Win a set of series 11 minifigures

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The team over at BrickFanatics is running a competition where you can win the series 11 minifigures.

All you need do is to create a diorama that captures any of the Minifigures from Series 1-10 (plus the Team GB Olympic ones), enjoying their time off on their holidays. Maybe they have gone back home, having a chill on the beach or visiting a famous monument. Let your creative juices flow and build an 8×16 postcard scene, then upload your creation to our special contest Flickr group. You have until September 1st. to get your Collectible Minifigures Postcard Diorama complete. Full rules can be found on the site.

Good luck if you enter!

32 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks Huw, hopefully will get people in the creative mode :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Where did you get these?.

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By in United Kingdom,

I might just give it a go, nothing to lose after all. The best of luck to everybody who is planning to enter!

Why don't you enter Huw? :o)

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By in United Kingdom,

^ the mini figure shop are providing the prizes, whsmiths will also have them in stock by Friday as we reported last week ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Aww, I had an idea for the heroic knight building the summer scene sandcastle, being watched the chicken suit guy relaxing with the helmet off and hair showing, with a group of sandtroopers in the far distance standing by the escape pod... then I noticed it broke just about all the rules!!

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By in United Kingdom,

You will just have to be a bit more inventive ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Yep, I'm glad I filled up the gaps in a pick a brick cup with trans light blue 1x2 tiles the other day!

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By in United Kingdom,

My first diorama competition entry! How exciting! :D

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Very nice! I have (what I think is) a good idea for a vignette which I will construct this afternoon.

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By in United States,

On a semi-related note, any idea when WH Smiths will replace the Series 1 polybags with Series 2? If I were to guess, I'd say it will coincide with the next Daily Mail promotion - that's when Series 1 came out. But what will be in Series 2?

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By in United States,

Already got an idea XD.
not gonna tell so don't ask please

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By in United States,

^^ My small branch, which didn't have them at the time of the last DM promo, has series 1 now, so we might have to wait a while...

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By in United States,

Aw, I wish I could enter.

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By in United States,

This rule is why I will most likely not be doing it...

"NO modifications are allowed to the Minifigures; so no parts swapping."

Swapping is what makes LEGO, LEGO. Without moving parts all you have is a tiny doll.

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By in United States,

Blues Brothers!

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By in United Kingdom,

^^I asked about that because I wanted costumed figures to take their hats off on the beach and they said that would be okay, essentially they want the figures to be recognisable. I imagine you can do a little tinkering, so long as each figure was still clearly identifiable as one specific CMF, especially if what you change has something to do with the scene you create.
I guess as it's a competition to win CMFs they want it to advertise CMFs.

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By in United States,

What do they mean by build an 8x16 postcard scene? because I have something my figs do already, party at this modular nightclub I had made but I think it might be to big :\ Please help

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By in United States,

Can't wait to enter....

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By in United States,

I figured it out I know EXACTLY what Im gonna do :D

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By in United Kingdom,

Anyone who has any questions please ask via the flickr group and/or site, the rules are in place for a reason.

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By in United Kingdom,

@CM4Sci - if you're worried you can't enter because you're in the USA, don't fret! The contest is open to ALL countries, not just the UK.

@The Green Brick Giant - zipsforbananas has the measure of it. Removing a minifigure's hat/helmet and adding hair is fine. Something like putting Medusa's tail onto the Butcher is NOT fine.

@datsunman - 8x16 refers to the size of the build in studs. zipsforbananas has already submitted an entry and it is 100% legal, so please have a look, as this should show you what we are after. http://www.flickr.com/groups/bfcontestgroup/

If anyone has any specific questions after reading the rules, about whether something would be legal or not and you wish to keep your question/idea private, please ask us via http://brickfanatics.co.uk/contact/

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By in United States,

When you say no modifying of the photos, does that include changing brightness and contrast, or can we do that?

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By in United States,

Huw, is it possible to make the photo of the figure sheet open up into a larger version (instead of linking to the other site, since that's already provided)? It'd be great to finally see what they look like! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

@Zackula - Yeah, that will be fine. What we're after is a nice clean image of the build, without things like backgrounds inserted and things super-imposed. Tweaking your brightness or contrast isn't a deal breaker.

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By in United States,

I've decided not to enter I had 2 plans, one was to take a pic of them in my nightclub but its way more than 8x16 and the other was to have a Mr. Gold autograph signing with the harry potter note envalopes 1x2 tile but we aren't aloud to part swap. I guess I will deffinatley be buying series 11 I just think the 8x16 is crap, why does it have to be 8x16?

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By in United Kingdom,

@datsunman - 8 x 16 was chosen because the shape resembles a postcard. The smaller size also keeps the build simpler and cheaper, meaning more people can enter, but still large enough that people can go to town on it if they have the resources.
The 'no part swapping' refers to the Minifigures ONLY, not the parts and probs used in the build. The Mr Gold scenario that you describe above sounds fine to me. Feel free to message me if you would like to discuss details in private.

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By in United States,

Thank you for the information! :D

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By in United States,

@CaptnRex101 Yours is very cute and uses Chicken guy, an all time favorite. I decided to make mine with a couple of the less popular guys.

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By in United States,

@klatu003, I really like yours! Definitely in my top two!

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By in United Kingdom,

There are some great entries in now, I fear mine is at the poorer end! There are some great concepts and some really good humour in the mix. The home swap is superb; there's just so much going on in the arcade with loads of clever techniques; I love the clever scale in the Statue of Liberty one... I could go on! It's a real feelgood sort of collection and don't envy the judges' jobs!

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By in United Kingdom,

Is anyone else slightly bemused at how many of the entries for a holiday competition which ran in August are Christmas related? Is that a US thing that the only period known as holiday is the December holiday and no-one noticed that it's August so a beach sort of feel was more what was intended? Though I guess southern hemisphere entries will be thinking of winter scenes right now.

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