MIT Round 6 E.K.O Vs Raphael Heusser . This is my entry to the FINAL of the MIT, in the category: Aesop's Fables. . Link to the MIT.
Link to Raphael Heusser (Yes, I spelled your name right!) and his entry.
This is my entry to the FINAL of the MIT, where it's Sweden Vs Switzerland. For my category "Aesop's Fables", I decided to make a MOC from the story "The farmer and
the stork". Hopefully, the story is accurate. I haven't heard the story before, I just based it off information I found on Wikipedia.
A farmer once lived at a farm.
He was really tired of the cranes and geese that came to his field to steal the seeds he had sown.
One day, he decided to put up a trap, a net, so that he could catch the cranes and geese.
The next morning, he woke up and heard a bird saying "It's a trap! AAhh!!"
He came out to check his trap, and there was one crane and two geese.
The farmer then took the birds into his house and killed them with his axe.
The next day, when he came out to check the trap, he saw that a stork had accidently been caught in the trap.
The stork said to the farmer that he was not going to steal the seeds. The farmer replied saying that the stork must suffer the same fate as the other birds, as the stork has been caught togheter with the other thieves.
The stork told him that associating with bad companions will lead to bad consequences.
End of story!
Some pics of the MOC:
The whole diorama.
Some cliffs and a beach at the water. I don't think it's common that farms are located near the water, but I added this as I didn't want to keep the build to plain and boring.
Close up on the house.
One of the sides of the house.
The top of the diorama.
A windmill thingy.
The figures/animals in the build. From left to right: The farmer, the crane, the stork, the geese (2x) and the horse.
The brickbuilt animals turned out quite nice, they are not in minifigure scale though. My favorite is the stork, which actually took me a few hours to build!
The room (With curtains) and the brickbuilt net, as I don't have any of those net pieces.
Thanks for viewing! I'm not sure if I'll win the whole contest, but I don't care about winning anyway. I am very happy that I've managed to get to the final and that I now know that I won't leave the contest with empty hands.
I've had a lot of fun in this contest, I've made some of my best MOCs during the competition, and it really helped me to improve my building skills. Thanks to Hans for creating this contest, the judges for judging my entries and getting me this far, all the people who liked my entries and the opponents who didn't post their entries and helped me get even more far in the contest.
This'll be my last creation for a while. I want to take a break from building after this contest. I'll also be busy in the next weeks; I'll be gone on Christmas eve and during New Year I'll be on a 9 day vacation. 90% of my collection is also in one big unsorted mess, so I'll (Slowly!) be sorting it when I get back. Hopefully, I'll be able to post something again in late January.
Thank you for viewing my final entry, and I hope to see you all again in the MocAthalon...