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The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:01 pm
by Quantumsurfer
The 2,020 February FigBarf
Second Annual BrikWars Konstruktion Contest

Following the chaos and battle of the Rekonstruktion, the Brikverse is often left covered in the dismembered parts and spare doohickeys of slain minifigures, leaving a wealth of perfectly good ABS elements just scattered all throughout the multiverse, waiting for their time to come. Occasionally, in the months after the Rekonstruktion, a mysterious cosmic alchemy will occur, causing these parts to spontaneously mix and bond together, suddenly birthing legions of brand new minifigures into the world. This event is colloquially known as a FigBarf.


Participants will each create one or more minifigure builds, or “figs,” in real bricks, and capture a comprehensive set of images that show it off. A "fig" can be anything you want, but it must use the standard Lego minifigure as a starting point and focus of the contest entry, although other small builds can be used as tertiary elements if you wish. The Judges will have their own views on what constitutes a complete build and that will show in their scoring, particularly in Style and Substance. Please post anywhere from 1-10 images. Participants should include a parts breakdown image in their photo set. Simply create something BrikWarsy, preferably something that references the rulebook, the lore (community or official), and/or the history.

Participants can submit their build to one of two categories: Purist Pugilists and Kustom Kharacters.

Purist Pugilists is for minifigure builds that use only unmodified and official Lego elements.
Kustom Kharacters is for minifigure builds that incorporate modified or 3rd party elements.

Those wishing to participate in the contest should submit an original build via a new thread in the Armoury forum between February 2nd, 2020 and February 29th, 2020, including the identifier tag [FF20] in the title.

Participants may submit more than one entry. Contestants can only win one Reward in a category, however, and only their highest scoring piece will count in this regard. Due to the smaller size of these minifigure builds, it is encouraged that you consolidate all of your entries under one thread if you plan on making multiple figures, so as to avoid cluttering the Armory with tons of single-fig threads.

Entries may represent any BrikWars tone, style, etcetera. The BrikVerse is a wildly diverse setting and the purpose of this contest is to encourage more awesome new content.


Judging of the entries will commence immediately following the contest, beginning March 1st, 2020, and will end no later than March 7th, 2020. The final scores will be announced and formalized in this thread on March 8th, 2020.

EDIT: Due to horrendous delays, Judging was moved to the end of March.

For the 2020 Contest, the following are Judges:
  • ninja_bait
  • Bolicob
  • MadMario
The following are Secondary Judges:
  • Space Bunny
Judges will view each entry and score it based on the following categories:
  • Style -- Relating to the concept of the build, the inventiveness and creativity of the build, particularly any NPU, the technical skill with which the concept is rendered recognizable to the audience.
  • Story-- A picture is worth a thousand words. Be brief and use some of them to caption or provide background story to your images.
  • Photography-- Quality of the build's photography, the use of clean lighting and clear pictures, the capture of the purpose of the piece such that it is clearly conveyed to the audience. Also included in this category is the inclusion and quality of the parts breakdown image(s).
  • Thematic Potential, Tie-Breaker Category-- No Minifig is an island. Relates to how well your figure integrates into the Brikverse going forward, and how much potential for future interesting shenanigans they come with. Keep this in mind when conceptualizing your entry; generic soldier design #523 has a lot less to develop into an interesting recurring character than a unique hero or villain figure.
Each Judging Category is rated on a scale from 1-10. The scores from each category will be added together, with the exception of Thematic Potential, for a Total Judge Score of between 3 and 30. Total Judge Scores are added together to rate the minifigure for a Final Score. Decimal scores are rounded to the nearest 0.5.

The Thematic Potential Score will only be used in the event of a tie between entries.

Judges are encouraged to keep an open, diverse mindset when judging entries as they are not inherently required to adhere to any particular interpretation of Kanon or individually preferred tone. In short, we all have a good general idea of what constitutes as Brikwarsy but a great many of us have some pretty different ideas about the specifics.

Judges may enter the contest as Participants (see above) but may not judge their own entries. Instead, the Secondary Judge will take their place in the scoring of those particular pieces.


The 1st Place Winners of each category will each earn a unique title and associated Badge (Purism Prometheus, and Kustomizer Kraftsman, respectively) and join the ranks of BrikWars Royalty.


The 1st Place Winner of the contest in general will join the pantheon of BrikWars StudGods, and gain full on bragging rights. They will also earn a unique custom badge, which will be pinned to the winning post and generally used however the winner sees fit (such as its inclusion into their forum signature).


Enjoy the Buildoff! Happy BrikBuilding and, as always, Have Fun.

GO TO: 2020 Final Scores and Winner

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:02 pm
by Quantumsurfer
Who would like to judge?

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:50 pm
by ninja_bait
you can sign me up

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:24 pm
by aoffan23
I'll judge!

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:22 am
by MadMario
You can sign me up, too.

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:17 pm
by Quantumsurfer
We are now halfway through the contest entry period.

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:03 pm
by Quantumsurfer
Little over a week left.

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:37 pm
by Quantumsurfer
5ish days.

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:42 pm
by Quantumsurfer
Couple more days until entry period ends. Also, I need a Secondary Judge if anyone is interested.

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:17 pm
by Food_Truk
Feel free to remove Elemental Kaos In Koncert from the list by the way, that design went nowhere with me.

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:11 am
by Quantumsurfer
If you want.

The contest entry period is now ended. Judges, please begin judging.

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:06 am
by Red_SPAMbot
Ooo, ooo...can I get CAPITAL A in to the judging? I ~think~ I got the entry in by the deadline (11:38pm Feb 29th).

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:21 pm
by Quantumsurfer
Yep. sorry I missed that one.

Judges, CAPITAL A! is listed under the entries for judging now.

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:23 pm
by Quantumsurfer
Anyone for Secondary Judge?

Re: The 2,020 February Figbarf

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:28 pm
by Quantumsurfer
Moved Duerer's entry to Kustom. Did not realize it used parts in custom colors.