As you might remember, this year we had to make an early closure of the TechREVERSE Challenge 2012 on the seventh day, once the 42002 (Hovercraft) set was spotted at a physical TRU store in Canada.
Even though we had a full hand of submissions in this short period of time.
As we knew there were some sets being offered online by TRU, there was some pressure because that Challenge could be closed at anytime. Hence it was made an exception allowing for the contestants to submit a first preliminary entry to guarantee their participation and a second one if still in time. Only the latest one would be considered by the jury for evaluation, with the respective order of submission.
And now it is time to see the submissions that we got from you.
Again several participants have chosen to prepare their entries with LDD and faced some difficulties because of some shortages from LDD 4.3 (the latest version available). Namely some hoses still cannot be flexed with LDD and you choose to used alternate parts that can flex or leave them straight at the side of your model - still to decide how to handle this situation... if I will count the respective mismatches of if make another exception besides the challenge rules being clear on this.
Now in the order of their entrance, here is the list of submissions and respective authors:
- Luc Worms (Luc2000) - NL
- Algirdas Lašas (Lashas) - LT
- Han Crielaard (Designer-Han) - NL
- Nathanaël Kuipers (Industrial Designer) - SE
- Shimon Bogomolov - IL - Submission not considered, because it arrived already after the contest have been closed.
As a matter of curiosity, I think it is the first time we get a participant from Lithuania.
Bellow you can see the renders provided by the participants, with their submissions.
Also it is interesting to observe the submissions distribution across the different tools allowed in contest:
- LDraw/MLCad - 2
- LDD - 3
- SR3D - 0
The submitted renders:
In order of appearance from left to right: Luc. Algirdas, Han, Nathanaël and Shimon.
The most realistic render we got this time was that one below, from Han Crielaard.
Let me express here how thankful we're for those who took their time to participate, specially under such rush pressure and working with a model that offered quite some challenges to reverse. Also a big thanks for the LEGO Technic Design Team for having accepted to collaborate with TBs oncemore with this Challenge and for supporting us with all the prizes to give away.
The prizes were just confirmed and they are still to arrive. As I've been quite busy I did not yet started the mismatches counting and as previously announced I plan have all the evaluation work ready at sometime during next January (also the usual time frame as per previous editions).
In the meantime let me leave you with the prizes, which for a set of reasons had not yet been communicated before (sorry for that).
All the boxes will be signed by the respective LEGO Designers as usual.