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Lego build competition - September

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Only just managed to get this set for a decent price. This is a mini spaceship! or hovership which folds and twizzles to transform into a trike. Fits a minifig in too.

hovership mode:

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Trike mode:

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We've been busy making a few different models, so I'll split them into separate posts. Each post counts as one entry for the competition...

First up, the boys made some mini-models.

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F-Zero racer

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Jumbo jet

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Biff's hoverboard from Back to the Future

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A coin operated rocket ride from outside the supermarket!

And with the bits left over, a sci-fi plane:

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And here they are, all together for the competition entry!

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Then we decided, because of all the yellow and black pieces, to make a wasp, but it evolved into a kind of mecha-wasp power suit.

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(ignore Spiderman in the last picture, he's just there to show it really works...)

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And now, it's story time.

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Just a normal day, driving to the shops

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Whoops!

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Nee naw nee naw!

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Don't worry sir, we'll soon get you out

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I know a short cut to the garage, across this field!

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What an awesome month of builds. Well done everyone. They are all genuinely excellent and ingenious. FWIW my vote goes to the gorilla. But whoever wins is clearly worthy.

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Drat, I forgot to actually post in this thread. And quoting/copypasting is disabled here (I'm in the office). Can someone dig out my UAV post from the other Lego thread and quote it in here please?

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Got my competition set, didn't end up having a band practice last night after all so I had a bit of a play around.

Tried making a Reaper drone:

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Don't know why exactly (not to get too political but I think they're awful things that truly shouldn't exist). I think it was finding the helicopter tail rotor in the pile and thinking "that could be the rear propeller on a drone". Everything else just sort of went from there.

The landing gear is all wrong, I had to make it really chunky when it should actually be very svelte.

And you can see where I've crammed all sorts of stuff into the nose just for ballast, as otherwise it was too tail-heavy and just kept tipping backwards. I overdid it and the canopy wouldn't go down flush.

Building stuff out of Lego is HARD.

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Someone else forgot too. Whoever made that ace little spaceship early on and posted it in the main Lego thread. I'm off out now, but I'll have a look later if no-one else fires it over in the meantime. I'm only really mentioning it because that's the one which will get Wind's vote!

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How are we going to go about voting? Do we even need a winner? Aren't we all winners really, because Lego?

I'd agree. It was rewarding just trying to create something worth posting in this thread and seeing what everyone else did.

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If we want to stic to the cheap & cheerful concept I'd suggest this as a complete change from last month's mechanical stuff:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEGO-Creator-31031-Rainforest-Animals/dp/B00NVDN56Y/ref=pd_sim_21_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0V011P2TFV8P8KNQCBZ0&dpID=61kZXMpzWPL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_

Posting from a hudl so sorry if that link doesn't work...

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If we want to stic to the cheap & cheerful concept I'd suggest this as a complete change from last month's mechanical stuff:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEGO-Creator-31031-Rainforest-Animals/dp/B00NVDN56Y/ref=pd_sim_21_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0V011P2TFV8P8KNQCBZ0&dpID=61kZXMpzWPL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_

Posting from a hudl so sorry if that link doesn't work...

Myself and our 6yo girl literally just bought this yesterday.

So, y'know, let's do this one :P

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