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peterlmorris PRO 11:18pm, 4 February 2009
Greetings, Starfighters.

I know we just got done building tiny starfighters for the SCI-LUG contest, but I'm hoping you'll have some creative energy left for this contest.

The Challenge:

Build an original starfighter, and make it awesome.

The Rules:

1) It must be new for the contest (do not enter old MOCs).
2) It must be original - DO NOT build something that is from an existing universe (Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Macross, etc). However, your entry may be inspired by fighters from an existing universe, or be in the style of an existing universe.
3) You may use Lego and clones, as well as tape, stickers, Brickarms, painted parts, modified parts, etc. It should be mostly building bricks, though. While they are cool, I'm not looking for kit-bashed specials (never mind the limited time frame).
4) You must submit ONE (1) picture to the pool, and TWO (2) pictures from different angles to this thread.
5) Contest will end midnight, EDT, March 31st, 2009. Judging will begin shortly after that.
6) One entry per person, so throw your all into it. No need to rush, either, as we've got a bit of time.

1st Place: An Archangel starfighter, as seen here and here.

2nd Place: An Einshrike starfighter, as seen here and here.

3rd Place: A Starskipper trainer starfighter, as seen here and here.

4th Place: A selection of 60-70 parts that I consider to be spacy, and that show up in many of my starfighter builds.

See the contest prizes in the brick here.


Me (Peter Morris)
Dan R (aka Inquisitor General, aka Happy Weasel, aka The Tan Bandit)
Fedde Barendrecht (aka Karf Oolhu)

NOTE: Thanks to those who offered their time as judges. I appreciate your willingness to serve.

To post a pic to the thread, put the url of your pictures in square brackets, like this:

[url of picture]
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Memory ☓ 8 years ago
Great contest idea, it'll be nice to stretch a bit. I just want to point out that you don't explicitly limit each entrant to one entry in the rules, although it is implied with the singular tense.

Just thought you'd like to nip that one in the afterburner.
peterlmorris PRO 8 years ago
^Thanks Memory. I'll make the change.
Dano‎‎‎‎ [deleted] Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Dano‎‎‎‎ (member) 8 years ago
Regarding rule 2, are official LEGO subthemes, i.e. Spyrius, Blacktron, etc. allowed?
peterlmorris PRO 8 years ago
^Yes. But you may not, for example, enter an Invader.

I mean, I know you wouldn't, Dano, but I wouldn't put it past some of the crackheads out there.
bionicbadboi 8 years ago
I was wondering what size you consider a Starfighter to be, compared to naval combat craft? What I associate with starfighter is the space equivalent of a jet fighter or bomber, with 1-5 crew. A star cruiser would be the size of a naval cruiser.
-Is what I think.

I see there's no demand for fitting a minifig this time.

In this contest, could I post a destroyer class spaceship, per example? I don't have time or bricks to build one, except in nanoscale, I'm just fishing for what might show up in the competition.

I just joined the Starfighters group, as I saw the contest post on the SCI-Lug group. I enjoyed the small starfighter contest so much I had to join this one, too.
peterlmorris PRO 8 years ago
Bionicbadboi: This thread should answer your questions regarding what constitutes a starfighter. A destroyer is not a starfighter.

Also have a look through the pool. There are many different sizes, shapes, and roles (from space superiority to bomber to ultimate superweapon).

Regarding scale: microscale and the somewhat larger n-scale is fine, but make sure you look through nnenn's stuff first. He and Dasnewton have pretty much defined the word awesome at that scale.
Obxcrew [deleted] 8 years ago
Well, I'm already about a third of the way through my entry . . . and I have a question. That is, would be okay if I put up my entry in my photostream once it's complete, to see what folks think of it before I enter it? If not, then that's perfectly fine, and I could see why you wouldn't want me to do so, but it's worth asking, at any rate. :)
peterlmorris PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by peterlmorris (admin) 8 years ago
^Yes, that would be totally fine. In fact, I encourage you guys to do so, since once you submit it, it's locked in. Just don't expect to receive help or comments from me.

Good question, btw.
LegoLord. 8 years ago
Hey Peter, can we build fanboy inspired fighters?

I didn't know if that would count as an existin' universe or not.~LL
peterlmorris PRO 8 years ago
Legolord - It depends on how original you make the design. The generic frames are meant to be a jumping-off point.

So far, I've seen folks build slightly modified versions of this frame. But consider that the Archangel itself is built off of a modified version of the frame, and you see there's a HUGE amount of possible variation.

I mean, it's really exciting to see people use that frame, but what I'd really like to see what kinds of wild variations people can get out of it.
nnenn 8 years ago
'Show us what you got.'
ßantha 8 years ago
Can I base my fighter on Hazel's?
Karf Oohlu PRO 8 years ago
Yeah, come on guys, make me sweat trying to pick a winner.
ßantha 8 years ago
Edit to above post: Nevermind the question, the entry I based off Hazel's looks nothing like Hazel's.
LegoLord. Posted 8 years ago. Edited by LegoLord. (member) 8 years ago
I was planning on entering this ,but I realized I can do better ;-) ~LL
norm_galloway PRO 8 years ago
HAHA oh snap, Peter! Are you gonna take that? :D
RogueKnight 8 years ago
Perhaps a stupid question but does it have to be minifig scale? I was thinking along the lines of a rather large miniture..
Dr. X. Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Dr. X. (member) 8 years ago
Does it mean I'm weird if I want the 3rd prize the most?

Ubergreat contest. I'm definitely in.
SJ Commander - SPW / J-Tac / TPI Posted 8 years ago. Edited by SJ Commander - SPW / J-Tac / TPI (member) 8 years ago
I have the creator set where you can build the hovercraft, helicopter and the jet. I've built a model out of those bricks, is it ok to enter that one? It is in now way a copy of the jet, BTW.
retracile 8 years ago
Question for the judges: What qualities are you looking for in an entry? Or, what criteria do you expect to consider?

I hope I can carve out some building time for this...
peterlmorris PRO 8 years ago
RogueKnight - please see earlier in the discussion - we've already answered that question.

CurtyDC - while it is an interesting suggestion, the prizes are currently organized by part count. I don't want a White Elephant contest. :)

SJ Commander - I would think you wouldn't want to limit yourself on parts. But it is your call.

Retracile - We don't want you guys building to any kind of standard, except this word - "Awesome!" Not very specific, I know, but this contest is going to be ridiculously subjective as it is; we don't need to squabble over criteria.

TO ALL - I highly recommend you look back through the pool, as well as maybe the Vic Viper pool to get a sense of what constitutes Awesome. You'll quickly see there's no rhyme or reason. It's kind of like porn. You can't define it, but you know it when you see it.
Andrew Colunga 8 years ago
My one gripe is that it's one entry per person, still looks like it'll be a blast tho :)
Dr. X. 8 years ago
"...Yes, that would be totally fine. In fact, I encourage you guys to do so, since once you submit it, it's locked in. Just don't expect to receive help or comments from me."

Oh, good. I have just done that.
nightcrafter27 [deleted] 8 years ago
I am so in this!

w00t for three day weekend

Can things like technique or humor earn you extra points?
gambort PRO 8 years ago
^ I believe only 'humah' is worth extra
norm_galloway PRO 8 years ago
How the heck can people gripe that it's only 1 entry per person? That's basically the definition of a contest... you can't run a race and win gold silver and bronze (unless you're chuck norris)

If you want to build multiple entries, showcase them on your photostream first, have your friends tell you which entry is the best, and then submit. It's not that difficult a concept.

Peter: You should have a hidden prize for the first person that submits... :)
I have a feeling a lot of people will bide their time to see the caliber of entries before submitting.
Zåçh Ç 8 years ago
Is there going to be an entry thread?
Happy Weasel PRO 8 years ago
I think we can handle it.
defender91 [deleted] 8 years ago
i am in
Dr. X. 8 years ago
Usually (from what I know), the judges save all the entries to a folder in their computer as they are entered.
gambort PRO 8 years ago
I'd like a separate 'no chatter' thread for submissions so I can check them out without hearing what people are planning to build.
nightcrafter27 [deleted] 8 years ago
if I want someone to look at a possible entry, and they're a judge, would I be considered a dirty cheater and possibly have my account deleted?
Dr. X. Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Dr. X. (member) 8 years ago
Alright, I've finished my entry!

'Bulldog' FX-10 Heavy Fighter

The FX-10 'Bulldog' (as it is called by most of the Veczites' many enemies) is a heavy-duty fighter employed by the Veczites, a malevolent and violent race. The Bulldog is optimized for destruction, with two light blasters, two heavy particle cannons, a concussion-bomb dispenser, and twin torpedo tubes. It is also heavily armored and durable and will last infuriatingly long in any engagement.

'Bulldog' FX-10 Heavy Fighter by Dr. X.


Note: I've replaced the pictures with better ones, but the MOC is exactly the same!

Original pics/comments here.
Karf Oohlu PRO 8 years ago
Thanks Dr X - Release the hounds of war, and so it begins.
I would like to have some tips/suggestions/hints on my (most likely) entry, the 'Cyrulian Swan'. It's in my photostream. Thanks in advance!
whateverly 8 years ago
I would think that discussion of specific builds would be most appropriate in the comment section of the photo in question, rather than in this thread. This thread is busy enough as it is.*

This sounds like a fun contest. I look forward to seeing the entries.

*Mea culpa on adding to the 'busy'. Feel free to delete this along with anything it may refer to.
peterlmorris PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by peterlmorris (admin) 8 years ago
Yeah, I'm going to have to agree here. I have cleaned up this thread.

NOTE: Please keep any discussion of your work in your individual streams.

I don't mind discussions about the contest, but a lof of it was off-topic.

Let's try to keep this thread clean for the entrants. Thanks!
nightcrafter27 [deleted] 8 years ago

My question?
nightcrafter27 [deleted] 8 years ago
Oooooookkkkay! Thank you!

what if dis certain person complies?
peterlmorris PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by peterlmorris (admin) 8 years ago
^I'm not really concerned with hypotheticals. If another judge wants to help you, that's their prerogative. I am not going to, b/c that's just how I roll.
nightcrafter27 [deleted] 8 years ago
Ok! That has really cleared things up. Family suggestions can only go so far...
"Luke" 8 years ago
I'm in! I'll be posting my entry soon.
gardenhero 8 years ago
So its an original starfighter contest but were tempted with an image of Lego Axelay!? No fair! ;)
nightcrafter27 [deleted] 8 years ago
Allright, I'm ready to be reviewed. First in my photosteam. Please note: burn'n love is obviosely more complete than übernom.
Hobo Sapien 8 years ago
This looked like a fun contest, and the prizes are pretty amazing, so I decided to enter. Here it is:

M:Tron Lunar Base Defender

M:Tron Lunar Base Defender

M:Tron Lunar Base Defender
bionicbadboi 8 years ago
This was a fun challenge. You guys are tough competition.
I was building two fighters as possible entries for this. After seeing that my blue/light grey fighter needs some heavier armament, I decided to enter this one, the Blacktron Penetrator. I learned a few things about construction through this build. Hope you like it.

All right, I added a pic to the pool,
here are the remaining two shots of my entry:
Blacktron Fighting Scout "Penetrator" by bionicbadboi

Landed, with pilot

Blacktron Fighting Scout "Penetrator" by bionicbadboi

In flight, from behind.
petelarrivee Posted 8 years ago. Edited by petelarrivee (member) 8 years ago
I haven't built anything with legos for YEARS. I had some spare time, and I wanted to get back into the game. I don't think mine compares to some of the stuff out there, but I'm taking a shot. I call this Mark I.
"I got a little cooked, but I'm okay!"
Mark I - Pilot by petelarrivee

Rear View
Mark I - Rear View by petelarrivee

Got it now. Thanks, curtydc.
"Luke" Posted 8 years ago. Edited by "Luke" (member) 8 years ago
Here's my entry.

LMS-02 Firebird by "Luke"

LMS-02 Firebird by "Luke"

I put the URL in the square brackets, but my pictures aren't showing up on the thread. Do you know what I'm doing wrong?
"Luke" 8 years ago
Never mind.
Nick Ab Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Nick Ab (member) 8 years ago
Here's my entry.

Green Reaper is favorite start fighter of space pirate Jack "Gold Tooth"
Green Reaper I
Green Reaper II
bmarreel 8 years ago
Question: can we use an open cockpit? Someting like a convertible.
Crimson Wolf 8 years ago
Could the pilot have a sealed helmet? Instead of a Sealed Cockpit?
!COLORS! 8 years ago
I have a questions, so when we win (if we win) we get those starfighters shipped to us right.
borgador17 Posted 8 years ago. Edited by borgador17 (member) 8 years ago
The Uhgly Bhetty, a pirate space fighter.
Uhgly Bhetty - side, wing down and gear up by borgador17

Uhgly Bhetty - rear 3/4 by borgador17

the main view has been submitted to the pool.
the rest of the pictures can be found in my photostream.
Thanks for looking.
peterlmorris PRO 8 years ago
bmarreal, Crimson Wolf - I don't see why not. CW, I think you might be confusing IATTAR with this pool. There's no requirement for a sealed cockpit.

COLORS! - Yes, I will ship the prizes to the winners. I suppose I could be mean and have you all drive to New Jersey to get them, but that seems overly complicated, and I doubt most of you would want to visit 'The Garden State' anyway.

NOTE - don't forget we need two (2) pics from different angles in the thread (Joris - you need to add one). Thanks!
Crimson Wolf 8 years ago
Thanks for the answer!
Jericho Saulers 8 years ago
Mine'll be up soon. I have to get my hands on a camera and then set up some kind of back drop for it.

This is a heck of a lot more fun than the Lego Magazine contests.
Robo-Knight 8 years ago
I look foward to entering my entry, I've gotten inspiration from 1950's race cars.

This time I've put in alot more work and thought into this moc than my last entry for the small star fighters contest.
sоcks [deleted] 8 years ago
. . . would a Taiidan - based interceptor in Classic Space colors constitute as original? :D
filmVR 8 years ago
My entry:

LEBO 0837


ZAND3R 8 years ago
can we have multiple entries? i'll take pics and upload as soon as possible
Crimson Wolf 8 years ago
^Nope, it says only one entry.
rsnail 8 years ago
My entry:

lego_ship_m18_01 by rsnail

lego_ship_m18_02 by rsnail
LegoLord. 8 years ago
^Engines are sweet ~LL
ZAND3R 8 years ago
ok, missed that part
Arterin 8 years ago
Hey I am mid way through building my entry, and I have realised something. I live in New Zealand, unlike most of the rest of you, which will be a problem on the infinately remote chance that I get any sort of placing. Is it ok if I enter?
bmarreel 8 years ago
One of my first space MOCs.
FR-03 'Little thief' (02)
FR-03 'Little thief' (03)
peterlmorris PRO 8 years ago
What, like I can't ship internationally? If I can find a carrier to get to you, I'll get to you. It might be a problem for all those AFOLs in the northeast corner of Afghanistan, but for everyone else I think we're OK.
Tenacious EJ 8 years ago
just remember, if you're shipping internationally, you've gotta use FedEX....*leaves in a hurry
-infomaniac- PRO 8 years ago
Hi I'm Infomaniac

Here is my entry, The Imperial Swordfish.
swordfish_-_1 by -infomaniac-

swordfish_-_6 by -infomaniac-

Hope you like it
delucks 8 years ago
That is interesting, I especially like the back of it.
The Magic Tuba Pixie 8 years ago
My entry, the Dirion:

Dirion by The Magic Tuba Pixie

Dirion by The Magic Tuba Pixie
sоcks [deleted] 8 years ago
Nice MTP :D Especially liking those engines.
Arterin 8 years ago
Thanks Peter I won't give up on the comp yet then!
Crimson Wolf Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Crimson Wolf (member) 8 years ago
Behold, the "Ivory Lotus"
The Ivory Lotus by Crimson Wolf

The Ivory Lotus by Crimson Wolf
Hase0 8 years ago
Mizuchi by Hase0

Mizuchi by Hase0
Alec ^0^ Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Alec ^0^ (member) 8 years ago
My entry, the RX 1501 "rapier"

1501 by Alec ^0^


(oh the two reactors are megablocks)
(edited first picture, i've put some stickers on it ^à^ !)
polywen Posted 8 years ago. Edited by polywen (member) 8 years ago
MD SparrowHawk

MD-SparrowHawk Star Fighter by polywen

MD-SparrowHawk Star Fighter by polywen
sоcks [deleted] 8 years ago
I'm pretty much screwed, lol.
curtydc 8 years ago
Necrologic™: Yeah right, you've got some awesome concepts in your photostream, I bet you can whip up something amazing
sоcks [deleted] 8 years ago
Heh, thanks, that really helped :]

o wai nvm, I have to present my high school science project at the science fair today . . . crap . . . l:
kwycstix 8 years ago
The Space Troll SRI-37
Space Troll SRI-37

Space Troll SRI-37

This goblin piloted Space Troll SRI-37 is a quad-ion engine, highly manuverable, short range fighter is the backbone of their asteroid base protection.
Robo-Knight 8 years ago
The Auburn Atom!

The Auburn Atom!

Now with better photos, reintroducing, The Auburn Atom!

This is also my first Technic scale model, enjoy.
LegoLord. 8 years ago
^ He just pwned us all. ~LL
Jango Fett 2 Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Jango Fett 2 (member) 8 years ago
OK, well here it is. I hope I place! This is my Z-27 Viper from Fighter Industries. It is extremely fast, though has a fairly small arsenal. it's main weapons are it's three rapid fire lasers in front. under the right wing is mounted two medium laser cannons. Under the left wing are 3 light homing missiles. Since it doesn't have very powerful weapons, it relies on its blinding speed to make quick deadly attacks.

Z-27 Viper by Jango Fett 2

Z-27 Viper by Jango Fett 2
Crimson Wolf 8 years ago
Peter, in the two pictures here does it need to have an "overall" view included? or just 2 "angle/detail" pictures?
and I know it's a bit after I posted my entry.
kv_draugaer Posted 8 years ago. Edited by kv_draugaer (member) 8 years ago
my entry-
manta update1 by kv_draugaer

manta update2 by kv_draugaer
Alec ^0^ 8 years ago
I think a 3/4 view (back and front) works better to reallyshow the ship !
Ben Jarvis 01 8 years ago
Wow.... this competition is hotting up isn't it!! :-) Gonna have to seriously work on my entry to have any chance!

space_e 8 years ago
for judging, do you only look at the 2 pic's in this topic,
or also at the pic in the pool,
because that would make quite a difference when I'm going to photograph my starfighter
peterlmorris PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by peterlmorris (admin) 8 years ago
Like Alec (Rtyper) says, front and back 3/4 views give a nice overall presentation. I will certainly be looking through the other pics in your streams as well. Remember, we can't see what it looks like in real life, and sometimes you need multiple views to really get a feel for something.
NIRDIAN 8 years ago
I just finished my entry.

I will hopefully get some pics kicked onto the net before the contest closes.
peterlmorris PRO 8 years ago
Alright, I really hate to sound like a crotchety old man here, but please keep the update comments to yourself. I already had to clean out this thread once.

No one cares about what you're going to do, planning to do, or hoping to do. We only care about what you do.

So please, again, let's keep this thread limited to contest entries and questions about the contest.
sоcks [deleted] 8 years ago
To be fair, what's the point of the Questions topic then?

IMHO, insignificant as it may be, if this thread won't allow discussion then another one should be started for just that.
Happy Weasel PRO 8 years ago
This is not the questions topic. There are lots of places online to discuss MOCs. Lugnet, IRC chats, WIP photo threads, CSF, etc.
gambort PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by gambort (member) 8 years ago
Your wish (well actually it's more my wish to have this thread actually interest me) is my command . Have a sandpit

NIRDIAN 8 years ago
I present: The F9-R

2nd pic will (hopefully) be up tomorrow.
Cagerrin 8 years ago
Tigermoth II ASSF:
Tigermoth II Aerospace Superiority Fighter by Cagerrin
Tigermoth II 02 by Cagerrin
NIRDIAN 8 years ago
F9-R (back)
Well, I got both pics for the F9-R Froggian Railgun Fighter on Flickr, so I'm happy now. :)
thebigtubadaddy Posted 8 years ago. Edited by thebigtubadaddy (member) 8 years ago
Hi Guys,

This is my entry for the contest.

Thanks for looking!
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