Justin, I got them all from Bricklink.com last year for about 6 cents a piece.
 I made it 
  February 27, 2013
Quoting Marc dZ The work upon the rocks and cliffs is stunning! The glowing effect brings a cool value. I just would have added 5'000 skulls... (If I'm not mistaken, it's the final number of skulls the special effect team had to mold for this famous scene...). Great tribute.
Thanks Mark! Haha, what I wouldn't do for 5000 skulls...
 I made it 
  February 27, 2013
Thanks everyone! Thanks to the judges too, and best of luck to Kyle.
 I like it 
  February 26, 2013
Nice! I love all the glow-in-the-dark elements. How/where did you get all of those?
 I like it 
  February 26, 2013
The rock-work is amazing! I like the mist that the heroes are running through as well! Excellent build! Good luck!!!!
 I like it 
  February 26, 2013
The work upon the rocks and cliffs is stunning! The glowing effect brings a cool value. I just would have added 5'000 skulls... (If I'm not mistaken, it's the final number of skulls the special effect team had to mold for this famous scene...). Great tribute.
LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
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Aidan Moon
  February 25, 2013
Although this was tough to judge, your opponent gets my vote.
 I like it 
  February 25, 2013
Wow! Fantastic! I love the glow-in-the-dark pieces! Awesome winding path!
 I like it 
  February 24, 2013
Good stuff, very nice use of the glowy pieces!
 I like it 
  February 24, 2013
Awesome use of glow-in-the-dark elements! Nice build!
  February 24, 2013
I am walking into this comment with no idea who my vote will go to. Therefore, I will walk you and myself through the high and low points of each MOC. I think your opponent's presentation beats you here, due to his smooth borders and such. However, your build was intended for a single photo shot. While your opponent's build was bigger, your build quality is slightly better (especially in the rock-work). I think my vote goes to you...yes, it does. Good luck with the other judge! This will be close.
 I like it 
  February 24, 2013
beautiful done Luke! the haze over the floor is awesome as the rockwork on the "walls" !
 I like it 
  February 24, 2013
That just looks cool :)
 I like it 
  February 24, 2013
A good photo is almost as important as a good MOC. You managed both with this post. Excellent work and good luck.
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Nice, very atmospheric.
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
great job with the walls! those glow in the dark pieces are an excellent touch!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Excellent work! I like the glow in the dark pieces, they really capture the ghostly-ness of the the tunnel!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Wonderful MOC! I love the glow effect and the rock-work. Your opponent's build convinced me more though, so I will vote for his entry. Good luck with the other judges!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
You've done a wonderful job in ALL areas to capture the moment in brick! :)
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Should have known you'd pull out some AWESOME rockwork. Great job with that, and nice photography of such a difficult build to capture. I also love the mist effect you have on the floor. Best of luck!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Wow! Great work! I love the GITD pieces! Great job!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Amazing!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
The pictures turned out great, and they still show all the construction detail quite clearly. Excellent work!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Great work! The glow is brilliant
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Excellent rock-work! The glow-in-the-dark feature is awesome...I love it when builders incorporate a funtional, non-gimmicky "play" feature in their creation. I wish you the best in the competition!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Epic MOC! I love your rock-work!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
This is fantastic work! Great effects and rock work! Love it!
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Run away!! Very nicely built, and photographed.
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
The glow in the dark pieces make this sing. I think your photographic challenge was met. Good luck.
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Mark put it into words perfectly. ;)
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Sweet work as always Luke! I wouldn't want to be a MELO judge this round. You and Kyle both put up a great show! ;)
 I like it 
  February 23, 2013
Pics of the whole thing would be nice, but it is a fantastic entry nonetheless. Good work!
 
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