lights 10:01pm, 24 December 2007
As discussed, it's time for a new contest here at ApocaLego. This time the challenge is to build outside the big city. Downtown urban Megatropolis is an off-limits dead zone (or undead, if the threat is zombies...) and the last vestiges of humanity have moved out beyond the shadow of the concrete towers.

Two categories in the contest to broaden things even more:
SURVIVORS. The humans (barely) made it.
NO SURVIVORS. The humans were wiped out. Every last one (even Will Smith.)

Are they living in the mountains? The desert? Underwater? In a ramshackle tree city? Have the survivors sought shelter in the ruins of centuries past? Are your survivors barely scraping by depressed and angry, or are "pockets of people living in blissful Eden-esque pre-technology bliss?"*
Or... has no one survived? Are animals living beneath the rusty hulks of defeated war machines in the middle of vast plains?

Think about the world outside the city, and take advantage of the possibilities each of these environments brings to the gritty post apocalyptic world.

Please: only new creations, but enter as many as you'd like! Tag your pictures with "Head for the Hills ApocaLego Contest" and all entries must be submitted to the group pool by MIDNIGHT pacific time (I will be awake and waiting for any last-minute entries) on February 28th, and voting can commence the first weekend of March. We'll follow the voting procedures of other Flickr groups like Microspacetopia and everyone will cast a vote in each category. In the event of a tie, another round of voting will take place. There will be a 1st place prize awarded in both categories, and a special "Chief's Choice" prize given to a winner of my own choosing, the criteria for which will be fully divulged.

*quote by the blissfully bliss Kevin "Kevoh" Blissidge

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Kevoh 9 years ago
I am so excited about this contest I will enter in the next 11 days or never, whichever comes first.
Scøtty 9 years ago
I'm in
Mr-terrence 9 years ago
As soon as I start with a city scene, this comes out. Ah, well, I'll see if I can scrape something together. There is over 2 months.
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That Lego Kid 9 years ago
Yay! It lives! I'll see if I can make something.
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[Carter] 9 years ago
Two questions; is a completely overgrown building considered non-urban, or is that antithetical to the spirit of this contest? And how many entries can we do? Because I have at least three ideas that I may be able to whip up in the next month.
unhh 9 years ago
Need.More.Green.Or.Brown.Plates.

That is all.
Adult_Boy 9 years ago
Sounds cool. I'm in.
lights 9 years ago
Carter: if the overgrown building is from downtown Megacityville, I'd say no. Sorry :\

But the good news: enter as many times as you want! Yay!
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i'm out of here 9 years ago
Finally this contest gets started! I've been looking forward to it.

sigh... need more plates, too. But hey, at least I've got ideas.
brickfrenzy 9 years ago
Cool. Another contest that I can get hyped up about and then not build anything for. I'm psyched!
lights Posted 9 years ago. Edited by lights (member) 9 years ago
Merry Christmas, happy Hannukah, and happy new year! I hope you are all putting your new Lego to good use making entries for this contest... :)
Mr-terrence 9 years ago
Yep... Those sand pieces in the cafe corner I got for Hannukah (and built in 5 hours in an after-finals binge) sure help.
(-Dace-) [deleted] 9 years ago
Even Will Smith?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
babyjawa 9 years ago
I think I am gonna make an entry. :) I have a pretty good idea.
Shadow Viking 9 years ago
I'd like to make an entry too, but I don't know if I'll get to it.
unhh 9 years ago
I have my idea, though it's going to stretch my collection to the max.
babyjawa 9 years ago
I entered my first entry. :D
captaincow 9 years ago
Me too :D
Unit186 [deleted] 9 years ago
Finally, I can build something.
(-Dace-) [deleted] 9 years ago
I have an idea... But like SV, I may not end up having the time.
Nathan Wells 9 years ago
Awesome. I need an excuse to build some more ApocaLEGO.
(-Dace-) [deleted] 9 years ago
Er, scratch my last last post. I made an entrie last night, just need to add a few finishing touches. :D
Shadow Viking Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Shadow Viking (member) 9 years ago
Here's my entry, for the SURVIVORS category.
-Ecto- 9 years ago
I'll get on it now.
Adult_Boy 9 years ago
Mine is done as well.
-Ecto- 9 years ago
D-d-d-d-d-done! I'm actually marginally happy with this one! :D
-ZabU- [deleted] 9 years ago
I'll enter.
Scøtty 9 years ago
I entered
-ZabU- [deleted] 9 years ago
Where do we post?
lights 9 years ago
After you've uploaded your photos to Flickr then click "Add to Group" and choose the ApocaLego pool. :)
Shadow Viking 9 years ago
I've almost got a "NO SURVIVORS" entry done, too! :D
Shadow Viking Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Shadow Viking (member) 9 years ago
Here's my "NO SURVIVORS" entry.
<samW> 9 years ago
This sounds good. I'm in for this one.
(-Dace-) [deleted] 9 years ago
If I were to, by some incredible miracle, win, I would not be able to receive a prize... I'd be good with just bragging rights.
Nannan Z. PRO 9 years ago
Question: if I were to build a scene of black biomechanical machines roaming over black hills littered in black bones against the backdrop of a red sky, will that fit the criteria for post-apoc? It's not going to have the conventional grays and brown and is leaning towards the horror genre, please let me know if the idea is appropriate for the "no survivors" category of the contest.
lights 9 years ago
I'm leaning towards yes, but let me qualify that yes.

The Matrix saga= Post robot apocalypse on Earth. Easy to see how yours would fit in.

But although I'd like to believe every entry takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth, I realize I never specified the planet, only that I said humans. Assuming your black bones littering the landscape are skelly figs or otherwise obviously human remains, I'll count it as No Survivors.
Nannan Z. PRO 9 years ago
Yes, I'll be using black skellie bones. I'll place my bricklink order right away.
Nathan Wells 9 years ago
Oh great, Nannan's entering. I might as well give up right now. :P
Shadow Viking 9 years ago
www.flickr.com/photos/shadowviking/2178020365/

Another "NO SURVIVORS" entry. With ApocaFrogs.
squantotron 9 years ago
ummmm can i show my pictures through brickshelf???? please??
im not good at uploading onto flickr and it would just be easier please???
lights 9 years ago
But... this is a Flickr group. :\ And clearly you have a flickr account. The upload page is really quite easy to use.
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That Lego Kid 9 years ago
I've got a Survivors catagory entry coming up, but it ain't much
lights 9 years ago
But she's got it where it counts, right? ;)
squantotron 9 years ago
ok thats fine
i was just asking just in case
corran101 9 years ago
Just finished and uploaded mine :D
Survivors category: www.flickr.com/photos/corran101/sets/72157603699349428/
This is actually my first Post-Apoc creation....
rich hobo 64 9 years ago
just found out about this, i'll post somthing soon, and awesome and for no suvivors category
surfininsf 9 years ago
rich hobo 64 9 years ago
rich hobo 64 9 years ago
now i gunna go work on my survivors one.
Mr-terrence 9 years ago
stravager 9 years ago
my (first?) entry: abandoned missile silo
AFormerFetus 8 years ago
Size Limit?
lights 8 years ago
No size limit, and no limit to the number of entries you make.
Buster® 8 years ago
www.flickr.com/photos/13063390@N00/2237134594/in/photostr...

This wasn't originally meant to be for this contest, or even post-apoc at all for that matter, but I think it sort of fits...
corran101 8 years ago
Just finished a sequel to my first entry:
(Survivors Category)
www.flickr.com/photos/corran101/sets/72157603799690532/
lights Posted 8 years ago. Edited by lights (member) 8 years ago
Just a reminder that there are only 23 days left before the deadline. The response has been great so far, and I'm looking forward to more entries!
mondayn00dle PRO 8 years ago
My entry for the survivors category

www.flickr.com/photos/10755528@N08/2250609349/
Nannan Z. PRO 8 years ago
Brian, I'm glad you posted this in the survivor's category, while it will probably triumph over my soon to come entry in that category, I still have a shot at no-survivors.
-Ecto- 8 years ago
Where'd 186 go?
unhh Posted 8 years ago. Edited by unhh (member) 8 years ago
Loks like he got found out again.
-Ecto- 8 years ago
That's ridiculous.
Decided to enter, even if it meant my first go at photographing lego, joining Flickr and many other things. Really love all of the entries so far! :)

www.flickr.com/photos/23673573@N05/sets/72157603891535653/

Survivors catagory.
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Robbyem 8 years ago
I'll try, but I've been working on another post apoc thing that will be done soon.
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[Carter] 8 years ago
My entry, survivors category; flickr.com/photos/75432225@N00/2288239511/
Nannan Z. PRO 8 years ago
Carter and Brian's entries make me want to kill the survivors in my current WIP and enter it as no-survivors.
lights 8 years ago
I want to remind everyone entering the contest: if you haven't already, please don't forget to do two things:
1) Tag all contest submission photos with "Head for the Hills ApocaLego Contest"
2) Add your submissions to the group pool.

Many have posted links to their entries here in the thread, which is fine, but fulfilling these other two steps is more important.

The contest deadline is just a couple days away and I'm blown away by what I've seen so far. Some of you really stepped it up for this contest, and I love it.

Dare I wonder if there's more to come?
improbcat PRO 8 years ago
My entry for the survivors contest Intercity Transportation. is done. I added some photos to the pool but the rest are in the set.
Obxcrew [deleted] 8 years ago
I'm not going to enter, as there's no way I'll win, but what is/are the prize(s)?
lights 8 years ago
That's a surprise. :)
Obxcrew [deleted] 8 years ago
Ah.
-Mainman- PRO 8 years ago
Oh, there's more to come, Ry. There's definitely more to come.
lights 8 years ago
Woohoo!
Nannan Z. PRO 8 years ago
There will be more to come indeed, but I am counting on the sun showing up on the last day so I can take my photos.
squantotron 8 years ago
i entered with my desert entry for survivors
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i'm out of here 8 years ago
-Mainman- PRO 8 years ago
Shoot, these are due tonight aren't they? Looks like my No Survivors entry ain't gonna get done in time. Ry, you feel like extending the due date by a day on account of the leap year? :)

Pics of my others are forthcoming.
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That Lego Kid 8 years ago
No! Curse my busyness! I've had an entry for a week put never had the time to take pics! Oh well... : (
Scøtty 8 years ago
I guess I should formally post this:
The Ace
www.flickr.com/photos/onetruescotty_photos/2296665665/
Nannan Z. PRO 8 years ago
Ry, is there going to be a listing of all the entries or do voters have to peruse through the group's photos?
lights 8 years ago
Nannan: Of course there will be a list! :) But I think it's highly important that all the entries are properly tagged and added to the pool for posterity, hence my emphasis on these requirements.

Mainman: All i needed to extend the deadline was one person to request it. And besides, February 28th seemed a rather odd end date, didn't it? ;) Think of this as the momentary reprieve before the thunderous apocalypse brings its full weight to bear on humanity. (Oh, why must I be so dramatic. I just want you all to love me for giving you a little extra time!)

Consider this the official announcement- Deadline extended to midnight (pacific time) tomorrow. PLEASE TAG and ADD YOUR PHOTOS TO THE POOL.
Nannan Z. PRO 8 years ago
Ha! Had I known that the deadline can be extended, I wouldn't have skipped classes today to take photos, which would mean I'll have to skip classes tomorrow instead. But I'm glad what's done is done :)
-Mainman- PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by -Mainman- (member) 8 years ago
Haha, I skipped class today to photograph what I had. We'll see if I end up going tomorrow.

For now, here are my Survivors entries:
Dry Nile,
Howl of Lamentations Unending (cross-entered with Nannan's contest, but hey, it's got a telephone pole, so its post-apoc, right?) and,
Autumn Solitude on the Mountainside

Much thanks, Ry. Though you didn't have to extend the due date for me to love you. ;)
Nathan Wells 8 years ago
Whoa, totally forgot about this, damn schoolwork. Ah well, I'll photograph what I've got. I haven't been able to build much for months...
-Mainman- PRO 8 years ago
As promised, my No Survivors entry:
Empty Swingset

I'm officially sick of taking pictures now.
lights 8 years ago
I'm officially sick of you rocking the heck out of this contest.



(got any more?)
-Mainman- PRO 8 years ago
I gots many more ideas, but not so much in the way of MOCs. You'll have to live with just these for now. :)
Nathan Wells 8 years ago
www.flickr.com/photos/nathanwells/2300908495/

So much more I wish I could have done with this. Oh well.
lights Posted 8 years ago. Edited by lights (member) 8 years ago
I'm a half hour late in posting this, but the submission deadline is officially over. Anything added to the pool from now on will be excluded from the running. For the record, Nathan's entry was the last added.
I'll make a new topic with all the entries, and after giving you all a couple days to throughly examine our bleak future as interpreted by the entries, I'll open up the voting.
Nathan Wells 8 years ago
Very cool. I don't stand a chance, but it was fun to get into the contest, even if it was a little close ;)
squantotron 8 years ago
im done for but it was fun anyway
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