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Instructed Building VS MOCing- Which Brings You More Joy?

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Do you find greater fulfillment from instructed set building, or MOCing? 
(I personally enjoy MOCing more. I have a terrible habit of losing interest in instructed builds halfway through.)


 

 

 

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They both have their ups and downs. MOCing makes you think creatively, official building makes you think spatially and objectively.

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For myself, I'm terrible at MoCing! I've not really tried it seriously since I was a kid, granted, but I just find that, even when I have something in mind that I want to build, I have trouble translating the idea in my head into something that actually can work... even though my mind works visually, I don't really think in Lego Bricks xD I guess I just find it hard to get started in general, when I don't have instructions to follow, since I'm not really familiar with all the useful parts or how to use them to best effect, so my efforts tend to end in frustration very quickly!

I'd say I find building from instructions more enjoyable, since that way I'm learning new pieces and new techniques that are already proven, which I find far more interesting than trying to come up with them on my own. Plus, I like knowing how a model is going to look from the outside, and then watching it slowly come together and discovering how it was achieved; I find that immensely satisfying ^^

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When I was young I loved MOCing. The joy of a pile of bricks and axels and the time to figure out what could be made out of them was wonderful. As I've gotten older I find time is more limited, and that has led me to enjoy building sets a little bit more. This is was a cool question to think about, thanks!

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MOCing for sure. I think it's partly because it feels more fulfilling to create something on my own than to follow instructions. Of course, getting new sets is exciting, but I find that most of the excitement is the anticipation of the new set, seeing the finished product, and knowing that when I'm ready to take it apart I'll have all those new pieces for MOCing, rather than from the building process itself.

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Using instructions. My mom has a thing against combining sets, so she wouldn’t want me to make MOC’s. I’m fine that way.

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For me, I think I would say MoCing brings me more joy. It's very fulfilling to actually create something.

I enjoy instructed building a lot too, but that's more something to relax without having to sit in front of a screen.

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