Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Duel of Pirates #7

Hosted by: Brick Pirate
Description/categories: This is a head-to-head matchup between Cecile and Fujia to build using the specified seed part (tan ladder)
Deadline: December 18
Contest rules

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Iron Builder Mixels Dungeons & Dragons contest

Contest: Iron Builder Mixels Dungeons & Dragons contest
Hosted by: Builders Lounge, Crazy Bricks, LEGO
Description/categories: Build a Mixel D&D monster
Deadline: December 30
Contest rules

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Chibi Contest

Contest: Chibi Contest
Hosted by: Brothers-Brick
Description/categories: Build a chibi version of a vehicle from TV, the movies, or a LEGO theme
Deadline: January 4
Contest rules

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Colossal Castle Contest XII

Hi all,
First up, I just wanted to apologize for my six month hiatus. I've been blogging about LEGO for nine years now, and from time to time I've just gotten a bit run down and distracted from my family of blogs. However, in the meantime, I'm constantly going through Flickr, Brickshelf, and other sites, and probably every day I bookmark a few more things that I keep meaning to post. I've gotten a couple of nice notes asking where I've been, and I guess it's time to come back. Also, during the year I save up LEGO books to review as people are getting ready for Christmas, and want to get those posted. And so, back to blogging. Hopefully I won't have too many interruptions in the near future. I've certainly got a backlog of great creations to feature.

Okay, there are lots of great either recently completed or ongoing. I can't say I'll go back and feature everything from the last six months, but I'd be remiss if I didn't feature my favorite. I'm an admin at Classic-Castle and we're currently holding our annual contest:

Contest: Colossal Castle Contest XII
Hosted by: Classic-Castle
Description/categories: 11 categories ranging from a single fig to giant scenes
Deadline: December 31
Contest rules

Monday, May 12, 2014

Competition: LEGO House

Contest: Competition: LEGO House
Hosted by: New Elementary
Description/categories: Come up with your own (microscale) design for LEGO House, a new museum being built in Billund. 250 piece limit.
Deadline: May 15 - sorry, should have posted this much earlier. It's microscale, though, so you can knock something out in time.
Contest rules

DC vs Marvel Building Contest winner

Contest: DC vs Marvel Building Contest winner
Hosted by: BrickFanatics
Julius No

Weird War Contest

Contest: Weird War Contest
Hosted by: BrickArms Forum
Description/categories: Build a MOC mixing sci-fi or fantasy with WWII. Include BrickArms accessories.
Deadline: October 31 - you have a long time, so make it good
Contest rules

Taste the Rainbow castle contest winner

Contest: Taste the Rainbow castle contest
Hosted by: Classic-Castle

Friday, April 25, 2014

Taste the Rainbow Castle Contest

Contest: Taste the Rainbow Castle Contest
Hosted by: Classic-Castle
Description/categories: Build a castle based on the Skittles color scheme
Deadline: I'm so embarrassed - I'm an admin at Classic-Castle and I totally forgot to post this here. Only 5 days left, so you can still build something this weekend and post it.
Contest rules

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Iron Builder 3.0 Round 12

Contest: Iron Builder 3.0 Round 12
Hosted by: Builders' Lounge
The Iron Builder round from the last post started off with a live build-off. The video is a couple of hours long, with lots of AFOLs chiming in and discussing, and I haven't yet watched the whole thing, but the actual build-off starts about 9 minutes in and you can see the initial two MOCs at about 20 minutes.

Iron Builder 3.0 Round 12

Hosted by: Builders' Lounge
Description/categories: Okay, the Duplo grass challenge was a joke, but now Siercon and Coral are facing off against Legohaulic and Littlehaulic to build as many MOCs as they can based on Mixels sets and specifically the yellow round 2x1 slope.
Deadline: a month
Contest rules

MOCathalon winners

Contest: MOCathalon
Hosted by: Annual contest on MOCpages
Winners: Team Jigsaw, made of John 55555, David Hensel, Captain Infinity, Elliott Feldman and Lego Junkie.

Ordinary to Extraordinary

Hosted by: LEGO
Description/categories: Build a model of something ordinary, and then rebuild it as super-cool. Think of the part of the LEGO Movie where they rebuild all of their normal vehicles - trash trucks, ice cream trucks, etc - and make them into fighting vehicles to defend against Lord Business and his micro-managers.
Deadline: Not sure. There doesn't seem to be a real rigid rules page for this.
Contest rules

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Beautiful LEGO II: Dark - to be continued

Contest: Beautiful LEGO II: Dark
Hosted by: Mike Doyle
Description/categories: Mike is continuing to look for MOCs for his upcoming book, and wants additional creations in very specific areas (follow the link).
Contest rules

Beautiful LEGO II: Dark winners

Contest: Beautiful LEGO II: Dark
Hosted by: Mike Doyle
See the list here.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Home Sweet Home - Sci Fi

Contest: Home Sweet Home - Sci Fi
Hosted by: Eurobricks
Description/categories: Build a home for your favorite sci-fit theme, official or not. Two different size categories.
Deadline: April 30
Contest rules

Build your dream home

Contest: Build your dream home
Hosted by: Eurobricks
Description/categories: Use LDraw, LDD, or other digital design program to design your dream home in fig and micro categories, also a prize for best render.
Deadline: April 15
Contest rules

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mixels Building Competition

Hosted by: Brickset
Description/categories: Build a Mixels beast, post it here.
Deadline: April 2 - So sorry, this came up during my long blogging hiatus. Huw posted a deadline reminder on Brickset. Probably no time to go out and get some Mixels, but if you've got some at home already, see what you can put together tonight and get it posted quick.
Contest rules

Iron Builder 3.0 - Round 12

Contest: Iron Builder 3.0 - Round 12
Hosted by: Builders' Lounge
Description/categories: Month-long face-off between Siercon and Coral on one side and Legohaulic and Littlehaulic on the other to build MOCs based on the DUPLO grass piece (unless, of course, this is an April Fools joke)
Edit - Turns out it was an April Fools after all. Too bad, would have been a very challenging IB part. Stay tuned for the next IB round.
Deadline: One month, so somewhere around May 1
Contest rules

Recognition of Great MOCs

Contest: Recognition of Great MOCs
Hosted by: RGM Flickr group
Description/categories: Build small or large MOCs in a number of categories including sci fi, historical, middle ages, creature feature, and random build.
Deadline: July 1
Contest rules

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rising Fire

Contest: Rising Fire
Hosted by: Five Nations Flickr group
Description/categories: This is a new shared-world roleplay game (see the Guilds of Historica and the Lands of Classic-Castle/Legends of Rowia for other examples). Show your character preparing for a civil war.
Contest rules

Merlin's Beard banner contest

Contest: Merlin's Beard banner contest
Hosted by: Merlin's Beard forum
Description/categories: Help create art for this new forum.
Contest rules

Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark

Contest: Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark
Hosted by: Mike Doyle
Description/categories: Submit a "dark" MOC (interpret that as you wish). Best MOCs will be included in Mike's next book.
Deadline: April 1 - hurry!
Contest rules

2014 MocAthalon

Contest: 2014 MocAthalon
Hosted by: MOCpages group
Description/categories: Teams build MOCs from 30 categories.
Deadline: Currently ongoing - finishes at the end of March

Middle Earth LEGO Olympics 2013-2014 winner

Contest: Middle Earth LEGO Olympics 2013-2014
Hosted by: MOCpages group
Winner: after 6 rounds of head-to-head matches, follow the link to see all of the builds
Li Li

Iron Builder February 14

Contest: Iron Builder February 14
Hosted by: Builders' Lounge
Gilcelio beat Lego Junkie

Iron Builder January 2014

Contest: Iron Builder January 2014
Hosted by: Builders' Lounge
Pepa Quin beat Carl Merriam

2013 MOC Madness winner

Contest: MOC Madness 2013
Hosted by: FBTB

Colossal Castle Contest winners

Contest: Colossal Castle Contest XI
Hosted by: Classic-Castle
Winners: I'm not going to list the different category winners, but go to the winners page to see the winning entries and honorable mentions. The Master Builder (awarded for best score across multiple categories) goes to Disco86:

ContestBricks - back from the dead

Hey all, I'm so sorry - I've been on a huge blogging hiatus for months now. While that's bad for my other niche blogs, it's particularly bad for this, which is supposed to be a very timely overview of ongoing contests. A bunch of things have come and gone without me noting them. There's no way I'm going to cover them all, so I'll just select out major contests. Then I'll try to be much better going forward.

Friday, January 17, 2014