The Lego Car Blog Summer Building Competition, in partnership with Flickr’s LUGnuts and Headturnerz groups, is nearly half way through!
We’ve seen some excellent entries so far – here are few of our favourites to date that haven’t yet appeared on the blog…
This creation is one of the Elves’ favourites, ticking with the ‘fast’ and ‘violent’ boxes with a big thick marker. Greg Conroy has re-purposed the pieces within the official 42039 Technic set to build a mini-gun toting racing car. It’s sort of Mario Kart meets Formula 1, and that can only be a good thing. Greg has also included a couple of Elves to score some bonus points too. There’s more to see on Brickshelf – click here to check it out.
Next up we have a herd(?) of Mad Max-ish hot rods, with several builders taking this route to the Elves’ hearts. From left to right, _zenn‘s ‘Karma’ hot rod, Filip Gabryel‘s ’57 Chevy tow-truck, and Calvin Sun‘s post-apoc BMW.
Alexander Paschoaletto, UndercoverWookiee and Sir. Manperson have also taken the hot rod route with their entries below.
The top row score highly for violence potential, whilst the bottom row earn some speed points, but with no Elves and few racing stripes included they can certainly be beaten to the prize-winning top spots.
One of TLCB staff picks so far is this very cleverly constructed Pagani Huayra from Flickr’s Yubnub. Whilst it features no Elves or racing stripes, it epitomises ‘Nice Parts Usage’, with hot dogs used in the most interesting way we’ve ever seen. OK, the second most interesting way, but we better not talk about the other one.
To view all of the competition entries so far, including those that have already featured here at TLCB, click the links to LUGnuts or Headturnerz above, or you can use the Search function at the foot of the page.
No entry has yet ticked all the boxes to score top marks, although a few are close (if that’s you – repost your model with an Elf of two / add some stripes and you might gain some more points!), and one builder definitely took the competition title a little too literally…
To enter your own creation – and be in with a chance to win some excellent prizes courtesy of No Starch Press – please read the full competition details here.
Some great builds. Its hard to say which is the best so far. I do have a soft spot for Filip’s 57 tow truck though.
My second entry is in the rendering stage. It’;s more serious than the Rod, so I hope you’ll like it!
Hey guys, a little mistake, it’s Wookiee with 2 e’s. Thank you for blogging!
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