Hello LEGO Car Blog readers! Lino Martins here. Aside from being the outspoken front man and taskmaster over at LUGNuts, I have been a lot of things in my day: wine enthusiast, chubby chaser, mob informant, Pulitzer Prize winner, True Belieber, drug mule, part-time figure drawing model, prison snitch, gun-nut, cheese monger, interim fluffer, Olympic gold medalist, and backup dancer…but I have never been a writer for The LEGO Car Blog. Which is why that, thanks to a serious lapse in someone’s judgement (probably the Elves), I am honored that they let me take over the blog for this one post.
Now it’s about to get a bit more lowbrow around here and they probably won’t get the damage deposit back on this rental blog-writing studio, but I can assure you this is all for good reason. For all of February, LUGNuts will be running our 100th challenge called “100 Ways To Win”…a challenge so epic, we went back in time to 1582 to convince astronomers to give us one more day in this otherwise very short month. It’s totally true. I wouldn’t just make that up. We have a physicist who does that kind of stuff.
Anyway, how this works is you go on over to LUGNuts, (read the rules and whatnot), choose a number from 1-100 and, based on your chosen number, we will assign you an automotive task from a list of ideas that we have under lock and key. You build accordingly, play your cards right, and you may take home a totally awesome prize.
Over at LUGNuts, in life, and sometimes in the bathroom, we live by one policy: go big or go home! An epic challenge calls for epic prizes so the third place winner gets the LEGO Technic 42050 Drag Racer. Second place winner; we up the ante with the Technic 42039 24 Hours LeMans Race Car. For the first place winner we pull out all the stops with the Technic 42030 Remote-Controlled Volvo L350F Wheel Loader. Also, all three winners will get an autographed copy of The Art of LEGO Modeling, courtesy of Dennis Glaasker, Dennis Bosman and No Starch Press. I’m pretty sure winning a totally epic prize from a LUGNuts challenge will get you laid. (Claim void if you happen to be a youngin, live in Idaho, or if your belly protrudes from under your billowing renaissance fair shirt.)
How do we afford such huge prizes? We had a little help from our sponsors and friends at The Brothers-Brick, Constructibles, and the LUGNuts admins. Plus the judge ruled in my favor during that whole cheese mongering fiasco so I don’t have to worry about posting bail. What, did you think my brief stint as a drug mule would get me busted? Oh, HELL NO!
So head on over to LUGNuts to see what we have in store this February! Thanks, LEGO Car Blog for letting me use your blog-writing studio. Oh, and if some Chinese dudes in a van tell you I sold them fake Viagra, don’t believe them. Also cool water and salt will take the wine stains out of the carpet. Just sayin’.