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2016 Monthly Building Contest - August: Everyday Life

MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,218

This month's theme is everyday life. Many of us are always busy with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but did you notice the policeman helping the old lady cross the road? The flat tenant getting the mail for the ill neighbour? The late-running school student (still with breakfast in their mouths)? The park attendant taking a sneaky few minutes away from their work to play with a dog visiting the park? The storm trooper picking flowers for their bunk buddy? The Yorkshire men reminiscing about their childhoods?

The list is endless and neither is Brickset members creativity. While there's no parts number or usage limitations, for fairness may I ask for no sprawling displays and to keep your entries to a maximum of a 48 by 48 stud base plate, with the exception of backgrounds. 

The Rules:

- your model must be built for the contest, not an existing MOC.

- two photographs per entry only - it helps the thread load better/at all! However feel free to upload any extra images to Flickr etc. that aren't for your entry.

- you can enter as many different models as you like so long as you make a separate post for each

- the contest closes at midnight, UK time, on 31 August, with the winner to be announced by the 4th September.

The Prize:

A poly bag from the mysterious box of blue: collected over many years, this box contains many poly bags both old and new, so you're in for a surprise no matter what is collected by 'the claw'!

Feel free to message me if there's any questions or concerns!

(If you'd like to volunteer to run a future monthly building contest or see what other themes are coming up, we've got a thread for that too!)

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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,001
    Great plan, should give some fun builds.

    The link for the volunteers doesn't work though, it just brings you back to the july one, strange. You can find it here: http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/23887/ongoing-monthly-building-contests#latest

  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,218
    Thanks for picking that up, @snowhitie . I presume that's because I just copied the OP without checking the link... whoops. :P
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 524
    @Matt to get the OP fixed flag your post and add a note that a link needs to get fixed so the moderators see what to do and edit the post
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Just a friendly bump
    MattDawsonTheOriginalSimonBrdflegokiki180703
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,523
    I have now worked out what I'm going to build, just need to find the time to actually bash the bricks together...
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    Similarly I have some ideas but I just need to find the correct minifigs for the picture I want to take.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,854
    I've had an idea and I'm going to start putting it together tomorrow!
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,001
    Still at the coast so no access to a lot of pieces, but planning to do it when I get back. Good to see it bumped though!
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,489
    the new technic tractor was too expensive? :-)
    eanairBumblepantskiki180703Mynatt
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,218
    ^ Probably a Lepin imitation... :P
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,854
    Oh wow, I love it @rdflego! Nice photography too!
    MooreFX
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,001
    Two great builds already.

    The photography is really well done @rdflego and I like your way of representing trees/woodland.

    Love the vignette too @myanatt and like the detail of the little white cloud out of the window.
    MynattMooreFXkiki180703
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,854
    That actually is very reminiscent of our attic ("Lego room", sort of) carpet, @Mynatt! Nice texture effect!
    Mynatt
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,218
    Bricksetters, this is your one week warning!

    With only two entries so far, I'm waiting in anticipation to see what people can come up with...
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,001
    ^she's not very happy doing that job! Clever to use the azari-hair as a substitute.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,854
    I love the colour effect with the azari hair! 
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,744
    Thought long and hard about which part of my everyday life to represent, and came up wit my favourite part of my job.  Getting out and about in my van, surveying bus stops...


    Umm... What?
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,744
    Thought long and hard about which part of my everyday life to represent, and came up wit my favourite part of my job.  Getting out and about in my van, surveying bus stops...


    Umm... What?
    The man's got a right to enjoy his job, for goodness' sake... Unless you're expressing incredulity at the existence of bus stop surveyors. In which case, well, if @TheOriginalSimonB doesn't do it, who will? Bus stops must be surveyed. @TheOriginalSimonB isn't the hero Felixstowe deserves, but the hero it needs.
    The latter. ;)
    plasmodiumkiki180703bobabricks
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,218
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,489
    I guess our bus company is too afraid of what consumers think to send bus stop surveyors. or maybe they are on strike, as usual.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,001
    @TheOriginalSimonB we could join our scenes together actually, only just realised that ;)
    LEGO_Dad77kiki180703
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    I'm responsible for 6,500 bus stops across Suffolk including everything from a corner of a field to multi-stand bus stations. So have to go check things are still ok, which means lots of driving around this beautiful county.
    Small world, I work for a bus company in Norfolk but I work in both Norfolk and Suffolk.
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,218
    I had to count the studs then to make sure both @snowhitie and @rdflego kept to the "no bigger than a 48 x 48 stud baseplate" rule. Shows how much perspective can trick the eye, even on this small scale!

    Why snow decided to use 3 16 x 32 and not 1 32 x 32 and a 16 x 32 I don't know! Also I'm loving rdf's 'no-glass glass' technique! 
    snowhitiestluxcatwrangler
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    Man, I was wondering how he got such a big, clear, seamless window pane. Only now do I see there is no window at all... Well played, well played...
    stluxSAMAEL64
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,854
    Whoa, I didn't even realise there was no glass... but right enough; I can't think of a glass pane big enough... 
    stlux
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,424
    snowhitie said:

    Here is my entry. I've never just made a 'facade' from a building before, so wasn't sure how I should get rid of the empty windows, if I should build a black wall or something behind it. Anyway, that's not the main thing of the build. An everyday scene in my life at the moment.






    Found this an exciting challenge, thanks @MattDawson, next month it's my turn, got the idea lined up...
    Either your husband is really short or, he didn't escort you to the hospital. Sad either way.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,523
    @rdflego well do say hi if you ever spot me in the borderlands!
    rdflegosnowhitie
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,424
    Phew!
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,523
    26 hours left to get your entry in...
    MattDawsoncatwranglersnowhitie
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 355
    My plan was to make this contest the first one that I build a MOC for, but time and life didn't allow it. I had a Mixel-scale (not sure that's a thing but I don't know how else to describe the size) dog in mind that would be hanging out of a car window. I even started setting aside parts mid-month but got sidetracked with sorting parts instead. How about everyone just imagines how awesome my entry would have been and allow that to count...?
    TheOriginalSimonBsnowhitieMattDawsonstluxrdflegobandit778ricecakecatwrangler
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,218
    16 hours remaining!
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    16 hours remaining!
    My timezone is -8. I still have 23 hours...
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,218
    edited August 2016
    16 hours remaining!
    My timezone is -8. I still have 23 hours...

     
    The rules state "- the contest closes at midnight, UK time, on 31 August, with the winner to be announced by the 4th September."

    So the 16 (and now just over 14) still stands.
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 288
    I'm building now. Hopefully I'll make the deadline.
    snowhitieMattDawsonstluxTheOriginalSimonB
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,575
    So many cool entries! I ran out of time again :-(
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,218
    4 hours, 8 minutes left!
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,523
    @Salamalex I'd love the luxury of a lego room.

    @catwrangler that's such a familiar feeling. 
    Salamalexcatwrangler
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