Here at The Lego Car Blog we like to hear your views, stories and thoughts on the little blocks from Denmark, so for this Group of the Month post we hand over to one of our readers, and a previous ‘Featured TFOL’, Aaden Hughes. Aaden’s involvement in the online Lego community is down to one of MOCpages’ many community groups. He tells all below:
All good things must come to an end, and after 5 years being the ‘bar setter’ in hot rod building, one of the most respected groups on MOCpages has called an end to its long running success. The Rod Club, was the place to go if you wanted to check out the best Lego hot rods and customs from across the web and earned its place as one of the most successful car groups on MOCpages.
For me, The Rod Club was what got me started on MOCpages. Ever since I first laid eyes on the group I had always wanted to become a member. I strived to earn my spot in their ‘Elite Section’ (dedicated to the best rod builders on MOCpages) and dreamed of one day getting their Rod Of The Moment (ROTM) award. Many of the greatest car builders were members, and they inspired many other builders to join and to try to reach the goals of earning a spot in amongst MOCpages’ ‘Elite’ or achieving a ROTM award.
After 5 very successful years The Rod Club’s founder, Ape Fight, has decided to close the group’s ‘Elite Section’ and ROTM award. The group remains but it’s now simply a ‘folder’ to put your rods into. With no more ‘Elite Section’ or ROTM award, the group has finally called an end to what was the ‘golden era’ of rod-building on MOCpages.
If you like hot rods check out the link in Aaden’s guest article above. The top 50 hot rod builders held on The Rod Club’s homepage is sure to inspire you. And if you’d like to get a group or community that’s close to your heart featured here on The Lego Car Blog please get in contact in the usual ways.