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| March 12, 2015, 12:21 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Please ask all questions here.

So what would be considered a right angle ;)
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| March 13, 2015, 4:08 pm
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Quoting Mate Paton
So what would be considered a right angle ;)

Anything that is not a non-right angle. ;)

Sheesh.
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| March 13, 2015, 5:40 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Anything that is not a non-right angle. ;)

Sheesh.

:P
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| March 13, 2015, 5:42 pm
For "Decade of Choice", can a I focus on one specific but important aspect of that decade, or are you judges looking for the overall "feel" of the decade?

Thank you for your time!
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| March 13, 2015, 8:02 pm
In the category number 27, "Who Done It?" do I have to create a MOC depicting those exact circumstances, or can I use more of my imagination?
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| March 13, 2015, 9:55 pm
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Quoting The Royal Brick
For "Decade of Choice", can a I focus on one specific but important aspect of that decade, or are you judges looking for the overall "feel" of the decade?

Thank you for your time!
the category was meant for the overall feel of the decade and it specifically asks for a college. If you have multiple images of a significant event that happens in one decade it could possibly work. One image of an event however would not work.

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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Two questions about the decade of choice, first, I'm guessing it doesn't have to be from a year ending in zero to ditto, am I right? Second I still don't get whether you want ONE MOC, or any number of such, ie do the MOCs have to be connected, I got that impression?
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
Quoting The Royal Brick
For "Decade of Choice", can a I focus on one specific but important aspect of that decade, or are you judges looking for the overall "feel" of the decade?

Thank you for your time!
the category was meant for the overall feel of the decade and it specifically asks for a college. If you have multiple images of a significant event that happens in one decade it could possibly work. One image of an event however would not work.

What I really mean is, could I take one "aspect" of my chosen decade, and build the advancement of that aspect? For example, if I wanted to build the forties, could I just build creations pertaining to the Second World War? (I'm not building the forties, but that was the only example that I could think of that is even kind of analogous to what I'm thinking about).
Thanks!
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting The Royal Brick
What I really mean is, could I take one "aspect" of my chosen decade, and build the advancement of that aspect? For example, if I wanted to build the forties, could I just build creations pertaining to the Second World War? (I'm not building the forties, but that was the only example that I could think of that is even kind of analogous to what I'm thinking about).
Thanks!
No, different aspects of the decade in a collage, not just one aspect.

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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
Quoting The Royal Brick
For "Decade of Choice", can a I focus on one specific but important aspect of that decade, or are you judges looking for the overall "feel" of the decade?

Thank you for your time!
the category was meant for the overall feel of the decade and it specifically asks for a college. If you have multiple images of a significant event that happens in one decade it could possibly work. One image of an event however would not work.

It doesn't have to be a real decade does it? I'm 80% done with something about a kid's life in the Middle Ages from age 11-21 :/
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting Thomas .
It doesn't have to be a real decade does it? I'm 80% done with something about a kid's life in the Middle Ages from age 11-21 :/

:P:P:P
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting Asad .
:P:P:P

~_~
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
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Quoting The Royal Brick
What I really mean is, could I take one "aspect" of my chosen decade, and build the advancement of that aspect? For example, if I wanted to build the forties, could I just build creations pertaining to the Second World War? (I'm not building the forties, but that was the only example that I could think of that is even kind of analogous to what I'm thinking about).
Thanks!
it is hard to answer without knowing the specifics. In this example w.w.2 was the focus of the 40's so I would expect the focus to be on the war and military equipment and the advancement thereof. That being said I would also hope you would incorporate aspects of home life as well such as people being drafted, scrap drives, women working in factories building the war machines etc. In other words it is fine to focus on a specific event that defined a decade but show multiple aspects of it.

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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
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Quoting W Navarre
Two questions about the decade of choice, first, I'm guessing it doesn't have to be from a year ending in zero to ditto, am I right? Second I still don't get whether you want ONE MOC, or any number of such, ie do the MOCs have to be connected, I got that impression?
a decade is defined as 0 to 9. The easiest way to explain a collage without you doing some research is if you have say 10 photographs and you cut them up or cut out only the parts you like you then take the images and 're-arrange them to make one new image.

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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
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Quoting Thomas .
It doesn't have to be a real decade does it? I'm 80% done with something about a kid's life in the Middle Ages from age 11-21 :/
I think you are not really understanding the category. Yes a decade is a ten year span but it is definable. Medieval was a period of time vs a decade such as 20's. It would be hard to do a 10 year span in medieval times and have it be accurate and really give you a feel for the world during that time period. We are looking for the real feel of a specific decade vs an imagined one.

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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
Quoting The Royal Brick
What I really mean is, could I take one "aspect" of my chosen decade, and build the advancement of that aspect? For example, if I wanted to build the forties, could I just build creations pertaining to the Second World War? (I'm not building the forties, but that was the only example that I could think of that is even kind of analogous to what I'm thinking about).
Thanks!
it is hard to answer without knowing the specifics. In this example w.w.2 was the focus of the 40's so I would expect the focus to be on the war and military equipment and the advancement thereof. That being said I would also hope you would incorporate aspects of home life as well such as people being drafted, scrap drives, women working in factories building the war machines etc. In other words it is fine to focus on a specific event that defined a decade but show multiple aspects of it.

Thanks Green Footed Bear! This really answers my question completely!
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
Quoting Thomas .
It doesn't have to be a real decade does it? I'm 80% done with something about a kid's life in the Middle Ages from age 11-21 :/
I think you are not really understanding the category. Yes a decade is a ten year span but it is definable. Medieval was a period of time vs a decade such as 20's. It would be hard to do a 10 year span in medieval times and have it be accurate and really give you a feel for the world during that time period. We are looking for the real feel of a specific decade vs an imagined one.

*sigh*

You guys really need to explain things better than just saying "Build something that represents a decade".
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting Thomas .
*sigh*

You guys really need to explain things better than just saying "Build something that represents a decade".

You need to Google 'decade' before you start building.



But I do agree.
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting Asad .
You need to Google 'decade' before you start building.

Googling "decade" wouldn't have helped as Thomas doesm't have his definition of decade wrong.

Quoting Thomas .
*sigh*

You guys really need to explain things better than just saying "Build something that represents a decade".

Though the build would not count as an entry to the competition, I think it would still be interesting to see... If you finish it, I'd love to see it up on MOCpages.
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting The Royal Brick

Actually, it seems Thomas thought Medieval was a decade when it is not.
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting Asad .
You need to Google 'decade' before you start building.

Here is the definition of "decade" via google:

A decade is a period of 10 years. The word is derived (via French and Latin) from the Ancient Greek dekas which means ten. Other words for spans of years also come from Latin: biennium, triennium, quadrennium, quinquennium (5 years), lustrum (5 years), century (100 years), millennium (1000 years).

Decade=10 years
Decade does not equal= A time period in world history.
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting Asad .
Quoting The Royal Brick

Actually, it seems Thomas thought Medieval was a decade when it is not.

When did I say I thought "Medieval" was a decade? I said I built a chain of events that are placed in medieval times. These events take place over a span of 10 years.
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Quoting Thomas .
When did I say I thought "Medieval" was a decade? I said I built a chain of events that are placed in medieval times. These events take place over a span of 10 years.

<.< Oh. I guess I thought the description was obvious for that category. Sorry if you're offended.
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
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Quoting Thomas .
When did I say I thought "Medieval" was a decade? I said I built a chain of events that are placed in medieval times. These events take place over a span of 10 years.
if you feel that it will truly represent a decade and that you can justify it then go for it. It's fine to think outside the box as long as you can justify it. Also this is not a story category so be sure to have it clear in the photo what is representing that decade. You can not really on a story to do this.

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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
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Quoting Nathan Pownell
In the category number 27, "Who Done It?" do I have to create a MOC depicting those exact circumstances, or can I use more of my imagination?

This is Ian's category, but I think you can use your imagination. That, in my mind, was just an example.
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Green Footed Bear: what I meant was; one: I know exactly what a collage is, but I want to know if it has to be just one build, or if you want lots of builds but in one picture. Second, I assume that for example 1893-2003 would be fine and that it would not have to be 1890-2000. Plus could we do just five years, or do the builds have to span a decade?
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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
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Quoting W Navarre
Green Footed Bear: what I meant was; one: I know exactly what a collage is, but I want to know if it has to be just one build, or if you want lots of builds but in one picture. Second, I assume that for example 1893-2003 would be fine and that it would not have to be 1890-2000. Plus could we do just five years, or do the builds have to span a decade?

First off please understand that when we answer your questions it is only telling you how we personally interpret the category and to help point you in the correct direction. You may have a different vision and that is fine. There are five different judge's with five different opinions some may like your take others may not. This contest is designed to expand on your creativity not to hold you back. I am answering the questions as to the true intent of the category.

In regards to your first question. Either example is fine. If you can create several builds and use them to create one cohesive image go for it as I did actually invision it done that way. What we do not want to see is 10 images on a table linked together with a chain or with a camera it must be one cohesive image.

In regards to your second question. The most identifiable decade is 0 to 9. There are events that start in one decade and end in another. I would say you can use hat for either decade. If you wish to do 1983 to 1993 that is up to you but I would ask yourself if you are representing a decade or only one event as the goal is to represent a decade in its entirety.

In regards to your third question a decade does indeed mean a decade. If you only capture 5 years once again are you focused on an event or capturing a decade as the category calls for.

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| March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm
Ok, thanks!
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| March 16, 2015, 12:50 pm
why hasn't max been scoring any Mocs ???
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| March 16, 2015, 1:07 pm
For the Movie Poster one, would the movie The Wall by Pink Floyd be eligible? I mean it was originally an album but it was turned into a film, presumably that's ok.
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| March 16, 2015, 2:58 pm
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Quoting Bane Of Seagulls (James)
For the Movie Poster one, would the movie The Wall by Pink Floyd be eligible? I mean it was originally an album but it was turned into a film, presumably that's ok.

Not my category, but I'd say that's fine. Just like books that are turned into movies.
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| March 16, 2015, 3:11 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Not my category, but I'd say that's fine. Just like books that are turned into movies.

Cool, thanks!
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| March 16, 2015, 3:19 pm
Quoting Joel Tyer
why hasn't max been scoring any Mocs ???

Technically he doesn't have to until the contest is over. But beside that, he's probably busy, give him time.
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| March 16, 2015, 6:30 pm
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NOTE: I also added this post to the judges announcements thread but will put it here as well just to make sure it gets to the most people as possible. Also feel free to copy it and post it in your groups so that all players are aware of it as soon as possible.

On the subject of category 23 (below):

23) Decade of Choice: Build a collage of events that will represent a decade.


It was not stated in the original description of the category that what we were looking for was basically a visual representation of a specific and identifiable decade (preferably within the last 100 years or so). We wanted to be able to look at it without reading the description and say something like "Oh, poodle skirts and malt shops and Marty McFly on a makeshift skateboard. Must be the 50s!"

That was our intention with this category. There was recently a post by a player that did not fall into this description of the category. This player was NOT docked any points from me for his interpretation of the category as written.

From this point on, for this category, please use the description above (in my post here) as to what we're looking for in the future with this category.

Thank you.
~Chris.
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| March 16, 2015, 10:50 pm
For the movie poster category, does it have to be an official one? There are tons of posters, but it's really hard to find one that's 'official'. And even then, it's hard to tell if it's 'real'.

So basically can I use any picture that represents a movie? :D
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| March 16, 2015, 11:48 pm
Quoting David .
For the movie poster category, does it have to be an official one? There are tons of posters, but it's really hard to find one that's 'official'. And even then, it's hard to tell if it's 'real'.

So basically can I use any picture that represents a movie? :D

I view it as any poster that would be seen in a movie theater, there would be multiple promotional posters and otherwise. If it was created for theaters, then you can use it. Most movie production websites have movie posters.

And no to that other question. This is for movie posters only.
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| March 17, 2015, 1:51 pm
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Quoting Graeme Straughn
YIKES! I pasted in the wrong Category into my post and posted it to the group... can i change it?

Certainly.
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| March 17, 2015, 1:57 pm
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Quoting David .
For the movie poster category, does it have to be an official one? There are tons of posters, but it's really hard to find one that's 'official'. And even then, it's hard to tell if it's 'real'.

So basically can I use any picture that represents a movie? :D

No, it has to be a "real" movie poster that was used to promote the film/is the cover of the film (DVD case, etc.).

This might help. Just found it: http://ca.movieposter.com/

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| March 17, 2015, 1:59 pm
For category 15 if I where building a Game like Guess who or battle ship if I build 2 boards (Like the real games have) would I be breaking the one MOC rule? Also for category 8 the statue needs to be real, not like something from lord of the rings, correct?
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| March 17, 2015, 3:03 pm
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Quoting Timothy Post
For category 15 if I where building a Game like Guess who or battle ship if I build 2 boards (Like the real games have) would I be breaking the one MOC rule? Also for category 8 the statue needs to be real, not like something from lord of the rings, correct?

1) No, you wouldn't be breaking the rule, as long as it's one game. You can't build two games.

2) Correct, it has to be a "real life" statue.

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| March 18, 2015, 12:03 am
Can I use the technique in which you spread bricks on the table (or any other surface)? and will it reduce the amount of points I get?
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| March 18, 2015, 11:28 am
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Quoting LEGO FAN
Can I use the technique in which you spread bricks on the table (or any other surface)? and will it reduce the amount of points I get?

You mean like Mr. X's Spiderman? That would be fine.
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| March 18, 2015, 12:03 pm
Is simple editing of the picture colors, such as gradients, and color sepia or picture effects allowed? For instance, can I edit a picture to make it look old?
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| March 18, 2015, 9:06 pm
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Quoting Nathan Pownell
Is simple editing of the picture colors, such as gradients, and color sepia or picture effects allowed? For instance, can I edit a picture to make it look old?

Chris may have a different take on this, but I would say that that's fine. But it shouldn't be integral to the category (like the movie poster category that's reliant on one main photo) and you should have photos without the old fashioned effect as well so we can best judge the build.
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| March 18, 2015, 10:00 pm
Am I allowed to use strips of TP in a build? Think of it as slightly oversized string. ;P
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| March 21, 2015, 7:07 pm
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Quoting gid617 (Kai NRG)
Am I allowed to use strips of TP in a build? Think of it as slightly oversized string. ;P


I'm assuming you mean toilet paper? And the short answer is yes. Just stay within the "it's not TOO much of a distraction" rule as other non-Lego items.
~Chris.
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| March 21, 2015, 10:30 pm
Must... refrain... from... TP... joke...

Must... refrain...
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| March 21, 2015, 11:42 pm
Quoting gid617 (Kai NRG)
Am I allowed to use strips of TP in a build? Think of it as slightly oversized string. ;P


You win the award for strangest question in an MA ever.
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| March 21, 2015, 11:58 pm
Would something like this be considered a kitchen item? I have one in the kitchen, haha.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21f7aW9keQL.jpg
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| March 22, 2015, 12:21 am
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Quoting Mister Lego ~
Would something like this be considered a kitchen item? I have one in the kitchen, haha.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21f7aW9keQL.jpg

Possibly... I don't know if it's something everyone would relate to though, so you might want to explain why it's in your kitchen. Ideally you'd use it to sear food or something.
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| March 22, 2015, 11:05 am
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Possibly... I don't know if it's something everyone would relate to though, so you might want to explain why it's in your kitchen. Ideally you'd use it to sear food or something.

To sear anything with that would take quite a bit of time. ;)

That's more of a utensil than an appliance IMO. Besides, I think an appliance is something that uses energy rather than creates it. Toasters, refrigerators, dishwashers, etc. not a glorified match.
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| March 22, 2015, 11:34 am
Quoting Mister Lego ~
Would something like this be considered a kitchen item? I have one in the kitchen, haha.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21f7aW9keQL.jpg

We have one in our kitchen too. Flambe!!!
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| March 22, 2015, 12:51 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Possibly... I don't know if it's something everyone would relate to though, so you might want to explain why it's in your kitchen. Ideally you'd use it to sear food or something.

Yeah, I see what you're saying. It's not really something that you'd think of when you say a 'common kitchen item'. Most of the time we use it for starting our BBQ, lighting candles, or starting our fireplace. I know it's basically a p!mped out match, but it seems at least somewhat common of an item because according to Mr. Bricks, he has one in his kitchen as well.
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| March 22, 2015, 2:22 pm
Quoting Mister Lego ~
Yeah, I see what you're saying. It's not really something that you'd think of when you say a 'common kitchen item'. Most of the time we use it for starting our BBQ, lighting candles, or starting our fireplace. I know it's basically a p!mped out match, but it seems at least somewhat common of an item because according to Mr. Bricks, he has one in his kitchen as well.

I think I have a dozen of them in the kitchen somewhere. Fire! Heh, heh. Fire!

One of those items that breeds like rabbits in the drawer like steak knives, beater paddles, cupcake papers. They just show up and multiply.
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| March 22, 2015, 2:30 pm
Quoting matt rowntRee
I think I have a dozen of them in the kitchen somewhere. Fire! Heh, heh. Fire!

One of those items that breeds like rabbits in the drawer like steak knives, beater paddles, cupcake papers. They just show up and multiply.

Haha, yup. We happen to have a coffee mug problem. Our cabinet is filled to the brim with various mugs we've bought and recieved over the years as gifts and souvenirs. You can't really throw them away either, because they work just fine :P
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| March 22, 2015, 2:38 pm
Is no editing your MOC after you add it to the group still a rule this year? Because it's not in the rule thread but it has been a rule the past few years.

EDIT: I'm asking this because I've seen several people edit there builds after they added it to the group. Not becuase I think editing MOCs after you added them to the group is ok.
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| March 22, 2015, 8:43 pm
Quoting Mister Lego ~
Haha, yup. We happen to have a coffee mug problem. Our cabinet is filled to the brim with various mugs we've bought and recieved over the years as gifts and souvenirs. You can't really throw them away either, because they work just fine :P

Don't get me started on the coffee cup cabinet, ALL THREE of them.

Wait until you're married for fifteen or twenty years. You'll have cabinets and shelves and storage bins of stuff you "can't throw away because they're perfectly fine."

I think I'll stop as Green Footed Bear may read this. ;)
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| March 22, 2015, 9:16 pm
Quoting Timothy Post
Is no editing your MOC after you add it to the group still a rule this year? Because it's not in the rule thread but it has been a rule the past few years.

Definitely no editing, Timothy. Usually no touching it until it has been completely judged. I think after ALL the judges have chimed in, then it's fine to edit. Until then, it's safest to not even change text or misspellings without permission.
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| March 22, 2015, 9:21 pm
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Quoting Mister Lego ~
Would something like this be considered a kitchen item? I have one in the kitchen, haha.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21f7aW9keQL.jpg


While that could "technically" be considered a kitchen item I'd avoid it if you could come up with another choice.

Let's put it this way... it wouldn't result in a DQ but... ... some judges may mark you down (I personally wouldn't as I've used lighters in my kitchen on many occasions) but I wouldn't call that a "traditional" kitchen item.

~Chris.
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| March 22, 2015, 10:44 pm
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Quoting Timothy Post
Is no editing your MOC after you add it to the group still a rule this year? Because it's not in the rule thread but it has been a rule the past few years.

EDIT: I'm asking this because I've seen several people edit there builds after they added it to the group. Not becuase I think editing MOCs after you added them to the group is ok.


If it happens and we KNOW it did it will result in points being deducted. The trick is getting proof (without one of us seeing it before and after).

However, if someone comes clean and says "I changed X spelling for Y spelling" and is honest about it we can let it slide THIS time.

But yes, once it's in the group, it's OURS and no changing it without PRIOR permission.

99 times out of 100 if all you want to change is the spelling of a word or something similar then one of us will give you the ok to do so. Just get permission first. Honesty is always the best policy.

~Chris.
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| March 22, 2015, 10:51 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

I'm assuming you mean toilet paper? And the short answer is yes. Just stay within the "it's not TOO much of a distraction" rule as other non-Lego items.
~Chris.

Yes, thank you!
Quoting Grant Davis

You win the award for strangest question in an MA ever.

XD Just wait until you see what I use it for...
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| March 23, 2015, 8:46 am
For the optical illusions category...

If the build is ultimately junky, but the illusion works great, will that affect my score?
I'm assuming the prior, but best to ask anyways.
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| March 23, 2015, 8:26 pm
Can I change the title of my entry from, Steampunk m4 Sherman tank to, Steampunk tank?
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| March 23, 2015, 8:52 pm
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Quoting David .
For the optical illusions category...

If the build is ultimately junky, but the illusion works great, will that affect my score?
I'm assuming the prior, but best to ask anyways.

The short answer is that there is 5 judges and each of them have their own opinion on the matter. Some of them are judging based on the category and others based on aesthetics and others based on both. I say if you are happy with it then post it and let the cards lay where they are. The final score does not matter it is all about you. How you feel about the build if you tried something new and if you are proud of what you did.
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| March 23, 2015, 10:06 pm
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Quoting Mate Paton
Can I change the title of my entry from, Steampunk m4 Sherman tank to, Steampunk tank?

Since you asked go ahead. It won't effect the scoring as the title is not judged. Thanks for asking.
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| March 23, 2015, 10:08 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
Since you asked go ahead. It won't effect the scoring as the title is not judged. Thanks for asking.

Then is it ok to fix a typo in my who do it? I would change the do to done.

Here's a link to it.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/408713
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| March 23, 2015, 10:10 pm
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Quoting Timothy Post
Then is it ok to fix a typo in my who do it? I would change the do to done.

Here's a link to it.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/408713

Yes go ahead and fix it. Once again it does not effect the build and thank you for asking prior to making the change.
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| March 23, 2015, 10:31 pm
Quoting gid617 (Kai NRG)
Yes, thank you!
Quoting Grant Davis

You win the award for strangest question in an MA ever.

XD Just wait until you see what I use it for...

I am not touching this one. XD XP XD
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| March 24, 2015, 12:38 am
For the monumental masterpiece, does it have to be a statue, or could it be the pyramid or the arch of Titus for example? Also it appears you said "We don't -except- life-size renditions, but feel free to do so!" A flat contradiction ;), therefore I assume you meant -expect-?
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| March 24, 2015, 3:00 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
Since you asked go ahead. It won't effect the scoring as the title is not judged. Thanks for asking.

Thank you for your help ~ Mate
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| March 24, 2015, 3:08 pm
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Quoting W Navarre
For the monumental masterpiece, does it have to be a statue, or could it be the pyramid or the arch of Titus for example? Also it appears you said "We don't -except- life-size renditions, but feel free to do so!" A flat contradiction ;), therefore I assume you meant -expect-?

Personally, I would see something like the pyramids as acceptable, since they are a monument, and in many ways a sculpture. I did not create the category though, so I'll defer any official judgement to the creator. You wouldn't lose points from me though.

And yeah, excepting the possibility of an unusual exception I would expect that accept is the more acceptable word for this.
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| March 24, 2015, 3:49 pm
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Quoting W Navarre
For the monumental masterpiece, does it have to be a statue, or could it be the pyramid or the arch of Titus for example? Also it appears you said "We don't -except- life-size renditions, but feel free to do so!" A flat contradiction ;), therefore I assume you meant -expect-?

Typo on my part... ;)

No, statues is what the category called for, not just any famous monument. If you can somehow convince me that a pyramid is a statue, then maybe. ;)
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| March 25, 2015, 12:51 am
For the poster category,
can I edit the picture to add words like "The Motion Picture Trilogy" here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Hobbit_trilogy_dvd_cover.jpg
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| March 25, 2015, 10:08 am
Quoting Mark McPeek
Typo on my part... ;)

No, statues is what the category called for, not just any famous monument. If you can somehow convince me that a pyramid is a statue, then maybe. ;)

This is confusing me! So could I do something like the Washington Monument? To my mind statue means person or at least animal. But then, there was the "or historical event clause". Could you elucidate?

Edit: I can see why pyramids wouldn't count though, they weren't really build to commemorate anything.
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| March 25, 2015, 11:24 am
Yea, seeing you've put in there "Many famous statues are found throughout the world to honour important people, historical events, and many other things" it would appear as though the statues do not have to be of people, but could also be depictions of "historical events, and many other things". So take instead the arch of Titus, would something like that, which is clearly to commemorate a person and an event, be allowed?
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| March 25, 2015, 12:42 pm
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Quoting gid617 (Kai NRG)
This is confusing me! So could I do something like the Washington Monument? To my mind statue means person or at least animal. But then, there was the "or historical event clause". Could you elucidate?

Edit: I can see why pyramids wouldn't count though, they weren't really build to commemorate anything.


Quoting W Navarre
Yea, seeing you've put in there "Many famous statues are found throughout the world to honour important people, historical events, and many other things" it would appear as though the statues do not have to be of people, but could also be depictions of "historical events, and many other things". So take instead the arch of Titus, would something like that, which is clearly to commemorate a person and an event, be allowed?


Definition of statue: noun - a carved or cast figure of a person or animal, especially one that is life-size or larger.

Based on that definition, the Arch of Titus, the Washington Monument or a pyramid would not work. A sphinx would work, though.

Also, it doesn't have to be historical. That was just to give you all an idea of what we're looking for and to give an introduction to the category. It can be based on a statue of Obama, for all I care, or the Statue of Liberty.

Hope that answers your questions.

EDIT: The "historical event": An example of what I mean by that can be found up here in Canada. We have a statue of four men drilling for oil that commemorates the day oil was discovered in Alberta. The category doesn't call for something that commemorates an important/historical event, like the Arch of Titus, but a statue of a person(s) or animal(s), that COULD have been made to commemorate an historical event, like the four men drilling for oil.
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| March 25, 2015, 12:52 pm
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Quoting LEGO FAN
For the poster category,
can I edit the picture to add words like "The Motion Picture Trilogy" here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Hobbit_trilogy_dvd_cover.jpg

I would advise you not to. We would rather not have the letters at all then.

Building them out of LEGO and attaching them to the build would be how to go about it, if you really want the words on the poster. You'd probably also boost your score by doing that.
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| March 25, 2015, 1:01 pm
Okay, person or animal. Thanks for clarifying!
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| March 26, 2015, 8:06 am
Any backup plan for not being able to upload images? I have access to using the "fancy" uploader, and it pulls up an open file window with no options to pic ANY file. Simple uploader doesn't work at all even with very small images (Both pixels and MB)

This is extremely frustrating as I may not get entries in before the deadline due to uploading problems.
~JU
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| March 26, 2015, 6:01 pm
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Quoting jamesuniverse .
Any backup plan for not being able to upload images? I have access to using the "fancy" uploader, and it pulls up an open file window with no options to pic ANY file. Simple uploader doesn't work at all even with very small images (Both pixels and MB)

This is extremely frustrating as I may not get entries in before the deadline due to uploading problems.
~JU
It sounds like the same Java compatibility issue I had a few weeks ago. Clayton Marchetti did a MOC that outlines how to fix it for both a PC and Mac http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/405476. Hope this helps.

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| March 26, 2015, 6:37 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
Quoting jamesuniverse .
Any backup plan for not being able to upload images? I have access to using the "fancy" uploader, and it pulls up an open file window with no options to pic ANY file. Simple uploader doesn't work at all even with very small images (Both pixels and MB)

This is extremely frustrating as I may not get entries in before the deadline due to uploading problems.
~JU
It sounds like the same Java compatibility issue I had a few weeks ago. Clayton Marchetti did a MOC that outlines how to fix it for both a PC and Mac http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/405476. Hope this helps.



I did this before posting my original comment. I know what the security protection was. This is a problem after that step.
~JU
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| March 26, 2015, 7:04 pm
Quoting jamesuniverse .


I did this before posting my original comment. I know what the security protection was. This is a problem after that step.
~JU


Yes, I have the same problem, and have never been able to use the newer up-loader, only the simple one. I have followed Clayton's advice on several occasions but to no avail...

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| March 26, 2015, 7:25 pm
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It probably has nothing to do with it but you may want to check your Java version to make sure you have the most up to date version as well.
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| March 26, 2015, 7:37 pm
Quoting The Royal Brick

Yes, I have the same problem, and have never been able to use the newer up-loader, only the simple one. I have followed Clayton's advice on several occasions but to no avail...

I HAVE IT TOO:(
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| March 26, 2015, 7:41 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
It probably has nothing to do with it but you may want to check your Java version to make sure you have the most up to date version as well.

I have updated my Java version to the latest every time that I try to get the advanced up-loader to work...
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| March 26, 2015, 7:47 pm
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Quoting Green Footed Bear
It probably has nothing to do with it but you may want to check your Java version to make sure you have the most up to date version as well.

Yup, this is a BIG problem sometimes.
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| March 26, 2015, 7:50 pm
Quoting jamesuniverse .
Any backup plan for not being able to upload images? I have access to using the "fancy" uploader, and it pulls up an open file window with no options to pic ANY file. Simple uploader doesn't work at all even with very small images (Both pixels and MB)

This is extremely frustrating as I may not get entries in before the deadline due to uploading problems.
~JU

Try just embedding your flickr photos. (click view all sizes --> medium --> right-click on photo --> inspect element --> ctrl-C --> go back to MOCpages post and paste picture in the description)

Then shrink your "main" picture (say 700 px wide) for the simple uploader so that you'll have a title photo.
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| March 26, 2015, 8:17 pm
Let me clear this up.

Fancy uploader won't work. Java is UPDATED. The uploader opens, but when clicking on the plus sign to add items, a finder (Mac) screen comes up to select a photo. There are no files (Where there should be) in this window.

Simple uploader does NOT work for me at any resolution.

Embedding photos is useless if I can't add a main photo.

~JU
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| March 26, 2015, 8:22 pm
Quoting jamesuniverse .
Let me clear this up.

Fancy uploader won't work. Java is UPDATED. The uploader opens, but when clicking on the plus sign to add items, a finder (Mac) screen comes up to select a photo. There are no files (Where there should be) in this window.

Simple uploader does NOT work for me at any resolution.

Embedding photos is useless if I can't add a main photo.

~JU

Are your Java security settings set to Very High? Someone else had a problem if it was not set to Very High.
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| March 26, 2015, 8:24 pm
Quoting David FNJ
Are your Java security settings set to Very High? Someone else had a problem if it was not set to Very Hight.


Security Settings are fine on mocpages as I have said above. This problem is AFTER the step that requires security settings to be changed.
~JU
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| March 26, 2015, 8:25 pm
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I am sure you have already verified that your file is a supported file type jpg, jpeg, tiff etc. But have you tried to use a different web browser? I know at my work I need to use two different browsers due to compatibility issues. For instance my old payroll system would not work in explorer so I had to use fire Fox. My new payroll system does not work in fire Fox etc. I go back and forth between web browser all day long and our it department have not been able to find one that will run everything I need to run.
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| March 26, 2015, 8:42 pm
Can we move the remainder of the competition to flickr or imgur or some image sharing site that works properly? All that's necessary is to create a mocathalon group and BAM we're in business! :D

I'm experiencing many of the same problems as James, and this is coming from someone who was just able to upload stuff about a week ago...
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| March 26, 2015, 8:47 pm
In that case I just suggest embedding Flickr photos.
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| March 26, 2015, 9:07 pm
Ok. New browser did the trick. I still have to agree with Jared. This needs to be either on Flickr or a dual site contest.
~JU
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| March 26, 2015, 9:42 pm
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Quoting Jared .
Can we move the remainder of the competition to flickr or imgur or some image sharing site that works properly? All that's necessary is to create a mocathalon group and BAM we're in business! :D

I'm experiencing many of the same problems as James, and this is coming from someone who was just able to upload stuff about a week ago...

Quoting jamesuniverse .
Ok. New browser did the trick. I still have to agree with Jared. This needs to be either on Flickr or a dual site contest.
~JU

I don't run the contest, Chris does, so that is ultimately his decision, but in my humble opinion, MOCpages is a lot more ideal for both the MocAthalon and the MOCOlympics and as of right now, they are only occurring here.

If you don't like that, you'll just have to either live with it or not compete at all. :)
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| March 26, 2015, 11:06 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
If you don't like that, you'll just have to either live with it or not compete at all. :)
You know they're offering their suggestion of how to improve the contest, not trying to be rebellious. Passive-agressive reply is still passive-agressive :P

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| March 26, 2015, 11:52 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Quoting Mark McPeek
If you don't like that, you'll just have to either live with it or not compete at all. :)
You know they're offering their suggestion of how to improve the contest, not trying to be rebellious. Passive-agressive reply is still passive-agressive :P

.....

I'm not trying to be "passive-aggressive", as you call it. Rather, I'm just trying to put expectations to bed, at least for this year.

Also, while I agree that it might improve the contest (at least when it comes to uploading) I can also name a few ways in which it would hurt it.

Besides, this and the MOCOlympics are MOCpages contests. Flickr and all the other sites have their own contests. MOCpages, for all its glitches, is still the best LEGO site and contest site out there, for my money.

Just the humble, unbiased opinion of Mark. ;)
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| March 27, 2015, 9:11 am
Quoting Chris Phipson
The game will run from March 1st to March 30th. 30 days, 30 categories.

So March 31st does not count, correct? Last year the group was still open on the 31st and there was a lot of confusion about that, so I think it would be best if we could avoid that.
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| March 27, 2015, 9:33 am
Sorry if this has already been asked, but, for a category that I'm doing, there is a drawing on a blackboard that I can't achieve with stickers. Could I draw the shape on the board?
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| March 27, 2015, 9:41 am
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Quoting Kevin Moyer
Quoting Chris Phipson
The game will run from March 1st to March 30th. 30 days, 30 categories.

So March 31st does not count, correct? Last year the group was still open on the 31st and there was a lot of confusion about that, so I think it would be best if we could avoid that.

March 31 will not count. If any entries are uploaded after the 30th I will not count them in the final score.
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| March 27, 2015, 10:17 am
Quoting Green Footed Bear
March 31 will not count. If any entries are uploaded after the 30th I will not count them in the final score.

Good, that's what I thought. Thank you!
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| March 27, 2015, 10:56 am
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Quoting Josiah Nelson
Sorry if this has already been asked, but, for a category that I'm doing, there is a drawing on a blackboard that I can't achieve with stickers. Could I draw the shape on the board?

Could you explain a little more, please? I'm not following.
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| March 27, 2015, 2:13 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Could you explain a little more, please? I'm not following.

Sure, for example, could I draw the image on the blackboard in the picture below, on a blackboard constructed out of LEGO?
(link) http://www.jrcharney.com/gallery/missile.jpg
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| March 27, 2015, 6:20 pm
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Quoting Josiah Nelson
Sure, for example, could I draw the image on the blackboard in the picture below, on a blackboard constructed out of LEGO?
(link) http://www.jrcharney.com/gallery/missile.jpg

Yeah, that should be fine. Thanks!
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| March 27, 2015, 6:24 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Yeah, that should be fine. Thanks!

Sweet! Thank you!
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| March 27, 2015, 7:44 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga

Thanks for the integrity Thomas, but I don't want the judges getting upset and deducting points from your builds because of your attitude. Since they're mad at me, let them be mad at me alone. ^_^

Mark, I'm not looking to start a fight here, I'm just offering suggestions. Look, obviously my opinion doesn't count for much since me and my team (yeah, not 'my team and I' :P) aren't team cheeseburger standoff or jigsaw or the plastic surgeons or some other insanely talented team or whatever, but we're here to have fun, and I'm just offering a suggestion to maximize the fun aspect rather than turn this into a flame war. All I'm saying is (and I'll use an analogy to drive my point home) why are we using a beaten bucket with a hole in it (mocpages)? Sure it can be corked up (ways to get around the problem of the non-functional loader) but the cork will just keep getting unplugged (mp crashing as it seems to do frequently these days). So in the end, isn't it just easier to replace the bucket (mp) as a whole with a new bucket (flickr, imgur, etc.)? :(

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| March 27, 2015, 10:14 pm
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Quoting Jared .
Thanks for the integrity Thomas, but I don't want the judges getting upset and deducting points from your builds because of your attitude. Since they're mad at me, let them be mad at me alone. ^_^

Mark, I'm not looking to start a fight here, I'm just offering suggestions. Look, obviously my opinion doesn't count for much since me and my team (yeah, not 'my team and I' :P) aren't team cheeseburger standoff or jigsaw or the plastic surgeons or some other insanely talented team or whatever, but we're here to have fun, and I'm just offering a suggestion to maximize the fun aspect rather than turn this into a flame war. All I'm saying is (and I'll use an analogy to drive my point home) why are we using a beaten bucket with a hole in it (mocpages)? Sure it can be corked up (ways to get around the problem of the non-functional loader) but the cork will just keep getting unplugged (mp crashing as it seems to do frequently these days). So in the end, isn't it just easier to replace the bucket (mp) as a whole with a new bucket (flickr, imgur, etc.)? :(

All tradition and such aside, MOCpages is the only site that allows for posting multiple photos, with text, on one customized page which comments can be left on, which can also be added to groups. While the uploader may be a bit pickier than imgur and such, that just adds to the fun. You find work-arounds for your computer once you have a bit of experience anyways, like I always have to close the upload window and re-open it before I can add photos. It has character. ;)
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| March 27, 2015, 10:25 pm
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
All tradition and such aside, MOCpages is the only site that allows for posting multiple photos, with text, on one customized page which comments can be left on, which can also be added to groups. While the uploader may be a bit pickier than imgur and such, that just adds to the fun. You find work-arounds for your computer once you have a bit of experience anyways, like I always have to close the upload window and re-open it before I can add photos. It has character. ;)


Plus, websites like Flickr have age restrictions that would exclude a lot of folks who wanted to play... such as all of the other members of the team that I'm a part of.
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| March 28, 2015, 7:34 am
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Quoting Jared .
Thanks for the integrity Thomas, but I don't want the judges getting upset and deducting points from your builds because of your attitude. Since they're mad at me, let them be mad at me alone. ^_^

Mark, I'm not looking to start a fight here, I'm just offering suggestions. Look, obviously my opinion doesn't count for much since me and my team (yeah, not 'my team and I' :P) aren't team cheeseburger standoff or jigsaw or the plastic surgeons or some other insanely talented team or whatever, but we're here to have fun, and I'm just offering a suggestion to maximize the fun aspect rather than turn this into a flame war. All I'm saying is (and I'll use an analogy to drive my point home) why are we using a beaten bucket with a hole in it (mocpages)? Sure it can be corked up (ways to get around the problem of the non-functional loader) but the cork will just keep getting unplugged (mp crashing as it seems to do frequently these days). So in the end, isn't it just easier to replace the bucket (mp) as a whole with a new bucket (flickr, imgur, etc.)? :(

Ok, I don't think you're quite understanding me. It was not my intention to start a war of words (or in this case, websites) at all. Rather, I was just trying to bluntly state the facts. I realise now that it probably sounded harsh, and I apologise for that. Like I said, that was not my intention.

I see where you are coming from; I just don't agree. See what Luke wrote. I think he said it a lot better than I could've. :)

Also, I don't deduct points for things like this - that would be very unfair and against my code.

I hope that clears things up!
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| March 28, 2015, 5:15 pm
For "Decade of choice", do I have to actually make a collage (with photo editing software), or can I just post pictures of each section separately?
Thank you!
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| March 29, 2015, 8:27 am
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Quoting The Royal Brick
For "Decade of choice", do I have to actually make a collage (with photo editing software), or can I just post pictures of each section separately?
Thank you!

You can not use photo editing software. The trick is to try to create a collage without editing. All images need to be in one cohesive build but from there you can take individual photos to show the details.
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| March 29, 2015, 10:33 am
One of my builds only got judged by LukeClarenceVan and Mark McPeek. Should I tell you guys here or something?
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| March 30, 2015, 7:37 am
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Quoting Ian Diller
One of my builds only got judged by LukeClarenceVan and Mark McPeek. Should I tell you guys here or something?

Several of the builds have not been judged yet in fact I believe only 27 have been judged by all judges. At this point their is no need to let us know. We will let every one know when we think everything is judged, if at that point you believe one of yours was not judged by everyone then let us know.
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| March 30, 2015, 10:18 am
Question. What time zone does MOCPages run on?
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| March 30, 2015, 4:29 pm
Quoting Josiah Nelson
Question. What time zone does MOCPages run on?

US Eastern time.
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| March 30, 2015, 5:06 pm
Quoting Kevin Moyer
US Eastern time.

My time, heh heh, lucky me :P
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| March 30, 2015, 5:10 pm
I'm really sorry everyone, I thought the deadline date was tomorrow. I haven't photographed my MOCs as the weather's been awful, so I've kinda screwed this up.
If I enter a WIP pic today and take pics tomorrow would they be allowed?
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| March 30, 2015, 5:23 pm
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Quoting Bane Of Seagulls (James)
I'm really sorry everyone, I thought the deadline date was tomorrow. I haven't photographed my MOCs as the weather's been awful, so I've kinda screwed this up.
If I enter a WIP pic today and take pics tomorrow would they be allowed?

Ouch, that's too bad. I don't have the final say, but I would say no.

Try your best to get as much done before midnight tonight, even if the pics are bad.
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| March 30, 2015, 5:37 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Quoting Bane Of Seagulls (James)
I'm really sorry everyone, I thought the deadline date was tomorrow. I haven't photographed my MOCs as the weather's been awful, so I've kinda screwed this up.
If I enter a WIP pic today and take pics tomorrow would they be allowed?

Ouch, that's too bad. I don't have the final say, but I would say no.

Try your best to get as much done before midnight tonight, even if the pics are bad.

Thought you'd say that :L
I can only use my phone so if I link WIP pictures on the page would that be ok?
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| March 30, 2015, 5:45 pm
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Quoting Bane Of Seagulls (James)
Thought you'd say that :L
I can only use my phone so if I link WIP pictures on the page would that be ok?

Again, I don't have the final say, but I'd say no. We need at least one picture on MOCpages.
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| March 30, 2015, 6:05 pm
Quoting Bane Of Seagulls (James)
Thought you'd say that :L
I can only use my phone so if I link WIP pictures on the page would that be ok?

From the rules:

Finally, you MUST have a MOCpages account to participate in this contest. Feel free to also post your entries on Flickr, Eurobricks or Brickshelf but ONLY entries posted in this group will be judged.

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| March 30, 2015, 6:08 pm
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Quoting Bane Of Seagulls (James)
Thought you'd say that :L
I can only use my phone so if I link WIP pictures on the page would that be ok?


We're discussing this issue in the judges group. My advice would be to keep working on getting them posted PROPERLY before the deadline. I see you've already added them with links but no pictures.

I am going to give you permission to, if you're able to get your issue resolved before the deadline time (about an hour from now), edit your entries to conform with the rules.

Good luck!
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| March 30, 2015, 10:59 pm
May I have permission to add a link after I add my Creation to the group? Flickr won't go any faster, and the function makes it so much cooler. Thanks in advance!
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| March 31, 2015, 12:05 am
Could I edit the links on my latest build, I think I failed on them
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| March 31, 2015, 12:11 am
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Quoting David .
May I have permission to add a link after I add my Creation to the group? Flickr won't go any faster, and the function makes it so much cooler. Thanks in advance!


Yes you may. Thank you for asking!
~Chris.
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| March 31, 2015, 12:15 am
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Quoting Pieter Dennison
Could I edit the links on my latest build, I think I failed on them


Links are not needed but if you'd like you may edit it. Thank you for asking!
~Chris.
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| March 31, 2015, 12:16 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

Yes you may. Thank you for asking!
~Chris.
Hallelujah and Bless you sir! *Wipes sweat off brow*

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| March 31, 2015, 12:17 am
Hmmm, shoot. I think I uploaded one of my builds on the 31st... I was away from home the entire weekend and had no time to build or photograph. I have just photographed three builds and posted all three of them without editing and barley any words. I was zeroed in on posting, but unfortunately looks like one of them was just a matter of seconds late. Could you judges please find it in your hearts to let it slide? :3
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| March 31, 2015, 12:19 am
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Quoting Mister Lego ~
Hmmm, shoot. I think I uploaded one of my builds on the 31st... I was away from home the entire weekend and had no time to build or photograph. I have just photographed three builds and posted all three of them without editing and barley any words. I was zeroed in on posting, but unfortunately looks like one of them was just a matter of seconds late. Could you judges please find it in your hearts to let it slide? :3

You're good, man. I just locked it.
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| March 31, 2015, 12:24 am
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And that's it! There was a 23 minute grace period for the procrastinators among you (you know who you are).

Good luck to everyone and thank you all so much for such a great game!

~Chris.
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| March 31, 2015, 12:24 am
Quoting Mark McPeek
You're good, man. I just locked it.

Alright, Thank you :D
*Pheeewww

Do you mind if I add some captions to my entries I just posted? Most pictures have no words.
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| March 31, 2015, 12:28 am
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Quoting Mister Lego ~
Alright, Thank you :D
*Pheeewww

Do you mind if I add some captions to my entries I just posted? Most pictures have no words.


You may add captions to two of those (almost late) entries. Just NOT the Dr. S. one since that entry's scores also rely on the writing as well as the build.

Thanks for asking!
~Chris.

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| March 31, 2015, 12:33 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

You may add captions to two of those (almost late) entries. Just NOT the Dr. S. one since that entry's scores also rely on the writing as well as the build.

Thanks for asking!
~Chris.

Alright, fair enough. Thanks :) I am going to get a horrible score on the Dr. S. with my on the spot writing, haha.
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| March 31, 2015, 12:36 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

You may add captions to two of those (almost late) entries. Just NOT the Dr. S. one since that entry's scores also rely on the writing as well as the build.

Thanks for asking!
~Chris.

Alright, thank you :) My score on the Dr. S entry is gonna be destroyed thanks to my on the spot writing, haha.
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| March 31, 2015, 12:41 am
Will one of the judges be doing fun facts this year?
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| March 31, 2015, 12:46 am
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Quoting Timothy Post
Will one of the judges be doing fun facts this year?
I will be once the scores are in and I have a chance to put it together. I did not look at the final count but I believe there are over 200 MOCS that still need to be judged before I can do so.

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| March 31, 2015, 12:53 am
Quoting Green Footed Bear
Quoting Timothy Post
Will one of the judges be doing fun facts this year?
I will be once the scores are in and I have a chance to put it together. I did not look at the final count but I believe there are over 200 MOCS that still need to be judged before I can do so.

What's fun facts?
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| March 31, 2015, 9:48 pm
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Quoting Commander Bricks
What's fun facts?

Look at the group from 2014 to get an idea but some would be team scores, individual scores, number of builds in categories, average score for the categories and the list goes on and on.
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| March 31, 2015, 9:56 pm
Quoting Commander Bricks
What's fun facts?

Here's the ones from last year.
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=23656&topicid=95411
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| March 31, 2015, 9:57 pm
Quoting Green Footed Bear
Look at the group from 2014 to get an idea but some would be team scores, individual scores, number of builds in categories, average score for the categories and the list goes on and on.

Thanks!
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| March 31, 2015, 10:15 pm
Quoting Timothy Post
Here's the ones from last year.
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=23656&topicid=95411

Thanks I can't wait!
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| March 31, 2015, 10:16 pm
Wait, is the contest done? It's still March 31st, and I have some more entries to enter? :-/
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| March 31, 2015, 10:31 pm
Quoting Benaiah N.
Wait, is the contest done? It's still March 31st, and I have some more entries to enter? :-/

It ended last night. Oh well good luck!
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| March 31, 2015, 10:43 pm
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Quoting Benaiah N.
Wait, is the contest done? It's still March 31st, and I have some more entries to enter? :-/


The game ended at midnight on the 30th, not 31st.
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| April 1, 2015, 2:16 am
Quoting Benaiah N.
Wait, is the contest done? It's still March 31st, and I have some more entries to enter? :-/

I did the same thing mate :/
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| April 1, 2015, 3:07 am
This build was built and photographed on the 30th, but Mocpages was down all day that day and yesterday. I've uploaded it now, so would the judges please accept it for judging?

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/409942
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| April 1, 2015, 7:49 am
Was it just for me, or was MOC Pages down for 1.5 days? Because after I submitted my last entry, it shut down. Probably from all the rushed entries... :P
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| April 1, 2015, 8:22 am
Quoting Chris Phipson

The game ended at midnight on the 30th, not 31st.

Okay, thanks!
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| April 1, 2015, 9:07 am
Quoting Josiah Nelson
Was it just for me, or was MOC Pages down for 1.5 days? Because after I submitted my last entry, it shut down. Probably from all the rushed entries... :P

Lol
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| April 1, 2015, 9:07 am
Unfortunately, I forgot to add one of my builds to the group when I posted it up, so though I posted it up almost 8 hours before the deadline... I'm assuming there's no way you judges would allow me to add it?
I understand completely if that's not acceptable (I mean, it IS completely my fault)
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| April 1, 2015, 12:46 pm
Sorry if this is a dumb question (which it probably is) are the MocOlympics the same as the MocAthlon? Or are they different contests?
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| April 1, 2015, 1:35 pm
Quoting Josiah Nelson
Sorry if this is a dumb question (which it probably is) are the MocOlympics the same as the MocAthlon? Or are they different contests?

They're very different contests. The MocOlympics is a 7-round elimination contest that starts in late August/early September. The MocAthalon is just a build-as-much-as-you-can-in-a-month kind of thing.
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| April 1, 2015, 5:31 pm
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Quoting The Royal Brick
Unfortunately, I forgot to add one of my builds to the group when I posted it up, so though I posted it up almost 8 hours before the deadline... I'm assuming there's no way you judges would allow me to add it?
I understand completely if that's not acceptable (I mean, it IS completely my fault)
all entries needed to be added to the group by the 30th per the rules. Sorry

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| April 2, 2015, 12:20 am
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I agree with G.F.B. The group is closed.

If we allow one late entry in we have to let them all in. Yes, MOCpages was down for a few hours (not as long as has been stated) but there was plenty of time on either side of that down time to add creations to the group.

Thank you,
~Chris.
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| April 2, 2015, 2:52 am
Quoting Green Footed Bear
all entries needed to be added to the group by the 30th per the rules. Sorry


Quoting Chris Phipson
I agree with G.F.B. The group is closed.

If we allow one late entry in we have to let them all in. Yes, MOCpages was down for a few hours (not as long as has been stated) but there was plenty of time on either side of that down time to add creations to the group.

Thank you,
~Chris.

Ok, I completely get it. Just checking...
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| April 2, 2015, 7:40 am
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Quoting Quinn Beeson
When will results be announced?

Once judging/scoring has been completed. :) I'd say sometime next week, probably around Easter Monday. Also, this is a very busy weekend, so that might add to the amount of time needed.
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| April 2, 2015, 5:45 pm
Quoting Mark McPeek
Once judging/scoring has been completed. :) I'd say sometime next week, probably around Easter Monday. Also, this is a very busy weekend, so that might add to the amount of time needed.

Ooh, Max has quite the load of judging on his shoulders :/
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| April 2, 2015, 5:49 pm
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