Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Hiatus

I do want to apologize, readers, for the abruptness with which I have departed the blog. Let it be known, however, that like Arthur of old, I shall return when needed most - most likely late August. While not at school, my access to the interwebs is rather limited, hence my absence. I do hope to recruit someone by next year to help keep things running, however.

That all aside, thank you for sticking around, folks. I looks forward to our reunion.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

PoP Culture

Prince of Persia Month

Eurobricks is hosting an exciting TLC-sponsored contest, challenging you to enter into three available categories.  Your quest this time around is to extend the LEGO Prince of Persia line-up, create a 'Persian Version' of an existing set, or build a market stall. Official sets are up for grabs and entries are due by May 17th!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

An Unlikely Combination

WW/Steampunk Contest

Well, folks, The Lego Contest Network is at it again with their latest challenge and, as last time, BrickArms weapons and prototypes are on the line (yahoo?). Your task this time around is to create vehicle and minifigure in an either Steampunk of World War (I or II)-themed creation. Contestants are allowed to enter two creations, allowing one per category or two in one. Entries are due by May 5th.

On a side note, [PhiMa]'s entry is definitely worth checking out.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Block and Load

LEGO Military Group Annual Build Contest #003

Bad puns aside, the LEGO Military Flickr group is announcing their third annual contest, featuring categories aplenty for you to choose from. Specifically, there are five categories of entries with two subsections apiece. Prizes will not be announced 'til later in the contest, but if last year's prizes are any indication, not to mention sponsors including BrickArms, Steve Witt/TLG, and Brickmania, they ought to be good. Entries are due by May 31st, but submissions are not allowed until mid-April.

Kudos to Thunder-blade for the tip.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Put Up or Shut Up

Put Your Brick Where Your Mouth Is!

In an attempt to discern whether LEGO fans have what it takes to criticize the professionals, Happy Weasel has announced a contest said to be judged by the illustrious Mark Stafford, a professional LEGO designer! The proof is in the pudding, as the aphorism goes, and in this case the pudding is a space MOC which must fall at a price point of $5, $10, $20, $50, or $100, using the tried and true 10¢-per-part rule. There are some further specifications, so make sure you check out the original post. Next step? Get out there and prove yourself! Just make sure your set is released by June 1st.

A Question

Seeing as the flow of contest announcements has slowed from the rather rapid pace it was taking a few weeks ago, I have a question regarding posting for my readers:
Would you like to see only initial announcements for contests or would you like to see following coverage, such as entries, deadline reminders, and ultimately, the winners?
Leave a comment below and let me know!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Whackage for Fun and Profit

Whack-a-Fig II

Siegfried, on Eurobricks wants to see some slapstick! His new contest asks you to create a vignette depicting your sig fig perpetrating some kind of cartoony violence on a sig fig of a fellow fan of LEGO. The prize is described as "TBA (If any) and entries are due by April 2nd. Have fun!