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I thought about issuing a new contest to say goodbye to the Bionicle theme.
As I am also a member of Club MOC, I saw that they open new groups to host contests, and I thought it was a fairly good idea, so I'm asking you Admins, what do you think about it?
Should we host the "Bionicle Farewell Contest" here, or create a "BD -"Bionicle Farewell Set" Contest" group (with a link and a thread here)?
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| November 29, 2009, 9:36 am
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Interesting theme. I just don't know what exactly do you do in such a theme? Please enlighten me.
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| November 29, 2009, 10:07 am
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
I thought about issuing a new contest to say goodbye to the Bionicle theme.
As I am also a member of Club MOC, I saw that they open new groups to host contests, and I thought it was a fairly good idea, so I'm asking you Admins, what do you think about it?
Should we host the "Bionicle Farewell Contest" here, or create a "BD -"Bionicle Farewell Set" Contest" group (with a link and a thread here)?


A Bionicle Farewell contest sounds like a great idea, but what will be entries? I like the idea of remaking old sets, such as the toa Metru. And it's not just because I've already built another Rahkshi remake that I'm ever so proud of but not put up yet. :)

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| November 29, 2009, 5:06 pm
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The contest would be to create a MOC that could be an "official" basic set, being it Toa, Makuta, Matoran, Rahi, Rahishi, Glatoran or Agori. It should be made using the techniques applied in the official sets.
I can create a good set of rules in a few hours.
The real issue was whether or not to do like Club MOC and open a conest group (of course there would be a thread here about the contest too) or host it here directly.

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| November 29, 2009, 6:10 pm
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Here are my thoughts:
1. The contest should be held at bionicle display instead of creating another contest group. This will ensure activity and interest for BD.

2. I like the theme, however, if we are just making an ordinary set that's like an official set, its like we are not doing anything special. Official sets are just ordinary. A matoran is limited to 15 to 20 parts of around 5 to 6 inches in height. A toa is limited to 40 to 45 parts of around 7 to 8 inches. While a titan has around 120 to 150 parts of around 10 to 14 inches.
I don't think we need to put a limit on the piece count or else it will be too restrictive on building something. I believe a bionicle farewell theme should bring out the best of every mocers here.

3. In my opinion, bionicle tribute contest should be of the following:
--> you can look at the storyline of bionicle thru the years and look for inspiration in making a moc that was mentioned in a bionicle story but was not made into an official set.
For example: Some character from the Order of Mata Nui like Helryx, were never made into an official set. The original Mata Nui(the gigantic one) never made it into an official set. Said moc should best show its character in the bionicle storyline.
Aside from above, I think like what Lego did with the stars, a participant can also rebuild their favorite character set and make it cooler or more awesome without changing the character entirely.

4. The page should include the description of one's chosen character from the bionicle storylines(one can copy from bionicle wiki). It should also include a short farewell tribute to the BIONICLE THEME.
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| November 29, 2009, 11:53 pm
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Sounds like a plan! I think we should host it here too, that way more people would join.
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| November 30, 2009, 12:54 pm
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I agree to host here the contest. However, to give an appropriate goodbye, we should get most people possible involved, and the "unpublished official character" is a bit too difficult. I like the "remake" idea, though.
Should we host a REVAMP CONTEST then?
Build a remake your favourite Bionicle action figure.
Basic rules should include not to exceed titan size and use that character's original mask (or one of the masks).
So?
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| November 30, 2009, 6:04 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
I agree to host here the contest. However, to give an appropriate goodbye, we should get most people possible involved, and the "unpublished official character" is a bit too difficult. I like the "remake" idea, though.
Should we host a REVAMP CONTEST then?
Build a remake your favourite Bionicle action figure.
Basic rules should include not to exceed titan size and use that character's original mask (or one of the masks).
So?


If we do not allow the use of a character's original mask, it might not look the same character. I mean mata nui without his mask might not be recognizable. With regards to size, I think one should be allowed to make him smaller, bigger or the same size. Such as the "Stars" are a smaller tribute to many of the popular characters. "Takanuva" has been release thrice. Mata Nui twice.
What's important is that the moc should still be identifiable with the original in someway. The participant should post a picture of their favorite original character that they are revamping.
Maybe we can change the contest judging a bit by asking members of BD to pick among the participants:
1. Best Remake of a Bionicle Character/Characters
2. Best Farewell tribute to the Bionicle Theme

Participants are only allowed to post one moc character. However, his page should include a farewell tribute to Bionicle. He is allowed to do it any creative way, example a poem, song, a moc scene, an essay,outube video, a story,etc. as long as its a farewell tribute.

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| November 30, 2009, 7:46 pm
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Quoting Harvey Cu

If we do not allow the use of a character's original mask, it might not look the same character. I mean mata nui without his mask might not be recognizable.

lol, my bad. I forgot to put a "to". I actually meant that they WERE supposed to use the original masks :D
"Basic rules should include not to exceed titan size and TO use that character's original mask (or one of the masks)".
And I LOVE the idea of the double judging.
We could go like this: a "quality jury" for the build and a "popular voting" for the tribute.
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| December 1, 2009, 9:46 am
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
lol, my bad. I forgot to put a "to". I actually meant that they WERE supposed to use the original masks :D
"Basic rules should include not to exceed titan size and TO use that character's original mask (or one of the masks)".
And I LOVE the idea of the double judging.
We could go like this: a "quality jury" for the build and a "popular voting" for the tribute.


This contest is will be so unique that I hope we can get many participants. I'm a little concern with the size limitation. Some characters are actually titan in size already like Umbra, Makuta, Takanuva, etc. What if his favorite is Makuta?

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| December 1, 2009, 11:51 am
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Quoting Harvey Cu

I'm a little concern with the size limitation.

Without size limitation many members won't have a chance to compete. Think at Berial's giants... Titan size is already perfect for the characterization of any revamp, plus it's still vague. I think 13 inches should be ok.
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| December 1, 2009, 1:51 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
"Basic rules should include not to exceed titan size and TO use that character's original mask (or one of the masks)".


It sounds good, but all but one problem. What if you want to build something lacking a mask? I built a rahkshi and basically built the head using system because the original head was too small. Do you think masks that look the same/similar would be acceptable?
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| December 1, 2009, 4:02 pm
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Quoting Scott Aldridge

It sounds good, but all but one problem. What if you want to build something lacking a mask? I built a rahkshi and basically built the head using system because the original head was too small. Do you think masks that look the same/similar would be acceptable?

Well, as long as it's clear who it is I guess it would be OK.
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| December 1, 2009, 5:00 pm
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Ok I agree with a 13" size limitation. This is basically the limit set by Lego for a US$29 price range.

Im not sure how it will be possible to remake a character without using his mask since the head and mask are the most distinct part of every bionicle set. Even the bionicle STAR used the same head piece in their recharacterization. However, anything is possible, there are prototype mask of sets out there that are similar to the usual mask. We will just inform participants that there is a technical criteria(resemblance) judging so everyone would at least go for just a revamp instead of completely doing something unrecognizable and claiming its his version of a set.
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| December 1, 2009, 6:13 pm
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Quoting Harvey Cu
Ok I agree with a 13" size limitation. This is basically the limit set by Lego for a US$29 price range.

Im not sure how it will be possible to remake a character without using his mask since the head and mask are the most distinct part of every bionicle set. Even the bionicle STAR used the same head piece in their recharacterization. However, anything is possible, there are prototype mask of sets out there that are similar to the usual mask. We will just inform participants that there is a technical criteria(resemblance) judging so everyone would at least go for just a revamp instead of completely doing something unrecognizable and claiming its his version of a set.

Good. I have the rule set almost completely done. Now for the last issue: when do we start?
Immediately? After the holydays?
Or should we start now and make it last until after the holydays?

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| December 3, 2009, 4:43 pm
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I think the holidays would give mocers more time. Some of them would probably getting new sets as well. We will end the contest next year for a duration of 4 weeks.
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| December 3, 2009, 7:07 pm
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Quoting Harvey Cu
I think the holidays would give mocers more time. Some of them would probably getting new sets as well. We will end the contest next year for a duration of 4 weeks.

Ok, I'll open it asap, and we'll make it last until... half jan?
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| December 3, 2009, 7:12 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
Ok, I'll open it asap, and we'll make it last until... half jan?


Maybe end of January 10, 2009


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| December 4, 2009, 1:16 am
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Quoting Harvey Cu

Maybe end of January 10, 2009


OK
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| December 4, 2009, 8:33 am
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So, Harvey thought about a vehicle contest next...
The theme should allow both smaller and bigger vehicles...
Or what about a hardsuit/light mech to suit a Toa?
I don't think the number of parts would exceed a few sets...

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| December 30, 2009, 7:30 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
So, Harvey thought about a vehicle contest next...
The theme should allow both smaller and bigger vehicles...
Or what about a hardsuit/light mech to suit a Toa?
I don't think the number of parts would exceed a few sets...


I think vehicle contest (big and small category) looks interesting. I have not made any vehicles yet and its worth a try.

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| December 30, 2009, 7:57 pm
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Quoting Harvey Cu

I think vehicle contest (big and small category) looks interesting. I have not made any vehicles yet and its worth a try.

Neither did I, that's why your comment I read somewhere intrigued me.
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| December 30, 2009, 8:36 pm
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Hmm... I was wondering. There's already a vehicle contest on in another group. Shpuld we keep it handy for the next time and throw in something different?
I mean, something not seen before?

How about "combining" Bionicles?
Like, 2 creatures becoming one?

Or maybe a "best monochrome"?
In 2 or 3 categories, so that anyone may enter... like 1-50, 51-100, over 100 pieces...

Or "best junkyard MOC"?
Multicolored MOCs, 2 categories: humanoids and not so much so (with a size limit)

Any other ideas? Or do you like any one of these?
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| February 3, 2010, 9:09 pm
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Hmmm..another triathalon?. I think we just did a multicolored theme, so I think its best we don't do it for now.

Combiner set theme looks ok to me. But instead of number of parts as limit. We can just do a size limit again. Rules would require use of at least 80 percent of two or three bionicle sets. Minus points on every part put in that should not have been included. Big bonus points if instructions are shown. This would be a throwback to past contests of yesteryears when Lego company itself encouraged builders to combine two or more sets.

The Monochrome creation theme is an interesting theme. Maybe we can be very strict here where rules would impose a strict one color rule. Example, black would mean only black parts, no gray, no transparent orange, or other colors. White would mean all white. Orange would mean all orange. Mata red would mean only all mata red. Lime green would only mean all lime green parts(no green or dark green). We can impose a size limit here as well. For this theme, it can be any creation,(rahi, object, toa, titan, etc.)

How about a best asymmetric(freak) design contest? In this unique contest, build something (rahi or toa or titan) with asymmetric qualities. Example:(one hand maybe made to look big than the other hand(like hellboy) or a toa or titan with a left and right portion of different color, or a titan or toa with only one leg while the other one is different(a peg replacement perhaps, etc.), or a two headed(with different design) titan.
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| February 3, 2010, 10:17 pm
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I like the asymmetric theme...

About the combiners: people should post 2 mocs that can combine into a super badaxe creature. You're right about the size limit, but should it be applied to the combined form, or to the smaller parts?

And, I think it's not the right time for a "big" contest, with the MOCathlon coming and all.
Maybe the best choice would be either the monochrome or the asymmetric, with 2 different size categories to allow most people possible to compete.

Hey, what happened to the other Admins?
Do your jobs, participate!
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| February 4, 2010, 7:43 am
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
I like the asymmetric theme...

About the combiners: people should post 2 mocs that can combine into a super badaxe creature. You're right about the size limit, but should it be applied to the combined form, or to the smaller parts?

And, I think it's not the right time for a "big" contest, with the MOCathlon coming and all.
Maybe the best choice would be either the monochrome or the asymmetric, with 2 different size categories to allow most people possible to compete.

Hey, what happened to the other Admins?
Do your jobs, participate!



I think for me the asymetric(freak) theme would be the most unique. I don't think anyone has thought of it yet. We can make two size categories where more participants can enter.

Scott, Berial, Gringat, what are your opinions?
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| February 4, 2010, 10:46 am
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Scott: "Works for me..."

Berial: "Yeah, yeah, whatever..."

Gringat: "Huh?"

lol

Come on!
Freak or Monochrome? What will it be?
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| February 5, 2010, 11:10 am
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
Scott: "Works for me..."

Berial: "Yeah, yeah, whatever..."

Gringat: "Huh?"

lol

Come on!
Freak or Monochrome? What will it be?


I vote for Freak!
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| February 5, 2010, 11:12 am
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I vote for freak,but i must say,i disegree with the size limitation.

Note:I'm back!
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| February 5, 2010, 11:38 am
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Quoting Berial .
I vote for freak,but i must say,i disegree with the size limitation.

Note:I'm back!

As I understand it, Harvey was merely talking about dividing it in 2 categories, but still, not everyone has a collection big enough to post giants, and everybody deserves a chance at winning.

So what size limits do we set?
I vote for a limit (let's say 12 inches, it should give us enough freedom) instead of categories, that way we will have a single judging/voting

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| February 5, 2010, 8:08 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
As I understand it, Harvey was merely talking about dividing it in 2 categories, but still, not everyone has a collection big enough to post giants, and everybody deserves a chance at winning.

So what size limits do we set?
I vote for a limit (let's say 12 inches, it should give us enough freedom) instead of categories, that way we will have a single judging/voting


The 13 inch height limit that we imposed before I think should be enough.

We should define clearly what a Bionicle Freak Creation is?

A Bionicle Freak Creation(BFC) should be a creation made from mostly Bionicle(at least 75%) and it should look unusual, out of the ordinary, out of this bionicle world look, have an asymetric design element, freakish or outlandish.
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| February 5, 2010, 11:16 pm
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Fellow Admins,

As per recommendation by Berial, he had asked that we increase further the size limit for this upcoming contest. I propose a middle ground of a strict 15" height size limit with a certain condition. You may make one creation in one entry as long as it does not exceed 15" or You can make two creations(posted in one link) as long as the combined total height does not exceed 15".


In my opinion 15" should satisfy creative potential of season builders and while builders who like creative smaller ones would still be able to compete since he can field a combo. Meanwhile builders who think they can field an excellent entry even its small would still enter.

Remember that this "FREAK" contest is not about size anyway but I think more of ingeneous design and concept build.


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| February 12, 2010, 1:04 am
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Quoting Harvey Cu
Fellow Admins,

As per recommendation by Berial, he had asked that we increase further the size limit for this upcoming contest. I propose a middle ground of a strict 15" height size limit with a certain condition. You may make one creation in one entry as long as it does not exceed 15" or You can make two creations(posted in one link) as long as the combined total height does not exceed 15".


In my opinion 15" should satisfy creative potential of season builders and while builders who like creative smaller ones would still be able to compete since he can field a combo. Meanwhile builders who think they can field an excellent entry even its small would still enter.

Remember that this "FREAK" contest is not about size anyway but I think more of ingeneous design and concept build.


Nice take on the issue, and I agree, but different contests call for different limits, so it should only be for this one.

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| February 14, 2010, 10:25 pm
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OK then. Now we have an agreement, let's get this ball rolling. I will post the rules of the contest in a new topic page. The contest will officially start on the 17th of Feb upto end of March 15, 2010.
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| February 15, 2010, 8:27 pm
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OK then. Now we have an agreement, let's get this ball rolling. I will post the rules of the contest in a new topic page. The contest will officially start on the 17th of Feb upto end of March 15, 2010.
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| February 15, 2010, 8:28 pm
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ATTENTION ALL ADMINS!

I had an absolutely thrilling contest idea!

Since people keep saying they want to try their own Spheroid/ArcheoGenis/Krill/etc... designs, I thought: Hey, sounds like good contest material.

The idea is that we have a contest in which we all build in a theme created by a friend, rival, idol or complete stranger on MOCpages, by going into pairs and swapping themes. For example, if I paired with Gideon, I would build something in the "Krill" genre, while he made a spheroid. If Yuri and Harvey paired (possible?), then most likely Harvey would make an ArcheoGenis mech while Yuri unleashed a horde of MicroNites.

This will allow builders to get accquainted with another builder's style and/or theme, and have a lot of fun in the process.

What do you guys say? It'll need tweaking before we announce it. Hopefully ^^;
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| March 15, 2010, 1:00 pm
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Quoting Gringat the Repugnant
ATTENTION ALL ADMINS!

I had an absolutely thrilling contest idea!

Since people keep saying they want to try their own Spheroid/ArcheoGenis/Krill/etc... designs, I thought: Hey, sounds like good contest material.

The idea is that we have a contest in which we all build in a theme created by a friend, rival, idol or complete stranger on MOCpages, by going into pairs and swapping themes. For example, if I paired with Gideon, I would build something in the "Krill" genre, while he made a spheroid. If Yuri and Harvey paired (possible?), then most likely Harvey would make an ArcheoGenis mech while Yuri unleashed a horde of MicroNites.

This will allow builders to get accquainted with another builder's style and/or theme, and have a lot of fun in the process.

What do you guys say? It'll need tweaking before we announce it. Hopefully ^^;



I have no problem with myself doing another builder's style however it could pose a problem with others who are not familiar with a theme or may not have the necessary parts or skills to execute properly a given specific theme. Some of these "specialty" themes do require some skills. For example: Yuri's ArcheoGenis mech themes do require a more than 40 percent system parts with neon highlights. These will limit I believe many inexperience builders or builders who don't necessarily have the parts.
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| March 15, 2010, 1:15 pm
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Quoting Harvey Cu


I have no problem with myself doing another builder's style however it could pose a problem with others who are not familiar with a theme or may not have the necessary parts or skills to execute properly a given specific theme. Some of these "specialty" themes do require some skills. For example: Yuri's ArcheoGenis mech themes do require a more than 40 percent system parts with neon highlights. These will limit I believe many inexperience builders or builders who don't necessarily have the parts.


That's why I thought about pairs. You can choose who you go with so that you don't get that problem.

Although, really, all it requires is someone to choose someone else's theme from within Bionicle Display. I know that some themes can be tricky - but others have a lot of room for someone to excel themselves. I agree that things like ArcheoGenis require a lot of guts for someone to take on, but what about things like... Shadowgear's Battle-Mask toa?
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| March 15, 2010, 1:30 pm
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Quoting Harvey Cu


I have no problem with myself doing another builder's style however it could pose a problem with others who are not familiar with a theme or may not have the necessary parts or skills to execute properly a given specific theme. Some of these "specialty" themes do require some skills. For example: Yuri's ArcheoGenis mech themes do require a more than 40 percent system parts with neon highlights. These will limit I believe many inexperience builders or builders who don't necessarily have the parts.


--The idea is that people with similar parts/ability go together.
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| March 15, 2010, 1:33 pm
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Quoting Gringat the Repugnant

--The idea is that people with similar parts/ability go together.


But if people with enough parts and more ability go together, that might be unfair to those who have less parts and not enough ability. Also, judging a contest which has different criteria based on different given themes might be uncomparable. However, it is still possible.

If you would like a team contest, we can have it here. The team that gets the most number of total cumulative points will win. Each team can comprise 3 to 4 members electing one team leader that acts as the consultant for the team. There would be 3 to 5 judges. We can have 3 to 4 themes.
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| March 15, 2010, 9:37 pm
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Quoting Harvey Cu

But if people with enough parts and more ability go together, that might be unfair to those who have less parts and not enough ability. Also, judging a contest which has different criteria based on different given themes might be uncomparable. However, it is still possible.

If you would like a team contest, we can have it here. The team that gets the most number of total cumulative points will win. Each team can comprise 3 to 4 members electing one team leader that acts as the consultant for the team. There would be 3 to 5 judges. We can have 3 to 4 themes.


That sounds a lot more feasible. :)
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| March 16, 2010, 5:48 am
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Quoting Harvey Cu

But if people with enough parts and more ability go together, that might be unfair to those who have less parts and not enough ability. Also, judging a contest which has different criteria based on different given themes might be uncomparable. However, it is still possible.

If you would like a team contest, we can have it here. The team that gets the most number of total cumulative points will win. Each team can comprise 3 to 4 members electing one team leader that acts as the consultant for the team. There would be 3 to 5 judges. We can have 3 to 4 themes.


That sounds great,it would be like moc athalon!My only regards are with the themes,i think we could have more.
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| March 16, 2010, 1:41 pm
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Quoting Berial .

That sounds great,it would be like moc athalon!My only regards are with the themes,i think we could have more.


Perhaps. I know I'd REEEAAALY like the Spheroids in here ^^;
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| March 17, 2010, 2:52 pm
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Quoting Gringat the Repugnant

Perhaps. I know I'd REEEAAALY like the Spheroids in here ^^;

They might be a bit too... peculiar. I think Bio-Racers would be more popular: all you need is Bionicles ande wheels :)
But, concerning your idea, a series of MOC-Offs could be better suited.
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| March 18, 2010, 8:39 am
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Hey, since some guys complained about the size limits, how about a giant contest?
We'll set a minimum height requirement, and after voting add bonus points for each inch above the minimum.
The only thing, that contest would count very few entries... and it would need to last longer.
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| March 20, 2010, 10:57 am
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
Hey, since some guys complained about the size limits, how about a giant contest?
We'll set a minimum height requirement, and after voting add bonus points for each inch above the minimum.
The only thing, that contest would count very few entries... and it would need to last longer.

Looking at the available of parts of some of the mocers here, I was surprise that a lot here have so many sets to be able to build giants. Nevertheless, Im not still sure however if others have the patience or skills? to build giants most especially if its "tallest giant contest."
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| March 20, 2010, 11:52 am
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Quoting Harvey Cu
Looking at the available of parts of some of the mocers here, I was surprise that a lot here have so many sets to be able to build giants. Nevertheless, Im not still sure however if others have the patience or skills? to build giants most especially if its "tallest giant contest."

Actually, I wouldn't be able to compete in that... I may need to move soon, so I'll stick to smaller projects until the end of this summer :(

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| March 23, 2010, 9:49 pm
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I have thought of a rule to acomodate the Giant builders tastes in the "Combining Bionicle" contest I devised.

-Build a Bionicle creature composed by a number of other bionicles.
-The single combiners can't exceed 10 inches in any direction.
-The combined form can be of any size.
-You can't disassemble parts of the combiners to obtain the final creature, thought they can be linked together by pins/axles/links.

If you like it, I'll refine the rules and we'll be good to go by April 10.
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| April 2, 2010, 7:39 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
I have thought of a rule to acomodate the Giant builders tastes in the "Combining Bionicle" contest I devised.

-Build a Bionicle creature composed by a number of other bionicles.
-The single combiners can't exceed 10 inches in any direction.
-The combined form can be of any size.
-You can't disassemble parts of the combiners to obtain the final creature, thought they can be linked together by pins/axles/links.

If you like it, I'll refine the rules and we'll be good to go by April 10.


Great ideia!Althought that would be a tough challenge,i think that at the same time it would be fun and rewarding.
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| April 2, 2010, 8:35 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
I have thought of a rule to acomodate the Giant builders tastes in the "Combining Bionicle" contest I devised.

-Build a Bionicle creature composed by a number of other bionicles.
-The single combiners can't exceed 10 inches in any direction.
-The combined form can be of any size.
-You can't disassemble parts of the combiners to obtain the final creature, thought they can be linked together by pins/axles/links.

If you like it, I'll refine the rules and we'll be good to go by April 10.

Well? Anyone else? Do you think I should increae or reduce the combiners size?
If nobody has anything against it, I'll open the contest in 2 days.
And, I think we might need a rule saying that the people who create a contest can't compete in it. I gives a head start in concept and designing, if not in building.
Let me know.
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| April 8, 2010, 9:04 am
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
Well? Anyone else? Do you think I should increae or reduce the combiners size?
If nobody has anything against it, I'll open the contest in 2 days.
And, I think we might need a rule saying that the people who create a contest can't compete in it. I gives a head start in concept and designing, if not in building.
Let me know.

Well I think there is no need to make a rule prohibiting those who think of the contest to compete on it. I see no advantage whatsoever there.
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| April 8, 2010, 11:43 am
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Quoting Harvey Cu
Well I think there is no need to make a rule prohibiting those who think of the contest to compete on it. I see no advantage whatsoever there.

Come on, don't tell me that when you think about a theme for a contest you don't think about what you would like to build for it.
It's not possible to avoid it, and it doesn't give you a real advantage, but it really gives you a head start, even if you wait before actually building.
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| April 8, 2010, 12:08 pm
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
Come on, don't tell me that when you think about a theme for a contest you don't think about what you would like to build for it.
It's not possible to avoid it, and it doesn't give you a real advantage, but it really gives you a head start, even if you wait before actually building.

Actually I don't really think about anything before a contest officially start since contest here at Bionicle contest last around a month, plenty of time for everyone which does not give any advantage to the one who thought of the theme. Also from previous triathlon contest where we suggested the theme, we didn't win. Somebody else did. So I don't see anything wrong about it.
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| April 8, 2010, 12:57 pm
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Quoting Harvey Cu
Actually I don't really think about anything before a contest officially start since contest here at Bionicle contest last around a month, plenty of time for everyone which does not give any advantage to the one who thought of the theme. Also from previous triathlon contest where we suggested the theme, we didn't win. Somebody else did. So I don't see anything wrong about it.

Hmmm... I hear you.
I'll start the new contest as soon as I get around to it.

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| April 9, 2010, 8:23 am
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I was thinking about a "Pimp my Toa!" contest.
Contestants should characterize an original Toa on a predetermined basic frame equal for everyone.
The requirements would be easy, so it would attract a larger number of contestants.
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| May 26, 2010, 8:24 am
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Quoting Yuri Fassio
I was thinking about a "Pimp my Toa!" contest.
Contestants should characterize an original Toa on a predetermined basic frame equal for everyone.
The requirements would be easy, so it would attract a larger number of contestants.


Seems like its so easy that anyone can join. Does this contest mean for example everyone start with the basic Inika body build design and just add anything to the toa?? So for example I make a basic Inika toa and have him suit up in a bulky thrice his size mecha suit, would that be alright?

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| May 27, 2010, 11:39 pm
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Quoting Harvey Cu

Seems like its so easy that anyone can join. Does this contest mean for example everyone start with the basic Inika body build design and just add anything to the toa?? So for example I make a basic Inika toa and have him suit up in a bulky thrice his size mecha suit, would that be alright?

Hmmm, Fuzz-E had some suggestions about this one too, here http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=28&topicid=51106
About the mecha suit, I don't think so...it would be more of a vehicle contest this way, and it would scare off many potential players.
No, what I did have in mind was more a "character design" contest, made to let us see some weird, marvellous designs but still letting us understand the structure behind them. Like variations on a theme.
So yes, the basic frame (or maybe a narrow range of frames) should be the same for everyone to improve upon.
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| May 29, 2010, 7:09 pm
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