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Contest: Junker Bandits Build-Off!

yoderevolution [deleted] says:

The Junker Bandits Build-Off is officially underway! This contest flies in the face of conventional wisdom, so all ye who enter here throw out everything that you think you know about ship aesthetics and color use.

Nomadic thieves steal parts from unattended spacecraft in far-off spaceports to piece together their fighters. They scavange battle fields in deep space for debris to integrate into their fleet. Their ships are lumpy, mismatched, rusty, and lethal! Don't be fooled by the chewing gum and paperclips that appear to hold them together! They prove to be more than a worthy adversary in battle, having pirated the best technologies of all the races and factions that explore space. If you see them in the skies above you, know that you are in the wrong part of town!

Example 1

Example 2

Rules for the contest:

-All entries must be submitted to this site by January 2nd, 2007.

-Ships must be minifig scale and be able to accomodate at least one pilot.

-Entries are spacecraft that appear to be built from space debris, junk, stolen parts, etc.

-Catagories are small (less than 40 studs) and medium (40 to 99 studs) if your entry is longer than 99 studs, it will be judged, but is not eligible for prizes.

-Backstories are OK, but will not effect judging.

-Enter as many ships as you want, but only ships built for this contest will be accepted.

-Good photography is a must. If we can't see it, we can't judge it.

-Schmoove hulls and tight color schemes need not apply.



Use your imagination! Asymetrical designs and bizarre color combinations are actually a plus for this contest! There is no such thing as too many greebles. Just try to make your "Junkers" look intigrated, not just tacked together.

Prizes

There will be a cash prize for first place in both catogories, plus bragging rights.

second place will recieve a random assortment of Lego bricks from my collection that I don't want.

Judging

I need 3 volunteers for judges. P.M. me here or on CSF, or E-mail me if you're interested. Obviously, if you judge you cannot enter, and will miss out on the valuable cash and prizes!

So there it is! Have fun with it. The deadline is a long ways away, so put some effort into it! in a few days I'll start a second page here dedicated to entry submissions. I'll announce this in CSF, but I'm not registered at any other sites. This contest is open to anyone, so please feel free to announce it anywhere on my behalf! Rules are subject to change as needed.



Mike Yoder

Originally posted at 8:50PM, 26 October 2006 PST (permalink)
yoderevolution edited this topic 102 months ago.

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Nightowl_280 says:

sweet . im so building something . Also if you want ill send you a box of lego that are junky for the prizes .
102 months ago (permalink)

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unhh says:

I am absolutely entering this. Do Mecha count?
102 months ago (permalink)

yoderevolution [deleted] says:

A n00b-
This contest is for spaceships. If you build a spaceworthy Mecha, I guess that would be acceptable, but unlikely to win a contest for spaceships.

Nightowl-
If you've got beat up Lego bricks that you are willing to donate for prizes, there's no way I could say no to that!
102 months ago (permalink)

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Bohman says:

Mike, awesome. With that long of a deadline I might just have the time to build stuff too. In order to get this some more attention I voiced it on a lego blog - hopefully we'll see heck of a lot of awesome ships!
102 months ago (permalink)

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DarkkosiS says:

Interesting concept Mikey, and thanks to Linus for the heads-up... I'll see what I can come up with this time around!
102 months ago (permalink)

yoderevolution [deleted] says:

I'd like to announce the celebrity panel of judges at this time!

Nick Dean (Kcaster) (Edited to fix name)

Dan Rubin (Inquisitor General)

Keith Goldman (Keith Goldman)

More information on entry formats will come later today.



-Mike
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-Mainman- says:

So that's the man behind the "Keith Goldman" alias. I know the secret!
101 months ago (permalink)

Unit 186 [deleted] says:

"second place will recieve a random assortment of Lego bricks from my collection that I don't want."

I wan't going to play before I read that line. I'm in, I hope!
101 months ago (permalink)

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NickMean is a group administrator NickMean says:

The contest is under new management. However there is no more prize due to the departure of Mike Yoder from the community. Don't let this unmotivate you! Keep on building!
100 months ago (permalink)

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Derek Almen says:

How come he left?
100 months ago (permalink)

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NickMean is a group administrator NickMean says:

Personal Issues, check out CSF for more information.
100 months ago (permalink)

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Nightowl_280 says:

guess its good the prize pack is sitting on top of my lego collection waiting for friday
100 months ago (permalink)

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sirbugge says:

I guess this'll be the first official entry:

www.l3go.bugge.com/space_gallery/72.shtml

They say that 90% of succes is showing up... but will you really let me have it that easily? ;-p
99 months ago (permalink)

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-Mainman- says:

Considering I'm about 800 miles from my bricks and only half finished anyway, I don't think I'm going to make the deadline. I'll finish it later. I do hope more than one person finished in time to make this an actual contest, though.
99 months ago (permalink)

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Bekr says:

I'm in the same boat as Mainman, except I don't have the distance excuse. Oh well.
99 months ago (permalink)

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NickMean is a group administrator NickMean says:

Edit: My mistake. every one's in, I didn't see imhotep's today nor did I see Bohman's in the entry list here and hadn't seen it. I'll contact everyone and let the judging begin.
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Happy Weasel is a group administrator Happy Weasel says:

What happened to Linus's entry? Didn't he post it on CSF a couple of weeks ago?
99 months ago (permalink)

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Joachim S. Müller says:

The only entry I see is mine. Where is Niels' entry to be found?
99 months ago (permalink)

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unhh says:

So I said I would absolutely enter this and what do I do?

Nothing.

Well congratulations Niels. You showed up. *claps*
99 months ago (permalink)

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NickMean is a group administrator NickMean says:

Look Up.
99 months ago (permalink)

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Happy Weasel is a group administrator Happy Weasel says:

Niels didn't have the only entry, Joachim posted his entry very soon after the contest started. I also saw Linus Bohman post an entry as a WIP, but I'm not sure if he finished it or not.
99 months ago (permalink)

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imhotepidus says:

Wait - what is this about the contest being over? The rules say post entries by Jan 2nd. It is still the 2nd. Can I still enter?
99 months ago (permalink)

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imhotepidus says:

Forget it, I will just go ahead and attempt to enter. So, without further ado, here is the X-4 (so named 'cuz of the four different engines just sort of strapped together):

www.flickr.com/photos/81993461@N00/343182389/

Brickshelf photos here (when moderated):

www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=224736

I will also post a description of the ship later.

Roy
99 months ago (permalink)

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NickMean is a group administrator NickMean says:

You're in! Check my above post for some more info.
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Bohman says:

There seems to have been some confusion here, if I'm not misinterpreting anything. I haven't entered the contest - I didn't finish my entry in time, and haven't done so yet either. So I just don't hope that the crappy pictures I uploaded is part of the contest.

The actual entries I have seen - Niels', Joachim's and Roy's - were very good. The contest inspired som great models, even if the turnout could have been better.
99 months ago (permalink)

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NickMean is a group administrator NickMean says:

Well after much deliberation, Dan Rubin, Keith, and I have decided our winner.

*Drumroll*

And the winner is: Linus!
Congrats Linus, you put some hard work into your ship and although you didn't mean to enter it, DanR, Keith, and I agree you won. Great work.

Great Job to everyone else who contributed.
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Bohman says:

Well, that's quite a surprise. Thank you very much, dear judges. I now feel obligated to finish it ;-)
99 months ago (permalink)

Yoderism [deleted] says:

Congratulations Bohman!

And I just want to apologize to the greater space community for botching this contest so badly! I'll chalk it up to sounded like a good idea at the time syndrome.
99 months ago (permalink)

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RangerSnow says:

I wanted to enter, but I put my Doctorate of Procrastination to work.
99 months ago (permalink)

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