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Nick Martin | December 14th, 2013 | Community Project, News

Holiday Community Build!

Some Star Wars Cheer - Main

The season’s upon us, it’s that time of year

New Sets and old sets, there’s plenty of gear

There’s parts on the trees and there’s bricks to be hung

There’s advents and sales and songs to be sung!

There’s minifigs and technic, the kids are gung-ho

And dad finds a part beneath his bare toes

Some builds are messed up while others are fine

If you think your MOC’s crazy, well you should see mine!

It’s the holiday season, and that means all kinds of new sets, new parts, new builds, and new ideas! So toss all of that stuff out and join our 1st Annual FBTB Holiday Community Build! The challenge is simple… you need to build a sleigh and pullers (reindeer, if you’re inclined… I prefer to enslave elves to pull around my orcs), and keep a general holiday theme (though if you want to switch it up, it doesn’t have to be Christmas, though what Santa’s Sleigh has to do with Kwanza, I don’t know).

To keep things interesting, builds need to fit into a Lego theme, past, present (or future, if you’re so inclined and have the parts). Other than that, a pretty wide-open field. There’s no restrictions on who can participate, or even if you want to add more than a couple of builds. This is a community build and building challenge, so it’s all just for fun. For those who can’t join because we’re in the middle of a contest and want to participate, remember, you can add your builds to the FBTB Outpost on Flickr!

Oh, and for those wondering, the song above should be sung to the Dropkick Murphy’s “The Season’s Upon Us.”

Ryan "chief" Wood | January 12th, 2011 | Community Project, Events, Forum, LEGO, LEGO Prince of Persia, Parts Draft

FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition- Tonight’s Game Plan

Tonight we will undertake the first official FBTB Parts Draft! Will it be a huge success, or will we be crushed under the weight of an idea too awesome for it’s own good?

Parts Draft: PoP Edition- Sorting Completed!

Whether you are one of the 10 draft participants or just want to spectate tonight, everyone needs to know the game plan:
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Ryan "chief" Wood | December 29th, 2010 | Community Project, Events, Forum, LEGO, Site News

Let’s Talk: FBTB Parts Draft

On the forum we’re discussing how an FBTB community Parts Draft might work. Join the conversation and let us know if this is something you’d like to be a part of!

Ace Kim | August 10th, 2010 | Community Project, LEGO Star Wars

FBTB Community Project: Battle Tauntauns

Rebel Battle Tauntaun

No doubt by now you’ve seen some of the awesome battle tauntauns on display at the Fan Gallery during Star Wars Days at LEGOLand California. The one above is by Paul Meissner (legosamurai), the battle tauntaun is his brainchild of an idea, it is a tauntaun outfitted with weapons and armor to help the Rebels defend their base against Imperial forces, probe droids, and the occasional pesky wampa or two. Highly customizable, they can be armed with a wide array of ordnance, surveillance gear, and other equipment depending on the task at hand.

I’ve been searching for a community project idea that is easily accessible to just about everybody, doesn’t require a big budget of parts, and is open to interpretation. The Battle Tauntaun project fits the bill perfectly. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to build your own Battle Tauntaun, post it in our Community Project thread, and add it to both the Battle Tauntaun flickr group and the FBTB: flickr Outpost group. If you need some inspiration, take a look at Paul Lee’s and Brandon Griffith’s Battle Tauntauns below. Pictures by Don:

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