onions wrote:hopefully the staff and i can get our heads out of our collective butts and get a contest going for january.
meeotch wrote:Even better: how about a "Run a joke into the ground" contest? You could be a serious contender.
Rook wrote:@theJudeAbides: So true.
January 2010, we have the Olympics coming up. You could do something like the Star Wars Olympics Contest . SWU doing their favorite SWU sport: Pod Racing, Bantha Riding, Droid Shot Put, the Jar Jar Biathlon, etc. I think the creations could be unique and have endless possibilities.
Jargon wrote:Meeotch doesn't mock people. Sarcasm isn't his thing.
theJudeAbides wrote:I didn't want to start a thread here since I figured it'd just get locked, but I've always wondered why you guys doesn't have some sort of annual building contest the way other sites do (Classic Castle and Classic Space, for example).
I'd call it the: Build Something Awesome (Star Wars Related) Contest
You could have different categories such as (but not necessarily) MINI Vehicle, System Vehicle, UCS Vehicle, Vignette (perhaps with varying size restrictions), and/or Custom Minifig (there are probably others as well). The point is simple: you build the best Star Wars related creation you can and enter it in the appropriate category.
To be honest (and I know I'm not really one to talk, but I still do ), there seems to be fewer and fewer Star Wars related MOCs around here and that saddens me. And the few that we do get are usually either based on some obscure ship from this one book/comic/whatever or simply a "new" ship that someone stuck a Stomie/Rebel Pilot next to and called it Star Wars. No one ever builds their own X-Wing from scratch anymore (and I know we can do better than LEGO does, just look at Pepa's MF if you don't believe me). Having a contest like this would get people build more Star Wars again.
Anyways, I'd imagine the contest would run 2-3 months to give everyone ample time (plus people would build and plan during the previous year in preparation for the contest). You could of course still do other contests/builds when the mood stikes, but having a basic contest that everyone can easily get behind would (I think) do wonders for the site and it's community. It seems like the Star Wars focus has been slowly slipping away, and I think having a yearly contest like this would really help re-focus it.
Anyways, that's just my two bits.
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