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The 2021 Summer Joust has come to a close, and now let's take a look back at some of the details and statistics.
Though if you haven't already, be sure to check out the results first!
For the 6th Summer Joust, 100 participants submitted 210 entries. The average number of entries per competitor was 2.1.
Significant increase compared to last year's 79 participants and 163 entries.
In 2020, only one category reached more than 40 entries, but this year three did! And even more astonishing, the Vignette category didn't have most entries!
Categories by Entry Count:
High Fantasy: 48
12x12 Vignette: 45
Creating an Atmosphere: 41
Through the Seasons: 32
Asian Setting: 25
Category Average Entry Score:
Through the Seasons: 19.34
Asian Setting: 17.56
Creating an Atmosphere: 16.77
12x12 Vignette: 15.70
High Fantasy: 15.13
Approximately 110 builds were submitted in the last week, which is over half of the total entries. In fact, in just the last two days around 75 builds came in! The team category always plays a large role in that, as almost every team posts in the last few days.
Still, there was a consistent flow of entries throughout the contest, with the first ones being posted after just a few days.
All in all it was our most successful Joust yet and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.
Thanks for reading, and we're looking forward to next year's Summer Joust!
Our 5th Summer Joust is over, the results are out, and now let's take a look at some of the most interesting statistics from our most successful Joust so far!
79 different builders put out 163 entries giving an average of 2.063 entries per builder.
Despite being a two month contest, we received over 100 submissions in the final week - mind blowing!
Clearly indicating that most competitors are either procrastinators or prefer dramatic last minute reveals.
It should be no surprise that the most popular category was Vignette, this year bringing in a whopping 47 submissions.
A bit more surprising, is that the second most popular was the team category, with 34 entries, followed by The Frozen North with 29, Tri-Color with 26, Every Set could be a Castle set with 15, and lastly Puristic Parts with 12.
Next let's take a look at the average scores per category:
Puristic Parts: 17.68
Just Another 'Normal' Day: 17.14
Every Set Could be a Castle Set: 16.60
Frozen North: 15.74
12x12 Vignette: 15.66
It's usually a very close battle to win a category, but which were closest in points spread between the top 3 entries?
Puristic Parts: 0.143 points
Every Set Could be a Castle Set: 0.285
12x12 Vignette: 0.643 points
Just Another 'Normal' Day: 2.643 points
Tri-Color: 3.714 points
Frozen North: 4.5 points
Thanks for reading, and it's never too soon to start preparing for next year's Summer Joust!
This is our fifth Summer Joust, and as such we're adding some extra fun!
The contest will officially launch June 1st, but in the meantime there's a bonus challenge to keep you occupied!
Summer Joust Poster
Create a new scene that will serve as the cover image and poster for the next 5 Summer Jousts! Subject matter is up to you, it should be aimed at capturing the spirit of the contest, and the winner will be selected by John and myself.
Prize is bragging rights, and of course seeing your model used for Summer Joust promotions (you will be credited naturally).
Digital entries are accepted for this bonus challenge.
Timeframe: May 22nd - August 10th.
Check out more details in the dedicated Summer Joust group, and get ready for two months of castle building fun!
Itching to do some space building?
Then this contest is perfect for you! With 6 different categories there are loads of options to choose from, and also some great prizes.
"Category 1: Spaceship! Build a Blacktron 1 or Blacktron 2, or heck, even Blacktron 3 spaceship!
PRIZE: #6887 Allied Avenger
Category 2: Ground based vehicle. If it moves, but stays on the ground (or water even) it belongs in this category.
PRIZE: #6876 Alienator
Category 3: Base. It can be a base on the ground, or a space station in, uh, space. Or a spcaestation that has crashed on the ground. that works too..
PRIZE: #6710 Space Landing Pads
Category 4: Custom Minifig. No buildings, backdrops, or bricks. Unless it's a brickbuilt minifig, like a Brickheadz, or a Miniland figure. This will be judged SOLELY on the minifig(s)
PRIZE: A Blacktron 1 Minifig, a Blacktron 2 Minifig, alien Rench from the SP3 line, a CMF Series 3 Space Villain, CMF Series 11 Evil Mech, and a CMF Series 19 Bounty Hunter
Category 5: Recolour a official Lego set into Blacktron. Reclouring a Blacktron 1 into Blacktron 2 set (Or vise Versa) is frowned upon. When entering, you must also send a picture of the set you have recoloured. At the very least, give me the set name and number.
PRIZE: A custom Blacktronized versions of 6648 Mag Racer, and 6125 Sea Sprint 9.
Category 6: Recolour and Old MOC. Take any of your own MOCs. Now, rebuild it into BLACKTRON. When submitting photo, must also have a photo of original MOC.
PRIZE: 6894 Invader"
You have until June 21st, 2020 to submit your entries by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out all the details here.