That's one of my favorite unintentional reactions to a MOC. And I'm guessing you may not have even realized the image below is brick built yet have you? Yeah, take a closer look (now close your mouth, you look silly). It's a self deprecating parody piece by Sheo, lamenting the lack of notifications on his Flickr page. Show him some love.
There's only about two weeks left in the Next Level Nerdly contest on Flickr, and part of the first place prize package is now chillin' at BrickNerd Studios thanks to Flat Bonnie. This is one of only three in the world, hand made and individually numbered (this one is 02). He's super squishy and awesome.
All you need to do is take Nerdly to the next level and upload a picture to the official Flickr group. Not attending Brick Magic? No problem, you can still enter. But if you are coming, please bring your Nerdly to show off. And right now the odds are incredibly good since there's not a single entry yet (meh). But I know taking it to the next level takes time, and I've heard some really cool ideas, so I'm looking forward to what you build. So break out the bricks and I'll see you at Brick Magic!
There's an event taking place on Flickr between builders Legopold and joeseidon called the Chain Challenge, and you really need to check it out. They are both building eleven MOCs, and many of them are brilliant. These two are among my favorites, but there's many more and they aren't done yet, go see for yourself!
If you haven't already heard, HARDnuary is once again underway. What's that you ask? Well, quite simply it's a building challenge for hardware and everyday items, sort of the mastery of the mundane. There are no prizes, but you wouldn't know that by the enthusiasm of builder KOS brick, who has committed to a MOC every day in January, and so far it's been impressive.
Yes, Nerdvember 2014 has come to a close. To say I'm overwhelmed with the entries is an understatement. I count 77 completely unique Nerdlys, impressive indeed. I can't say which are my favorites, not that it matters since I'm not judging, but I don't want to show favoritism. I will say that the creativity, humor and skills of BrickNerd readers is amazing. The panel of judges will be invited today, and they will have a couple days to deliberate. I'll announce the winners here soon. Stand by!