One Year on MOCpages! . One year ago I joined MOCpages. Little did I know that I had found a whole new world that ignites God's wonderful gift of creativity. The LEGO hobby is one that anyone can enjoy, even if it is only every so often. . Well hello everyone! Today is my first MOCiversary! I can't believe how fast the year has gone by! I hope you enjoy my comprehensible review of this past year. Who knows, maybe you haven't seen this stuff.
Grab some popcorn, turn off the lights, and get ready for some blasts from the past - from Ninjago to The Lands of Mythron, and from minifigures to the MocOlympics!
First and foremost, I want to thank The Journeyman Ranger for introducing me to this wonderful online community! Without him, I probably wouldn't have built many of the things you will see today. Of course, without the great fun of having a brother who also enjoys the LEGO hobby, I also might not have built (or bought) LEGO creations.
I had an incentive to join MOCpages because I had recently built this (Andrew built some of it as well):
It wasn't the first thing I posted because I wanted to "save" the above creation for posting the next day.
Around the time that I joined MOCpages, the rumors about Legends of Chima were starting to surface. I thought the theme was going to be better than Ninjago - the theme that brought my brother and I back to the LEGO hobby (our hobby beforehand was just buying and playing with sets) - but it wasn't. To date, I have 2 Chima sets.
To go along with my enthusiasm for the theme, if any of you remember, this was my buddy icon (without the shadow effect):
Soon afterwards I created the only Legends of Chima group. It never took off - probably because it is not a popular theme among MOCers (myself included).
I posted a MOC of my first sig-fig: David the Fire Ninja Jedi. It's okay, but the pics and background are REALLY bad. It is no longer my sig fig. I have several sig figs that vary depending on the theme.
Then I did clone trooper blaster dudes from the LEGO Star Wars III videogame.
Around that time I bought the LEGO MBA kits and really started to build my own creations from my own collection (MOCs from MOC...haha). The I-MEL Starfighter (pictured below) was the MOC from MOC. It acted as a turning point in my LEGO hobby. It was well received, and now has 33 likes. It was on my most popular until the MOC, Wizardly Encounter (more on that later). Anyway, here is the famed I-MEL Starfighter.
It had a lot of neat functions - folding wings, transformation, (sorta) secret laser cannon. Fun stuff.
I posted a series of instructions on how to attack the Ninjago fabled golden weapons onto the back of those Ninjao armor pieces that only fit the Katana swords. I mean, in the TV show the ninjas carried their golden weapon on their backs, so why couldn't the LEGO piece? Oh well. Most people probably just thought I posted an official LEGO minifigure being so excited I got the minifigure. It was after I posted my line of minifigures when I realized that I shouldn't post a MOC about a minifigure XD.
In the TV show, When the four fabled golden weapons are combined, the Mega Weapon is formed that can create anything that the holder imagine (with a phase of weakness after each thing is created). I created that weapon as well - quite accurate if I do say so myself (dare I say most accurate on the internet? None of the other ones have a point at both ends of the staff - haha). In fact, if you google search "Ninjago Golden Weapon" you will probably see a picture of my MOC.
I challenged myself one time and made a MOC with using pieces from only one set. Here was the end result.
We'll take a break from MOCs I made and move on to some groups, themes, and people!
The first group I joined was Star Wars LEGO Creations because Star Wars is one of my favorite LEGO themes. The next group I joined was The Fellowship of the Brick. During the time that I joined, I just started getting into the theme and bought a few sets. I just want to say that some of the nicest people are part of The Fellowship of the Brick staff. Michael Kringe, Mark Murphy, Chris ., Monsterlego, ~ Caleb ~, Justin M., Thomas ., Lee Muzzy, and Finn tegotash are some of the very nice people who are active there.
Enter i Brick.
One of my favorite groups is i Brick. Last December I joined i Brick - the new and enthusiastic group that had been around for only a few days (November 30th, 2012 was when i Brick was created). I was promoted to an admin sometime in December (I think) and helped and learned from the other admins there: Isaac Cremer (the founder), TX-008 1998, and Timothy Wallace. Unfortunately, they aren't active that much anymore (a comment here and there). A few month's ago, Michael K. joined the admins - he's great to work with and talk with - you should get to meet him sometime! Some other great people who have been active for a long time that I've gotten to know at i Brick (many are now staff members) are Halhi 141, Garrett A.,