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!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bending The Rules?

LEGO Theme Bending

GeekyTom has announced a new contest and set up a Flickr group to boot. The title should give you a pretty good idea of what's being asked of you here: Take an official set and give it a twist, fitting it into another genre altogether. The prizes are nothing to sneeze at either, with a V-19 Torrent going to the first-place winner, a Sports Car going to second, and a Le Mans Racer for the third. Entries are due by March 31st, so get bending!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Save The Date!

I don't know about you folks, but it definitely helps me in keeping track of my deadlines to see things visually. To aid you in just that, I've created a Google Calendar with the dates to all announced LEGO contests.

I'm looking for a good way to integrate it with the blog itself. If anyone has any good tips, please leave a comment. I'd love to hear them!

Apparently, It's Not Futile

Join the Resistance

Flickr group The Lego Contest Network is hosting, unsurprisingly, a contest. With a wealthy backstory to direct your creativity, you are asked to build a scene of resistance featuring at least a squad and a vignette. Prizes have not been specified beyond being provided by BrickArms (a common prize these days, apparently). Entries are due by April 1st.

By the way, I was particularly pleased by this entry.

Bumpin' It

The Power of Sound

Music is a powerful thing, folks, and it's time for you to build it in LEGO! The Flickr group Urban Culture and Lego is holding this contest and they want to see mash-up music and whatever ridiculous genre you can. Numerous examples and inspirations are posted in the contest thread, and while the first-place prize has not yet been announced, second and third have. Get your entries in by April 31st!

The Force Compels You

We've got two Star Wars contests to report for you, folks, on FBTB and ToysNBricks.

Create Your Own Star Wars Scene

While the name may be a mouthful, the premise of this contest is simple: build a scene from one of the six Star Wars movies. The catch is that you must build it as if was a LEGO set priced between $24.99 and $29.99. Prizes include a Snowtrooper Battle Pack or a set of equivalent value and a Boba Fett minifigure. Make sure to read Toys N Bricks' general contest rules and get your entry in by March 31st! Thanks to Thunder-Blade for the reminder!

The ASS Model Contest

The name of this contest is certainly, dare I say it, cheeky, and it stands for Alternate Separatist Shuttle. The good folks at FBTB are asking you to take the pieces of 8036 Separatist Shuttle and build something new and wonderful. If it's new and wonderful enough you'll be leaving this contest with a new-in-box 8088 ARC-170 Starfighter. Entries are also due by March 31st.