Rumor has it that the Incom Corporation entertained design ideas for letters A-W before settling on the X-wing. Okay, I totally made that up but it sounded like a good intro for our next contest: The Alphabet Fighter Contest. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to design a kick ass starfighter in the shape of any letter in the Latin alphabet. There are some epic prizes to win, something for first, second, and third place.

Contest-specific rules:

– Build a starfighter with a shape based on any one letter of the Latin alphabet. The starfighter must be spaceworthy, i.e. have an enclosed cockpit. For the record, the following is a list of allowable characters:

A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z

– Ships forming any of the above letters representing an exotic font will not be accepted. The letter must be immediately recognizable.

– Submit up to 4 pictures of your fighter. One of your photos must show your starfighter in the shape of the letter it is representing. One picture must show the droid socket. The other 2 can be of your choosing.

– Ship must be minifig scale and seat a minifig pilot.

– Ship must include space for an astromech droid. Only fully assembled droids will be allowed consisting of a dome head, body and two legs.

– Submission deadline is 11:59pm Pacific Time (UTC -8) July 31, 2011. You may submit/edit/delete/resubmit your pics up until the deadline when the entries are locked in.

Standard Contest Restrictions:

No more than one entry per person.
No modified parts or stickers.
No unofficial elements.
No pre-existing or virtual models.
No changes allowed after the deadline.

How To Enter:
Simply post a photo of your model 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 picture 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:

go to the flickr photo page for your image
click the little down arrow above your photo to the right of the icons
click “Grab the HTML/BBCode” from that drop down menu
check the bubble next to “BBCode” (HTML will not work)
copy the code from the box above and paste that into a reply here
do not add any more code tags
click Preview to verify that it worked, then Submit.

If it didn’t work, send a PM to Solo.

Photography note: be sure to submit the best picture 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.


1st place: Bothcon goody bag consisting of the following:
– Reusable LEGO Star Wars vinyl tote bag
– M-wing Kit
– Bothcon minifigure
– 30054 MINI AT-ST
– 30050 MINI Republic Attack Shuttle
– 2005 Star Wars Days LEGOLAND CA Duplo Brick
– 8084 Snowtrooper Battlepack
– 30051 MINI X-wing
– 3219 MINI TIE Fighter
– 8028 MINI TIE Fighter

1st place will also get:
– 6212 X-wing Fighter
– From Bricks To Bothans t-shirt

2nd place:
– 6212 X-wing Starfighter set.
– 30051 MINI X-wing
– From Bricks To Bothans t-shirt

3rd place:
– 30051 MINI X-wing
– From Bricks To Bothans t-shirt