The Manifesto is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Lego Speeder Bike Contest that started today over on Flickr. The familiar trio of Cole Blaq, _zenn and friend of the blog Ted Andes are back in action, providing the arena, some rad brick-built trophies and assorted prizes.
By far the most fun I had with Lego in 2017 was the annual LSB contest, it inspired me to get off my ass and start building again. Unlike many challenges where people work feverishly in relative isolation, last year’s event saw a great deal of teamwork where builders would provide each other with constructive criticism and encouragement. For once the social aspect of the contest was almost equal to the raw output of cool models. There was also an interesting arms-race that developed where dioramas came to the forefront (even though they did not factor in the judging) and builders engaged in an escalating battle to one-up each other. I’ve never seen anything quite like it and I’m sure this year’s iteration will generate it’s own unique character. So if you’ve got some free time in the next month (the contest ends midnight March 4th), you really have no excuse not to give it a shot. One of the best things about LSB is that it’s very low-impact in terms of time and the amount of building required. For the first time digital entries are permitted so throw those excuses out the window and get working on your bike.
For more information, check out the on LSB GROUP Flickr.
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