Wednesday, December 12, 2007

December Challenge: Too much?

I'm starting to worry that I'm asking too much in the December Challenge. I've had a few folks email me saying as much, and an equal number looking for some hints as to how to get started.

My thought was: if you have any small transforming toys lying around (And I just sort of assumed everyone did) you could look at it and just...copy the bends and twists that make the transformation happen. Yes, I know, that's a bit much to just wish into existence.

That said, I've done some looking on Brickshelf for inspiration, and I've found some neat galleries that might help with ideas and construction tips:
But what do you guys think? Shelve the challenge for next year when there's more time to build? Go ahead and see if anyone can figure this out by the end of the year?

I'm tempted to just let it run and see what happens - but the crushing disappointment of a contest that no one enters...can my fragile ego survive that?


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Blogger Nick said...

Keep it up, If anything, I'll just enter something and be like, the only person. :D

December 12, 2007 10:57 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

As for me, I am working on the problem of not enough of the right color bricks. I think I have enough for what I want to do (2 ideas) but maybe not enough bricks, gonna try it though and see what happens.

December 12, 2007 11:06 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

Don't listen to those whiners! Of course, I'm still working on my entry for Pimp My Mech, so maybe you shouldn't listen to me...

December 12, 2007 11:39 AM  
Anonymous jordan said...

I knoy ehat I wanna build but don't have a clue how to transform it, Sigh

December 12, 2007 2:48 PM  
Anonymous jordan said...

Next time could we have a 1 manned fighter comp


December 12, 2007 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Pumpkinetics said...

Hey, I'm almost done with my entry. Just need to add the star and oops, I've said too much already.


Praise Jeebus!

(Also, I think Doug's got something planned, it's on his webspace)

December 12, 2007 3:42 PM  
Blogger Zacknut said...

Hey, dont forget about the winner of PIIMP MY MECH

December 12, 2007 6:48 PM  
Blogger Doug7172 said...

Cool ppl are looking at my website! Woot! Yah its on my website chris I have just been to jazy to email it to you...... Heres the link for those of you are intrested! pic are quite large..... Chris I need tip on how to make my comics have better quality, I use powerpoint :p

December 12, 2007 8:01 PM  
Blogger Doug7172 said...

sorry here is the link, I buttchered mine ;p

December 12, 2007 8:02 PM  
Blogger Doug7172 said...

Is Fox's head a custom? If not where did you get it?

December 12, 2007 9:05 PM  
Blogger Christopher Doyle said...

doug: The best tip I can give you? Don't use PowerPoint. Go find a free graphics program somewhere. (Suggestions, anyone?)

As to Fox, her head comes from the Hitomi ("Hit on me?") figure from set 8107 (Fight for the Golden Tower)
(Strange - says it's not available in the US. I picked mine up at Toys R Us a few months ago.)

December 13, 2007 10:50 AM  
Anonymous jordan said...

So in the US your not meant to be able to get the "Golden tower and in the UK you can't get "Supernova"

December 13, 2007 1:15 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Doug: I have heard for comic making GIMP is pretty good. it is open source so is free.

Well, I almost have my first one done, so you should see a submission soon.

The second one should not take too long, its a good thing I have gotten so many of the exo-force sets.

December 14, 2007 12:59 AM  

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