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Bricknowlogy MOC (My Own Creation) Contest 2019


SUBJECT
: LEGO® MECH


DESCRIPTION
: A Mech (or Mecha) is a Mechanical robot, typically with humanoid features (human-like in appearance with arms, legs, head, torso, etc.) that is designed for a person (in this case, Minifigure) to ride inside and control the device from within – usually in the head or torso area.  Most Mechs will fall into one of two categories: Combat or Construction.


EXAMPLES
: Officially released LEGO examples would include the following:
70676 Lloyd’s Titan Mech
21109 Exo Suit
70326 The Black Knight Mech
76117 Fire Mech
75973 D.Va & Reinhardt
76117 Batman Mech
76115 Spider Mech vs Venom
76015 Hulkbuster Ultron Edition
70814 Emmet’s Construct-O-Mech


CONTEST
: Imagine, Design, and Construct an original Mech using only Official LEGO brand elements.


GUIDELINES
:

  1. Mech must be able to stand on its own
  2. Mech must be in LEGO Minifigure scale, with the ability for a figure to gain access to / from the Mech’s control location (the driver area)
  3. Mech must be no larger than 48 x 48 studs wide (15” baseplate) but can be any height
  4. Mech should be able to articulate in various ways (able to move it’s arms, legs, head in some direction)
  5. The Mech’s primary design purpose and function should be clearly portrayed in the design (Combat or Construction, or other)
  6. The Mech should be stable enough to be posed in more than one stance
  7. Only LEGO brand elements (from any theme or year) may be used
  8. Other than that, there are very few limits or restrictions, so get creative! If LEGO makes it, you can use it!


HOW TO ENTER
: As in past years, there is a $5.00 entry fee. Submissions must be made using the Bricknowlogy Entry Form (available on our web site or in-store) with all the accompanying information including the Mech’s name, purpose, and a brief description and/or background story.

Entrants must bring their model and completed entry form to the store prior to Friday, November 22, 2019, 5PM.  Submissions will be photographed and assigned a ticket number when you pay your entry fee. After the contest, winners will be displayed at the store (with the owner’s permission) along with other entries, as space permits.


AGE CATEGORIES
: There will be two age categories:

12 and Under (born before October 1, 2006)
Over 12 (born on or after October 1, 2006)


JUDGING
: Entries will be judged by Bricknowlogy staff on the following criteria:

DESIGN: The overall look of the Mech including appearance, color scheme, stance, identification of purpose (combat vs. construction), and general appeal as a Mech.

FUNCTIONALITY: How well does the Mech meet the guidelines and description including its primary purpose (combat vs. construction), articulation / ability to be posed, Minifigure access, and any additional FEATURES or abilities it might have (e.g. missiles, a claw, crane, sword, propulsion, etc.)

CREATIVITY: How unique is the concept, design, and construction of the Mech, including the use of special elements in various ways, specific building techniques, and originality of the design (not too close to a LEGO set or other model).

ENGINEERING: How well do the DESIGN and FUNCTIONALITY work together to make the Mech fun and easy to be used for play; how well does the Mech perform all of its functions and abilities. Any unique or interesting combinations of elements to achieve features and functions.

AGE FACTOR: Although there are two distinct age categories, the entrant’s age will still be considered when judging submissions within that category.

 

 

PRIZES:    Two prizes will be awarded within each Age Category for a total of four prizes.

FIRST PLACE: Bricknowlogy / LEGO Mech Package

70676 Lloyd’s Titan Mech
76115 Spider Mech vs. Venom
75973 D.Va & Reinhardt

OR

21311 Voltron

OR

$150 Bricknowlogy Gift Card

SECOND PLACE:

76115 Spider Mech vs. Venom

OR

$50 Bricknowlogy Gift Card

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

START DATE: October 1, 2019

LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday, November 22, 2019, 5PM

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Black Friday, November 29, 2019, 10 AM

 

 

FINAL NOTES:
It sounds a lot more complicated than it is… just think of what a really cool Mech might look like in your mind, maybe draw a few sketches, collect your LEGO pieces and have some FUN!!  And don’t rush… there’s plenty of time…  the more you build, tear down, and rebuild, the better it will get – and the better you will get.  By submitting your entry, you allow Bricknowlogy the right to use your ideas and entry photos in various ways.  We will also be sharing the winner’s names and final submission directly with The LEGO Group!!  Employees and their extended families are barred from participation – and all decisions are final.  We can’t offer much design help at the store because we want it to come from you, but we’re always here to offer some feedback and thoughts along the way…  Build Your Mind