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Don "Solo" Reitz | January 4th, 2014 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

MOC Madness Tournament Ends Tonight!

mm2013afJust a friendly heads up, the deadline is fast approaching and the last two polls will be posted in about twenty hours. It’s been a fantastic run so far and the final ships are shaping up to be pretty interesting. Check back again tomorrow night for links to the polls. As usual you’ll have two days to vote. Looking forward to it!

Don "Solo" Reitz | December 28th, 2013 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

2013 MOC Madness Tournament: Final Round Begins

Final Final FourWe’re down to our last set of challenges in this year’s MOC Madness Tournament: the “Winners” and “Losers” brackets! Don’t let the name fool you though, there are no losers among these four builders. The last polls closed Friday night and the results are shown below, with one of the polls decided by a single vote. Talk about a close call. I’ve been in contact with the builders and have decided to extend this final deadline to next Saturday night, 8PM PST on January 4th, to ensure everyone has a fair shot at building and posting their final ships. Postponing deadlines is not something we do a lot around here, I honestly can’t remember a contest before this where we have, but the timing for such a gauntlet was pretty bad so the exception was in order.

 R-Wings – 51 to 27 votes:
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D-Wings – 38 to 37 votes:
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Don "Solo" Reitz | December 25th, 2013 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

2013 MOC Madness Tournament Penultimate Polls Posted

Final Four

The final four got their latest entries in with a day to spare (which is my excuse for not having a reminder post last night, I almost posted it before checking the threads and finding them ready to roll) but sticking to the schedule the polls were held until the deadline – which just passed a few minutes ago. Forum members have 48 hours to cast their votes again. This round will determine the final match-ups for the next round, which will then determine who gets the prizes and glory. Be sure to sign in and check out the builds before voting in the threads below.

Hando Tanstarii vs Pokludix Zaa
Jud Raynor vs Zoid

Don "Solo" Reitz | December 21st, 2013 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

2013 MOC Madness Tournament: Final Four Begins

Final FourRound four ended with the close of the polls last night, leaving us with the final lineup for rounds five and six. The opening half will decide the final match ups so it’s still up in the air. The next deadline is Wednesday December 25th at 87PM PST and with none of the advancing builders showing much concern for the Christmas day deadline we’re proceeding on schedule. Here are the winning ships that propelled them into the finals:

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Don "Solo" Reitz | December 18th, 2013 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

MOC Madness Round Four Polls Are Open

mm2013afAll eight builders made it in on time and the four polls are ready to go. The winners of this round advance to the final four, so make sure to log in and vote by Friday night. Below are links to the individual threads with each of the ships.

Pokludix Zaa vs Adumson Dralex
Zoid vs Slash Guncrow
Sunglasses vs Jud Raynor
Hando Tanstarii vs Marty Bishop

Don "Solo" Reitz | December 17th, 2013 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

MOC Madness Round 4 Deadline Less Than A Day Away

If you’re one of the eight talented builders who’s made it this far, you have just under twenty two hours remaining to construct and submit your latest alphabet fighter. Tomorrow night at 8PM PST is the cut off so get those ships finished ASAP. Polls will be up shortly after, stay tuned for the next update with links to voting threads.

Don "Solo" Reitz | December 13th, 2013 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

2013 MOC Madness Tournament: Round Four Now In Progress

Bracket 4Round three polls wrapped up tonight, so eight more contestants can let out a sigh of relief as the rest advance to round four. Below you can view each of the winning ships and if you stop by the contest forum you’ll find the four new submission threads. The next deadline is five days away again, 8PM PST Wednesday December 18th. The pressure is on and the clock it ticking. Good luck!

Don "Solo" Reitz | December 11th, 2013 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

MOC Madness Round Three Polls Are Up

A few builders cutting it close tonight, but no problems with everyone reporting in by the deadline. Below you’ll find links to the eight polls this round. As usual you have two days so go ahead and log in to cast your votes by Friday night.

Kass Mothma vs Hando Tanstarii
Sunglasses vs Alpha-B
Marty Bishop vs C-3BO
Jud Raynor vs Klawdia Rose
Slash Guncrow vs Ed Med
Alterf Skendif vs Zoid
Garret Velasria vs Adumson Dralex
Cato Stile vs Pokludix Zaa

Don "Solo" Reitz | December 10th, 2013 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

MOC Madness Round Three Build Phase Ends Tomorrow Night

Just under twenty two hours remain in the sweet sixteen round of the tournament, and so far only six ships have surfaced. Seems like tomorrow is going to be a busy day polishing off those builds and getting them submitted. Friendly reminder that the deadline remains at 8PM PST Wednesday December 11th. The good news is with fewer contestants remaining  the polls won’t take so much time to set up, so, stay tuned for tomorrow night as the rest of the builders report in.

Don "Solo" Reitz | December 7th, 2013 | Contests, LEGO Star Wars

2013 MOC Madness Tournament: Round Three Now In Progress

Bracket 3Round two ended last night with the close of the polls, and all of the victorious ships are available to browse below. Some really tough competition and it’s only going to get harder as we progress. We’re back to the five day build and two day voting cycle, putting the deadline for builders in round three at 8PM PST on Wednesday December 11th. All of the submission threads are ready and waiting in out contest forum. We’re down to a quarter of the starting lineup, so with only sixteen competitors left I hope the odds are against any more no-shows from here on out. Good luck everyone and keep up the great work! (more…)