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Player Statue Build Contest! (FINISHED)

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:27 pm
by bos34ton
Contact me in game, on this thread, private message, or through teamspeak to get a plot to start building!

It's simple, build a statue that is a to scale representation of your player skin! It's free to join with a prize for everyone who completes their build!

Each statue should be 32 blocks tall, 8 blocks wide for the feet/legs/head and 16 blocks wide for the torso/arms.
Be sure to keep the statue in the center of the plot (there are example pictures below!)

Start Date: As soon as you request a plot!
End Date: July 4th

Build Contest Rules:
1. For the love of God, please have the statue be in the center of the plot and built to the proper dimensions.
2. The statue must be facing south.
3. The player statue must be of your character, and you are limited to one build.
4. Your skin must be appropriate!
5. You will need to /allow me to the area of your build. ( /allow bos34ton 45 )
6. All statues are to remain up after the contest has ended. They will forever be on display for any and all who wander by.
7. I will only judge and give prizes to people who have completed the build. It's pretty simple to determine if a statue is "complete" or not, but I will make the ultimate decision on July 4th.

Pictures/Further Explanation:
Spoiler:
Ideally, the finished products should line up nicely.
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Here is a side shot of how the base of each statue should be on every plot
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Here is a closer view on how to center the statue
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If your skin has a hat or beard, I highly encourage you to include that in the statue. Also notice that the head in each statue extends past the body on both the front and back side.
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This is what the actual build site looks like at the time I'm posting this thread.
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Plot Information: This is located at X: -2750 Y: 64 Z: -2900. I know this is a far ways out so there is also a nether portal in the nether at X:-343 y: 37 Z: -362 which will take you straight to the build contest. There is a crafting bench and enderchest next to the portal in the overworld for your convenience. More plots can and will be added if more than 6 people wish to participate.

Plot Owners:
1. TheSwaGrinder
2. Jiibrael
3. TBone27
4. LoggOff
5. Lozano37
6. Scrumpingpup
7. robbyk3
8.

Prizes: After places have been announced, I will place a chest with the prizes on each plot. The owner of that plot will have access to their own respectful chests.
1st: Jiibrael 5 Diamonds Blocks + 1 Set of Diamond Armour
2nd: TBone2724 3 Diamond Blocks + 1 Set of Diamond Armour
3rd: 1 Diamond Block + 1 Set of Diamond Armour
4th: 1 Stack of Iron Blocks + 1 Set of Diamond Armour
5th: 32 Iron Blocks + 1 Set of Diamond Armour
6th: 16 Iron Blocks + 1 Set of Diamond Armour
7th 1 Set of Diamond Armour
8th: 1 Set of Diamond Armour

Good luck to all who join! :D

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:53 pm
by gogyst
So how will you judge the winners, by how sexy their skin is? I'm totally winning this.

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:56 pm
by Tautochrone
Good question...if all of the statues are the same exact dimensions, isn't this just a skin popularity contest?

I don't get it.

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:03 pm
by TheSwaGrinder
I'm in!

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:18 pm
by bos34ton
Alright Swa, you have plot #1!

As far as judging goes, it's determined by how accurate the statue portrays the actual character skin. I am able to look up players and view their skins, which I will compare to the build itself. I will obviously take into consideration how simple or complex the skin is when judging.
By no means will it be a popularity contest, if person A builds their batman skin and person B builds their green lantern skin I'm not gong to pick A over B simply because I like batman better.

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:26 pm
by walkersgaming
But what makes an exact replica of a pixel skin in slightly bigger pixels better than others?

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:28 pm
by ptorre
Ill take plot number 4!

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:33 pm
by Jiibrael
I'm in.

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:51 pm
by TBone27
if theres a spot lecft boston may i be in ?

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:05 pm
by bos34ton
Alright I've just added Jiib, ptorre and tbone. I'll add plots if there are more than 6 people who would like to participate, so don't hesitate to join! (I'll update prizes as the number of players participating increases)

walkersgaming wrote:But what makes an exact replica of a pixel skin in slightly bigger pixels better than others?

The use of blocks and accuracy. Like the OP says, I'll be taking into consideration how simple or complex the skin is.

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:16 pm
by gogyst
So it is a skin contest? Whos skin is the the more complex wins...

Everyone can replicate their skin pixels, it's not hard at all.

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:35 pm
by Lozano37
I'd like a plot. Even though I don't quite understand how this has any relevance to a contest of building.

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:42 pm
by MadDogT994
1. It will look pretty neat when all the plots are built.
2. It's not really about the winning or judging but is essentially a community project with a contest wrapper.
3. Different materials than colored wool/clay should be used to more accurately present your skin. Some skins use colors not easily done in Minecraft.
4. The prizes aren't huge, so it doesn't need to be a huge contest either.
5. All participants win something, so there's no reason not to join in at the moment.
6. It will look pretty neat when all the plots are built.

It should be cool Boston, I'll have to log in on the 4th and check it all out if I don't do that sooner.

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:47 pm
by bos34ton
I've added you Lozano.

@allMyHaters Everyone builds a statue, it's gonna look cool and be fun and everyone wins something. It's gonna look totally radical and be a good community shindig.

Edit: I've added a 7th and 8th plot. Remember, the circles beneath the statue is the plot. They're built by me, ready to go when you are!

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:51 pm
by MadDogT994
bos34ton wrote:be a good community shindig.


My first thought: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shindig_(Firefly)

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:52 pm
by Scrumpingpup
I'll make one.

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:03 pm
by Donutman52
TheSwaGrinder wrote:Just to extend the depressing topic into this one: some people instantly start reacting negatively about this contest. What's wrong with the community?
Go be a depressed human being somewhere else please , or just don't react if u don't like the way it is..

Yeah gogy and walkers. No need to rain on everyone's parade.
To add to the topic, I wouldn't be able to participate if I wanted to anyways. My skin is Jesus and I believe last time I checked you can't have religious symbols.

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:07 pm
by Tautochrone
I wasn't really reacting negatively...just trying to figure out how exactly this is considered a contest and how the judging parameters work.

I wasn't hating on the idea as a whole, I just didnt understand it. There's obvious interest in it which is always a good thing and I thank Boston for taking the initiative and running a community project, but this really isn't a build contest. Nevertheless, have at it and have fun!

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:09 pm
by walkersgaming
We want community projects to excel... the only way to help is to pick at points that can be improved and iron out any sceptical areas. Not negative just trying to improve on positives.

tauto ninja'd

Re: Player Statue Build Contest!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:18 pm
by gogyst
TheSwaGrinder wrote:Just to extend the depressing topic into this one: some people instantly start reacting negatively about this contest. What's wrong with the community?
Go be a depressed human being somewhere else please , or just don't react if u don't like the way it is..

At first I thought your response was sad, but then I just laughed at you. To think that someone can't take a few valid points but rather results to insulting people and overreacting is ridiculous.

Hope you guys have fun on your building... contest.