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Moc Olympics Round 2: David Alexander Smith vs. Joseph Charles - The Roaring Twenties
About this creation
Decades: Build a MOC that captures the spirit of any of the following eras: 1920s, 1940s, 1960s, 1980s, 2000s. Yes, ONLY from these decades.


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Noel Coward's song 'I've Been to a Marvellous Party' inspired this build - lyrics below:

You know, quite for no reason
I'm here for the season
And high as a kite
Living in error
With Maud at Cap Ferret
(Which couldn't be right)...
Everyone's here, and frightfully gay;
Nobody cares what people say,
Though the Riviera
Seems really much queerer
Than Rome at its height!
On Wednesday night
I went to a marvellous party
With Noonoo, and Nada, and Nell
It was in the fresh air,
And we went as we were,
And we stayed as we were,
(Which was hell)
Poor Grace started singing at midnight,
And she didn't stop singing 'til four
We knew the excitement was bound to begin
When Laura got blind on Dubonnet and gin
And scratched her veneer with a Cartier pin!
I couldn't have liked it more!

I've been to a marvellous party
We played a wonderful game:
Maureen disappeared
And came back in a beard,
And we all had to guess at her name...
Cecil arrived wearing armour,
Some shells and a black feather boa
Poor Millicent wore a surrealist comb
Made of bits of mosaic from St. Peter's in Rome,
But the weight was so great that she had to go home!
And I couldn't have liked it more!

I've been to a marvellous party
I must say the fun was intense;
We all had to do
What the people we knew
Might be doing a hundred years hence...
We talked about growing old gracefully,
And Elsiewho's seventy-four
Said, "A) It's a question of being sincere,
And B) If you're supple you've got nothing to fear"
Then she swung upside-down from a chandelier!
And I couldn't have liked it more!

It was the most fabulous excitement
I've never seen such a carry-on!
Obviously, it couldn't happen
Anywhere else but on the Riviera...
It was most peculiar
You know, people's behaviour
Away from Belgravia
Would make you aghast!
So much variety,
Watching society
Scampering past...
You know, if you have any mind at all,
Gibbon's divine "Decline And Fall"
Well, it sounds pretty flimsy
No more than a whimsy...
By way of contrast,
On Wednesday last

I went to a marvellous party
We didn't sit down 'til ten
You know, young Bobby Carr
Did a stunt at the bar
With a lot of extraordinary men!
And then Freda arrived with a turtle,
(Which shattered us all to the core)
And then the duchess passed out at a quarter to three
And suddenly Cyril cried "Fiddle-de-dee!",
Then he ripped off his trousers
And jumped in the sea!
And I couldn't have liked it more!

I've been to a marvellous party
Elyse made an entrance with May
You'd never have guessed
From her fisherman's vest
That her bust had been whittled away...
Poor Lulu got fried on Chianti
And talked about esprit de corps;
Louise made a couple of passes at Gus,
And Freddiewho hates any kind of a fuss
Did half the Big Apple and twisted his trussha ha!
I couldn't have liked it more!






Comments

David Alexander Smith
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Black Smith
  October 25, 2014
looks great, very nicely done !
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  October 17, 2014
Outstanding!! Brilliant work on the details and visual aspects.
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  October 2, 2014
Thank you judges - just excited to find out what's up next now.
  September 30, 2014
Looks like a free pass for you.
  September 30, 2014
Looks like a free pass for you.
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  September 29, 2014
Well, you didn't end up with a challenge, but this is still a wonderful build.I really love how well you were able to represent the clothing style of the era in 2D form. Welcome to Round 3!
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  September 29, 2014
Even among your creations this stands out as being particularly elegant, just like the age it represents. Too bad it had no competition but it would have taken a lot to beat it. Good luck in R3!
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  September 29, 2014
Great work, I like the inclusion of the gramophone to cement the era.
  September 29, 2014
I would love to thanks
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  September 29, 2014
It has been a hectic week for me (I work in a university and it was our welcome/induction session). Not knowing how much time I'd have this weekend I made sure everything was live in plenty of time. All these comments are fantastic, and I'm so glad you liked the build. Joseph, if you get a chance you should still get your build up retrospectively, I'd love to see what you might have done.
  September 29, 2014
I'm really sorry I didn't give you an entry to fight against but I read the date wrong. Good luck in round 3.
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  September 28, 2014
Great looking scene! Wonder what they're talking about? Good luck, Dude!
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  September 28, 2014
Excellent! I love the feel of the whole scene... Reminded me of some passages from Boardwalk Empire. That song must have lasted at least 6 minutes! Anyway, good luck David!
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  September 26, 2014
Very interesting and unique build here. Works brilliantly as a 1920s piece!
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  September 25, 2014
Very nice!
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  September 25, 2014
Like I said on facebook once you mentioned the 20s, I could just see it for your style - works great, very Deco. Lovely job sir, good luck to you!
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  September 24, 2014
very original and nicely done, we don t get to see retro scenes like that much these days!
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  September 23, 2014
Wow this is amazing
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  September 23, 2014
You have proven again that you're are truly an artist in brick! The girls look great (I'd cut a rug with both of em' if they were so willing)!
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  September 22, 2014
I love the 20's. Flappers are the coolest. Great depiction. Very cool MOC.
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  September 22, 2014
This really sets the mood/feel of the era! For me it conjures up images of British TV's adaptation of H. E. Bates' Love for Lydia. The very best of luck to you! :)
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  September 22, 2014
Looks exactly like in the twenties! The design of the clothes is fantastic, and the gramophone is very nice as well! Good luck! 5/5
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  September 22, 2014
Amazing! And built very nice and promptly too! ;)
  September 22, 2014
wow David, I see clearly an old flair that captivates me. The ladies and the gramophone look very very good.
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  September 21, 2014
Yes, they had much longer songs in the 20's. Your MOC seems to capture that time very well! It freaked me out at first, and then I realized it had depth. Good luck in the contest!
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  September 21, 2014
Fantastic work as always! I really like the vase and the gramophone!
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  September 21, 2014
Outstanding work! Good luck! :)
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  September 21, 2014
Wow! Looks great! You beat me to the first second round build, by just a few minutes too. Shucks. Good luck with the judges.
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  September 21, 2014
Spectacular!
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  September 21, 2014
Your creation really has the feel of the 20's. Well done.
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  September 21, 2014
Great Gatsbies! That's marvelous! ;)
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  September 21, 2014
Looks like a winner to me!
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  September 21, 2014
Hi there, Great entry. Cool use of the castle wall pieces. Greetz, Elio
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  September 21, 2014
Very unique take on the 20's. The detail on the flappers is very cool.
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  September 21, 2014
Excellent take on the 20s! Love the dresses and those hats. The Gramophone looks awesome, but the cigaret holder seals the deal. Fantastic entry!
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  September 21, 2014
I like the tassels on the standing lady's dress and her hat. A nice gramophone too. Good luck with the judges!
 
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