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MocOlympics Final Round - Sven Junga vs. Andrew Colunga
About this creation
Here is my final MOC for the MOC-Olympics, the category is “You know what they say”:

Enjoy the pictures:
































And these are the sayings, which I have chosen:

German: Wer nichts wagt, der nichts gewinnt
English: Nothing ventured, nothing gained

German: Wo ein Wille ist, ist auch ein Weg
English: Where there's a will there's a way

German: Irren ist menschlich
English: To err is human
Latin: Errare humanum est

And of course this one, we use the English expression in German too:
No risk, no fun!!

And here is the backstory of my MOC:
At the start I did a lot of research for popular sayings in English, German and even in Latin and after a while I had some not so nice thoughts about this category. I came up with some lame ideas, but nothing of them was good enough for the last round.
Then I found this one: Save the best for last, which fits perfect to the last round of MOC-Olympics and is the motto of my MOC! That was the time, when I came up with the idea to do it the other way round (the saying for this in German: Das Pferd von hinten aufzäumen). I decided to build something, that I like to build (the ship), put it in a situation and then to find a saying for this.


I built this ship with the help of a plastic-model, which I had contructed some years ago. If you are interested in it, it is up to you to find out, which ship it is!

The length of the lego-ship is 1,12 m (this is about 3 feet and 7 inches).
Unfortunately I had not enough tan bricks for the deck, so I chose yellow instead.


At the end some pictures I made during construction:











I had to destroy my classic space entry to build the ship:(













Now it's done and I am very curious, what Andrew had built! I think we both agree, that it also was a little bit of luck, that we have made it this far.


I am a little relieved that there is no other round and I have not to destroy this MOC immediately like the others before.

Of course I want to thank everybody for their nice comments and especially Chris and Dave for the organisation of the whole thing! Not to forget the judges who had to make all this hard decisions!!




Comments

 I like it 
  August 21, 2013
I started cracking up the second I saw this :D
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  January 3, 2012
Have you ever watched Pulp fiction? I guess you have... I think that the unforgettable 'Mmmhm, this is a tasty burger!' could easily be rephrased into 'Mmmhm, this is a winning stuff!' With all the melody in Jackson's voice included of course...
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  December 22, 2011
you forgot the phrase "The Bigger they are, the harder they fall" :D
Sven Junga
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White Knight
  October 21, 2011
Clever stuff.....well done
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  October 21, 2011
Love the waterfall, and the ship is great too!
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  June 2, 2011
looks like someone got in trouble for navigateing
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  March 16, 2011
That's absolutely awesome! Nice ship!
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  December 22, 2010
Is it the Gneisenau or the Scharnhorst? My best guess is German with all the German quotes... any way, the saying I would pick for it is: "Oh no, we're heading straight for a waterfall!" or "Look out!" You know, one of those stereotypical movie lines... =)
 I like it 
  July 11, 2010
WOW!
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  May 5, 2010
Great idea, fantastic built
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  March 14, 2010
Nice little turrets :-) but I am still unsure which one is better, the ship or the waterfall. Anyway, thats 5/5 of course and I really know how hard it is to build a good ship.
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  March 10, 2010
wow
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  March 6, 2010
Apparently dominating one contest at a time isn't enough anymore! Hehe. Great work here. The presentation did a great job of making me thing there was more beneath the fall.
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  March 6, 2010
You should be banned from all contests so that someone else might get a chance. LOL You are quite an amazing young builder and I want you to go away! I'm just kidding, of course. I love seeing what new and amazing thing you will do next...~H
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  September 1, 2009
THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!
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  September 1, 2009
THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!
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  August 30, 2009
i wounder what happened to the battleship ;D
Sven Junga
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Sven M
  August 21, 2009
Captain we have a poblem! :-D I love it, nice ship, cool waterfall. Overall buildquality is very high. 5 Stars from me.
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  May 21, 2009
Soup herb! That is some top building right there.
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  May 17, 2009
Cooles Schiff. Die meisten spezialisieren sich ja auf ein bestimmtes MOC-Gebiet (John LaMarck baut zum Beispiel nur Flugzeuge), aber du haust überall rein - mit Erfolg. Bin gespannt, was noch so von dir kommt!
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  April 24, 2009
See what can happen when you refuse to ask for directions?
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  April 10, 2009
Wow the detail is amazing! great job
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  March 17, 2009
IT'S HORRIBLE I HATE IT.....not realy this is awesome I hope u win but i realy dont know who won
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  February 2, 2009
your talent makes me to think twice before next time i take bricks in my hands and start to build something...you trully are wunderkind...i'm amazed..your amount imagination is extremely high...
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  January 19, 2009
I just thought of a new quote you could have used! Not that I need to post it, because I think that it was on all of our minds. "NO GUTS, NO GLORY." Once again, great job.
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  January 14, 2009
this is excellent! I really like how you used those shelves to build it around it. It saved you some time and a lot of bricks. And it's much nicer decoration then some fancy vase.
 I made it 
  January 12, 2009
Quoting Mr. Block . NOT 14 years old!!!!!
Yep, I'm gonna be 15 in a week :P
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  January 11, 2009
You are NOT 14 years old!!!!!
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  December 29, 2008
That is just too cool. Check out my new Jedi ship, I think you will like it.
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  December 24, 2008
May the spirit of Christmas light up your heart, and fill your life with love, joy, and LEGOs!! "MERRY CHRISTMAS"
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  December 15, 2008
Eine Schande: Nur fünf Smileys! Es verdient ohne widerrede FÜNF...Ich mein das Schiff ist unglaublich beeindruckend, du könntest es als eigenes MOC zum besten geben, und der Wasserfall erst! Sehr beeindruckend! - Kevin
Sven Junga
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Dave Shaddix
  December 11, 2008
Good job Sven. And thank you for thanking Chris for the whole MocOlympics thing and not me, no mention at all. Yep. Thanks, its not like I was involved in it in the least bit. Again, good build! ;-)
Sven Junga
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Elite Commander CC-7576
  December 7, 2008
Thanks for your comment, hadn´t looked at my Venator in the last days, so my back comment comes a little bit late sorry. I live near Kassel. Can you take a look at my new Mygeeto, people are saying it is my best MOC jet and I would like to know your opinion.
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  December 7, 2008
It has been spammed... Pffft... Feel sorry for you and this masterpiece. Nevermind, you're really in the greatest builders here now !
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  December 2, 2008
And the winner is.... dundunduuuunnn! Congratulations Sven! And really, congratulations to EVERYONE! This has been a great experience for me. I think everyone really pulled out all the stops and turned in some excelent work through out the entire competetion. But, next time I try to do something like this... stop me. HAHAHA! Congrats again. ~Chris.
 I made it 
  December 2, 2008
I'm speechless... I still can't believe I won this. Thank you all! The judges, all who wrote comments and motivated me, all my opponents, AND of course Chris Phipson for realizing this great idea, he put a big amount of work into this! Thanks Chris! It was a fantastic experience for me to try on new building techniques and themes I never did before! The hardest part for me was always the writing and the presentation of the MOC! I think I will go back to normal now and build something technical like a Star Trek ship or a tank ...
 I like it 
  December 2, 2008
Oh My GOD! This a lot, lot better than any else entry! Sad for Andrew, but this is gonna beat hes MOc so down! This MOC is huge! The ship is great! I love those details! I think taht YOU are the winner of the MOColympics!
 I like it 
  December 2, 2008
I may have lost in the first round, but it was to the best overall! Congrats and PROST!
 I like it 
  December 1, 2008
Congrats on the win, Champ! Great MOC!
Sven Junga
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Dave Sterling
  November 30, 2008
Sven...Sven...Sven. I am speechless. This MOC is amazing and gets my vote for best MOC of the entire MOCOlympics. You really, really outdid yourself here. The detail is unbelievable and the concept is spot on. Your saying of 'save the best for last' is completely fitting. I'm glad it was Andrew and not me who had to go up against you on this one. Good luck and I look forward to seeing this as MotD very soon. :-)
Sven Junga
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Heather LEGO Girl
  November 30, 2008
Sven, you DO realize with this epic masterpiece, that you have caused me to lose a bet to Chris Phipson of all people. Congratulations on a well deserved win. I suppose I should have tried to pay you to take a dive huh? Well, off to pay the piper now. ~Heather
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  November 30, 2008
Ta-da! like I said before you are the CHAMPION! and it feels good to be beaten by a very worthy opponent like in that one Samurai Jack episode where the warrior who was trapped in a rock monster body and waited hundreds of years to die honorably in combat to a worthy warrior so that he could finally go to Valhalla, the resting place of warriors. ALL Hail the KING!!!
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  November 30, 2008
I'll go ahead and give you the sweep. You really surprised me with some of your entries, but this is by far my favorite. Congratualations on your well deserved championship.
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  November 30, 2008
THAT'S EPIC!!!
 I like it 
  November 30, 2008
Congratulations! :) you deserve this.
 I like it 
  November 30, 2008
Well Sven, I don’t think I’m dropping any bombs here by officially giving you the win…this thing is flat out amazing. It’s the perfect culmination to a string of awesome entries from you that leaves no doubt about who deserves to be the champ. All hail he new King!
 I like it 
  November 30, 2008
WAY TO FINISH OUT THIS COMPETITION!!! Not only does this one get my vote for the final round, but (just as a potential grand champion should) it would get my vote for best of the entire MocOlympics...I mean, WOW! We'll see what the other judges say, but if you ask me, congratulations are in order for you winning the whole maguilla! GREAT BUILD!
Sven Junga
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Elite Commander CC-7576
  November 29, 2008
HOLY... This is to fantastic, I can´t trust my eyes.
Sven Junga
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Legion of Doom
  November 29, 2008
Wow! I am so glad you decided to keep this entry small and simple. I was expecting to see something 'over the top'. Seriously, this a great entry for the final round. I expected to see nothing less. GREAT work here, great work. ~SG
 I like it 
  November 29, 2008
Wow.... Very nice build. Both in size, and in number of details. My only issue is that it does not look very clean, and that just comes from the studs, so it's all good. Good luck with this, but I'm not sure you need it...
 I like it 
  November 29, 2008
HOLY %##$ if anyone deserves MOC of the day it's you!!!!!! that is amazing!!!!!!!!!!I know i dont have anything near as good as you but would u mind looking at some of my mocs?
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  November 29, 2008
Ah i know im dead, i only spent last night on my entry and im dam tired and my camera's batteries just died. plus thi is awesome
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  November 29, 2008
I have a saying: "The bigger they are, the harder they fall!" Wow man that is amazing! Never thought I'd see a battleship going over a waterfall for this category! Some great construction techniques in there too, especially the tapering of the bow and the bridge section looks beautiful. Well done and best of luck against Andrew-the pressure's on mate!
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  November 29, 2008
WHAT? No jets flying in the background? No troops marching over the falls? No giant sea mnonster waiting at the bottom with jaws open? Come on Sven, what were you thinking... Hahahaha. WOW! This is one of the most impressive mocs I've seen in a long time! Forget the MocOlympics, you've blown all of us out of the water with this one! (pun intended there) I'll come back again after the judges pick up their jaws off the floor. ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  November 29, 2008
That is an epic creation. I can see tommorow's headline: "Destroyer goes over Waterfall". Excellent job, dude.
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  November 29, 2008
There're some times in the life that the words couldn't describe what the eyes see, and this is one of those times!! man this is too awesome.. so you left the BIGGER to the final.. any way I couldn't say it better than Crimso.. you really have a bright future with those mad bricks.. just keep building! good luck in your final round >>> peace.. Fofo
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  November 29, 2008
This is awe-inspiring. I love the construction of the battleship, especially the bow section and bridge. The way it juts out from the edge of the waterfall is perfect. You definitely have a habit of overdoing these things.
 I made it 
  November 29, 2008
Yes, Iowa class is right, but it's the New Jersey!
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  November 29, 2008
You captured the motion of it all very well, good job!
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  November 29, 2008
You have REALLY outdone yourself here. Quite frankly, I'm absolutely awestruck. Many, many words could be used to describe this creation, but I'll use just two: Holy s**t!
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  November 29, 2008
I just S}-{!T mah pants.
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  November 29, 2008
Seriously, I'm IMPRESSED !!! I knew that some "young" builders were very good, but not as good as that ! What are you gonna do in a few years, as an AFOL ??? It will be incredible !!! - I think it's impossible you loose with such a wonder, unless the judges have gone mad. One of the best MOC I've ever seen, truly.
 I like it 
  November 29, 2008
this is so awesome, I never saw anyone making something like that, great scene, fantastic job
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  November 29, 2008
Now THAT is what I call a critical situation! I'm not sure what the ship is, but I'm guessing that it's from around 1940-1970 time? Good day
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  November 29, 2008
very cool nice ship like it so much
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  November 29, 2008
Absolutely stunning!!!! Congrats on a job well done; I doubt this could be any better.
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  November 29, 2008
Absolutely beautiful! If the purpose is to portray this vessel as one being doomed, I must disagree. This thing looks like its got the power to pull itself out of trouble! (Is is the Bismark or Tirpitz?)
 
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