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Hello again all, The Brick Train Awards are back for 2021! These are a virtual awards for LEGO train fans around the world, and are they are free to enter via bricktrainawards.com from 1st - 28th February 2021. If you followed them last year, you'll have seen the huge variety and a lot of brilliant LEGO models from railways, railroads and transport systems from around the world. Prizes We'll be announcing prizes shortly, courtesy of the very generous Trixbrix who have once again stepped in to support the awards, including the cost of shipping prizes and winner's bricks worldwide. Additional sponsors for individual regions may follow. 2020 winners If you missed them, winners from last year's Brick Train Awards are listed on the website here; there's a 15 minute announcement video of winners here. Entering the Brick Train Awards 2021 As before, the awards are free to enter. You can enter up to 3 models per category; this time, models must have been completed in the last 24 months (2 years). Digital models can be submitted in the first 11 categories below: Best steam loco Best diesel loco Best electric loco Best other loco Best passenger wagon Best freight wagon Best special wagon Best structure Best TFOL (teenage fan of LEGO) locomotive Best TFOL (teenage fan of LEGO) wagon Best TFOL (teenage fan of LEGO) display / structure The above awards are drawn at a regional level (best models in Asia, Americas, Europe and Australasia) before a global winner is picked from those. The two categories below are judged at a global level only (as there are relatively fewer entries for these): Best group display Best individual display Enter your models for free from 1st - 28th February 2021; see details at bricktrainawards.com/enter. We look forward to seeing what's submitted this year! Richard - Organiser, Brick Train Awards
Hi all, The winners of the Brick Train Awards 2020 have been announced (there's a 15 minute announcement video if you prefer that), so here's a round up of the global winners (you can find winners in each category for Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe linked there too); Best steam locomotive P2 “Prince of Wales” Samuel Sims Australia, Australasia Just a stunning model - all of the details and customisations made this the standout entry in a category with a lot of tough competition. I love the use of the bucket handles and the lining particularly. Best diesel locomotive Bangor & Aroostook Diesel Alexander Geary USA, Americas A superb rendition of this American loco - particularly impressive tube bending, as mine always end up messy! Best LEGO® Electric Locomotive Alstom Pendolino ED250 PKP Intercity Mateusz Waldowski Poland, Europe This was one of my personal favourites, and I'm glad it came through from the Europe region to win best global electric locomotive. The shaping work is beautiful, and the nose is well captured - definitely a hard profile to replicate in LEGO bricks! Best Other LEGO® Locomotive Narrow Gauge Climax Geared Loco Alexander McCooke Australia, Australasia Another standout model for me - it looks like its real life prototype so closely; it looks like an O Gauge model to me at a distance. Best LEGO® Passenger Wagon Amtrak Amfleet II Andy Tanjaroon USA, Americas One of three digital renders to make it through to the global awards, the profile of this passenger car is really nicely captured - I'd love to see it built in the brick. Best LEGO® Freight Wagon GATX Tanker Wagon Mateusz Waldowski Poland, Europe Another European win for this superb tanker wagon. The undercarriage details are nicely done, and the few smaller stickers/vinyls give it that little bit extra. Wouldn't mind a rake of these to run at home! Best TFOL Model JR西日本125系電車 / JR West 125 series Y.Higashibata Japan, Asia The TFOL awards was one of my favourite categories, as it bought out so much hidden talent I hadn't seen before. This render of a Japenese unit is superb; lovely shaping, and the cab front work leaves a smooth finish for some challenging angles. Best LEGO® Group Display MLTC Display Melbourne LEGO Train Club Australia, Australasia Not sure there's not surprise at this one - the MTLC layout at Brickvention each year is a huge collaborative work, and each section is beautifully detail - the photo above shows only half of the layout! Best LEGO® Individual Display 2020 City Tim Howell USA, Americas A lovely little city display - custom cars, vans, buildings and locos, and it looks more finished than my LEGO cities every did! This one has inspired me to set my own city up again - it's been 6 months since I moved house and much of my LEGO city is still in boxes! Best LEGO® Structure Blast furnace Yvonne Strijbos Netherlands, Europe This was another "wow" model when I saw the entry come in. The above shot is a render, but the builder has also built it in the brick, and it's a lovely piece of railway infrastructure - a lot going on in a relatively small space. Thanks to everyone who entered this year - and we have the happy news that the Brick Train Awards will return for 2021 in February/March, to allow contestants time to enter OcTRAINber too. We'll be looking at adapting and adding some categories to better suit model entries, as well as a few other changes based on feedback we've had.
BricksMcgee posted a topic in LEGO Train TechHi all, The Brick Train Awards are new virtual, worldwide awards for LEGO train fans. The event is a collaboration between LNUR, the UK LEGO train club, and Brick Model Railroader in the US. In our first year, we have 10 categories: Best steam loco Best diesel loco Best electric loco Best "other" loco (for narrow gauge / smaller / larger scaled models) Best passenger wagon Best freight wagon Best TFOL (Teenage Fan of LEGO) model - this can be a loco, wagon or display Best individual display Best group display Best building/ structure Each entry is judged at a regional level (Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe - we hope African LEGO fans can join us next year), and then a global winner for each category is awarded from those. We have a few prizes for our winners, as well as an exclusive Brick Train Awards winner’s brick, thanks to our really generous sponsors, including TrixBrix, BrickTracks, BMR, and BrickTrainDepot. Entry to the awards is free, and you can enter up to 3 models per category. Entry closes on July 10th 2020. Other rules are explained on the Brick Train Awards website at bricktrainawards.com. Questions welcome, but our FAQ hopefully covers almost all eventualities! For those who don’t fancy taking part, the awards Facebook page and Twitter account is posting a sample of entries which showcase some excellent train builders from around the world. Richard
There were 738(I think) entries into the Brick Train Awards but we only saw about 50 of them. There have been questions on Facebook weather they were going to post all of the entries and the answer was sadly no. So here I would like to see the entries you the reader submitted into the brick train awards. So please post some of your entries here so we can see them in all of their glory. You can post as many entries of your you would like. 6 or less photos of the model and one video are allowed and one photo of the prototype if you want(this is what was done for the BTA's) and please if you decide to post don't go on rambling about why you didn't win and be a sore loser but don't brag if you won. Lastly please say kind thing about other entries if you want to. Here is my entity.