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2017 Monthly Building Competition - December: Twenty Parts or Less

Hello and welcome to the final monthly building challenge of 2017!

For this month’s challenge, I would like for you to take a very minimalistic approach. As I figure some may be traveling this December and may be away from their collection of bricks, I wanted to make a challenge easy and accessible for all to participate in. That being said, for this month’s challenge I would like for you to make a creation in under 20 pieces. Your creation may be a representation of absolutely anything you please.

Here are the rules:

-You may use no more than 20 pieces. You are allowed to use less than 20 pieces.

-Add a title or small caption describing your model.

-ALL parts count. Say for example you were to use a mini figure torso, that would count as five pieces.

-Please only post up to two photos to give the page an easier time to load. If you would like to post more, feel free to add a link to Flickr. 

-The creation must be new and should not already exist.

-The competition will end December 31st PST.

-You may enter multiple builds.

I will try to get out the final verdict the following week. The prize has yet to be decided.

For a bit of inspiration here are some previous Toys r Us builds:

And two from Christopher Neimann (would recommend taking a look at this link here for further ideas:

One comment that I really enjoy is one said by prevere and is also the comment from where I got my inspiration to do this competition ( Your model can really be anything. It can be as minimalistic as possible. It can be one piece or 20. I would be happy to answer any questions about the challenge that you may have. Very interested to see what models come from this! Enjoy!



  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    Time to get buildin'!! 
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 368
    Upside down not Australian tractor had a trailer but piece count kills it
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 368
    Micro scale sucks , I do like tractors though
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 368
    Hope NASA doesn't steal my design
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    ^, that's a lot of entries in a very short time.
  • Robbzy88Robbzy88 Member Posts: 20
    Stupid question but does a horse count as one piece or many since they aren't designed to come apart.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    I would say one part, as long as it doesn't have a saddle or anything else, but that's just my opinion.
  • MynattMynatt Member Posts: 632
    @Robbzy88 I would consider a horse to be one part. 

    The entries are looking great so far! Many great small models and also loving the ambitious builds that go big! Can't wait to see what the rest of the month has to offer.
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Member Posts: 551
    A working 20 piece mule/donkey engine (aka a winch).

  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    I've got a mini lightning jet on the way!
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 368

    Hmmmm...don't really taste 
    like kebabs!
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 368
  • the_creative_boxthe_creative_box Member Posts: 90
    ^Interesting, very creative concept and designs there! Really fun that you and your family had a great time building those dinousaurs. I have yet to see another MOC based off of Pride, but Lego is a great choice when you want to reflect this subject in an artistic way (:

  • MynattMynatt Member Posts: 632
    Less than three days remaining! Still time to slip a few models in before the competition ends.
  • PebblesPebbles Member Posts: 173
    Thank you very much for a brilliant competition, it was my first time entering and i've had a blast. :D
  • esfroliosesfrolios Member Posts: 8
    Thanks for your beautiful comment. I really like part-limited/ set-limited constests!
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    Great contest! I have to say, it was probably my favorite building contest that I've entered. It's amazing what you can make with only 20 parts!
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    There will be instructions for the Mini Fire Mech on the Free Instructions Thread sometime within the next week or so. 
  • M1J0EM1J0E Member Posts: 644
    Thanks for a great contest!  I’d never even thought of anything like this, but what I expected was awesome micro builds like so many featured.  Of course mine was a somewhat different tongue in cheek entry, but sometimes you just have to add in something a little different for fun.  I couldn’t believe watching this, some of the cool parts usage that you’d never think of! 
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