Friday, May 25, 2012

Meeza thinks weeza gonna be havin' a CONTEST!

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars movie! Which makes those of us that actually remember the event feel really old and tired. Almost as old and tired as the franchise that this movie spawned (...nyuk, nyuk)., to commemorate this event I thought it was time for a little contest...

Some of you may have seen the excellent set of microscale Star Wars vignettes created by Rod Gillies recently (now taking votes for support as a CuuSoo project). You missed them? Shame on you! Well, here they are...

Among other things, I am known for having passing interest in both microscale and steampunk. And as it happens, Rod is a master of both! Check out his blog Empire of Steam for some classic examples of LEGO steampunkery. So, without further ado...

Announcing "Mi-Fi", a Sci-Fi microscale building contest

The challenge: Create a microscale LEGO vignette depicting a scene from any science fiction movie or TV show! Rod's creations above should give you the idea of the general style and size we're looking for. Detailed rules and guidelines can also be found in the Discussion section of the Flickr group.

The rules: You have one month from today to create your vignette. Entries must be new creations, up to a maximum of 3 per person, and must be posted on the Mi-Fi Flickr group pool before the deadline to qualify. Check the group regularly for updates, or to size up your competitors! Please be respectful in all discussion threads. Use of force powers is prohibited. And NO DISINTEGRATIONS!

Judging: A secret panel of judges (ok, it's me and Rod) will select TWO winners. Entries will be judged based on their clever use of microscale techniques to effectively recreate a *recognizable* scene from a *well known* Sci-Fi screen work. If you pick something obscure, you're probably not going to win! Scenes from fantasy or rom-coms will also not win, and will be mocked publically.

PRIZES: What, is the honor or victory not reward enough? Ok, there will be some swag. Pretty unique swag, actually. The two winners will each recieve a custom microscale steampunk set created by Rod, entitled Her Majesty's Imperial Expeditionary Force. This unique set features parts for three vehicles, plus glossy instruction and stat cards...

And that address again is... get building! The clock is ticking. May the force be with you. Live long and prosper. And frak you, you frakkin' frakkers!

1 comment:

  1. Very excited. Can't wait to see what people put together.