I Got Some Junk in a Box!

I can't believe it, but I've received the first submission to my Junk in a Box competition!  The rules are to design an 80s-themed diorama and e-mail a photo of it to elson.nicki@gmail.com by January 31, 2011. (Now that I've seen people might actually do this, I've extended the deadline to the end of January.) It's that simple. The prizes for the winning diorama are:
  • One Hit Wonders of the 80s CD
  • Signed Copy of Three Daves
  • Your blog & your book (or whatever you want) featured in a post 
Plus, all entries will be invited to be a guest blogger here at Not-So-Deep Thoughts and will get a link to wherever they want on my side bar!   Want to see the new entry?

It's a recreation of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
released in 1980.  
I'm told this is the entrant's first diorama attempt ever.  Nice job! :)  He doesn't have a blog, so I'm linking his diorama image on the sidebar to his excellent Star Wars fanfiction: Such a Quiet Thing to Fall. If you're a Star Wars and/or Hellsing fan, you will love it.

Now...show me your 80s Junk in a Box!
(Could be a fun Christmas Break activity for the kiddos, eh?)   

Time for the Meet an author Monday Blog Hop, including at least one psycho author (who will admit to it) and another who is giddy as they get with her debut novel being released TOMORROW!!!

If you have a book out or impending, please hop on!


Sondrae Bennett said...

I love it! Star Wars is one of my favorite movies! I still haven't thought up an idea for a diorama but I'm thinking about it!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That gets my vote!

Nicki Elson said...

Sondra - I can't wait to see what you come up with! :) Maybe seeing this one will get you rolling on ideas.

Alex - I figured as much. ;P

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! I love Star Wars!

Anonymous said...

I'm so entering this contest! I just need to find a red Ferrari.

Speaking of which, have you heard the music on the newest Mabeline commercial? Talk about an 80's flashback!


J.Rose Allister said...

Ooh, awesome entry! I'm a SW fan from WAY back, and I confess my husband has a full-size Darth Vader on a mannequin. Such a fun contest!

Jennifer Lane said...

Bwa ha ha! Did he whip that up using his light saber?

Jennifer Lane said...

Is junk in the box kind of like junk in the trunk?

Nicki Elson said...

1st - Sondrae, I'm SO sorry I typo'd your name in my earlier comment. :(

Kelsey - Glad you approve!

Robin - Bring it on! Jake Ryan would look awesome on my sidebar. ;) Thanks for sending the link - that's hilarious.

J.Rose - That is so cool your husband has the full Darth Vader suit. Well, maybe "cool" isn't quite the right word... ;)

Jennifer - There may have been some Jedi crystals involved in its construction...or were they Sith? O_o Have you really not heard of "Junk in a Box"? Ooh-hoo-hoo, let me enlighten you: Junk in a Box

gideon 86 said...


You crazy girl! I have something so wicked in mind, but I don't know how to pull it off... yet, lol

Thanks for the extra time. This is going to be INSANE!


Nicki Elson said...

Yahoo! Michael is in!!! I have complete confidence you'll be able to pull this "wicked" idea off. And I canNOT wait to see what it is. :D

Anonymous said...


Nicki Elson said...

Thanks Kelly!