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January's Chibi Fighter Contest

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January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby Staff » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:17 pm


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chibi: [chee-bee] adj - a certain style of drawing characters in a cute and deformed way with big heads and small bodies.

There's a bunch of definitions for chibi, but that was the closest definition I could find for the theme of the contest. And the theme is this: build the smallest possible Star Wars vehicle that can still seat a standard minifig. The idea is to go for a super-deformed look of a ship or vehicle that's still functional.

Need help figuring out this style? Take a look at Darth Vader's TIE Advanced that came with 10188:


Chibi Fighter Contest


It's quite detailed for its size and can still seat the Dark Lord himself, it's just smaller.

Can you do it?

Here are the rules:

  • Build a Star Wars-themed sea, land, air, or space vehicle as small as possible that can still seat a standard minifig.

  • Your vehicle must be canon, i.e. appearing in any of the 6 films. Vehicles from The Clone Wars cartoon are also acceptable. You may also build a vehicle from EU that has already been produced by LEGO.

  • Your vehicle must include and seat at least 1 Pilot/Driver. If the vehicle requires an astromech droid, such as an X-wing or Y-wing, your chibi fighter must also be able to include a standard R2 droid minifig as well as the pilot/driver.

  • New models only. No recycling past projects.

  • Real life models using official LEGO elements only, no renderings or clone brands allowed.

  • Submit up to two photos as a reply to this thread for your contest entry. You may provide a link to a flickr gallery or your photostream for more pictures. One photo must show the vehicle with the pilot/driver seated (and astromech if necessary) at the controls.

  • You must also submit at least one picture to the FBTB:flickr Outpost pool and tag it with "Chibi Fighter".

  • Submission deadline is 11:59 PST January 31, 2011. Voting will commence on February 1 for a period of one week. Top 5 most popular submissions go through to final round of voting to last three days.

  • Grand Prize: You know you wouldn't spend good money on it, but if you could get it for free would you turn it down? That's how I feel about the UCS Jedi Starfighter. So that's the prize, 1 copy of 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter.

  • Contest is open to everyone.

  • One entry per person.



Good luck!
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby onions » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:22 pm

post if you have any questions or need clarification.
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby banthafodder » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:09 pm

Does the figure need to be enclosed or are open air speeders acceptable? Does the figure need to be seated within the ship or can the figure be in a recumbent position to fit within the ship?
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby onions » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:49 pm

open air is fine, like a landspeeder. airspeeders, like the Incom T-47, are enclosed, so the chibi fighter remake should follow suit.

the pilot/driver needs to be seated at the controls.
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby Jargon » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:57 am

Would using these be cheating?
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby onions » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:55 am

that is not a standard minifig.
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby ThatGuyWithTheBricks » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:14 am

So basically midi-sale stuff?
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby Legomancer » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:31 am

ThatGuyWithTheBricks wrote:So basically midi-sale stuff?


It's a bit trickier than that. Essentially, the cockpit surrounding the minifig would be minifig-scale, but the rest of the vehicle would be of a somewhat smaller scale.
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby twshutika » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:50 am

ok so here is my entry.

It's the jedi starfighter from AoTC..
here is my Chibi version of the fighter
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Sorry about the posting too many pics... it's my first time and I'm posting from my phone in the airport. I think i have it fixed now though.
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby onions » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:13 am

you people kill me sometimes.

this isn't a race.

and you submit up to two photos. TWO.

fix your entry.
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby OOM-9 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:07 pm

So are we talking about JUST fghters or any Star Wars vheicle? If the latter is correct and I was planning on making an MTT does the model have to have a deployment rack like in the "real thing" or just look like it has one?
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby onions » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:18 pm

OOM-9 wrote:So are we talking about JUST fghters or any Star Wars vheicle? If the latter is correct and I was planning on making an MTT does the model have to have a deployment rack like in the "real thing" or just look like it has one?



seriously?

the first line of the rules wrote:Build a Star Wars-themed sea, land, air, or space vehicle as small as possible that can still seat a standard minifig.


deployment rack is optional. it just needs to look like the original vehicle and seat a standard minifig.
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby OOM-9 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:29 pm

onions wrote:
OOM-9 wrote:So are we talking about JUST fghters or any Star Wars vheicle? If the latter is correct and I was planning on making an MTT does the model have to have a deployment rack like in the "real thing" or just look like it has one?



seriously?



What's wrong with the MTT? I like the MTT! :p Anywho thanks for clearing that up.
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby onions » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:40 pm

OOM-9 wrote:
onions wrote:
OOM-9 wrote:So are we talking about JUST fghters or any Star Wars vheicle? If the latter is correct and I was planning on making an MTT does the model have to have a deployment rack like in the "real thing" or just look like it has one?



seriously?



What's wrong with the MTT? I like the MTT! :p Anywho thanks for clearing that up.


it wasn't your subject matter. it was your question.
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby KarolRabalski » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:18 pm

This is so cool! I missed out on the Bounty Hunter contest becuase I was lazy, but I'll definitely try this one.

Some of these models are gonna be so cute hahahaha. :D
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby ThatGuyWithTheBricks » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:13 pm

I'm already almost done, and I must say it looks sweet!
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby HoosierZephyr » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:41 pm

Here is my entry for the Chibi Fighter contest, my Chibi Imperial V-Wing.
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and the link to my set
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinmboots77/sets/72157625632906743/

Edit: Uploaded new picts with a white background. :D
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby kyphur » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:14 pm

HoosierZephyr wrote:Here is my entry for the Chibi Fighter contest, my Chibi Imperial V-Wing.
and the link to my set
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinmboots77/sets/72157625632906743/

A small windscreen would look better, that extra large one just dominates the ship.

If you look at Vader's TIE for 10188 you'll notice that the windscreen was scaled-down with the model.

Also, maybe try a light background when the subject matter is so dark (in color).
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby HoosierZephyr » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:30 pm

I will pull out my white background and take more pictures. Most Chibi Aircraft drawings I have seen had a normal or bulbous windscreen with everything else at a smaller scale. That is the look I was going for here.
Thanks for you advice!
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Re: January's Chibi Fighter Contest

Postby Wash » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:03 pm

If a vehicle seats more than one pilot (ie arc-170) would the chibi version have to do that?
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