At last, the thread you've all been waiting for. Today I will release the winners of the three main prizes. Hope you're all hyped up because this was a very enjoyable contest this year with a bunch of amazing builds by you guys. :3
In first place:
Sven J, with his wonderfully delightful "Dragonfly!"
Here are some words from the judges:
Wow, this is an amazing model with a gorgeous design and use of parts. The hat on the front is a great touch, and the little leaves also add to the well-built creature.
Very, very good. The creation is dynamic, and the concept of it is perfect. The wings are especially creative, and I'm intrigued to know where the headpiece came from. Overall, a beautiful creation, and worthy of this final round.
I thought the way he used the blade pieces for the wings was fairly clever...
Coming in at second is Oliver Becker with his "Water Sprite." It's a great little creation that evokes a lot of thought, just like all of Oliver's MOCs.
We also have some comments for him (you) as well. :)
Wow, this scored high for parts usage and originality, as it really is a fun little MOC with a lot of character and emotion. I am a little confused as to what it "is," but nevertheless shows design and style that only Oliver can produce. Really well done.
The way he uses the eyes draw out a whimsical emotion to a character which could have easily been seen as drab if done improperly...
Cute!! If this is a table scrap, I'd love to see you actually trying! The expression is great here. His eyes seem to indicate both confusion and annoyance, and his mouth ties everything together. The use of the dinosaur tails is especially creative, and I'm impressed that you were able to hold everything together with that technic piece. Overall, nice entry for the final round.
For third place, of course, Ty Ro.
Nice! This is one of the better spaceships in the competition. The use of the snowshoe for the main body is especially creative, and I like how the wings use the windscreen as a point of attachment. I'm glad it was submitted in time; this is a nice final round build.
I like the use of 'Illegal' connections to tie the engines to the rest of the ship.
This is a cute little ship, reminiscent of some of the Star Wars landing craft from the Clone Wars. I marked it low on "Use Of Color" just because I think it could have been a little more diverse color wise, but other than that it's a fun little build.
Honorable mentions will be released in a separate thread later today or tomorrow. Permalink
This year was a blast again!. The best part of TEPBC is for me that it inspires to do new things.
I see new ways to connect parts in each round as well as smooth creations and creations that really make me laugh out loud when I first see them.
And perhaps the best part of this crazy little challenge is how it really brings a bunch of random people together.
Keep it up, everybody! Permalink
A big thanks to Lo and the judges here and congrats/ thanks to all competing people! It was a big FUN to see all these fine creations! Lo, I seem to recall there should be a price also for me: I like Sven's idea very much, but I don't know if his daughter is in the right age: If it's matching, I like to see my price in that package too! Otherwise, please, send it to Ty! Hope this is o.k.! Have a nice 1. Advent! Cheers! Permalink
Wow, this came really unexpexted! Thank you guys so much for all the lovely words and the congratulations! So very much appreciated. It was a great contest I really enjoyed. You all built so nice models with eight parts only and really was a joy watching them all. So congrats to all who participated this year. Lo my friend, thank you for hosting this great contest again. You did a great job! Actually I'm sitting at a desk in a 100 year old new york house while typing this message. Will be here in NYC till Wednesday and definitely had an awesome time here. Many new friends at the FDNY and a couple new rigs to build when I'm back in Germany.
Love and greets from me in New York to you all guys. Have a fantastic and lovely pre-Christmas season. Take care and be safe! Sven Permalink
Welcome (again) to the US Sven. Enjoy your stay.
You should visit Washington D.C. if you ever get the chance. :)
Yeah Washington is on our to do list. We were in Boston and NYC this time and I can tell you for sure the story isn't over XD We had such a fantastic time and met so many lovely people especially at several FDNY firehouses. We were on code 3 runs with the FDNY, I set up my L-13 model on the bumper of the real truck, we got invited to a lunch with all the firefighters at a firehouse in Harlem, we made new friends with EMT's and FF's and remain in contact, we were passengers in a FDNY ambulance during the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting ceremony, we have seen so much, it was an incredible time we will never forget. I'm grateful for all the special moments we had with the guys in NYC. I can tell you for sure,the whole city is filled with so many lovely and friendly people! Permalink