The April competition required the creation of a MOC from a single set. There were 21 approved entries. The three judges scored every entry with their own criteria and weightings which included creativity, originiality, playability, instructions, and a host of other aspects.
The combined scores revealed the winner as MOC-1466 Shadow Wing by Alanyuppie who will receive a gift certificate from their choice of either Amazon, eBay or shop.lego.com for the equivalent of US$100 in their currency of choice. Congratulations!
Be sure to check out his blog for more LEGO transformer creations, which I hope to see submitted on Rebrickable one day ;)
Nathanaël Kuipers - "From my own experience I know how difficult it is to design and build a transformer in bricks, especially when there's no reference to use. Both structure integrity and the looks in different modes are extremely challenging, and that's without considering using parts from just one set. This entry has it all; both modes look good, the structure is fine, the transformation is cool, the instructions are clear, and to top it off, every part was used."
Jason Allemann - "I was very impressed with the originality of this entry. Building a transforming jet from a cat and a mouse showed some incredible creativity. The ability to transform and obvious swoosh-ability also gave it high marks from me for play-ability. To top it off the clear and easy to follow instructions mean that many other builders can enjoy this great alternate model."
Attila (plastic.ati) - "I was very satisfied with the careful process of chosing the right elements for the right parts of the final model, the efforts to make it tasteful in both forms, and of course, it was great to see, how some furry animals changed their body to a really transforming robot/jet. The sturdiness of the model is far over average, which is essential for a transforming body, and it is even poseable, which (again) increases the playability. The clear color scheme is also a good point, as well as the easy-to-follow, organized instructions."
A big thank you to the three judges who volunteered their time for this competition, not to mention foregoing the ability to enter it themselves!
There were a few other entries shown below that came close to the winning entry and deserve a mention!