Friday, February 3, 2012

Building Challenge #5

Before announcing this week's challenge, I'd like to announce that for the month of February we will be offering a prize to our favorite entry!  You will have your choice of one of two different Series 5 LEGO minifigures, which will be mailed to you.  Now's the time to join in the fun!  Each weekly challenge (announced on Fridays) is open all month.

Building Challenge #5:  Destination - Far East

This week we are challenging you to share with us something with an Oriental flair.  It can be Ninjago or Ninjas or something else entirely!  To get the ideas flowing, check out our inspiration models.  First we have LEGOBoy with his action-packed creation - a Ninja Training Area.

Ninja Training Area - by LEGOBoy
When he told me he was going to have Ninjas flying through the air avoiding traps, I was a little skeptical.  I was fascinated by how he chose to accomplish that effect.

The red ninja is avoiding the working trapdoor in the floor.  Very impressive!

LEGODad is a bit busy at the moment, but he'll rejoin us when he can.  That brings us to my creations.  I have three to share this week!  First up is an Oriental-style gate, followed by a bridge.
Oriental Gate, by LEGOMom

Bridge, by LEGOMom
Last is a Dojo my son and I collaborated on.  That explains the yellow baseplate ;)  A lot of time went into creating this model, which can be opened up in the same way the LEGO modular buildings can be.

Dojo - by LEGOBoy & LEGOMom
View of 2nd floor with treasure room, meditation area, and extra ninja gear.
Alternate view of 2nd floor.
1st floor training area from rear.
1st floor training area from front.
Secret entrance.
Enough pictures, right?  Remember, if you submit our favorite entry for the month of February, you will win a prize!  Hope you'll take up the challenge!

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