TLCB Summer Building Competition is Open!

Lego Competition

After much teasing we’re delighted to announce that The Lego Car Blog’s first building competition commences today!

Build the Elves a Vehicle!

Someone (possibly these guys) tipped off the animal welfare officers that there may have been mistreatment of animals here at TLCB Towers. How that’s possible with fictional mythical creatures we don’t know, but the short of it is we need to prove that we look after the little sods that make up our unpaid workforce. And so… The Lego Car Blog Elves are about to get their Christmas and Birthdays all rolled into one!

To get us off the hook with the authorities we need you to build the Elves their perfect vehicle. Those of you who’ve been visiting this site for a while will know what they like, but for those of you that haven’t, think racing stripes, Transformers, guns, remote control, huge engines, or all of the above. There may also be bonus points available for incorporating an Elf or two into your entry.

How to Enter

We’ve teamed up with the wonderful guys over at LUGNuts and Headturnerz on Flickr to enable you to upload your entries via their discussion threads. Alternatively you can enter right here at TLCB by commenting with a link to your entry.

You may enter as many creations as you like, and the winners will be chosen based upon the designs that best meet the brief and our usual Submission Guidelines. We recommend using the Search function to discover more about what the Elves like, and a few hints may be dropped throughout the duration of the competition.

Lego Competition Prizes


You can never read too much, and the awesome guys over at No Starch Press – purveyors of a large range of brilliant Lego books, have provided some excellent prizes for you to win!

The first place winner will have top choice of one of the three superb books pictured above. The second place runner up can choose between the remaining two books and the winner will also get their mitts on the remaining publication.

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Legal Stuff

  • TLCB Summer Building Competition runs from July 1st to August 31st 2015 GMT, and no late entries will be considered.
  • All entries must be your own work and be built and photographed during the two month competition.
  • If you’re under the age of 18 you must get parental permission before entering the competition, as winners will need to provide TLCB with their contact details.
  • LUGNuts, Head Turnerz, TLCB, and No Starch Press are not responsible for any additional tariffs, taxes, customs, bus tokens, or traffic tickets your country may impose on you when claiming your prizes.

Good luck to all our readers, and don’t forget you can join the discussion, ask questions, submit complaints etc. via the comments here at TLCB or via our Flickr partners.

Submit Your Entry!

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20 thoughts on “TLCB Summer Building Competition is Open!

  1. thomasgraafland says:

    Hurray! Deadline is a week after the end of summer holidays so I’m hoping to get something out before then. Will be in France some time inbetween, but I guess I’ll make it.

    Also, if I am correct, there are no real requirements for vehicle, right?

    Love the fact that you’re doing this, TLCB!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rage Hobbit says:

    Nice to see that you’ve got a contest running. Is there a limit as to how many models we may enter?


    • Hello Mr. Hobbit

      Thanks for stopping by.

      You can enter as many creations as you like! – Provided they are uploaded during the competition duration of course. You can only win once though!

      TLCB Team


  3. VKTechnic says:

    Any restrictions on 3rd party parts (implying the majority of the model is LEGO)?


    • Hello VK

      Thanks for stopping by.

      No, third party parts (e.g. SBrick, RC tyres) have appeared here before – but the more non-LEGO pieces a creation uses the less likely it is to be publicised here.

      Good luck!

      TLCB Team


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    Question. Can I enter mecha? Thanks!


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