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2017 Monthly Building Contest - September: Zooming vehicles.

snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,165
edited September 2017 in Building and Techniques

So I was breaking my head over what to do for this month's competition. I set the contest in September last year and made you make your desks tidy so wanted something totally different.

I actually got inspired by a firestation MOC I'm doing. My husband doesn't think the Lego fire engines are as realistic as the ones that drive around in Europe, so I tried to make another one. I'm not the best at making vehicles but I had fun and found it a good challenge. I used certain elements of existing fire trucks (like pieces with stickers) but I made a bigger cab, and made the back more robust and truck like rather than just a ladder at the back.

So the contest is as follows, make a realistic public service vehicle. An ambulance, a fire engine, a postal delivery van, a dustbin lorry, all possible. I'm giving you some restrictions though. I sometimes find restrictions help you get going ;) It needs to fit a minifigue. Dimensions, I want it to be able to drive down a Lego street, so preferably not wider than 6 studs. So you have to make it a bit realistic, but still able to fit in a Lego setting. Like mine, I didn't make the cab wide enough for 2 minifigures to sit next to each other.

Since vehicles look very different in different countries, feel free to link to a picture of what you are trying to obtain. I will post my example right after this one.

You can have as many entries as you like, even if it's only a simple one or your first MOC, more entries might give other people ideas and get those creative juices flowing. Also, if your kids want to take part and make one for themselves, feel free to post those too, I love seeing what they come up with.

The Rules in short:

- make a public service vehicle as realistic as possible but still in 'city' size

- your model must be built for the contest, not an existing MOC

- add a picture/link to the vehicle that inspired your entry

- maximum three photographs per entry only - it helps the thread load better/at all! Plus your inspiration pic  However feel free to upload any extra images to Flickr etc.

- a minifigure must fit in the vehicle

- you must be able to drive it down a 'Lego' street, preferably about 6 studs wide, but will allow up to 8 (roads seem to have widend last years)

- you can enter as many different models as you like so long as you make a separate post for each

- seeing as there are many time zones, the contest closes at midnight on the latest time zone there is on September 30th. So midnight in Honolulu (countdown here).  I'll announce the winner in the beginning of October.

The Prize:

I'll have a look at your wishlist/themes you like and send you a little surprise. And off course, the honour of being named the winner!

Any questions? Anything dubious? PM or leave a message below. I look forward to see what you come up with. 

-- Does it look fun to come up with an idea yourself? Volunteers can speak up here.


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