Dan the Man's 6th Car Contest: Future and Concepts
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For Dan the Man's sixth car contest (the last this year), the challenge is to build a futuristic concept car.
The deadline is the 1st of january 2011 (when next year's contests will likely start).
To cut a long story short you may want to read this: http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=5970&topicid=62647
I've decided, to be fair on time constraints (as of course not everybody may see the invite on the first day) to make six car contests this year, on a bimonthly basis; each contest based on a time period, going from past to present throughout the year.
For the sixth contest, let your imagination go wild! Futuristic and concept cars are the idea here. You can choose a real concept car, or make up your own futuristic design. However, there are limits - if it looks just like a current car, it's not going to be very interesting and probably won't have a huge chance of winning.
On the other side of the spectrum, you don't want to go so futuristic that it's just not a car any more - you can find a star wars landspeeder contest of that's the case. It doesn't necessarily have to have wheels if you want to go with the flying car idea... but it must be recognisable a car. I'm thinking something like the Audi RSQ from I, Robot is probably the limit for that sort of thing.
It could of course be a more conventional, four-wheeled car, just with a futuristic body and hi-tech interior etc.
Let your imagine run wild, and may the best man win !
The rules are simple:
1) you are allowed to enter up to 2 models, and the one given the highest score of the two will count as your entry (meaning you cannot claim both 1st and 2nd prize for example)
2) Of course it's more fun to make a model especially for the contest, but if you have already have a model on MOCpages that fits the contest topic well, you are allowed to enter an older creation.
I will not enter any models myself; and be the main judge. I will judge all models fairly, the builder's reputation or the amount of 'likes' a model has will not come into the equation.
Things that affect the score:
1)Scale... partially. It's not fair to simply give more points to a bigger model, as some people don't have, and can't afford, a lot of Lego. On the other hand, to put it simply, there's no way a 4-wide is going to win, there's just no detail in it.
2) Accuracy. The more it looks like the car it represents, the more points it gets.
3) Build quality. Detail, good use of parts etc... not to be confused with 'unusual use of parts' or 'SNOT'. You can use SNOT if you like, but it won't give your model any more points than if you made it studded.
Other judges are welcome, just let me know in the conversation. Other judges are allowed entries, but not to vote on their own creations; and must vote objectively in the way described above.
Judging scores will be posted in the conversation to keep things all together.
Feel free to send a link of the competition to anybody you think may be interested, in case I've missed anybody - everybody is welcome :)
If you're really not into the cars of this contests's theme, keep your eyes out for future contests - the next one may appeal to you a little more...
Happy building, and good luck !
- Dan the Man
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