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Creation Crook 5:52am, 19 August 2010
Well folks, as you all know, there was a lot of talk recently of a Sci-Fi summer contest, and seeing as we're reaching the end of our summer, oh beautiful, beautiful freedom ;-), it seems that this is a little late coming. So without further ado, here it is!

A Space Villian's Summer Vacation! The little monsters have escaped,and it's your job portray some sort of scene or character, using vignettes and Minifigures, that you might see on their new found Summer Vacation. Remember, his vignette could take place in any part of the vacation, beginning, middle, or end. The jump of joy from educational prison, or the agony of capture and rehabilitation. It should be funny, clever, and something we can all connect to as fellow runaways every summer. So use you imagination! And maybe even your own experiences this summer as a reference.

Things To Know

The contest will have two main and moderate categories:
Minifigure and Vignette.


Vignettes

This is a LEGO Space Villain Summer vacation we're talking about here, so obviously your vignette must include a Space villain of some kind, whether it be LEGO brand, or of your own creation.

Vignettes must be between the size of 4x4 and 32x32 studs. Do I expect too many 32x32 builds here? Not in the slightest. But as always, it's up to you to enter the best you can, so make it good.

Minifigure

Well here's a new introduction to the contest, but simple enough. For this category, build a Space Villain on vacation. Really, your just trying to build a kick-ass figure, but from outer space! And he's a villian.

No part restrictions, and no real guidelines besides the fact that it needs to be a Minigure. Not a hardsuit, an alien driving a vehicle, etc, but a lone Space Villain.

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You can enter as many times as you want in either category! And just like any other contest, those entries will be solely judged on quality, and not quantity.

The contest start September 1st and ends October 31st at 12:00 A.M. Mountain time. But why a two- month deadline? This contest is being sprung on you all at a time as school starts or maybe other things are happening to keep you all busy. If someone wants to enter, I want them to have plenty of time to make the best of there entry with the time they have.

Then there's the normal rules, like only new entries, anything not posted within the time schedule will be disqualified, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Besides that, there really aren't any other restrictions, but good picture quality and clever backstories are always very-much welcome(Hint,Hint).

I will be Judging the contest, and entries will be judged according to a 100 point system based on the entries quality, it's relevance to summer and space, and overall unique qualities and originality. Though I would appreciate the help of other judges, I just wanted to start the contest up now, maybe a bit pre-maturely, and get this contest up and running.

Prizes

Prizes. Ah, yes, the prizes. There will be three winners(1st,2nd,3rd) in each category, and thus, six available prizes.

For the vignette winners, there will be three LEGO Space villain sets to choose from, some larger and more expensive than others. Linky.

In the Minifigure winner's case, there will be three sets of Brickarms (That's right you fanboys!), that will be graciously provided by Will and Badger.

In either category, the prize-giving goes like this: 1st place chooses a prize, then 2nd from whats left, and 3rd will receive the final set.



This is actually my first contest, so this ought to be interesting. Please bear with me in the case of any obvious mistakes and what-not.

Well, there you go! Feel free to post any questions you might have in this thread, and, of course, please have fun! Be warned, all ridiculous questions will be met with sarcasm. OOOoOOoh!
Fires storm 6 years ago
Hmmm, I may just have to enter this, as I just had some ideas that could be hilarious.
Ribbitz 6 years ago
This sounds like a lot of fun! Consider me in.
CrucibleWolf 6 years ago
Cool! You should get brickarms to sponsor(they give away good prizes)!
I'm in and I've got an idea already!
Titolian 6 years ago
Hmm, I think I'll try my hand at this!
z the lego man 6 years ago
i'll give it a try if i can :)
Ironsniper 6 years ago
Fun idea! I'm going to give it a go. :)
~Wacky [deleted] 6 years ago
I think I'll join, This sounds like fun!
I forgot my idea. $^D
Apetɐ 6 years ago
xD
Brian Rinker 6 years ago
I think I might join this.
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Creation Crook 6 years ago
Yay for activity!
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Lego Junkie. PRO 6 years ago
Count me in!
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Creation Crook Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Creation Crook (admin) 6 years ago
Big change, people!

There's been a new category added and Prize details as well!

(See above thread)
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Lego Junkie. PRO Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Lego Junkie. (admin) 6 years ago
So if somebody is the only entry will they get all three sets?
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Creation Crook 6 years ago
There won't be a sole entry.

: )
Brian Rinker 6 years ago
At least now there wont be, he said the BA word ;D
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Lego Junkie. PRO 6 years ago
No kidding, why does that word seem to draw in people like a bug zapper?
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Creation Crook Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Creation Crook (admin) 6 years ago
Haha!

I had asked Badger for sponsor ship weeks ago, but recently figured some people may be more into Figures than a specific theme of vignette. And you'd probably agree, that alot of those people really like Brickarms. Give the people what they want, Legos and Brickarms.

MuhhahHaHAHAHAaHAhA!
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Lego Junkie. PRO 6 years ago
Is the 32x32 size limit strict? Or can it go beyond that by a little ways?
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Creation Crook 6 years ago
Yes, the base must be within the limits of 32x32, but there's nothing wrong with a little overhang.
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Lego Junkie. PRO 6 years ago
So will you get more points for awesome or for funny?
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Creation Crook 6 years ago
No, I'm looking for unoriginality and bland entries here.

; )
Brian Rinker 6 years ago
Well there goes my entry :\

=P
Aroŋ. 6 years ago
I'm most likely entering!
Legoorci 6 years ago
I'm in, just for the case the I win sth,
would you ship the prizes to europe ?
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Creation Crook 6 years ago
I suppose I'd have to, but know that it would not have any effect on the judging process.
Heh, time to make something before the deadline. $^D
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Creation Crook 6 years ago
Hurry up then, boyo.
CrazyBrıck 6 years ago
I'm entering! =D
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Lego Junkie. PRO 6 years ago
I just may be able to squeak out another entry.
can you do more than one entry
Zeessi 6 years ago
Interesting that most people have glanced over the "Summer Vacation" aspect of the contest.
Colonel Henry 6 years ago
^I didn't! ;) If you look at the bottom of my entry....
It's funny, I was thinking the exact same thing when I entered....
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Creation Crook 6 years ago
Ha!

Yeah, maybe you ought to some em how it's done, eh? ; )
Zeessi 6 years ago
I may. I already have a fig or three made, but I need to not be a hypocrite and build a "Summer Vacation" vignette to go along with it. Problem is, I need a lot more pieces to do what I want to. Regardless, I'll figure it out.
Hopefully at least a few other contestants will ACTUALLY FOLLOW the criteria of a Space Villain ON VACATION.
Sean-Michael Griffin 6 years ago
Is the contest still going on?
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Creation Crook Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Creation Crook (admin) 6 years ago
What contest?

Yes, it is ending on the 5th, instead.
Ribbitz 6 years ago
Yeah... I know I'm guilty of the lack of vacation bit myself... It seemed to work at the time, but in retrospect it fails.
Andared of Lenfald 6 years ago
Man, I wish I could have just a couple more days. But I won't be able to get anything good up for this in time...

Too bad... :|
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Creation Crook 6 years ago
Don't worry, you did fine in capturing a summer scene. Bah, I will say no more. ; )

Pfft, people can make some impressive stuff in a couple of hours, and you got a couple days. Go for it dude!
Dang it!
I just found out about this contest so I buildt one of my best creations yet, only to finish reading it and find out that it ended :P
although it was a fun build, I just wish I could have found out in time :'[
It ends tonight, foo! Take a pic and put it up!
Tycks77 [deleted] 6 years ago
Does it end tonight at what time?
Brian Rinker 6 years ago
Wouldn't it end tomorrow night since tonight is only the beginning of Nov 5th and tomorrow night would be the end of the Nov 5th?

If it ends tonight then I have to go finish something ._.
ted @ndes PRO 6 years ago
At this point, I'd just assume the contest is still going on until Mr. Crookers finally says "Stop".
Devon S. 6 years ago
^Lol, agreed.^
I hope so too, as I've not taken a pic.
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Creation Crook 6 years ago
Alright, alright, I'm lame with the Deadlines, But this right here is set in stone:

The contest will be officially closed tomorrow, November 5th, 2010, at 11:59 P.M, Mountain Time.

Yeah, I apologize for these shaky time limits, it's all really sloppy on my part.

But I can promise judging won't take as long as these extensions, So hold in dere'!
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Lego Junkie. PRO Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Lego Junkie. (admin) 6 years ago
My fingers are shaking from holding on so long Mr. Crookers, The six chosen ones will be very happy indeed.

Happy, Happy, Happy.
CrazyBrıck 6 years ago
Yuss. I have time to enter one more minifig!
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Creation Crook Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Creation Crook (admin) 6 years ago
Final Stretch!
As of this moment, we have 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Something to understand:
Know that when the deadline is up, the contest is over. Even if the threads are not actually locked, there will be no posted entries accepted after 11:59 P.M. tonight.

Also be assured that there will be no unexpected time extensions, Ted. ; )

Good luck to y'all.
Sean-Michael Griffin 6 years ago
I am shaking with excitement this is my first contest so I am very excited!
ted @ndes PRO Posted 6 years ago. Edited by ted @ndes (member) 6 years ago
Awwww man... and I just came up with another epic idea tonight, with no time to build it. ; ) Oh well. Great entries everyone. Good luck.
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Creation Crook Posted 6 years ago. Edited by Creation Crook (admin) 6 years ago
Well in that case, I'll just extend the contest for one more week.
































































NAH! I gotcha!
eclipseGrafx PRO 6 years ago
^ You did get me. :P
I can has results?
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Creation Crook 6 years ago
Patience, young one, patience.

I've been busy remodeling my room, but I ought to be able to announce the winners tomorrow.
^great :]
eclipseGrafx PRO 6 years ago
^^ WOW that would be awesome. Then the suspense won't kill us so badly. :P
McLovin1309 PRO 6 years ago
^^^ Yay! I hope I place! :D
TrooperGuy 6 years ago
I have to say, this is probably the most intense contest I've entered in! So many entries!
McLovin1309 PRO 6 years ago
I am real excited to see the winners, there have been GREAT entries, and tons of them! I honestly think that being allowed to post multiple entries is much better :)

Good luck to everyone! :D
Dr. Orange 6 years ago
Even though I probably wont win, I congratulate whoever wins for doing an excellent job because you deserve it. Now where did i put my mar ..... taco ........
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