Rat Dude has built this tiny version of the classic 6989 Mega Core Magnetizer. It comes complete with a telescopic grab arm and little rover, just like the original. There’s also a very neat helicopter, featuring some ice-lolly NPU. Being a food item, it was instantly spotted by the TLCB Elves. Click the link at the start of the post and see if you can spot it too.
Flickr’s David Hensel has created this rather nice rover, based on LEGO’s Mars Mission theme. It’s equipped with black, Technic tracks and some cleverly attached headlights. Another interesting feature is its curve of four windscreens and the protective bars on each side. These look to be very effective for fending off bouncing Martian rocks or marauding TLCB Elves. The Elves’ favourite feature was the massive keg of what David describes as, “Tangy Orange flavoured Spaceman-ale”, which reminded us of our favourite TV adverts from the 1990s. Click this link to David’s Flickr photostream to see his vehicle in close up.
One of the best ideas of last year is back. It’s the ‘Fifteen Piece Vehicle Challenge’ on MOCpages. That’s right. Fifteen. One-Five. It’s an amazing test of creativity and pure, simple fun. Just ask Tom Remy, last year’s winner with this:
If you think you can match that, head on over to Sam the First’s group on MOCpages and get building. Three weeks to combine fifteen pieces of Lego should be plenty of time, and even the Elves can scrape together the necessary plastic. It’s informal, it’s fun, it’s open to everybody, and it’s even well organized. Can you tell that we like it? Get over there!
…To thoroughly misquote Andy Warhol.
A small, but very appealing contest is happening now on MOCpages. It’s open to anyone who’s got 15 pieces of Lego and is not afraid to use them.
The 15 Piece Vehicle Challenge is being organized by Sam the First, who knows just how to test any builder’s creativity. The elves like it because they can ride in the models…. like the one above, made by Alex Sonny. It’s a tiny roller. It really is.
We love MOCpages here at The Lego Car Blog. Only thing was, none of the mods were interested in vehicles, so our favourite things with wheels were always under-represented in the competitions. Not any more.
For the 2012 Mocies, a sort of Oscars for Lego builders, the gods have smiled upon us and there’s a ‘Best Realistic Vehicle’ category. The nominations are in, giving you the chance to vote for things like this….
It’s a Ford GT40 by Mortalswordsman, but regular readers already knew that. There’s a Malte Dorowski Porsche too, and a huge and menacing black JPS Lotus transporter by DeTomaso Pantera, and an MGB by Nick Barrett and, and….. get in there and vote: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/20804. The elves are beside themselves. They’ll probably post enough votes to crash the servers…