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For those still trying to fill the void that the indecisive action of MOC Pages admins left behind, there is an awesome sci-fi contest going on over on Flickr that has a little something for everyone. Micah came up with this great idea for holding a “Sci Fi Olympics” (inspired by that “summer joust” the castle guys do). Dubbed the “Space Jam!” it’s a broad ranging Lego Sci-Fi building contest with 6 categories, running from December 1st through January 31st.
Star Fighter – Build a star fighter that has at least one play feature of function. The play feature does not have to be anything super fancy (it could be as simple as retractable landing gear), but creativity with the play feature will be taken into account in judging.
Drone – Build a drone that can fit within a 10 stud by 10 stud base, and is no taller than 10 bricks high..
Microscale Sci-Fi City – Build a microscale futuristic city. The only restriction on this category is that the scale of the build must be recognizably smaller than minifigure scale.
Extraterrestrial – Build a biological creature from another world. This can be from your imagination, or from a movie, tv show, video game, etc.
Space Lab – Build the interior of a futuristic research laboratory that is conducting experiments, either in outer space or on an alien planet.
Robot (Collab Category) – When properly maintained, robots can be functional for hundreds or even thousands of years… In this category you and your team of 3 will build 3 models (one by each team member) telling the story of your robot over a span 1000 years. All 3 builds should be one story about the same robot. The robot’s role in society might change. The robot’s appearance might change somewhat. But ideally it should still be recognizable as the same robot between builds. All 3 builds will be judged together and one team will be selected as the winner.
The boys at Beyond the Brick are sponsoring some awesome LEGO set prizes, in addition to the custom trophies built by the judges. Here is a pic of the trophy that I built for the Drone category… Wouldn’t you rather see that sitting on your shelf, then some homely anorexic elf?
Further details can be found on the “Space Jam!” contest group on Flickr. Get in on the “Space Jam!” and spread the sci-fi love!
“Woah-ho-ho… I don’t play defense.”