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V&A Steamworks - Guy HImber 12:31am, 24 May 2014
Iron Builder 3.0 - Round 13 - Onosendai2600 vs 6kyubi6

Back in 2013 I was contacted by some nice folk from across the Atlantic. They explained that they came from a land rich in crusty baguettes, rude waiters and smelly cheeses but they were sorely lacking in inspired building contests of a mano-a-mano nature.

These folks from BrickPirate in France ( www.brickpirate.net ) asked for my blessing that they might put on an Iron Builder style contest - using (la pièce mystère), for their forum members and call it 'Duel of Pirates'. I enthusiastically said 'Qui' and looked forward to seeing what these French Buccaneers would create ( with the aid of Google translate, 'cause my French, she not a so good..! ).

Over the months that followed I was thrilled to see the competitors doing a 'tre magnifique' job and one of the stand-out warriors was a gentleman called '6kyubi6' aka Jimmy. He also got on the radar of former IB Si-MOCs who gave him a glowing recommendation. I met with him in a small cafe and over a gourmet meal of Rabbit stew and delicately scented snails I asked him if he thought he had what it takes to take a sword in one hand and a battle-axe in the other and shed some blood in the Coliseum 'le Briques. He responded with a steely grin and put on the most beautiful armored beret I have ever seen. Through gritted teeth he spoke 'qui'.....


On the other side of the arena we have one of the 'bad-boys' of the AFOL community. One of those troubled switch-blade toting ne'er do wells from that Michael Jackson's Beat It video kind of guys.

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Of course by the picture above, you know that I can ONLY be talking about Onosendai2600 aka Andrew Lee. You see him walking down the street and you find a convenient excuse to start walking on the OTHER side of that street. He struts with a well deserved swagger having taken down some serious competition by chopping the bricks out from under former Iron Builder Si-MOCs to grab the throne, and then defending his crown against the fearless Murder-Kiwi BrickThing.

A member of the infamous Team Ronin he probably has some scary tattoos with Yakuza themes ( I have only seen the My Pretty Pony ones...) he is known to speak his mind - 'P.C.' correctness not included.

Mixels give away from Builders Lounge and IRON BUILDER
www.flickr.com/photos/32482342@N05/14022071710/

Thanks again to the nice folks at LEGO who are again sponsoring this round of Iron Builder. Feeling a little ignorant in my Mixel knowledge from the last round I did a some research at the web site ( www.mixels.com ) and I found out a bit more about the story behind this groovy sets. A big part of the culture behind these models is the idea of combining the various characters to create a Hybrid version of the two sets. And then if you are feeling really frisky you can combine all three sets within a particular tribe/color scheme to create a MAX version for ultimate in Mixel-ness! The nice part about this is that there are some great online resources and additional building instructions at the web site to help you create these Uber-Mixels and their kin.
41504-Mixels-Seismo
seismo times 10

Our Mixel for this round is called "Seismo". Each builder will get TEN sets to work with. For this round of IB we will have a unique 'part' in that it is actually a paired set of elements. The interesting building-process for our competitors is that there is a clear-obvious use for this combo. Their challenge will be to teach us AFOLs that perhaps we have been too stale in our thinking about this fairly recent new LEGO element.

As an added bonus the builders will have all of the other great parts in the MIXELs Seismo set to add to their personal collections and build with if they so choose

For judging purposes the secret ingredient(s) will be treated with equal merit as used individually or as a complete set.

Special DEADLINE rule for this round. Because we are always striving to improve the contest and see if a new idea works well - we are going to change the duration of this round of IB. It will be 4 weekends ( with 3 weeks in between ) of competition. Let's see how it works out. So the DEADLINE will be Midnight Sunday June 15th

Without further Adieu.....

ALLEZ BRICK!
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Siercon and Coral PRO Posted 3 years ago. Edited by Siercon and Coral (moderator) 3 years ago
Good luck guys!! This is going to be totally awesome :D
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kosbrick 3 years ago
Wow, this will be an epic battle to watch :)
Digger1221 3 years ago
I'm pumped! Another mixelicious part choice, good luck builders!
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Mark of Falworth PRO 3 years ago
Looking forward to this! :D
murphquake 3 years ago
4 years of high school french made reading that very painful o_O best of luck to both competitors!
skiz0f0x 3 years ago
Meanwhile, from this side of the Atlantic Ocean : it's early in the morning, i have my breakfast ( snail butter spread on crusty bread, dunked in tea ^^ ), and i can't wait for watching this duel ! Good luck to both protagonists, i'm interested in watching what sort of stunning creations you will build with those parts !
Pistash 3 years ago
Foxy Brown wake up earlier than me ! But yes that´s it !! Frenchie is on board !! This might be spectacular !! Good luck Andrew and Jimmy, everybidy hope a though fight !!
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pasukaru76 PRO 3 years ago
Well, that's going to be fun to make the prominent part of a MOC and not buried somewhere inside.
TheBrickAvenger 3 years ago
Good luck to both of you ! Go Kyubi :D !
Even though I created a lot less, I reorganized my collection and I will follow this duel with the greatest intention! I'm back soon :)
Dead Frog inc. 3 years ago
Okay, this one is gonna be real interesting...
SpearralSquid 3 years ago
Awwww yeah! But boy this was quick after the last one!
fujiia 3 years ago
And to think I deserted my man this very WE. Allez Kyubi, brick that motha ......... two piece part and show'm what we can do on this side of the Atlantic ^^ good luck to you too andrew (it rhymes!)
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J.B.F Posted 3 years ago. Edited by J.B.F (moderator) 3 years ago
First blood in this topic Andrew :P
(beers at midnight and at 8am was fun but you were quicker on posting you tricky one!!)
So I think I'll bug you all month long for that!!!
Bugging you
oLaF LM 3 years ago
oh oh oh !
Mixel party !
go my friend, sure the french touch wille be really appreciate !
N-11 Ordo PRO 3 years ago
This is going to be so great !
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V&A Steamworks - Guy HImber Posted 3 years ago. Edited by V&A Steamworks - Guy HImber (admin) 3 years ago
An apology from Chairman Guy

Due to a small glitch in the Matrix, I posted an old Work In Progress IB poster with an old part selection used as the graphic ( OOPS! ). Which wouldn't have been so bad except for the fact that the pictured parts were NOT in the sets I sent Andrew and Jimmy ( Is it too early for April Fool's already?..... )

So......... all is well now and I have replaced the image on the poster with the appropriate Dark Blue Grey pair of parts.

ALLEZ OOPS!

Apology to the Gladiators - if you want my head at the end of the round you can find me and try to take it . . . Keep in mind, I fight WAY better than Joaquin Pheonix.

Brick Wishes,
Guy
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J.B.F Posted 3 years ago. Edited by J.B.F (moderator) 3 years ago
Hey bro I think your Mech is gonna get his butt whipped :P
Mech Whipping!
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
How many threads are there?
Mech Attack!
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
Sorry to keep bugging you.
Bug Bite
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J.B.F Posted 3 years ago. Edited by J.B.F (moderator) 3 years ago
Bugs don't bug me cause I just bought the "Bug Terminator 2000" :P
The Bug Terminator 2000
curtydc 3 years ago
I think you guys are holding back, I say come out swinging the big guns!
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
Guess there's no time for bugs now.
Watch Yourself!

Watch yourself!
Watch Yourself!
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J.B.F Posted 3 years ago. Edited by J.B.F (moderator) 3 years ago
You got the wrong time Bro!!
Here check my Flavor Fav watch :P
Flav this!

Flav this!
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J.B.F Posted 3 years ago. Edited by J.B.F (moderator) 3 years ago
Maybe it's time to travel back in time and change scales :P
Micro Kastle
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
Time travel huh?
Three billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against the machines.
All Hope Is Lost
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
I've got lego in my DNA:
DNA
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J.B.F Posted 3 years ago. Edited by J.B.F (moderator) 3 years ago
Well no terminator was able to kill John Connors :P He is alive and chills in his motorcycle shop :D
John's Motorcycle  shop
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
Chill out and contemplate this tree.
Iron Tree
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J.B.F Posted 3 years ago. Edited by J.B.F (moderator) 3 years ago
Whatch out Andrew! A tornado is coming your way :P
Watch out! Here comes the Micro Tornado
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
A tornado huh?
Well then let me slip into something more comfortable then. . . .
Unzipped

And by more comfortable I mean my new ride:
Storm Chasin'
Xtopher98 3 years ago
Sweet builds!
Sir Valiant ~ 3 years ago
Awesome builds so far. Keep it up guys!
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J.B.F Posted 3 years ago. Edited by J.B.F (moderator) 3 years ago
I don't think you "saw" that coming :P
Saw this!
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
Dude I saw it from Space!
Spaceship!Spaceship!Spaceship!
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Just wanted to chime in.

Andrew and Jimmy, you guys are killin' it with this part.

So much clever stuff already, I can't wait to see what comes next.
JUST AWESOME.
: )
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J.B.F Posted 3 years ago. Edited by J.B.F (moderator) 3 years ago
The minute you'll land on earth, my archers will take care of you :P

Lady Elf Archer
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J.B.F 3 years ago
Careful dude cause frenchies might be froggies but poisonous ones :P
Poisonous Froggy
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
Slappin Da Bass!
Slappin Da Bass!
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J.B.F 3 years ago
Since your spaceship never came back to earth, I decided to send my silent "AKA Assassin"
AKA Assassin
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
It's cool Kyubi - I found a way to deal with your archers on the ground:
My Chick Bad
rodobrick66 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by rodobrick66 (member) 3 years ago
Hey 6kyubi6, are you THE 6kyubi6 from www.brick66.fr ? ;) :p :)
Great job on your mocs. The frog one is simply ribbit ribbit !!
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J.B.F 3 years ago
It's getting "PUNK" in here so let me put on my boots:
Punk 4 Boot
Noah_L 3 years ago
So many great MOCs! I love each and every PU.
IronBricks 3 years ago
I thought this would be a slower IB due to the part, but I was so wrong! This is amazing you two!
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
Better make sure there's not a snake in your boot Kyubi:
Poison!
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J.B.F 3 years ago
TOLD YA we were taking the fast train:
Sci-FastTrain
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
Are we taking the train to Paris?
Bonjour!
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J.B.F 3 years ago
We will have a nice cold beer in Paris later!! Right now it's Iron War:
Iron War Tank
Yatkuu 3 years ago
Holy crap, you guys ain’t slowing down…this is brilliant stuff.
Just let us know if we need to send some EMS your way to reanimate you from a LEGO OD!
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Gilcélio 3 years ago
You two are crazy !! Everyday a different Moc!!!!
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
It's Iron War indeed.
Just remember Kyubi brute force may not always be the best strategy.
It's your move. . .
Your Move . . .
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J.B.F 3 years ago
In this case brute force might work :P let's start by bringing down your wall of defense:
Arkanoid
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
Your best defense might be to stay out of the wall!
It's a race to the finish!
Going the Distance
curtydc 3 years ago
things have picked up rather nicely since I last checked. good stuff from both sides.
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J.B.F 3 years ago
Oh boy when this round is over, it's gonna be a mess!!!
So better start cleanning now :D
Spring Cleaning
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
Maybe you need some spiritual cleaning too!
Traveling Temple
fujiia 3 years ago
Both of you guys are insane!!!!! I can't take it anymore! :p
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J.B.F 3 years ago
A ninja always have a clean and pure spirit to act swiftly :D

Nunchakyubi
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
Ninjas must always be training.
Now climb the wall!
The Wall
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Siercon and Coral PRO 3 years ago
You are both 'ninja-jedi zen-masters'... :)
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V&A Steamworks - Guy HImber Posted 3 years ago. Edited by V&A Steamworks - Guy HImber (admin) 3 years ago
Don't forget the big MIXELs give-away at the end of this round of IRON BUILDER!

All you need to do to enter is join the IRON BUILDER's group ( you are here already, have you become an audience member yet ?) -

Once this round is judged, TWO lucky winners will receive a 10 pack of assorted SERIES ONE Mixels for their collection!

Mixels give away from Builders Lounge and IRON BUILDER

Iron Builder is sponsored by the Builder's Lounge
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J.B.F Posted 3 years ago. Edited by J.B.F (moderator) 3 years ago
That wall was too easy to climb now try this french ninja warrior one :P
Warrior's Wall
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
I think you've been watching too much TV Kyubi. . .
Ghost in the Machine
A Plastic Infinity 3 years ago
1.) Wow, I missed a LOT of these entries.
2.) Once the third wave of Mixels comes out, there ought to be an IB round in which the Mixel with two wizard hats (Mesmo) is the Mixel of choice.
With 20 wizard hats per competitor, the IB round would be preeeeetty interesting. :D
Dead Frog inc. 3 years ago
A Plastic Infinity:

ZOMG, that would be fabulous!
-TTROOPER- 3 years ago
A Plastic Infinity:

:O wow that would be amazing:D
brick.spartan 3 years ago
Some outstanding part use (even for IB's) in this round, great creativy guys well done!
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J.B.F 3 years ago
I know but I tried fishin' once and.........:

Gone Fishin
Kyle Peckham PRO 3 years ago
Oh man, this is seriously starting to get good. Keep 'em coming guys!
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
Fishing can be dangerous. Watch out for squiddys!
Squiddy!
Swimming Squidy!
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J.B.F 3 years ago
Talking about Sci-Fi classics:
E.T phone home
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
Instead of taking ET home maybe you should stop by the local bar:
The Iron Tap Room
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OK, Andrew and Jimmy, you guys have got to stop the awesome .. geez...who am I going to get to judge this round .....?
CaptainInfinity 3 years ago
V&A Steamworks:

Whoever it is I feel bad for them, this is an insanely close round. So many wicked builds.
curtydc 3 years ago
lots of variety from both, can't wait to see the results when all is said and done.
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J.B.F 3 years ago
Man that bar is located in a very strange ghetto:
Out in the ghetto
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
Yeah I'll admit the neighborhood's a little sketchy but they have the BEST arcade game ever there:
Fighting Machine

FIGHT!
Noah_L 3 years ago
Awesome! This round has produced some great MOCs.
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J.B.F 3 years ago
Gotta get into the MIX bro!!!
8tracks Iron Mix
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
Or into the SEA!
Attack of the Kraken!
DmChylde PRO 3 years ago
Seriously 1980's something Arcade game AWESOME!
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J.B.F 3 years ago
Or maybe in the AIR!
Dragonfly
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
BOOM!
BOOM!
fujiia 3 years ago
Ooooh, I can smell the fireworks' grand finale!!!!!!!!
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J.B.F 3 years ago
Fired up!!
Iron Dragon
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
Hellfired Up!
Spirit of Vengeance
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J.B.F 3 years ago
I got some XTRA builds for you Bro :D
Baby Granpa Pétanque
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J.B.F 3 years ago
Another one for the background music, POM POM POM POM
Pom-Pom-Pom-Pom
curtydc 3 years ago
typically when watch these challenges, I can pick a clear cut winner, but this round is too close for me to make up my mind.
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J.B.F 3 years ago
Final world cup build
Baby World Cup Soccer Kit
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onosendai2600 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (moderator) 3 years ago
Let's mix it up bro!
Mixel Mega Mix

Mixel Mega Mix!
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onosendai2600 3 years ago
The honor was mine Kyubi - this has been an epic battle!
Katana
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Enough Already!

It's like you guys CLONED yourselves and have been working as triplets these past three weeks!

: )

It goes without saying, Andrew and Jimmy, you have both delivered to the utmost measure of builder-right-stuff, and you BOTH deserve to win.

But............. this is IRON BUILDER ......... not 'Everybody Wins' Builder. So somebody has got to take home the title and somebody has got to build a trophy!

I am lining up appropriate judges and will bring the verdict in as soon as it is ready.

Allez AWESOME you two!
Pistash 3 years ago
That was crazy !!
Thanks for this show !!
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Karf Oohlu PRO 3 years ago
Phew, too much more of that and....oh crap, you can never get too much of this stuff, but damn, you boys tried.
Awesome round.
brick.spartan 3 years ago
I think this round deserves to be considered amongst the very best that IB can offer, well done to both of you.
SpearralSquid 3 years ago
This was amazing and spectacular to watch! It's gonna be hard for the judges...
GeekyTom PRO 3 years ago
one for the ages, well done gentlemen
IronBricks 3 years ago
Wow, this was one of my favorite matches ever.
Noah_L 3 years ago
Incredible round! It was amazing.
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