It took me about 4,5 years to recover and gather all the goodies related with my first participation in a building contest, at an old toy store selling LEGO sets back in 1981 (31 years ago…) – The contest rules, the diploma, my 'Expert Builder' pin and finally…
... I managed to find some photos of this contest, with the store owner, which has meanwhile changed the store business many years ago (not selling toys anymore).
I had a tremendous luck to find an excellent photo of my entry to the contest, and I’d like to share it here with you. I had just made 13 at the time and didn’t finish into the first three for my age group, but it was really great fun to participate and see my spaceship in the storefront for one or two weeks.
This was one of my first alternative experiments with LEGO pre Technic parts, from some old Expert Builder Gears sets I had at the time (810-3, 811-2, 812-1). See the white axles, the red bushes, some big yellow gears and 2x4 bricks with top / side / end holes (3709a).
At the time I had just bought my 8860, but didn’t dare to mix its parts with my older LEGO.
As you may realize this model was strongly inspired on BSG spaceships.
I was so much happy with these findings, that I just felt compelled to share this memories...
I know that recently both this blog as my YouTube channel, turned a bit into a more personal window of my private LEGO productions (as if they were that many...). However I promise this is something transient and that sooner or later (sooner than later) it will come to an end.