Please carefully read all of the following before asking any potential questions:
Round 3 ends at 11:59pm MOCpages time on 2/2/14. That gives you just under ten days to build!
The theme for this round is Two Towers quotes. As in the previous rounds, the quotes are open to interpretation. Some quotes will be trickier to tackle than others. You can take the basic route and build the scene from which the quote originates, or you can build some other creative MOC that somehow relates. It’s up to you! All we ask is that you REFRAIN from including other story themes in your entry (e.g. Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superheroes, etc.). Seeing as you were all successful in the preceding rounds, we expect that you understand how this works by now!
Required for all Round 3 entries:
-Title your entry: MELO Round 3: [your name] vs. [your opponent’s name]
-State your bracket (Barad Dur or Orthanc) FIRST THING in the intro box. As there are two sets of judges, this immediately informs them if you’re in their bracket or not. It’s a courtesy!
-Provide a WORKING link to your opponent’s homepage or entry (depending on which of you posts first), placed preferably near the top of your entry’s page. You can also include a link to the MELO homepage if you’d like (appreciated, but not required).
-State the category you’re playing in, preferably near the top of your page.
And now, without further ado, I give you the Round 3 categories and match-ups!
Two Towers Quotes
-Barad Dur Bracket: Your judges are Blake Bear, Mark Murphy, and Ian Spacek. The judges are not required to give feedback about their voting decisions.
Legopard vs. Grant Davis
“Let this be the hour when we draw swords together. Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin, and the red dawn!”
Dodge vs. Zoltan K.
“Shall I describe it to you? Or would like me to find you a box?”
KW Vauban vs. Matthew Oh
“Look at them. They're frightened. You can see it in their eyes.”
Lee Muzzy vs. Justin Knelsen
“It is an army bred for a single purpose: to destroy the world of men.”
-Orthanc Bracket: Your judges are Max Pointner, Michael Kringe, and Paul Vermeesch. The judges are not required to give feedback about their voting decisions.
David Hensel vs. Finn Tegotash
“Your fingers would remember their old strength better... if they grasped your sword.”
J-rod Smith vs. Andrew the Jedi Ninja
“The tree is talking!”
Elliott Feldman vs. David FNJ
“We tells him to go away, and away he goes! Gone! Gone! Smeagol is free!”
Li Li vs. Eli Willsea
“All dead... all rotten. Elves and men and orcses. A great battle, long ago. The Dead Marshes... yes, that is their name.”
Well, I had a lot of fun in the MELO this year. A big thank you to Ian and all the judges for spending their time and energy on this great contest. I really appreciate it. Finally, good luck to the remaining contestants. I'm really looking forward to all your MOCs! Permalink
Well, that is disappointing. Congratulation Matt Oh! You are a much better builder than your round 2 entry, try not to wait till the last minute on your next build and you should go far. Good luck to all! Permalink
not sure ill be able to participate,ive been away, got school on and am very tired (5 days at a music festival and only 8 hours of sleep spread out in the beginning only really drains you)so ill give it a shot and i hope that i do make it but theres a good chance that finn's going to win by default, sorry :( Permalink
Well...Round 3 has officially ended! I think I'm going to dub this round "the clash of the titans". I'm not just "being nice" when I say that the entries this year have been truly phenomenal thus far. I'm thoroughly impressed. Bravo contestants, bravo! Permalink