Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Kaminoan » Mon May 11, 2009 10:29 am

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The Contest

This contest has two parts, which together constitute a single entry:
  • Part 1: Create a custom Force-user minifigure using any official or modified parts from your collection, AND...
  • Part 2: Create a vignette, with your custom figure in it, using only unmodified parts from ONE single battle pack set.

How to Enter

  • Sign up for a forum account if you do not already have one, create an entry, and post it to the Submissions Thread via the rules outlined below.
  • The contest will begin as soon as you start building! Submissions will be accepted starting 12:01 a.m. on May 15, 2009, to 11:59 p.m. on June 15, 2009. (All times are in US Central Standard Time [GMT -6]).
  • The contest is open to all residents worldwide who are 13 years of age or older as of May 15, 2009, so spread the word! Only Kaminoan, Arealight, and MMCB are inelligible.

The Rules

  1. Each entry will consist of one custom minifigure depicting an existing Force-user from the Star Wars universe (created using any pieces in your LEGO collection as well as modified elements) presented in an 8x8 vignette scene (created using only unmodified pieces, including the minifigures, from any ONE single battle pack) to showcase the custom figure.
  2. A valid entry submission consists of one post to the Submissions Thread containing TWO images (ONE photo of your custom figure alone, and ONE photo of the overall vignette with the custom figure in it) and a link to the Wookieepedia entry for your character. Each photo must be exactly 400x400 pixels in size. You may include a link to a gallery with more images of the figure and vignette, but ultimately your entry will be judged solely by the two photos you choose to submit.
  3. You must label your both halves of your entry using a Username_EntryType_Title.jpg format:

      JoeCustomizer_Figure_JediBobo.jpg
      JoeCustomizer_Vig_AttackOfTheClowns.jpg

  4. Adding Photoshopped effects that do not physically alter your entry (such as adding backgrounds to your vignette or creating gunfire and Force effects) are allowed. Effects that do physically alter the figure itself (such as adding a "light up" feature to a head, overlaying virtual decals on it, or adding additional parts to the figure) are illegal and will cause the entry to be disqualified. If in doubt about a digital effect's legality, please ask before submitting your entry to avoid the risk of it being disqualified!
  5. You may submit multiple entries, but each entry must be entered as its own separate post in the Submissions Thread. Submissions in any other threads will be immediately disqualified. Once an entry is submitted you may not change or resubmit it, so make sure you are 100% satisified with it before submitting. If you do submit multiple entries, each figure AND vignette must be unique from one another– you cannot create one figure and enter it three times in different vignettes, or enter the same vignette with three different figures. Be creative!
  6. If your entry is disqualified, that is it. You cannot use the same figure or vignette and resubmit your entry. If you are in doubt over any part of your entry, contact a staff member for their approval before you submit your entry in the submission thread.

Part 1: The Figure

  • Your custom figure must represent an existing humanoid Force-user (Jedi, Sith, Force Adept, etc.) from the Star Wars universe, as listed in Wookieepedia. It will constructed with official LEGO minifigure parts. It may also be modified with additional elements such as decals, painted or cut pieces, third-party weapons, and so on– anything goes!
  • A legal humanoid minifigure is considered to be one in which the majority of its construction (75% or more) comes from the use of minifig parts (a head, torso, arms/hands, and legs), rather than brick-built. Your custom figure must use at least three of the four humanoid parts as they were intended.

Part 2: The Vignette

  • The vignette portion of the contest is intended to show your figure in an environment constructed using the battlepack's pieces. UPDATE: The vignette scene was originally intended to showcase the figure in action, either by leading the pack's figures into battle or fighting against them– that is now a guideline and not an absolute requirement.
  • Creation of the vig itself is limited to using the unmodified pieces from any ONE single battle pack from the list below and ONE 8x8 plate as a base. Unmodified minfigures in a battle pack can be used as part of the vig. (Modifying any part of the battle pack is not allowed– customization is to be limited to your custom figure only!)

      7654 - Droids Battle Pack
      7655 - Clone Troopers Battle Pack
      7667 - Imperial Dropship
      7668 - Rebel Scout Speeder
      8014 - Clone Walker Battle Pack
      8015 - Assassin Droids Battle Pack

Judging/Voting

  • Contest entries will be judged in two rounds. The first round will be conducted within the forum by way of a weighted system where each member posts his or her votes, and will determine the top 10 entries. The second round will be conducted using the same weighted system with the addition of several external judges, and will determine the final contest rankings from within the top 10 entries. Tie-breakers will be determined by Kaminoan, Arealight, and MMCB as needed.
  • Email notifications about voting being open will be sent to eligible voters at the start of each voting round.
  • To be eligible to vote in the contest, you must either have been a registered K.A.M. forum member with 20 or more posts as of May 15, 2009 or have submitted at least one valid contest entry.

Prizes

  • 1st Place: Your choice of one Chrome C-3PO or one Chrome Darth Vader minifigure
  • 2nd Place: Will receive whichever chrome figure the First Place Winner did not select

Notes

  • Please keep all questions and discussion pertaining to the contest in this thread. The Submissions Thread is for submissions only. DO NOT make comments in the Submissions Thread as that may result in a disqualificiation, suspension, or ban.
  • Please feel free to share your custom creations on other forums. However, attempting to recruit people elsewhere to simply join up and vote for you is considered spamming and will not be tolerated. If this becomes an issue, we have the right to disqualify you from this and all future contests.
  • For goodness' sake, don't try to argue with the site admins over the contest! That's the fastest way to get thrown out. We are in this for fun, not because we enjoy having people arguing with us because they don't like what we are doing.
  • The K.A.M. staff reserves the right to disqualify any entries for any reason including ones that are distorted, skewed, stretched, pixelated, out of focus, etc. All decisions by the K.A.M. staff are final! If in doubt, please run your creation by a staff member before submitting it!

The Short-Short Reader's Digest Version
  1. Make a custom Force-user LEGO minifigure of an existing character (per Wookieepedia) using official or modified pieces
  2. Make a vignette for your figure using only unmodified parts from ONE battle pack and an additional 8x8 baseplate
  3. Submit one 400x400 photo of the custom figure by itself and one 400x400 photo of the figure in the vignette as a single post in the Submission Thread


Good Luck to all!
–The K.A.M. Staff

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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby fire-gunner » Mon May 11, 2009 12:07 pm

What is our entry limit? I'm going to start building right away!
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Andromula » Mon May 11, 2009 12:12 pm

Excellent! I love K.A.M contests! Cheerio! Off to coordinate the building of the figure!
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Morgan19 » Mon May 11, 2009 12:17 pm

fire-gunner wrote:What is our entry limit? I'm going to start building right away!


Everyone please read and re-read the rules at least seven and a half times before asking questions. A lot of time was spent hammering them out and most everything should be covered already– that's why they're so wonderfully long. ;)

You can enter as many times as you'd like, so long as you follow these guidelines:

Rule #5:

5. You may submit multiple entries, but each entry must be entered as its own separate post in the Submissions Thread. Submissions in any other threads will be immediately disqualified. Once an entry is submitted you may not change or resubmit it, so make sure you are 100% satisified with it before submitting. If you do submit multiple entries, each figure AND vignette must be unique from one another– you cannot create one figure and enter it three times in different vignettes, or enter the same vignette with three different figures. Be creative!


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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Jackal » Mon May 11, 2009 3:09 pm

Kaminoan wrote:[*]Creation of the vig itself is limited to using the unmodified pieces from any ONE single battle pack from the list below and ONE 8x8 plate as a base. Unmodified minfigures in a battle pack can be used as part of the vig.

I just want to make sure I understand this. The 8x8 baseplate does not have to be included with the battle pack, correct? Just all the other pieces?
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Kaminoan » Mon May 11, 2009 3:11 pm

The 8x8 baseplate is the only "extra" part you can use. It will not be in any of the battle packs and none of them come with one.

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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby txtxtx » Mon May 11, 2009 3:19 pm

Question: Are we supposed to make an existing character from the Star Wars Universe, or a figment of our imaginination, or either one?
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Morgan19 » Mon May 11, 2009 3:33 pm

The rules mention a few times that it has to be an existing Star Wars character, and that you have to back each entry up with a link to its Wookieepedia entry.

Rule #1:

Each entry will consist of one custom minifigure depicting an existing Force-user from the Star Wars universe (created using any pieces in your LEGO collection as well as modified elements) presented in an 8x8 vignette scene (created using only unmodified pieces, including the minifigures, from any ONE single battle pack) to showcase the custom figure.


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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby txtxtx » Mon May 11, 2009 3:38 pm

I'm very sorry. I should have read the rules 6 more times.....
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Postby Morgan19 » Mon May 11, 2009 3:38 pm

And a half. ;)

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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Vidgamer838 » Mon May 11, 2009 7:11 pm

Very interesting contest, well done creating a pretty unique concept. Consider me in the running soon!
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby crixmadine » Tue May 12, 2009 5:36 pm

Does the vig have to be something/somewhere that actually happened/was visited by: the character?
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby MMCB » Tue May 12, 2009 5:41 pm

No the vig itself can be any place or any event. The only requirement is that the vig HAS to made from the parts from ONE of the Battle Packs, and ONLY those parts (plus one 8 x 8 plate).

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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby ConfuzzledApples » Tue May 12, 2009 7:43 pm

Sounds like a fun contest!

This is probably a stupid question, but a Vignette is sorta like a scene right? All of the definitions I found had to do with vines, so I'm a bit confused. Sorry.
Also, is it fine if the 8x8 base plate is like several smaller plates put together as long as they don't really have any affect on the vignette besides being a base plate for the vignette?
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby MMCB » Tue May 12, 2009 7:58 pm

ConfuzzledApples wrote:This is probably a stupid question, but a Vignette is sorta like a scene right? All of the definitions I found had to do with vines, so I'm a bit confused. Sorry.

There is no need to apologise. It's good to get a firm understanding of what is required. You are correct in your findings, a vignette depicts a small scene or event.

ConfuzzledApples wrote:Also, is it fine if the 8x8 base plate is like several smaller plates put together as long as they don't really have any affect on the vignette besides being a base plate for the vignette?

Short answer is no.
The whole idea of restricting the base to a single 8 x 8 plate is because the challenge is in using parts from a Battle Pack only. The 8 x 8 plate is to give you something to attach the unmodified Battle Pack parts to. The base is not actually part of the final vig, so it cannot be constructed to represent rocks or what have you.

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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby CommanderFox » Wed May 13, 2009 6:14 pm

YAY!!! another KAM contest Im sooo entering this one because I missed out on the last.
By the way I love the contest Picture :D

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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Just Call Me Matthew » Thu May 14, 2009 12:16 am

Would the evil inside of darth vader work as a minifig? (the devil with a light saber =P) view it at: http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ExpacticWaters It's the red one with horns, and then the yellow light saber.
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby MMCB » Thu May 14, 2009 1:34 am

Contest Rules wrote:Part 1: The Figure

* Your custom figure must represent an existing humanoid Force-user (Jedi, Sith, Force Adept, etc.) from the Star Wars universe, as listed in Wookieepedia. It will constructed with official LEGO minifigure parts. It may also be modified with additional elements such as decals, painted or cut pieces, third-party weapons, and so on– anything goes!

In other words, whatever figure you decide to make, must already exist in some form from the Star Wars universe AND have background information that is currently available on Wookieepedia. If neither of those requirements are filled, then the figure is not eligible for this contest.

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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby blackninjatom » Thu May 14, 2009 7:52 am

So we get to provide our own 8x8 baseplate, but are things allowed to hang off the side like someone jumping off the vig or something?
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Starwarslegoguru » Thu May 14, 2009 7:54 am

Ok now, about the Vig...does the vig have to be intact, such as the product of the build? Or can I take it apart and make something purty out of it? That being said, the figures from that specfic pack must be used correct?
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby MMCB » Thu May 14, 2009 8:14 am

blackninjatom wrote:So we get to provide our own 8x8 baseplate,

Yes you can use any 8 x 8 Baseplate as long as it is 1 piece only.

blackninjatom wrote:are things allowed to hang off the side like someone jumping off the vig or something?

If some part of a minifig is hanging over the edge, that should be fine. It would be best to try and keep everything contained within the 8 x 8 footprint if possible.



Starwarslegoguru wrote:does the vig have to be intact, such as the product of the build? Or can I take it apart and make something purty out of it?

You do not have to stick to the model that is the actual Battle Pack. You can build whatever you want out of the parts (and only those parts). Try to be creative and come up with something that will showcase your figure.

Starwarslegoguru wrote:That being said, the figures from that specfic pack must be used correct?

They don't have to be used if you don't want to. However, if you want to depict your figure in an action roll, it would be best to include some of the Battle Pack figures (ie: you do not have to use all of them, you can use 1 or 2 only). If you do decide to use the figures, they must be from the same Battle Pack you used to construct your vig out of.

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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby strider406 » Thu May 14, 2009 9:17 am

I was wondering are we allowed to use decals someone else made if there okay with it or do we have to make them ourselves?
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Kaminoan » Thu May 14, 2009 9:27 am

You can use decals made by others.

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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Alex1995 » Thu May 14, 2009 9:49 am

OK i have read and re-read the rules 100's of times but i still don't get it can you only use bricks to make your vig (apert form the 8x8 bace) that you get in the battle pck sets? Because the battle pakcs are good for minfigs but not so good on parts. I'm just really confused :?: :oops:
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Re: Who is the Face of the Force? - K.A.M. Jedi vs. Sith Contest

Postby Morgan19 » Thu May 14, 2009 11:53 am

It's confusing? Really...? You create the vig using any one battlepack's parts (meaning both its regular bricks and the minifig parts are fair game) and stick your custom figure in it. The packs being "not so good on parts" is part of the challenge that'll make this fun, yes.

Creation of the vig itself is limited to using the unmodified pieces from any ONE single battle pack from the list below and ONE 8x8 plate as a base. Unmodified minfigures in a battle pack can be used as part of the vig. (Modifying any part of the battle pack is not allowed– customization is to be limited to your custom figure only!)

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