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2nd BD/BFD Triathalon Contest
 Group admin 
As Bionicle Display is now the continuation of the original Bionicle Flagship Display, we will holding the 2nd Triathalon Contest.

Rules:
1. Any member of Bionicle Display and Bionicle Flagship Display is allowed to enter.
2. Anyone who are not members but wishes to enter should submit his application for membership to Bionicle Display for his entry to be allowed.
3. This is a three different category contest designed to test a mocers creativity, skills.
4. Entrants is not required to enter in all categories.
5. Entrants who submit a moc in only 1 category does not get any entry bonus for his entry.
6. Entrants who successfully enters in at least 2 categories will get an automatic 10 entry bonus points in each of his entry.
7. Entrants who successfully enters in all 3 categories will get an automatic 20 entry bonus points in each of his entry.
8. Entrants should designate his entry as an official entry in a specific category to officially enter. A separate post in each category will track down all entries per category where you can place the link of your official entry.
example: (name of creation)Official BD triathalon entry to (name of category)
9. Individual entries is only allowed per entries. Contestants cannot join in two or three category with just a one moc entry.
10. Only mocs posted after triathalon starts will be allowed entry. No old post before triathalon starts are allowed.
11. As this is a bionicle group, all creation should be substantially bionicle with at least 70% parts recognizable as bionicle/technic
12. Any contestant who officially declared his moc as an entry, cannot change his entry anymore.However, he can still edit his page without making change to his entry. Editing accepted are better quality pictures, more pictures, edited grammars and story lines.
13. Judging criteria will be posted a week after the start of the contest.
14. Judging will be open to everyone who is a standing member of BD or BFD. However, admins is allowed to invite one outsiders as special invited guest judge.
15. A contestant can only judge other people entries to be fair to everyone.
16. Complaints and questions shall be entertained and addressed by the administrators.
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| October 6, 2009, 11:12 pm
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Nicely done!
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| October 6, 2009, 11:16 pm
 Group admin 
Contest Start: October 8, 2009
Final Entries accepted: November 8, 2009

Category 1: Chibi/Cute
Suggested by Admin Scott
Designed to test a mocers ability to make cute bionicles that are not really designed to be cute.

Make any moc(toa, titan, rahi, vehicle, combination, a scene, a story with characters) as long as it is cute. Main judging criteria is Cute factor and originality.

Category 2: Multicolored Titan
Suggested by Admin Harvey
Designed to test a mocers ability to make awesome creation even with the use of many colors.
Make a titan(humanoid or rahi type) as long as it has at least 4 contrast colors. No size requirement but contrasting color should not be hidden. It can be at the back but should be visibly seen.
There are only 6 color range to choose from.
1. Black range- Includes, black and all kinds of greys and transparent black and metallic silver
2. White - Includes tan and dirty white and transparent
3. Yellow - Includes bright yellow, chrome yellow, pearl gold, brown, and metallic gold and transparent yellows
4. Red - Includes all kinds of red(mata red, dark red, etc) plus orange and transparent red and orange.
5. Blue - Includes all kinds of blue(light, dark, aqua blue, transparent blue and violet)
6. Green - Includes all kinds of green(lime, dark green, emerald green, transparent green)

Pins and axles are not included and does not constitute as among the four colors.
Main judging criteria are color combination, and originality of build. As this is a special theme(multicolor), you should abide on this basic rule. Failure to do so, while your entry may be great, the admins may reserve the right to ask you to edit your entry to add more colors or admins may refuse your entry to the multicolored Titan category.

Category 3: Best Original new Theme
Designed by Admin Yuri
Designed to test a mocers creativity in making a new original theme that has never been seen before in moc pages.
Make a theme of your own, explain your theme and the requirements of entries that can be posted if it stands alone as a bio moc group. And most importantly, put one or more creations to showcase this theme.
Main Judging criteria: Originality of theme.
Update: according to Admin Yuri, you can post only 1 creations for this category but if you post 2 creations for this category, you will automatically get 10 points bonus, if you post 3 or more related creations to your theme, you
can get 15 points bonus. However, your creations should fit your theme. If it does NOT and you fail to explain the relationship, the administrators reserves the right not to award your bonus on the judging phase.

As you can see I have only put only the main judging criterias, I am giving the admins who suggested it a free hand in expounding or changing it further as well as completing the judging criteria of their suggested themes.
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| October 6, 2009, 11:37 pm
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By the way, for questions with regards to this contest, please post it here. The administrators will try their best to answer all question even silly ones.
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| October 7, 2009, 2:17 am
When do we start
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| October 7, 2009, 4:11 am
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Good thing I put off posting Epsilon for so long! He's perfect for this contest :D

Titan and chibi are already in production :D
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| October 7, 2009, 6:12 am
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Quoting Chris Toa of randomness
When do we start


Contest Start: October 8, 2009
Final Entries accepted: November 8, 2009


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| October 7, 2009, 10:40 am
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:O We're re-doing a triathlon! Yay, I've become much more active, I should be able to finish this one. And the themes are great! This is gonna be a good one, I can just tell. :)
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| October 7, 2009, 11:09 am
i their going to be a separate group for this contest. if their already is please send me an invite because i cant find it.
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| October 7, 2009, 3:24 pm
Quoting Nightmare King
i their going to be a separate group for this contest. if their already is please send me an invite because i cant find it.


We don't do a separate group, just a separate conversation for judging.
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| October 7, 2009, 3:57 pm
im in
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| October 7, 2009, 5:07 pm
im in
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| October 7, 2009, 5:07 pm
ok, I'm Join!
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| October 7, 2009, 5:14 pm
for a the color can you add one color other than the black or grey to the black category..
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| October 7, 2009, 5:20 pm
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Quoting rEd 123461010
for a the color can you add one color other than the black or grey to the black category..

What particular color? I think I covered all greys(pearl, dark, flat, silver) as well as black falls into black category and only counts as 1 color.
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| October 7, 2009, 9:10 pm
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I like the titan theme, but I think the predetermined color sets are a bit too much limiting...

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| October 8, 2009, 8:36 am
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
I like the titan theme, but I think the predetermined color sets are a bit too much limiting...


I think the challenge really is how to combine a certain number of colors without making a mess. If it is just a titan theme, it would be just the same as other contest before.

Lately if you would observe, bionicle titans are now made using with only two color themes examples are Takanuva and Tuma.

This contest is more of throwback to past year of bionicle where combiner sets of different colors made up a titan. Some notable examples are Umbra and Kardas Dragon.

Technically, with more color options, mocers with fewer parts of different colors becomes equally competitive with others who have many parts of one color group. So I suppose, the theme is not really limiting to a builder but quite contrary the opposite depending how you see things.

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| October 8, 2009, 9:09 am
Quoting Harvey Cu
8. Entrants should designate his entry as an official entry in a specific category to officially enter. A separate post in each category will track down all entries per category where you can place the link of your official entry.
example: (name of creation)Official BD triathalon entry to (name of category)

I had no idea what you meant here
can you explain
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| October 8, 2009, 9:15 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Chris Toa of randomness
I had no idea what you meant here
can you explain


Simply put, since this is a triathlon contest, administrators need to keep things organized.

So let say your creation is Ragor, the terrible and you want him to enter the BF's Chibe(cute) contest. Simply do the following:

Step 1: When you post it in mocpages under Bionicle be sure to put on title,
Ragor the terrible, my entry to BF Best Chibe Contest

Step 2: After which try going to Bionicle Display where you can add your creations and

Step 3:then go to the subcategory that is titled: "Place link of BEST CHIBE(CUTE) CONTEST here. Read and follow the rules there.

In the event you forgot to do Step 2 and 3, an administrator will try to remind you to do step 2 and 3. If you do not wish to do step 2, it is ok but you are required to do STEP 3.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO DO IT ORGANIZED. SO PLEASE BEAR THE SMALL INCONVENIENCE.
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| October 8, 2009, 9:44 am
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Quoting Harvey Cu

I think the challenge really is how to combine a certain number of colors without making a mess. If it is just a titan theme, it would be just the same as other contest before.



I meant, I like the "frankenstein" rule (4 or more colors), I simply think the predetermined sets limit too much the possibilities :)
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| October 8, 2009, 6:55 pm
do you enter 1 creation in all the categorys that apply or do you make an individual entry for each category?
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| October 8, 2009, 7:45 pm
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Quoting rEd 123461010
do you enter 1 creation in all the categorys that apply or do you make an individual entry for each category?

one each
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| October 8, 2009, 8:10 pm
Quoting Harvey Cu

Simply put, since this is a triathlon contest, administrators need to keep things organized.

So let say your creation is Ragor, the terrible and you want him to enter the BF's Chibe(cute) contest. Simply do the following:

Step 1: When you post it in mocpages under Bionicle be sure to put on title,
Ragor the terrible, my entry to BF Best Chibe Contest

Step 2: After which try going to Bionicle Display where you can add your creations and

Step 3:then go to the subcategory that is titled: "Place link of BEST CHIBE(CUTE) CONTEST here. Read and follow the rules there.

In the event you forgot to do Step 2 and 3, an administrator will try to remind you to do step 2 and 3. If you do not wish to do step 2, it is ok but you are required to do STEP 3.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO DO IT ORGANIZED. SO PLEASE BEAR THE SMALL INCONVENIENCE.


So does that mean i have to put my entry into the groups moc and the posts?
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| October 9, 2009, 2:56 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Adam Toh

So does that mean i have to put my entry into the groups moc and the posts?


Step 2 or advertising the picture of your moc on the groups is optional because some mocer want to be more discreet than others.

Step 3 is an absolute requirement. This will signify your official entry in a category.
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| October 9, 2009, 4:12 am
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
I meant, I like the "frankenstein" rule (4 or more colors), I simply think the predetermined sets limit too much the possibilities :)


Did you meant the color categories to choose for the 4 color requirements? I just group colors that would seem similar especially with a little trick lighting or editing. But with contrasting colors its much harder to get away. However, it does not mean you cant use more than two colors in the same category colors like Mata red and dark red along as long as you combine it with at least 3 other colors found in 3 of the remaining color categories. . Again there is no size and number of parts requirement on this category as well as in other category.

Btw, with regards to the best original theme, is my description on the contest ok or would you like to add some more criteria or rules to it?
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| October 9, 2009, 4:24 am
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Quoting Dave and John Xandegar
Thanks Harvey for inviting us aboard! John is very honored to be considered for membership here with the truly great Bionicle Masters! It will be very inspirational for him, and develop his Bionicle talents enormously (we've provided vast amounts of Bionicle material for him to work with, but he needs the Mentorship of some true Bionicle builders...Dad's more of a Lego "Sculptor")! Look for some Triathalon entires from us soon! D&J:)


I'm sure your dad can improve your creative skills in bio moc building. I am already a dad of two kids who enjoy doing what my kids do sometimes. I don't do Lego only bionicle sculptures and works of art although I think I would have no problem with building lego sets if I set my mind to it as well and start collecting parts. I don't really play with what I build but I build more of answering the challenge of my kids and seeing their faces light up whever they see something so cool whenever I build something for them. Most of my builds are request and just to join in a challenging contest. I hope you would enjoy this challenging triathlon that the administrators have come up with.
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| October 9, 2009, 6:01 am
Im in, but this is my understanding. I make a MOC for a catagorey, post it saying it is in that catagory, and hopefully win. Correct?!?!?
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| October 9, 2009, 6:56 am
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Quoting Ben ~
Im in, but this is my understanding. I make a MOC for a catagorey, post it saying it is in that catagory, and hopefully win. Correct?!?!?


yup. Its just that simple.
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| October 9, 2009, 8:52 am
Quoting Harvey Cu

yup. Its just that simple.

So I only make 1 creation...

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| October 9, 2009, 4:13 pm
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Quoting Harvey Cu

Did you meant the color categories to choose for the 4 color requirements? I just group colors that would seem similar especially with a little trick lighting or editing. But with contrasting colors its much harder to get away. However, it does not mean you cant use more than two colors in the same category colors like Mata red and dark red along as long as you combine it with at least 3 other colors found in 3 of the remaining color categories. . Again there is no size and number of parts requirement on this category as well as in other category.

Btw, with regards to the best original theme, is my description on the contest ok or would you like to add some more criteria or rules to it?

For the frankenstein: what if I wanted to do a dark blue dude with with lime green and red highlights, gunmetal armor and neon orange details? I couldn't do that, that's why I said I though it limiting...
For the Original theme: I think at least 2 MOCs fitting the new theme should be on the page. Maybe a major and a minor one....
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| October 9, 2009, 5:20 pm
im gonna try and find some time to DO THIS!
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| October 9, 2009, 6:33 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
For the frankenstein: what if I wanted to do a dark blue dude with with lime green and red highlights, gunmetal armor and neon orange details? I couldn't do that, that's why I said I though it limiting...
For the Original theme: I think at least 2 MOCs fitting the new theme should be on the page. Maybe a major and a minor one....


Making too much color it seems may be tough even to me since I am used to making titans like you of fewer colors combinations. For the new original them, should we change the rules to make it compulsory to put at least 2 mocs fitting the theme on a single page? or just optional? your call.

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| October 9, 2009, 9:49 pm
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Quoting rEd 123461010
Quoting Harvey Cu

yup. Its just that simple.

So I only make 1 creation...

No. If you read the rules it clearly states that you have to make 1 moc presentation per category. You may opt to do only 1, 2 or all the category. Those who do more categories,gets bonuses. On category 3, best original theme, I am still discussing if we will require participants to put at least 2 mocs in his page to showcase his theme. Stay tune on that update.

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| October 9, 2009, 9:52 pm
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Quoting Harvey Cu

Making too much color it seems may be tough even to me since I am used to making titans like you of fewer colors combinations. For the new original them, should we change the rules to make it compulsory to put at least 2 mocs fitting the theme on a single page? or just optional? your call.

I get what you mean. For the "new theme", I think one can do, but let's give some bonus points for more than one... like, 10 for the 2nd and 5 more each additional one.
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| October 9, 2009, 10:37 pm
If I do two entrys in one, do I get bonus points?
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| October 10, 2009, 9:53 am
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Quoting Josh Barron
If I do two entrys in one, do I get bonus points?

Please refer to the revised rules of the category. Only one entry per category. However, special bonus points shall be given if you show 2 or more creations in just one entry page for your best theme category.

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| October 10, 2009, 10:29 am
Sorry me asking, but where does brown fit in?
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| October 10, 2009, 11:17 am
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Quoting Aquaras NA
Sorry me asking, but where does brown fit in?

yellow category.

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| October 10, 2009, 11:19 am
Quoting Harvey Cu
yellow category.


Sorry. Didn't see that.
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| October 10, 2009, 1:39 pm
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A question just to confirm somehing: In the multi-colored Titan category, can the MOC have more than 4 colours? I'm planning to do something really colorful...
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| October 11, 2009, 11:49 am
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Quoting Johann Dakitsch
A question just to confirm somehing: In the multi-colored Titan category, can the MOC have more than 4 colours? I'm planning to do something really colorful...

The whole point of the multicolored Titan category is to create a titan with a minimum of 4 contrasting colors. If you want more than 4 contrasting colors you are certainly allowed. The Kardas Dragon employed 5 contrasting colors.
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| October 11, 2009, 10:33 pm
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Ok... I already started it... I don't know how much colors does it have, I'm using everything I can...
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| October 12, 2009, 10:57 am
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Quoting Harvey Cu
The whole point of the multicolored Titan category is to create a titan with a minimum of 4 contrasting colors. If you want more than 4 contrasting colors you are certainly allowed. The Kardas Dragon employed 5 contrasting colors.


Harvey, do I have to make a new MOC for each category? I'm sure this was mentioned somewhere, but I can't find where :S

I have made the MOCs, but I do feel one of them could be beaten by something I've already posted...
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| October 22, 2009, 7:00 am
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Uhm, why is Metallic Silver lumped in with Blacks and greys? I thought it would go with the Whites, myself...
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| October 22, 2009, 7:05 am
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Quoting Gringat The Stormlord

Harvey, do I have to make a new MOC for each category? I'm sure this was mentioned somewhere, but I can't find where :S

I have made the MOCs, but I do feel one of them could be beaten by something I've already posted...


Yes each category needs to have at least one moc. However, you don't need to complete every category. Those who complete the categories are given bonuses in each of the categories they entered.

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| October 22, 2009, 7:49 pm
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Quoting Gringat The Stormlord
Uhm, why is Metallic Silver lumped in with Blacks and greys? I thought it would go with the Whites, myself...

Metallic Silver was lumped into Black because its color can resemble the light gray with just some color lighting effects using photoshop. White on the other hand is a basic color.

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| October 22, 2009, 7:52 pm
When does it end?
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| November 1, 2009, 12:41 pm
In a week.
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| November 1, 2009, 1:01 pm
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Quoting Aquaras NA
When does it end?


November 8th I think.
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| November 1, 2009, 1:14 pm
Quoting Harvey Cu


Category 3: Best Original new Theme
Designed by Admin Yuri
Designed to test a mocers creativity in making a new original theme that has never been seen before in moc pages.
Make a theme of your own, explain your theme and the requirements of entries that can be posted if it stands alone as a bio moc group. And most importantly, put one or more creations to showcase this theme.
Main Judging criteria: Originality of theme.
Update: according to Admin Yuri, you can post only 1 creations for this category but if you post 2 creations for this category, you will automatically get 10 points bonus, if you post 3 or more related creations to your theme, you
can get 15 points bonus. However, your creations should fit your theme. If it does NOT and you fail to explain the relationship, the administrators reserves the right not to award your bonus on the judging phase.

As you can see I have only put only the main judging criterias, I am giving the admins who suggested it a free hand in expounding or changing it further as well as completing the judging criteria of their suggested themes.

OK so if i made my entry for this and was invited because of (but did not know the contest was going)it and i started a group do you also want me to place a link to the group as well Confused big time here
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| November 2, 2009, 2:42 am
if you cannot tell your rules confused the cr@p out of me
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| November 2, 2009, 2:55 am
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Quoting Supreme commander Gideon Fucci
if you cannot tell your rules confused the cr@p out of me


You are supposed to copy and paste the link of your entry in your chosen category contest in order for moderators and administrators to keep track of entries.

ex. Title of moc:_____
My Link: _____

If no administrators comment your entry then there is no problem. Administrators and moderators will inform you if your entry does not meet qualification and will request from you a revised entry.

So far I have seen you have entered in one category and I don't see any problem with it. Its a theme that you have developed. You don't need to add the link of the group you may have formed because it won't. You only need to post the page of your own creation.


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| November 2, 2009, 6:08 am
Quoting Harvey Cu

You are supposed to copy and paste the link of your entry in your chosen category contest in order for moderators and administrators to keep track of entries.

ex. Title of moc:_____
My Link: _____

If no administrators comment your entry then there is no problem. Administrators and moderators will inform you if your entry does not meet qualification and will request from you a revised entry.

So far I have seen you have entered in one category and I don't see any problem with it. Its a theme that you have developed. You don't need to add the link of the group you may have formed because it won't. You only need to post the page of your own creation.


thanks
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| November 2, 2009, 8:03 am
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REMEMBER THE DEADLINE OF OFFICIAL ENTRIES IS END OF NOVEMBER 8, 2009. SO HURRY UP!>
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| November 8, 2009, 12:18 am
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Quoting Dave and John Xandegar
Hey Guys! I suppose we're ready to do our viewings and vote now...but the "Voting Booth" topic is in "locked" mode. We'll do our viewings tomorrow and write our votes on paper, then check the topic again. What's the voting deadline? D&J:)

Just unlocked it :)

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| November 8, 2009, 10:28 pm
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