Once upon a time, Tim had a craving. A craving for a big, delicious, mouth-watering seaside snack; a hotdog! Unfortunately for Tim, he isn’t the only one plotting an attack for this scrumptious seaside snack…
The inspiration for Snack Attack started with five LEGO seagulls laying on my desk. They reminded me of that scene in Finding Nemo with the mob of hungry seagulls all screaming "MINE!" simultaneously. The only problem was Pixar could have hundreds of seagulls for comedic effect whereas I only had five available at my disposal (you'd be surprised at how expensive they are in terms of LEGO bricks!). Even though those were the only seagulls I had, I figured that a humorous scene could still be accomplished by keeping the size relatively small to give the feeling as if there are more seagulls beyond the frame. This was a good example where having some creative limits can become beneficial. The smaller size meant that I could design the model quicker and that it would be much easier to ship around, which really came in handy later on!
Funny story, my parents had a similar experience as poor Tim here. Only they were eating lunch in a park and instead of a few seagulls there were hundreds of hungry sparrows encroaching from every side, with each one dreaming to have a taste of my parents' McDonald's french fries. Fortunately there wasn't a sea monster hiding behind their bench. At least, as far as we know...
Snack Attack one of my entries into the LEGO Ideas contest "Your Build in the World-Famous LEGO House!" for 2020. My creations for this year's contest were both selected as winning builds to be displayed inside the LEGO House for an entire year. Both models are currently on exhibit within the Green Zone of the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark until the end of 2021.
I am extremely honored to be a part of the LEGO House's annual exhibit for a second year in a row and I hope that all these MOCs from the LEGO Ideas community will continue to inspire and encourage LEGO fans from around the world to pursue their creative dreams. Be sure to check out the exhibit if you are visiting the LEGO House in 2021!
Click here if you would like to see my inspirational entry for the contest, Reach for the Stars.
You can also view the original LEGO Ideas submission for Snack Attack here.