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Build a Star Wars Land-Based Vehicle

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The Star Wars Vehicle Contest

The first of many to come contests within the Star Wars forum is upon us.

Build a land-based vehicle that TLG has never produced.

It can be from anywhere in the Star Wars Universe or your own imagination, but be sure it looks like it belongs in Star Wars

There's 3 different categories, depending on the size of the MOC.

A: Small size vehicles

Design a vehicle with a 200 piece limit.

You must include a background story relating it to the Star Wars universe.

Max minifig count is 5.

B: Medium size vehicles

Design a vehicle with a 201 to 400 piece limit.

You must include a background story relating it to the Star Wars universe.

Max minifig count is 10.

C: Large size vehicles

Design a vehicle with at least 401 pieces.

You must include a background story relating it to the Star Wars universe.

Max minifig count is 25.

Update: Land-based includes Walkers, Animals (like Rancor and Banthas), Ships, Hovercrafts like the landspeeder and of course wheel or belt driven vehicles like tanks and trucks.

Update: This contest has NO scale - build your MOC as you like, be that mid-scale, micro-scale, minifig-scale, UCS or any-scale

General rules:

  • Entries have to be Star Wars related. No copying or modding existing models.
  • Entries have to be new - no entry for old MOCs.
  • Entries must have a background story.
  • 5 pics in entry (front, top, rear, left-side and right-side )
  • Entries should have a link to picture folder (non-resized pics, close-ups and stuff like that for the rest of us to enjoy)
  • Max picture size for deeplinked pictures is 600x800 pixels
  • No webcam or phonepictures - The pictures must be undisturbed - make a studio, anything but a table with a cat in the background
  • Only one entry per category per member. Feel free to participate in all 3 categories
  • Brick-built minifigs like for example buzz-droids count as 1 minifig.
  • Minifigs and brick-built minifigs don't count as pieces.
  • Staff cannot enter this contest.
  • Digital entries are not allowed
  • No clone brands only LEGO is allowed. - with the exception of custom made minifigs, helmets and weaponry.

When the build time is up, no more entries will be allowed and a vote topic for each category will be made.

Post your entries in the 'Watto's Junkyard' sub-forum, giving each each entry it's own topic.

The subtitle of the topic must state wether this is a small, medium or large entry.

Time to build: Close to a month, the contest will end on:

Thursday the 2nd of April 2009 21:00 CET

Make sure your background story fits the MOC and make sure the MOC fits the background story.

No need to include stormtroopers if it's a Rebel walker.

  1. All entries posted until the end date of the contest are considered Works In Progress.
  2. All entries not living up to the rules on the end date are disqualified
  3. All entries will be indexed - this does not mean they are qualified or 'good' enough
  4. All entries will be commented 1 week before the end date by me, giving guidelines on how to qualify for the vote

Ask any questions you might have about the rules here and I'll reply as fast as possible.

"Fire up your engines!"

"Stay on target!"

*Staff:

jipay

Bonaparte

Hinckley

JINZONGEN 73

Mister Phes

Ras

Sam 89

Sinner

LuxorV

Captain Green Hair

Imperialshadows

Phred

Sir Dillon

The Brickster

Whitefang

Zorro

SlyOwl

CopMike (semi staff as he is our AMB and a donator)

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Hey, nice idea for a subforum. :thumbup: Just a quick question, though. You said that our entries could be from the SW universe or our own imagination, yet you also said it has to be non-canon. Do you mean a set that has never been created in Lego?

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Cool idea. I'll get mocing right away! :thumbup::cry_happy:

JD

Btw, are there any prizes? :look::tongue:

Edited by Jammiedodger714

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Hey, nice idea for a subforum. :thumbup: Just a quick question, though. You said that our entries could be from the SW universe or our own imagination, yet you also said it has to be non-canon. Do you mean a set that has never been created in Lego?

Good question.

I need to edit the rules a bit.

What I mean is that you can either chose to make a vehicle from the Star Wars Universe (though not already done by TLG) or you could make one up using your own imagination.

Clear?

Cool idea. I'll get mocing right away! :thumbup::cry_happy:

JD

Btw, are there any prizes? :look::tongue:

Check the topic on prizes in this sub-forum

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I'm going to start right now! Good luck to all.

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Clear?

Yes, thank you. I see you've just opened this, so I didn't mean to hassle you. :blush:

Amazing prize, by the way, those guys did an awesome job. :thumbup:

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Awsome, a star wars contest!

Thanks so much KimT!

Wow... Those prizes are amazing! :cry_happy:

I already know what I'll do for the 'A: Small size vehicles'

One question... Can it have a lego backround? If so, do the peices used in it have to be counted in the 200 peices?

Thanks!

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Yes, thank you. I see you've just opened this, so I didn't mean to hassle you. :blush:

Amazing prize, by the way, those guys did an awesome job. :thumbup:

No hassles...

The sooner the flukes and bugs are combed away, the sooner the questions stop and the building starts :grin:

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A: Small size vehicles

Design a vehicle with a 200 piece limit.

Max minifig count is 5.

B: Medium size vehicles

Design a vehicle with a 201 to 400 piece limit.

Max minifig count is 10.

C: Large size vehicles

Design a vehicle with at least 401 pieces.

Max minifig count is 25.

General rules:

  • Brick-built minifigs like for example buzz-droids count as 1 minifig.

Ask any questions you might have about the rules here and I'll reply as fast as possible.

Do the minifigs and/ or the brick-built minifigs count in the piece limit?

Edited by L-space

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Do the minifigs and/ or the brick-built minifigs count in the piece limit?

No they don't

I'll add that to the first post this instant.

Thanks for asking :thumbup:

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Thanks for hosting such a great contest. And that's a great prize. Good work, this will bring up a lot of nice ideas and MOC's!

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And added.

Is it clear?

Thanks for hosting such a great contest. And that's a great prize. Good work, this will bring up a lot of nice ideas and MOC's!

Remember there's one EB Stormie up for each category

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And added.

Is it clear?

Totally, and thanks for the opportunity to win the in the future most cherrished Star Wars minifig ever. :thumbup:

I'll stop sucking up and start building now. :grin:

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This is an amazing contest especially the prize :grin: . I already have a good idea for large, I am not sure if i can build it though :hmpf_bad:. So we can't build anything TLC has ever made right?

EDIT: Does it have to be minifig scale?

Edited by Skipper 24

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One question... Can it have a lego backround? If so, do the peices used in it have to be counted in the 200 peices?

It seems my question may have gone un-noticed...

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So is my Freeco Bike approved for the contest? :tongue:

In my other topic you said I should look here!

If so, should I put a background story to complete the entry?

Edited by Darth Legolas

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Finally a Star Wars contest. I am so excited. You can definitely count me in!

LegoKing

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It seems my question may have gone un-noticed...

No it hasn't gone unnoticed. :blush:

And no, you're supposed to build a vehicle, not a background :tongue:

The background should be 'neutral', hence the request of a 'studio' - a clear single colour background would do just fine.

So is my Freeco Bike approved for the contest? :tongue:

In my other topic you said I should look here!

If so, should I put a background story to complete the entry?

Nope.

I merely said that this is a good excuse to get a new camera.

Already done MOCs are not allowed to enter.

Everything has to be 'brand new'.

Do you need a separate pic of all of the pieces or do you trust us?

I'll start out by trusting you.

If in doubt, I might request a part list from you, but hopefully that wont be needed.

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:wub: Is that a 501st figure? :cry_happy: I will enter this, big time! There's three different catergories......hmmmm, I'll probably enter the medium and small. Maybe even the large. Thanks for hosting this EB! Edited by Lego12

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:wub: Is that a 501st figure? :cry_happy: I will enter this, big time! There's three different catergories......hmmmm, I'll probably enter the medium and small. Maybe even the large. Thanks for hosting this EB!

No it's not :hmpf:

I suggest you reread the prize topic and have a closer look at the pics there.

:tongue:

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No it's not :hmpf:

I suggest you reread the prize topic and have a closer look at the pics there.

:tongue:

I just saw it. Its a Eurobricks pauldron..... :wub: What could be better than that? :oh: I'm going to try really hard on this contest! Thanks again EB! :sweet:

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One hour later and I'm almost done. I actually just perfected what I wanted to build. Just for the heads up its a maximum security shuttle for diplomats in war times. Dont copy me.

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So it dosn't have to be just Clone or Sepratist vehicle, like it could be tusken or something unusual like that?

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