2nd Annual
Space Building Contest

BLACKTRON I


This is the continuation of Todd Lehman's Classic Space Set Design and Building Contest. Special Thanks go out to Todd for creating it! Since last year's theme was Classic space, we have decided to progress to the next subtheme every year, so this year's theme is Blacktron I.

-- Categories -- Winners -- Rules -- Voting --


Entries

Category I

Polybag Ground or Air

Recon Sled
Tom Holloway

Recon Sled

Here is my poly bag entry, it is about 25 pieces.

One Man Shuttle
Kevin Dixon

One Man Shuttle

This one is a small one man shuttle with 2 transport holds. It just fits into category I with either 49 or 50 pieces... I couldn't let there be only one entry in Category I :)

Outrider
Carl Watson

Outrider

The Outrider is a small escort ship that intercepts and assists larger vessels in landing and taking off.

Scooter
Tony Hafner

Scooter

The cheapest of the Blacktron units, these tiny scooters are seen everywhere.


Category II

Small Ground

Light Show
Mark Koeberl

Light Show

This one is called "The Light Show." It's an all terrain mobile anti aircraft battery.

WTF-2001 Wide Track Fury
Tony Hafner

Wide Track Fury

WTF-2001 Wide-Track Fury: It's a one-wheeled laser artillery battery... it weebles and wobbles, but it doesn't fall down!

unnamed 1
Thomas Tyers

unnamed 1

Hellfire AAA: used as an infantry support vehicle it is excellent at what it does.

unnamed 2
Thomas Tyers

unnamed 2

Road Runner: A fast lighly armored, light mech. It has, for its weight, an amazing weapons array...

Spiderwalker
Tony Hafner

Spiderwalker

Spiderwalker was supposed to be my entry for the "Ugliest, Wackiest Thing in Space" category, but when I looked at the final product, it just wasn't wacky enough.


Category III

Small Air

Intruder
Tom Sciortino

Intruder

It was not without irony that the Blacktron starfighter division took an ailing design and transformed it into the deadly Intruder class assault vessel...

Scorpion
John Harms

Scorpion

I took the Blacktron I theme to heart, and tried to stick with pieces from theoriginal sets.

Missle Support Ship
Mark Koeberl

Missle Support Ship

This ship supports BERTs when the possiblity of encountering large ships hostile is likely. With a compliment of 16 Apocolypse missles, it is the most feared support ship the Blacktron possess.

Devourer
Alexander Zwagerman

Devourer

The mysterious Devourer starfighter, a heavily armed and versatile two man fighter which is rarely employed by the Blacktron navy, but when it is...

Hornet
Paul Hartzog

Hornet

The Hornet was versatile enough that it was used both on raids, as well as to defend the various BT bases hidden on asteroids around the galaxy.

Arrow
Kevin Dixon

Arrow

This one's name is the Arrow. Simple name, but it sort of looks like an arrowhead from the top view.

Nova SX2
Zlatko Unger

Nova SX2

Here is my late entry for the BT1 Space Contest.

Scrutinizer
Tony Hafner

Scrutinizer

Scrutinizer uses modular components that are compatible with my large ground vehicle as well as my old (non-contest-entry) Intruder and various other non-Blacktron models (ie most of my Dark Futuron vehicles).


Category IV

Large Ground

Neotrax
Alexander Zwagerman

Neotrax

The Neotrax: a mobile rocket launcher which is used to avoid enemy radar and take out enemy outposts, small bases, or even capital ships orbiting the planet.

Mobile Message Decoder
Tony Hafner

Mobile Message Decoder

This big truck consists of a set of interchangeable modules, and comes with a small wheeled rover that in turn carries a small robot.

Battrax II
Bram Lambrecht

Battrax II

My evolution of one of Lego's coolest space vehicles: It's modular, articulated, and has yellow hoses.


Category V

Large Air

Obsidian Cannon
Mark Sandlin

Obsidian Cannon

One of the lesser seen weapons in the Blacktron arsenal is the "Obsidian" Mobile Cannon. The cannon is equipped with one of the highly secret Blacktronium Reactors...

Extended Sentinal
Mark Koeberl

Extended Sentinal

The Extended Sentinal is a Blacktron defense drone that has been coupled with a TOE or FOE fighter.

Panther-X
Dave Lovelace

Panther-X

This vessel has two detachable pod ships, and a compartment in the middle which hides a worker robot. I definitely would've paid $39.99 for this set. :-)

Scrutinizer
Greg Howell

Scrutinizer

The ship has three huge engines powering it well past the speed of ludicrous and can transform into a three legged walker for planetary excursions.

Terrorformer
John P. Henderson

Terrorformer

Modular Design compatible with some original BT1 sets - Mid-section slides on cog for wall to open four studs as an exit - Cockpit and engine sections form a cool looking heavy scout ship, and more...

Scythe Light Transport
Tom Sciortino

Scythe

An experiement in asymmetry, the Scythe embraces the ideas found in Renegade and takes them a step further.


Category VI

Base

Message Transmit Base
Tom Holloway

Message Transmit Base

While the 6987 message intercept base steals valuable transmissions, its counterpart here locks up the authorities communication systems with all sorts of radio jamming technologies.


Category VII

General

Expropriator
L F Braun

Expropriator

This craft confirms our suspicions regarding the recent rise in effectiveness of Blacktron pirate attacks.

BERT
Mark Koeberl

BERT

BERT is a Battle-Engagement Ready Transport. It is a reconfigurable platform that can deliver a squadron of fighters or missle ships almost anywhere at interceptor speed.

Vengeance
Paul Hanson

Vengeance

Recently declassified documents prove the existence of at least one transition-era vessel - dubbed the "Vengance"-class.


Category VIII

Ugliest, Wackiest Thing in Space :)

Orca Class Freighter
Richard Marchetti

Orca

Submitted for your disapproval in Category VIII - Ugliest, Wackiest Thing in Space (defending my status as the current holder of the honor from the first annual contest, natch).

Eliminator
Adrian Drake

Eliminator

Eliminator is undefeated since its debut in the IPHRA (InterPlanetary Hot Rod Association) circuit. More than a few of the opponents' machines seem to have failed mysteriously before raceday...

Sy Borg
Tony Hafner

Sy Borg

The Sy Borg is an all-terrain scouting vehicle that features a really flexible suspension. It's a little silly, but hey- even the bad guys gotta have fun sometimes.


Non-competing

Renegade
John P. Miller

Renegade

A nice rendering of Renegade on a cool background.

Unitron Starhawk
Kyle Peterson

Unitron Starhawk

Just wanted to show off a Blacktron creation to fellow Blacktron fanatics. It is not necessarily a MOC, per-say. It is the Unitron Starhawk redone in BT colors.


Categories

Regular Categories:

Style Categories:


Winners

  • Category I - Shufflepod by anonymous (entry and name removed by request after contest ended)
  • Category II - WTF-2001 Wide Track Fury by Tony Hafner
  • Category III - Scrutinizer by Tony Hafner
  • Category IV - Battrax II by Bram Lambrecht
  • Category V - Scrutinizer by Greg Howell
  • Category VI - Message Transmit Base by Tom Holloway
  • Category VII - Tied - Expropriator by L F Braun AND Vengeance by Paul Hanson
  • Category VIII - Tied - Orca Class Freighter by Richard Marchetti and Sy Borg by Tony Hafner

Rules

1. Any MOC may be entered as long as it was not entered in ANY previous contest. Enter by posting a message to lugnet.space and lugnet.build.contests with a link to a webpage with model pictures on it. Make sure you mention "BT1 contest" or something in the subject line. Also, see rule 11.

2. The main contest page will have a thumbnail image of every entry, so if you'd prefer a particular picture (it must be 129x80 or smaller, or I will shrink it myself), please let us know. Also, you may submit a short description of 30 words or less.

3. Each model may only be entered into one category, however, you may enter multiple models into the contest.

4. Entries may be CAD or real but must consist of only real LEGO elements.

5. CAD MOCs cannot include element configurations or element colors impossible to achieve with real world bricks -- bricks need not necessarily "clutch" each other, but the physical laws of the real world still apply otherwise. Customization of elements is allowed for the purpose of including the BT1 logo only -- no other exceptions are made. Fantasy backgrounds, lens-flare, and similar effects are allowed as long as they do not alter the MOC's configuration. Any DAT file created for any entry must also be made available for the use of others in a timely fashion (at least two weeks before the end of the contest) even if the element remains unofficial. The DAT files of CAD MOCs will be sent to the scrutinizer for reference.

6. Voting is limited to only those who enter the contest. Failure to vote disqualifies a participant's entries from winning (see below for how and when to vote).

7. Each competitor will vote for one MOC in each category regardless of the number of entries he/she has. And no, you can't vote for yourself. ;)

8. All votes for a disqualified entry will not be able to be reused (we will only have one round of voting).

9. Amendments to the rules will be decided by Richard Marchetti, Tony Hafner, Tom Sciortino, and Jude Beaudin.

10. The scrutinizer will be Jude Beaudin who will not be competing nor voting in the contest.

11. All entries must be submitted by December 31, 2001 00:00 GMT (that is 24 hours before New Year's Eve).

12. All votes must be submitted by the end of January 8, 2002.

13. All models mailed to the scrutinizer will not be returned and will become the property of the scrutinizer.

14. Non-competing entries: This is a new category I added for models that for whatever reason can't compete. There is no voting in this category and they will not be listed on the ballot. Also, if this is the only category you have an entry in, you may not vote.

The prizes are simple...

NONE!!! Except exposure to your fellow builders and the pride of knowing you created a winning model. Unless someone wants to donate, oh, say... a lifetime's supply of Jar-Jar and Timmy Heads?


Voting

Voting will be via e-mail ballot. Simply go here and follow the instructions: http://www.lugnet.com/~549/BT1-FinalBallot

Please note that voting has been extended to the end of January 8th. And no, Tom didn't win anything in Vegas, though he only gambled 35 cents. ;)

For other information on voting, see rules 6, 7, 8, and 12.


Happy Building! --
Jude Beaudin, Tom Sciortino, Tony Hafner, and Richard Marchetti


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