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Deep in the Depths
M.O. Round 2: Master Shifu vs Stuart Lucas. Category: Deep in the Depths
About this creation

My formidable opponent's link.

2013 MocOlympics link.


The category states, "Hollywood has speculated about the ocean's depths for years, but what do you personally think dwells beneath the surface of the earth? Be imaginative and show us what kind of fantastical idea you can come up with!"






We're going deep down under the Hadalpelagic zone, Hollywood style!





While in real life light cannot reach the deepest recesses of the ocean and species have no need for colorizarion, this doubletail fish, called Berapi-api, sports some fiery colors.





Tube worms are so last abyss. This new species, called Keras, sport strong, long, ribbed extensions from the ocean rocks.





Unlike its predecessor, it has bulbous eyes that attract smaller creatures and a hook-shaped mouth to suck them in.





Starfishes are so 2-dimensional. These species, called Berduri, are going 3-D, yo! Extra appendage in the Z-plane for your pleasure.





A distant cousin of the Keras, the Lemah prefers to stay low on the ocean bed. It does not have the rigid cell walls like the Keras that can make it stretch up, which gives it the bloated look.





The deep ocean has its version of a coral reef called Terumbu.





The Jari is one of the few bioluminous species. They are like fingers that try to catch smaller creatures.





What the Jari looks like in the dark.





The Rumpai resembles seaweeds.





The Kelopak's gender is distinguished by its color and appendage above its "head". The females are yellow with claws and the males are blue with red bulbs.





Not much is known about the brown Kakang, the white and blue Renek, and lime green Bintang other than they are usually found around Kelopaks. Alien to this region is a barnacle called Bearded Dagobah.





The Asing is looking for prey.





These cute, spiky creatures are called Landaks.





They are the favorite food of the Asing. They are most vulnerable when they are young. However, they can grow considerably.





The mature Landak grows eight limbs and a multitude of spikes.









One more view of them creatures living in harmony.




Comments

 I like it 
  May 15, 2014
This is so cool. Nice imagination on all of the creatures. Great and unusual. It's nice to see something as fresh as this. Fantastic parts usage too, some of these pieces I haven't seen before. Awesome build.
  February 25, 2014
A Great assortment of colors and Bricks, I like it how you have made the plants, super
 I like it 
  January 16, 2014
Great PU! I love the rocks :)
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  December 5, 2013
It is very hard to challenge such a talented builder like you! Great job :D
 I like it 
  October 17, 2013
Nice parts usage. Whatever there is down there, I'm going to build submarines to find out ;)
 I like it 
  October 6, 2013
Your opponent did a fine job but I prefer your entry... Very nice variety of cool creatures ! Anyway, you've got more time now to do freestyle MOCs :-)
 I like it 
  October 3, 2013
what makes me think you rifled through your parts to find the weirdest bits? And what makes me think if i translate some of those names i will be seeing some puns? Lovely, colourful stuff. Unlucky on not advancing mate.
 I made it 
  October 2, 2013
Thanks everybody for your wonderful comments!
 I like it 
  October 1, 2013
This was an incredibly tough match up to judge. I love the colors and layout of you build. But over all I think Stuart out built you ever so slightly, so he gets my vote.
 I like it 
  October 1, 2013
Nice creation! Good luck with the last judge!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Like Ian I went back and forth a bit here. In the end your creatures juuust won me over. You got my vote! Could go either way so good luck with your final judge! ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
This was a fairly tough set to judge. I went back and forth a little, but when all is said and done, my vote goes to Stuart. Good show though and best of luck with your other judges!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Excellent part usage. You really captured the alien look of deep water species.
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
The part usage is just so cool!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Simple, but highly efficient! Good luck Shifu!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Brilliant use of unusual pieces!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2013
Fantastic parts usage, it has a great little underwater documentary feel. The bearded dagobah is cute. Looks like you had a lot of fun finding all your funky pieces for this build. Great stuff and good luck!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2013
Thems are some nifty critters ya got there! And probably pretty tasty! Good luck with the judges!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2013
Wow, this is great stuff! Lots of excellent parts usage. I see we had some similar ideas (tubeworms ahoy) but still tackled the category somewhat differently. Good luck, this will be close!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2013
Very cool mix up of all the sea creatures! Magnificent work!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2013
Fun little build there with tons of detail! I love all the names you gave them with the descriptions, it's like watching those Jacques Cousteau shows from the 60s and 70s only less grainy. ;) Good luck!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2013
Small, elegant and with so many perfectly designed details!!! Impressive as always!!!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2013
Love the use of the bionicle pieces! And the colors are great! I coudn't get to round 2 so I'll be cheering you on :) all the best!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2013
wow! incredible ideas! good luck!
 I like it 
  September 29, 2013
Lovely model, and some great ideas here. Good luck!
 I like it 
  September 28, 2013
This is amazing!
  September 28, 2013
So many NPUs! Everything looks wonderful!
 I like it 
  September 28, 2013
But... where's the chopsticks? Wait... I'm confused! Seriously... this is a beautiful lesson in the arrangement of color and shapes. It has an Oriental feel to it also! I enjoyed the marine biology lesson too! Best of Luck! :)
 I like it 
  September 28, 2013
Awesome monsters of the deep!
  September 28, 2013
A nice, simple base, but very well thought creatures! Best of Fortune to you!
 I like it 
  September 28, 2013
woww.. Very nice design and idea..
 I like it 
  September 28, 2013
Fantastic colours and some excellent part usage.
 I like it 
  September 28, 2013
interesting creatures! Good luck!
  September 28, 2013
excellent scene Shifu! I love underwater scenes [of course] very imaginative, the coral reef is my fav, but, the bearded dagobah made me laugh a lot! lol.
 I like it 
  September 28, 2013
Nice! And yes, the depths of the ocean are very mysterious. All I'm sayin' is that I'm not going down there, unless if I'm in an armored, nuclear armed military submarine :-0
  September 28, 2013
Awesome part usage! Most of the lots of the creatures are one-piece, yet the diversity makes this look awesome!
 
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