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supreme eyes [deleted] 9:57pm, 2 January 2009
For our 2nd contest here on SCI-Lug we will be building what we all love: Starfighters. But here is the catch it has to be small! Here are all the guidelines:

1. Your starfighter must be able to fit in a 14x14 landing grid and stand no taller than 5 bricks tall.
2. It MUST be to mini-fig scale. Meaning a full minifig must be able to fit in the cockpit.
3. If your starfighter is submitted as part of a diorama (ie: a hanger bay), you will be judge ONLY on the starfighter.

1. You must be a member of SCI-Lug.
2. The starfighter must be built specifically for this contest! If it has been entered in another contest before the judging of this contest, you will be disqualified.
3. Entries must be made here on this thread (please post pics and not links). Please submit 2 different pics of your MOC.
4. Only one entry per person.
5. There must be at least 10 entries for the winners to receive their prizes, however, we will go ahead and judge the entries either way.
6. Entries must be posted by noon (cst) on February 1st.

1st place: 1 LEGO set ($40 or less) of your choosing from LEGO
Shop @ Home delivered directly to you.
2nd place: 1 LEGO set ($20 or less) of your choosing from LEGO
Shop @ Home delivered directly to you.
3rd place: A flickr pro account (or $20 via paypal) payed for by Nannan Z!

The judging will be done by the Admins (who are not allowed to enter in the contest).

Let the building begin!
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space_e 10 years ago
just great,
(the extra prize from nannan and all the entries)
curtydc 10 years ago
what if the winner already has a pro account?
Cole Blaq Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (member) 10 years ago
I think a pro account will then disqualify the winner ;-)
just joking,
be imaginative, maybe something like an extended year...or as a present who hasn't one now...
finicky trade [deleted] 10 years ago
I should have a last minute entry finished soon. :D
Bill Ward's Brickpile PRO 10 years ago
How many of these are going to BrickFest in Portland this year? Maybe we could get them all together in one place. They're small enough, some people might even be willing to mail in their entries....?
supreme eyes [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by supreme eyes (member) 10 years ago
Nannan just said for the winner...he may be willing to pass that to the 2nd place winner if the 1st place winner has one...but that is entirely up to him and I will let him make the call on that one! I am wanting to go to brickfest (am mine will come if I am there) but the $$$ is very thin right now, thanks to the economy and a dead transmission in my Nissan.
supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
Nannan has suggested that the flickr pro account goes to the 3rd place winner instead of being added to the first place winner...sorry for any confusion, but we are going to add a 3rd place prize!

So, 3rd place wins the flickr pro account.
retracile 10 years ago
brickeye, I think that's the best idea so far. :)
mondayn00dle PRO 10 years ago
Nanny, you shameless self promoter. You just got your name mentioned 12 times in the space of 16 posts…;-)
Baipin 10 years ago
A collaborative display at Brickfest would be very cool, except I could not attend considering where I live... Since I'm sure many others could not attend, either mailing the MOC in may be a good idea, or doing another collaborative at Brickworld.

The Pro account idea sounds great, (and I thought it was already as good as it can get!)
Micah G. 10 years ago
I might be willing to mail my entry in and the new one I'm working on
supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
Is there anyone who is attending Brickfest that would like to coordinate the "Mail-In" fighters? That is assuming that we do a display.
Cole Blaq Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (member) 10 years ago
To see them all together sounds great,
even if postage from Europe (where I actually live) is expensive.
BTW who would take responsibility like provide a contact address, taking care at the event and also sending it back...? Any Ideas?
Voidology 10 years ago
I'm all game for mailing my fighter in, but do the fighters for the display have to follow the 14x14 and 5 bricks tall regulations? I can go either way...
opallix 10 years ago
I might send mine in, but are there expenses for having them displayed?
@ McDoug, this is a collaborative display for 14x14x5 starships only, I believe.
~Chrispy~ Posted 10 years ago. Edited by ~Chrispy~ (member) 10 years ago
I really loved this contest Idea
Here you are:
M3 Sparrowhawk by ~Chrispy~

Wings fold to fit within the boundaries, as shown here: www.flickr.com/photos/chrispockster/3231772936/
~Chrispy~ 10 years ago
^How do I make the photo bigger?
spiffy floor [deleted] 10 years ago
Um, what if we get thirdplace and we already have a pro account?
chasealewis 10 years ago
There's a possibility I may be attending BrickFest, so if Bill Ward is interested in helping me out, I'd love to help coordinate a small-fighter display. After working with CheifLUG at BrickCon, I think this'd be a neat idea, and I could help out.
chasealewis Posted 10 years ago. Edited by chasealewis (member) 10 years ago
Also, here's my entry I built several weeks back, but never entered for fear of it being too tall. However, when placed sideways, I believe it fits within the prescribed grid.

McZargåld 10 years ago
I would love to be able to mail mine to a fest, as long as somebody is willing to set them up.
supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
Striker: Nannan said he would be willing to give $20 via paypal if the 3rd place winner has a pro account! He is awesome like that!
were50 10 years ago
If it's not to late,I'm in!
curtydc Posted 10 years ago. Edited by curtydc (member) 10 years ago
Heres my 12x14x4 Matchbox Fighter

Matchbox Fighter by curtydc

Matchbox Fighter by curtydc

Fits a minifig

Fits in a 12x14x4 crate
worker201 10 years ago
Just so the judges know, if I win third place, I will offer the Flickr pro account to the next eligible non-pro participant.

Glory and honor are all I crave.
curtydc 10 years ago
in my quick count (might not be accurate), it looks like the contest has a total of 65 fighters submitted so far! (I also counted at least 3 others that aren't actually for the contest... kind of confusing). This is going to be tough for you Judges, I've seen so many that look like winners to me. Wonder if someone will photoshop a group shot of everyone's ships.
supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
Thank you worker201...we will just have to wait and see if you get your glory and honor! That is very generous of you.

curtydc: The judging will be REALLY tough as there are a number of amazing entries...we may have to throw in a couple of "honorable mentions".
theichiban.com 10 years ago
IMG_0537 by theichiban.com

IMG_0543 by theichiban.com

Designed and produced by Deimos Engineering, this craft was used to hunt pirates in Earth orbit. The wing assembly on the right protects the pilot from solar radiation and can absorb light laser fire. It opens up fully to allow a communications array to hunt for pirates with the least amount of "noise" from the engines. And the smaller wings that open up on the right assembly display a wide range of weapons.

It assure you it fits into the 14x14x5 allocated space! This was great fun! There's one more photo below where the whole side of the starfighter opens up;

Nick Ab Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Nick Ab (member) 10 years ago
My entry: Baby
In space size does not matters. But Gatling laser definitely means something
Baby I

Baby II
Fits in 14x14x5
supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
Vidology: I deleted your second entry...only one entry per person. It would not be fair for me to allow you to change your entry after you submitted it.

Sorry, that it has taken me this long to notice that you had a second submission.
Wiseman_Lego 10 years ago
Hi all, this is my entry, the Longlance. In short: since in space there's no stealth, Sgravion Empire built a fighter small enough to be packed into civilian ships for sneak attacks on commercial routes.

SF-01 Longlance

SF-01 Longlance

SF-01 Longlance
supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
Just a couple days left!
Voidology Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Voidology (member) 10 years ago
I'm very sorry that I did not make it clear that my first ship was not my entry, sorry again for the confusion. I should have deleted my first ship when I posted my second, I will now. If it means that I do not enter, that is fine. But, uhhhh, well..... can I change my first ship to the latter? Believe me, it's fine if I can't. It's just, well, when I saw that Crimson Wolf had posted another ship, I thought I might do the same. But, by the way, there really is no rule saying that you cannot change your ship before the deadline. And, out of curiosity, why might it not be fair? But, you're the admin, I'm cool with anything.
supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
There was some discussion about it earlier in the thread...but basically it is not fair to change your submission after you have seen other submissions. The "One Entry" rule some implies that your first entry is your only entry...it's not black and white, sorry. I had already downloaded your first entries pics and so I consider it your entry. I already deleted your second entry from this thread. As far as Crimson Wolf's let me go back and see what happened there and I will handle it accordingly...it has been a really tough week at work so I will need to refresh my mind on his stuff.
supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
Okay, Crimson Wolf's first post was of a fighter he built previous to his contest. He was bsically saying, "Hey, I have built one of these before...I am going to enter." His statement at the end of his post: "This is not my entry." was not added a couple days later like yours was. In fact the MOC he posted in the pic was one of the reasons that I thought this contest would be fun!

Quick answer: Crimson Wolf only entered once.
Voidology Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Voidology (member) 10 years ago
Alright, that's fine. Sorry for the mixup! :)

Btw, was I disqualified or something? Like, am I still in just with my first "entry"?
supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
All "non-entries" have been deleted! Please only post pics of MOC that are being entered, please.
supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
Yes, your first entry is still "qualified" so you are still in the contest...I guess you deleted it, if you want to post pics again so others can see, go ahead. I have the pics downloaded.
Voidology 10 years ago
I'm too ashamed of it... really, it pretty much sucked. Oh well.
were50 Posted 10 years ago. Edited by were50 (member) 10 years ago
Not used to far of atmosphere, they are carried from planet to planet on huge barges in thousonds an swarm the planet.They can go out of an atmosphere for about an hour,until they need to go back down, sorta' like whales.

DOG Small Fighter by were50
g2necrotron 10 years ago
Hey hey!

New Member. Hope this works. I present "The Bailiff". Yes, I chose the colors in homage to the new sets. This is a two seater, which I only seen a few of. The pictures are terrible, as my regular camera decided to take a powder. These are from my cellphone, which is feeble.

0129091813 by g2necrotron


I'm not sure what the guidelines were for "editing" the pictures, so I left them oriented as they were taken. I also forgot my cellphone atuo-orientation is broken so it reverses every image, therefore these are also backwards. :)

More awful pics here:
retracile Posted 10 years ago. Edited by retracile (member) 10 years ago
g2necrotron: I don't think there will be any complaints about cleaning up the photos. If you look at other photos, there are a number with the background eliminated, etc. As long as you're not fudging the size of the model or something like that, I wouldn't expect anyone to whine.
LostCarPark 10 years ago
I'm amazed no one has produced a CS entry!

LL-109 Box Art by LostCarPark

LL-109 01 by LostCarPark

The LL-109 "Mosqueto" filled a need for the Classic Space Federation to cram more fighters onto their cruisers. The swing-wing design made it extremely compact, yet very maneuverable in combat.

curtydc 10 years ago
LostCarPark: I considered it, but then remembered I don't have any trans yellow screens... :(
J/G 10 years ago
The Jacqua piloted and created by Jacqua


Baipin 10 years ago
LostCarPark: I built a CS-styled fighter, only it is not in the normal blue/gray/trans-yellow colour scheme but rather the secondary grey/trans-green.

This contest is gonna' be a tight one!
LostCarPark 10 years ago
BrickArt!san: Sorry, I was admiring yours. You're right, yours is CS colours too.

Some great entries. I wouldn't like to be judging!
Bill Ward's Brickpile PRO 10 years ago
I think that if you're only allowing one entry per person, then that person should be entitled to decide which one it is. Someone shouldn't be punished because they came up with a mediocre (in their own view) idea first, only to be inspired later on. Otherwise it would have a chilling effect on early entries.
mammoth sleep [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by mammoth sleep (member) 10 years ago
My entry: [https://www.flickr.com/photos/galacticmama/3206688201/sizes/m/]

supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
Yeah, Bill I have been thinking about that exact "backlash" to the decision that I made. I think I will be re-evaluating that for later contests but for now the decision has been made.
_nash Posted 10 years ago. Edited by _nash (member) 10 years ago
(wrt: brickeye & Bill) Although I don't really think allowing people to change their entries prior to the deadline is a big deal... no one forced those people to post the first thing that came to their mind the day they heard about the contest. You clearly stated the deadline and people knew they could wait till later on in the contest. But people get post happy then regret not waiting, that's not your fault and I applaud you for not wavering in your original intentions. Anyone could have done like Peter did and posted a couple of these in their own photostream, then decided which they (and everyone else as the case may be) liked more and entered it in the contest; probably the smarter thing to do. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I don't see reason to coddle those who acted premature. People can still build cool things even if that MOC isn't in the contest.
Fredoichi PRO 10 years ago
Bill: I don't think this should be changed, it simply makes a sloppy contest. I think it's just like the other contest rules/restrictions which forces people to think twice, longer and better of what to build and what to enter... if they have any doubts or need more inspiriation from other entries, they can or should wait...

Also, from all people who entered, how many requested to change their entry? One, two, maybe three?

Brickeye: stick to it, like you did... that's what makes this contest fun and good!
Memory ☓ Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Memory ☓ (member) 10 years ago

Full description is here, including a link to the gallery (which also contains the sizing picture). Thanks for you time, and good luck to the judges!
sirbugge Posted 10 years ago. Edited by sirbugge (member) 10 years ago
My entry unfolded:
SCI-Lug Small Starfighter Contest entry - unfolded
And folded:
SCI-Lug Small Starfighter Contest - folded

More pictures and folding process:

Thanks for a great contest, it has been very inspiring!
zeeronemo 10 years ago
Red Scout:
- Inspired by the classic space logo.
- 16 studs long but fits diagonally in 14x14.
- Landing gear can be adjusted to fit under 5 bricks.
- LDD-designed: it can be ordered!
ZcslS401 by zeeronemo

And if you don't like red, there are alternatives:
space skulls, star justice, Zobi, neo-classic space or blacktron:
ZcslS4f9 by zeeronemo

Great idea! I can't wait for a 30x30x10 (M) and a 46x46x15 (L) contest? ;-)
Dr. X. 10 years ago
That is some cool stuff, Bugge!
thebigtubadaddy Posted 10 years ago. Edited by thebigtubadaddy (member) 10 years ago


Rules compliance photos available on my photostream. It fits in the box with room to spare.
spiffy floor [deleted] 10 years ago
Brickeye: Great! Thanks for telling me!
BrickinNick PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by BrickinNick (member) 10 years ago
SF-N33 "Needler" by BrickinNick

SF-N33 "Needler" by BrickinNick

All pictures, including rules compliance in SF-N33 "Needler" Set
Good luck to everyone!
rapid oil [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by rapid oil (member) 10 years ago
The Pop-Bottle Rocket. I finally got a set with the right cockpit. Size pictures can be found in my photostream.


supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
With less than 24 hours less, will we have more? This has been an amazing success! With 70+ entries this will take a couple of days to judge! For those of you waiting to the last minute to post your entry , I will lock this thread at noon (cst) tomorrow, don't miss deadline.
Ben Jarvis 01 10 years ago
Hi all!!!

Well, finally got my entry finished and photographed today... this comp has been loads of fun! Thanks to the organisers and here's to a lot more cool comps like this in the future!

This is the XK-990 cross-fire... originally built as an endo-exo atmospheric platform for repair work on orbital stations, due to recent pirate activity they have been retro-fitted by many station owners to fill a defence role, their robotic arms and welding torches replaced with rapid-fire laser cannons and miniature concussion missiles.

Here she is in flight:

montage1 copy-sml by Ben Jarvis 01

And in the hangar:

hangar-3-sml by Ben Jarvis 01

The ship deploys to full size for flight... compliance pics of it in it's folded up format are shown here:


and here:


Please... someone tell me if I've done anything that breaks the rules or if more pics are needed and I'll take some more pics before the deadline!

Cheers all!

icecoldmilk PRO Posted 10 years ago. Edited by icecoldmilk (member) 10 years ago
Here's my 14x14x5 starship. It was a big challenge building in this format! Thanks for hosting such a great contest!

The Boxer FTF (Fission Turbine Fighter) is a multi-role scout and interceptor. It's small stature is not to be underestimated as it can generate over 4 Million Kn of thrust in under 2 tenths of a second making it the fastest ship of it's size.

It is an agile skirmisher and can be deployed with light ship to ship armaments not shown here due to size restrictions... ;)

Boxer_FTF_Main by icecoldmilk

Boxer_FTF_Left_Rear by icecoldmilk

Here's the link to the Boxer in a box. :)

And a link to the set.


retracile 10 years ago
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickeye/] brickeye: I have a total of 13 pictures of my entry on flickr, and I've updated my entry with a link to step-by-step building instructions on my blog. Good luck with the judging, and I'll be looking forward to the next one you do. :)
mr_keds 10 years ago
Thank you so much for a wonderful contest. It was fun AND a great learning experience for me.

My entry is the Pic-C (sounds like?), just some guns and motors wrapped in a sleek little body, ready to cause mayhem. The cockpit and landing gear are functional, the guns swing out in flight, the rest is eye candy. Hope you all enjoy!
Pic-C_quarter-03 by mr_keds

Pic-C_quarter-04 by mr_keds

Compliance picture 1
Compliance picture 2
Hafhead 10 years ago
Here is my official entry, the Sidearm. Sorry about the lame photography- I was rushed at the end to finish this up:

And here's the compliance shot

One of my kids wanted to enter as well, but isn't eligible because he's too young to join Sci-Lug. I'm just going to squeak in a thumbnail link to his ship here, which is NOT an official entry:
archvisu Posted 10 years ago. Edited by archvisu (member) 10 years ago
My entry... The Velociraptor TSF-V21



The rest of the pictures with more bad photography can seen at

including the compliance pics.

Ben Jarvis 01 10 years ago
Man... I don't envy the judges having to decide between this lot.... the quantity and quality of entries is just freaking awesome!

Well done all

NIRDIAN 10 years ago
Aw crud! I still haven't been able to create a Bshelf folder... :(
supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
You have 3 more hours to get your entries in! Then my nightmare starts! I want to commend everyone who has entered, I didn't know what to expect when I started this one and you have blown my mind! Please understand that I wish I could afford to give out a lot more prizes, there are definitely more than just 3 that deserve it, but I can't. There will definitely be a handful of honorable mentions...

Let's see what the last couple of hours will produce!
finicky trade [deleted] 10 years ago
The main starfighter of the Colonial Reaches, the Protector is usually used in swarms.

supreme eyes [deleted] 10 years ago
With less than 2 hours left, there are 83 entries! This will definitely take a bit to judge.
LegoLord. 10 years ago
Man! This contest really turned on the heat! Well done everyone!~LL
NIRDIAN 10 years ago
Damn! Just 1 more hour to fix my Bshelf! :O

AND my network is still screwed! :(
Nannan Z. PRO 10 years ago
Phobos and Deimos - the jumper crafts of the Zolon twins

>> On landing, the fins of the craft collapse into a compact array to comply with landing pad constraints.

>> The gyrostabilized cockpit further allows the craft to fly on its vertical axis in atmospheric flight configuration.

Brickshelf gallery

This has been an enjoyable contest :)

chasealewis 10 years ago
Was a consensus ever reached over the Collaborative Display at BrickFest? I put myself out there for consideration, but, there wasn't any further discussion.
Memory ☓ Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Memory ☓ (member) 10 years ago
Make a seperate topic.

And Nannan, those ships are really good, but it seems like you're entering two?
Nannan Z. PRO 10 years ago
They're exactly the same, read my post in BL.
Memory ☓ 10 years ago
I understand that, but it's just a fine point I'm debating. While zeeronemo presented alternate versions of his ship, you've literally entered two ships- the Phobos and Deimos.
supreme eyes [deleted] Posted 10 years ago. Edited by supreme eyes (member) 10 years ago
Memory: He's not the only one who has done muliple color variations...I will be judging based on the overall design of the starfighter, multiple colors help but won't give anyone an unfair advantage.

BTW, This contest is closed....

It will take me a couple of days to judge this contest...I will let you know the winners as soon as humanly possible.
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