[Contest] The Next Generation of Space Travel

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[Contest] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by Toys N Bricks » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:57 pm

The Next Generation of Space Travel

The last NASA Space Shuttle launch is set for July 8. To celebrate and mark this very special event, Toys N Bricks is proud to present "The Next Generation of Space Travel Contest". Space Shuttle Launches are ending, what will be the next generation of space travel for NASA? You decide!

*Note that this should have some sort of “realism” so don’t build stuff that’s too science fiction, like an X-wing or Imperial Star Destroyer.

Contest starts now until July 31st. If you have a question regarding this contest, please post it here.
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Eligibility
  • Open to ALL countries where not prohibited
  • One Entry per Member
  • Entries MUST be completely new
  • Entries MUST be built in LEGO pieces (no LDD, custom brands, stickers, other objects used, etc)
Submit your Entry
  • Upload your images onto our Flickr Group Pool (you can upload as many as you want)
  • Tag your images as "Toysnbricks"
  • You may link your Flickr account here so we can see additional images
  • Post your creation in this topic with up to 3 images and the amount of pieces you have used
  • Note that once you have submitted your creation, you only have 60 minutes to edit/change it
  • Bottom line is don't submit it unless your absolutely sure thats the creation you want to be entered
Deadline: Contest ends on July 31st at 21:00 PST (August 1st - 0:00 EST).
*All entries that fails to meet the above guidelines by the deadline will be disqualified.

Prizes (LEGO Gift Card substitution may be offered)
Gold - Brand-New copy of the 3368 Space Center & 3365 Space Moon Buggy
Silver - Brand-New copy of the 3366 Satellite Launch Pad & 3365 Space Moon Buggy
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by Ice » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:57 pm

Additional rules and details to follow soon.

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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by vynsane » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:45 am

Just in time for work to slow down a bit - I might actually be able to enter this one!
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by koromo » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:14 pm

Had a quick thought on retro space designs.
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by Ice » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:20 pm

Take note that this contest is a bit shorter than usual. You have exactly 23 days to design and build your creation. Budget your time wisely and good luck! :)

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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by akunthita » Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:15 pm

This is pretty exciting! I especially like that this contest is not limited to already registered members! :)

I wasn't going to enter as Space is not my genre, however I did write up an announcement for my readers http://thebrickblogger.com/2011/06/nasa ... ouncement/.

The funny thing is that as I wrote it, all these ideas were coming to me, so I might have to enter after all! :lol:
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by Ice » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:01 am

Thanks akunthita. :) I look forward to seeing the entries people come up with!

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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by Luciant » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:06 pm

Great rewards... If i wasn't packed up ready to move, I would break out some sets to enter :( I look forward to some awesome creations. If the last test is any indication of the talent level, we're in for a great treat.
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by hatcher » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:12 am

I find the description of the contest to be rather vague. Are we supposed to be making an entire ship, or can we make a scene from the inside of the ship? Does it have to be minifig scale or can we skip the minifigures all together? Can we build a moon colony or space station?

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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by vynsane » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:38 am

The short answer to all your questions is:

YES!

I think it's been left vague on purpose in order to give people a lot of freedom of interpretation, mainly due to the short deadline. The more restrictive the rules, the less entries there would be within the timeframe, I believe.
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by hatcher » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:45 am

Ok then, that is what I was hoping the answer to be. Thanks
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by BrickWild » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:34 am

Why retire the Space Shuttle fleet?
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by hatcher » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:36 am

A number of reasons, but mainly the shuttles are obsolete. They were first used in 1981 or thereabouts, and they are bloody expensive to maintain and operate. Consider that when the first shuttle was launched, there was no national cell phone carrier in the United States, and no internet.
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by BrickWild » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:32 am

Has anyone seen the movie 'Thunderbirds Are Go'?
That featured a spacecraft called Zero X with removable wings & exploration unit, which is an example of future space travel!
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by Ice » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:57 am

Contest has now been extended to July 31st - 21:00 PST (August 1st - 0:00 EST).

In addition, a LEGO Gift Card prize substitution option may be offered for the gold and silver prizes. Value of the gift card may vary depending on your country. Gift card good for use at LEGO Brand Stores and online at LEGOShop.

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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by lukeskywalker » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:13 am

Ice wrote:Contest has now been extended to July 31st - 21:00 PST (August 1st - 0:00 EST).

In addition, a LEGO Gift Card prize substitution option may be offered for the gold and silver prizes. Value of the gift card may vary depending on your country. Gift card good for use at LEGO Brand Stores and online at LEGOShop.
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by vynsane » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:53 am

Ice wrote:Contest has now been extended to July 31st - 21:00 PST (August 1st - 0:00 EST).
Oh, good... that gives me a bit more time. In fact, I have a staycation planned for the 18-22... perfect timing, if you ask me!
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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by Jake » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:45 pm

I was wondering if i could do a not so complete shuttle, say being worked on...
It would be a little diorama in a HQ Where they are building the shuttle?

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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by Ice » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:04 pm

Jake wrote:I was wondering if i could do a not so complete shuttle, say being worked on...
It would be a little diorama in a HQ Where they are building the shuttle?
Yes you can do that. Also, welcome to the forums!

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Re: [CONTEST] The Next Generation of Space Travel

Post by Knobby Plastic » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:24 pm

I envision that the next great step forward in space travel will be a moon base that will be used as a staging point for placing man on Mars. And my entry, the Moonbase 2060 shows a future base on the Moon, in microscale.
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