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Cole Blaq 9:13pm, 30 November 2011
Contest Announcement LSB 2011

3rd annual Lego Speeder Bikes Contest

From: 01.12.2011
To: 01.01.2012 - 24:00 MET


Categories

“Color me fascinated”
“Vignette”
“Sir, yes, sir” (Military)


General rules

- Entries have to be new builds, so no pre-existing moc's or used in other contests.
- Size restriction of a speeder bike to: 18 x 10 x 12 studs.
Stands are excluded from the restriction. Normally one can see and estimate the size, but if in doubt we might ask you to show the perimeters of the speeder bike.
- Must fit a standard minifig.
- Landing gear, windshield & a visual convincing ‘engine’ (including hoverpads, accelerators, thrusters, etc…) gain x-tra points – as well as the choice of a fitting minifig.
- Custom parts allowed.


Color me fascinated

Make a speeder bike with a special paint job. The main color should be one of the rare (and therefore part limited) colours. Mixing with other rare colors is welcome and will recieve extra points. But only if it works, so be careful not to overdo it.
Colors - All trans-clear colours, sand red, sand green, sand purple, sand blue, medium blue, dark tan, dark brown, dark orange, dark purple, dark turquoise, violet, (light) aqua, (any kind of) pink, maersk blue, magenta, purple, gold, silver.
Basically every color which is NOT black, dark and light grey, white, red, yellow, blue, green, lime, orange, dark green, dark blue, dark red, tan or reddish brown.

Prizes

1--- A colourful glowing sapphire blue speeder bike with Glow-san.
2 --- Star Wars Impulse set
3 --- Star Wars Impulse set



Vignette [Grand Champion Category]

One or more speeder bikes in a ‘situation’ – action, stunt, refilling, repairing, racing, been ambushed like in The return of the Jedi… a biker gang (cowboys, ninjas, rockers, pirates, knights, droids and clones, etc…) , a chase, an accident or crash, …
Size guideline:
Take a small 16x16 baseplate as a basic orientation. Of you wish to make the base thinner and longer to emphasize a race scene or whatever you’re free, just don’t make it too big. Keep in mind the rough size of 16x16 studs. No restriction on the height.

Prizes

1--- A sparkly-shiny speeder bike made (almost entirely) with brand new chromed bricks from Chrombricks and a brand new Chrome Stormtrooper on top. First place also gets a Luke's Landspeeder set (8092).
2 --- Star Wars Impulse set
3 --- Star Wars Impulse set


Sir, yes, sir! [aka Military]

Make a speeder bike looking like a military vehicle of the future. Do a paint job - make it desert storm or give it a jungle camo. Make it combat ready, make it look sleak for the urban cyber troops or rugged and worn out for the last battalion of the wasteland.

Prizes

1 --- A Maschienenkrieger styled speeder bike with Marshall Bullet riding it.
2 --- Star Wars Impulse set
3 --- Star Wars Impulse set


Entering

- One can enter in every category, so up to three entries per contestant possible. Prizes nevertheless will be given only once, which means the best placing will count. The price giving for the other placing will automatically shift to the next place.
- It is also possible to make a wonderful coloured racing bike and also in-scene it into a situation in a vignette, therefore the single bike could enter the coloured category and the vignette…you know what we mean.
- One clear image of the speeder bike with the minifig riding it
- The entry has to be submitted to the LSB group and posted in the entries thread.
- Once an entry has been submitted it’s locked, which means changing or replacing afterwards leads to disqualification.



Judges

Cole Bl♠q _zenn Pasukaru

Changes in the rules might happen if the rules have to be clarified.


Many thanks to our generous sponsors, Chromebricks for the new chrome bricks, Perron 4 for the impulse sets and FBTB for adding Luke's Landspeeder set (8092).

And thanks to Eurobricks for getting us on the frontpage.
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago
Any kind of discussion, comments, questions go here.
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago
Main prize close ups:

Hudson Sapphire

Imperial Storm Speeder [ChromeVersion]

Ma.K. Spürhund
Cam M. 4 years ago
Oh my goodness. This is awesome.
Exius_ 4 years ago
*And I jizzed in my pants* AAHHHH! Definitely entering :D
Ironsniper 4 years ago
Aww yeah definitely entering.
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago
Do you have/know the code numbers for the impulse sets?
- Yes, they are 2x 30051 Mini X-wing, 2x 30055 Vulture Droid and 2x 30053 Republic Attack Cruiser, probably the second places can choose if not all want the same set. The third places will have to choose from the last three sets.
Exius_ 4 years ago
Cool, thanks :)
Commander Wolffe 4 years ago
I remember last year. My entry had almost no chance. May I ask what Star Wars Implulse sets are?
Genghis Don 4 years ago
1. How many times can we enter?

2. Are custom parts allowed? (I asdume they are since ChromeBricks is a sponsor)
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

See my previous answer.


1. There are three categories, which means you can enter three times.
2. Didn't think about that until now. But yes custom parts are allowed.
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago
More great news...things are getting HOT!

FBTB is also supporting this contest and adds a brand new Luke's Landspeeder set to the vignette first place prize. I am totally blasted:-) What's better than stepping up from a speeder bike to a landspeeder and it's also so classical, going along with the stormtrooper.
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Aaron (-_-) Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Aaron (-_-) (moderator) 4 years ago
Sounds like a fun contest. Feeling inspired to contribute.
: VolumeX : 4 years ago
2 quick quesitons:

a) How is modified defined:, is that cutting? or painting? or non Lego? (dare I say it!) allowed?
b) any colour for the miltary section?
Ezractly 4 years ago
Is the freeco speeder considered a speeder bike?
(I ask this specifically in regards to a speeder having a canopy)

Is Count Dooku's Speeder considered a speeder bike?
(The rider's seated position is on the front as oppose to sitting towards the rear on a typical speeder bike)

Lastly, Is Darth Maul's speeder considered a speeder bike?
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_zenn Posted 4 years ago. Edited by _zenn (admin) 4 years ago
Take a look at the group's photostream to get a impression of what speederbikes are. Count Dooku's and Darth maul's bikes are perfect example as for bikes, the seating arrangement doesn't matter. Freeco's speeder however is more the equivalant of a landspeeder/starfighter, thus not a bike.

More info on speederbikes ;)
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago

Mods can enter as long they're not judges. Yeah they're definitely fun to build.


a) Cutting - yes
b) Painting - yes
c) Non-Lego - yes
d) Stickers - yes
e) Digital rendering - yes
As this should be clear, it's about the use and integration of modified parts. Use for the final touch is good, but as a basic structure or a too dominating part it wouldn't be Lego anymore and this is about Lego Speeder Bikes ;-)


That's a good link.

Also I'd recommend everyone who isn't sure about what a speederbike is, check out some older discussion in this thread and you'll get a clearer vision.
Ezractly Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Ezractly (member) 4 years ago
Thanks Zenn and Cole. =)
hrcywindu 4 years ago
I might have skipped it in the rules, but are digital entries allowed?
I'm looking forward to entering this contest.
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

Yes, see my previous post.
Louis K. 4 years ago
Do technic figs count as standard minifigs?
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago

Only minifigs - No technic, Jack Stone, Belville, Scala, torch and alarm clock figs, nor do microfigs count.
But Fabuland would be totally OK or some kind of brick assembled alien fitting the scale of the standard minifigs. I wouldn't even mind if you do a Jabba or Rotta speeder bike...
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Chiefrocker9000 4 years ago
I^ve a Question regarding the "Color me fascinated" category:

is it ok to use black/dkgrey/grey as a structural colour? underneath the "special Colour" just for the frame?

i mean, there are no purple clips and bars and such - and i don`t want to bricklink any pieces -
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

Sure, you can use any colour. The main visible color on the finished build should be one of the rare ones.
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Chiefrocker9000 4 years ago
Yeah, cool!
thx for clarification.
M<0><0>DSWIM PRO 4 years ago
What about a speeder bike that transformed into a hardsuit? If it fit the size restrictions, would that be allowed?
no_onions PRO 4 years ago
Seeing as to how you can only submit one pic of the speeder bike, i don't think anyone's going to notice that it can transform into a hardsuit.
Kaiju Dan 4 years ago
can we use other themes such as batman harry potter ect
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

I see no limitations to that, feel free to do a themed bike - as long as it primarily meets the requirements of the category.
|{imiduck non pro 4 years ago
can we upload now? i have finished mine.
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

Sure, the entries thread is open since the the contest started.
Captain Limabean 4 years ago
Changing of backgrounds includes removing them right?
Cam M. Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cam M. (member) 4 years ago
Quick question, does the military speeder have to be desert or jungle camo? Or could I make it a different color?
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

Removing, replacing by a cool backdrop is totally fine.


Those camos were just suggestions. It should look like a military bike, how you achieve this is up to you.
Cam M. 4 years ago
Sweet, thanks.
neim343 4 years ago
Question... In the military category I understand painting is allowed.. But... Is an all over paintjob going to be ok this time around?
ƒernald 4 years ago
I loved this contest last year, this is going to so much fun!

Thanks guys for setting it up and all!
Phall Macaroni 4 years ago
Could you clarify the size 18 x 10 x 12, I'm assuming Length, Width, Height?
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago

All over paint jobs are welcome in any category.


By standard means it would be L-W-H, but if one wants to make a width or height emphasized bike, the perimeters can be flipped side- or upwards.
ted @ndes PRO 4 years ago
Thanks for hosting the contest again this year.

"All over paint jobs are welcome in any category."

That makes sense in Military and Vignette categories.. but you may want to reconsider for the Color Me Fascinated category. If the challenge is to build with the "rare (and therefore part limited) colours", allowing all-over paint would defeat that purpose. People could avoid the challenge of having to use rare colors parts entirely by just painting them that way.
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

Good point.
So no all-over paint jobs with the color me fascinated category.
b.czuppon 4 years ago
Are international entries allowed?
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_zenn 4 years ago
Yes, that won't be a problem. ;)
Artyben 4 years ago
For the Vig category is it strictly 16x16 or can it be like 5 more studs on one side(21x16, or 19x18 or something), only cos 16x16 is a small space for a speeder and a vig......?
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_zenn Posted 4 years ago. Edited by _zenn (admin) 4 years ago
If you wish to make the base thinner and longer to emphasize a race scene or whatever you’re free, just don’t make it too big. Keep in mind the rough size of 16x16 studs. If you change the angle of the base 45 degrees... You can get the needed studs, like I did with this build. ;)
Artyben Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Artyben (member) 4 years ago
OK thanks, so that means that if I did it 21x 6 then it wouldn't be disqualified?
b.czuppon 4 years ago
Thanks!
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago


Those perimeters are totally ok.
Artyben 4 years ago
Thanks,
and I'm sorry to keep asking questions, but with the Color me fascinated are we allowed to have the main colour in rare and the secondary colour in one of the NOT rare colour? (e.g. Dark orange main colour and light bley secondary colour?)

Thanks again
- Ben
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_zenn 4 years ago
No problem man, The main visible color on the finished build should be one of the rare ones, the rest is up to you. ;)
Artyben 4 years ago
thanks :)
Con_Arti$t 4 years ago
Is the new light green from the power miners counted as a rare color??
hrcywindu 4 years ago
^
Lime green? Nope! One entry was already disqualified because it used lime green. ;)
Colors that are allowed and that are not allowed are posted in the rules.
Exius_ 4 years ago
Probably sounds like a dumb Q, but do the bikes have to hover, like the majority of speeder bikes? Or are wheels allowed?
Cam M. 4 years ago
The Power Minors theme is almost 3 years old...
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago
The ability to fly, hover, lift off with antigravity is fundamental, so no wheels - unless they're convincing antigravity and accelerater coils at the places where the wheels usually are. Looking just like wheels would lead to disqualification.
Con_Arti$t 4 years ago
^^^^Well my entry is trans green/sand green so can I use lime green as highlights?
FirstInfantry PRO 4 years ago
What qualifies as an old build? I wish to use a version of my BARC speeder, but in new trim and with a sidecar, in the vig category. Would this be allowable? Also, is it considered to fit a standard fig, as you have to mount the legs on the pedals and the body on the seat without the hip piece?

Finally, will we be penalized or rewarded for creating a replica of a Star Wars or similar bike? Is it better to design a custom bike yourself than try and build to an existing design (not in the brick design, in the canon design)?
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

Sure, you can use any color for highlights.


A remake of an old bike with a new paint job and hanges is totally fine. Taking the fig apart, in order to clip the legs sideways - like on a saddle - is totally OK, as long the configuration is still basically a minifig.
Replicas of existing (non-lego) speeder bike concepts are totally ok. But that replica should be top-notch if to compete with original (newly invented) designs.
FirstInfantry PRO 4 years ago
Alright, thanks. Final question, the does the sidecar need to fit the fig legs as well?
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago

That would be nice for persuation.
Exius_ 4 years ago
Thanks for the clarification, I had a feeling it was hover-only. Cheers :)
(Digit) 4 years ago
I have to enter :D
4estFeller 4 years ago
While the rules state you can't change your entry one it's entered, can we still change the picture?
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago

I'd prefer if the first submitted photo stays - otherwise confusion will arise for the following contestants.
Rest assure that we'll have a close look at all entries, browsing the other photos of the speeder bikes in the streams of the contestants.
4estFeller 4 years ago
Okey dokey, I'll just leave it as is. I may upload some more later though, since you can't see some of the cooler features very well with the current angles.
: VolumeX : 4 years ago
Can we use our own custom made figure head?
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

Yes, you can.
curtydc 4 years ago
half your non-rare colors listed above are colors I consider very rare. I've only got enough orange, dark blue, dark red, and lime pieces to fit in a small zip lock bag respectively.
pasukaru76 PRO 4 years ago
Means you don't buy Star Wars or Power Miners sets.
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago

I think that you might have a few pieces in one of the rare colors - even just a few of some of them - at least some trans (-coloured) parts. You can make a speeder bike with 3 or 4 special parts on top. The underlying structure (secondary color) can be any colour.
The idea behind this is to make something with limited parts available - that's the challenge.
But if you don't feel good with this category there are still two other categories to enter.
: VolumeX : 4 years ago
Thankx Cole.
;)
_.Astro._ 4 years ago
Whew... I'd love to build for this, but probably won't in the end... :/
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_zenn 4 years ago
Why not, you could always give it a try... ;)
: VolumeX : 4 years ago
Plenty of time.. now go and build or 'no' big smile' in 2012!
;)
Jake RF 4 years ago
My speeder is almost the maximum dimensions at 18x10x6. It is hard to get that into a 16x16 vignette. I see that you have stated that 16x16 is the rough dimensions of the vignette with some leeway. I have a build that is has a base of 24x12, but has parts that angle out such that if you look straight down on it it is about 24x20 or maybe 24x22. Would that be disqualified? I see you disqualified a couple people already and want to make sure if I submit this it won't be joining that group.
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

The disqualifiactions in the beginning was to let people now upfront that there are some certain rules.
The vignette size was just an orientation. By now I see most vignettes will be bigger - which is totally OK. A 32x32 baseplate might not be considered as a vignette anymore, but below there's plenty of space.
So your size of 24x22 would be totally ok.
sweetfennel Posted 4 years ago. Edited by sweetfennel (member) 4 years ago
If you get disqualified, is that it?
Are you allowed to fix the violation?
Are you allowed to enter a different, rules-compliant speeder?

I ask because I've read through the thread and I believe I have a good grasp on the rules. But if I missed something or misunderstood something, it would be really disappointing to be disqualified for a mistake with no way to correct the mistake.

Thanks for your time.

P.S. Does bright green count as rare? There's fewer parts in bright green than sand green, sand blue, medium blue, dark tan, dark orange, and dark pink. Thanks again!
AlvChrist 4 years ago
I just want to ask about the size restriction, kinda confusion
18 for long, 10 for height, and 12 for wide?
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

An entry might get disqualified, but one can still enter the other categories. No violation fixes or replacing of a submitted entry. Once an entry has been submitted it's locked as is.
If you're uncertain with an issue, don't hesitate and just ask as you did here ;-)
Bright green is defintely a rare color.


Your choice, depending if you want to do a elongated or a wide or even a vertical layout of the speeder bike.
curtydc Posted 4 years ago. Edited by curtydc (member) 4 years ago
I don't buy many sets altogether. I usually get a new set for Christmas and my Birthday, so my collection grows rather slowly these days.

I didn't mean to sound as if I were complaining:) I've definitely got some rare colors and I'll try my best to come up with something cool. I was simply pointing out a differing perception of whats rare. One mans common Lego color is another mans rare Lego color.
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago

No worries, your concern didn't sound like complaining.
Everybody's collection is different, indeed, but general rules in this category had to be set and going with the rare colours alongside the Lego productions seemd best.
JackJonespaw 4 years ago
Can we use this piece?
Lord Of The Fries Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Lord Of The Fries (member) 4 years ago
Are we allowed to use this colour?
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

Yes.


Yes.
Lord Of The Fries 4 years ago
Thanks.
JackJonespaw 4 years ago
One more question. What's the difference between a speeder bike and a landspeeder? Is it the cockpit and the visible engine? Or is it also the size?
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_zenn 4 years ago
Landspeeder = hovering car. Speederbike = hovering motorcycle.
Hayden, 4 years ago
Can I use the same speeder in the military category as in the vignette entry?
And does the speeder have to be flying?(In Both)
Thanks
Agent WHO 4 years ago
I'll give it a whirl
pasukaru76 PRO 4 years ago
People have already entered the same speeder for two different categories... but it's likely you'll make more of an impression with distinct bikes.
steezfactory 4 years ago
Is it cool if our speeder bikes stick out of the size requirements in the vignette category?
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

That's fine as long the speeder bikes themselves don't exceed the speeder bike size requirement.
steezfactory 4 years ago
Ok thanks
Legohaulic PRO 4 years ago
Are the bikes restricted to a single minifigure? I imagine a military speeder could potentially have a sidecar/gunner in addition to the pilot.
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

I see no restictions to only one minifig. I like the idea of a gunner in a side car...
ceroknight 4 years ago
Hello!
I am very excited to participate and I'm almost finished building my vignette entry.
I need to start making a vignette and was wondering if there minimum?
I don't think my entry will be as big as 16x16...

-Ceroknight
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Cole Blaq Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 4 years ago

There has been no disqualification for vignettes being larger than 16x16 so far. The 16x16 is a rough guideline. That means it is okay if it's bigger, it just shouldn't get too big, otherwise it wouldn't be a vignette anymore.
Chipster15 Posted 4 years ago. Edited by Chipster15 (member) 4 years ago
Can a police speeder count as military?
ceroknight 4 years ago
Thank you for the quick reply!
I have two more question:
How much of the entry is the vignette worth? Will it affect my speeder mark a lot?
Also am I allowed to post my speeder entry to other sites such as eurobricks?

Thanks again,
Ceroknight
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Cole Blaq 4 years ago

Good question.
I wouldn't count police as military as those two are / should be seperated. Even in most Sci-Fi films police has clear markings for keeping peace purpose, while the military has a war-related purpose, no matter how some countries use the police for internal warfare.
So, no police bike in the military category please.


I don't really get the first question. The vignette is the main prize as it it the biggest and maý include more than one speeder bike.
Sure thing about posting your speeder bike elsewhere, but it should be submitted to the pool of this group too and also it shouldn't be used in other contests for reasons of fairness.
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