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MocOlympics Round 2: Delatron 3000 vs Stephen Boe
Olympian
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Category: Olympian

Build a LEGO figure (from your country!) competing in some Olympic sport. Be it pole vaulting, bobsledding, or that one sport we're all still wondering about...ah yes, curling! We want to see what kind of athlete you can bring to this year's MocOlympics!

My distinguished competition Here’s Stephen!

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I enjoyed the Olympics in London last year, we as a country did a great job both as competitors and hosts. The modern events are a bit sterile and organised though. I wanted something…… odder. For my inspiration I went back to the games of 1900 in Paris.



The Paris games of 1900 were notorious for bad organisation and infamous as the only time when live Pigeon shooting was included as an event. The IOC have since retroactively awarded medals to the gentlemen who placed first, second and third, (medals were not awarded in the very early games of the modern era) but the event was never to be a part of the games again. Even by the standards of the turn of the last century it seems that the shooting of hundreds of birds for sport was not in the Olympic spirit of competition.



Britain had one shooter at the 1900 games, the wonderfully named Sidney Merlin. I can find no photographs of him so I used some artistic license and photographs of shooting parties of the time to imagine him as you see here. No team uniforms or numbers, but a gentleman’s moustache and a jaw you could break rocks on.













Sidney shot at three games, 1896, 1900 and winning Gold and Bronze medals in the trap shooting at the Intercalated 1906 games in Athens. I can find no results for him shooting at pigeons as only the medallists are recorded, however it was not uncommon for competitors to ‘multi-event’ in those days and shooters would often compete in every shooting event.







He was also a botanist, successfully introducing the kumquat tree to Corfu, and escaped the German invasion of Crete during World War II, even though he was by then in his eighties. I reckon he would have been some bloke.



Good luck to all. I hope to see you in R3.


Yours,

The Delatron



Comments

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  November 14, 2013
Brilliant.~H
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  October 12, 2013
Very well done!
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  October 5, 2013
I love the cartoony look of the character. Brilliant stuff with the mini explosion and pigeons, too, and the used shells are spot-on.
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  October 5, 2013
Really cool. The spent shells are a great touch. I love the hunter. That mustache is just brilliant. He has a certain Pixar look about him that I really appreciate.
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  October 1, 2013
All I could say when I saw your entry was: "Wie geil ist das denn?"
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  October 1, 2013
Love the empty shells! Great little detail that just really pushes the whole thing over the top! You got my vote! Welcome to round 3! ~ Chris.
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  September 30, 2013
Amazing! I like all the empty shells on the ground, nice touch!
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  September 30, 2013
Brilliant take on the category. Congratulations, you have my vote!
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  September 30, 2013
Really nice work here! Awesome "fly away!" posing with those pigeons :D
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  September 30, 2013
Handsome chap. He sharing his brandy with the synch swimming team?
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  September 30, 2013
What a bold figure, in real life as well as out of lego! I hope to sse you in round 3... Best of luck, Stu!
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  September 30, 2013
Brilliant figure and gun!
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  September 30, 2013
Top-notch figure, and who else would have thought of live pigeon shooting for this category? Great build!
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  September 30, 2013
Thanks for the kind words folks. It occured to me that i cannot alter the text until after judging is done, but I wanted to thank my mate from work Phil, who sparked this whole build with the idea to go for the oddest Olympic events. I steered clear of Tug-of-war and sculpting, but live Pigeon shooting was the choice from that moment onwards!
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  September 30, 2013
I like this figure, especially how you used some rare dark green parts!
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  September 30, 2013
Good show, old chap!
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  September 30, 2013
Sidney means business! I bet the pigeons surrendered by just looking at his stare. XD
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  September 30, 2013
Both you and your opponent took unexpected approaches to this category. All things considered, you've got my vote.
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  September 30, 2013
Wow! This is amazing! I can't say enough about it!
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  September 29, 2013
All the details, as well as the overall look, are perfect! I love that mustache!
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  September 29, 2013
He's just too perfectly British! The 'stache! I half expect to hear him going "haruff, haruff, quite right". The flying rats are genius, not enough shells. ;)
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  September 29, 2013
Cool!
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  September 29, 2013
Ahhhh! Oh no those poor pigeons! Good thing that sport is not in the Moc Olympics.... anyway, great build mate. That jaw is brilliant. You have such a knack for characterisation, its incredible. That bird design is fantastic.
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  September 29, 2013
A brilliant build and a fascinating biography too. Excellent!
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  September 29, 2013
This is top notch stuff! Great research plus great build equals Great Britain I guess :)
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  September 29, 2013
Magnificient! The mustache, the chin, the rifle, the spent shells, the birdies! I looked and I looked and I smiled! :)
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  September 29, 2013
Wow this is beyond excellent! I love the shotgun figure and the pigeons. What a fantastic shot 4 birds one shot. Love the empties at his feet. Brilliant work on the man, he looks perfect. Positively EPIC!
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  September 29, 2013
Wonderful figure building - this guy has real character. Good luck!
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  September 29, 2013
Very impressive and distinguished looking fig! The birds, the shells and the history, all add up to a great entry! Good luck!
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  September 29, 2013
Ha, ha, awesome!
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  September 29, 2013
Wow. Awesome build. Stephen's going to have to really work hard to beat this.
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  September 29, 2013
Very cool looking gun and birds!
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  September 29, 2013
*squeals in fear*
  September 29, 2013
Pigeons :P Though the rest of it is nice too.
  September 29, 2013
Amazing! I was going to pick my favorite part but the entire thing is just beautiful!
 
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