Friday Night Fights [Round 11]

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another “rear naked choke” edition of Friday Night Fights!  This week’s bout is a battle of the SHIPwrights, with control of the outer-rim planets on the line.   Without further preamble, let’s go to the tale of the tape.

Fighting out of the red corner, from the land of Lego , it’s Anders “The Sledgehammer” Sinding  and his “World_Eater “.


And fighting out of the blue corner, from somewhere beyond Antares , it’s Cecilie “The Samurai” Fritzvold and her “Zea’x Dauphyz“.


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 the battle of recreational vehicles made famous by popular American television shows.  In the end, “Murderin” Misterzumbi and his “1973 Winnebago Chieftain“ scored a dominating 11-1 victory over Alex “The Assassin” Jones and “Breaking Bad”.  This is the largest margin of victory in the brief history of Friday Night Fights.  Misterzumbi records his first win and improves his record to (1-0) while Alex Jones falls to (0-1).



19 thoughts on “Friday Night Fights [Round 11]

  1. Normally I’m not a big fan of the large prefabricated pieces like the wings used on the World Eater, but they just work so well here at the unorthodox angles. For the Zea’x Dauphyz, its the awesome contrast of the highly curved and greebled underside with the stark white flat top that is just super awesome to look at.

    I have to give it to the World Eater though. Super rad!


  2. The World Eater is crazy inventive, but in this case I think I have to go with the Dauphyz. I always gravitate to alien designs that maintain one tentacle in the conventional.


  3. Damn Keith, you picked my two favorites from this year (although Adrian Florea may overthrow both of these, knowing him). While both are weird and inventive in their own ways, I gotta give it to the World Eater for being just plain disturbing. It instills a sense of horror that only good sci-fi can.


      1. We have a plenty of events here in Europe. But the I think that the ones that gather more variety of AFOLs are the two Fan Weekends (Skaerbaek-Danmark at the last weekend of september and Paredes de Coura-Portugal at second weekend of June).
        I’m one of the guys that helps the setup of Paredes de Coura Fan Weekend and you can read about it on the Bricks Culture Magazine #6.
        I think both events will be a good way to you know more people to you analyse in Manifesto 😀


  4. Where the World Eater has some wild design, I feel that those wing pieces are tacked on for their own sake. Its strangeness doesn’t compensate enough justification for those fairly useless pieces and it makes it detract from the otherworldly nature. The sharp angles don’t blend well with the tentacles at the bottom.

    The Dauphyz holds a unifying presence in its design that doesn’t compete with itself. There is also a mystery about it as to whether it is friendly or not. Or simply indifferent and just sailing through the galaxy eating space plankton, a freaky similarity hitting on notes of some type of crustacean; so, it may also be delicious. My vote goes for the Dauphyz, hopefully it comes with a large bowl of melted butter.


    1. I should really start withholding my comments on these so I can rebut later without cluttering the thread. I feel the need to say more about my perspective when presented with those of others.

      I actually see the World Eater as crustacean, or maybe plankton, with its layered exoskeleton and extending antennae on the sides and bottom. I would go so far as to say that the antennae are necessary here. It’s even covered with “barnacles,” which help integrate those awkward wing pieces, as do the angled grate plates and the fins at the bottom. And I don’t think “useless” pieces need justification as long as they’re integrated well. The idea that a piece shouldn’t be used because it’s useless is self-defeating (forgive me if I’m reading you wrong here).

      My biggest problem with the Zea’x Dauphyz is the top shell. I don’t like the gradual angling technique to “round” it; it’s too gappy and ends up looking like a creased cardboard model. Cecilie did the same with a podracer recently, which is a more extreme example. I’d rather she went with a cleaner hybrid technique using curved slopes.


  5. I don’t normally dislike a Lego Model made by a good builder, but I strongly dislike World Eater. Since I saw Sinding apply those huge wing pieces to his ship, I have hoped he could redeem the parts choice with some other really eye-catching details, but that just didn’t happen. I’m proud to be a dissenting voice here, because Dauphyz is a glorious design and worthy of the win.

    Both pictures are stunning though, I certainly need to improve in that department.


  6. Both are pretty cool ships, and I really like the trans-bright green in the Dauphyz… But I like the World Eater’s shape better, so chalk up another vote for it.


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