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FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby Staff » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:06 am

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, get your bricks ready because it's time for for the second annual FBTB MOC Madness Building Tournament! Last year we kicked off a big contest with a simple task and it was such a success that we've decided to revive it this year with a few minor changes. The challenge remains the same:

    Build a new original bounty hunter and a ship for them to pilot.
But this time we're opening up the restrictions a bit. Please read this entire post before asking any questions. Your bounty hunter can now optionally be brick built rather than strictly minifig style (making it easier for aliens and droids to get in on the action). They can now have a sidekick/copilot if you want too. Also, we're ditching the size restriction on the ship, just keep it minifig scaled folks. It must have a prisoner hold to qualify again, but beyond that, blow our minds. You have two months to build so take your time and really show us what you can do!

How To Enter:
Simply post three photos as follows in a reply to this thread before November 1st:
  1. A close up of just your bounty hunter.
  2. A presentation shot of your bounty hunter's ship.
  3. A demonstration shot of the prisoner compartment. Prisoner optional.
Also, provide the name of your bounty hunter and ship or they will be listed as unknown. A backstory is not required.
Optional: include a link to a gallery or MOC Showcase post with more images.

Standard Contest Restrictions:
  • No more than one entry per person.
  • No modified parts or cut stickers.
  • No unofficial elements.
  • No pre-existing or virtual models.
  • No changes allowed after the deadline.
You must have a forum account to enter. Entries by proxy will be not be allowed.
Do not post non-entry photos to the contest thread.

You must use Flickr to host your entry pictures because we rely on the built in image resizing feature. If you do not have an account, you can sign up for free, or ask someone to upload it for you.
Once uploaded you will need to embed the photo in the forum. To do so:
  1. go to the flickr photo page for your image
  2. click the little down arrow above your photo to the right of the icons
  3. click "Grab the HTML/BBCode" from that drop down menu
  4. check the bubble next to "BBCode" (HTML will not work)
  5. copy the code from the box above and paste that into a reply here
  6. do not add any more code tags
  7. click Preview to verify that it worked, then Submit.
    If it didn't work, PM me.
Photography note: be sure to submit the best pictures possible. Color and contrast correction is recommended if necessary. The only other image enhancement allowed is replacing the background with either a solid color or simple gradient. Your photos cannot be altered in any other way. For example; no composite views, special effects, text, graphics, or scenery will be permitted. Remember, the contest is about the models - not your image manipulation prowess.

Voting will be in Tournament Format:
  • Tournament sign-ups (i.e. submitting your entry) are open until 11:59pm on Monday October 31, 2011 Pacific Standard Time.
  • All entries received will be placed in the group pool round. Voting by the community will occur for one week. The top 32 advance to the next round.
  • After the group pool round, the top 32 will be paired off into brackets and go head to head. Winners of each bracket will advance to the next round. Bracket play will continue until 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are determined. Voting for each round of brackets will be open for 3 days.
  • A special forum will be created for users to vote for each round. Up to date tournament standings and bracket pairings will be viewable at any time via an image linked to in this post.
  • Final Four round: winners will advance to the finals to battle for 1st and 2nd place; losers will compete for 3rd and 4th place.
  • Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Just like the Olympics, there is no prize for 4th.
Prizes:
What better prizes could a hoard of bounty hunters compete for than a chance at their own capital starship?

1st place:
  • 10221 UCS Super Star Destroyer (yes, seriously)
  • FBTB T-Shirt
  • White Boba Fett Minifig
  • And your very own M-Wing Starfighter Kit!
2nd place:
  • Your choice of either 10198 Tantive IV or 7964 Republic Frigate
  • FBTB T-Shirt
  • White Boba Fett Minifig
3rd place:
  • Whichever ship the 2nd place winner didn't choose
  • FBTB T-Shirt
  • White Boba Fett Minifig

Thank you and good luck!
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby Solo » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:19 am

[This post is reserved for the tournament standings board and additional announcements]

Here are the 92 qualifying entries:

ImageImage Pax Mursa and the Starcutter
ImageImage Zume Rhapsagg and the Midnight Dragon
ImageImage Neesh and the Hornet
ImageImage Nek Sooji and the Delta
ImageImage Siouxsie and the Banshee
ImageImage Edward 'Ed' Scissor and the Praetorian I
ImageImage Mudee and the Bombad Bomber
ImageImage Phoenix Darkdirk and the Retribution
ImageImage Inca Ter' and the Eternal Dusk
ImageImage Raskarr and the Mythusilosa
ImageImage Book Tchassidy and the Falling Raindrop
ImageImage Jaren Haan and the Ender's Pride
ImageImage Zam Wessack and the Butterfly
ImageImage Jarad Felton and the Dark Prowler
ImageImage Knight and the Iron Echo
ImageImage 'Qi Remja Neshlet and the Wasp
ImageImage Niobrara Shaar and the Arkose VII
ImageImage Byron Madsen and the Byblos K-110 "Red Slave"
ImageImage [UNKNOWN] and the [UNKNOWN]
ImageImage Noam Taylor and the Drifting Dragline
ImageImage Dan Mc Leone and the Flying Garbage Can
ImageImage Warde Cobra and the Fiery Dragon
ImageImage Cra'Zed and the Laugh Box
ImageImage R. Blaschka and the Refugee IV
ImageImage The Mime and the Black Fantasy
ImageImage Captain Pythonidae and the Pit Viper
ImageImage Wraithen Vos and the Ark VI
ImageImage Zaum Raii and the Bleak Augur
ImageImage Ghome Clohrone and the [UNKNOWN]
ImageImage Fiona Abbot and the Cynic
ImageImage Lok Lesi Sadi and the Headhunter
ImageImage Kedo Morgus and the DV8
ImageImage Jostra Morricone and the BAS-e1
ImageImage Ren Pegason and the Kestral
ImageImage Q'ierr and the Raging Bantha
ImageImage Derva Frozzen and the Planefreeze
ImageImage Drain Gate and the Magseal
ImageImage Shoo-Shee and the Barracuda
ImageImage Yob Naff and the Truncheon-3
ImageImage Baneus Valdi'in and the Black Manta
ImageImage Dutch Latrobe and the Unfortunate
ImageImage ZX-Q and the BONES
ImageImage Baando Carr and the Destruction
ImageImage Grk'kh Za-a and the Dragonfly
ImageImage Constable Drex and the Hand of Fate
ImageImage Clarge Ya'Qul and the Perdition's Flame
ImageImage Michael slaydr and the Mazuma 245
ImageImage Sun and the Tzu
ImageImage Karra Sing and the Scarab
ImageImage Yobivich Ormanosky and the Tear drop
ImageImage Janice and the Wayward Turkey
ImageImage Fist Wert and the War Machine W-5
ImageImage Renzo Omalac Greebuz Thee'budan and the S'iv
ImageImage Vahn Sindo and the Cloak & Dagger
ImageImage Poisonous Morea and the Argonauta
ImageImage Kar Dela and the Good Intentions
ImageImage Wolfe and the Leviathan
ImageImage Somocto and the Bête Noire
ImageImage Khaalas and the Frozen Arbiter
ImageImage Max Destroyer and the RED DESTROYER
ImageImage XXX and the Centura
ImageImage Leloo Starjammer and the Albino Osprey
ImageImage Scri Vizla and the Abandon all Hope II
ImageImage Ned Nebulae and the Saralacc
ImageImage Kaya Rakashima and the Cannonball Run
ImageImage Adrian Sage and the Bitter Winter
ImageImage Thok Kii and the Wounded Hawk
ImageImage Doctor Vil Helskrem and the Hopeless Endeavor 49
ImageImage Yamam Oto and the Li T-Ning P38
ImageImage Gaskon and the Rebirth
ImageImage Wilson Bryant and the Blay Newton
ImageImage And'ra Aldebaran and the Rogue Apprentice
ImageImage Dukan Maelstrom and the Hunter I
ImageImage Vet Steele and the Avid Steele
ImageImage Dato Mikato and the Cursed Vengeance
ImageImage Lerion Vromic and the TIE-LERION
ImageImage Jagare and the Gungnir
ImageImage T'saydar and the Leopard
ImageImage Adjenka Ventura and the Sarracenia
ImageImage Felix and the Grudge Bearer
ImageImage Gnan Ruta and the Bespin Sunset
ImageImage Jesh "BK" Walls and the Vulture I
ImageImage Fazor Blade and the Bombad Barracuda
ImageImage Ruusk and the Kel A2
ImageImage Tao Illwind and the Spectrum
ImageImage Harvey Ester and the Scarecrow
ImageImage Col. Hague and the Guppy
ImageImage F'nn and the J8-KE
ImageImage Shallac Nexi and the Rusty Dagger
ImageImage Double Blood and the Angry Perch
ImageImage Torque Tellini and the Caperture
ImageImage Raesha Ka-Lia and the Soul Snatcher

Everyone please take a look at the entries above and PM me if I made a mistake with the names or photo links or anything like that. The four regional polls will be up tomorrow night (evening of Tuesday, November 1st).
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby onions » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:42 am

reserved for rules updates and clarifications

on Sept 25, Solo wrote:This part needs to be clarified for everyone because so far only one entry got it right: your first picture, the one described in the rules as "A close up of your bounty hunter" should just be a close up of your bounty hunter. Please do not include your sidekick, the prisoner(s), or any special stand for them. You guys have plenty of time to swap the photos so it's no big deal but I want to get everyone on the same page here. You can still link to the group shot in your submission if you wish. Thanks.
Last edited by Solo on Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: added clarification about first photo
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby ThePaleMan » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:30 am

I am very much looking forward to this contest. I had a blast last year.
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby Chief » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:42 am

You guys are craycray with that super star destroyer. I don't think our members can handle a prize pack of this magnitude :P
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby Trooper10 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:55 am

You had me at 10221....

Madness, pure madness.....muahahahahaaa.
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby The_Customizer » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:59 am

I will definitely be sure to join this contest!
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby -YY- » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:30 am

This will be so cool :D
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby hansok49 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:43 am

GASP! Super Stardestroyer! That's quite the prize the other ones aren't too bad either.
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby onions » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:44 am

it's our last contest of the year. we're going out with a bang!
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby madLEGOman » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:45 am

Wow, now that's a contest. No dellusions of winning mind you, I just look forward to building something, and seeing what kinds of great entries these kinds of prizes are going to yield. Well played guys, and good luck everybody.
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby Lazerblade » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:09 pm

You have already blown our minds away.

You will be seeing me around a little longer. ;)
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby Rabid Squirrel » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:07 pm

I know I have no chance of winning, but you know, an entry can't hurt, right? Ah, who am I kidding. :(
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby MrCRskater » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:39 pm

Rabid Squirrel wrote:I know I have no chance of winning, but you know, an entry can't hurt, right? Ah, who am I kidding. :(

You never know, you could surprise yourself. Somehow, I magically came in in the top 3 of the podracer contest earlier this year, which was TOTALLY unexpected because there were some very creative, very well-built models.
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby SDIronClaw » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:42 pm

So I am a bit perplexed and have to be honest. What is up with the lack of creativity when it comes to the contest theme? Why would we use the same catagory/theme as last time? Would'nt you want to pick a new theme and see different models, I know I would. Personally I am a bit miffed.
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby MrAnderson » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:51 pm

Can't believe it's really been a whole year...I was actually travelling in China when the voting was going on, and I was grabbing every chance I could to check in and see how my entry was doing. (For the record, FBTB, you are not blocked by the Great Firewall).

And, thanks for loosening up the restrictions a bit. I think that will make the entries that much more epic.
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby danyolacrayola » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:04 pm

SDIronClaw wrote:Personally I am a bit miffed.



As a new contributor, this is a new theme, to me, at least. I have built the last few TLG bounty hunter ships, but haven't really given any thought to MOC'ing one.

I have been working on an old variation of my favorite thing to build when I was a kid, really long battle platforms, but I never thought to do anything with a holding cell. DoH!
And that didn't work out so well, anyways. Ok, it did, but nothing that interesting. Maybe.
But with a prize like 10221, man that lit a fire up under my sarlacc! I haven't started sketching, but the ideas are pouring out...


I'm kind of curious, how do you(as in all of you that are eventually read this thread) start your MOC's? I only recently have emerged from my dark age and have started preparing by just writing down what I can visualize in my head, like colors, windscreens, who is going to sit behind it, and what does he look like... Really just cool ideas that just might could possibly work out. What about all of You?
"Now this is podracing!"
Well, actually, you're flying an ARMED SPACESHIP not a glorified, unarmed swoop.
Freakin' kids.

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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby banthafodder » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:11 pm

danyolacrayola wrote:I'm kind of curious, how do you(as in all of you that are eventually read this thread) start your MOC's?

Honestly, with the last MOC madness, I designed my bounty hunter first and thought to myself, "Hmmm what would this guy fly in?" and went from there.
This one I'm not too sure about yet. I have a lot of ideas and little time. You guys are killing me with these contests, but they're just too much fun not to enter.
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby Solo » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:24 pm

Why would we use the same catagory/theme as last time?
Bounty hunters never go out of style and they fit the idea of the tourney format. Plus the last one was a a blast and we want to see what everyone can do with a longer built time, fewer constraints, and some supremely enticing prizes on the line. And it's not like anyone will be submitting old models for this anyways. Unless they didn't read the rules and want to get DQ'd at least.
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Re: FBTB MOC Madness 2011 Building Tournament Announcement

Postby onions » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:34 pm

SDIronClaw wrote:What is up with the lack of creativity when it comes to the contest theme?


Aside from a minimal set of requirements, this is one of the most open ended contests we run. The creativity is wholly placed on the shoulders of you who choose to submit an entry. Besides it was such a success last year, why fix what ain't broke?

If it bothers you that much, feel free to not enter. I'm sure your fellow moc'ers wouldn't mind the field being a little narrower. :p

I should say for the record we may not run the same theme for 2012.
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