After much deliberation by eight judges including Justin Ramsden aided by Adam Grabowski, who was the main designer of the official Mighty Micro sets, I can now announce the winner.
We used our usual method for judging: we whittled down the hundreds of entries on Flickr and Instagram to a shortlist of sixteen. Each judge then chose five which were scored appropriately (most favourite one = 5 points etc.) and the scores were then added together.
So, in first place, with 22 points, is Mr. Brickman with this very cute duck for The Penguin.
The cuteness and clean design won the judges over, three of whom chose it as their favourite. Fairy Bricks Kev wrote "While there have been numerous ducks including ones by LEGO themselves this version has so much charm." and DrDave said "relatively simple, but cute, well-realised and fun"
In second place, with 18 points, is Thomas W with a seahorse for Aquaman:
"Good use of elements and a nice build in its own right" said DrDave, "So much character in so few parts" said Kev.
In third place, with 16 points, is Duncan Lindbo with Dark Aster, Ronan the Accuser's personal ship.
It was the wings that caught the judges' attention, constructed using 2x2 tiles with one stud.
One highly commended entry which was my personal favourite and which narrowly missed out on 3rd place, LEGO 7 with a very clever transforming phonebox for Superman:
Justin said of the judging, "There were some absolutely fantastic entries in the shortlist and it was a tough decision to choose the best."
Mr. Brickman wins the Classic TV Series Batcave, Thomas W will receive series 15 minifigs AND a set of Disney ones too. Duncan Lindbo will receive 76047 Black Panther Pursuit or another set of his choosing of a similar value. I'll rustle up a prize for you LEGO7, too! I'll be in touch via flickr to get your addresses.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone that entered. It was by far our most successful competition, so thanks also to CapnRex101 for coming up with the idea. Finally, thanks to LEGO's ARP team for providing 1st and 2nd place prizes.