You could win a 5-star rated SBrick Plus Pro Pack and give your Lego creations programmable bluetooth remote control!
The SBrick Plus Pro pack comes complete with wires, lights, a servo motor, an L motor, a battery pack, and colourful cases! Enter TLCB’s Lockdown B-Model Competition by building a new vehicle from the pieces of an existing LEGO set to be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize! What better way to spend Coronavirus Lock-down!
Whilst we’re all stuck inside we want to see what you can build with your LEGO pieces locked-down, whilst in lock-down! That means creating a new vehicle from only the pieces found within an existing official LEGO set.
There are some incredible prizes on offer from the awesome guys at SBrick, the leading remote control solution in the building toy market, allowing you to control your models remotely using a smart device like a phone, tablet, gamepad, or even Chromebook, MAC or PC!
Build us a B-Model from only the pieces found within a single official LEGO set. The set can be from any era or theme, including Technic, Creator, Town, Space, Pirates… everything except Galidor. You may also choose to use the pieces from two official LEGO sets if the RRP of each set was below $25.
Photograph and upload your B-Model to Flickr, MOCpages, Brickshelf, or Eurobricks between May 1st and June 30th 2020.
You must include the words ‘TLCB Lock-Down Competition’ or a link to this page somewhere in the creation’s title or description, so that we know you’re entering it.
You don’t actually have to be in Lock-Down to enter, although do please abide by whatever the COVID-19 advice is in your country of residence.
How to Enter
If you upload your B-Model to one of the free-to-use creation-sharing sites above with ‘TLCB Lock-Down Competition’ in the title or description our Elves will find it. You can also contact us in the usual ways or post a message on our Facebook page with a link to your creation if you want to make sure we’ve seen it!
You may enter as many creations as you like and the winners will be chosen based upon the designs that best meet our usual Submission Guidelines and our completely subjective opinions on what we think is cool.
Third-party bluetooth control wizards BuWizz have powered numerous creations that have appeared here at The Lego Car Blog over the past few years. With up to eight times the power of LEGO’s own Power Functions battery and IR Receiver set-up, BuWizz-powered creations are capable of very un-LEGO-like speeds.
The BuWizz team would like to see just how fast your creation can go and as such they’re running a competition this month to find the fastest Lego cars on the internet. There’s a twist too, which can you discover in the link and/or video below…
If you’d like to enter your own remote control Lego creation you can do so via the BuWizz website, and there are some fantastic prizes on offer for the winners! First place will receive the new LEGO Technic 42083 Bugatti Chiron set revealed here previously, whilst second and third places will get their hands on some awesome BuWizz goodies (so you can make your fast car even faster!).
To read the competition rules and to enter your own fast car click the link below!
The Lego Car Blog’s Review My Set Competition drew to a close last week, and it’s added a whole host of reader-written LEGO set reviews to our burgeoning Set Review Library! Almost 100 individual LEGO sets and third-party products have now been reviewed in total, and we aim to keep this number climbing as the Set Review Library is the single highest viewed page here at TLCB.
We were seriously impressed by the standard of your review submissions, which ranged from LEGO’s most expensive flagships right down to pocket-money sets, and were written by experienced adults and young builders alike.
So how did you guys do? Well it was close. Really close. But we’re delighted to announce that the overall winners are…
Yup, whilst we said there would only be one winner it really was too close to call, especially if you’re as indecisive as we are, so the assorted loot here at TLCB Towers will be shared amongst both winners!
Andrea’s review of the classic 1995 Model Team flagship recorded one of the highest view counts in its first week, and also included bespoke images created by Andrea specifically for his review article.
Rage Hobbit’s entry reviewing the 2011 Technic Supercar flagship accrued the most views over the duration of the competition, and the writing was so in-keeping with our in-house reviewers we could probably have passed it off as our own.
Andrea and Rage weren’t alone at the top though, as many reviewers really impressed us with their writing ability (and subsequent view count), to the point where we’d like to have you on staff!
Congratulations to Andrea and Rage, to all of you who saw your Set Review/s successfully published here at The Lego Car Blog, and if you’d like to write a review for a set that is currently missing from the review archive we’d still love to receive it! Simply get in touch us letting us know the set you’d like to critique and you could see your writing appear here for over one million viewers a year!
Running over the past 6 months or so we’ve been asking you, our readers, to submit your reviews of LEGO sets that you thought should be in the Set Review Library. We’ve published loads of your entries (which can read by clicking the link above) and we now have the tough job of shortlisting, via the view count figures, those who will go to the judges’ vote.
Some say we only embarked on this exercise to increase the Set Review Library’s stock without paying anyone. And they’d be right. But we do have prizes up for grabs, made up of the loot that we have acquired here in TLCB Towers over the past year.
We’ll be announcing the winner of the aforementioned swag in the New Year, in the meantime a huge thank you to all those who have entered the competition, and if you’d like to submit a review for the Set Review Library here at The Lego Car Blog you still can (only you won’t win anything). If you have good written English and creative writing skills then get in touch!
The Lego Car Blog Set Review Competition has just a few short weeks remaining! We’ve asked you, our readers, to join us to add even more LEGO sets to the Set Review Library, and those that made the grade have seen their words published here reaching over a million readers annually!
If you’d like to add your own set to our Set Reviews and be in with a chance of winning some awesome prizes then get in touch via the comments – but be quick as the competition closes December 31st!
You can read all of the Set Reviews submitted so far, as well as those written by our in-house reviewers, by visiting The Lego Car Blog Set Review Library here, and we’ll announce the winner (based on a combination of views and a judges’ vote) in early 2017.
Yes, we need help from you, our wonderful readers, to increase the population of the Set Review Library!
We’re looking new writers to review official LEGO sets for The Lego Car Blog, and in doing so you’ll be part of a site that reaches over a million people per year!
To add your Set Review to TLCB all you need to do is contact us, either here or via Flickr Message, and let us know the set that you think should be included in the Review Library. It can be a set you love, a set you hate, or one in the middle!
As if reviewing your chosen LEGO set for over million annual readers and becoming part of one of the best set review resources on the web wasn’t enough, you could also win some neat loot!
We’re sent lots of great stuff here at TLCB to review, and as we want your help to add content to the Review Library we’re going to pass on some of the items that we’ve, er… reviewed to one of you. Simple huh?
Please note that we’ll be collating this next round of Review requests and thus it may take us some time to respond to you if you’d like to participate. Don’t worry, even if it takes a little while we will let you know about your application!
Is The Lego Car Blog Set Review Library missing your favourite LEGO set? Or a set that you think really ought to be reviewed to warn prospective buyers? If so, The Lego Car Blog Set Review Library needs YOU!
We’re looking for funny, articulate writers to review LEGO sets for TLCB, and in doing so you’ll be part of a site that reaches over a million people per year!
To add your Set Review to TLCB all you need to do is contact us, either here or via Flickr Message, and let us know the set in question.
Yup! As if reviewing your set for over million annual readers and becoming part of the coolest Lego Blog there is* wasn’t enough, you could also win some awesome loot!
We’re sent lots of great stuff here at TLCB to review, and as we want your Reviews we’re going to pass on some of the items that we’ve, er… reviewed. Simple huh?
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’.
Choosing the top two creations from the dozens of entries received has been no easy task, in fact it was hard enough agreeing on the top five. If you’re reading this and your model appeared here during the past two months, you were probably in with a shout.
The competition Winner and Runner-Up will bag themselves some great prizes courtesy of the awesome guys at No Starch Press – we highly recommend checking out their range of brilliant Lego books at the link above.
After a week of hard drinki… er, we mean judging, all of the fantastic entries in TLCB Summer Building Competition have been evaluated, tested and scored by a crack team of various TLCB office staff.
We’ll be publishing the results shortly, with the winner and runner up bagging themselves some awesome Lego books from the guys at No Starch Press. We’ll also be contacting the winners via their online accounts (whether that be MOCpages, Flickr, Eurobricks etc.) so if you see your creation appear here soon make sure you check your messages!
Well done to all the competition entrants, we received a huge range of entries and choosing the top two was no easy task – although the beer helped. See you soon for the Winner’s Announcement!
We’ve received a wealth of superb entries over the past two months by builders from all over the world, from small scale hot rods to massive Technic masterpieces, so a huge thank you to everyone who has submitted an entry.
The TLCB Team will be reviewing the competition entries over the next few days, judging them against the competition criteria, and we’ll be revealing the winning creations soon!
The overall winner and runner up will receive some fantastic prizes courtesy of the awesome guys at No Starch Press, so check back here regularly to see if your creation has made it to the top spots!
First up (above) is Sam the First (aka Sir. Manperson)’s digital ‘Prowler’. We don’t often feature digital creations here, and Sam immediately put himself at a disadvantage in the competition by choosing to build in virtual reality. But Sam must really want the awesome prizes up for grabs and has gone all out to tick as many boxes on the Elves’ wishlist as possible. Bright colour? Check. Racing stripes? Check. Violence potential? Big check. He’s even added a pair of Elves to the build to score himself some bonus points. You can see more of Sam’s entry on Flickr at the link above.
The second creation in today’s post comes from fellow Flickr builder and previous bloggee Calvin Sun. Calvin’s ‘Elves of Hazard’ model also ticks many of the Elves’ boxes, being brightly coloured, big engined and also featuring a rather suave-looking Elf (they really don’t look that good in reality). You can see more of Calvin’s competition entry on Flickr at the link above.
Prizes to be Won!
There are still several weeks to go in the competition, which closes on August 31st 2015. No-one has yet scored full marks, and we’re yet to see a Power Functions RC vehicle capable of Elf smushery entered – a remote control monster truck with racing stripes and an Elf at the wheel would stand a very good chance indeed.
All entries will be judged by TLCB Staff at the end of the competition and the winner will receive two of the brilliant Lego books pictured above from the awesome guys over at No Starch Press, plus the runner-up will also get their hands a top Lego publication too.
How to Enter
You can enter your creation for TLCB Summer Building competition in a number of ways, either here at TLCB, or via our partners on Flickr; LUGnuts and Headturnerz, where each has a discussion thread in which you can post your entry. Good luck!