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The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:37 pm
by Quantumsurfer
The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo
Fourth Annual BrikWars Konstruktion Contest

In the month of September, all across the Legitimitium MultiVerse, ABS and established parts grow mysteriously rare. Building slows and, as it does, minifigs all over the BrikVerse begin to lose their grip on reality. They panic. They riot. It's really just another excuse to beat the snot out of one another. Some point to the sudden appearance of massive SHIPs during this month as a correlation but many BrikVersian scientists are dismissive, citing a favorite adage that correlation is not causation. Perhaps they are right or perhaps they are covering for their governments. Either way, for the average minifig, it's just another reason to pick up a pitchfork. Maddened, howling minifigs the BrikVerse over frantically scramble to tear up as many briks as they can find and assemble some kind of reality out of them. Mechaniks and Konstruktion Workers who have let their little contractual projects and sites sit untended for the entire year suddenly get all their work done this month and collect overtime pay for doing it. Like a busy hive, minifigs swarm creation, desperate to do anything at all to avoid the existential despair of endless blank baseplates and massive bugger off starships in their skies.


Participants

Participants will each create one or more "builds," in real bricks or in LDD, composed of one hundred (100) pieces or less, and capture a comprehensive set of images that show it off. A "build" can be anything from a microscale vignette to a small fleet of ships to a mecha. Anything at all. Build whatever the hell you want. The Judges will have their own views on what constitutes a complete build and that will show in their scoring, particularly in Style and Substance. Please post anywhere from 1-10 images. If building LDD, participants should include an .lxf file. If building IRL, participants should include a parts breakdown image in their photo set. Simply create something BrikWarsy, preferably something that references the rulebook, the lore (community or official), and/or the history.

Those wishing to participate in the contest should submit an original build via a new thread in the Armoury forum between September 4, 2020 and September 30, 2020, including the identifier tag [HPH20] in the title.

Participants may submit more than one entry. Contestants can only win one Reward, however, and only their highest scoring piece will count in this regard.

Entries may represent any BrikWars tone, style, etcetera. The BrikVerse is a wildly diverse setting and the purpose of this contest is to encourage more awesome new content.


Judges

Judging of the entries will commence immediately following the contest, beginning October 1, 2020, and will end no later than October 7, 2020. The final scores will be announced and formalized in this thread on October 8, 2020.

For the 2020 Contest, the following are Judges:
  • Bookwyrm
  • Falk
  • Gorvoslov
The following are Secondary Judges:
Judges will view each entry and score it based on the following categories:
  • Style -- Relating to the concept of the build, the inventiveness and creativity of the build, particularly any NPU, the technical skill with which the concept is rendered recognizable to the audience.
  • Substance-- Relating to the mechanics of the build, the viability and efficiency of its construction, the actual depth of the piece and the balance between what it conveys and the materials it uses to convey it. The scale and/or the detail of the build are judged here.
  • Photography-- Quality of the build's photography, the use of clean lighting and clear pictures, the capture of the purpose of the piece such that it is clearly conveyed to the audience. Also included in this category is the inclusion and quality of the LXF file if built in LDD or the inclusion and quality of the parts breakdown image(s) if built IRL.
  • Story, Tie-Breaker Category-- A picture is worth a thousand words. Be brief and use some of them to caption or provide background story to your images. Keep in mind the theme of the contest: Minifigs going nuts everywhere.
Each Judging Category is rated on a scale from 1-10. The scores from each category will be added together, with the exception of Story, for a Total Judge Score of between 3 and 30. Total Judge Scores are added together to rate the creation for a Final Score.

The Story Score will only be used in the event of a tie between entries.

Judges are encouraged to keep an open, diverse mindset when judging entries as they are not inherently required to adhere to any particular interpretation of Kanon or individually preferred tone. In short, we all have a good general idea of what constitutes as Brikwarsy but a great many of us have some pretty different ideas about the specifics.

Judges may enter the contest as Participants (see above) but may not judge their own entries. Instead, the Secondary Judge will take their place in the scoring of those particular pieces.


Rewards

The participant with the highest Final Score will achieve 1st place, winning the contest, joining the pantheon of BrikWars StudGods, and gaining full on bragging rights. They will also earn a unique custom badge, which will be pinned to the winning post and generally used however the winner sees fit (such as its inclusion into their forum signature).


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Enjoy the Buildoff! Happy BrikBuilding and, as always, Have Fun.


2020 Final Entries, Scores, and Winner

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:38 pm
by Quantumsurfer
Who are our judges this year?

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:48 pm
by Bookwyrm
Normally I avoid judging contests I plan to contribute to, but I can judge this year.

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:45 am
by Quantumsurfer
Need three more judges, please.

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:02 pm
by Falk
I can judge.

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:14 am
by Quantumsurfer
Existing Judges, please commence judging.

Anyone else, we need two more judges for this contest, please.

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:28 am
by Falk
My entry is on the list twice.

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:33 am
by Gorvoslov
I can be a judge.

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:35 am
by Quantumsurfer
fixed.

and thank you.

Anyone else, just need 1 secondary judge.

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:05 pm
by Gorvoslov
My judging is in. A lot of good entries, made it harder that nobody phoned it in with a beach episode.

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:26 am
by Falk
Done!

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:37 pm
by Space Bunny
I'll secondary judge. Judging should be done when you see this

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:06 am
by Quantumsurfer
Deepest apologies for the incredibly late response in tallying the results here. Going to do that now.

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:37 am
by Quantumsurfer
2020 Entries and Final Scores

Thanks to all participants for your entries into this year's Hullabaloo.

Well done and congratulations. About as many entries as last year, so we're holding steady for this contest. This year's entries were very fun and very tightly designed. They seemed, as a whole, representative of a diversity of BrikWarsian ideas and I'm certain the range and talent of these builders is much appreciated by the community. Shout out to our second and third place winners, Falk and Space Bunny for some incredibly compact and slick designs. Apologies for the lateness in tallying the final results but much thanks and appreciation goes to the judges who got their scores in anyway. I hope this year's entries inspire more builds in the months to come.


The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo Winner and our new StudGod

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aoffan23
For the hundred piece build "Junkyard Dog" Speeder

Re: The 2,020 Hundred Piece Hullabaloo

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:29 am
by Bolicob12
Wow, every build was really good. Nice job everyone 👍