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[TC25] Technic Shrinking Contest - Information Topic

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48 minutes ago, Jim said:

This is okay ­čĹŹ­čĆ╝┬á

Thanks! That's a one less thing to think about :D

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18 hours ago, SaperPL said:

is it okay for sticker to be not cut into two separate pieces when placed on two connected panels?

I did the same on the Osprey's tail without thinking it could upset anyone...

I have to confess that in my opinion some official sets would look better with this too. Wouldn't upset me as I usually remove every sticker when I turn a set into pieces.

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2 minutes ago, JoKo said:

is it okay for sticker to be not cut into two separate pieces when placed on two connected panels?

I hope so because I just bought the original sticker set for the Barcode truck (not cheap) and had to apply over maximum of 2 parts because ... well ... the contest model is smaller.

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51 minutes ago, JoKo said:

I have to confess that in my opinion some official sets would look better with this too. Wouldn't upset me as I usually remove every sticker when I turn a set into pieces.

Actually, older sets did that exactly. But then you have the dilemma of whether to take them off at some point. I still have some pieces of my 8880 with the stickers applied to those multiple parts (the mirrors), I never wanted to take them apart, just in case I rebuild it... I think Lego got rid of this solution because of that, and while it looks worse, I kind of understand it. But I'd still do a sticker over multiple parts in a MOC :)

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24 minutes ago, gyenesvi said:

Actually, older sets did that exactly

Good to know, didn't know that although I have the age for it. It happened during my dark age :)

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Another question about stickers - can I print original sheet of stickers and use it? I'm not really able to order it before deadline 

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1 hour ago, NoEXIST said:

Another question about stickers - can I print original sheet of stickers and use it? I'm not really able to order it before deadline 

Why are you guys giving me such a hard time with the stickers :tongue:

I am not a big fan of allowing home printed stickers, because it might open up a can of worms. But if you EXACTLY match the scale I am okay with it. Unless there are objections from other contestants.

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51 minutes ago, Jim said:

Why are you guys giving me such a hard time with the stickers :tongue:

One odd sticker question a day keeps next contest's terms without oddly specific sticker rules away :D

57 minutes ago, Jim said:

But if you EXACTLY match the scale I am okay with it. Unless there are objections from other contestants.

I would only add that the color scheme needs to be original, because like you said, modifying them even when they are at scale can open up can of worms.

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Can i do the droideka set 8002? It has the technic logo on the box but i was advised to ask first before undertaking such a project. It has super cool functions and i really wanna try compacting it, perhaps looking at the bakugan mechanism to do the iconic roll and pop up @Jim

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9 minutes ago, SaperPL said:

One odd sticker question a day keeps next contest's terms without oddly specific sticker rules away :D

So, next contest to only allow original stickers applied to the specific piece (mold/colour) the donor set applies it to?

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1 hour ago, SaperPL said:

One´╗┐ odd sticker question a day keeps next contest's terms´╗┐´╗┐ ´╗┐without ´╗┐oddly specific sticker rules away :D

I rather choose without stickers at all

1 hour ago, SaperPL said:

I would´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ only add that the color scheme needs to be original

As long as I can cut them, I don't need the color scheme changes :)

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@Jim I've seen the remark in the TC25 entry topic should contain a picture of the original model. Can I suffice with a render in Stud.io because I've build the original model completely in Stud.io as I don't own the original model. It was during my (early) dark ages when it was issued. I could buy one but all cables will be crumbled and it contains a lot of old grey. I like the model very much but am not keen on owning one. I could also use generic box art images but these will be mostly bad quality as the model is from 1997. Using Stud.io renders also gives me the option to directly compare it with my smaller model.

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33 minutes ago, Berthil said:

@Jim I've seen the remark in the TC25 entry topic should contain a picture of the original model.

I should have phrased that differently. A picture you found online will suffice. An official product picture. It's just to show us which set/model you used.

33 minutes ago, Berthil said:

I could also use generic box art images but these will be mostly bad quality as the model is from 1997. 

This is okay, but studio.io is fine by me too. It's just for reference.

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Absolutely. And I must admit that I definitely didn't expect this. One of the best contests we had. 

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40 minutes ago, Jim said:

Absolutely. And I must admit that I definitely didn't expect this. One of the best contests we had. 

I wonder who suggested it in the beginning.

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16 minutes ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

I wonder who suggested it in the beginning.

LoL. I was about to say "I wonder who didn't join the contest" but I'm glad to see you created a topic :thumbup:

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Damn, judging this won't be easy. All entries can be winners :wub:

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On 6/25/2023 at 4:12 PM, Jim said:

There will be jury voting

Does this mean jury voting is the only mode or does this mean there will be jury voting in addition to popular voting?

10 minutes ago, Jim said:

Damn, judging this won't be easy.

Any bonus point for certain contest starters and tractor builders :grin:

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1 hour ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

Does this mean jury voting is the only mode or does this mean there will be jury voting in addition to popular voting?

The initial thought was jury voting only, but I will discuss it with @Milan

1 hour ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

Any bonus point for certain contest starters and tractor builders :grin:

Of course! Additional points can also be purchased via Paypal :laugh:

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10 hours ago, Jim said:

Of´╗┐ course! Additional points can also be purchased via Pa´╗┐ypa´╗┐´╗┐l

(Put shut up and take my money meme here)

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18 hours ago, Jim said:

Damn, judging this won't be easy. All entries can be winners :wub:

Exactly - that is why I think there should be specific metrics outlined precisely for judging the entries when the contest starts. Without contestants knowing those metrics at the beginning of the contest, you will have to penalise some of them for decisions they made at the beginning or throughout the project, without knowing how it will be judged. But you will have to do it to come up with a list of winners.

I'm wondering now what will be the metrics for voting criteria of originality - is it only about build techniques/mechanisms implemented/how they are implemented or is it also about the set that was picked? Will contestants that picked the same set be penalised as unoriginal? Will the ones picking iconic well known sets be treated as not so original? Also we're mostly building cars, bikes, trucks, tractors and construction equipment outside of the contest, so picking something like that may also feel like it's not something original.

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