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  1. TECHNIC WACKY WHEELS CONTEST After a fierce battle bots competition it's time for a less serious competition. How about a Virtual Race through LEGO City using Wacky Wheels?! DESCRIPTION The Wacky Wheels competition is loosely based on the 1994 Arcade game by Apogee, which strongly puts the emphasis on fun instead of realism, both in looks and gameplay. Each contestant needs to have a wacky vehicle to participate in the most ludicrous race of the year. And you will be designing and building that vehicle! The first requirement for the vehicle is that it needs to have wheels or treads, since it is a road race! Your vehicle can be anything you want (also a boat, plane, etc), but it needs to have wheels, since it's a driving contest. The second requirement is that it needs to have at least one wacky function besides driving and steering. This function can be anything to gain an advantage in the race. Of course it can also be function to hinder your opponent. Anything goes! Thanks to Erik Leppen for pitching this idea DEADLINE Deadline date is Monday 16th of October, 2017. Contest will be closed on Tuesday 17th of October, OR LATER. Disclaimer: I will close the contest when I see fit and when I have the time to process the results. This can be later than the deadline date. Please don't complain about this not being fair and all. RULES AND REGULATIONS The following section describes the contest specific and general rules and regulations. But before that, please take notice of a simple motto regarding the Eurobricks Contests: CONTESTS ARE FOR FUN! Of course there's competition, but at the end of the day, LEGO is just a hobby and the main goal for each of us is to have fun! CONTEST SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS Each vehicle needs to have a WACKY NAME (no name, no entry). Each vehicle needs to have at least a WACKY FUNCTION (besides steering and driving). Your vehicle needs to have WHEELS and be able to drive. It can be a plane, boat, etc, but it still needs to drive during the competition. Your vehicle needs to be able to STEER. Only OFFICIAL LEGO PARTS. 3rd party STRINGS, HOSES and RUBBER BANDS are permitted. NO 3rd party tires. There is NO size limit. Model Team style building IS allowed. GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS The contest is open to all EB members (also new members). Members who joined EB after the start of the contest can be banned from voting (when vote rigging is suspected). Voting rules will be explained later in the voting topic. One entry per member. Entries need to be new (never posted anywhere previously or shown at an event/LUG meeting). Only physical builds, so no LDD or other virtual entry. If you have any doubts about the suitability of your entry contact me, or Milan. All entries are to include only real LEGO. No clone brands, 3rd party parts, or digital entries allowed. Custom stickers are allowed. No cutting, sculpting or modifying parts. Entries are to be placed in the entry topic in this forum. Entries not in the entry topic are not eligible for voting. The entry post may be edited at any time up to the end of the contest, so feel free to make improvements if you wish. The contest might be closed later than the deadline. Don't complain about this not being fair. You have enough time to build. Don't ask for more time. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not follow these rules. These rules can be changed whenever we see fit to ensure that people follow the intent of the contest. Staff members are Jim is not eligible for winning prizes. WHAT DO I NEED TO ENTER? All participant need to create a discussion topic and create a post in the entry topic. DISCUSSION TOPIC A discussion topic starting with [TC12]. A discussion topic needs to show some actual progress (i.e. pictures of the build in progress) and should NOT be used to "reserve an idea". ENTRY POST The entry post in the entry topic should contain: Entry name. Short description explaining the function(s). One or more pictures (max 3 of max 1024x1024). Embedded video (mandatory). Link to the discussion topic. VOTING The voting criteria will be: Originality & Wackiness. Looks (shape, color scheme etc). Quality of the build. Functionality. PRIZES The LEGO Group is so kind to provide the Top-3 contestants with a great Technic set. And of course, we will be so kind to award you with eternal fame and a medal tag.
  2. TECHNIC WACKY WHEELS CONTEST RESULTS Congratulations to all the winners! I will contact the top-3 to handle the prizes (Technic sets provided by the LEGO CEE team hurray). 1st Highflyer by Leonard Goldstein Discussion topic 2nd The Mean Machine by Charbel Discussion topic 3rd Uno's Car: His Fortressness by MegaRoi Discussion topic PRIZE WINNERS1. Highflyer by Leonard Goldstein - 368 Points (entry 9)2. The Mean Machine by Charbel - 285 Points (entry 20)3. Uno's Car: His Fortressness by MegaRoi - 273 Points (entry 18)CONTEST RESULTS1. Highflyer by Leonard Goldstein - 368 Points (entry 9)2. The Mean Machine by Charbel - 285 Points (entry 20)3. Uno's Car: His Fortressness by MegaRoi - 273 Points (entry 18)4. The Boydell Stomper by Doug72 - 230 Points (entry 2) 5. The Unrollable by kodlovag - 215 Points (entry 10)6. The Toaster by Thirdwigg - 165 Points (entry 22)7. The Banana Scorpion by mocbuild101 - 164 Points ( entry 11)8. Arachne by Erik Leppen - 118 Points (entry 15) 9. The Stretched Slicer by RohanBeckett - 113 Points (entry 17)10. Fire Ant by Didumos69 - 109 Points (entry 1)11. The Crimson Demolition-Mobile by heyitsdisty - 69 Points (entry 12)12. Carniveil by MangaNOID - 67 Points (entry 7)13. Formula De Vil by Superkoala - 63 Points (entry 3)14. Avalunch 2002 by HorcikDesigns - 45 Points (entry 8)15. Formula Punch by deehtha - 42 Points (entry 14)16. Road Breaker by Carsten Svendsen - 33 Points (entry 16)17. Overkill by Offroadcreat1ons - 31 Points (entry 23)18. Dual-Shot mk2 by Aventador2004 - 23 Points (entry 13)19. Scorpion R5 by MattL600 - 21 Points (entry 24)20. KitchenWarerior by cyberdyne systems - 18 Points (entry 19)21. Baby Bomber Buggy by Marxpek - 17 Points (entry 21)22. The Dragomoto by Technonsense - 14 Points (entry 6)23. The Big Racoon by MikeTwo9398 - 9 Points (entry 4)24. Jack the Lifter by msk6003 - 4 Points (entry 5)25. Kid Cash's Caster Cube by thekitchenscientist - 0 Points (entry 25) JURY RESULTS As promised I will disclose the jury votes. Jury consisted of 5 members, each 26 points, which have been doubled and added to the public score. 9: 702: 4818: 4611: 2817: 2420: 2223: 815: 419: 46: 216: 224: 2
  3. WACKY WHEELS CONTEST - VOTING TOPIC Voting will be open for at variable period of time. Closing date will most likely be somewhere between one and two weeks. VOTING RULES AND REGULATIONS Voting scheme uses the old Formula One style point distribution (10, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 POINT) You need to assign 10 points to the 1st place, 6 points to the second and so one. You need to vote for 6 ENTRIES (no more, no less) Clearly mention the ENTRY NUMBER and the NUMBER OF POINTS per entry that you vote on. If you joined Eurobricks after the start of the contest, you can be banned from voting (when vote rigging is suspected) You may NOT vote for your own entry. In the event of a tie for any place the Technic Staff will decide which entry wins. Our decision is final. Questions about voting can be asked in the Discussion Topic. For example (entries randomly chosen): --- comments can be placed above the votes 5: 10 (no comments here please) 6: 6 1: 4 9: 3 7: 2 3: 1 Or comments can be placed below the votes ---- NOTES Please use this exact notation NUMBER: VOTES (with a colon). Please don't type #1:10, 1 = 10 or 1) 10 or other notations. Stick to the example format shown above. Please use this thread only for voting. You may explain why you made your choice, but any general discussion should take place in the Discussion Topic. Comments should be placed ABOVE or BELOW the votes. Please don't comment on the same line as the votes. VOTING The voting criteria are: Originality & Wackiness. Looks (shape, color scheme etc). Quality of the build. Functionality. ENTRIES All entries can be found in the entry thread: Please visit the entry topic to see all entries. 1. Fire Ant by Didumos69 2. The Boydell Stomper by Doug72 3. Formula De Vil by Superkoala 4. The Big Racoon by MikeTwo9398 5. Jack the Lifter by msk6003 6. The Dragomoto by Technonsense 7. Carniveil by MangaNOID 8. Avalunch 2002 by HorcikDesigns 9. Highflyer by Leonard Goldstein 10. The Unrollable by kodlovag 11. The Banana Scorpion by mocbuild101 12. The Crimson Demolition-Mobile by heyitsdisty 13. Dual-Shot mk2 by Aventador2004 14. Formula Punch by deehtha 15. Arachne by Erik Leppen 16. Road Breaker by Carsten Svendsen 17. The Stretched Slicer by RohanBeckett 18. Uno's Car: His Fortressness by MegaRoi 19. KitchenWarerior by cyberdyne systems 20. The Mean Machine by Charbel 21. Baby Bomber Buggy by Marxpek 22. The Toaster by Thirdwigg 23. Overkill by Offroadcreat1ons 24. Scorpion R5 by MattL600 25. Kid Cash's Caster Cube by thekitchenscientist Good luck!
  4. I know I'm late to the party, but I had this idea for a few weeks already and did some tests, and yesterday I had time to start building on the real version. I think it's wacky enough to partipicate, although the "wacky function" is not the most original, I admit. There's no drive, just rolling, and there's no suspension. It's fully manual. It can roll (no drive, no fake engine whatsoever); and it can steer all eight bogies simultaniously. This means the vehicle doesn't "turn", the body keeps always facing the same way, but the wheels turn so it can drive anywhere it wants. There's also no "steering radius" - it can turn on the spot, which of course is an advantage in the race. Obviously, the top part (where the driver sits) turns the same way as the wheels. The "wacky function", as you may have guessed from the springs you see behind the seat, is an ejector seat. Launching the driver forward gives a tiny advantage for the last few meters before the finish (assuming the winner is the driver who crosses the line first). And of course, it's a nice way to leave the vehicle quick and clean (how to enter the vehicle, I don't know). I don't want to make this thing much more complicated, so I will be adding a nice cabin, and I will decide on a color scheme (I have some ideas already), make it a bit more sturdy and add a few details here and there, and that's pretty much it. It sounds doable to finish this before the deadline.
  5. Hi, I present to you: The Dragomoto The functions are: - driving (XL motor) - steering (M motor) - functions of the dragon (M motor) which is: - flapping main wings. - lifting tail up and down. - flapping tail fins All functions are powered via RC. This model is relatively small and compact and contains only 764 pieces. I will send more pictures and updates later. Hope you enjoy it!
  6. Question: What do you get, when you cross a tank, with a banana, a scorpion, a V8 engine, and a bunch of stud-shooters? Answer: The Banana Scorpion! Color scheme: Yellow, with some black and grey. Driver: A Big Giant Banana-eating Tiger! (this one) Powered Functions: Drive: Tank tracks - powered by 2x M-motors. (also used for steering) Steering: Tank type skid steering. Engine: A massive V8 - powered by a high speed motor. Wacky function 1: Lifting hull mechanism - powered by M-motor. Wacky function 2: High speed spinning sweeper - powered via V8. Wacky function 3: The ability to tank-wheelie!!! (with some help...) Manual Functions: (aka: weapons) Cannon: A giant cannon mounted on the end of the adjustable scorpion tail. Stud-shooters: Front: 2x six-round, and 2x single-round - Rear: 4x single-round. Spring-shooters: 2x rear-mounted. (can be triggered by driver) The story of how The Banana Scorpion was built:
  7. Started some days ago, as I have vacations. I was strugling with my Isetta project. Don't have inspiration. But it is as inspiration for my TC12 wacky car. This will be something like Isetta with big rear wheels ans smaller 4 front steered wheels First back part concept First front part concept Then second Then together Need to build some cabin with forn door and think about some third functions (i have some Lego hedgehogs, if we are talkinf about wacky wheels game inspiration ...)