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July-August Building Contest - Play!

stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,099
edited July 2018 in Building and Techniques
As AFOL's we aren't always very interested in the play features of a set. However it is very important to kids, the main target audience of TLG.

So for this month's challenge

Get building on something that moves/shoots/does something interesting!
A simple example where I have added some gears so the girls can try to hit the flag: 



Every contest needs some rules, so here we go:
  • Your model must be built for the contest, not an existing MOC.
  • Show/describe how the play feature works.
  • No theme limitation, but keep the footprint to 32x32 studs max.
  • Two photographs per entry only to ensure the thread still loads. However feel free to upload any extra images to Flickr etc.
  • You can enter as many different models as you like so long as you make a separate post for each.
  • The contest runs from July 31 to August 31.


The prize: Something from my stash of polybags or GWP - an up to date wanted list makes things easier for me ;) 


Any questions? PM or leave a message below.

Looking forward to your entries!


Would you like to host one of these contests? You can add your name here.

ShibsnowhitieMr_Crossbandit778Bumblepantsthe_creative_boxsid3windrFowlerBricksTheOriginalSimonBBaby_YodamafonricecakeLego_Star

Comments

  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    Interesting challenge, something I don't have much experience with so good to think out of the box.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,226
    Well, this one's going to be fun.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,534
    Hmm...this one's gonna have to be a physical build since Stud.io isn't very good for action features.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,465
    Hmm...this one's gonna have to be a physical build since Stud.io isn't very good for action features.
    Cue Olivia Newton-John #1 hit
    bandit778TheOriginalSimonBgmonkey76MaffyD
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,060
    ^ And now that’s stuck in my head :-/
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRAgmonkey76
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 357
    Hmm...this one's gonna have to be a physical build since Stud.io isn't very good for action features.
    Won't stop us from trying though. (I do have an old motor and some gears lying around though, just have to think of something, trying to avoid digging into my complete sets)

    I do have a big idea (I've had for awhile) that I'm not sure how to do though. Basically a PF modular system based off of an XL motor hub and spokes (hot swappable jerker lines made of technic axles) that go out to and crank different  things. If a line jams, it just pulls off at it's connector.
    FowlerBricks
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 973
    ^ And now that’s stuck in my head :-/
    And now visions of mid eighties ONJ is stuck in mine.  In all fairness, this isn't actually an uncommon occurrence...
    Astrobricksgmonkey76
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,534
    It's gotten awfully quiet around here. I think it's time to liven things up, so here's my first entry: the Cocoa Pod Base! Nasty mobs bugging you? Launch a pair of cocoa pods in their face from a safe distance! A couple more pictures can be found here: https://postimg.cc/gallery/jwjm5rcg/ and a demonstration of the action feature can be found here:




    Baby_YodastluxmsandersTheOriginalSimonBBillyBricks84the_creative_boxricecakesnowhitiecatwrangler
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 211
    edited July 2018
    Inspired by The Bozo Show’s The Grand Prize Game, I was originally going to make a sling shot but it evolved into this flinging device.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6RM2qzuwcTo
    stluxsnowhitie
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 211
    Ran out of time editing...pic of my project.
    stluxBumblepantsTheOriginalSimonBSwitchfoot55snowhitieBillyBricks84ricecake
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    Like those entries!

    @stlux and I discussed in the other thread to prolongue the date on this one, since it's holidays in lots of places so maybe less time to build. (or more if you are not travelling or brining your bricks with you).

    Anway, mods could you please change the title to July/August @drdavewatford @Huw, @CapnRex101 ; Thank you!
    the_creative_boxSeijiAmasawasid3windr
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    edited July 2018
    Emergency Roadside Vehicle built from set #7642 

    stluxsid3windrricecake
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    edited August 2018
    Dually pick-up truck inspired by a 1995 Ford F-150. 
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    edited August 2018
    Here’s the link, somehow I accidentally deleted it in my first comment after time was up. Got one more entry in the works
    TheOriginalSimonBstluxricecakesnowhitie
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,333
    I do enjoy closely examining the backgrounds of photos.
    FowlerBricksdavetheoxygenmanBaby_Yoda
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,333
    Other than a doily and a pretty nice vintage fan, I have nothing interesting to report.
    FowlerBricksdavetheoxygenmanGothamConstructionCoTheOriginalSimonBCyberdragonBaby_Yodaricecake
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 339
    edited August 2018
    SumoLego said:
    Other than a doily and a pretty nice vintage fan, I have nothing interesting to report.
    What about top, center on the first photo? Enhance.

    Edit: Nevermind. After looking through the album, I figured it out. 

    @TheOriginalSimonB Very thoroughly thought out with the two parts! Mine is also more in the vein of a playset-style entry. Now, to finish it at some point...
    TheOriginalSimonB
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 357
    SumoLego said:
    Other than a doily and a pretty nice vintage fan, I have nothing interesting to report.
    I also spy a plate, a used nail file (ew), and the foot of some chair or couch.
    TheOriginalSimonB
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,060
    edited August 2018
    No one’s identified the make of his camera from the lens cap yet?
    catwrangler
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 323
    Can I also post an LDD-build? I don't have all the necessary bricks to actually build my model (which isn't totally complete yet, so please tell me if I can post and therefore need to get a move on with my build...)
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,099
    @eMJeeNL Whilst it's nice to see creations "in the brick", there's nothing in the "rules" I posted against LDD creations, so go for it!
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,060
    ^ Fun. Any rules about non-LEGO rubber bands?
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,534
    ^Good point. Didn't even think about that. @stlux is there any rules against non-Lego rubberbands?
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,099
    As the same effect/something similar could have been achieved by a Lego rubber band (and possibly a different part use), I'm allowing @FowlerBricks's use of that non-Lego rubber band. At least it's not a Mega Bloks one!
    BillyBricks84mak0137FowlerBricksKerre
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,534
    ^Ok, awesome! None of my Lego rubber bands were the right size/tautness for the amount of power I was aiming for.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    edited August 2018
    So I struggled with this, looks like I am better with shapes and houses than acutal moving things, but it was fun trying out stuff.
    Ended up building with only bricks from our play-pile for this play themed contest. And I build a play-ground with play -features :)
    My son helped me make a little video so you can see the roundyroundy (no idea what that's called, thats what my Brittish husband calls it), the trap door that lets you fall down on a thick matrress beneath, the musical buttons on top of the slide (not technically a play feature since you have to make the music with your mouth), a slide, a climbing rope and stairs.


    Top view:


    stluxsid3windrFowlerBricksSeijiAmasawaTheOriginalSimonBLostInTranslation
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769

    My son also wanted to take part and made this superwarrior mech. The play features are shown in his own video as well.


    His video: https://flic.kr/p/Nt87tL
    stluxsid3windrFowlerBricksSeijiAmasawaTheOriginalSimonBmak0137gmonkey76
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,099
    edited August 2018
    I liked the "weeeeeeeeeeh", "waaaaaaaaah" and "wooooooooh"; sounds like he had fun demonstrating the play features of your playground :) 
    snowhitiesid3windr
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    ^ yup, he made me look good ;) I know it's not the best build I ever did, but it's always fun to enter!
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    It took a few sleepless nights, but I finally finished my last and largest entry. I had planned on making more in the back but ran out of time. 
    stluxsnowhitiemsanders
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,351
    ^Awesome job! In particular the escape hatch at the end. Really fun!
    BillyBricks84
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,226
    Every hideout should be protected by a barrel of monkeys.
    BillyBricks84
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,198
    the hidden conveyor belt (I suppose) is a nice idea
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    @BillyBricks84 great entry and video 'which great set doesn't have a helipad? and then you take one of your 300 helicopters or anything that flies' and yes there's Gandalf. Very good.

    My son gasped when the robber came 'crawling' out with your clever mechanism.
    BillyBricks84FowlerBricks
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,099
    Lots of great entries; will watch all the videos again this week and then decide on a winner!

    In the meantime there's @Mr_Cross Back to School competition for September here.
    Mr_CrossFowlerBricksSeijiAmasawa
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,099
    *drum roll*

    Alright, as the theme of this competition was play, I enlisted the help of some kids to judge the entries. Their favorites were:
    1. @FowlerBricks Cocoa Pod Base was the biggest hit; they loved the launching of the projectiles.
    2. In second place was another of @FowlerBricks' entries: the net cannon. Because cannon. Seems there's a theme emerging, and why TLG adds stud shooters to everything.
    3. In 3rd place the kids nominated @snowhitie's playground. Lot of things to do.
    I was however also interested what the parents thought. They choose @BillyBricks84 's very clever bandit hideout as the winner in the "what most appeals to the adults" category!

    @FowlerBricks and @BillyBricks84 please PM me your address, so I can send you your prize!

    Congratulations to both winners, and thanks everybody for the great entries. 
    You can participate in @Mr_Cross' competition for September here. If you would like to host one of these yourself, put your name down here.
    TheOriginalSimonBMr_CrossFowlerBricksdatsunrobbieSeijiAmasawaBillyBricks84davetheoxygenmanBaby_Yodasid3windr
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,226
    Congratulations all round then.
    Mr_CrossFowlerBrickssnowhitie
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 339
    Ugh. I knew I should have had a cannon that launched the thieves to their escape rather than an underground passageway.

    @FowlerBricks send me one of your cannons, I'll attach it to my mountain, and we can do what only Pixar movies and frosted Pop Tarts have done before: appease both children and adults with one item.
    stluxsnowhitieBaby_YodaFowlerBrickssid3windr
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,769
    Interesting the discrepancy between kids and adult point of views :) shows what though job TLG has...

    Congrats!
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,198
    I think they may have actually voted for minecraft.
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