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To be honest, I can think of several I would like to ask, but in the spirit of community I ask that each only post one at a time.

My Question:
Will MOCs submitted need to be freshly built and posted in order to qualify, or can older MOCs be allowed?
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| March 18, 2010, 11:04 am
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It says clearly in the rules that ou cannot start buildin until the 5th of april. If This was not clear I'm sorry, I thought i had it outlined
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| March 18, 2010, 11:07 am
It actually says just that the contest itself will start. There is no mention to whether it must be a new build or not.
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| March 18, 2010, 11:32 am
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Actaully it does say that you may not start building until april 5th
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| March 18, 2010, 11:46 am
Quoting Mech Man
Actaully it does say that you may not start building until april 5th


No it doesn't.
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| March 18, 2010, 1:27 pm
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Please read the whole entire post, the last sentence of paragraph three says it, I just read it myself.
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| March 18, 2010, 1:30 pm
It certainly does state that.
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| March 18, 2010, 1:35 pm
Quoting Mech Man
Please read the whole entire post, the last sentence of paragraph three says it, I just read it myself.


"If it is discovered that a MOC was Rated unfairly by a judge for any other reason other than a poor build, that judges will be suspended, and another will fill his place."
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| March 18, 2010, 1:35 pm
That is the third paragraph Flare. Read again, or read this:
There will be 4 judges, 3 are the normal, and one for a backup. If any entries are not Mech or Mech oriented they will be disqualified. You may not start building until April 5th.

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| March 18, 2010, 1:37 pm
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Oops fourth, here is the entire paragraph With it notebly at the end

There will be 4 judges, 3 are the normal, and one for a backup. If any entries are not Mech or Mech oriented they will be disqualified. YOU MAY NOT START BUILDING TILL APRIL 5TH.

Capitalized as well

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| March 18, 2010, 1:38 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
That is the third paragraph Flare. Read again, or read this:
There will be 4 judges, 3 are the normal, and one for a backup. If any entries are not Mech or Mech oriented they will be disqualified. You may not start building until April 5th.


Ah, ok. Thx.

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| March 18, 2010, 2:00 pm
Quoting Flaré .

Ah, ok. Thx.

Oh. My bad as well, he did say third paragraph.
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| March 18, 2010, 2:03 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
Oh. My bad as well, he did say third paragraph.


Do not doubt me, or else I will char your butte! XD
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| March 18, 2010, 2:31 pm
Butte...HAHAHA
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| March 18, 2010, 2:39 pm
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You guys crack me up.
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| March 18, 2010, 2:58 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
Butte...HAHAHA


Hey, I was on the same team as the Fu of Shi.
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| March 18, 2010, 3:03 pm
Quoting Mech Man
You guys crack me up.


HAHAHAHAHAHA!!
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| March 18, 2010, 3:03 pm
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Quoting Flaré .

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!



Hey, Im allergic to Spam...Sniff Sniff ACHoo
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| March 18, 2010, 3:08 pm
Quoting Mech Man


Hey, Im allergic to Spam...Sniff Sniff ACHoo


How interesting. I am as well.
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| March 18, 2010, 3:17 pm
So, what? It's the person who racks up the most points mocathalon style? Wouldn't a "best in show" type judging work better? No score from 1 - 5? It's your contest, though, so whatever...

Maybe seperate categories?
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| March 18, 2010, 4:20 pm
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Quoting Chuke Lapman
So, what? It's the person who racks up the most points mocathalon style? Wouldn't a "best in show" type judging work better? No score from 1 - 5? It's your contest, though, so whatever...

Maybe seperate categories?


this is a fair point. with only three or four judges, we may end up causing ties if we score on a 1-5 point basis. As I understand it, Mech Man is still working out the details and I'm sure he'll release them once finished. By the time we get going in april, we'll have a solid judging scheme

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| March 18, 2010, 5:13 pm
Is there a prize?

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| March 18, 2010, 6:41 pm
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Quoting Noah Nieman
Is there a prize?


Well I was going to offer something, but I dont want to get called a stalker or anything like my friend Bones here, but Maybe you never know.
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| March 19, 2010, 3:04 am
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Quoting Chuke Lapman
So, what? It's the person who racks up the most points mocathalon style? Wouldn't a "best in show" type judging work better? No score from 1 - 5? It's your contest, though, so whatever...

Maybe seperate categories?


Well the Catergories do sound appealing, but no iut will be judged point style, and if you would like Categories, I wouldn't mind a little help making some.

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| March 19, 2010, 3:06 am
Quoting Mech Man

Well I was going to offer something, but I dont want to get called a stalker or anything like my friend Bones here, but Maybe you never know.


I wouldn't call you a stalker.
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| March 19, 2010, 8:10 am
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And If I did offer a prize it would be nothing large, just like a pick from any of the Ten Dollar Lego Sets or something like that.
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| March 19, 2010, 8:49 am
Quoting Mech Man

Well the Catergories do sound appealing, but no iut will be judged point style, and if you would like Categories, I wouldn't mind a little help making some.

Sorry, I feel like I've opened a can of worms with the off hand suggestion of categories.

The main thing I was trying to get at was whether you took inspiration from the recent mocathalon and are going to have accumlative scores, or whether each persons best score only will be taken into account.

If it's the latter, then a maximum total score of 15 might lead to ties. If the scores were out of 20 (from each judge) then this would reduce the likelihood of a tie.

Sorry if I'm just over complicating this or just confusing people. It's what I do hahaha... ha
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| March 19, 2010, 10:48 am
Quoting Chuke Lapman
Sorry if I'm just over complicating this or just confusing people. It's what I do hahaha... ha


Yeah... what are you doing herea anyways?
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| March 19, 2010, 10:50 am
Quoting Flar� .

Yeah... what are you doing herea anyways?

Gonna wow everyone with my mech building skills... hopefullz
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| March 19, 2010, 10:59 am
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Quoting Chuke Lapman
Sorry, I feel like I've opened a can of worms with the off hand suggestion of categories.

The main thing I was trying to get at was whether you took inspiration from the recent mocathalon and are going to have accumlative scores, or whether each persons best score only will be taken into account.

If it's the latter, then a maximum total score of 15 might lead to ties. If the scores were out of 20 (from each judge) then this would reduce the likelihood of a tie.

Sorry if I'm just over complicating this or just confusing people. It's what I do hahaha... ha



Its ok, I decided to Juge as well, making the over all points you would get is out of 20 like 16/20
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| March 19, 2010, 11:19 am
Quoting Chuke Lapman
Gonna wow everyone with my mech building skills... hopefullz


LOLz
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| March 19, 2010, 11:37 am
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The Categories are up!
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| March 19, 2010, 11:38 am
Quoting Mech Man
The Categories are up!


They sound great. I am itching to get building. I wish it started sooner. Oh well....

Also, may I suggest one of these as a prize?
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=8188-1
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=852552-1
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=5981-1
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=8059-1
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=8989-1
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=8189-1
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| March 19, 2010, 11:46 am
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Quoting Flaré .

They sound great. I am itching to get building. I wish it started sooner. Oh well....

Also, may I suggest one of these as a prize?
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=8188-1
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=852552-1
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=5981-1
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=8059-1
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=8989-1
http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=8189-1



The first three were what I had in mind, the last three were a little expensive, I am on a budget you know :P
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| March 19, 2010, 11:52 am
Quoting Mech Man


The first three were what I had in mind, the last three were a little expensive, I am on a budget you know :P


Yeah I suppose. :)

But if I was leading a large-scale contest and giving out a prize to the winner, I would pay for a larger set... oh well.
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| March 19, 2010, 11:55 am
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Quoting Flaré .

Yeah I suppose. :)

But if I was leading a large-scale contest and giving out a prize to the winner, I would pay for a larger set... oh well.


Well if you want to pay XD, Ill think about it, well I have a tykwondo exam comeing up on teh same month as the Contest ends, and it costs 50 bucks...But I guess I could...I dont know I ahve to think about it. But there definitely will be a prize.

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| March 19, 2010, 11:57 am
Quoting Mech Man

Well if you want to pay XD, Ill think about it, well I have a tykwondo exam comeing up on teh same month as the Contest ends, and it costs 50 bucks...But I guess I could...I dont know I ahve to think about it. But there definitely will be a prize.

XD OK dude. I'm not paying unless I win. XD JK
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| March 19, 2010, 12:29 pm
20-25 dollar set is good for this contest. I gave a 25.00 gift card in my contest. People should be glad when someone even offers a prize instead of being an Admin or MOD. Be thankful, not greedy.
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| March 19, 2010, 1:15 pm
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Quoting Mister Bones
20-25 dollar set is good for this contest. I gave a 25.00 gift card in my contest. People should be glad when someone even offers a prize instead of being an Admin or MOD. Be thankful, not greedy.


Thanks for that helpful point Bones
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| March 19, 2010, 3:36 pm
A part of the rules state:

"As many entries as the person desires may be posted, but they must be of a mech or mech oriented build, the Moc's will be rated on a scale of 1-5 by the judges, the judges may have no preferences towards certain players."

Nowhere in the rules states how many mechs per category can be built. Suppose I plan to make a line of Gigantor Galore mechs only. Is that legal?
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| March 19, 2010, 3:45 pm
I'm thoroughly confused on the scoring/entering. Is this going to be exactly like the MOC Athalon where you can over power someone with the sheer number of entries? Because I must say right off the bat that I will not be posting more than a couple MOCs if that's the case. I'm too burned out to be honest.
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| March 19, 2010, 4:10 pm
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to answer both of your comments, we are refining the criteria as we speak. for now, suffice it to say that I believe Mech Man's intention was that any competitor can submit ANY NUMBER of mech's for ANY SINGLE category, and each will be scored. However, only ONE of those mechs (likely the highest-scoreing mech from that builder for that category) will be accepted as the "official" entry for that builder for that category.

Does that help?
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| March 19, 2010, 4:15 pm
All. Please wait on the rule questions until we post the Really Official Rules. We are in a heated debate as we speak about the rules, number of entries, etc. Thank you for your support-ers.
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| March 19, 2010, 4:17 pm
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a good analogy for how that would work exactly is like this: back in grade school (or, NOW in gradeschool for someof you younger lego fans) you'd take several quizes but only your best would count.

So say, Shifu wants to make 200 steampunk mechs. Thats great, and all judges will score all of his steampunk mechs, then the highest overall scoring entry for shifu's steampunk category will become his "official" score for the steampunk category
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| March 19, 2010, 4:17 pm
Quoting Matthew David
a good analogy for how that would work exactly is like this: back in grade school (or, NOW in gradeschool for someof you younger lego fans) you'd take several quizes but only your best would count.

So say, Shifu wants to make 200 steampunk mechs. Thats great, and all judges will score all of his steampunk mechs, then the highest overall scoring entry for shifu's steampunk category will become his "official" score for the steampunk category


that makes sense.
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| March 19, 2010, 4:19 pm
Me, too. I thought I was just gonna build one epic mech and be done with it ... XD
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| March 19, 2010, 4:21 pm
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Im not sure if that's the way we're going to do it, but its an option. If that DOES become the way this will work, we definitely wouldn't WANT any competitor to upload a ridiculous amount of entries for a single category. The idea is to maybe upload one or two versions, so that you have a good shot at getting a good score between the two.

Also, other things being discussed and refined: the size requirement. We may make it based on pieces, we may make it based on height. I'll make sure it's decided and will let you all know once we have an answer
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| March 19, 2010, 4:29 pm
Quoting Matthew David
Im not sure if that's the way we're going to do it, but its an option. If that DOES become the way this will work, we definitely wouldn't WANT any competitor to upload a ridiculous amount of entries for a single category. The idea is to maybe upload one or two versions, so that you have a good shot at getting a good score between the two.

Also, other things being discussed and refined: the size requirement. We may make it based on pieces, we may make it based on height. I'll make sure it's decided and will let you all know once we have an answer


Thanks!

And BTW, I'm curious, what is your buddy icon?
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| March 19, 2010, 4:40 pm
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Quoting Flaré .

Thanks!

And BTW, I'm curious, what is your buddy icon?


its a fish I caught one day that had another fish in its mouth. i know. its hard to make out.

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| March 19, 2010, 4:42 pm
Sounds good to me. Awaiting the "official, official rules of the rules". I definitely won't be a good competitor if scores are based on sheer volume....just too burned out for all that! LOL
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| March 19, 2010, 5:07 pm
Quoting Matthew David
Quoting Flaré .

Thanks!

And BTW, I'm curious, what is your buddy icon?


OH! I see that now! I thought it was some strange deformed star wars alien or something, LOL
its a fish I caught one day that had another fish in its mouth. i know. its hard to make out.


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| March 19, 2010, 5:55 pm
Has anyone asked about this?

How will the contest entries be formatted?
Will they need a certain format, or will we just have to note that it's a contest entry?

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| March 20, 2010, 9:44 am
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Sorry for the confusion every one, the Rules are Kind of hard to decide on, but here are the next set of Rules, you guys want to know how many entries can be made. First of all, The Person builds in all the Categories before he can build in the same category again. He has to build in all of them to Do the same Category again. Make sense? If not, here. Say I build in Gigantor Galore, I cant build in that Category again till I have built in the all the other Categories. Get it? Any more questions?
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| March 20, 2010, 6:08 pm
I have a question, I don't know if this has been asked already, but how will the prizes be distributed if there are more than three categories but only three prizes? will the winners of each category have to go into a finals round that has only one category?
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| March 21, 2010, 11:43 pm
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Quoting Cody G
I have a question, I don't know if this has been asked already, but how will the prizes be distributed if there are more than three categories but only three prizes? will the winners of each category have to go into a finals round that has only one category?


Not its not like that, all of your over all points from every category are added together. See?

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| March 22, 2010, 2:50 am
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to help clear up the points system: after much deliberation, we've decided to rank the competitors based on TOTAL points.

Now, I know that some people might think, "Oh, well then I'll just upload tons of entries and I can win."

That's not entirely true. First, you have to remember that you must build in ALL categories before you can make a second entry for a category. Also, we judges will be able to tell if anyone is just trying to run up their score by uploading tons of 1 and 2-point mocs, and we'll probably judge them much more harshly.

My advice: even though there is no constraint on how many entries you can submit once you have submitted an entry for each category, Try to focus on making ONE GREAT MOC for each category. Then, if you have time, and think you could do better in a certain category (after submitting to every category, of course) you can go ahead and try to do better.

Trust me. You don't want to try to run up the score by piling up tons of entries. it will not benefit you.

NOTE: this isn't meant to address anyone in particular, I'm just clarifying what will award you the most points.
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| March 22, 2010, 11:34 am
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yes, after looking over the categories, here's where we stand on size requirements:

the classic mech must be under 600 pcs

the gigantor mech must be over 600 pcs

it's that simple. no weighing, measuring, converting kg to pounds (are any of us european here, anyway?)

just go to your brick box and pull out 600 pieces to see what you have to work with. Or, easier yet, just keep a rough count as your build. as long as your mech looks to be over/under 600 pcs, you're fine. don't take them apart and lay all the pieces out - that's unnecessary. we judges know what 600 pcs looks like.

does that make everyone's life a bit easier?
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| March 22, 2010, 11:53 am
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Thank you for making my life so much Easier! These will be posted into the rules thread, your a lifesaver man!
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| March 22, 2010, 1:53 pm
Quoting Mech Man
just go to your brick box and pull out 600 pieces to see what you have to work with. Or, easier yet, just keep a rough count as your build. as long as your mech looks to be over/under 600 pcs, you're fine. don't take them apart and lay all the pieces out - that's unnecessary. we judges know what 600 pcs looks like.

does that make everyone's life a bit easier?


Yes, much easier!

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| March 22, 2010, 3:07 pm
Do entries have to have system, or can it be only Bionicle?
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| March 22, 2010, 4:08 pm
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Quoting Fuzz-E (Ryan Z.)
Do entries have to have system, or can it be only Bionicle?


Depends on What CAtegory you are building in. They can be either, unless you are building in the biosystem mix Category. Please read the rules agian
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| March 22, 2010, 4:18 pm
Quoting Mech Man

Depends on What CAtegory you are building in. They can be either, unless you are building in the biosystem mix Category. Please read the rules agian

Ohh, i get it now! Thanks for the clarification.

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| March 23, 2010, 11:32 am
But what if someone doesn't have more than 600 bricks? Than he cannot build in all categories and cannot win although he may have the best scored mech.
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| March 23, 2010, 7:22 pm
Ummm one question, so if you want to win you should build in all catagorys, so if i were to build in two catagorys i will probly lose?
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| March 23, 2010, 8:19 pm
Okay, so this is probably throwing a wrench into things, but I have to ask:
What defines a mech?

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| March 23, 2010, 10:19 pm
I have a plan to build something using character of one of Lego theme eg.batman,etc. but not ExoForce and I'm not sure which categories I should enter? Is Classic Mech, still ExoForce Mech or else?
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| March 23, 2010, 10:27 pm
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Quoting Kidgunsmoke .
Ummm one question, so if you want to win you should build in all catagorys, so if i were to build in two catagorys i will probly lose?


to be honest: yes, likely. however, you still will have fun, and you may win for best moc-in-category. there's no prizes for best in category, but still..

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| March 23, 2010, 10:48 pm
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Quoting Blackleaf Wei
I have a plan to build something using character of one of Lego theme eg.batman,etc. but not ExoForce and I'm not sure which categories I should enter? Is Classic Mech, still ExoForce Mech or else?


your best bet would be anything other than exo-force, since thats the only one that requires a specific type of minifig

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| March 23, 2010, 10:50 pm
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Quoting Ribbits M
Okay, so this is probably throwing a wrench into things, but I have to ask:
What defines a mech?


it walks. use your imagination! remember, originality is key!

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| March 23, 2010, 10:51 pm
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Quoting Toni Legomaniac
But what if someone doesn't have more than 600 bricks? Than he cannot build in all categories and cannot win although he may have the best scored mech.


well, so you cant compete in that category. that doesnt mean you cant win.
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| March 23, 2010, 10:52 pm
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Thanks for getting those cleared up Mathew.
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| March 24, 2010, 2:58 am
Can I suggest some rule addons. I think I have solution for those who don't have more than 600 bricks or they don't have bionicle bricks or exoforce minifigs and because of that can not win mech contest. I suggest that players don't have to participate in all categories (3 categories minimum)- thay choose categories wich they think they can do the best mech from bricks that they have and have equal chanses of winning this contest like all other players. You just need to devide overal players score (calculated by your rules) with the number of categories in wich that player participated. It is very simple and fair for all players. Example: A player participated in 3 categories and his overal score is 12 (4+5+3) - than devide 12 with 3 and his final score is 4. B player participated in all 6 categories and his overal score is 27 (5+5+4+3+5+5) - than devide 27 with 6 and his final score is 4.5. and he is a winner. Very simple. But because of this rule I had to change some other rules:
Noe players can build another mech for the same category whenever they want, they don't need to build for all categories before they want to build another mech for the same category. But because of that I will allow only 3 mech maximum for one category. This rule would impact on players to force them to build the best thay can so you would have only the best quality mechs on this contest. In the case of the same final score between two players better is the one who participated in more categories, if the score is again the same, than better is the one who built more mechs togoether in all categories. What do you think of these modifications? I'm glad if I can help (sory for my bad english) :-)
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| March 24, 2010, 11:06 am
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Quoting Mech Man
Thanks for getting those cleared up Mathew.


no problem boss

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| March 24, 2010, 11:09 am
Out of curiosity, I have an already built mech that I was planning on utterly ripping apart and massive rebuilding and redesigning on the 26th, would I be able to enter it because it only has the same name?
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| March 24, 2010, 12:28 pm
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Quoting Jake Savage
Out of curiosity, I have an already built mech that I was planning on utterly ripping apart and massive rebuilding and redesigning on the 26th, would I be able to enter it because it only has the same name?


I think it having the same name would be perfectly fine. Just make sure its not the same mech, and that it doesnt look too similar to the original mech

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| March 24, 2010, 12:31 pm
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Quoting Toni Legomaniac
Can I suggest some rule addons.


I'm going to bring this idea to the attention of the other judges. we'll have a decision for you shortly

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| March 24, 2010, 12:33 pm
It will have the same color scheme of pretty much yellow and red, and slightly the same build because I'm using the exo-force arm links ect. but I will attempt to make it as different as possible.
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| March 24, 2010, 1:01 pm
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Quoting Jake Savage
It will have the same color scheme of pretty much yellow and red, and slightly the same build because I'm using the exo-force arm links ect. but I will attempt to make it as different as possible.


sounds good

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| March 24, 2010, 1:24 pm
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Quoting Jake Savage
It will have the same color scheme of pretty much yellow and red, and slightly the same build because I'm using the exo-force arm links ect. but I will attempt to make it as different as possible.



Sounds good to me, Please try not to break the rules, we hate to give DQs as much as you hate to get them.
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| March 24, 2010, 3:31 pm
Don't worry, I'm definitely not going to build early, even though my fingers are itching to get at the little piles of bricks I have everywhere.....may start directly at 12:01 am though.
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| March 24, 2010, 3:54 pm
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Quoting Jake Savage
Don't worry, I'm definitely not going to build early, even though my fingers are itching to get at the little piles of bricks I have everywhere.....may start directly at 12:01 am though.


Hehe, if you wish you may do so, may the Ideas stay with you XD

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| March 24, 2010, 4:59 pm
One inquirery, do we have to be able to fit a minifig in it? or can it be a different scale?
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| March 24, 2010, 10:38 pm
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Quoting Sean White
One inquirery, do we have to be able to fit a minifig in it? or can it be a different scale?


The Exo-Force category requires the use of minifigs, but since the other categories don't say that they require a minifig, no. Feel free to make it in whatever scale you like as long as it abides by the category guidelines.
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| March 25, 2010, 12:03 am
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Quoting Sean White
One inquirery, do we have to be able to fit a minifig in it? or can it be a different scale?



What R8 said, although if they are on a minifig scale to are opt to get more points
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| March 25, 2010, 2:53 am
Ok, thanks all. btw Im pretty sure Phong Chang can't put minifigs in his Mechs
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| March 25, 2010, 7:23 am
Random last minute question.

What about entries that are applicable in more than one category? E.G. A steampunk Gigantor?
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| March 25, 2010, 9:31 am
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Quoting Jason Dominguez
Random last minute question.

What about entries that are applicable in more than one category? E.G. A steampunk Gigantor?



Onky can be submitted to one category
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| March 25, 2010, 10:57 am
Couple quick (and probably stupid) questions.

This is more of a canonicity/storyline question (because storyline is very important to me), but does an Exo-Force category mech have to actually be part of the Exo-Force universe or does it simply just need to be Exo-Force style and have an Exo-Force minifig?

Also, just covering my bases but do "mecha" with heads qualify in this contest at all? If so, can Exo-Force category entries have a head?
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| March 25, 2010, 12:14 pm
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Quoting Keith Johansen
Couple quick (and probably stupid) questions.

This is more of a canonicity/storyline question (because storyline is very important to me), but does an Exo-Force category mech have to actually be part of the Exo-Force universe or does it simply just need to be Exo-Force style and have an Exo-Force minifig?

Also, just covering my bases but do "mecha" with heads qualify in this contest at all? If so, can Exo-Force category entries have a head?


1st: since exo-force is no longer in existence, we cant expect everyone to have exoforce parts. the idea is build a mech in the style of exfo force, with exoforce parts if possible.

2nd: i dont really know what would define a mech's "head" but as long as your creations meat the category requirements, anything is allowed. we're holding a loose definition of "mech" to encourage a lot of imaginative creations.

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| March 25, 2010, 1:12 pm
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Quoting Matthew David

1st: since exo-force is no longer in existence, we cant expect everyone to have exoforce parts. the idea is build a mech in the style of exfo force, with exoforce parts if possible.

2nd: i dont really know what would define a mech's "head" but as long as your creations meat the category requirements, anything is allowed. we're holding a loose definition of "mech" to encourage a lot of imaginative creations.


Very true, everything he just said is Exactly right
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| March 25, 2010, 1:58 pm
So that's the requirements of a mech?
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| March 26, 2010, 8:13 am
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Quoting Lionytai Holmes
So that's the requirements of a mech?



No, go read the requirements in the rules
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| March 26, 2010, 9:25 am
Quoting Mech Man


No, go read the requirements in the rules

I have a question for the civilian mech category: does a police mech count as civilian?
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| March 31, 2010, 11:22 am
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Quoting MOODSWIM <>
I have a question for the civilian mech category: does a police mech count as civilian?


yep. think about LEGO's "City" line - anything based off any kind of theme from that category would be considered a "Civilian Mech".

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| March 31, 2010, 11:25 am
Quoting Matthew David
Quoting MOODSWIM <>
I have a question for the civilian mech category: does a police mech count as civilian?


yep. think about LEGO's "City" line - anything based off any kind of theme from that category would be considered a "Civilian Mech".

Cool. I thought so, but I wanted to be sure before I start on mech numero dos:)

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| March 31, 2010, 11:47 am
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Quoting MOODSWIM <>
Cool. I thought so, but I wanted to be sure before I start on mech numero dos:)


Yes it totally does, now that's a thought, I never thought about it before, I will probably try this some time!

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| April 1, 2010, 6:14 am
Quoting Mech Man

Yes it totally does, now that's a thought, I never thought about it before, I will probably try this some time!

Is it okay if we do a story/backstory to help describe the mech for the category "Unmanned mech". And when I mean story/backstory, like a diorama?
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| April 4, 2010, 1:01 am
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Quoting Deviss �
Is it okay if we do a story/backstory to help describe the mech for the category "Unmanned mech". And when I mean story/backstory, like a diorama?


It isn't mandated by the rules, so feel free to make a diorama for your mech if you want.

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| April 4, 2010, 1:02 pm
Quoting Mr. Rahkshi8000

It isn't mandated by the rules, so feel free to make a diorama for your mech if you want.

OK. Thanks!
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| April 4, 2010, 1:03 pm
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