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Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby itchybreath » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:53 am

Solo wrote:itchybreath, I fixed your code because editing posts is disabled in here. Everyone: be sure you click the •BBCode button before copying the flickr code, html does not work on the forum. Also, click preview before you click submit. If it doesn't show up right fix it before posting. If you're confused on what to do just ask.


Sorry for double posting. It's my first time coding to your forums, I will learn quickly.
Thank you, I appreciate it so much.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Yatkuu » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:37 pm

Here is my entry, the Coke Pod Racer X3000... with Santa as pilot... of course.
I also wrote/built a comic strip back story on the Pod Racer factory "X-Core"... you may check it on My Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yatkuu/sets/72157626126503915/with/5520257169/

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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby ted @ndes » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:35 pm

My entry: Fire Nation Podracer - made for the licensed theme "Avatar: The Last Airbender". The main antagonists belong to the Fire Nation. I tried to mimic their armor design (especially the shoulders) and colors into the shape of the cockpit and engines.

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... I also really like this cockpit as a stand-alone hovercar.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Daiman » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:03 am

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Under cover of dusk, a dark knight enters the holding bays.
Only the blue glow of a semi-powered coupling hints at the new entry in the 2011 Podracer Challenge.

In a separate bay a short 'skrit' sound alludes to the challenge for team rivals as they face the days ahead.

Morning reveals that a new BatPodracer has joined the lineup and given it's updated design
characteristics, its pilots expectations run high.

The engines themselves are at the peak of earthly efficiency, front weighted with a core booster
surrounded by six gimble mounted subthrust assemblys (please note that the 2 and 11 o'clock
assemblies have been muffled to prevent support arm blast damage).

It is by mere coincidence that the mid-mount stabliser fins are adjustable to include all
Podracer heights and are basically ornamental in design though sloped backward to meet the
current sponser safety regulations.

In a Podracer first, the energy bindings modulation packs have been fitted with pivotal cover
fins for extra debris and elemental protection.

The Pod itself houses a single pilot and from the rear sprouts two sonar amplification receivers
to enable advanced recognition tactics.

Two pivoting side wing-shaped 'flaps' beat in time with the engine thrusts to create, along with
an aft spoiler, an almost weightless effect on the pod in times of extreme manouver to assist
navigation in the most challenging of circumstances.

The head of the module is enhanced with left and right 'ear brakes' in case of the need for a
speedy shutdown. When forced to full front they are able to slow the Pod to a halt in a fraction
of a khelter giving the pilot enough time to navigate whatever tragedy may have announced itself
in its path.

Well, two things about this build...

1. I didn't want to do Batman, I felt the competition on this theme would be rampart; so we shall
see...

2. I didn't want to use black...I don't like building in black; it's hard to see and even harder
to photograph.
But I'll be damned if this thing didn't keep building itself.

So please absorb and enjoy the BatPodRacer in all of its striking Black Beauty as she thrusts

herself into the official FBTB 2011 Podracer Challenge.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Daiman » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:18 pm

I forgot to Img my link....
Can someone do it for me or is it ok as is??
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby banthafodder » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:33 pm

Can't do it for you but right above the text box when you reply are a series of buttons one of which says Img. Just click on that button and it will put the appropriate format to imbed the image. When you click on it the text will appear as Then just put your link in between.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby banthafodder » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:36 pm

Sorry, I forgot to put the text in. When you click the button it will appear as [img][\img]. Then just place your link in between.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Sithassassin » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:29 pm

The Shooting Star Podracer

The Theme of this Podracer is Speed Racer, more specifically Racer X. I really love the old Speed Racer cartoons and own all but one of the Speed Racer Lego sets, so I just had to make this.

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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Robzula » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:19 pm

Solo wrote:Also, click preview before you click submit. If it doesn't show up right fix it before posting.


This cannot be stressed enough, especially in this thread but also in the forum as a whole.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Yatkuu » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:48 am

Yatkuu wrote:Here is my entry, the Coke Pod Racer X3000... with Santa as pilot... of course.


I hate to be a pain... especially after reading the last messages posted :x .. but could someone please help me, I managed to screw my post. I did check the forum guidelines before posting but I did not see anything there about clicking the "•BBCode button" I checked the preview but I just thought my pics were not showing up because they needed to be moderated first...yeah, sorry, next time I'll ask first.
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Solo » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:34 pm

I have fixed (and will continue to fix) the instances of broken code for you guys since not everyone is accustomed to the format, but seriously. The preview button is there to prevent this. It wants to be your friend. Give it a chance!
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby MorsLEGO » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:00 pm

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Ferrari Podracer 01 by MorsLEGO, on Flickr

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Ferrari commissioned the Kaminoans to clone the only non-Jedi human to ever have reflexes fast enough to pilot a Podracer: Michael Schumacher. The rest is Podracing history!

My Ferrari Podracer, built for the FBTB 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest! More pictures in my photostream.
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Ferrari Podracer 02 by MorsLEGO, on Flickr
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby natTHEONE » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:35 pm

is this competition on open to america or the world????
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Chief » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:07 pm

The world!!!!
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby legoalbert » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:25 am

Here is my entry, the podracer of Stretch driven by one of the three aliens:
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby 1legodude96 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:52 pm

can you crop your photo?
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby 1legodude96 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:39 pm

Here's my Indiana Jones Podracer
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1legodude96's podracer by Have Nikon, Will Travel, on Flickr

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1legodude96's podracer by Have Nikon, Will Travel, on Flickr
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby 1legodude96 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:40 pm

what have I done wrong?
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby Chief » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:30 pm

When you get the bbcode from Flickr, you don't need to add the bbcode yourself again on the forum. I've fixed it.

And for the umpteenth time:
USE THE PREVIEW BUTTON, PEOPLE
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Re: Announcing The 2011 Podracer Challenge Building Contest

Postby 1legodude96 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:33 pm

Thank you.
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