Michael Kringe's 2nd MOCiversary . This MOC is for my 2nd Anniversary on MOCpages. The main photo shows my Sigg Fig with a MOCpages flag in the one hand and the official MOCpages brick in the other. . I found MOCpages, when I was looking for some inspiration for a LEGO version of the Shire and joined March 6, 2010
Hobbiton, Bag End and the Green Dragon was my first MOC. Luka Cody was the first person to comment.
A few days later I joined The Fellowship of the Brick , my first group and became admin in it. Together with Star Wars LEGO Creations it is my favorite group on MOCpages.
Then I added several amall LOTR Creations and Star Wars minifigures:
Gandalf and the Balrog at the bridge of Khazad-Dum got many likes (more than it deserves, I guess) and became my most popular MOC. (Today it is my 2nd popular MOC)
On August 22, 2010 I added Smaug the Golden, last of the big dragons who got more likes than all of my other creations in less than a day. Once it was MOC of the day.
The Fellowship of the Ring was a multi-MOCCer project. Myself and 7 other builders each created a member of the Fellowship of the Ring (one created 2). I added all of them in a MOC and until today everybody can find it on the group homepage of The Fellowship of the Brick
In the middle of the year 2011 I found out how to create a banner for group promotions. My first one was for The Fellowship of the Brick and many more followed.
After I had added several small MOCs (mostly Tolkien-related), I decided to start a bigger project: The HOBBIT, or There and Back Again , my first story-MOC. The main photo is one of my best photoshop images and my upcoming creations will mostly be about the HOBBIT.
As you can see it has been 2 active and busy years that made a lot of fun. Therfore I'd like to thank some people who really helped me. (I never posted my 1st MOCiversary, so I'll add 2 lists)
Athanasios Lazarou: One of my first friends on MOCpages. He's a very skilled builder with many popular creations.
Gondabuggan: A great LOTR fan with a hilarious sense for humor.
Chief Andreas Lehndeckel: A great and friendly MOCCER from Germany. Until today he comments on all of my MOCs.
Caleb Blanchet: An experienced and kind LOTR builder. He was the first person I made moderator in a group.
prime time and crew nown: One of the first people to comment on my creations. His advice was really helpful.
Captain Connor Patterson: He had been my best friend on MOCpages, before he deleted his account.
Thomas: Although he isn't very active, he is a loyal friend who often returns to MOCpages to write in his favorie groups or comment on one of my MOCs.
Space Gypsy: One of only a few people I know who stayed active both years. Without him MOCpages would seem very emty to me.
The Timinater!: The living proof for activity. He commented on all of my MOCs. Thanks Tim!
Caleb Robinson: The first person who created a CYOA character for me. His story-MOCs are really good!
Mark Murphy: He's one of the most active people I know and my best online friend. He is the biggest elf-lover you can imagine...
Harry 863: He's even a bigger Jedi-fan than myself. He knows everything about their rules, members, traditions and way of thinking.
Mr. Viking: We have a lot in common: We are both obsessed by dwarves, LEGO, Star Wars, MOCpages and LOTR.
Aidan Moon: Together with Mark, Mr. Viking and Harry he is my best friend on MOCpages. His LOTR knowledge is impressive and he is a skilled author.
Bailey Joseph: He has always been a good friend to me. I really like his Silmarillion minifigures.
August (Soap): A talented young builder and great friend. He created a birthday MOC for me. Thanks August!
Ian Spacek: Another great friend and the creator of many popular contests and famous MOCs.
Max Pointner: A great builder who created many unique MOCs and has brilliant building ideas. I really value people like him!
Christopher Baldacci: A LOTR fanatic and fabulous builder. Thanks for all the kind and motivating comments, Chris!
RC 1710 "Deff": The only other active MOCCer from Germany I know. His Star Wars creations are wonderful.
Jackson Williams: He comments on all of my MOCs and deserves to be thanked!
Josh O.: A huge fantasy and Star Wars fan. I really enjoy commenting on his MOCs.
LEGO Lord: Although his extremely honest comments on bad or average MOCs can be annoying, he is a nice guy and his advice is always very helpful.
If you are disappointed, because you aren't on this list, I either don't know you good enough, or you are very inactive, or I forgot you (I'm very forgetful sometimes), or you are very new to MOCpages (which is the most likely reason). I didn't mean to hurt anyone, but please tell me, if I did.
Thank you all and prepare for another active and "MOCful" year!