We don't often hold building competitions here at Brickset but the creative potential of Mixels has inspired me to do so. I've had fun creating alternative 'Max' models (using the three red, yellow and grey sets to make a larger monster) so this competition is to encourage you to do the same.
Before we get on to how to enter, let's take a look at the prizes. There will be four of them: the first prize will be the very hard-to-find and sought after 4000010 LEGO House that we reviewed on Monday. Second to fourth prizes will be 2014 Creator sets including 31025 Mountain Hut. We may add other prizes if there are lots of entries.
To enter, simply build a Mixels monster that meets the criteria below and post your entry to the Brickset competition pool on flickr.
Your monster should either be
- A 'Max' model, built from the three red, the three yellow, or the three grey Mixels.
- A 'Mix' model, built from any two Mixels of any colour.
Your entry must state which sets you've used. Your model should use only the parts in the sets you've chosen and of course you can't just enter one of LEGO's suggestions (but by all means look at them for inspiration).
Entries will be judged on:
- the appearance of the monster -- how cool, scary, weird, whacky, inventive, imaginative it is.
- the number of available parts that have been used (so using more of the available parts is better).
- interesting building techniques and use of parts.
Post your entries, a maximum of two images per model, to the group by 02 April 2014 and we'll announce a winner shortly afterwards.
If you need some inspiration, here are three Max models that I've made:
Cragsters Max: I was happy with the way his head turned out although it is a bit fragile. But, fragility in your entries is okay, as we can't see how fragile it is from pictures, after all!
Infernite Max is certainly a weird looking beast. The face is obviously the most important aspect of the model so it was the first thing I built on all three. I wanted his eyes to be on stalks, the rest fell into place after that. His jaw is hinged and opens.
Electroids Max is a goofy looking character sporting the cool bush hairpiece. I do like the googly eyes...
Now it's your turn. Let's see what you can come up with!
Thanks to the LEGO CEE team for providing the prizes.