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Round 5
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You have all waited long enough for this. It's time to reveal the theme of the fifth round of this contest. But first, here are the scores from Round 4:

Valkyrion Starsharde: 33
Toa Gigavolt: 32.5
Toa Sam: 32
Makuta's Descendant: 26

With that out of the way, the theme for this round is:


Create a character from your favorite movie, video game, series, etc! No size/piece limits.. Build them as big (or small) as you like!
Note: a reference pic is required. Fan adaptations/fanarts of said characters are permitted. The scores for this round will be based on the accuracy in representing the character as well as the level of skill employed into the build.
Where applicable, the source for the photo/fanart, etc needs to be declared.

General contest rules apply to this round.
You have until Wednesday 7 January 11:59 pm MOCpages time to upload your entry.
Best of luck to all contestants!
Again, we do apologize for the delay.
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| December 23, 2014, 9:27 pm
Are characters from BIONICLE or another LEGO theme allowed? Or is that too easy?
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| December 23, 2014, 9:46 pm
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Quoting Valkyrion Starsharde
Are characters from BIONICLE or another LEGO theme allowed? Or is that too easy?

I wouldn't think so. The main focus is to try and build something that isn't based on LEGO using predominantly constraction parts. I'd also try and build something that would sorta fit within the BIONICLE aesthetic/feel just to make my life easier.
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| December 23, 2014, 10:58 pm
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I feel the character was not based on something solid enough, like something that has a reference pic we could compare it to. If I were you, I'd retract my entry now and change it to something more fitting of the theme.
Edit: the rules of this round have been updated to include a statement about a reference pic; the scores for this round will be based on the accuracy in representing the character as well as the level of skill employed into the build.
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| December 24, 2014, 3:04 pm
Quoting Mohamed Marei
I feel the character was not based on something solid enough, like something that has a reference pic we could compare it to. If I were you, I'd retract my entry now and change it to something more fitting of the theme.
Edit: the rules of this round have been updated to include a statement about a reference pic; the scores for this round will be based on the accuracy in representing the character as well as the level of skill employed into the build.

May I point out though that the theme allowed series, which can suggest books. How is one supposed to have a reference picture if the character is from a book? So, I will take your advice and retract my entry, but if I become desperate this WILL be my entry.
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| December 24, 2014, 3:17 pm
This might be a bit hard for me but I'll give it a go.
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| December 24, 2014, 3:55 pm
Just to be clear, when you say it has to be as accurate as possible (naturally)/ can we substitute coloured armour/masks/etc. for otherwise unbuildable features (i.e. robes, cloaks, impossible hairstyles)? Or sort of make a MOC *heavily inspired* by your source material? Because although I do have some ideas, I feel like I'm taking the theme far too literally.
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| December 26, 2014, 8:48 am
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Quoting Valkyrion Starsharde
Just to be clear, when you say it has to be as accurate as possible (naturally)/ can we substitute coloured armour/masks/etc. for otherwise unbuildable features (i.e. robes, cloaks, impossible hairstyles)? Or sort of make a MOC *heavily inspired* by your source material? Because although I do have some ideas, I feel like I'm taking the theme far too literally.

Accuracy to the source material is a very important factor in the decision. How you make that happen is up to you, in investigating new techniques, etc. Either that, or you could tackle something a bit less difficult altogether. The thing with characters "inspired" by certain source material is that the similarities may not always be immediately obvious. I want to look at the character and source material and think: "Yep.. that's the same character alright", if that makes sense. You guys have quite a bit of time to come up with something impressive, so I have high expectations for this round. Best of luck, and happy holidays!
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| December 28, 2014, 8:29 am
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*Ahem*

I'd like to start this off by saying sorry. :P

I know everyone has been getting pretty frustrated with me, and for a good reason. I've been super late on my judging.

Welp. I don't really have an excuse other than school. I've been super busy with midterms, HW and last minute projects and the like.

But I'm on Winter Break now, so I'll do my best to get the scores in on time now!

Again, I'm sorry to all of you lovely people who have endured my inactivity.

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| December 28, 2014, 3:42 pm
Quoting Toa Sam ~
May I point out though that the theme allowed series, which can suggest books. How is one supposed to have a reference picture if the character is from a book? So, I will take your advice and retract my entry, but if I become desperate this WILL be my entry.

Wouldn't it be easier to use a book description, as it gives you more freedom than a set picture?
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| December 28, 2014, 4:33 pm
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Quoting Toa Gigavolt
Wouldn't it be easier to use a book description, as it gives you more freedom than a set picture?

I want some more of the judges to respond to these questions as well, but I would say that you have the freedom to interpret whatever character you want that has a pictorial representation in place. This is because building a character that fits a limited number of text descriptions is a lot easier than using complicated building techniques to resemble parts of a picture of a character. You can build something that has "so and so" traits, give it the same look and call it a day. But coming up with a MOC that looks like a picture is a whole lot more challenging and impressive. Bear in mind that this "contest" is a challenge after all. We wouldn't want the theme to be too easy, now do we? :P

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| December 28, 2014, 5:14 pm
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Quoting Toa Gigavolt
Wouldn't it be easier to use a book description, as it gives you more freedom than a set picture?


The problem with this is that it would make the round much too easy. This round was intended more for you to recreate something, not invent it. Since book descriptions without images are invented by the reader anyway, it wouldn't really fit with the purpose of the round.

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| December 28, 2014, 5:20 pm
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I accidentally deleted someone's comment. Please don't take it against me.
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| December 28, 2014, 7:05 pm
Quoting Mohamed Marei
I accidentally deleted someone's comment. Please don't take it against me.

Believe that was mine. I was just telling Sargent that we all know school sucks and nobody in this group would hold that against him :P
Also, I'm re-entering again for this round. I have a question or so. Firstly, accuracy in color isn't entirely bad, so long as all of that color is replaced, correct? E.g, green on a character is entirely changed to red for the build. Secondly, the weapon of my entry could be a slightly different variant of the weapon of the character is portrayed using, is that alright or would I lose points? Thanks, for reading (and answering).
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| December 30, 2014, 6:08 pm
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Quoting Sean /EMMSixteenA4
Believe that was mine. I was just telling Sargent that we all know school sucks and nobody in this group would hold that against him :P
Also, I'm re-entering again for this round. I have a question or so. Firstly, accuracy in color isn't entirely bad, so long as all of that color is replaced, correct? E.g, green on a character is entirely changed to red for the build. Secondly, the weapon of my entry could be a slightly different variant of the weapon of the character is portrayed using, is that alright or would I lose points? Thanks, for reading (and answering).

I personally have no problem with any of these things so long as the recolor is as accurate as you can manage. I need the rest of the judges to weigh in though.
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| December 30, 2014, 8:29 pm
How long until a winner is announced?
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| January 17, 2015, 12:58 pm
Quoting Toa Sam ~
How long until a winner is announced?

Thi- nah, not again.
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| January 17, 2015, 1:10 pm
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Oy vey me again.
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| January 17, 2015, 1:22 pm
Quoting Sean /EMMSixteenA4
Thi- nah, not again.

: | ugh
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| January 17, 2015, 1:23 pm
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All finished whenever your ready. I think
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| January 17, 2015, 2:19 pm
can we please hurry along with the judging?
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| January 20, 2015, 8:06 am
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Quoting Toa Gigavolt
can we please hurry along with the judging?


Sorry about the delay.

We're almost done, just waiting on Sargent (again).
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| January 20, 2015, 1:51 pm
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All of the scores are in. I'll tally them up soon. (tonight at the earliest, tomorrow afternoon at the latest)
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| January 22, 2015, 7:49 pm
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