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Sorry it's late, I was suppose to post this a few days ago but kept forgetting. - Choco
About this creation
Congratulations to our very own Ty S just had his first MOCiversary! You can congratulate him here!
~Choco Taco, General News Writer
Hello! I'm back with some more contest news!
The Fourth Annual Eight Piece Building Challenge has begun! For those of you not familiar with the contest, it's a multiple round contest where you must build things using only 8 pieces, no more, no less. The current round has no theme, so you can build anything at all! (As long as it's appropriate of course.) Today is the last day of the first round, so join;; before it's too late! (Though, by the time this is posted, the contest will probably be over.)
The MOCer Games - Summer 2017's final event has begun! The round is titled "Piece Challenge", and here's a quote from the one and only City Creator, the awesome host of the MOCer Games... "The final event of the MOCer Games is now open! Anyone with a MOCpages account is eligible to enter, whether or not they have participated in past MOCer Games events.
This event is designed to challenge builders to use as few pieces as possible to create a well-built MOC. At the end of your post, you must include a photo of the entry completely disassembled." And there you have it! This is sure to be fun, so why don't you head on over;;;;?
The group Lightning Industries has a new contest running! The contest has multiple categories, so here's a quote from Skyhawk about them... "Space- Alternate X-wing
Basically any non-standard X-wing goes. So no T-65 or T-70s. You can make your own design or use an existing ship. Like the Tandom-X or the XJ X-wing. It must be minifig scale. It must be an X-wing. It must have a droid slot.
Land- Human Mech
Premise- Life on Mars story line where we go to Mars and meet martians. They have mechs. We come back. Humans see humans do. So build a mech that these humans would build after seeing Mars.
They must have a cockpit head, two-four legs, two-four arms. They also must be modular.
Mini- Alien Cruiser of some kind, must have some form of saucer in the design.
This contest will be open until Christmas. Everyone who is apart of the group can vote, including those who enter. You may not vote for yourself." It's sure to be fun, so you should head on over;;;;!
HawkNinja has just started the 2017 Hero/Toa contest! In this contest, builders will be put into groups of three, and there will be five rounds, each judged by build, story, and technique. The contest will start November first, and HawkNinja states that it will be private once it begins, so join right away! As for the rules, I must say I don't know what they are... You'll just have to head on over;; and find out!
Lego MOContests' hasn't been very active recently, (though I'm partly to blame) and leadership of the group has passed on to myself, Supreme Chancellor Vandilor, and High Emperor Duckie. And I must say, we haven't done a great job... But hopefully we can revive the group!
Click here;; to help bring the contest back to life!
High Emperor Duckie has started the Sci-Fi Contest Group, which will host a variety of contests... The first of which is titled "Super Heroes of the future" here's a quote from Duckie himself, about the contest... "Batman flying a Starfighter, Hawkeye firing tracking missiles from a specialized bow. These are some things we may see if super hero stories took place in the future. Build something that you may see in the future of super heroes." And there it is! You should definitely head on over;; and join the fun!
Emperor Neron's CONTEST group has, unfortunately, died off... But Neron plans to start a new contest group soon, so keep an eye out!
The Brick Built Megaman contest is still going, but has not received any more entries yet! It'd be very much appreciated if you joined;;. :)
~Daniel H, Contest article writer, Editor.
Hello folks! This is yours truly Ty S, the interviewer for the MOCpages News, and this week is Ben Cossy! Read on to see his aspect of the brick!
(Ty S=well, Ty S, and BC=Ben Cossy)
Ty S: What is your favorite aspect about Lego?
BC: I think the fact that there are truly limitless possibilities. There's always new ways and new techniques to be used or discovered.
Ty S: How long have you been a MOCer?
BC: I've been playing with Lego since I can remember, but I'm pretty sure I joined the online community in 2007.
Ty S: What is your favorite genre to build in, and why?
BC: Tough call. Bionicle has such a unique and fun feel to it that I love so much, and I always enjoy building System Marvel stuff, but I think Castle takes the cake, there's a lot of room to play there and the possibilities are endless for what I feel I can do.
Ty S: What is your favorite model you have made?
BC: Ohhhh another tough call. I think my Lego creation called Bahnhof;;. I built it a while ago, but I learned so much from doing it and was so happy with the end result. I'm still proud of it today.
Ty S: What keeps you motivated to build? How do you get inspired?
BC: I always find the question of motivation hard to answer. I'm an artist, so I make art. I never need to be motivated as I always am. But I guess the best answer I can give to that is when I have a solid amount of free time to build and I have a nice podcast on, I'm ready!
Again inspiration is always there for me, I have huge lists of projects I have planned and it's always growing, ideas come easy to me. But in terms of inspiration that makes me instantly want to try something, or instantly sparks my brain, I mainly just look around the world or at other peoples stuff and from that I get inspired. Looking at other people's MOC's is so helpful, and fun!
Ty S: Is there a specific builder/group of people that gets you inspired?
BC: Shadowgear6335, Djokson, and Chro are always helpful for my Bionicle building
As for system, Derfel Cardan, Xenomurphy and Mark of Falworth are very very talented and I love to look at there stuff for ideas.
Ty S: What set or theme would you like Lego to make next?
BC: I'd personally love to see a revamp of Exo-force, that was one of my favourite themes as a kid so I'd love to see it come back. As for a cool set idea for an already existing theme... I'd love to see the Clone Wars Darth Maul with Robot legs or Ahsoka Tano as a Star Wars Ultrabuild.
There you have it! I hope you have enjoyed this little peek into the world of Ben Cossy!
~Ty S, Interveiwer~
Hello readers! How’ve you been? Now, I’m going to do a wee experiment here so bear with. I’m gonna see if the inclusion of pictures affects the amount of likes the gems get. This means that, this week (and maybe more depending on the success/failure of this endeavor) there will be no pictures. So, without further ado, I present this week’s Forgotten gems!
#1: ‘Lil red wagon’ by 774 Shibuya
Now, the thing that stands out to me about this build is the headlights, which are built using a piece I do not know the name of. To me, this is a very clever use of this piece and it works very nicely for vehicle this small. The size of this build is also refreshing as you don’t usually see vehicles this size and it’s reassuring to know that you can pack that little extra detail into tiny vehicles. Fantastic!
#2: ‘The Milano’ by Ian Zerby
While only a virtual rendering, this Milano is pretty impressive. Through careful observation (squinting at the screen) you can see the use of ewer pieces to give the Milano extra detail. On top of this, it has building instructions! This means that, if it takes your fancy, you can build your own. Wonderful!
#3: ‘Skyscrapers’ by Sean Eaton
Another virtual build, this time depicting something more down to Earth: Skyscrapers. Although, that should be something more like shin-scrapers as these are micro builds. They are incredibly detailed, using many different techniques to give them a great look. The main example of this is the use of 1X2 tube bricks to create a detailed roof. Brilliant!
#4: ‘Lego me 262swalbe camo’ by Kingtiger 719
This build caught my eye because of the smoothness of the sides. The builder utilizes sloped bricks to give a nice curve to the plane. The builder also uses a clever technique for the landing gear, as well as the fact that, even with the attachments for the slopes on the side, there is still room for a pilot. Impressive!
Hello all, it’s Marley Mac here with the MOTW. Now, I know that I haven’t been the most active in the MP News since we’ve started up again, but I’m back now! Now, here’s the categories for this week.
Now, let’s get on with some awesome builds!
#5: So, first off, is this awesome ship by well know micro ship builder Seaman SPb. This build fits well into the historical category, though it could also fit into the military category. This ship is based off the Sverdlov-class type of battleship that was used in the 1950s. This ship bares an extreme resemblance to the real life version of it. All the little details that Seaman’s added really make this ship POP! If you like this builder’s work, you will definitely not be disappointed with this.
#4: Now, for our military build of this week, is this amazing little tank by BATOH rossi, one of the best digital builders I’ve seen one the ‘pages. The amount of thought this builder puts into his creations is simply astounding, and this build is no different. This creation feels extremely realistic, everything feels like it could be found in a near-future military base. The guns, the equipment, the engines, everything fits together nicely. If you like sci-fi, military, and digital Lego, I would definitely recommend this builder!
#3: Next up is this awesome little boat built by Jack Riveorput. This build was obviously chosen for the pirates/ships category. Despite having only one picture, this boat is very well built. Everything feels very clean and complete. The snot on the sides, the tiles, the deck, it’s all very clean and complete and has the “classic” feel to it. The minifigures are also very interesting and are, like everything else, very simple yet interesting. I would highly suggest you check this builder out, he builds in many different genres so you’re bound to find something you like.
#2: Here’s yet another ship, this one built by Bodi Wang (who has been featured in this paper before, and he certainly deserves this!) While the photos may not been great, you can still see how well-built this boat is despite it. One thing I extremely like about this ship is the rigging, it just feels so real, and I find that those little details really make the build. Yet another thing that I love about this builder is how big the ships are, they feel very menacing, like they could do see real damage. If you like ships, this builder is definitely someone you should check out,
#1: Now, for our number one creation of the week. The number one build this week is this amazing creation by Carter Witzenburg. While not technically castle or LOTR based, I felt that this build deserved to be featured here, and it, of course, fills the category of castle/LOTR. The rockwork and landscaping in this build is simply amazing, I don’t know where to begin. The ruins are probably some of the best I’ve seen in a long time, the cracked floor, the crumbled pillars, everything just feel right. The landscaping is also amazing, yet simple. Not too detailed make it the focus of the build, but detailed enough to look awesome when put with everything else.
Well, that’s it for this week. Hope you all enjoyed my section and look forward to next week’s!
~Marley Mac, MOTW writer and interviewer
END OF PAPER AND CLOSING COMMENTS
Thanks all for reading the paper! Again, sorry it's late.
always more full of tips on your newspaper ... and, well, I'm honored for the flattering quotation! it is always a pleasure to see your work appreciated and it is even more when it is completely unexpected ... thank you so much!
Oh, I got to the newspaper strip! Thank you, guys! You done a great job and the news report turned out excellent!
Very important sections about the contest and forgotten gems! Great interview! It is necessary to expand the circulation of the newspaper :) On Flickr and the forum of eurobricks there are groups dedicated to mocpages, but everything is dull - basically the message of the fall of the site. It is necessary to throw there links to a few of the most interesting releases.
Hi Lo Var, please go check out the group chat at the following link and we can continue the discussion there. In general we're always interested in new content or help with the paper, so perhaps you can suggest what sort of activity or writing topics you're interested in. It's a very low key group and hobby, as you can see, we bend to life's curveballs and aren't always super timely, but it is neat to have a finger on the pulse of the pages!
Hey Lo Var, I already tried to respond once ha, darn the filters for deleting my comment for some reason! Anyway, go check out the MOCPages news group and comment there in the suggestions discussion if you're interested in contributing! We're always interested in more help!