Baby Builds
For the past year or so, I've been doing a series of builds pairing the LEGO baby with full-sized helmets. These builds have been popular enough that I decided to go all the way and make an Ideas project out of them! After a lot of brainstorming and building, Baby Builds was finally born.

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InnovaLUG Autumn Vignettes Collab
It's the perfect time of the year for yellow leaves and medium nougat dirt! A few of us InnovaLUG members took the opportunity to go back to our castle roots for a series of vignettes.

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Summer Joust 2020 Wrapup
Our 5th Summer Joust is over, the results are out, and now let's take a look at some of the most interesting statistics from our most successful Joust so far!

79 different builders put out 163 entries giving an average of 2.063 entries per builder.
Despite being a two month contest, we received over 100 submissions in the final week - mind blowing!
Clearly indicating that most competitors are either procrastinators or prefer dramatic last minute reveals.

It should be no surprise that the most popular category was Vignette, this year bringing in a whopping 47 submissions.
A bit more surprising, is that the second most popular was the team category, with 34 entries, followed by The Frozen North with 29, Tri-Color with 26, Every Set could be a Castle set with 15, and lastly Puristic Parts with 12.

Next let's take a look at the average scores per category:
Puristic Parts: 17.68
Just Another 'Normal' Day: 17.14
Every Set Could be a Castle Set: 16.60
Tri-color: 16.18
Frozen North: 15.74
12x12 Vignette: 15.66

It's usually a very close battle to win a category, but which were closest in points spread between the top 3 entries?
Puristic Parts: 0.143 points
Every Set Could be a Castle Set: 0.285
12x12 Vignette: 0.643 points
Just Another 'Normal' Day: 2.643 points
Tri-Color: 3.714 points
Frozen North: 4.5 points

Thanks for reading, and it's never too soon to start preparing for next year's Summer Joust!

Meet Kevin Wu
New builders are always showing their faces but few start of with as high quality MOCs as Kevin Wu, known as Kev.the.Builder on Flickr. He started with castle on four 48x48 baseplates and hasn't looked back since. Kevin joined InnovaLUG not long ago so we took the chance of asking him a few questions about his LEGO experience!

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Summer Joust 2020
This is our fifth Summer Joust, and as such we're adding some extra fun!
The contest will officially launch June 1st, but in the meantime there's a bonus challenge to keep you occupied!

Summer Joust Poster
Create a new scene that will serve as the cover image and poster for the next 5 Summer Jousts! Subject matter is up to you, it should be aimed at capturing the spirit of the contest, and the winner will be selected by John and myself.
Prize is bragging rights, and of course seeing your model used for Summer Joust promotions (you will be credited naturally).
Digital entries are accepted for this bonus challenge.
Timeframe: May 22nd - August 10th.

Check out more details in the dedicated Summer Joust group, and get ready for two months of castle building fun!