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NASA Lego Contest [updated with my entry]

Postby Theblackdog » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:09 pm

Holy shit, this is actually happening. NASA is sponsoring a LEGO contest to design a futuristic aircraft and build it out of lego bricks. Unfortunately (for us) they won't accept military-themed entries, but on the bright side they've also banned the use of any clone brands. There's two categories: basically, in one of them you have to write a research paper about your creation and in the other you don't. I figure I'll enter something if I have time between all the other shit I have to do this summer.
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby Tzan » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:50 pm

Done

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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby Wingnut » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:06 pm

Tzan wrote:Done

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And here is the captain of this fine vessel:
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby Silverdream » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:34 am

Tzan wrote:Done

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Every time I see it, I'm amazed at both the sheer scale and the amount of detail.
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby Gungnir » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:26 am

Tzan wrote:Done

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I hope they're not planning on building the entries for real. They'd have to strip mine an entire star system to build that.
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby Tzan » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:37 am

Yes, The Bumbleborg is my greatest achievement.
My research paper will describe how the engines are fueled by nectar collected from flowers on over 9000 worlds.
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby Wingnut » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:47 am

I'll be honest, I was skeptical of this design. But then you dubbed it the bumbleborg. IT MUST NOW BE BUILT!
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby samuelzz10 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:54 am

you need to enter this. Just see what happens.
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby Tzan » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:09 pm

Wingnut wrote:I'll be honest, I was skeptical of this design. But then you dubbed it the bumbleborg. IT MUST NOW BE BUILT!


Historical context, in case you missed it at the time.
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby Tzan » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:26 pm

Oh nice!

Who May Participate

Open to all persons from 13 years of age as of the competitions closing date, except for residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Myanmar/Burma, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Syria, Argentina, Quebec, any other U.S. sanctioned country and where prohibited or restricted by law.
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby Theblackdog » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:45 pm

What.

I mean, banning kids in Iran or Myanmar from uploading a picture of their lego creation to an online contest seems like kind of a dick move, but I guess it makes some sense since the NASA is part of the government and it wouldn't be allowed to send them the prize if they win. But... Quebec? I don't even.

Nice spaceship by the way.
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby Silverdream » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:58 pm

I don't blame them. French Canadians are the lowest form of scum on planet earth.
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby samuelzz10 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:13 pm

Silverdream wrote:I don't blame them. French Canadians are the lowest form of scum on planet earth.
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby Silverdream » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:57 am

samuelzz10 wrote:
Silverdream wrote:I don't blame them. French Canadians are the lowest form of scum on planet earth.
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French people are terrible. If they didn't exist than the USA wouldn't either, and Canada would be 45% more awesome. Fucking dumb rednecks.
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Re: NASA Lego Contest!

Postby samuelzz10 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:36 am

Silverdream wrote:
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Silverdream wrote:I don't blame them. French Canadians are the lowest form of scum on planet earth.
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