Reminder: 60th anniversary microscale competition

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It's been a couple of weeks since we launched our latest competition and already there has been some absolutely fantastic entries on Flickr and Instagram, like this one of Aquazone 6175 Crystal Explorer Sub by Jerry Builds Bricks.

If you've not entered yet there's still plenty of time. Simply build a microscale version of any LEGO set that's been released in the last 60 years and you'll be in with a chance of winning a signed 21310 Old Fishing Store.

Find out how to enter and read the rules after the break.


Rules:

  • Models can be based upon any set released between 1958 and 2018.
  • Models should be smaller than minifigure scale, like those in 40290 60 Years of the LEGO Brick.
  • There are no specific size constrictions but your model should be about the same size as those in 40290.
  • You are not required to build a base for your model but may choose to do so if you wish.
  • Models should be built from real bricks: no virtual submissions will be accepted.


Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Likeness of the model to the set being depicted.
  • Building techniques and parts usage.
  • Adherence to the rules.


How to enter:

  • Upload a maximum of two images of your entry to the Brickset Flickr group set up for this competition, or post your entry on Instagram using the hashtag#Brickset60YearsCompetition.
  • Your models should be new and unseen prior to this competition. Significantly updated models are permitted.
  • You may submit multiple entries.
  • Please include the set number and name of the original set in your submission.
  • Virtual creations in LDD, stud.io or other CAD program are NOT permitted. All submissions should be built with real bricks.


Prizes:

  • The first prize will include a signed copy of a recent classic, 21310 Old Fishing Store.
  • Other prizes have yet to be decided. Suffice it to say they will be worth winning!


Other information:

  • Please do not include any references to sex, drugs, alcohol etc. in your entry.
  • Custom and non-LEGO components are not permitted.
  • Although we will not be judging your photographic skills, please try to light your models evenly and photograph them against a clean background.
  • Please upload your entries by 23:59 GMT on the 18th of March 2018.
  • The winners will be announced shortly after.
  • The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 

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23 comments on this article

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By in Netherlands,

One of my favourite sets from childhood in microform. What an awesome build.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ok, there are some amazing micro-builds there, it that small Destiny’s Bounty is excellent!

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By in United States,

I love Aquazone as a child, which just proves children really don't care about sets having juniorized parts and special parts just for one set.

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By in United States,

I don't believe I got a reply last time.. may I simply email phtotos often entry to you?

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By in United States,

I love that set and it looks vuter on micro scale, sadly the pueces have been used on other things.

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By in United States,

Were the Star Wars contest winners announced yet? And if not, when will they be?

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By in United States,

FYI, the Flickr link is goes to Brickset.com

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By in United States,

@David1985: so what you're really saying is, "i loved something with specialist parts as a kid, therefore kids don't care about specialist parts."

By your reasoning, because i love Star Wars, therefore nobody cares about Star Wars. Think before you type.

(Learned that one the hard way)

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By in United States,

Hah, this was exactly the set I was planning to micro... will have to come up with a different idea, 'cause I won't be able to match that as easily. ;)

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By in New Zealand,

@ Spartan Ghost

Correct, David1985 did indeed say that. Now then, the meaning of those words is important, because David quite rightly says "kids don't care about specialist parts", but you've apparently interpreted that as "kids don't care for specialist parts".

Please DO think before you type. And then re-read the original post AND your intended reply. Subtlety of meaning doesn't always carry well across international - or even state - borders! :-)

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By in United States,

I somehow totally missed that this contest was running! I don't know if I'll enter though.

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By in Germany,

Recognizable straight away , and i never even owned it :0)

Brilliant build, whatever parts.

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By in Netherlands,

"Please do not include any references to sex, drugs, alcohol etc. in your entry."
As an Afol, this is one of the reasons I like LEGO. The LEGO world is a safe place to be. Way better than the real world!

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By in United States,

@Block-n-Roll: on the internet, there is no such thing as context. The way David1985 made his statement, at first glance i genuinely thought there was a logical fallacy at play. OTOH, my judgement may have clouded by the fact he had previously insulted me. That, and/or a lack of caffeine on my part. Either way, it seems i still have a lot to learn...

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By in United States,

when is it due?

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By in United States,

Oh my gosh that ultra micro ship in a bottle is only four bricks without the base, haha. So clever...

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By in United States,

I LOVE the micro Ninjago City, it looks just like the real thing!!!

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By in United States,

omg. That submarine. Takes me way back. I remember very distinctly wanting that set shortly after I was introduced to Lego around 8 years old. I was receiving $5 a week in allowance and had saved up $15. So I called up my local KB Toys to see how much it was. I mean, really, how much could Lego cost? Oh, that first moment you realize the value of a dollar. Oh, man. My heart aches now.

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By in United States,

And you've ignored my comment again...

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By in United States,

Daniel, the way to enter is stated above in the article.

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By in Canada,

Just looked at flickr , some nice sets out there. I saw the 730 steam shovel, the set I got for my 7th birthday. I haven't made a MOC since 1981, but I have made some big technic and creator sets using the instructions. Maybe it's time to give it a try and make a micro set.

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By in United States,

BSpaceMan: I know that, but I was asking if I could just email them pictures, since I don't have access to Flickr or Instagram.

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By in Portugal,

I was thinking of adding a sticker with the set number of each one of my entries. Is it allowed?

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