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Don "Solo" Reitz | November 4th, 2012 | Contests, DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Mech Madness 2012 Pool Play Polls Are Up!


The entries are in and the first round of voting has commenced. You have one week to pick the top 16 for both groups who will then be seeded into our tournament bracket. Click here to choose your Heroes, and here to choose your Villains. You get five choices per poll this round and they can not be changed, so make your choices wisely.

Don "Solo" Reitz | November 2nd, 2012 | Contests, DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Final Day For Mech Madness 2012 Entries!


As of this moment you have exactly 24 hours remaining to submit your Mech Madness 2012: Secret Crisis contest entry. You’ve all had two full months to build and from the looks of the robots posted so far that time has been put to good use. I’m expecting some last minute surprises like we usually get with our contests, but even if we locked it down right now we’d have an extremely impressive group to judge. Last week we revealed the full prize packs so hopefully that motivated any procrastinators.

It’s now or never. Head to the forum to join the fray, and make sure to give the rules one last read through while you’re at it – because if you try to jump in at the last minute and happen to miss a detail you probably won’t have time to fix it. Nothing worse than spending all that time building only to miss out on a technicality right?

Don "Solo" Reitz | October 28th, 2012 | Contests, DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Mech Madness 2012 Update: Only One Week Left & Prize Packs Revealed


The clock is winding down and the entries are starting to pour in for Mech Madness 2012: Secret Crisis. Since the last reminder a week ago the field has more than doubled, as expected, and I’m sure there are more builders biding their time. Looking forward to all the last minute entries this coming week. Meanwhile, I have some exciting news for all the contestants: the supplementary prize packs are now declassified. In addition to the gift cards already announced Ace has lined up quite the haul for the victors. Here’s the full breakdown with shots of the loot he forwarded me:

  1. First place will receive a set of four Super Heroes Comic Con minifigures, one 6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle, one 6860 Batcave, and the $150 gift card for Lego Shop at Home.
  2. Second place will receive one 6868 Hulk’s Helicarrier Breakout, one 6864 Batomobile chase, and the $100 gift card.
  3. Third place will receive one 6862 Superman vs Power Armor Lex, one 6858 Catwoman Cycle Chase, and the $50 gift card.

Mech Madness 1st place Prize Pack Mech Madness 1st & 2nd place Prize Packs

Not bad right? I’ll be posting another reminder towards the end of this week, but don’t forget the deadline is 11:59pm Pacific Time Saturday November 3rd, 2012 and as always will be strictly enforced. Your entry must be posted to the contest thread before that time and clear all the rules to qualify, so the sooner you submit it the better (just in case you missed something so you’ll have time to fix it).

Don "Solo" Reitz | October 14th, 2012 | Contests, DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Contest Reminder: Under Three Weeks Left For Mech Madness 2012


That’s right folks, we’re already past the halfway point in our latest contest and it’s time to kick things up a gear. Right now we only have seven challengers in the pool, with a heavy leaning towards villains, but one look at the talk in the contest thread tells me these are just the tip of the iceberg. You guys really know how to throw down the gauntlet so I’m not really worried about the low early turnout. Again, the deadline is 11:59pm Pacific Time Saturday November 3rd, 2012 – giving you 20 days left to polish off your robots and submit them to the forum. Here’s what you late comers will be up against:

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Every one of those blew me away when I saw it posted and I can’t wait to see what everyone else is working on.  Ace is still keeping the remaining prizes under wraps (what can I say, the man loves suspense) but there’s already $300 in Lego Shop at Home Gift Cards on the line so I can’t imagine what he’s cooking up to sweeten the deal.

Don "Solo" Reitz | August 17th, 2012 | Contests, LEGO Super Heroes, News

Super Hero Stop Motion Cinema Contest Winners

A little behind schedule with this final update but better late than never. The poll closed on Tuesday night and the top rated video, with a whopping 52% of the votes, is Egos Collide by zhouston:

Quite the landslide victory. He now gets to pick which of the super rare super hero minifigs he’d like from the pair provided by Lego.  And the runner up, who will receive the other half of that duo, is The Sinister Two by minitrue11:

Really great work on these videos and the rest of the entries. Thanks again everyone for participating!

Don "Solo" Reitz | August 7th, 2012 | Contests, LEGO Super Heroes

Super Hero Stop Motion Cinema Contest Poll is Open!

Super Heroes Movie Maker App

The time has come to screen the entries and pick your favorite, so head on over to the polling thread where you can watch them all and cast your vote. Winners will be announced in one week.

Don "Solo" Reitz | June 19th, 2012 | Contests, DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Wings of Justice Contest Winners!

The final round poll ended last night and revealed the ranks for the winning entries to the Wings of Justice Contest. Coming in first place is zhouston’s Gamma Raider, piloted by The Incredible Hulk. You just can’t go wrong with a gamma radiation powered flying battering ram:

In second place, and runner up by only a single vote, is madLEGOman’s Psionic Wave Glider flown by Psylocke. Wickedly creative design that matches the hero fantastically:
Third place turned out to be a tie between Si-Mocs’ BAT-Rotor, a nice spin on the ever popular and constantly changing fleet of Batwing variants Bruce Wane manages to build in his spare time:
…and sparkart’s W.A.R.B.I.R.D. – a decidedly hard to overlook new method for Wonder Woman to get around:
Now, normally when we wind up with a tie in the final round we make a staff poll to decide how to make the call… but this time we were feeling indecisive and generous, so both third place builders will be receiving prizes! Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who participated. This contest was a blast. Every contest we come up with pulls out all kind of creativity from everyone who joins in. You guys seriously rock. We already have a contest in the works for next month so stay tuned for the official announcement at the start of July.
Don "Solo" Reitz | June 10th, 2012 | Contests, DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Wings of Justice Final Five Poll

One poll down, one to go. The field has been narrowed to the top five models (shown below), now it’s time to determine the winner. Sign in to the forum and swing by this thread to cast your final vote. Results will be announced in one week.

Don "Solo" Reitz | June 3rd, 2012 | Contests, DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Wings of Justice Poll Is Live


Last night was the deadline for entries and now the first poll is ready to go. We have 52 competitors that you’ll have to narrow down, so stop by this thread to pick your favorites. This first poll will run for one week, and you can select up to five entries. The five top ranked models will move on to the final round of voting next weekend. You can see each of the competing builds below… there’s a lot of variety and some very odd aircraft so the voting should be interesting. Cheers to everyone who participated and good luck in the poll!

Don "Solo" Reitz | May 28th, 2012 | Contests, DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics

Five Days Left for Wings of Justice Entries


As of midnight tonight you’ll only have five more days to submit your model for the Wings of Justice contest. Lots of fun designs so far and we’re sure to get some more competition in the last stretch like we usually see. I’m really looking forward to the final lineup. When you’re ready to go be sure to post your photos to this thread as outlined in the rules. Again: the deadline is 11:59pm June 2nd (PST) – that’s this Saturday night – and voting will commence shortly after. Good luck everyone and keep those models coming!