Submission Guidelines

Lego Teacher

The Lego Car Blog Elves’ continual search to find the best LEGO vehicles on the internet has yielded some brilliant creations. But have you ever wondered how they choose what to bring back? Here are the guidelines they follow:

The ‘L’ is for ‘LEGO’: Perhaps a little obvious but the lines do get blurred with clone blands (e.g. Mega Bloks) and LDD. To stand the best chance of seeing a creation appear on The Lego Car Blog it’s best to use LEGO pieces only. Whilst we have occasionally blogged a digital creation, it’s fairly rare for us to do so. The Elves aren’t really interested in a creation unless they can climb on it.

And the ‘C’ is for ‘Car’: The Lego Car Blog was set up in response to the disinterest of the established blogs in featuring LEGO vehicles. This means that we do have a car bias, but we’ll also publicise other vehicle-related creations, such as trucks, ships, sci-fi and motorcycles. If you’ve made a castle though… probably not.

Quality Control: The Elves are under strict instructions to return only high quality work, we like to blog the best! Take your time and do your research.

Pictures say a thousand words: So take yours well. Clean, contrasting backgrounds are easy to do and make a world of difference. Even the most impressive of creations will not feature on The Lego Car Blog unless the pictures are in focus, well lit and exclude any clutter from shot. These simple steps will make you look like a pro!

Don’t be a pirate: We endeavour to blog original creations only. Recreations will not be accepted. And they make the Elves cry. Similarly, creations by builders who trade ‘Likes’, request high ratings, blatantly self-promote their creations, or otherwise engage in general community douchebaggery are unlikely to be considered.

Fresh Fruit: Here at the Lego Car Blog our aim is publicise new creations (typically those under a week old). This ensures that we bring readers the freshest and most interesting creations on the ‘net.

That’s it! Easy huh? If you’ve found a creation that meets all of the above requirements you can suggest it to us via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page. Please note that we encourage suggestions of other people’s creations – not your own!

80 thoughts on “Submission Guidelines

  1. […] Creation Criteria […]

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  2. Matt Ward says:

    Holy crap. This site is awesome.

    Has anyone done a Lego RC Boat build?

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  3. Katie O'Neil says:

    Hello!
    A good friend of mine named Mikey McBryan up in Yellowknife Canada works for a company called Buffalo Airways. This company is also the basis for the show Ice Pilots. Mikey is trying to get their iconic airplane, the Douglas DC-3, made into a LEGO model. Its a great project that showcases a revolutionary aircraft from the 1930’s thats still flying up in Northern Canada. It would mean so much to us if this project could be featured on your blog!
    http://www.godc3.com
    Thank you for your time,
    Katie O’Neil

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    • Hello Katie

      Thanks for stopping by. We’d love to feature this model. However, we only post ‘new’ (i.e under a week or two old) photos here, so… if Mikey has a few new pictures (or could take a few more) we’ll happily blog them, just let us know!

      TLCB Team

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  4. HI,
    I’m from Brazil, and I have made a usefull and small Humvee as you can see on http://www.flickr.com/photos/guilhermelimait/12110218915/.
    I really appreciate if you could give me your oppinion about it.
    Thank you and keep building! 😀

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  5. mr manperson says:

    hey, guys, more of the same fantastic work!! i know it’s LDD, but it’s rendered and quite astonishing¬
    http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/379749

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  6. fmmmlee says:

    Why exactly do you want ‘fresh fruit?’ Sometimes the old ones are good!

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  12. cheznna says:

    Hi guys, just like to recommend my friend’s garage works… he has a lot of cool cars here and i hope that you could take a peek sometimes…
    http://Www.flickr.com/photos/123865130@N05
    Thanks a lot!

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  13. cheznna says:

    Hi again!
    Just want to share again with you guys this friend of mine’s MOC…

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    Its a Koenigsegg CCX and now also gatherinv support in lego ideas..
    https://ideas.lego.com/projects/83007

    Hope you could help him… more power to your blog!

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  15. cheznna says:

    Hi guys, my friend got a recent post, im not sure what type of cars is this but it has all or most of the parts of a car…i think… happy to share ….

    https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/legophilippines/16040031552/

    https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/legophilippines/15853450560/

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    • Hello cheznna

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Your suggested builder is not quite at our required standard yet but we are watching them.

      However, they do keep adding their creations to the ‘Blogged by TLCB’ Flickr group, when they haven’t been blogged. This is not a way to get blogged, but it is a way to annoy us. We may have to resort to a ban…

      TLCB Team

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  16. heloa says:

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  18. Hi, I’d like to suggest a friend of mines amazing Hot Rod, this is a very recent build of his and it looks excellent! I would love to see it on this site! Keep up the great work!

    – Josiah

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  23. Tendoboy says:

    Here’s something I found on MOCpages- http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/420110

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    • Hello Jake

      Thanks for stopping by.

      The first builder has featured here a few times recently so we’re skipping this upload by them.

      The second doesn’t quite meet the standard of photography required, however both are good suggestions so keep us informed if you find other creations that you think would be suitable.

      Kind regards

      TLCB Team

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  24. Hey guys! Just wondering if there’s any news on future Master MOCers interviews. Loving the write-ups, keep up the good work!

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    • Hello Sam

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Maybe. We enjoyed doing the Master MOCer Series and the interviews seemed to get a good reaction from our readers, so adding further interviewees to the current list is something we’re considering for future content.

      All the best

      TLCB Team

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      • *rubs hands together* Sounds great! To add someone to the list, I think you need to squeeze an interview out of Harry Gravett. I talk to him a lot, and he’s a great guy, always happy to give you his honest opinion and loves his cars although his hasn’t got a lot free time at the moment. But if he can somehow miraculously free up some time, pounce on him! He has a new creation out too – how’s that for timing? 😀

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  25. hello , what do you think about my innovative drive

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  26. Hey guys! This is one of the most beautiful minifig scale cars I think I’ve ever seen, I think it deserves a blogging.

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    -Sam

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  27. Jake says:

    Can you put my Land Rover series 1 on your page because it’s a really good moc and it’s a proper British vehicle it’s probably the only one in its proper colour of green please put it on your page.

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    • Hello James

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Nope, it’s in the queue (we were waiting for good pictures) and will appear soon.

      Please don’t request your own builds though. Your model will be blogged because it’s already planned, but normally a self request means that we exclude that model from appearing here.

      All the best

      TLCB Team

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  28. RareWhiteApe says:

    Hi TLCB!

    Pascal Lenhard (I think he’s a certified builder in France – not sure) built two impressively large Ford GT models in 1/3 scale which were displayed at the Le Mans 24H last weekend; a 2016 race car, which won it’s class this year, and a much cooler 1966 model, which won it overall that year.

    Pics and a video at this link:

    http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/ford-turns-lego-commemorate-return-le-mans

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  29. Ben Setter says:

    Do tanks count? If so, I found one
    http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/430240

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    • Hello Ben

      Thats for stopping by.

      That’s a decently engineered model, but it’s a bit lacking in the looks department for this blog (which is, basically, just a list of pictures).

      Kind regards

      TLCB Team

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    • Hello Amy

      Thanks for stopping by.

      That’s a really well engineered creation! However, aesthetically it’s not the best for this blog, as we’re basically just a list of images.

      Kind regards

      TLCB Team

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  30. Marco. qm says:

    Hello TLCB, I just built a new LEGO Porsche Targa 4S and I would like if you could post it to get support on LEGO Ideas, after all, a lot of people visit this page right? Link: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/430374

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    • Hello Marco

      Thanks for stopping by.

      You’ve posted your comment on our Submission Guidelines page. Please read these, as they detail the submission suggestions we can accept, and those we can’t.

      Best of luck with your Ideas project

      TLCB Team

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  31. Marco. qm says:

    Hey there! check this Targa 4S.

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  32. Marco. qm says:

    Hello! I found this Lancia Stratos on LEGO Ideas: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/144922

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  33. Egor says:

    Hello

    just opened ICON baja video for sharing in any site. You can share it right at your post
    https://thelegocarblog.com/2016/07/27/fj-baja/#comment-37521

    thanks

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  34. […] find lots of superb creations that we can’t publicise here because they fail to meet our image standards. It’s really simple to take high quality photographs of your creation though! You can check […]

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  36. Malcolm Mehr says:

    This is a great website. I love the ideas that are built by the many creative minds in this world

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  38. […] at The Lego Car Blog we have quite a strict criteria that must be met before a model is published. However occasionally we bend the rules this just a […]

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