Chosen One wrote:
Well it pretty much then limits the creative and construction approach by limiting forcing the connections to the pods to be only cables. Just like Formula-1 where all the cars are almost same but the paint scheme.
Sorry, them's the breaks. The whole idea is to be as creative as possible within certain parameters. Therein lies the challenge, good sir.
Plus... you have seen Episode I, right? The pods are connected by cables (except for that one that was an all-in-one unit, and that's just boring as heck). Part of the challenge lies in the fact that you're working in such a flimsy setting.
Chosen One wrote:Though I would appreciate an answer as to why it must Flickr?
Having all of the submissions in a single place makes it a whole lot easier on the administrative end of this contest. The staff likes Flickr better than anything else, so that's the choice. It's not like it's hard for you to get one, just sign up for a free account and slap your pictures up there. Piece of cake.
Brickule wrote:So, it has to be an energy beam holding it together, and not something like a chain?
Well, it does say in the rules that it should be made with transparent elements...
But besides that, why would you want to use a chain instead? I mean, I think I have an idea of what you're envisioning here, but it seems kinda boring when comparing it to any other podracer that has OMG LAZOR AWSUMNESS in between the pods.