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2018 Bio-Cup

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_CZQ_ ADMIN August 25, 2018
Congratulations Rockmonster2000 for victory in this year's Bio-cup, and a big thank you to everyone who participated! See you next year!

Group Description

1- The Contest - This is a LEGO Technic/Bionicle/CCBS/Constraction tournament. LEGO System parts (that's bricks) should be kept to a minimum. Each judge has their opinions on what is too much system so its up to you how much you use, if any.

No custom or modded LEGO pieces are allowed unless they are made to match official pieces. Cut flex pipe is allowed if it matches lengths that lego has made. Misprints and prototypes are all good.

(e.g. you may remove print from a shell that already exists unprinted)

2- Time Frame - The Bio Cup will start on June 15th and last until a champion will emerge.
the preliminary round is 12 days with 2 days to judge and the following rounds are 11 with 3 days to judge. Each new round begins on a friday and encompasses 2 weekends, giving contestants maximum build time.

3- Entries - For an entry to be valid it must indicate in the main description that it was made for the 2018 Bio Cup. It must then be added to the group's pool, AND/OR a link to your entry must be posted in the appropriate thread (both are preferred).

There needs to be at least 3 photos of your entries, however, not all of them need to be posted to Flickr. As long as one is on Flickr and we have a link to more photos an entry is valid.

4- Themes - Your entry must fit the assigned theme. Themes are not very restrictive so you're free to interpret them as you wish.

5- Pictures - Clear, focused picture, possibly on a clean background will allow the judges to fully appreciate your entries' quality.

6- Rounds - The preliminaries will be scored by 6 judges on the following scoring system:

*Build (parts use, shapes, color blocking, etc) - 15 points
*Creativity (idea) - 10 points
*Judge's Opinion (How well it fits the theme, presentation, etc) - 5 points

Each subsequent round will be a MOC-off against your assigned opponent.
This is a SINGLE ELIMINATION tournament. The winner moves up, the loser falls out except in the case of rule 7. When you're the only one left, you won! The winner of each MOC-off will be judged by 6 judges.

In the event of a tie, the judges will rate each MOC on the same scale used in the preliminaries, the total scores of each MOC will determine who moves on and who drops.

7- In case of a dropout early in a round, the loser of the last moc-off of the contestant that stayed will have a chance at a rematch.

I.E.
A and B are in round one. A wins. C and D are in round one as well. C wins. For round 2 the pairing is A vs C. C drops out. D is offered the chance to fill.

Contestant D may fill in no matter when contestant C dropped, and will be allowed one extra day to build. Contestant D is not forced to return, and will be offered by the judges through Flickrmail. If contestant D declines, as he/she is fully allowed to, then contestant A will get a free pass.

I.E.
Contestants A and C are set to compete in round 2, but C drops. Contestant D is allowed to re-enter, with only one extra day. Contestant A will still have more days to build compared to D, but if D had any more extra days, we could never get judging done within the time frame.

We strongly encourage MOCists to not dropout. Wouldn't want to waste a chance at those Prizes...

8- MOCs - You may enter MOCs not originally built for the contest (if they match the theme), but you will most likely be docked points. It is highly recommended that you build new MOCs for each round.

9- Group - Only your contest entries may be added to the group's creations.

10- All standard Flickr rules apply.

11- Play well and have fun!

You can ask all your questions in the "General Questions" topic. You can ask round-specific or theme-specific questions in the relative round's thread.

Additional Info

  • This group doesn't care how many other groups a photo is in
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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