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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.

Allen "Tohst" Carley | September 25th, 2012 | DC Universe, LEGO Super Heroes, Marvel Comics, News

The Story Behind The Story: Mech Madness Prologue

Secret Crisis - Day 1

Good evening and welcome to From Bricks To Backtalk where we sit down with members of the community and talk about today’s issues. I’m your host Allen “Tohst” Carley and today we’re speaking with FBTB writers Ace “onions” Kim and Ken “buriedbybricks” Robichaud. Their latest massive building contest, dubbed Mech Madness, launched a few weeks ago and today they offer an inside peek on the origins of the building tournament and the Secret Crisis story behind it.