Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Nothing But Brick's Top 5 MOCs @ PinoyLUG's Bricktober 2016

Last month, PinoyLUG celebrated their second year anniversary with Bricktober 2016, the RLUG's biggest event of the year. The gang at PinoyLUG definitely wowed attendees with their awe-inspiring displays. Without further ado, here are Nothing But Brick's top 5 MOCs from Bricktober 2016. Arranged in no particular order, these are the MOCs that caught my attention as I checked out all the awesome creations at the event. Enjoy!

1. The Bat Cave
This Lego version of the Caped Crusader's hideout seems to have received funding from Bruce Wayne himself! This massive MOC is highly detailed and contains several cool areas which made the Batman fan in me really giddy. This Bat Cave MOC has everything: Bruce Wayne's den; Batman's control room; a training room; holding cells; garages and hangars for Bat vehicles. By the way, that platform where the Batmobile rests? It rotates! How cool is that?!

2. Bilbo's House
I have been a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's works and the Hobbit is definitely no exception. One of my favorite scenes from the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie is the dwarves' unexpected feast at Bilbo Baggin's humble and cozy home. This MOC perfectly captures that scene. 

3. Avengers Tower
Formerly known as Stark Tower, this towering monolith used to be a symbol of Tony Stark's enormous egotistical brilliance until it became the headquarters of the Avengers. It now represents a symbol of hope as the Avengers continue to serve and protect the people of Earth from threats from this galaxy and beyond. Kudos to the builder for greatly improving Lego's design and for adding that Quinjet hangar at one of the lower floors. 

4. Eraserheads: The Reunion Concert
One of the most influential bands in the history of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) is the Eraserheads. Composed of Ely Buendia (vocals/guitar), Marcus Adoro (guitar), Buddy Zabala (bass) and Raymund Marasigan (drums), the E-heads, as most of their fans call them, rose to fame in the early 90's as that era's most popular alternative rock band. Considered as the Philippines' version of the Fab Four, the group disbanded in 2002 much to the dismay of every loyal Eraserhead fan. The band reunited back in 2008 and 2009 for two reunion concerts to perform once again for their fans. I suppose these concerts were the inspiration for this cool MOC.

5. Helm's Deep
Another iconic scene from the Tolkien-verse, the Battle of Helm's Deep brought hope to the free peoples of Middle Earth as they earned they gained a significant victory against the forces of the treacherous Saruman the White. By routing the army of the White Hand, the remaining forces of Rohan and the Elves were able to buy some time to gather the forces of men to begin a counter-offensive against Sauron. 

Honorable Mentions
Before I end this post, let me show you some of the other MOCs that didn't meet the list but still managed to make my head turn a couple of times. Check them out!

PinoyLUG Tower
Rizal Park

Army Builder's Dream

Rebricked Falcon

Smaug the Magnificent

Nexo Mechs

Haunted Structures

Congrats to the PinoyLUG Family for a successful celebration of their 2nd year anniversary! More power to you, guys and gals!

I really enjoyed looking at the MOCs at Bricktober 2016! I'll be doing a more comprehensive entry about the event. Stay tuned for that! Till next entry!

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