I wanted to do an update on the contest because really, this is kind of being made up as it goes along. There is a fuzzy plan but I was expecting to adjust it as questions were asked and see how a LU contest would look outside the context of the game.
Most important item to note is the contest end date is the end of February. This works for everyone, I had just put it out there for Feb. 1st originally because that being the actual end of LU. Having a couple of months for the news of the contest, parts being sourced, models being made, this all takes time. Also, I have a silly amount of stuff happening in the next 2 weeks, all totally Lego related oddly enough, and I want to give this contest my attention when all that clears up.
This has been asked a couple of times, can you post your creations somewhere else? Of course! All I ask is that is be a ( mostly ) original creation that hasn’t been posted before or entered in another contest. Once you make it, post it everywhere you want! If you could link back to this blog or the flickr page in your description I’d appreciate it 🙂
There’s been a couple of ~awesome~ entries by NealyBealy and MiniTheFig, they are fountains of imagination for you to replenish with. Thanks guys so much for making these creation! I hope that there is more to come because this was exactly the kind of creativity I was hoping for, and also knew was out there 😉
I’m also hearing from a lot of people that they don’t have a lot of physical bricks, or that they prefer building virtually. This is an interesting side effect of the LU community that some of the most amazing builders are almost exclusively digital, and futhermore they discovered their talent through Properties. I want to respect that, but not for this contest. This one will still be just physical bricks, but I wholly respect, understand and apologize if this is cutting out a very important segment of our community. I *loved* building on Properties, and it makes me wince sometimes when I realize I can’t ever really go running around on my cake triggering behaviours. Please don’t think that I’m ignoring this aspect, it’s that I want to do the ultimate Oob, leave the game and rebuild it in our reality with your help.
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