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ted @ndes 10:43pm, 31 January 2018
The 2018 Lego Speeder Bike Contest is HERE!!!
The Battle for District 18 has begun!!!


2018 LSB Contest - Battle for District 18

Last year’s speederbike races are a distant memory. The fans have now returned home to the realities of living in District 18. In "The District" there are those who ENFORCE, those who ABIDE, and those who REBEL. All of them ride speederbikes to either pursue, evade, or spread the dangers that exist in District 18.


There are 4 entry CATEGORIES:

"ENFORCE": (Cops) Whether the laws are just or unjust, it is not for them to decide. These people are simply tasked to ENFORCE them. Anything from the police to para-military forces, build us the speederbikes they use in District 18 to get the job done.

"ABIDE": (Citizens) The majority of District 18 is comprised of everyday people, just trying to ABIDE by the laws and make a living. From bike messenger services, pizza delivery, rickshaw taxies, to even the venerable office workers on their commute, it is amazing all of the diverse uses there are for speederbikes in District 18.

"REBEL" (Criminals) Whether the laws are just or unjust, these people are the ones that REBEL against them. They do what they want, when they want, and fight for control over District 18 for the ability to do so. Some people call these roving biker-gangs criminals, some call them the resistance. Either way, build us the intimidating speederbikes that they ride.

For these 3 individual speederbike categories, you must include a display stand at least 4x4 studs in size. Vignettes are encouraged, however the speederbikes are what will be judged in these individual categories.

DISTRICT 18 “The District” is yours to envision. It could be in a vibrant cyberpunk city, a remote planetary tech-west outpost, a post-apocalyptic ruin; YOU control the action! At minimum, the diorama you build should include at least 1 enforcer, 1 abider, and 1 rebel speederbike in your scene. We want to see the "good guys", the "bad guys", and the people caught in the middle (these can be the same bikes as from the individual bike categories, or entirely different ones; more than 3 is encouraged). For the DISTRICT 18 category, the ENTIRE SCENE is what will be judged.

There is also no size restriction for District 18. HOWEVER, be sure that we are able to see your speederbikes in action. SPECIAL NOTE: Entries photos for the 3 individual speederbike categories may be taken while they are placed within your District diorama. However, the judged speederbike should be the only one shown in those cropped photos.

PRIZES:
- Prizes will be given to the 1st place winners in the individual bike categories

- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be given prizes for “District 18”.
- Worthy participants in the District 18 category will also be eligible to receive a custom printed “LSB-BFD-18” / "District 18" tile.
LSB-BFD-18 Contest Tiles by ted @ndes

A huge thanks to Keith Goldman and The Manifesto for sponsoring and promoting our contest this year. The Manifesto is generously providing us with sets to offer as prizes in the District 18 diorama category (note: as this contest is international, the sets may need to be opened & repackaged to facilitate shipping and customs; based on availability sets may also need to be substituted for one of equal value). Keith also plans to provide commentary and a "week-in-review" on the blog... assuming that you all provide the action! And you should know by now that he's all about the action (and dioramas)...

Special thanks also goes out to Chrome Block City and eclipseGRAFX for sponsoring prizes as well... and, of course, thanks to your judges for providing the category trophy bikes...

-=PRIZE DETAILS WILL BE POSTED SOON IN THE COMMENTS BELOW=-
Note: if someone is the deserved winner of multiple categories, they will only be able to claim the prizes from one category. The runner-up in the category they don't select will then get that category's prizes.

CONTEST RULES:
Timing:
- The contest will run from Thursday 01.FEB.2018 until Sunday 04.MAR.2018 11:59PM US EST. However, entries are permitted up until their entry discussions are closed.
- Judging typically takes 1 - 2 weeks after the entry threads are closed.
- Once the winners are announced, we will request their shipping address (and if needed, prize category selection). Entrants under 18 will need to get a parent's permission to provide us with an address.


Contest Details:
- Only one entry per category, per contestant (4 entries total)
- DIGITALLY RENDERED ENTRIES WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN PRIZES THIS YEAR! (Make them good)
- Entries must be submitted into the appropriate entry discussion to be considered.
- Please post only ONE small photo of the build (easy way: copy/paste the url address of your flickr photo between square brackets [ ] ), and only type the name of your speederbike in the description.
- You are allowed to edit, or swap out, your entry photos up until when the entry discussions are closed and locked.

- Please NO enlarging of the entry images, composite images, or posting elaborate back-stories within the LSB contest entries thread. We WILL visit your photostreams to view any additional photos. If you choose not to abide, this will annoy the judges and reduce your chances of winning.

Design constraints and recommendations:
- Entries have to be exclusive new builds; no pre-existing moc's.
- Must fit a standard minifig.
- The bike should resemble the feeling of a motorbike/speeder bike.
- No size restriction, but keep in mind the resemblance and minifig scale considerations above. Also keep in mind how big the speederbikes should be when compared to other vehicles in your District 18...
- Although not required, landing gear, windshield & a visual convincing ‘engine’ (including hoverpads, accelerators, thrusters, etc…) are all great design features to consider – Giving it a nice “paint job” with highlight colors is also a great way to go.
- Custom parts and stickers are allowed (i.e. third party parts, clone brands, glue, cutting, painting, stickers) but use them wisely... this IS the LEGO SpeederBikes group after all...
- Presentation is important, so staging and post-production graphic editing are allowed (just no composite views).

We reserve the right to further edit these rules for clarification.
Post any questions or comments right here in the announcement thread.

Ready? Then let the “Rat Race” begin!
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ted @ndes Posted 11 months ago. Edited by _zenn (admin) 11 months ago
Winners will receive: .
Enforce 1st place - _zenn's Dredd Trophy Bike + 1 of each polybag set (5)
Vice Hoverbike by _zenn

Abide 1st place - Cole's Mystery Bike + 1 of each polybag set (5)
This is not my bike (Could it be yours?...). by ted @ndes

Rebel 1st place - Andes's Shredder Trophy Bike + 1 of each polybag set (5)
Warlord Speederbike (updated) by ted @ndes


District 18 -
1st: Garmadon's Volcano Lair (70631) + Chrome Block City trophy/brick + Jet Horse polybag
2nd: S.O.G. Headquarters (70640) + Chrome Block City trophy/brick + Jet Horse polybag
3rd: Street Race of Snake Jaguar (70639) + Chrome Block City trophy/brick + Jet Horse polybag

The polybag assortment:
Jet Horse (271602-1).
Prison Island Helicopter (30346-1).
Police Car (30352-1).
Hot Dog Stand (30356-1).
Road Worker (30357-1).

(due to availability, set prizes may need to be swapped for a set of equivalent value)

we are still working out the details on some of the prizes, and we will edit this post with pictures and links as they become available
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ted @ndes Posted 11 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 10 months ago
Added clarifications and guidance (on 2/4/18):
- a mix of both digital building and real building is o.k. as well.
- Do you have lots of ideas for each speederbike category? Remember that you can SHOW US THEM ALL in the "District 18" category! (it is just that you can only pick one to enter for each individual bike category).
Dude yes! Finally an excuse to get back into forced perspectives! 😏
Kingdomviewbricks 11 months ago
Hooray! Great theme and categories, and I like the different take on the group entry. Can't wait to get building, and see the other entries.
rockmonster2000 11 months ago
If we enter a bike into an individual category, can we use that same bike in the District 18 category?
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ted @ndes Posted 11 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 11 months ago
rockmonster2000: Yes (that was stated between the parentheses of the District 18 description). Using the same bikes is expected, but you can go an entirely different direction and use different bikes instead if you do change your mind.


But what wasn't mentioned is that your individual bike entries also don't have to be cohesive either; one could be cyberpunk, another could be some castle-space mash up, another something else. Each category will be judged independently.
rockmonster2000 11 months ago
ted @ndes:

Okay, thanks!
Guy Smiley :-) 11 months ago
oh yes, this is awesome. Loving the categories, especially the enforcer one!
Werewolff Studios 11 months ago
All of this sounds great! I look forward to participating as well as seeing what others come up with!
Dan The Imposter 11 months ago
Oh I’m definitely entering this! Though I’m too preoccupied by “The Tourney” competition to build to my best, I hope I can still be good enough to stand a chance!
[Carter] 11 months ago
W. Navarre 11 months ago
Oh yes! I was just trying to get inspiration for apoc/cyber stuff and I couldn't, but now maybe I could! Already getting ideas!
oleenanatiras 11 months ago
Ahhhhhh, my Lego is still in storage at the moment. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be able to make this one.
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ted @ndes Posted 11 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 11 months ago
oleenanatiras: Maybe a good reason to try out one of the many Lego digital building apps/programs that are out there?... Digitally built entries are eligible to win prizes this year...
oleenanatiras 11 months ago
Hmmm... something might feel wrong about not being able to work on it physically, but worth a shot. I don't suppose any of them are good about being limited to colours that have actually ever been made? That at least feels like a line I'd hate to cross.
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_zenn Posted 11 months ago. Edited by _zenn (admin) 11 months ago
[Carter]:


ScriptKitt3h 11 months ago
Definitely going to enter this contest this year.
Umbra-Manis 11 months ago
Digital is eligible for prizes this year? Hell yeah!
Tromas... 11 months ago
woop woop
Brickie Smalls 11 months ago
Damn, hope I get sorting done in time so I can do something this year...
would also be an excuse to work on my phitography skills;)
EliteGuard01 11 months ago
I'm Definatly going to enter this year. But can you define more clearly what a "Digital Render" means? I Use LDD screenshots and photoshop to present the majority of my creations. If I use the same formula as I do with my cars would that be legal in this contest? Also can the background be digital artwork and not legos (not that I would do such a thing but just wondering), Or do you have to build the background as well? Could you have a digital background made of legos with a live MOC in front? I'm wondering how far I can go with editing, of the screenshot?
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ted @ndes Posted 11 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 11 months ago
EliteGuard01: Your formula will be valid to enter, but remember that you will be competing against other entrants that may likely "render" their digital builds (a process to make their LDD files look like they were made with real bricks). You should do a google search on "Lego Rendering" to find resources/videos that will help explain how it is done (I am definitely no expert). There are articles on the Manifesto blog as well if you do a "digital" search there.

Doing creative things in Photoshop is an acceptable option as well.

For the individual bike categories, you can use whatever background you like. Remember that we do want to see a "display stand" built for digital entries too (at least 4x4 studs, but could be attached to a larger landscape) . It's only fair.

For District 18, it is the entire scene that will be judged. You should strive for that background to be as Lego built as possible (this is a building contest after all...)

Since we opened this "Pandora's box", I will state that a mix of both digital building and real building is o.k. too (your example of a live MOC in front of a digital background). No reason to make people chose one or the other.

We just want to see best bikes and coolest images that you can create!
Deltassius 11 months ago
Not going to lie, after last year's builds I am a little intimidated. I liked this contest more when I didn't know any better! :-D Best of luck everyone!

Also if anyone wants to do digital but lacks the tech savvy for renders, Bricklink's Stud.io build program has POV-Ray built in. There are stronger competitors out there, but it does a good job with minimal user input.
Kingdomviewbricks 11 months ago
Hey guys, I competed last year, but missed out on the much vaunted WIP critique action, as I’m not well connected to other sci-fi builders in general. I know I could stand to improve my game; would anyone be interested in critiquing WIP shots this time around? I’d be more than willing to return the favor, for what that’s worth.
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ted @ndes Posted 11 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 11 months ago
Deltassius: Not going to lie, after last year's builds I am a little intimidated. I liked this contest more when I didn't know any better! :-D Best of luck everyone!

Understandable, but also consider this contest as one big on-line LEGO community collaboration that you can say you took part in. This is why we are planning to give everyone who puts a worthy effort into building their "District 18" a custom printed tile for the contest. Consider it a collaboration "badge brick" of sorts (I am leaning towards the 1x4 tile as it could be more easily integrated in future MOC's). They make take awhile to distribute, especially if we get a lot of entrants again, but I am committed to doing it.
[Carter] Posted 11 months ago. Edited by [Carter] (member) 11 months ago
Kingdomviewbricks: Agreed, the admins should definitely start another thread of WIP discussion/smack talk
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ted @ndes Posted 11 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 11 months ago
[Carter] Kingdomviewbricks

Done. Thanks for the reminder. We'd hate for the tldr crowd to skip over any rules clarifications in between all the smack, etc...

www.flickr.com/groups/legospeederbikes/discuss/7215769220...
Buster® 11 months ago
Dang has a whole year passed since the last contest? Sheesh! Welp, here goes!
BrickTailor 11 months ago
One question before I start brainstorming: How large can I go before it isn't a speederbike anymore? Is Rey's speeder an appropriate size?
Deus "Big D." Otiosus 11 months ago
I am no judge, BrickTailor:, but if you make the best speeder of them all at that scale and still make it look like a proper speeder... It will win.
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_zenn 11 months ago
BrickTailor: As long as it looks like a futuristic flying motorbike, it's a Speeder Bike. My suggestion; take a look through the photopool & former entries to get a better understanding. ;)
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ted @ndes 11 months ago
BrickTailor: You can also check out the conversation we had last year in the "Criteria?" discussion.
www.flickr.com/groups/legospeederbikes/discuss/7215762568...
Keith Goldman 11 months ago
Deltassius: Just a casual look through your photostream should give your competitors pause, not the other way around! I'm sure you're gonna kill it.
Keith Goldman 11 months ago
Kingdomviewbricks: If you don't get any takers you can always hit me up by flickrmail or tag me on your WIP photos. It's tough when you don't have an established pack of cronies to rely on but I'm sure you'll get some offers. Good luck!
AL13N163NA 11 months ago
Yeaweaaaaahh, let´s play ¡¡

See You ¡¡¡
VAkkron 11 months ago
I know that digital builds are allowed and I fully accept the restraints and allowances granted by that decision. I am making my District digitally, and I wanted to get an opinion. Is there any unspoken rule or judges' bias against freakishly large quantities of rare pieces? If I was trying to make a chain link fence, would using 5,000 of a semi-rare part just look tacky? I'm wondering which direction I should go with my design. Do I accept the broad world provided by digital builds or should I be a bit more conservative?
VAkkron 11 months ago
Also, what's the verdict on floating parts? (Again, an insane number of non-existent attachments and gravity-defying objects numbering in the hundreds).
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ted @ndes Posted 11 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 11 months ago
VAkkron:
Is there any unspoken rule or judges' bias against freakishly large quantities of rare pieces?
All I can say is whatever you plan to do, do it with the goal of whatever looks best. If it is the best part to use, then do it. If you are doing it just for the sake of using a rare part, then that may not be wise.

Since Keith isn't entering this year, look at his real brick scenes from last year as a guide. He repeated parts for the team-logo, the track walls, and the track surfaces. Think about how these would be done digitally...
Team Equine: Step into the winners circle by Keith Goldman
Equine Gravitics: Percheron 1200 by Keith Goldman
Equine Gravitics: Friesian 900g by Keith Goldman


If there will be any bias, it will be in the perceived level of effort. Copy/paste of a digital assembly is pretty easy to do. We will want to see some varieties in the scenery and speederbikes. Think about your digital building like you are creating the CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) for a movie.

On floating parts? Try to keep that to the things that should be floating (i.e. the speederbikes, and anything else that hovers). We aren't going to request the files to scrutinize, but we prefer that you use actual connections as much as possible (kind of like CGI for one of the many Lego movies)
VAkkron 11 months ago
ted @ndes:

OK, that's a really good perspective. Thank you Ted. I will certainly be wary of the copy-paste machine and also I'll avoid the antigravity. I appreciate you answer, thanks so much.
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ted @ndes 11 months ago
VAkkron: Some more perspective: the "copy/paste machine" can certainly be done, but the quantity of the same part shouldn't be the thing that draws our attention (that would be like someone buying thousands of clone minifigs and just putting them on baseplates). In the examples I showed above, you take in the overall scene first and foremost.

There are exceptions to everything, but the one standard is that all entries will be compared against each other. In a close race, the person that took obvious building short-cuts (floating parts, etc) will likely be edged out by the person who didn't.
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_zenn Posted 10 months ago. Edited by _zenn (admin) 10 months ago


Inhabitants of District 18...

In case you have forgotten, week 1, 2, 3 & 4 have passed. Just a few days left; time to put those brainslugjuices to work & get those panties out of a twist; build us the necessary 'Bikes' worthy to win the Battle for District 18!


You ready, Rookie? You don't look ready. Lack of inspiration? Report to your local 'Smack & Share' thread for Assessment.


And remember, add your bikes to the 'Pool' & post them in the appropriate 'Entry threads'. Don't be found guilty of failure due to the lack to comply; the sentence is...
BobDeQuatre 10 months ago
Is an illegal street racer considered as a bad guy?
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_zenn 10 months ago
BobDeQuatre:

Hmm, depends... Do you want him/her to be a badguy? ;)
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ted @ndes 10 months ago
BobDeQuatre: "Your District 18, your rules to break". The term "bad guy" is a relative concept, depending on which side you are on. The speederbike category is about being a REBEL, against good or bad rules. An illegal street racer is considered a REBEL, as I can imagine an ENFORCER certainly trying to stop the activity.
BobDeQuatre 10 months ago
Thanks guys, just wanted to be sure ;)
W. Navarre 10 months ago
So... must fit a standard minifig means the whole fig and no pretending his legs are there when they won't fit?
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ted @ndes Posted 10 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 10 months ago
W. Navarre: Having a minifig pilot is the main criteria. It would be ideal if you could come up with a solution to keep the figure whole. It is still a valid entry if you split the legs, create brick-built legs, etc. Since the judging will be comparative to other entries, it could be those little differences between whole vs. split/hidden legs that tip the scales between two close bikes.
-Disty- 10 months ago
Hey, apologies if this has already been answered but are we ok to post WIPs/finished builds etc before actually entering them in the contest?
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ted @ndes 10 months ago
-Disty-: Yes. We'd prefer that you enter them, as you can change the entry photo/model up until the discussions are closed, but people have been doing both. If you enter them, you will likely get more feedback from others. People have also been posting WIP shots in the "Smack & Share" discussion.

When it comes to the group photo pool, we do prefer only one photo per speederbike model. Earlier versions will be removed from the pool if they look too close to the updated one.
lego_katarn 10 months ago
This will be my first time and It`s not very clear to me where and how do I post my photos. Could some one help me?
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ted @ndes Posted 10 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 10 months ago
lego_katarn: The same way you just posted your message here, you will go find the discussion where your entry belongs and post your photo there. They are all listed in the "Discussions" and start with "2018 LSB Entries - ..."

As stated in the rules, the easy way to add your photo is to copy/paste the url address of your flickr photo (https:/ whatever...) between square brackets [ ]

I also recommend NOT using the Flickr App on a smartphone. It has been known to hide a lot important functionality like groups, discussions, etc. You should access Flickr through a web browser to make sure you can find the discussions.
[E]ddy 10 months ago
I have got a question, is there any specific rule that sets an speederbike apart from an hovervehicle with an seat in it? (Or is that the same?) Sorry if this question is irrelevant or vague :P
Pemdinger the Second Posted 10 months ago. Edited by Pemdinger the Second (member) 10 months ago
[E]ddy:

This might help: Criteria discussion
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ted @ndes 10 months ago
[E]ddy:"- The bike should resemble the feeling of a motorbike/speeder bike."

You can go to the critera discussion for various other descriptions, or look through the group's photo-pool for examples as to what was accepted.
Graeme S. 10 months ago
Woah, I totally forgot this was happening. I'd love to participate with a bike or two, not sure if I've got the parts/time to do a full dio but we'll see.
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_zenn 10 months ago
Graeme S.: You forgot...!? Shame on you! :P Ah, sure you got the parts & time... build us some awesome bikes! ;D
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Cole Blaq Posted 10 months ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (admin) 10 months ago
This contest is so on fire!
I am really impressed by the entries and the activity so far, WOW!
Daiman M 10 months ago
All done and dusted so today feels somewhat empty... real life beckons me to come and catch up with neglected house duties and shelved garden projects.

Think I'll build another speeder bike.
Daiman M 10 months ago
Garden projects win :(
Daiman M 10 months ago
Now thats over where is Kieth? he's got some smacking to do...
vinksspod 10 months ago
Hi there, I have done my diorama up as a little story as three photos (combined into one complete image), each pic focuses on each different speeder, with the other two out of focus. My queries are:
1. Can I post the same triptych image in all three categories?
2. If not, would the individual photos (technically three speeders in shot, though only one in focus) be accepted for the competition?
The reason I ask is that there is some ambiguity between Abide and Rebel due to the story of the diorama.
Thanks in advance, love this comp.
Daiman M 10 months ago
vinksspod:

Sounds interesting, for individual categories I think a single pic only. It does say as long as its obvious as to the speeder entered in the pic so the blur out should be ok.
The judges have stated they will view your stream for extra pics so label the triptych well and I'm sure they will get to see it.
W. Navarre 10 months ago
You know what, I was kind of counting on Monday for entering (yeeah, ikr, procrastination is starting to get to me too, hah)... but I just saw the contest ends Sunday. Why though? I was confused because the poster says it runs till the 5th of March, not the 4th. I think I'll still pull it off, but I could use every extra day I can get, tbh.
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ted @ndes Posted 10 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 10 months ago
vinksspod:
1) we need single photos of each bike for the individual bike categories. Other bikes can be blurred but the entry bike should be the only complete bike in frame.

2) District 18 should be a single photo of a single diorama, not a triptych of 3 separate photos/vignettes. You will need to adjust your plans.

W. Navarre:
Sorry, but the date in rules above is final; US Eastern at 11:59PM on Sunday, March 4th (or up until each entry discussion is closed). The poster is only a promotional tool and is not the rules. This is also an international contest, and the poster can't possible cover all time zones and dates. _zenn made the poster, and it will be 6am on March 5th when it closes in Europe where he lives... in New Zealand, it will be closed at 6pm on March 5th...

We were going to close the contest on Feb 28th, but decided it to give you all an extra weekend. We will not keep pushing it out. You can enter up until the entry threads are closed, but I don't stay up much past 12-midnight on Sunday.
W. Navarre 10 months ago
ted @ndes:

I see, yeah, perfectly fine with that. It's my fault for taking so long to get working on it, and I should make it anyways. Was just wondering about the poster, and that makes sense, thanks! (wishing I lived in New Zealand right now... jk :P .)
vinksspod 10 months ago
ted @ndes:

Thanks, will adjust accordingly.
Brickie Smalls 10 months ago
Damn, wish I could've finished something but after 12 Days of messing around with speeder bikes and not finishing anything looking like something I lost motivation... next year tho:)
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_zenn Posted 10 months ago. Edited by _zenn (admin) 10 months ago
Brickie Smalls:

You still got plenty of time of building something awesome, don't give up so easily! ;)

Holy moly, this week the incoming amounts of bikes is of the charts btw, keep 'em coming! :O
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ted @ndes Posted 10 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 10 months ago
_zenn: It will definitely be another tough judging year for us. Really great stuff... I've been taking quite a few notes on NPU ideas for my own bikes. I'm looking forward to calling them out once the judging begins.


NOTE TO ALL GROUP ADMINS: If you approve any images into the group pool, please also ensure that they are entered into their contest discussion as well (if appropriate). Last year, I remember a few entrants not realizing that they needed to post into the discussions to enter, and so they were not judged. There will likely be a flurry of posts over these last 5 days, and we don't want any entries falling through the cracks.
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_zenn Posted 10 months ago. Edited by _zenn (admin) 10 months ago
ted @ndes: Copy that. ;D


[E]ddy 10 months ago
I’m to late to upload my entry I guess :(
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_zenn 10 months ago
[E]ddy: You still got 4 days left... ;D
[E]ddy 10 months ago
_zenn: :D
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ted @ndes Posted 10 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 10 months ago
Sample photo of the "Lego SpeederBikes - Battle For District 18" 1x4 printed tiles, generously created and provided by eclipseGRAFX, for worthy entrants in the "District 18" category.
LSB-BFD-18 Contest Tiles by ted @ndes

...Why "BFD"? Because the "Battle For District" 18 is a "Big Frickin' Deal!"... :D
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_zenn Posted 10 months ago. Edited by _zenn (admin) 10 months ago
ted @ndes: super nice! =D *drools* R-rated comment incoming> or 'Big F*ckin D*ck'... ;P
vinksspod 10 months ago
Dear moderators, I posted my pics in their respective categories but they seem really big compared to everyone else - am I doing something wrong with my derelict copypaste skills?
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_zenn 10 months ago
vinksspod: fixed. ;) You just needed to put the pic's url between brackets; [url here] instead of making an image hyperlink.
vinksspod 10 months ago
Thanks _zenn:, I'll remember for next time.
TheBrickBang 10 months ago
Great entrys so far! Honor to be part of this. <3
But i got a question.
Is it against the Rules or would it be considered "unsportsmanlike" if I upload some other views of my bike on my photostream, after the final closing date for the uploads on the LSB Discussions / Photostreams.
Werewolff Studios 10 months ago
Quick question; it says on the poster that the contest runs till the 5th of March, but entries actually close on the 4th of March, according to the thread. Which one of these is accurate (as I won't be able to upload my District 18 entry in time otherwise)?
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ted @ndes 10 months ago
TheBrickBang: You can post whatever you like in your own photostream, whenever you like.

In the group photo pool, we prefer only one photo per speederbike, and that is how it is moderated (the "District 18" photos being the exception). If people submit more than one photo, we generally pick the best one to accept.
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ted @ndes Posted 10 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 10 months ago
Werewolff Studios:

Scroll up. I explained that already. Poster is only a promotion. The date and time in the rules is binding. I will be closing the polls in 5 hours, and 35 minutes from now.
Werewolff Studios 10 months ago
ted @ndes:
No worries Ted, and thanks for the quick reply! I'll post the entry later on then, after the polls close. Family commitments have kept me otherwise engaged.

A fantastic contest though! Really glad I could be a part of it :D
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ted @ndes Posted 10 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 10 months ago
Werewolff Studios: Sorry about the confusion. Varied interpretations of deadlines are one of the challenges in running (and participating in) an international contest... Recognizing that building a "District 18" diorama takes a lot of time and effort, however, I will make one minor concession as the deadline looms.

!!!ATTENTION!!! Instead of locking the "District 18" discussion after the polls close, I will make the following post: "Any further "District 18" entries submitted after this post will not be eligible to win prizes, however they will still be eligible to receive a "District 18" printed tile for their efforts.". I'll allow submissions for an extra day or so before finally locking down that discussion.

... Depending on the final number of "District 18" entries, we may also have some extra tiles left over. If so, we will award the remaining tiles to builders who had top-performing speederbikes in the individual categories... but no guarantees.
TheBrickBang 10 months ago
thx for the kind reply! :)
ZenThorga 10 months ago
nooooo...
Uploaded seriously 3 hours too late? Damn you real life....
Casti 616 10 months ago
Good luck to every one!.
I fail this year (cause i think i got till 00:00 of the day 5 XD). but maybe later i post my last bike...

such a great entries anyway!
admin
ted @ndes Posted 10 months ago. Edited by ted @ndes (admin) 10 months ago


A decision has been made to reopen the entry threads due to the apparent deadline confusion (despite the numerous clarifications in the lead up to the deadline) and a lot of petitioning. Just like in the movies, a last-minute extension has been granted... you've been given one more shot to get your entries through the doors before they close.
BobDeQuatre 10 months ago
Waiting for the last minute to post is such a nice move! If you know when the last minute is :D
ZenThorga 10 months ago
Thanx a lot you guys!! <3
admin
_zenn Posted 10 months ago. Edited by _zenn (admin) 10 months ago
Seeing all contest bikes are now posted, the 'Entry threads' are officially closed!


Casti 616: I posted your Abide entry for 'ya, cause you might be in another timezone and didn't get the memo. ;)


Daiman M 9 months ago
Shhhhhhh....
Deltassius 9 months ago
Daiman M:

It's just the sound of everyone holding their breath.
Werewolff Studios 9 months ago
Deltassius:
"Ah yes, the pack of wild Lego builders await cautiously for their leaders to return, bringing with them important information for the group. Truly a wonderful sight."
lexegos 9 months ago
boy, the Floatercycles aren't the only things in Utter Suspense here. So many crazy awesome builds.
kindly driving [deleted] 9 months ago
Deltassius:
Holding ones breath in this particular situation... an ill advised course of action.
admin
_zenn Posted 9 months ago. Edited by _zenn (admin) 9 months ago
234 bikes & 34 districts; bear with us in suspense a tiny bit longer... ;D
Deltassius 9 months ago
mikeboat1098:

Wow! That's exactly what the doctor said when I woke up! :-D


_zenn:

Yeah I don't envy your job. I'd love to read a write-up of how you guys even try to sort through to a winner, sometime. There's such a range of styles, concepts, and technical merits that feed into the overall visual appeal and thematic adherence, I don't think I could possibly look at so many builds and choose one as a definitive victor.
johlie70 9 months ago
It’s the one that paid the most 😉
W. Navarre 9 months ago
Btw, it is a commonly asked question and so I hope you won't mind me asking, if the person in second or first place prefers the smaller prize/set can they choose it? ie. could the second place in the District 18 category ask to get the Street Race of Snake Jaguar and the third place get the S.O.G. Headquarter? Or I should add, if the two people both like the change?
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