Might I suggest expanding the deadline a few days longer? You won't have much entries if it ends so soon. I might not even be able to get mine in because i would prefer to not upload it on Sunday. Permalink
Ah! Mr. MOCist glad to have you on board! George Patton once said: "If a man tries his best, then what else is there?"
Thank you for joining us. We are in desperate need of each and every able hand we can find. You skills will be tested here and that is no joke!
If you can make the deadline for this challenge, then I applaud your craft! But there are already three challenges open right now, and a few more will be posted today.
Remember, none of us will build ALL of them. In fact, I think most group members will never participate at all. I expect 20 percent of the group members to do 80% of the work while another 20% each kick in a single effort.
This leaves about 60% of the group members sitting on the sofa, eating Carmel popcorn and picking lint out of their belly-button while a few of us struggle to survive. It's typical MOCpages Group Math.
Make no mistake though. Those who do not contribute at least one MOC will not even receive a passenger billet on the ship. They will watch the ship disappear form sight in the swirling dust clouds of Neugarten. And in the silence that follows our thunderous assent, they will hear only the howl of the toxic winds, the empty rattle of the last crumbs of popcorn in the box clutched so tightly in their sweaty palms, and the deep wet rasp of their own increasingly labored breathing.
Man... build a Challenge please! Save yourself and your comrades form that vile fate!
InThe allowable space used in the MOC is restricted to the space directly on and abuve the studs within the prescribed foot print.
So, if the prescribed foot print is 12 x 12, and there is a component of the MOC which protrudes beyond the invisible vertical walls (the "air space?) of the foot print, then that constitutes overhang. Even if it is minor, for example, a minifigs foot sticks outside of the 12 x 12 stud area (as is often seen when a minifig enters a vig through a door on the side of the MOC) then that foot constitutes an overhang.
I opt these draconian standards because if I leave any wiggle room, there are 2 negative ramifications: First, there is the guy who wants to build a MOC twice as big as the assigned foot print, so he places a 24 x 24 stud MOC on a turn table in the center of the 12 x 12 foot print (yes, that guy is out there). Second, there is the guy who worked really hard to stay in the foot print, and then he gets beat out by a guy who violated the foot print.
In the end, the "zero defects" mentality, although seemingly nit-noid and picky, ends up being the fairest standard.
Sound about right?
haha, wow. alright then. shouldnt be a problem. thanks Permalink
My AI is all ready t be uploaded. It will be done tommorow morning. Be prepared. Right now, I think LukeClarenceVan is in the lead on this challenge. Although Master Shifu's was detailed, it seemed...empty. I don't know about the others... Permalink
The first challenge is done. A survivor named Master Shifo Leo Jones has produced the optimal AI design for our ship.
1. Small and complete. This is a pretty simple vig, and yet, it contains all the SPECs.
2. Built fast. It is obvious that he read the SPECs and built it on the spot.
3. Clean build. Not a lot of wasted effort.
4. Perfect presentation. Good clear photos.
Small. To SPECs. Fast. Clean. Photography.
Ensign Ravenchist ALMOST took it with his illuminated giant talking face approach. This was a difficult choice. I really respect the clean minimalism of Jones AI, but the Ravenchist model was appealing for totally different reasons. The two dominant models had totally different vibes, and I really dig that. I was FORCED by the builders to make a hard call on the first challenge!
Other features that the other builders offered that really caused me to pause and think "Why can't all these features be in ONE MOC?
1. The coffee cup holder and destruct button. Really, I should have put THOSE in the SPECs. That is just good thinking. Thank you Ensign Addams!
2. A steering wheel and a map of the ship! I dig it. "Computer, let's turn to the left now, down towards that parking space by the galley" Best part of that MOC. This version also contained "advanced computers and valves." Mmm. Thank you Ensign Aaron.
3. Our first entry was a perfect starter. In a digital format, it really started the ball rolling. I thought the inclusion of a gun rack was a bit odd (who wants to fire guns in the AI room?). But this was the perfect MOC to show the crew "We are not playing around here. Thank you Ensign Shadelayer.
4. Ensigns Boon, Netro, and Monsterlego all felt compelled to add a balcony to the AI room. All three chambers share a sort of "Operatic" or "Theatrical" feel. It seemed luxurious to me to have a balcony in the AI interface chamber, but these builders were all ready to "raise the bar". Thank you gentlemen for showing us all that the sky is the limit!
5. Ensign Nihlus gets an honorable mention for the unexpected inclusion of an AI operator dressed as a gladiator (in sunglasses). Nihlus, you buck the fashion trend, but you remind us that on Neugarten, we are all gladiators, fighting for our lives... and that proper eye protecting is a must in this environment… so you just keep dressing in leather straps! EPIC! (Can you imagine that guy at a staff meeting?).
Thanks to all the members of the AI team. You will see your billet on the crew roster shortly.
The next 24 hours will see the MARDETCOM identified.
The next 48 will see our Sick Bay, Galley, and Engine Room designs finalized.
Outstanding work gentlemen. Thanks to your efforts, Operation Exodus is now in effect.
The only thing I don'yt get about Shifu's design is that someone could mistake it for a crazy inventors living room if they didn't know what it was. I don't think it has much of a "ship" feel, but perhaps you want us to make it comfy, exotic, and cool. Permalink