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.
Find the full text of the announcement from LEGO, after the break. Continue reading
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.
The build itself is quite good, but the ‘descriptive’ weapon systems totally had me bustin’ a gut…specifically the SHarp STICKS :D
Check out the full photo set
Simon Liu (Si-MOCs) is right now in an epic battle of wit and creativity with Kahan Dare (tadashistate). Luckily he appears to have some cybernetic help!
But it is good to see that they still have time for lunch!
Each year FBTB hosts a MOC Madness contest with great prizes and a great turnout. This year’s contest challenges you to build a mech for a hero or villain. Click the banner below for more details.
Those of you that have been around the community long enough, may remember a contest that ran many moons ago… :P
Well after some very lengthy deliberation, we have finally narrowed down the entries to declare the 3 winners!
Shannon Ocean’s Boeing C-15 "Strike Eagle" with a score of 175/200
Mainman’s Project HAVE SHIVER with a score of 169/200
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!
Warner Bros. is making the first Lego feature film due for 2014, and Lego has announced a contest to have your creation featured in the movie. Check out this video announcement and visit the contest website for how to enter.
Running from August 10th to September 10th, Flickr member Bruno is hosting a contest focused on building landscapes as opposed to vehicles and/or buildings.
Presented to you by Bruno and coupons provided by Brick Takeover
Imagine a peacefull landscape, green trees, flower fields, bunnies hopping around… AND OH MY GOD IS THAT A MANIAC WITH A FLAMETHROWER BURNING EVERYTHING TO SHREDS?!
So far this introduction, I’ll now tell you what the actual meaning of this contest is. You’ve all seen countless builds of apocalyptic wastefields, magnificent castle landscapes and so on. This contest focuses not on the minifigures dwelling in the landscapes, but on the landscapes itself. The goal is to create whatever landscape you like, be it a swamp, a volcanic island, a nuclear fallout landscape and so on.
RULES AND REQUIREMENTS.
-The build can be microscale, a vignette, a diorama or a scene, choose whatever floats your boat.
-You cannot enter previous builds THAT WERE POSTED ONLINE.
-The minimum size for it should be 20×20
-Maximum 2 entries per person
-No height restrictions
-YOU MUST HAVE A BRICKLINK ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR PRICE
-Minifigures are allowed, but should be kept under 3.
-Third Party accesoires such as Brickforge, Brickarms are allowed.
-Painting isn’t allowed, cutting stickers, flextube or whatever is.
-Don’t have any ideas? here are some themes: Apocalyptic, Castle, Prehistoric, Medieval (not necessarily Castle), Roman/Greek, futuristic/Sci-fi, Steam Punk, Sea-life, Natural.
-Judging is done by me, Eturior and Andreas.
The prizes are split up into coupons for a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The coupons are funded by me and provided by Brick Takeover’s excellent shop. 1st place will receive a coupon of 30 euros, the 2nd place for 20 euros and the 3rd place for 10 euros. Again, the prizes are funded by myself with my hard-earned money so keep in mind that I can’t really afford any fancy price.
Well our starfighter contest is coming to a close today. I have never been a huge stickler for deadline cutoffs, so as long as it is August 1st somewhere on Earth then you are ok to post an entry. As I type this it is 5:30am in American Samoa, so that leaves you all roughly 18.5 hours to build and photograph :-D
We are fast approaching 70 entries at last count, so you certainly have not made it easy on us judges!! Stay tuned for the results…although I am not going to promise that the winners will be decidely quickly, we have a monumental task ahead of us!!!
I feel truly awful that I never got around to featuring more than a handful of the wonderful microscale models from the recent Mi-Fi contest run by The Living Brick. (Can you ever forgive me, Iain?) Anyway, Iain and Rod have announced the winners!
nolnet‘s “1.21 Gigawatts” and halfbeak‘s “Resistance is Futile” deservedly took the top spots.
SPARKART! submitted two great entries, inspired by The Matrix and Bladerunner.
Carl Merriam also entered two great micro-models, from Spaceballs and “Futurama”.
Check out the group pool for a stellar lineup of entries, and read Iain’s writeup, highlighting even more of the great entries. Congratulations to the winners, and here’s hoping Iain runs this contest annually!
Tim previously announced the contest that Stijn (Red Spacecat) and I are running over at the Starfighters Group on flickr. Figured since it was the half way point of the contest, I would take the opportunity to spread the word a little more.
This whole contest was a total last minute whim on my part, and it was only when Stijn graciously arranged the prize sponsorship with Morebricks that it became a legitimate endeavour. So far the participation has been outstanding, with 23 entries of all shapes and sizes. I don’t want to give away my favourites quite yet, but be sure to check them all out. Personally I still haven’t built a ship for it, but my man Stijn has totally shown me how it is done with his EADS TWDS ‘LONGBOW’. As usual his presentation is rather fantastic!
So all you space-boys and space-gilrs out there…get your bricks out and start getting creative. Lets see if we can’t get 50+ entries. You have until August 1st.
Oh yeah, one last bit of incentive…behold this swanky 1st place trophy!!!!