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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:05 pm
by pastormacman
Ok, here's my submission. I was hoping to get this in before anyone else does this theme. I got my inspiration from George Lucas. He said he got his inspiration for the pod racers from the chariot races of Roman times. But instead of two horses pulling a two-wheeled chariot, it was two jet engines pulling a small hovering pod. And when I saw the Roman soldier in series 6 and heard about this competition, I thought for sure everyone would make the connection. This is my vision of a Roman chariot pod racer. It's two horse-shaped jet engines pulling a chariot shaped hovering pod. Bringing pod racing back to it's roots.

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Submission01 by pastormacman, on Flickr

The Centurion astride his chariot:

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IMG_6394 by pastormacman, on Flickr

Please view my Flickr page for this entry and check out all the detail: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 396975431/

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:01 am
by onions
@pastermacman: you'll need to submit a plain picture for your racer.

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:25 am
by Solo
No he's cool, that blank background is available in the rules post for anyone to use.

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:34 am
by Darth Mitz
pastormacman wrote:Ok, here's my submission. I was hoping to get this in before anyone else does this theme...It's two horse-shaped jet engines pulling a chariot shaped hovering pod. Bringing pod racing back to it's roots.


I'm gutted...I completed my "horse" first engine over the weekend and it is exactly the same concept...different colour and the horse head is a little different...oh well back to the drawing board.

By the way pastormacman, that is awesome.

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:36 am
by AGC
Darth Mitz wrote:
I'm gutted...I completed my "horse" first engine over the weekend and it is exactly the same concept...different colour and the horse head is a little different...oh well back to the drawing board.

By the way pastormacman, that is awesome.


I felt the same way when the Space Villain Podracer was entered, however apparently it's all right to have multiple entries for one minifigure according to "onions".

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:52 am
by Darth Mitz
AGC wrote:I felt the same way when the Space Villain Podracer was entered, however apparently it's all right to have multiple entries for one minifigure according to "onions".


...there will undoubtably be multiple entries for the same minifig...my dilemma is the fact the two entries will look too similar...

mental note...I must try to finish my builds earlier...

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:20 pm
by jedimatis
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SHARKPOD1 par jedimatis, sur Flickr
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SHARKPOD-CLOSEUP par jedimatis, sur Flickr

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:11 pm
by banthafodder
Here is my entry: The pre-prequel pod based off of the caveman figure. It's a very primitive design with early accelerator and braking technology. Unfortunately the brakes can only be applied once but I guess you only have to stop at the end of the race anyway.
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IMG_0773 by trochanter, on Flickr
And a view of the T. rex skull pod
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IMG_0783 by trochanter, on Flickr
Here's a link to show that it is the caveman and an image of the energy binder.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6911890051/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6911891135/

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:28 pm
by halfbeak
Hi, here is my entry for the 2012 Podracer Challenge - Lizard Man! I hope you like it:

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Lizard Man FBTB 2012 Podracer by halfbeak, on Flickr

Here's the closeup of the cockpit:

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Lizard Man Cockpit View by halfbeak, on Flickr

And a link to my Photostream on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/halfbeak/

Cheers!

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:52 pm
by sparkart
banthafodder wrote:...Unfortunately the brakes can only be applied once...


:lol: Go easy on the brakes!

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:02 pm
by ted @ndes
The "Gungan Grinder" piloted by the Butcher...

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Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:57 pm
by Brainslugged
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DSC03904 by Brainslugged, on Flickr

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DSC03875 by Brainslugged, on Flickr

Here's Intergalactic Girl's podracer. Cool white with some feminine splashes of pink and turquoise (thank you Lego Friends, although I don't know what I'm going to do with these Lego Olivias, Stephanies and Emmas now).

More pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... 413325073/

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:08 am
by hatcher
Wow, these entries are fantastic. I do not know how I am going to be able to choose. They are all so awesome. Halfbeak, I love how you used the toy story army men stands for the mouths on your engines. And the gungan grinder is awesome and hilarious. I love the meat grinder concept. Kudos to everyone who's entered so far.

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:25 am
by LEGOlas van Elven
I have a British Guard pod.
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FrontView by GreenLegoLlama, on Flickr
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Pod by GreenLegoLlama, on Flic
I redid the engines after watching TPM 3D. I don't do vehicles very well, buildings are easier.

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:18 pm
by naugem
I give thee the Evil Dwarf's Battle Axe.

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BattleAxe - podracer by naugem, on Flickr

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BattleAxe - gondola by naugem, on Flickr

I'm not sure if this is thematic enough. I tried to make it look like the Evil Dwarf's weapon. Let me know if this doesn't qualify.
You can see a few more pics at my gallery.

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:46 pm
by burningchrome
Presenting Diver Dan and his Shark Powered Pod Racer:

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Under the Sea! by onosendai2600, on Flickr

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:30 am
by volumex
Series 6 / Alien piloting the BluPhazem
Expecting something green?

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BluPhazem - FBTB 2012 Podracer Challenge by erth&fiya, on Flickr

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BluPhazem Pod /cockpit by erth&fiya, on Flickr

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:51 am
by Rook
Ah the competition is thickening! :thumbsup:

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:23 am
by crazybirdman
These are awesome!!

Re: 2012 Podracer Challenge

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:16 pm
by Solo
You guys are really rocking this contest. I love it.