My worthy opponent's great
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Justin Knelsen vs. Linnea Stevens
Category: Duel of the Graybeards
So what do you get when you put two elderly gentlemen in a tower and hand them magical staffs? It's not your typical chess game, I'll give you that much. Now show us the rest!
About this creation
This was probably one of the toughest categories the judges could have dished out for me! My black bricks are next to nil, so I had to beg my brother to go through his giant, unorganized bucket of bricks and let me borrow them. (Thanks a million, bro!!) The reason I didn't do it myself is because I had no time; my classes started this week and college-level chemistry homework is intense!!
But, without further ado: my moc.
I used a humorous slant, and literally went with a chess game.(Well, checkers. I wanted to do a standard black-and-white, but I didn't have enough of the right pieces.) I have a dark confession: those chairs are megablocks. *hides in shame*
I originally wanted to have the floor littered with various board games, but I decided the simple approach was better.
I had to paint Saruman's hair. I literally spent an hour trying to find better hair, but to no avail.
I loved the architectural details in this build. (If I say so myself.)
The throne is definitely my favorite part of the moc. Yes, that is a boat. I attached it with hinges on the back. I also used long hair pieces for the arm rests.(They're also the same shape as Saruman's hair, lol)
Here are the extras games: Monopoly, tic-tac-toe, and an over-sized version of rock-paper-scissors
I realize these will not count as part of my moc, but I wanted to include them anyway.
Thanks to the judges and my opponent! God speed to all the contestants!
I saw this, and I thought I commented, but apparently not. (o)_(o) I wonder why not all three judges voted, though the decision was made, and I also wonder how this got so little comments. It's awesome! Great work Linnea, wonderful build. See you in the next MELO!
Thanks for the sweet comments guys! I would have absolutly loved to make it to the next round, but at the same time it's a blessing to be out. I have a million and one obligations right now, and even legos was getting stressful. Still, deep thanks to all the judges, and sincere congratulations to Justin! I do believe the best moc won, great job! See ya next year! :D
A very creative entry Linnea, with some NPU (boat & turntables), but I think your opponent just edged you out on this one with a slightly superior build overall. Sorry to see you go. Thanks for playing the the 2012-13 MELO!
A very nice entry Linnea! I thought of doing this exact same idea myself but decided a different approach. You have built it very well, the boat technique is a great touch and I love your Sauruman figure. Great entry and good luck to you! :)