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GENERAL NEWS

Welcome back to another issue of MOCpages news!

Lots of hacking this past week. Okoto Station was been hacked AGAIN. Over sixty members have been banned from the group, along with the rules changed, though the MOCpages help group has been fixed.

Caleb Walker has now been on MOCpages for 3 years! You can congratulate him here

~Choco_Taco, General News Writer

I just wanted to add that Andros Tempest has stepped down from his post as the sole active moderator of the site. At this point, we still don't know where the site is going next. We will, of course, keep you all updated as we find out more.

~Jonathan Demers, MP News founder and Interviewer

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HUMOR AND ENTERTAINMENT


Hello there readers of MOCpages news, and welcome to the comedy section with Duggles here, your host for this evening!


The first (and one of only two, as it WILL take you about 1 and a half hours to get through the below links) bit of funny I have for you is the four, yes, four, jokes threads in I-brick. The
Comedians there are FAR better then me, so why not check them out?

One

Two

Three

And, the work in progress, Four

My last bit of comedy Funny is this insightful creation about the true life of Canibals, from Mr. Becker, a great builder and great guy.


However, I am slightly concerned on how Oliver knows this, as I would imagine canibals' fears would only be known in Canibal circles.... Hm.... Very worrying indeed.....

view here


As it was May the 4th recently, here are some StarWars jokes!

What do you call a
Mexican Jedi?


Obi Juan Kenobi!


Did you know that R2-D2 is the rudest character in Star Wars?

Everything he says is bleeped out!

And, seeing poems are loved so much in our group....

Mustafar is red,
Kamino is round,
It's over Anakin,
I have the high ground!

Sabers? Yoda has one,
General Grievous has four,
These are not the droids
You are looking for.

Mustafar is red,
Dagobah is green,
Everything is going
As I have foreseen!

And a non Star Wars one-

Roses are red,
And here's something new,
Violets are purple,
Not blooming blue!


Entertainment-
I don't have much entertainment news for your today, apart from two series that will be starting soon-
Allthingsgeek (Ben)'s Star Wars series,
Link to announcement


And my own delayed LOM series. I don't have a proper link for this, but I'll put this in for good measure.

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MOCS OF THE WEEK

Welcome, readers of MP News. Marley Mac here with this weeks MOTW! Now, as you all know, I always begin my sections by telling you what this past week’s categories are. Here are this week’s:

Town
Train
Vehicles
Plants and Animals

Now, lets get on with the builds!


#5: Filling our Train category is this awesome little alternative build of set 4891. Built by Scott Bertaut, this build is alternative building at it’s core. The amount of small detailed Scott has managed to fit is astounding. From the realistic wheels, to the cabin, everything seems to have something added. Nothing feels empty, which is, from my understanding, a very hard thing to achieve in alternative building. If your a fan of vehicles and alternate builds, check this guy out!


#4: For the Plants and Animals category I have chosen this comical little build, filled to the brim with minifigs, greenery, and… carrots? Built by the alway entertaining and inventive Oliver Becker, this built represents the so-called “carnivorous carrots.” Hailing from Colorado, these man-eating carrots are said to travel in packs. “Worse than piranhas.” Says seasoned carnivorous carrots observer and Lego top builder, Jeremy McCreary. This little model also mentioned our news paper, which was a pleasant surprise to see while reading through this post. If you enjoy comical and funny builds like these, I highly recommend you look at Oliver’s build, if you have not yet.



#3: Yet another build for our Plants and Animals section, this very odd looking beast is simply filled with amazing piece usages. Built by • Psithur •, this creature is filled to the brim with amazing techniques and NPUs. The usage of the Darth Vader helmet is the part usage that has gotten the most attention, and I can see why! I would have never had thought to use that piece in such a way, and, judging from the comments, I bet most others have either. And, with all this praise, you’d expect these creature to be pretty cute. And this build does not disappoint, with it’s big, white eyes and simplistic design, this build congers up images of Mario and his supporting heroes and advisories.


#2: Chosen for our Town category, this build, or rather, this firetruck, this filled with so many details and techniques it’s astounding! The amount of realism builder Michael P has added is awesome! From the storage compartments to the handholds on the sides, everything seems to be something you would see on a real life firetruck. If you’re a fan of firetrucks and realistic vehicles, I suggest you go over to Michael P’s homepage.


#1: Our last MOC for this week is this amazing plane, filling our Vehicle category. Built by john lamarck, this plane has been built in a very odd scale, using the short-lived
“Jack stone scale.” Based on the sets that were released between 2001 and 2003 under the same name. This incredibly detailed model is filled with so many interesting parts that you have to click on the pictures of said model in order to see each and every detail. This build was posted yesterday (by monday, edit this out later) and hasn’t gotten much attention, so I highly recommend you look at this MOC.

Well, that’s all for this week this, hope you guys enjoyed!
~Marley Mac, MOTW writer and interviewer

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CONTESTS

Hey there! It’s Daniel again, back with more awesome contest news!
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From the creator(s) of the Mini MocOlympics of 2016...
The MOCer Games - Summer 2017!
This will be a series of challenges and competitions that will run throughout the summer, right from the beginning of June until the end of September. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up, get your bricks out, and be ready for the hottest Lego event of the summer! Click here and join!

Also, quick notice, the Mini Moc Olympics 2017 has been canceled, and replaced with the contest above.
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Now, I know that technically this isn't a contest on the 'Pages, but I've heard that a lot of the members here enter this. Flickr's Summer Joust is back! The contest runs May 1st (so it's already begun) through June 30th. There's a lot of info and rules, so here's the link to the group on Flickr. :)
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MELO's qualification round is still running, but it ends on the 21st of May, so you better head on over and start building!
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The LCBTC's second round has begun! Round 2 consists of eight one-on-one match-ups. If you aren't one of the 16 contestants, I'd strongly suggest you head on over and spectate the awesome contest!
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Lego MOContests' Gaming contest has come to an end, but you can head on over and vote! Also, they should have a new contest for you all shortly. So what're you waiting for? Click here and join!
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CONTEST: Quotes' contest is still going! The idea is to take a quote, from anything from a comic book, to history, to a movie, and portray that quote and/or scene in LEGO bricks. The contest ends May 25th. Click here and head on over!
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Sir Flexalot's Blindbag Hardsuit Contest is still running! The idea is to take any Collectable Minifigure, aka a Blindbag figure, and build a mech for it! Click here to join!
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The Brick Built Megaman contest has begun! The deadline is June 20th, so you've got plenty of time to enter. Why don't you head on over?
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Also, sorry about this article being nearly identical to last week's article, but there just wasn't much new... Hopefully there'll be something fresh next week! :)
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~Daniel H, Contest article writer, Editor

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello Readers! Welcome to a special contest in celebration of the release of 10 MOCpages News issues! We thought we’d commemorate this special occasion by holding a very simple and fun contest for charity.

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The Challenge:

We’ve noticed our readers have a knack and interest in poetry, so the challenge is to write a short poem about Lego, which leaves you a lot of leeway on the exact subject you choose! By short we mean 10 lines or less in general, however if your poem needs that perfect 11th line then feel free to add it. All forms of poetry are acceptable. Try to capture our attention with something unique and fun!

You have one week from the date of issue #10 publication, so from 5/16 – 5/23 which is a Tuesday to Tuesday as we realize the issues are posted quite late sometimes.

Judging and the announcement of the winner... and the purchasing and giving of the sets will take place during the following week. We’ll contact the winner to determine the sets of choice.

Finally, the result and images of the given sets will be posted in our 5/29 issue (#12).

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The Charity Prize:

The prize will be $40 worth of new Lego sets given to Seattle Children’s Hospital! What better to cheer up a sick kiddo than a sweet new Lego set! The author of the winning poem will be asked to choose $40 worth of one or more sets (from new sets that are available at the Lego store) which will be given in YOUR name! Our editor Doug Hughes will do his best to purchase the exact sets requested, but will make last minute substitutions if necessary due to store stock. Click the image below if you'd like to visit the children’s hospital donation page to learn more about this awesome charity.

(My apologies, this picture isn't showing up. The staff is working on fixing it now!) ~Jonathan Demers



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Judging:

Our MOCpages News staff judges will look for a poem that excites us the most! This could be due to the impeccable meter, a hilarious joke, something that makes us think, or who knows! It’s a bit subjective we realize, but hey, the prize is charity for kids so no matter who wins… we all win!

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Logistics:

You’ll submit your entries at a poem entry thread which will appear on Monday. Any comments that are not entries will be deleted from that thread to keep it clean, so please direct any questions specifically to the poetry contest questions thread which will also appear on Monday.

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Thanks to everyone for participating in this charity event, and for being avid readers of our fine publication!

-MOCpages News Staff

(big shout out to Doug Hughes for coming up with this!) ~Jonathan Demers

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END OF PAPER AND CLOSING COMMENTS

Sorry there wasn't much content in this ish, your staff have been busy with other things. We'll try to get more in the next one!

Thank you all for continuing to support us and MOCPages by reading this each week! This would be pointless without all you guys... ;)

-Jonathan Demers




Comments

 I like it 
  June 9, 2017
Hi guys!! I'm not back to stay just yet, just though I'd pop in and see how things were doing!! Its an honour to be put in an issue!! But I'm not sure I have the time to go ahead with the series just yet... :/ Sorry guys! Hope all is well!!! Will try to become active again soon!!! ~Ben
 I like it 
  May 25, 2017
Nice coverage of 2 of Oliver Becker's characteristically hilarious builds. Oliver brings a zany sense of humor and cartoonist's eye to MOCpages. IMO, he's the best LEGO cartoonist around.
 I like it 
  May 18, 2017
Woot woot!
 I like it 
  May 18, 2017
Wow, that staff is doing an amazing job, especially on the general news! :P
 I like it 
  May 17, 2017
Another great and informative issue! Keep it up guys!
 I like it 
  May 17, 2017
Great ish! Can't wait fer the next one!
 I like it 
  May 17, 2017
Yes, this was a pretty good issue! YAAYY!! 10! :D
 I like it 
  May 17, 2017
Well done guys
  May 17, 2017
Yay! 10! Sorry I didn't do anything, I've been busy and my church is going through some major changes :( (the changes are good tho)
  May 16, 2017
Oh, i forgot to add: CONGRATS ON THE BIG #10!!
 I like it 
  May 16, 2017
Great issue! I particularly liked the featured MOCs section and your charity poem contest. Also very nice to see the humor-section is back :-) Sad news in the general news-section, but i think that most of us can probably understand Andros' reasons for stepping down.
 I like it 
  May 16, 2017
Woohoo! Tenth issue!!
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  May 16, 2017
Oh my goodness! Thanks for the feature! Great read too!
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  May 16, 2017
Okay, seriously cool ideas for a contest, you guys. It would be really neat to see some photos after the donation of the gift being enjoyed, though I don't know if that's possible. I will certainly be thinking of a limerick to share!
 I like it 
  May 16, 2017
Thanks for the feature, greatly appreciated
 I like it 
  May 16, 2017
Awesome issue this week, and well worth the wait! Lots of interesting stuff to read about, and the contest is a really unique idea! I'll see if I can find the time to enter... Keep it up staff, and I can't wait for next week's issue and the contest results!
 
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