The tiny minds of the Elves are often attracted to tiny, brightly coloured things. They also like the odd bit of sci-fi, especially buggies and spaceships and robots. It’s almost as though David & David, the hosts of the Classic Space Pocket Money Contest II, created their competition with our workers in mind. If they were ever given any pocket money (Pay the little swabs? Never!) then the builds in this contest are exactly the sort of thing that the Elves would spend I their loot on.
The contest took Lego back to its roots, with builders limited to 100 parts. Having built a hopefully winning MOC, builders then had to disassemble it and come up with two other MOCs, using just the original pieces. We seem to have forgotten that Lego used to actually encourage kids to take the model on the box-top apart and build something new, rather than having a TIE fighter sitting on the shelf, gathering dust.
This years contest set the competitors the additional challenge of inventing their own Classic Space style theme. It lead to some strange colour combinations and surreal back stories involving unobtanium and cheese mining. Andy L’s winning “Space Fire Response Unit” are, naturally, equipped to fight fires in the vacuum of space. Who cares about the science: just revel in the 1980s retro looks by clicking this link to the contest’s home on MOCpages.
Note: NEVER give a TLCB Elf any money. They WILL eat it and those big £2 coins get horribly wedged in their tiny tummies.