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M.O Round 1; Sagittarius The Centaur.
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As soon as I saw the categories, I knew I had to make one of my signature minidoll builds. I haven't done much animal building/sculpting in the past, so having to build a horse and then giving it a torso on the front half was a pretty fun challenge.
It's not a clever take on the category, purely literal. So I'm crossing my fingers that I don't lose points for originality, or lack thereof.

In hindsight, making the rock the same color as the horse probably wasn't the best idea.

One of my favorite parts of this build is probably the helmet, which is made of entirely stock chromed Lego parts. The plume on the helmet was used by both the Greeks, and the Romans in their respective time periods. So I figured, why not add it for a bit of flair?


Getting the right left leg to be cocked back, and curved to fit the rock was actually quite a challenge. The stability in my first few iterations was really off, so that part took a good couple hours to build and rebuild until I was happy with it.


The gray bit on the shoulder of the centaur is supposed to represent a piece of armor. A slight impracticality since he IS bare-chested. XD




Comments

  September 15, 2013
With your score of the meaning of life (42), you are advancing to round 2!
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  September 13, 2013
I agree with Leda, there is nothing wrong with doing what might be seen to be the 'obvious' or popular choice if it is done well, and this certainly is! Good luck with the judges.
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  September 12, 2013
great stuff, love the helmet, he reminds me of 'Worms' for some reason :P
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  September 11, 2013
Great. I love the base especially. -LB Jr.
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  September 10, 2013
Nice shapes! And that helmet is ace!
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  September 9, 2013
Love it! Best of luck in the competition! Blogged on BrickEnd: http://brickend.blogspot.com/2013/09/mo-round-1-sagittarius-centaur-by-lego.html
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  September 9, 2013
Awesome!
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  September 8, 2013
Excellent work, one of the best builds of the round (so far)!
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  September 8, 2013
Good stuff. I like the overall composition, and the rockwork's sublime. I think the tree could do with a bit more sculpting to make it more rounded throughout, though it looks good in the main photo. The centaur's very well done, barring the rear which seems excessively blocky. All done and said, a very convincing entry.
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  September 8, 2013
A lovely piece of sculpture! The tree angled off to the side was a nice balancing touch too! :)
  September 7, 2013
That's great sculpting right there! The centaur is excellent by itself, but the rock and the tree allow it to shine.
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  September 6, 2013
Ooh, excellent build! I actually was just starting a Saytr (half-Capricorn) when I saw this. Fantastic job!
  September 6, 2013
Awesome! The rock and tree are stellar and the helmet's plume is epic!
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  September 6, 2013
I really like that plume design!
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  September 6, 2013
I am sad that you passed up the chance to do those anime eyes with cheese! Still, awesome stuff LJ!
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  September 6, 2013
Fantastic!
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  September 5, 2013
Nothing wrong with literal interpretations when they are as beautifuly and elegantly done as this. Lovely form and sculpting. I especially like the side view. I really like that its the same colour as the base because then the helmet and plume just go zing! It wouldn't do that so much if there were too many colours in the sculpture. Well done, beautiful piece of art. Its deep square eyes are really enchanting.
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  September 5, 2013
Nice job! Literal yes but very good nonetheless! Good luck in the contest!
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  September 5, 2013
Awesome!
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  September 5, 2013
Very Nice! I love the plume.. 5/5.
  September 5, 2013
Great stuff, my kids were pumped when they saw it! Then they asked, "why i didn't go with that instead of picking the fish?"
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  September 5, 2013
Really nice sculpting!
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  September 5, 2013
This is just fantastic! There is no doubt you made it into Round 2 with this epic MOC! I loves that plumes, and that centaur is the best one I've seen yet! Great job!
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  September 5, 2013
Amazing! Good luck. :)
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  September 5, 2013
That rock rocks.
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  September 5, 2013
It seems that you and I are building the same creation.... Oh well, fantastic moc! The centaur is fantastic! I love the plume! My only suggestion is what you said, if you changed the landscape to something else besides rockwork, it would look better with the DBG centaur's body. Other than that, fantastic work here! Best of luck in the MocOlympics mate!
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  September 5, 2013
It's good to see a model from you! I like the plume and the legs! :)
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  September 5, 2013
...Minidoll?
 
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