The return of the popular and fun building contest, hosted by David & David.
You will need to build a Classic Space vehicle with between 30 and 100 pieces. You should also build two alternatives from the pieces as you would find on the back of a CS packet. In the spirit of CS your vehicle should not be focused on war or military themes; think exploration, mining and research. This year we are asking builders to come up with a new colour-combination as if they were designers in Billund charged with inventing a new and unique theme in the CS range. With the wealth of new colours made available in recent years we are hoping to see a rainbow of CS vehicles: think violet, olive green, orange, etc. CS ranges. We still want something uniquely CS in flavour but with a new coat of paint. The build as such should use two main colours, and a third colour for accents, details and greebles. Good luck, now go choose your colours.
Postings can begin 1 December; the closing date is Saturday 11 January.
Ten points will be awarded when marking entries according to the four areas below, giving everyone a mark out of 40.
Design: as opposed to a simple aesthetic CS should be judged on the principe that looks follow the function of the vehicle. Think beautifully formed crane arms and radar dishes and not fancy lights, spikes and arabesques.
Piece Selection: in those 30-100 pieces there should be enough multi-functionality to build 2 other different models (as you would find on the backs of CS packets).
Playability: can your vehicle divide in two, has it got hinged launch pads or a cool claw? The more inventive the play features the better. Remember your vehicle should be sturdy enough to swoosh or roll along the front room floor.
CS factor: how close to the CS style does your vehicle get? We want to see something uniquely CS but with a new colour-combination not seen before in the official ranges.