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#1 Offline Tufi Piyufi

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Posted Nov 06 2013 - 08:37 PM

[color=#800000;]Official BBC Contest #66: Brains![/color]A BZPower/BioniLUG production

 

The brain is a pretty important organ. You keep most of your best ideas in there, it weighs your skull down so it doesn't float off into space, and it's a magic "most embarrassing moments of your life" playback machine. In return, all it asks for is an unceasing supply of oxygen and the ability to just totally make stuff up to throw you off. It's not the worst trade.This month, it's all about brains. Build something brain-related: for example, an actual brain, a zombie (love them some brains, they do), a brain-controlling parasite, you name it. It just has to relate to brains in some way.And why, exactly, are brains our theme? Because Lego has generously donated several of the Hero Factory Brain Attack accessory packs for us to give away! Each finalist will get one of the polybag sets, but that's not all: the first ten BioniLUG members who enter will get one just for showing up. BioniLUG memberships are available for purchase in the Store, and come with a whole bunch of goodies and benefits.So go on! Use your brain in the name of brains!------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Entries begin being accepted as soon as this topic is posted, and will stop being accepted on Thursday, November 21st at 11:59 P.M. EST. We will accept unlimited entries for this contest, so there's no need to rush your entry. To enter, simply post a link to your .jpg or .gif entry picture in this topic. Your entry post in this thread should appear as follows:Entry Name:Entry Pic URL:Topic URL (if applicable):------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A running tally of entrants will be updated daily IN A SEPARATE PINNED TOPIC, which will be posted shortly after the first entries are received.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Voting Process:Preliminary Voting begins November 23rd and ends November 26th at 11:59 P.M. EST.Final Voting begins November 26th and ends November 28th at 11:59 P.M. EST.The contest winner and final voting results will be posted in a separate thread on November 28th.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rules:1) Your entry may not have been published prior to the start of this contest. You may make your own topic before posting in the official entry thread, but you must create a post in the entry topic before it is closed in order to be officially entered. If, after posting your entry anywhere on BZP but before officially entering it (including the blogs), you modify it and then enter it, you will be disqualified. You may only start one topic for your entry. Please post only one main pic in this entry thread and a link to the rest of the pics in the gallery on your image host (most likely Brickshelf, Photobucket, or Flickr). You can do pictures as normal in your own separate thread. If you need help posting pictures, please see this topic.2) Don't PM the contest host unless you have to. Ask questions in this topic and the host or an assistant will answer it.3) Painted parts are NOT ALLOWED. No non-LEGO parts. All other LEGO parts are fair game; however, for the most part, they should be Bionicle pieces and Technic pieces. Let's say, at least 75% of the MOC Bionicle/Technic parts. Pictures in which the appearance of the MOC has been edited in Photoshop or other editing software are also prohibited. If either method is used, the MOC will be disqualified. The background may be edited, as long as it does not alter the appearance of the MOC.4) Only one entry per member. You cannot switch or modify models mid contest. Once you have entered, you may not "un-enter" your models and enter new or modified ones in their stead. You may opt to bow out of the contest for whatever reason but you cannot reenter under such a situation. If you get disqualified for any reason, you will not be allowed to reenter with another MOC in that contest.5) Any flaming will result in disqualification from the contest. Competition is good if you keep it clean. Everyone play fair, NO WHINING, no insults. I reserve the right to DQ any entry at any time for any reason.6) Absolutely, positively NO CHEATING! 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Posted Nov 06 2013 - 08:38 PM

Well I sure hope I can think of an idea for this. Time to use my head, I guess. ;)


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Posted Nov 06 2013 - 08:57 PM

When you say Bionicle/Technic does the include Herofactory parts?


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Posted Nov 06 2013 - 09:53 PM

When you say Bionicle/Technic does the include Herofactory parts?

Absolutely.


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Posted Nov 06 2013 - 10:24 PM

Did someone say, Brains? I know the perfect thing. *Off screen mad scientist laughter.*


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Posted Nov 06 2013 - 10:40 PM

Maybe I'll think of something to do with the few parts I have with me.  I really need to bring like a bin with me or something.


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Posted Nov 06 2013 - 10:46 PM

This is gonna be fun! >:D


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Posted Nov 06 2013 - 11:05 PM

Well, that's an interesting theme. I hope this one goes better than last time...


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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 12:17 AM

Hm... I may have an idea or two...

 

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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 09:40 AM

Does the brain have to be biological?


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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 09:46 AM

Does the brain have to be biological?

If you want to get all Asimovian and make a positronic brain or similar mechanical construct, that's fine. Just remember it has to be clearly brain-related. So a robotic brain could work, but just building a robot would not. Additionally, building a computer and calling it a robotic brain wouldn't be in the spirit of the theme either.If you have a specific example you don't want to share, drop Tufi and I a PM.

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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 10:48 AM

Ok. i just need to make something mind-blowing to get into the finals. ;)


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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 11:36 AM

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"]Do Kraata and Krana count as brains, since that's how they've been described as in Bionicle and the community (oh, as well as taking over the brains of Matoran/Toa/Turaga/etc.)?[/font]


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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 01:00 PM

Ah, a BBC contest comes along and reminds me I left all my Lego at home when I came to Uni.  Hopefully there'll be another contest at Christmas when parts are more accessible. 

 

Looks like a good theme at least, should be some interesting entries here, if none from me.  Lots of room for variation.  Strange sci-fi brain stuff, and at the same time horrific zombie-toran.   Looking forward to it.


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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 02:26 PM

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"]Do Kraata and Krana count as brains, since that's how they've been described as in Bionicle and the community (oh, as well as taking over the brains of Matoran/Toa/Turaga/etc.)?[/font]

Just including a Krana or Kraata wouldn't count - you could take any MOC and tack one on. If it was something already brain-related, like a zombie, that happened to be eating a Kraata or if you use a Krana as a face on another brain-related creation, that's okay. Also, if you built a scaled up Krana or Kraata out of parts that would be cool.If you use Krana and Kraata to make Krang and put it in his exo-suit, you win my stamp of approval (note that has nothing to do with winning the contest).

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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 04:31 PM

 

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"]Do Kraata and Krana count as brains, since that's how they've been described as in Bionicle and the community (oh, as well as taking over the brains of Matoran/Toa/Turaga/etc.)?[/font]

Just including a Krana or Kraata wouldn't count - you could take any MOC and tack one on. If it was something already brain-related, like a zombie, that happened to be eating a Kraata or if you use a Krana as a face on another brain-related creation, that's okay. Also, if you built a scaled up Krana or Kraata out of parts that would be cool.If you use Krana and Kraata to make Krang and put it in his exo-suit, you win my stamp of approval (note that has nothing to do with winning the contest).

 

 

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"]Oh, sorry, I should have specified, I did mean a scaled-up version. :P[/font]


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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 08:07 PM

If that's the black brain poly bag, then I'll be putting some serious effort into my creation.  Now do we need to actually construct said brain? Or we can we use existing pieces that are brain shaped (i.e. the main body of black phantom's arachnix)?


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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 08:26 PM

If that's the black brain poly bag, then I'll be putting some serious effort into my creation.  Now do we need to actually construct said brain? Or we can we use existing pieces that are brain shaped (i.e. the main body of black phantom's arachnix)?

The polybag is this one, so yes, the black brain.

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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 08:29 PM

Now do we need to actually construct said brain? Or we can we use existing pieces that are brain shaped (i.e. the main body of black phantom's arachnix)?

Don't take my response as accurate since I'm not a judge... but I'd think that either way is fine as long as it effectively represents a brain in some way.


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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 08:59 PM

Now do we need to actually construct said brain? Or we can we use existing pieces that are brain shaped (i.e. the main body of black phantom's arachnix)?

Don't take my response as accurate since I'm not a judge... but I'd think that either way is fine as long as it effectively represents a brain in some way.

MOCs don't have to have brains. For example, you could build a zombie since they eat brains, a brain controlling parasite (Yerks, anyone?), or a brain control gun. You could build a character with a really big brain.I guess in short, yes you could use a single piece to represent a brain, as long as there's more you your MOC.

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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 09:21 PM

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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 10:19 PM

What exactly qualifies as a finalist? Never really have followed this whole bbc thing so not sure what counts on this?

 

Also at first i was thinking the title was a reference to Voltaire's song Brains!


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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 10:26 PM

Well, that's an interesting theme. I hope this one goes better than last time...

Well I for one think the last one was awesome ^u^

 

Just finished my first entry, it's a doozy! Plus I get to beat everyone to the punch on this one! :3 I'll get the good pics on Saturday and update the post then.


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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 10:38 PM

Just finished my first entry, it's a doozy!

As opposed to your second? >.>


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Posted Nov 08 2013 - 01:55 AM

What exactly qualifies as a finalist? Never really have followed this whole bbc thing so not sure what counts on this? Also at first i was thinking the title was a reference to Voltaire's song Brains!

Those are the people whose entries make it to the final round of voting.

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What exactly qualifies as a finalist? Never really have followed this whole bbc thing so not sure what counts on this? Also at first i was thinking the title was a reference to Voltaire's song Brains!

Those are the people whose entries make it to the final round of voting.

 

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Posted Nov 08 2013 - 03:01 AM

This will take some brain-power to come up with a really mind boggling entry... and I really like that song.
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Posted Nov 08 2013 - 06:56 AM

I think I know what I'm going to build... mega brain bug.


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Posted Nov 08 2013 - 11:04 PM

It sounds like a good theme and it is cool that Kevin Hinkle helps BZPower with prizes. Unfortunately I won't have time to enter.

 

When you say Bionicle/Technic does the include Herofactory parts?

Absolutely.

 

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Posted Nov 09 2013 - 12:47 AM

It sounds like a good theme and it is cool that Kevin Hinkle helps BZPower with prizes. Unfortunately I won't have time to enter.

 

When you say Bionicle/Technic does the include Herofactory parts?

Absolutely.

 

Sad.

 

How?  Some of us don't have a cache of bionicle parts that aren't broken but we have plenty of HF parts.  So tell me, how is it "sad"?

 

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Posted Nov 09 2013 - 07:54 AM

 

 

When you say Bionicle/Technic does the include Herofactory parts?

Absolutely.

 

Sad.

 

Yeah, I agree with Manterax- why? It's a constraction line just like Bionicle, so the parts are perfectly acceptable to use in a BBCC...


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Posted Nov 09 2013 - 11:22 AM

Hero factory is not Bionicle, it should only be allowed in SBC. If you don't have Bionicle parts you should not enter a BBCC.


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Posted Nov 09 2013 - 11:38 AM

Hero factory is not Bionicle, it should only be allowed in SBC. If you don't have Bionicle parts you should not enter a BBCC.

 

[font="'courier new', courier, monospace;"]While I don't know if this is the place for this discussion (it might be a better idea to start a separate topic), Hero Factory can be allowed for a couple of reasons. The first is that, like Bionicle, Hero Factory is a sort of sub-theme of Technic, just like Slizers/Throwbots and Roboriders. If we were to follow as you suggest, then those two themes couldn't be used either, which, from what I've witnessed from you, you would probably be against. Therefore, Hero Factory, as a sub-theme of Technic, can be allowed. Also, Hero Factory, like many Bionicle sets, are ball-joint based, albeit more so than Bionicle, but that is still no reason to reject Hero Factory.[/font]


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Posted Nov 09 2013 - 11:47 AM

That is one way to look at it...


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#36 Offline Tufi Piyufi

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Posted Nov 09 2013 - 12:24 PM

Hero factory is not Bionicle, it should only be allowed in SBC. If you don't have Bionicle parts you should not enter a BBCC.

Hero Factory is counted with Bionicle and Technic, and this is not going to change. The contest topic is not the place for debate about the legitimacy of Hero Factory. This stops now. 

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Yes, but those would count as System.

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#37 Offline Manterax Prime

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Posted Nov 09 2013 - 01:06 PM

'Twas not my intention to spark a debate, Tufi, I assure you.  I just wanted to know why he thought that.

So, apologies for inadvertently starting one.


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#38 Offline Kung Fu Pyro

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Posted Nov 09 2013 - 07:31 PM

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#39 Offline turtleman

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Posted Nov 09 2013 - 08:17 PM

I finished my MOC today.

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And here's the thread http://www.bzpower.c...showtopic=11204


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Posted Nov 09 2013 - 09:16 PM

Done!

Name: White Lotus 

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Edited by Manterax Prime, Nov 09 2013 - 10:17 PM.

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