After almost 2 years since the first edition, the Speed Champions Building Contest is back in MOCpages! In 2015 this contest led to the creation of amazing models, and now that the popularity of this theme keeps growing as the amount of new sets and parts, I’m sure this second edition will bring even more creativity.
The goal of this contest is to build a vehicle inspired by LEGO’s Speed Champions theme, that could be featured in an official set.
Required characteristics of submitted models: Your car should be a replica of a real-life vehicle. Speed Champions offer a variety of sports cars, but you can build anything you want! From a Bugatti Chiron, a Ford Model T or your mother’s minivan – the choice is up to you.
Your car needs to be built in a scale from 6 to 8 wide, according to the following observations: passenger cars and others in similar size should be 6 wide, unless the real-life counterpart is exceptionally large. 7 and 8 wide is allowed for 4x4s and trucks.
Stickers, either official or custom-made, are allowed to use, but it’s excessive usage can negatively reflect on the “creativity” judging criteria.
Submitting rules: Any person can freely join the contest and submit a maximum of 2 (two) entries. This limit is intended to give anyone a chance to get a good score (not everyone has the same amount of free time and/or creativity to build as many vehicles) and avoid getting the page full of spam.
Contestants can submit MOCs built prior to the contest as long as all the rules are respected, except MOCs that were submitted on the first edition of this contest.
Each entry should only feature one vehicle (trailers are allowed as part of the entry; other vehicles can be used as props).
The pictures should offer a clear view of all the angles of the vehicle (except the bottom, which is not obligatory).
During the contest, people can change, edit and replace the submitted entries.
Virtual builds’ special rules:
MOCs built using virtual software (such as LDD) are allowed, with no influence on the evaluation.
The pictures of the build should allow to see clearly the outlines of the parts.
No techniques that wouldn’t be possible to do with real bricks are allowed (floating parts and other techniques that challenge the laws of physics, bricks that go through one another, etc.).
Stickers can be edited into the build, being the previous rule also applied to them.
Any situation not clarified on these rules should be decided by the hoster (André), and decided according to the interest of the contestants and to ensure the fairness of the contest.
The judging is done by me. The criteria I’m going to use can be consulted in detail in the corresponding conversation page.
The winner gets the merit of scoring 1st place (always better than the time I won the Ugliest Car Contest, I'd say). This means there won't be an actual prize, rather the fun of having a reason to build something.