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#1 KimT

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:24 PM

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.




  • All entries posted until the end date of the contest are considered Works In Progress.
  • All entries not living up to the rules on the end date are disqualified
  • All entries will be indexed - this does not mean they are qualified or 'good' enough
  • 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.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:32 PM

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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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:34 PM

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

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

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:36 PM

View PostJimButcher, on Feb 27 2009, 09:32 PM, said:

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?


View PostJammiedodger714, on Feb 27 2009, 09:34 PM, said:

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

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Btw, are there any prizes? :look:  :tongue:
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:41 PM

I'm going to start right now! Good luck to all.
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:42 PM

View PostKimT, on Feb 27 2009, 02:36 PM, said:

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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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:43 PM

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?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:44 PM

View PostJimButcher, on Feb 27 2009, 09:42 PM, said:

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...
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:44 PM

View PostKimT, on Feb 27 2009, 09:24 PM, said:

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, 27 February 2009 - 08:47 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:45 PM

View PostL-space, on Feb 27 2009, 09:44 PM, said:

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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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:47 PM

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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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:47 PM

And added.
Is it clear?


View PostMatn, on Feb 27 2009, 09:47 PM, said:

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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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:55 PM

View PostKimT, on Feb 27 2009, 09:47 PM, said:

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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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:01 PM

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?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:09 PM

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

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:14 PM

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:41 PM

View Postlegoman, on Feb 27 2009, 09:43 PM, said:

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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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:45 PM

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?

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:52 PM

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

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:11 PM

View Postlegoman, on Feb 27 2009, 10:41 PM, said:

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.


View PostDarth Legolas, on Feb 27 2009, 10:45 PM, said:

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'.


View PostLegoman31, on Feb 27 2009, 10:09 PM, said:

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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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:19 PM

: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!

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:20 PM

View PostLego12, on Feb 27 2009, 11:19 PM, said:

: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.


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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:22 PM

View PostKimT, on Feb 27 2009, 04:20 PM, said:

No it's not :hmpf:
I suggest you reread the prize topic and have a closer look at the pics there.


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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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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:26 PM

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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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:27 PM

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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