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I have compiled a nice list of all the past suggested ideas (and a few of my own) that I found would make good contests without all of the chatter in between and the cluttered nature (there will be room for chatter below). If you have a suggestion, add it below, and I will edit this comment and tack it on. When we use one, I will add a little Squiggly ~ in front of it from the list.

We need some ideas with explanations for Bio-MOC and Technic Contests from those who have a better knowledge on them.

And please, for the love of all that is good and holy, donít reply to this comment without removing all of the text first if you actually decide to reply to it.




Here is a nice giant list for you of ideas we have not used.

007:
The name's Brick; James Brick. Build something from one of the movies found in the 50 years range of James Bond! You will need to have Bond in the build somewhere, and you will need a reference to what it is you are building. I mean, this stuff has been around for 50 years and they're still making more movies. We need some help to know if it came from a Bond film.

4 Wide Vehicles:
Cars that are four stud lengthís in width.

80ís Pop Culture:
Thundercats, Smurfs, 8-Tracks, Giant Hair, DeLoreans, etc.

Alternate Ending:
How would you have ended a book you recently read or a movie you just saw? Weíll need to have to know the original ending since there are a lot of books and movies out there.

Anatomic Lego:
Nathan Sawaya is a good example, just build smaller sculptures of a body part, like a hand, head, foot? Or even go internal with a heart, brain, or a pancreas! Or go with one of the many beasts we have on this earth.

Animation to Bricks:
Take a scene from your favorite animated show and build it in bricks.

The Arts:
Sculpture or Mosaic, but it must have a bit of artistic flavor.

Architecture:
Make a set that is just like the Architecture Series. One thing though, it has to be an iconic piece of Architecture; no building some random building from your local town. It should be something a city is known for from its skyline.

Bricks from Above:
Build something from the heavens, but note that you can only buid something that is in the sky within the atmosphere, not the cosmos. To add a twist, it is something that is unseen. Exactly what's happening up there? Are there aliens that live on clouds? Flying Pirate Ships? Superman?!

Bionified System:
Take something that is typically a system build, and make it out of Technic/Bionicle/HF pieces.

~Castle:
Anything from Anglo-Saxon, to the sands of Babylon, to Ancient China. Some sort of castle or some rulerís grand abode.

City: Self-Explanatory.
Probably a City Block or something dealing with a city

Create a Theme:
Design your own Theme idea for an official Lego theme. It must be original, and there must be two or three "sets" for this theme. It can be Liscensed, but not a theme already being or been Liscensed by Lego, keeping it original. If it involves a story line, make it brief.

~ Custom Minifig:
Iím guessing more purist in nature, but some custom parts could be added. It will also require a build to go along with the minifig.

Doctor Who:
Anything from the Doctor Who Universe. I have no knowledge of this, but if someone does and would like to judge because they would understand the contest if it ever was to become one, that would be wonderful.

~Existing Theme:
Build an original idea using a current and ongoing Lego theme. Examples would be Star Wars, City, Galaxy Squad, Friends, etc.

Fictional Character:
Particularly from an animated TV show that would have reference pictures. Live action shows could also apply. This is to be more on the sculpture side of the spectrum.

Friends:
Well it, yeah. Itís time to get a bit more in touch with your feminine side.

Harry Potter:
Anything from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Iconic Art:
Pic a famous or iconic painting or other form of 2D art and recreate it out of Lego. Why 2D? Well, recreate it with the same artistic flavor, but you could even make it 3D. The more accurate, the more praise.

Lactose Intolerant:
Build a very detailed MOC but there is a catch; you may not use either of these pieces:
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=61409
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=54200
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=85984
But this one is fair game:
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=92946

~Life in a Video Game:
Youíve been transported into the 8-Bitdth Dimension! Show us what you would do to survive in a video game.

Life Size: Build something at 1:1 scale. We will need the two objects next to each other so we can judge on accuracy and use of pieces.

~Macro:
Anything too big for a Minifigure to utilize.

~ Micro:
Anything Microfigure scale or smaller.

Military Vehicle:
Tanks, Jeeps, Helicopters, Submarines, THE TUMBLER! You know, armed forces stuff.

~Movie Screenshot: Match your favorite scene from one of your favorite movies. Use creative lighting to match the scene and forced perspective where needed. A reference will be required. Get a reference pic/clip from online, or use your computer skills to get one yourself if you run out of luck with the Internet.

~Natural Disaster:
Tornados, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Tidal Waves, etc.

Old Fashioned:
I donít quite understand yet, there was no description from the suggestion, but it sounds interesting.

One Color Build:
You know, whatever you want using whatever pieces you want but only one color, and printed pieces do not count. Only one color allowed.

One Picture MOC:
Build a MOC, but only with one picture. Use as many techniques you want to make it interesting but only one shot allowed and that will be the Main Image; so make it count. Behind the scenes is fine, but the focus will only be the main image. And no heavy photoshopping.

Oriental:
Build anything in the theme of the Eastern Asian cultures. If you need a better explaination as to what is considered Oriental, look at the Adventerers' 2003 theme, Orient Expedition.

Past meets Future:
Floating Castles, Pirates in Space, Dinosaurs acting like people today, etc.

Piece Limit:
Using only so many pieces, make something great! These usually span from 50 to 200 pieces in maximum parts allowed. Minifigures count as only provided by Lego.

Piece Restrictioning:
Using only a select few pieces build the best thing you can. There are no color or quantity limitations.

Pirates:
You know, piratey things, like Heath Flor.

~Post-Apocalyptic:
Life after the end of the world. Zombies, Fallout, Terminators, etc.

Redesign:
Redesign a specific set into how you think it could be better. We will have a specific theme in these.

~Redesign a MOC:
Take one of your old MOCs that you look at now and cringe and make it so much more worthy of the pages. You must provide a link to your own MOCs posted on MOCpages.

~Retired Theme:
Build an original idea using a old and retired Lego theme. Classic Space, Aqua Raiders, Indiana Jones, Wild West, Knights Kingdom, etc.

Return of the Useless Piece:
So we have already used this idea, but I really enjoyed the idea, and because of a low turnout, we didnít really get to use it to its full potential. Anyway, build a MOC while trying to incorporate a ďUseless PieceĒ such as Ships Hulls, LURPs and BURPs, Soccer Goals, Aviation Chunks, etc. This means you can use it for its intended purpose, but that wonít gain you much praise, itís how you use it. Is it the main structure, is it decoration, is it high or low in focal point, etc.

Set Alternative: You know the possible ideas Lego used to have on the backs of their boxes? I think it was 2006 when they stopped, but anyway, using the pieces from only one set, build a completely different model. When it comes up, we will have a piece count restriction so to keep things fair.

Star Wars:
Anything from the Star Wars Universe.

Stationary Technicians:
Apparently Technic Builders like wheels, so now build a Technic MOC without it being a vehicle.

Steampunk:
A little self explanatory. Think Victorian Period, but cooler.

Super Hero:
Existing from Marvel, DC, or some other brand, or your own made up ones, like from ďWhoís Line is it Anyway?Ē Action Sequence would be required.

Super Hero; Meet Super Villain:
Take a Marvel or DC Super Hero and pin them against their greatest enemy from the opposite universe. It can only be a hero vs. villain though, no Marvel Hero vs. DC Hero or Marvel Villain vs. DC Villain. Marvel Hero vs. DC Villain or Marvel Villain vs. DC Hero only!

Supersized Lego:
Take any piece you want and build it at a larger scale. The more intricate and detailed the piece and how accurately supersized, the better the score.

Systemized Bionicle:
Build a Bionicle Set, but only using System pieces, and no, you cannot just rebuild one of the sets from 2005 through 2007.

Theme Mash-up:
Take two or more of any of Legoís themes and make a creation morphing the two themes into a completely new idea.

TRANSendental:
Build a MOC with the most transparent pieces of any color as possible while still looking like something.

Transformers:
Transforming or not, build a character from the Transformers Universe

Underground:
What is below the surface world? Creatures from the planet core? Just a bunch of miners? Sewer Gators?!

A Wheely Good MOC:
Another Technic theme in which it needs to have wheels, and lotís of them. The more wheels, the more praise.

Wild West:
Cowboys and Indians for the most part. Just look up some of Matija Grguricís masterpieces.

~WIP:
Create a finished work, but make it look unfinished. Looking for clean work, but looking incomplete.
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| January 2, 2013, 5:05 pm
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Part 2 (You can refer to this list as well when picking a contest):

Abandoned:
Make a scene in which something is abandoned, whether it be a house, city, castle, or something else.

A picture's worth...1 word:
Make a MOC that can be fully described in one word. Examples would be "fear", "failure", "love", etc.

Boxy:
Make a MOC of anything, but somewhere in it you must incorporate the box of a Lego set.

Colorless:
Make a MOC using only black, white, and greys.

Comedy:
Make a funny MOC/story. How many groans/laughs can you get from the judges?

Destruction:
This one's a tricky one, but make a scene in which something is being destroyed. You should capture the very moment in which the destruction occurs.

Fantasy Land:
Lots of creations are fantasy creations, but here we're looking for fantasy taken to the extreme ridiculousness. Think Alice in Wonderland.

Forest Spade Car:
There are some bad Lego sets out there, but none can match the level of badness that is found in many clone brand sets. Your goal is to revamp one of those underwhelming clone brand sets. (you can look here for ideas: http://www.reasonablyclever.com/boots/lego/index.html )

Iron Builder:
Based on the contest on Flickr. The idea is that you pick a piece that is fairly unusual and try to use it (prominently) in as many high-quality builds as possible during the time limit. So it's about a balance of quality and quantity to win.

MOCs galore!:
Make a MOC with several alternate models that can be build using only the pieces used for the main model. This one would have some piece limit, and require you to take a picture showing the pieces used.

Mosaic:
Pretty straightforward, build us a flat picture. It doesn't need to be completely built from tiles, bricks, or plates, but it should be completely flat.

Pirates of the ____:
Not all pirates have to live on the sea! Where do your pirates live? On mountains? In the sky?

Rainbowlicious:
Make a MOC that can use any color except black, white, and greys (or maybe restrict it to colors of the rainbow)

Recreate a Piece:
Make a replica of a Lego piece in 1:1 scale (the same size as the original piece) but made with different pieces. This means that the piece chosen should be something tricky and specialized, like a boat hull. Accuracy is important here!

Set Expansion: Expand the scene that a set takes place in. The original, unmodified set should be in the scene, so it's basically a scene containing the set. Be creative!

Small vig: Make a small vig, probably somewhere between 4x4 and 8x8. This topic would also have some sort of other theme to it.
Story Ending: Make a story that ends with the given ending.

Story Starter: After being given a line or phrase, make a story that begins with that line/phrase. How well can you make the line flow into your story? This one could be combined with Story Ending.

Studless: Make a MOC with no studded connections

The Hobbit: Make a MOC regarding the storyline of The Hobbit.

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| April 26, 2013, 9:45 am
Alright, I've posted a brief summery of what A Game of Thrones is in "questions and comments" but there are 40, 1 hour long episodes, all of which are rated R in Australia, so probably M 15+ in America, and with good reason.

In anticipation of this, I have prepared an alternate contest

"Stan the Man"
A Marvel movie just wouldn't be the same without one of Stan Lee's famous cameos. Build your favorite appearance of Stan Lee in any Marvel movie

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| July 8, 2013, 7:27 pm
Quoting Nicholas Dreadman (formerly Inferno Thirteen)
Alright, I've posted a brief summery of what A Game of Thrones is in "questions and comments" but there are 40, 1 hour long episodes, all of which are rated R in Australia, so probably M 15+ in America, and with good reason.

In anticipation of this, I have prepared an alternate contest

"Stan the Man"
A Marvel movie just wouldn't be the same without one of Stan Lee's famous cameos. Build your favorite appearance of Stan Lee in any Marvel movie


Can there be a little more lenience to this? I'm not sure if I really like just rebuilding a scene that is already made for me. I like to add some of my own creative-ness to stuff.
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| July 8, 2013, 7:30 pm
Quoting Gwain .

Can there be a little more lenience to this? I'm not sure if I really like just rebuilding a scene that is already made for me. I like to add some of my own creative-ness to stuff.

Thats a very good point. I hadn't considered this. Perhaps something else again...
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| July 8, 2013, 7:38 pm
A James Bond 007 contest, you have to build a scene from a James Bond film, the scene can be any moment from any of them.
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| July 24, 2013, 11:40 am
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Quoting Dalton Williams
A James Bond 007 contest, you have to build a scene from a James Bond film, the scene can be any moment from any of them.

That's a good one! James Bond is awesome!
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| July 24, 2013, 7:47 pm
Maybe a minifigure contest.

Something like choose a fig for everyone to do and there has to be a fig and say a 4x4 sized base which should reflect the scenery you'd commonly this character in.
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| July 25, 2013, 8:13 am
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Quoting Chris White
Maybe a minifigure contest.

Something like choose a fig for everyone to do and there has to be a fig and say a 4x4 sized base which should reflect the scenery you'd commonly this character in.

I just did a MOC-Off exactly like that! Except the vig was 6 x 6.
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| July 25, 2013, 10:41 am
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Quoting Dalton Williams
A James Bond 007 contest, you have to build a scene from a James Bond film, the scene can be any moment from any of them.

I like that one. I've added it to my list but with a bit of modifying. There's been over 50 years of movies and they're still making them. It's right at the top of my list since it's titled 007
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| July 27, 2013, 6:01 am
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Quoting Chris White
Maybe a minifigure contest.

Something like choose a fig for everyone to do and there has to be a fig and say a 4x4 sized base which should reflect the scenery you'd commonly this character in.

That's somewhat like the Sig Fig Vig contest. Only on a 4x4? Man, ain't nobody got room on a 4x4 once a minifig is on there. Don't give up on the idea though, I'm still willing to give it a chance, just be a little more descriptive and make it a little more reasonable than 4x4.
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| July 27, 2013, 6:03 am
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Just did a bit of Spring Cleaning around this topic. Try to keep general conversation stuff light here, but by all means don't stop posting creative ideas.
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| July 27, 2013, 6:38 am
How about a Pacific Rim contest?

Build a Jaeger mech for a country of your choosing, (or maybe for a country that doesn't exist), or a Kaiju in a similar style to those in the movie "Pacific Rim." The best part is, you don't even have to have seen the movie! Of course, expecting a 13 inch mech in two weeks is absurd, so perhaps on a micro scale, using one of Chris Roach's t-joint skeletons?
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| July 27, 2013, 7:51 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
That's somewhat like the Sig Fig Vig contest. Only on a 4x4? Man, ain't nobody got room on a 4x4 once a minifig is on there. Don't give up on the idea though, I'm still willing to give it a chance, just be a little more descriptive and make it a little more reasonable than 4x4.

Well I thought having a smaller vig would mean the fig would be more important so we would get better figs. But maybe w could even do a large vig, maybe 10x10?
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| July 28, 2013, 5:19 am
How about a comedy contest? You know, make a MOC with figs and a funny story.
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| August 10, 2013, 3:10 pm
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Quoting Thatch Gears
How about a comedy contest? You know, make a MOC with figs and a funny story.

Nice one, I'll add it. I'm working on something like that at the moment, though the story is a bit longer than we'd be looking for and the funny bits aren't quite do obvious.
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| August 10, 2013, 3:58 pm
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
That's somewhat like the Sig Fig Vig contest. Only on a 4x4? Man, ain't nobody got room on a 4x4 once a minifig is on there. Don't give up on the idea though, I'm still willing to give it a chance, just be a little more descriptive and make it a little more reasonable than 4x4.

Perhaps a small vig, but with the focus on the vig and not the fig, like the 6x6 Fail Contest?
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| August 10, 2013, 4:08 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Perhaps a small vig, but with the focus on the vig and not the fig, like the 6x6 Fail Contest?

Hey man, you've got your list, too, I don't care what you add to it.
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| August 10, 2013, 7:38 pm
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Let's see...
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| August 10, 2013, 7:47 pm
Stop-motion contest, I'll be the first to enter.
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| August 10, 2013, 8:03 pm
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Quoting Mr.Falcon Punch
Stop-motion contest, I'll be the first to enter.

That would be tough to do in two weeks...
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| August 10, 2013, 8:06 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
That would be tough to do in two weeks...

....Extension?
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| August 10, 2013, 9:31 pm
Those are amazing potential contests! But I have an idea: maybe a robot or mech contest? I'm sure that any new contest would get lots of success, though.
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| August 17, 2013, 10:58 pm
How about create an architecture building?
maybe you've done it before sorry i'm new
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| August 18, 2013, 3:42 am
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Quoting Thomas Woodbridge
How about create an architecture building?
maybe you've done it before sorry i'm new

Well, we did one with the theme of Lord of the Rings, but I think we've done one with actual buildings. One of the rules would need to be that it be an iconic piece of architecture, not just any old building in your home town, but I'll add the idea to my list.
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| August 18, 2013, 5:30 pm
Build your favorite character from My Little Pony, or something to do with the show? :)
Oh.....would this fall under the category of "Fictional Character"? If so, disregard this post.
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| August 25, 2013, 1:51 pm
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Quoting Gwain Hammerstad
Build your favorite character from My Little Pony, or something to do with the show? :)
Oh.....would this fall under the category of "Fictional Character"? If so, disregard this post.

More like "Animation to Bricks" but disregarded anyway! :D :P
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| August 25, 2013, 2:09 pm
Well...um...yeah...I have a suggestion. Lol, it made me laugh that you all have all of these suggestions and the one I was waiting for was, 'Lord of the rings' hahaha!! And it never came up. But that's alright. But yes I have a suggestion for LOTR. I mean It could be anything really.....like a Movie screenshot...or building something from the movie...etc. This will be fun!
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| August 25, 2013, 7:20 pm
Hmm.. Just a quick suggestion, but how about a contest that shows your sig-fig along with what YOU like in real life. Sort of like a profile-MOC.
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| September 10, 2013, 9:25 pm
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Quoting Moriah Quint
Well...um...yeah...I have a suggestion. Lol, it made me laugh that you all have all of these suggestions and the one I was waiting for was, 'Lord of the rings' hahaha!! And it never came up. But that's alright. But yes I have a suggestion for LOTR. I mean It could be anything really.....like a Movie screenshot...or building something from the movie...etc. This will be fun!

We have done contests like this before, but it's likely something like this may come up again. Possibly.
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| September 10, 2013, 9:27 pm
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Quoting Thatch Gears
Hmm.. Just a quick suggestion, but how about a contest that shows your sig-fig along with what YOU like in real life. Sort of like a profile-MOC.

That's a cool idea, I like it.
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| September 10, 2013, 9:28 pm
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Quoting Thatch Gears
Hmm.. Just a quick suggestion, but how about a contest that shows your sig-fig along with what YOU like in real life. Sort of like a profile-MOC.

You mean like this? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/366427
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| September 10, 2013, 9:30 pm
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Quoting Thatch Gears
Hmm.. Just a quick suggestion, but how about a contest that shows your sig-fig along with what YOU like in real life. Sort of like a profile-MOC.

Quoting Stephen Boe
You mean like this? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/366427

Maybe. It's only because we've done one that has a bit more creativity. Not all sig figs are of just how you are in real life. I have one Sci-Fi version and a normal one. My normal one is just a black torso and dark blue legs with my Sci-Fi head and regular Dark Tan hair. It's pretty borring and while the focus would be what's going on, around the figure, what if your sig fig was something more fantastical like a space explorer or medieval knight? We did it with the Sig Fig Vig Contest (2WC 2) but I suppose we could do something like it again.
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| September 11, 2013, 6:59 am
Quoting Stephen Boe
You mean like this? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/366427


Yeah, something like that. But, to make it more exiting, we would just have to do like a 'Sig-Fig Vig', but it's been done before.
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| September 11, 2013, 9:33 am
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
Quoting Stephen Boe
You mean like this? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/366427

Maybe. It's only because we've done one that has a bit more creativity. Not all sig figs are of just how you are in real life. I have one Sci-Fi version and a normal one. My normal one is just a black torso and dark blue legs with my Sci-Fi head and regular Dark Tan hair. It's pretty borring and while the focus would be what's going on, around the figure, what if your sig fig was something more fantastical like a space explorer or medieval knight? We did it with the Sig Fig Vig Contest (2WC 2) but I suppose we could do something like it again.

If we do it again we should make a requirement that the sig fig be completely new. So that people like you that have already spent a while making a good one don't get an advantage...
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| September 11, 2013, 9:50 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
If we do it again we should make a requirement that the sig fig be completely new. So that people like you that have already spent a while making a good one don't get an advantage...

What is that supposed to mean? I took 5 minutes to make my guy. It's really not that hard, no matter when you make it. I seem to remember you just changing a head on a castle minifig straight from a LEGO set. That wasn't very creative so you didn't really take the time to make one. It doesn't take that long but you could have done better. You don't have to buy parts or try and make it look exactly like you. With the exception for the hair, which was originally bought for something else that didn't work out, I just borrowed the parts from my Star Wars Collection. Eventually I bought all the things I needed to keep him together without taking anything else apart, but that was after that contest. And with all the collectible minifigs, people have made sig figs that are great. It really doesn't have much to do with planning, at least not to me; I just let whatever happens happen.
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| September 11, 2013, 10:45 am
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
I seem to remember you just changing a head on a castle minifig straight from a LEGO set.
It wasn't a changed head, it was a changed sword :P
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| October 30, 2013, 10:18 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I seem to remember you just changing a head on a castle minifig straight from a LEGO set.
It wasn't a changed head, it was a changed sword :P

EVEN WORSE! >BX
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| October 31, 2013, 8:05 pm
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