My MIT entry. My category is Sign of the Zodiac: Choose one of the 12 signs and present it in a cool scene. For example, when building Cancer, donít just put a LEGO crab on a plate, but create a small crab mech or hard suit. Remember, words are on top of the picture!
Deep inside the U.S.A., there is a town that is called, Zodiac by the Us government. Little do the people know that there is a reason for that. Many people thought it was based on the large amounts of astronomers there, but that is not true at all...
The City hall in all of its glory.
More of the city hall.
Mayor Robensacht who is keeping a secret from the residents. The city is really a place where a messed up Cold War project was sent to. The project was supposed to create a powerful strike force known as the Zodiac. This has been kept a secret, so highly guarded that not even Wikileaks can get to it. The project was a complete failure.
Aquarius. His secret identity is that he is the City Hall gardener.
Pieces. No, he is not the fish, but the fisherman. Strange urges to catch fish at times.
The worst of the bunch would be Aries and Thaurus who were meant for sabotage, but ended up a computerized toys.
Gemini. Two twins who do everything together all day. Pretty self-explanatory.
Cancer. A feisty one who always seems to get free. One of the better parts of the experiment. Security is trying to calm it down... with guns. Not sure how that is going to work.
Leo. A circus lion who, with his trainer, do the same shows over and over and over. Great for visitors, terrible for the residents.
Virgo. A Japanese embassy who never seems to leave. Residents wonder and speculate about her.
Libya. The scales that tell people whether or not they are good or bad. Too long being bad and you would be kicked out. Because bad people make discoveries... Flare or Phipson. Who will win?
Scorpius and Capricornus. More animals that were okay, but weren't the best. The government does their best to keep the animals under control.
Sagittarius. A statue of the founding father. He was supposed to impersonate statues in the USSR, but accidently got trapped in one. Stayed like that ever since. Depressing.
Sprinklers blasting away...
Outside City hall.
Inside City hall.
A tiny lawnmower. Just a tablescrap.
The zodiac experiment. Leo, Pieces, Libya, Thaurus, and Aries.
Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Cancer, Scorpius, and Capricornus. My personal favorite was Scorpius.
Both of your entries are solid. However, this is a tough one. I really like this build. But my opinion differs a bit with Hans with regard to the parameters of this particular category, which is the tipping point of my decision. It is close, but my vote goes to your opponent.
Doing all of the signs was a bold move, but a couple are a little nonsensical and, other than there names, having nothing to do with their sign (Aries and Taurus in particular). However, it's within the spirit of the category and the build is solid. It's a REALLY close call, but you get my vote. BTW, it is Pisces, not Pieces. =P ~H