BrickFest PDX 2004 History of Flight Animation C

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    I’m curious – why the requirement for “lego” brand bricks? I always thought “Brickfest” meant “brick shaped building blocks” and not just “Legos”….or is “Lego Elements” some specific product other than just their bricks.

    The rules are very specific, “only the depiction of Lego Elements will be allowed”, “Any competition entry found not to be using Lego Elements or using principally other non-Lego Elements will be disqualified”.




    Sorry, I haven’t checked the BrickFilms in a while. I will post this answer to your question.

    BrickFest is a convention of AFOL’s; Adult Fans of LEGO. MegaBlocks, Tyco, etc. are poor substitutes for the quality brick that the LEGO Group produces.

    Having said that, the rules do allow the use of other bricks as long as their use does not constitute a majority. For the Computer Generated Graphics videos, you must depict LEGO Bricks and not a competitor’s. If the story involves the use of the other brick makers, it should be done so as part of the plot or the story itself.

    Besides, who would want to see an animated short made out of MegaBlocks, I mean really! 8^)



    Todd, I think you’re skipping over this issue too lightly. What about a great film that appeared in one of our competitions, “Blood of the Wolf”? The castle was built out of Megabloks, and it looked awesome. Much of the scenery was non-lego. Would this exclude it from the competition?




    Adult fans of LEGO? How do you define ‘adult’?




    Participants wishing to submit a entry to the BrickFest PDX 2004 “History of Flight” Animation Competition will need to submit an Entry Form with their application.

    Download the PDF Form from:

    Fill out the form on the computer and print or hand print on a blank form and send this along with your entry.

    Good Luck to all those that enter.




    I’ve been more busy than I thought, so I haven’t filmed a single frame of my film yet. This means I cannot make it. Sorry.




    Sad News!

    No entries were received for the BrickFest PDX 2004 History of Flight Animation Competition as of the deadline. As a result, the competition has been canceled.

    I am disappointed that no one was able to submit an entry. I would like to take this opportunity to evaluate why none of the animators were interested in creating something for this competition. Please read and respond to the questions below to help discern the main reasons for the failure of this competition.

    Were the rules too difficult? Which rule or rules provided the greatest difficulty?

    Was the theme, History of Flight, too challenging? Too Limiting? Too Un-inspiring?

    Was the competition deadline poorly timed?

    Was Septemeber not early enough to announce the competition? Should it have been announced earlier or later?

    Are there too many competitions competiting with one another splitiing the time and talents of the animators?

    Were you too busy between Sept 2003 and Jan 2004 to put something together?

    Is the appeal of having your hard work presented to an audience not enough incentive? Is the promise of an engraved award not enough Award? Is the reward of a LEGO Set not enough award?

    Do you hold some animosity or attitude towards the competition organizer that prevented you from participating?

    I am sincerely interested in any light you can shed on the issue, no matter what color that light might be.


    Todd 😐


    David West

    Todd, the main reason no one entered is because Brickfilms is currently running a “Peculiar Event” contest that has a Feb. 16 deadline (it was originally Feb. 9) and they want to get their entry finished in time.


    Shootin Bricks

    Yes David, you really need to stop trying to speak for the whole community.

    While I’m here, I guess I’ll go ahead and list my reasons:

    I’m taking a break- both from animation and contests. I’ve spent the last few months sorting my ever growing collection of bricks. I’ve also been having fun just building stuff without worrying about how I’d animate it- just making it, because.
    I will get back to animating soon, but I think I will retire from the contest circuit- at least for now.

    So, since I can only speak for myself, that’s all I’ve got to say.
    I hope you have better luck on the next event.


    David West

    I’m sorry if it sounded like I was speaking for the whole community. My post would have been better off if I had said the main reason was, IMO, probably because of the APE contest. I also apoligize if it sounded like I was saying that this contest was stupid, because it isn’t. And I really do think that its a shame that noone entered.

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