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2012 Podracer Challenge

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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby emmtwosix » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:16 pm

Great entries so far! It hadn't really occurred to me before, but these could definitely fit into a Wacky Races-esque version of pod-racing. I don't think I'm gonna have enough free time to get my ice fisherman in here though, :(

Good luck everyone!
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby icgetaway » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:56 pm

Meet the Lumberjack and his new Kashyyyk Logman 2BAB-T1 Pod Racer!

Kashyyyk Logman 2BAB-T1 Pod Racer by icgetaway, on Flickr

Kashyyyk Logman 2BAB-T1 Pod Racer by icgetaway, on Flickr
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby Saxin » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:00 am

I feel like a freeking copycat by posting my contribution to the Pod-Racer contest. But I don´t have the time to change and I'm really satisfied with my creation. So here you are: The Royal Guard Pod-Racer!

Royal Guard Pod-Racer by Naked Fatboy, on Flickr

And the cockpit!

Royal Guard Pod-Racer Cockpit by Naked Fatboy, on Flickr

With inspiration from the Swedish Royal Guards Guard Booth, the british guard booth is so boring.
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby crazybirdman » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:07 pm

SAM_0403 by crazybirdman, on Flickr

SAM_0404 by crazybirdman, on Flickr
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby Igginz » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:59 pm


This is my entry. It is the first contest I've ever entered, Lego or otherwise. It's also my first time building in microscale. I'm pretty pleased with it, but would love feedback :)


That's a sailboat and a cruise ship on the pod itself :p
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby dodge » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:16 pm

I had a lot of fun with this one! Another great contest, thanks FBTB! I used the Gnome and was quite inspired by my daughters watching of "Gnomeo & Juliet". Here it is:

Gnome - Full by Dodge_A, on Flickr

Gnome - Pod by Dodge_A, on Flickr

For more pics, click the following link: ... 082848888/

I did a second one just for fun. It is not being entered, I just had to do it... could not get the idea out of my head until I made it. Enjoy: ... 447554433/

Thanks again for the contest FBTB!
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby JackJonespaw » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:51 pm

Is there a limit to cockpit size?
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby madLEGOman » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:52 am

The Auger Of Blackreach
Piloted by: The Evil Dwarf (if you believe in such things)

AugerOfBlackreach01 by madLEGOman, on Flickr

Dragon Pod Closeup

AugerOfBlackreach02 by madLEGOman, on Flickr
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby styleofeel » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:01 am

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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby Daiman » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:34 am

Great entries all round folks... although earlier on I felt the diorama styling of some of the builds did stretch the Pod racing thing a litttle far I am now actually quite fond of the concept.
As Emmtwosix likened them to the wacky races I now understand a place for these wild entries.
All the best to all.
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby AGC » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:40 am

Here's my entry, a space villain (series 3) pod racer, it was in the works since I found out about this competition (the first Friday of February) and is now finished, hope you like it.



Lots more pictures can be viewed Here
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby benx » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:53 am

Hi, This is my entry, I made it this morning after my Dad showed me the blog and he helped me post this.

Minotaur Mayhem

4 axe blades on the podracer to bash into other racers
Bindings use lightsaber blades
horn handle bars

minopod2 by mikiex, on Flickr

minopodclose by mikiex, on Flickr

Ben (aged 7.5 years)
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby pastormacman » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:16 pm

That really is awesome work for a seven year old. Excellent job! I love all the horns and axe heads. It really matches the theme.
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby Infomaniac » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:36 pm

El Loco Dave and his Macho Taco Racer!


The pod is a taco and he engines are a chili pepper and a cactus.


Good luck to all participants!

*Credit for the name goes to Bricks_n_more on flickr
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby Solo » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:10 pm

Me gusta.
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby Chief » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:33 am

Ohhhh... mi amor!
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby Master Beef » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:07 pm

Chicken drumstick roll please.... May I present with pleasure the Meateor, piloted by the infamous Butcher. The ship itself is composed of the head and the skeleton of a giant bass found in only the deepest parts of the core of Naboo. The engines, with their meat-shredding turbines, were carved out of two massive Ronto legs. In fact, the legs were so heavy, that normal energy binders couldn't hold the ship together! So the Butcher, after spending days tinkering with all of the compounds in his shop, finally found a mixture that could hold his ship together: fat, lard, butter, and more fat!! Since his breakthrough discovery, the Butcher has succeeded in every race across the galaxy from Mandalore to Tatooine.

The Meateor by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr

The Meateor (Cockpit) by Master Beef (with fries), on Flickr

No LEGO bricks were harmed, dismembered, decapitated, mangled, or mugged in the making of this podracer. Just in case anyone is wondering, the eyes of the fish are zamor-spheres from set #8929 Defilak. If anyone would like to see more pictures of the Meateor, check out my Flickr photostream or the MOC Showcase. Long live the freedon to choose between tripe and tri-tip!!
Master Beef
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby LegoHead » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:09 pm

PodRaceFinal by LegoWookie, on Flickr

PodRacer by LegoWookie, on Flickr

My entry for this years contest:caveman!
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby Blackninjatom » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:04 pm

Life, liberty, and podracing for happiness.

I wanted to take a semi "practical" approach to my entry. That meant it had to look mean, green, and fast. The base of the Statue of Liberty inspired the pod's winglet configuration and star pattern they make with the headrest.
Liberty Podracer by tbone_tbl, on Flickr
Big engines for big power. Every segment of the engines is round, but either has a different shape or diameter, so I ended up using 5 different techniques for all the segments of the engines.
Liberty pod by tbone_tbl, on Flickr
Winglets along with joysticks and pedals for stability and control. I also really wanted the fig to actually sit in the pod.
Several more photos in the set and the brickshelf gallery
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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

Postby DanBinks » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:37 pm

Here is my entry. I don't have as many spare parts (or income) as some people, but I like what I was able to make.

Pop Star Pod Racer by DanBinks, on Flickr

Pop Star Pod Racer CloseUp by DanBinks, on Flickr

More pics on Flicker.

The Collectable Mini Figs are the main reason I started collecting Lego again. I had not bought a set since 2004. I got some of Series 2 for my nephew's birthday, and because of the uniqueness of the Pop Star and others I got a few for myself. It's been all down hill since then! :p
I could not resist a Star Wars/Collectable Mini Fig Contest, even if I have no chance of beating all the great Podracers that have already entered so far.
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