Brickset Bi-monthly Builiding Challenge March-April 2019: Building Bridges

J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 216
Greetings all, and welcome to my first go at hosting a building challenge:

For the next two months I want you to mind the gap, and bridge the divide by building some sort of bridge. I realised there are a lot of bridges I'd like to build myself, like the bridge Gandalf crosses on his way to Bag End, or the curved railroad bridge featured in the Harry Potter films, so now I'm using this opportunity to get some inspiration for future endeavours. While bridges are less abstract than art or monsters, you can build any sort of bridge you want, from a cute little bridge in a park, to a spindly walkway, a suspension bridge, a big Brooklyn style bridge, a wild fantasy bridge or any other sort of bridge you feel like. And if you want to interpret the word differently and build a command bridge or a bust of The Dude, I suppose that's fine too. It can be any scale you like.

The rules are pretty much as usual:

Your entry has to be a new MOC  created specifically for this challenge.

No more than two images per post in this thread - but feel free to link to others hosted elsewhere.

Enter as many times as you like so long as each entry is in its own post.

Closing Date is 30 April 2019. Winner to be announced in the first few days of May.

Prize will be determined by the winner's owned and wanted lists on the main site so make sure you keep those updated.

Go get creative!


  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,822
    Oh I love bridges. I actually have a massive bridge planned but won't be able to work on it until the Fall. I will have to do something else for this in the interim.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,306
    Splendid subject matter.  I have ideas to think on now.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,853
    Good idea!
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,853
    @msanders it's a great vignette and the quality of the picture is really nothing to worry about! Lovely story as well, remember reading it a LOT with my son.
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 216
    Very nice too, @Bumblepants :) Do you have a close up of the bridge?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,822
    J0rgen said:
    Very nice too, @Bumblepants :) Do you have a close up of the bridge?
    Kids have already destroyed it. The layer behind the med. Azure is just dark blue 1*8 arches. 
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 216
    Yes, you absolutely may, @FowlerBricks Nice to see more great entries popping up! I'm really enjoying hosting this :)
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 216
    Any more entries before we cross the bridge into May? Still two days to go :)
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 214
    A bridge to join my only 2road plates, 
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 343
    I'm glad the two-month timeline worked out for getting a bunch of great entries. I'm generally not able to enter these during the school year, but I like seeing the creations from those who enter. Had I found some extra time, I was going to zig where others zagged and create some Jeff "Bridges" Brickheadz, like his character in Tron or from True Grit (pretty sure I've seen The Dude done before). I'm excited to see next month's theme! (And sorry to anyone who clicked on this thread thinking there would be another entry.)
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 214
    Could have prompted a monthly build theme ,I don't like brickheads but could be tempted from the cave for a challenge like that
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,625
    When will the winner be chosen?
  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 216
    Thursday! May has been crazy with work so far.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,086
    Here's a bridge I built a while back. Perhaps it will give you some ideas.

  • J0rgenJ0rgen NorwayMember Posts: 216
    Hi all! Sorry for the lateness of the announcement of the winner of this Bi-Monthly Contest, but May has been very busy for me, and I wanted to write a little about all the lovely entries, not just name the winner.

    All the entries have been imaginative and fun, regardless of their complexity, and I thank everyone who participated. The Asiatic style bridges wowed me with their architecture, particularly @FowlerBricks' support pillars, while I see a future as amusement park designers for @snowhitie ;and her son, and @Shib building a bridge of unity with the bricks from Queen Whatevra promoted the theme of The LEGO Movie 2 very nicely. The contest must have a winner, though, and that is the very first entry; @msandersThe Three Billy Goats Gruff (Bukkene Bruse in Norwegian). It's a cute, immediately recognisable little scene, featuring fun representations of the characters, as well as a very nice design for a simple, paved bridge. I will start collecting those curved 2x1 plates in order to build a bridge like that of my own :) Thank you all again for participating, it's been really fun to host and see all the designs you come up with, and I will definitely do this again some time in the future!
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 905
    Yeah! Great news! Thanks @J0rgen for hosting and it was such a great theme. I am always blown away by the entries in these (bi)monthly challenges. Such great creativity.

    It's always nice to hear that I have inspired you to get some of the curved 2x1 plates for your own work - I think they are great pieces with so much versatility (I may have bought a fair few on BnP!). 

    Looking forward to the next challenge. 
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,853
    Congrats @msanders totally agree with the verdict, it's such a cute little model, well done!

    If anyone fancy launching another building comp, feel free!
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,306
    Nice on @msanders well deserved.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,225
    Next time the bridges should be required to span 2 metres without supports between the ends.
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