Ultimate LEGO Vehicle Contest
ULV 4: 8 May 2004
Apparently nobody was snapping photos during this year's distance contest
-- and who could blame them? It's slow-paced action with minimal destruction.
But here's a photo taken later of third place finisher Mark's vehicle
next to the tag marking his distance traveled:
OK, that's enough of that. Move
1) Matthew, 2) Jonathan, 3) Mark, 4) House Car #4, 5) Brendan
This year's ski jump event marked the first time that a majority of vehicles
actually made it over the ramp. This may be attributable to the new sturdy
and smooth sheet metal ramp made for this year's contest, or to the returning
competitors' increased skillz at building vehicles that don't explode
on impact with the ramp.
When even house car Gambles
With Wolves made a successful jump, it had to be a good sign.
But nobody expected the house cars to do this well. Here House Car
#4 flies off the ramp upside-down and at a crazy angle, to earn a
second fourth place finish in a row.
Kathy's tribute to Jar Jar was one of the few vehicles that failed to
clear the ramp.
And yet the aftermath was most pleasing to the eye.
Only the top half of Brendan's Zardoz clears the ramp, losing
in mid-air it's right ear and both eyes.
(Note the yellow engine piece flying out from the eye socket. Gruesome).
Top performers: 1) House
Car #1, 2) Mark, 3) Sophie, 4) House Car #4, 5) Jonathan
final event awaits...