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MocOlympics: Round 1
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Here is my entry for the 2014 MocOlympics, Round 1, One Winter's Night.

One winter's night, when the cold traps your breath and chills your chest, when trodden slush turns to ice, and the trees all lie barren.



A wrought iron bench stands, with skin that stings with frost, a guardian in the bleak.



Life itself is entrapped, in this cold winter's night.



Comments

 I like it 
  July 14, 2015
The wrought iron bench and landscaping are absolutely superb, Luke. One question, though: What happens if you lick the bench?
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  July 9, 2015
It looks really freezing, love the bench.
  June 5, 2015
This is so great! The iron bench is just gorgeous, and I love the many layers on the ground, the cobbles halfway melted with some ice showing in spots under the snow, brilliant!
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  March 6, 2015
absolutely awesome, great job!
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  December 6, 2014
Very skillfully created. All the best
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  October 7, 2014
A very beautiful MOC, built with a sensitive touch I like a lot. SImple but brilliant.
 I made it 
  September 25, 2014
Quoting Delatron 3000 No, no no! I meant others stealing YOUR technique on the bench and especially the snow! Sorry for confusion, meant it as a compliment I assure you!
Haha, whoops! Thanks Stuart, my bad. I should be less cynical... ;)
 I like it 
  September 25, 2014
The overall scale of it is nice and the path is splendidly done. Ingenious use of parts for the bench too, well done.
  September 24, 2014
No, no no! I meant others stealing YOUR technique on the bench and especially the snow! Sorry for confusion, meant it as a compliment I assure you!
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  September 22, 2014
Quoting Delatron 3000 Excellent techniques demonstrated (and being stolen I suspect!). I like the balance across the base but I don't think the sign/ gravestone is up to the same high standard as the bench. Small quibble over an excellent build though, well done and good luck for next round!
Thanks Stuart - I haven't been as active as usual around LEGO sites so I don't think I borrowed any techniques, but no doubt the basics are demonstrated in abundance elsewhere. I agree about the gravestone - I had hoped for a tree but ran out of time and improvised.
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  September 22, 2014
Quoting John Daniels Well what can I say Luke, this is one for the M.O. history books. The melted snow looks absolutely fantastic, the bench is way to cool, and the path is highly convincing. You created quite a mood with this build. I can't wait to see what you produce in round two. ~John
Thanks John, I'm looking forward to your entry too.
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  September 22, 2014
Quoting matt rowntRee Mood and texture, they're there in abundance. Your techniques are fantastically clean and refined, the melted snow will definitely be remembered. Love the wrought iron, it could have gone so wrong in so many ways but you nailed it. Standout work, Luke. Keep it up!
Thanks matt, LEGO really has tons of great bar pieces in black.
 I made it 
  September 22, 2014
Quoting Michael Rutherford Well, it's an excellent MOC. I mean, I like this, that, and the other. The melted ice beneath the bench... it rocks. I'm scratching my head about how it could possibly have been done any better... and all I could come up with, and this is pretty thin... is that given the title of the MOC, maybe if you had photographed it in the dark, but under a spot light? It might have enhanced the mood, and capitalized on the synchrony between lighting and the title? I mean I had to reach THAT FAR to come up with a ghost of an improvement. Well done. Attack!
Thanks Michael, the spotlight effect would definitely have been cool! I'll have to procrastinate less on my next entry to leave time for better photography... ;)
 I made it 
  September 22, 2014
Quoting Nannan Z. I love the use of the trans clear plates for transition between snow and dirt.
Thanks Nannan, nice to see you still checking out MOCpages every now and then.
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  September 22, 2014
Awesome man!
 I like it 
  September 18, 2014
Excellent techniques demonstrated (and being stolen I suspect!). I like the balance across the base but I don't think the sign/ gravestone is up to the same high standard as the bench. Small quibble over an excellent build though, well done and good luck for next round!
 I like it 
  September 17, 2014
Well what can I say Luke, this is one for the M.O. history books. The melted snow looks absolutely fantastic, the bench is way to cool, and the path is highly convincing. You created quite a mood with this build. I can't wait to see what you produce in round two. ~John
 I like it 
  September 16, 2014
Mood and texture, they're there in abundance. Your techniques are fantastically clean and refined, the melted snow will definitely be remembered. Love the wrought iron, it could have gone so wrong in so many ways but you nailed it. Standout work, Luke. Keep it up!
 I like it 
  September 15, 2014
That's neat
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  September 13, 2014
It's already been said, but nice job on the texturing throughout. The trans tiles work really well as a transition of dirt to trampled ice to snow.
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  September 13, 2014
Wow. Everything about this just looks so real. I love the bench, and the melted snow looks fantastic. Great job, and good luck in Round 2!
 I like it 
  September 13, 2014
Dude, Fantastic!
LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
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Michael Rutherford
  September 12, 2014
Well, it's an excellent MOC. I mean, I like this, that, and the other. The melted ice beneath the bench... it rocks. I'm scratching my head about how it could possibly have been done any better... and all I could come up with, and this is pretty thin... is that given the title of the MOC, maybe if you had photographed it in the dark, but under a spot light? It might have enhanced the mood, and capitalized on the synchrony between lighting and the title? I mean I had to reach THAT FAR to come up with a ghost of an improvement. Well done. Attack!
 I like it 
  September 12, 2014
I love the use of the trans clear plates for transition between snow and dirt.
 I made it 
  September 12, 2014
Thank you very much, everyone! I definitely appreciate all your comments and input, and best of luck to my fellow competitors.
 I made it 
  September 12, 2014
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Awesome Luke! You did an unbelievable job on the snow effect. The wrought iron bench is fantastic. I love the void under one side of the bench as thought someone had been sitting there. The cobble stone path is magnificent. It's quite a chilling effect you've created here. Brilliant!
Cheers, Clayton! Glad it has that effect.
 I made it 
  September 12, 2014
Quoting Ben King Wow, what an effective moc. The simplicity and subject make it hauntingly memorable, I think it'll go well with the judges. Anyways the bench is very well done and the snow is very realistic looking. Good luck!
Thanks Ben, here's hoping! ;)
 I made it 
  September 12, 2014
Quoting David Roberts The bench looks excellent but for me the real technical triumph is the base. The 2x2 round tile path is great but the way that you've built the melted snow is so skillfull and looks quite natural to me. I like how there's a small melted patch under the bench, presumably from drips. Did you use any photos as sources or is this out of your head? A great piece of design and building.
Thanks David, I always enjoy playing around with different landscaping techniques. I like this style because it's very unassuming, with few areas of high contrast - kind of suited the build. This was just my own random musings, though it's no doubt a synthesis of mostly forgotten memories. Who knows how original it is, really...
 I made it 
  September 12, 2014
Quoting David . It looks simple, but all other evidence points to the contrary. Nice one!
It was a tricky balance, thanks David!
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  September 12, 2014
Quoting Lee Muzzy SO. After all your Smack, THIS is what you come up with?!? Its an empty Bench for crying out-loud!!! is this some sort of resignation? because it looks like your dead...anyway all jokes aside great build I like how you captured the angles on the bench and your technique for the snow is quite elegant. Probably be seeing you in round 2 :)
Ah man, even Ian's friends are picking on me now. ;) Thanks Lee!
 I made it 
  September 12, 2014
Quoting Mariner 1000 So you died?? Because that looks like a gravestone with your name on it. Anyway Fantastic job! I really like how you made the bench! Good luck!
Hi Mariner, thanks for the compliment. I actually chose LCV since they're the only letters I have, but it lent itself to some interesting poetic symbolism and multiple interpretations so I left it. Maybe I did die... Only you know for sure. ;)
 I like it 
  September 12, 2014
Lovely work! The snow was very well done. Rest in peace, LCV...
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  September 12, 2014
Nice scene!
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  September 12, 2014
Digging your own grave? If in a metaphorical sense as well, I wonder.
LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
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Matt Bace
  September 11, 2014
Wow! The snow effect on this build is just amazing -- extremely convincing. Great job, and good luck!
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  September 11, 2014
Haha! What should I say ... ? The bench and snow look fantastic!
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  September 11, 2014
No smack here. Just kick arse build!
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  September 11, 2014
Nicely done! Yeah, the snow technique is quite convincing!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
Hi there, Great bench. And great scene, very simple, very effective! Greetz, Elio
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
A nice, poetic build. I like it!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
I love the bench!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
very atmospheric scene!
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  September 11, 2014
An excellent scene. Great bench and your snow effects look super.
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  September 11, 2014
I might miss you... :P Excellent build!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
That's some amazing snow! Wonderful job!
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  September 11, 2014
It's sad to see you pass so young...anyway outstanding build. Best of luck!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
Nice! I love the bench! Good Luck!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
Awesome Luke! You did an unbelievable job on the snow effect. The wrought iron bench is fantastic. I love the void under one side of the bench as thought someone had been sitting there. The cobble stone path is magnificent. It's quite a chilling effect you've created here. Brilliant!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
The bench and the snow effects are amazing. Great creativity!
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  September 11, 2014
Nice work! Olive green works very well for dead, frozen grass!
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  September 11, 2014
Very elegant scene, the bench seat is beautiful!
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  September 11, 2014
Great! Good Luke, luck... I mean good luck, Luke :)
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  September 11, 2014
Great job! You've managed to capture the icy look of the floor perfectly and that bench is simply perfect! --Blast--
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
Beautiful textures on the ground and path!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
Wow, what an effective moc. The simplicity and subject make it hauntingly memorable, I think it'll go well with the judges. Anyways the bench is very well done and the snow is very realistic looking. Good luck!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
Great gothic feel.
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  September 11, 2014
I love everything here, very impressive scene
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  September 11, 2014
Perfect build!...
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  September 11, 2014
Wow..! Great MOC..!
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  September 11, 2014
Fantastic build. The bench, the melted snow, the path, the tombstone...it all looks great.
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
The bench looks excellent but for me the real technical triumph is the base. The 2x2 round tile path is great but the way that you've built the melted snow is so skillfull and looks quite natural to me. I like how there's a small melted patch under the bench, presumably from drips. Did you use any photos as sources or is this out of your head? A great piece of design and building.
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
Artistic and poetic with a nice touch of pathos. Good luck Luke!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
Beautiful Creation Luke :)
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
Great work! The bench looks fantastic!
 I like it 
  September 11, 2014
It looks simple, but all other evidence points to the contrary. Nice one!
 I like it 
  September 10, 2014
SO. After all your Smack, THIS is what you come up with?!? Its an empty Bench for crying out-loud!!! is this some sort of resignation? because it looks like your dead...anyway all jokes aside great build I like how you captured the angles on the bench and your technique for the snow is quite elegant. Probably be seeing you in round 2 :)
 I like it 
  September 10, 2014
The snow/ice terrain looks terrific and that's a nice bench there.
  September 10, 2014
So you died?? Because that looks like a gravestone with your name on it. Anyway Fantastic job! I really like how you made the bench! Good luck!
 
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