2016 Monthly Building Contest - March: An Alternate Universe

ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,216
Apologies for the delay folks, technology is not being my friend today!


First things first, the winner of February's contest is....

@rdflego

All the entries were fantastic, but to me rdflego really used the seed part in such a clever way that I think a casual observer wouldn't necessarily realise that it is a part intended to be used as a shield. I even thought the build looked like it could almost be an official polybag design!

There is a surprise twist to add to proceedings, I was so impressed with the quality of entries that I have decided everyone who entered will get a prize - with @rdflego getting two to remain the overall winner ;-)

@MattsWhat's enthusiasm definitely deserves rewards, but all of his entries did use the shield shapes available for interesting results.

@Bumblepants - your entry probably made me smile more than any of the others, It's certainly a use I never expected or would have come up with myself.

@catwrangler - Wow, I didn't expect a single entry to use as many shields as your dress, and the snowshoes may looks a simple idea, but it takes a lot of imagination to come up with.

don't worry @bandit778 ;I've not forgotten you, I've saved you to last for a very good reason, somehow you pre-empted this month's task.

That's right folks, your mission for this month is to build something using only the parts from one set. It can be any set you like, and you may use the "spare parts" included, but nothing more. Your build does not need to be anything like a legal build or a possible set that LEGO themselves might produce, just get creative with that restricted part pool.

Please only enter new builds, there is no size limit, but I do ask that you include which set you used as a starting point and using a higher percentage of the parts from the set will count in your favour - so a clever alternate build of a Mixel that uses every part included will likely score better than using a UCS set as a starting point and only using 5% of the parts. Post a maximum of two images per entry below, as many entries as you want. Entries close at midnight in the UK on the last day of the month.

There will be a small prize for the winner, a lucky dip from the polybag/mixel pool I have, but really this is just intended as a bit of fun. The winner will be chosen on the last day of the month and announced on the first of the following along with the next contest.

If all those mentioned could please PM me their addresses I will get prizes out ASAP.


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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    why did I think it was a spiderman poly?
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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,942
    edited March 2016
    Thank you @Shib , congrats to @rdflego (and everyone who took part) , that was a really nice little build.
    Time to break out the small guns, been looking for an excuse to break open some of the polybags I have.
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^yeah, I'm thinking this will be more fun with something small.  I might try a mixel, or maybe just wander into tesco and get something I wouldn't normally for £10, like a friends or an elves or something.  Then just go nuts.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    Yeah, it seems like one of those things where the fun comes from restricting yourself - I might rebuild one of my small Star Wars sets!
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    The pie lance is genius! :D
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  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    The pie lance is genius! :D
    Thanks 
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    edited March 2016
    Really  nice! I'm going  to  try make 1 entry a day!
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  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    #2 My next entry Lance's Laser Turret. I tried to find something  with a very small number  of pieces. No parts were leftover. Includes laser shooter and controls for a minifigure. 

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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    looks dangerous to the wielder.
    it's already hard to find which set to use.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    Fauch said:
    looks dangerous to the wielder.
    it's already hard to find which set to use.
    Just keep trying  with  different  sets.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    #2.2 Okay  so I have had a bit of spare time today so here's another  entry. These mini models are mode from the parts in #30272 Mini  Awing  Starfighter.
    Everyone always  says there is too much grey in star wars sets so here the main first order vehicles brightened up a bit (I think  they're quite  Christmas-y).They are (if you  can't  tell );
    Mini Kylo  Ren  Command  Shuttle 
    Mini  Special  Forces  Tie  Fighter 
    Mini First Order Troop Transporter 


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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    I love Lance's Laser Turret - it would never have occurred to me, and the croissant use is brilliant! 
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    I love Lance's Laser Turret - it would never have occurred to me, and the croissant use is brilliant! 
    Thanks. The croissant was definitely  the  hardest piece to figure a use for.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    Nice. I wouldn't  have guessed  it was the tie fighter  except  for the windscreen! 
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,942
    Thanks @scoiltreasa , the windscreen was a bit of a giveaway. It is also somewhat fragile due to the lack of brackets and pins in the set.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    #3 My next entry  comes from set #10271 . Iron Man still has a car but it has received  some major upgrades! It now includes  a laser beam shooter to fight against  the  mischievous  god Loki  and the cosmic cube.

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  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    @scoiltreasa Don't know if you can edit your post but I think that is supposed to be #10721.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    @scoiltreasa Don't know if you can edit your post but I think that is supposed to be #10721.
    You're  right! My mistake
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    #3.2 Next up we have an Ultron  Assembly  Line made from the parts in #76029 . Includes head torso and legs assembly  and conveyer  belt with final product.


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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    edited March 2016
    well did not do this, this month,
    but i will start of my list by showing you all what i did just 2 1/2 months ago with set #60097

    "Alternate Build for set 60097"
    http://bricksafe.com/files/chrisalddin/city-spaceship-passenger-transport/City Square SPACE SHIP 2.lxf.png/800x600.jpg

    this was the 1st ever MOC i did, that i remade in LDD so others could build it.

    i will look at my set's and see what one to build something new with :)

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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    edited March 2016
    and here is one i just come up with.

    "The Mini fortrex go kart."
    all parts used + the 2 spare parts that come with set.

    i can easily see this in Super Mario kart.

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  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    #4 Next up is a moc  built from #75132 called "Can Robots  Love?" The little  robot loves the big robot shown by the hearts in her eyes. But does he love her back? Can robots  love at all?

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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    Here's an alternate take on 7131, Anakin's Podracer. The only bits unused are Padme, the Droid and the flagpole, which to be honest I completely forgot about because I've had just the podracer on display for a while with other vehicles...

    So, Anakin has crashed in the wilderness and is forced to use the parts of his wrecked podracer to build a shelter. Food won't be a problem because there's a palm tree with coconuts, but he's in the process of salvaging more podracer parts to build a raft (you can't see the river in this pic :P), and is hedging his bets with that aerial to try and contact someone to rescue him. 




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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    i have no idea what to call this.
    but here is the next MOC of a set i done.

    this may be the last one as i dont feel like pulling others apart.

    Set #76025



    the following image show the part's not used that come in this set.


    here are close up of the model.

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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    Nice! Also, this is adding to my desire to get that set...
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Nice! Also, this is adding to my desire to get that set...
    yes, go out and buy it :p

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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    wow, the builds start to get really random.
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  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,520
    #5 Next Coming From #76036 is  a S.H.I.E.L.D. jet. I  wasn't  sure to apply  the sticker to the front or not. Let me know  what you  think. (Grey stand part not part of model just used to stand for photos)

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  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    edited March 2016


    All built from 30274, AT-DP. Left to right, 2 cruisers, freighter, and 'super/planet' destroyer, while in the background is a communications station. 

    In the rest of the polybag are the instructions and spares: a black friction connector (though why two I don't know), dark grey cheese slope and a black 1 x 1 round plate.
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  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 569
    edited March 2016
    Here is my first entry using #21109. I used %100 of the parts. And for those who might be wondering where the yellow tanks are, they are on the back of the mech. I plan to create a Flickr at a later date to have more photos.
    Sorry about not the best background but all I got. Nevertheless here are the two images!

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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    That's awesome!
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,216
    Some fantastic entries so far, really loving the enthusiasm.

    Please keep to just two images per entry as per the instructions in the first post guys, my iPad can no longer cope with loading this page so I can only check it from the laptop!


    I figured this theme would work well for letting a lot of people join in, wasn't expecting quite such a flurry though ;-) Already brewing some more ideas for next month.
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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    edited March 2016
    nice. not sure about original though lol.
    does having the wheel caps just sitting there counts as using all the parts?
    the podracer build in particular raises the question, it's a bit easy to pretend you used all the parts by just saying there is a wreck.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,216
    @Fauch - frankly it's about having a bit of fun...as per the discussion before I started running this, it's not to be taken to seriously, if you want a really competitive competition I'd recommend entering the Mighty Micros contest on the homepage, I know I just have ;-)
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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    Fauch said:
    nice. not sure about original though lol.
    does having the wheel caps just sitting there counts as using all the parts?
    the podracer build in particular raises the question, it's a bit easy to pretend you used all the parts by just saying there is a wreck.
    I didn't pretend to have used all the parts - if you read my post you'll see I actually said that I forgot to even include Padme, the Droid and the flagpole. As for the parts that are just being used as rubble, that's all clearly visible in the picture. If it disqualifies that entry because they're not actually built into anything, then fine - I still had fun with it. 
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  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 497
    Loving the entries so far.  

  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    edited March 2016
    This time my partner and I used 31025 Mountain Hut, which turned out to suit an idea I've had for a while about building the wooden horse of Troy. 



    Odysseus got a bit over-enthusiastic and tried to emerge from the belly of the horse too early, but apparently no-one in Troy noticed, because they took the horse into the city...



    71 (mostly tiny) pieces left over.

    Now I want to build a full-scale, fancier version with defenders on the city walls, and room for a group of warriors inside the horse...


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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    Finally finished my remodel of 7151, Sith Infiltrator



    That hollow dark grey bit in the middle/back of the model tips up to pour boiling oil (well, bits of Sith drones) onto invaders.

    I used the rest of the pieces to make a throne room and a siege engine:


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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    totally forgot I have this set. is that inspired by nexo knights?
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    That, and these weird battlement-like pieces: apparently they only showed up in three sets: http://brickset.com/parts/4124491
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    they are more supposed to be wings supports for tie fighters and such, but I guess they work as battlement too.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    nope it was the color that got dropped not the part.
    http://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-4210640
    is the new color for this part and it made it in to 16 set's so far.
    there are also other colors for this part.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,788
    Nice to hear they're not gone - there's a lot of uses for a part like that...
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