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Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby dWhisper » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:04 pm

We're in discussion about how Maersk and Shell stuff fit, so there may be a different ruling on that shortly. We'll get back to you. In the short term, I've removed my original statement.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby dWhisper » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:07 pm

We're revisiting some of these rulings to see where they fit on licensed things. We'll get back to you.

Also edited a few of the replies to keep it from being confusing.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby meeotch » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:07 pm

Ahh, thanks, I did read that before and forgot. So what I'm seeing with the background editing is, removing the actual background and replacing it with a basic single-color or gradiented background would be okay, but putting the vehicle on the sands of Tattooine is not okay.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby onions » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:08 pm

meeotch wrote:Ahh, thanks, I did read that before and forgot. So what I'm seeing with the background editing is, removing the actual background and replacing it with a basic single-color or gradiented background would be okay, but putting the vehicle on the sands of Tattooine is not okay.



yeah pretty much.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby onions » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:48 pm

alright, here's the final word.

now this is sort of a case where the right hand doesn't know what the left hand was doing. And while technically Nick was correct, it wasn't our intention to exclude Maersk, Shell, Nestle, Coke, Deutsch Telecom or any other promotional or limited release licensed sets. Ryan and I were discussing what the scope of the term "licensed" means and what it should include and exclude, so I'm going to revise the rules to the following:

- Your task is to build any non-Star Wars, licensed podracer. Take any of LEGO's official licensed lines past, present and future and build a podracer. Imagine what a Buzz Lightyear Star Command Podracer would look like. Or a Batpodracer. How about a Winnie the Pooh Honey Potracer? You get the idea yet? The only exception to the licensed line rule is, of course, Power Miners. Power Miners podracers will be accepted. No Star Wars podracers; you will be turned away at the gate.

I basically changed the wording a bit and removed the word "themed". Also, we are going to include a list of allowable licenses to remove any doubt. If it's not on the list, it's not allowed. Barring any gross oversights, here is the list of allowable licenses in alphabetical order:

Adidas
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Batman
Ben10
Cars
Coke
Deutsch Telecom
Dora The Explorer
Ferrari
Galidor
Harry Potter
Indiana Jones
Lamborghini
Maersk
McDonald's
Mickey Mouse
NBA
Nestle
NHL
Pirates of the Caribbean
Power Miners
Prince of Persia
Shell
Speed Racer
Spiderman
Spongebob Squarepants
Thomas The Tank Engine
Toy Story
Toys'R'Us
Winnie The Pooh

In addition, I am adding the following two rules:

- Podracer must be in minifigure scale.
- Pilot must be seated in the cockpit pod and visible in at least one of the two photos submitted.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Master_M39 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:55 pm

What about Atlantis?
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Chief » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:02 pm

Master_M39 wrote:What about Atlantis?

Atlantis is not a license! It is an original Lego theme. If it's not on the above list, it's not allowed.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby onions » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:03 pm

the op has been updated with the above clarifications.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Master_M39 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:10 pm

Nuts! I just spent two hours building an Atlantis podracer
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Master_M39 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:25 pm

Would the architecture series be a license because they are models of real life buildings, such as the Space Needle and the Empire State building?
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby onions » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:29 pm

if it's not on the list, it's not allowed
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby onions » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:31 pm

also, i wanted to make a point of something. Just because one theme was only released in Duplo, such as Mickey Mouse, Dora The Explorer, that doesn't mean that the podracer has to be made out of duplo bricks.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Master_M39 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:34 pm

ok.........
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Blackknight112 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:51 pm

here is my entry:
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Nizam's speeder by blackknight112, on Flickr
(I only removed the background and add the power thing)
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Mister Ed » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:09 pm

onions wrote:- Pilot must be seated in the cockpit pod and visible in at least one of the two photos submitted.


Unless the Podracer is its own pilot, right? I.E. My Toy Story RC-pod idea?
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Mister Ed » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:23 pm

Blackknight112 wrote:here is my entry:
[*link to pic from above so it's not wasting space]
It is Nizam''s podracer

(I only removed the background and add the power thing)


onions wrote:if you removing backgrounds on your image, choose a plain white or some other solid or gradient colored background. if you superimpose your podracer on the sands of tatooine, you are adding an image, thus disqualifying yourself.


Oops. (Any chance he can fix that?)
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby onions » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:43 pm

Mister Ed wrote:
onions wrote:- Pilot must be seated in the cockpit pod and visible in at least one of the two photos submitted.


Unless the Podracer is its own pilot, right? I.E. My Toy Story RC-pod idea?


RC would have to be the pilot. i know what you're trying to do, you're trying to make RC into the podracer. it's not going to fly. it needs a pilot.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby JackJonespaw » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:01 pm

Here's my entry:
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The Hogwarts Racer
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Harry Potter's Hogwarts Racer
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby jp-30 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:50 pm

Lovely to see this concept endure for another year!

Though you've left a theme off your list - Jurassic Park III.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Pumpkinetics » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:05 am

Also on the list of potentially missed licenses, what about Vestas? I have all these wonderful ideas involving wind turbines and podracers, you know!
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