Character Building Competition

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Character-driven LEGO themes have become increasingly important in recent years, due in part to the development of original animated series which are based upon LEGO's own properties and investment in new licensed products such as Overwatch.

Our latest building competition is therefore focused upon creating a new character. We are asking Brickset users to construct their own fantasy characters and write a short biography about them. These characters might inhabit an existing fantasy world or one of your own creation, it is entirely up to you!

Find out more about the competition and the prizes, as well as how to enter, after the break...

Rules:

  • Characters can be constructed using System parts, CCBS pieces or a combination of them both.
  • There are no specific restrictions with regard to the number of pieces you may include, although the model should be around the same size as a standard Buildable Figure (between 20cm and 30cm in height or length).
  • Biographies should contain no more than 200 words.
  • Characters can exist within an original universe or an existing one but the character itself must be entirely your own creation.


Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • The originality of your character and their biography.
  • Building techniques and parts usage.
  • Adherence to the rules.


How to enter:

  • You may submit multiple entries.
  • Your models should be new and unseen prior to this competition.
  • Physical models can be submitted to the Brickset Flickr group which has been set up for this contest, or post your entry on Instagram using the hashtag #BricksetCharacterCompetition.
  • Virtual creations in LDD, stud.io or other CAD programs can be submitted to a separate Flickr group or posted on Instagram using the hashtag #BricksetVirtualCharacterCompetition.
  • Please include character biographies in the description beneath images on Flickr or the caption beside images on Instagram.
  • You may only upload a maximum of three images of your entry.


Prizes:

  • Five winners will receive copies of The Art of LEGO BIONICLE.
  • These will be split between physical and digital entries, depending upon the number of entries in each category.


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 31st of December 2018.
  • The winners will be announced shortly after.
  • The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


We will answer any questions you might have in the comments.

Good luck!

 

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20 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Looks like fun but I am not interested in bionicle. Good luck to everyone!

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By in United States,

Yeah I'm out on this one. Can't compete with some people.. you're gonna get a ton of CCBS and a ton of extremely detailed System figures with NPU and it's just not worth trying haha

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By in United States,

Can the character be a vehicle?
i.e brick built robot or something with a minfigure riding on its back.

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By in United States,

Finally, something I like!

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By in Canada,

"However, we've been given five of them which we'll use for prizes in a competition that we'll announce shortly."

04 Jan 2017

Only a year and a half later. Although this seems like a good farewell to the CCBS as it enters another era of obscurity. Will look forward to seeing what everyone creates however.

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By in United Kingdom,

@D1G1TBRICKZ - Yes, but please include an explanation of how the vehicle or animal is integrated with its rider in the character biography.

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By in United States,

I used my bionical parts to make a mech for my minifigures. I guess that wouldn't count...

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By in United States,

"Characters can be constructed using System parts, CCBS pieces or a combination of them both."

So is this including or excluding the classic BIONICLE ball and socket system? That's technically a subsidiary of Technic.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Your future president - Mechs are permitted, although entries for this competition must not have been published online previously.

@MataNui2009 - LEGO elements of all kinds are permitted, including those from the original BIONICLE range.

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By in United States,

i might enter this. I have two very uniquely built ccbs scale figures.
lol it would be impossible to build them in ldd but maybe in stud.io i could

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By in United States,

So do you build your charatcer as a minifigure or a bioncle/herofactory type? Also thanks for hosting this contest!

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By in United States,

I'm in!

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By in United States,

Let's see if I give this a try.

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By in United States,

Can entries be entered into other contests as well?

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By in United States,

I could do this, but I'm not really interested in the prize and I know other people will do a billion times better than myself. Good luck to those who enter!

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By in United Kingdom,

Do I have to enter this competition on Flickr? Or can I post it some were else?

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By in United Kingdom,

Do I understand correctly, that I am able to build WH40k looted Dreadnought for my Ork army and it will be OK for me to enter that competition with that creation?

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By in United States,

Well, I was gonna do some different builds soon, but now I think I gotta participate in this!

It's gonna be exciting seeing what people come up with. Good luck to everyone.

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By in Finland,

Hopefully I find the time to participate, I am most definitely interested as I have so many fantasy characters of my own planned in my head.

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By in United States,

I'm up to try this one. I already have a few custom characters, both CCBS and minifgure scale characters, Perhaps I should try to salvage some remaining Lego parts and see what I can come up with as that is much more fun than submitting something I already have made (not for previous competitions) but still, would be a little cheap if I took the second route, Might do something entirely new for this. Good luck to all those who enter by the way

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