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  1. Since various Power Functions Controllers are popping up lately, I figured it might be a nice idea to have an Index combined with a General Discussion topic. CONTROLLERS SmartBrick (SBrick) General Discussion BuWizz - High Performance LEGO Power Functions Controller BlueSmartControl INPUT DEVICES Control SBrick with Android Game Controller
  2. I notice there is less resistance against using non-Lego solutions in this board than in the past. In a recent topic about pulleys for a crane, http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/150151-heavy-lift-crane-boom-pulley-design-will-pay-for-ip/, at least three different people suggest modding pulleys by changing the axle hole, while the same problem can be easily solved by putting the wheels on a bar instead of an axle. In a recent topic about turntables, http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/149965-alternative-turntables/, the first suggestions are to use AFOL custom part designs. This is suggested before anyone even thinks about how this can be done in Lego. In http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/148319-little-8865-my-tribute-to-40-years-of-technic, someone built a miniature verson of 8865 using only the springs from the shock absorber parts and the first 20 replies made no mention of that specific point. (What speaks in favor of the builder though, is that he provided an alternative solution using rubber bands.) I thought this was a forum about Lego, where people use Lego pieces to solve problems, without "cheating". I remembered the days where if you used a modified piece your MOC wasn't even considered a Lego model by many people. Nowadays, there's hardly mention on this and it sometimes feels that I'm the only person here that still cares, that can't appreciate a model if the builder copped out somewhere. My rule still is, If you can't do it in Lego, then you can't do it. And a model that doesn't do it is better to me than a model that does it by cheating. After all, if you're allowing A, then why not allow B, and then C, all the way to Z and if that happens, what are we even doing? I understand 3D printing has something to do with it, but isn't the whole sport that you have a limited set of pieces that you'll have to do with, and that that means that some things can't be done? Isn't that the whole idea? I mean, if everything can be done, where's the achievement in doing it? Having done my bit of a rant, I am curious to see how others are seeing this. Have others also noticed a trend over the years? What are your opinions on it? What are your opinions on purism vs. using non-Lego solutions? Do you use non-Lego, and if so, why? What's OK to you and what's not, and why? Custom string? Custom stickers/prints? Custom tyres? Custom coloring? Custom springs? Can you define a limit that makes clear what's within and what's outside? If it's not clear, how do you handle the gray area? If you're an extensive user of non-Lego solutions, why are you into Lego instead of scale modeling in general? What are your opinions about all this?
  3. DISCUSSION TOPIC (THIS IS NOT THE HALL OF FAME!) Welcome to the Technic Hall of Fame Discussion topic. Recently, we have created the Technic Hall of Fame! The Hall of Fame is used to eternalize some of the amazing MOCs created by our very own respected Eurobricks members. Criteria When will a MOC be added to the Hall of Fame? Frontpaged MOCs will be added to the Hall of Fame Contest winners Possibly some older iconic MOCs When it fits the "Could this be sitting on Blakbirds shelf?!" criterium MOC needs to have it's own Eurobricks topic MOC should have it's own Eurobricks topic submitted by the builder of the MOC MOC needs to be Technic, Model Team or Mindstorms Jury Who decides which MOCs fit the bill? Models will be elected by Technic staff members and some gifted builders (whose identities will remain unknown), known as the Chosen Ones Suggestions can be posted in this topic, but ultimately the jury decides Update frequency When will the Hall of Fame be updated? There's no fixed time frame It can take a while between updates (adding entries) How New Entries Are Added The editor will first make place holders, he adds new entry's in one big clump (when time is available). The editor prepares the new entry's in advance on a secrete part of the forum. You will be (or should be) aware that the forum has a time limit that needs to be reached in order to make a separate reply and not to merge with a existing reply if it is the same forum member , this means that each new entry gets post separate reply. This also allows the editor to link to that reply directly. Guidelines I know these guidelines might sound a bit harsh or unfriendly, but I hope you'll understand that they are necessary, in order to make this work for everyone, and for staff members in particular. So please refrain from: Sending suggestions via PM to staff members (we read the forum too, we'll see great MOCs) Elaborate debate with staff members (I like this one better than that one, so why is it not in the Hall of Fame?) Asking questions like "when will this MOC be added?" Asking questions like "why hasn't this MOC been added?" Suggesting of hundreds of old great MOCs So am I even allowed to do something in this discussion topic?! Of course you are! Have a civilized discussion with other members (and staff) Suggest MOCs for the Hall of Fame. Post ideas and suggestions about the Hall of Fame setup Hopefully we will have a great Hall of Fame for the years to come! NOTE When posting suggestions.... PLEASE ADD AN IMAGE AND LINK TO EB TOPIC TO YOUR POST!!
  4. Hello All: I'm starting this topic as a way for LEGO Train fans to ask questions about sets, track compatibility, power systems, and any other questions pertaining to LEGO Trains. All are invited to participate. Edit: Please note that set discontinuation should be discussed in the appropriate thread.
  5. Personally, I think a LEGO Superman movie would be good. It could be like a parody of Superman's origin, where it tries shoe-horning in as much stuff as possible like Supergirl, Doomsday, Luthor, Brainiac, Zod, obscure Silver Age baddies, etc.
  6. Good day! Sometimes I make MOCs that don't deserve a topic, or simply have WIP concepts that I don't publish . This will serve as a place where I post my WIP creations that may end being a MOC , and small sized MOCs which are too simple to post a video or create a topic. Note: Pentax is a separate story that will remain on a separate topic. Current WIPs: #1 Helix simple helicopter Functions: Realistic controls - cyclic control, anti-torque pedals and collective control Here is a good page that explains in detail the controls of a helicopter Real helicopters changes the pitch of the blades. So will be mine Info: A helicopter not based on any real one . Black color scheme. Studded and Studless will be used . Here is a preview of the cyclic control, not conected to the joystick and with provisional frame. #2 Twin-rotor helicopter Functions: Counter-rotating rotors using ZBLJ's mechanism Openable rear cargo bay door Winch with automatically opening floor Two speed gearbox with one way output (Swoosh around mode which disables all the motorized functions except rotor movement and play mode with slower speed and enabled functions. Info: Not based on any real helicopter. White color scheme . ZBLJ's rotor mechanism used Early prototype video:(Flickr video) Coaxial helicopter first progress by Alaxaf, on Flickr #3 Small supercar Functions : Drive and steer Info: Probably based on a GTA supercar. Light body. RC train motor. Anto's drift steering. 49.5x20 tires will be used 2 failed prototypes were made . Conclusion : Bigger tires will be used (the ones listed above) and a servo must be bought. Small MOCs: Coming soon That's all for now, leave your thoughts and vote in the poll
  7. HEY All, LEGO We are two flourishing LEGO FANS who have decided to dedicate our Thesis research to an extensive study of the LEGO user's impressions on the LEGO Ideas platform and the fan contribution to TLG - basically on all of you!! SO, we would like to ask you 4 brief questions, which will be used as qualitative data in our thesis.1. How and why has the LEGO Ideas changed your perception of TLG?2. What would it take for you to feel alienated by LEGO in terms of their new ideas for co-creation? Or can LEGO do no wrong when it comes to creating with fans? 3. Would you say that LEGO co-creating with fans have made you more loyal to the brand? How? 4. Did the Lego Ideas Test Lab influence your perception of TLG? THANK YOU for any comments and responses!AND if ANY of you would like to help us even more - we would like to set up a skype-chat / informal interview with you, it will take no more than 10-15 minutes of your time It would be greatly appreciated!!
  8. Personally, I'd like to visit the UK. For one thing, I'm part-British, and I also have a lot of friends from the UK, including one of my best friend's girlfriend.. whom he hasn't seen in months, sadly.
  9. Great Ball Contraption (GBC) - General Discussion and Index This is a topic used for GBC general conversation, questions, hints, tips, etc. This first post will be used to maintain an Index of GBCs here on Eurobricks or other websites. Eurobricks topics LEGO GBC 8 + Building Instructions (5 modules - 2 motors) New Akiyuki GBC Instruction Index Other sources Greatballcontraption.com
  10. The year 2017 will host some of the best SciFi movies. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, teaser. Ghost In The Shell, official trailer. Finally a teaser is up for the upcoming 'Blade Runner 2049' movie. Alien: Covenant, official trailer. Any thoughts so far? I can only think of one thing; neo-noir cyberpunk dystopian easthetics.
  11. I'm amazed there isn't already a discussion topic for this, but yea, let's use this thread to talk Pixar films and related things. Personally, I love most Pixar films. Y'all probably know that the Toy Story series is my favorite trilogy of films. The next Pixar film coming out is Monsters University, which is Pixar's first prequel film. There is also talks of Finding Nemo 2 coming out in the near future. But, I particularly started this topic today as news just came out that the Cars spinoff, Planes, has been announced to be released in theaters on August 9th, 2013. It's kind of ironic as this is not going to be a film produced by Pixar. I will not be looking forward to Planes after the disaster that was Cars 2. Oh, and I really wonder if they'll make Planes LEGO sets.
  12. This is a forum where you can discuss multiple topics on DC and upload an MOCs, leaks, rumours and more. Is anyone doing the Rebrick competition
  13. Introduction Hello, I present to you, my new, first fully-finished MOC and entry to TC10: The 'pneumatic press'! About I wanted to participate in the contest, and it should not be a problem for me since i have 42043 with all it's pneumatics. I didn't want however to create another vehicle. I really like the Hydraulic press channel so i decided to make a hydraulic press, well a pneumatic press to be precise. So here it is. I am creating the discussion topic after the build but that is perfectly fine because i have progress pictures which i will show you. If you have suggestions for mods etc. you are free to suggest. There are for sure a few flaws which can be made better. so it has a few functions - You can move the platform to position your part (2 yellow knob gears). You can move it for-/backwards and sideways. - The yellow blast shield can be opened with a small pneumatic cilinder. - There is a big cilinder for pressing. All controls can be found at the front. For safety there is a blast shield, just like in real presses. Building progress I realised that i had to make progress pictures when i was here: I had then made the positioning and i added a pneumatic pump. I made the platform such that it can handle a lot of weight, well it remains ABS plastic but i made sure to build it such that it doesnt fall apart when there's weight on the platform. As said, you can move the white platform sideways and for/backwards. This is done with gear racks. one knob gear is moving with the platform (in one direction). I can make something so that it doesnt move but that would make my MOC even uglier and i don't think it is a real problem. My plan was first to put the pump in the top, so that the tubes dont have to go up the pump. Later, i realised that you need a control panel and that the switches have to be at the bottom. So i added the pneumatic pump at the bottom. I didn't like an exposed pump so i used a beam and a lever mechanism which you will see in a video further down, OR in the final entry video. My first function is the blast shield. It works pretty nice and the blast shield doesnt look that bad. What i don't like is that the supports stick out. The blast shield cant clap up 90 degrees, but i don't think that is needed and it would make it a lot more complicated. then i built the cilinder for pressing. It only has one attachment point so i had to make a frame such that it can't swing. the 4l axles, next to the pins, will later be replaced with 7l axles but you will see later on. This will be attached to the frame This cilinder also has to be connected to the switches and when all the tubing is done, the underside looks like this you can actually see that i had too little space for all the tubes so i gave him 4 feet (the LBG rims). then i need to do panels to work it off. You can see that i used some frames and beams to make the top part stiffer. between the black panels, come the grey panels which can fold out On top of that goes a cover which wont be attached with pins. This is so you can easliy see through and repair/change something. Now it is done, finished. here is one more picture The way the black panels are attached is really ugly. Then i built in in LDD, this way i can see exactly how it is made and where it is the weakest. file can be found at the bottom. While building i changed the model a bit. I replaced 2l pins with 3l pins. Red pins with axle connectors for regular pins, and added extra pins for more firmness. i also changed the way the black pannels are attached and i added a some beams. On the cover i added 2 red 5l beams so you can pick it up more easily. the final version is the one, made in LDD. Of course there are no pneumatics but it is pretty clear where they have to come. It is very good visible on the pictures. I couldnt find a few parts in LDD so i used something else. Updates/Changes Let me know what you think. What are good and what are bad things about it. Feel free to suggest changes because a MOC is never perfect. I haven't done measurements like part count weight, volume etc. but if you want to i can do that. does anybody know when i can enter my moc in the entry topic? Upgrade 1: post #13 I am not gonne upgrade the lxf file, maybe later. Here is the lxf file: pneumapress.lxf
  14. http://www.hollywood...na-jones-875794 You haven't heard this? What, are you living under a rock? So a fifth Indiana Jones movie has been announced. Steven Spielberg will be returning as director, and Harrison Ford will be returning as the titular archeologist. Discuss!
  15. Hello! I've created this topic to discuss about anything related to landmark sets (Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, Big Ben, etc.) You can talk about what you'd like to see as far as landmarks go, ask questions, post your opinion about any set, well, anything that's related to these beauties! To start off, I'd like to ask what everyone would like the next landmark(s) set(s) to be. For me, I'd see the Arc de Triomphe as a very good candidate. Even if the build would be mostly white bricks, I think it would make for a very nice display set. I've also thought about the Rome's Coliseum, but I think the build would be too repetitive, even for a landmark set.
  16. Recently I have been thinking about why Lego is so popular as a brand. It has so many themes and licenses underneath its belt. It lead me to wonder why is the theme so popular? Now many can say that it is because of the "nostalgia" of being a kid, and remembering of more simple times. It could also be because of the licenses that it holds, and what memories they hold for more adult fans. The simplicity could be another aspect that people enjoy, and the amount of imaginative play and experience that it holds for the people. Now these days though, it seems video games are where children attention is going to. Minecraft possibly being the largest of these, think about it though. A parent can buy their child Minecraft for around $23. This would give the child unlimited play, and best of all the parents save money. Why should a parent buy their kid a toy that they will forget about in a week, when the child can create their own world in their computers. It the begs another question. Where is the future of this beloved toy? It seems as though the adult market for these toys is increasing and could potentially dominate the market, taking kids over. Then eventually the adults will start to "go", and that leaves the company in a weird position. Do you see Lego declining in 10, 20, or even 50 years? Hopefully I can get some good responses out of this and just see, what makes the toy so great and where it will go in the future.
  17. Exactly as the title says. In the wake of a lot of people being disappointed about the 42056 Porsche set, I’ve decided to create this topic so that we can discuss the ideal features of our personal greatest supercar, and see what kind of overlap there is. There are 3 major sub categories for the things wanted, so I’ve divided it up accordingly. Looks: If it’s a real car, what make/manufacturer? Or should it be something original? Full body, or 8848 style framed body? Color? 1:8 or 1:10? Large model, or smaller, dense one? Features: What kind of engine? Remote control, or no remote control? Power Functions (Lights and/or motors), or no? Which of these features matter to you? Brakes Four wheel steering Windshield wipers Active aerodynamics Adjustable seats Realistic suspension geometry, I.E. Ackerman correction, caster, kingpin inclination, a suspension type that is not double wishbone. Convertible top Locking or limited slip differentials Is a manual gearbox fine, or would some kind of sequential gearbox be preferred? Extra steering knob, or just cockpit steering? What kind of new parts would you want? Presentation: What do you want more emphasis on, looks or functions? Presentation box, or standard box? Regular manual, or one with technical info? Price Range? Advanced instructions, and non color coded parts, or is the current system okay? B model, or no B model? Going on this list, I’ve got 3 possible versions, which I will go through. #1: BMW i8 Model can be built one of 2 ways: full body, or skeletal body to show mechanics. B model is Convertible version. 1:10 scale Features adjustable seats, realistic suspension geometry, uses control arms like real thing, windshield wipers, brakes, opening hood and doors with locks. There is no gearbox, but there would be some kind of system to allow the demonstration of how the hybrid system works in an RC vehicle, and lights. New parts: Generic rims with good offset, BMW specific wheel caps, new hubs with no slop, and new large CV joints. New crankshaft pieces for the engine, and maybe a couple of new panels, and new motors, with foldable battery box, and Bluetooth/Rf based control system. White and blue. Window box showing major components. Manual is thinner, with more parts per step, and has room for convertible instructions, and some technical information. No coffee table book. No color barf, black 2l axles, black 3l axles, black 3l pins, and no yellow/red axles. #2 Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 1:8 scale with no B model Unimog tires. Features Adjustable seats, live axle suspension, Pneumatic diff locks, pneumatically adjustable ride height, 7 speed sequential gearbox, unless Lego could figure out how to make an automatic one, full interior, opening hood/ doors, sunroof,working steering wheel and brake pedals, working speedometer, removeable bodywork, brakes, remotely located controls for steering, brakes, and gearbox disguised in cargo bed, portal axles, lights. New parts: Generic rims with good offset, Mercedes specific wheel caps, printed parts for badges, reinforced U joints, spline shaft, new portal axle pieces with better spacing and kingpin inclination, new 9 volt battery box, grooved cam for gear shifting, new connectors. Metallic silver, with chromed components. Standard box. Manual is thinner, with more parts per step, and has an appendix of technical information. No color barf, black 2l axles, no color coding, and no yellow/red axles.(sense a pattern here?) #3: Original design 1:8 scale model, approx. Design is actually more like Nissan GTR, or Porsche Panemara, being a 4 seat sports wagon with trunk. Features 4 wheel steering, adjustable suspension which is not double wishbone, opening doors/hood/trunk, active aerodynamics, detailed engine, 7 speed gearbox, all wheel drive with limited slip differentials, working gauges, adjustable seats, windshield wipers, sunroof, and hideable rear seats. Black with silver highlights. New parts: New rims with good offset, swapable caps for either trucks or cars, new hubs/ suspension parts, new large CV joint parts which allow good steering angle, spline shaft, grooved cams for gearbox, new connectors, and panels. Box with window showing off new components, is otherwise standard. Manual is thinner, with more parts per step, and room for information on how the set was designed. No color barf, black 2L axles, no color coding and no yellow/red axles. (Seriously, there is no other line in Lego, not even City, that makes similar parts in different colors, especially when that would hurt the look of the model.) That’s what I’ve got, I’d like to see what you guys think.
  18. With the new baby pieces LEGO has produced in 2016, I had to wonder: How do Minifigures age? Besides their torsos and arms cracking, I mean. Do they start as baby figures and then get short legs and then get normal legs and then they're an adult? Or do the babies stay babies forever, the children stay children forever, and the adults stay adults forever? Or perhaps something else entirely. YOU DECIDE! Actually, don't. We'll all just discuss it. It's not for one person to decide.
  19. Original Post Below Well after getting information on the upcoming sets for next year It doesn't look like we'll be getting any more Pirate themed sets. Do you guys think any thing will come out later next year and we haven't heard about it yet or is it truly over again?
  20. So with all talking about what Ninjago has planned in 2016, and nobody else having started a topic for all these questions and rumors to go I decided to make one. Please keep all comments on topic and remember to not post any pictures that are super blurry or having the confidential stamp on them (even thought it's tempting because there are so many). We can start by putting rumors about; Who is the new samurai? Who is the giant big-fig? Why are there swords with the ninja's (and sensei's) face on them? Why is Jay a pirate? Why does Cole still appear to be a ghost? Enjoy and I can't wait to see what people come up with.
  21. After the brilliant UCS Mk7 Cooper, Lego suddenly turned the crank up to 55 and now we are eagerly waiting for the UCS Ferrari F40 to drop. It's a giant leap in terms of subject matter (478hp twin-turbo V8, 201 mph top speed, last Enzo-approved Ferrari) and shows that TLG can do what we want and wish them to do. But now it suddenly got me wishing for more supercars, as well as race cars, to be made in full-functioning UCS glory. I have two road cars and two race cars that I would love to see in the Creator Expert series, and would definitely buy if given all of the moolah. McLaren F1 [PF-ready rear wheel-drive, fake V12 with correct colored-internals (including the gold shield) driven by rear wheels turning, steering, accurate suspension set-up, and those doors.] Honda NSX-R GT [same functions and features as the F1, but without the gold shield and the way those door open. But they can NEVER! take away that roof scoop.] Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 [Accurate, working quattro drive (one PF L motor per axle with adder) to make the Inline-5 engine work, accurate rally suspension, steering, all those lights.] McLaren MP4/4 [Exclusive Ayrton Senna fig (set should be released either on anniversary of this car or on Senna's birthday), PF-ready RWD for the V6, suspension, steering.] I went overboard now, and I'm sure some of you would think that I've robbed you on answers, bu there are so many magnificent cars that will get lusted on in UCS, and you know many more, like the Williams FW14C or the Porsche 959. And I have a faint feeling that someone's gonna lock this topic up forever. Then again, though, TLG can go further than the F40, especially now that they have McLaren and Porsche's licenses. What will be next, however, remains to be seen. Could be the F1, though it's far too early to tell.
  22. So, being a Call of Duty fan and a military builder, I started wondering what a LEGO Military theme would be like. IMO, if they make one, it should just be one-sided sets, like a Humvee and a squad of soldiers, or a helicopter with its crew. Personally, I'd leave the enemy building to kids, but at least have tanks, trucks and helicopters. Now, TLG has already made helmets (7595), vests (4439 or 8971) and various guns like the Tommy guns and pistols for Batman/Indiana Jones, and other themes. Face it: they've made guns, and pretty detailed ones at that, they've put them in themes based on movies including violence/death like SW, Batman, and Indiana Jones, and the Agents' theme has pistols. If parents allow kids to buy sets like these, why not make a theme like this? Plus, they have the age range on sets saying that this set was made to be built by kids or teens or adults. Other LEGO knock-off themes have done it, and LEGO kind of has started to do so. So what do you think? Should LEGO make a Military theme or not? I say yes.
  23. Hello Eurobrickers! I'm a Master's student from Denmark, and I'm currently researching how and why people use the LEGO Ideas platform. With regard to that I've made a survey, which is right here, and I would be very grateful if you would fill it out. In addition to that, I thought we could use this thread for a general discussion about LEGO Ideas. What do you think about the platform, and how do you use it? What do you think about the sets that have come out of it so far? Thank you all very much!
  24. Eurobricks Collectable LEGO Minifigures Series 7 to 9 Building Contest *Special thanks to Eurobricks Bionicle Moderator, Brickthing for the design of the promotional poster* The Contest: Hey everyone, the very very long anticipated wait is finally over! I have been hearing people are tired and grow out of waiting, wondering when will the next LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series contest challenge begins? The Eurobricks LEGO Collectable Minifigures Contest has come a very very long way since we started our very first LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 1 Town Building Contest, continuing with the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 2 Building Contest, following up with the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 3 Building Contest, LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 4 Building Contest, LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 5 Building Contest and the last recent LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 6 Building Contest. Eurobricks is proud to present for the seventh time of this brand new traditional challenging building contest with new combination for the months of March 2013 to May 2013. So, come on everyone and gather your bricks and start building your contest entries! What You're Building We are opening 3 major Building Categories for our Eurobricks Community. It's much more challenging, interesting and exciting than before. More importantly, we want to see your imagination guide your building inspiration. Category 7A - Build an 8x8 Vignette Build an 8x8 vignette from any theme where you could display any of the 16 Collectable Minifigures from Series 7. It can be Town, Medieval, Wild West, Fantasy or even Space. As long you are able to relate the chosen theme and selected minifigure to your audience, then you are on the right track. Category 8A - Build an 8x8 Vignette Build an 8x8 vignette from any theme where you could display any of the recent 16 Collectable Minifigures from Series 8. It can be Town, Medieval, Wild West, Fantasy or even Space. As long you are able to relate the chosen theme and selected minifigure to your audience, then you are on the right track. Category 9A - Build an 8x8 Vignette Build an 8x8 vignette from any theme where you could display any of the brand new 16 Collectable Minifigures from Series 9. It can be Town, Medieval, Wild West, Fantasy or even Space. As long you are able to relate the chosen theme and selected minifigure to your audience, then you are on the right track. Where would you display one of these in Category 7A? Aztec Warrior ~ Evil Knight ~ Valkyrie ~ Bride ~ Bunny Suit Guy ~ Daredevil ~ Swimming Champion ~ Hippie Rocker Girl ~ Tennis Ace ~ Computer Programmer ~ Ocean King ~ Galaxy Space Patrol ~ Bagpiper ~ Jungle Boy ~ Grandma's Visitor *IMPORTANT NOTE: ONE ENTRY PER POST PER MEMBER IN EACH CATEGORY AND BE SURE TO MENTION WHICH MINIFIGURE YOU BUILT YOUR ENTRY FOR IN CATEGORY 7A* Where would you display one of these in Category 8A? Fairy ~ Vampire Bat ~ Conquistador ~ Pirate Captain ~ Cheerleader ~ Cowgirl ~ Football Player ~ Santa Lederhosen Guy ~ DJ ~ Diver ~ Actor ~ Alien Villainess ~ Businessman ~ Evil Robot ~ Downhill Skier *IMPORTANT NOTE: ONE ENTRY PER POST PER MEMBER IN EACH CATEGORY AND BE SURE TO MENTION WHICH MINIFIGURE YOU BUILT YOUR ENTRY FOR IN CATEGORY 8A* Where would you display one of these in Category 9A? Cyclops ~ Roman Emperor ~ Alien Avenger ~ Heroic Knight ~ Battle Mech ~ Chicken Suit Guy ~ Policeman ~ Waiter Judge ~ Mr Good and Evil ~ Plumber ~ Roller Derby Girl ~ Mermaid ~ Fortune Teller ~ Hollywood Starlet ~ Forest Maiden *IMPORTANT NOTE: ONE ENTRY PER POST PER MEMBER IN EACH CATEGORY AND BE SURE TO MENTION WHICH MINIFIGURE YOU BUILT YOUR ENTRY FOR IN CATEGORY 9A* Category 7A, 8A and 9A - The Rules Build a vignette that measures 8 studs by 8 studs. (No height limit.). A reasonable overhang is allowed to accommodate tree limbs or minifigures accessories, but may not exceed more than 2 studs outside the base. You may use the same type of minifigure in both categories. This is a building contest. Be creative. Any themes are allowed as long you are able to relate the vignette for the minifigure which you are building for. IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CATEGORY 7A - No Series 7 minifigures are required for Category 7A. You don't need to own the figure to create a home for it, and it will not improve your chances if you do. You may not include the official minifigure or it's new accessories/parts from Series 7 in your official entry pictures. You may use older accessories, but not new ones from Series 7 like the Grandma's Visitor's pinic basket, Evil Knight's shield, Tennis Ace's racket, Bagpiper's bagpipe, etc, for example. Please note Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 minifigures and parts are allow in this category. Please note that this rule also applies no usage of any parts and minifigures from Series 8 and 9. IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CATEGORY 8A - No Series 8 minifigures are required for Category 8A. You don't need to own the figure to create a home for it, and it will not improve your chances if you do. You may not include the official minifigure or it's new accessories/parts from Series 8 in your official entry pictures. You may use older accessories, but not new ones from Series 8 like the Football Player's trophy, Cowgirl's lasso, Lederhosen Guy's pretzel, Conquistador's armour, etc, for example. Please note Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 minifigures and parts are allow in this category. Please note that this rule also applies no usage of any parts and minifigures from Series 9. IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CATEGORY 9A - No Series 9 minifigures are required for Category 9A. You don't need to own the figure to create a home for it, and it will not improve your chances if you do. You may not include the official minifigure or it's new accessories/parts from Series 9 in your official entry pictures. You may use older accessories, but not new ones from Series 9 like the Judge's hammer, Heroic Knight's sword, Plumber's plunger, Mermaid's starfish, etc, for example. Please note Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 minifigures and parts are allow in this category. No clone brands or custom parts including decals, stickers, cut outs unless it's official TLG stickers. Custom parts includes BricksArms, BrickForge, etc. No placeholder minifigure (Series 7, 8 OR 9) can be used to reflect the actual positioning in the entry for the respective eligible building category. There is no parts limit as long as it all fits within the vignette. Category 7A Entries are to be posted in this topic. Category 8A Entries are to be posted in this topic. Category 9A Entries are to be posted in this topic. One entry per person. An entry must include a picture (no larger than 800x600) showing the vignette without the minifigure you built it for. Include the name (type) of that minifigure and the theme that you have done. Other minifigures may appear in the pictures. You may include up to 3 more images following the same rules. If you choose to take additional pictures, you may link to an outside gallery. Digital backgrounds are allowed. No LDD entries. Upload your images onto those dedicated image hosting websites such as Brickshelf, Flickr, etc. Do not use Eurobricks attachment to upload your images. No webcam or cellphone camera images can be used for the submitted entry. It must be taken in a clean and decent background with enough brightness to show the beauty of your entry. The contest begins now and will end on the 13th of May, 2013 at 1200hrs (GMT+8). Voting will begin immediately after that and will last eight days. In the event of a tie, the Staff will vote to decide the winner(s) and all Staff decisions are final. Any violation of the rules will be subject to disqualification. The Voting! At the end of the entry period, a posting topic will appear listing the eligible entries for the above categories. Members who joined prior to the start of the contest will then be able to post how they wish to use their 3 points to vote for the entries they like best. A single entry may receive all 3 points, or the points may be divided between 2 or 3 entries, however the voter wishes. Detailed voting rules will be announced at the start of the voting. Members who join after the start of the competition may choose to enter but may not vote. This is to stop vote rigging. The Prizes! After 7 days, the votes will be calculated and the top vote recipients for each category will be declared the winners. Once they have sent their name/address to DarkFang. He will ship out their wonderful prizes. What wonderful prizes, you ask? Well, TLG has generously sponsored these new lovely minifigures from Series 7 to 9 while Eurobricks sponsored all handling/shipping costs. Category 7A prizes [based on 1 complete LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 7 set] 1st place: A choice of 6 of the new collectable minifigures from that set. 2nd place: A choice of 4 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. 3rd place: A choice of 3 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. 4th place: A choice of 2 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. 5th place: A choice of 1 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. Category 8A prizes [based on 1 complete LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 8 set] 1st place: A choice of 6 of the new collectable minifigures from that set. 2nd place: A choice of 4 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. 3rd place: A choice of 3 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. 4th place: A choice of 2 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. 5th place: A choice of 1 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. Category 9A prizes [based on 1 complete LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 9 set] 1st place: A choice of 6 of the new collectable minifigures from that set. 2nd place: A choice of 4 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. 3rd place: A choice of 3 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. 4th place: A choice of 2 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. 5th place: A choice of 1 of the remaining new collectable minifigures from that set. *Important: All prizes are not in their sealed packet. All accessories will be included in the shipping* It's just that simple! Please use this thread for any further discussions or questions pertaining to this contest and most of all ... Have fun! Eurobricks Special LEGO Themes Administration Team WhiteFang and Rufus