The period to submit an entry for this Challenge has finished last Sunday (15).
Given the difficulty level and some challenging aspects, in my perspective we got a very good adhesion to this Challenge. Either considering the number of submitted entries and discussion generated around the topic, through the comments left and dialogs established into the Challenge original post.
We got a total of 6 participants and 6 submissions. Each one was allowed to submit up to two submissions, but it was not the case for any of the participants.
Five of them were valid submissions and one was more for the fun (you will see below) but which can't be considered as a valid participation in terms of the Challenge's goals and rules (you will also understand why this distinction, below in this post).
In order of submission, we got:
- Eric Albrecht (Blakbird) - US
- Martijn Bosgraaf (Dryw Filtiarn) - NL
- Minshik Kong (Sarafiel) - KR
Sarafiel also provided us with some nice instructions for his submission, which I won't yet disclose, so that we won't get into details about each one's interpretation at this point.
- Mike Hatton (Parax) - UK
- Nathanaël Kuipers (Industrial Designer) - NL
So and before we can proceed to the evaluation phase (pending on instructions delivery by TLG and time availability), I decided to publish here one render provided by the contestants, for each submission.
In order of appearance from top left to bottom right: Eric, Martijn Bosgraaf, Minshik Kong, Mike and Nathanaël.
And also the funny entry from Scott.
You might remember that when I mentioned about the signed box prize for this Challenge winner, I also wrote that might be something additional as a surprise.
In fact I just wanted to avoid that it would have influenced the way, that contestants would send their submissions and so decided to kept it as a little secret, to disclose after the submission period.
This means I'll have also a small symbolic gift to send to the first three contestants, with valid entries (i.e. those entries fulfilling the Challenge goals and rules).
They are three boxes from the 8046 Helicopter itself. This model was made by Markus Kossman, however the boxes to send are not signed, in case you wanted to know.
Let me express here in advance how thankful I am, for the LEGO Technic design team to have accepted to collaborate with TBs , with this Challenge and to have supported us with all the prizes to give away.