Mocathalon 2014 group
Team Das Lego.
category: Small Story Tower:
Build a tower at least 3 levels high telling a story or depicting a theme. IE: Star Wars Episodes, Lord of the Rings scenes, Monsters, evolution of technology, etc. Here's the catch, it can be no larger than 8x8, minimal overhang (IE, a minifig arm here, a plant leaf hanging over there, etc)
I picked Beatrice Prior's fear landscape, from Divergent, by Veronica Roth. Hopefully, one of the judges has read this book :)
Basically, in order to be accepted into the faction she wants to be in, Dauntless, the brave soldiers of her city, she must face all of her fears in a simulation. This simulation is induced by a syringe of simulation fluid. Therefore, although Beatrice only has 7 fears, none of these tiers are actually taking place in real life, but rather in her mind. In order to pass onto the next fear, she must conquer her fear.
Anyways, I took a very long time for NPU and other small details.
Can you find:
2 alien brains
2 orc swords
The windup for the windup robot minifigure
A glass floor (multiple pieces obviously)
A spartan minifigures shield
And an SNOT floor made of 2 by 1 slopes.
Thanks for viewing, and wish me luck!
The bottom tier is Beatrice being sedated, and injected with the simulation fluid, by Tory, one of her Dauntless friends.
"I point the gun at the bird on my shoulder, and it detaches from my shoulder in an explosion of blood and feathers."
"The blue lights come on, and water slips over the floor, but I don't let the simulation get that far. I slam my palm against the wall in front of me, expecting the pane to break."
"Beneath me is a rock with a jagged edge, slick with water. The water pulls at my legs, and I cling to the rock, tasting salt on my lips."
"Peter lowers his torch to the wood, and flames leap up near the ground. They flicker at the edges of each log and then creep over the bark."
"I blink, the two men appear at his right and left, just as still as he is, but their faces are featureless- skin covered skulls."
"The glass creaks under the pressure of their hands, and then cracks, and then shatters.
"My fear is being with him. I have been wary of affection all my life, but I didn't know how deep that wariness went."
"My eyes skip from my brother to my father. The last time I saw him, he gave me a look of contempt, but now his eyes are wide and soft."
"Shut up!" I shout, holding up the gun. I can do it. I can shoot them. They understand. They're asking me to."
The whole tower with all 8 levels.
Thanks for viewing!
Nice one! I've only read the first book, haven't got around to the others yet, but this is great! My only qualm is that Tris looks randomly different in every single scene, but I understand why you did it. [Ess]
Divergent...I love that book! Anyways, you did great on the stories! Overall, it was pretty good. Good luck! (One more thing, I'm not as fond as that one story...uh...if you know which one I'm talking about...)