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Finally, a motivation to stop judging contests and start... erm... DOING them.
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| September 6, 2017, 10:02 pm
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Quoting City Creator
Finally, a motivation to stop judging contests and start... erm... DOING them.

LOL. Welcome!
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| September 6, 2017, 10:05 pm
Ooh, something to tool around with while getting back into building! :D
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| September 7, 2017, 12:13 am
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Quoting Sam Sanister
Ooh, something to tool around with while getting back into building! :D

;)
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| September 7, 2017, 1:25 am
Quoting City Creator
Finally, a motivation to stop judging contests and start... erm... DOING them.

Just don't forget about your own piece limit contest. I'm in on that one, too.
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| September 7, 2017, 3:28 am
You know what. I may actually give this ago. I haven't entered a contest in a long time and I'm sure I can come up with SOMETHING using 8 parts!
--Blast--
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| September 7, 2017, 3:27 pm
Thanks for the invite but I will not be able to participate this year till I get my sight back fully. I think I could build something but could not post a good enough picture. I could build something in DUPLO? LOL
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| September 7, 2017, 5:13 pm
Quoting Oran Cruzen
Thanks for the invite but I will not be able to participate this year till I get my sight back fully. I think I could build something but could not post a good enough picture. I could build something in DUPLO? LOL

I mean DUPLO's *technically* Lego, right? XD Get well soon mate!
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| September 7, 2017, 5:24 pm
Quoting Oran Cruzen
Thanks for the invite but I will not be able to participate this year till I get my sight back fully. I think I could build something but could not post a good enough picture. I could build something in DUPLO? LOL

Oran Cruzen unable to build? It's the end of the world!!!! AAAAAH! Lol get well soon!
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| September 7, 2017, 5:31 pm
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Quoting Werewolff .
I mean DUPLO's *technically* Lego, right? XD Get well soon mate!

;) hehe
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| September 7, 2017, 5:50 pm
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Quoting High Emperor Duckie
Oran Cruzen unable to build? It's the end of the world!!!! AAAAAH! Lol get well soon!

LOL! NOOOOO!!!!!
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| September 7, 2017, 5:50 pm
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Quoting Oran Cruzen
Thanks for the invite but I will not be able to participate this year till I get my sight back fully. I think I could build something but could not post a good enough picture. I could build something in DUPLO? LOL

No worries Oran. I just re-invited all the members from the last year. :D
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| September 7, 2017, 6:04 pm
I would love to participate, but looks like unfortunately I will not have enough time to enter, with school and BrickCon prep. I'm excited to see the entries though! Also, shouldn't the abbreviation be "FEPBC" (Since it's the fourth year instead of the third)?
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| September 7, 2017, 9:39 pm
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Quoting Classical Bricks
I would love to participate, but looks like unfortunately I will not have enough time to enter, with school and BrickCon prep. I'm excited to see the entries though! Also, shouldn't the abbreviation be "FEPBC" (Since it's the fourth year instead of the third)?

Aw.

TEPBC stands for The Eight Piece Building Challenge, but yeah, FEPBC would be good.
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| September 7, 2017, 10:24 pm
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Quoting Daniel H.
Aw.

TEPBC stands for The Eight Piece Building Challenge, but yeah, FEPBC would be good.

We've kept the term "TEPBC" for four years, and I'm not sure anyone wants to change that. But nice idea. :D
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| September 7, 2017, 11:14 pm
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Quoting --R.K. Blast--
You know what. I may actually give this ago. I haven't entered a contest in a long time and I'm sure I can come up with SOMETHING using 8 parts!
--Blast--

Have fun, and welcome!
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| September 7, 2017, 11:15 pm
Quoting Daniel H.
Aw.

TEPBC stands for The Eight Piece Building Challenge, but yeah, FEPBC would be good.

Ah, makes sense!
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| September 7, 2017, 11:40 pm
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Quoting Lo var Lachland
We've kept the term "TEPBC" for four years, and I'm not sure anyone wants to change that. But nice idea. :D

Yep, that's fine. :D
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| September 8, 2017, 1:18 am
Quoting Lo var Lachland
We've kept the term "TEPBC" for four years, and I'm not sure anyone wants to change that. But nice idea. :D

Not to mention that 'Five' starts with an 'F', like 'Four'. :)
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| September 8, 2017, 1:37 am
Quoting Oran Cruzen
Thanks for the invite but I will not be able to participate this year till I get my sight back fully. I think I could build something but could not post a good enough picture. I could build something in DUPLO? LOL

We won't pity you, but anything you post might just be funny enough to push you to the next round. I say go for it. It'll be a lovely surprise to see the fruits of your labor when you see fully again. :)
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| September 8, 2017, 4:41 pm
Moin! Thanks for the invitation, Lo! I'm happy to join for the second time after last year! For the 4th anniversary of this fine contest a cannon- salute! ;) Greets to all here, may we have much FUN!
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| September 8, 2017, 8:37 pm
Hey guys! Got my entry done, but I'm trying to figure out how to take pictures of it since my photo room also doubles as a guest room (actually, it's kinda the other way around) and we have guests :) I'll have it in by the deadline, though (even if it looks like they were taken with a potato) :)
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| September 9, 2017, 5:37 am
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Quoting Oliver Becker
Moin! Thanks for the invitation, Lo! I'm happy to join for the second time after last year! For the 4th anniversary of this fine contest a cannon- salute! ;) Greets to all here, may we have much FUN!

Weeeee! Let's all have fun now! :D
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| September 9, 2017, 8:44 am
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Quoting C Stucky
Hey guys! Got my entry done, but I'm trying to figure out how to take pictures of it since my photo room also doubles as a guest room (actually, it's kinda the other way around) and we have guests :) I'll have it in by the deadline, though (even if it looks like they were taken with a potato) :)
Hey, potatos are nice. ;)
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| September 9, 2017, 8:45 am
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Quoting Lo var Lachland
Quoting C Stucky
Hey guys! Got my entry done, but I'm trying to figure out how to take pictures of it since my photo room also doubles as a guest room (actually, it's kinda the other way around) and we have guests :) I'll have it in by the deadline, though (even if it looks like they were taken with a potato) :)
Hey, potatos are nice. ;)


Everything in the world is either a potato... or it's not.
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| September 9, 2017, 9:09 am
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Quoting James Y.

Everything in the world is either a potato... or it's not.
Or French Fries. (Don't leave them out)

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| September 9, 2017, 10:51 am
Quoting C Stucky
Hey guys! Got my entry done, but I'm trying to figure out how to take pictures of it since my photo room also doubles as a guest room (actually, it's kinda the other way around) and we have guests :) I'll have it in by the deadline, though (even if it looks like they were taken with a potato) :)

Are you able to get the stuff you need to take the pictures? For me, I have a couple of desk lamps with tracing paper, and then I have my background with is just some larger paper. Just find yourself some paper, make sure the lighting is good, and then take a picture. Unless you really have no place to set something up, even really small and for just a few minutes, then I can't see why this is as impossible as you make it sound. And you've still got a few weeks, it's not like you don't have time to figure something out.
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| September 9, 2017, 5:53 pm
How many parts does a minifigure with only a torso, legs, and head count as?
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| September 14, 2017, 2:29 pm
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Quoting High Emperor Duckie
How many parts does a minifigure with only a torso, legs, and head count as?

Three
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| September 14, 2017, 3:58 pm
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So... judging by other people's entries... I take it props are allowed? Backdrops, minifigs, fire etc?
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| September 14, 2017, 4:46 pm
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Quoting Daniel H.
So... judging by other people's entries... I take it props are allowed? Backdrops, minifigs, fire etc?

Yes, but you MUST list the item as a prop. I'll have to contact the other builders about this.
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| September 14, 2017, 5:02 pm
Quoting Lo var Lachland
Three

K thanks
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| September 14, 2017, 5:08 pm
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Sorry, one more question: Do regular helmets with visors count as one part?
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| September 14, 2017, 5:49 pm
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Quoting Daniel H.
Sorry, one more question: Do regular helmets with visors count as one part?

No.
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| September 14, 2017, 6:30 pm
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Quoting Lo var Lachland
No.

Oh...

Dangit. So it counts as two?

Erm.. time to rethink my entry.
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| September 14, 2017, 6:36 pm
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Quoting Daniel H.
Oh...

Dangit. So it counts as two?

Erm.. time to rethink my entry.

Hmm, I think I got it to work.

I was able to simply take out a part... it's pretty delicate now, though.
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| September 14, 2017, 6:47 pm
We're allowed to make illegal connections, right?
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| September 14, 2017, 7:44 pm
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Quoting Minh-Kha N.
We're allowed to make illegal connections, right?

I sure hope so lol.

It's hard to make a good 8 piece creation without illegal connections. :P
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| September 14, 2017, 7:49 pm
Quoting Daniel H.
I sure hope so lol.

It's hard to make a good 8 piece creation without illegal connections. :P

No kidding. If we're not... O_o
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| September 14, 2017, 7:52 pm
Quoting Daniel H.
I sure hope so lol.

It's hard to make a good 8 piece creation without illegal connections. :P

https://youtu.be/Nepysk5rOf4
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| September 14, 2017, 9:46 pm
Quoting Lo var Lachland
Three
I'd like some general clarification on piece counting for future rounds (as I've already posted mine); I've always believed that everything that's separable (without breaking it) should count as 1... How else would you (for instance) count hands if they were used for other things than hands?
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| September 15, 2017, 7:42 am
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Quoting Luuk S
Quoting Lo var Lachland
Three
I'd like some general clarification on piece counting for future rounds (as I've already posted mine); I've always believed that everything that's separable (without breaking it) should count as 1... How else would you (for instance) count hands if they were used for other things than hands?
As one piece. I posted a reply to LegoBoy on the thread "Round 1 Deadline" Check that out.
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| September 15, 2017, 9:10 am
Sorry about that. Must've missed it somehow. Thanks
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| September 15, 2017, 9:15 am
I ask for help guys. Luuk S. pointed out to me that perhaps the wings of my airplane can not be hooked up to IRL. some one can control? if it is true, I apologize and I will remove my MOC.
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| September 15, 2017, 2:04 pm
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Quoting BATOH rossi
I ask for help guys. Luuk S. pointed out to me that perhaps the wings of my airplane can not be hooked up to IRL. some one can control? if it is true, I apologize and I will remove my MOC.

Hmm, not sure. Don't have any of those parts... sorry.
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| September 15, 2017, 2:21 pm
Quoting BATOH rossi
I ask for help guys. Luuk S. pointed out to me that perhaps the wings of my airplane can not be hooked up to IRL. some one can control? if it is true, I apologize and I will remove my MOC.

If you created the model in LDD, then there is very strict control connections - non-standard are not supported. I'm often faced with the fact that I was not able to use some solutions previously tested with the real parts , mainly for naval gun mounts. So everything should be fine.
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| September 15, 2017, 2:45 pm
Quoting Seaman SPb
If you created the model in LDD, then there is very strict control connections - non-standard are not supported. I'm often faced with the fact that I was not able to use some solutions previously tested with the real parts , mainly for naval gun mounts. So everything should be fine.

I suspected it was so but in doubt it is always better to check! thanks a lot to Seaman ... and to Daniel for the answer!
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| September 15, 2017, 2:57 pm
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Quoting Seaman SPb
If you created the model in LDD, then there is very strict control connections - non-standard are not supported. I'm often faced with the fact that I was not able to use some solutions previously tested with the real parts , mainly for naval gun mounts. So everything should be fine.


While I'm not the final arbiter on this (that would be the admin running the contest) I will agree that LDD mocs have strict controls on piece placement in the files. E.g. technic pins will not line up with SNOT bricks in LDD because LEGO does not consider that a valid connection. The parts used (which appear to be the old style 'tunic') are connected, but in real life would easily fall off if a pin were not inserted because they have a very very marginally larger radius than the SNOT stud. However, it is a possible build just a difficult one to maintain together because of that. I may be overruled, but I think it meets the requirements and intent for the contest, and since LDD is a strict LEGO product, I think it's a valid argument.

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| September 16, 2017, 11:21 pm
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Quoting BATOH rossi
I ask for help guys. Luuk S. pointed out to me that perhaps the wings of my airplane can not be hooked up to IRL. some one can control? if it is true, I apologize and I will remove my MOC.

I can say this:
I just built and tested your entry to see if it was legal. Everything fits and works. You're good.
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| September 16, 2017, 11:41 pm
Quoting Lo var Lachland
I can say this:
I just built and tested your entry to see if it was legal. Everything fits and works. You're good.

FIIIIUUUU ... thanks for the confirmation, and James too!
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| September 17, 2017, 11:56 am
Quoting Lo var Lachland
No worries Oran. I just re-invited all the members from the last year. :D

Hey Lo var! I came up with an entry, I hope I did it ok? Not quite Duplo but something simple! LOL
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| September 18, 2017, 1:03 pm
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Quoting Oran Cruzen
Hey Lo var! I came up with an entry, I hope I did it ok? Not quite Duplo but something simple! LOL

Hehe. It's awesome! I'm so glad you were able to participate!
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| September 18, 2017, 1:40 pm
I had sum stuff... but then i wrecked it... Ill make something within the next... *checks date* 3 days! (hopefully)
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| September 21, 2017, 8:04 pm
Could the next challenge be a custom lightsaber. I have a few tips on building those. using a flick fire missle allows you to add anything that can connect to a bar piece
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| September 22, 2017, 11:22 am
Could the next challenge be a custom lightsaber. I have a few tips on building those. using a flick fire missle allows you to add anything that can connect to a bar piece
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| September 22, 2017, 11:22 am
we should do minecraft or star wars! something that everybody knows.
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| September 27, 2017, 12:46 pm
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Jase and Jack, please, if you guys want a StarWars challenge, make one yourself.
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| September 27, 2017, 1:05 pm
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Quoting Lo var Lachland
Jase and Jack, please, if you guys want a StarWars challenge, make one yourself.


There is a group for MOContests that needs revival. I suggest they take this there.
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| September 27, 2017, 6:54 pm
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Quoting James Y.

There is a group for MOContests that needs revival. I suggest they take this there.

Link?
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| September 27, 2017, 7:05 pm
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Quoting Lo var Lachland
Link?


http://www.moc-pages.com/group.php/26035
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| September 27, 2017, 7:09 pm
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Um.... My submarine lost two likes... how is that possible?
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| October 2, 2017, 12:15 pm
Quoting Daniel H.
Um.... My submarine lost two likes... how is that possible?

Because deep down, MOCpages knows it's not as good as everyone thinks it is...

I mean, it's a glitch. I thought you would be aware of this because you're in the MOCpages Help group all the time, and I thought you brought that up before your sub lost likes.
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| October 2, 2017, 1:00 pm
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
Because deep down, MOCpages knows it's not as good as everyone thinks it is...

I mean, it's a glitch. I thought you would be aware of this because you're in the MOCpages Help group all the time, and I thought you brought that up before your sub lost likes.

Ooh yeah.... I vaguely remember that. Sorry, I've got a really bad memory.
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| October 2, 2017, 1:07 pm
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If someone made up for the likes, would it be considered spam liking?
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| October 2, 2017, 1:08 pm
Quoting Daniel H.
If someone made up for the likes, would it be considered spam liking?

I would say yes. You made it on the homepage for a week, I don't think losing two likes is detrimental, unless those two likes are needed to get it to the top three on your own personal page.
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| October 2, 2017, 1:18 pm
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
I would say yes. You made it on the homepage for a week, I don't think losing two likes is detrimental, unless those two likes are needed to get it to the top three on your own personal page.

Nah, it isn't. Its still in my top three. :D
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| October 2, 2017, 2:00 pm
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Quoting Daniel H.
Nah, it isn't. Its still in my top three. :D

:)
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| October 2, 2017, 3:35 pm
I added some more photos to my R2 entry, since I didn't like the lack of payoff.
That being said, thanks to Samuel "samiamuc" Charbula for thinking of something I had not. (In his comment)


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| October 3, 2017, 3:53 pm
I'm new to MOCpages. Is it too late to enter?
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| October 3, 2017, 9:15 pm
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Quoting Argon of Rainos
I'm new to MOCpages. Is it too late to enter?


It is not too late, but you will need to get the site admins to fully approve your page before it'll show the builds. That may push you back to Round 3 in the event it takes them more than another day or three.
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| October 3, 2017, 11:50 pm
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Quoting Argon of Rainos
I'm new to MOCpages. Is it too late to enter?

nope! The deadline has been pushed back a while so you have time. :)
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| October 7, 2017, 1:35 pm
Quoting James Y.

It is not too late, but you will need to get the site admins to fully approve your page before it'll show the builds. That may push you back to Round 3 in the event it takes them more than another day or three.


I just posted my first MOC (not an entry for this contest). Hopefully that one can get verified soon so I can enter this contest.
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| October 7, 2017, 2:05 pm
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Quoting Argon of Rainos

I just posted my first MOC (not an entry for this contest). Hopefully that one can get verified soon so I can enter this contest.


Lets hope so. Unfortunately with the 'Pages going down I'm not sure what the Admins are up to on that front. On the plus side, you've got an extra 9 days due to the outage to ensure that you're entered.
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| October 7, 2017, 4:42 pm
In continuation of the discussion/friendly debate we've been having regarding the 'Pages in the wrong thread, have any of us actually tried to contact Sean about the issues that he might fix them, and found that he hasn't? If not, I've a mind to email him the sadly lengthy list of issues and ask him to fix them. Yea, nay for this? Because I really want MOCPages to once again become the home for the whole of the Lego Community, as it was meant to be.
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| October 20, 2017, 7:21 pm
Quoting Minh-Kha N.
In continuation of the discussion/friendly debate we've been having regarding the 'Pages in the wrong thread, have any of us actually tried to contact Sean about the issues that he might fix them, and found that he hasn't? If not, I've a mind to email him the sadly lengthy list of issues and ask him to fix them. Yea, nay for this? Because I really want MOCPages to once again become the home for the whole of the Lego Community, as it was meant to be.


There's already a group that discusses the problems of MOCpages and contacting Sean about fixing them: http://www.moc-pages.com/group_conversation.php?id=2600&topicid=106147
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| October 20, 2017, 9:02 pm
Quoting Minh-Kha N.
In continuation of the discussion/friendly debate we've been having regarding the 'Pages in the wrong thread, have any of us actually tried to contact Sean about the issues that he might fix them, and found that he hasn't? If not, I've a mind to email him the sadly lengthy list of issues and ask him to fix them. Yea, nay for this? Because I really want MOCPages to once again become the home for the whole of the Lego Community, as it was meant to be.

I don't think the contact email link that can be found somewhere, I don't remember where, works anymore anyway. I also reminded Sean on a new video of his on YouTube. I don't know if he reads comments, but it was worth a shot.
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| October 21, 2017, 3:45 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I don't think the contact email link that can be found somewhere, I don't remember where, works anymore anyway. I also reminded Sean on a new video of his on YouTube. I don't know if he reads comments, but it was worth a shot.

You can contact him on his site. I looked. :) There's a 'contact the studio' (or something) button.
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| October 21, 2017, 7:36 pm
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Do NOT go out to harass Sean on his business sites or in general online. It is a sure fire way for him to shut this down rather than list to you. There are groups dedicated to dealing with this, lead by people who might actually get Sean's attention in a constructive way. I repeat, do not take it upon yourself to charge headfirst into this, it will backfire and badly.
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| October 21, 2017, 9:50 pm
Quoting Minh-Kha N.
You can contact him on his site. I looked. :) There's a 'contact the studio' (or something) button.

It exists, but I'm not 100% certain it actually works though.
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| October 22, 2017, 6:02 am
Quoting James Y.
Do NOT go out to harass Sean on his business sites or in general online. It is a sure fire way for him to shut this down rather than list to you. There are groups dedicated to dealing with this, lead by people who might actually get Sean's attention in a constructive way. I repeat, do not take it upon yourself to charge headfirst into this, it will backfire and badly.

Hey, I was very polite. I complimented the subject of the video, and then I brought up MOCpages. And I don't intend to do it all the time.
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| October 22, 2017, 6:03 am
One thing that might be worth considering is buying stuff via MocPages. We all buy Lego, but if we bought by following the ads on here (i.e., go to Amazon but from an ad on MocPages) then the site will get a bit of money. I doubt it'll make a huge difference unless everybody got on board, but still wouldn't hurt. If the site was bringing in revenue, then that might make its functionality more of a priority.
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| October 22, 2017, 8:58 am
Quoting Sean Burns
One thing that might be worth considering is buying stuff via MocPages. We all buy Lego, but if we bought by following the ads on here (i.e., go to Amazon but from an ad on MocPages) then the site will get a bit of money. I doubt it'll make a huge difference unless everybody got on board, but still wouldn't hurt. If the site was bringing in revenue, then that might make its functionality more of a priority.

is a great idea!
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| October 22, 2017, 12:45 pm
I have not been able to take part this year due to not actually having my own PC... I will have mine up and running for next years though so do no hesitate to re-invite me to the Fith TEPBC... I look forward to taking part.
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| October 30, 2017, 3:51 pm
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Quoting killswitch95 (Last Name is Dank AF)
I have not been able to take part this year due to not actually having my own PC... I will have mine up and running for next years though so do no hesitate to re-invite me to the Fith TEPBC... I look forward to taking part.
Hey, wait! You can still partake in round 3! :D

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| October 30, 2017, 7:21 pm
Quoting Lo var Lachland
Quoting killswitch95 (Last Name is Dank AF)
I have not been able to take part this year due to not actually having my own PC... I will have mine up and running for next years though so do no hesitate to re-invite me to the Fith TEPBC... I look forward to taking part.
Hey, wait! You can still partake in round 3! :D
I'm still waiting to get my PC fixed... If I can get it fixed this month and there is still time I may put in something.

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| October 31, 2017, 2:05 pm
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Quoting killswitch95 (Last Name is Dank AF)
Quoting Lo var Lachland
Quoting killswitch95 (Last Name is Dank AF)
I have not been able to take part this year due to not actually having my own PC... I will have mine up and running for next years though so do no hesitate to re-invite me to the Fith TEPBC... I look forward to taking part.
Hey, wait! You can still partake in round 3! :D
I'm still waiting to get my PC fixed... If I can get it fixed this month and there is still time I may put in something.
Sure! :)

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| October 31, 2017, 9:16 pm
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