Ray the Castaway has been released as Gift With Purchase set, be sure the read our announcement blog post for dull details.
Well, what do you know? Our marketing efforts have paid off!
Ray the Castaway by Dadi Twins has won the LEGO Group’s official “Do You Want To Go to the Seaside?” contest!
Ray received 969 votes, getting close to almost double the votes of the second highest scoring entry, Message in a Bottle by JuBex, which received 524 Votes.
The LEGO Ideas Team writes:
And the next Gift with Purchase Fan designer is.. *Drumroll*.. Revealed in this blog post! Yup, it’s time to announce the results of the recent fan vote. Thank you to everyone who took part in this contest in any way. As always Gift with Purchase contests are always super exciting!
Let’s stop messing around and go through the results and the winners!:
Grand Prize Winner – RAY THE CASTAWAY by DadiTwins – 969 Votes
Read the official announcement on the LEGO Ideas blog for more information.
The DadiTwins are back with a LEGO Pirate-themed MOC YOU could own!
Meet Ray the Castaway, another long haired lout who’s fallen overboard and washed up on a desert island. As usual, he’s had no choice but to cobble a shack together with whatever flotsam and palm leaves he could muster. He’s built a raft which cleverly uses his britches as a sail – too bad he can’t remember where he left his pants! But don’t worry, the talking sea gull will remind him.
The twins, Dave and Deigo have submitted their latest creation to the LEGO Group’s official “Do You Want To Go to the Seaside?” contest – the submission with the most vote gets made into a set.
Here is your chance to birth another pirate(ish) set into existence so…
The Dadi Twins writes:
Have you ever thought on spending your vacations in a deserted island? We’ve read about this new trend lately and it gave us the perfect idea for this contest!
So… what would you do if you were alone in a deserted island? What would you bring with you? A book? Maybe your favorite LEGO set?
We have imagined this scenario in LEGO with the minifig “Ray” and the result was very funny! This year Ray decided to spend his vacations in a tiny deserted island. After building his own house with the materials he could find, he realized that a couple of days were more than enough for him and decided to look for a way to return home… Now Ray is known as “Ray the Castaway”. Will you help him in his adventure?
The set has around 240 bricks and allows you to put Ray in a lot of different funny situtations. Although the build is digital, all the bricks exist in the selected colors.
We hope you like it!
How the Contest Works
According to the official contest webpage on the LEGO Ideas website…
In this contest, we’re asking for coastal builds that remind us of sandy toes and summer adventures to be transformed into a gift with purchase set! You could build sandcastles, beach huts, fish and chips; the possibilities are endless.
As the Grand Prize winner of this contest, you will get the exclusive opportunity to have your model transformed into a new LEGO Gift with Purchase set. This model should be between 150 and 250 bricks/elements. This model should be between 150 and 250 bricks/elements. Your entry should also not be related to any current or future LEGO Ideas gift with purchase, these being: Sailing Ship Adventure (Fan submission title), Rocket Ride or the Vintage Car.
The contest will consist of 3 phases:
- Submission Phase – Build and submit your entry before May 11th, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EST. We recommend submitting your entry 2-3 days before the deadline in the event we have to return it to you for changes.
- Judging Phase – Our judges review the entries and choose 15 entries, which will then go forward to a Fan Vote, on May 18th, 2021.
- Voting Phase – LEGO Ideas members will then have the opportunity to vote once, for their favorite entry from May 18th, 2021 until May 25th, 2021.
- Winners Announcement – We’ll share the Grand Prize winner and five Runner Up winners here on LEGO Ideas no later than May 31st, 2021!
About the Builder…
DadiTwins (David & Diego Escalon) have contributed many great submissions to LEGO Ideas and their Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop project even reached 10k supporters! And if you want to dig further, you can check out more of his creations on Instagram, Twitter and Flickr!