The Annual From Bricks To Bothans Awards polls are coming to a close. As we begin to make preparations to present the winners to you in a series of articles next month you still have an opportunity for your choices to be heard! Time is running out, so vote for the years worst and stay tuned for the final phase of the 2011 Bothies:
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The Annual From Bricks To Bothans Awards continue to roll onward and as the gears grind behind the scenes, you still have opportunities for you choices to be heard! You voted for the best of the year and now, for fun, lets vote for the worst:
These polls will be open until Tuesday November 29th and soon after we’ll be announcing all of the winners in a featured set of articles starting in December, so stay tuned.
Just a reminder that today is the last day to vote in the Bothies for your favorite IP sets and minifigures. I’ll be pulling the polls off of the forum later tonight around midnight to keep the results a secret. We have a few more categories to vote in which should make their debut tomorrow. You can watch this space starting in December for our feature articles revealing who won the coveted golden droid statuette.
This is the final week to cast your votes for the Bothies, or more formally known as our Annual FBTB Awards feature. This will be a good chance to see how some of your favorite sets and minifigs from 2011 stack up with everyone else’s opinion. Head on over to our publicly accessible forum to vote for your favorites! Here’s a complete list of categories you can vote on:
Set of the Year:
- Best Star Wars Set 2011
- Best Harry Potter Set 2011
- Best Pirates of the Caribbean Set 2011
- Best Cars Set 2011
- Best Architecture Set 2011
- Best of the Rest Set 2011
Minifig of the Year:
Just a friendly reminder that there are two weeks left to vote for your favorites in the Bothies. We’ve set up a special area in our forums allowing you to vote for your favorite licensed theme sets and minifigs released this year. Poll results will be hidden until we reveal the winners in a special series of articles in December. We have a few more categories to reveal later on so stay tuned.
FBTB will be undergoing a slight transformation scheduled during the month of November. I made a forum post about it and rather than repeat myself, I’ll just link directly to the post. I’ve listed my gripes about the current blog format and how the mockup addresses those issues. Drop in and leave your comments, suggestions, praises and criticisms.
Ever since I took over the site way back in 2002, I’ve always had an inkling to do an annual awards feature to celebrate the special achievements that LEGO has produced for the Star Wars theme but never had the energy to do it. Now that we’re in the 11th year of the license with no signs of it slowing down, coupled with more licenses under LEGO’s figurative belt and even more on the horizon, it may be long overdue but it’s finally time to get the show underway.
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That’s either some secret Imperial code or the spread of Alphabet Fighters built for the contest, ordered by submission date. Possibly both. Incredible turnout for this challenge – piles of great entries and some real creativity everywhere – now is the time to pick your favorites so head to the forum and cast your vote!
This contest brought to you by every letter but N, because not a single member decided to build an N-wing fighter. Sure, you could knock one of the three Z-wings on their nose and call it a day, but that’s just adding insult to injury. The most popular choice among builders was E, with eight total variants, better than ten percent of the pool.
The Geonosian Starfighter is the redesign of a somewhat less-than-iconic ship, a small set with a less than small price. At $30 USD ($35 with the Toys-R-Us tax), so at 20 cents per piece, this may be one of the most expensive Star Wars sets, part-for-part, ever made. The question that needs to be answered is: was it worth the money?