MXSC-R1-Fail: Super FAIL! . Hello everyone! Glad to be uploading this finally! The competition looks super tough though. First, a few quick words:
Mr. Xenomurphy's Superhero Contest
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Anyway, I'm pretty psyched as this is one of my favorite works I've done so far, and the competition looks really intense! Enjoy and to all my fellow opponents, GOOD LUCK! (Also, this is pushing the boundaries a bit, but this isn't just a dio. I also created a back story :D ). .
Made for: Mr. Xenomurphy's superhero contest. Good luck to all, and may the best builders advance!
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*Edit: Category 1.2 Fail
What if a superhero fails to save the day? Build a vig (min 8 x 8, max 16 x 16) and show us a hero trying to avoid a catastrophe, fighting a villain or nature itself … and failing horribly. Dark humor is appreciated. A reasonable(!) overhang is allowed, like a plant, arm, leg, etc.
Now, we all know that Superman is probably one of the greatest heroes ever in the history of ever. However, I think that he'd fail majorly in today's society. Why? Read on to find out.
Lex Luthor is attacking the city of Metropolis! Who will save the poor citizens!?
Our hero Superman, Clark Kent in disguise, emerges from the confines of this building to deal with the newly emerging trouble!
Fail 1: The Telephone Booth
As our hero prepares to change into Superman... he discovers one little problem....
The telephone booths in 2012 are no longer large boxes. Instead, the ones still around are merely tiny little boxes hanging off the sides of subway walls or big metal rectangular prisms lining the streets.
Not to mention no sane person uses them. Today we have all sorts of people talking on cell phones...
and using other forms of communicative devices. Telephone booths are obsolete. Except for the Doctor. He still uses one...
Aw, don't get upset Mr. Kent. You can always run around the world and change super-quickly!
And away we go!
Fail 2: You-know-what...
Now that our hero is ready to finally deal with the impeding menace, a surprise is pulled...
"It's over, Luthor!"
There's just one problem with that statement. Unfortunately due to globalization, though we've attained some sweet products here in North America (go LEGO®!), it also means that other things can spread too. See, it's a super-heroes job to protect the people from harmful stuff, no? Well, it was so simple... all Superman needed to do was fly around the world super fast, turn it back to the time when ______ was first created, and then laser-beam it into oblivion so that it would never exist... but, karma comes back in one way or another...
See what I mean? Fail.
Still don't know what I'm talking about? It's the diabolical MEGABLOKS! (His only weakness next to Kryptonite!)
Fail 3: Oh....
The worst fail ever. I've always wondered... how do Superheroes keep their costumes so sparkly clean? I mean, you can't save the day with brown underwear on... unless your Desert suit Batman :P. Well, Superman's being backed into a corner...
Yes, I love Superman. However, time and again, I fail to see him saving us from impeding disasters such as *cough**cough* climate change, or also just spread the message of putting your ****** garbage in the garbage can instead of 2 cm next to it!!! I mean, seriously, if you've ever read a comic book, have you ever noticed how filthy the streets are? Maybe bad guys wouldn't be so successful at kidnapping people so much if people weren't so busy running all over the place tripping on banana peels or soda cans so much..
plus, how do you not get your suit dirty with so much garbage around...
A hur hur... heh?
In between the giant's legs!
Base of the fig with the improved version of the power armor. It's not that the one in the set wasn't cool... but...
Take... two? Again?
A close-up of the vig. Two things here: yes, the story leads up to the vig with Superman standing in... um... feces.
More shots! Also, note for the judges: I may be pushing it a bit, but there is a bit more than a one-stud overhang. However, the base is only 14x14, so I'm not sure if Lex's armor foot hanging out is legal or not. Altogether, the foot and the base just scrape under 16 studs long, but I do have to mention this to be fair and legal. If it counts as a disqualification, than just let me know, I'd like to fix it up, if that's okay. Otherwise, guess it's game over for me!
I seriously hope you're enjoying these :D.
Close-up of the armor.
The street, figure-less.
The first floor.
The second floor. The lamp is original.
3rd floor. I honestly have no idea why I put that guy in.. seriously...
Can you guess who it is? Joe Shuster is one of my all-time favorite people. To me, he's both a hero and a role model. The man came here without a penny to his name, and a few copyright battles later was one of the two authors of Superman. This build is dedicated to his memory, and to his upcoming 98th anniversary of his birth, on July 10th, the day before my birthday :D. Thank you Mr. Shuster (1914-1992) for giving the world such a gift like Superman.
His studio. Hey, we all had to start somewhere, right?
Shot, robot-less. Looks pretty cool, no? I'm quite proud, this is one of my first really nice looking buildings I've done.
Then again, maybe you fail because your best friend is a super-jerk.