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[TC25] Technic Shrinking Contest - Results Topic

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TECHNIC SHRINKING CONTEST - RESULTS TOPIC

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1. 42082 Rough Terrain crane by Akassin - 133 Points

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2. 42043 Arocs by 2GodBDGlory - 126 Points

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3. 42069 Extreme Adventure by Zerobricks - 122 Points

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VOTING PROCESS
The jury consisted of six Eurobricks "Technic members". We each made a list of all entries, ranking them from 1st to 23rd. Scoring was very basic. 1st place got 23 points and last place got 1 point. We tallied the votes to come to the final result. As promised we will provide a short explanation for the top-3 entries.

All things considered this contest was one of the best in EB's history. It was very hard to judge. Seeing your entry low(er) on the list, definitely doesn't mean that it wasn't good. It simply means others were considered slightly better. We absolutely loved every entry on the list, but we did have to put them in order which ultimately lead to these results.

42082 Rough Terrain Crane by Akassin
It's a very clean recreation and it was done so well that it looks like this is the scale that Lego should have released 42084 originally. Maybe not as risky of a choice, or as difficult to pull off as the Arocs, as some did say that the original perhaps should have been smaller to start with, however Akassin's very nicely and cleanly finished build and very well thought out and efficient gear mechanisms makes us easily able to see this released as an official set. He has also managed to keep all of the functions without making them manual representations, keeping all of them being moved by some geared mechanism. Overall we do think this is the best execution of all the models.

Arocs by 2GodBDGlory
The Arocs, unlike some other sets on this list, was pretty much universally liked, no-one said it was too big and it was packed full with functions, no wasted space at all. But somehow 2GodBDGlory has managed to shrink it down to roughly 1/8 of it's original volume whilst retaining all but one function (that being the inline engine). He has 4 sprung axles, two of them steered, geared outwards motion of the outriggers with a clever and creative use of connection pins to make the vertical movement of the outriggers, and that's just in the first few studs of height. On top of that he has retained all 4 pneumatic functions and all controlled from a centralized location in the cab. This leads to the models only weakness which is that the valves have made the cab one stud too tall, making it look slightly off compared to the original. But apart from that he has kept the look and feel of the original in what looks to be a fairly sturdy and clean overall design. In short, the Arocs was not a safe option to shrink, it was a risky choice due to it already being packed full of functions in its original scale, but 2GodBDGlory has pulled it off brilliantly in a way that made it look deceptively easy (although we know it wasn't), keeping the majority of it's functions in a much much smaller but still clean and sleek package that's true to the original.

42069 Extreme Adventure by Zerobricks.
Much like Akassin did with 42082 (as well as Grohl with his Ford GT), Zerobricks showed that some things might actually be better in smaller packages. Zerobricks' recreation looks just as good, retains almost all of the functions, and is just as cleanly well finished as the original. However, it's all done with fewer pieces. We could argue that, for the most part, all he really had to do was swap out big pieces for smaller pieces, but we know it's way more complicated than that. The part count reduction also shows that much more thought went into its design than that. If the panels were available in purple, it might have ended even higher.

FULL RESULTS

1. 42082 Rough Terrain crane by Akassin - 133 Points (entry 11)
2. 42043 Arocs by 2GodBDGlory - 126 Points (entry 2)
3. 42069 Extreme Adventure by Zerobricks - 122 Points (entry 13)
4. 8479 Barcde Truck by Berthil - 120 Points (entry 10)
5. 42053 Volvo EW160E by artemisovsky - 117 Points (entry 3)
6. 42113 Osprey by JoKo - 99 Points (entry 1)
7. 8109 Flatbed Truck by SaperPL - 94 Points (entry 8)
8. 42042 Crane by MangaNOID - 92 Points (entry 17)
9. 41999 4x4 Crawler Exclusive Edition by gyenesvi - 83 Points (entry 19)
10. 8284 Tractor by falconluan - 82 Points (entry 5)
11. 8868 Airtech Claw Rig by Icvisser - 73 Points (entry 9)
12. 41999 4x4 Crawler Exclusive Edition by rhplus - 69 Points (entry 18)
13. 8436 Truck by Jundis - 63 Points (entry 16)
14. 42039 24 Hour Race Car by NoEXIST - 57 Points (entry 4)
15. 8063 tractor with Trailer by Thirdwigg - 56 Points (entry 20)
16. 42054 Claas Xerion by Ngoc Nguyen - 48 Points (entry 21)
17. 8446 Crane Truck by Equilibrium - 41 Points (entry 14)
18. 42098 Car Transporter by msk6003 - 40 Points (entry 6)
19. 8868 Airtech Claw Rig by howitzer - 40 Points (entry 22)
20. 8464 B-model by Saruzeufel - 38 Points (entry 12)
21. 8454 Rescue Vehicle by HorcikDesigns - 34 Points (entry 23)
22. 8081 Extreme Cruiser by imdesigner42 - 15 Points (entry 15)
23. 8110 Unimog by TechnicMOCer - 14 Points (entry 7)

COLLAGE OF ALL ENTRIES

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Congrats to all the winners and thanks to all participants for making this contest a huge success. I will contact the top 3 shortly for their prizes.

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Congratulations to the winners and all those that took part. Some truly great models here, I’d love to build quite a few of them. Once again I didn’t have time for my model, fingers crossed I can free up some time for the next amazing Technic competition.

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Great job everyone. There were some great builds and I’m happy with the final results. @Akassin is on a roll, and the crane was great! Well done @2GodBDGlory by taking on and succeeding with 42043. Great job @Zerobricks and I’m glad to see you are on the podium. 

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Congratulations to the winners, and to all who participated in what turned out to be one of the best Technic contests ever.
And, of course, thank you @Jim for all your work, and to the judges for casting their votes. It was incredibly hard to make the list.

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Congratulations to all the contestants and winners. The fact that I took a high 5th place in contest with so many great constructions is a reason for me to be proud. Thanks also to Jim for organizing the competition.

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Congratulations @Akassin, @2GodBDGlory and @Zerobricks with your podium places, well deserved!  Thanks to all the participants, the jury and of course @Milan and last but not least @Jim!

Hope to join the party again next contest!

I would like to add the list of available instructions for the above models:

A nice legacy of this competition and hopefully we can add a few more instructions to it.

Edited by GerritvdG

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Congratulations to all the winners and all the participants! This was a wonderful contest, we all had much fun. Thank you @Jim for all the efforts, gentility and patience during the contest:thumbup:, please keep up the great work and we all need you there for next contest! :pir_laugh2:

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15 minutes ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

I failed :cry_sad:

Nobody failed!

49 minutes ago, falconluan said:

Congratulations to all the winners and all the participants! This was a wonderful contest, we all had much fun. Thank you @Jim for all the efforts, gentility and patience during the contest:thumbup:, please keep up the great work and we all need you there for next contest! :pir_laugh2:

Thanks hehe

Don't forget @Milan and in this case the judges.

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2 minutes ago, Jim said:

Don't forget @Milan and in this case the judges.

Oh, yep, my bad! Many thanks to @Milan and the judges as well and we definitely need you in next contest as well.:pir_tong2:

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24 minutes ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

I failed :cry_sad:

You certainly didn't fail! You succeeded, other contestants just...suceededer! 

Congrats to everyone!

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6 hours ago, Jim said:

Maybe not as risky of a choice, or as difficult to pull off as the Arocs, as some did say that the original perhaps should have been smaller to start with, however Akassin's very nicely and cleanly finished build and very well thought out and efficient gear mechanisms makes us easily able to see this released as an official set.

I beg to differ on that, the internal structure of chassis / steering isn't something that would be acceptable build quality for Lego as a set and also Akkasin did state that he wants to make a separate improved build for instruction, while the one submitted for contest was with implementing everything as close to original as possible, which he did. I guess I have a different standards for build quality, and so does Lego btw...

Anyway congrats to the winners, and hopefully more of the entries will be preserved in form of instructions.

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15 minutes ago, SaperPL said:

I beg to differ on that...

You beg to differ on almost everything and it's getting really tiresome.

Even in the results topic you manage to start a discussion and basically question, and thus disrespect, our decision. It's unbelievable.

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Now that the contest's over I just wanna say that the original set I plan to enter is neither the Airbus nor the CLAAS, but this. I've been tinkering with it for a couple of months before the contest started.

 

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But I expected that I wouldn't have enough time to find a decent solution for the distinctive grill and a bunch of other areas in a mere two months, so I didn't pick it.

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3 minutes ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

Now that the contest's over I just wanna say that the original set I plan to enter is neither the Airbus nor the CLAAS, but this. I've been tinkering with it for a couple of months before the contest started.

To be really honest; this is basically the reason why I am not a big fan of people suggesting contest ideas. But let's not start that discussion here.

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Wow, I'm honored to have placed in this competitive field!

Congratulations on a well-deserved win @Akassin! I loved the way you didn't compromise with the gearboxes!

That's also a solid recreation of an interesting and oft-neglected set, @Zerobricks!

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The average skill level of this contest has been staggering. Hats off and cheers to every single participant :pir-huzzah2:

2 hours ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

I failed :cry_sad:

Are you kidding? You took on a mighty tough model to shrink and did a capital job.

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1 minute ago, suffocation said:

Are you kidding? You took on a mighty tough model to shrink and did a capital job.

But my model is only in the 16th place :cry_sad:  That's bottom third :cry_sad:

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8 minutes ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

But my model is only in the 16th place :cry_sad:  That's bottom third :cry_sad:

You were up against some phenomenal competition, yet you still held your own. Also, I think you're losing sight of what, I think, really counts - how much you've progressed as a builder in the last couple of years. So chin up :wink:

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42 minutes ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

Apparently not enough to impress the judges tho :cry_sad:

You definitely impressed us. But in a contest with 23 impressive entries, the differences are very small which can result in a lower ranking.

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