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The Brickset Builders Guild - share your MOCs here!

CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
edited July 2014 in Building and Techniques
Although Brickset is primarily a website concerning collecting, there are plenty of talented builders on the Brickset forum, who often post MOCs on the 'what are you building right now' thread. Therefore, after consulting with Huw, he and the other moderators have kindly allowed me to set up a new thread solely for presenting your MOCs.

So without further ado, I would like to introduce 'The Brickset Builders Guild.'

There are no limitations on what you can post, including models of any theme or size, in real bricks or in LDD. As long as it is all your own creation, just about anything goes!

As well as simply demonstrating your building skills, a weekly contest will also be held. There are a few details I should give about how I envisage these contests running, although there is every chance that this will change with time as we discover what works and what does not. Anyway, this is how (at least) the first contest will work:

The contest each week will run from one Wednesday to the next, starting and ending at 00:00 GMT.
Naturally, if you miss the deadline for one week, your MOC will be entered for the next week.
All of the MOCs posted each week will be eligible for judging.
In each week, the models will be judged by two judges.
Each of these judges will be nominated by the judges of the previous week.
The judging will not be based on size or theme, only skills and building techniques demonstrated will be taken into account.


There is no prize for this weekly contest beyond the acknowledgement and glory of being Brickset's builder of the week! However, there may be larger contests held which will have prizes every so often.

The judges for this week will be posted later.

I look forward to seeing plenty of outstanding MOCs!
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Comments

  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    We really needed a thread like this :o)
    Pitfall69KovJonas
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    This is a terrific idea, @CapnRex101‌ - I love seeing the imagination and artistry that people put into their MOCs.
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    Yeah, this will become my most visited thread. :)
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 722
    Great idea @CapnRex101.
    Now I just need to get around to finishing some of the many MOCs I start but never finish ;-)
    Pitfall69
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,356
    Yes, with this thread, Bricksetters can now show their creativity (and being good friends with @CapnRex101, I knew about this thread before it was posted. There's a detail we've been working on together but I think I'll keep it secret until CapnRex wants to reveal it ;-) ). Therefore I shall get the ball of creativity rolling and post up pics of an LDD creation of mine I've had on my computer for a while but never got round to showcasing it. Here's my Architecture-style dream mansion:
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    Enjoy, and I look forward to seeing other Bricksetter's creations!
    GothamConstructionCocarlqrancorbaitdoomer72FuseUnisonDianne
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    edited April 2014
    This is great! I'm in the same boat as @GothamConstructionCo though :-S

    Would you consider using the 'Brickset Builders Guild' as a means for encouraging people to work together on collaborative projects for shows?
  • adventure_aladventure_al Scotland Member Posts: 243
    I'm not exactly super proud of this or anything. It's far from a master piece but here is my first MOC in OVER 10 YEARS! So I'm pleased I manage to stick something together. Admitadly struggling with a roof. I guess we all have to start somewhere, right?

    GothamConstructionCocarlqCapnRex101rancorbaitsnowhitie
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
    @LostInTranslation‌ - Absolutely, whatever use people have for it is welcome, as long as it is MOC related.
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850

    This is great! I'm in the same boat as @GothamConstructionCo though :-S

    Would you consider using the 'Brickset Builders Guild' as a means for encouraging people to work together on collaborative projects for shows?

    We should have a collaborative building competition sometime. :o)
    carlq
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 853
    Bravo for this thread!
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    ^ wow, how many parts is this?
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
    edited April 2014
    Now is probably a good time to announce that the judges for the first contest are @carlq‌ and I, so keeping posting those MOCs!
    GothamConstructionCo
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 722
    ^ in that case I think I'm going to have to revisit my Superheroes MOC and finish things up as I know how partial you both are to a bit of Cape ;-)
    carlqCapnRex101
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734

    Now is probably a good time to announce that the judges for the first contest are @carlq‌ and I, so keeping posting those MOCs!

    Will there be guidelines or a theme for the contest? Or are you simply going to judge what has already been posted to this thread?
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
    @binaryeye - The intention is to simply judge from what is posted, but this may develop depending on how it works out on this occasion.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,378
    @CapnRex101 Will LDD files be judged along with actual brick built MOC's or just real life MOC's?
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
    @oldtodd33‌ - LDD and real brick creations will be judged equally.
    Pitfall69
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 277
    teamladd said:

    ^ wow, how many parts is this?

    I didn't count as I built it so I can only estimate - around 6,500.

    TheBrickLaddTheosDracos
  • doomer72doomer72 Member Posts: 36
    Apologies for the photo quality and my technical abilities . It's easy to see why I can't even trust myself with Facebook :-)
    LegoboyTheosDracos
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    @doomer72 That, my friend, is a masterpiece!
    doomer72Pitfall69Dougout
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    I'm all dizzy!
    doomer72Pitfall69plasmodium
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
    @carlq - This is going to a tricky decision!
    Pitfall69GothamConstructionCo
  • carlqcarlq Ruislip Manor, MiddlesexMember Posts: 792
    @CapnRex101‌ - I'm with you! We seem to have an embarrassment of riches here! :-)
    Pitfall69GothamConstructionCo
  • ChrisbstmChrisbstm USAMember Posts: 151
    Wow is all I can say, some very talented people here. Here's my contribution, a GS chicken walker style mech.
    doomer72GothamConstructionCorancorbaitcarlqjasor
  • DougoutDougout Member Posts: 888
    Poisso3 said:

    Yeah, this will become my most visited thread. :)

    Mine too
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Batman Begins tumbler:


    More on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/rancorbait/


    Good job @doomer72 :o)
    carlqdoomer72GothamConstructionCoTechnicNickCapnRex101Pitfall69jasor
  • doomer72doomer72 Member Posts: 36
    Thanks so much for the nice comments and for voting me this weeks winner,it really was totally unexpected and will inspire me to finish it and start the next project I am planning.
    I love the Mini ,I would love to own Dr Dave's Ghostbusters set !,and @rancorbait your tumbler looks amazing .
    I hope this thread continues to persuade people to show their talent off , I'm already checking daily for new MOCs and would like to be a judge in the future .
    Thanks again for making my day guys .
    carlqMorkManTechnicNickCapnRex101rancorbaitPitfall69jasor
  • doomer72doomer72 Member Posts: 36
    Thanks @TechnicNick‌ ,your vision and talent for recreating those iconic vehicles is fantastic.This thread is going to keep a lot of us very busy :-)
    GothamConstructionCocarlqTechnicNick
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,261
    I am pleased to announce that the judges for this week will be @Pitfall69‌ and @GothamConstructionCo‌.
    carlq
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,356
    edited April 2014
    Some very high quality MOC's here I must admit!

    Well, here's another MOC I've been motivated to actually finish - a 96x96, 9,000 piece LEGO mosaic of the cover art of my absolute favourite album of recent years - The Resistance by Muse (opinions may vary of course)

    Oh, and here's the mosaic (it is best viewed at a distance, or really small :-) ):
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    And another angle so you can see the studs:
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    This will hopefully be the first of a series of "LEGO album covers" that I hope to do... eventually :-)

    It's also only the second mosaic I've ever done, and the first at this size :-)
    carlqdoomer72GothamConstructionCoBumblepantsPitfall69messyCheekajasorwardm
  • doomer72doomer72 Member Posts: 36
    Wow @aimlesspursuits‌ ,that looks great.it looks strong to me with near human qualities and a character of its own .
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,936
    ^Nice. I always hated that minifig-scale vehicles could only ever fit one or two figs (even big vehicles). Just out of interest, though, is there no translucent rear windscreen-type piece that would fit?
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,356
    @plasmodium I've tried several pieces for the rear tailgate and I couldn't find anything that worked, mainly due to the awkward dimensions that the vehicle is built in. I admit that I'm not exactly happy with the top part of the tailgate as it is (it also breaks a lot!), which I'll probably experiment with more once I get some more time :-)
    plasmodium
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,356
    Actually, following @plasmodium's question which he asked "out of interest", it actually inspired me to further mod my 7-seater SUV (again). There is now a rear windscreen, not as simple as it could have been as it turned out as it involved a roof redesign for it to maintain functionality:
    Closed tailgate
    LEGO Minifigure scale Car - 7-wide SUV - seats 7 minifigs - MODded tailgate 1
    Opened tailgate
    LEGO Minifigure scale Car - 7-wide SUV - seats 7 minifigs - MODded tailgate 2

    (I think Count Dooku's gaudy red wheels are permanent :-P )
    JenniPitfall69doomer72TechnicNickcarlqBumblepants
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 722
    edited April 2014
    As the end of another week closes upon us it's time to announce this weeks winner.

    It's turned out to be a vehicle themed week this week and some very strong offerings from a elite pool of talented builders. Both @Pittfall69 and I enjoyed pouring over the fantastic MOCs. So in a way your all winners. But in another way there can only be one winner.

    This week the prestigious award of the Brickset Builders Guild contest ,

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    Goes to @TechnicNick for his wonderful USC scale Morris Minor.
    By no means an easy feat of brick and stud engineering as the Morris Minor is one of the most curviest cars ever put into production. But somehow @TechnicNick has captured the essence if the car and as a set it wouldn't look out of place on the shelves of a Lego Brand retail Store.

    As we are now entering a third week of showing off our building skills, I hand over the rains of judging to @TechnicNick who I think is more than qualified for the task.
    Co-judge is yet to be announced due to a unexpected hospital visit today.

    Thank you everyone and keep your ideas and talent coming.

    CapnRex101rancorbaitcarlqaimlesspursuitsdoomer72FrictionPin
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,310
    edited April 2014
    Now that a week has passed, it is time to announce the winner of this week's contest, and that person is...

    @TechnicNick‌ for his Morris Minor! The details of his 1:7 Scale model were fantastic. He certainly has a gift building Lego Scale Models.

    The only prize for victory is of course the recognition, but this badge will also be posted on your wall:

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    Congratulations to @TechnicNick‌ and good luck to next week's entries.

    CapnRex101rancorbaitGothamConstructionCocarlqTechnicNick
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 722
    News just in,
    The immensely talented builder @rancorbait‌ has appointed as Co-judge for this weeks contest.
    carlq
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 277
    Thanks judges! Very happy, there was some strong competition there. I look forward to judging the coming week's entries.
    GothamConstructionCo
  • doomer72doomer72 Member Posts: 36
    Congratulations @TechnicNick‌ ,we'll deserved.
    GothamConstructionCo
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    edited April 2014
    Congrats @TechnicNick‌ nice model.
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