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August 2017 monthly building contest - 16 x 16!

MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 900
We've had a lot of challenges over the years - size, theme, time period, parts count... but this month's is a little different...



For those who don't want to watch the video, the objective is simple: build something (house, restaurant, cinema, etc) on a 16 x 16 footprint (that will fit on plate part no 91405 or baseplate part no 3867). However, that's a bit "woolly" so here's some clarifications:

1. You are unrestricted on parts count
2. You are unrestricted on building height
3. Pavements/sidewalks do not have to fit into the 16 x 16 footprint
4. The entire building's functions (e.g. a restaurant will need customer seating, a kitchen, locker room for staff, toilet, storeroom, waste storage etc) have to fit into the building.
5. Detail items (air conditioning units and signage, for example) are often outside of the main building size and ergo these items may extend beyond the 16 x 16 footprint; however, abuse of this allowance may forfeit the entry. 
6. You cannot built a 16 x 16 ground floor and then widen it beyond this size for subsequent floors!
7. If going for modular connectivity, these have to be 4 studs in from the end, as per the Lego Digital Designer example below.


Good luck to the entrants, and the winner will be announced during the early part of September.

Find out more about the monthly contests here: http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/23887/ongoing-monthly-building-contests#latest
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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,477
    Love it! I already know what I'm going to build. :)
    MattDawson
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 304
    *cracks knuckles* Bring it on. To the bricks!
    MattDawson
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 1,715
    Finally managed to watch your video, nice to put a face to a username. Nice challenge. Will put the thinking cap on.
    MattDawsonGothamConstructionCo
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 712
    Love it, and a good challenge in itself.
    snowhitie
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 900
    A SHOWER?!? You mean... figs can be clean? 
    snowhitiegmonkey76sid3windr
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 1,715
    @TheOriginalSimonB Thanks, I find it somtimes helps creativity to get yourself doing things you wouldn't normally think about.

    @MattDawson Haha :) I always get complained at for trying to make my Lego houses to 'realistic', a sink at the toilet, curtains and no view of the shower, at least I've given up on trying to provide a lot of storage space (or walk-in) closets ;)

    I think after everything @Legopants sigfig went throught lately, he can definilty use one!
    LegopantsTheOriginalSimonBstluxbandit778gmonkey76sid3windr
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 712
    As I've just been out to buy a set specifically for parts to use in my entry (first time I've done that!) here's a mid-month bump.
    snowhitieMattDawsonBumblepants
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 900
    2 weeks exactly till final entry day!
    snowhitie
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 1,715
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 1,648
    that's ok if the roof is 17 x 16? there's an overhang, like in many modulars, such as brick bank or detective office.
  • thenateraterthenaterater UtahMember Posts: 1
    Are buildings from any time period welcome (castle, pirates, wild west, etc.) or is the contest simply for modern buildings?
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 712
    So long as it fits 16x16 I'd say you were fine.
    MattDawson
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 900
    @Fauch
    I'm going to  say yes. I should also point out many cafe's and shops etc. do this anyway, though they are mostly fold-in or fold-away awnings, so I'll allow one stud. 
    @thenaterater
    Yes, anything old or new, although as per the rules everything that the building needs to function should be within the 16x16 confines.  
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 425
    Awesome entry! I really love the wooden frame that goes round the exterior of the house. Also well done to all that is on the first floor with everything you were able to put in! Much more spacious than the one I'm working on.
    rdflego
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 1,648
    interestingly I'm building a house with wooden frames too.
    actually, I began working on it a few months ago. of course I didn't give myself any restriction, I just had a bunch of 16 x 16 plates and what seemed to be just enough bricks to build a decent building on such a footprint. this contest is a nice coincidence.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 3,883
    This is unfinished and doesn't meet all the parameters of the contest but I went ahead and photographed what I have before it gets destroyed in a soon to happen birthday party. I was trying to make an extension of Ninjago City. The lower level is abandoned building overgrown by a tree covered by an elevated drive thru frozen yogurt stand that failed to get a sign or interior. Capping it off is a random bright green apartment with no interior and half a roof.
    stluxLostInTranslationLegopantsFowlerBricksricecakerdflego
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 1,261
    That frozen yogurt store employee oozes friendliness! No wonder they had to make it a drive-thru as people didn't want to get out of their car to order frozen yogurt there ;)
    Bumblepants
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 3,883
    stlux said:
    That frozen yogurt store employee oozes friendliness! No wonder they had to make it a drive-thru as people didn't want to get out of their car to order frozen yogurt there ;)
    It is just an angry would-be-patron upset there is nothing to be found inside :)
    stluxmak0137
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