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MocOlympics Round 2 "jamesuniverse" vs "Blake Baer": Four Horses of the Apocalypse.
MOColympics Round 2 Entry
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MOColympics Round 2 Entry:
Blake Baer vs jamesuniverse:
Apocalypse now
Build a vignette based on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (war, hunger, disease, death). It is up to you how many of them appear in your moc or how you interpret them. But make sure that they (one or some or all) are visible as some kind of character. Donít build just a war scene, for example.

Blake's Page: HERE

I took an artistic approach on this category. Instead of the men, I went with horses and their meaning.

White: Conquest
Red: War
Black: Hunger
Grey: Death

There are many different sources to the "meaning" of each horse, but these are the ones I used.

Feel free to ask "what do the scales mean", but all I am going to say is:

The scales indicate the way that bread would have been weighed during a famine.

Thank you for looking!

Also thank you all who helped with feedback on these. It was greatly appreciated. If I had more time, I would have made the horse stances unique and added more symbolic items to represent each horse. :)



Comments

 I like it 
  November 23, 2013
Wow! Amazing work, I am very impressed with the detail and how eye catching it is.
 I like it 
  October 12, 2013
I built an animal once. ... Once! and that's because organic forms are theeee hardest shapes to sculpt out of those lil' bitty rectilinear bricks we use. This is a really technically impressive MOC.
 I like it 
  October 5, 2013
Great form and scale. Nice creation! -LB Senior
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  October 3, 2013
Great take on the category and really nice build. i think you were double unlucky in being up against a great builder who put in an excellent entry but good job and congrats on being blogged on Bricknerd!
 I like it 
  October 3, 2013
Those horses are spectacular! The symbolism is presented wonderfully. I think if you had the horsemen on them in a more dynamic pose, it would have been more realized. Still, these again are great and I applaud your putting up a good fight against Blake. Superb job!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Really nice shaping on those horses!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Nice work on these!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
James, although this is a presentable entry, my vote goes to Blake. I think highly of you for building custom horses instead of using the official LEGO horses, but I'd have preferred a different physical appearance, not just one by colour (a strong war horse, a thin hunger horse ...). Nevertheless, you did a really good job and I'd like to see you next year again.
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Amazing! I think you might just land Blake;)
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  September 30, 2013
A fantastic build, to say the least. The use of colour is effective, and the sculpt of the horses is very good. I think the legs could do with a little refinement, but the heads are nigh perfect. However, I feel that this MOC lacks a dynamic factor that would take it to the next level. The four horsemen and their horses are more than a symbol, and to portray it in this static fashion seems a little lifeless. Ultimately, Blake captured more of the power which I see in the horsemen, and wins my vote. Thanks for playing, and best of luck with the other judges!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Great horse shaping!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Impressive build!
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
The artistic presentation and use of symbolism really appeals to my own building methods. In composition terms the courage to line the four horses up really pays off; the colour coding adding to the picture. The horses too are very well built, and gain impact from their repetition. Overall this is a beautiful build, possibly a better composition than Blake's, but I'm afraid Blake has so many strong skills you are going to have to beat him on every level. His building skills, characterisation of the horsemen and realisation of the portal between worlds edged him ahead of you. Sorry Blake has my vote this time.
 I like it 
  September 30, 2013
Beautifully sculpted horses! :)
 I like it 
  September 29, 2013
The horses are beautifly made and I love the symbology at their feet. Excellent entry
 I like it 
  September 29, 2013
Nice, although I think the first one (white) had a sword and a crown.
 I made it 
  September 29, 2013
And for some reason, the photo is better on Flickr....
 
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