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#1 Si-MOCs

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

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With the release of all the new Friends animals - Eurobricks has decided to create our own Sci-Fi theme in the form of a Contest! The idea is take a stock LEGO animal and Sci-Fi it.

So simply take the minifig out and put an animal in, all the while seamlessly combining it into a Sci-Fi MOC! Will you build a Monkey Mech? or a Steam Punk Snake Pirate Ship? or a Scorpion Space Station? or Retro Sci-Fi Rat Rocket? or Time Traveling T-Rex's Transformer? or Frankenstein Frogs? or Dystopian Dogs City?

Still don't have an idea on what to build?
Well take a spin on the Eurobricks Animal Planet Randomizer™:


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And the Eurobricks Animal Planet Randomizer™ has decreed:
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The Rules
  • Entries must prominently feature a complete LEGO Animal (anything listed under Animal on Bricklink counts!) in a Sci-Fi setting. Humans are still allowed in the MOC, but as secondary characters (such as fleeing, backrubbers, food... etc)
  • Minifig based animals (such as CMF Dinosaur or Ape) are considered secondary character and do not count towards the LEGO Animal
  • One entry per member.
  • Entries should be new (never posted anywhere previously) and be between 16x16 and 48x48. Your imagination is your only height limit.
  • Entries must be posted by midnight anytime on Earth, January 31st. Voting will last 7 days after close.
  • All entries are to include only real LEGO. No clone brands, 3rd party parts, or digital entries allowed.
  • Decals will be allowed if you've made them yourself, but no cutting, sculpting or modifying parts.
  • Entries are to be placed in their own entry topic in the Sci-Fi forum. The title of the topic should begin with "FAPC:" and then give the name of the entry.
  • Upload your images onto a dedicated image hosting websites such as Brickshelf, Flickr, etc. Do not use Eurobricks attachment to upload your images.
  • The entry post (first post in your entry topic) may be edited at any time up to the end of the contest, so feel free to make improvements if you wish.
  • Entries are to consist of no more than 3 posted pictures of 800x600 or smaller resolution but may also include a link to a folder of additional images of any size.
  • In the event of a tie, the Staff will vote to decide the winner(s) and all Staff decisions are final.
Prize Pool
  • First Place:  70705 Bug Obliterator (Donated by TLG) + 1st choice of FAPC Trophy  + Sci-FI Tag
  • Second Place: 70704 Vermin Vaporizer + 2nd choice of FAPC Trophy + Sci-Fi Tag
  • Third Place: 70702 Warp Stinger + Trophy + Sci-Fi Tag
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

Sounds like a great contest, Si-Mocs! I can't wait to start building!
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Oh, this sounds fun! I hope to have a chance to build something for all these cool contests!
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

I've never entered an EB contest. This sounds like fun though so I may have a go. :classic:  :thumbup:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

This totally fits something I have really wanted to build for a while.  But what I want to build is probably a bit too obscure to win votes.  Is this public voting?  Tough call.  As usual I will probably build what I like!
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Allright I'm up for it. And you're going to tell us what we have to build from the spinner right?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

I love this idea! I'll be following this one for sure!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

This looks fun. I think I'll try ostrich maybe...no Camel! Chicken?

Are dino's allowed?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

Man! This is so awesome!  *huh*   Now I have to build some Sci-fi... :tongue:
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Are licensed macrofigs (like Star Wars wampa, LOTR cave troll) considered animals?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

Now this is an original sounding contest.........you might be counting me in on this one......already have some ideas.....woof ! :laugh:

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

Yep, gonna have to carve out time to do this!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:08 PM

Can friends animals be used?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

View Postzane_houston, on 02 January 2013 - 09:50 PM, said:

Are licensed macrofigs (like Star Wars wampa, LOTR cave troll) considered animals?

View Postdaisy, on 02 January 2013 - 11:08 PM, said:

Can friends animals be used?
By the sounds of it, anything not shaped like a regular Minifig (but not brick-built, of course) goes!  Anyway, does the entire animal have to be used (if not visible)?  Eg.  Could I just use a shark's head... or something like that?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

Wow sounds fun! Hmmm I have to see what kind of animals I have...Can I use more than one of the same animal?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:39 AM

Great to hear everyone is excited and entering! Hopefully we'll get a lot of great entries - and if anyone is familiar with some of my mini contest over in historical, the more entries, the more prizes... I got a stock pile off goodies just waiting to be dished out :look:


View Postrobuko, on 02 January 2013 - 03:46 PM, said:

But what I want to build is probably a bit too obscure to win votes.  Is this public voting?  Tough call.  As usual I will probably build what I like!

Yes and no.
We will use the standard public voting for the placements.

Though there will be some 'special' judged prizes too... but those are secret. or not, I haven't decided/still seeing what else I can gather :grin:

If I were you, always build what you want. I never build 'to win' I build what I think is fun. Which typically ends up with something silly and never win :rofl:

View PostNight Hawk, on 02 January 2013 - 04:22 PM, said:

Allright I'm up for it. And you're going to tell us what we have to build from the spinner right?

haha no. You don't have to use the spinner. You can if you want.
But be forewarned, the spinner is binding and I can be very mean (puts rarest animal I have on spinner) :wink:

View Postultron32, on 02 January 2013 - 06:58 PM, said:

Are dino's allowed?

I would hope so.
It's in the promo build :rofl:

View Postzane_houston, on 02 January 2013 - 09:50 PM, said:

Are licensed macrofigs (like Star Wars wampa, LOTR cave troll) considered animals?

That's a good question. I hadn't actually thought of it. I going to say Yes - they are animals.
To make it simple, let's just go with Bricklink - if it's under animals, then it's good to go.

Though I would point out that using a humanoid fig might not win as many votes... (like you have problems winning votes :wink:)

View Postdaisy, on 02 January 2013 - 11:08 PM, said:

Can friends animals be used?

Absolutely!
In fact I would recommend them. They're tiny and awesome for Sci-Fi

View PostCeroknight, on 03 January 2013 - 12:17 AM, said:

Can I use more than one of the same animal?

No limit on the number of animals you use, or even the different types. It's really up to your imagination....

Like a Cat vs Dog epic spaceship dog fight would be pretty awesome.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:57 AM

Could brick built animals be used?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:35 AM

View PostZechariah Legio, on 03 January 2013 - 01:57 AM, said:

Could brick built animals be used?

I would say no... Part of the challenge is to try to use an animal and build something for it.

Though I suppose if you didn't have any LEGO animals, you could use an official LEGO brick built animal (such as their chicken or ducks) - as long as it comes in a Set, I'm okay with that. Though I would think using a prefab animal would be more fun ;)
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:04 AM

Could it use Hero Factory elements?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:16 AM

View PostZachattacx, on 03 January 2013 - 05:04 AM, said:

Could it use Hero Factory elements?

Sure!

Hero factory is still LEGO - as long as you have your Animal(s) in the build :thumbup:
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:04 AM

I think I'll use scorpions. I have over 30. I think this'll be fun. :devil:

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A-ha! Good thing I just wasted money on 115+ scorpions in PaB! :laugh:
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

Would you consider fabuland figs as animals?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

So all you have to do is build a lego mech suit featuring an animal at the controls, if this is correct please could you tell me?
Also is it optional to have a background scene or do you have to have a background scene?
Last question for now, what is the recommended size baseplate recommended by you I would use to feature my animals robot/mech?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

View PostKai NRG, on 02 January 2013 - 11:19 PM, said:

  Anyway, does the entire animal have to be used (if not visible)?  Eg.  Could I just use a shark's head... or something like that?

Opps! Almost missed this question!
Hmmm Another good question - I would think you would have to use the entire shark for at least one part of the build. As part of the fun is to imagine a planet where these animals have evolved into human like (or higher) technology.
It's not apparent in the main poster, but two full sized ostriches fit in the cockpit :laugh:

Now you could have some cyborg sharks with your shark guys... that would be okay :wink:

View PostDannylonglegs, on 03 January 2013 - 06:04 AM, said:

I think I'll use scorpions. I have over 30. I think this'll be fun. :devil:
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haha, nice!
I look forward to what you're going to do with all of those :grin:

View PostSamBo, on 03 January 2013 - 10:53 AM, said:

Would you consider fabuland figs as animals?

Excellent question...According to Bricklink they're Minifigs...
So I'm going to have to say no, they're not considered animals.

View PostKez, on 03 January 2013 - 11:40 AM, said:

1) So all you have to do is build a lego mech suit featuring an animal at the controls, if this is correct please could you tell me?
2) Also is it optional to have a background scene or do you have to have a background scene?
3) Last question for now, what is the recommended size baseplate recommended by you I would use to feature my animals robot/mech?

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1) You don't have to build a Mech at all! I happened to choose a mech cause it fit the original movie poster, and the spinner landed on MECH haha.
But it could be animal controlled fighters, it could be a bunch of animals abducting a human. It can be really anything you want. If anything I would say try to think of something that isn't a Mech, as that's the 'obvious' choice - and I'm assuming they'll be a few entries with mechs!

2) You don't have to use a background, you could just build a singular item.
Keep in mind that it'll be voted on by the public, so the composition of your entire build will matter, so the more you put in, such as background and such the better! (You do have an entire month to build!).
I would recommend spend some time on the main build, and if you still have time, build a background!

3) Well it doesn't have to be a mech, but really it depends on what makes sense on what you're building. If you have a single little starfighter with a kitten then something small makes sense. If you have a Trex sized time machine, then of course it'll be bigger!
Or if you have a scene with dinosaurs in late medieval period, it'll probably be in the max size range!
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