Third 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 three categories: Purist Pugilists, Kustom Kharacters, and Digital Dudes.
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.
Digital Dudes is for minifigure builds that are created using digital software (such as LDD or Stud.io).
Those wishing to participate in the contest should submit an original build via a new thread in the Armoury forum between February 6th, 2021 and February 28th, 2021, including the identifier tag [FF21] 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, 2021, and will end no later than March 7th, 2021. The final scores will be announced and formalized in this thread on March 8th, 2021.
For the 2021 Contest, the following are Judges:
- Kommander Ken
- 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). Note that any photoshopping of images, digital or not, is allowed so long as it 1) only makes very minor changes (such as replacing the decal on a shirt or arm piece) or 2) is used to improve the composition of the setting in which the minifigure is pictured (something in the background which does not alter the minifigure's visual composition, with exceptions here for lighting, blood splatter, or something similar).
- 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.
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, Kustomizer Kraftsman, and Digital Diva, respectively) which will each be pinned to the winning posts and generally used however the winner sees fit (such as its inclusion into their forum signature). Winners will also join the ranks of BrikWars Royalty.
Enjoy the Buildoff! Happy BrikBuilding and, as always, Have Fun.
2021 Final Scores and Winners