Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TBs TechChallenge, 2012 - Reverse 42002 - Closing Early!

As Barman told us, the 42002 (Hovercraft) set was spotted at a TRU store in Canada. Because of this the TBs team decided to close the TechREVERSE Challenge 2012 submission period with immediate effect, in order to guarantee the contest necessary fairness to all the contestants who had already submitted their guess work.

The closing period was then anticipated in about one week, and according to the challenge published rules.

Thank you! For all those who have taken the Challenge so far!

We apologize for those who may have been working on this and did not have the chance to submit their entry, till the date initially planned. Hope we can start the TechREVERSE Challenge earlier the next years.

22 comments:

Junkstyle Gio said...

Too bad...

But maybe next year i will have the change to take a shot at this challenge..

Fernando Correia said...

We will count with you! ;)

Algirdas Lašas said...

Hm.. when results are going to be available?

Fernando Correia said...

First I need to get my hands on the instructions. Also the prize details have not yet been confirmed by TLG...

Thus for the moment we should expect to see the results only in January.
Will anticipate if I can, but there is also a lot of other stuff ongoing. :)

Luc2000 said...

For the ones interested in my design (I don't give it much chance of winning - except if this is the only entry. How many entries were there exactly?) here's the download link: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Luc2000/MOCs/42002.lxf

As for the hoses:
- 2x lime green hose at the front should be: 2x “Black Hose, Ribbed 7mm D. 9L”
- 2x orange hose at the cockpit should be: 2x “Light Bluish Gray Hose, Rigid 3mm D. 12L / 9.6cm”
- 1x pink hose at the rear should be: 1x “Light Bluish Gray Hose, Rigid 3mm D. 23L / 18.4cm”

Fernando Correia said...

We had 4 participants this time.
One used the possibility to send a 2nd submission file.

Don't know if and how many were eventually working to send their submissions too.

Michael OKeefe said...

Nooooo...... :( I guess I will scrap what I have and hope to do one next year :(

Junkstyle Gio said...

Luc2000's version looks very good.
He is spot on on the partscount...

Philo said...

Agreed, it solves nicely a few things that remainded mysterious to me. Great work, Luc2000!

Luc2000 said...

Noooooo
I placed the grilled slopes upside down :'(
Second most stupid mistake ever (after the liftarms below the headlights in my 8066 entry)

Philo said...

For the SUV challenge, I managed to forget the windscreen! ;)

Luc2000 said...

And you still managed to become 4th (of 13)!

Maybe Conchas is in a good mood when counting mismatches, and instead of 4x3 to count just 4x1 mistakes ;)

Fernando Correia said...

Hmm... Funny mistake(s) :D

It is always difficult to start interpreting the rules, when others may complain and it can interfere with the classification. :/
We will see the overall panorama. :)

Nevertheless it could be a topic for criteria improvement in further editions (we have been introducing improvements in the last three editions). To count obvious multiple mistakes as one single mistake.
Still not sure where it is too detailed to be considered in the rules. :/

Scott said...

Not done yet. Oh well. I'll try again next year...

Fernando Correia said...

Sorry! :(

Next year I'll also try to speed-up the agreement with LEGO, in order to start the Challenge earlier. :P

Shimon430 said...

Awww... all the time i spent on my model.. was going to upload it today but now i see this..
Luc2000 your design is very good, my entry is very similar except the red pin connector which is an axle connector(you can see via b model)
and the 1x3 black liftarms on the back, i have put angular beam 3 x 5
because 1x3 wouldn't be solid.
It was really challenging and i would like to see the instructions!!

Fernando Correia said...

@Shimon430

You can always send the render of your model, so I'll credit it into the submissions post later on, as a post entry.

Algirdas Lašas said...
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Algirdas Lašas said...

My model is somewhat similar to Luc2000 model, but I didn't managed to solve grill issue. I thought about same solution like Luc2000, but it seemed incorrect. Now, after second look, it might be the right way :) What else differs in my model - internals with passing wheels rotation to engine, and forgot to add some obvious parts (from B model they are clearly seen)... Anyway, I wanted to send v2 version of this model, but hadn't made it in time.

Another thing - it would be nice to see interpretations of B model (airplane). I've tried to build it, and for me most part was easier most than main model. Few issues still remain - e.g. how attach tail fin if we use plates with hole(instead of bricks 2x1 with 2 holes for grill in A model) and not clear about landing gear.

Btw, anyone actually built it, I mean from actual Lego, instead of just CAD tools?

Nathanaël said...

Yes, I've actually tried to build both A and B model physically, just to get a feeling for the model. I had a quick look at Luc's model as well, and it looks pretty good. At least he got the right amount of parts, whereas my version ended up with a few parts less... I do believe however that I used all parts that were visible in the B-model too.
And @Shemon, the 3x5 beams unfortunately do not work together with a transmission, because they will collide.

Designer-Han said...

My first submitted attempt in CAD was based on 3x5 beams too together with 3x3 T beam. But after building in LEGO I figured out that the triangles must sit at the rear side for keeping the safety bar in place irw the angle connectors. Which means that the wheels had to move more to the center of the model IMO.
Still I did not figure out the 4x0.5 black beam of the cockpit irw the air inlets. I seam to miss half a stud space.
Unfortunately the challenge is closed, so my second attempt will not be sended.... But nonetheless, I would gave it less of a chance.

Shimon430 said...

Just sent my attempt. This was really hard!!! without knowing what is inside i guessed most parts from the small picture on the down right corner of the box and other from logic.
there are 3 things that challenged me the most.. and i haven't found a clear solution. The first one is the 1x3 beam at the back which isn't stable and it is not likely for TLG to make unstable builds, but in order to place the gear, no other parts could fit.. the second one is the grills because we can see from the B model that there are 2x 1x2 brick with 2 holes and i cant find where they go...
and the third thing is the amount of parts.. i managed to get to 163\170

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