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GENERAL NEWS

The TFOL Private Club, which used to be one of MOCpages most active groups, has pretty much died, especially now that their founder Flare has resigned from his admin position, being an AFOL now. Also, if you were unaware, LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist resigned from his Admin position there back in November, and he was one of the main reasons that group was as active as it was.

If you didn't catch it last week, the MOCpages Help group is having a long Discussion of the future of MOCpages, as I said though, it's quite long.

-Choco Taco, General News Writer

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HUMOR

Hi folks, it's Jonathan again, filling in for the one and only James Douglas, who is busy with finals at the moment.

Got some Lego memes here:









James should be back next week!

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

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MOCS OF THE WEEK

Hello all! Today we have this week’s MOTW. Now, as you all know, each week we have different categories, here’s this week’s categories:

Space / Star Wars / Sci Fi
Mecha / Bionicle
Technic
RPG Stories

So, let’s get to some builds!


#5: Filling our mecha category, we have this awesome first build by Gothams Clown (fitting name, I know), this Mr. Freeze-themed build is extremely cool! (get it?) As mentioned earlier, this is Mr. Clown’s first build here on Pages of Moc, and as of yet it has only received one comment, which is odd for a build this interesting. The greebles and little details in the mech makes it very pleasing to look at and instantly conjures up images similar to the Arkham series video games, as this build would feel right at home in one of these games. So, if you are fan of Batman and mechs, check this out!


#4: Filling our Bionicle section is this awesome model by our very own Daniel H! This build has been up for quiet awhile, but has yet to be featured in our paper, so it’s about time! This awesome build is actually a revamp of a previous build, and, while the prior model is still very cool, this build is so much cooler in every way, the shaping is must more realistic, the new cape is so awesome, not even to mention her new accessories. This build definitely deserves a spot in this list!


#3: Filling our RPG section is this amazingly-written story posted by Werewolff, well known Insurgency contributor and ex-DA2 player. This episode continues his story for the Insurgency, following the movements of his two main characters, Risa and Dustin, plus his villain, Uek, who is an awesome villain if I’ve ever seen one. The builds in this episode are very cool and detailed, made even better when you consider that the Insurgency isn’t very known for it’s stories' sets. I highly suggest you read Werewolff’s creative writing, he is one of the best writers I’ve met on this website.


#2: Filling our technic category is this amazing car built almost entirely out of Lego technic pieces, which, if you’re anything like me, is very, very, hard to do. This model, built by Alain Brunel, is based off the real-life car BMW i8 V-2, and I have to say, this is a very authentic-looking vehicle, instantly recognizable. I always admire technic builders, as they always find ways to create amazing looking models from fairly bulky parts. So, if you enjoy cars, I really suggest you check this creation out.


#1: Now, finally… drum roll please… our number one build! Built by Ben Cossy, this build is extremely cool! Filling our Star Wars category, this creation is filled with so many details and great little additions that you must look very closely in order to spy each and every little thing that Ben has added. This build captures the feeling of Tatooine from the Star Wars films amazingly! Everything from the crumpling sandstone buildings, to the bustling desert streets filled with people, human, or not. Ben Cossy is an amazing builder, and this sure is an amazing build! And this build has definitely gotten the attention it deserves!

Well, that’s about it for this week, hope you enjoyed!
-Marley Mac, MOTW writer and interviewer

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CONTESTS


Hello News readers! Daniel here, back with more contest news! (+more!)
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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. The first round, Deathmatch, has begun! You can enter alone, with a partner, or a team of up to four members. Together, you will have 20 days to produce as many entries as possible. You don’t have to do all of them. For those who have played in a MocAthalon, you will be familiar with how this works. It’s a slightly shorter version. 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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MELO round two has begun! It's gonna be epic, so you should definitely head on over to the group and check out the awesome entries!
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The LCBTC's second round has come to an end! They've got some awesome entries, and the second round should beginning soon! So what're you wait for? Head onover and check it out!
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Hmm.... Nothing much has been happening over at the Lego MOContests' group. Though, the winner of Video Game contest has been announced! Congrats Emperor Neron (David H)!
While you wait for the next contest to start, you can head on over and check out all the previous contest entries!
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CONTEST: Quotes has come to an end! Voting will be starting soon, as well as a new round! Click here and head on over!
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Sir Flexalot's Blindbag Hardsuit Contest is almost over! The deadline is June 1st, so you've barely got time if you wish to enter! 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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***BONUS***
(This isn't really a contest group, but I figured it deserved a mention.)
The 4x4 Group is fun group dedicated to 4x4 builds, with a weekly theme. (Which is currently Super Heroes!) There're some really nice people there, plus some awesome little builds, so you should definitely check it out!
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-Daniel H, Contest article writer, Editor

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MP NEWS CHARITY CONTEST

Hello readers, we are excited to announce the winner of the MOCpages news 10th issue charity poetry contest! Drum roll please...

Caleb - Vakkron for his poem titled "A Lego Element"!

A thousand bits all blasted into scrap,
stained red like blood, or cloth, or warning lights
heated to four-ninety Kelvin, forced
into imperfect squares. An era ends.

Then pop! From flame is born a hero pure,
its corners sharp and studs in rows of four—
whisked away by metal hands. Retrieved
among the masses, for a purpose new.

Within a box, the tell-tale noise is heard.
A child smiles. The piece has done its job.

-Caleb I


This ode to the creation of Lego won us over, plus the reference to a smiling child made us think of the Seattle children's hospital recipients of the sets. So congrats Caleb! We will contact you to determine the set particulars. And the set choice will be posted in next week's issue.

Check out Vakkron's homepage here

Thanks to all of you who entered and provided us the highly entertaining reading!!

-MOCpages News Staff

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END OF PAPER AND CLOSING COMMENTS

Thanks again to all who entered the charity contest! We had many good entries.

Marley Mac is also interviewing Classical Bricks, which will either get added to this issue, or the next one, so stay tuned for more!



Comments

  June 1, 2017
@ James: Oh, i do try to remember to always compliment the humor-section when it's in the paper, it's one of my favorite sections. But i may have forgotten occasionally - sorry about that :-)
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  May 31, 2017
WOAH! Thanks for the feature!! :DD
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  May 30, 2017
Another great issue guys, and a big congratulations to VAkkron!Fantastic poetry there mate. Also, thanks for the shout-out for my TI work! It means a lot :D. Looking forward to the next issue guys!
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  May 30, 2017
Thanks for the new issue! Also, thank you for the contest opportunity. It was good fun, and I really enjoyed reading all the entries!
  May 30, 2017
I changed the deadline to the 21st of June. Sorry I couldn't write anything :( I am SO busy with church, the week was packed, and... I didn't feel like it yesterday :P
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  May 30, 2017
*that moment when the stand in comedy writer gets complemented when some weeks I dont* Okay guys, once again Neato job!
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  May 30, 2017
It was a tough call to choose the winning poem, they were all highly entertaining! Thanks for entering! And yeah hopefully we'll get those last two sections added today :)
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  May 30, 2017
Another good issue! Once again, nice humor section, extensive contests section and interesting general news. And indeed, congrats to caleb for winning the charity poem contest :-)
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  May 30, 2017
It's unfortunate that this issue is missing both the MOTW section and my interview (which is finished btw :P), but congrats to VAkkron for winning the contest!
  May 30, 2017
Aww, I never win anything... Congrats Vakkron. Btw there is now a group for more discussion about the pages, and MOContests should have a new contest soon.
 
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