Before I get into the winners, this isn’t the prize reveal post because a couple more have to trickle in before I want to say anything.
That said, this wasn’t easy. All of the entries were amazing and it came down to the spirit of the contest which was to recreate a scene from LU. When ( not if ) another contest happens here I hope that everyone ( and more! ) enters again because this was very inspiring. I have a personal LU project that I’m sourcing and designing and all of this has given me buoyancy and momentum. I hope it has for many others as well!
With that… drum roll….
3rd Prize goes to….
Nealybealy – Lego Universe Memories
Although this isn’t an exact scene from LU it reminds of the good times in Nimbus Plaza with all the crazy mod spawn. It’s a phenomenal amount of building with some well done customization.
Second place goes to…
MiniTheFig – Lego Universe Racing
Some of you probably know that Mini is already an accomplished LU real life brick builder: https://luprechaun.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/real-lego-universe-accessories-27/
I didn’t know what to expect from Mini and was happy to see she totally threw me for a ( Vertigo ) loop with this unexpected racing entry. All the props are spot on and as mentioned in another post… looks like some pretty snazzy unreleased gear in the stands 😉
First prize goes to ….
Jarren – Ape Battle
I know exactly where this is in the game, a whole bunch of Assembly spawn ( how did you know my weakness….! ), with a perfectly made Ape. This hits all the right notes, great job!
I couldn’t end this without a couple of extra awards though.
MaverickDengo – Lego Universe Micro Rockets
This one is so unique and different then all the other entries. Working in microscale poses it’s own challenges and all of these ships are not only instantly recognizable with creative parts usage for the features, but they retain the modular appeal of the minifig scale. Since this is so off the map yet awesome at the same time it gets the Oobian prize, details to follow.
One last award to give and details will follow on that as well.
The HappyPappy prize goes to ….
Briggs – Nexus Talon XL Dropship
If Pappy didn’t do something with this one then I’d have to, so glad the pressure was off for that reason at least. This is a *beautiful* build and you should be very proud of it Briggs. More details on this one to follow from Pappy.
For anyone who didn’t place, everyone will be getting a prize just for showing up! Pretty much the main reasons the decisions came about was how well conceived the scene was, how polished looking and full feeling. If a scene lacked either figs & props, or the figs were missing a fully realized background then that made a difference. Every one of these creations is spectacular and it’s been such a treat to see them roll in.
My goal is to get prizes in the mail by the end of this month, please have a bit of patience with it because this is my first go at something like this. If *everyone* could send me their mailing address. If parents want to contact me directly if they have concerns then I wholly encourage them to do so, I am more than comfortable talking to them on the phone if necessary. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also I’d like you to know that the Luprechaun 2013 Lego Universe Contest is an accredited Lego contest and you can transfer bragging rights to any other recognized institution that observes the significance of winning in this type of arena. The Lego Company has acknowledged and gave it’s blessings to this contest as well as providing a token awesome little prize.