Friday Night Fights [Round 4]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another bone snapping edition of Friday Night Fights!    This week’s match-up features a game of tower-defense, fought between two gentlemen pugilists from opposite sides of the globe.  No below the belt punches will be thrown tonight.  Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from Taipei City, Taiwan it’s James “The Zombie” Zhan and his “League Tower“.


And fighting gout of the blue corner, from  the great white north, it’s Tim “The Sheriff” Schwalfenberg and his “Watchtower of Orodruin



As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this pugilistic endeavor and determine who will receive a week’s worth of bragging rights.  Simply leave a comment below and vote for the MOC that best suits your individual taste. I will tally up the votes next Friday and declare a winner before announcing the next bout.

Last Week, on Friday Night Fights….

It was a nasty cat fight between a sophisticated dame and a lady death-machine.  Finland’s Pate “The Cyclops” Keetongu and his “Agatha of Four Colours“ scored a 7-4 victory over  Letranger “Le Loup” Absurde and his “Machiko Noguchi“.  Pate records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while L’etranger falls to (0-1).

11 thoughts on “Friday Night Fights [Round 4]

  1. Think I have to go with the kid in the chain mail shorts from Orodruin for this one. That jumbled landscape and inverse triangles stilted base are just too inspired not to get my vote.


  2. Tim.

    I know they are not connected; however, the stacked tiles are too nice to not enjoy. I hate the fig, but I’ll let it pass.


  3. Got to go for Orodruin here. Liking the stilty details, the fabric canopy and particularly the effort that has gone into the base and masonry. The League Tower base and landscape, come to that, leave a lot to be desired.


  4. Orodruin. There are parts I’m not too fond of (the gappy wall corners and the stairs), but the overall effect is fantastic. Maybe if I was familiar with the source material of the other one it’d tell me more, but as it is I’m not sure what I’m looking at exactly… a statue holding staff?


  5. +1 for the League Tower, for the reason that it seems more “refined” than the Orodruin. I am generally a fan of Tim’s work but honestly this particular effort is a little too messy for my taste.


  6. man Keith you will know how to pick them. What a battle it is. Both builds are equal in eye candy. I just want to stare at both of them an wish i was 9 building castles in my room again. So I have to go with the Mr Zhans League big guy here, just cause Im into bigger scale figs right now. his overall look is massive and intimidating. again great battle an good luck


  7. “League Tower” is not interesting. The base is forgettable and flat. I can’t tell if it has a face or even a helmet or where the arms are located. Maybe it’s the angle of the picture.

    My vote’s for “Watchtower of Orodruin”. I like the rickety look of the stairs and the mixed up rock bottom. Also, the tower rapped haphazardly with rope. It looks like it might fall apart at any moment but these guys are the kind to fix things with baling wire and duct tape. I like the minifigs. They are a bit punk/goblin.


  8. Tim’s build fits right in with its characters, and the materials they might have had available to build. Even so, this style of architecture doesn’t appeal to me. I vote for League Tower. As a viewer, James’ building philosophy seems similar to mine. While I would prefer it without the green base, the rest of the tower is composed nicely.


  9. I thought this would be a no-hitter: I find Tim’s model a league beyond the League. Look at all of those marvelous textures and every-which-way lines. Even if you’re not keen on the “messy” style (some editing/simplification might have made it feel more refined), the model is a feast of interesting bits and creative ideas.


  10. Orodruin.

    You may recall (I doubt it though) that with the two MOCs of fire arms, I was moved to compare them as one would real weapons. I wasn’t choosing between builds… but guns. Today I flip flop, and vote on Lego building technique and not on actual watch towers. I guess it is because neither really seem like towers to me.

    The League Tower seems to me more like a figure. The two notions, tower and figure are not mutually exclusive The Statue of Liberty springs to mind (You maniacs! You blew it all to hell!) And I’ve been a big fan of this monstrosity ever sense the first time I laid eyes on it. It’s a real beast. Lit from beneath at night, in the fog from the Atlantic… it’s like something out of a Conan movie! (Built by North Koreans by the way…)

    But there are no hints that I could see in this build that suggest it is NOT just a figure. Nothing to give it scale. No door or little trophy figures down at the base. No miniature trees or smaller buildings. A tiny water mill next to a stream for example, would have told us: “Hey, this thing is massive” But there are no such clues.

    So, while I think the League Tower is a tighter construct, I just can’t shake the suspicion that it was built as a big torch holding dude with excellent posture… and then simply dubbed a tower.

    As for Tims offering… I must admit, my first thought was to yell at the Orcs to tighten up their tower. Clean up all that mess. Fix the frame, tighten the ropes before the entire affair blows over in the wind… but then I realized: “There just Orcs man! They eat one another and take their orders from Christopher Lee and a giant eyeball for gods sake!”

    As towers go… it’s more of a look out, or a crows nest… but wow, I was impressed with the brick built chaos. (For the record… not the ropes… they distract). But that stacked stone base? Slowly crumbling into gravel. That non-OSHA approved access stair case? All quite chaotic and Orky!



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