Submission Guidelines

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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!

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  6. Katie O'Neil

    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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    1. thelegocarblogger

      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

      Reply
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      1. thelegocarblogger

        Hello Cheznna

        Thanks for stopping by.

        We’re don’t tend to publicise submissions on LEGO Ideas (unless we were blogging the creation anyway) as we do get lots of requests.

        However, we have ‘Followed’ your suggested builder on Flickr as their work looks to be close to the quality that we blog here : ) We’ll watch them for future builds.

        TLCB Team

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    1. thelegocarblogger

      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

      Reply
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  20. Josiah Cunningham

    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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    1. thelegocarblogger

      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

      Reply
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    1. thelegocarblogger

      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

      Reply
      1. Sam the First/Sir.Manperson

        *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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  29. Jake

    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.

    Reply
    1. thelegocarblogger

      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

      Reply
    1. thelegocarblogger

      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

      Reply
    1. thelegocarblogger

      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

      Reply
    1. thelegocarblogger

      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

      Reply
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    1. thelegocarblogger

      Hello Greg

      Thanks for your suggestion, that’s looks a fun project!

      The models and images are not quite high enough quality to appear here, but could be with some tweaks.

      Kind regards

      TLCB Team

      Reply
  36. REV^Coldpoint

    How to submit? My computer doesn’t have a big enough space to upload pictures I took, so is there another way to submit, even without your camera memory chip?

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    1. thelegocarblogger

      Hello Didumos

      Thanks for your suggestion. It meets our criteria (just – whilst model is an easy blog the images are borderline) and thus it will appear shortly!

      Kind regards

      TLCB Team

      Reply
    1. thelegocarblogger

      Hello Pino

      Thanks for your message.

      Unfortunately we cannot accept self requests for LEGO Ideas projects as we get *loads* of these – sorry. However we do very much like your build. If it were uploaded to Flickr / MOCpages / Brickshelf etc and we were to find it there is a good chance it would be blogged.

      All the best

      TLCB Team

      Reply
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    1. thelegocarblogger

      Hello Helge

      Thanks for your message.

      We do not accept self requests, however if you add us on Flickr we will be able to see your model easily. We can also recommend uploading your creations to MOCpages, Brickshelf or Eurobricks; each has a good community and our Elves will probably find you : )

      Kind regards

      TLCB Team

      Reply
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    1. thelegocarblogger

      Hello treze

      Thanks for your suggestion. This build is definitely of bloggable quality, both the model itself and the presentation.

      However it was uploaded several months ago, so unfortunately it’s too old for us to post here.

      We will look out for future creations from this builder though, as their work is excellent.

      Kind regards
      TLCB Team

      Reply
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