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Monthly contests *without prizes*?

Postby irmasturcheeflol » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:34 pm

I was thinking that it would be cool to have monthly or every-other-monthly contests. Not big ones like the Pod Racer contest but smaller ones like a Star Wars impulse set or battle pack contest. What do you think?
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Re: Monthly contests?

Postby Solo » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:17 pm

You want to supply the monthly prizes?
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Re: Monthly contests?

Postby natespizer » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:41 pm

Call them monthly build challenges, with no prizes involved if you want.
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Re: Monthly contests?

Postby irmasturcheeflol » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:58 pm

Um, thats kinda what I meant sorry for not making that clear.
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Re: Monthly contests?

Postby Solo » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:32 pm

We used to have community builds just like you're suggesting, but there weren't many ideas generated so it died out quickly, and there wasn't much interest in the few we ran due to the lack of incentive. Maybe we could retry this a little differently - post a theme of the month and just feature the best MOCs on the mainpage?
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Re: Monthly contests *without prizes*?

Postby Robzula » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:05 pm

I support that entirely. This site has lately been turned into "Find deals on LEGO sets here! (plus look at MOCs over on flickr and in the forum)"
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Re: Monthly contests *without prizes*?

Postby meeotch » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:53 pm

I definitely second that notion. Maybe the occasional alt-build "contest" (I hesitate to call it that, since prizes might be few and far between, and it could be hard to really verify that no pieces not included in the original set were used), theme build, and maybe even a type of game where people who wish to participate are put in an ordered list, the first person lays down up to five pieces, posts a picture, the next person builds that and adds another five pieces, and so on down the list, and see what gets made.
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Re: Monthly contests *without prizes*?

Postby irmasturcheeflol » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:15 pm

Amazing idea with the game Meeotch! :D
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Re: Monthly contests?

Postby Rook » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:37 am

Solo wrote:We used to have community builds just like you're suggesting, but there weren't many ideas generated so it died out quickly, and there wasn't much interest in the few we ran due to the lack of incentive. Maybe we could retry this a little differently - post a theme of the month and just feature the best MOCs on the mainpage?


On CABG we've created a simple little icon similar to your Ambassador icon that floats around from month to month to that months winner of each Group Build until the next months winner takes it way. Kind of like the Stanley Cup. XD

It's simple and free. ;)
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Re: Monthly contests *without prizes*?

Postby Solo » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:51 am

Yeah, we had a plan for including special forum badges for contest winners... just never followed through with it. Thanks for mentioning it though, it's a good idea to revive.
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