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BrickFactor Competition Day 1
Canada's search for The New Brickmaster for the new Lego Discovery center coming this Spring...unfortuantely it won't be me!
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Well unfortunately I did not make the final round of 25 for the competition out of 200 plus builders. But here are my round 1 and 2 entries. Winner gets a job offer as master builder for the New Legoland discovery center coming to the GTA(LegolandDiscoveryCentre.ca) in the Spring. The brick selection was not that great for my style of building (no tiles, not many plates, no 1 x 1 or 2 x 2 bricks, no specialty pieces) very limited. A few people I thought were "for sures" got knocked out as well and some unexpected unknowns made the final round which will go tomorrow Nov 25th. Good luck to my pals Simon and Nick from TorLug who made the finals.

A bird's eye view of the playing field...




Thinking and planning with not much to work with...






First Round Theme: Amimals (time limit 20 mins)
I spend my lego time making japanese superobots so this category was a complete departure for me and I was teased by some who know me about why my entry didn't transform. My entry, since we were on the warterfront : ducklings!








Second Round Theme: Sports (time limit 30 mins) Time to mull the category 5 mins, as I was in the first of two groups, the second group had much better MOCs as they had almost an hour to plan as us first rounders built! (and I had to use the restroom) Made it to the table with 10 seconds to spare. My take on the cartegory - since we have a hockey strike was that we will have to build are own players again not my style and no specialty bricks. I knew I was dead at this point but it was a fun day!











Good luck to the final 25 contestants!





Comments

 I like it 
  December 5, 2012
at least you tried, the conditions where difficult, who can understand this choice of parts, mysterious.
 I like it 
  November 26, 2012
Not really the best way to choose someone for a job like that. Reminds me of the days when they'd make prospective dental students carve a tooth out of chalk during their interview. I'd say most of us think of what we want to build, then start digging for parts. What you had to do was look at some parts, and builds something. Opposite skills, really. Oh well, such is life.
 I like it 
  November 26, 2012
LOL - at least it was not some kid who only has a 4+ creator bucket to play with!
 I made it 
  November 26, 2012
The guys I consider masterbuilders got KOed too, the contest did not fair well for complex builders. The guy who won is an old guy like me LOL and an unknown to most of us MOCcers locally. So not sure how it will actually play out in the end, or even if he will take the job. We'll see!
Quoting El Barto ! I was just reading about that new store. Bummer about the try-outs, although what you came up with looked pretty neat. Good show, Dude!
Chris Roach
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Chris Melby
  November 25, 2012
Dude, that had to be frustrating being such a renowned builder, yet having no bricks to get the job done! That whole "Old School Block Thing" is so played out, I wish the professional LEGO institutions would take their building to the next level utilizing all of these new and frankly "DOPE" pieces available. I hate to say it, well, maybe I don't, but "SNOT" is the future, Right on for making it through a couple of rounds Chris! Z
 I like it 
  November 25, 2012
Sorry to hear you didn't advanced in the competition. Your builds are great and you are very talented.
 I like it 
  November 25, 2012
I was just reading about that new store. Bummer about the try-outs, although what you came up with looked pretty neat. Good show, Dude!
 I like it 
  November 25, 2012
Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you. I'm sure it was great time though! The whole competition sounds exciting.
 I like it 
  November 25, 2012
Aw, I'm sorry you didn't get the position, it would have totally suited you...
 I made it 
  November 25, 2012
Limited standard bricks are not my style so I knew I was probably not destined for the final round of this comp! Those left in the final field are made of some guys i consider master builders and some wildcards, however the way the competition is structured I fear the best master type builders will not technically win as they cannot use any of their tricks due to very limited brick availability, but i would rather them building there amazing works at the new LDC than some of the other contestants. By this afternoon we'll see if any of my pals are crowned or we get an enthusiastic newbee!
Quoting Elk Guard Sorry to hear you got knock out of the comp. YOur builds look pretty cool for sculpture building and limited bricks and time.
 I like it 
  November 25, 2012
Sorry to hear you got knock out of the comp. YOur builds look pretty cool for sculpture building and limited bricks and time.
 I like it 
  November 25, 2012
hehe, wow, it's tough when you have to play that way. Good response the ducks. I did one of these when I was like 12, ah memories...
 I like it 
  November 25, 2012
Good effort under what looks like tough conditions. The ducks work really nicely.
 I like it 
  November 25, 2012
I really like the duck pond as well, given the limitations. Sorry you didn't make it, man. :(
 I like it 
  November 24, 2012
Atleast you gave your all and had fun with it. But yeah those two seem a bit odd categories from what we've seen of you work. Would be kind of cool to see a quasi Olympic type Lego event. With different categories and whatnot. With some kind of more open brick option type selection. I'm some everyone has their preference as you kind of hinted at. It's something that could probably be done online. Open call to builders. Max xxx amount of legos. No cheat pieces and all legit original pieces. Sky is the limit for theme of piece. Maybe set a limit to # of legos. And timelimit. Like a month or two. And they have to take pics along the way. And can't be something they or someone else has already done. Than let the people vote and pick. Winner gets a little trophy and bragging rights. Maybe a special little icon or avatar or something like that next to their name. Just a thought, just a thought - Misael (your Lego Megs owner)
 I like it 
  November 24, 2012
I can imagine how painful it must be for you building with normal bricks. No cheese slopes, ratchet joints, or ball joints. Still, awesome jobs with those 'normal' pieces.
 I made it 
  November 24, 2012
yeah but ducks or superrobots , I choose super robots! LOL! I couldn't find a ratchet joint in the place!
Quoting "Pick" (brickunion758) Sorry to hear you didn't make it to the finals! Atleast you got the chance to build in othe genres for a change!
 I like it 
  November 24, 2012
Sorry to hear you didn't make it to the finals! Atleast you got the chance to build in othe genres for a change!
 I made it 
  November 24, 2012
thx, it was a fun day and I got to meet a lot of fellow AFOLs, suprisingly a lot of them are new to the hobby!
Quoting David Roberts Nice work on the brick-built duck pond! I think it looks great!
 I like it 
  November 24, 2012
Nice work on the brick-built duck pond! I think it looks great!
 
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