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Contests and build challenges are often a great way to get creative juices flowing. Check out our coverage of new contests here, and congratulate the winners of contests that have finished.

LEGO Tetris

Jameson Gagnepain clearly has a surplus of those ever-so-useful LEGO game dice. He’s put them to good use for his entry into the Like a Boss contest, resulting in this fabulous display of impossible Tetris:

For an added touch, he’s done a stop-motion version complete with the frustrating anticipation of not getting the particular shape that you need:

The 10th Annual Colossal Castle Contest has begun!

The Colossal Castle Contest is one of the longest running Lego fan contests in history, if not the longest, and it is celebrating its tenth year! There are a plethora of prizes, including vintage sets, books from No Starch Press and Skyhorse Publishing, as well as custom products from altBricks, BrickArms and BrickWarriors.

The categories cover a wide range of subjects, sizes and building styles. If you have never entered before, get over to Classic Castle, get registered and get BUILDING!

ADULT FANS ONLY – LEGO Design Team – Open Call For Theme Ideas! [NEWS]

I just received an exciting announcement from LEGO. It seems that their design team is accepting submissions for ideas in something like a contest. It seems like one person will get to work with LEGO Designers to develop their idea into an official theme.

LEGO Play Theme Competition

Find the full text of the announcement from LEGO, after the break. Continue reading

Hoorah for acronyms!

SPARKART has built a rather fantastic entry for the FBTB Mecha Madness contest. The premise of which is to build a mecha designed for a super hero or villain. And who better a subject than Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing.

Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing

The build itself is quite good, but the ‘descriptive’ weapon systems totally had me bustin’ a gut…specifically the SHarp STICKS :D

AIM MECHBOT Weapons

Check out the full photo set

Real World Starfighter Contest winners announced

Those of you that have been around the community long enough, may remember a contest that ran many moons ago… :P

RWSC

Well after some very lengthy deliberation, we have finally narrowed down the entries to declare the 3 winners!

1st Place
Shannon Ocean’s Boeing C-15 "Strike Eagle" with a score of 175/200

2nd Place
Mainman’s Project HAVE SHIVER with a score of 169/200

3rd Place
Pierre E Fieschi’s 1973 ‘HERCULES’ Nuke Platform with a score of 168/200

We scored a total of 11 entries in our semi-finalist round. These were the other 8 semi-finalists:

4th- Halfbeak’s Moonrock 1 with 157/200
5th- Ted Andes’ Gladius with 156/200
6th- Fernald’s Solid Fuel Starfighter with 155/200
7th- xiei22′s Pilum with 153/200
8th Brainbikerider’s Chernobog with 152/200
9th Lego Junkie’s Soyuz 7-K12 with 150/200
10th madLEGOman’s Spaceghost with 149/200
11th bloei’s ISF Zodiac with 143/200

To say that the judges were impressed with both the quantity, but more importantly the QUALITY of the entries is an understatement. You didn’t make it easy on any of us to judge, but you also all made it extremely fun to watch!

So a huge CONGRATS to the winners, and also to all that participated! Also a giant thank you to all the judges, and especially Stijn and More Bricks for the prize sponsorship!

Peter and I have already talked about this becoming a recurring contest…it was just an absolute hoot to be a part of!