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MOCPages News ish #11! Read to discover the latest happenings here!
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GENERAL NEWS

Well, we've reached issue #11...it's been a crazy journey folks, thanks for sticking with us!

Unfortunately, we don't have too much content for this ish. Busy lives are a reality.

For example, James Douglas (Also affectionately called "duggles" is in the middle of exams the next two weeks).

We will (hopefully) add more later this week. I will fill in some of these articles in the meantime.

Additionally, there is an ongoing discussion on the future of this great site that we all love (and sometimes hate!) in the MP Help Group.

Please don't make comments in the thread like "I agree with this".

Only comment if you have a new idea to add, and don't use "fake" words or abbreviations.

This particular thread is already really long, and the MP staff asked not to have useless comments there.

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-Jonathan Demers, Group Founder, Interviewer, and Fill-in Writer.

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HUMOR

Hi all, I've got a few lego related jokes here, hope they're not too corny!

I searched the Internet for these.










Here's one more.

Why do lego people dislike going to the hospital?

Because plastic surgery costs a fortune!

XD Sorry folks!

-Jonathan Demers, Fill-in Writer

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MOC OF THE WEEK

Hello readers of Mocpages News! Today, we have this week’s MOTW! As always, the categories for this week is as follows:

Minifigs
Contest Builds
Steampunk / Dystopian / Post Apocalyptic
Art

Now, lets get to the builds!


#5: Starting off our list is this collection of some very creative figs, for our minifig category, obviously!
Built by Ty Stephany (Jesusloverocks), this build shows many different versions of his sigfig, many of them using very creative usage of parts. My favorite is the Sith Lord, whats yours? If you like Star Wars and interesting builds, please check this guy out! As he is still fairly new to Mocpages.


#4: The closest we could find to steampunk, we had to go back a month to find this awesome build!
Built by Bobby Hunter, this extremely detailed mech is awesome in every definition of the word. This build is very posable, as evidenced by the pictures, in which this mech showcases many interesting poses. If you like this model, Bobby has made many other mechs built with the same attention to detail as this, so I highly suggest you at least look through his collection.


#3: Jumping to the creation for our art section, is this amazing mosaic. Built to represent late singer and guitarist Jerry Garcia, this model has done a excellent job at representing the beloved singer-songwriter. I can never imagine how people manage to make such artwork, though somehow these very creative builders have managed to capture their subject almost perfectly. And yet, this build is incredibly underrated, so please, give it a look.


#2: Built by our very own Doug Hughes, this awesome build is well deserving of second place in this week’s list. The amount of small details Doug has managed to fit in, while still keeping to the “Classic Castle” feel of the build, is astounding! This build has been executed perfectly, as he has been able to create the look and feel of the original Lego castle theme, while still adding his own spin on the genre. This builder was originally going to compete against the formidable Justin Li, though sadly Justin had to drop out due to lack of time. Though I don’t doubt for a second that Justin would have beaten this build easily, for it’s Classic Castle at it’s best!


#1: And finally, our #1 build! Chosen for our contests category, this awesome build is the full package, great piece usage, amazing rockwork, incredible detailing. This build was built for the ongoing MELO contest (you can read about that in the Contest section) by Roanoke Handybuck, the category for which was Poems. This build has been meant to represent the “Down to Goblin Town” song by J. R. R. Tolkien in The Hobbit. And I have to say, this build represents the song perfectly! Even if Roanoke was not able to add the official lego goblins to it, if I dare say, that may even make the build better! For it showcases how inventive this builder can be when faced with a challenge. Definitely one to pass on to the next round.

Well, that is sadly all for this week. See you next time!
-Marley Mac, MOTW writer and interviewer

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CONTESTS

From the creator(s) of the Mini MocOlympics of 2016...
The MOCer Games - Summer 2017!
This will be a series of challenges and competitions that will run throughout the summer, right from the beginning of June until the end of September. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up, get your bricks out, and be ready for the hottest Lego event of the summer! Click here and join!
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Now, I know that technically this isn't a contest on the 'Pages, but I've heard that a lot of the members here enter this. Flickr's Summer Joust is back! The contest runs May 1st (so it's already begun) through June 30th. There's a lot of info and rules, so here's the link to the group on Flickr. :)
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The 2017 Middle Earth Lego Olympics' first round has come to an end!They've got some pretty darn amazing entries, so you should definitely go check them out! Plus, round two will be starting soon. Click here to head on over!
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The LCBTC's second round is nearly over! It ends on the 24th of May, so if you're one of the 16 participants, you should post your entry soon! The rest of you guys can head on over and check out the awesome entries!
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Lego MOContests' Gaming contest has come to an end, but you can head on over and vote! Also, they should have a new contest for you all shortly. So what're you waiting for? Click here and join!
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CONTEST: Quotes has been extended! The new deadline is May 28th, so you've still got a few days to enter. Click here and head on over!
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Sir Flexalot's Blindbag Hardsuit Contest is still running! The idea is to take any Collectable Minifigure, aka a Blindbag figure, and build a mech for it! Click here to join!
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The Brick Built Megaman contest has begun! The deadline is June 20th, so you've got plenty of time to enter. Why don't you head on over ?
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Sorry, again, for this being another near-repeat of the last article... But, there really just isn't much happening contest-wise on the 'Pages.
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-Daniel H, Contest article writer, Editor

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MP NEWS CHARITY CONTEST

Hello all, a quick update for the charity poetry contest: we will extend the poem entry deadline one more week! The poems that were entered thus far are great... but more will be even better!
Poems are now due Monday 5/29 at midnight on MOCpages, and we will announce the results in the Monday June 5th issue.
Thanks all, and keep the great stuff coming!

-MP News Staff (Really Doug Hughes; he came up with it!) ;)

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END OF PAPER AND CLOSING COMMENTS

Thanks for reading y'all! My apologies, we don't have an interview yet again. Dream on, maybe next week! ;)








Comments

 I like it 
  May 24, 2017
First time seeing this - kudos for composing it. A strong effort to maintain the enthusiasm in this community!
 I like it 
  May 23, 2017
Thank you so much for featuring me! I appreciate it a ton!
 I like it 
  May 23, 2017
Oops, forgot to press "like" the last time around :-D
 I like it 
  May 23, 2017
Wowzerz! Thanks guys for the #1! Also, great issue all around! Keep it up team! :D
 I like it 
  May 23, 2017
Woohoo! A great issue guys! And my build is featured! Very cool!! As for the poetry contest, here's the rules thread: http://www.moc-pages.com/group_conversation.php?id=26036&topicid=106129 And here's the entry thread: http://www.moc-pages.com/group_conversation.php?id=26036&topicid=106128
  May 23, 2017
Love it! But what's the charity poem contest? Is there something I missed in the last issue?
  May 23, 2017
Another fine issue! If you keep up this standard in future issues, the occasionally missing articles should not be a problem :-) Good to see a mention of the ongoing debate about the future of this site in the help-group. If more people join that debate, the result will to a greater extent reflect the wishes of the community in general. The humor section was nice too, i had a few chuckles at those memes :-D And the picks for MOTW was great, these MOCs are all really good builds! I am not much of a poet, but your idea for the charity poem contest certainly has my sympathy. As for the contests-section it looks to be if not complete, then certainly very extensive. I rarely join in on contests, but it is a good idea to announce them here so that people who are interested has this extra chance to learn about their existence. All in all, good work you guys! Keep it up :-)
  May 23, 2017
Sorry I haven't been able to write :( well, great article! My contest has two entries, and I'll need at least five! I've got more than enough members, but only two entries! Come and enter!
 I like it 
  May 22, 2017
Another great issue guys, well done all round! Man, I didn't know there were so many contest's going on! :D MOCpages lives!
  May 22, 2017
@VAkkron Aw, it's nice to know someone appreciates my article. :)
 I like it 
  May 22, 2017
Yay! Though, I realize I still missed that space in my article...
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  May 22, 2017
It actually sounds like there's quite a few contests going on right now. I didn't count, but half a dozen? That's impressive. Good paper once again. You don't have to apologize as much at the end of each section though; I think you're doing a great job, even when content is scarce!
 
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