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June Building Contest - 2x4 Celebration

BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
For June I thought it would be fun to base a model around the classic 2x4 brick. That doesn't mean only 2x4s, but rather having a MOC that features one in a prominent way. No restrictions to certain themes or sizes just that at least one 2x4 brick is integral. How that works is up to your imagination. Below is a sample I built while playing with my kids.

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    @stlux has generously offered to supply a prize as I cannot given my location so thanks for that! Contest will run until the last day of June.
    stluxLostInTranslationTheOriginalSimonB
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 378
    So it does not have to be attached properly apparently (or is it)?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    ^are you referring to what I built? It is attached via a bracket one row of studs behind the facade. As a general rule, entries with things attached properly will likely be judged more favorably than those where they are not.
    stluxTheOriginalSimonB
  • mafonmafon TushinoMember Posts: 48
    I got slight quake vibes from your temple.

    So I perceived 2 by 4 as 64 by 128 for that matter.
    Bumblepants
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,626
    Fun! I need to wrap up some of my other MOC projects so I can get building!
    Bumblepants
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    It is now June so get building! Bonus points* for using your favorite color as the 2x4 and pointing out that it is your favorite.


    *Bonus points are completely worthless and not calculated into the judging.**

    **Unless you also pick sand green as I will be biased toward my own favorite brick color.
    560HeliportLostInTranslationFowlerBrickssnowhitiestluxGothamConstructionComafonMr_CrossLittleLori
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,471
    So, Temple of the Ultimate Ultimate 2x4 Brick :)
    BumblepantsLostInTranslationLittleLori
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 378
    Does it have to be a plain 2×4 piece, or can it be a special 2×4? As in can it be printed, have extra patterns or appendages on it, or have something in it like a 2×4 lamp?
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,626
    Does it have to be an actual 2x4 or an up-scaled representation?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    Either of those ideas are fine. I'm not too picky as long as you are keeping in the spirit of things.
    FowlerBricksLittleLori
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,228
    Can I use a mangled 2x4 I found on the side of the road? I probably won't. Just curious.
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 378
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Can I use a mangled 2x4 I found on the side of the road? I probably won't. Just curious.
    A post-apacalyptic thing? Maybe with more broken pieces (assuming enough of them left to attach)?
    Baby_Yoda
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Can I use a mangled 2x4 I found on the side of the road? I probably won't. Just curious.
    Sure if it makes sense to.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,228
    ^ Great! You've got me thinking now, @Cyberdragon.
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 378
    Oh dear, the point where the build is becoming way bigger than expected just to get the relative scale I want. My potato PC hates moving a 48x48 baseplate in Stud.io. I'll use more 2x4s as greebling to fill in the massive spaces.

    I'm sure fans of

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    can guess what special color of 2x4 will be featured.



    Baby_Yoda
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,228
    I'm actually in the middle of reading Life, the Universe and Everything. I'm not sure whether to feel excited or scared.
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 378
    edited June 2018
    Shhh! *Hissss* Spoilers! Now everyone's gonna steal my brick color! :P
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,626
    I've just had an amazing idea for an entry. Now I just need to find time to build it...
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 378
    My MOC is getting so massive that I wonder if it would even do justice entering the whole thing as just featuring 2x4s (It's a whole diorama/scene at this point at 48x48x about 22).

    Could I only enter the sub-assemblies with the featured 2x4s and post the rest of the build that sprung up around them to the MOC thread?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    Sure, whatever you think works best.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,626
    Well, my amazing idea didn't work as planned. :( A new idea is brewing though!
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    Too late to edit my post, but I think it’s pretty obvious which color is my favorite. 
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 378
    edited June 2018
    After fumbling around with Stud.io I finally managed to get a good render angle.

    Starship Heart of Gold engine room (improbability drive) diorama/shadowbox featuring gold bricks. The top of the core lights up with a 2x4 lamp hidden in the column. There is a top to it, but I had to remove it for rendering.



    More pics of the details coming soon in the MOC thread.

    P.S. The center crystal is yellow not black.
    TheOriginalSimonBBumblepantsBaby_YodaricecakeAstrobricks
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,308
    ^Now you’ve got me thinking about how to model the effects of drinking a pan-galactic gargle blaster.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    Good entries so far! Keep them coming. Five days left!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    Last call for entries, about a day or so left!
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,626
    I've got one more coming^ :D
  • the_creative_boxthe_creative_box SwedenMember Posts: 90
    ^I love it when people make floating islands! Nice photo editing, too. 
    FowlerBricks
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,626
    ^I love it when people make floating islands! Nice photo editing, too. 
    Thanks! It was pretty quick editing, since I rendered my pics without a background. XD
    the_creative_box
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    Ok tomorrow I will review the entries with my panelists AKA my kids and post the results!
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,195
    Whilst @Bumblepants deliberates, you can get creative for the July contest here!
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,308
    Wow!  Thanks for that...
    snowhitieGothamConstructionCoFowlerBricksBumblepants
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,195
    Congrats @TheOriginalSimonB! PM me your address whilst I go check out your wanted list to find you a prize!
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,295
    Bumblepants said: 

    Vurp and Gl'hurg by @TheOriginalSimonB Won out with the creative use of parts and attention to details. Really fun to imagine goofy aliens discovering Lego for the first time and giving it a probe etc. with their equipment.
    and then they realize their spaceship is actually made of those weird blocks  :o
    BumblepantsTheOriginalSimonB
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 378
    I was thinking more of along the lines of them being in the Lego Movie world and they happened to find an out of place and really old red 2x4 lying unconnected out in a sand brick desert somewhere on a supposedly uninhabited planet.
    FowlerBricks
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