Hi! Great contest. I have a suggestion for if you do this contest next year. It is similar than Darren's mentioned here. For the rules, you should mention that towers should be at least 4x4 studs. (That was said earlier by Darren Adams.) This is because if someone has millions of legos, and stacked them up so that is was 1 stud x 1 stud, It would be exhausting to measure, but they would have a better advantage of winning. It wouldn't be enough of a challenge either.
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Yes, i agree with Mike ... i think this is a great idea for a contest.
In fact, before i got invited to this contest ... i had never really tried making a tower before ... so i got Patrick to thank for motivating me and sparking my interest.
In regards to Mike's comment above ... that's similar to what i had mentioned also ... but Patrick had already told me that he didn't want to revise the rules until this one was over.
I had suggested that different Tower classes (or divisions) could be created ... so that people could chose from different ones ... such as :
"FreeStyle Division", like the tower i made - which utilizes any Lego parts and pieces that a person can get their hands on ... in order to make a (freestanding) tower as insanely tall as possible.
"Classic Division", in which Towers would be made of basic, common bricks ... for example ... rounds, plates, squares, slopes, etc ... but would not utilize any technic parts or pieces.
The Classic Division could even be broken down to a few classes ... such as :
"The 4x4 Classic", in which contestants build a tower that isn't any larger (thicker) than a 4x4 square ... using only common bricks of coarse.
"The 8x8 Classic", in which contestants build a tower that isn't any larger (thicker) than a 8x8 square.
And so forth, and etc. ... even the "Freestyle Division" could be broken down in that way.
Of coarse, the spirit and goal of the contest would still be the same ... to have fun trying build the tallest tower possible !
I just thought that if there were different divisions and classes for people to choose from ... i think it would attract more people, and make this contest more fun and interesting.
And if there were several divisions and classes, there would be more than just one winner.
Another reason i suggested those changes of rules, is because i like to see what kind of towers other people can build ... and i didn't want anybody to be discouraged from trying to build one ... especially if they felt like they couldn't build a freakishly tall tower.
It's also possible that many people may not have enough bricks to build a massive tower.
Anyways, i'm hoping that after this contest is over, there will be another one SOON after .... with those additional classes and divisions of towers for people to choose from and participate in. Permalink
Quoting Mike P
... if someone has millions of legos, and stacked them up so that is was 1 stud x 1 stud, It would be exhausting to measure ...
Heh' ... i forgot to comment on that ...
Actually, a person can only stack those 1x1 blocks so high ... until it buckles and falls down from it's own weight, or if it leans or tips over, or if you "breath" on it (Lol), or the floor you're building it on isn't level, or if the floor you're building it on is an old "springy" wooden floor and makes your tower fall if you walk to heavily ... or if, (etc, etc).
Hmm ... but now that you mentioned it ... that would make a fun "Classic" division for people to try and experiment with ... to see how tall they can stack a bunch of 1x1 blocks ... and to take a picture of it ... before it falls. =) Permalink