Saturday, January 29, 2011

SBC vs PDL: Space Lego Showdown: Vermillion Gallery

Friday night marked the first ever artist Lego competition I have seen - all 6 members of the rival art trios SBC (John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler) and PDL (Jason Puccinelli, Jed Dunkerley and Greg Lundgren) faced off in a lego spaceship building challenge smackdown.  This was an event heralded with the bravado and trash-talking of Monday Night Raw (that's the weekly pro wresting event to those of you who are not pre-adolescent boys and/or named Kathy).  It even received local news coverage, truly a rare thing for any art show in this town! 

Each artist made 6 spaceships, and the public was invited to vote on the anonymous entries.  The trio with the most votes at the end winning bragging rights until their next smack down. 

 I guessed that this spaceship with the docking station must have been done by the nerdiest of the 6 artists, who happened to be Greg.  I'm just saying.

 This was perhaps the strangest competition...when I was looking at it, Ben Beres' dad recounted painful memories of stepping on Lego pieces in the middle of the night.  There is nothing quite like that feeling is there?

 I believe Jed D was responsible for this one, I gave it my vote for the alternative wing shape designs.

 The most mammoth of all the entries, created by Zac (not the infamous Lego Maniac)

 John Sutton's ship featured a removable vehicle in the back.

Jason's snack show space station won the most individual votes.

For the record, I would have made a way cooler spaceship than any of these. 

1 comment:

Jesse said...

A great post, pictures and so fast! Thank you for sharing.