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November 2012: Monthly Builder's Challenge: Mustache

MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 898
November 2012 Building Challenge:
It's November, and this month the focus of cancer awareness shifts towards men, who are encouraged to grow a mustache for what's been renamed "Movember."

While October is a month shaded in pink to raise breast cancer awareness for women, the Movember movement is an effort that began in Australia to raise men's awareness about prostate and testicular cancer. In light of this, this month’s Building Challenge will be themed around mustaches.

Big steps have been taken towards changing attitudes and habits relating to men’s health around the world, but there is still much to be done to catch up with the women’s health movement. Via the moustache, Movember aims to fulfill its vision of having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health by continuing to spark conversation and spread awareness of men’s health issues each year.

So you're encouraged to both grow and build your "mo" and help raise cancer awareness. If you get involved, be ready to utter clever phrases such as "ready, set, mo" and "changing the face of men's health."

Challenge Idea:
Build a mustache with LEGO, keeping it within the Challenge Limitations.

Challenge Limitations:
A) 150 pieces maximum.

How to Enter:
Post one picture per entry to this month's thread. Take the picture to illustrate the entire build. Feel free to show your “mo” off in an interesting way.

Deadline:
November 30, 2012

Remember, this is NOT a contest. There are NO winners or prizes. This is a building challenge. All entries are welcome. This is to help us to learn more about and discuss techniques, tips, and dilemmas associated with 'the build'.

The challenge is about the building experience, not necessarily the final result. We should all continue to learn and grow as LEGO builders! Finally, the Challenge Idea should be considered guidance. Feel free to interpret it however you choose. Have fun, and enjoy the build!
LostInTranslationbrickmaticGothamConstructionCo

Comments

  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 791
    edited November 2012
    On your marks, get set, "MO"

    And they're MOff.

    :-)
    Lego_Moose
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 898
    OK. Time to resurrect this thread. Maybe a goofy picture of my mustache will be the catalyst for people to post their own. I'm even sporting a tiny goatee with my 'stache.
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    GothamConstructionCoLostInTranslationLegoPodcaster
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 791
    edited November 2012
    ^From a distance in the fog could pass as the real thing :-)

    Here is my (bristly) entry, not quite Burt Reynolds but hey it is LEGO.

    85 part count with the complementary goatee.
    MorkMan
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    MorkMan said:

    I'm even sporting a tiny goatee with my 'stache.

    Love the retro legs goatee!!

    Here is mine. Sadly it proved too difficult to photograph myself wearing it. I looked rather distinguished and said "I say!" a lot. 25 pieces.



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    MorkMan
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    all I can say is LOL. I have my stache built at home and will take pics tonight.
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 791
    ^^ The sort of stosh a gentlemen would wear a top hat with, good entry @caperberry.

    :-)
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 898
    @caperberry Nice catch on the retro legs for my goatee. I found them while building the 'stache and couldn't resist.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 898
    I had to use some double sided tape for the 'stache and the goatee to stay on. My son and I originally used toothpaste, but that proved too slippery. It did make the LEGO bricks smell minty fresh, though!
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 898
    On a Builder's note, this proved difficult to build, as I was trying to have it wrap around my face. Since it was built with bricks exclusively from the 70's and80's, I was limited in my collection to most of the bricks being 2 studs wide. I also wanted to get the nose whiskers tied in somehow and ended up with some bricks stuck part-way into my nostrils. Not a fun sensation, but I was going for form, not function. Brown bricks were non-existent in my collection, so I opted for black.
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    I had actually presumed the whole thing was suspended from the bricks in your nostrils! :OD
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 898
    ^that was the original plan... I just couldn't get the tension right, so I resorted to the tape!
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