NERDvember 2016: The happiest contest on Earth

It’s November, and that means that our pal Tommy Williamson over at BrickNerd is hosting his annual NERDvember building contest. This year the theme of the contest is Disney, so contestants are encouraged to come up with Disney-inspired versions of the iconic Nerdly character.

We’re already seeing a lot of great entries and some of our favorites are featured below. Get building now, as the contest ends on the 30th and there are some sweet Disney-themed LEGO prizes to be won! And now a word from the Nerd in Chief himself:

Mushu, Nerdly Dragon by Chris Maddison

Wall-E by Joseph Z

Lady and the Tramp by our very own Jen Spencer

The Infernal Lake

There are good builds and there is good presentation, but they don’t always go together. Chris Malloy has them both, no question about it. With this creation he takes us on a fascinating adventure across an infernal lake, aboard a gloriously improbable craft.

The Infernal Lake 01

This was built for Forbidden Cove’s monthly seedpart contest.

A heart-breaking tale

One of the Categories for the Colossal Castle Contest is Fairy Tales–and Scrat has chosen to illustrate the Danish tale The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen. In the vein of many original fairy tales, this is a sad, sad story. Scrat’s rendition captures the melancholy atmosphere perfectly:

Favorites from the Mini Castle Contest

The Mini Castle Contest wrapped up a couple weeks ago, and winners were recently announced. MicroBricks has a great roundup of the winners and runners-up, but here are a few of my favorites that we didn’t blog already, along the way.

Valentin (Skalldyr) uses excellent forced perspective in this scene showing Roman conquest.

War has come!

Avocado Butters uses Technic bushes and 1×2 grills to achieve the most amazing detail I’ve ever seen in a LEGO microscale castle.

Microscale Mountain Hall

Mr./Ms. Butters also entered this spooky temple, using the trophy from the Collectible Minifigure karate dude as a statue.

Microscale Lego Temple

Max Reebo and Harry Potter CubeDudes entertain the masses

Speaking of FBTB, their CubeDude Vignettes Contest is now complete, and has yielded some nice results.

Larry Lars captures Jabba the Hutt’s musical entertainers in his vignette:

CubeDude vignette - Reebo and Snootles

Andy Grubb deservedly takes home the first place prize, though, with this awesome forced-perspective view of Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy pursuing the golden snitch in a game of Quidditch.

Pursuit of the Snitch

Check out all the great entries on FBTB.