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M.O. 2016 Round 4: W Navarre vs. D H - The Hall of Faces
The category: W Navarre vs. D H Pair Dare - Select two specific kinds of pieces (for example: the 1x2 brick and the jumper-plate) and then create a MOC using ONLY those two specific kinds. Feel free to use multiple colors of those bricks but they must be ONLY those two bricks. Choose wisely!
About this creation
For the 2016 Moc Olympics Round 4
Here's the excellent mosaic by my talented opponent W Navarre!

For this round I had a lot of trouble initially deciding which direction to go. There are so many pieces and being able to come up with the subject almost froze me with indecision! I first settled on doing a mosaic in large scale (100 studs wide) with 2x4 and 1x2 bricks. It was way too blocky looking though :( Then in conversation with a friend he suggested I look at the Game of Thrones Hall of Faces as it might be fun to feature the minifig heads as the 2nd piece. I instantly knew I had my build! The real challenge was to make it interesting as I figured using 1x2 bricks would give me the best range of options for building a whole room, but it also had to cover all the color and shaping in a room and not be too boring since the only other piece was purely decorative. As such I took some liberties and only loosely used the room design from the show as the inspiration. Another major challenge was the size of my 1x2 collection which turns out was more limited than I thought. Anywho, I'm very happy with the result, hope you agree!

The faces oh my!


The "artsy" shot trying to capture the look and feel of the tv show.


Overview, I was particularly happy with how the rounded steps and floor color patterns came out :)


Decorative pillars, and more head pieces!


Slightly different angle... superfluous picture you say? Hmmm maybe.


Close up of the curved bottoms of the pillars. These kept falling out but I think added a nice element of curvature. Maybe harder to see once I added the black pieces but I was out of grey so what can ya do!


The back, with some interesting heads ;) Note the green bricks due to my severe shortage of grey.


Now for some WIP shots. You can see here I had a different pillar design in mind at first.


Progress!


Building up the base. To get the effects I wanted I had to have a lot of unconnected elements carefully placed.


Last but not least here's the seattle skyline I was trying to build... oh well, a truly pixellated mess! Hopefully it's cool to include this picture here as I demolished it and don't plan to ever revisit or post separately... but judges let me know if I need to edit the post to remove this as it isn't the same build. Happy to do so!



Comments

 I made it 
  January 18, 2017
Quoting Ben The Lego Builder This has been really nicely done - particularly the shaping on the bases.
Thanks Ben!
 I like it 
  January 18, 2017
This has been really nicely done - particularly the shaping on the bases.
 I like it 
  December 26, 2016
Most impressive! :)
 I like it 
  December 2, 2016
Nice run! Made it further than any of us. :D
 I made it 
  November 17, 2016
Quoting Anthony Bradley After checking both entries, I think this certainly had the upper hand. Choosing the head as your second piece was bold and should be commended! Bring on Season 7 already!!
Thank you Anthony, mighty kind words!
 I like it 
  November 16, 2016
After checking both entries, I think this certainly had the upper hand. Choosing the head as your second piece was bold and should be commended! Bring on Season 7 already!!
 I made it 
  November 16, 2016
Quoting Oliver Becker With latency of comment: As smart as a fox you've choosen the pieces and also the topic, Doug! The result is absolutely marvelous! Sorrowly not all the judges haven't realized that... B.t.w.: I also love GoT... ;) Greets!
Thanks Oliver! GoT is the best!!
 I like it 
  November 16, 2016
With latency of comment: As smart as a fox you've choosen the pieces and also the topic, Doug! The result is absolutely marvelous! Sorrowly not all the judges haven't realized that... B.t.w.: I also love GoT... ;) Greets!
 I made it 
  November 16, 2016
Quoting Nick Barrett A tricky challenge, you may have made it harder still with the minifig heads!
Thanks Nick! I guess the heads weren't quite the genius novelty I had hoped haha.
 I like it 
  November 15, 2016
A tricky challenge, you may have made it harder still with the minifig heads!
 I made it 
  November 14, 2016
Quoting Xistential Crisis You did a daring thing with choosing a rather "useless" piece as one of the pair! The end result is quite nice, however I feel your opponent has the better entry and he gets my vote.
Ah and the nail in the coffin! I can't blame you for your vote of course, my opponent's build was great. So thanks for the review and a great 2016 olympics!
 I like it 
  November 14, 2016
You did a daring thing with choosing a rather "useless" piece as one of the pair! The end result is quite nice, however I feel your opponent has the better entry and he gets my vote.
 I made it 
  November 14, 2016
Quoting Hildigrim Took Great job! You should try, maybe with more variety of pieces, to finish the Seattle skyline! :D
Haha thanks, and maybe I will someday, maybe I will!
 I like it 
  November 14, 2016
Great job! You should try, maybe with more variety of pieces, to finish the Seattle skyline! :D
 I made it 
  November 14, 2016
Quoting matt rowntRee Curves with bricks, does it get any more difficult?! Outstanding floor that really shows a flair for architecture. And your choice of the minifig head is outrageously daring. Kudos for that. I find that it however hinders the possibilities in the end. The brick was bold but I think the plate may have proven a bit more "flexible" in design. Still a great build with some fun heads. My vote goes to your opponent.
Glad you liked the floor Matt, and thanks for reviewing!
  November 14, 2016
Curves with bricks, does it get any more difficult?! Outstanding floor that really shows a flair for architecture. And your choice of the minifig head is outrageously daring. Kudos for that. I find that it however hinders the possibilities in the end. The brick was bold but I think the plate may have proven a bit more "flexible" in design. Still a great build with some fun heads. My vote goes to your opponent.
 I made it 
  November 14, 2016
Quoting Chris Roach I really like it - I went back and forth compared and compared and am going to give my vote to you. The fact that he used a piece "minifig head" that had many more options and prints then a typical element was clever. You have my vote - good luck with the rest of the judges.
Thanks Chris! Glad you appreciate the curveball head choice!
 I like it 
  November 14, 2016
I really like it - I went back and forth compared and compared and am going to give my vote to you. The fact that he used a piece "minifig head" that had many more options and prints then a typical element was clever. You have my vote - good luck with the rest of the judges.
 I made it 
  November 14, 2016
Quoting Grant Davis Really you were building with 1 part here, and adding heads on later. I think you could have chosen a bit better bricks to work with. I like the base a lot, but I am not in love with the pillars, your lack of parts killed you there.
Fair enough, I felt it was an even more fun challenge but I agree the pillars suffered for it, thanks for the review!
  November 14, 2016
Really you were building with 1 part here, and adding heads on later. I think you could have chosen a bit better bricks to work with. I like the base a lot, but I am not in love with the pillars, your lack of parts killed you there.
 I made it 
  November 14, 2016
Quoting David Alexander Smith This is a clever build, and I wouldn't have guessed it was made of two pieces on first view. Unfortunately your opponent's aesthetic flair won out, and they got my vote this time.
Thanks David, appreciate your review!
 I like it 
  November 14, 2016
This is a clever build, and I wouldn't have guessed it was made of two pieces on first view. Unfortunately your opponent's aesthetic flair won out, and they got my vote this time.
 I made it 
  November 14, 2016
Quoting W Navarre Nice, the bending is pretty clever. The studs on the top really make the build look less professional though, but of course you couldn't help that ;) . Congrats on the first vote.. even if it was just subject matter.
Thanks Navarre! Yeah haha, the 1x2 had to rear it's... "beautiful" head somewhere ;)
 I made it 
  November 14, 2016
Quoting Chris Phipson I'm posting the same comment on both entries. For me, both entries were deserving of a win... easily! But I must choose one (boo!). DH's take on the hall of faces hit a personal note with me as Game of Thrones is (in my humble opinion) is one of the greatest TV shows (and book series) ever committed to page. Navarre's entry however stood out as a piece of art! To be able to bring that kind of "life like" image to us using only 2 pieces? Wow... This match is even harder to judge than the robot one. My vote is going with... (dramatic pause)... (internal wrestling back and forth...) DH. And yes it really was THAT hard of a decision. In this instance it was my love of GoT that won me over. Good luck with the other judges to both of you! ~ Chris.
Thanks Chris! It's too bad we see so little of GoT on Moc Pages as I agree it is one of the best!
  November 14, 2016
Nice, the bending is pretty clever. The studs on the top really make the build look less professional though, but of course you couldn't help that ;) . Congrats on the first vote.. even if it was just subject matter.
 I like it 
  November 13, 2016
I'm posting the same comment on both entries. For me, both entries were deserving of a win... easily! But I must choose one (boo!). DH's take on the hall of faces hit a personal note with me as Game of Thrones is (in my humble opinion) is one of the greatest TV shows (and book series) ever committed to page. Navarre's entry however stood out as a piece of art! To be able to bring that kind of "life like" image to us using only 2 pieces? Wow... This match is even harder to judge than the robot one. My vote is going with... (dramatic pause)... (internal wrestling back and forth...) DH. And yes it really was THAT hard of a decision. In this instance it was my love of GoT that won me over. Good luck with the other judges to both of you! ~ Chris.
 I made it 
  November 13, 2016
Quoting Carter Witzenburg Interesting idea for a build, but it turned out really good! Very creative way to use some of the pieces. Good luck!
Thank you Carter!
 I like it 
  November 13, 2016
Interesting idea for a build, but it turned out really good! Very creative way to use some of the pieces. Good luck!
 I made it 
  November 13, 2016
Quoting VAkkron That's an audacious approach to a truly difficult category. I applaud your decision to choose the Lego head as one part, even though it's practically useless. It elevates this MOC to a whole new abstract level. Great work, and I'm totally impressed!
Thanks so much Vakkron!
 I like it 
  November 13, 2016
That's an audacious approach to a truly difficult category. I applaud your decision to choose the Lego head as one part, even though it's practically useless. It elevates this MOC to a whole new abstract level. Great work, and I'm totally impressed!
 I made it 
  November 13, 2016
Quoting P. Andrei So you thought you'd make it easy on yourself and use one part instead of two, eh? :) Very nice entry, and a different approach to what I've seen in the past for this category.
Haha, the thought crossed my mind ;) And thanks!
 I made it 
  November 13, 2016
Quoting Magma ! Not the most appropriate choice of color scheme, but a very interesting entry nonetheless. Not to mention that it's probably one of the most challenging categories in the games.
I hear ya, I was thinking dark bley should have been the main color with maybe tan or light bley highlights, and like ten pillars with many stories of heads... then I woke up from my daydream to see my real piece supply haha. D'oh!
 I made it 
  November 13, 2016
Quoting Seaman SPb Excellent idea and realisation! Good luck on contest!
Thanks Seaman!
 I like it 
  November 13, 2016
So you thought you'd make it easy on yourself and use one part instead of two, eh? :) Very nice entry, and a different approach to what I've seen in the past for this category.
 I like it 
  November 13, 2016
Not the most appropriate choice of color scheme, but a very interesting entry nonetheless. Not to mention that it's probably one of the most challenging categories in the games.
 I like it 
  November 13, 2016
Excellent idea and realisation! Good luck on contest!
 
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