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Plague busting competition 3: Let's create some magic!

snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,962
edited July 3 in Building and Techniques
My turn to host another building competition. Some of you might know I'm a big Harry Potter fan and had been looking forward to the newest wave. The magic of those kind of stories just bring a smile and a light in my life. So what better challenge than to make something magical.

I would like you to create a scene that is truly out of the ordinary. It could be to do with Charlie & the chocolate factory, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Nevermoor,... But equally your own wizard or magician story that you made up just for this competition. Or a flying car for those that prefer machines. Just bring us some kind of magic.

I'll build something myself as well, but regretably not had a chance before I launched even though I had the plan for a while. Life has just been crazy... But I think that's for most people at the moment!

So without further ado, unto the rules:
  • Only new builds, so make something special for this competion.
  • It could be as small as you like, but I would put a limit of a 32x32 baseplate as the maximum footprint. If branches or turrets stick out beyond that, that's fine, it's just to have some sort of limit.
  • Maximum 2 pictures per entry, although feel free to link to more off-site. Story-telling is allowed next to the picture too.
  • Feel free to enter multiple times, or if your kids want to take part, feel free to take pictures of their build and enter them as well.
  • We will have this competition run for the whole summer, so until the end of august, so that should give everyone time and chance to have time to enter and delight us.
Don't worry if you are a beginner or if you have a lot of MOC's under your belt, all levels of building are allowed, this is just to have fun, although a little surprise will be send to the winner!

“A little magic can take you a long way.”- Roald Dahl



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Comments

  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,484
    Excellent theme. This will be fun.
    Mr_CrossSeijiAmasawaKungFuKennysnowhitieBumblepants
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 539
    Ooooh.(The Claw. It moves.)
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 475
    The problem I see is Lego does not have a lot of pieces to show "magical effects" aside from the blue flame piece. I wish they had a lightning bolt piece. I mean yeah, there's plenty of creative room but it would be cool see "magical energy" in builds like with a wizard duel for example.

    I am going the techno-magic route with my own characters (not for this specifically but unreleased creations), but be prepared for a long winded explanation/backstory, and I'll see what I can portray with a duel between a wizard and a monster. Some day I'll get around to making actual stories in this universe.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,468
    there are a bunch of lightning bolt pieces as well as well as all the extra in super heroes sets
    560HeliportMr_CrossCyberdragonsnowhitie
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 475
    edited July 6
    Fauch said:
    there are a bunch of lightning bolt pieces as well as well as all the extra in super heroes sets
    I didn't know that, will definately use them. My extent of part knowlege outside of sets I know is what exists in Stud.io (which hopefully has those now as that's what I'll be using).
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,468
    They can be hard to find though, there is a piece that came in several nexo knight sets but is kinda rare otherwise, or one that I've gotten for garmadon's staff in a ninjago set from 2011. I think bionicles or something like that have some big lightning pieces.
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 475
    edited July 7
    Well, Stud.io (2.0) has lightning pieces now, but it doesn't have Enderman legs, 6101874 (AFAIK). I'll have to improvise.
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 561
    This piece has been in quite a few sets: https://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-6168590
    Mr_Cross
  • mafonmafon TushinoMember Posts: 63
    Ok, maybe it's time to rustle the bricks. I got so intimidated by them lately.
    Salamalex
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 475
    This piece has been in quite a few sets: https://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-6168590
    Yes, I noted that Stud.io has that now, however, it seems to have a lot of color issues now, for example it has the large technic lightning piece but only shows it in pearl gold (which is wrong, it comes in translucent colors in Nexo Knights). There are also parts which have no color data, including ones that did before in the old Stud.io. Really annoying, but a rant for another thread.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,610
    It is definitely not too big! Building LEGO=happiness; building bigger=more happiness; therefore bigger=better!
    KungFuKenny
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,168
    There can be only one!

    LOVE IT!
    TheOriginalSimonBKungFuKenny
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,962
    @TheOriginalSimonB definitely counts! Every kind of magic is allowed.
    TheOriginalSimonBpanchox1KungFuKenny
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,168
    Lovely stuff.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,724
    The problem I see is Lego does not have a lot of pieces to show "magical effects" aside from the blue flame piece. I wish they had a lightning bolt piece. I mean yeah, there's plenty of creative room but it would be cool see "magical energy" in builds like with a wizard duel for example.

    I am going the techno-magic route with my own characters (not for this specifically but unreleased creations), but be prepared for a long winded explanation/backstory, and I'll see what I can portray with a duel between a wizard and a monster. Some day I'll get around to making actual stories in this universe.
    There is also this which is useful for magic effects from the hand if you want to pose the direction, although it is missing from stud.io as well.

    KungFuKenny
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,962
    edited August 5
    Loving the builds so far and look forward to see what others come up with this month. And feel free to show anything, no matter how small or big!
    KungFuKennypanchox1
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