AntMan Building Contest Winners Announced

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Recently, the Rambling Brick held a contest to win The Ant-Man and the Wasp set, Quantum Realm Explorers.

The Brief was to build a MOC that would exploit AntMan’s ability to shrink or grow –  so either build a microscale model, where a Minifigure could look like a giant, or one where the minifigure represented a shrunken AntMan.  There is a prize of 76109 Quantum Realm Explorers for the winners in each category. Entrants were required to use a minifigure, but it was not necessary to use an actual AntMan Minifigure in entries.

Entries were open for roughly six weeks, and were accepted from around the world. A panel of judges was assembled from my network – a mixture of builders and community supporters.  They were asked to nominate their three favourite MOCs in each category.  (Three points for 1st; One point for 3rd). The builders of the MOCs were not identified to the judges at the time of judging.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Competition Extended to August 31, 2018

img_2218A few weeks ago, I announced our building competition, to win one of two  ‘76109 Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Realm Explorers’, thanks to our friends in the AFOL Engagement team at the LEGO Group. Continue reading

Building Contest: Ant-Man And The Wasp- it’s a matter of scale

In which I go to the movies, and open up for entries for a new building challenge.

76109_alt1.jpgI recently caught up with the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) offering, Ant-Man and The Wasp at the cinema.  I really enjoyed the way that this film was far more human and lighthearted than some of the recent MCU offerings. Not the least of the reasons being the setting ( contemporary earth, immediately prior/in parallel with the events of Infinity War) and the fact that the eponymous heroes of this story are normal human beings, with powers given to them through their suits. It was also an easy film to get into if you missed the previous Ant-Man film, and had a only passing knowledge of the MCU.

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Unfortunately, I have missed the last few sets featuring Ant-Man (Ant-Man Final Battle 76039 and Super Hero Airport Battle 76051, featuring both the Micro scale and Gi-Ant Man Figures.) and am unlikely to get my hands on the SDCC 2018 Exclusive 75997 Ant Man and the Wasp. Fortunately, where there is a new MCU film, a LEGO set is sure to follow, and this one is no exception.  Quantum Realm Explorers 76109 features figures for Ant-Man, The Wasp and Ghost.  The vehicle build looks fun, and I am looking forward to being able to build it at some stage in the next few weeks. (There has been something BIG providing a sizeable distraction, but you will hear about that soon enough.)

Time for a challenge:

In the mean time, one of the things that I enjoyed about the film was the way that our heroes were able to change their size, from normal size, to microscopic and indeed to be just a little bigger than you might consider to be healthy.

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Have a minifigure depict a tiny character, with a huge world around them…

So… here is that challenge: build a model that exploits one of the varied scales that an Ant-Man minifigure may be confronted with: it might be a giant coffee cup, or a microscale truck or… anything. Just build it to scale with a minifgure representing either a shrunken or enlarged Ant Man.

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Or build to depict a world where a standard minifigure represents a giant…

Builds must be able to fit on a 32 stud square baseplate, but they can be smaller, and some overhang is allowed.  Both Physical and digital entries are allowed, but you should include a minifigure to help give a sense of the scale involved.  Builds do NOT need to depict a scene from Ant-Man and the Wasp. You may use any minifigure: we don’t expect you to already own an Ant-Man minifigure.

To enter:

submit a single photo to ramblingbrick@gmail.com, post it by direct message on our Facebook page ( don’t forget to like and follow it while you are there)  or use the hashtag #ramblingantman on flickr or instagram.

There will be two prizes of a copy of 76109 up for grabs, courtesy of the LEGO AFOL Engagement Team.  One for a minifigure portraying a giant character, and one for a minifigure portraying a tiny figure.

Entries will be judged according to:

  • Adherence to the theme
  • Humor
  • Technical quality of the build.

Judging will be by previous winners of contests and raffles here at the Rambling Brick. They know who they are.  Entries will close on 15th August (Extended to) 31st August  2018 at midnight, Australian Eastern Standard Time. The standard rules and conditions apply. There are two prizes on offer.  If you enter both arms of the competition, and win one of them, you will be ineligible for a second prize in this contest.

Do you have any questions? Why not ask below. In the meantime, look out for our review of this set in a few weeks.

Until next time,

Play Well

Customize Your GO-KART for LEGO® Rebrick

The race is on to create your own LEGO® Friends GO-KART racing scene! What sort of GO-KART can you create for  Olivia, Mia, Andrea, Emma, Stephanie, and their other friends in Heartlake City? Create the ultimate scene for a chance to win!

After visiting the Melbourne Toy Hobby and Licensing Fair last week, I was really excited to see the new Friends GO-KART sets due to be released in the second half of the year.  Now LEGO Rebrick has announced a competition to win all of the second half year’s Friends sets (with just the Go-Kart sets for the runners up…), as well as a LEGO Shopping Spree.

 

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To enter, build a vignette depicting a racing scene – no more than 8×12 studs, and include a GO-KART.  Your entry should fit into the Heartlake City universe, and not include any mini figures, or cross over into any other IP licenses from 3rd parties or LEGO (so… no Superheroes, Disney Princess, Star Wars, HJarry Potter, NEXO Knights, LEGO Elves, Ninjago etc.

You have until May 5th to take photos of your model, and submit up to 5 of the best to the Rebrick Website.

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New Rebrick Contest: Showcase for the LEGO® House

Create a model to be featured in the LEGO® House in Billund, Denmark, in this latest competition from LEGORebrick

HELP DECORATE THE LEGO® HOUSE!

Here’s a chance to showcase your LEGO building expertise for all the visitors of the LEGO House! Show your best nature or Minifigure interior.  For full details, visit the LEGO Rebrick Site.

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

The LEGO House is the home of the brick, which wouldn’t be complete without some amazing models created by fans. We want to give you the opportunity to show off your creations for an entire year to all who visit the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark!

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Escape the Space Slug Winner: Week 1

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Dirk Plug’s Modulex Mosaic.  Modulex was a smaller scale brick, produced by the LEGO Group.

I would like to thank everyone who submitted entries for the first draw of the Rambling Brick’s ‘Share something Star Wars’ raffle.  Names went into a hat and I would like to congratulate Steve Reynolds on holding the lucky ticket.51E52DF4-D41B-423A-A018-CD9B676CE671

Steve shared this terrific build of the Mos Eisley Cantina, populated with extra scum and villainy from throughout the LEGO universe.

Over on Instagram, congratulations go to @lukeelk who presented this amazing Classic Space – Classic Star Wars Mashup Vehicle MOC.

Both have a copy of ‘Escape the Space Slug’ on the way to them.

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Don’ forget, there is another week, and another two chances to win – by email, or on Instagram.  Details for entering by email can be found here. It’s been great seeing what people come up with.

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Share Something Star Wars and Enter the Draw To Win ‘Escape from the Space Slug’

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Lets celebrate the release of the largest version of the Millennium Falcon (75192) ever released as a set by giving away the set containing the smallest Millennium Falcon ever produced in a set…

Now, thanks to the LEGO® Community Engagement Team, The Rambling Brick has some copies of Escape the Space Slug (6176782),to give away.  This is an exclusive set from 2016 that was previously only available as part of a VIP  event. This set contains the smallest official rendition of the Millennium Falcon, depicting her thrilling escape from the mouth of the Exogorth, in The Empire Strikes Back. While containing only 161 pieces, predominantly in light grey and dark tan, it is a limited edition of 3500 worldwide. Creative microscale modelling sees a recognisable Millennium Falcon, despite only six elements used in its construction.

Entries open on 16th September, 2017, and Close at midnight 30th September 2017.

How to Enter:

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