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 Group admin 
So, obviously this is a contest where you will be building Pokemon. Unfortunately, you will have to wait until May 1 to know more about the contest. Here's why:

This CYOA is going to be an active one. It will be fast-paced and the episodes will hopefully come almost weekly. For this to be possible, however, the decision makers will have to be active participants who will respond quickly. The due date for your entries is only ten days after the topic is announced is also for this reason. Someone who builds amazingly but isn't very active will slow down the CYOA, where a very active, decent builder will keep things moving.

Stay tuned in this group for updates, and look for the CYOA preview, coming soon!
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| April 30, 2011, 12:22 am
kool, i can do Klink or Litwick.
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| April 30, 2011, 12:27 am
Sorry I am not a poke on fan and don't know much about it and any way I normally build on LDD not in real life.
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| April 30, 2011, 12:41 am
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Quoting Bryce Klein. (Brickbrycebrick
Sorry I am not a poke on fan and don't know much about it and any way I normally build on LDD not in real life.

LDD MOCs will be accepted. I strongly encourage you to give building Pokemon a try, or any small-scale, organic creature. They are challenging and very fun to build. You can still enter the contest and be judged, etc. without having to participate in the CYOA.
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| April 30, 2011, 12:47 am
Quoting Cody G
LDD MOCs will be accepted. I strongly encourage you to give building Pokemon a try, or any small-scale, organic creature. They are challenging and very fun to build. You can still enter the contest and be judged, etc. without having to participate in the CYOA.

Koolio,from Black and White I just built Klink, Litwick, and Pidove (I tried Tynamo at first,then stopped.).I'll try another one, but i might stop.
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| April 30, 2011, 1:25 am
Alright, so after my first attempt with some minifig(ish) scale Pkmn, It turns out I'm not too shabby. Marowak looks alright... :D

However, considering that I already have my #2 and #1 fave pokemon made in my prefered scale, I should like to know if those are applicable for the contest. If not, I'll still be posting them soon. :P
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| April 30, 2011, 7:06 am
Aren't these only Kanto Pokemon?
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| April 30, 2011, 8:31 am
 Group admin 
The topic will be announced tomorrow. Yes, some of you already know that this CYOA is going to be Kanto-region material. There will be other specifications for the contest as well. I want to get the preview MOC up before the topic is announced though, just in case there are any stragglers who don't know about the contest yet.
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| April 30, 2011, 9:37 am
Quoting Cody G
The topic will be announced tomorrow. Yes, some of you already know that this CYOA is going to be Kanto-region material. There will be other specifications for the contest as well. I want to get the preview MOC up before the topic is announced though, just in case there are any stragglers who don't know about the contest yet.

does that mean that i cant enter black and white pokemon cuz i have: Litwick,Klink,Pidove,Rogenrola,Foongus. So pretty much a full party.
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| April 30, 2011, 9:45 am
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Quoting The Archangel
does that mean that i cant enter black and white pokemon cuz i have: Litwick,Klink,Pidove,Rogenrola,Foongus. So pretty much a full party.

There will be a little bit of wiggle room. Keep your Pokemon assembled, and don't post them until I release the topic

Sorry for being so cryptic, guys, but I want this contest to be FRANTIC. Like a race. :)
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| April 30, 2011, 9:58 am
Quoting Cody G
There will be a little bit of wiggle room. Keep your Pokemon assembled, and don't post them until I release the topic

Sorry for being so cryptic, guys, but I want this contest to be FRANTIC. Like a race. :)

Will do! I have added Yamask to the group. Now i have a full Black and White Party!!! even if i dont make it, i will still have an awesome pokemon Compilation.
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| April 30, 2011, 11:59 am
 Group admin 
Hey everyone! I'm sorry about the delay, it's been a busy morning.

So, as for the topic, here goes:

Your assignment is to build up to six Pokemon. Now, there are some limitations, but it's a little more open than I had originally planned.

Requirement 1: You must build a full evolutionary chain, from basic to fully evolved. These Pokemon must be generation 1 (the original 150). The scores from your chain will be averaged, so it's okay if you decide to build a two stage chain instead of a three stage.

Requirement 2: You must rebuild one of the Pokemon that I have built (to see them all, look in this folder: http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/116510) and either improve upon the technique or come up with a completely new design. Also generation 1 Pokemon only.

Requirement 3: The Pokemon from the first two requirements must all be in minifig scale, or very close to scale.

You may then build ANY other Pokemon, in any scale, from any generation, to fill your compilation (up to six Pokemon total) Your best score will be used out of these remaining Pokemon. (One bonus point will be added if your best Pokemon is a minifig scale, gen. 1 Pokemon)

Your final score will be the sum of the scores you receive from your chain, your improvement, and your best extra Pokemon. The top four builders get to be in the CYOA, and the rest get to join the ideas group.

Points system will be from the Pokemon of the Month Club's judging system.

First Place gets to choose their trainer first, second place second, etc.

The contest ends May 10th at 11:59 MOCpages time. Start building, and good luck!
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| May 1, 2011, 4:44 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Tracy Bowersox
Here are the judging rules. Many of you have seen these before but we also have new people, so I've consolidated all the changes and updates into one definitive post.

Judges will judge each entry in 5 categories (plus bonus points). Make sure you comment on why each category received the score you gave it. Tally up the points for each creation and list them at the bottom. The categories are as follows:

Resemblance: Very basic. How close is the creation to the actual Pokemon? If you can immediately recognize it, I'd personally say that's worth five points. Add points to that for additional details that the creation includes. You should award more points for details cleverly executed. Worth ten possible points.

Flow: This is a judgement of the build itself. If the creation looks like a bunch of legos, is showing too many studs (in a way that looks bad to you), or is just kind of messy, you should assign low points in this category. A good score should be awarded to creations that look like a creature and not just a pile of parts. Worth ten possible points.

Creativity : This category assesses the use of parts in the context of just the creation. You should not take the other entries in to account for this category. If the creation uses parts in a way you think is clever, it should score well, EVEN IF OTHER ENTRIES DO THE SAME THING. Worth FIVE possible points.

Originality: This is where you get to compare the creation to the other entries. If it's unique in style, scale, technique, part usage, etc, it gets points. Worth FIVE possible points.

Presentation: This is how well the creation is presented to you. You should judge the whole page, meaning that you look at all the photos. If you can clearly see all aspects of the creation, that's worth good points. If there are a couple blurry pictures in the bunch, it shouldn't count against it if there are enough that are in focus. THIS CATEGORY IS ONLY WORTH FIVE POSSIBLE POINTS!

BONUS POINTS- Vignette: If the creation includes a vignette, you can give it up to five bonus points depending on its quality. THIS IS THE ONLY CATEGORY THE VIGNETTE APPLIES TO. You should not consider the quality of the vig when judging the other categories, only the pokemon itself.

BONUS POINTS- Special Requirements: For some contests, we may give you a special requirement. For example, it may be that your creation be minifig-scale or that you use a certain part somewhere. If the creation fulfills the requirement, they get an extra five points.

EXAMPLE OF JUDGEMENT

Nathaniel's Bulbasaur
RESEMBLANCE: 7/10 - I knew right away that it was either Bulbasaur or Ivysaur. The way the bulb was made is brilliant.
FLOW: 5/10 - A lot of gaps in the bricks. Looks too much like a bunch of pieces and not a cohesive whole.
CREATIVITY: 4/5 - Great use of minifig legs and hats! Clever!
ORIGINALITY: 5/5 - Nobody else's is minifig-scale. It is also the only entry with the studs facing forward.
PRESENTATION: 3/5 - Should have used a backdrop to cover up the messy workstation in the background. I could see all aspects of the creation, though.

BONUS POINTS-
Vig: 5/5 - Great little forest. The little Caterpie is so cute!

TOTAL: 29

This is done once for each entry. You should probably write this in another program like textpad so you can look at the entries at the same time. Then copy and paste your results into a post.

Here's the judging system. Vignettes will NOT get you bonus points in this contest.
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| May 1, 2011, 4:47 pm
Recycling/improving old ones allowed?
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| May 1, 2011, 4:59 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Deus Otiosus
Recycling/improving old ones allowed?

No old MOCs, but updated ones are fine. LDD is okay too.
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| May 1, 2011, 5:10 pm
Quoting Cody G
LDD is okay too.

You mean it would be if it was possible to use actual techniques?
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| May 1, 2011, 5:16 pm
Ok, wow! That's alot of information. There are a couple of gaps that I'm confused in.

First, do we have to make a full evolutionary chain from one or all of our pokemon for our team?

Secondly, after we make the desired minifig scaled pokemon from Kanto (2 out of 6 pokemon), that's when we can create other pokemon from other regions?
Can they be of a larger scale, or still minifig?
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| May 1, 2011, 5:50 pm
 Group admin 
You must make one full evolutionary chain, i.e. geodude, graveler, golem. This will be 2 or 3 of your six Pokemon. None of the other Pokemon have to be in evolutionary chains, although you may have some for your extra Pokemon. Here's an example of an acceptible compilation:

Minifig scale Magnemite
Minifig scale Magneton
Minifig scale Tentacruel
Giant Oddish
Micro Steelix
Minifig scale Groudon

The magnemite and magneton fufill the chain requirement, the tentacruel is the improvement requirement, and the other three are the extras. Does that make sense?
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| May 1, 2011, 6:02 pm
It makes much more sense than before, thanks!

No more questions from me.
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| May 1, 2011, 6:19 pm
Quoting Cody G
Hey everyone! I'm sorry about the delay, it's been a busy morning.

So, as for the topic, here goes:

Your assignment is to build up to six Pokemon. Now, there are some limitations, but it's a little more open than I had originally planned.

Requirement 1: You must build a full evolutionary chain, from basic to fully evolved. These Pokemon must be generation 1 (the original 150). The scores from your chain will be averaged, so it's okay if you decide to build a two stage chain instead of a three stage.

Requirement 2: You must rebuild one of the Pokemon that I have built (to see them all, look in this folder: http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/116510) and either improve upon the technique or come up with a completely new design. Also generation 1 Pokemon only.

Requirement 3: The Pokemon from the first two requirements must all be in minifig scale, or very close to scale.

You may then build ANY other Pokemon, in any scale, from any generation, to fill your compilation (up to six Pokemon total) Your best score will be used out of these remaining Pokemon. (One bonus point will be added if your best Pokemon is a minifig scale, gen. 1 Pokemon)

Your final score will be the sum of the scores you receive from your chain, your improvement, and your best extra Pokemon. The top four builders get to be in the CYOA, and the rest get to join the ideas group.

Points system will be from the Pokemon of the Month Club's judging system.

First Place gets to choose their trainer first, second place second, etc.

The contest ends May 10th at 11:59 MOCpages time. Start building, and good luck!

i has no Kanto pokemon. :(
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| May 1, 2011, 10:03 pm
 Group admin 
Your Pokemon that you have built right now will work for the extras then.
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| May 2, 2011, 9:26 am
Can we make the Pokemon shiny, say, if the color the Pokemon is one we have few pieces in? Ex. Victini= red+tan. Enough red, not enough tan. Shiny Victini=red+white. Enough red, enough white.( BTW, I'm not making Victini. :D)
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| May 3, 2011, 5:16 pm
Quoting Cody G
Your Pokemon that you have built right now will work for the extras then.

ok, Koolio, i might actuallu use ur magnemite idea, i have 1 built rite now. i will check the wuns u made.
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| May 3, 2011, 5:26 pm
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Quoting Callan Lord of Fire
Can we make the Pokemon shiny, say, if the color the Pokemon is one we have few pieces in? Ex. Victini= red+tan. Enough red, not enough tan. Shiny Victini=red+white. Enough red, enough white.( BTW, I'm not making Victini. :D)

You can have a shiny or two, just be sure to indicate that you're making it in the shiny colors. Also, the idea of this contest is to potentially have your Pokemon used in the CYOA, so keep that in mind if you are starting your second or third shiny Pokemon.
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| May 3, 2011, 8:20 pm
i built magnemite and magneton. did u make either of them. if so, i have my version of ur pokemon AND an evolutionary chain AND my party. I also finished Crustle.
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| May 3, 2011, 8:26 pm
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Quoting The Archangel
i built magnemite and magneton. did u make either of them. if so, i have my version of ur pokemon AND an evolutionary chain AND my party. I also finished Crustle.

I believe they're in Compilation 2. Check to make sure they're not the same design. Magnemite and Magneton are pretty simple, and there's only a few techniques that look good with them. Also, the improvement has to be separate from the chain. That gives you three Kanto MOCs minimum.
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| May 3, 2011, 8:31 pm
Quoting Cody G
I believe they're in Compilation 2. Check to make sure they're not the same design. Magnemite and Magneton are pretty simple, and there's only a few techniques that look good with them. Also, the improvement has to be separate from the chain. That gives you three Kanto MOCs minimum.

our designs are different. and i will make sure my entry is the best it can be.
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| May 3, 2011, 8:40 pm
Quoting Cody G
I believe they're in Compilation 2. Check to make sure they're not the same design. Magnemite and Magneton are pretty simple, and there's only a few techniques that look good with them. Also, the improvement has to be separate from the chain. That gives you three Kanto MOCs minimum.

our designs are different. and i will make sure my entry is the best it can be.
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| May 3, 2011, 8:40 pm
 Group admin 
IMPORTANT!

For those of you who do not know the judging for the Pokemon of the Month Club, contests that aren't limited to one Pokemon replace the originality category with subject. The more detailed, difficult, and intricate the Pokemon you choose is, the more points (up to 5) you will receive. For example, Voltorb isn't exactly a difficult build, but Nidoking would be much more challenging. This category is also influenced by scale. A giant, simple Pokemon would get a lower score, but if you can pull it off on a tiny scale, it is much harder, and will score you more points.
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| May 3, 2011, 8:44 pm
just a question, if I built Pikachu and Raich for the first requirement, would I also have to build Pichu?
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| May 3, 2011, 10:29 pm
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Quoting Cipher Admin Miror B. (Leon Powalski)
just a question, if I built Pikachu and Raich for the first requirement, would I also have to build Pichu?

No. Chains are by Kanto Pokedex only.
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| May 3, 2011, 10:31 pm
And, can your entry for requirement 1 double as your entry for requirement 2?
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| May 3, 2011, 10:50 pm
Hey Cody, would it be considered copying if one of my pokemon (already assembled) has the same design as another contestants pokemon if the two arent the same pokemon?
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| May 4, 2011, 7:27 am
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Quoting Cipher Admin Miror B. (Leon Powalski)
And, can your entry for requirement 1 double as your entry for requirement 2?

No, you must build a separate improvement Pokemon. That said, you can have Pokemon that I have built in the chain, but they don't count as the improvement Pokemon.
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| May 4, 2011, 10:02 am
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Quoting Sir Killsalot Stick Knight of the Stick Table
Hey Cody, would it be considered copying if one of my pokemon (already assembled) has the same design as another contestants pokemon if the two arent the same pokemon?

Well, if it's already assembled, I suppose it would be okay. That said, if one design is applied to two different Pokemon, the resemblance score of at least one of them is going to suffer seriously. It may be a good idea to alter your design.
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| May 4, 2011, 10:04 am
 Group admin 
Oh, and Callan, be sure to post a link to your entry in the entry thread by May 10th, or it will not be judged.
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| May 4, 2011, 10:05 am
Okay...after trying my best, I haven't come up with anything I like, besides my Marowak, but it still is lacking...

I think I'm gonna have to sit this one out. There's just so much I have to build!!! XD

I think I'll still upload my Marowak, though.
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| May 4, 2011, 5:03 pm
Me too. I just can't come up with ideas in one week.
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| May 4, 2011, 5:10 pm
Alright my team is assembled, but something is lacking. Am I allowed to make some landscape to fit my creation?
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| May 4, 2011, 5:15 pm
Quoting Stormbringer .
Alright my team is assembled, but something is lacking. Am I allowed to make some landscape to fit my creation?

No extra points for that. Now quick upload!
I can't wait to see pokemon from you, it should be magnificent!
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| May 4, 2011, 5:18 pm
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