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TT R4: The Light Meets the Dark
About this creation
Welcome to my R4 entry!

My honorable opponent: Lobo630!

My guild for the Tourney: The Royal Bucket Heads (2.0)!

Link to the Tourney 2016.

My bracket:
Good and Evil:

Show a MOC demonstrating a sharp contrast between good and evil (or light and dark). This contrast should be clear even without the presence of any story - we recommend stylistic and aesthetic contrasts, not merely contrasts with the minifigures or something.




Now, onto the MOC!





I actually had a really hard time coming up with an idea for this category. Honestly, I’m not sure if i’m fully satisfied with the current product…





Anyways, this MOC is clearly(I hope) divided into two parts: the ‘dark side’ (no, not the force, silly) and the ‘light side’. I tried to show differences in the two sides, relating to dark/light and evil/good; although in many cases, things having to do with the dark correspond with evil things and vice versa. Also as a note, this MOC is meant to be more figurative; that is, this scene would never literally take place. (Also, undead skeletons are not LOM canon, and neither is this MOC! Thank you.)





First, we have a dragon, the epitome of destruction in fantasy. Destruction, rather than creation, is a very evil attribute, so I included it here.





Next, we have the (undead) skeletons, depicting death itself. I felt that death had to be depicted somehow, so I chose this way.





In the back, here, we can see a cave, full of darkness itself. This could also be seen as the dragon’s cave, but I will leave that interpretation for yourself.





On the dark side, we also have dreary, jagged rocks. These, I feel, were a part of the same category that the border is in: chaos. Darkness is chaotic, while the light is often more orderly.





Here is the border, which is a jagged SNOT border to exemplify the chaos of darkness/evil.





Lastly, we have a showcasing of corruption: on the right we have bright, nice green grass, while on the left we have the dead, whithered grass of the dark side.




Now, onto the light side:





Here, we have a small pond. Water is often viewed as peaceful (in most cases… :P) and as a purifying substance.





These flowers help to signify creation. Every flower is intricately designed by the Creator (“Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.” ~Matthew 6:28b-29~) and thus are marvelously made. Of course, they are not the only created thing, but in this case I am using them to showcase it.






Here we can see the clean, orderly white border of the light side, alongside the chaotic SNOT border of the dark side. I felt that this was necessary to communicate the stylistic differences between light and dark.





Lastly, my brick-built buck (with custom antlers). This was somewhat based off the Falworth bros design, but modified to my liking. This signifies life, particularly animal life. As you can also see, on the dark side the only life is the destructive dragon and creepy spiders (while not inherently evil, in works like The Hobbit they are often seen as evil, so I applied that trend to my build).


Overall, I am pretty satisfied with my build. I feel that I successfully pulled off the differences between light and dark. Please comment as to how well you think I did!


Anyways, I anticipate seeing your take on the category, Lobo!








Bonus Pictures:








My buck, from another angle.





C&C is appreciated!


The King reigns… And His Son!


~Reese~



Comments

 I like it 
  February 25, 2016
Congratulations on getting to round five! I'm glad I don't have to cast a vote here, though I think I probably would have voted for you. This is an excellent build. I love the contrast between the orderly white border and chaotic landscape spilling out, very clever choice. I also like how you added creatures that represent light and dark, it really brings the build to life.
 I like it 
  February 25, 2016
Congrats on getting to round 5 Reese.
Reese EH
 I like it 
A Plastic Infinity
  February 24, 2016
Great job. I think this is an excellent take on the category, if not quite evil enough for my tastes. The contrast is clear but not stressed, and I absolutely love the transition between bordered and unbounded. You have my vote.
 I made it 
  February 24, 2016
Quoting Grant Davis Those are custom antlers right? Almost lost your vote with me there. But a decent build should overshadow an OBVIOUS mistake. Of course you had no intention of ACTUALLY putting a custom on your moc right? RIGHT?!
I am sorry, oh great and all-wise Grant... Let me burn my custom pieces in offering to you... :P
 I made it 
  February 24, 2016
Quoting Lobo 630 Congrats Reese! I look forward to seeing what you have in store for next round!
Thanks! Congrats for getting as far as you did!
  February 24, 2016
Congrats Reese! I look forward to seeing what you have in store for next round!
  February 24, 2016
Those are custom antlers right? Almost lost your vote with me there. But a decent build should overshadow an OBVIOUS mistake. Of course you had no intention of ACTUALLY putting a custom on your moc right? RIGHT?!
 I like it 
  February 22, 2016
I would have liked to see you do something more complex and visually interesting, but you nonetheless get my vote for a more finished looking build and the great transition between the two halves.
 I like it 
  February 22, 2016
Both of you came up with some dramatic entries for a difficult challenge, but you get my vote. Lobo definitely nailed the contrast between the sides of your build: one half is colorful, the other is monotonous; one side is built up, the other is a ruin; one side has life, the other is desolate. Unfortunately, only the "good" side really shows up in the photos; the black side blends in with the desk, and the lack of contrast in that half of the model made it hard to pick details apart. I personally feel like the square border on your build makes your composition a little lopsided, but your entry was otherwise balanced compositionally in a way that gave separate but equal attention to both light and dark.
 I like it 
  February 22, 2016
Awesome, the textures and that reindeer, are amazing! Good luck in round 4! =)
 I like it 
  February 22, 2016
I think you have this one pretty much clenched. :) Your opponent did quite well but you did better with the rockwork and trees. Definitely a great job!
 I made it 
  February 22, 2016
Quoting Hildigrim Took BTW; Is the title a reference to Tenth Avenue North?
It inspired the title, but not the build. I came up with the title just a short while before I posted it. :P
 I like it 
  February 22, 2016
Really liked How you changed the boarder completely instead of just changing the color. The dragon and Buck (Yes its a buck not a deer, Deer are female and Bucks are males. and Bucks have horns. :D) I though you got this, good luck.
 I like it 
  February 21, 2016
Awesome! I really like your deer!
 I like it 
  February 21, 2016
Excellent! this is just excellent!
 I like it 
  February 21, 2016
The whole build was done amazingly. Very nice design on the dragon.
  February 21, 2016
BTW; Is the title a reference to Tenth Avenue North?
 I like it 
  February 20, 2016
Good job with the category! Really like the jagged rocks. Good luck :)
 I like it 
  February 20, 2016
Amazing build! Love all the little details, especially the deer. And of course the dark vs light aesthetic came out great.
  February 20, 2016
I love the rocks! Good luck in Round 4!
 I like it 
  February 20, 2016
Those rocks remind me of grasping fingers. Well done, Reese! I really like the contrast of the build. Here's hoping you make R5!
 I like it 
  February 20, 2016
Bravo sir! I like the tangled mess of the dark side and I can see your idea of order for the light. The deer and dragon are especially interesting features of the build.
 I like it 
  February 20, 2016
Excellent work! :)
 I like it 
  February 20, 2016
This is a really good build for the category! I love the dragon, buck, rocks, skeleton hoard and the white knight of Valor :P In other words I like the whole thing ;) Well done Reese! I'm rooting for you!
 I like it 
  February 20, 2016
Love the contrast, here! The rocks are well shaped, the dragon is a nice touch, and so is the deer. :P And let's not forget those dark red leaves. ;P Great colors!
 
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