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Aaron (-_-) 5:40am, 4 February 2009
Announcing the first ever flickr Space Pirate building competition.

There are 2 categories.
The first one is Ships. I'm not putting any size constraints on this one so go big or go small just go crazy but remember that quality always trumps quantity. The requirements for entry are as follows.

All entries must have a crew of at least one.

Only 2 photos per entry.

A small writeup about the ship and crew is required to accompany the photos in the submission thread.

The prize for the winning entry is set#10192 Space Skulls.

There must be at least 10 entries for there to be a winner declared.

The second category is figs. Your mission is to make a custom space pirate minifig whether you do some cutting gluing and painting or just find the perfect combination of TLG elements creativity is the key. Only one entry per person in the Custom Minifig category. The prize for the winning entry will be a space troll minifig armed with trans green Brickarms Prototype Combat Knife, Bullet Clip and MG42.
EDIT: Ken at [www.customminifig.co.uk ] has generously offered to give a Brickarms Limited Edition Silver Weapons pack to the winner of the custom minifig category as well as Interviewing the top 3 Minifig customizers for his Blog.

Only members of the group may enter and all entries must be placed in the group photopool as well as the submission thread.

Any questions about the competition can be placed here. Now have fun and start building.
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The Tomster 12 years ago
Cool, I'm so in! Question: Can one person enter both categories?
Aaron (-_-) 12 years ago
Yes you can enter both categories but you may only enter one in the Custom fig category. Build and submit as many ships as you like.
HenkDeVries 12 years ago
mg42?? holy crap I sure got to enter. but are all 3 weapons trans green? and size doesn't matter on the space ship right?
Aaron (-_-) 12 years ago
Yes all the weapons are trans green and yes the ship can be any size.
SoundWavePanda 12 years ago
heh, I'm getting into this! To bad I can build a ship for shiz
HenkDeVries 12 years ago
ah man a trans green mg42... ah well i'm still going to enter.
curtydc 12 years ago
Can an older MOC be submitted for this contest? I would state out in the open right now whether that is allowed or not. Personally I don't think anything previously posted should be allowed, that's usually how contests run. Otherwise you might see too many Older MOCs and not enough new stuff specifically for the contest.
finicky trade [deleted] 12 years ago
I'll definitely try to build a ship for this! That's a sweet prize.
Aaron (-_-) 12 years ago
Only mocs built specifically for this competition can be entered.
Lt. Pineapple 12 years ago
I just got invited and I'm in! You've got some sweet prizes there!
curtydc 12 years ago
when does the contest end?
Stepcode 12 years ago
i think i'm gonna start building something...
spiffy floor [deleted] 12 years ago
Sweetness, must enter. I hope I'll win. XD
Aaron (-_-) 12 years ago
The contest ends March 15th.
HenkDeVries 12 years ago
then already?? ok i'd better start ordering then
BioniSean 12 years ago
what is a mg42??
WisrthanU 12 years ago
spiffy floor [deleted] 12 years ago
OHMIGOD
He doesn't know what an MG42 is. D:
WisrthanU 12 years ago
It's not that surprising, it's not like it is a modern weapon. Also, great contest!
BioniSean 12 years ago
thanks wisrthanU!
I haz 2 mg42s all ready!
WisrthanU 12 years ago
So you didn't know the name then?
kojman47 12 years ago
I'm in!
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Mandingalo 12 years ago
I believe the time has come to dig out the good old X-Acto saw and super glue. Well, I'm in need of some pirates sets then . . . Ah, a trans-yellow tricorne would be absolutely perfect right now.
HenkDeVries 12 years ago
crap. it's unfair for those who can't customize minifigs.
admin
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YOu don't have to customize it, but it's not against the rules. If you make an ultra cool minifig out of stock parts, you can still enter it. :)
HenkDeVries 12 years ago
then i'm definatly going to win. MUAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH!
timeforacatnap 12 years ago
in case you're interested - www.customminifig.co.uk is the blog :D
BioniSean 12 years ago
wisrthanU
yes I didn't know the name...
WisrthanU 12 years ago
Ok, and good luck to all! My purist entry will win for sure... =P.
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Mandingalo 12 years ago
So, I'll take pics in a few minutes, but when is the contest deadline?
BioniSean 12 years ago
I hope I win (I need some more trans BA)
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Mandingalo 12 years ago
Okay?
kojman47 12 years ago
Don't we all?
WisrthanU 12 years ago
I don't; I need some. ;)
Ryan Howerter 12 years ago
How long does the contest run? When does it end?
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vìnn 12 years ago
Whoa whoa whoa. I just found this group, and I made a pirate fighter just three days ago. I didn't purposely make it for the contest, but I was wondering if I could still enter it. Would that be alright?
Hǻrry 12 years ago
Same as Vanugget here, and I have a space pirates WIP on the go? Perfect for this contest.
Aaron (-_-) 12 years ago
As long as its a new moc and not something thats been gathering dust for months then its perfectly acceptable.
level governor [deleted] 12 years ago
Just a question, are siblings also allowed to enter?
empty request [deleted] 12 years ago
Are there any second or third prizes?
Aaron (-_-) 12 years ago
Everyone is allowed to enter and fame and glory is the only prize I can offer 2nd and 3rd place.
`Ricky 12 years ago
Are we allowed to withdraw our entries and replace it with a new one?
Aaron (-_-) Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Aaron (-_-) (member) 12 years ago
Sorry Ricky just stick it out with the original entry. But feel free to add more photos to the group pool.
timeforacatnap 12 years ago
i've got some extra items for the custom minifig prize:

1st position - brickarms silver pack + silver weapons pack from hazel
2nd position - custom parts from hazel (secret)
3rd- custom parts from hazel (secret)
Aaron (-_-) 12 years ago
Wow thanks for the additional prizes Catnap I'm far too poor to offer anything else and was feeling guilty because of all the awesome entries. Its gonna be tough to judge all the entries.
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vìnn 12 years ago
Okay people. I think that this should be brought up. The ship building contest still has not reached the needed amount of contestants. Four more. That's it. Someone start building now!
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The Tomster 12 years ago
I have two ready, but due to bad weather, I haven't been able to photograph them. They'll be done before the 15th though!
The Classy Cthulhu 12 years ago
I'm in!
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Mandingalo 12 years ago
Does there have to be ten entries for the ship competition to be judged. Or ten people?
Aaron (-_-) 12 years ago
Don't worry Andro theres enough entries for a winner to be declared but that doesn't mean you shouldn't build another. ;)
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Mandingalo 12 years ago
Haha, all right, maybe I will. I do have enough red pieces . . .
Annonymous 444 12 years ago
Just a quick qustion as I could not find an answer, I was quickly look through:

How many " space Pirate Ships " are we aloud to enter for the contest?
Aaron (-_-) 12 years ago
Enter as many ships as you like.
Annonymous 444 12 years ago
Really, ok I better hurry and make a ship!
WisrthanU 12 years ago
Good luck to all, and I'm both glad and sad that Jasbrick entered. =P
kojman47 12 years ago
^XD

I hope I win, although it's not likely. :D
The Classy Cthulhu 12 years ago
Were doomed.. =C Now that Jasbrick is in first is gone......
level governor [deleted] 12 years ago
I am so gonna lose this competition
Aaron (-_-) 12 years ago
Let the admins be the judge of that. ;)
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