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Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« on: June 11, 2017, 05:37:35 pm »
Dear Builder! Do you want to participate in a K'NEX contest to win cool prizes?


Participate now by building a K'NEX tower consisting of maximum 50 pieces!
The challenge is to make the tower as high as possible, but it must be able to support 4 Large K'NEX wheels on top! (weight: 202 grams / 7.12 ounces, see image below)


Rules:
  • Maximum use of 50 pieces; this may be any of the pieces pictured below (see 2nd image)
  • The tower must be able to support 4 Large K'NEX wheels for at least 2 minutes
  • Only one submission for every KnexFlux member allowed
  • Submissions must be submitted before the enddate: 15th of July 2017, at 13:00 hours (UTC +01:00 (Amsterdam time))
  • Submissions must be re-buildable by the organisator to validate the design. Clear photos, a video or full instructions must therefore be provided! If this isn't the case, the organisator will let you know and will allow you to update or add extra photos.
  • Submissions must be a Personal Message to @GWorks including photo's and/or links to the video. This can be done with imgur, https://img.ourl.ca or any other such site and then in your PM, link to the picture you've made.
    OR: you can send an e-mail to gworksmocs@gmail.com
  • Participants must include at least a total part count, preferably a piece-by-piece count. This will make judging a lot faster.
  • If you don't have 4 Large K'NEX Wheels, you may use a similar weight, but show it in the pictures.
Prizes:
  • First Prize: 20€ (or equivalent in your currency)
  • Second Prize: 10€
  • Third Prize: 5€
  • Most Beautiful tower: Mention in profile (will be selected by public poll after the competition)
  • Strongest tower: Mention in profile
  • Least pieces used: Mention in profile
Testing & Judging:


The towers will be built by @GWorks to validate the design. The towers will be replicated identically.
First the weight on top of the tower will be the required 4 large wheels (202 grams), if the tower passes the test, more wheels will be added, until the tower breaks/falls over.
To show the judging has been done in a fair way, the tests will be filmed and the final result will be put in a video.
It is possible to win both a money-prize and a title-prize.


Important dates:
  • Starting Date: 1st of July 2017
  • End / Closing Date: 15th of July 2017 at 13:00 hours (UTC +01:00)
  • Winners will be announced before: 31st of July 2017
Good luck in the contest, we hope to see your best creations!
« Last Edit: June 17, 2017, 09:53:10 am by Sorunome »
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 04:12:44 am »
Yes! That sounds like fun! I have a few questions: Will the prizes be money, or will it be knex sets? Is there three, or six prizes? If I build a tower barely strong enough to hold the weight, wouldn't it be possible to not be strong enough when you make it?
Thanks in advance for your help! I will start making it right away.  :)
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 12:40:06 pm »
That the wheels of the second car

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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 01:25:49 pm »
Thanks! One question answered....
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 08:45:24 pm »
Clearing up some questions here:


* Prizes will most likely be money, not K'NEX sets
* Well, I see a title as a prize... that makes it 6 prizes. You can win both money and title, I'd say.

* Yes, it's possible that when I build your tower, it can fall over (when it aaaalmost, but doesn't at your house)I can say I will use normal pieces, no weak or damaged pieces. But you'll have to trust me on that.
* I've added a picture of what I mean by "Large Wheel" at the bottom of my post.


Austron's questions:
"Am I allowed to build a base and stack up 25 Big Air Ball Machine tubes one on top of each other? Because they're official pieces"
* Yes, they're official pieces. They're rare, but that would give an unfair advantage over beginner builders or anyone without 5 big air ball sets (almost everyone participating) So therefore I decide that I will list which pieces can be used. That will make chances more equal for everyone.

> Please give me some time to make a picture of all pieces that may be used.
> TIP: Colours may be used in advantage to claim title "most beautiful!"
> Extra Rule (will be added in Original Post): @GWorks (myself) is as organisator not allowed to win prizes. I'd like to participate for the titles, however.
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 01:51:35 am »
Thanks for your help, but I have one more question. Do I make regular instructions for the tower, or do I just PM you a few pics of the tower? I have my tower ready, (I think) now it is just to wait for July 1st...
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 03:52:37 pm »
Thanks for your help, but I have one more question. Do I make regular instructions for the tower, or do I just PM you a few pics of the tower? I have my tower ready, (I think) now it is just to wait for July 1st...
PM the picks or a video or something.

This is to not give those who enter late an unfair advantage by checking how your tower looks like.
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 04:13:31 pm »
But how do I post instructions?
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 04:32:32 pm »
But how do I post instructions?
You don't, you PM pics of it to gworks :)

All entries will be released after this is over :)
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2017, 05:15:07 pm »
Ok, so I guess he will just make it from the pics? (sorry if I am bothering you for asking so many questions)
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2017, 05:19:43 pm »
Ok, so I guess he will just make it from the pics? (sorry if I am bothering you for asking so many questions)
Correct, you will have to take sufficiant pics that gworks will be able to re-construct it
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2017, 05:21:49 pm »
Thanks for your help!  :)
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2017, 12:41:16 am »
Dear builders,


Here's an important update of the rules:
Only the pieces used in the picture below may be used. I've done this, so that the chances will be more equal for builders with a lot of K'NEX and builders who are just starting, alike.
Included are the most standard pieces of both normal and micro K'NEX.


A further explenation by how to stack the Large Wheels on top of the tower is shown by the second picture. A yellow rod must be used, this is part of the piece count.


About sending me your entries:
  • Or you can either send me a Personal Message (PM), with links to the pictures online (imgur, or https://img.ourl.ca/ )
  • Or you can e-mail me your build to gworksmocs@gmail.com
If you have any doubts, don't hesitate to ask!
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2017, 12:51:09 am »
Is the yellow rod included in the piece count?
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Re: Summer Contest: Win prizes of up to 20€!
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2017, 12:56:58 am »
Is the yellow rod included in the piece count?
A yellow rod must be used, this is part of the piece count.
I thought that was clear enough. The answer is yes.
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