A couple of days ago, Alice Finch on the BrickLink forums discussed her experience at Philly Brick Fest. A few others of the BrickLink team also attended PBF including Eunice, Alex, as well as founder of gaming company Nexon and new owner of BrickLink, Jung-Ju “Jay” Kim. During the event, the first BrickLink Building Challenge was held for AFOLs where they had to build something from prepackaged bags of miscellaneous parts. Carter Baldwin’s bird was the winner of the competition and the model will be submitted into the new BrickLink MOC Shop. Second place went to Lucas Robinson for his starfighter and Andrew Nickerson got third place for his spaceship. Check out the final creations from all the participants below.
In another post, Alice announced the first official Seed Part Challenge to the public. The part that has to be used in the build is a medium azure mudguard #50745. Below are the rules for the challenge and there are some very good prizes up for grabs.
Rules for submission:
• Creatively feature 1 or more of the seed parts in a unique, appropriate model of 250 parts or less
• Submissions can be made on moc.bricklink.com the first week of July and will need to include at least one clear photograph of the model. (More details on the submission process once the site is up.)
• It is recommended to not use extremely rare or expensive parts, as the winner of the challenge will be invited to submit their model to the MOC shop.
• 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded with LEGO gift cards of $500, $300, and $200.
• Get set, ready, build!