Here at The Lego Car Blog our attitude to sci-fi is like our attitude to art: we don’t much about it but we know what we like. We’ve done quite well recently, having blogged both the first and second place winners in the third ever Classic Space Pocket Money Contest, well before the results were announced. The third place build was a spacey golf course in LDD, which didn’t really meet our submission guidelines, so we’ve an excuse for missing that one.
The Elves’ favourite was Locutus 666’s Rapid Reconnaissance Rover, an impressively large machine built from less than 100 pieces. Equipped with two cockpits and big wheels for high-speed rolling across the office floor, this vehicle kept our diminutive workforce entertained for a long time. Then they discovered that it’s a modular build, which can be quickly swapped into various configurations. That’s when the fighting started…
Regardless of this, we’re feeling a bit more confident about our sci-fi expertise, especially when things have wheels on. We’ll be watching this year’s Febrovery Flickr festival with interest.
The very wonderful Classic Space Pocket Money Contest is running for a third year on MOCPages. We’re very excited by this, and not just because it gives us an excuse to build something elf-sized and fire it into space…
All you have to do is come up with a 100-piece (or less) set in any of the classic space colour schemes and build alternates using the same pieces. It’s a fun challenge and there’s even prizes! Although you’ll be going some to beat Stephan N‘s entry above, which is designed to supply to our smiling vintage friends plenty of the white stuff (no, not THAT white stuff.) Time to dust off the (old) grey and blue…
The Classic Space Pocket Money Contest is open for entries until January 13th.
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.