Judging is open. Judges please take your seats, read the judging rules and decide the fates and dooms of us all.
Remember you can also nominate entries wich do not match the rules. If you do, I'll check for the infraction and if justified I'll disqualify the entry. Permalink
Ok guys, here we go. First off, I'd like to point out how fantastic some of the entrees were. Everyone did a fantastic job and you should be very proud if you win or lose. My judging rested on mainly creativity and the design/structure of the top. The results...
Ok, we had some great entrees in this category, but Jack and his soccer ball technique stole the show.
3 p to Jack Fonchezz’s The Ultimate Lego Top
2 p to Master Shifu Leo’s Bird Cage Top
This was the hardest category to judge, since so many entrees were very creative and very well done. In the end I went with Moodswim's unique Transformer top.
3 p to Moodswim's R2-DOTP – Transformatop!
2 p to Willis, the Legomancer's Space Station Top: The Avalon
This section probably had the best of all the tops. Shannon's entree was beyond awesome, but unfortunately for him, the contest is a spinning top contest, so therefore I was unable to give him credit for his awesome "top spinners." In the end, Cody's top prevails by a little bit.
Cat Over 100:
3 p to Cody G's Spinning 101
2 p to Shannon Young's Dark Matter
3p to Jason Corlett's Spider Web Top
2p to Mister Bone's Skull Spinner
This was incredibly hard to judge. There were too many great creations out there to count, and everyone, EVERYONE contributed something amazing to the list. But, alas, in the end there can only be six, so without further ado:
1st Jack Fonchezz's ultimate spinning top -3pts
2nd Topsy Cret's Devil's Twisting Twister -2pts
1st Moodswim's transformatop -3pts
2nd Eric Smit's spinning top -2pts
For 100+ pcs:
1st Mark Legorski's mexican bandido top -3pts
2nd Shannon Young's Dark Matter -2pts
Luke Chapman's Rainbow Warrior Top because it looks so cool when its spinning.
Ok, since I came in at the last minute I applied my awesome powers of observation late into the night. My final and indisputable results are:
3 pts to Jack Fonchezz for an engineering feat
2 pts to Dave Shaddix for creativity and daring
3 pts to Moodswim – This should be the “overall” winner. Just a great build.
2 pts to Luke Chapman – who doesn’t love seeing someone possibly turned into a pin cushion
Cat Over 100
3 pts to Mark Legorski – The Mexican Bandit looks like a carnival ride – guaranteed to make you hurl!
2 pts to Shannon Young
(Only category I agonized over – sorry ShannY, but the hurl factor carried the day!)
3 pts to Mr. Bones “Skull Spinner”
2 pts to Stuart Delahay's "Debra Cadabra"
Honorable Mention (optional)
Jason Corlett – “Spider Web Top”
Hope everyone had fun, and good luck in next year's contest! Permalink