einsteinonthebeach wrote:This will not be around for Brickworld. It is already partly disassembled. I was going to keep it together through Halloween but I've had a lot of new ideas hit me over the last week for an even bigger MOC and I want to get working on it ASAP.
This is an incredible MOC. You have a style which is quite similar to Rocko's (which is a very good thing). Your fine details are also top-notch and you've got a great sense of humor. I really like the interiors as well as the upper floor of the MOC. Both are top-notch!
That being said, I'm certainly not one to hold back a bit of friendly criticism. As you're starting something fresh I figure I'll chime in with a few observations. This MOC is very much like 100 vignettes merged into one! This could be viewed as both a gift and a curse. On one hand, there are countless details to take in which makes the MOC very interesting. On the other hand, this MOC could really benefit from a stronger focal point; something to draw in the viewer's attention. With so much happening, the viewer really gets lost in the detail. It's almost like missing the forest for the trees. I actually find the individual modules to be more appealing when viewed separately. This MOC reminds me of public displays where a number of great MOCs are shown on one table yet your eyes are moving around so quickly you don't have time to stop and savour the details. The children of the corn scene in particular seems to be almost too distracting.
Now, don't take this the wrong way. I'm not suggesting that you should cut back on your detailing (keep your standards high). I simply feel that a more pronounced focal point would go a long way to making a MOC like this even better. Interestingly enough, when the two modules are separate, the MOC actually has a more pronounced focus. The pentagram in the first module serves as an excellent focal point and the main gate/stairway in the second module works as a focal point as well. When the two modules are brought together the impact of each is lost.
You're a phenomenal builder and I really look forward to seeing what you have in store for us next! Good work.