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Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:20 pm
by Staff
VWX2

If you haven't ordered from [email protected] to get yourself a Mini Camper Van set, or the regular Camper Van set, or don't have enough money to do either, then now is your chance to win one! LEGO [email protected] is sponsoring this contest offering prizes of 5 copies of 40079 Mini Volkswagen T1 Camper Van and 1 grand prize of 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van! All you have to do is Star Warsify the Mini Camper Van.



You may take as many liberties as you wish when adapting the Mini Camper Van, but it must be a prominent part of the model and instantly recognizable. You can download the scanned instruction sheet for the Mini Van to start. Piece substitution will almost be necessary as this piece in white only appeared once in a white in one very expensive set. Don used this piece instead.

Your final model must be in scale to the MINI Camper Van proportions. The model must be based on anything in the Star Wars universe that has appeared in any of the six movies and/or The Clone Wars cartoon series. Don turned it into an X-wing, but the skies the limit.

Entries for the contest will be accepted from now until 11:59 PST September 30, 2013. Take pics and post no more than 2 in the contest thread to enter. Voting will follow immediately after (and by immediately I mean probably a day or two after for us to set up the poll) and will last for 1 week. First place with the most votes will win 1 copy of 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van and 1 copy of 40079 Mini Volkswagen T1 Camper Van. That's right, first place gets both! Second through fifth place will get 1 copy 40079 Mini Volkswagen T1 Camper Van.

This contest is only open to residents of US and Canada everyone.

Questions? Leave them in the contest thread and we'll answer as best we can.

Standard Contest Restrictions:

  • No more than one entry per person.

  • No modified parts or cut stickers.

  • No unofficial elements.

  • No pre-existing or virtual models.

  • No changes allowed after the deadline.


Submission Guidelines:
Simply post your submission photos in a reply to this thread before the deadline.
You must have a forum account to enter. Entries by proxy will be not be allowed.
Optional: include a link to a gallery or MOC Showcase post with more images.
Do not post non-entry photos to the contest thread unless you want to be disqualified.

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 someone to upload it for you. Once uploaded you will need to embed the photo in the forum. To do so:

  1. go to the flickr photo page for your image

  2. click the Share button

  3. click "Grab the HTML/BBCode" from that drop down menu

  4. check the bubble next to "BBCode" (HTML will not work) and select "Medium" for the image size

  5. copy the code from the box above and paste that into a reply here

  6. do not add any more code tags

  7. click Preview to verify that it worked, then Submit.


If it didn't work, PM Don.

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 photo 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.
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Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:50 am
by MotionOTheOcean
The instruction sheet link is not working.

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:57 am
by Solo
Try it again. Should be fixed.

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:24 am
by buriedbybricks
I demand this be adorable!

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:53 am
by oddTodd
You all have seen Spaceballs, right? It appears to be a Winnebago, sir. With wings... Lone Star!

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:13 am
by buriedbybricks
That was my first thought as well, may still do it even though it won't count.

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:17 am
by Ultron32
Is it coincidence that EB has a contest nearly identical to this with the same prizes and everything? Seems kinda odd...

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:51 am
by darth_fett
Was it Don's intention to rip off Spaceballs for his model or a happy coincidence? Ultron32, since this contest is only open for US & Canada, i think it is made specifically this way.

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:55 am
by madLEGOman
I think I may have to make a Vancor. Glad to see the contests are back.

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:34 pm
by Solo
oddTodd wrote:You all have seen Spaceballs, right?
Of course!
darth_fett wrote:Was it Don's intention to rip off Spaceballs for his model or a happy coincidence?
Hey now, mine has twice as many wings. :D

Ultron32 wrote:Is it coincidence that EB has a contest nearly identical to this with the same prizes and everything? Seems kinda odd...
No coincidence at all. Lego asked us both to run contests featuring the camper van and provided all the prizes. We didn't coordinate between sites so I'm glad we didn't wind up doing exactly the same contest. That would have been... redundant.

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:58 pm
by Ultron32
Solo wrote:
Ultron32 wrote:Is it coincidence that EB has a contest nearly identical to this with the same prizes and everything? Seems kinda odd...
No coincidence at all. Lego asked us both to run contests featuring the camper van and provided all the prizes. We didn't coordinate between sites so I'm glad we didn't wind up doing exactly the same contest. That would have been... redundant.

Lol yes it would have been. While I don't intend to do it (I'll probably build several campers for fun anyway) I may as well ask because I'm sure someone will: Can you enter the same Star Wars van in both contests?

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:18 pm
by sparkart
I'm having flashbacks to my childhood, when MPC made Star Wars themed model vans. I vaguely remember putting the decals on the Luke Skywalker van, and not having enough money to buy the Vader or Artoo van.

I honestly hope there are more Van puns than Vancor and Vanspeeder. I know FBTB won't let me down.

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:27 pm
by sparkart
Vando Calrissian.

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:34 pm
by Solo
Ultron32 wrote:Can you enter the same Star Wars van in both contests?
I have no objections to this.

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:37 pm
by Ultron32
VanTaun? Nah...

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:56 pm
by Ultron32
Wait a sec, one question: You are allowed to recolor the model, right?

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:58 pm
by madLEGOman
May have missed it in the rules, but didn't see the number photos you want for the entry. Assuming you just want one or two max?

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:23 pm
by Solo
Ultron32 wrote:Wait a sec, one question: You are allowed to recolor the model, right?
Totally expected.
madLEGOman wrote:May have missed it in the rules, but didn't see the number photos you want for the entry. Assuming you just want one or two max?
Yeah, one or two like usual.

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:29 pm
by Ultron32
Solo wrote:
Ultron32 wrote:Wait a sec, one question: You are allowed to recolor the model, right?
Totally expected.

Ah good, just checking since the promo model used the same color scheme.

Re: Star Warsify The Mini Camper Van Building Contest

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:49 pm
by itchybreath
Mellenium Falcon with camper for cockpit, naboo fighter with camper for cockpit, Advanced TIE Fighter with camper for cockpit. The possibilities are endless!!!

definitely looking forward to a Firespray with... a camper for a cockpit!? :shock: