Good evening fellow Bothans. As you may know we have a new marathon building competition under way, and currently we’re two weeks in to the three week “sign up” round. The theme is steam and the specifics are all right in here. If you’re interested in joining the fun you still have time to put together a starfighter for a chance at the polls, prizes, and prestige. The exact deadline for this phase is 11:59pm PST on July 26th. That’s a week plus two hours from the time of this posting. Nine entries so far and countless others in the works, but there’s no limit on the starting field so why not give it a go? I’m looking forward to seeing your steampunk creations!
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Back in 2008 we ran a contest with a simple challenge: pick a vehicle from Star Wars and remake it in steampunk style. The results were fantastic and it got a lot of attention even beyond the usual Lego fansites, making its way onto Gizmodo, Make, Wired’s Geekdad, and even the StarWars.com blog to name a few. We’ve kicked around the idea in the years since and people have even asked a few times if we would ever bring it back. That time has finally come, and we’re going to take it up a notch this time. Click through for the full details on what the challenge entails, what prizes we have lined up, and how you can enter.
In second place, newcomer TheNittanyKnight swoops in with his Incom T-23 Canopy Speeder and 19 votes:
And right behind that in third place with 18 votes, zhouston’s “There’s Always a Bigger Fish.”
The deadline flew by and our entry field closed just shy of two dozen ships, with builders favoring the Droid Gunship almost two to one over the Police. Forum members now have five days to browse the submissions and decide which three they like the best then head on over to the poll thread to cast their votes. Here’s the line up awaiting judgement:
I want to thank everyone who participated and wish you all the best of luck. $150 in LEGO Shop at Home gift cards are up for grabs, and the winners will be announced once the poll results are revealed five days from now.
We’re coming up on the deadline for our current contest, and you still have time to enter. Just be sure to sign in and post your alt model to this thread by 11:59PM PST tomorrow night. The thread will be locked at midnight and if you don’t have your ship ready in time you’ll be out of luck. I’m looking forward to those last minute entries!
Just giving everyone a heads up, you still have a week left to join in our latest contest. Full rules are right here in the submission thread and the deadline is 11:59PM PST on Saturday May 31st. Lots of great models so far but there’s plenty of room for more. Good luck!
It’s been a while sine we wrapped up our last contest and quite a bit longer since we had an alt model as a challenge, so we thought now sounds like a good time to address both. The goal here is simple: pick up either a 75042 Droid Gunship or 75046 Coruscant Police Gunship and using only parts from the set you’ve selected build a new ship or vehicle by the end of the month. Hit the jump for some specifics and to find out what prizes are in store.
LEGO’s own social site, ReBrick, is hosting an alternate model building competition titled “Be The Special” in the spirit of The LEGO Move. Just take any official LEGO set and build an alternate model. Submit your entry by 8:59am EST March 31, 2014, get the most number of votes, and you can win a “limited edition gold-colored Emmet statuette, not available in retail and only available though official LEGO competitions”. The other prizes for first include an exclusive LEGO Movie PR tin containing nine LEGO Minifigures and a LARGE LEGO Movie Set not yet officially revealed, signed by the designer. You can check out the “Be The Special” contest page for rules and more details on prize packages.
It’s finally over! The last polls ended a few hours ago and here are the final results:
In first place, pulling ahead with 82% of the final poll, BrickJunkie’s S-Wing “Sue Ann” piloted by Jud raynor:
Complete with rotating blades underneath. Awesome play feature that I’m sure helped sway more than a few voters.
Slithering into second, majortom’s Spirilium Stealth fighter with Hando Tanstarii:
A pretty wild design and one of the most interesting cockpits in the contest to boot.
I want to again thank everyone who participated for their hard work building all these crazy ships and trudging through the myriad of polls for the past two months. These contests would be nothing without your involvement and support, and you never fail to impress. Congratulations to the winners, and good luck to everyone in the next contest whenever I recover from the exhaustion this one brought on.
The time has come, two months of building and voting all culminating in the four ships above. Forum members now had forty eight hours to sign in and cast their judgement one more time. The winners will be announced Monday night after the polls close. Good luck to the four of you!