Winners of Build-A-Brickbuster 2011 Announced!

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Winners of the Build-A-Brickbuster accept their prizes, provided by LEGO Group. Photos by Chris Cleary

Saturday, August 13, 2011winners of the Build-A-Brickbuster Contest ( were announced at the Awards show during the Build-A-Brickbuster Pixelfest in Broomfield, CO.

Golden Hueso awards were given to filmmakers of “brick flicks” – movies utilizing LEGO elements in stop-motion, CGI or machinima animation – for superior achievement in the categories of “Best Directors,” “Best Animation,” Best Drama,” “Best Local Vid,” “Mr./Mrs. Universe (films utilizing LEGO Universe) and “Tastiest.” Winners also receive over $2000 worth of prizes provided by LEGO group and others.

Winners were:

Grand Prize and “Tastiest”: Dylan Woodley, “Pancake Island."

Best Directors for “Directors’ Cut” by Paul Hollingsworth, 33, of Fountain Valley, CA.


Best Drama: “Small World,” by Jake Van de Walle, 12, Pepper Pike, OH.


Best Pirates: “Pirates Rule!”, Harrison Allen (A.K.A Squid)


Best Animation: “Bunnies: An Ancient Altercation,” Spencer Olson, 17, Emily, MN.


Best Video: “Power Trio,” Eric J. Nelson.


Best Local Video:

1st Place: “9 Ways to Die as a Zombie,” Colin Weiler, 12, Broomfield, CO.


2nd Place A: “Boneyard Bar-B-Que,” Isaiah Thurman, 9, Broomfield, CO

2nd Place B: “Squid Surf,” Lydia Thurman, 8, Broomfield, CO.


Mr./Mrs. Universe: “Jack and Tom – LEGO Universe Obsession,” Jacob Tornatta, 12, Melbourne, FL.


Thanks to a generous donation from Bits, Bytes & Bots, winners received their LEGO Sets which included:

Two-time Academy Award nominated animator Bill Plympton selected the grand prize winner from the four finalists, and chose “Pancake Island” – clearly the audience’s favorite as well.

 “Pirates Rule!” was chosen by audience applause, beating out “Marooned” and “Pirate with Leprosy,” which was actually never entered in the contest but included because Dylan found it funny. (Ones and Zeros is currently considering whether to inform the filmmaker they placed second.)

The Award for “Mr./Mrs. Universe was selected by audience applause from three nominees. Jacob Tornatta’s “Jack and Tom – LEGO Universe Obsession” won handily.

Joanna Town sold 31 lots and brought in over $500 for Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado, and awards were given for best buildings selected by LEGO Universe employees and fundraising (attendees voted on their favorite with cash donations.)

 Winners were selected by LEGO Universe judges and Obe Ariss of the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado. Asher Meyer, 11, took first place in the 11 and under category and Imagine Rigney, 15, took the 12 and up category.