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2016 Monthly Building Contest- October. "Chill" out.

It's that time of year when things start to get colder (at least here in North America. Those of you in the Southern hemisphere, I don't want to hear it ;)). But that's not what this contest is about.

I want all the MOCers out there to make the scariest MOC they can. It's up to the designer what that means. I might even pick a Galidor MOC (now that's scary!). However, I am leaning more towards a traditional Halloween scare at the moment.

Rules:
Creative use of lighting is encouraged, but not necessary.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a few words on your MOC would be nice.
If you can show off your MOC in one picture, please do so. It gets really boring waiting for dozens of pictures to load every time.

The more entries, the merrier, so there is no limit!

Prize
What, you want me to decide that now? I can't even decide what I want to build tomorrow. Just make sure you have an up-to-date wanted list, or expect a surprise.

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,547
    edited October 2016
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    Now we're talkin!
    I love the entries so far! Great use of lighting, detail, and I suspect horror movie references.
     
    I apologize in advance if I miss the references. I don't watch horror movies (the scariest movie I've seen is Slither with Malcom Reynolds  Nathan Filion in it).
    Bumblepantskiki180703
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,547
    ^Slither is so funny. That would be fun to try and moc
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    My wife and I got to see the live RiffTrax when they re-did Manos. It was awesome! She is a huge MST3K fan so I was already familiar with it and had seen the MST3K take on it beforehand :)
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,547
    ^Mesa so happy to be a-seein' all a dees Pitfalls!
    snowhitiebandit778stluxSprinkleOttervizzitorAllBrickmatticus_bricksLegoboykiki180703
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 472
    edited October 2016
    ^^ Good use of the very scary beast, know as the Gungan! At least it scared me ;)
    SprinkleOtterstluxsnowhitiecatwranglerkiki180703
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,242
    Glad I've already done mine or I would probably have given up now.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    Glad I've already done mine or I would probably have given up now.
    Ha ha! I get what you're saying- I've done the same before.

    But there is still time for everyone to enter, and I haven't started making a decision yet.
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    Tell everyone what- if I get 10 entries from 2 continents, the prize will double. :)
    snowhitiecatwranglerkiki180703
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,779
    edited October 2016
    ^ cool :)
    I wouldn't worry too much, most of the time the bulk of the entries come during the end-fase off the competition.
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,118
    I'm not the most creative person + my MOC skills are still poor; but I came up with an idea yesterday so hopefully my BL order will arrive in time!
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    ^ That's... actually pretty amazing! Any chance I could get a side pic?
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  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    Oh thanks! Haha, he's not pretty from the side at all, made him specifically to be seen from the front, but here ya go anyway (light has gone for the day, focus is off, but a general idea):


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  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 340
    @LEGO_Dad77 That first shot really looks like a still from an animated movie. I like how it turned out!
    LEGO_Dad77catwranglerkiki180703
  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    @LEGO_Dad77 That first shot really looks like a still from an animated movie. I like how it turned out!
    Best compliment I could get, thank you! :D That's what I was going for.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    Oh thanks! Haha, he's not pretty from the side at all, made him specifically to be seen from the front, but here ya go anyway (light has gone for the day, focus is off, but a general idea):

    I figured, but I just wanted to see how he was made. :)
    LEGO_Dad77kiki180703
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 216
    @LEGO_Dad77 I keep looking back at this thread to see this Frankenstein's monster. It's just so expressive and with so much character with a relatively small number of parts and brilliant use of angled pieces.
    SprinkleOtterLEGO_Dad77catwrangler
  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    Aw geez @vizzitor! :D Thanks so much!
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 804
    ^ BTW, not really a submission for consideration, since I made it back in like, 2009.  But just something fitting!

    DaveE
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    davee123 said:
    ^ BTW, not really a submission for consideration, since I made it back in like, 2009.  But just something fitting!

    DaveE
    I'm counting it ;)

    Oh, to have the patience to place 100 skeletons an a sea of 1x1 plates...

    stluxcatwranglerkiki180703
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    I wish I had access to my collection...dang it. 
    SprinkleOttersnowhitiekiki180703
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 273
    Had I not wasted so much time reading the forum I might have had time to build something.  Unfortunately I did and so I haven't. 
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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,893
    edited October 2016
    Had so many ideas for this month but spent so much time prior to the competition messing about with my Mystery Mansion display, all the jobs I should have done while building piled up and I have had no time to build anything at all since. 
    Some really nice entries though, so good luck to those that have entered a build.
    SprinkleOttersnowhitiekiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,708
    davee123 said:
    Here's one I made many years ago, but it fits!


    That's made after receiving a bunch of glow-in-the-dark 1x1 round plates, which I figured would give off an eerie glow when using a prolonged exposure.  There are actually a LOT more skeletons in the picture than you can see.  You can only see about 30-or-so of them, but there are closer to 100, who are just too far back for the light to reach them.

    I actually did a few similar things, like a pirate ship on an ocean of glow-in-the-dark parts, but they didn't come out quite as nicely!

    DaveE
    Are these the same 1x1s that are in Roodaka?
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 804
    Are these the same 1x1s that are in Roodaka?
    I believe so.  They're the "old-style" glow in the dark color, but I certainly didn't get them from a set.  They were in our local store's Pick-A-Brick wall at one of our local LUG meetings.  We only saw them that one time, and several of us bought them all out that night and split them between us (they didn't have too many compared to most PAB offerings).

    DaveE
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  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,242
    Tick tick tick. Any last gasp entries out there?
    SprinkleOtter
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,118
    BL order didn't arrive yet (need to order earlier next month...), but wanted to at least submit what I had:

    Hiker was used to getting lost, but glowing castle ruins in the forest was a new experience he was not so keen on...


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  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 216
    Congratulations to @Lego_Dad77. Definitely a most deserving winner. I don't think it would be out of place in a Pixar movie.

    So many great entries though...and my own pathetic efforts. I don't envy @SprinkleOtter having to make the choice this month.

    I'm really delighted to get a mention for the first MOC (or semi-MOC) that I've posted pictures of online. As someone who doesn't post that much but reads almost everything on this forum, I've found everyone is incredibly encouraging to anyone who makes an effort to create something.

    Glad so many people liked my haphazard attempt at an old, Psycho-styled house. Cropping out the bits of the build I wasn't happy with, like the roof, really helped!
    SprinkleOtterLegoboysnowhitieTheOriginalSimonBkhmellymelbandit778ricecakeLEGO_Dad77catwrangler
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,242
    Good choice and congratulations to @LEGO_Dad77 ;

    Looking forward to announcing the next winner.
    SprinkleOtterLEGO_Dad77
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,691


    @Legoboy reminded us yet again that he has a complete Alien... ;)


    Lol, it's actually the attempt of taking this photo last New Year that allowed Jake the Dog to kill it before Day 1 was up. Saw this opportunity and thought why not, try again. Didn't appreciate it was to take 2 stacked nesting tables, 3 people and 4 hours of photography with careful coordination of the Jake's movements, otherwise would never have tried. :) Congratulations @LEGO_Dad77 . A really fun yet simple design - love it! A definite winner. :)
    snowhitiebandit778SprinkleOtterLEGO_Dad77stluxcatwrangler
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 648
    @SprinkleOtter Thanks for the honorable mention! To answer your question, I used a desktop LED lamp on a low setting, and an app called Lensfare to add the streetlight glow and darker filter.

    Congrats, @LEGO_Dad77 on the win! I love the lighting in your Frankenstein MOC. 
    SprinkleOtterLEGO_Dad77catwrangler
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,928
    I really enjoyed the entries this past month and the theme. My schedule was to busy this month to attempt anything, so I was grateful to see all the creative entries.
    LEGO_Dad77
  • LEGO_Dad77LEGO_Dad77 Northeastern CaliforniaMember Posts: 243
    Oh WOW! :D Thank you @SprinkleOtter so very much! You and everyone here have said such nice things... I love LEGO people the very bestest.

    Thank you all, means a lot, for reals and for true even. :)
    dspigelMattDawsonstluxSprinkleOtterTheOriginalSimonBricecakecatwrangler
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