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Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:01 pm
by Staff
It's been a while since our last contest, and with Star Wars Days coming up we thought it a good time to get the ball rolling again. The challenge is pretty simple, so to make it interesting we've split it into two categories - basically two smaller contests run simultaneously and you're welcome to enter either or both. Expand the post or check out the forum thread for full details, deadlines, and prizes.



The first challenge is Microfighters - those little ride-on ships Lego has come out with in recent years. Sort of chibi-fied looking with minifig pilots. Pick a vehicle from any of the mainline films or TV series, so long as it has a pilot and hasn't been made into an official microfighter set already, and build your own version (complete with minifig pilot).

The second challenge is Midi-scale Ships. Check out official sets 8099 and 7778 for the general idea and this hangar scene by Sparkart from a few years ago. Bigger than microscale but smaller than system, without pilots and the stylized aesthetic of Microfighters. A nice way to tackle  capital ships at a more manageable size. Midi isn't so much a solidly defined scale as it is a general size of the finished product. If you're worried about missing the mark just keep this in mind: if it won't fit in a shoe box you're building too big, and if it could make a good polybag set you're not quite there yet.

Standard Contest Restrictions:

  • No unofficial or modified parts allowed.

  • No pre-existing or virtual models.

  • No changes allowed after the deadline.

  • Do not base your models on any official sets.


How to Enter:

Post your entry (or entries) in the contest thread before the deadline, which is 11:59PM PDT Tuesday May 23rd 2017. That’s four weeks from now.

You're allowed one photo per submission, and one submission per category. You do not need to post them at the same time, and you can link to additional photos or a gallery if you wish. Just do not embed them in the post for clarity sake.

You must use Flickr to host your entry pictures because we rely on the built in image resizing feature. If you do not have an account you can sign up for free, or ask a friend with a Flickr  account to host them for you. Once uploaded you will need to embed your photos in the forum. Here’s a quick visual guide on how to copy the correct code for the forum. Follow that, then paste it into your reply and do not add any more forum tags to the Flickr code. It works as is. Preview your post to verify that it worked before submitting it. If it didn’t work, PM Solo.

Please do not post any non-entry photos to the contest thread, and remove any embedded images if  you quote a submission to avoid cluttering the thread. You must have a forum account to enter. Entries by proxy will be not be allowed.

Photography note: be sure to submit the best pictures possible. Color and contrast correction is recommended if necessary. The only other image enhancement allowed is replacing the background with either a solid color or simple gradient. Your photos cannot be altered in any other way. For example; no composite views, special effects, text, graphics, or scenery will be permitted. Remember, the contest is about the models – not your image manipulation prowess. If you wind up submitting your model to Lego Ideas after the poll has ended, you’re obviously welcome to further enhance your photos however you wish.

Winners will be determined in a pair of week long polls following the deadline.

Prizes:

The winner of the Microfighters category will receive four sets: the latest wave of Microfigthters.

The winner of the Midi-scale category will receive a 7778 Midi-scale Millennium Falcon.
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Permalink: https://www.fbtb.net/contests/2017/04/26/micromidis-contest/

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:13 am
by bartosza6m
Great! I was waiting for such a contest!

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:53 am
by Gingerbeard Man
Clarification, please: "hasn't been made into an official set already" refers specifically to Lego's Microfighter sets?

E.g. T-16 Skyhopper, Venator or even Death Star would be ok. They do already exist as official sets but not as Microfighter.

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:32 am
by darth_fett
I also wanted clarification of the above and this: microfighter only applies to those chibi, piloted ships? Not a build like the planets? What if what we build doesn't have a pilot, or we're not really sure what kind of pilot it would have? I'm referring to Clone War droid ships & the like, or like the T-16 or T-35 landspeeder in ANH. Also, no brick built animals like tauntauns, bantha or dewbacks?

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:55 am
by PlutoVsPlanet
I'm not sure I will take part in this contest, but I look forward to seeing the builds, these rules are such that there might be some really amazing builds.

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:47 pm
by Solo
I updated that line for clarity - yes it applies to microfighter sets specifically. We just don't want to rehash what Lego has done.

As for ambiguously piloted ships: Lego made a T-16 pilot and Luke generally is the one driving his landspeeder around, but as long as the pilot makes sense for the vehicle then you can switch it up. Droid ships should have a droid pilot like Lego did with the system gunship 75042. Not strictly accurate, but it makes it fit the mold of a ride-on microfighter.

No animals.

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:14 am
by sparkart
Aminals [sic]...awwww...adorabilty alone would have made those top-vote getters.

I'm still going to make a baby Dewback mount for a Sandtrooper minifigure for Legoland Star Wars Days. Either that or a Dewback for a Brickheadz Sandtrooper.

Oh, Microfighter-Brickheadz! On second thought, that kind of mashup would be pretty large, and defeat the character-centric appeal of a Brickheadz, no?

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:44 am
by crazybirdman
Does someone have a handy list of the official microfighter sets?

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:15 pm
by PlutoVsPlanet
75028 - Clone Turbo tank
75029 - AAT (droid tank)
75030 - Millennium Falcon
75031 - Tie Interceptor
75032 - X-wing
75033 - Star Destroyer

75072 - Arc 170
75073 - Vulture Droid
75074 - Snowspeeeder
75075 - AT-AT
75076 - Republic gunship
75077 - Homing spider droid

75125 - Resistance X-wing
75126 - First Order Snowspeeder
75127 - The Ghost
75128 - Tie Advance prototype (Star Wars Rebels)
75129 - wookie gunship
75130 - AT-DP

75160 - U-wing
75161 - Tie Striker
75162 - Y-wing
75163 - Krennic's Imperial shuttle

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:00 pm
by miro78
Ok, I'll start this contest with my entry for the Micro-fighter category, I hope.

ImageMicrofighter Imperial Shuttle by Miro Dudas, on Flickr

Flying open wing front view: https://www.flickr.com/photos/miro78/33522057233/
Flying rear view: https://www.flickr.com/photos/miro78/33948574300/
LDD file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3ME1 ... mJLOXU0eFU

I also turned it into a Midi scale version, if the judges feel that it looks too big for a micro fighter. A Render image is shown here, but I can retake the photo if the judges would prefer.
Midi-scale version: https://www.flickr.com/photos/miro78/34298501986/
LDD file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3ME1 ... 1REdzJQTVU

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:59 am
by mediumsnowman
Here's my entry for the Microfighter category- Rogue One Imperial Cargo Shuttle with pilot Bodhi Rook.

Image

Rogue One Imperial Cargo Shuttle Microfighter by mediumsnowman, on Flickr

Wings up: https://www.flickr.com/photos/132576130 ... otostream/

Thanks for hosting this contest FBTB, and good luck to all entrants! :)

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 10:52 am
by foximus-prime
PlutoVsPlanet wrote:75028 - Clone Turbo tank
75029 - AAT (droid tank)
75030 - Millennium Falcon
75031 - Tie Interceptor
75032 - X-wing
75033 - Star Destroyer

75072 - Arc 170
75073 - Vulture Droid
75074 - Snowspeeeder
75075 - AT-AT
75076 - Republic gunship
75077 - Homing spider droid

75125 - Resistance X-wing
75126 - First Order Snowspeeder
75127 - The Ghost
75128 - Tie Advance prototype (Star Wars Rebels)
75129 - wookie gunship
75130 - AT-DP

75160 - U-wing
75161 - Tie Striker
75162 - Y-wing
75163 - Krennic's Imperial shuttle


I feel this should also apply to Darth Vaders Tie Advanced as it was micro'd in both sets #75159 and 10188, as well as the comic-con exclusives that "are" still recognized Lego sets which include the E-Wing, Lukes Land Speeder, Sith Infiltrator, and the Slave I.

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:29 am
by JoeMMo
Hi
I believe there were also 4 convention exclusive Microfighters - Slave 1, Luke's Landspeeder, Jek's Stealth fighter and Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator. You can see them here: http://www.neoape.com/convention-exclus ... stuctions/

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 2:13 pm
by Solo
You guys are correct. Those micros are still official even though they weren't part of the line, so those ships are off limits.

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 6:24 pm
by mediumsnowman

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:07 pm
by Shadowclaw
foximus-prime wrote:
PlutoVsPlanet wrote:75028 - Clone Turbo tank
75029 - AAT (droid tank)
75030 - Millennium Falcon
75031 - Tie Interceptor
75032 - X-wing
75033 - Star Destroyer

75072 - Arc 170
75073 - Vulture Droid
75074 - Snowspeeeder
75075 - AT-AT
75076 - Republic gunship
75077 - Homing spider droid

75125 - Resistance X-wing
75126 - First Order Snowspeeder
75127 - The Ghost
75128 - Tie Advance prototype (Star Wars Rebels)
75129 - wookie gunship
75130 - AT-DP

75160 - U-wing
75161 - Tie Striker
75162 - Y-wing
75163 - Krennic's Imperial shuttle


I feel this should also apply to Darth Vaders Tie Advanced as it was micro'd in both sets #75159 and 10188, as well as the comic-con exclusives that "are" still recognized Lego sets which include the E-Wing, Lukes Land Speeder, Sith Infiltrator, and the Slave I.



Vader's TIE from the Death Star wasnt really a microfighter though, was it? the cockpit was fully enclosed, unlike MicroFighters.

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:18 pm
by Trooper10
Microfighter: Sandcrawler....Utinni!
ImageMicrofighters: Sandcrawler by Chris Wight, on Flickr

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 8:12 pm
by Shadowclaw
Here's my take on a Sentinel-Class Shuttle (aka the Imperial Shuttles from Rebels), seen here with my approximation of Governor Pryce (rather than Hera or Kanan...i like Imperials LOL)

Its on a stack of CMF stands for the flight configuration with the wings extended. I did an earlier version using Flags for the wings, but i think i like the larger size better.


Image20170505_175038 by RichardtheBloody, on Flickr

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 8:17 pm
by Shadowclaw
Sorry. Missed the rule about one entry per category :x

Re: Micro/Midis Contest

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 8:58 am
by Kiebs_Hippo
Micro-fighter - Imperial Shuttle
Image20170505_175753 (1) by Heather M, on Flickr